+977-9851159317 info@nmanepal.com
+977-9851159317 info@nmanepal.com

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

0
Price
From$1,070$950
Booking Form
Enquiry Form
Full Name*
Email Address*
Your Enquiry*
* I agree with Terms of Service and Privacy Statement.
Please agree to all the terms and conditions before proceeding to the next step
Available: 12 seats
* Please select all required fields to proceed to the next step.

Proceed Booking

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

325

Why Book With Us?

  • No-hassle best price guarantee
  • Customer care available 24/7
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • Free Trekking/Tour Information

Get a Question?

Do not hesitage to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

+9779851159317 Whatsapp/Viber

info@nmanepal.com

11 Nights 12 Days
Availability : Whole Year
Thamel Kathmandu
Annapurna Region
Min Age : 18
Max People : 1

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

0
  • wifi sign
    Wi-Fi: Some Place
  • Human Clip Art
    Maximum Altitude: 5416 m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

The short Annapurna Circuit trek is a condensed version of the classic Annapurna Circuit trek, which is one of the most renowned Teahouse trekking routes in the world, located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The traditional Annapurna Circuit trek usually takes around 18-21 days to complete and circumnavigates the Annapurna Massif, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and diverse landscapes.

This trekking route in Annapurna typically covers the lower sections of the circuit, focusing on the most scenic and culturally rich parts of the route. It usually takes around 10-12 days to complete, starting from kathmandu and ending in the town of Besisahar or nearby Pokhara. This shorter version allows trekkers to experience the highlights of the Annapurna region within a more manageable timeframe, making it ideal for those with limited time or less experience in high-altitude trekking.

The short Annapurna Circuit trek route begins with a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar, followed by a 6-hour drive to Chame the next day. From Chame, the trekking journey unfolds through varied landscapes, encompassing terraced fields, flowing rivers, and towering peaks. Stops include Pisang, Manang, Tilicho Base Camp, Tilicho Lake, Sri Kharka, Ledar, and High Camp, each offering unique experiences of the Annapurna region’s rich culture and breathtaking natural beauty.

The trek culminates in a challenging ascent to Muktinath via Thorong La pass, followed by a descent to Jomsom and a scenic drive to Pokhara, completing the unforgettable adventure.

 

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Overview

  • Trek Duration: 11N / 12D
  • Trek Grade: Moderate
  • Highest Altitude: 5,416 m above sea level
  • Accommodation: Hotel / Lodge / Guest House
  • Transportation: Overland
  • Group size:  1 to 15 person (maximum)
  • Best season: Mar-May and Sep-Nov
  • Per day trek: 5 – 8 hours

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Unwind yourself in the natural hot stream, Tatopani.
  • Observe the scenery of Himalayan ranges like Mt. Annapurna, beautiful Chulu West, Nilgiri, and Chulu east. Also,Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II and IV.
  • Crossing the highest pass of the world – the Thorong La Pass (5,416m)
  • Watch tranquil lakes, gorges, glaciers, and waterfalls in the course.
  • Enjoy the scene of Snow leopards and astonishing blue sheep in Yak Kharka.
  • Travel to the Tibetan Settlement and witness authentic Buddhist culture.
  • Tour to a holy place for Hinduism and Buddhism, Muktinath Temple.
  • An astounding trek to Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world for its height at 5,200m
  • Hike to the striking Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang district.
  • Cross through lush rhododendron, fir, juniper forests.
  • A perfect cherishable day in Pokhara

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m) 7 Hrs Drive
  • Day 02: Drive from Besisahar to Chame (1430m) 6 Hrs Drive
  • Day 03: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3200m) 5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 04: Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m) 3-4 Hrs Trek
  • Day 05: Acclimatization in Manang (3540 m)
  • Day 06: Trek from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m) 6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 07: Trek to Tilicho Lake (4920 m) and return to base camp and trek to Sri Kharka (4060m) 6-7 Hrs Trek
  • Day 08: Trek from Sri Kharka to Ledar (4373m) 3-4 Hrs Trek
  • Day 09: Trek from Ledar to High Camp (4600m) 4-5 Hrs Trek
  • Day 10: A hike from High Camp to Muktinath (3,800m) through Thorong La passes (5,416m) 7-8 Hrs Trek
  • Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom
  • Day 12: Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • One Night Pokhara Hotel
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Government tax & service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.

Complementaries

Return After trip Finish
  • Trekking Pole
  • Down Jacket
  • Sleeping Bag
What to Expect during Short Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Unwind yourself in the natural hot stream, Tatopani.
  • Observe the scenery of Himalayan ranges like Mt. Annapurna, beautiful Chulu West, Nilgiri, and Chulu east. Also,Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna II and IV.
  • Crossing the highest pass of the world – the Thorong La Pass (5,416m)
  • Watch tranquil lakes, gorges, glaciers, and waterfalls in the course.
  • Enjoy the scene of Snow leopards and astonishing blue sheep in Yak Kharka.
  • Travel to the Tibetan Settlement and witness authentic Buddhist culture.
  • Tour to a holy place for Hinduism and Buddhism, Muktinath Temple.
  • An astounding trek to Tilicho Lake, the highest lake in the world for its height at 5,200m
  • Hike to the striking Jomsom, headquarter town of Mustang district.
  • Cross through lush rhododendron, fir, juniper forests.
  • A perfect cherishable day in Pokhara
Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Photos
Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar

