Annapurna Circuit Short Trek
Annapurna circuit short trek is top most popular trek destination rich in diverse culture and flora and fauna. It offers a great Himalayan scenery of Mt.Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt.Annapurna Ist (8,091m) Mt.Manaslu (8,163 m), Mt.Annapurna II (7,937 m.), Mt.Annapurna III (7,555m), Mt.Annapurna IV (7,525m), Mt.Annapurna south (7,219m), Mt.Nilgiri (7,041m), Mt.Fishtail (6,998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m), Mt.Lamjung (6,986m),Tukuche peak (6,920m), Tilicho peak (7,134m).
Furthermore, you can observe the diverse community settlements such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Tibetian sherpa, Thakali, Magars, Tamang, Gurung. Not only this but also you can see wild animals such as Mountain Thar/ Goat, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others.
Kaligandaki is the world’s deepest gorge, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range. After crossing Thorongla, we skip some beautiful parts of the trek and fly out from Jomsom to Pokhara to make shorter.
Thorong la is recognized as a widest pass located over rocky moraine at an altitude of 5416m / 17,710 ft above sea level. Due to its difficult pass, ng the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counterclockwise direction.
Traveling clockwise the longer ascent and shorter descent from west to east is too much for many peoples to manage in one day. Annapurna round trek can be done in any time throughout the year.
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Detail Itinerary
This is a classic with 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globetrotters who wish to hike in Annapurna round with relaxing manner itinerary than take a look this special itinerary on Annapurna Circuit Trek – 18 Days. However, if you are planning with limited time wise than below travel itinerary would be the right choice.Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Early morning, guide will come to take your hotel at 7.00 am in the morning to pick you up. We have 7 hours of driving to Besishar, 185km far from Kathmandu. On arrival at Besisahar you will witness stunning snow caped mountain scenery. Overnight at Guest house.
The trail drops steeply to Syange at 1070m from Bahundanda. Leaving Bahundanda a large waterfall may be seen. We, crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. We then follow the river to the stone village of Jagat before climbing through forest to Chamje at 1400m. Overnight at Guest house.
The day begins with the rocky mountain trails following the Marsyandi Rivers steadily uphill to Tal at 1675m, the first village in the Manang district. We make a trail verse crossing a wide, flat valley. The journey continues up and down to Dharapani at 1890m. Stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Upon reaching Bagarchhap at 2160 m the typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the village surrounded by apple Orchards and maize fields. Overnight at Guest house.
Trek continuing through forest, but near the river, to Kopar at 2590m. As we reach the Chame, the headquarters of the Manang district, we are rewarded by the fine views of Annapurna II as you approach Chame & two small hot springs by the town. Along with this route we are introduced to a local community said to have migrated from Tibet a long time past, noticeable by their different features. With them, they have bought local Tibetan house designs and maintained their ways. Overnight at Guest house.
The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. Then we cross another bridge at 3040m, from where the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300 m. in the late afternoon, visit upper Pisang for Managers and their lifestyles and as well as an amazing Himalayan view. Overnight at Guest house.
The trail leads you through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon by the Annapurna Range. People of this region herd the yaks & raise crops for part of the year. They also continue to enjoy special trading rights gained way back in 1784.
We have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyandi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Humde, with its airstrip, at 3325m which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. That trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Braga at 3475m to nearby Manang at 3540m. Overnight at Guest house.
Acclimatize day in Manang. Hiking and village excursion is not compulsory. However, we recommend you to spend doing some fine walks and over viewing the magnificent views around the village & the day time is best to gain altitude. At the end of the day, we return back to our accommodation & have a night rest. Overnight at Guest house.
Trek leads through cultivated land of Tanki Manang. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyandi Valley. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 500m to the Yak Kharka. Continuing along the Jarsang Khola Valley, we reach Yak Kharka at 4000 m, there we see the many yaks and vegetations steadily more sparse. Overnight at Guest house.
After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310m, then we climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450m. There are good guest houses and offers very good foods, Bakery, as well as Internet and telephones, are also available here. Overnight at Guest house.
