Visit Annapurna, Nepal
The Annapurna region is north west of Kathmandu and is dominated by the huge peaks of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna I, which, at an altitude of 8,091m, is the tenth highest mountain in the world.
The lakeside town of Pokhara has fantastic views of the mountains, is the main hub in this region, and is easily accessible by road and plane, unlike the majority of the region, much of which is only accessible by trekking. Pokhara is the start point for many treks in this region, including the comfortable lodge treks in the Modi Khola valley and the remote treks to the Kingdom of Mustang, as well as a number of good day walks.
Experience a different kind of stay in one of four 'luxury lodges' located in the Annapurna Region of Nepal in stunning surroundings.
These are Sanctuary Lodge in Birethanti, Basanta Lodge in Dhampus, Himalaya Lodge in Ghandruk and Gurung Lodge in Tanchock. All four lodges are within a three to eight hour walk from one another, depending on the route, speed of walking and number of stops. Any number of these lodges can be combined to make comfortable treks of varying lengths, from one night up to a week (with a few rest days added in).
All the lodges are very environmentally friendly, and most electricity and heating is generated by a combination of solar power and village electricity schemes. The rooms are simple, with twin beds and attached bathrooms, and despite a lack of mod-cons, are very comfortable.
The lodges are all exceptionally well run, very clean, and the fantastic staff, their attentiveness, the delicious food and the cosy fire in each of the lodges, more than compensates for the simplicity of the rooms. Hot water bottles in your bed each night and 'bed tea' in the morning only adds to the experience!
Places to visit in Annapurna
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Annapurna, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Annapurna
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Annapurna, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Annapurna
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Annapurna
- Bandipur Annapurna
- Birethanti Annapurna
- Dhampus Annapurna
- Ghandruk Annapurna
- Kurintar Annapurna
- Pokhara Annapurna
- Seti River Annapurna
- Tanchock Annapurna
- Chitwan National Park 128 kilometers away
- Lumbini 137 kilometers away
- Kathmandu 163 kilometers away
- Kathmandu Valley 171 kilometers away
- Bhaktapur 174 kilometers away
- Nagarkot 178 kilometers away
- Terai 184 kilometers away
- Dhulikhel 187 kilometers away
- Bardia National Park 237 kilometers away
- Mende 279 kilometers away
- Namche Bazaar 282 kilometers away
- Tashinga 283 kilometers away
- Monjo 284 kilometers away
- Lukla 288 kilometers away
- Pangboche 289 kilometers away
- Everest Base Camp 290 kilometers away
- The Everest region 297 kilometers away
Photos of Annapurna
Accommodation choices for Annapurna
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Annapurna. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
Set on the outskirts of Dhampus, one of the first villages on the Annapurna Circuit treks, this lodge has a large terrace which overlooks the valley back towards Pokhara. The 8 rooms are simple but very comfortable, and the service, as usual, cannot be faulted.
Well named Sanctuary Lodge lies surrounded by a colourful, blooming garden and spacious lawns, overlooking the river. 10 simple rooms have warm comfortable beds and down jackets for your use, there is also a fantastic bar area complete with central fireplace.
Five small cottages, each containing 2 separate bedrooms, are spread throughout the terraced lawns. The rooms have lovely high ceilings and simple but very stylish slate bathrooms, as well as fantastic views across the valley and up to the Annapurna Range.
The first thing you notice on arrival at Himalaya Lodge is the massive peaks of Annapurna South (7,219m) and its neighbour Hiunchuili (6,441m). The 11 rooms are simple but very comfortable, and the fantastic staff ensures that you are fed (delicious home made food), watered, and very well looked after.
Gaon Ghar has been restored from an old Newari building so the wooden doorways and red bricks are all original, giving it plenty of character.
The Seti River Camp is set in the remote and beautiful Seti Valley. The tents are dotted around the extensive terraced gardens right next to the turquoise river. The accommodation is fairly simple but very comfortable and great fun, and above all extremely peaceful.
Surrounded by the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains, Temple Tree Resort & Spa is a great place to unwind and soak up the lake and mountain scenery that Pokhara has to offer.
The Shangri-La Village Resort in Pokhara offers good accommodation and some fine views. The rooms are bright and well appointed and most have a balcony or small terrace. In the lovely gardens you will find a swimming pool, jacuzzi and spa.
Begnas Lake Resort is a peaceful property located around a 20 minute drive (12 km) east of Pokhara. The property's scenic location is its appeal - a stay at Begnas promises a relaxing experience.
Arguably the best resort in the Pokhara area built on a hill top a thousand feet above the Pokhara valley. It is a superb place to stay within sight of the Annapurnas, and each room and the main terrace has an uninterrupted mountain view.
The Mount Kailash resort is a good option in Pokhara, with comfortable rooms in a good location.
This small comfortable hotel is situated not far from the western shores of Lake Phewa in the heart of the tourist area. It is conveniently close to a good variety of restaurants, shops and other tourist facilities. There is a large garden with swimming pool.
This is a charming hotel situated on a peninsula, with Lake Phewa on one side and a forest covered hill on the other.
Ideas for experiencing Annapurna
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Annapurna, and which use the best local guides.
This three day trek will take you into the Modi Khola valley, which is dominated by the peaks of the Annapurna Massif.