• Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek


Trip Facts

  •    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
  •    Group size: 2 to 24 pax
  •    Best Season: September to November, March to May.

Trip Higlights

World Highest pass Throng La(5416m).

World highest Temple Muktinath for Hindu and Buddhist.

Exiting Himalayan flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. 

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 goes along 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 Annapurna 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 the Tibetan village, villages with both Hindus and Buddhist culture, beautiful rivers, and forests. All these make your trip unforgettable and memorable.
Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt Ltd organizes 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 the wintertime. 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 also go for Long Annapurna Circuit Trek which lasts for 15 -19 days if you have enough Holidays to spend in Nepal. 

Suggested 14 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: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat (1 100 m/3 608 ft): 8-10 hrs drive
Day 03: Trek from Jagat to Dharapani (1 960 m/6 430 ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2 710 m/8 891 ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3 300 m/10 824 ft): 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Ngawal (3 660 m/12 008 ft): 4-5 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3 540 m/11 615 ft): 3-4 hrs.
Day 08: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110 m/13,484 ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorung Phedi (4,600 m/15,092 ft): 3-4 hrs
Day 10: Trek from Thorung Phedi to Muktinath (3,800 m/12,467 ft): 8-10 hrs
Day 11: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2760 m) 5-6 hrs trek
Day 12: Fly from Jomsom (2760 m) - 20 minutes flight.
day 13: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure or extend your holiday.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel(1350m){20 minutes drive}:
One of Mission Himalaya Treks And expeditions representative will pick up you from the airport arrival gate to your hotel. After the hotel, we introduce you to your guide and check your trekking stuff. After this, we will invite you for a welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Thamel with a cultural dance show and live music. 

Accommodation: 3-star category Hotel/Meals included: Welcome dinner, Transportation: Deluxe private vehicle/ Activities: None

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Jagat{8 hours driving}:
Today after early morning breakfast in Kathmandu we will drive to Besishahar by Public Microbus. It takes 5 hours from Kathmandu. On the way, we can see natural landscape Himalayas, rivers, farmlands, and jungles. if you are lucky you can get the right seat. The view nicer. after Besi Shahar, we will take the private jeep to Jagat. From Besishahar we can see Lamjung Himal.  The road not nicer like Kathmandu. After driving this road for 3 hours we will reach Jagat and overnight here.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodges/Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Transportation: Public Bus and Jeep/ Activities: None

Day 03: Drive from Jagat to Chame{3 to 4 hours driving}:
Today after breakfast in Jagat then we will drive the bank of Marshyangdi River. The river starting point is Throng-la. After driving 4 hours we will reach to Chame. On the way, we can see Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu mountain with Himlung Himal also. We pass Chamche, Dharapani, Kotre, Bagarchap, Danaque, Timang villages. Before there are no road construction lots of trekkers trekking in this route. the person who has more time they can trek in this trek instead to take jeep driving. We will Lunch in Chame the headquarter of Manang district and in the evening we will go to the Natural hot spring shower on the side of the River. Overnight at Chame. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodges/Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Transportation: Jeep/ Activities: None

Day 04: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang(6 hours trekking):
Today is our first day of trekking in Nepal Mountain. After breakfast, we will cross the suspension bridge and we will trek towards the Pisang. The trail gradually uphill and flat till Finished. On the way today we can see beautiful Mountain Manaslu at behind and Annapurna 2 and Lamjung Himal in the Left side whereas the right side Pisang peak. After finishing the trek to Pisang in front, we can see Chulu west Climbing peak. Today probably we will lunch in Dhukurpokhara before 1 hour from Pisang. There is a small lake there too. Evening we will hike to upper Pisang to see The Monastery and the beautiful Mountain range in the sunset. Overnight at Lower Pisang. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodges/Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Transportation: No/ Activities: Trekking

Day 05: Trek from Pisang to Manang(3540m): 
After breakfast today we will trek towards the beautiful village Manang. There is two way to go to Manang. one from Upper Pisang to take the view and longer way through the Ngawal and Gyaru. Another trail goes through the Humde airport. Both ways meet at Mungi before one hour than Manang. If you are well fit in trekking you can choose the upper way. The view is nicer and trails uphill and downhill. If you like more relax you can choose down way flat and shorter. From the upper way, it takes 7 to 9 hours trekking. from down way, it takes 5 to 6 hours trekking. If you choose the upper way your body more acclimatize. Today we can see several mountains like Annapurna 2/3/4 and Gangapurna, Pisang peak, Chulu peak, Tilicho peak, and Khangsarkang. If you reach Manang early you can go Chonker viewpoint for the best view of the Landscape, Mountain, and lake.  Overnight at Manang. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodges/Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Transportation: No/ Activities: Trekking

