Annapurna Circuit Trek

I’m a 51-year-old Indian who takes periodic active breaks. There’s pent-up energy from the pandemic year and with Nepal’s trails now open, I’m going back for my 14th trek. I will repeat the north side of the Annapurna Circuit that I first did in snowbound conditions 7 years ago. Unless fresh pandemic restrictions or a surprise PCR positive force a change, I’m inflexible on dates.

I shall walk Tal through Timang, skip ahead to Chame and thereafter attempt to walk on the north bank wherever possible. I plan to acclimate at the Ice Lakes rather than Tilicho and may opt for overnights at Braga over Manang. I will then detour via Khangsar enroute Yak Kharka for the final viewpoint overlooking the Marsyangdi valley. Finally, I plan to spend a couple of days exploring the trails around Kagbeni and Syange/Marpha before flying out from Jomsom.

I’M LOOKING FOR (1, max 2) experienced trekker/s interested in walking together some/much/all of the way. A couple of 4000+ Meter treks and prior experience of travelling in the third world are both pre-requisites.

Having lived in Europe, I comprehend basic German and a little French but I converse best in English. Though this trail is not long enough for people to get on each other’s nerves, a GSOH can make tiring days fun. Will also help if you’re able to occasionally hold and point a small camera in the general direction of the person walking ahead…

A porter who has been my Man Friday in Nepal for over a decade will carry my kit and I can help organize additional porter/s through a local friend.

I’m not sure how costs have changed in the 3 years I last visited Nepal but I guess it should be possible to get by on 25$ a day for board and lodge while on the trail. Other costs can be researched on the internet. Heli-evac insurance for Nepal from World Nomads has gone up 6-fold since my last trek so I’m considering local insurers like NECO instead.

Do write a brief intro if you’re interested.



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