Short Annapurna Circuit Trek - Round Annapurna Trek 2024

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    Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Difficulty MODERATE 
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    AccommodationHotel + Tea House
  • TransportationJeep / Bus Drive
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    Trip StyleHiking + Excursion
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  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 Trekkers
  • Single Supplimentery: USD 344
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This Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is a shorter version of Annapurna Circuit Trekking is one of the best trekking trails according to National Geographic. Due to the mixture of diverse Nature, Gurung, and Tibetan culture, the circuit trekking trail and the 3 highest peaks above 8000 meters from the Himalayas made 3rd position in the list in 2003.

10 Days Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

Due to the construction of motorable roads along the side of the trekking trail Annapurna Circuit trekking lost its position in the list and trekking shifted to Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Still, Annapurna circuit trekking is one of the popular trekking in Nepal because of its known name, amenities for trekking, culture, and close view of the Himalayas from the highest point Thorong La 5,416 m. However, this destruction of the original trekking trail gives the opportunity to do Annapurna Circuit Trekking in a short time frame. The old classical Annapurna circuit trekking takes 17-25 days but with the use of local transportation and the motor-able road, you can fulfill your dream trekking in Nepal with short Annapurna circuit trekking in 10 days itinerary. Now motor drive tour is also possible on from Kathmandu to Tanki Manang And Muktinath to Kathmandu. Only the 3-day trekking trail is not touched by the motor track between Tanki Manang to Muktinath Phedi.

This Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail is still beautiful not bad as it represents in media. But don’t make it too late. Book Short Annapurna Circuit Trek with the best price and enjoy the Annapurna Himalaya Trekking in Nepal.

10 Days Annapurna Short Circuit Trek Itinerary 2024

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Drive to Besishahar,
Day 3: Drive to Bhraga.
Day 4: Acclamation hike to Ice Lake and Trek to Manang
Day 5: Trek to Leddar
Day 6: Trek to Throng high camp
Day 7: Trek to Muktinath crossing Throng La pass and Drive to Jomsom.
Day 8: Drive to Pokhara and over night in Pokhara.
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu, over night in Kathmandu.
Day 10:End of Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. 

Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking Price is US$ 1288

With standard trekking service with Guide Porter 3 star hotel in Pokhara and Kathmandu. Tourist coach be Pokhara and Kathmandu, Kathmandu and Besishahar, sharing Jeep from Besishahar to Manang, Public coach from Muktinath to Pokhara via Jomsom, Annapurna Trekking permits, TIMS wit teas house accommodation with 3 meals in Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Things to know About Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Short Annapurna circuit trek is the new short trekking in Nepal and the itinerary is designed with the use of newly constructed motorable roads. So there are certain things you need to care about and know before you hit for Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. Here Trekking Trail Nepal try to make the list of things that you must know before going for Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal.

Best season for Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking 2024

Although Nepal is for all seasons, there is something to do in Nepal in every Season. But high-altitude trekking in Nepal like Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking which goes over 4000 meters is best for spring and fall seasons. Read more about Nepal Trekking Season. March to May and September to December are considered as best months for trekking in Nepal including Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking. If you are high altitude adventure trekking you can do this short trekking in Nepal in winter between December and February. Annapurna Circuit Trekking is also doable in monsoon season in the months of June July and August, although views might not be clear for the Himalayas but surely you with experience the difference.

We request you not try to follow Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking Itinerary In the monsoon season!

Drive to Besishahar: The road between Kathmandu to Besisahar is comparatively good. This 172-kilometer highway of Nepal passes through the Thankot, Malekhu, Mugling, and Dumre and reaches Besisahar in 6-8 hours depending on traffic and weather.

Jeep Drive to Manang from Besisahar: The distance between Manang to Besisahar is 96 Kilometers and takes 7-9 hours to jeep drive. This is the very important part of the road for Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking since you cover up 7 days of trekking trails via Jeep drive to Manang from Besisahar. This part of the road is newly constructed, narrow, and hanging on the rocky cliff alongside of the Marshyangdi River. The road between Besisahar to Dharapani is tough but full of adventure and views while Dharapani to Manang via Timang, Chame, Pisang, and Brakha is easy and smooth.

