Best Short treks in Annapurna Region

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  • Author Sandip Sharma
  • Published October 22, 2018
  • Word count 614

Annapurna region is blessed with some of the worlds spectacular trekking and climbing routes; perfect for every level of hiker. If you love travelling in a pristine environment, there are profusion of place to visit in Annapurna. You can either go for mountain expedition or head for classic Annapurna Base Camp Trek or circumambulate the Annapurna massif or simply go for lower elevation treks. For those who have limited time but still want to experience the mountain trekking and have close peek of Himalayas; Annapurna region still carters the need those trekkers.

Here are the list of best short treks in Annapurna region that simply accommodates the time constrained trekkers:

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers the perfect introduction to rural Nepal and close peek to 50km Annapurna massif, located north of the lake city, Pokhara. This short hiking trip unveils the dramatic profile of some of the highest mountain peaks, magnificent alpine scenery and authentic culture at a same time.

The normal Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek takes 6 – 8 days to complete the trek depending on the distance travelled per day. But the trip can be customized to Poon Hill Short trek that takes only 3 days to accomplish the trek, starting from Pokhara. Beginning at comfortable elevation of 1,100m, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek goes through the dramatic terraced farmlands, rhododendron, oak and bamboo forests to the high ridge. The Ghorepani Poon Hill is cultural village which helps you to get the close insight of local culture and tradition.

A pre-dawn hike to Poon Hill ridge at 3,240m is the major highlights of the trek. This grassy summit offers the spectacular sunrise views that includes Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, the fish-tailed peaks (Machhapuchhre) and Manaslu. The sun evolves gradually up to the Himalayan horizon and the silhouette of mountains come into the view.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, also known as Annapurna Poon Hill Sunrise Trek, is one of the short, easy but exotic trek located at the lap of Himalayas. It also a great family trek with kids and elderly people.

Short Annapurna Trek

There are very few treks that combines so many landscapes and diverse culture and brings you so close to the foot hill of 8,000m+ peaks in such short time period, like Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the customized version of this classic trek. Short ABC trek avoid the regular trekking routes and takes you through short cut route. But it does not compromise the altitude threat. The trekking route is designed by the mountain experts who have been serving the trekking package for years.

Annapurna trek takes you to base of towering Annapurna (8,097m), the tenth highest peak in the world. On the way, trekkers will pass Machhapuchhre Base Camp which is complementary of this trek. At ABC, you will get to witness the massive rock and icy peaks reaching the height more than 4,000m and impressive U-shaped glaciers. The morning sunrise view is so magnificent that it will last forever in your life.

Ghandruk Trek

Ghandruk Trek is one of lower elevation treks in Nepal. It offers the perfect introduction of ethnic Gurung communities (the largest Gurung community of the region) which have living at the backdrop of Himalayas for centuries. If you are unsure of undertaking long treks, we suggest you the Ghandruk Trek which takes just a day to reach from Pokhara. The houses in Ghandruk are built in traditional style and every houses are said to be a museum.

There are many other short treks like Dhampus Phedi Trek, Sarangkot day hike, Italian Base Camp Trek, Panchase trek which can be done in relatively short time period.

There are many other short treks like Dhampus Phedi Trek, Sarangkot day hike, Italian Base Camp Trek, Panchase trek which can be done in relatively short time period.

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