I am planning on trekking the Annapurna Circuit, and starting around October 6th. I am flexible a day or two on each side of the 6th though.
I have hiked coast-to-coast across England, the Camino de Santiago, and some multi-day trips in Iceland. While I am relatively experienced I certainly do not rush. I like to be able to stop to take in the scenery, have tea, etc. I also haven’t done much high altitude trekking before.
While I think the route is easy to find, I wouldn’t mind hiring a guide just to have things run smoothly, learn more than I would have without them, and support the economy. I am open though on that. If so, I was looking at 3 Sisters, or just finding one when I get there. I did get in contact with 3 sisters, with them it is $25 for a guide and then we would pay for our accommodations, food and entry permit (around $25-$30/day).
If you happen to be going around this time and want to hike together, let me know and we can figure out logistics. 🙂Reply