This is the master plan for a 42 day trek in the Manaslu/Annapurna/Mustang region.
^ Master Plan – 2016
The Nepal Trekking Plan is to combine 3 separate treks: Around Manaslu, Around Annapurna and Upper Mustang.
The Around Annapurna Trek is now much shorter than it was in 1984. But the Around Manaslu and the Upper Mustang treks are now much more accessible when you consider the numbers of people doing these treks and the improved food and lodging available. Around Manaslu is being referred to as the ‘new’ Around Annapurna trek.
But Syange is a place I want to return to. I have photos from 1984 and 2000. It would be good to compare a more recent status.
Each of the posts below have individual maps and narrative. As the treks are confirmed, further details will be posted.
^ Stage 1 – Around Manaslu
^ Stage 2 – Syange Detour
A short side trip down to Syange and back. See Stage 3 for details. Total time – 2 days.
^ Stage 3 – Around Annapurna
Up the Manang Valley and over Thorung La to Muktinath and Kagbeni. Total time – 8 days.
^ Stage 4 – Lake Tilicho Detour
A side trip up to Lake Tilicho – see the featured photo of this post. See Stage 3 for details. Total time – 3 days
^ Stage 5 – Upper Mustang
Upper Mustang, returning to Kagbeni/Jomson. Total Time – 10 days.
^ Stage 6 – Poon Hill
A visit to Poon Hill on return to Pokhara. See Stage 3 for details. Total time – 6 days
Total trekking – approx. 42 days