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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

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DURATION

8 Days

ACTIVITY

Trekking

MAX ALTITUDE

5416

TRIP GRADE

Moderate

GROUP SIZE

Min. 2-14 Pax.

ACCOMODATE

Tea House

TRANSPORT

Local Bus/ Jeep

BEST SEASON

N/A

Overview

Annapurna circuit trek covers all the popular destinations of Manang and Mustang district, western Nepal. If you to want trek in mountains above 5000m in short trek then Short Annapurna circuit trek is the best. We have modified 17 days Annapurna circuit trekking route in to 8 days short trek without excluding any beautiful places.

 

Short Annapurna circuit trekking route

The short Annapurna circuit trekking route begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. We can enjoy the rivers and mountains, small market and local people, terrace farming and traditional farming system during the travel. Next day the route continues to Manang. The amazing view of snowcapped mountains on the top of Annapurna landscape, off the beaten path and small local villages makes the journey amazing to Manang. We will pass the trekking route via driving to save our days and make the trek shorter.

Trekking to Yak Kharka, Tilicho high camp, Thorong La pass to Muktinath, are the important days and challenging route that make your trek successful. You will walk only four days and overwhelmed the most beautiful part of Annapurna. The short Annapurna circuit trek completes after taking flight from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Role of Mission Summit treks

Mission Summit treks provide the best service in best rate for making your trekking awesome in Annapurna region. Our experienced guide and management team provides the best hospitality in friendly environment. We commit that you will definitely enjoy each moment with us and make your trek a life time memory.

Short Annapurna Circuit trek highlights

  • 8 days trekking in Annapurna landscape
  • Wonderful scenery in Manang and Mustang
  • Tea house trekking
  • Amazing view of Annapurna range, Pisang Himal, Manaslu, Tilicho peak and many more mountains.

Itinerary

After your arrival in Kathmandu airport, our company member will welcome you and drop you to hotel. In the evening you will meet your guide and get briefing of your trekking.

To reach on the trekking destination we will leave Kathmandu at around 8 am. It takes around 10 hours to reach Besisahar from Kathmandu during construction period. Normally we can reach Besisahar in 7 hour drive from Kathmandu in good condition of road. We will cover Kathmandu to Besisahar road distance of 176.1Km enjoying the amazing view of mountains, villages and markets.  

Short Annapurna circuit trek route starts from Manang. So we will head towards Manang after having breakfast in Hotel. Besisahar to Manang distance is 98.0 km passing via Chame road on four wheeler. We will pass off the beaten trial to Manang by enjoying the view of dry Mountains, rivers, forest and small villages. 

Trekking in higher elevation always have risk of altitude sickness. So, to adjust our body with low air pressure we will stay in Manang. We will go for hiking to Manang view point for spectacular view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna II, III, IV from Manang.

The trekking starts after having breakfast in Manang. We will trek towards Yak Kharka covering around 9 km distance in Manang district. The first day trekking will be joyful on the dry landscape. Panaromic view of snowcapped Annapurna range, flowing river and small settlements of Manang makes our every moment memorable. 

Ascending uphill on the dry land is challenging but proper preparation makes it moderately difficult to trek high camp. It takes around 5 hours to reach high camp from Yak kharka covering 10 km distance. The highest elevation of Thorong high camp is 4880m/1601.04 ft

The toughest day of Annapurna circuit trek is Thorong La pass day. We will wake up around 3:30 am in the morning and start our trekking before 4: am. We cannot do high pass during day due to windy weather. We should cross Thorong La pass before 10 am so that we can reach to safe zone before windy environment. We will trek around 10 hour in to reach Muktinath from Thorong high camp. Walking from base of Thorong Mountain, we will reach another district Mustang through walking. The dry landscape and amazing view of Dhaulagiri mountain from Mustang relief tiredness of trekking from early morning. In the evening, we will go to 

After having breakfast we will drive to Jomsom. Muktinath to Jomsom distance is 14 km and it takes around 1 hour to reach Jomsom from Muktinath. Depending on our flight time we will go to Jomsom airport and take flight to Pokhara. Jomsom to Pokhara flight is 25 minute flight. We will check into hotel and enjoy our day after landing on Pokhara. 

Depending on our flight time we will checkout from Hotel and drive to Pokhara airport. After 23 minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we will check into hotel and take rest. In the evening you will have farewell dinner with company member. Also you can do your last minute shopping on Thamel. 

