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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

10 days Package | (Based on 1 Review)

  • Availability
    Any Time of the Year

  • Trip Duration
    10 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Moderate

  • Group Size
    Private & Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    4131m

  • Guide Language
    English

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Quick Overview

  • Start From Kathmandu
  • End: Kathmandu
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Best Season: Sept-Dec, Feb-May

Introduction

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Trek is one of the most admired as well as fascinating treks in Nepal. Annapurna region is located amidst picturesque settings, pristine natural beauty, and passes through meadows, alpine mountain passes, and challenging terrains putting the trekker through a challenging test. Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is the quickest way to explore the beauty of Annapurna Region with hidden beauty, cultural aspects and towering peaks of Annapurna Region. This also lets you explore religious monasteries, chortens, and historical Gumbas scattered across the land. Majestic views of Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gandarbha Chuli (6,250m), Glacier Dome (7,193m), Khangsar Kang (7,485m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Gangapurna (7,544m), and Tilicho Peak (7,134m) throughout the trek will make your trek even more joyful. If you are seeking for high elevation adventure in a short time, then Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is the best option for you.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is for all with good health and physical fitness, previous trekking experience is a plus point. Short Annapurna Circuit Trek usually starts from Besi Sahar and goes through rhododendron laden paths to far-off villages and settlements. Short Annapurna Circuit Trek will take you to the elevation of 5,416m, Thorung La Pass via Manang, Pisang, Yak Kharka, High Camp, etc. On the way back to Pokhara, we will also visit the most famous pilgrimage site of Hindu and Buddhist, Muktinath.

Trek Highlights

  • Thorung La Pass, 5,416m
  • Spectacular Mountains, Everest, Annapurna Ranges, Fishtail, Tilicho Peak, etc
  • Hospitable people and rich culture
  • Scenic drive to the countryside
  • Majestic sunrise and sunset view
  • A thrilling adventure in a short time

Food:

Teahouse run by local people are available in most of the places where all types of delicious food are available such as al Bhat, Noodles, Potatoes, Pasta, Cereals, Eggs, Vegetables, Fried rice, Soup, etc and other Nepali food, Chinese Food, American food, Indian food, Continental food, Local food and many more dishes you like to have from menu card. We always recommend you to have organic and local food, vegetable from their own garden. You'll also find plenty number of cafes and restaurants who provide a variety of dishes in the cities.

Accommodation:

During Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will have two types of accommodation. During your days in Kathmandu, you will stay at a 3-star hotel and during the trek, you will stay at tea houses. These tea houses are run by local people with proper services and clean beds. The room will be private rooms with a twin and triple sharing basis and attach bathrooms in most of the places. In high-altitude, there won't be any teahouses, so we have to set up a camp for overnight stay.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and trip preparation day , (alt. 1300m.)
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Chame (alt. 2600m.) via Beshishar, minimum 10 hours.
Day 03: Trek to Manag via upper trail ( 7 to 8 hours) ,alt. 3500m.
Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Manang , hike to chhongkhor view point ( 4 to 5 hours.)
Day 05: Trek to Yak Kharka (alt. 4050m.) , 4 to 5 hours.
Day 06: Trek to High Camp (alt. 4800m.), 5 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Muktinath(alt.3800m) via Thorong La Pass (alt.5416m.) 8 to 9 hours.
Day 08: Trek back to Jomsom ,( alt. 2700m.) 5 hours by walk 1 hour by drive.
Day 09: Fly to Pokhara & Fly to Kathmandu , alt. 1300m.
Day 10: Departure Day
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and trip preparation day , (alt. 1300m.)

You'll arrive at the airport anytime soon, so our airport representative will be waiting for you at the airport terminal with flowers in their hand and welcome you upon your arrival. He/she will transfer you to the hotel on our private vehicle. After check-in at the hotel, you can shop around Thamel local market and make preparation for trek.  Overnight stay at a hotel in Thamel.


Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Chame (alt. 2600m.) via Beshishar, minimum 10 hours.

Early morning drive from Kathmandu on a local bus or private jeep, the car takes us to Besisahar, and after arrival at the Besisahar, we drive to Chame by local jeep. It is a scenic drive through numerous traditional Nepali villages, paddy rice lands, Hills, snowscapes. Overnight at Chame.


Day 03: Trek to Manag via upper trail ( 7 to 8 hours) ,alt. 3500m.

