Poon Hill/Annapurna base camp or annapurna circuit..yet to decide!!

Hi, I’m Hannah! An Australian teacher travelling everywhere and anywhere in Asia until my money runs out.

I’ve recently completed Everest Base Camp and Gokyo; 17days, so unsure if I’m up for the 20 days of A.circuit, especially on my own.However I’d be up for it if I were to have some company! I’m not keen on getting a guide as I had one for E.B.C and he wasn’t brilliant but that’s a story for another time.

I’ve also heard great things about a combination of Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp, which should be about 10-12 days, possibly a side trek too. So if that sounds more like something you’d enjoy, great.

As you can probably tell I’m not fussed with which route I take, I just want to get into the Conservation area of Annapurna and experience the wonderment of it all.

I’m currently in Lumbini but should be back in Pokhara by this Sunday the 14th, hoping to be off trekking by the 16th, 18th at the latest, but again, flexible.

Would love to hear back from anyone and everyone if either of these treks interests you!
Hannah


Hi Hannah

I would possibly be up for poonhill. I am in pokara at mo. Have been here a few days. Was planning to trek when Iarrived then met up with someone and did some other stuff. I trekked the circuit and basecamp a few years ago with a friend and without a guide. It was awesome. I am at the end of my travels and have limited time but I would be keen to accompnying you to poohill. We could meet up on sunday to discuss if you keen.

I’m from uk but new zealnd has been my home for last 9 years. Drop me an email evelyn_green@hotmail.com

Look forward to hearing from you

Evelyn


i have just gotten back from all of the above and i must say the circuit was WAY better than the ABC! Didnt help by the fact that the weather is pretty cloudy on that side atm!

ABC is full of tourists with guides and porters where the circuit is much more relaxed, and you can shorten it to 10 days easy!

Im thinking of doing the EBC/Gokyo/3 pass thing… any advice?! how was it!?

steph


Hi Steph, wow, you did all of the above, fantastic. I’ve pretty much decided to do the circuit now. I’ve got the time and I keep hearing fabulous things about it. I might even try to add in Poon Hill. Would I do that on the way up or down?!

EBC and Gokyo were amazing. Well Gokyo get’s a special mention. I left at the start of March and there was a lot of snow! So unfortunately we couldn’t do Cho La pass. Instead we did an 11.5hr day, Up to the top of Gokyo Ri (the veiws from there are amazing!!) and then down to Phortse Thanga. So we actually didn’t lose any days. EBC sounds similar to ABC, too many tourists for my liking but still happy to be able to say I’ve done it. Kala Pattar obviously is well worth the early morning hike too.

I have no advice that you probably won’t hear a hundred times. But i definitely recommend Gokyo. I’ve heard great things about Renjo La as well but when I was up in Gokyo it was taking peple 11-13 hours to cross, so just get a heads up on the weather conditions before heading that way.
have a fabulous trip!!!
hannah


Hi,
My name is Karen and I’m in Pohkara, looking to do some trekking for a week or longer. The poon hill/annapurna basecamp trek looks good. If you’re in Pokhara, feel free to email me so we can meet up. I’m staying at Blue Heaven hotel, just north of the main intersection in town: karengauss@gmail.com
Cheers!
Karen-
age 32, from Northern California


Hi Karen. I got my permit sorted today and plan to leave Tuesday to do the circuit. I’m not trekking with anyone at the moment. I’m just hoping to meet people along the way. I’ll probably be gone for 17-22 days as I hope to do some side treks along the way and Poon Hill on the way back.
I hope you find someone !! All the best

Hannah

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  1. Hi Hannah,
    I`m a 27, German, student (culture management) and after a short adaptation phase I really enjoy Nepal!
    For trekking I have the same plans like you – annapurna circuit with treks along the way 🙂
    i plan on leaving on wednesday because i need a day off today (lets say real vacations without doing anything, because i might have caught a little cold yesterday )
    I`m in Pokhara – feel free to contact me: my email adress is phi.k (at) gmx.de and my nepalese number 98 18 05 82 84
    Hope to hear from you or anyone else interested!
    Best,
    Sophie