Annapurna Circuit

I’m arriving in Nepal on the 28th October and plan to start trekking around 6th November.

The plan is to get the bus from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and trek to Jomsom where I will get the bus to Pokhara.

I’m pretty fit and have experience in multi-day treks although not on this scale so far. I plan to walk at a fairly steady pace and expect the trek will take about 14 days.

I’m not looking to hire porters or guides as it’s a fairly well known trek so am looking for partners to share the trek with. If you think these plans will fit in with you please get in touch.



3 replies
  1. Hi Graham,

    My plan is similar to yours. Me too, going independently, not interested hiring guides (the route is well-known) or porters. I may join you. There is micro bus from Kathmandu to Beshisahar. But it is not sure motorable road is clear or not from Beshisahar to chame. If the route is clear you will get jeep from Beshisahar to Chame(district HQ of Manang district). Similarly, there is no direct bus from Jomsom to Pokhara. You have to use jeep in several parts (Jomsom-Ghasa-Beni-Pokhara) of the route from Jomsom to Pokhara.


  2. Hi Graham, I’m going to be doing a poon hill trek. I will be going Tikhedunga, Poon Hill, Ghandruk and then back to Pokhara. I am starting from Pokhara on the 10th November. I have no guide but I have read it is not essential. I don’t have time for the whole Annapurna Circuit but if you’re heading to the same teahouses along the way it could be a few days company.

  3. Hello Graham. Have you already departed? I am leaving for besi sahar tomorrow the 7th to walk a part of the annapurna circuit, to jomsom or maybe further. Company is always nice and Ive been recommended to not walk alone, although I doubt I will be alone along the trails.