• Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek


Trip Tacts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Annapurna
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest House In trek/ Hotel In City
  •    Meals: BB in Kathmandu and pokhara, Full board on trek.
  •    Maximum altitude: 5416m

Trip Higlights

World Highest pass

World highest Temple Muktinath for Hindu and Buddhist

Trip Information

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Annapurna Short Circuit Trek has been opened to foreign trekkers since 1977. You cannot forget this trip in your entire life. This 2-week trekking starts from a long drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar and go alone the Marshyangdi River with the great view of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Lamjung Himal. The full scenery is breathtaking which is the most incentive trekking destination of Nepal. The highest point is the Throng-la Pass (5416m), the highest pass in the world. After crossing this difficult pass visit the Muktinath (the highest temple in Nepal), the trek goes down to Apple city Markha and Jomsom.

In the Short Circuit trek, you can make many records of yourself! You can see the world’s 2 highest and most popular mountains, the Manaslu(8163m), Dhaulagiri 1st (8167m), visit Nepal’s highest temple and go along the world’s highest pass. Moreover, you can have a touch of Tibetan village, villages with both Hindus and Buddhists culture, beautiful rivers and forests…all these make your trip unforgettable and memorable.

Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt Ltd organizes the throughout the year but the best month to trek in Annapurna is September-November and March-May. Sometimes the pass will be closed due to heavy snow in winter time. At the end of the trekking, because of road construction, some trails are dusty and so that you may need to take a flight or bus from Jomsom back to Pokhara.

You can go for Long Annapurna Circuit Trek which lasts for 15 -19 days. You can check details about the trek like cost, itinerary, best time, reviews of the trek from here.

Detail Itinerary

Suggested 10 days itinerary for Annapurna Short Circuit Trekking

Here are 10 days suggested itinerary for Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking. It is just a suggested one, you can customize the itinerary as per your need. 

Day 01: Kathmandu - Jagat (1 100 m/3 608 ft): 8-10 hrs drive
Day 02: Jagat - Dharapani (1 960 m/6 430 ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 03: Dharapani - Chame (2 710 m/8 891 ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 04: Chame - Pisang (3 300 m/10 824 ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Pisang – Ngawal (3 660 m/12 008 ft): 4-5 hrs
Day 06: Ngawal – Manang (3 540 m/11 615 ft): 3-4 hrs.
Day 07: Manang - Yak Kharka (4,110 m/13,484 ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 08: Yak Kharka - Thorung Phedi (4,600 m/15,092 ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 09: Thorung Phedi - Muktinath (3,800 m/12,467 ft): 8-10 hrs
Day 10: Muktinath - Jomsom (2760 m) - Pokhara: 5-6 hrs trek


Cost Details

What is included?


  • Airport pick-up and drop servicse in international arrival/ departure and domestic arrival/departure.
  • Deluxe 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast according to itinerary.
  • Deluxe 3-star accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast according to itinerary.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Besishahar by local bus
  • Transportation from Jomsom to Pokhara by Flight with guide
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus (optional flight, private car by extra cost)
  • Beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses, lodges during the trek.
  • Full board meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner with a cup of hot drink)
  • One trekking guide (who is very experience, friendly, English speaking, government licensed and Ministry of Tourism trained) with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  • One strong porter with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permits
  • Down jacket, four-seasoned sleeping bags, duffel bag, and trekking map (down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after trip completion).
  • Complementary welcome or farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with culture dance show
  • All necessary paper works government tax and office service charges.
  • First aid kit carried by your guide
  • Certificate of your trekking signed by the company manager and your trekking guide

What is not included?

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, flight delays, or other cause than the schedule itinerary)
  • International airfare from and to Nepal
  • Travel and medical insurances and emergency evacuation.
  • Your personal nature expenses (hot shower, alcoholic beverages, telephone, laundry, personal snacks, internet, battery charging, hot water, mineral water, beer, coke)
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than the itinerary
  • Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, USD 40 multiple entry for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entry for 90 days) can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Gratitude, tips for your guide and porter.
  • Cost arising by mishaps, nature calamites.
  • Services that are not mentioned in service include section.
  • Sightseeing cost in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.


Why travel?

Don't listen to what they say. Go and see
 Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
 Adventure may hurt you but monotony will kill you.
⇒ Jobs fill your pocket, but adventures fill your soul.

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