Depending on your flight time our company member will drop you to airport. We will be there for your farewell. In this way we the short Annapurna Circuit trek completes after your departure from Nepal. 



Cost and Date

Book this trip with us. Here are the upcoming dates. Feel free to share this trip with your friends and family. For custom trips or general inquiries contact us.

DEPARTURE DATEPRICE
8 Days

2023-12-13 - 2023-12-20

$950
$890

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More Info

Short Annapurna circuit trek is 10 days trekking from Kathmandu to Annapurna circuit and back to Kathmandu. It is only 8 days trekking excluding your arrival and departure day. You will trek to all the popular destinations of Manang and Mustang trekking route in this short trek. 

What to expect on Annapurna circuit short trek?

An adventurous trekking route to Annapurna circuit is moderately difficult route that offers amazing view of Annapurna landscape. Experience off the beaten trial from Besisahar to Manang and enjoy the panaromic view of Annapurna range. Remote villages, Gurung culture in Manang and Thakali culture in Mustang with best hospitality. Early morning trek to Thorong La pass at an altitude of 5416m and trekking down to Muktinath is challenging. Being on the base of Thorong Peak and amazing view of snowcapped peaks very close to you will be beyond imagination.  Explore the Muktinath temple located on highest altitude. The driest landscape of Manang and Mustang with flowing river in middle of the hills is great to view during the trek. 

Best time for Annapurna Circuit short trek

The best time for trekking in Nepal is spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November). Annapurna circuit weather remains pleasant in both spring and autumn. Generally late autumn that is mid of October to mid-December is best for trekking. You can have clear skies and clear view of the surrounding during autumn and spring. The blooming flowers on small herbs and shrubs decorate the surrounding. 

Accomodation

Annapurna Circuit trek is tea house trekking in Nepal, so you can expect normal to luxury tea houses for accommodation. Attached rooms are available in Besisahar, Manang and Mustang. In difficult landscape there are limited tea house and common rooms will be available. Luxury rooms will be available in luxury trekking depending on your customization. Clean rooms, dining hall with heating fire box, food and common toilet are basic properties of tea house for accommodation. 

Food

Short Annapurna circuit trek package provides best food during the trek. You will get three meal in a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast food items include tea/coffee, bread items (toast, Tibetan bread, brown bread), egg items (boiled egg, omelet, half boiled egg), curry (potato fry, chick pea). Lunch and breakfast items remain common but you will have options. The common items for lunch and dinner are Nepali thali (rice, dal, curry, pickle, pappad), noodles, pasta, soup, chowmein, mo mo, chicken fry and many more. 

Charging gadgets

Charging facility will be found in every tea house but not in your room. You can charge your gadgets in dining hall. You should pay extra for charging your phone and camera. It is always best to bring power bank with you so that you can save extra charge for each gadgets. 

Annapurna circuit short Trek difficulties

Annapurna circuit difficulties includes altitude sickness, difficult landscape for trekking to Throng La pass, Tilicho base camp and Tilicho Lake. 

Tips to prevent Annapurna circuit trek difficulties

  • We should walk using crampons on snow covered landscape to protect from slippery path.
  • Drinking enough water to remain hydrated
  • Walk slowly and take rest
  • Eat hygienic and light food and avoid hard drinks

What is the shortest time to do Annapurna circuit trek? 

The shortest time to do Annapurna circuit trek is 10 days short Annapurna circuit trek. The shortest time to complete circuit trek can be managed by driving from Kathmandu to Besisahar to Manang. Trekking from Manang to Yak Kharka to Tilicho base camp to Thorong high camp to Mustang can be the shortest and complete route to the shortest version of Annapurna circuit. Driving to Jomsom and flying back to Pokhara to Kathmandu will be the shortest time to do circuit trek. 

Annapurna circuit short trek cost

Short Annapurna circuit trek cost is around 1400$ per person. The breakdown of total cost includes cost for guide, cost for potter, cost for accommodation, cost for food and transportation. 

Is Annapurna circuit trek solo possible?

No, Annapurna circuit trek solo is not possible because Annapurna circuit is restricted area and cannot get special area permit for solo. You need guide for trekking and at least two people are required for making special permit of Annapurna circuit. 

Permit

Special area permit is required for short Annapurna circuit trek. Since Annapurna circuit is restricted area and you must need guide and at least two people to make the permit.