Annapurna region is one of the most popular trek destination of himalayas dominated by the Annapurna ranges. Kaligandaki valley with Muktinath temple, Annapurna Sanctuary and Annapurna circuit (Thorung la Pass 5416 m) itself are the most popular to discover in this region. Besisahar (843 m) is the main gateway to discover Nar and Phu valley and as well as Thorong la (5416m) and Tilicho lake (4920 m) likewise Pokhara city is also a main gateway to explore verious short treks of one to four - five days, including Siklesh trekking, Royal trekking, Khobra ridge trekking, short Ghorepani - Punhill trekking, Annapurna Sanctuary or Annapurna Base Camp, Khayar Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Panchase Trekking and Muktinath trekking can be done with in one to 2 weeks. Mustang is also a part of Annapurna region, but because treks to upper mustang part are subject to special permits because of restrictions by Nepal government. Roughly about two-thirds of the visitors of Nepal to visit the Annapurna region. Trekking tours into the Annapurna region has easy access, nice hotels in the hills are plentiful, and treks here offer good scenery of both high mountains and lowland villages.
ACAP (approximately 7600 sq.km) was established in 1986 under the guidance of the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation for an innovative approach to environmental protection, it was declared a "conservation area" instead of a national park. A large number of people live within this region and has sought the involvement of local people and has emphasized environmental education. ACAP projects include the training of lodge owners, with an emphasis on sanitation, deforestation and cultural pride. They have trained the lodge operators and encouraged hoteliers to charge a fair price for food and accommodation. Annapurna conservation office encourages the use of kerosene for cooking throughout the region. ACAP is supported by conservation entrance fee which is Nrs 3000 by foreigners.
ACAP has encouraged the construction of toilets throughout the area; use them no matter how disgusting they are. ACAP has also made provision to cook by kerosene becaus using firewood is totally restricted. Furthermore ACAP office sells iodine, solar battery chargers and other products that can help you to protect the environment while you are trek. For the further information, do feel free to write us.
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