• 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

pass the divine Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites like Muktinath and Several Annapurna glaciers. 
obtain the dazzlingly beautiful higher-elevation of Throng-La-pass 5416 m.
Reach the base of Annapurnas- a habitation. of Buddhist and Hindus holy peoples.
pursue the gorgeous trekking trail and reach the biggest lake highest glacier lake in the world - Tilicho
Attestation of the beauty Himalaya and graceful Sunset and Sunrise over Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurnas.
Get into the pleasing Annapurna Conservation Area and take delight in the natural scenery.
Flight Jomsom to Pokhara - over the Himalayas by ting airstrip flight.
plunge in the glacier freezing water and Natural hot water in the chance of the bank of Marshyangdi River and Tatopani in the bank Kali Gandaki River.
Enjoy the extremely pleasing taste of local apple and Yak dishes.

Short Annapurna circuit trek is the favorite route of our tourist buckle list of traveling. And the rest are not far behind. we confidently lead the TOP of the most beautiful in the world to find EVERYTHING that can offer the Himalayas glaciers, lakes, jungles, grand panorama 8000, godforsaken villages, and valleys in that terrible look, not that go. But the main thing, of course, is the views of the most beautiful peak in Nepal. The harmony of its shapes and lines is indescribable. And it's good that there are things to see. Manaslu also a difficult 8000m climbing Himalaya in the world.

Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions staffs take tourists on a short trek around Annapurna by cutting half circles not interesting parts by road in order to save time or money. After all, every meter of this beautiful route is a real adventure full of beauty and meaning. You will climb the highest trekking pass on the planet - Throng La pass (5416m), Ice Lake Hiking, meet the sunrise on Manang with the best panorama of the Annapurnas, Gangapurna, Tilicho more. Read the track. Passing the circle of Annapurna is not just about seeing the Himalayas, but getting to know all their facets, touching their sacred secrets. Everyone should see these mountains.

This trek starts from Besi Sahar after 7 hours drive from Kathmandu and ending in Jomsom and we fly to Pokhara from there. Muktinath the holy temple for Buddhists and Hindus, Highest Himalayan peaks more than 8000m altitudes, the world’s highest pass. , Tibetan villages, villages, rivers, and forests make this trip unforgettable and memorable.
Winter is not the best time due to closed pass because of higher level snowing and toom much cold passes are closed.

Best time:

The best time to travel to the mountains of Nepal is April-May and October-November. Why? The explanation is very simple, The trick is that Nepal is located very close to the tropics, and in the tropics, the seasons are determined not by the air temperature, but by precipitation (monsoons) - the dry season and the rainy season. And if you go to the mountains, then you understand that prolonged rains in the mountains are a problem.

So, in Nepal, the main monsoon takes place in the summer, from June to August. Therefore, you can potentially go trekking to the trek from September to May. But in winter, in the middle of this "dry" period, it is quite cold, and therefore the "warm edges" of the dry season - spring and autumn - remain the most comfortable for travel.

According to our past experiences of trekkers realized for sure that you had to go in the fall. Yes, someone in pursuit of flowering plants travels in the spring, but still, judging by the photographs, nature is a little gray in spring, withered after winter. In autumn, there is solid greenery, albeit without flowers.

Now, after passing the trekking to Annapurna, we can be sure that you do not regret that you choose exactly in the fall. It was dry, with a lot of sun and greenery. The only thing was that we were at the very peak of the season (late October - early November), and there were a lot of people. From conversations, realized that you can go in the second half of November and even in the first half of December -especially on treks t. There will be half the number of people on the trail, and the air is slightly colder. Do not choose winter for this trekking due to close the pass by heavy snowing.

Trek itinerary:

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

1stday: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.
2nd day: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar/ Bhulbhule/Nyagdi/Syange/Jagat (1 100 m/3 608 ft.): 8-10 hrs.
3rd day: Trek from Jagat/Chamje/Tal to Dharapani (1 960 m/6 430 ft.): 5-6 hrs.
4th day: Trek from Dharapani/ Bagarchap/ Danaque/ Timang/ Thanchok/ Koto to Chame (2 710 m/8 891 ft.): 5-6 hrs.
5th day: Trek from Chame to Talekhu/ Bhratang/ Dhukurpokharai to Pisang (3 300 m/10 824 ft.): 5-6 hrs.
6th day: Trek from Lower Pisang to Ghyaru to  Ngawal (3 660 m/12 008 ft.): 4-5 hrs.
7th day: Trek from Ngawal to Munchi/ Braga/Manang (3 540 m/11 615 ft.): 3-4 hrs.
8th day: Trek From Manang to Gunsang / Yak Kharka (4,110 m/13,484 ft.): 3-4 hrs.
9th day: Trek from Yak kharka to Churi Ledger/ Thorung Phedi (4,600 m/15,092 ft.): 3-4 hrs.
10th day: Trek from Throng Phedi to Throng highcamp/ Chambar bhu/ Muktinath (3,800 m/12,467 ft.): 8-10 hrs.
11th day: Trek from Muktinath to Ranipauwa/ Jharkot/ Khinga/ Kagbeni/ Eklebhatti/ Jomsom (2760 m) 5-6 hrs.
12th day: Flyfrom Jomsom  to Pokhara - 20 minutes flight.
13th day: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
14th day: 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 at a 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 for 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 Suggests you stay one more night in Manang and go to 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 the 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 of 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 days 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 for 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 a 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 on 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, the second for breakfast, and the 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

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Gears:

Rucksack or day backpack for your daily use gears like mobile water bottle, passport money and other important documents, Camera and some snacks. 
Big Backpack or Duffel Bag for porter carry can put all the necessary trekking gears 
Sleeping bag: we will suggest a negative 10-degree sleeping bag and its liner for trekking ac. 
Hiking boats and Sandle 
Waterproof Goretex trekking shoes for daytime trekking and sandals or sport shoes for the teahouse stay will be highly recommended.
Cap, Sunglass, Balaclava, Neck Gaiters will suggest for hear wear.
Warm gloves and waterproof gloves for hands.
Cotton socks and woolen socks for lower elevation and higher elevation trek. 
First Aid kits- at least put some water cleaning medicine, Paracetamol, Diamox, and some normal first aid medicine: Note; Our guide has first Aid bags with Oximeter to test your oxygen level and Pulse.
Sun cream SPF 50 will suggest protection by sun reflection. 
Trek Route Map- we provide freely.
Headlight for nighttime toilet and early trek on Throng pass day.
Water Bottle- Suggested two- one for cold water and another for hot water.
Pairs of Trekking poles especially for the downhill trek and uphill trek with snow period too.
Trekking clothes like Track pants, Thermal wear, undergarments, full sleeve T-shirt, fleece T-shirt, Fleece jacket, down jacket and windbreaker, Fast drying T-shirt and Trousers.
Poncho or raincoat, Power Bank, and pairs of Battery for the camera.
Annapurna Circuit trekking permits, Cash Money due to no bank or ATM in trekking trails, Toothbrush and paste, 3 in 1 shampoo, conditioner and soap,
a light towel for shower, and a handkerchief for day sweating time. 
Toilet paper and wet tissue, hand sanitizer, Mask for dirt road and for a city walk.
best quality lip care.
some reading materials/playing cards for free time. 

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.



$930 -2% OFF

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Customer care and safety/A trustworthy team.

No hidden cost/A trustworthy company.

Financially secure/Repeated guests.

Flexible departure date/group size. 

High successful rate/safety.

Stress-free travel/worry-free travel.

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