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Annapurna Region

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Nepal, the land of mountains, is famous all over the world for its breathtaking scenery, lush greenery, several waterfalls and gigantic cliffs. Annapurna Trekking Route is the popular name for a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of north – central Nepal. Among them Annapurna Circuit is the main trail to complete this region. The total length of the route varies between 160-230 km (100-145 miles) depending on where the transportation is used and where the trail is ended. Annapurna Circuit covers Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Gangapurna (7455 m) and Tilicho peak (7134 m). All trekkers hike the route counter close wise, as then the daily altitude gain is slower and crossing the high Thorung La Pass is easier and safer.

The trek starts from Besisahar or Bhulbhule in Marshyangdi river valley and concludes in Kaligandaki Gorge. We can reach Beshisahar in Seven hour drive from Kathmandu. The trek usually takes about 15-20 days, leaving from Kathmandu. The trek becomes mesmerizing when trekkers pass couple of waterfalls risky bridge, typical Gurung villages and see their lifestyles and culture. Numerous tea houses and lodges along the circuit are available for meals and accommodation. Ghandruk and Landruk villages are famous for Gurung (Gurkhas) culture. On the contrary, trekking group may stay in tents but these are typically only for those whom destined for side trips, like climbing peaks. Millet farming is the major agricultural production of Annapurna region.
For trekkers, the culturally and artistically rich villages of Ghandruk and Chhomrung are One-stop destination. Every trekker must visit Annapurna Circuit. Annapurna Circuit completes after passing through high hills and ethnic villages of Gurung and Managi inhabitants. The trek combines both natural and cultural; wonders of the region. One can even option to explore Annapurna Conversation Area (ACAP) and observe the rare flora and faunas of the reason. The area is easily accessible, guest houses in high hills with mouth watering scenery of low land villages as well as snow capped mountains. And entire area is inhabited; trekking in the region offers unique cultural exposure and experience.

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