Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking
- Duration14 Days
- Trip Grade Moderate
- Trip Type Trekking
- Best Time Mar-May and Sep-Nov
Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking is tailor-made for those who want to experience as much of the Annapurna’s magic they can, in a reduced time. The trail is shorter but rewarding for trekkers since they experience the essence of what makes this part of the world one of the most popular trekking destinations.
Snow-capped peaks, specially Annapurna massif, deep gorges, waterfalls and hot springs, lush vegetation, suspension bridges, unique flora and fauna, and culture are prominent highlights of this Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking
Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking is a condensed trek of Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trek unfolds most of the parts of the trek that is covered by Annapurna Circuit. It reveals the beauty of Manang village, Jomsom, Muktinath Temple and few other places in the route.
The site will introduce you to countryside Nepal along with simple people of the region—Gurung and Magar. Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking offers thrills of adventure to adventure enthusiasts too since this trekking takes you to one of the world highest passes, Thorang La Pass (5416m).
Muktinath is one of the prime highlights of this trekking.It is a popular pilgrimage site for both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. 108 waterspouts which are said to wash up all sins and a natural flame which never goes out will capture your heart. Lord Vishnu—Hindu god—is worshipped at Muktinath Temple following Buddhist rituals by a Buddhist priest. It is the site that shows the existing harmony between Hindu and Buddist since the time immemorial.
Moreover, Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking is considerably striking for breathtaking mountain views. The trial unfolds around eight peaks ranging from 6000 to 8000m. The magnificent peaks to witness in this trek are Annapurna-I to IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gangapurna, Thorong Peak and Tilicho Peak.
Thus, the combination between venture into an adventure and trekking into the pleasant landscapes befriending nature and culture will be an awe-inspiring experience for the lifetime.
Namaste! Info Nepal Treks and Expedition heartily welcomes you to the city of temples – Kathmandu. We will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our office representative will be there holding placard on which either client’s or company's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and after your reception, we will drive to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and you will settle the rest of the due payment at the same time. For this, you have to be with 3 P.P. size photographs, a copy of passport and copy of travel insurance.
Overnight in hotel
As per our schedule, the tour begins from today. You will tour Kathmandu City of Temples. This is the day visiting to UNESCO World Heritage sites including Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Normally, the tour commences after breakfast. You will have lunch during the visit and the tour ends at around 4 in the afternoon. Some of the sites were destroyed by the April Earthquake and now they are being renovated.
Overnight in Hotel
After breakfast, we leave Kathmandu to Jagat. It takes around 10 hours to reach Jagat. On the way, you will get the chance to witness the countryside Nepal.
Overnight in Jagat
Early in the morning, after breakfast, our trail begins. We cross a bridge near Tal and enter into Manang district. You will witness a few waterfalls capturing your heart. We cross Kodo village and then enter into Dharapani.
Overnight in Dharapani
It is going to be an exciting trail. You will immerse in the beauty of the local area. Everything is new and appealing. On the way, you get a view of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV. You can also dip in hot spring which comes on the way to Chame. The hot water bath will refresh you.
Overnight in Chame
Like yesterday, trail today is rewarding. Penetrating forest and crossing narrow valley we move ahead. On the way, we get a view of Paungdada. It is a rock which informs that we are getting close to Pisang.
Overnight in Pisang
We will be walking in the windswept area and the place appears like a desert. This is because the entire Annapurna Range blocks monsoon here causing less rainfall in the area. Vegetation is dry here. We arrive at Mungji. The view of Hidden Valley from here captures your heart. You will be busy with your camera at this place. The further walk will lead us to Bhraka. Manang is a couple of hours walk from here.
Overnight in Manang
It is a kind of leisure day. While on trekking this type of rest is essential for trekkers as it reduces the chances of being arrested by high altitude sickness. It helps to adjust your body to increasing elevation and this is known as acclimatization.
Despite rest day, we will be exploring Manang today. It is a place that has many things to offer such as lakes, caves, monasteries, and the lifestyle of local people.
Overnight in Manang
It is another wonderful walk of your life. We will be walking towards Thorang La Pass. The view from the pass is really lovely. From here we will be measuring way towards Tenki. Walking along the bank of Jarsang Khola Valley we reach Ledar. Ledar is popular for snow leopard. Do not worry you will be safe as the entire team is here for your safety.
Overnight in Ledar
As usual, our trail begins after breakfast. The course today is descending and ascending until we reach at Phedi. We proceed towards High Camp. It is an interesting and beautiful walk. The awe-inspiring view of mountains on the way will capture your heart.
Overnight in High Camp
The trail begins with ascending. We reach to the height of 5,416 today and this is the highest point of this trekking. You will get a view of a few snow-capped peaks. It is something precious moment of your life. From here we further walk towards Muktinath.
Muktinath is the common holy site of Hindu and Buddhist. It is located at an altitude of 3800m. Muktinath enshrines the statue of Lord Vishnu. Pilgrims take bath from all 108 spouts before worshipping in the temple of Muktinath. There is also a temple of Jwala Mai here. This temple is worshipped as female energy.
Jomsom is our today’s last destination. We follow descend course. We get beautiful sights on the way to Jomsom.
Overnight at Jomsom
We catch a flight to Pokhara from Jomsom in the early morning. It is a scenic flight of around 30 minutes. We will get enough time to roam around Pokhara—City of Lakes.
Overnight in Pokhara
After breakfast, we will be driving to Kathmandu. You will be riding through Prithvi Highway enjoying countryside Nepal. The will ride along the way of Trishuli River.
Here in the capital, you get ample of time to roam around especially, on the streets of Thamel. If interested, you can purchase gifts to your friend and family.
Info Nepal Treks and Expedition will offer you farewell dinner tonight.
Overnight in hotel
Your Nepal stays end today. A representative of Info Nepal Treks and Expedition will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours earlier to your scheduled flight.
See you next season for another trip!
- Airport pick up and drop in a private vehicle.
- City sightseeing with a private vehicle.
- Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
- English speaking Government License holder Trekking Guide.
- Trekking Permit, TIMS, and conservation Area Permit fee.
- Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter).
- Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks.
- First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters.
- All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles.
- Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, and equipment charge.
- Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be returned after trek).
- Government Taxes and paperwork.
- Farewell dinner.
- International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee.
- Temple/Monastery entrance fees.
- Travel Insurance and rescue flights.
- Late arrival and late departure extra night.
- Personal expenses:(Laundry,battery charge,phone calls,wifi,shower,extra porters etc.).
- Tips to guide and porter.