Day 06: Trek from Manang to Yakkharka{3 to 4 hours trekking}:
Today our trekking short because we are in high altitude. After seeing the sunrise view from Manang we can take breakfast and check-in our permits in the ACAP post. After there we will trek uphill around 1 hour to Tyanki Manang. Then the trekking gradually uphill until Yakkharka. It takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach Yak Kharka. We will see the same mountain today as yesterday but the views are different and more close. After reach to Yakkharka, we will lunch and hiking around 1 hour in the peak ad back to Hotel because we trek short Annapurna circuit trek. It's a high altitude we need to acclimatize our body to altitude match. Normal trekkers rest 1 more night in Manang and they exp[lore there. if you have enough time frame Mission Himalaya Treks Suggest you stay one more night in Manang and go Ice Lake. Overnight at Yak Kharka. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodges/Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Transportation: No/ Activities: Trekking

Day 07: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi(4450m):
Today another short day of trekking because of the high altitude. We will trek towards leather and then we will trek from Leather to Throng Phedi. Because of High altitude Mission, Himalaya Treks suggest you walk slowly and take lots of fluid and water to make your body hydrated. After 3 to 4 hours trekking we will reach Phedi. Like yesterday after lunch, we will be hiking 2 hours till Throng High Camp. Some trekkers sleep in Highcamp. But Mission Himalaya Treks suggest you sleep in a Lower place. Today trekking ba care because of on the trail dry landslide quite dangerous during the trails. Overnight at Throng Phedi.

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodges/Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Transportation: No/ Activities: Trekking

Day 08: Trek from Throng Phedi to Muktinath(3800m){7 to 9 hours trekking}:
Today the most important day of our trekking in comparison to other day and most challenging too. We take breakfast at around 3 am in the morning and packing some lunch for the way. We will be going to Pass the highest pass Throng-La today. After breakfast, we will walk on the Flashlight 2 hours trekking uphill till Throng high camp. we can see Numerous mountains today like lots of Chinese named mountains and the Chulu region. Then we will trek gradually uphill to Throng pass. on the way we can find a tea shop. we can enjoy tea there. but in the low season of trekking, it will be close. After difficult uphill, we will reach Throng pass(5416m) around 9 am in the morning. we will take another cup of tea there and take numerous photos there for your memory future. Then we will trek downhill till Cherabu. We can see Dhampus, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri during trekking. After 1 hour slightly flat and downhill, we will reach Muktinath temple. The holy temple and mix temple for Buddhist and Hindu temple. Then we will go to Ranipauwa for overnight sleeping. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodges/Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Transportation: No/ Activities: Trekking

Day 09: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom{5 to 6 hours trek}:
Today after breakfast we will trek downhill and falt till Jomsom. Today trekking a more windy place so be sure to wear sunglasses for your eye protection. after 4 to 6 hours trekking we will reach to Jomsom. Many of the trail today on the Bank of another river called Kali Gandaki. Today is the final day of trekking so in the evening you can invite your porter and guide to farewell on the occasion of success your trekking. Overnight at Jomsom on the loop of Nilgiri Mountain. 

Accommodation: Tea house or Lodges/Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner, Transportation: No/ Activities: Trekking

Day 10: Fly from Jomsom To Pokhara(823m)
Today morning we will take an early flight to Pokhara. After breakfast, we will go to the airport and check-in. The flight can be undertaken over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. From the flight, we can see Annapurna 1(8091m) the highest mountain in the Annapurna region, Dhaulagiri(8167m), and Manaslu(8163m) with Lamjung Himal Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, and the fishtail. Fly over the mountain and world's deepest gorge Kali Gandaki is so enchanting beauty. After landed at Pokhara in 20 minutes we can leisure at Pokhara. afternoon you can go sightseeing or massage. overnight in the city. 

Accommodation: 3-star category hotel/Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner/ Transportation: Flight and private car/ Activities: None.

