Annapurna circuit short trek is top first most popular trek destination of Nepal, rich in diverse culture and flora and faunas offers a great Himalayan scenery of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna Ist (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Annapurna II (7937 m.), Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Mt. Machhapuchhare (6998m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m).
While you are on Annapurna circuit short trek, you can see the settlements of diverse communities such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Tibetian sherpa, Thakali, Magars, Tamang, Gurung. Not only this but also you can see some wild animals such as Mountain Thar/ Goat, Leopards, Jackal, birds such as pheasant, long-tail birds among others.
Two mighty river valley called Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west is another attraction of this trek. Kaligandaki is the world’s deepest gorge, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range. Annapurna circuit short trek a part of Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) trekking in Nepal.
Thorong la is recognized as a widest pass located at an altitude of 5416m / 17,710 ft above sea level. Due to the difficulties of crossing the pass, the circuit is usually walked in a counter clockwise 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 circuit short trek can be done any time through out the year.
Classic trekking on ancient trade routes using NATT Trail just to avoid roads – Ascending the Marshyangdi valley – Passing Manaslu and Hinchuli – Visit old Buddhist monastery in Braga – Explore beautiful Manag village – Crossing the Thorong – La (Widest pass in the world about 5416 m) – The Pilgrimage town of Muktinath, View of Dhaulagiri Ice fall, – The world deepest gorge and the Kaligandaki valley – Natural Hot spring at Tatopani – Sunrise at Poonhill with magnificent mountain views.
Annapurna circuit trekking is appropriate for any trekkers who is looking for little bit adventure. The maximum height of Annapurna circuit 5416 m on Annapurna circuit. It is not necessary any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and energetic to do this trekking. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However it would be more good to do daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you leave from your country. Our program have been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Kathmandu – Besishar – Manang – Throung La pass – Muktinath – Tatopani( natural hotspring) – Ghorepani Poonhill – Ghaundrung village – Pokhara.
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
Our trek to Annapurna circuit short Trek or express Annapurna circuit Trek is a classical with 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in Annapurna circuit with relax manner itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise than take a look this special itinerary on Annapurna Circuit short trek – 10 Days which would be a more appropriate choice.
Day 01: 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 B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Day 02: Drive to Besisahar by bus (760m/2,485 ft), 9 hours.
Early morning, the guide will come to take you at your hotel at 6 o’clock 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 have a great view of snowy mountain scenery. As upon your arrival in Besisahar, we take another bus or jeep (collection basis) for the further drive to syange. Syange is a nice place where you can relax with the view of the great waterfall. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 03: Trek to Bagarchhap (2,160m/7,063 ft), 6 hours.
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. A stone entrance chorten typical of the Tibetan influenced villages. Bagarchhap at 2160 m offers typical flat-roofed stone houses of local Tibetans design along with the local village surrounded by maize terrace and Apple Orchards. Overnight at Guest house.
Day 04:Trek to Chame (2,630m /8,600 ft), 5 hours.
The trail climbs to Tyanja at 2360m, then continuing through the 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.
Day 05:Trek to Pisang village (3,300m/10,791 ft), 5 hours.
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 Manangies and their lifestyles and as well as the amazing Himalayan view. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Braga village (3,475m/11,363 ft), 8 hours.
The trail leads you through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon. Leaving Pisang, 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. From Mungji the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Braga where we stay overnight.
Day 07: Trek to Manang Village (3535m/11,559 ft), 40 minutes.
As you just hiked to Manang village, you can stay there for exploring around. This helps you somehow to acclimatize your body. We recommend you to spend doing some fine walks to the Gangapurna viewpoint and glacier for the better view. Stay overnight at Guest house.
Day 08:Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,244 ft), 4 hours.
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 valley, you can see some Yaks grazing. Finally, we reach at Yak Kharka where we stay overnight at Guest house.
Day 09:Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m/14,552 ft), 3 hrs.
