Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hello fellow trekker enthusiasts!

I am planning a trip to Nepal in the Spring of 2018. There are so many options of treks to do it is overwhelming, but I have flexible dates, and am keen to explore the nepalise culture and mountains. I am from the rocky mountains in british columbia and spend a lot of time in the mountains. I would love to hear people’s plans and ideas on the best treks to take on and how long one should spend on each on. Also, would love to find a travel buddy that I could meet up with!





9 replies
  1. Hello Kaitlin,

    I saw your post about trekking the Annapurna Trek.
    I am also looking for a trekking mate to share such an experience with. I’ll be going to Nepal in January, first doing some charity work and then coming back to Katmandu in February to start my own trip.
    I am German living in Austria , very active , love ll kinds of sports.

    I’d be pleased if I hear from you , maybe it works our to meet up.


    • What kind of charity work? I have been looking for some kind of volunteer work as well. And yes if it works out I would love to meet up! This site is so great! Lets keep in touch! Do you have plans of what hikes you want to do in Nepal?

  2. Hello Kaitlin and Julia,

    I was looking through the Annapurna posts for people trekking in March 2018. I have been making plans with a friend for a couple months now, but you know how that goes, things change and now headed solo. I was thinking I would just meet people on the trail but then I found this website, always more fun to share an adventure.

    I live in the United States. Do a fair amount of ski touring and live an active lifestyle.

    It would be great to chat about Annapurna and share the research we have done.


  3. Hi Connor, hi Kaitlin,
    Im an optometrist and set up with an organization called visionfortheworld. I will be teaching and training in an eye clinic in Biratnagar.

    I thought of trekking for about 2 weeks, I think that is enough for me.
    Would like to get going around 15-18 of Feb. Are you both coming to Kathmandu first ?


  4. Hi Kaitlin,

    I will be arriving in KTM from London on 02.03.18 and am looking for trekking partners that would be interested in hiking the Annapurna Circuit/Base Camp and Tilicho Lake Trek without guide or porter, staying at tea houses. If this interests you please do not hesitate to contact me…:)

    Kind Regards,


  5. Hello all,

    Mid February dates work for me. February 19th is a US holiday so I was hoping to use that for a free extra day of vacation. I am currently planning to fly in and out of Kathmandu, I would most likely arrive the 17th and could start the trek on the 18th. My plan was to be on the trail for roughly two weeks as well.


  6. Hi Kaitlin , I am Planing For PIN PARWATI PASS TREK ( parvati valley – spiti valley, Himachal Pradesh , India – 10-11 days – approx 100kms trek, 5400m height ) (Date: on June 2018 , date can be flexible according to weather condition)

    Plan: – Not to go via any company but arrange on own. I’m wondering if 3 more people can join in. Idea is, we can hire 2-3 porter.


    *This way it will be very cheap per day cost 3 porter 500 Rs *3 = 1500. From travel companies it cost around 25-30k even more per person.

    It will not be a luxurious trip. We need to carry some laguage and provide help in bedding and cooking if required. Feels good…right?

    About Me: I’m a more of a solo traveller. I had traveled almost half of India that includes RAJSTHAN (Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaislmair, Jodhpur, ), UTRAKHAND ( Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Masoorie, Dehradun,), SHIMLA, MUMBAI, DELHI, VARANSI, AGRA, GOA (Bagha beach and Miramar beacg) , MYSURE, KRELA(Kovalam Beach), MADURAI.

    Let me know if You wanna explore Trekking In India too ,

  7. Hi there,
    I’m also planning to do the Annapurna Circuit in March 2018 (without guide or porter). I’d probably fly in to Kathmandu the 2nd of march and start the trek from Besisahar around the 3rd or 4th.

    I haven’t got a fix route yet, but I’d definitely like to stay/hike a bit longer than 2 weeks. I just love enjoying the views while resting for a day and as I’m not in a hurry I’d also love to do some side-treks if possible.

    I’m a passionate hiker, although not experienced in those heights, but I like the challenge! I also love taking photos and videos which makes me one of the ‘slower’ hikers. 😀

    Contact me if anyone is having similar plans!
    Looking forward to exchanging ideas 🙂


  8. Hi Lara , I am Planning For Pin Parvati Trek On 5th JUNE 2018 ( pin valley -spiti valley- 5350m height , 100km trek ), Himachal Pradesh, India , Its one of the Best trek of India , with full of adventure, almost 11 days trekking or could be more . as you said you wanna hike more than 2 weeks this trek will be perfect for you , and we are also more like enjoying the trek not just covering it fast, even i love photography , so it would more of fun and adventure trek instead of hurrying and running to the destination
    we are now 4 member 2 from India 1 from Argentina and 1 from London.
    planing with least of cost just hirring 1 or 2 porter that will cost us around 2*9 dollar per day for all or you can say 5 dollar per day per person even less .
    For this trek travel agency cost around 390 to 470 dollar per person, so comparing to travel agency its really cheap ….right?
    its not more like luxuries trek , but adventurous and i am more intend to make it full of adventure and fun.

    About me- I’m a more of a solo traveller. I had traveled almost half of India that includes RAJASTHAN (Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaislmair, Jodhpur, ), UTRAKHAND ( Haridwar, Rishikesh, Badrinath, Masoorie, Dehradun,), SHIMLA, MUMBAI, DELHI, VARANSI, AGRA, GOA (Bagha beach and Miramar beach) , MYSURE, KRELA(Kovalam Beach), MADURAI.
    Let me know if you wanna join us