Annapurna Circuit Trek

Im looking for like minded people to form or join a small group to walk the AC end Oct/early Nov.

Moderately fit and a keen walker Im looking for easy going trekking buddies of all ages/gender who enjoy a personal challenge and walking in a group but dont want to buy a package deal.
I would prefer to use an experienced guide to get the most out of the trek while staying safe.
Im also interested in side trips, time permitting, as I plan to spend about 30 days in Nepal.
Starting place as well as the trek duration are all flexible but my travel dates are fixed:I arrive Nepal 31 October dep 25 Nov.
Ideally I plan to do a 15-20 day ACT within that window.
It would be great to hear from others planning something similar!

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  1. I am looking or a partner around that time for ABC. I think, I may not need any guide as I am used to do the K2 Base Camp and Gandogora La Trek almost every year in Pakistan. I would prefer using camping tents instead of staying in tea houses to enjoy the pure nature.

  2. Hello, I was desperately looking for partners to go there at the same time. here is my contact and whatsapp number +8801971256655.

    TIA
    Russo

  3. Hi Tony! Have you find partners for the treck? I am planning to do the annapurna BC or Circuit the same time. 🙂 I am arriwing to Kathmando 17.10 and will stay there till 24.10. after that I am heding to Pokkhara
    and getting the trekking gear. I would love the teahouse trekking with a budjet. In Finland I have trekking experience, but I am not a “mountain goat” and used to heights and thin air from before. Trekking completely alone (specially as a woman) is not safe idea, and even the path is well marked company brings safety in case something happens to anyone. I am paramedic / registered nurse, so I have emergency skills when needed. 🙂

    Have you considered annapurna basecamp + poonhill treck, or is the Annapurne circuit the only option? I have read, that some independenr people even got the teahouses for free (accomondation) if they bought all the food there..

    Anyway, waiting to hear from you! 🙂

    My whatsapp is: +358445452616 And ypu can also find me in facebook.

    Cheers!

    Regards,
    Pia Vanhalakka

    • Hi Pia, thank you for contacting me! I have not found partners yet for the trek but due to Jet Airways problems I have changed airlines and my travel dates are now: arrive KTM 31/10 and dep 25/11. I am flexible with routes and would also consider ABC+Poon Hill.Are you happy to use a guide as I suggested? I will send you a separate Whatsap message to make discussion easier. 🙂

    • Hi Pia,
      How are you ? I am looking for trekking buddies in Nepal as well for Oct/Nov. My trekking partner had to drop out and since I prefer to trek without a guide or porter I am looking for other trekkers to join me. I did the Annapurna Circuit independently many years ago and met other hikers to trek with and enjoyed the freedom of doing it on my own. I’m planning to get a 3 month visa for Nepal so I am game for any other hikes as well and in between treks I would also like to explore Nepal.
      Cheers,
      Deirdre

  4. Namaste TONY.
    happy to know that you are visiting the Himalayan country of Nepal, I would like to wish your successful trip to your planning site Annapurna Circuit trek. If you need a guide for your trip please feel free to contact me, I will provide you a well-experienced guide for your successful trip, thank you.
    Best Regards
    Raju Gurung

  5. Hi Tony,

    I am looking for a trekking partner for either the AC or the Manaslu Circuit starting the beginning of November! My arrival and departure date are yet to be confirmed so am flexible.

    Please give me a message as I am incredibly keen to undertake this challenge! I will be on a budget but happy to get a guide as this will be my first trek of this length.

    WhatsApp me on +447769317773 !

    Many thanks,

    Ben

  6. Hi Tony, I’m arriving at Kathmandu on 30th October, and am staying till 21st November. Have you found partners for the treck? Would also love to trek AC/ABC, etc.

  7. Hello everyone
    I m planning to go on Annapurna base camp first week of November after mera peak Trek.allready do this trek 2 times…looking for a partners to join…(after mera alone I need company )
    Two options 1 from ghorepani/poon hill
    2 from dhampu

  8. Hi Tony and all travellers… i’m planning for the ABC trekking as well… i will arrive Kathmandu on 30th October then planning to go to Pokhara on 1st or 2nd November… amd will do the trekking next day. I’m looking a partner or group to join since i will be alone… i would like to join you since your date looks similar with me…. do you use Whatsapp maybe we can discuss furthur. Thanks….

  9. Hello trekkers!!
    I come back on 29 October from mera Peak and I go immediately in Pokhara to reach abc….I leave my phone number to have a contact immediately by whatsapp
    +39 3392812369
    Intinerary from ghorepani to abc…

  10. Hi Tony

    Have you found your trekking buddies yet? I’m also coming to Nepal at the beginning of November wanting to hike this route, let me know if your still looking for pals. Sarah

  11. Hi Sarah, thanks for your message. No luck finding anyone so last week I relented and booked a 15 day ACT with local tour group starting 1 November. It seems its quite difficult matching peoples dates and plans on this web site :-/