Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is the largest of Nepal’s 15 protected regions and offers some of the most dramatic and easily accessible high mountain scenery anywhere in the Himalayas. This 80km range forms a dramatic backdrop to the north of the industrial and tourist city of Pokhara in central Nepal and is reached by a 6-7 hour scenic road trip through the forested and agriculturally important middle hills or a 30 minute flight along the Himalayan chain.
Mountain Mart Treks (MMT) offers a choice of 13 treks to this region ranging from short treks to interesting viewpoints for those with limited time or energy, to longer more demanding tea house treks or full camping adventure treks to outlying destinations. Local porters will carry your luggage: you only need to carry a light day pack with warm/waterproof clothing, water, camera, sunscreen and hat. Each of our trek packages is inclusive of all meals, accommodation, drinking water and hot showers.
Due to the nature of the terrain, all treks start from the plains then climb through the middle hills towards the higher regions. You will pass through numerous villages and experience the warm, welcoming charm of gentle peoples from various harmonious Hindu societies and higher up mix with Buddhist peoples of Tibetan origin. With altitude the flora, fauna and architecture gradually changes, as do the agricultural possibilities, making for a rich experience over and above the scenic splendours of the Himal.
This region, more than most, has adapted to the tastes and requirements of “the foreign palate” and the tea houses offer a variety of dishes in addition to the tasty local fare. They also offer boiled water for safe drinking or you can safely use clear unboiled water with the addition of iodine drops, tablets or treat it with an ultra-violet lamp kit.
No matter where you trek in this region, you will eventually pass through Pokhara. The town is famed for its beautiful lake, Phewa Tal, and more recently its string of impressive hotels, restaurants and countless tiny shops offering clothing, books, jewellery and art works. Being at a lower elevation, the city is warmer than Kathmandu.
The Annapurna Circuit Trek has long been considered one of the world’s great treks. It takes you around the back of the Himal, usually in an anti-clockwise direction. Like all great journeys, the trek reveals itself gradually, ascending through subtropical valleys and terraced farmlands to high valleys in the rain-shadow, north of the Annapurna Himal. From Manang, the largest village behind the peaks, the trail passes over the high Thorung La (5416m) before dropping down to Muktinath, a major Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site. This leads into the great Kali Gandaki Valley, a desert-like Trans-Himalayan region; once a vital trade corridor to Tibet. A bus ride will take you from Jomsom back to Pokhara, or to Tatopani (Hot Springs) from where a glorious path through magnificent rhododendron, oak and bamboo forests, leads back to Pokhara via Ghorepani. Numerous interesting side trips are possible along the circuit, and can be added to the standard route.
On the southern slopes, facing Pokhara; the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (Base Camp) climbs, through foothill villages up the forested gorge of the Modi Khola, into a magnificent mountain amphitheatre housing the Machhapuchhare and Annapurna base camp This spectacular shorter trek offers many rewards and surrounds you with a ring of sheer ice peaks, viewed from the moraine of the impressive Annapurna glacier.
The new Mardi Himal Trek lies off the beaten track and offers a short circular route, through rhododendron and oak forests to high alpine scrub, in an unspoilt region away from the crowds. It is an ideal trek for ‘first timers’ and presents spectacular scenery including views of Dhaulagiri, four of Annapurna’s peaks, Hiunchuli and the Fish Tail while introducing you to the warmth and hospitality of the local peoples. Although reaching an altitude of 4120m, the route is designed to give you time to properly acclimatize.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking package offers an excellent introduction to Nepal. After a day spent exploring the capital, fly to Pokhara and enjoy its quieter atmosphere along the lake. Trek through natural forests of oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forest. And, friendly villages on terraced slopes high above the river will welcome you.
This trek follows a classic anti-clockwise route around the back of the 80 km Annapurna Range in central Nepal. Highlights of this trekking include the high trail from Upper Pisang through Ghyaru and Ngawal to Braga with magnificent views of Annapurna Himalaya. Apple pie, Hot spring and sunrise from Poonn Hill is additional thrill of the trip.
This Annapurna Panorama trekking is ideal for families or groups as it's categorized in easy trek.. Visit view Point Poon Hill (3210m), sunrise to over Dhaulagiri Annapurna Himalaya ranges. Typical villages and their culture, tradition and living style another attraction. Trekking along lush forest, terraced field are highlights of the trek
Poon Hill Trek to view the spectacular peaks of the Annapurna Himal will offer you the perfect ‘first adventure’ and taste of the magnificent Himalayan trekking-in Nepal. Poon Hill 3210m, offers sunrise and wide range of Annapurna peaks. Trail follows high ridges along this circular route with unforgettable memories of this fascinating region.
Our Mardi Himal Trek is designed for nature lovers who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region in central Nepal, but away from the crowds. This trek explores the slopes of the Mardi Himal that rises to 5653m in front of the iconic and sacred Fish Tail peak, along with lush forest. Route is newly opened and away from media lens.
Upper Mustang trek is a fascinating world parched of rain where, buildings of sun baked mud bricks have stood for centuries. Herds of yaks, goats and sheep roam the hillsides along with blue sheep and illusive snow leopards. Major attractions, including monasteries, important caves, villages and a day to explore the walled city Lo Manthang
Our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek has structured to keep daily altitude 300–400m and 10 to 12 Km per day to minimize the risk of possible developing Acute Mountain Sickness. Trail begins with a two day trek through forest and farmland to Ghorepani. A Poon Hill sunrise walk offers marvelous view of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu.
Nar Phu Valley trek offers a fascinating landscape and extension to the standard Annapurna Circuit tea house trek behind the Annapurna Himal. Opened in 2002, this イ-shaped route, largely above 3500m, explores narrow valleys towards Tibet. The peoples in these valleys have remained isolated from the Manang Valley folk for generations.
Siklis Trek has been specially designed to offer you the famous Annapurna Region’s dramatic mountain views on a route that is not frequented by hordes of tourists. Low-altitude trek, suitable for anyone who has reasonably fitness. Closer view of Annapurna range and explore Gurung village and their culture are major attraction of this trek.
Our circular 5 days Poon hill trek leads you through the Himalayan foothills on ancient paths linking ridge villages. Terraced farmland is interspersed with ancient forests of rhododendron, oak, maple, pine and bamboo. Poon Hill offer you more than 6000m can be seen at a glance: including the three giants of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu
Annapurna Sunrise Trek is a moderate trek that is suitable for anyone who enjoys walking and has a reasonable fitness. It offers an introduction to life in the central Himalaya and spectacular views of 70 peaks over 6000m. Trek through dense forests of rhododendron, oak and maple. A sunrise view from Poon hill is another highlight
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the most frequently visited trekking in the Annapurna region of central Nepal. At sunrise it offers exciting photographic opportunities of some 78 snow-capped peaks of over 6000m: from Dhaulagiri in the west, across the 80 km Annapurna range to the north, sacred Mt. fishtail and on to Manaslu in the north east.
Ghorepani Ghandruk Loop trek is a short trek that is suitable for anyone with a fair degree of fitness but limited time. It offers a splendid introduction to the dramatic scenery of the Annapurna region in central Nepal. It can be offered at any time of the year and no chance of altitude-related problems as highest point is just 3,210m