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 8,091 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.
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 cozy 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 travelers. 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
- Bandipur Annapurna
- Birethanti Annapurna
- Dhampus Annapurna
- Ghandruk Annapurna
- Kurintar Annapurna
- Pokhara Annapurna
- Seti River Annapurna
- Tanchock Annapurna
- Chitwan National Park 80 miles away
- Lumbini 85 miles away
- Kathmandu 101 miles away
- Kathmandu Valley 106 miles away
- Bhaktapur 108 miles away
- Nagarkot 111 miles away
- Terai 115 miles away
- Dhulikhel 116 miles away
- Bardia National Park 147 miles away
- Mende 173 miles away
- Namche Bazaar 175 miles away
- Tashinga 176 miles away
- Monjo 177 miles away
- Lukla 179 miles away
- Pangboche 180 miles away
- Everest Base Camp 180 miles away
- The Everest region 185 miles away
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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 toward Pokhara. The 8 rooms are simple but very comfortable, and the service, as usual, cannot be faulted.
Five small cottages, each containing two 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.
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.
Well named Sanctuary Lodge lies surrounded by a colorful, blooming garden and spacious lawns, overlooking the river. Ten simple rooms have warm comfortable beds and down jackets for your use, there is also a fantastic bar area complete with central fireplace.
The first thing you notice on arrival at Himalaya Lodge is the massive peaks of Annapurna South (7,219 m) and its neighbor Hiunchuili (6,441 m). The 11 rooms are simple but very comfortable, and the fantastic staff ensures that you are fed (delicious homemade food), watered, and very well looked after.
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
This three day trek will take you into the Modi Khola valley, which is dominated by the peaks of the Annapurna Massif.View details