Annapurna Base Camp Trek


My name is Denise and I am from Germany (Bavaria). I am heading to Nepal end of February and will stay until mid March. I am planning on doing the ABC (Annapura Base Camp) trek during my time there. I have some trekking experience from Northern Canada (where I’ve lived for a while), but I am not racing the mountains;) I should be able to keep up with a moderate to slow pace and usually I am not too fast cause I take lots of pictures, but I can vary my speed according to what you like!
I would love to find one or a couple of people who like the mountains just as much as I do and would like to join me on my first trek in Nepal. I am open to hiring a guide or not (we can discuss that), but according to some online reviews the trail is quite easy to find I do have basic topographic map reading skills.. however a guide could maybe also have some advantages. The departure date is flexible (but not too much) anytime between February 25th and around march 2nd should be fine… I have to catch my flight on march 15th in Kathmandu.
I am looking forward to hearing from you, don’t hesitate to ask anything you like:)



5 replies
  1. Hi Denise,

    I arrive in Kathmandu on the 24th Feb and plan to leave Kathmandu 2 days later (26th to head to the start of the Annapurna circuit) Like you I also have to be back by 15 March. I haven’t made any fixed plans, but this is my 4th trip to Nepal. So this will be my 3rd visit to the Annapurna region. What are you plans? It would be nice to have someone to trek with.


    • Hi Stirling, Denise,

      I also arrive in KTM on 24 Feb and am flying out on the 14 Mar. My first time in Nepal but am a keen walker in UK. Also planning to head to the start of the AC (Besisahar or stop after) on either 25 or 26. Still undecided on guide/tour etc, there are definite benefits and drawbacks!

      Anyway, would be good to try and hook up. Give me a shout if you’re still looking for travel companions! I’m 36 and from the uk – half Austrian / Scottish! Thx

  2. Hi Denise

    It’s nice to read that you’re not looking to race up the mountains. I take plenty of photos too. I’m still deciding between Annapurna circuit and ABC. I’m told that early march is still early for Thorung La and also the sleeping altitude on that trek is more. So I’m thinking of doing ABC and then jeep to Jomsom to check out some villages near Muktinath. I’m thinking of arriving around Feb 25th but can vary by a couple days. I’d like to be back in India by March 15th or a day earlier as well. Let me know if you’ve thought through where you’d be hiking.


  3. Hi Stefan,

    My timing at same as yours.

  4. Hi Stefan,

    My timing is the same as yours. It would be cool to hook up.
    I’m 43, South African but live in New Zealand.
    Please drop me a line on