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The Annapurna region is northwest of Kathmandu and is dominated by the huge peaks of the Annapurna range, including Annapurna I, which, at an altitude of 8,091 m, 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.

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, TanchockThese 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 itinerary featuring Annapurna

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Annapurna, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this 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

    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.

    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

      Trekking in the Annapurnas

      Trekking in the Annapurnas

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

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