Annapurna region is considered the most popular trekking destination in Nepal, offering a variety of excellent treks of all grades and styles. Most of the treks in the Annapurna region generally start in the fertile lower foothills of the Himalayas through terraced rice fields, then oak and rhododendron forest up to alpine region.
Nepal’s spectacular diversity appears at its finest as you trek through the Annapurna area exploring hidden valleys, high mountains, a wide range of terrain, different ethnic group, and wildlife. As you climb from the subtropical jungle to alpine pastures the inhabitants change from farmers to herders, Hindu to Buddhist. There are many permanently settled villages in the Annapurna region and in the lower foothills where mostly farming communities predominate. One of the main ethnic communities you encounter in route is the Gurung community, particularly in the village of Ghandruk. You walk through the villages that are home to the famous Gorkha soldiers, who hail from the area. Insights into Hinduism and Animism bring the communities to life. While walking you enjoy the majestic mountain views, thick bamboo, and rhododendron forests and experience diverse indigenous cultures from lowland settlements deep into the Annapurna Himal.