Geographical diversity, different vegetation, settlements of different ethnic groups, monasteries, Himalayas panoramic viewpoints, waterfalls, the Widest pass in the world, deepest gorge, Biggest Hindu pilgrim’s places, natural hot springs, the highest lake in the world and defiantly the Himalayas including highest peak of Annapurna proved that Annapurna region is the best trekking trail in Nepal. Annapurna region defines different trekking routes such as Ghorepani Poonhill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek with Tilicho lake, Upper mustang trek, and many other new promoting trails. Poonhill trek knows as the best and short trekking route in Nepal in terms of landscape and Himalayas viewpoints.
Upper Mustang, or Lo Manthang, is the desert plateau located in the upper valley of the Kali Gandaki river and to the north of the main Himalayan range of Annapurna and also falls in this region. Tourist access to Mustang is controlled to help retain its exclusiveness. The trek's highlights include visiting the Mustang Palace, Lo Manthang, and pony rides up to the Nepal-Tibet border.
The region is said to have seven ethnic groups living and working in this area, from Hindu farmers to Tibetan Lamas. The most prominent ethnic groups of the Annapurna region are Gurungs, Thakali, and Magar. Due to the elevation extremes, the region contains a remarkable diversity of flora, from sub-tropical lowland forests of oak, bamboo, and rhododendron in the south to the high alpine meadows and windswept desert plateaus in the north, most bordering Tibet. The Animals found here are Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, and Himalayan Thar.
The well-known trekking routes of this region are Jomsom, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Sikles, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Upper Mustang, and within the Pokhara area. The best time to visit is in spring and autumn. Unlike other parts of Nepal, even the monsoon months are ideal for visiting Upper Mustang, which falls in the rain shadow area. Most trekking routes in the Annapurna region are well-serviced by teahouses or tea house lodges.
Whatever the areas of the trek chosen, it is most likely that Pokhara would be either the starting or ending point of your trek in the Annapurna region. Mountain Rock Treks And Expedition is highly familiar and experienced on almost every trail in this area. Well, we escort you into paths hardly tread before trekking the Annapurna with us to experience a unique adventure.