Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hi there!

My name is Hannah, I’m Canadian, and currently travelling solo but in search of trekking partners. I’m looking to start trekking somewhere between the 24th and 30th of April (maayybe May 1st). I’m new to trekking at high altitudes but a huge camping and hiking lover and up for a challenge. I’d love to be pushed with a faster pace but also equally down to slow it down and take it easy. That being said, I need to be back in Kathmandu by the evening of the 13th. With an earlier start date I would hope to get from Besi Sahar to Naya Pul (16-18 days) and bus to Pokhara but with a later start date I would count on getting from Besi Sahar to Jomsom (12 days) and then flying or taking a bus back to Pokhara or Kathmandu.

Here’s a rough itinerary of the first 12 days:
Day 0: transport from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (no trekking)
Day 1: Besi Sahar to Bhulbule (~3 h)
Day 2: Bhulbule to Ghermu (5-6 h)
Day 3: Ghermu to Tal (5-6 h)
Day 4: Tal to Chame (6.5-7.5 h)
Day 5: Chame to Upper Pisang (4-5 h)
Day 6: Upper Pisang to Manang via Ngawal (6-7 h)
Day 7: Acclimatisation day around Manang (plus maybe side trip around Manang for 2-3 days)
Day 8: Manang to Letdar (3.5-4.5 h)
Day 9: Letdar to Thorung Phedi (2 h)
Day 10: Thorung Phedi to Ranipauwa (6-8 h)
Day 11: Ranipauwa to Kagbeni (2.5-3 h)
Day 12: Kagbeni to Jomsom (2.5 to 3.5 h)

*Note: times indicated are trekking times not including breaks
*Note #2: super open to new ideas on this as it is straight from my lonely planet book

I’m open to hiring a guide if costs can be split between a group.

Currently living on the south end of Kathmandu and working in a small hospital. Down to meet up after work or on weekends!




16 replies
  1. Hi Hannah,

    I am going to land in Kathmandu on April 14, 2017. The plan is to spend the weekend exploring places of interest and thereafter go for a short trek. It would be great if we can meet over the weekend and decide on a course of action. Let me know.


    • Hey Rishi,

      I’ve joined together with a couple girls from New Zealand and we are heading out on a similar (but flexible) itinerary to the one above. Leaving on April 30th and aiming to get to Jomsom (then straight to Pokhara) by around the 13th/14th of May. We are still looking for a couple people to join, let us know what you think.


    • Sounds good! It would be great if I can join you guys (and others) for this wonderful trek. I am flexible with the itinerary but I would like to be back in KTM by 15th May. Please confirm so I can make my travel bookings accordingly.


  2. Hi im from Kathmandu Nepal. Experienced trekking guide. If there is anything I can help you with please let me know.

    • Thanks! A price quote for a trip like this would be a great start 🙂

  3. Hi Hannah! Are you still looking for hiking partners?

    • Hiya,
      Yep we are still looking for a couple people. We are heading out on the 30th 🙂

  4. Hiii Hannah

    i am too planning around last April and it would be great to have trek partners for wondeful trek together

    i have trekked Dolpa lower circuit last year and quite familiar with Nepal and i am quite fit for the trek though i prefer trekking gradually enjoying the beauty if mountains


  5. Hey Hannah,
    I’m another solo female traveller (from NZ) looking for some trekking buddies . Let me know if you’d be keen for me to join you!

    • Sounds great! I’ve joined with two other girls who are also from NZ and we are heading out on the 30th aiming to be back by the 13th/14th 🙂 give me a shout if that works for you

  6. Hi Hannah,
    I’m looking to do the circuit around the same time as well. A friend who I was going to go with bailed out.
    I’m a Nepali working in an INGO. Have done the Langtang and ABC trek before and other small treks.
    However I’d like to include Tilicho Tal in my trip.

    • Hiya, we have a pretty flexible itinerary when it comes to where we go but we are heading out on the 30th and need to be back in time to catch a flight on the 14th 🙂

  7. Hej Hannah,
    Me and my girlfriend are also planning on doing the same trek.
    Sounds like its a nice mixed up group you got there, so if you are still looking for people to join we would be glad to be part on that trek!
    We are open to any ideas and changes since we just want to enjoy the nature and have an awesome trekking experience!

    Jakob and Lorena

  8. hello!
    i live in Kathmandu and i would like to do the annapurna circuit too!
    i did the Langtang trek the previous month and it was awesome and it would be nice to do some treking more before i leave!
    I am flexible with the route and open to any alternatives!
    Do you still looking for people?

  9. Hi Hannah,
    I’d be interested in joining you
    I’m looking forward to going back to the mountains and would like to join a group, or individual to trek with.
    Are you in Pokhara at the moment?
    If so would you like to meet for a coffee?

    • Just for everybodys information:
      We ( thats 3 people) are going to Start hiking on thursday in Besisahar.
      We take the Bus from pokhara in the morning and start trekking the same day.
      Also We will meet up again tonight somewhere at pokhara lakeside!
      So if anybody wants to join just let me know.