Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
12 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Best Time
    March to May & Sept to Nov. 

Trip Overview

The Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is a beautiful trek presenting the best views and sights of the Annapurna region. It showers you with a myriad of a fascinating culture. Similarly, it also presents an untouched Himalayan diversity of the Annapurna. Trek through rhododendron laden paths to far-off villages and settlements. Encounter religious monasteries, chortens, and Gumbas scattered across the land. Walk under the Annapurna panorama as you cross high mountain passes. The journey presents the best of Nepal in a short amount of time!

The Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is moderate! 

The Annapurna Circuit Short Trek follows a rich trail that goes through dense sub-tropical regions. Most noteworthy, experience the joy of changing landscapes decorated with amazing natural beauty at every daring step. Likewise, enjoy the alpine wonders of the region and bask in the thrill of crossing fascinating mountain passes like the Thorong La. You will experience the magnificent sight of the Annapurna Range, along with the Dhaulagiri Himal. Circumbulate the region to expose yourself to thrilling mountain passes like no other! It is a journey that is rich in natural and Himalayan beauty as well as the ethnic culture of the indigenous people. It is a journey that demands a visit at least once.

A moderate trek, the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is filled with opulent Himalayan daintiness at all times. From the branches of the trees decorated with colorful prayer flags to the religious chortens and Mani-walls that lie across the trail, the journey is sure to be unforgettable. Trek through the gorgeous Manang Valley and visit the famed Muktinath temple. Cross the high mountain pass of the Thorong La and bask in the natural beauty of the Kali Gandaki Gorge. Enjoy the cultural riches of the Rai and Limbu people at Jomsom.

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Highlights

The Annapurna Circuit Short Trek also takes you to the famous lake-side city of Pokhara. Moreover, the journey is filled with fascinating terrains and equally fascinating ethnic Tamang, Gurung and Magar culture. Enjoy the views of mountain peaks like the Chulu range, Gangapurna, the Tilicho Peak, Kangraru Himal, and the Thorong Peak among many others. Likewise, the Thorong La Mountain Pass is the highest mountain pass in the world!

Hence, don’t miss the opportunity to experience the majesty of the Annapurna Himalayas in the most profound form with the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek! The trekking journey is as lively, pleasant and naturally enticing as it is culturally opulent. Therefore, experience the magnificence of the Annapurna Mountains with Nepal Hiking Team! In contrast, you can also choose our Annapurna Base Camp Trek for a different Himalayan trekking experience.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Dharapani (1960 m), Duration: 11-12 hours

Day 03: Dharapani to Chame (2630 m), Duration: 5 hours

Day 04: Chame to Pisang (3,300 m), Duration: 5 hours

Day 05: Pisang to Manang (3,570 m), Duration: 4 hours

Day 06: Manang – Acclimatization Day

Day 07: Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110 m), Duration: 3 - 4 hours

Day 08: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4,600 m), Duration: 3 – 4 hours

Day 09: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,800 m) crossing over the Thorong La Pass (5,416m), Duration: 7 – 8 hours

Day 10: Drive to Pokhara, Duration: 10-11 hours

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu, Duration: 6-7 hours

Day 12: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by the private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing room for accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Nepal Hiking Team duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, Trekking permit)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • All kind of cold drinks e.g. water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Jad Saad Husayni, United States

When I was scouring local travel agencies to work with for the Annapurna Circuit trek, I encountered Nepal Hiking Team and upon my enquiry about information- I was immensely satisfied and confident with them to provide me with a good experience for my holiday. I was not wrong. Speaking further on this, every single aspect of services that I got with this agency was good. I was provided with a good guide- Paban, who did his work the best way he could. The hotels and lodges that I stayed in during the trek were good and comfortable. I liked the food as well ( I mostly stuck to vegetarian as suggested by Ganga). I enjoyed the relaxed nature of my guide who allowed me to spend some extra time at Gangapurna Lake as we were acclimatizing at Manang Village. Paban also was very helpful throughout the trek, and gave me a good company to be around.

Fortunately, the weather was also good during the trek as I did the journey in the autumn. It would not suffice to say that I had the best time of my life amidst the Himalayas of Nepal with the company of NHT, as they are the best travel agency providing the best work in the field of Nepali tourism. They have my full recommendation to any future adventurers and travelers to Nepal, and I guarantee that it will not be disappointing. You get your full money’s worth, and then some, as was my experience with the best local travel company operating in Nepal- Nepal Hiking Team!

Bogdan Ilie, USA My wife and I were lucky to have chosen Nepal Hiking Team to plan our trip. We opted for a private guide and had a porter as well. We waited at the airport, and we were dropped off there as well when we left Nepal. Our guide, Ram, made sure that our trip was organized flawlessly and that we were doing well and happy at all times. He chose the best available teahouses, and we were allowed to chose the food from the menu in all of them (there seem to be agencies that say you can either choose dal bhat or pay out of pocket). We were even served, during dinner, sliced apples carried by the porter. Ram was very knowledgeable, and he shared information related to mountain peaks, vegetation, and animals. As we saw, his English skills are excellent. Above all, he is friendly and has a positive attitude, so we enjoyed talking and interacting with him. The porter, Bhola, was also very friendly. He looked like he was 50 kg but carried 55-65 kg easily. Overall, it was a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime experience to which Ram, Bhola, and Nepal Hiking Team contributed substantially. One of the owners, Ganga, even offered free rides to do the PCR tests or other purposes. We couldn't have hoped for better treatment from this agency. Note: Read Original Review on Trip Advisor (Click Here)
Lucie H, UK In May this year - some friends and I joined the NHT For 16 days. Every fine detail was considered, with our guides and porters going above & beyond to ensure we were comfortable and happy. Their knowledge and experience created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for us all. I have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone! They made this experience perfect, thank you, guys.  
Mike, USA I went with my girlfriend to the Everest Base Camp with a guide and porter from Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the pick-up from the airport, we felt like valued clients, and we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed in an otherwise hectic city. From the moment the trek started, our guide Bheg ensured we were comfortable and constantly checked on our physical state throughout each day and provided advice and assistance where we needed it. Overall, the experience was one I'll never forget, primarily because I proposed at the top and because the Nepal Hiking team made the experience as stress-free and as organized as possible, all with a smile on their face at all times. I highly recommend NHT.
Megan Y., China Ganga, Balaram, and the team were fantastic; even when we had a 24-hour flight delay, they re-scheduled everything without fuss or fee. We had an excellent driver for just us (and guide where we had them). We even changed things along the way, and whether the driver, guide, or agent, they were more than willing to help and be flexible. :) The trip took in some hiking, some sightseeing, some relaxing, the jungle, and for each occasion and location, we were provided a specialist guide for the event/location. The hotels they chose for us were precisely our requirements based on the activity we were experiencing on any given day. Balaram even met us many times in person to round off the experience and ensure all was well and take honest feedback in person - the personal touch makes you feel even more appreciated and welcome as a customer. We would recommend anyone contact the team if they are planning a trip to Nepal. Thank you, guys, for a memorable vacation.