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Annapurna

14 treks including the Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary

A comprehensive trekking guidebook to the Annapurna region - the most popular trekking area in Nepal. Fourteen diverse treks are described including the classic Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Sanctuary as well as treks in the lesser known Machhapuchhre area, the foothills of Lamjung Himal and restricted areas - Mustang, Damodar and Nar-Phu.

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
ISBN
9781852848262
Availability
Published
Published
2 Feb 2017
Reprinted
12 Jul 2022
Edition
Second
Pages
328
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.80cm
Weight
370g
Overview

A guidebook to 4 treks in Nepal’s Annapurna region, including Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary, plus 10 other routes covering the Machhapuchhre region, Parbat Myagdi, northeast Pokhara, the foothills of Lamjung Himal, and the restricted areas of Mustang, Damodar and Nar-Phu.

Routes range from 4 to 23 days and are graded by difficulty, from easy-moderate to moderate-strenuous. Most involve altitudes of over 3000m, with the Annapurna Circuit ascending to over 5400m.

  • Route description illustrated with sketch mapping and elevation profiles
  • Notes on both organised and independent trekking, and accommodation options (lodges, camping and homestay)
  • Advice on preparation and planning, including recommended kitlist
  • Healthy and safety
  • A wealth of cultural information, plus history, plants and wildlife

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Siân Pritchard Jones Cicerone author JONES

By Siân Pritchard-Jones

Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons met in 1983, on a trek from Kashmir to Ladakh. Since then they have been leading and organising treks in the Alps, Nepal, Algeria and Niger, and exploring the world. However, they regularly return to their first love, Kathmandu and the Himalayas, and have published several books on the region.

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Bob Gibbons Cicerone author GIBBONS

By Bob Gibbons

Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons met in 1983, on a trek from Kashmir to Ladakh. Since they met they have been leading and organising treks in the Alps, Nepal, Algeria and Niger, and exploring the world. However, they regularly return to their first love, Kathmandu and the Himalayas, and have published several books on the region.

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