Some of the most well-known treks are in western Nepal’s Annapurna region. The region typically comprises places near the Dhaulagiri Range, the Annapurna Range, and the Kaligandaki River basin. Peaks in the Annapurnas include Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), and Annapurna I (8,091 m). The majority of such peaks are seen throughout the region on clear days, with Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m) immediately coming to the west of such Annapurnas.
The Sanskrit name Annapurna, which means “full of grain” or “Goddess of the Harvests,” is also a translation of the English name. She is the goddess Durga’s avatar (alternative form).
Independent hikers can live the dream in the Annapurna region. It blends some of Nepal’s most famous mountains, such as the fish-tailed Machhapuchhare and the enormous Annapurna itself, with first-rate trekking facilities and convenient access. Because most trailheads are only a couple of hours’ drive from Pokhara. The area’s lovely Gurung, Manangi, and Thakli villages are an additional cultural gem.
Various trails are available here, from beautiful three-day village treks in the Annapurna foothills to month-long combinations of the high-altitude Sanctuary and Annapurna Circuit hikes. In addition, if you want to avoid the crowds, you can hike up the Khopra and Mardi Himal ridges. There are few things as beautiful and as simple as mountain trekking.
Travelers’ knowledge of the Annapurna region indicates that it isn’t an administrative region. The region is divided into the Gandaki and Dhaulagiri zones. Baglung, Kaski, Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Myagdi are the districts in the Annapurna region.
The Himalayan range includes the Annapurna range. One of fourteen mountains in the Himalayan and Karakoram ranges that rise above 8000 meters, Annapurna I is the tenth-highest summit in the world, with an elevation of 8,091 meters (26,538 feet). It stretches east from the Kaligandaki River, which carved a sizable gorge in the Himalayas, to the Marsyangi River. West of the Kaligandaki is where the Dhaulagiri Range begins. The distance between Annapurna I and 8,167-meter Dhaulagiri I, barely 34 kilometers (21 miles) away, is over 20,000 feet (6,000 meters).