Annapurna Region is also popularly renowned as the “Paradise for all those trekkers” who are specially beginning and learning how to trek around the high altitude. This region has all types of exposures for both beginners or professionals. The vast feast of scenery and diverse culture with ethnic flavor settlement is another important part. Pokhara is considered as the main gateway of all Annapurna Region treks. All the trekkers step inside Pokhara valley, the valley of lakes and caves in Nepal before starting their trek.
Annapurna Region is rich bucket of genetic wealth. Trekking in this region is very popular for breath taking and spectacular view of several snow-capped Himalayas and entertain with rich ecological diversity. The region supports lush verities of rhododendron forest, bamboo bushes, more than 100 species of orchids, more than 700 plus herbal and medicinal plants, unique variety of birds and mammals. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) takes care of this region by maintaining and protecting the flora and fauna. It is also the first largest Conservation Area in Nepal covering 7629 sq. Km.
Annapurna trekking is one of the best tourism attraction from which we can experience many mountains view like Annapurna South(7219m), Annapurna I(8091m), Annapurna (7937m), Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre. The Valley of Kali Gandaki River lies between this mountains which is known as the deepest gorge in the world. This region is a permanent inhabitant of Gurung including several other ethnic and linguistic groups like Magars, Thalkalis, Brahmins, Chhetris, Tamangs etc.
Most of the people in this region maintain their livelihood by operating tea houses during the trekking seasons. During the off season they practice agriculture growing grow maize, millet, rice, barley, buckwheat, potatoes, local peas, and beans and animal husbandry for additional sources of cash income.
There are several well set-up hotels and tea houses in this region to maintain the basic needs of trekkers. After exploring Annapurna Region, you can collect the real experience of exploring natural Nepal, Nepali, blended flavor of nature and culture etc. This region has several trekking destinations. Among them Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Dhaulagiri Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek are more popular.