From Pisang definitely take the northern route, some guides don't seem keen on it but the views and terrain were unforgettable.
Recent events in the Annapurna Region had me pulling out my diary and reflecting on my trip last year. I had done some mountain work volunteering in the east of Nepal before returning to KTM. I trekked with my guide and carried my own pack vowing next time to take nothing but essentials. An unforgettable experience that left me vowing to return to this amazing country. I chose to stick to the original route and despite eating dust from jeeps driving past on the new roads, had no regrets about that choice.