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Annapurna 2/e Rev

14 Treks Including the Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary
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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. 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. 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.
Warning Overview map Map key Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Geography Climate Plants, animals and birds Brief history People of Nepal Religion Cultural considerations Getting there Visas and permits When to go Style of trekking Accommodation on trek Food Money matters Health matters Mountain safety Hazards and security What to take Maps Photography Communications Kathmandu - Gateway to the Himalayas Pokhara - Gateway to the Annapurnas How to use this guide The last word 1 Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 1 Annapurna Circuit Stage 1 Bhulbhule to Manang Stage 2 Manang to Muktinath 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 2 Restricted areas - Mustang, Damodar and Nar-Phu 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 3 Other treks 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 Trek Appendix A Trek summaries and suggested schedules4 Appendix B Religious and other terminology Appendix C Useful words and phrases Appendix D Books, films and music Appendix E Useful contacts
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