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With around 1,00,000 visitors in a year, Annapurna is one of the favorite regions in Nepal as a trekking destination. The high mountains, viewpoints offering beautiful mountain panorama, vivid terrain and slice of highland Nepalese and Tibetan culture make this region one of its kind. Above all, Annapurna region is one of the destinations trekkable throughout the year.
The entire region of Annapurna region now lies in the Annapurna Conservation Area, commonly known as ACA. ACA is Nepal’s largest protected area which comprises 7, 692 kilometer square of area. This region spreads its wings to 5 districts namely Manang (3, 519 m), Mustang (3,800m), Kaski, Myagdi and Lamjung. This conservation area was established in 1985 and was tagged conservation area in only 1992. Annapurna (8, 091 m) region houses Annapurna range, which houses one of the highest mountains Annapurna. Furthermore, the region comprises of mountains namely Machhapuchhre; commonly known as Fishtail (6, 993 m), Gangapurna (7, 455 m), Annapurna south (7, 219 m), Hiunchuli (6, 441 m).
The amazing terrain of Annapurna houses tropical jungles, bamboo forests and alpine shrubs on the north facing slopes. Whereas the north facing slopes are drier and have few vegetation and are as cold as their Tibetan counterparts. This extraordinary and vivid ecosystem of the region makes space to one of the rarest species of flora and fauna. On the other hand, these beautiful creations of nature beautifully molds with the rare and indigenous communities of Gurungs, Mananges and Thakalis. Annapurna region is a perfect mixture of nature, food, culture, wild habitat and indigenous tribe.
Not only that but also, it comprises of some famed routes. Some of them are, Annapurna circuit trek, Annapurna base camp trek, Annapurna sanctuary trek and Ghorepani poon hill trek. Other than these, some recently developed trekking trails include Khopra ridge trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Annapurna panorama trek, Annapurna view trek, Upper Mustang trek and Sikles trek. There are countless treks in the Annapurna region that can last from a day to a month. The trails are well developed to mix any given trek with any other trek in the region. For treks and tours in Annapurna region, please look at the available packages here!