Annapurna trekking, Annapurna is considered to be the most famous and populartrekking destination in all of Nepal. The area is dominated by the presence of such peaks as the Annapurna‘s, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchre, These mountains loom in the distance throughout your trek giving you a true Himalayan experience. Trekking through the lowland villages and mountain communities will expose you to the variety of different cultures of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali people.
Situated in the center of the Nepalese Himalaya, Annapurna Himal is a large region, occupying about 80km between the Marasyandi River in the east, the Kali Gandaki River in the west and Mustang, the forbidden kingdom veiled in mystery until recently, in the north. Eleven high and steep peaks soar up, including the hump-like Annapurna I(8091m). The rocky Annapurna II(7937m), the snowyAnnapurna III(7555m), etc. Annapurna means “goddess of fertility“ in the Sanskrit language. It is a female name in Nepal. Pokhara, a mountaineering base, is a good starting place for short trekking. Also Mustang is geographically a part of the Annapurna region, but because trekking to Mustang are subject to special restrictions, this is described on a separate page, about treks in restricted areas. The first ascent of Annapurna I was accomplished by a French party in 1950, from the North Annapurna Glacier. It was a brilliant achievement as man’s first climb of an 8000er and the golden age of Nepal’s Himalayan mountain climbing began. Annapurna II was first climbed in 1960 by a joint party of India, Nepal, and the U.K.