GHOREPANI POON HILL
The trekking in Nepal can be an exhilarating as well as a great learning experience apart from the fact that it provides one of the world's best scenic beauties. Trekkers will have an opportunity to observe great variety of the Kingdom and the villages that embrace ethnic groups and cultures, accompanied by the picturesque villages, beautiful terraced landscape and majestic snow-capped mountains (the great Himalayas) - all with extreme contrast from each other make each day’s walk a different experience.
The Annapurna Region in the central Nepal is the most geographically and culturally diverse region for trekking. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) working along with the King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation has declared this region as area of conservation and sustainable development. Stretched over 2,600 sq. km., the area boasts up a variety of diverse cultures, tribes and castes as the Brahmins, Chettris, Newars, Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, Manangis and the Tibetans.
This area has sub-tropical lowlands, valleys, bamboo, oak and rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, windswept desert plateaus and the towering Annapurna Mountains. There are 1226 plants with 38 orchids and 9 rhododendrons. Animals and birds are in abundance in this region; 478 species of birds, 101 mammals, 39 reptiles, 22 amphibians like the marten, deer, langur and the elusive snow leopard. This area has the world's deepest river gorge, Kali Gandaki, lying some 6900 meters /22,563 ft, below some of the world's largest and most beautiful mountains as the Annapurna I (world's 8th highest) and the Fishtail Peak.