Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hi! I’m interested in at least one female trekking partner (as long as there’s at least one other woman on the trek, I’m open to well-behaved men as well) to tackle an Annapurna trek that we can polish off in 12-13 days or so Pokhara to Pokhara. I’m a runner and am in OK shape. I like to go at a decent clip, but not so fast that we miss the scenery and the tea house/socialization experience of the trail. I enjoy conversation while walking but we don’t have to be best friends. I like to have a beer at the end of the day, and do not mind people with dirty mouths or senses of humor, as that would be hypocritical of me since that’s what my travel partners would be subjected to. Unclear if we should hire a guide; I defer to the person with superior knowledge of how this all works.



9 replies
  1. Hi Erin, i would invite you to Goechala Trek in Sikkim. it is a trek of average difficulty .

  2. Hey Erin! I’m also interested in doing the circuit at a fast pace, perhaps with a detour up to Nar-Phu and then ending in Besi Sahar (plans are flexible). If you’ve found a female partner, let me know if you’re looking for more trekkers.

    • Hi, are you still planning your trek? I’m lookkng to join in and have been in Nepal for two months working in an acupuncture clinic so I’m pretty well acclimatized and am from the colorado rockies so mountain treks are my thing. Let me know if I can join in with you!

  3. Hi Erin (and possibly Nick)
    I’m in Nepal from April 29th, need to be back in Kathmandu for May 15th.
    I’m confirmed and ready to hike and there may be a couple of other people (2 girls 2 boys ready to join).
    I’ve bought a copy of Cicerone and would suggest getting some maps out there but I think Annapurna has pretty straightforward treks, and I’m happy to do some shared planning.
    Hope it works out!

    • Hi Mimi,
      Very cool! My only limitation is that I need to be back in Kathmandu by May 13. Has your group worked out what routes you want to do yet or will you play it by ear once you arrive?

    • Hi,
      May 13 can work out for us too. Still making plans. I would love to see Nar-Phu! I’m reading through the Cicerone book which mentions it – you get to see some cool Tibetan influenced areas. With regards to planning. Was going to buy a map to make some plans. Hs your planning moved forward at all?

    • Also just seen you’ve been in Kyrgystan! Would love to hear more about it all

  4. Hi Erin
    We are heading onto the Annapurna Circuit, from Pokhara on the 1 May for two weeks, coming back 13 May. So far, there are two gals, and another gal coming for half the journey.
    You’re welcome to join… There’s two Kiwis, a German and a Brit
    Would be fab to hear from you, Clare

  5. Hi Erin! I’m Aga, anthropology grafuate and vurrently a volunteer in Nepal. Would love to join you for Annapurna Circuit. And I’d love to see Nar Phu valley so definetely joining you if the trek includes this. Im in quite good shape yet i dont have big experience in mountains and with high altitudes so i think the days for a break and acclimatization are a must, did you include them? Hope to hear from you more, cheers