trek the annapurna circuit in nepal - October 23, 2022

The ACT (Annapurna Circuit Trek) is about 130 miles long, takes around 3 weeks to hike, the highest pass is 17,800' and is supposed to be the best long distance trek in the world. The trek is done counterclockwise around the Annapurna Massif, which has 30 peaks over 20,000' high, many visible during our hike. The schedule is to leave SLC on Oct 23 and return on Nov 19. The trip begins with a flight to Kathmandu, followed by a drive to Jagat at 4,265 feet and then trekking to the highest point, Thorung La Pass, at 17,800 feet, about half-way through. It then descends to Tatopani at 4,000 feet (includes a 25 mile ride from Marpha to Tatopani) and rises again for another ascent to Poonhill at 10,500 feet. Thereafter, it's downhill to the final town of Nayapul at 3,500 feet, followed by a drive to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu for the return flight. Several of the 2016 WMC Everest Base Camp trekkers are going, so we can benefit from their experience. We plan to have some pre-trip parties (with Nepalese food) to answer questions and discuss topics such as training, clothing, meals, water, toilets, visas, trip insurance, vaccination, acclimatization and more. We will also plan on doing some high altitude conditioning hikes. The ACT is not a technical climb; rather a hike with porters and eating/sleeping in tea houses (think basic hostels). Estimated cost for the ACT including all flights, transportation, meals, lodging, visa, trip insurance, tips, etc. is $4,500.

Organizer:Zig Sondelski
Date:Sun Oct 23 2022 — Sat Nov 19 2022
Meeting Place:Registration required
Web Link:Annapurna Circuit Description

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