Annapurna Region Trek takes you to one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal.
One could easily state that the Annapurna Region starts and ends in Pokhara. This is especially true for trekkers, who arrive and depart Pokhara before and after their trek respectively.
The reflection of Machhapuchhre and Dhaulagiri peaks of Annapurna on Fewa Lake signifies how big the Annapurna Region is. Scroll down for some of the best travel and trekking options available in the Annapurna Region.
The Annapurna Region Trek - Fifth Position among the 10 most famous trekking routes in the world
The number of tourists visiting Annapurna trek, which has become a unique identity in the world for hiking tourism, is increasing every year.
As it is one of the most attractive and wide protected areas among the various footpaths in Nepal, the attraction of tourists for trekking in this area is increasing every year.
Although the number of tourists on foot decreased in 2072 BS and 2073 BS due to the earthquake and blockade, the number of tourists has increased in the last two years.
The Annapurna trek top position fifth among the 10 most famous trekking routes in the world. Along with the protection of trekking in Annapurna area, travellers have also started reaching the trek like Pokhara Kh air Lake, Pokhara Hidden Lake, Thorong Pass tilicho Lake trek , Mardia Himal Trek Gurung Heritage Trails .
The Chief Minister of Gandaki Proviance, said that the Annapurna trek is believed to be attracting more tourists due to its comfortable and suitable weather than other tourist destinations.
Dozens of places in the area including Upper Mustang, Annapurna Base Camp, Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Ghalekharka, Ghadruk, Dhampus, Jomsom and Nar Phu are considered suitable for trekking. Especially during the tourist season, a large number of tourists go for trekking. More than 75 percent of the foreign tourists visiting Nepal are for the trekking purpose.
Annapurna Conservation Area
This conservation area is spread in Kaski, Lamjung, Myagdi, Mustang and Manang districts. It is the largest conservation area in Nepal (7629 sq km) and is managed and promoted by the National Nature Conservation Fund with the support of the local people.
Its main features are Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Himal, Dhaulagiri, Manang and Mustang valleys, Gurung and Thakali cultures, Annapurna trekking route which is considered to be the best in terms of natural scenery in the world.
This conservation area has helped Nepal's tourism industry to flourish by presenting unforgettable beautiful scenery to foreign travelers visiting Nepal's hilly and mountainous regions.
The sanctuary is famous for its snow leopards, musk deer, chiru, Tibetan donkeys, Tibetan rabbits, and noir. Famous religious sites like Muktinath and Damodar Kund and cultural heritage like Lo-manthang are located here.
The development of this region as a major trekking destination in Nepal has created employment at the local level and has helped in earning a living from earning foreign exchange.
This conservation area can be taken as a model of mobilizing public participation in conservation by conducting integrated conservation and community development programs in line with the concept of conservation area