Annapurna Region
annapurna region trekkingAnnapurna Trekking has been wildly known as a trekker's paradise. The upper sub-alpine grassland environment harbors some of the rare snow leopards and blue sheep. Other areas of the region protect bird species such as the kokla, blood pheasant amongst a multitude of other birds, butterflies and insects. Many plants native to Nepal are found in this forest. The conservation area has many varieties of orchids and some of the richest temperate rhododendron forest in the world.

For thousands of years people of various ethnic groups have scratched a livelihood out of its steep hillsides. The start of tourism and the phenomenal rise in human population has triggered a process of environmental decline. In 1968 government of Nepal launched the Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

With international help, the project aims to integrate environmental conservation with development that can be sustainable base. The project aspires to improve local living standards, protect the environment and develop a more "sensitive" form of tourism. One of its most important functions has been to develop and teach courses on environmental education in local communities.