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.

Upcoming Trip Departure

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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!

Mark, USA My family of four went to Everest Base Camp just before the pandemic hit the world. It was a long-awaited family vacation. We go camping whenever we can. But my teen boys were worried about being in the remote mountains for two weeks. Nonetheless, they were still up for a challenge. We knew about Nepal Hiking Team through a family friend. They previously did one of their treks and had only lovely things to say about their services. And we, too, listening to their experience, contacted Nepal Hiking Team for our family vacation. They were cautious with our requests and requirements. They were quick in responding to our questionable amount of inquiries. They were always thorough and prompt. Likewise, our pill of happiness and motivation, our guide Bhim was always there to encourage us whenever we felt it wasn't easy to go forward. He assured us we could finish the journey, and we did too. He never forgot to remind us to stay hydrated and that also on an hourly basis. He routinely checked our pulses to check our oxygen level and was always asking if we needed anything. The trekking team took good care of us during the trek. As much as our safety was given a priority, they made sure we were enjoying our trek as well. He was a master of trekking and had every bit of information about the mountains. He knew the mountains' names and continued to amaze us with his knowledge of mountains and their people. Our family vacation was fantastic, and its praise goes to the company and our talented guide Bhim. Without him and our robust porters, we would not enjoy the mountains' beauty to the fullest. We are happy that we went with our friend's recommendation and choose NHT for our extraordinary journey. We plan to visit again when all the commotion caused by the virus subsides.
Jessica, Australia I am glad that I decided to undertake the Everest Base Camp Trek. My partner and I both are avid hikers. Before this, we had never opted for trekking. Nepal was on our list of places to go for a long time, but we never got a chance to dwell on it due to work. But last winter, everything worked for us. And we decided it is time to visit Nepal. We both wanted to do trekking, but since Nepal's mountains are not easy for beginners, I was more leaning towards doing easy and short treks in Nepal. But my partner was so keen on doing the Everest Base Camp trek, so we agreed to the EBC trek. Even though we had decided on the hike, I was still skeptical about doing it because of its high-altitude nature. And when we found Nepal Hiking Team, we stated our concern to them as well. They were so helpful and informed them, and the trek is doable by the first-time trekker. They advised we got on training mode immediately as we still had few months left before starting the walk. Since I was the most concerned one, I paid most attention to building physical stamina. After months of training and waiting, it was finally time for the trek, and when we arrived in Nepal, Kathmandu airport, NHT was warmly welcomed by the team. A day before the hike, Ganga briefed about the walk, and the next day we got on the flight to Lukla. It was frightening but worthy of an adventurous experience. Our guide Narayan, amazed us with his knowledge about the mountains. He always made sure we were comfortable on the trek and never rushed our journey. He instead obliged to approach the walk smoothly and slowly. As I was more conscious about getting altitude sickness, he shared many helpful tips to avoid altitude sickness. He was very patient and always answered whenever we had one too many questions to ask. And for that reason, we are thrilled we choose NHT and have Narayan for our trek. If it were not for NHT, I would not be able to experience the trek's beautiful features. I am so thankful to NHT for arranging this wonderful and unique. All the credits go to your fantastic team for our wonderful experience in the Himalayas. We will revisit Nepal and have your company plan our next trip!
Paul Wilson, USA Everest Base Camp Trek was on my bucket list ever since I saw the bewildering Everest range images on my Pinterest page. That scenic destination stole my heart in a bit. So, I was like I had to be there someday. And when the perfect time came around, I started preparing for the trek. Nepal Hiking Team was recommended to me by my friends who trekked EBC a few years back. I immediately contact them and arrange my most awaited journey. My guide for the trek was Paban, and I am lucky to have him on the hike. I am a slow walker as I did not have any experience of trekking. He was very attentive about my pace. I never asked to walk faster as I was trekking in a group. He has a broad knowledge of the mountains and about the Sherpa people. He explained about all the mountains visible to our eyes. There were many things best all through the journey. A few of my best experiences on the trek would be breakfast at Everest View Hotel, rest day in Namche Bazaar, and Everest base camp itself. Also, the flight to Lukla was quivering, which fulfilled my need for an adrenaline rush. Similarly, the early morning hike to Kala Patthar fulfilled my thirst for breathtaking views of the mountains. From Kala Patthar, we got an up-close view of Mt. Everest, not from the base camp. I am glad I went on this journey. It was everything I had always expected it to be. And for not letting my expectations down, I am very much thankful to Paban and Nepal Hiking Team for making this trek a trip of a lifetime. From the beginning of the journey to Nepal's last day, they were always present to look after my needs. I am glad I choose them and very thankful for unforgettable memories. Every part of the journey was cherishing, and I look forward to exploring more trekking trails of Nepal in the future.
John, United States A good agency is the key to making or breaking a good travel experience. This is the most important factor that I look for when I am deciding on selecting a travel agency for my trips. For my visit to Nepal, the peak trekking season had many trekkers doing the Everest Base Camp Trek and I was no exception. When I checked Nepal Hiking Team, I was thoroughly impressed by their proficient website. When I e-mailed them about my query, I was surprised and immediately impressed by how prompt and detailed the responses were. Then as the arrangement of the trip was underway, I was thoroughly convinced that I had selected a good agency. It was proven true when I arrived in Nepal for the trip. I was greeted by Rabin, my guide for the trip. His well-mannerism and kind nature made me feel at ease. Then with a good briefing by Mr. Ganga at the office fully sealed my concentrated belief that I was in good hands. This relieved my peace of mind and I just let go the entire trip. It was the most fun I have ever had!  I had the best services and Rabin’s guidance made the trip into a smooth sailing! Thank You Nepal Hiking Team! Hope you guys will have more tourist after this ongoing pandemic.