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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Region
Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking
Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking
Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking

Trip Facts

Duration : 10 Days Max-Altitude : 5416m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep To Dec, March To Aug Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Flight/Land Hold Your Guide : lal gurung


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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $950
2 Paxes $870
2-4 Paxes $850
4-6 Paxes $830
6-10 Paxes $800
10-15 Paxes $770
15+Paxes $770

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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek flies out from Jomsom 10 days

Welcome to the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, an exhilarating journey that will immerse you in the breathtaking beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas. Within this stunning landscape of snow-capped peaks, mist-covered valleys, remote villages, and ancient monasteries lies an adventure waiting to be explored. At altitudes exceeding 5,000 meters, you’ll not only challenge yourself physically but also connect with the rich traditions of the local people, all while being surrounded by the awe-inspiring wilderness of the Annapurna Circuit. Although it’s a demanding trek, the sense of accomplishment and the indelible memories it leaves you with are well worth the effort, even for the most seasoned trekkers.

The Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

Starting a 10-day journey fly out from Jomsom that promises panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas, a deep dive into local culture, encounters with the Marsyangdi River, visits to charming villages, and a sweeping vista of Nepal’s Annapurna region. The Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is a favorite among trekkers who crave high-altitude adventures, including conquering the formidable Thorong La Pass, all while reveling in the splendor of the Himalayas. This compact itinerary features a day of travel to the starting point, a scenic flight back, and a week of immersive trekking, making it a perfect choice for those with limited time.

Your 10-Day short Annapurna Circuit:

Day 1: Kathmandu to Chame via Besisahar (5-6 hours)

Your journey commences with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu, meandering through lush rice fields until you arrive at Besisahar via a local bus. From Besisahar, a shared jeep ride transports you to Chame, marking the starting point of your trek.

Days 2-9: Trekking Highlights

  • Pisang: As you continue your trek, you’ll pass through the charming village of Pisang, where you can soak in the local culture and enjoy mesmerizing mountain views.
  • Manang: Explore the ancient village of Manang, known for its rich traditions and stunning vistas of white peaks.
  • Yak Kharka: A picturesque stop where you can encounter local wildlife and revel in the pristine mountain environment.
  • Thorong Phedi: The gateway to Thorong La Pass, This is a crucial point on your journey, offering a taste of the challenges that lie ahead.
  • Muktinath: Visit the sacred temple of Muktinath, a revered pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Kagbeni: A picturesque village nestled in the heart of the Annapurna region, where you can experience the local way of life.

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist Bus

Your Short trek culminates with a scenic flight from Jomsom back to Pokhara, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas. From Pokhara, a comfortable tourist bus journey awaits to transport you to the vibrant city of Kathmandu, seamlessly concluding your adventure amidst the tranquility of the mountains and transitioning back to the hustle and bustle of urban life.

A Trek Unveiling the Wonders of Annapurna:

While trekking the Annapurna Circuit and flying out from Jomsom, you’ll be treated to magnificent mountain vistas and enchanting villages throughout your journey. The trail will lead you through Dharapani, Koto, Nar & Phu, Chame, Dhukur Pokhari, Pisang, Humde Airport, Braga, Mangtang, and Yak Kharka. The challenging ascent to Thorong La Pass, standing at a formidable 5,416 meters, is a highlight of this iconic trek.

Previously, completing the Annapurna Circuit trek took 20 to 22 days, starting from Bhote Odar/Besisahar. However, thanks to road construction, this nature trek can now be accomplished in just 10 days to 12 days by driving to Chame and flying out from Jomsom. Despite these developments, the Annapurna region remains an untouched wilderness, ensuring that you’ll still have an authentic and memorable trekking experience amidst the steadfast Himalayas.

Exploring the Beauty of the Marshyangdi River:

The Marshyangdi River originates from the convergence of two mountain rivers, Khangsar Khola and Jharsang Khola, near Manang village at an elevation of 3,600 meters. It then meanders eastward through the Manang District before flowing southward through the Lamjung District. The Marshyangdi River not only holds tremendous hydroelectric potential but also provides opportunities for thrilling recreational activities such as rafting and kayaking.

Nepal Wilderness Trekking Agency: Your Partner in Adventure

Our Nepal Wilderness Trekking Agency specializes in offering a comprehensive 10-day full board package for the Short Annapurna Circuit at an affordable price, designed to cater to adventure enthusiasts. Our package includes an experienced and knowledgeable expert guide, dedicated porters, three wholesome meals daily during the trek, comfortable accommodation along the trail, trekking permits (TIMS and ACAP), and flight tickets from Jomsom to Pokhara. Upon returning to Pokhara, you’ll also be provided with accommodation and transportation back to Kathmandu.

