Annapurna by Pritchard-Jones Sian Gibbons Bob
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.