• Short Annapurna Circuit Trek
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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Trip Overview

Trip at a Glance

  • Country

    Country: Nepal

  • Trip grade

    Trip grade: Moderate

  • Destination

    Destination: Annapurna

  • Activities

    Activities: Trekking

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation: Tea house

  • Meals

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Transportation

    Transportation: Public, Bus/Jeep

  • Maximum altitude

    Maximum altitude: 5416m

  • Group size

    Group size: 1-20

  • Trip Start / End

    Trip Start / End: Kathmandu - Pokhara

  • Best Season

    Best Season: Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May)

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is highlighted as the classic trek of the Annapurna Region. When you google Nepal Trekking, Annapurna Trekking hits the top-listed trekking of Nepal. Annapurna Circuit Trek offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the exquisite beauty of the Nepal Himalayas. Pokhara valley being the gateway to Annapurna Trekking Region is the tourist hub of Nepal. The short Annapurna Circuit Trek is as adventurous and thrilling as Everest Trek.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is an ideal trek for those trekkers who have time constraints but desire to trek in the higher elevations of the Nepal Himalayas. Annapurna Circuit Trek-10 days let you explore the Annapurna Himalayan range along with Manaslu and Dhaulagiri.

While trekking in the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will discover the eternal beauty of the mighty snowy peaks of the Annapurna Region. Gurung, Lama, Tamang, and Bhote comprise the main communities. They usually follow the Buddhist culture and traditions and believe in peace and amiability. During the trekking, you can interact with the local people and understand their lifestyle. The simplicity of these local people easily wins your heart. Their ethnic attires with ornaments, mainly gemstones are simply gorgeous.

When you choose Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, you choose to be a part of the local cultures of the Annapurna region. This trek signifies the true sense of trekking to higher elevations with the pleasurable sceneries of mountains and landscapes.

If you have enough time and would like to spend some more time in the mountains, you have options to choose other packages from our company as well, 13 days Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights

  • Opportunity to explore the Himalayas and indulge in its adorable natural beauty

  • Visiting nearby villages such as Chame, Manang, Pisang, and Yak Kharka and hiking to Thorong La 

  • Visiting Muktinath Temple

  • Enjoy the ethnicity of Gurung, Lama, Tamang, and Bhote communities with Tibetan origins

  • Mesmerizing views of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and other adjoining peaks

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar

Day 2: Drive from Besisahar to Chame

Day 3: Trek from Chame to Pisang

Day 4: Trek from Pisang to Manang

Day 5: Acclimatization at Manang

Day 6: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka

Day 7: Trek from Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi

Day 8: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La – Muktinath

Day 9: Drive from Muktinath to Pokhara

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Is the proposed itinerary suitable for you?
If you are looking for a custom itinerary, please feel free to reach out to our team of professionals at any time.

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Twin Sharing basic accommodation in Pokhara
  • Accommodation in Tea houses/Guest Houses/Lodges during the entire trek 
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary during the entire trek
  • Well-experienced, English-speaking, Government License holder Guide
  • Salary, Insurance, Food, Meals, and Equipment for the guide
  • Entrance fees, TIMS, other permits to Conservation areas, etc
  • Supplementary snacks like cookies, biscuits, or energy bars
  • Seasonal fresh fruits 
  • Certificate of Appreciation after successful completion of the trek
  • Souvenir from Step on Himalaya (SOH): Trekking route map and printed SOH company T-shirt
  • Emergency Evacuation Rescues if any adverse health conditions happen (must be covered by Travel and Medical insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes, VAT, and official charges

What is not included?

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Air Fare
  • Charges for extra luggage/baggage
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extended stay
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation Charge
  • Personal expenditures like bar bills, beverages, phone bills, laundry, hot showers, etc.
  • Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Tips to the staff
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the” What is included” section