Choosing the Perfect Time for Your Annapurna Circuit Trek

The best seasons for embarking on the Annapurna Circuit trek are from March to April and from September to November, allowing for ideal weather conditions and stunning landscapes. If you wish to witness the vibrant rhododendron blooms, consider booking your trek for early March or mid-April when these beautiful flowers paint the trails in vivid colors. It’s also worth noting that the Annapurna Circuit is trackable during the monsoon season, thanks to the rain shadow effect, which means Nepal experiences minimal rainfall in this region during monsoon.


The 10-day Short Annapurna Circuit trek itinerary begins and ends in Kathmandu, with the actual trekking portion spanning a week. The journey includes a scenic jeep ride to Chame and a return flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu, ensuring a well-rounded and unforgettable adventure in Nepal’s Annapurna region.

Experience the magic of the Annapurna Circuit in just 10 days. This trek promises not only breathtaking vistas but also an opportunity to connect with Nepal’s rich culture and natural beauty. Join us on this adventure of a lifetime and make memories that will last forever.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Journey to Chame (2650 Meters) Depart from Kathmandu and journey on a scenic 6-hour drive by local bus to Besisahar (823 Meters). and take a share jeep to Chame (2650 Meters). Overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in Chame.
  • Day 02: Trek to Pisang (3250 Meters) Begin your trek with a captivating 6-hour walk to Pisang (3250 Meters). Enjoy the serene mountain scenery along the way. Overnight stay at a lodge in Pisang.
  • Day 03: Trek to Manang (3519 Meters) Trek for 5 hours to reach Manang (3519 Meters). Immerse yourself in the local culture and breathtaking landscapes. Overnight stay at a welcoming lodge in Manang.
  • Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Manang Take a well-deserved rest day in Manang for acclimatization. Explore the village and enjoy the stunning surroundings. Prepare for the upcoming challenges.
  • Day 05: Trek to Chauri Latter (4200 Meters) Journey on a 3 to 4-hour trek to Chauri Latter (4200 Meters). Experience the gradual ascent and changing landscapes. Overnight stay at a cozy lodge in Chauri Latter.
  • Day 06: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4450 Meters) Trek for 3 hours to reach Thorong Phedi (4450 Meters). Prepare for the high-altitude adventure ahead. Overnight stay at a lodge in Thorong Phedi.
  • Day 07: Thorong Pass and Trek to Muktinath (3760 Meters) Rise early and trek on an epic 8-hour journey to Thorong Pass (5416 Meters). Savor the unparalleled views from the Thorong la Pass. Descend to Muktinath (3760 Meters) for the night. Rest and rejuvenate at a comfortable lodge in Muktinath.
  • Day 08: Trek to Jomsom (2720 Meters) Trek for 5 to 6 hours to reach Jomsom (2720 Meters). Explore the unique charm of Jomsom. Overnight stay at a welcoming lodge in Jomsom.
  • Day 09: Flight to Pokhara and Relaxation Enjoy an early morning flight back to Pokhara. Spend the day at leisure in the tranquil city of Pokhara. Relax and a comfortable lodge in Pokhara.
  • Day 10: Return to Kathmandu Depart from Pokhara by tourist bus at 7:30 AM. Enjoy a scenic 6 to 7-hour drive covering 200 kilometers. Reflect on your remarkable trekking adventure as you return to Kathmandu.

Cost Included

  • Kathmandu Beshi Sahar by local bus and sharing jeep to Chame,
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • 1-night clean hotel in Pokhara at the lakeside on a BB basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation National park permit and TIMS card.
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chosen by Menu)
  • seasonal fresh fruits after dinner
  • Clean Lodge accommodation on the trek.
  • One fluent English speaking, government registered, experienced, first aid trained friendly and familiar guide and required porters, 1 porter per every 2 pax
  • Guide and porter salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu before and after our journey.
  •  Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Annapurna Circuit trek is Difficult trek, 5416 m altitudes which you need more stamina
Everyday 5 to 6 hours walk and 12-15 km
The Accommodation for Annapurna Circuit Trek is tea house, nice and clean comfortable twin sharing beds and single bed.
Our guide is well trained about the altitude sickness and if there is an emergency, then our guide will call the insurance office and us for rescue. (if the insurance cover the evacuations)
This trekking is can do monsoon time also because of called rain shadow area, Best time is April to November.
9 hours hike from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath and Strong Windy Kagbeni to Jomsom after 11 Am every day.

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