For many people, Annapurna Trekking is their number one reason to visit the Himalayas in Nepal. This pristine alpine region was set aside by the Government of Nepal in 1986 as the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) in order to preserve this unique biosphere in Nepal.
ACAP covers 7,629 square kilometers. Inside of its borders is the 10th highest peak in the world: Mt. Annapurna I, rising to a lofty 8,091 meters. Within this region, discover a variety of Annapurna Trekking trails that will range from just a few days to nearly a month.
Inside of ANCP, there are many snowcapped peaks, 13 of these peaks are over 7,000 meters in height. The world’s deepest canyon is located on the Kali Gandaki River. The highest freshwater lake in the world (Tilicho Lake) is located here at an elevation of 4,919 meters.
The culture is a diverse one as you meet Gurung and Magar people who farm this difficult land as they have for centuries on terraced farms. You will also meet the Thakali people as well as other smaller, ethnic groups here who have preserved their culture, language, dress and traditions.
The land ranges from sub-tropical to alpine with each region having its own unique vegetation, mammals, birds, and butterflies. Hidden waterfalls spring forth from the mountains. This is the land of the rare snow leopard along with 101 other mammals and over 470 different birds.
Annapurna Trekking is very popular with visitors to Nepal, although there are some areas where you will find trails that are less traveled. It is from easy to moderate, depending upon the trail. Whatever you are looking for in Annapurna Trekking, you can find it through your representative at Himalayan Planet Adventures.