The road on the Manang side is now open for traffic till Manang and on the Jmsom side till Muktinath. As it is not really nice to walk on a dusty dirt road road chased by horning buses and motorcycles many trekkers choosed instead just taking the jeep and bus from Muktinath and missed one of the best trek experiences. Meanwhile there are many side trail which are beside or far away from the road. Together with my friend and partner Prem Rai and the support of ACAP we marked these Natural Annapurna Trekking Trails which we call NATT-trails.
You can download the second completely revised Edition Ebook of the trail descriptions at amazon for the kindle (which is perfect for trekking as it runs on one batterie charge longer than 3 weeks and jsuts weights 170 g) . This book does not describe a standard trek like day 1..., day .... but many trek section so that you can combine and plan you very own trek according to your time aims and and desires. The book contains trail description for the AC, Annapurna Panorama trek & Poon hill, ABC, and the new Khopra Danda and Mardihimal trek. The Annapurna Area is again one of the best trekking areas of the world and for Example you can trek from Muktinath to Tatopani with less than 2.5 hours on the dirt road .
This book is yet only avaiable for amazons kindle, but other Ebook sysstems will be soon possible and maybe it will also be printed in Nepal till mid oktober.
see more at http://www.nepal-dia.de/int__England...k/ae_book.html
Andrées