Annapurna Circuit or Langtang Valley Trek

Hello!!

I am going to Kathmandú the 25th of october for a volunteering project, but I’ve got some free-weeks before starting the work… i have decided to make a trekking.

I was thinking about starting the 27-28-29 oct or something like that, the Annapurna circuit trek, but the Langtang Valley Trek also looks great.

I am not a professional, but I like practicing trekking here in the mountains of my place in the basque country!

I am easygoing and flexible, so, if anyone has similar plans and would like to share a guide, we could just get in touch!

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  1. Hi Elena,

    I arrive in Kathmandu on the 28th October. I plan to get a bus to Pokhara on the 29th. Then get another bus via Dumre, and start the Annapurna Curcuit from Bhulebhule on the 30th.

    I think I will trek for around 2 weeks, and then fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom.

    I am planning to trek without a guide or porter, but would like to group together with other trekkers if possible, as its a good idea not to trek alone.

    Maybe we could start a little group, if any other people were also interested in the Annapurna Circuit around this time.

    Joe / M / 34 / Ireland

  2. Hey,

    I’m arrinving at kathmandu on october 30 and moving to pokhara as soon as I can to start the annapurna circuit, or If there’s anything else interesting, I’m in!

    Not an expert but really looking forward for doing this.

    Vicente / M / 26 / Chile

  3. Hi Joe and Vicente!
    It would be a good idea to star a little group… I have some friends that just came from Katmandu and told me that it is obligatory from now on taking a guide. But I don’t know.
    I was trying to write you, to talk a little bit about your plans, but I can’t find your emails anywhere!

  4. Hi guys!! I’m also planning to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek. I am arriving at Kathmandu on the 21st October, and wanted to start the trek on the 25th, after seeing the city; I’d also like to find some people and hike in a group, so maybe I could start later (28th/29th/30th?) and walk with you. I “posted a trip” in this website called “Annapurna Circuit Trek starting around 24th October” if you wanna have a look. I was also thinking about getting a guide, I think it can be useful.

  5. Hi everyone,

    I’m pretty certain its not obligatory to take a guide. Not around the popular trekking areas anyway. I don’t want to influence anyone else though. Its the individuals choice.

    I have my heart set on the Annapurna region, but again I don’t want to influence anyone. If you guys choose another trek – thats no problem. Happy trekking. :o)

    Vicente, if you chose the Annapurna trek; could you make it to Pokhara on the 30th? If you can make it, we could all meet somewhere in Pokhara on the 30th, and start trekking on the 31st? Thats just an opening idea. Maybe it is too early/late for others? Remember, you’ll need a little time in Kathmandu or Pokhara to organise your TIMS and ACAP permits.

  6. Hi guys,

    I would be up for the AC trek starting maximum the 31st, although I’d prefer it earlier. Regarding hiring a guide, I’ll probably ask in different places once in Kathmandu and then decide, but I think I prefer to have one, specially for the backpack, which may become very heavy when hiking at high altitudes.

    We are in touch!

    Roser 🙂

  7. Hello!!

    Glad I found this thread. I just arrived in KTM. I am a catalan guy, early 40s, with some experience in 6000 peans in Peru, and it’s my first time in the Himalayas. I’d like to do this trek for acclimatization purposes and to find great places and people. I am OK with porters if necessary, but I’d like not to have a guide.

    I am ok for a start end of october!

    Joan

  8. Hi Joan!!!

    We’re going to meet at Busy Bee Cafe on the 29th in Pokhara, to start the trek the 30th. It is an open and free group,
    so, hope to see you there!

    Cheers!

  9. Hi Elena and everyone else,

    just read the everything and I will arrive in Kathmandu at the 25th october and would be up for Annapurna and other hikes. Will be staying in Nepal till 15th February so I will have a lot of time.

    Please let me know if you are still going for hikes and when. Would be great to join you.

    Cheers

    Yanko

  10. Hello Elena,
    Hello everyone,
    I jave arrived in Kathmandy yesterday and would also love to find a group for the Annapurna,
    dates are quite flexible for me to start,
    I have seen that some of you are in Kathmandu still (Roser? Joan?), what about we meet tonight for a drink in Thamel?

    As for a guide, if we are a group, then it’d be good to have one as we can share the costs! I will probably take a porter myself as well, but be aware that porter and guide are 2 different types of people, unless you take a porter/guide (guide-to-be who wants to practice their english and carry your stuff) which are more difficult to find in this busy season,

    Look forward to hearing more from you guys!

    Marjo

  11. Hi Marjo,

    Yes I am in Ktm! I would love to meet you but not this evening as I am going to a party. Possibly in the afternoon, as I will be in Thamel most of the day. If you can, get a SIM card (100 rupies if you get Ncell) and give me a call anytime at +977 9818 276 896

    a porter is different. It depends on you. I will not take one but I see this more as a personal choice. As for the guide, I would prefer not to have one. It is not a matter of cost (we can indeed share it easily) but having someone knowing everything on the way and making decisions for me is not what I am looking for. Besides, I do not think a guide is very necessary for the Annapurna trek. We are going to find many many people and the path is mostly easy to follow just for this reason.

    Joan

  12. Hi Marjo,

    Yes I am in Ktm! I would love to meet you but not this evening as I am going to a party. Possibly in the afternoon, as I will be in Thamel most of the day. If you can, get a SIM card (100 rupies if you get Ncell) and give me a call anytime at +977 9818 276 896

    I will not take a porter but I see this more as a personal choice. As for the guide, I would prefer not to have one. It is not a matter of cost (we can indeed share it easily) but having someone knowing everything on the way and making decisions for me is not what I am looking for. Besides, I do not think a guide is very necessary for the Annapurna trek. We are going to find many many people and the path is mostly easy to follow just for this reason.

    Joan