Traveled Kilometres: 175.5 km

Maximum Altitude: Besisahar (760m/ 2493ft)

Driving duration: 5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With the yummy breakfast in the dawn, we will drive to Besisahar. We will be traveling by sharing a bus or a private vehicle. Make sure you encounter the beautiful scenery of the charming terraced farms and settlements along the Trisuli River. You will savor the tasty lunch on the way. Our agent, escorting you, will record the permit at the checkpoint. After that, we will be eating our snacks at the small lodge. Then, we will be heading towards Besisahar. 

Dinner and Overnight in a small lodge of Besisahar.

Day 02:Drive from Besisahar to Chame

Maximum Altitude: Chame (1430m/ 4658.79ft)

Traveled kilometers: 65.7 km

Trek duration: 4.5 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 After having early morning breakfast, we will drive to Chame leaving Besisahar by sharing a jeep. The drive passes from Khudi with beautiful landscape views. After 4 and half hours, you will reach Chame. Chame is the headquarter of Manang district lying in the northern part of Nepal. After reaching Chame, you can rest and buy the needy things for the trek in nearby shops.

Dinner and Overnight in Chame.

Day 03: Trek from Chame to Pisang

Maximum Altitude: Pisang (3200m)

Traveled kilometers: 13.7 km

Trek duration: 5- 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Here is an exciting day; the official trek starts today. Leaving Chame, the trail continues towards Pisang village. The trail passes through Talekhu and Bhartang. After 5 to 6 hours of walk, we will reach Lower Pisang. You can put the bags in the hotel have some food and then hike to Upper Pisang (3300m) for the mesmerizing sunset view, old monasteries, and Mt Annapurna view. The Upper and Lower Pisang are separated by the Marshyangdi River. Then you will hike down to Lower Pisang for the night.

Dinner and Overnight to Pisang.

Day 04: Trek from Pisang to Manang

Maximum Altitude: Manang (3,540 m/11,614 ft)

Traveled Distance: Approximately 15-16 km

Trek Duration: 6-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, we set out from Pisang towards the charming village of Manang, a highlight of the Annapurna Circuit trek. The journey spans approximately 15-16 kilometers and typically takes around 6-7 hours to complete, depending on the pace and trail conditions.

Leaving Pisang behind, we traverse through a diverse landscape, with lush forests giving way to barren terrain adorned with rugged rock formations. Along the way, we are treated to panoramic views of the Annapurna range and the surrounding peaks, providing ample opportunities for breathtaking photography.

As we ascend towards Manang, situated at an altitude of 3,540 meters (11,614 feet), the air becomes thinner, and the landscape becomes more arid and majestic. The village of Manang, nestled amidst the towering Himalayas, offers a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region, with its traditional stone houses and prayer flags fluttering in the wind.

Upon arrival in Manang, we will settle into our accommodations at the tea house and enjoy a hearty meal prepared by our hosts. Take some time to explore the village, interact with the locals, and acclimatize to the higher altitude, preparing for the adventures that lie ahead on the Annapurna Circuit.

Dinner and Overnight stay at a Tea House in Manang.

Day 05: Acclimatization in Manang

Maximum Altitude: Manang (3500m/ 11428.22ft)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 We will spend a day acclimatizing the beautiful Manang. After having breakfast, we will go around the Manang village and see the lifestyle of locals. Then we will hike to Gangapurna Lake which is the turquoise glacial lake from the Annapurna Glacier. Then we will hike to the Chongkar viewpoint, from here you will get the splendid mountain views and the view of lake Gangapurna. Finally, we will hike back to Manang village.

Dinner and Overnight in Manang.

Day 06:Trek from Manang to Tilicho Base Camp

Maximum altitude: Tilicho Base Camp (4,140m/ 13582.70ft)

Traveled Kilometer: 19.8 km

Trek Duration: 5- 6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will commence the day with a tasty breakfast. Then, we will be hiking through a new route, which has opened lately. We will be trekking through culturally welcoming monasteries. We will leave the upward path and downward because the downward one is simpler and less sheer. After the tiring hike, we will reach the Tilicho Base Camp. Here you can see many trekkers who have come across to visit Tilicho Lake.

Overnight stay in Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Tilicho Lake and return to base camp and trek to Sri Kharka (4060m)

Maximum Altitude: Tilicho Lake (4,949m/ 16236.35ft)

Traveled Distance: 14.8 km

Trek Duration: 7 hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Welcome your dawn with a mouth-watering breakfast. After having breakfast, we will trek to the main destination – Tilicho Lake. Reaching the mesmerizing Tilicho Lake will make you feel like in heaven. This lake was referred to by the head of the French expedition team as ‘The Great Ice Lake.’ The Tilicho Lake also carries importance for the Hindus as this is a sacred lake. The shining blue lake surrounded by the mountain is the perfect view. You can take a few photos and videos for memory. Then we will trek back to Tilicho Base Camp. Our trail passes through the middle of a landslide-prone place. Here, we could witness remarkable rock formations on the route. Then we will head towards Sri Kharka.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Sri Kharka.