Day11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu{7 to 8 hours driving}:
Today after sunrise view in Pokhara we will take breakfast and drive to the tourist bus park. Then we can drive 7 hours long journey to Kathmandu. During this journey, if you are lucky you are able to seat at the left side of the bus and can see the rivers, Rafting, Jungles, Cityside houses, Landscapes, Mountains, and lots of natural things. This journey will be 7 hours with 3 stops on the way. One for a toilet break, second for breakfast, and third for lunch. After Kathmandu tourist bus parks your guide transfers you to the hotel. Evening Mission Himalaya Representative will provide you a certificate on the happiness of trekking succession with us and he shares your experience with us. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3 star-category hotel/ Meals included: breakfast/ Transportation: Private vehicle and tourist bus/ Activities: No.

Day 12: Departure your trip:
Today after breakfast freely at Kathmandu hotel you have leisure and final shopping time for your family friends and relatives. Later Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions representative will drop you to the airport before 3 hours than your flight to your sweet home. We wish you all the best and safe flight. Hope to see you again with your friend and relatives. Good Luck. Ended the trip. 

Accommodation: No/ Meals included: breakfast/ Transportation: Private vehicle for departure/ Activities: No.


Cost Details

What is included?


  • All transport from pick up you to transfer airport for your departure. (Bus and private vehicle according to itinerary).
  • Accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu and at Teahouse/lodges while on the trek.
  • Accommodation in three-star category hotel in Pokhara According to the itinerary 
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with a cup of tea or coffee during your trekking period.
  • Deserts (Some fresh fruits) after dinner every day.
  • Nepal government licensed holder English speaking local trekking Guide with his salary food accommodation transportation and insurance.
  • One porter can carry 20 to 25-28 kg only with his salary food accommodation transportation and insurance.
  • Government local taxes and all service charges.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP)and Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS)  permits.
  • Trekking Registration Certificate after complete your trip.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight according to the itinerary with the guide.
  • First Aid kids carried by the guide.
  • Trek map for Annapurna circuit.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance show.

What is not included?


  • International airport taxes, flight tickets, trekking equipment on the trek, or in the city.
  • All expenses of personal nature & travel insurance & Nepal visa cost.
  • Any kinds of electrical items charge while on the trek and hot shower charge.
  • Personal drinks and Mineral water, sweets, candy, bar bills (Hard & soft drink) massages body, and laundry cost.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters after finishing your trip.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara except for welcome or farewell dinner
  • All things without includes section.

Useful info

Trekking Gear for Annapurna circuit short Trekking:

1. Bandana, 2. Base layer top and bottom 3. day backpack(20-35liter ) and rain cover 4. Duffel bag or porter backpack (50 to 65 liter suggested) without wheels and metal frame. 5. Fleece pants 6. Wool Gloves 7. Wool hat 8. Wool jacket and sweeter 9. Headlamp with a good quality battery 10. Hiking shoes 11. Hiking socks 12. Insulated jacket 13. Long sleeve shirts 14. Rain jacket 15. Rain pants 16. Sleeping bag (10 degrees suggested) 17. Sunglasses 18. Sunblock and lip balm(50 SPF SUGGESTED) 19. Sun hat 20. Water Biottle9(2 one for hot water and another for cold water)m21. Towel 22. Some Energy snacks 23. Locks for luggage 24. Some bathroom kit like hand cleaner, Toiletries, Toilet paper, Wet tissue, Hand sanitizer) 25. Trekking poles 26. Some first-aid kits 27. Electric Adapter 28. Sleeping bag liner 29. Water Purification Tablets

Customer Reviews

Flexible trekking company and AMS information

Conchita Fernandez | Valencia, Spain

Rating: 5

We did a 10-day trek to the Annapurna circuit and in April. The experience with MHT was superb excellent. My Husband discussed with Birendra to extend the 10-day itinerary to 12 days, and they customized the trip with fulfilling our all requirements. Rajkumar our guide, is excellent as everything is taken care of breakfast, trekking to dinner. He checked our oxygen level too. And gives a lot of information about Acute Mountain Sickness. AMS!! Special thanks to our porters Sundar Baram. Highly recommend Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions for tours/trekking/Peak Climbing in Nepal.

Nice reception and good Teahouses

Pili Marcero | Spain

Rating: 5

7 Days vacation in Nepal, arranged by Mission Himalaya Trek for our Friends with the age of 40 and 50 years. 
We took the Annapurna Circuit short trek 10 days till Pokhara. I would like to highly recommend Mission Himalaya both for their way of arranging our holiday trekking. Fast responses and easy to communicate with Birendra from WhatsApp and Facebook before the trip. Nice reception and good Teahouses to stay during the trip and an amazing guide Raju Gurung who took care of our friends in a fantastic way. He understands how to happy the guest and makes wonderful trekking experience to them. Great job Raju.



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