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Himalayan View, Pokhara, Nepal

Annapurna Mountain Range

The Annapurna mountain region is one of the most diverse and popular trekking areas in Nepal. This region offers some of the best trekking trails in the world.

Treks range from the full three-week Annapurna Circuit to shorter three- to five-night treks. There is a trek suitable for every age and ability.

Treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal not only offer views of snow-covered mountains, pristine natural forests and fertile farmland but enable encounters with the warmest and most wonderful people you can hope to meet.

Temple Bell, Annapurna, Nepal

Activities around the Annapurna's

Visit multi-ethnic communities and learn how these different groups of people have adapted to the challenging living environment in their own ingenious ways. Apart from trekking, this region is a veritable adventure playground for those keen to challenge themselves further.

Explore hidden canyons for the ultimate wet-and-wild canyoning experience. Take to the sky over snow-capped mountains and pristine lakes with experienced pilots; paragliding in tandem or going solo. Mountain bike routes are a thrilling way to experience the scenery and mountainsides.

Lake View, Pokhara, Nepal
Pokhara, Nepal
Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Pokhara, Himalayas, Nepal
Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge, Kathmandu, Nepal, Nepal
The Pavilions Himalayas, Pokhara, Nepal
The Pavilions Himalayas, Pokhara, Nepal
Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal

A Mountain Retreat

For those who want a little more rest and relaxation, stay at one of the luxury lodges in the mountains and discover inner peace and positivity through the practice of meditation.


Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your journey.

The Pavilions Himalayas £££££

  • Nepal
  • Farmstead and Ranches

The Pavilions Himalayas is nestled in the natural paradise of a lushly forested valley and set against the backdrop of the majestic Himalayan mountain range in Nepal. Set on an organic farm, guests enjoy the natural beauty of Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Himalayas. Whether adventurous or contemplative, guests can be reassured of the resort’s deep commitment to the sustainability of the natural environment and the welfare of the people of Nepal. The entire resort and its 14 luxurious villas are powered by solar and renewable energy, and the organic farm is the source for fresh produce and dairy products used to make all meals. For even more adventure consider staying at the Pavilions Lake View tented eco-resort on the opposite side of Phewa Lake.

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Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge £££££

  • Nepal

Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge has a gorgeous location, on a hilltop ridge more than 1000 feet above the Pokhara Valley. The infinity pool has a surreal view of the Annapurna and Machapuchare range. Rooms are spacious and arranged around the hilltop in individual hand-cut stone bungalows. Each has its own garden, private veranda, and adjoining bathroom. A well-kept vegetable garden provides some excellent food, served at mealtimes by excellent well-trained staff.

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Ker & Downey Lodges, Annapurna Circuit £££££

  • Nepal
  • Wilderness

Located in the Annapurna Mountains, the Ker and Downey Lodges offer the perfect opportunity to experience trekking in the Himalaya in luxury and comfort. With hot showers, comfortable beds and great food, these lodges are the best on offer whilst trekking. There are seven lodges on the circuit all set an easy day walk apart from each other. Each lodge accommodates between only 14 and 20 people. Every room in each lodge has an en-suite bathroom with hot running water and everything is provided from sheets and blankets to hot water bottles, down jackets, scarves and hats. You will trek for around five to six hours each day, with your English speaking guide and porter who will carry everything for you, even your water bottle.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.

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Joe Parkes

As a child I read voraciously so the seed of travel was planted by none other than Enid Blyton. Family holidays ran the gamut from icy dips in the early summer seas of Cornwall, to camel rides in north Africa, from Times Square to Tenerife. A GAP year upon leaving school cemented the travel bug. After graduating University and before stumbling, happily, into a career in the travel industry I spent a couple of glorious years exploring southern and east Africa, large swathes of South-east Asia, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

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In Kathmandu, our guide Archie was fabulous. She was knowledgeable, thoughtful, fun, warm, open and a total pleasure to have with us. She really made sure we got the most out of our two days in Kathmandu - a real class act.


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