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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.

Pokhara

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.

Comfortable Lodges

Experience a different kind of stay in one of four 'luxury lodges' located in the Annapurna Region of Nepal in stunning surroundings.

Gurung Lodge, Tanchock
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!

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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

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    Places in and around Annapurna

    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.

    • Basanta Lodge, Dhampus

      Basanta Lodge

      Simple

      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.

    • Sanctuary Lodge, Birethanti

      Sanctuary Lodge

      Simple

      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.

    • Gurung Lodge, Tanchock

      Gurung Lodge

      Simple

      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.

    • Himalaya Lodge, Ghandruk

      Himalaya Lodge

      Simple

      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.

    • Main street, Bandipur, Nepal

      Gaon Ghar

      Simple

      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.

    • Seti River Camp, Seti River

      Seti River Camp

      Simple

      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.

    • Temple Tree Resort & Spa

      Temple Tree Resort & Spa

      First Class

      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.

    • Shangrila Village Resort, Pokhara

      Shangri-La Village Resort

      Medium

      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, Pokhara

      Begnas Lake Resort

      Medium

      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.

    • Pool, Tiger Mountain Lodge, Pokhara

      Tiger Mountain Lodge

      First Class

      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.

    • Mount Kailash Resort, Pokhara

      Mount Kailash Resort

      Medium

      The Mount Kailash resort is a good option in Pokhara, with comfortable rooms in a good location.

    • Hotel Barahi, Pokhara

      Hotel Barahi

      Medium

      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.

    • Fish Tail Lodge, Pokhara

      Fish Tail Lodge

      Medium

      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.

    • Trekking in the Annapurnas

      Trekking in the Annapurnas

      Annapurna

      This three day trek will take you into the Modi Khola valley, which is dominated by the peaks of the Annapurna Massif.