Bragging Rights and Beauty Rest

When you Trek Nepal's Annapurna Circuit you get ... Bragging Rights and Beauty Rest When I told my boss about my holiday-trekking plans, he grimaced and proclaimed, "It's so dirty." When I informed my friends that I was going to spend 15 days hiking 300 kilometers around one of the Himalaya's most iconic mountain massifs, they told me I was "hard-core." They were all wrong: I discovered that hiking Nepal's Annapurna circuit is almost luxurious—and you can do it alone.

Looping through lush, lowland villages, fragrant pine forests, the...

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