Annapurna area

I am planning a 6-8 day trek at the end of October in the Annapurna region. I’ve spent a lot of time dithering between a few different routes and Mardi himal looks like a good option… It is less commercial than the popular AC/ABC/Poon hill treks and i am hoping it will give me a more authentic trekking experience while still being manageable for someone with limited trekking experience! I plan on taking a fairly relaxed pace- I want to challenge myself but still have time to stop along the way and explore.

Although I am happy to trek alone with the company of a guide, it would be nice to share the experience (and the cost!). Based on personal recommendations I’ve contacted the 3 Sisters Trekking Company, who have given me an itinerary for this trek and a price;

Guide @ $25 a day = $200 (inc guide’s food, accom, insurance)
Porter @ $15 a day = $120 (inc porter’s food, accom, insurance)
Transport to and from trail start = $50 per car
Entry permit = $35
Food and accommodation while trekking @ $20 a day = $160

$320/£190 per person is based on sharing the cost of the guide,porter and transport between 3 people
Between 2 people it would be around $380/£230

3 Sisters said hire of down sleeping bags, warm jackets etc about a dollar a day.



5 replies
  1. Hi hanna,
    3 sisters sounds like a girls kinda trip, but if not lm intetested. I have no idea where to go and for how long. I’ dont really care where l go as long as its a trek of some desciption! I’d rather tag along and share some expenses.
    Cheers Simon

  2. Hey I arrive in Kathmandu on the 20th. Interested in joining your trip. My datss are flexible but I’d like to be in pokhara around the 1st or 2nd of November.

  3. Hi Hannah, I’m also thinking of doing a trek around 23/24 october in Annapurna region. In KTM in 18-20 oct. Idea to have contact on mail or in KTM/Pokhora? Greetings Marsjanne

  4. Hi Hanna,
    sounds interesting .
    I´m in Pokhara on 24/25.10 .Did you fixed your tour and is it possible to join your group?
    Cheers Jörg

  5. Hey, i am Arefin (M 27), from Bangladesh, planning to trek Annapurna Circuit from 26th/27th of november, in 12(+2 may be) days, up to Jomsom, then return to pokhara by jeep+bus. In the mean time we will probably trek to Tilicho Lake as well. so far we 2, me and Nayeem ( trekker and Photographer) from Bangladesh are confirmed. In Terms of date we may not be that flexible (may be 1 or 2 days) since our return ticket is confirmed. we will be moving neither slow nor that fast.. we will go independently. i have done Annapurna Base Camp in 2012, independently. and have some more trekking/camping experience in India and of course many in Bangladesh.. anyway, it will be good to have 2 or maybe 3 more partners with us so that we can form a small size group and share experience/culture/fun/cost + etc throughout the time.. 🙂
    visit my profile and leave me a msg if our plan match 🙂