Number of trekkers to Annapurna region up

The total number of trekkers visiting Annapurna Region increased by 10.67 percent to 88,418 in 2010. This is the highest number of trekkers that the region - described as one of the best trekking regions in the world – has ever received. The region had received 79,896 trekkers in 2009.

The arrivals had fallen to mere 36,000 in 2005 due to Maoist insurgency. According to Annapurna Conservation Area Project, more than 12,000 of the total trekkers were from SAARC countries. Annapurna Region is famous for the world famous Annapurna Circuit and more than a dozen fascinating trails. Spread over 7,000 sq km in Kaski, Mustang, Myagdi, Manang and Lamjung districts, ACAP region offers stunning scenery and rich biodiversity. The region is home to over 3,000 species of plants and 478 species of Birds.  (source: TAAN)