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 Guesthouse.
Day 10:Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,426 ft) via Thorung La pass (5416m/17,710 ft), 8 hours.
Today is challenge day rather than others. We begin our trip from 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 Guesthouse.
Day 11:Trek to Jomsom Bazaar (2,665m/8,715 ft), 5 hours
For the first part, you need to walk downhill to get Ekle Bhatti than the trail goes through Kali Gandaki river bank up to Jomsom Bazaar. Stay overnight in Guesthouse.
Day 12: Fly back to Pokhara, 25 minutes.
After early breakfast in the morning we check in the airport at Jomsom and fly about 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. When you land in Pokhara our guide will transfer you to Hotel at Lakeside. Rest of the day enjoy by walking around the lake, shopping or boating in the lake. Or you can do half day sightseeing such as visiting Devi’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Tibetan refugee camp, Tal Barahi temple / Seti George… etc. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 13:Drive to Kathmandu
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, the guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 14:Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey !!
Express Annapurna circuit trek cost we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our homestay located nearby Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lakeside 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 star 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, so let us know. 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.
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We can organize private Annapurna circuit short trek or express Annapurna circuit trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information. <
Jan 05, 2019 – Jan 19, 2019
Jan 10, 2019 – Jan 24, 2019
Jan 15, 2019 – Jan 29, 2019
Jan 20, 2019 – Feb 04, 2019
Jan 30, 2019 – Feb 14, 2019
Feb 05, 2019 – Feb 19, 2019
Feb 10, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
Feb 15, 2019 – Feb 29, 2019
Feb 20, 2019 – March 06, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 – March 09, 2019
Mar 05, 2019 – March 19, 2019
Mar 10, 2019 – March 24, 2019
Mar 15, 2019 – March 29, 2019
Mar 20, 2019 – April 04, 2019
Mar 25, 2019 – April 09, 2019
Mar 30, 2019 – April 14, 2019
April 10, 2019 – April 25, 2019
April 25, 2019 – May 09, 2019
April 30, 2019 – May 14, 2019
May 10, 2019 – May 24, 2019
May 15, 2019 – May 29, 2019
May 20, 2019 – June 03, 2019
May 25, 2019 – June 09, 2019
Sept 10, 2019 – Sept. 23, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Sept. 28, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct. 02, 2019
Sept. 30, 2019 – Oct. 13, 2019
Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 18, 2019
Oct. 10, 2019 – Oct 23, 2019
Oct. 15, 2019 – Oct. 28, 2019
Oct. 18, 2019 – Oct. 31, 2019
Oct. 20, 2019 – Nov 04, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov 08, 2019
Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 18, 2019
Nov. 10, 2019 – Nov 23, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019 – Nov. 28, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019 – Dec 02, 2019
Nov. 25, 2019 – Dec 07, 2019
Nov. 30, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019
Dec. 01, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
Dec. 05, 2019 – Dec 18, 2019
Dec. 10, 2019 – Dec 24, 2019
Dec. 20, 2019 – Jan 03, 2019
Dec. 25, 2019 – Jan 08, 2019
Dec. 30, 2019 – Jan 13, 2019
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us with your flight’s details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Annapurna circuit short trek?
Answer: Actually for Annapurna circuit trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight 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 trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with the 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 around annapurna short trek, 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.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Annapurna circuit short trek?
Answer: Guest house trekking all the lodges they have a 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 a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on AC Trekking fly out from Jomsom to Pokhara?
Answer: During the trekking 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 trek fly out from Jomsom?
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 rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on Annapurna circuit short trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum 25 kilo 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 the 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: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: Is Annapurna circuit short and around Annapurna trek same? What about AC and NATT trekking trail
Answer: Yes! Of course. Annapurna circuit trekking is also known as around Annapurna trekking. AC trek is a shortcut of Annapurna circuit trekking. Natt trail is also same.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a 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.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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