What can tempt my siblings away from Annapurna?
September 15, 2012 12:02 AM Subscribe
Some of my siblings are talking about doing the Annapurna Circuit together next year. I've did it a few years back but would love to travel with them - can you recommend something that would provide similar adventure and excitement for them and also be new for me?
posted by twirlypen to Travel & Transportation (5 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
The reasons the Annapurna Circuit is attractive for them are that it is tough in places, it's spectacular scenery, it's an extended trek (~17 days), and it's not outrageously expensive (~$1000 Australian once you've arrived in Nepal).
I'm trying to find something that accomplishes all of those things without being the Annapurna Circuit. I've thought about the Everest Base Camp trek and that would certainly qualify, but I'm hoping to find something a little more different than just a separate trek in Nepal.
So: do you know of anything along these lines in Tibet? Northen India? Or further afield in Asia? It doesn't have to be mountainous and icy, but if I'm going to convince them to do something in place of Annapurna, it would have to be quite special (especially since I told them all how wonderful it was...).
Thank you kindly!