Trek Destination: Annapurna Range

The conquest of Annapurna I was remarkable in many ways. For a start, the French climbers spent weeks just trying to locate the mountain as it was still unexplored. It was the first eight-thousand to be climbed and even more remarkable was the fact that they did it on their first attempt. This was highly unusual as on most mountains of this size, many exploratory teams went up to study the possible routes up to the summit. Only after several expeditions had tried and failed would one eventually succeed.

When Annapurna I was climbed, Nepal was still under Rana rule and the country was strictly closed to outsiders. The climb made Maurice Herzog, the expedition leader very famous, this being the first eight-thousander to be climbed. No expeditions had taken to the mountains from Nepal before this team and so sherpas had to be hired from Darjeeling from where many expeditions were launched via Tibet. Even before the team arrived in Nepal, they had given themselves two options: Climb Dhaulagiri or Annapurna. Finding the former too difficult to climb, they turned their attention to the latter.

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Mardi Himal trek

Situated just east of one of the most popular treks of Nepal – the Annapurna Base Camp trek, Mardi Himal trek is a hidden gem and is a newly opened eco-tourism, trekking trail spectacularly situated at the base of Mardi Himal and the impressive Machapuchhre

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Kopra ridge trek

There is no doubt that Kopra Ridge trek also known as “Annapurna Khayer Lake Trek” is one of the best short treks in Nepal and it has all the elements of a classic Nepal trekking experience

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Jomsom Muktinath trek

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Annapurna base camp trek

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Annapurna luxury trek

An ideal introduction to trekking in Nepal while staying at high quality Ker and Downey lodges

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Annapurna circuit trek

This is one of the great treks of the world offering a cross section of Nepal from lowland

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Annapurna half circuit trek

Half Annapurna Circuit is the shorter version of the classic trek around the Annapurna massif including the main highlight of crossing Thorong La pass of 5400m

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Annapurna Discovery

An introductory trek to Nepals famous Annapurna mountain ranges along with wildlife and cities

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