A good book covering the basic Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary treks.  Not as many treks as covered in the Cicerone book and more dated. The book has the good maps and information on side trips that I like about the Trailblazer guides series, though this book does not quite live up to the standard set by Trailblazer's Everest book.

Good up to date book on the Annapurna region.  It covers the classic Annapurna Circuit very well as well as the Annapurna Sanctuary (Base Camp), Mustang, Nar-Phu, and a number of trekking options around Pokhara. 

A good guide for the standard route to Everest Base camp and also covers the approach from the Tibetan side as well as Nepal.  Unfortunately since independent trekking is off limits at the moment the Tibet section is little more than extra weight for those not on a group organized trek.  If you are just planing to do the standard base camp or Gokyo Valley this is a good option.  It is also available in ebook Kindle format unlike the Trailblazer guide, which is great for saving weight.

Great book and gives some really good information about side trek views off the main trekking routes.  My biggest gripe is the inclusion of a Kathmandu city guide section on the more recent editions and no ebook Kindle option, which means half the weight of the book is useless on your trek.  Still the author knows the region very well and gives great info and the maps are easy to follow making route finding a snap, so I'll have to keep its five star rating but with an asterisk.


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