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Walking in the Annapurna Region

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This is probably the best long distance trek in the world, no doubt. The terrain, culture and scenery are constantly changing, adding to this fantastic experience and of course, you have the element of danger in tackling the not insignificant 5416m Thorong La. Thankfully the altitude section is quite short so although still a danger, get to the Pass and you are home and dry.

This is a comfortable 18 day trek, with built in acclimatisation and the odd rest day for potential injuries or bad weather. It can be done in less but you would need to be fit, durable and avoid injuries and illnesses. Longer and you would have a lovely time 'bimbling' along resting as you please.

The first third of this is through some quite harsh terrain and gets tougher as you pass through Manang. Be sure to acclimatise there (as most do). There is a Nepalese Rescue Association (NRA) station located there, normally manned by volunteer Dr's (usually US or UK). Take the time to attend their daily lectures on altitude sickness.

The next 3 or 4 days will see you up and over the Pass, one of the high points (literally) of the route. Make no mistake, the day you go over the Pass and down to Muktinath is a very long day indeed; the decent from the Pass is longer than most anticipate and it could well be covered in snow.

From here on on, you will be smiling! The sun is far more prominent on this side of the range and you are now trekking down the Kali Gandaki valley, even deeper than the Grand Canyon! On one side the mighty Annapurna's, the other the Daulagiri range. When you reach Tatopani, the wonderful natural hot springs will be waiting for you.

From here you have several options to exit the area, either directly south to Beni or up and over Ghorepani. The ascent to Ghorepani is up to 9 hrs so plan your itinerary carefully, at this stage of the trek, it's a tough call. Worth it though, Poon Hill is a relatively famous photographic spot and is right next to Ghorepani.

Soon it will be time to exit and if you don't have a tear in your eye when you do reach the end, you are not human or you don't like trekking! It really is a feat of endurance but one that you don't want to end either. Absolutely superb.

Written by  Terry Crosby.

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.WOW, what beautiful sights........

WOW........WOW, what beautiful sights........the view from your window beats ANY 5 STAR HOTEL IN THE WORLD....trust me, I've been in some of those dumps.

WOW, what an incredible trip you guys are having, we are Jealous....

Sanjib Adikhari is recomended 2011 by German trekkers Sabine and Frank from Berlin

The ultimate compliment for Sanjib came from fellow trekkers we met along the way who remarked how lucky we were to have a guide so personable, knowledgeable and dedicated to us and our experience. We could not have agreed with them more. *We did a 21 day Annapurna circuit, Annapurna base camp trek and Langtang Valley trek and having never trekked this length before, we were both novices. It is without a doubt, that had our guide been anyone other than Sanjib, we would not have had nearly the rich, authentic and thoroughly enjoyable experience we did. When trekking

with Sanjib we enjoyed:

* honest, knowledgeable and sincere discussions regarding anything from Nepal's history and current politics, local religions and culture history, to geography natural landscape and all Mountains Name

* a sensitivity and sensibility to allow a good balance between conversation and respecting an individual or couple’s need for privacy * over 9 years of trekking guide experience

* a respect for an individual’s desired pace and physical condition

* an intimate knowledge of the best accommodations, tea stops and places of interest along the way, according to our own individual budget

We would highly recommend any potential trekker in Nepal to enlist the services of Sanjib Adhikari. It is without a doubt that you will be richly rewarded if you do so Trek in Nepal his contact address is: sanjib-adhikari@hotmail.com and his website : nepalguideinfo.com

Sanjib Adikhari ist recomended 2011 by German trekkers Sabine and Frank from Berlin

The ultimate compliment for Sanjib came from fellow trekkers we met along the way who remarked how lucky we were to have a guide so personable, knowledgeable and dedicated to us and our experience. We could not have agreed with them more. *We did a 21 day Annapurna circuit, Annapurna base camp trek and Langtang Valley trek and having never trekked this length before, we were both novices. It is without a doubt, that had our guide been anyone other than Sanjib, we would not have had nearly the rich, authentic and thoroughly enjoyable experience we did. When trekking

with Sanjib we enjoyed:

* honest, knowledgeable and sincere discussions regarding anything from Nepal's history and current politics, local religions and culture history, to geography natural landscape and all Mountains Name

* a sensitivity and sensibility to allow a good balance between conversation and respecting an individual or couple’s need for privacy * over 9 years of trekking guide experience

* a respect for an individual’s desired pace and physical condition

* an intimate knowledge of the best accommodations, tea stops and places of interest along the way, according to our own individual budget

We would highly recommend any potential trekker in Nepal to enlist the services of Sanjib Adhikari. It is without a doubt that you will be richly rewarded if you do so Trek in Nepal his contact address is: sanjib-adhikari@hotmail.com

Annapurna Region Trek

Annapurna is considered to be the most famous and popular trekking destination in all of Nepal. The area is dominated by the presence of such peaks as the Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchre, These mountains loom in the distance throughout your trek giving you a true Himalayan experience. Trekking through the lowland villages and mountain communities will expose you to the variety of different cultures of the Gurung, Marangi, and Thakali people.

Annapurna Circuit Trekking

The Annapurna Circuit is considered by many to be the best trek in Nepal. Set in the Northern section of the Annapurna Circuit this trek offers stunning view of the Annapurna mountain range. During the initial stages of the trek you are led through several traditionally Tibetan villages and past the ruined Gaonsahar fortress. You have to be very fit for this trek, as the altitude varies dramatically between 790 metres and 3,360 metres.

Most treks start from the village of Dumre, 70 km east of Pokhara on the Prithvi Highway. It can be reached quite easily and has a few basic hotels, though it is better to make an early start from Pokhara than spend the night at Dumre. There is a road to Bote Odar, a three hour walk south of Besi Sahar, which has a police checkpoint, shops and trekkers' lodge. Above the village to the west is the ruined fortress of Gaonsahar (1,370 meters).

Namaste & Hello for everybody form top of the World!

My Name is Sumba Sherpa. I am very professional trekking & tour guide in Nepal. I born in Eastern part of Nepal, where world tallest peak Mt. Everest (8,848M) is lies. I am still single & I love my job. Walking through Nepalese Mountains is really wonderful experience for everybody. I have done Annapurna Circuit trekking (35 times) but I always feel exciting to do that trek every year. As this trek is world top 10 trekking trail you will get really incredible view of annapurna Massif as well as huge cultural & biodiversity. We would like to welcome to share my experience & I would love to be your trekking partner if you are willing to visit Nepal.

welcome to Nepal

Hello everyone

I am sanjib adhikari and a professional trekking mountain guide based in Kathmandu. I have been a guide here for more than seven years. I offers trekking, sightseeing and climbing experiences including the highest peaks of the World, (such as Mt.Everst base camp, Annapurna, Langtang and many more).I have officially recognised government training and a Professional Trekking Guide License obtained in 2001. my other capabilities include; Geographical knowledge, fluent English and Japanese and recognised First Aid qualifications.

So if you need any help with anything for your trip to Nepal please do not hesitate to contact me. I will provide all the necessary information related to your journey to Nepal from your home country. It could be my best pleasure to arrange your trip as your time, intrest and of course your budget.

contact here.

sanjibac@gmail.com

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