Annapurna Circuit Trek
i’m Felix (32) an easy going german traveler 🙂
In my early 20s i decided to buy a round the world ticket.
After that amazing year i have to leave my country at least once a year for a bigger trip haha
So here we go 🙂 2016 it will be the Annapurna Circuit Trek… and i guess the same for you 🙂
I’m lucky enough that i could leave my job for 3,5 weeks… so i’m not super flexibel on my dates.
I’ll post my schedule later on at the bottom.
I’m that kind of guy that really doesn’t mind to travel alone… because it never took me long to meet nice people. It really is my first time looking on the internet for a buddy and i’m not really sure how this will work out :D. The good thing about traveling “alone” is that you can choose whom you want to be with… and if it doesn’t work out (for what ever reason) it is very easy to split. So look for same minded people… i guess a Skype session beforehand is not a bad idea to discuss stuff in detail.
My poor students days are over 😉 so my tent and cooking stove will stay at home. Guesthouse/Teahouse will replace my tent and i hear they offer good food as well… so everything i’ll bring with me is some clothes, sweets, muslibars and my sleepingbag. I’m a fan of traveling light and try to cut out all things that i don’t really need. So my backpack should be light to enjoy hiking as much as possible 🙂
I’ll carry my own stuff… but you are free to bring your Porter if you like to… no problem for me.
I’ll will try to find a guide in Pokhara because i want give something back to the locals… i think a guide cost around 20-30$ a day.
I think he will be handy for reservations in guest house… and for emergency situations. Of Course he should know the way and also agree on my route… and if i/we spend 18 days time with a local guide i hope there is a lot of cultural exchange what i hope is the biggest Plus by haven a guide. But i’m only going to hire one… when i feel he is the right guy… “worst” case i will just start hiking on my own and sure will find people soon enough 🙂 Oct. is the busiest time anyway haha
I think 30$ per day should be fine for food an accommodation? (30×18= 540$ for 18 days)
I can pay for the guide… as i’m getting one with or without a partner. If we do the whole trip together… it would be nice if you put some money in as well 🙂
I would like to do the full Trek in 18 days… i know there are building “roads” since 2009 or even earlier. Some research on the internet showed me there are now side treks off the road so it is still possible to hike the full thing without getting hit by a car 😉 hehe
Sure thing i double check the side trek story once i’m in Nepal.
Timetable… I plan day 1 to be the 3rd of Oct.
I got that also in Excel… much better to read… send me a message if interested.
Day Destination (Elevation in m) (Hiking in h incl. breaks) (distance in km) (ascent/descent in m)
0 Besisahar (823)
1 Bahundanda (1295) (7:38) (19.6) (803/-342)
2 Jagat (1305) (5:16) (11.1) (486/-467)
3 Dharapani (1893) (8:51) (15.9) (1179/-566)
4 Khoto (2618) (6:30) (15.3) (1089/-349)
5 Upper Pisang (3279) (6:23) (18.8) (921/-316)
6 Ngawal (3682) (6:13) (11.7) (737/-369)
7 Manang (3558) (3:43) (9.2) (248/-348)
8 Manang (3558) (3:54) (6.0) (456/-437)
9 Yak Kharka (4038) (4:06) (10.5) (621/-154)
10 Thorung Phedi(4533) (2:56) (7.5) (636/-61)
11 Muktinath (3693) (10:26) (17.1) (897/-1784)
12 Marpha (2687) (7:37) (24.5) (353/-1366)
13 Kalopani (2541) (6:24) (19.1) (254/-397)
14 Dan (1448) (6:25) (17.7) (209/-1285)
15 Shikha (1951) (7:06) (14.7) (880/-357)
16 Tadapani (2710) (10:39) (18.4) (1667/-957)
17 Landruk (1602) (6:14) (11.1) (337/-1380)
18 Phedi (1167) (8:10) (16.3) (753/-1186)
Total (118:31 h of hiking) (264.50 km) (12526 m ascent) (-12121 m descent)
Daily everage (6:35 h of hiking) (14.69 km) (695.89 m ascent) (-673.39 m descent)
Check out that link here for the GPS Map (scroll a little bit down to find the Googlemap with Elevation)