Hello fellow travellers!
I’m going back to Nepal finally after 6 years or so. Last time I went, I only did some minor hiking in the Annapurna Conservation Area (Birethanti – Gandruk – Jinu Danda – Dampus -Suiket). Always had the feeling I would like to come back some day to do the proper Annapurna Circuit – and thats now. So here’s the rough plan:
The route is the common anti-clockwise hike, starting in Besi Sahar and hiking all the way over Manang, Thorang La, Muktinaht etc. to finally end in Birethanti or Naya Pul. From there with a bus to Pokhara to chill out.
I arrive in Kathmandu late on the 6th of November. I need one day to get myself prepared (regestration, etc.), so I cannot depart from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar earlier than the 8th of November. So that’s the propsed starting day to get from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar with public transport. I wouldn’t want to rush through the circuit, so I saved up some extra days for resting and maybe some sidewalks (would also like to visit Tilicho Lake as a side hike, but I still would want to cross over Thorang La – not over Mesokanto La or Tilicho North pass). I figure 21 to 25 days should be enough to do it with proper acclimatisation. I would also like to walk up to poonhill and maybe move over tadapani to Ghandruk in the Modi Khola Valley.
I’m going to do the hike on my own indepedently. But I thinks it’s saver and probably nice to find some people to join me for the hike. Maybe something like 3 or 4 in total. If you are interested to join, please write. I’m also open to discuss some changes or delaying the actual hike, but I can not start earlier, as I allready booked a flight to Kathmandu and I’m in Myanmar before. Wouldn’t want to start too late aswell, however, as the risk for new snow at Torang La supposedly increases the closer it gets to december. For the side hike to Tilicho Lake it’s probably good to take a guide for maybe 3 day. Other than that, I would like to do independent.
I don’t need to travel extra cheap, but genreally I prefer simplicity. So I figuere the budget should be something up to 20 $ a day (excluding anything special).
I wouldn’t describe my walking pace exactly as “slow”, but I would like to enjoy the landscape and don’t make it a sports event 🙂 so if you are looking for fast pace or professional trekking, it’s probably not me..
I’m not exactly an experienced Trekker. I did some minor hikes and mountain climbing in the past, so I roughly know what to expect and what I should be able to do. But this one will be both the highest altidude and the longest hike (by far!) I ever did. I would describe me as a calm, relaxed guy. At least that’s what my friends are saying 🙂 If you are a relaxed person as well, feel free to contact me and we can figuere out if things fit and discuss details. I don’t really care how old you are or something like that, as long as you are cool.
Looking forward to meet you in Nepal!Reply