Are you an avid trekker who seeks open skies, adventure and unexplored places? Well, there’s probably no better place than Annapurna in Nepal to give a boost to your passions, including mountains, rivers, jungles and mysterious caves!
The Nepalese Himalaya has eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only accessible while trekking in Annapurna – the 10th highest mountain in the world.
The best experience while trekking on the Annapurna you may find is by looking at your preferences. The best trekking for you may depend on your choice of difficulty, number of days for trekking, budget and trek style. Here you will find some teaser!
An active holiday, in which you can go down a river by canoe, walk to the most snow-covered destinations, see the rare fauna of the jungle and enjoy sunrises and sunsets from natural panoramic terraces.
Combined with all this, you will have the chance to visit Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and the city and Pokhara, in order to experience the traditions of the mountain.
About the country: Nepalese Language is the one you’ll come across the most while trekking in Nepal, but as the country is a cauldron of ethnic groups and sub-groups you’ll also face with 70 different languages and dialects. Over 81% people are Hindus and over 10% Buddhist. Rest of the religions is Muslim, Christian, Sikh.
The adventure takes days but the trekking starts with a visit to the capital of Nepal, where the main attractions are: Pashupatinath Area (where the popular Hindu temples are located), Buddha city, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunatha Stupa (a historical and ancient Buddhist monastery, also known as the Temple of the Apes) Kathmandu Durbar Square (a UNESCO-protected historic site and the Kumari Temple).
Then you leave for the Royal Chitwan National Park, in the heart of the jungle. Continuing from the activities in the city to the trekking in Nepal countryside and partake in an elephant safari, in which the luckiest ones may spot the rare and wild life of the country. Going onto a canoe, to visit the traditional Tharu village, where in the evening you will enjoy their hospitality, with dinner and activities proposed by local people.
In Pokhara, you will reach to the snow-capped peaks of Annapurna Massif, the Bindabasini Temple, the Davi waterfalls, the Gupteshwar cave, and see the white river. If you wake up early you can travel to Sarankot, to see the sunrise on the heights of the Himalayas, a show not to be missed!
Then back to Kathmandu. On the way, you can enjoy the nature of the Himalayan, while in the evening you will meet again with the Nepalese culture, through a typical dinner and traditional dances.
This is just one of the countless possibilities for trekking in Annapurna and Nepal in large, but this one is right in front of you. Organized, ready, and waiting for you! Join the Sharewood adventure here!