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The Annapurna Himalaya

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1/5 The Annapurna Himal
The Annapurna Himal
2/5 Small farms and terraced fields cling to the hillsides of the lower Annapurna
Small farms and terraced fields cling to the hillsides of the lower Annapurna
3/5 View of the Annapurna from a walking trail near Ghandruk
View of the Annapurna from a walking trail near Ghandruk
4/5 Wheat and barley are grown on terraces in the Annapurna
Wheat and barley are grown on terraces in the Annapurna
5/5 View of the Annapurna range in Nepal's Himalaya
View of the Annapurna range in Nepal's Himalaya

Forming part of the Greater Himalaya, the Annapurna range provides a stunning backdrop to a stay in Pokhara or the basis for a variety of awe-inspiring walks and treks in the region

Forming part of the Greater Himalaya, the Annapurna range provides a stunning backdrop to a stay in Pokhara or the basis for a variety of awe-inspiring walks and treks in the region. It is broken into groups of massifs divided by glaciers and rivers draining down from the Tibetan plateau with an incredible nine peaks over 7000m (22 965ft), dominated by Annapurna 1 at 8091m (26 545ft).

Translated from Sanskrit, Annapurna means goddess of the harvest and the fertile valleys are immaculately tended by farmers. The southern slopes of the massif receive high rainfall during the monsoon and are covered in lush deciduous forest, the upper slopes are coniferous, while the mountains’ rain shadow effect keep the high valleys dry and barren.

Though wildlife was once abundant it has been driven to remote corners by land clearing. On our tailor-made private Annapurna treks you may see rhesus and langur monkeys, and if you are lucky jungle cat and wild boar, but black bear, mountain goat and blue sheep at higher altitudes remain elusive. Snow leopards hide in the highest reaches. 440 bird species have been recorded in the region and migratory varieties take refuge here en route to and from Tibet.

Trekking with your private guide along ancient pathways that criss-cross the region you will come across different ethnic groups who still wear their own distinctive dress and speak their own language. The region is protected by the Annapurna  Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and your visit to the Annapurna includes a fee for projects that aim to protect the area’s natural and cultural heritage.

Call us if you're considering a private trek in Nepal or simply some relaxation with dreamy mountain views and we'll be happy to talk through some ideas and book your tailor-made arrangements.

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A few of our favourite places to stay:

Ghandruk in the snow in early February

Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk

The first thing you notice on arrival at Himalaya Lodge is the

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Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge

Situated in an enviable position on a hillside10km outside

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Ker & Downey Lodges

In the foothills of the Annapurnas to the west of Pokhara there

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Andrea Hulme

Andrea Hulme’s travel experiences could fill a small novel; from a bit-part in a Tamil movie, to leading expeditions in Kyrgyzstan and negotiating landslides along the Karakoram highway.

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