The majestic beauty and accessibility of the Annapurna region has made it the most widely visited trekking region anywhere in the Himalayas.
Approximately 60% of trekkers visiting Nepal choose to trek here. Many trails are based on the ancient salt trading routes between Nepal and Tibet that have been there for centuries and from these old routes new trekking trails have been established to fully introduce the beauty of the region to the trekking fraternity that has grown up over the past thirty years.The trail along the Kali Gandaki Valley the deepest gorge in the world is perhaps the best example of a true trade trail.The wealth of well-established trading and trekking lodges along with good road and air links with Kathmandu, have also been instrumental in the great popularity of trekking here.
The region is situated north of the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara 200 kms west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is reached by either six hours by road or a twenty-five minute flight.
In a land that is already so varied, Annapurna stands out as the best example. It is in fact the most diverse protected area on earth.
Nowhere else in Nepal can you experience such a wide range of human culture and geography where seven ethnic groups live and work; from Hindu farmers in the lower reaches of the region to Tibetan Lamas in the Manang Valley and beyond almost on the border of Tibet.
The region contains mountains of over 8000 mtrs and the deepest river gorge in the world. Due to the extremes of elevation there is a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna; from sub tropical lowland forests of oak, bamboo and rhododendron in the south to the high alpine meadows and windswept plateaus in the northern regions. The Grey Languor monkey and a variety of cats and rodents are found at lower levels. The elusive Snow Leopard and The Himalayan Black Bear inhabit the higher altitudes (4500mtrs +); Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in the region.
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