Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one
peak over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft), thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres (23,000
ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 metres (20,000 ft).
The Annapurna Conservation Area (7,629 km²) is a well known trekking region.
There are three major trekking routes in the Annapurna region: the Jomson Trek
to Jomsom and Muktinath (increasingly disturbed by a road-building project); the
Annapurna Sanctuary route to Annapurna base camp; and the Annapurna Circuit,
which circles the Annapurna Himal itself and includes the Jomsom route. The town
of Pokhara usually serves as a starting point for these treks, and is also a
good starting place for other short treks of one to four days, such as routes to
Ghorepani or Ghandruk.