Day 08:Trek from Sri Kharka to Ledar

Maximum Altitude: Ledar (4373m/ 14347ft)

Traveled kilometers: 17.6 km

Trek duration: 5-7 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having a warm breakfast, we will continue our steps towards Ledar. On the way to Ledar are beautiful landscapes. The path passes through dry terrain along with the splendid view of the Annapurna Ranges. Then we will cross the Gunsang river with the help of a wooden bridge and finally reach Ledar.

Overnight in Ledar.

Day 09: Trek from Ledar to High Camp

Maximum Altitude: Phedi or High camp (4600m/ 15091.20ft).

Traveled kilometers: 6 km

Trek duration: 3-4 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We hope you had a perfect sleep. Enjoy your tasty breakfast. Today’s Trek has an uphill hike to ThorangPhedi. After touring for some time, we will pass a suspension bridge and arrive at Ledar village. Furthermore, we ascend some towering cliffs before entering ThorangPhedi. It is the last settlement before Thorong La. This Trek rewards us with one of the best scenery of Mt. Syagang, Mt. Gudang, Mt. Khatungkan, and Thorung Peak. 

Dinner and Overnight stay in ThorangPhedi

Day 10:A hike from ThorongPhedi to Muktinath (3,800m) through Thorong La passes.

Maximum Altitude: Thorong La Pass (5416m/ 17769.20ft)

Traveled kilometers: 16km

Trek duration: 7 – 8 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wake up to the early dawn and enjoy your delicious breakfast. Today we will be crossing through Thorong La pass, one of the highest passes in the world. It will be our ultimate goal for a day. We will be traveling this pass from east to west (Manang to Muktinath). This direction is the easiest and most secure approach. We will be awake at three in the morning and trek the mountain. 

When we ultimately make it to the top, we understand that our journey was worth it. So, we click a few photos to cherish the moment before heading to Muktinath Valley at the foot of the Thorong La pass. 

Dinner and Overnight in Muktinath

Day 11:Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom

Maximum Altitude: Muktinath (3,800 m/12,467 ft)

Traveled Distance: Approximately 19-20 km

Trek Duration: 5-6 hours

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, we begin our trek from the sacred site of Muktinath towards the bustling town of Jomsom, situated in the Mustang region of Nepal. The journey covers a distance of approximately 19-20 kilometers and typically takes around 5-6 hours to complete.

Leaving Muktinath behind, we descend through picturesque landscapes, with sweeping views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The trail winds its way through arid terrain, dotted with ancient Buddhist monasteries and traditional stone houses, providing a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the region.

As we make our way towards Jomsom, situated at an altitude of approximately 2,700 meters (8,858 feet), the landscape gradually changes, with lush greenery giving way to barren terrain characteristic of the Mustang region. Along the way, we may encounter local villagers going about their daily activities, providing insight into the unique way of life in this remote Himalayan enclave.

Upon arrival in Jomsom, we will settle into our accommodations and enjoy a well-deserved meal at a local restaurant. Take some time to explore the vibrant town, known for its bustling markets and ancient monasteries, before retiring for the night.

Day 12:Drive from Jomsom to Pokhara

Today, we will be returning back to Pokhara.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Route Map

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

FAQ

Will we need any permits to travel Annapurna Region?

The answer is Yes. You will require the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and our good old Trekker’s Information Management System Card (TIMS card). These cost $20 each for a particular hiker. Hikers can achieve both at the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in Kathmandu. You will need your passport and passport-sized photos with you.

Should I hire a guide/porter?

We can do the ACT without a guide or porter. However, it’s good to know your options. Having a guide may be helpful if you are entirely new to trekking or if you are traveling just by yourself. Porters can ease the burden by carrying your stuff during the Trek. You should think of selecting one if you have current medical problems which could bother you while trekking.

Will Wi-Fi be provided throughout the hike in Annapurna Region?

Most guesthouses will allow Wi-Fi, either for free or for a small charge. But, since you will be in the high mountains, the Wi-Fi may not work on any needing day for many causes, so don’t depend on it. And anyway, staying offline for a while can be surprisingly pleasant!

Do we need Insurance while trekking in Annapurna Region?

Insurance is not a compulsion, but having them is the safest way to trek the Himalayas. If you are doing Annapurna trek below five days, you can skip the Insurance, but above five days trek in Annapurna insurance is recommended.

What about drinking water in the Annapurna trek?

You can buy mineral water bottles in most places in the Annapurna region, but few places are water bottle band areas still you can buy boiled filter water. Along the path in the Annapurna region, there are plenty of local restaurants where they sell bottles of water. If you are a budget trekker, you must carry water purification tablets because there are many water sources and drink them with purifying tablets.

We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings

GDPR

  • Cookies Notice

Cookies Notice

We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. By clicking “Accept All”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies. However, you may visit “Cookie Settings” to provide a controlled consent.