Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hi, I’m arriving in KTM on Friday 6th May, I’m planning to take a day to get permits and supplies then bus it to Besisahar on the 8th to start the circuit. I have loads of time, I was planning to do the whole 21 day trek and take in Poon Hill at the end. Then I’m staying in Pokhara for a few days. I’m travelling solo (no guide or porter) and don’t have watertight plans but I’d like to join up with people along the way for safety sake. I’ll probably start at a comfortable speed and then pick up the pace as my legs wake up! My last big trip was Kilimanjaro in August.
I’m 30, F, from Ireland, just finished a four year degree and looking to enjoy the trek! If you think we could trek together, please message!



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  1. I may be interested in joining you. My original plan involved arriving in KTM on May 7th and leaving KTM on May 28th, but I’m somewhat flexible. I’ll look into what other flight options I have. Do you happen to have an example of a possible itinerary for 21 days on the Annapurna Circuit?

  2. Dear Jemima;

    I am arriving early morning in May 13th , my intention is to arrange the permits to go to Annapurna and the same day to take a bus from Katmandu to Besisahar and from there a bus to Jagat and start the trek in Dharapani . I am traveling alone and as you I would like to join up with people along the way for safety sake. This is my plan :

    May 13th Kathmandu to Besishar by bus 5hrs and again catch another bus to Jagat 1400m/2hrs.
    May 14th Trek to Dharapani 1900m/6hrs.
    May 15th To Chame 2670m/6hrs.
    May 16th To Pisang 3200m/5hrs (visit upper Pisang and decent to Lower Pisang).
    May 17th To Manang 3540m/6-7hrs via Gheru to Nawal (upper Manang).
    May 18th Acclimatizing day (Go high around 3800-4000m and sleep low).
    May 19th To Yak Kharka 4000m/4hrs or Ledar 4200m/5hrs (acclimatizing training in the afternoon: go high around 4400 – 4500m and decent).
    May 20th To Thorong Phedi 4450m or High Camp 4950m/3-4hrs (Rest in the afternoon/Save energy for next day which is harder than other days of your trek).
    May 21th To Thorong La 5416m to Muktinath 3800m/6-7hrs and after Lunch, catch the jeep travel to Josmom 2700m/2hrs.
    May 22thTo Beni/Pokhara by bus 6/9hrs.
    May 23th Visit Pokhara.
    In May 24th I have to return to Katmadu due to my flight leaves in may 27th .
    I am in good shape however I am willing to adapt my pace to my travel buddie what is important is taking care of each other. I born in Colombia but I live in Barcelona since 17 years ago . If you are interested , we can do this circuit together .

    Regards Paola

  3. Hi Jemma, I’m in thamel and have very similar plans to you….. I’m flexible with dates, just getting all my bits and pieces organised today…
    If your still looking for a trekking buddy let me know