Annapurna Sanctuary Research

Hello fellow travellers and Trekkers.

My names Richard King (Ric) and I’m planning to do ABC this October. I fly into KTM on 24th of oct and hope to be on the ABC trail by the 27th for about 11/12 days. Depends on weather and my recce.

I’m a very experienced trekker, mountaineer, climber and via Ferrata leader in the Italian Dolomites and the reason behind my trip is to do a recce/research on possibly leading groups here to the Annapurna area in a few years, but just want to know what I am really getting myself into.

I normally have an incredibly fast pace out of work but I’m seeing this as work and I think Nepal should always be taken slowly, especially with altitude.
I’ve done the Everest base camp trek in oct 2012 with my partner but she can’t come with me on this one as she’s in the Indian Himalayas studying yoga.

But if your are interested or want to know more please send me a message and I’ll try and get back to you.

Happy trekking




2 replies
  1. Hello Ric!

    I will arrive to Ktm on 28th of oct and I would like start the route to ABC on 1 nov if the weather is good. If you are interested maybe we could go together.

    I’m a novice trekker with a little experience, a couple of routes in the Pyrenees.


  2. Hi Ric,
    I’m in Pokhara now and am planning on starting the ABC trip around Oct 27. I just completed Everest BC without any problems. Previously I have completed long-distance treks in the Alps and I climbed Mont Blanc last June without a guide. So if you are interested and get this in time, send me a message.