Annapurna circuit

Hi trekkers!

I’m looking for people who would like to complete the Annapurna circuit this October over the course of 10 days. I’ll land in Kathmandu on October 4th and would like to leave October 6th ideally. I’ll end in Pokhara and hang there for a few days.

From what I’ve gathered from other trekking websites – it could look something like this

Day 1: drive Kathmandu to Beshisahar (drive 6 hrs)
Day 2: drive Beshisahar to Chame (5 hrs)
Day 3: Trek Chame to Pisang (5/6 hrs)
Day 4: trek pisang to manang (5/6 hrs)
Day 5: acclimation day in Manang
Day 6: trek manang to ledar (5/6 hrs)
Day 7: trek ledar to highcamp (5/6 hrs)
Day 8: trek highcamp to muktinath via throung-la (8 hrs)
Day 9: trek muktinath to Jokshom (6 hrs)
Day 10: jokshom to pokhara (drive or fly)

I’m very back and forth on whether a guide is necessary or if self-trek is the way to go. I’ve heard it’s a fairly easy path to follow but have heard at times, difficult to find tea houses without a guide in high season. very flexible and open to input!

Thanks 🙂



2 replies
  1. Hi Liz,

    I am arriving at Kathmandu late on the 4th. Planning to spent 2 days and take the bus to Pokhara stay there For to nights and rent a sleepingback and arrange Some last stuff. At the 9 Th of of october I’m ready to start te trek. It Probably Will take 13-20 days to do the trek starting walking from Besi Sahar and walking till Naya pul (or Jomson When Done). I’d like to walk all te way up to avoid altitude sickness. Also I’d like to take an extra day of rest at Manang and visit the Ice lake and take time to adjust.

    Most important I really like to Enjoy the time, take it slow to avoid sickness. I hope to find a buddy to share story’s and looking out For each other during the trek. If youre flexibel of date, Please contact me. Cheers Chiara

  2. Hi Liz,

    I am planning to complete the annapurna circuit in the first half of october and my itinerary matches yours! (Without tilicho lake and starting the trek at chame; though tilicho lake can be reconsidered).

    I think it can be completed without a guide. The natives are very helpful. I am from Bangladesh and I have friends in Kathmandu and manang. They might be able to help us in some ways although I’m not counting on that.

    Let me know your thoughts. Cheers.