‘Trek Reports’ 5 – The Annapurna Circuit November 2001 – the daily itinerary

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