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The Annapurna region lies toward the north of Central Nepal. The region has been recognized as one of the world's best trekking trails according to a recent survey by Modern Maturity (USA). The highlights of this part of Nepal are Annapurna peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri, River Kali Gandaki and several other peaks. Gateway to Annapurna trekking region is the famous city of Pokhara. The most prominent ethnic groups of Annapurna region are Gurung, Thakali and Manangba. Animals found here are pika, blue sheep and Himalayan Tahr and vegetation ranges from tropical species to temperate forests of oak, beech and rhododendron.
The popular trekking routes of this region are jomsom, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna foothills, Sikles, Lamjung, Dhaulagiri, Upper Mustang and around Pokhara. The best time to visit is during spring and autumn. Unlike other parts of Nepal, even the monsoon months are ideal to visit to Upper Mustang that falls in the rain shadow area. Most trekking routes in the Annapurna region are well serviced by teahouses Trekkers should, however, be careful
while trekking to the more remote parts of the region.
Getting there
Regardless of the trek chosen, it is most likely that Pokhara would be either the starting or ending point of your trek in the Annapurna region. Pokhara is located 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu and can be reached by road in about six hours or by air in thirty minutes from the capital. For road travel there are a number of tourist buses available daily both from Kathmandu and from Chitwan. Food, accommodation and other tourist facilities of all ranges are available in and around Pokhara.
Permits and fees
Entry fee is necessary for Annapurna Conservation Area Project region. The permit must be purchased before starting the trek and can be obtained in Thamel, Kathmandu, or Lakeside, Pokhara. Trekkers are advised to arrange their trek through a government recognized trekking agency.

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