Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Start Point


End Point






Max Altitude

5450 meters





No. of Person

Min. 01 Pax

Trip Highlights

  • Descend into one of the deepest gorge’s in the world – the Kali Gandhaki
  • Reach 5,400 m over Thorung La, the highest point of the trek
  • Take a side trip to Tilicho, a high-altitude lake at 4,919 m
  • Veer off into the remote valleys of Nar & Phu
  • Customize this trek in a variety of ways to match your interests

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.

Day by Day Trip Detail Itinerary

Our representative will pick you up at airport and transfer to Hotel, this day will free whether you arrive in the morning or afternoon.

This day, you will drive to Besisahar by ground transfer.

Today, in the morning after breakfast, drive to Chame.

Today, starts walking from Chame to Pisang.

Morning breakfast will be served and walk up to Manang.

Today is acclimatization day, because it is not good to rush in high altitude.

Morning breakfast will be served and slowly walk up to Yak Kharka.

Today, you walk up to Phed, which is ending point of Manang area and need to take a lot rest, because, another day, you will hike up to 5450 meters high pass, you need to wake up early morning and begins walking.

This day is not so tough as previous day you done.

Today, you will fly to Pokhara or drive too.

Today, you will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu via private vehicle or Tourist Coach.

Today is your departure day from Nepal. We will you see at hotel and drop off to Airport.

Trip Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • All airport pick up and drop in Private vehicle
  • Jomsom to Pokhara Flight/By drive in case of bad weather if flight could not be operate
  • All transportation A/C car, tourist deluxe bus during trips (Pokhara to Kathmandu) (Kathmandu to Beshisahar) and Beshisahar to Chame by Jeep Local Jeep or Bus
  • Hotel in the city in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis & nice trekking lodge during trekking
  • Whole accommodations during trips
  • Full meals during trekking as mention in the itinerary (Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner )
  • Trekking permit & TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Guide their salary, accommodation, meals and their insurance
  • One especial cultural show and farewell dinner program
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • What is Excluded
  • Extra meals in Pokhara and the Kathmandu & your personal expenses, bar bills, any types of drinks & dessert items
  • Tour entrance fees
  • Clients international air ticket
  • Clients travel insurance
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Fixed Departures Date & Price

Trip Reviews

Pia Dina Montemayor

Pia Dina Montemayor - Phillipine

Culture and adventure travel

Hi Chiz Gurung
My travel vlog about Nepal might be 6 years late, but the fun memories are still fresh and thanks to your well organize package-customised tour for me…
I have only all the good words in your tour company
– Adventure Land Nepal –

Rajamani Reddy

Rajamani Reddy - USA

3-country tour of Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet

I did an 18-day tour of these three countries through Adventure Land Tours operated by Chij Gurung in Thamel, Kathamndu. Arrangements done by Mr. Gurung were very good. Sightseeing and accommodations around Kathmandu were fine if you can overlook the traffic and bad roads around the city. Bhutan was exceptional, its a must see destination. And as for Tibet, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to travel to Tibet by road because road conditions are BAD, and it severely lacks in facilities. Lhasa is worth visiting so my sincere advice would be to fly into and out of Lhasa. If any one is looking for a personalized tour, I highly recommend Adventure Land Tours.

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