ACAP was launched in 1986 to protect the environment with sustainable community development in Annapurna area by the local people without any intervention from the Nepalese Government. This is the first and the largest conservation area in Nepal that covers 7,629 sq. km. Approximately 25,000 trekkers visit the Annapurna region every year and the trekking fee collected from the tourists supports more than 40,000 local people. Thus, ACAP with the participation of the trekkers have been able to increase the standard of living of the local population, protect the environment and develop sustainable tourism. This project shows the people who are taking care of this wonderful area and help the trekkers who want to enjoy it.