The Annapurna region is an area in western Nepal where some of the most popular treks are located. The region is generally taken to include areas around the Annapurna Range (Annapurna Himal), Dhaulagiri mountains and the Kaligandaki River valley. The peaks in this region include the 8,091m Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m) and Machhapuchchhre (6,993 m). Most of these peaks a visible throughout the region on a clear day.
The Annapurna Conservation Area is also located in the region.
Among the popular treks in the region are the Annapurna Circuit trek which circles the Annapurna Range, the Kaligandaki River Valley trek which brings you up the world’s deepest valley and the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek up to the Annapurna Base Camp. There are many more trails for shorter treks. The region includes the Trans-Himalayan areas north of the main Himalayan Ranges, where the land is arid and the culture more Tibetan than Indian subcontinent.