Annapurna Trekking Guidebook

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Many would-be explorers are drawn to the captivating Tibetan culture and the plateau’s fantastic scenery. In these remote mountains, specialist trekkers can delve into the natural world, capturing magnificent predators like lammergeyer on camera, tracking the bashful Himalayan bear, sniffing out the elusive snow leopard and even yearning for the yeti.

Mustang

Upper Mustang, with its extraordinary walled city of Lo Manthang, has long been the fabled Shangri-La. Getting there is every bit as fascinating and inspiring. Where in the world can you find such unbelievable variation – the highest peaks of the Himalayas, mysterious canyons, legend-filled settlements, staggering geology and contorted natural landscapes?

Nar-Phu

Perhaps the most astonishing region of all the Annapurnas, it is as barely known as it is inaccessible. Cut off for centuries by the highest passes and the most impenetrable, sheer-sided canyon in Nepal, the medieval villages of Nar and Phu are some of the country’s most closely guarded secrets. Trekking here takes one to a new level of adventure and wonder.

  • Tange chortens
    Tange chortens
  • Overlooking Ghami
    Overlooking Ghami
  • Tsarang
    Tsarang
  • Harvest at Tsarang
    Harvest at Tsarang
  • Lo Manthang lies ahead
    Lo Manthang lies ahead
  • Gate to Lo Manthang
    Gate to Lo Manthang
  • Chosar gompa
    Chosar gompa
  • Nyphu gompa
    Nyphu gompa
  • Camping at Tange
    Camping at Tange
  • Chortens at Tange
    Chortens at Tange
  • Dramatic Narsing Khola canyons
    Dramatic Narsing Khola canyons
  • Narsing Khola canyons
    Narsing Khola canyons
  • Looking down at Tetang at the end of a long day
    Looking down at Tetang at the end of a long day
Tange chortens
Tange chortens
  • Looking back at Annapurna II from near Kyang
    Looking back at Annapurna II from near Kyang
  • Snow falls in Phu but the weaving goes on...
    Snow falls in Phu but the weaving goes on...
  • Hair-raising start to the Nar-Phu trek
    Hair-raising start to the Nar-Phu trek
  • Inquisitive Blue Sheep at Phu gompa
    Inquisitive Blue Sheep at Phu gompa
  • Sunrise over Kang Guru
    Sunrise over Kang Guru
  • Stunning waterfall path below Meta
    Stunning waterfall path below Meta
  • Himalayan Griffon soars high above Pisang Peak
    Himalayan Griffon soars high above Pisang Peak
  • Self-catering at Kyang
    Self-catering at Kyang
Looking back at Annapurna II from near Kyang
Looking back at Annapurna II from near Kyang