Annapurna – Nar, Phu, Meskokante la Tilicho

Trekking buddy wanted – Annapurna region – Nar, Phu, Tilicho lake via Mesokante la to Jomsom

i am looking for a like-minded trekking partner in the Annapurna Region. After intensive research and talking to people who have been there, i set up a route what avoids most of main circuit and follows wonderfull side valleys and a passes that are more intresting to explore than the main circuit. As i do not want to spend too much money on a full guided and booked and organized trip i tried to organize it myself and just hire a guide or porter where needed. I will arrive in Kathmandu solo on 29th april. Why together? Easily because it´s more fun, safer, and cheaper.

About me:

I Felix, 28 years, from Austria and spent the last 9 years living in Munich to work and start studying business what ended in a degree in geology (GER). Before i am going to start a new job i am two months free and decided to make a travel a bit farther away than last years to explore himalayan culuture and landscape. It is my first time in Nepal, also first time trekking. I am used to make alpine tours in the austrian alps and have some mountaineering experience. My hobbies are rock climbing, playing music, skiing, beachvolleyball and good food and am always happy to try out new stuff and explore;) i like the idea of hiking more indepently and visit places by my / our own, but of course i am open to book a guide if needed and also support local people. Seeking for adventure, but also on a safe side;)

The idea of the tour:

Start: close to Beshisara; Visit: Phu and Nar (need a special permit and a guide to go there) – via Manag and Tilicho lake taking the Meskonate La Pass to come to Jomsom, where i would end the route, taking a ride to Pokhara. As far as i know now, we can spend all nights in a lodge, except two to three nights walking the mesokante la; there we should be self sufficient and carry our own tent and food. -> this is more or less the route i intend to hike together;)
If there is time left and before returing to Kathmandu I would add peak Mardi Himal – no special permits required and spleeping spots at base camp possible, 5500 hm. This one is optional and can be done solo also.

You can share to friends if you want. I am open to do it with a group of friends for sure;)
Looking forward to hear you,




2 replies
  1. Hi Felix,

    This trip looks interesting! I will be arriving in Kathmandu on the 27th of April and potentially looking for a hiking buddy for the Annapurna circuit. This will be my first time in Nepal.

    Are you looking to do this tour with a guide the whole way or follow the itinerary of the tour you have linked?

    I also wont be bringing any camping equipment with me on this trip (tent, sleeping matt ect) as I had intended to only stay in tea houses. Will you have this equipment yourself?

    P.s I also have a Geology degree (though not a geologist).

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • Hy Nick,

      Sorry for late response, I do not get message bevore as landed in junk mail. Anyway, I arrive on Friday morning. I want to do all self organized and just take a guide were it is not possible by ourselves because of regulations.

      You can me to meet up, I stay the first days Friday Saturday, probably like most travelers in thamel. I do not know how to pm here. And am not happy posting my phone number here. But tell you my email: or on Facebook Felix quintanieves

      Write me and we exchange contact and have a call or meet up! Hope you had a good arrival! Cheers