Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Highlights
- Trek through the top 10 trekking trail of the world Annapurna Trail
- Cross the Thorong La pass at 5,416m
- Have a glance at the flora and fauna of Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP)
- Enjoy the marvelous beauty of snow-capped mountains like Annapurna, Gandabha Chuli, Gangapurna, and many more
- Experience from Low land to High Himalayan
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek provides a combination of mountain scenery, the Himalayan landscape in a short period of time. Experience the culture of mountaineer people and scale those altitudes all under 10 days.
The journey starts from Chame after the scenic drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar and finally Chame. The road from Kathmandu to Besisahar is 173 kilometers, Besisahar to Chame is 65 Kilometer and Chame to Khangsar is 56 kilometers.
The trail goes through the bank of Marsyangdi River crossing high Himalaya villages with beautiful mountain scenery. Before reaching Thorung La Pass you will pass through Dhukur Pokhari, Pisang, Ghyaru, Ngwal, Braga, Manang, Yak Kharka, and finally on the top.
Visit Manang, a beautiful village with traditional houses, farmland, and animal husbandry. Enjoy the marvelous beauty of snow-capped mountains such as Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gandarbha Chuli (6,250m), Gangapurna (7,544m), Glacier Dome (7,193m), Khangsar Kang (7,485m), and Tilicho Peak (7,134m).
These 10 days Annapurna Circuit Short trek is a perfect trip to reach High Mountain in a short period of time. This trek is organized by the expert local Guide and Porters.
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek Short Itinerary:
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (825m/ 2,706ft) – 5 to 6 hours & Drive to Chame (2670m/ 8,759ft) – 3 to 4 hours
Day 02: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3,190m/ 10,465ft) – 4 to 5 hours
Day 03: Trek from Pisang to Ngawal (3,657m/ 12,000ft) – 5 to 6 hours
Day 04: Trek from Ngawal to Manang (3,540m/ 11,514ft) – 4 to 5 hours
Day 05: Acclimatization Day in Manang
Day 06: Trek from Manang to Yak Khaka/ Letdar (4,200m/ 13,770ft) – 4 to 5 hours
Day 07: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m) – 3 to 4 hours, or Thorang High Camp (4850m) – 4 to 5 hours
Day 08: Trek from Thorang Phedi to Thorang La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3800m) – 7 to 8 hours
Day 09: Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) via Kagbeni (2800m) via Jhong -6 to 8 hours
Day 10: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) -25 minutes, then your destination
Our day starts with a scenic drive to Besisahar which will take about 5 to 6 hours. Now from Besisahar, we’ll again drive to Chame, and then finally we’ll enjoy our overnight stay at the teahouse.
Today our trail leads us through the bank of Marsyangdi river, pine forests, and finally level walk through the forest to Bathang. Now we’ll have a long and gentle climb over a ridge through blue pine forest and finally Pisang. Overnight at Pisang.
After having breakfast our trek leads through pine and juniper forest and with beautiful mountain scenery. Now you can see the century-old fort and lower marsyangdi river valley. Finally at Ngawal village where we will have our overnight.
Our trek starts with amazing mountain scenery and the trail descent to the Tibetan- styled village of Barga. Now continue trekking through the very arid countryside and by weird cliffs of yellow rock. Finally at Manang village where we’ll have our overnight.
Today is the acclimation day of our journey. You can ascend above the Gangapurna icefall and observe the wonderful ancient Manag village scene beneath you. Overnight at Manang.
After breakfast, we will start our trek through the farm terraces to Tanki Manang which offers panoramic mountain scenery. After passing through a few meadows and Yak Kharka. Overnight at Yak Kharka.
Today our trail crosses the highest point of the trek. We will climb along the east bank of Jarang Khola to Thorung Phedi. From this area, you can encounter the snow leopards and blue sheep. Overnight at Tea house.
After breakfast, we will have a steep ascent to the High Camp through the rocky desert and some icy slippery trail. Now we descend to another valley of Mustang. We can view several Buddhist Monasteries and Hindu temples which have 108 waterspouts around it. Overnight at Muktinath.
Today we will continue to walk down towards Jomsom. Now we cross the high alpine area of Kaligandaki valley and through the Kali Gandaki valley to Jomsom. Visit Marpha Thakali village and enjoy overnight.
On our final day, we will have our morning fly to Pokhara by small aircraft. Rest for a whole day at Pokhara or explore the city.