Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hello! I am a 24 year old male looking for a trekkingpartner(s) on the annapurna circuit. I am a reasonbly experienced hiker, Though i have never been at an altitude above 2500 meters. I am looking positive trekking partner who is not in a hurry :).

My plan is to hike the full circuit loop, using the New Natt trails wich avoid the Road. This meaning i want to start in besisahar where the busses used to drop trekkers off before the Road was constructed. Alltough jeeps now can take you as far as Manang, i believe that the beaty of the circuit is its variety of landscape, wich One will miss if driving larger parts of the circuit.

This is a link to a PDF file of the bok ” Trekking the Annapurna circuit with the New NATT trails wich avoid the Road” it what i have based my planning upon.

Below is rough planning ive set up for the trek. If You are on a tighter scheduele than me You could always catch a Bus anywhere after muktinath 🙂

Thank You !

Day 1: 7:00 bus from Kathmandu to besisahar – walk the trail on going on the other side of the river from the Road.

Day 2: bhulbule to syange

Day 3 syange – tal

Day 4 Tal – dharapani

Day 5 dharapani – upper pisang

Day 6 upper pisang – ghyaru

Day 7 ghyaru – ngawal + Allimatizing trip up to ice lake north of brakha

Day 8 bragha – manang.

Day 9 Day off in manang.

Day 10 manang – khangsar (on the way to tillicho lake).

Day 11 khangsar – yak kharka (High trail)

Day 12 yak kharka – throung pedi. ( high camp?)

Day 13 Thorung pedi – muktinath

Day 14 muktinath – jhong – kagbeni

Day 15 restday in kagbeni with visit to neighbour village of Tiri in upper mustang.

Day 16 kagbeni – Jomsom – Marpha (scenic alternate trail overlooking Thorung La pass.

Day 17 Marpha. (Apple capital of Nepal).

Day17 Marpha – tatopani by Bus. Lunch in tatopani and soak in the hot springs. Hike to Ghara after Lunch (midway point to ghorepani).

Dag 18 Ghara – Ghorepani

Dag 19 Ghorepani (poon hill if good wheather forecast) – Ulleri .

Dag 20 Ulleri – Nayapul – Pokhara.



11 replies
  1. Hi Eirik,
    My name is Sam and I am half Brazilian and half British. I currently live in Rio de Janeiro. I meant to do this trek now in April, however my trekking partner dropped out. Your itinerary resonates with what I wanted to do. I have recently come back from trekking the Andes in Peru and I must say that high altitude plays a significant part in performance. That being said, it is doable if one is not in a rush and can do it in a slow place enjoying the scenery and listening to one’s own body. I am looking for someone who would like to share this experience and who likes to take their time and is laid back and full of positive energy and has a sense of humor! Please let me know if you would like to exchange more ideas with me. Thank you.

    • Hello sam. I arrive in Kathmandu on the 15th of september. Thinking about starting around the 20th, if the moonson has ended. If not i will start no later then the 25th. My flight to bangkok leaves on the 21 october, so i need to be in kathmandu by the 20th. I was thinking about doing both the annapurna circuit and basecamp if i have the time. Planning on around 26 days of trekking total.
      Let me know if you are around!

  2. Hey Eirik,
    Thanks for getting back to me. I will try and touch base with you if my trip goes as planned and I am around when you set off.
    Take care!

  3. Hellow everybody,
    I was also thinking about Annapurna Circuit combined with visiting Tilicho lake about last week of september – first two weeks in october of 2017 – within maximum three weeks. May be we can make this part of the trek together with one of you. Have been to Annapurna base camp and at some places around two years ago.

    • Hi Alexey, I will be in Nepal the same days as you. I’m planning to do the Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake. If everything is ok I want to start on September 26 or 27 from Besisahar. Maybe we can do a part of the trek together.

    • Hi Alexey, I’m planning exactly the same on exactly the same dates – the last week in September plus first two weeks in October. I need to fly out of Nepal on 14 October. Let me know if you are interested in joining up.

  4. Hey Alexey I was planning on starting this trek on the 25th as well but I have to be back to Kathmandu on the 13th. I’d definitely be interested in joining up for part of your trip though

  5. Hi Eirik,
    I plan to do the very same trail. I will arrive on 24th in Kathmandu and, hopefully, can start the journey on 25th.
    Let me know if I can still join you.

  6. Hello everyone.

    I plan on trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake, from 26th September. I need to be back to Pokhara by the 12th of October.

    I’m looking for trekking partners.

    Let me know if anyone is interested in joining up.


    • Hi eirik,

      My name is Nanne, I am dutch (male haha) and 23 years old. I am Also a reasonably experienced hiker, think we are about the same. I was planning on taking 20 days for the hike als well so definitely not in a hurry, its no problem if it is a few days longer (or shorter) either.

      The planning looks good. I had a few differences nut we can work that out i think. Are you currently in kathmandu, maybe we can meet for a beer or a coffee!

      Regards Nanne

  7. hello everyone are you guys still available ?