Trekking Annapurna : 14 treks including the Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary

by Sian Pritchard Jones

Other authorsBob Gibbons (Author), Cicerone (Editor)
Paperback, 2017



Call number

796.5 (ASI 4.3) PRI





Milnthorpe, Cumbria : Cicerone, 2017, 2a edició

Més informació

This guidebook describes 14 multi-day treks in Nepal's captivating Annapurna region, among the foothills of the mighty Himalaya. Routes range between 24km and 200km (15-124 miles) and between 4 and 23 days, with maximum altitudes from 1750m to 5416m. Areas covered include Machhapuchhre, Pokhara and Lamjung Himal. The varied treks showcase this inspiring landscape, offering stunning vistas of snow-clad peaks and verdant valleys. From the classic Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary to lesser-known routes, this is the definitive guide to exploring Nepal's most popular trekking region.
With accommodation options including a mixture of homestay, camping and lodges, trekkers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in their surroundings and experience the warmth and richness of Nepalese hospitality and culture. As well as detailed route description and sketch mapping, the guide presents a wealth of information to help make the most of a trip, including practical advice on transport, visas and permits, when to go, what to take and health and safety. There are notes on different styles of trekking, tips on cultural etiquette and fascinating background information on the region's history, plants and wildlife, culture and religion.

- Seasons: Autumn (October-November-December) best season for clear views and dry weather Spring (March-April-May) for flowers and variable clear spells Summer monsoon (June-July-August) OK for Mustang in the Himalayan rain shadow Winter (January-February) cold but often clear, maybe snowing.
- Centres: Kathmandu, Pokhara, Besi Sahar, Chame, Nar & Phu, Manang, Thorong Phedi, Muktinath, Kagbeni, Lo Manthang, Tetang, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Birethanti, Nayapul.
- Difficulty: Every grade of trek is available in the Annapurna region, from the most challenging that cross high passes in excess of 5000m, to undulating ridge walks around Phewa Tal lake. Trails vary from narrow and exposed to wide and easy; temperatures from -20 to +35 deg C.
- Must See: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp, Sanctuary, Thorong La, Tilicho Lake, Nar Phu, Mustang, Lo Manthang, Kali Gandaki gorge, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail mountain), Jomsom, Pokhara, Phewa Tal, Kathmandu, Durbar Squares, trekking, homestay.

Trek 1. Annapurna Circuit
Stage 1. Bhulbhule to Manang
Stage 3. Muktinath to Tatopani
Stage 4. Tatopani to Naya Pul via Ghorepani
Alternative Stage 4. Tatopani to Dhampus Phedi via Ghorepani and Ghandruk
Trek 2. Annapurna Sanctuary
Stage 1. Dhampus Phedi to Chhomrong
Alternative Stage 1. Naya Pul to Chhomrong
Stage 2. Chhomrong to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
Stage 3. Annapurna Base Camp to Chhomrong
Stage 4. Chhomrong to Naya Pul via Ghandruk
Alternative Stage 4. Chhomrong to Naya Pul via Ghorepani
Trek 3. Ghorepani Circuit (Poon Hill Expedition)
Trek 4. Annapurna–Dhaulagiri Trek

Trek 5. Mustang Trek
Stage 1. Jomsom to Lo Manthang
Stage 2. Lo Manthang to Muktinath via Tange
Trek 6. Nar-Phu Trek
Stage 1. Koto to Phu
Stage 2. Phu to Koto

Machhapuchhre region:
Trek 7. Mardi Himal Trek
Trek 8. Machhapuchhre Korchon (Model) Trek
Parbat Myagdi:
Trek 9. Parbat Myagdi Link
Trek 10. Parbat Myagdi Circular
Ridges north and east of Pokhara:
Trek 11. Siklis Trek
Foothills of Lamjung Himal:
Trek 12. Khatri Thanti–Besisahar Trek
Trek 13. Ramgha–Besisahar Trek
Trek 14. Gurung Heritage Trail

Physical description

328 p.; 18 cm


185284826X / 9781852848262

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