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Annapurna Region

Annapurna Region, Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal.

Western Nepal is iconized by the Annapurna massif and the popular tourist destination, Pokhara. The Annapurna region encapsulates the world’s best trekking routes. The major and popular trekking routes lead to Jomsom, Mustang, Manang, Annapurna Sanctuary and around the Annapurna range. Most of the treks, in Annapurna Region, including the “Royal Trek” commence from the lake city of Pokhara. The Annapurna region can well be regarded as a launching pad for some of the most exclusive and adventurous treks to the restricted zones of Nepal, like Mustang and Nar Phu. Since Annapurna region is easily accessible; shortly after leaving the hustle and bustle of Pokhara, you can find yourself on the trail and mind you, the hotels in the hills are plentiful, so you can actually count on the good food and accommodation. Be it a subtropical vista, the most popular mountain pass in Nepal - the Thorong La, Kali Gandaki - the deepest gorge or the desiccated trans-Himalayan expanse, the Annapurna region cuddles them all! Not surprising as to why more than 60,000 visitors turn up to explore this region every year. Yes, the routes at times do get rough and challengingly curvy, but the unmatchable and flawless panorama coupled with the enticing cultural cocktail, would definitely compensate for your toils along trails. It’s not just the main trek that’s appealing, the side trips that some of the overnight halting destinations offer you, are equally irresistible.


Come, be a part of this most extraordinary journey to the highlands of the Annapurna and satiate your quest for a true adventure !

 
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
 
ACAP was established in 1986, under the banner of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation. The project encompasses the entire Annapurna range, more than 7600 sq km. In an innovative approach to environmental protection, it was declared a "conservation area" instead of a national park. A large number of people live within the protected region, but traditional national park practices dictate them. To avoid any conflict of interests, ACAP has sought the involvement of local people and has emphasized environmental education.

ACAP project includes the training of lodge owners, with an emphasis on sanitation, deforestation and cultural pride. The project aids in training the trekking lodge operators and encourages the hoteliers to charge a fair price for food and accommodation. ACAP encourages the use of kerosene for cooking throughout the region, above Chhomrong (2,170 m) in the Annapurna Sanctuary and also on the route between Ghandruk (1,940 m) and Ghorepani (2,874m). ACAP is supported by a "conservation fee" that is collected from the trekkers who obtain trekking permits for the Annapurna region.

ACAP has also encouraged the construction of toilets throughout the Annapurna region, so it is advisable to use them while trekking. ACAP has made a provision for the supply of kerosene in those parts of the conservation area where the use of firewood by both, trekking groups and hotels is prohibited.

While you are in Pokhara, you can also visit ACAP's Trekkers Information & Environmental Centre next to the Hotel Lakeside. In addition to providing useful information, the center facilitates the “trekkers meeting board” and also sells iodine, solar battery chargers and other environment- friendly products. Just to avoid the potential hazard likely to be triggered by haphazard disposal of old batteries, there is a provision of a battery drop-off center.

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