Located in central Nepal, Annapurna region is regarded as the most spectacular and diversified trekking destination of Nepal spread around Kaski, Mustang, Manang and Lamjung districts of Nepal. Annapurna region falls under Annapurna Conservation Area Project which is the first and the largest conservation area project covering an area of 7,629 square kilometres undertaken by National Trust for Nature Conservation. Being one of the most well-preserved destinations, this region is biologically very rich and home to some of the rarest vegetation and wildlife.
Annapurna region reaches as high as 8091m of Mt. Annapurna starting with altitudes of 790m because of which this region is blessed with exceptional natural beauty and has diverse land topography. As you immerse deep into the trails of Annapurna region, you will be amazed by the impressive array of tropical, temperate, alpine and sub-alpine vegetation.
Besides undisturbed natural forest, terrace farmland, waterfalls, and rivers, the Annapurna region is the culturally opulent region with several multiethnic villages nestled alongside the green lush forest. The trekking trail passes through some of the ancient authentic villages like Ghalegaun, Ghandruk, Jhinu, Landruk and Dampus of Gurung, Magar, Thakali etc ethnic group which gives trekkers an opportunity to understand the diverse culture and tradition of mountain people living in Annapurna region.
Annapurna Region offers a wide range of trails, from charming three-day village treks in the Annapurna foothills to month-long combinations of the high-altitude. Among the multiple trekking trails, Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani/Poonhill trek are the most popular trekking trails and best option of many travel lover but are crowded in season. Annapurna circuit trek and classic Annapurna circuit trek are a bit tougher, therefore; these treks are for the challenge and adventure lovers. And if you want to beat the crowds, Annapurna region has some excellent under-the-radar treks up to Khopra and Mardi Himal ridges.
Trekking in Annapurna regions offers wonderful views of 10th and 7th highest mountain in the world Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) including. Machhapuchhre, BarhaShikhar, Himchuli, Lamjung, Ganagapurna, Tilicho, Thorong, Nilgiri, Tukche peak, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV and many more. The route passes through the biggest Rhododendron forest of Ghorepani. During spring these Rhododendron flower blossom giving fantastic colour to the mountain of Annapurna region.