Trekking in the Annapurna Region

The Annapurna region, named after the world famous Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), is a land of spectacular beauty, diversity and contrasting landscapes. It is a trekkerís paradise with more than 30 peaks rising above 6000 m. This is one of the world's top trekking destinations with various options ranging from a few days to several weeks. This region also hosts the world's deepest gorge carved by the holy Kali Gandaki River which lies between Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 m). Stretching from subtropical lowlands with rhododendron forests in the south to high and dry alpine environment in the north, the Annapurna region features an outstanding variety of wildlife habitats and vegetation. This region is the home of rare and endangered mammals and birds and many of Nepalís brilliantly plumaged pheasants. As diverse as its geography with flora and fauna, the region is inhabited by various ethnic groups with a rich and intact culture.

Getting There: Pokhara is starting and ending point of most of the treks which is easily accessible by air or by land from Kathmandu. Pokhara is located 200 km. west of Kathmandu and can be reached by road in five to six hour or by air in 30 minutes from the capitol.

Permits and Fees: For most of the Annapurna trekking area, no trekking permits are required except upper Mustang. Most of the treks lie within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Entry to this area is controlled and an entry permit has to be purchased.
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