Annapurna region is the second most favored trekking region in Nepal. Trekking in Annapurna region provides spectacular views of gigantic snowcapped such as Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), and Annapurna South (7219m) along with Machhapuchhre (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Nilgiri (7041m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), and Tilicho Peak (7134m) etc. right in front of the eyes. Trekking in Annapurna region provides a wide range as it extends from the valley floor below 1000 meters to the summit of Mount Annapurna at an altitude of 8091 meters above the sea level. Most of the area in the region comes under Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP) which was established as a part of innovate approach to protect the environment. Every Trekkers need to take an ACAP permit to enter the Annapurna region.
Various treks such as Annapurna Base Camp trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Panorama Trek, Ghandruk Circuit Trek, Jomsom and Muktinath Trek etc. can be carried out in the region. As you follow the trekking trail you will witness a diverse landscape passing through small villages surrounded by the cultivable lands and as you get higher you encounter high altitude glacial lakes as high snowy passes. You might even encounter various rare flora and fauna along the way. The region as a whole provides an exotic slice of Nepali, Tibetan and Trans Himalayan culture. Trekking here provides an opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, local people and their way of living traditional life in Himalaya of Nepal. The Annapurna route goes passing through spectacular and tranquil landscapes, charming Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests.
Trekking in the Annapurna region is generally considered easy because of the well-developed trekking trails with adequate Tea Houses along the way where the trekkers can stop by for their meals and for their overnight accommodation. The roads are accessible till the trek starting points which is generally about an hour drive from Pokhara which is also one of the favored touristic places in Nepal. Trekking here is possible throughout the year however, the best time to trek is either in the spring (March-May) or during the autumn (September- November). The weather is generally best for the photography during these time of the year.