Nepal - the Annapurna trek
Trekking the Annapurna circuit and to the Sanctuary, A picture gallery for the the Manang Trek with Thorong la, Tilicho lake, Jomsom Trek, Poon hill and the Annapurna Base camp.
This side shows you a picture gallery from the Annapurna region. Click in the map below on the villages you would like to see. On the bottom of each picture side you can then navigate with the yellow arrows to
the next picture side.
The impact of the new roads on the Annapurna Circuit and the new NATT trails
For many years the Annapurna Circuit was one
of the most beautiful treks in the world. But in 2004 a general program was started in Nepal to connect all district headquarters by road. One road had to go to Jomsom and one to
Chame. Soon it was decided that the roads should even go further to Manang and Muktinath.
The constructions were simultaneously started all along way mainly following the existing (trekking) trails between the villages.
Since 2008 one can drive from Pokhara directly to Muktinath. On the Manang side the construction is still ongoing.
Soon it was realised by the Nepali authorities that the road had a very negative impact on trekking tourism and ACAP started to find, plan and construct new
alternative trails which would avoid the road.
I and my partner Prem Rai have trekked on many of these New Annapurna Trekking Trails (which they call NATT-trails) and marked several of them with the new NATT signs.
red/white or blue/white NATT-signs
you will find a description of these trails helping you to trek beside and often far away from the road again enjoying one of the best trekking areas of Nepal and the world.
In the book you will find a description of the various side trails avoiding the roads and going through very interesting villages with awsome and spectacular views,
This will help you to plan your next Annapurna trek and enjoy many days away from the new roads. You will also find suggestions for some very rewarding side
Day trips. Till now (July 2012), it is the only printed description of the new trails.
The book is avaiable at:
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I hope that this will help you to plan a beautiful trek away from the road.
Enjoy it !
Himalayan Map house has issued a new Trekking Map which show the new NATT trails.
you can get this map at least ain Kathmandu and Pokhara.
In September/October 2012 i will update the english pages, adding more pictures and information about the new trails .
The Annapurna trekking trails:
Click in the map to get directly to the page.
Special: Trekking to Naar and Phu Valley
an Massage in Pokhara
Area of the Annapurna circuit.
This is a part from the map “himalaya west” seen in www.peakware.com , a great website for
every one who loves mountains. On can clearly see, hoe the river kali Gandaki cuts through the whole himalayan range.
Information on the avaiability of electricty on Annapurna Round trek
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