Tourist Information - Annapurna Conservation Area

Annapurna Conservation Area

It is one of the best trekking trails in the world.

The area spreads around Kaski, Mustang, Manang and Lamjung districts of Central Nepal. Starting with an altitude of 790m, the area reaches as high as 8,091m of Mt. Annapurna. Ghandruk is the first experience and further down is Ghorepani that provides fantastic panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges.

The trek southeast of Jomsom leads to the scenic Tiliicho lake area at an altitude of 4,919m. In the circuit route is the famous Hindu religious site Muktinath Temple.

The vegetation in this region includes various species of orchids and rhododendron.

Wildlife includes 102 different kinds of mammals including rare endangered snow leopards and a very good population of blue sheep.

 The region inhabits around 474 species of birds including multi-colored impheyan, koklas and blood pheasants along with 39 species of reptiles and 22 species of amphibians.

Activities: Trekking, Mountaineering
Accommodation: Resorts, Hotels, Lodges, Camping
Access: Pokhara
Best Season: Mar-May, Sep-Nov

(Source - Nepal Tourism Board)