Nepal is dominated by Annapurna Himal and the town of Pokhara. There
are three major trekking routes in this region; to Jomsom, to Annapurna
sanctuary and a circuit of the entire Annapurna massif. Pokhara
is also a good starting place for number of shorter treks around
The ancient kingdom of Lo ( Mustang) is also geographically a part
of the Annapurna region, but because treks to Mustang are subject
to especial restriction.
About two-third of the 100,000 trekkers who visited Nepal in 2003/2004
trekked in the Annapurna region. The area is easily accessible,
hotels in hills are plentiful and treks here offer good scenery
of both high mountains and lowland villages.