Annapurna and Mustang Region

Annapurna and Mustang region trek is Known as one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, Annapurna region alongside the Mustang Region is the perfect combination of being in the rural Himalayas with the indigenous people and experiencing their unadulterated nature. Located in central Nepal, the combination of Annapurna and Mustang offers a wide range of cultural and natural excursion.

Named after the mountain Annapurna, this region’s highlight is the mountain itself. Along with Mt. Annapurna (8091m), this region holds another above 8000m mountain, the Dhaulagiri. Flowing between these two giants is the Kaligandaki river, forming a valley with the deepest gorge in the world. Both the Annapurna Region and Mustang Region share these majestic creations.

Annapurna region holds views of lush and fertile farmlands and untouched natural forests, snow-capped mountains harboring a mixture of ethnic communities which makes it one of the most fruitful trekking destinations Nepal has to offer. Mustang, on the other hand, is more like a high desert decorated with mountain and high walls. Both regions lie at a rain shadow formed by the extended ranges surrounding them, the lands are drier which leads to diverse landscapes with the possibility of trekking during the monsoon as well. Mustang Region offers a cultural escape with villages like Jomsom and Marpha, which hold generation passed cultural values. Braga Gompa, Chooser Gompa, and the Muktinath Temple are some of the religious attractions of this majestic region. From the villages like Manang and Khangsar with Tibetan heritages to the passes like Thorung La (5416m) and Lo La (3950m), the Annapurna Conservation Area within the Annapurna and Mustang region allows for a plethora of travel options.

Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Pokhara, and Mohare Danda also cater to mellow travel options to enthusiastic travelers. Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and Tiji Festival Trek are the popular trekking options in the region. Besides trekking, Annapurna and Mustang Region also offers adventure sports such as canyoning, paragliding, skydiving, and mountaineering. Thousands of tourists land here for these activities.

The best time for trekking in Annapurna and Mustang regions is during Spring and autumn, although, Mustang is accessible for trips throughout the year. Endemic festivals like Tiji in the months of May and June also attract a lot of travelers. The Annapurna and Mustang region in central Nepal is the answer to all avid travelers of all kinds. From cultural prosperity to natural majesty and mysteries, the region is an excellent choice to remarkable journeys.