Ghorepani is the ultimate answer to those whose quest is to dwell on paradise; like the landscapes we see in movies, but rarely come across in real life. A mixed delight of trekking and sightseeing at high altitude, Ghorepani trekking is otherwise known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek or Poon Hill Trek.
Located in the north-central region of Nepal, Ghorepani is easily accessible from Pokhara, which demands a 4-5 hours of uphill trek through Ulleri. Based on comfort, it is listed as one of the easiest trekking routes. An early morning climb next day ends up in one standing at the elevation of 10,000 feet on top of Poon Hill. Read More
On the 25th of June, an international team of experts assessed the earthquake related damage on the Annapurna Circuit Trek and the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The team, from Miyamoto International, a global engineering and project management company comprised of an engineering geologist and structural engineering experts, supported by local mountain guides and conservation officers from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). The research was funded from SAMARTH-NMDP, a program supported by UK-AID and on behalf of the government of Nepal through the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Read More
Our family was very happy with all the efforts made by Himalayan Glacier to make our trip such a wonderful experience.
We had an excellent mountain guide- Suresh, who always made sure we were safe and with no worries. He took care of all practicalities and we didn´t have to worry about anything! Wonderful way of having a true holiday! He gave us good tips on what to eat/drink and what to avoid- how to dress and he planned our days in the mountain to make the best of the day. We could be quite flexible since it was only our family and Suresh made sure we walked slowly when going up while letting our teenagers run when going down or when walking in lower altitudes. He made it all seem so easy!! Suresh is a true asset for Himalayan Glacier and I wish him all the best for the future. Read More
The Annapurna Circuit, as the three-week trekking path is called, is a popular route, nicknamed the Apple Pie Trek for its famously well-stocked lodges. The circuit is a three-week journey through the pristine valleys and villages of the Annapurna range. Most start on the Besisahar side and walk from Besisahar to Chamje (2 days) along the dirt road. This stretch is beautiful—it meanders up the Marsyangdi River valley with the big mountains lurking behind. The circuit is popular because it allows trekkers to pass through diverse terrain, from jungle to high alpine, and passes through a region dominated by Tibetan Buddhist culture. Read More
Authorities have lifted the ban on trekking through some sections of the Annapurna trekking route.
Following blizzards and avalanches at various places last week, trekkers were restricted from crossing the Thorang Pass section of the Annapurna Circuit since Friday.
Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) Western Regional Association Pokhara said now the trekkers are free to walk through any part of the circuit. Read More
The aptly named Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most intensely scenic treks in Nepal. Because of an amazing scenery in the Annapurna Sanctuary, this trek has become one of the most popular treks and is a huge amphitheatre surrounded by 10 peaks that are more than 20,000 feet (6,100m) tall, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhre. There are few treks that combine so many different landscapes and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 m high peaks in such a short period of time as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Read More
One of the shortest and delightful trekking trails along the Annapurna region, Royal Trek never fails to mesmerize you with its spell-binding Himalayan panorama, natural marvels and the untainted Nepalese culture. There is an interesting story behind the name ‘Royal’ when it comes to this trek as Britain’s Prince Charles and several entourages had hiked along this route in the early eighties during his visit to Nepal. Hence the name ‘Royal’ was coined to this trail. Read More
Renowned as one of the most spectacular trekking routes in the world, Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you around the Annapurna massif allowing you to immerse within the diverse Nepalese landscape and culture. The classic trek follows ancient paths used as trade routes between Nepal and Tibet while taking you to the world’s tenth highest mountain. These paths have long facilitated the flow of cultures and religions in this remote and formerly inaccessible region. The magical trek takes you from lush sub-tropic to the highest mountains in the world amidst the surreal light in the Trans-Himalayan region. Read More