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Annapurna Circuit Trek

With more than 100,000 visitors in 2012, the Annapurna region is by far Nepal’s most popular trekking destination. In recent years, however, road construction – crucial for the locals to access markets – has hampered trekking in the region. In a bid to sustain Annapurna’s trekking industry in the long-term, officials are now working together …

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With more than 100,000 visitors in 2012, the Annapurna region is by far Nepal’s most popular trekking destination. In recent years, however, road construction – crucial for the locals to access markets – has hampered trekking in the region. In a bid to sustain Annapurna’s trekking industry in the long-term, officials are now working together to explore and develop new trekking trails that will provide alternatives to routes obstructed by motorable roads.

The driving force behind the initiative, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) has identified a number of new routes that could be developed especially for tourists on shorter visits and looking for a soft adventure and cultural experience in comparison to more strenuous high-altitude trekking.

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