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Annapurna Region

Annapurna Basecamp Trekking - Annapurna Base Camp

A display-board at Annapurna Base Camp, the last point of Annapurna Basecamp Trekking, Mt. Annapurna on the background

Annapurna trekking region in Nepal has been wildly recognized as a naturalist’s paradise. Also Annapurna trekking/tour region is a popular dramatic place for trekkers all over world.One can do 2 to 21 days trekking/tour in the Annapurna region. The upper sub-alpine steppe environment harbors some of the rare snow leopards and blue sheep. Other areas of Annapurna trekking region protect bird species such as the multi-coloured Impeyan, kokla, blood pheasant amongst a multitude of other birds, butterflies and insects. Many plants native to Nepal are found in the forest of Annapurna trekking region. The Annapurna conservation area has 100 varieties of orchids and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forest in the world.
For thousands of years people of diverse ethnic backgrounds have scratched a livelihood out of Annapurnas steep hillsides. The advent of tourism and the phenomenal rise in human population has triggered a process of environmental deterioration. In 1968 Nepal’s former King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation launched the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.
With international support, the project aims to integrate environmental conservation with development that can sustain the area’s reserve base. The project aspires to improve local living standards, protect the environment and develop a more “sensitive” form of tourism. One of ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Project)s most important function has been to develop and teach courses on environmental education in local schools and communities.