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Annapurna Conservation Area

Annapurna conservation area was established in 1986 and is the largest protected area in Nepal that covers an area of 7629 km2. The conservation area ranges elevation from 790m of the peak Annapurna. The conservation area stretches across 5 districts of Nepal that are Manang, mustang, Magdi, Kaski, and Lamjung. The conservation area is home to more than 100000 residents of different cultures and groups. The conservation area also has 1226 species of the flowering plants, 105 mammals, 518 birds, 40 reptiles and 23 amphibians. There are many other features that make the Annapurna conservation area a unique place. We can find the world deepest river gorge – Kali Gandaki which is 3 miles long and 1.5 miles wide. The region contains the world’s highest altitude lake Tlicho lake and the world’s largest rhododendron forest in Ghorepani. The natural and cultural features of the area is the most attractive trekking destinations in the country. The cultural diversity of the Annapurna region is equal to biological diversity. The local people have sheltered in the 5 districts and the 15 rural municipalities of the Annapurna Conservation Areas.

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