Annapurna Circuit Short Trek
- 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.
World Highest pass Throng La(5416m).
World highest Temple Muktinath for Hindu and Buddhist.
Exiting Himalayan flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
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 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 the 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 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) - Pokhara: 5-6 hrs trek
day 13: Drive from pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14: Departure or extend your holiday.
Flexible trekking company and AMS information
Conchita Fernandez | Valencia, Spain
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
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.
Lifetime Fantastic Trek
Carols Zamora Garcia | Spain Barcelona
It was a trek of a life time fantastic. Lal Bahadur the guide was excellent, cool and helpful. The trek was not very easy but the support team and care of Lal were all handled very well. Thanks a lot for supporting us Mission Himalaya Treks and Their team.