Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hej guys,
My name is Käthe, I am 30 and have just arrived on Kathmandu today. I have till the end of november and am looking forward to some extended trekking. I would love to start with Annapurna circuit trek in the end of September and take enough time to enjoy, take sidetrips or even ad on like nar Phu Or any other ideal you might have. This would man being on the trek about 4weeks. But with time and rest days. I’ve been hiking the alps in the last years a lot and am average fit. Also fun, sensible and well mountain and coffee lover. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best

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  1. Hi Katrin, I’m planning to trek the Annapurna circuit, this is my plan:
    -Sep 27. Arriving Besisahar and bus to Bhulbule.
    -Sep 28. Bhulbule– Ghermu.
    -Sep 29. Ghermu– Tal.
    -Sep 30. Tal– Chame.
    -Oct 1. Chame–Upper Pisang.
    -Oct 2. Upper Pisang–Manang.
    -Oct 3. Manang–Tilicho Base Camp.
    -Oct 4. TBC–Tilicho Lake–TBC–Shre Khraka.
    -Oct 5. Shre Khraka–Yak Kharka.
    -Oct 6. Yak Kharka–Thorung Phedi.
    -Oct 7. Thorung Phedi– Muktinath.
    -Oct 8. Muktinath–Jomsom.
    -Oct 9. Flight to Pokhara

    Let me know if you want to join me in some point. Thanks!

    • Jose,
      The road is less and less fun every year, but i suggest you walk from Besi Sahar, at the time you will arrive there will be a few buses/jeeps on the road so it is not that bad. Have a searchlight for a tunnel walk)
      Also it is better to stay in Ngadi, there are few simple guesthouses on the side of the road, but i liked it much more then a dump that Bhulbule is. to Bhulbule is about 3h and to Ngadi about 3.5h
      Ngadi(Bhulbule) to Tal is doable in one day. Around 9h, but it is worth it. Tal is very picturesque especially in the mornings when you hit small waterfalls right when you leave the village.
      I once broke this in two days and i would say Ghermu was not worth it, even though it is a nice village. But walking 4h per day at this altitude is a waste of time. Better spend an extra day in Upper Pisang/Manang for acclimatization.
      Do not stay in Chame this is like a worst village on the route 🙂 Dusty, loud and annoying. Much better option is Timang. On the hill with a view, peaceful, mapple trees, very beautiful in the morning too! But a bit chilly. There is guesthouse Happy Cottage something with cool wooden houses on the left side. Believe me Chame is a dump. That was the only place by far where we had a rat in our room and not those critters that live in the wall in many places, but a proper rat 🙂
      If you will spare a day, walk from Muktinath via Jhong to Kagbeni, Totally worth it. A bit deserted and so good.

  2. Hi Katrin,

    My name is Veerle and I’ll arrive in Kathmandu on the 27th September and looking to start the Annapurna Circuit pretty soon after my arrival. I need to be back in Kathmandu on the 19th October so not sure if this works with your plans. A little bit about me I’m 28, Dutch but currently living in Australia. I’m average fit, love a good chat and coffee and I’m a pretty easy going travel companion. Let me know if you would like to meet up. Cheers, Vee

  3. Hej guys, i am back from vipassana and online again. I would like to start around 2nd. Do maybe veerle we can meet when you arrive. Best Katrin

    • Hi Katrin,

      That would be good! I’m meeting up with the other two girls tomorrow night as well. Maybe easier if you add me on FB via Veerle Verlooij