Annapurna region is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal. This Annapurna trekking region is traveled by about two-thirds of all trekkers in Nepal, i.e. over 60,000 each year thanks to its flawless mountain views, various scenery and exotic mixture of Nepali, Tibetan and Trans-Himalayan culture. Annapurna is a Sanskrit name meaning “Goddess of the Harvests”. Annapurna Himal is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal. It includes Annapurna I( 8,091 m or 26,545 ft) and13 additional peaks over 7,000 m (22,970 ft).The entire 55 km-long massif and surrounding area are protected within the 7,629 km2 Annapurna Conservation Area, the first and largest conservation area in Nepal. There are 3 major trekking routes in this region: the classic Annapurna Circuit
, which circles the Annapurna Himal itself; the Annapurna Sanctuary
route to Annapurna Base Camp
(ABC); and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
and the Jomsom Muktinath Trek,
which also included in Annapurna Circuit. Kathmandu and Pokhara the two ends of the entire circuit route. Pokhara is also a good starting place for other shorter treks, normally 3– 4 days, reaching places like Ghorepani.