Annapurna Circuit: here we come!

Hazel and I are booked onto the Annapurna Circuit trek organised by Mountain Kingdoms.

Yay! Amazing mountains and wonderful people, here we come.

Let’s hope our legs last out the 200 miles and the 5414m Thorong La Pass…..

Annapurna map, courtesy of Digital Himalaya. See Where next? (now below) for more details….

Destination: Nepal

Why: to trek the Annapurna circuit with Hazel and to see the Himalaya again

When: October 2009

How: on Mountain Kingdom’s Annapurna Circuit trek


  • Day 01. Depart LONDON
  • Day 02. Arrive KATHMANDU. Transfer to Hotel Shangri-La
  • Day 03. Drive to BESI SAHAR (5-6 hrs drive) then trek to KHUDI (2,591 ft/790m)
  • Day 04. Trek to BAHUNDANDA (4,330ft/1,320m)
  • Day 05. Trek to CHAMJE (4,691ft/1,430m)
  • Day 06. Trek to BAGARCHHAP (7,086ft/2,160m)
  • Day 07. Trek to CHAME (8,628ft/2,630m)
  • Day 08. Trek to PISANG (10,465ft/3,190m)
  • Day 09. Trek to MANANG (11,482ft/3,500m)
  • Day 10. Rest day at MANANG
  • Day 11. Trek to YAK KHARKA (13,418ft/4,090m)
  • Day 12. Trek to THORONG PHEDI (14,730ft/4,490m)
  • Day 13. Cross THORONG LA (17,764ft/5,414m) Trek to MUKTINATH (12,500ft/3,810m)
  • Day 14. Morning in MUKTINATH. Afternoon trek to KAGBENI (9,200ft/2804m)
  • Day 15. Trek to MARPHA (8,760ft/2,670m)
  • Day 16. Trek to KALOPANI (8,300ft/2,530m)
  • Day 17. Trek to TATOPANI (3,904ft /1,190m)
  • Day 18. Trek to SIKHA (6,600ft/1,980m)
  • Day 19. Trek to GHOREPANI (9,105ft/2,775m)
  • Day 20. Ascent/Descent POON HILL (Optional) (10,495ft/3190m) 1-2 hrs. Trek to TIRKHEDUNGHA (5,133ft/1,540m)
  • Day 21. Trek to NYAPHUL (2,713ft/827m). Drive POKHARA 1-2 hrs drive (arr lunchtime; Hotel Barahi; Lonely Planet Hotel review)
  • Day 23. KATHMANDU
  • Day 24. Fly KATHMANDU – LONDON

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