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12 Days
Availability : All Year
Kathmandu or Pokhara
Kathmandu or Pokhara
Max People : Group or Private Trek Options
Tour Details

Join us on an unforgettable journey that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the great Annapurna region with the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek in the Himalayas. Therefore, a shorter version of the popular Annapurna Circuit Short Trek offers a lot. Moreover, this is a specially designed trip for the trekkers without compromising on the fun part. Thus, this trek is best for those who seek to experience the Himalayan greatness, cultural richness, and great terrain in a shorter time frame.

This great journey begins in Kathmandu city, Nepal’s capital. Moreover, the very next day you will go on a fun drive to Besisahar, the starting point of the trek. Moreover, passing on through many hills, stopping by popular checkpoints, and driving alongside some great rivers, this drive will be an entertaining one. Therefore, as you join on your trip, the trail takes you through great fields, small villages, and forests covered with lush rhododendron. Therefore, choosing a proper season i.e., spring and autumn will be the best bet to get the most out of this trek.

Major Highlights of Annapurna Circuit Short Trek.
  • One major highlight of this trek is passing the Thorong La Pass(5,416 meters). Therefore, known for its great view of the great Himalayas and is the only pass at such altitude.
  • The sunrise is always great but especially in the Himalayas. Thus, the first rays shining into the great Annapurna region is truly a heartwarming sight to experience. Moreover, you also get to witness some great peaks of all time like the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the great Machapuchare (Fishtail).
  • In addition, you also get to visit the great temple of Muktinath after your descent from the Thorong La Pass. A temple that holds significant importance when it comes to Buddhism and Hinduism in Nepal.
  • After Muktinath you will also be visiting the city of Pokhara and relaxing there, as you come to the end of this great journey.
Conclusion

The Annapurna Circuit Trek also provides you with multiple opportunities for cultural witness. Thus, as you interact with the Gurung and Magar locals, their hospitality, their way of life, and their struggle. Moreover, you get a deeper understanding of how life here in the Himalayas is, the food and their cultural performances are some major highlights which you shouldn’t miss out on.

As you bid farewell to the mountains and descend back to Pokhara. You realize that the trek began with almost nothing but now you have a heavy heart filled with great memories that shall be cherished throughout your life.

Therefore, the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek has been a life-changing experience for many. Moreover, people come back changed, feeling a bit closer to nature every time they take on this trek. In addition, a sense of peace is found within. Thus, a great way to examine whether these are true or not is to experience them yourself.

In addition, the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is the perfect choice for trekkers who seek a tough challenge, to experience the great Annapurna region in a short amount of time. Moreover, a great combination of natural calamities, cultural encounters, and a sense of accomplishment is what describes Annapurna Circuit Short Trek the best.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu or Pokhara

Price Includes

  • Air fares
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accomodation
  • Tour Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • All transportation in destination location

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Driver Service Fee
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Room Service Fees

Complementaries

  • Snickers Chocolate
What to Expect in Annapurna Circuit Short Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a classic trekking route in Nepal. Let’s see what its shorter version has to offer you:

  1. Stunning Mountain Landscapes: The trek takes you to some of the best landscapes in the world. Therefore, with great mountain views including the peaks of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchare (Fishtail). Thus, the landscapes are really diverse, with the change in altitude, ranging from lush forests to high alpine deserts.
  2. Cultural Diversity: Another great perk of Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is its cultural richness and encounters all along the way. Thus, with being home to the Gurungs, Magar, and Thakalis, you get a traditional view in the villages, monasteries, and tea houses you stay on.
  3. Charming Villages: With each village you pass, comes new memories. Therefore, you meet different people in different villages with great architecture, mostly stones, and prayer flags.
  4. Thorong La Pass: Therefore, this is probably the greatest highlight of this trek is crossing the Thorong La Pass at an elevation of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet), a challenging and rewarding experience that many people look up to conquer.
  5. Local Cuisine: Experiencing new cuisine is always fun, especially when it is as delicious as Nepali traditional food. Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup) is a staple, and you can also enjoy momos (dumplings) and other local dishes.
  6. Altitude Challenges: The trek takes you to serious high-altitude places. Thus, acclimatization becomes a vital role while trekking. Moreover, the risks of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) may prevail. Thus, staying hydrated and being aware of symptoms is a must.
Conclusion

 Thus, the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is a challenging trek in terms of physical difficulty, the trek involves hours of walking in steep ascents and descents. Moreover, previous trekking experience and a good level of fitness are recommended before taking on this trek. Therefore, challenge becomes a vital aspect that you must pay attention to while taking on this trek.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a bucket list adventure, that many seek to trek. Therefore, a perfect combination of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and personal challenge is what makes this trek such a famous one. Moreover, for an individual, this is a great way to immerse yourself in the Himalayas region, appreciate great landscapes, and create life long memories.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

One of our staff will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Altitude: 1400 meters.
Food: Breakfast.

Day 2Kathmandu to Besisahar Drive

A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Therefore, this drive will take you about 7 hours. Moreover, you will pass through great villages and checkpoints along the great Prithvi highway.

Altitude: 760 meters.
Approximately Drive 6-7 hrs.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3Besisahar to Chame

Another day of drive. Moreover, this will be a short one as you take on to Chame experiencing the village life all along the way.

Approximately Drive: Approx. 4-5 hrs.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4Trek Chame to Upper Pisang

Trekking to Upper Pisang from Chame will be your first trek. Moreover, a fun day as you pass through lush forests.

Altitude: 3350 meters
Approximately walking: Approx. 6 hrs.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5Trek Upper Pisang to Manang via Nawal.

The trail starts to get higher with each gain in altitude. Therefore, a 7-hour of trek will take you to Manang via Nawal.

Altitude: 3,540 meters
Approximately walking: Approx. 7 hrs.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6Manang Acclimatization Day

Walking a few hundred meters and Gangapurna Lake.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7Trek Manang to Yak Kharka

Thus, trekking to Yak Kharka from Manang will be a challenging day filled with great views of the surrounding Himalayas. Moreover, overnight stay in Yak Kharka.

Altitude: 4200 meters
Approximately walking: Approx. 5 hrs.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8Trek Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi or High Camp

Moreover, this day you will trek all the way to Thorang Phedi from Trek Yak Kharka. Thus, passing through great altitudes and wittiness great views all along the way.

Altitude: Phedi 4410 meters, High Camp 4800 meters.
Approximately walking: Approx. 4-6 hrs.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 9Trek Phedi to Thorang La Pass and Muktinath

Thus, Today’s trek starts early 4:30 am, we will cross the Thorang La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters. In addition, Thorang La Pass highest exploration on this trip, after Thorang, la pass walks downhill to Muktinath.

Altitude: 3800 meters.
Approximately walking: Approx. 8 hrs.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 10Drive Muktinath to Pokhara

Therefore, a scenic drive from Muktinath to Pokhara, which takes about 8 hour. Thus, experience more of Nepal’s great landscapes and diversity among every place you go.

Drive: Approx. 8 hrs.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 11Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu

Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. and overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 12Departure Day

Departure to the international airport for flight. Or if you have extra Days, you can stay longer or do another activity.

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