Everest or Annapurna?

ramblin’ boy did both in 2006.

I did Annapurna in the late 1990s, Everest in 2009.

Recently we removed Annapurna on our list of the top 10 hikes in the world, replacing it with Everest.

If you are considering one or the other — or both — check ramblin’s 2013 comparison:

… the big question these days is – Is the Annapurna Circuit still worth doing?

The short answer is – Absolutely!

… While there is no going back to the past, what is still there waiting to be experienced makes the journey worth your while.

Even better is the work being done by the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and people like Andrees de Ruiter, a Belgian trekker whose visits to the Annapurna region over the past thirty years make him very familiar with the situation …

The answer he has worked on along with a Nepali trekking guide Prem Rai and members of the ACAP during the past few years is the New Annapurna Trekking Trail (NATT for short). Their commitment to establishing a viable new Annapurna Circuit resulted in this 2011 first edition of the guide-book Trekking The Annapurna Circuit (Including NATT – Trails Which Avoid The Road), which is available for free on line in pdf form. Click here.

NATT trails Annapurna

There is a more detailed second edition in the works and it should be available by September 2013. ….

Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit: Is It Still Worth Doing?

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