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The Himalayan Traveller:

The Annapurna Circuit: November 2001


The itinerary used by Tendi and myself in 2001 is, I think, fairly straightforward. If I were to repeat the trek I don't think I would want to alter much, and changes would be very much of personal preference.


Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2 - Kathmandu: Trek Preparations

Day 3 - Drive to Besisahr (2,700 ft)

Day 4 - Trek to Ngadi (3,051 ft)

Day 5 - Trek to Jagat (4,311 ft)

Day 6 - Trek to Dharapani (6,375 ft)

Day 7 - Trek to Chame (8,901 ft)

Day 8 - Trek to Pisang (10,449 ft)

Day 9 - Trek to Manang (11,650 ft)

Day 10 - Acclimatisation Day - Manang (Day walk)

Day 11- Trek to Yak Kharka (13,018 ft)

Day 12 - Trek to Thorong Phedi (14,534 ft)

Day 13 - Trek to Muktinath (12,474 ft).(Crossing of the Thorung La. 17, 766ft)

Day 14 - Rest Day - Muktinath

Day 15 - Trek to Kagbeni (9,199 ft)

Day 16 - Trek to Marpha (8,750 ft)

Day 17 - Trek to Kalopani (8,301 ft)

Day 18 - Trek to Dana (4,744 ft)

Day 19 - Trek to Phalante (7,402 ft)

Day 20 - Trek to Ghorepani (9,367 ft)

Day 21 - Trek to Tadapani (8,514 ft)

Day 22 - Trek to Landrung (5,574 ft)

Day 23 - Trek to Dhampus (5,699 ft)

Day 24 - Trek to Suikhet Phedi; End of trek. Transport to Pokhara

Day 25 - Fly Pokhara - Kathmandu

Day 26 - Kathmandu

Day 27 - Kathmandu

Day 28 - Return to UK