Trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area:

Rhododendron blooming in spring

Rhododendron

ACA FACT SHEET:
Total Area: 7629sq. km.
Population: 100,000.
No of International Trekkers: 88,418 (2010).
Major Ethnic Group: Gurung, Magar, Bhotia, Thakali and Manangis etc.
The highest peak: Annapurna I (8091m).
Major Destinations: Gandruk, Gorrepani, Poon Hill, Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Circuit, Mardhi Himal, Muktinath and Manang etc.
Trekking highest elevation: Thorong La 5416m pass.
Lakes: Tilicho Lake (4919m), Ice Lake and Gangapurna Lake.
Special Destination: Sikles Eco Trek, Tilicho Lake, Nar and Phu and Upper Mustang.
Bio Climatic zone: Tropical to Alpine.
Pheasant: Supports all 6 species of pheasants (Danphe, Monal, Kaliz, Cheer, Koklass and Blood pheasants).
Economy: Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Seasonal Migration (Trade and Labour), Tourisum and Service in the Army.
Plants: 1233.
Mammals: 102.
Birds: 488.
Reptiles: 40.
Amphibians: 23.

Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is located in the central part of Nepal. It is Nepal’s first largest conservation area. It has grown to over 7,600 sq .km. since the first trekker come to the Annapurna area in 1957. It is the most geographically and culturally diverse protected area in the world. It has people of different cultures and lifestyles, steep terrace, lush forest, barren plateaus, mountain-desert, the Kali Gandiaki gorge, Annapurna I (8091m; the eight highest mountain and Machhapurchhare (Mt. Fishtrail 6993m) the most beautiful mountain and other mountain peak. It is also an excellent habitat for a wide variety of planets and animals that reflect the lands biological diversity. Recent surveys have recorded 1226 species of plants, 38 species of orchids, 9 species of Rhododendrons, 101 species of mammals,478 species of birds, 39 species of reptiles and 22 species of amphibians in the Annapurna Conservation Area. Annapurna region is the most popular trekking area in Nepal. We offer short and long day treks as indicated under Annapurna button on left menu. Please have a look!