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Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

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Trip Facts

Start/End: Kathmandu-Kathmandu
Destination: Thorong-La Pass
Trip Duration: 12
Transportation By Jeep/Bus/Flight
Best Season: March-May, Sep-Dec
Difficulty Challenging
Max. Altitude 5416
Group Size 1-20
Activity Trekking/Sightseen

Overview And Highlights

12 Days Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is suggested for the adventure seekers, this trek is one of the best and renowned trekking route in Annapurna region of Nepal, which is can make longer and and shorter as require of the guest time schdule. This trekking oute is most motivating and most visited area of Nepal. This trekking is best for trekkers who wish to complete fantastic journey in a short period of time, For this trip we take our private Jeep to Chame and from Chame we start our trekking until Muktinath.

This amazing trip around Annapurna regarded as word top adventure destination with an fantastic view of high Himalayan snow covered peak.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Jeep drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule - Chame    
  • Exploration of low and high altitude like tropical to arctic
  • See some world highest mountain
  • Visit some centuries old monastery and temples
  • Crossing world largest pass Throng-La 5,416m
  • Visit the most sacred temple of Muktinath
  • Trek through the windy valley at Jomsom
  • Panoramic mountain flight from Jomsom to Pokhara

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu. 


Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport you will be warmly greeted by a representative of the Himalaya Trekking Team.  After completion of customs formalities, we will collect your luggage and escort you to your hotel.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule- 7-8 hrs driving. Overnight at Hotel. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today after breakfast in Kathmandu we will head toward Bhulbhule passing Trishuli and the Marsyangdi river. Beshishahar then Bhulbhule. Overnight at Bhulbhule.

Day 3 : Drive from Bhulbhule to Chame (2670m) (6-7 hrs driving)

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we drive to Chame, It takes around 6-7 hrs. The trail then heads down where you will see rice and grain growing areas as well as waterways. We have our lunch at Chamche and continue drive to Chame. Overnight at Chame.

Day 4 : Trek Chame to Pisang, 5 hour (3300mt) 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910meters. We then cross another bridge at 3040meters, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300meters. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 5 : Trek Pisang to Manang (3540m) 6 hrs. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning we walk along a beautiful track through grasslands. We constantly have incredible views of the Annapurna peaks. We eventually arrive at Newal to enjoy the best view of the Annapurna Mountains. Overnight in Manang. 

Day 6 : Rest day. Manang. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Manang is a stunning village and is situated in the broad river valley of the Marshyangdi River, north of the Annapurna. We will explore the village and also Gangapurna Lake. This lake has formed within the last 50 years as the Gangapurna Glacier has retreated. It is a memorable location. 

Day 7 : Trek Manang to Ledar (4000m) 4 hours 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tea House

Early in the morning we will leave Manang and view scenery similar to the Tibetan plateau. Along the way we will again see breathtaking views of Annapurna. We will pass through the village of Gunsang and traverse the Gundon Khola via a bridge. Finally we will arrive at the small community of Yak Kharka.

Day 8 : Trek Yak Kharka to Thorong High Camp (4900m) 5-6 hrs. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tea House

Today we will ascend steadily to a ridge prior to going down to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi river. We will use a bridge to cross the river and then follow a narrow track across an unstable hill. We eventually climb to Thorung La High Camp. The way is not far but we need to Walking and especially climbing at this altitude is usually a bit slower due to the lower oxygen content in the air. Most trekkers are surprised at how it is “harder” to walk at altitude. At the same time, it is an interesting experience. You can imagine what it is like at 6000 or 7000 m. Overnight at Tea House.

Day 9 : Trek High Camp to Muktinath (crossing Thorung-La pass 5416m) 8 hrs. and same day drive to Jomsom 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This will be a memorable day as we hike up to Thorung -La pass and then drop down to Muktinath. Muktinath is a famous location. It is one of the main religious sites for Buddhist and Hindu ethnic groups and is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Nepal. It is a great example of harmony between two of the greatest religions in the world. Overnight at Guest House

Day 10 : Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (25m flight)


Today early morning we will fly to Pokhara, Relax at beautiful city at Pokhara

Day 11 : Morning fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara (20m flight)


Today morning we fly to Kathmandu, It takes around 20 m, Enjoying in Kathmandu. Today you have time for walking tour around the Kathmandu. Evening we have farewell dinner with live cultural program.

Day 12 : Final Departure

Today your journey in Nepal will come to an end; unless you are staying longer in Kathmandu. The Himalayan trekking team will meet you, collect your luggage and transport you to the airport.

