Annapurna Circuit Trek +/- ABC. Come for a bit or come for it all!
Hello fellow travellers!
I’m new to this site, so apologies if this blurb isn’t everything that it’s meant to be! I’m a junior doctor (24 years old) from the UK who’s taking a small holiday and planning on the Annapurna Circuit Trek +/- Annapurna Base Camp Trek as well. To say I’m excited is an understatement!
A quick overview of the proposed route:
The route is the common anti-clockwise hike, starting in Besisahar and hiking all the way over Manang, Thorang La, Muktinath etc. I wouldn’t describe myself as super speedy, but I can hold my own fitness wise. Not intending on rushing through the circuit, so have some extra days for resting and maybe some sidewalks (Manang and Braga are apparently beautiful!). In total around 15-16 days but opportunity to speed up/slow down if needed.
I arrive in Kathmandu late on the 7th of December. I need one day to get myself prepared (registration, buying last bits of kit etc.), so I cannot depart from Kathmandu to Besisahar earlier than the 9th of December. So that’s the proposed starting day to get from Kathmandu to Besisahar with public transport.
I’m going to do the hike independently. But I thinks it’s safer and definitely more fun to find some people to join me for the hike, particularly for the dodgy bits like Thorung La.
I’ve got a itinerary in mind that i’m happy to share, and willing to take others advice and plans into account. Done a fair degree of research (including talking to friends who have done the trek)
If you are interested to join, please feel free to write, i’m a nice enough person and the worst that happens is our dates don’t match! I’m also open to discuss some changes or delaying the actual hike, but I can not start earlier, as I already booked a flight to Kathmandu and I’m at a wedding before. Wouldn’t want to start too late as well, as it’d be good to be home by new year!
If people want a guide for a particular part of the hike (Thorung La etc) I wouldn’t be against helping out on payment, but not keen on a guide the whole way around (I prefer my freedom!) I don’t need to travel extra cheap, but generally I prefer simplicity. So I figure the budget should be something up to 25$ a day (excluding anything special).
I’m a reasonably experienced trekker, although by no means an expert. I have some high altitude hikes behind me in the Himalaya’s and combined with my medical degree know roughly what to expect and what I should be able to do in the mountains.
I would describe me as a calm, relaxed guy who is easy to get along with, at least that’s what my friends are saying… If you are a relaxed person as well, feel free to contact me and we can figure out if things fit and discuss details. I don’t really care how old you are or where you come from or anything like that, as long as you are a nice, down to earth person who’s willing to have a bit of an adventure!
Looking forward to meet you in Nepal!Reply