Annapurna Circuit Short Trek – 12 days

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek – 12 days

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Max Altitude

5450 meters





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Annapurna Circuit Short Trek – 12 days 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
  • You can plunge into the Kali Gandaki – one of the deepest gorges in the world.
  • Thorang/Thorung La (Pass), at an altitude of 5,416 m, is the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek.
  • 10 grand Himalayas above six thousand meters from sea level with Annapurna Himalayan range, Machhaphure or Fishtail and Dhaulagiri
  • Kagbeni is a charming village: from Kagbeni another trail enters Upper Mustang
  • Nestling below the Thorong La pass in Mustang, Muktinath
  • Some popular are Bodzo Gompa, Kama Dorje Gompa and Praken Gompa

Annapurna Circuit Trek offers one of the longest great Himalayan ranges in different angles of initiating to ending of the trek. In trekking, one need to cross the high pass of the Nepal and world as well which height scaled 5450 meters from sea level. After getting to Besisahar, starting point of trekking to Annapurna Circuit slowly emerges Himalayan views are Mount Malnaslu, Lamjung, Fishtail and Annapurna South. It shows that your trek interest and wish would be fulfilled and gives happy with great enjoy of journey in the Mountain Area.

In this trek, Himalayas are not only importance and attraction, you will find different Nepalese culture, ethnic group and different climate and temperature as much as you hike up to land. According to our customs Gurung, Thakali, Sherpa and Bhote these casts are having great settlement in remote of Nepal, so middle part of Nepal in hilly area above 1500 to 2500 meters high, Gurung people habitants. Above 2500 meters high, Thakali, Sherpa and Bhote people have dominated in Himalayan regions. These kind of settlement has been settled since our ancestors. Still you will find the same situations in Himalayan Land. But Sherpa cast is stayed in the Everest Region.

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 Short Trek – 11 days, 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 Short Trek – 12 days, Langtang Valley Trek, Helambu Trek, 3 high passes trek, Gokyo Lake Trek etc.

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek – 12 days 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.

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek – 12 days 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)
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    Annapurna Circuit Short Trek – 12 days Reviews

    Jessie Lauren Brown

    Jessie Lauren Brown - USA

    Pokhara is pure natural city

    I really like Pokhara city in whole trip of Nepal Package Tour, I joined with group for Nepal round trip, I looked around the internet to find group and joining, finally found Adventure Land Nepal Tour and Travel to provide group joining or fixed departure tour.

    I liked Pokhara very much, great Himalayan view from room, big lakes along with Pokhara city, close to hiking hills, greenery surrounding the city, fresh air and attractive spots.

    It was 9 people group, other friend also from different cities and countries. I got new experience to share our feeling and experience to each other.

    It was 12 days Nepal trip, took us different cities and wildlife safari in Chitwan, explored culture, tradition, world heritage sites, buddhist monastery, Stupa, Temple etc which were unique and pilgrimage places to visit.

    Our tour guide Prashant has explained in detail everywhere, which makes very interesting and enjoyable because we learnt a lot about Nepal. It was meaning full trip that different things different knowledge via Guide, he led us nicely and right way to get to places on time. we secured well enough time to use. This tour was really really meaning full and useful.

    Thanks Mr Chij, Tour Operator and Adventure Land Nepal


    Aleksndra - Canada

    Annapurna Sanctuary Trekking

    We were 4 people planned to visit Nepal and all of us checked online price and facility of services, comparatively Adventure Land Nepal found average one, then decided to trek to Annapurna Base Camp, after complete the trekking, we would be happy with our decision. Thought that we got right person, right place and right decision, because our trekking organizer was experienced more than 20 years in tourism field. After arriving Nepal and hearing his briefing, it encouraged us to do as soon as possible do this trek.

    He provided us nice package, Guide was strong and honest, he always gave an idea, what to do, how and where, these all moments were very valuable for us as we were beginners of trekking. Any way we had a lot enjoy even it was hard to walk in the hill sides. Up and down on the trails, it is really hard, but Mountain view and Nepalese lifestyle, their behave gave us plus point to forget that hardness.

    We thanks to Mr Chij, manager of Adventure Land Nepal and Guide mr. Khadka. See you again in next trip.

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