Between the Marsayangdi River in the east and the Kali Gandaki River in the west, the Annapurna region is located in the heart of the Nepalese Himalaya, occupying about 80 kilometers of territory. To the north, lies the enigmatic and shrouded region of Mustang, which was closed until recently. There are 11 additional soaring peaks within the hump-like Annapurna I (8091m). To mention a few, there's the rocky Annapurna II (7937m) and the snowy Annapurna III (7555m). The famous lake city of Pokhara is located at the base of the Annapurna region. It's a terrific spot to start planning a trip to this legendary region. Pokhara is also a popular starting point for shorter hikes. The Annapurna region attracts almost two-thirds of Nepal's trekkers.The area is easily accessible, and hotels in the hills are plentiful.
Trekking in this area provides beautiful views of both high mountains and lower settlements. Many trekkers prefer the Pokhara area because it has a reduced risk of altitude sickness. There's the Ghorepani loop, as well as the Annapurna circuit, which includes the highest Tilicho lake, the Annapurna Sanctuary, and the famous ABC Trek (Annapurna Base Camp). The Jomsom and Muktinath treks are two other well-known treks. Mustang lies to the north of the Annapurna region, and Nar-Phu Valley is to the east; however, because treks to Mustang and Nar-Phu Valley are subject to particular limitations, this destination is covered on a separate page regarding restricted area treks.