Ice Lake Acclimatize Hiking on Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking: On the rest and acclimatization day in Manang, Trekking Trail Nepal suggests you hike up to Ice Lake. Situated at the height of 4600 meters above sea level will give you enough acclimatization which is required for Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking of 10 Days. 
The traditional name of Ice Lake is Ticho Lake, which literally means mostly frozen. The view of Annapurna II, III, IV, Ganga Purna, Khangsar, Trisul, Pisang, Himalchuli, Pisang Peak, Khansar, Tilicho Peak with GangaPurna Lake makes Ice Lake Hiking is the best day with view in this Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

The road between Jomsom Pokhara: Jomsom to Pokhara is another Highway, which you need to drive. Jomsom to Pokhara is 195 Kilometers in distance but takes 8-10 hours in a deluxe coach. Here the road between Jomsom to Pokhara is also divided into 2 parts. The off-road highway is quite tiring between Jomsom to Beni 98 Kilometer. But the highway is good average Nepalese from Beni Bazar to Pokhara is 97 Kilometer.

Transportation for Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

To complete Annapurna Circuit Trekking as Short Trekking in Nepal, you just need to use the transportation available in local situations. Nepalese highway, Rural Off Road Jeep drive, and flight between Jomsom and Pokhara are only the means of transportation that make it possible to complete Annapurna Circuit Trekking in 10 Days.

Transportation options on Short Annapurna Circuit Trek: You can use the below Transportation Options for Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. Depending on your budget, interest, and group size you can choose transportation options for Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

1. Private Transportation: Private Transportation is best for your adventure holidays in Nepal. You can use private transportation service with extra additional cost for Annapurna Circuit Trekking. If you are interested in Book Annapurna Circuit Trekking of 10 with Private Transportation you can use between Kathmandu to Besisahar, Besisahar to Manang, Jomsom to Pokhara, and at last Pokhara to Kathmandu.

2. Flight Between Pokhara and Jomsom: There are regular flight services between Pokhara and Jomsom. If you want to experience flying close to the Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri with the deepest gorge Jomsom Pokhara flight is best to catch with Annapurna Circuit Trekking. With the flight of Jomsom Pokhara, you will save 6-7 hours of bus drive that you can enjoy in Pokhara for sightseeing.

10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary:

Day 01: Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary starts with your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, Nepal.

Pick up from the Airport, Transfer to the Hotel, Meet up with a guide, and Short Annapurna Circuit Trek briefing.

  • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
  • Hours: 1 Drive
  • Max. Altitude: 1365
  • Distance Covered: 7 Km

Day 02: Drive to Besi Sahar

  • Accommodation: Basic Hotel
  • Hours: 8/8 Driving
  • Max. Altitude: 840
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance Covered: 173 Km

We drive to the entry town of Short Annapurna Circuit Trek called Besi-Sahar.

Day 03: Drive to Bhraga

We start our off-road jeep ride to Bhraga. This 8-hour drive tour covers the most scenic part, lifestyle, and most diverse geography of Annapurna Circuit Trek.

You cross the small village like Khudi, Bhulbhule, Ngadi, Syange, Shirchour, Jagat, Chamche, Tal, Karte, Dharapani, Bagarchap, Danaqyu, Timang, Thanchowk, Koto, Chame, Bhartang, Dhikur Pkhari, Hunde, Mungi and finally reach Bhraga.

Bhraga is an ancient Buddhist town with the lifestyle of a high alpine Tibetan tribe. Which is believed settled down before Manang.

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hours: 8 Driving
  • Max. Altitude: 3450
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance Covered: 97 Km

Day 04 Acclimatization day

Today we will hike up to 4620 meters Ice Lake to acclimatize your body for Throng la Pass 5416 meters on our Annapurna Circuit Trek. Day 4 of the Annapurna Circuit trek might be the toughest one because of the drive experience on off-road. But the vies will make this day more memorable.

Acclimatization is not only our activity today, after we back to Bhraga Hotel, we will hike about 30 minutes to reach Manang.

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hours: 5-6
  • Max. Altitude: 4620
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance Covered: 11 Km

Day 05: Trek to Leddar

Trek to Ladder is not the shortest but the easiest part of the trekking trail in comparison to the whole Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. We reach Leddar by crossing small towns like Tanki Manang, Gunsang, Yak Kharka, and Lower Leddar.

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 4200
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance Covered: 10 Km

Day 06: Trek to Throng High Camp

The shortest day of the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, but a little hard too. After walking for about 2 hours, we will reach the Base Camp of Throng La Pass. In this part of the Trekking Trail, we cross the river of Jorsang River with a short descent and hike on the risky trail on the West side of the River. This stone-falling part is not more than 500 meters long. In the Throng Phedi, we will stop for tea with a long break to catch our breath with refill energy. This stop offers an amazing view of the High Himalayas and rugged terrains.

