Annapurna Region

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The Annapurna Region is also known as Annapurna Conservation Area. It is located in the central-western 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 region 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 Gandaki gorge, Annapurna I (8091m – the ninth highest mountain in the world), and Machhapurchhare (Mt. Fishtail 6993m) the most attractive and beautiful mountain and other mountain peaks. It is also an excellent habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals that reflect the land’s 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 destination in Nepal. We offer guide service for multi-day treks as indicated under the Annapurna Region. Please have a look!

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.
The highest peak: Annapurna I (8091m).
Major Destinations: Gandruk, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Circuit, Mardi Himal, Muktinath, and Manang.
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), Tourism and Service in the Army.
Plants: 1233.
Mammals: 102.
Birds: 488.
Reptiles: 40.
Amphibians: 23.
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