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An essential guidebook to the Annapurna region; the most popular trekking area in Nepal and a magnet for those who love mountains. The guide describes 14 treks, such as the classic Annapurna Circuit, as well as introducing routes in Mustang, Damodar and Nar-Phu. The guide gives comprehensive background information on trekking seasons and the different style options open to visitors, as well as details of all the essential items to take and recommendations on how to make the most of your trip. Annapurna is not defined by one single soaring summit; rather it is a vast massif of a series of multiple peaks and spires. These mountains dominate the landscape and provide an abundance of exciting trails and many different areas for trekking, including some suitable for all abilities (with easy options in the foothills).
Sian 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 and the Sahara. They work in Kathmandu every winter and always relish returning to the Annapurna region, one of their favourite trekking haunts.
Map key Overview Map Acknowledgments 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 Trek 2 Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 3 Ghorepani Circuit (Poon Hill Expedition) Trek 4 Annapurna-Dhaulagiri Trek 2 Restricted Areas - Mustang, Damodar and Nar-Phu Trek 5 Mustang Trek Trek 6 Nar-Phu Trek 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 schedules 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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