Annapurna

ARTICLE BY NEPAL FILM PRODUCTION TEAM

Everest might be popular as the highest peak in the world but it’s Annapurna that takes the crown of being one of the most popular trekking areas from Nepal. From three-week trekking to three-day ones, Annapurna region offers one of the most diverse trails according to your interests. Named after the mountain range, Annapurna Massif, you could find one peak over 8000m while thirteen above 7000m and sixteen are above 6000m.

Besides the breathtaking views of the mountains, the region is also famous for the small Gurung villages along the trail and the diverse flora-fauna. Annapurna region is also home to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), which is a treasure house for 1,226 species of flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles and 23 amphibians. From the deepest gorge of Kaligandaki to the largest forest of rhododendron in Ghorepani, the region is also rich with cultural diversity with Gurungs and Magars living in the southern areas while Manage, Thakali and Loba living in the northern ones, each having their own dialect, tradition, ritual and culture.