Annapurna Conservation Area Project Nepal

Annapurna Conservation Area

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) is the first and one of the largest protected areas in Nepal. It is launched in 1986, covering an area of 7,629 sq. km. More than 1,00,000 residents of multi-ethnic cultures and linguistic groups reside here. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) consists of, 105 mammals, 40 reptiles, 1,226 species of flowering plants, 518 birds, and 23 amphibians.

Annapurna region is very famous and considered to be a unique place in the world. The world’s deepest river gorge– Kali Gandaki George lies in the Annapurna region. This George is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide and is a valley with fossils from the Tethys Sea which is 60 million years old. Furthermore, the region is covered by the world’s largest rhododendron forest in Ghorepani, Tlicho Lake in Manag which is the world’s highest-altitude freshwater lake north of Annapurna Massif.


The climate of the Annapurna region differs with the elevations. People can observe the temperature every 100m as they ascend, there is a 6-degree Celsius drop in the temperature.

Local People at Buffer Zone

Different ethnic dominant groups- Gurung and Magar in the southern, Thakali, Manange, and Loba in the northern part reside in this area. Additionally, there are Brahmin, Hindu, Buddhist, and Buddhist religions live across the region. They speak their own dialect and follow their own culture and tradition and several ecological biodiversities are the feature of the Annapurna region. Annapurna region people reside in the 5 districts of 15 rural municipalities of the Annapurna conservation area. The biodiversity and several natural features have made ACA, the most famous trekking destination in the country. Over 1000 lodges, several teashops, and the majority of subsidiary services are opened to give facilities to the thousands of pilgrims, visitors, trekkers, and their support staff.

Wildlife and Vegetation

 Annapurna Conservation Area Project Nepal is home to endangered species like snow leopard, musk deer, Tibetan wolf, and Tibetan argali. Annapurna region is only the area where all six Himalayan Pheasants of Nepal are found. Moreover, ACAP covers a large area that includes 22 different forests and 1226 plant species out of which 55 species of plants are only found in Nepal.

Annapurna Conservation Area is Famous for Adventurous Things Such as:

  • Trekking
  • Rafting- Marshyangdhi
  • Hot spring
  • Heli- tour
  • Pilgrimage
  • Sightseeing
  • Mountaineering
  • Kayaking- Marsyangdhi

Visitors can extend their visit to the Annapurna region. They can extend their holidays more to collect memorable moments.

Famous Place to Visit in the Annapurna Region

  • Tlicho lake
  • Mukti Nath temple
  • Thorong la Pass
  • Annapurna Sanctuary
  • Marsyangdhi
  • Kali Gandaki George
  • Jomsom
  • Poon hill
  • Mardi Himal Base camp
  • Baraha Tal
  • Tatopani Hot spring
  • Rupse Waterfall

Entrance Fees:

NepaliNPR 100 Per Person
SAARC NationalsNPR 1000 Per Person
ForeignersNPR 3000 Per Person
Child DiscountBelow 10 Years Free

List of Best Trekking in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)

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