Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hi, I’m a solo female trekker planning on hiking the ACT in March, starting in Besi Sahar and ending in Tatopani, adding on Poon Hill as long as everything goes according to plan. I’ll be taking a bus from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar and then spending some time in Pokhara (and celebrating Holi there) after leaving Tatopani. I’m looking for one or two other women to join me, mostly for safety but also to have a buddy to have a beer with at the end of the day. (: I’m planning on doing the trek unassisted but I wouldn’t be opposed to partners hiring porters.

A little about me: I’m 23. I live in Chicago. I’m a cyclist and a climber. I’m obsessed with my dogs, and I’m happiest when I’m outside. I’ve travelled a good amount, mostly in North America, Europe, and North Africa. This will be my first trip to Asia. It’ll also be my first hike over two days. I’m very easy going and friendly, but I’m also a bit of an introvert so when I hike I like to kind of be alone with my thoughts.

Let me know a bit about you if you’re interested! (:



11 replies
  1. Hey Alexandra, take a peek at the trek I posted for mid march and see if it piques your interest!

  2. Hi Alex,
    I was planning on doing this trek two weeks earlier starting around mid-Feb (see my post). I’m also a female solo traveller looking for other easy-going and friendly companions. If your travel dates are flexible would it be possible to do any earlier to match my dates? Likewise I will see if I can postpone so our dates can cross over!

    • Hi Christine. Sorry I just saw this. I’ve already booked my ticket to Kathmandu so unfortunately I can’t do any earlier. If your plans change though, let me know and we can talk! Happy hiking! (:

  3. Hi Alex,
    Myself and another girl Marie who is on here are looking at doing the APC around the 4th March as well! Would be great to get a few others on board! If you are still looking for some trekking partners get in touch- I arrive in Kathmandu on the 3rd March!
    Your trip sounds similar to what I had in mind!

  4. Hi there!
    I am 20 and am looking for a partner to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek in mid March (e.g. 16th March)
    I am looking for female partner(s) preferably who are kind, flexible and fun!
    Many thanks

  5. Hi Alex!
    I am planning to arrive in Kathmandu at the start of March to hike the Annapurna Circuit as well – I will be solo travelling but would love to have a small group to join! I have travelled and hiked a lot but this is my first time in Asia too, so excited to explore and be there for Holi. Let me know 🙂

    • Hi, I arrive in Kathmandu on the 14th March and want to do the Annapurna circuit with some others who are keen. I don’t really want to go it alone! So if you are available I would love it if you could get in touch! 🙂

  6. Hi Alexandra!

    I’m a solo traveller too, leaving home mid-February. I plan to do the Annapurna Circuit starting at the end of February or early march and I’m looking for a small group to do the trek with. I’ve read that you’re looking for women to do the trek with, but I hope you’ll consider my message.

    About me: I’m 24 years old and live in the Netherlands. I just finished my study and this trip to Asia will be my first big backpacktrip. We’ve got some similarities since I’m also quite introvert and I’m a fanatic cyclist as well. Besides cycling I also like most other sports. I’m not very experienced in hiking, but my physical condition should be good enough.

    Let me know your plans!

  7. Hi Alexandra,
    I am Planing on doing this Trek aswell. I like travelling by myself, But i think it Would be nice to have a Buddy or Group.
    I Hope i can join you, or somebody Else 🙂
    My Name is Christina, am 24 years old and study Geographie. I like Talks but also being with my thoughts. Please let me now if you still into it, 🙂
    I already am in Nepal!

  8. Hi !

    I am too olanning AC or ABC in first week of March and i believe that views will be nice in the spring

    I trekked Dolpo curcuit last year and i have traveled to Lower mustang in last April so i an quite familiar with the routes etc.

    Please share your itinerary

    Greetings !


  9. Hi there,
    I hope I’m not joining the party to late. I’m a solo female traveler from Canada and currently looking for partners to hike. Was looking at ABC but would not mind the circuit either. The only thing is I just remembered I’ll be spending holi in Kathmandu but I’m still flexible. Hope to hear from and anyone else soon 🙂 between April 9th to April 30th would be preferable but my dates are flexible