Annapurna Circuit Trek

Hi, I just booked a trip to Nepal in november, and I’m planning on hiking the Annapurna Circuit. Would love to find a trekking partner or two!

I’m 28 years old (I’ll turn 29 on the trail, eek!); I’m a USA native but German resident. I’m fit, adventurous, and have some trekking experience, but have never gone more than a few days at a time.
I’ll arrive in Kathmandu on November 19th, and from then I have about 25 days to work with. I’m thinking about starting off around the 21st or 22nd, and want to find a nice moderate pace that doesn’t feel rushed – maybe even throw in a side trip or two if it works.

I’m generally a relaxed person and while hiking I enjoy a nice balance between small-talk, deeper conversations, and silence. In addition to English I would love the opportunity to practice my German or Spanish.

I’m looking for other laid-back trekking partners who are willing to be spontaneous and/or flexible sometimes! I’m sort of up for anything–the only restriction being physical (I do occasionally have some knee issues, which might slow me down a little bit; it’s a bit hard to tell).

As far as guides, I’m open to going with or without. And budget: I would keep as low as possible, but mostly for the fun of it.

Let me know if you’re interested in syncing up!

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  1. Hi Michaela, Maybe an idea to join in our group. We are looking for a female companion in our group. We are leaving on 28/11 for a 14 day trekking. It is possible to skip the last 2 days if you are in a rush to catch your plane. You find our trek and request on 28/11. And we do speak German too! 🙂

  2. Hi Michaela,
    I’ll be getting into KTM a few days after you so my start date would be the 25th but it sounds like your preferences mirror mine (albeit my Spanish is non-existent and my German is limited to what I learnt in Year 9 – I think that’s 8th Grade in US).

    I don’t have as many days as yourself so on my listing for this trek on the 25th I’ve added my rough milestones/plan – if you choose to have a look let me know if it suits what you had in mind – if not I hope you have a great time!

  3. Hey David — sounds like it could work; I’m not dead set on a specific schedule at all. I’ll check out your trip and send you a message

  4. und was ist mit mir 🙂 Michaela

    • Sorry Harry – I forgot to respond to you!! I took a look at your trip already and it looks awsome…I’ll send you a message shortly

  5. Hello Michaela! I´m planning my first trip to Nepal and I’m so excited about it! I didn´t find a trekking partner yet, though. As it will be my first experience in long trekking, It would be wonderful to find a person (or people) to share it with. Looking forward to chat with you:)

    • I’m looking to travel these dates too approximately, if you guys have set any plans and are happy to have another join for the journey, please let me know!

  6. Hi! I’m looking to do the circuit around the same time as you. I think we have a similar idea of flexibility and slow pace to enjoy the experience . I’m from the USA and am 27.

  7. Hello, I’m looking to do the Circuit around this time as well – please let me know if you’ve made any further plans and if there is any room in your group for another person. 27, from England, trekking across the past couple of years in the UK – Haven’t done more than a few days hiking at a time and currently taking some time out of work to travel 🙂

  8. Hi everyone! I’m also looking to do the circuit around the same time. I’ll arrive in KTM on the 16th, and plan on staying in the city for a couple of days before the trek, so it would be great if I could join you (Michaela and/or the other people that have answered here). I’m 27, from Chile, and quite flexible with the starting date and pace of the trek.

  9. Hey 🙂 I’m a solo traveller from Canada and I’m looking to do this gorgeous trek around the same time as you! I adore hiking and being in the mountains and I am pretty laid back & go with the flow. I am in Kathmandu November 23rd and I’d love to join you if your still looking for a partner!

  10. Servus,
    I’m looking to trek these dates too approximately. Have you set any plans? I would like to join In a trip if possible.

    I can also speak German if that helps.

    Josh

    • Hey Josh–no plans more solid than this for now. Will send you a message!

  11. Hi everybody,

    I would like to do the trek about the same time, so it would be great if i could join the group! 🙂 I’m already in Nepal and just came back from the beautiful Gosainkunda/Helambu Trek and will stay for a few weeks in a village near Dhunche. After this stay which is flexible in time i would love to go for the Annapurna Circuit without hurry enjoying the hike. My flight back is on the 17th December. I’m 26 years old and from Germany. Hope to hear from you 🙂

    • Hey Ronja! Will send you a PM 🙂

  12. Hi Michaela! I’m getting in to Kathmandu on the 18th and have a pretty laid back travel style (go with the flow and see what happens). Was very interested in doing this trek. I’m 29 from the US and have 3 weeks for enjoying Nepal. Let me know if you are still looking for people. And happy almost birthday!

    Melissa

  13. Hi Michaela,
    I am flying into Kathmandu on the 18th. I really want to go hiking and the Annapurna circuit seems to be the most tempting for me. I would consider myself to be fit but the longest multiple day trek I have done so far was 4 days.
    So about me I am 28 and from Germany. So speaking German is no trouble but my Spanish also needs some practice. I would rather opt for going without guide and keep the budget low. Maybe we can coordinate something.
    Best wishes,
    Jenny

  14. Hi. I’m looking to meet fellow hikers, hiking some solo and some with partners. My plans are similar to start. I will probably depart Kathmandu on the 20th or 21st for the Annapurna Circuit. We’ll probably cross paths, but let me know if you’d like to meet in Kathmandu or along the trail.

    Best, Forrest

  15. Hi Michaela,

    I arrive in Kathmandu on 11/21 and was looking to start the trek on 11/24 but could do it sooner. I have never trekked before so I am looking for a group to partner with. I’d prefer to go without a guide to save money but would be willing to split the cost of people wanted to hire a guide. I am 36 from the States and I love to travel (Nepal will be my 43rd country) let me know if you would like to connect!

    • Hello!!! I arrive un Kathmandu the 20th november… One day to buy all the winter staffs and starting Annapurnas circuit. The only thing i dont know if to go with Porter or not… We can meet up in Kathmandu if you want! Cheers
      Marta

  16. Hello!
    I am in Chame now. If you are coming here by dziip, we can go ahead together.