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Annapurna Region

Annapurna is a Sanskrit name that can be translated as goddess of harvests or more simply the provider. of Annapurna's

The Annapurna trekking region consists of peaks Annapurna 1, Annapurna 2, Annapurna 3, Annapurna 4 and those of Annapurna south peaks. The treks major highlights are the ancient mid-western salt-route, settlement of Manang, Thorongla pass between Nepal and Tibet Muktinath temple and the deepest gorge of world Kaligandaki.

Mustang of lomanthang, the desert plateau located in the upper valley of the River kaligandaki, and to the north of the main Himalayan range also falls in this region. Tourist accesss to Mustang is controlled to help retain its exclusiveness The highlights of the trek jincludes the visit to the Mustang palace, the visith to Lomanthang and pony rides to the Nepal-Tibet border. Annapurna region is reached via- Pokhara, which is 200km from Kathmandu ; it is 5 to 65 hours by road and 30 minuates by air from Kathmandu.One can ride a bus or hire a cab from Pokhara to reach the trek head. Food and accommodation is easily available in the popular tourist city of Pokhara. (This is the most popular trek in Nepal , which passes through some of the most stunning scenery on earth.)