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                ANNAPURNA REGION

 

Annapurna Region is a heavenly trekking destination for travelers, popular for having Nepal wonderful mountains like Hinchuli, Machhapurchhare, and Annapurna. Situated at the mid-north of Nepal, with Kali Gandaki, the deepest gorge of the world on the left, the Marsyangi and Dudh Khola valleys to the east, the valley of lakes, Pokhara on the south, and well-beaten trails that run along the Himalayas meeting the Nepal -Tibet border.

Annapurna Region, attracting 1/3 of the trekkers of Nepal, is a widely commercialized trekking destination full of natural beauty and cultural heritage and is also relatively safer than other regions of Nepal. With the establishment of ACAP, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, dedicated to making sustainable development to the natural and cultural history of this region has made it safer and easier to launch business ventures for the local people to support more tourism. With amazing views of the snow-capped mountains and a panoramic view of the lowland villages, one can truly find heaven when trekking in this region. With nine peaks over 7000m and the majestic Annapurna I with an altitude of 8091m facing the Pokhara Valley, trekkers are surrounded with a sensation of the once-in-a-lifetime moment. With a wide variety of trekking destinations, both long and short, these regions see the most number of travelers both locally and internationally in Nepal. With famous destinations like the Mustang, a forbidden kingdom of Nepal, Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world at an altitude of 4,919m, and short trekking destinations like Poon Hill (located at 3193m), famous for watching the sunrise/sunset. Spreading around Kaski, Mustang, Manang, and Lamjung, Annapurna Region includes spectacular forests full of rhododendron flowers and bamboo forests covering a wide area of the region. Because it’s the most popular destination in Nepal, it’s no wonder that you can find a lot of hotels and lodges with enough supplies of equipment and gears. With a community of people dedicated to nurturing the tourism industry, trekkers are definitely welcomed in all parts of the region. On the trail, people of different ethnic backgrounds, one being the Thakali people, famous for their hospitality and delicious food. They are well known for providing guidance and support the trekkers and helping them on their journey. Some of the most famous trekking destinations in this region are the Annapurna region are Mardi Himal Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit, trip to Muktinath Temple and trek to Tilicho Lake.

The ideal trekking time for the Annapurna Region is in the months of spring when the snow begins to melt and the beautiful flora and fauna begin to appear. Annapurna region is without a doubt a go-to destination for trekkers either solo or in a large group. With the region being more developed and commercialized than other parts of Nepal, trekkers can find good accommodation and imported foods and drinks while on the path to the mountains. A natural beauty full of spectacular views and supported by the locals, having multiple trekking choices according to the traveler, Annapurna region is one of the best places Nepal can offer.