Annapurna is a series of peaks in the Himalayas, a 55 km (34 m.) long massif of which the highest point, Annapurna I, stands at 8091m, making it the 10th-highest summit in the world and one of the 14 "eight-thousanders". It is located east of a great gorge cut through the Himalaya Mountains by the Kali Gandaki River, which separates it from the Dhaulagiri massif. (Dhaulagiri I lies 34 km west of Annapurna I.)
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means "full of food" (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is a Goddess of fertility and agriculture and an avatar of Durga.
The entire massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 km2 Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal, established in 1986 by the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation. The Annapurna Conservation Area is home to several world-class treks, including the Annapurna Circuit, base camp, ghorepani poon hill etc.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking
18 Days of Trekking across Thorung La Maximum Elevation 5416 metres (17,770 feet) This trek travels around the entire Annapurna massif, visiting the Tibet-like country on the northern slopes of the Himalaya and the dramatic Kali Gandaki Gorge. Much of th...
Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) Trekking
12 Days of Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Maximum Elevation 3900 metres (12,800 feet) The route to Annapurna Sanctuary (Annapurna Deuthali in Nepali), the site of the Annapurna south face base camp, is a spectacular short trek. Though it has some steep ...
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
10 Days of Trekking to best sunrise view in the world Maximum Elevation 3210 metres Itinerary Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by our Airport Representative, and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel ...
Annapurna Panorama Trekking
8 Days of trekking to Ghorapani Maximum Elevation 2775 metres (9100 feet) Itinerary Day 1: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Birethanti Day 2: Birethanti to Ulleri Day 3: Ulleri to Ghorapani Day 4: Ghorpani to Banthanti Day 5: Banthanti to Ghandruk ...
Jomsom Muktinath Trekking
10 Days of trekking to Jomsom and Muktinath Maximum Elevation 3710 metres (12,175 feet) The views of the mountains are spectacular, and the route actually crosses to the other side of the main Himalayan range for some unusual views of the northern flanks...
Nar Phu Valley Trekking
22 Days of fully organized trekking to Nar Phu Valley Maximum Elevation 5416 metres Explore the hidden valley of Nar Phu and trek along the "off the beaten path" crossing through challenging high passes of Kang La and Thorung La. A fantastic jou...
The Royal Trek
4 Days of trekking in the Annapurna foothills Maximum Elevation 1730 metres (5700 feet) This is an easy, short trek that starts near Pokhara and offers good mountain views. It gained its name because Prince Charles and an entourage of 90 guests, camp fol...
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