Key information: Annapurna Region
- Some of the best trekking in the world is concentrated around the vast Anapurna massif in the high Himalayas.
- See the Nepalese way of life - albeit inevitably affected by a high traffic of foreigners.
- Trek round the massif in around 20 days on the marvellous Annapurna Circuit, of which the easier and shorter Muktinath/Jomsom Trek is the final third or so.
- Or hike into the heart of the mountains for some of the world?s best views at the Annapurna Sanctuary (10 days or so).
- Or walk the gentler Annapurna Panorama trek in the (relative) foothills but with amazing views, in 6 days or so.
- Or walk the easier Royal Trek, which follows a lower ridge with strong local culture and Annapurna views galore, usually in the mornings.
- To the north is Mustang , ethnic and physical Tibet: amazing desert - gorge scenery and unspoilt villages in this remote, remarkable region.
- Their fame has resulted in some of these walks being popular - even crowded in peak season, to the detriment of the environment and the integrity of the local cultures.
- You can "tea house trek" most these routes, greatly reducing the cost and the weight-carrying involved in these routes.
- These are tough walks in high mountains, on which you will have to be self-sufficient and where altitude can cause real problems. Come prepared.
- Cicerone's "Annapurna: A Trekker's Guide" is the best book. ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!
Walkopedia rating(Top 100)
- Walkopedia rating93
- Natural interest17
- Human interest10
- Negative points7
- Total rating93
- Note: Negs: altitude; popularity
- Length: Variable
- Maximum Altitude: Up to 5,416m
- Level of Difficulty: Variable
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