Max Height

5416 m / 17769.03 .ft

Trip Days

16 Days





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USD 1145
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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Short Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most sought after trekking for both the national and international tourists. Generally, it takes about 20 days to complete the trek around the Annapurna circuit. But for those having limited and wishing to trek around the Annapurna region, the short trek around the Annapurna circuit has been specially designed to complete the trek in just 16 days. The major places we will be visiting during this trek are Manang valley, Thorong La Pass, Muktinath, Jomsom, and Pokhara. Moreover, the beautiful Himalayan peaks like Mount Annapurna, Hiuchuli, Pisang peak, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna and many others accompany you throughout the trek, adding beauty and pleasure to the trek. Gangapurna and many others accompany you throughout the trek, adding beauty and pleasure to the trek.

During the trek, we get to visit one of the historical places in Nepal and that is Manang. This place has a historical significance as being the important place for yak and salt trade between Nepal and Tibet. It still remains a trading point in northern Nepal. We get to meet people in the village and hear their stories as well. The Manang valley also offers us the chance to enjoy the beautiful vistas. The Marsyangdi river flowing the valley is a major attraction. In addition, we get to enjoy the beauty of Himalayan peaks as well.

During the trek, we pass through many villages where we get a chance to enjoy the traditional and unique culture of Gurung community. Several Buddhist monasteries, gompas, and chortens decorated with colorful Buddhist flags reflect the people’s inclination towards Buddhist religion. Another interesting place we visit in this trek is Muktinath (God of Salvation), one of the religious places in Nepal. The 108 water sprouts and abundant fossils found in this area make it very special for the tourists and religious people.

Apart from these places we visit in this circuit trek, the striking natural beauty with a magnificent close-up view of the mountain, the ever-expanding vast landscapes, valleys, gorges, waterfalls, passes and hot water springs make this trek the famous and interesting to try for. 

Trip Highlights:

  • The beautiful mountain peaks like Mount Annapurna, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna and many others accompany you throughout the trek.
  • Traverse through the villages of Gurung, Thakali, Magars, and Tibetan and soak up the local culture.
  • Cross the high pass of Thorong La (5,416m).
  • Heavenly blessed mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara.
  • Explores the sacred village of Muktinath.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1380m/4528ft)
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 3 : Drive to Bhulbhule (840m/2755ft) 8-9 hours
  • Day 4 : Trek from Bhulbhule to Ghermu Phant (1117m/3,665ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 5 : Ghermu Phant to Tal (1700m/5,577ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 6 : Tal to Chame (2670m/8,759ft) 6-7 hours
  • Day 7 : Chame to Lower Pisang (3,060m/10,039ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 8 : Lower Pisang to Manang (3,440m/11,286ft) 7-8 hours
  • Day 9 : Acclimatization day
  • Day 10 : Manang to Yak kharka (4,050m/13,287ft) 4-5hours
  • Day 11 : To Thorong Base Camp (4450m/14596ft) 4-5 hours
  • Day 12 : Thorong Base Camp – Thorong pass (5416m/17764ft)- Muktinath (3760m/12333ft) 8-9 hours
  • Day 13 : Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 14 : Fly to Pokhara (820m) 20 mins
  • Day 15 : Drive to Kathmandu, 6-7 hours
  • Day 16 : Departure day

What's included ?

  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All required local and government taxes.
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Jomsom-Pokhara flight ticket.
  • Kathmandu-Bhulbhule and Pokhara-kathmandu drive in a public bus.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu and 1 night at Pokhara).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • A porter and his entire expenses.

What's excluded ?

  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Extra porter charge.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
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Trip Overview
  • Trip Code
  • Trip profile
    16 Days Short Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Type
  • Span
    16 Days
  • Accommodation
    3 star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara & tea house during trek.
  • Meal
    All meals included during the trek
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The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please write us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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Start Date End Date Status Price
28th Jul, 2018 13th Aug, 2018 Available USD 1015
31st Jul, 2018 16th Aug, 2018 Available USD 1015

  • Stephanie Broadbent

    Fantastic service!

    Stephanie Broadbent
    Apr 16, 2018
    They really go out of your way to help and make sure you have a fantastic journey!!! I definitely recommend Nepal Ascent Treks!!
  • Michelle Pinkis

    A great experience with great service!

    Michelle Pinkis
    Dec 12, 2017
    Sittal is awesome. A friend an I were part of an odd group of trekkers and guides. A bunch of small groups who all joined together to wander around the Annapurna Circuit. It was epic. Sittal was one of the guides in the group and he was such good fun. He knows his stuff, the history, the culture, the geography. He also knows all the important mountain survival stuff too and is very patient. So glad our groups joined forces like they did, we had a great time. One of the best adventures of my life. A trek with Sittal - Highly recommended!
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