Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hey Hikers,

I am a young person from Guernsey (who’s heard of it?… no one had, its a small island in between England and France – so not as exotic as it sounds!) who’s just graduated from Manchester Uni and had planned to trek the ACT with a partner until he bailed on me two weeks ago! Anyhow, with my flights booked I’m still going to take this on.

I am not massively experienced but fit and very keen to still give it a shot but I’d rather not do it on my own. Apart from the physical challenge I’m hoping to meet some amazing people along the way, see new things and challenge myself.

I am staying in Katmandu in a hostel from the 28th September – 2nd October. Sightseeing and sorting out my passes etc… Then I’ll be heading to Besi Sahar around the 2nd October. I am trying to do this on a fairly tight budget so I am primarily looking to hike with a group of people instead of hiring a guide, but I am very open to the idea of hiring a guide too particularly due to my inexperience. I’ve already been in touch with a local guide who’s been highly recommended to me by a friend who did the trek in March, so have already found an honest and qualified contact if needs be.

I am flexible on start dates as long as its before the 6th of October. Tbh I’m flexible on most things as I’ve not yet booked my return flight and may stay on or travel further afield afterwards. I just want to have an amazing experience with some lovely people and would be grateful to walk with more experienced trekkers (or just intrepid novices) that would be happy to join me.

I look forward to hearing from anyone out there who’s planning to do the same thing around the same dates and doesn’t mind me joining them.

Amy 🙂

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  1. Hello Amy! Still looking for company? I’m in Kathmandu right now amd planiing on go to ACT on the mext days. I would love to go on a group to enjoy the trekk and meet nice people. My budget is tight so I can’t afford a guide. I have a flight on 26th from Kathmandu so 18 days would be good for me. Besides that I just want to enjoy the experience and male it unforgettable. Let me know if it works for you!

  2. Hey, are you looking to leave soon? I definitely won’t be ready to leave until the first week of October.

  3. Hey! I arrive in Kathmandu the evening of Oct 2nd, will need the 3rd to sort out my permits and such, but would be game to leave for Besi Sahar first thing Oct 4th. Assuming the timing is ok, I’d be interested in joining your group!

    • Hi Brian

      I arrive to Kathmandu 3rd Oct. see message below to Amy.

  4. Hi Amy

    I’m flying out to Kathmandu landing 3rd and hoping to be on my way to Basi Sahar by the 5th so if you havnt started by then. I’ve also sent a message to Valentina who I see has messaged above. I’m the same as you, fairly for the havnt done so much of this multi day hiking so I just want to go and enjoy the trek and meet fun people to share it with and keep safe together! Let me know your thoughts

    • *Fairly fit is what I meant to say

    • I’d be down to start on the 5th too.

  5. Hi all,

    So I am really not sure but I think the 5th possibly might be a bit late for me to start. I am booked into my hostel in Kathmandu until the 2nd of October but could potentially stay longer if i need to and can find a place to stay. I’m sorry I can’t tell you for definite yet but I’ll post when I’m in Kathmandu and have more of an idea what I’m doing.

    • Hi, Amy! I’m arriving in Kathmandu on the 29th and have also booked a hostel until Oct the 2nd too. That would be perfect timing for me. Please let me know if you’re still looking for someone to join your team
      We can meet in Kathmandu, I’m staying at the Paradise Guest House in Paknajol Marga, Thamel

  6. Hi, Amy! I’m arriving in Kathmandu on the 29th and have also booked a hostel until Oct the 2nd too. That would be perfect timing for me. Please let me know if you’re still looking for someone to join your team 🙂
    We can meet in Kathmandu, I’m staying at the Paradise Guest House in Paknajol Marga, Thamel

  7. Hey Amy! I’m finishing up EBC and heading into K-town to grab my permits for ACT. I have a listing on here that explains my trekking plans. I’m very experienced and am looking for a partner or two for the upcoming trip. Hope to hear from ya.
    Cheers, Ray

  8. Ahh plans coming together! This is all very exciting, maybe in a couple days if everyone’s plans haven’t changed then we can organize to meet up in Kathmandu before the 2nd or 3rd.

    Amy 🙂

    • Fantastic!

    • Looking forward to meeting up with everyone!

  9. Hey Amy,

    I just arrived in Kathmandu and will start the ACT as well (incl Tilicho Lake hopefully) in the next few days. Did you and Ray and Alexis meet up already? I would love to join you guys on this trek, always way more fun to have trekking buddies!!

  10. Hi

    No we haven’t yet.
    I could be up for a trip to the tilicho lake – just have to see how info with the altitude as I’ve never trekked that high before. Are you booked into a hostel in Kathmandu right now?
    when would be a good time to meet up everyone? I’m staying in Thamel and there’s a cool beer garden right by my hostel where we could meet.

    • Sweet! I’m in Thamel, yes. You were thinking about leaving the 3rd of October right? That would be the latest I would like to start, because I need to be back in Kathmandu on the 23rd (2 friends will join me on another hike). And I’m guessing the ACT with Tilicho will take about 18-20 days depending on how things go 🙂 I need to sort out my passes as well in the next few days. Maybe we could meet up today? That way we’ve got a few days to decide what to do and how to do it? A Nepalese beer in the beer garden sounds great!

  11. Hey! I’m in Thamel too.
    Where are you?

  12. Hey Everyone! Just got to Salleri today. Should be back in Kathmandu tomorrow evening.

    • Amazing!! Do you have your permits?

  13. No. Have to get them in Kathmandu

  14. I would like to join if you all are open to starting on the 4th.