Finally, we start our last push to Throng High Camp, which takes about 1-2 hours. This is the most difficult part of the whole Annapurna Circuit Trek. Just to gain 400 meter elevation we have to spend about one hour. Lunch at Throng High Camp, Enjoy the Highest Hotel on the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Day 07: Annapurna Circuit Pass Day

Trek to Muktinath crossing Throng La pass and Drive to Jomsom. The Longest Day of this Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. Today is the most challenging day of the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. Early morning about 4-5 AM we start our day trekking to Muktinath 3800m, via Throng La pass – 5416m. We will reach the highest point of Short Annapurna Circuit Trek in about 3 -  5 hours of hiking.

We will definitely take a short break at the pass of Short Annapurna Circuit Trek in Throng La not just to take photos But we will try some hot drinks here. Now my body wants to miss a hot drink in this cold. Picture with the most expensive cup of drinks in the highest point of Annapurna Circuit Trek is another attraction of Today. After some time enjoying the fascinating scenes of the Himalayas, we start to hike down and continue our day with a drive towards Jomsom.

  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hours: 7-9
  • Max. Altitude: 5416
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance Covered: 30 Km

Day 08: Drive to Pokhara

Drive to Pokhara and overnight in Pokhara

  • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
  • Hours: 7-8 Drive
  • Max. Altitude: 2720
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance Covered: 154 Km

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu

Drive back to Kathmandu, overnight in Kathmandu

  • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
  • Hours: 5-7 Drive
  • Max. Altitude: 1365
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Distance Covered: 200 Km

Day 10: End of Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

We will transfer you to your next destination via the Airport. This is the official end of the Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary.

Risks on Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

Every adventure holiday comes with a certain amount of risk. However, Altitude Sickness is the major risk that comes with every Trekking in Nepal. Furthermore, use of locally available Jeep services to cover up trekking trails for Annapurna Circuit Trekking. This road track does not come with safety measures also adds risk to this 10-day short Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

1. Landslide Risk on Short Annapurna Circuit Trek: Landslide may affect the transportation between Jomson to Beni Bazar and Besishahar to Manang. Here Trekking Trail Nepal requests you to keep 2-3 spear days for Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

2. Altitude sickness on Short Annapurna Circuit Trek: For Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking, altitude sickness is a major threat for every trekker. Since we will reach about 3500 meters above sea level in just 2 days, Trekking Trail Nepal requests you to fit your body to deal with this sort of altitude sickness. Here we STRONGLY suggest you reach Ice Lake on acclimatization day in Manang on Day 1 of the Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking Itinerary.

3. Skip the Monsoon Season from June to September Mid: Although there are some Best Trekking in Nepal for Monsoon Beason, overall Monsoon Season is not the best season for Trekking in Nepal. Nowadays with the advanced adventure equipment and weather forecast system with strong physical fitness and increasing level of adventure, seems every adventure is possible. 
Obviously, Annapurna Circuit Trekking is possible in 12 months of the year. But Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking might not be possible during Monsoon Season with your limited time of 10 days and limited resources.

We know that Nature does not send any warning, especially in the Himalayas so Trekking Trail Nepal requests you to review your Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking for the months of June to September Mid. However, the Classical Annapurna Circuit Trekking Trail is full of green, wild, and Adventure

Even Everest Summit is possible in mid winter. We will fulfill your dream of Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking but comes with open mind, longer time with wider resources for Monsoon Season.

Short Trekking in Nepal is getting popular because of short holidays in busy our work life. Interested in Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking? Just Write To Us. We at Trekking Trail Nepal will fulfill your dream adventure of Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking in 10 Days.

One of the best trekking trail of Nepal now comes in short format, Just in 10 Days you can complete this Short Annapurna Circuit Trek with more adventure of Ice Lake acclimatization Hike, Off road Jeep Drive tour and Bhraka Village excursion

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary starts with your arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Nepal.
  • Day 02: Drive to Besi Sahar
  • Day 03: Drive to Bhraga
  • Day 04: Acclimatization day
  • Day 05: Trek to Leddar
  • Day 06: Trek to Throng High Camp
  • Day 07: Annapurna Circuit Pass Day
  • Day 08: Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: End of Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Cost Includes:

  • 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Twin sharing Accommodation with breakfast as days mention in Itineraries.
  • Full board Meals; Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and accommodation in Tea house in trekking.
  • Tourist couch from Kathmandu to Besi Sahar.
  • Local Jeep from BesiSahar to Brakha / Manang.
  • Standard Bus Muktinath to Jomsom and to Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project permits TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • Government certified English Speaking Trekking guide and supporting staffs.
  • Insurance for all trekking staffs, with basic equipment.
  • All ground transportations including Transfer to airports and trekking start endpoints.
  • Salary, allowances, travel expenses for all Short Annapurna Circuit Trek.
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