Annapurna trekking is one of the most popular trekking areas in the Himalaya where the most number of people visit each year, more than any other region. The Annapurna region is widely recognized as a natural paradise and constantly voted as top trekking area in the world. Annapurna is the series of Himalaya peaks in the north central Nepal above the Pokhara valley and is the name of several peaks in the region sharing the same massif. Annapurna region is a vast expanse stretching from Pokhara to the Tibetan barren terrain in the north. The upper sub-alpine steppe environment harbors rare species of wildlife. The region supports a of great variation flora, fauna, the landscape, people and culture. Travelling through the region is a wonderful opportunity to experience people, culture, natural diversity, the wildlife and off course great mountain scenery.
The region is protected and managed by Annapurna Area Conservation Project “ACAP” and Nepalese Rupees 2000 (USD 30) is applicable as entrance fee for adults above 10. There are all types of trekking options available in the Annapurna region, from short hiking to week long trekking or a of couple of weeks to month long journey to suit your time and budget. The most popular trekking trails are Ghorepani Poon Hill, Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna Circuit, Jomson Muktinath etc. A numbers of short hiking opportunities are widely available from Pokhara.