Lamjung Himal trekking
Lamjung Himal trekking is popularly known as a non tourist trekking in the Annapurna region starts from the historical capital of Gorkha. The trekking is less altitude and suitable for first time trekkers who wish to explore the lowland villages, terrace fields ,real beauty of the region without encountering exotic trekkers. The trek provides several breathtaking view points from where we can see the views stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west to Manaslu in the east. The highlights on the Lamjung Himal trekking is an exploration day spent near Lamjung Himal base camp on a huge alpine plateau.This trek is a bit wild and remote but full of fun starting from the historical capital of Gorkha, and ends at Pokhara, a beautiful city with the lakes and caves.
The trek initiates from the lowlands and climbs atop a hill overlooking the snowy peaks of the Himalaya and where the old royal palace known as Gorkha Durbar towers the bazaar. Descending through terraced fields we head west to cross the Annapurna circuit route before traversing an area south of Lamjung Himal at low altitude with plenty of rural life such as typical Nepalese villages not used to seeing foreigners. Reaching Madi Pool north of Pokhara, The trail heads towards the fishtail peak of Machapuchare upstream the Seti Khola till Ghalegaon, an important Gurung village. Then the trail climbs up to Siklis through a rhododendron forest. The largest Gurung village is situated at the foot of Lamjung Himal (6931m). From here we descend steeply to the Modi Khola riverside. Our last camp at Thulo Kot offers a panorama of twenty peaks before descending to the Begnas Lake. Starting from the historical town of Gorkha, this interesting route crosses the valleys of the Daraundi and Marsyangdi rivers, before climbing to the eastern extension of the Annapurna range. There are excellent viewpoints for the peaks of Manaslu, Peak 29, the Annapurnas and Lamjung Himal.
Attraction of Annapurna Region
Annapurna conservation Area Project
Annapurna Region is one of the captivating lands of bio diversity in the world. The region is the largest reserved and protected area of Nepal. The unique biodiversity, the scenic grandeur in combination with the multi cultural and multi ethnic diversity make it the world's most popular trekking destinations. With the objectives of achieving a balance between the environment conservation and socio economic development, through people's participation, the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) was launched from 1986 under the aegis of the national trust for nature conservation... See more.
The trust is governed by a board of trustees. Tourism is an essential for locals and the fastest growing industries in the Annapurna conservation area. The project serves as a new approach in the protected area management with its modalities based on the integrated conservation and development programs. Owing to its fame that it has gained in the history of the protected area management, the government of Nepal has given the trust the mandate for the management of the Annapurna conservation area.
Meaning of Annapurna
Annapurna is a Sanskrit name which literally means full of food (feminine form), but is normally translated as Goddess of the Harvests. In Hinduism, Annapurna is Devi, the universal and timeless Kitchen goddess, the mother who feeds her kids. Without her there is starvation, a universal fear: this makes Annapurna a universal goddess. Her most popular shrine is located in Kasi, on the banks of the Ghats. Her association with the giving of food (wealth) led her in time to be transformed into Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
List of mountains we can see in the Annapurna region trekking
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),
Mt. Annapurna I (8091m),
Mt. Manaslu (8163 m),
Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.) ,
Mt. Annapurna III (7555m),
Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m),
Mt. Annapurna south (7219m),
Mt. Nilgiri (7041m),
Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m),
Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m),
Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),
Tukuche peak (6920m),
Tilicho peak (7134m).
Culture and People of the Annapurna Region
One of the unforgettable experience of this region is culture and life style of local people. During trekking, trekkers encounter villages of different ethnic people. According to last census over 45,000 thousand people of different ethnic and tribal backgrounds with various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Bon Po, Shamanism and Animism represented live in the Annapurna region. The dominant groups are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and Manangi. Generally, these people are subsistence farmers who depend on the forests for fuel, fodder and timber. Almost each of group have their own dialect and own cultures and traditions. Trekkers who go for trekking in Annapurna region are fascinated by the local people's culture and tradition.
Flora and Fauna
In Annapurna region, we can see the diverse flora and fauna. The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to this diversity. Below 1000 m in altitude the climate is tropical. These areas are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields for most of the year. As we go to higher the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line.
Annapurna conservation area is the home of 102 species of mammals, 488 species of birds and 40 species of reptiles. In this region, we can see pheasants named Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Kokilas, and Blood Pheasants, etc. Among mammals, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar can be seen in the area.
Lamjung Himal trekking short itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport, Transfer to Hotel and welcome Diner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu-Dumre-Besi Sahar. Overnight at guest house.
Day 03: Besi Sahar-Baglung Pani (1524m). Overnight under tented camp.
Day 04: Baglung Pani-Ghanpokhara (1830m). Overnight under tented camp.
Day 05: Ghanpokhara-Telebrong Danda (2591m). Overnight under tented camp.
Day 06: Telebrong Danda-Base Camp (3353m). Overnight under tented camp.
Day 07: Base Camp-Rambrong Danda (3506m). Overnight under tented camp.
Day 08: Rest day at Rambrong Danda. Overnight under tented camp.
Day 09: Rambrong Danda-Choprong (3292m). Overnight under tented camp.
Day 10: Choprong-Yanjakot (1510m). Overnight under tented camp.
Day 11: Yanjakot-Modi Khola (750m). Overnight under tented camp.
Day 12: Modi Khola-Kalikathan-Pokahara (915m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Pokhara by bus/Flight back to Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and evening farewell dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: transfer to airport and fly back to home.
Trip cost: Please contact us for a fresh cost quotation.
Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.