Over 25222, 000 trekkers visit the Annapurna region every
year, making use of the same environment that supports a
local population of 40,000. In the last twenty years. The Annapurna Conservation area in central Nepal is the most
geographically and culturally diverse protected area in
the world. Stretched over 2600 square kilometers, the
Annapurna region includes sub-tropical lowlands, oak,
rhododendron and bamboo forests, high alpine meadows and
windswept desert plateaus. It has the worldfs deepest
river gorge- the Kali Gandaki, lying some 6900 meters
below some of the worldfs biggest and most scenic
mountains. Annapurna is the eight highest mountains in
the world, reaching a height of 8091m.
famous Fistail- is one of the most beautiful. As well,
over 40,000 people of distinct ethnic backgrounds call
this area home, sharing it with numerous varieties of
domestic and wild animals.
Two of Nepalfs most famous trekking routes pass through
this area: the Annapurna circuit, a 21 day excursion
that circles the Annapurna Himal and crosses 5416m
Throla-Pass and the Annaurna Century a 10 day journey up
the Modhi Khola valley into the heart of the
Himalaya. All areas are open to trekkers except north of
Kagbeni and the Nar and Phu valleys in Manang.