Service Includes

  • Airport picks up/ transfer
  • 2 Night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 NightHotelinPokharaonBreakfast
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek permit/TIMS Card- Trekkers Security Card
  • Kathmandu- Bhulbhule by comfortable Private Jeep.
  • Bhulbhule to Chame by private Jeep
  • During trek of Annapurna Circuit with full board of meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, tea coffee)
  • Twin sharing accommodation during the trek
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight one way
  • One Advance Adventures Trek Leader (Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained), his entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Entire cost of porter and Sherpa’s- one porter for each two members in a group
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Flight
  • All the Gov and local taxes
  • Guide Flight
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural dance
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Group medicine kit box
  • Departure transfer

Service Excludes

  • Nepal Visa, in/out flight to Kathmandu
  • Your meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara, except provided dinner and breakfast
  • Entire beverages, mineral water, beer etc. while on trek
  • Travel Insurance (Must include Helicopter evacuation)
  • Personal Nature Expenses
  • Tips
  • Any Extending Trips

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

The Trekking Day

For the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek you will stay at Tea House, before start your trek you need need to pack up your trekking bag before breakfast, as porters will set off early. After breakfast approximately 2-3 hours of trekking you take a break for lunch somewhere in the trail. After a relaxing lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains view of Annapurna Region, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, etc. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a rest and Dinner is generally around 7pm. After your dinner our guide will take your breakfast order for tomorrow and he will give you briefing for tomorrow trip.

What you carry for day pack bag

You need to carry your day pack for your personal items like your water bottle, your money, and some others medicine, camera etc.Your guide will let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable day pack you load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable.


In Kathmandu part we provide breakfast but during the trek we have three meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Every Tea House have their own menu so you can order menu food item but if you have big group like 20 pax guide will choose the food for you.


Accommodation in Kathmandu we will provide you deluxe room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Tea House and is of a basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower.


Transportation within Kathmandu valley is done with Cars or Jeeps, Van, Hiace, Coaster bus, Mini bus, Coaches depending upon the group size. In trekking region, transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses or donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major mean of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters .

Trekking Staff

The Guide is in overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples.


Transport your duffle bags / rucksack – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggage/ equipment that we need for your camping trekking.

Trek Grading

It is impossible to have a 'foolproof' grading system as everyone has different expectations and perceptions of their own fitness level. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently. Regardless of age or fitness, preparation before you arrive is essential. Aerobic activity, swimming, cycling or brisk walking is recommended or, at the very least, walk up and down stairs in your trekking boots but some can do this trekking without did any preparation of trekking.


It should be better to bring the USD in Nepal. Because you can change everywhere easily.

You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel and there are no exchange facilities in villages / trekking trails if they change they will take more commission.


Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who will working for you they are expect the tips so you can give tips directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any limitation so you can give tips as much you like if they will make you happy.


It is main important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. is included trekking crews' against personal accident.


There are no specific health requirements for travel into Nepal. However, for the trekking in Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek successfully but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some part of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipments, limited health workers and medication. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor.
Please be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

Altitude Sickness

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to lower altitude and your guide's decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide to go down at least 500 meters to recover.

Nepal Visa

Multiple entry visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu airport and all land borders except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. Multiple entry visas can be obtained from the immigration points costing US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visas, US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent there to for 30 days multiple entry visa, US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.

Packing for your Trekking

You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized daypack to carry the things you will need during the day.

For Head:

  • Light balaclava or warm fleece head gear.
  • Sun glasses and snow goggles with UV protection.

For Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

For Feets:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base cam

For Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket 

For Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Other Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC * (4 seasons down sleeping bags)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag.
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches / 10-15 liters / kgs capacity)
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Water bottle (2) or cameo bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.


  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror

On Personal Hygiene:

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Extra Luxuries as optional:

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen:
  • Walkman
  • Pen and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble.

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Trip Reviews (1)

Annapurna Circuit Trek including Thorang La Pass

We did a trek starting in Chame and over the Thorang Lass pass to Mukhtinath. The team also supported us before and after the trek. It was fantastic. Our guide Jerry and porter Uujaal were very friendly and looked after us incredibly well. They made sure everything ran smoothly and that we were well fed, informed and comfortable. Jerry was very knowledgeable about the mountains and the area and nothing was too much trouble. All the accommodation was great and the transfers worked very well. I just loved the scenery – it was so spectacular – a trip of a lifetime. I’d like to thank everyone involved for giving me such precious memories.


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4th May, 2022

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