Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is most popular trekking routes in west-north part of Nepal which sprawled from Himalayan district called Manang to Mustang via high pass Thorong La. In the previous days, it is was for 21 days trek, but after building the motorable road heads to Besisahar, it became 15 days. These recent days, Motor road extended to Manang Valley which made the trekking route shorter, also road from Pokhara to Jomsom-Muktinath also built, so now a day, trekking routes become quiet shorter.
It can be complete within 12 days. Even in this day, trekkers can have great chances to see the great Himalayan views, familiar with some different mountain people culture and their lifestyle. The main important of this trail is cross the Thorong Pass which is located above 5450 meters high from sea level.
Also walking is through some glaciers in high pass with sun shining early in the morning, because trekker should wake up early morning before 5 am and need to begin walking to protect from windy and icefalls. After 11 am, it is difficult to walk around there because of high windy and storming, this naturally happens here.
So walking early in the morning is best to breathe fresh air and a bit cold which support to better walking and morning views when sun rises on the Himalayas, one can see unique and attractive scene there and it gives great enjoy and makes power to walk with cool mind.
This trek starts from Kathmandu by private vehicle or local bus to Chame, then walking from Chame, Manang to Muktinath – Mustang in 10 days. After 10 days walking and enjoy with nature, culture and Himalayan scenes, trekking ends in Jomsom and ride the private vehicle or public vehicle from Jomsom to Pokhara. During this trekking, you can see some pure white Himalayas called Annapurna mountain in different level like as Annapurna I, 2, 3, and 4. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Ganga Purna etc and also some different local culture of Annapurna regions which are Gurung, Thakali, Brahmin and Magar.
Also in this trekking route, one can alternate the route if interests to get to other new trekking destination like as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – 4 days, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Ghandruk Village Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek and Sikles Trek. In option one can do other trekking regions if trekkers have well enough time to visit Nepal, it is recommended Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, Helambu Trek, 3 high passes trek, Gokyo Lake Trek etc.