I am 45, an environmental scientist, just finished my PhD and my gift to myself is a trip to Asia. I plan to be in Nepal in November, no fixed plan yet but hoping to do a trek of about 1-2 weeks. Either independent or with a guide, but no porter. I am open to camping, staying at teahouses, or most likely a combination. I plan to travel with my ultralight backpacking gear. Open to any route since I have never been to Nepal before. Looking for partner(s) who are fit and experienced trekkers. I regularly backpack at altitude and like to keep a good pace but not superfast.



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  1. Hey,

    Planning ACT myself, with another male from Hyderabad,around 30 Oct 2016, through 20 Nov 2016.We did the EBC, last year.He will confirm only by end of this month.My plan is to start counterclockwise, from Besisahar, pass through Tilicho Lake,end trek at Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara.Have local Trek Company, who will arrange without Food for about INR 40K per head.This includes all expenses, from KTM-KTM covering guide, porter charges,hotels,local transportation, flight to Pokhara and permits.Better if group is around 4-5 pax.My pace will be slow, to soak in & capture all sights.No rush at any point of time ! Will need porter or Guide/Porter, as my idea is to travel light.

    Let me know your thoughts.If we strike a deal, will pass my email & cell phone contacts, to take this forward.


  2. Hi Lisa
    My name is Gregg Kimber and I live in Bellingham, WA. I’m semi-retired and have a flexible schedule. I was planning to hike with a friend Annapurna/Upper Mustang from Bellingham, but that looks like it might fall through. It’ll be my first time in the area (my friend has been 3 times) so I thought I’d put out a feeler to like minded trekkers, I backpack all over the Western USA and am comfortable with 15 miles a day. I hiked the JMT last summer in 18 days (with lots of side trips). I am fine at 14,000’+ , so I assume I’ll be able to acclimate to 18.000′. I’m happy hiking at any speed (you said it well). I would prefer not to have a porter or guide (work it out as we go), but no big deal.
    Take Care

  3. Was planning on doing the Annapurna Circuit leaving Nov 6 from Kathmandu. Was planning to do it independently via teahouses/guesthouse; no guide or porters, but also no camping (don’t want to be carrying that much gear). If you’re interested in hiking together, let me know. I also posted my plans on the “departures” section.

  4. Hi everyone, thanks for all the responses. I have actually decided to do this trip a bit earlier (starting around Oct 22). Couldn’t figure out how to delete or change this posting, so I posted another trip. If earlier dates work for you please let me know.