INCREDIBLE FACTS OF ANNAPURNA REGION
21 Feb, 2018
Great Nepal Treks
Annapurna Region is one of the most popular Trekking Destination in Nepal, as it offers a great variety of beautiful landscapes, nature and culture of the central mountains of Nepal and a mix of cultures unmatched by any other treks in Nepal. Actually it is under Annapurna Conservation Area. Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and Annapurna South (7,219m) are the major peaks of Annapurna region. Among all trekking package Annapurna region is the suitable for all age groups and all kinds of people. Before Trekking in Annapurna Region first of all we have to know about incredible facts of Annapurna region. Here are some incredible facts about Annapurna region which are listed below:
- Annapurna Conservation Area was established in 1985 with an area of 7,629 Sq.km and also largest protected area of Nepal. It contains 474 birds, 39 reptiles, 22 amphibian, 102 mammals, and the rarest animal like Blue sheep, Himalayan Thar, red panda, snow leopard etc.
- Trekking in Annapurna Region is one of the busiest and most Popular Trekking trial all over the world. In the months from October to December and March to May the trials are busiest than others. More than 50 thousand trekker trek to the Annapurna region in a year.
- French expedition Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal were the 1 st climber who climbed Mt, Annapurna in 1950 AD. Maurice and Louis lost their gloves after the successful expedition and had to be cut off due to frostbite.
- Kali Gandaki the deepest gorge in the world which lies in between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. The limestone which is found in the top of Annapurna Mountain is same like the Mt. Everest and Dhaulagiri I.
- Poonhill (3210m) is one of the best view point of this area from where we can observe the best scene of sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Annapurna I (8,091m) Annapurna II (7,937m) Annapurna IV (7,525m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Hiunchuli (6,441m) Lamjung Himal (6,586m) Machhapucchre (6,993m) and Ganesh Himal (7,446m) are the major peaks which you can observe from the top of Poonhill.
- Muktinath Temple and Braga’s old Monastery is the holy shrine for both Hindu and Buddhist; which lies in Annapurna region. You will get to see close companionship residents of both Hindu and Buddhist religion along the trials.