Annapurna by HAL
Date Wed 10 May 2023 (until Fri 26 May 2023)
Stages 9
Category Fastpacking
Altitude 5,408m/17,728ft
Distance 175km/108miles
Elevation change +12,217m/40,082ft
Website https://www.himalayanadventurelabs.com/world-fastpacks-series/annapurna-circuit/
Organiser Himalayan Adventure Labs

Come fastpack with us!

Are you a trail runner looking for a new adventure? Or an experienced hiker who like to travel fast and ultra light? We organize small groups of active people who want to get way off the beaten path in the Himalaya. Join us as we explore rarely visited villages of Naar and Phu, getting off the classic Annapurna circuit! Cross two 5000m+ passes; Kang La 5,306m and Thorung La 5,416m! Register here.

”Excellent logistics including being collected on arrival at the airport and dropped off at end of trip. Super fun team and diverse itinerary which included some trails that are not part of the official circuit. Great food, laughs and team dynamic. Challenging course meant greater level of satisfaction on completion of each stage. Highly recommend.” – Angela (Ireland/Hong Kong), Annapurna Fastpack 2018

Highlights

    • Get off the beaten track – we are experts at finding alternative trails (and sometimes just going cross country)
    • Travel without porter or pack animal support. Seriously, there is no need to do this – the lodges have blankets and good food. Travel quick and light!
    • Move at your own pace – you can run when you want or just power hike all day long. We’ve got you covered.
    • Let us handle the logistics, we’ve led a lot of trail runners down crazy (and not so crazy) trails in Nepal – we know what we are doing!
    • This is the perfect introduction to high altitude mountain running (at your own will) in Nepal.
    • Trip Reports/Photos: 2019 Fall | 2019 Spring | 2018 | 2017 | 2016

The Numbers

    • May 11 – 26, 2024, 11 days on trail including 2 acclimatization days
    • Total minimum distance: 175km/108miles, Gain: +12,217m/40,082ft, Loss: -10,832m/35,538ft, Max Elevation: 5,408m/17,728ft.
    • Check out our route in Caltopo
    • Max group size: 10
    • Cost: $2,656 all inclusive

Itinerary

  • Briefing and Orientation starting at noon
  • Day 2 Kathmandu to Jagat (1,306m) Private Jeep
  • Day 3 Jagat (1,306m) to Koto (2,625m), Distance: 29.7k
  • Day 4 Koto (2,625m) to Meta (3,621m), Distance: 20.96k
  • Day 5 Acclimatization day
  • Day 6 Meta (3,621m) to Phu (4,083m), Distance: 16.81k
  • Day 7 Acclimatization day
  • Day 8 Phu (4,083m) to Naar (4,196m), Distance: 21.81k
  • Day 9 Naar (4,196m) to Nawal (3,680m) via Kang La (5,306m), Distance: 14.65k
  • Day 10 Nawal (3,680m) to Manang (3,551m), Distance: 9.14 k
  • Day 11 Manang (3,551m) to Thorung Phedi (4,536m), Distance: 16.43k
  • Day 12 Thorung Phedi (4,536m) to Muktinath (3,745m) via Thorung La (5,416m), Distance: 13.52k
  • Day 13 Muktinath (3,745m) to Marpha (2,688m), Distance: 32.15k
  • Day 14 Marpha to Pokhara
  • Day 15 Transport back to Kathmandu
  • Day 16 Departure day

Having Fun on the Circuit

What they are saying

”Do it! You won’t regret it for a moment. The trail, the people, the camaraderie are all 1st rate.” – Karen Carrington (Shanghai, China), Annapurna Fastpack 2015

”The best trip for your money, hands down! This was a life dream trip of mine and this was exactly how I wanted to do it. Check it out if you’ve ever felt the pull to explore Nepal!” – Trisha Steidl (Seattle, USA), Annapurna Fastpack 2014

”crazy shit. It’s done. lifetime experience. it was a great time with great people! #AFP2016” – Lukas Rådgiver (Bad Kreuznach, Germany), Annapurna Fastpack 2016

”If you really want to experience Nepal in its pristine setting while discovering what you’re truly capable of achieving, then you must consider HAL for your Nepalese adventure. Besides adventure, you will be rewarded with great camaraderie, a genuine Nepalese experience and the spectacular views that make this country majestic! A word of caution though: you will want to come back for their other trips.” – Pablo Cabrera (Seattle, USA), Annapurna Fast Pack 2016

”Excellent logistics including being collected on arrival at the airport and dropped off at end of trip. Super fun team and diverse itinerary which included some trails that are not part of the official circuit. Great food, laughs and team dynamic. Challenging course meant greater level of satisfaction on completion of each stage. Highly recommend.” – Angela (Ireland/Hong Kong), Annapurna Fastpack 2018

Terms and Conditions

Please visit our registration page on our website for complete terms and conditions including refund policy and payment plan.


Recap

Date Wed 10 May 2023 (until Fri 26 May 2023)
Stages 9
Category Fastpacking
Altitude 5,408m/17,728ft
Distance 175km/108miles
Elevation change +12,217m/40,082ft
Website https://www.himalayanadventurelabs.com/world-fastpacks-series/annapurna-circuit/
Organiser Himalayan Adventure Labs

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