Today is challenge day rather than others. We begin our trip very early in the morning. At sunrise, as we need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong La at 5416 m. The trail is steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the summit within three hours.
Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the highest point of our trekking. Our descent to Muktinath is long, but the views of border Himalayas and Dhaulagiri family are simply amazing. Muktinath is a large settlement with several lodges to choose from. Hot showers and a good meal will allow for a quick recovery after today’s long and difficult excursion. Overnight at Guest house.
Today you continue down for an early two hours and then walk along a flat path until you reach Jomsom bazzar. Between the walk lies Eklebhatti village where you find 2 guest houses and some other basic lodges. Stay overnight in Guest house.
All the Jomsom flights are available during the morning time cause after 9 AM windstorm starts. A strong breeze blows during and after and frequent changes in the weather prevent flights from landing and taking off in the afternoon. During the flights in the morning, the skies look very clear which allows you to enjoy splendid views of different mountain peaks. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much is the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek cost?
This trek is available now on USD 1099.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. And of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses.
For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Cost Include:
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.
- 1 night in twin sharing Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within breakfast Plan
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
- Domestic flight : Jomsom to Pokhara airfare with applicable airport tax.
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Annapurna circuit short Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 23, 2019
Feb 20, 2019 – Mar 04, 2019
Feb 28, 2019 – Mar 14, 2019
March 10, 2019 – April 23, 2019
March 20, 2019 – Mar 01, 2019
March 25, 2019 – April 08, 2019
April 05, 2019 – April 17, 2019
April 20, 2019 – May 03, 2019
April 25, 2019 – May 09, 2019
May 05, 2019 – May 19, 2019
May 10, 2019 – May 23, 2019
May 15, 2019 – May 29, 2019
May 25, 2019 – June 09, 2019
June 01, 2019 – June 13, 2019
Sept 01, 2019 – Sept 13, 2019
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 23, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept 27, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 03, 2019
Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 12, 2019
Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 18, 2019
Oct 10, 2019 – Oct 23, 2019
Oct 15, 2019 – Oct 27, 2019
Oct 16, 2019 – Oct 29, 2019
Oct 20, 2019 – Nov 02, 2019
Oct 25, 2019 – Nov 09, 2019
Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 19, 2019
Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 23, 2019
Nov 15, 2019 – Nov 27, 2019
Nov 20, 2019 – Dec 02, 2019
Nov 25, 2019 – Dec 08, 2019
Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019
Dec 01, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
Dec 05, 2019 – Dec 17, 2019
Dec 10, 2019 – Dec 23, 2019
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Annapurna circuit short trek?
Answer: Actually Not ! But it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Answer: Guest house trekking along the trek routes, they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.Question: How do I get drinking water on AC short Trekking?
Answer: During the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.Question: Is there any communication facilities on Annapurna circuit short Trekking?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?
Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Highlights
- Picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
- Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga village – Explore beautiful Manang village
- Thorong La (5416m) is highest and widest pass of this valley offers awesome view of whole annapurna massive.
- The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, Typical Eco Museum in Jomsom, Views of Dhaulagiri Ice – fall, The world deepest gorge in the Kali Gandaki River.
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Note:
As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.
It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
“What makes Annapurna Circuit Short Trek special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.
ACC is one of the greatest and wonderful trip for me !!!
Excellent Guide and very helpful Porters during Trekking made me very enjoyed that time , indeed . Guide always with me while Trekking. When our group have some problem, we discussed and ended with good solution . I would like to say thank you to the Gokyo Treks & Expedition for arranging our group trip with good management.
We are thinking to visit Everest Three Pass Trek in Nepal. We ask you to arrange our trek again. Hope to see you there on next couple of year. – Janthima Chotis.., Bangkok, Thailand.
Trip Price : USD 1099 Per Person
- Duration of trek: 14 Days
- Max Altitude: 5,416m / 17,710 ft
- Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
- Group-Size: 2-20 People
- Best Time: Oct -May
- Trip Mode: Guest House
- Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
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