Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Annapurna Circuit featured in Lonely Planet’s top 10 must-see travel destinations

 The US-based world's top travel guide publisher Lonely Planet has included Annapurna Circuit among the top 10 most incredible travel experiences in the world.

In its latest ‘Ultimate Travel List’ it reports that the Covid-19 has resulted in travel restrictions around the world and has clipped the travellers’ wings through 2020. “But now is the perfect time to plan ahead so you’re ready for your next adventure when it’s safe to hit the road again.”

“We’ve all got a list of places that we want to see for ourselves: places friends have enthused about, places we’ve read about, dreamed about,” it reads, adding, “This is our list, and it’s the 500 most thrilling, memorable, downright interesting places on this planet ranked in order of their brilliance.”

According to the publisher of world-renowned guidebooks, the walk around Nepal’s Annapurna massif, which has long been considered one of the world’s great treks, is incredible. “For scenery and cultural diversity, this has long been considered the best trek in Nepal and one of the world’s classic walks.”

It follows the Marsyangdi Valley to the north of the main Himalayan range and crosses a 5,416m pass to descend into the dramatic desert-like, Tibetan-style scenery of the upper Kali Gandaki Valley, it further reads, adding that the scenery is mesmerising and the sense of journey is psychologically satisfying, starting in rice paddies and climbing through yak pastures before crossing the mighty snow-bound Thorung La pass. “It’s everything a good trek should be – challenging, majestic and inspirational.”

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