The Annapurna region is a National Park of extreme beauty, it is the most widely visited trekking region in Nepal. There are many treks to choose from for all levels of fitness. Some of these treks follow the ancient salt trade route between Nepal and Tibet that cuts through The Kali Gandaki Gorge (the deepest in the world.) There are well-established trading and trekking lodges and tea houses in the region and there are good road and air links with Kathmandu. The region is situated north of the beautiful lake town of Pokhara which is situated 200 Kms to the west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is reached by either a six hour car ride or a flight from Kathmandu that takes around 20 minutes..
The region has many spectacular mountains of over 8000 mtrs and the extremes of elevation here are not found anywhere else in Nepal. Many different plants and animals live in the region, a lot of Oak and Bamboo and Rhododendron forests are found in the south, high alpine meadows and windswept plateaus are dominant in the northern regions that border Tibet. The Grey Languor monkey and a variety of cats and rodents are found at lower levels, the elusive Snow Leopard and The Himalayan Black Bear inhabit the higher altitudes (4500mtrs and above). Over 400 species of birds have been recorded in the region.