The trek to Manang from Pisang rewards us with amazing mountain scenery and Marsyandi valley view which goes through pine and juniper forest. We'll go through Tibetan-styled village of Barga and other several villages to reach beautiful Manang valley for an overnight stay.


Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Manang , hike to chhongkhor view point ( 4 to 5 hours.)

This is the acclimatization and exploration day in the ancient village of Manang to prevent high altitude sickness. In the meantime, we'll hike up to Gangapurna Lake and icefall. Back to lodge for an overnight stay.


Day 05: Trek to Yak Kharka (alt. 4050m.) , 4 to 5 hours.

After breakfast at Manang, we proceed with our journey through the farm terraces which gradually go up to Gunsang, which offers panoramic Himalayan scenery. We will pass a few meadows on the way to Yak Khaka where horses and yaks graze. Overnight at Yak Kharka.


Day 06: Trek to High Camp (alt. 4800m.), 5 hours.

Today's walk is relatively easy and scenic. You'll get to see a few Himalayan panoramas on the way to High Camp. If you're lucky enough, you may also encounter Blue sheep and even snow leopards in this area. We spend overnight at High Camp.


Day 07: Trek to Muktinath(alt.3800m) via Thorong La Pass (alt.5416m.) 8 to 9 hours.

Today we'll be standing at the highest point of our entire trek, Thorong La Pass, 5,416m and cross it and descend to the famous pilgrimage site, Muktinath. The top of Thorong La Pass features some of the best mountains view of this region. Overnight at Muktinath. 


Day 08: Trek back to Jomsom ,( alt. 2700m.) 5 hours by walk 1 hour by drive.

After visiting the famous pilgrimage site Muktinath, we'll have breakfast at the hotel and trek to Jomsom and spend overnight there. We'll enjoy our day at Jomsom with camping, sharing memories with friends and have a trek success party. Overnight stay.


Day 09: Fly to Pokhara & Fly to Kathmandu , alt. 1300m.

Today, we'll fly to Pokhara and have lunch in the city of lakes, Pokhara and again take a flight to the capital city, Kathmandu. Overnight stay.


Day 10: Departure Day

The final day of our trek. With so many memories together, the time has come to say goodbye. Our representatives will drop you to the airport for your flight back home.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • Three star hotel in Kathmandu ( On arrival)
  • Three times meal on trek ( breakfast ,lunch , Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (tea or coffee)
  • Jomsome pokhara airplane Ticket
  • All the necessary airport pick up and drop
  • All necessary ground transportation during the trip
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms. Best in twin)
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Sporting staff (porter) each  two people one porter (  porter  carry 25kg)
  • All the Annapurna conservations entrance fee and TIMS card as a required from Nepal Gov.
  • Pokhara –Kathmandu tourist bus services (you can come by plane too if you want. It cost $120 per person.
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after trek)
  • Down Jacket for cold place (Refundable after trek )
  • Nature Explore Trek T- short as a gift
  • Medical Kit bag
  • Treated drinking water
  • All the Gov. Vat Tax, services

Cost Excludes

  • International air ticket( Home to Home)
  • personal insurance(encase for emergency only)
  • personal trekking gear
  • Accommodations, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra cold drinks
  • Personal expenses like use internet, extra snacks, laundry, buttery charges etc…
  • Above mentions in Itinerary if you stay in longer or use more services in mountain.
  • Tipping to staff
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Alex

Published: Feb 19, 2020

UAE
Rating:

Great guides and incredible tours

I have been trekking around the Annapurna and Dinesh and his team have been amazing. They have answers to all your questions and guide you up the mountains to make sure you reach your goal. Quick in their responses and recommendations it made the trip even better. I have no doubt that I will return soon and would book Dinesh and his team again without hesitation.The trek itself offers spectacular views on some of the highest peaks in the world and the last day of the crossing, although you have to start rather early in the morning, is an experience you will never forget and can't be valued in money. The timings of the daily routes are just right and therefore you have enough to time for acclimatization and with it, there id enough fun so you will not give up. I also enjoyed a lot, that there are so many other trekkers around from all over the world and you get to meet people at different stations along the trek all over again. I am so glad that I have booked this trip, made friends for a lifetime and had an experience that brought me at stages at my absolute limits. But because of Dinesh and the team, it was easy to overcome that and fall in love with this part of the world. Thank you so much to the team of Nature Explore for an unforgettable trek and everything they have done to make sure this will be an unforgettable experience. I will be back soon for sure. There is still so much to see and explore.

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