Annapurna Conservation Area Project was initially lunch in Ghandruk village in the year 1986. It was established with a motif of conserving the environment with local participation. It was the first and the largest conservation area of Nepal. This non-governmental organization runs the campaign to train the hotelier and lodge owner, encourage the local for sanitation and protection of the environment, promote the destination and culture of the region. The amount earned from the permit fee in the Annapurna Region is utilized for the conservation and development activities of Annapurna Region. They also focus their activities on poverty alleviation, destination promotion, and conservation of resources, community development, and management of trekking trails.