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Annapurna
Journeys

ounded by dry deserts, snow capped mountains, fertile valleys, and subtropical jungle, the Annapurna Himal is as rich and wild and diverse as anywhere on Earth. Explore its people and customs, flora and fauna, scenery and flavors in these unforgettable journeys.

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Annapurna
Journeys

Bounded by dry deserts, snow capped mountains, fertile valleys, and subtropical jungle, the Annapurna Himal is as rich and wild and diverse as anywhere on Earth. Explore its people and customs, flora and fauna, scenery and flavors in these unforgettable journeys.
annapurna bandipur trail

This complete dish of the Annapurna Gurung village circuit, plus Bandipur, hits all the high notes: locals, culture, hiking, and scenery, staying each night in comfort.

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This short circuit, that balances trekking with sightseeing, immerses you in the unique culture, music and dance of the scenic villages and lively hospitality of the Gurung people.

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annapurna poonhill trek

With seven days of good hiking, through hill villages, gorges and fertile forest, Poonhill is the ideal short trek that doesn’t compromise on the full beauty of the Himalayas.

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annapurna sanctuary trek

The most intensely scenic sub-two week trek in Nepal takes you into the very heart of the Annapurna range and Gurung country, up to the magnificent glacial basin, the Sanctuary, where at dawn, the clouds part to reveal molten peaks all around.

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Annapurna Lodges

outdoor seating with mountain view

Dhampus Lodge

1500m ( 4,921 ft)

lodge with mountain view

Majhgaon Lodge

1408m ( 4,619 ft)

outdoor seating with mountain view

Ghandruk Lodge

1981m ( 6,499 ft)

outdoor seating with mountain view

Landruk Lodge

1639m ( 5,377 ft)

front garden with mountain view

Tomijong Lodge

1432m ( 4,698 ft)

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Birethanti Lodge

1097m ( 3,599 ft)

tent camp

Dharampani Lodge

282m ( 925 ft)

lodge with mountain view

Bandipur Lodge

1011m ( 3,317 ft)

Annapurna Experiences

gurung dancing

The insistent drumbeat echoes under the starlit sky as Gurung ladies sway to its rhythm, in red velvet tops with heavy beads, nose rings and big gold earrings framing bold smiles.

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bee village

A gentle 20-minute walk down from Mala Lodge through a patchwork of fields and rice terraces brings you to a village where log hives made from hollowed tree trunks hang under the eaves.

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outdoor dining with mountain view

In the crisp morning light, you’ll break warm gurung bread alongside fellow guests, sharing a table with the world’s best views.

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a local man drinks chiya

Sweet milky tea is the language of hospitality in Nepal. Whether in a Sherpa or a Gurung home, along a trekking trail, or on first arrival at your lodge, you will be offered a cup—or more usually a glass—of Nepali chiya.

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icy mountain range

To stand with a mug of tea warming your palms, gazing at the magnificent amphitheatre of white mountain peaks, the climax of the Annapurna Sanctuary trek, is to feel both humble and privileged.

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exploring a cave

At almost 500m deep, 50m high in places, Siddha Cave is the largest cave in Nepal, and the second largest in all of Asia. It is known as the place where the Siddha Baba found enlightenment.

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river rafting

Take in the warm waters and spectacular scenery of the Seti River, and you’ll know why it’s one of the grandest family-friendly white-water river trips in the world.

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mountain village

Named one of the prettiest towns of Asia by CNN Travel, the high-altitude village of Ghandruk is a unique slice of Himalayan life.

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explore 18th century newari village

A single flagstone street smoothed by centuries of village life, flanked by ancient temples and handsome homes whose balconies spill over with crimson bougainvillea, all set against magnificent valley views.

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honey hunter by the mountain

In Spring and Autumn, visitors gather to witness honey-hunting locals in their daring collection of wild nectar from beehives on perilous cliff faces in the deep Modi Khola.

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