The Annapurna region is based to the north of Central Nepal and acquires its name from the Sanskrit word meaning “Goddess of Harvests.” It is an area which is certainly blessed with natural beauty in abundance and has captivated the imagination of trekkers and locals alike for many years. Indeed, the Annapurna region which attracts more than 60, 000 tourists annually, is recognized throughout the world as having some of the best trekking trails. The area which is protected within the Annapurna Conservation Area, provides both environmental and cultural protection to its most vulnerable and precious assets so that visitors and locals can enjoy the region for many more years to come.
When visiting Annapurna region, you will be blown away by the sheer biodiversity of the ecosystems made possible due to the extremes of altitude and climates present. With terrain ranging from the towering giants of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, those of Annapurna South peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) and several other peaks to ancient mid-western windswept desert plateaus in the North to sub-tropical lowland forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendrons in the South to Pokhara Valley with its agriculture hub of rice and millet cultivation…Annapurna really has it all!
Annapurna region is a photographer’s dream… you will be entertained with some of the most vibrant and awe-inspiring images that you will ever see in your life. You will have the chance to get up-close with magical blue-walled glaciers, sample the intense colours of the rhododendron forests contrasted with the bright greens of terraced rice fields and bamboo jungles as well as soaking up the spectacular jade coloured lakes and rushing mountain streams and rivers cutting through arguably the world’s deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki… With so many colours and varieties of plants on offer you can be assured that there are an equally immense number of animal species to match. Indeed, there are over 200 species of birds alone!
Besides natural beauty, Annapurna region offers the visitor a window into the lives of a number of unique, well-preserved, traditional communities. In fact, there are seven distinct ethnic groups found living and working in this area, from Hindu farmers to Tibetan Lamas. The most prominent ethnic groups are the Gurungs, Thakalis and Manangbas. Let Down to Earth Adventure connects you with amazing people who make up the tapestry of life in Annapurna.
The popular trekking routes of this region are Ghorepani / Poon Hill, Jomsom, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp, Sikles, and all around Pokhara Valley. The best time to visit this region is during spring and autumn. Most trekking routes in the Annapurna region are well serviced by teahouses… However, we also offer some alternative camping treks such as Khopra and Mardi Himal that will take you away from the well-trodden trails to your own private sanctuary… Let Down to Earth Adventure tailor a trip to suit your imagination.
Price: USD 1550 Annapurna Circuit is a classic trek which offers an overwhelming array of ecosystems and scenery… each day prepare yourself to be not only amazed by the landscape accentuated by the towering Annapurna Massif and the numerous peaks of 6000 - 8000 metres but you will be spoilt with the flora and fauna on offer along the way too.
Price: USD 1100 Trekking in Annapurna region will give you a feast of high mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna 1 (8051m), Annapurna South (7219m) and the holy Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) Peak.
Price: USD 900Highlights of this compact trip include a breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill, walking in the shadows of giant peaks such as Annapurna (8109m), Dhaulagiri (8176m) and Machhapuchhare (Fish tail) peak…
Price: USD 900Mardi Himal is located east of the Modi Khola River, across the valley from Himchuli. The scenic version will challenge you as we take you off the beaten track, away from the tourist scene on the busy trails.