This guidebook covers the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Sanctuary in Nepal, justifiably the most popular trekking regions. Includes the Pilgrim’s Trail (7-9 days) and Ghandruk Foothill Trek (4-5 days), and notes on other treks and trekking peaks. Complete access and planning information including Kathmandu and access into Annapurna, handling altitude.
Pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (October to November) are the normal trekking seasons. Monsoon and winter trekking is possible but has its dangers.
Acess through Kathmandu then Pokhara. Circuit visits Manang and Muktinath.
Normal Himalayan trekking standard, with tea houses and camping both possible. Altitude (Thorong La at 5400m) is the main challenge - acclimatise properly. Look out for Maoists.
Stunning views of the wall of the Annapurna range as well as Dhaulagiri and the surrounding peaks. Bhuddist temples and the wonderful people.