Annapurna Region

About two-thirds of the trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region. The area is easily accessible, hotels in the hills are plentiful, and treks here offer good scenery of both high mountains and lowland villages. Central Nepal is dominated by the Annapurna Himal and the village of Pokhara. There are three major trekking routes in Annapurna Region: to Jomsom, to Annapurna Sanctuary, and a circuit of the Annapurna Himal itself.

Pokhara is also a good starting place for short treks of one to four days, including the "Royal" trek, which is described here. Mustang is also geographically a part of the Annapurna region, but because treks to Mustang are subject to special restrictions, this is described it in the separate page on restricted area treks.

About two-thirds of the trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project-ACAP (7,629km.) is rich in natural beauty, flora and fauna. Regarded as one of the best trekking trails in the world, Annapurna region spreads around Kaski, Mustang, Manang and Lamjung districts of Central Nepal. The area reaches as high as 8,091m. of Mt. Annapurna starting with an altitude of 790m. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Annpunra Base Camp Trek,  Jomsom Muktinath trek, Annapurna circuit trek etc are the popular trekking trails in this region. Ghandruk and Ghorepani provide panoramic view of the Annapurna ranges with eye catching blossom of rhododendron in the hills. Jomsom is the turning point of Annapurna Circuit. One can also visit Tilicho Lake (4,919m) which is located at the southeast of Jomsom and the famous Hindu religious sites Muktinath Temple.


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