This trip was one of the greatest experiences in trekking and backpacking I had so far. Nepal is a very beautiful country, with lovely people. All the best for Nepal. I would love to go back someday.
In April 2014 I went to Nepal, on my own. I took the plane to Kathmandu and my plan was to hike the Annapurna Circuit. The Annapurna is one of the 8000m peaks and 8091m high, also one of the most dangerous mountains to climb up.
I went to the institutions in Kathmandu to apply for the permits (ACAP entry permit and TIMS registration card), which took about 2 hours. In Kathmandu most tourists stay in „Thamel“, which is a crazy tourist area where you can shop everything, especially trekking and mountaineering gear. On the next day I catched the bus to Besisahar, the starting point of this beautiful hike. I did not hire a guide, nor a porter as I wanted to be independent. I can highly recommend the „Rother Wanderführer“, which helped me a lot to stay on the right route and be safe.
I stayed another two days in Pokhara to relax. The Annapurna Circuit was an awesome hike and truly a wonderful experience to hike through the Himalaya. I met awesome people and would love to go there again. Maybe one day to hike around Mount Manaslu…