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Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Trip code
Package name Annapurna Circuit Short Trek
Duration 10
Max. elevation 5416.00 m
Level MODERATE
Transportation Private Vehicle/Kathmandu to Besi Sahar to Chame and Muktinath to Tatopani to Pokhara by public bus and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Accomodation 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara and Lodge/Guest House during the trekking
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Bulbule-Chame-Pisang-Manang-Ledar-High Camp-Muktinath via Thorang la pass-Tatopani-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Cost USD 799 per person

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Trip Introduction: 10 Days Annapurna Circuit Short Trek 2022,2023

‘scenic and most rewarding adventure around massive Annapurna Himalaya’


10 Days Annapurna Circuit Short Trek, an opportunity for interested trekkers where one can enjoy great dramatic scenery and excellent views on this unique and most beautiful adventure.

Trekking Planner have designed this wonderful trek aiming for people with desire visiting marvelous country around great and massive Annapurna Himalaya, where this adventure provides you to fulfill your dreams in short duration of times within Ten Days.

Since last decades Annapurna Circuit route where motor able has been constructed which makes it easier to complete the whole Annapurna circuit in ten days or within week, where visitors will never miss the beauty of the region facing awesome views all along this magnificent journey on drives and walks.

The area around Annapurna Circuit regarded as world Top Ten destination for adventure long walks and trekking where views of white snow peaks remains constant, with dramatic variation of temperatures that one can experience on this fabulous journey.

10 Days Annapurna Circuit Short Trek begins with exciting overland journey towards Nepal Mid-West within low and heavily farmed areas of Lamjung and then continues heading higher up to cooler alpine hills at Chame within Manang district.

Chame the main town and headquarter of Manang area where our actual walk begins heading into lovely woods of tall rhododendron and pine trees following the raging Masrsyangdi River right up to its glacial source at Manang valley.

As trek progress with uphill climb to enter into scenic high Manang Valley enclosed with series of snow-capped peaks of Annapurna range with Chulu group and Pisang peak in view.

From Pisang village where beautiful Manang valley starts as walk leads to short ups and down and visiting nice old interesting monastery enriched with ancient Buddhist treasures of relics and colorful religious paintings in the interior of Braga Monastery.

After a wonderful time visiting the monastery along with spectacular views of Annapurna and Chulu peaks reaching at main Manang village enclosed by array of peaks, a lovely spot for overnight stop to enjoy and witness local immense culture.

From Manang village adventure takes you at the end of valley rim with climb over the highest point of the journey to cross and traverse Thorang-La Pass at above 5,416 m and 17,769 ft high rewards you with spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri, Mustang and Damodar Himal with Chulu and Annapurna range.

Our tough walk of the adventure takes you on long descend to reach within Mustang area at holy premises in Muktinath temple area and its lovely villages facing wonderful views of Nilgiri, Tukuche and Dhaulagiri mountain range.

Muktinath an important holy pilgrimage spot for Hindu, the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu where the name Muktinath means a place to Liberate or free yourself from your sins by praying and paying homage at the temple.

From Muktinath our walking adventure completes where drive takes you down at Kali-Gandaki River Valley with drop of near 1,200 meter or more to reach at nice town of Jomsom, and then past lovely villages of Marpha, Tukuche to reach at low warm area in Tatopani, a village with refreshing natural hot-spring.

After an enjoyable overnight in Tatopani drive leads to the end of our journey at beautiful and most scenic city in Pokhara, regarded as a leading and renowned touristic of Nepal and around Himalaya for its natural beauty of mountains and lakes.

A great place to conclude our marvelous adventure in Pokhara after an overwhelming experience on Annapurna Circuit Short Ten Days Trekking with amazing moments around both beautiful sides of massive Annapurna Himalaya.   

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : From Kathmandu drive to Bulbule 845 m / 2,815 ft and 200 km distance ride of 6-7 hrs. (L/D)

Early morning drive from Kathmandu to reach around Nepal Mid-West as journey heads on main Kathmandu and Pokhara highway past many farm villages and towns, and then route diverts from Dumre town leaving the main road.

From here drive enters low warm agricultural area within Lamjung district and at Besisar headquarter town of the district, where journey continues heads following Masrsyangdi River to reach at Bulbule village for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 2 : Drive to Chame 2,710 m/ 8,890 ft on Local Bus 5 to 6 hrs. (B/L/D)

From Bulbule village after a pleasant overnight halt, morning drive continues on the bank of Masrsyangdi River to reach Syange village from here up to Jagat, and then into forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.

Drive continues to Tal Besi village, another hour brings at Dharapani village and then finally at Chame for overnight stop, Chame a large, major town and headquarter of Manang district.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 3 : Trek to Pisang 3,115 m / 10,200 ft - 05 hrs. (B/L/D)

From Chame our actual adventure continues walking into cooler area from here onward heading closer to mountainous region, trek through nice alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Masrsyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village.

From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, after lunch break at Dukuri Pokhari walk descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 4 : Trek to Manang 3540 m/ 11,300 ft- 04 hrs. (B/L/D)

Pisang village with great views of mountains walk leads through woodland with short uphill and views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.

As walk leads to Hongde village, from here tree lines disappear for barren, landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate. Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics and then an hour walk brings at Manang village.

The houses here are built up in traditional Tibetan style and Manang people are known for their rich cultural and traditions. With time here to explore Manang village, located beneath Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range and Manang glacial Lake.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 5 : Trek to Ledar 4, 200 m/ 14, 206 ft - 04 hrs. (B/L/D)

After a good rest at Manang, morning walk leads towards Ghunsang village on the uphill path to Ledar past Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude trek with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka.

After a short refreshing break an hour walk reaches you on a small settlement at Ledar for overnight stop offers tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 6 : Trek to High Camp 4,900 m / 15, 091 ft -04 hrs. (B/L/D)

Morning heading much higher area, towards Thorang-la after a climb along the river bank, walk leads at Thorang Phedi, from here an hour of steep climb brings at Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 7 : Trek to Muktinath 3, 800 m /12467 ft via Thorang la pass 5,416 m /17,769 ft - 07 hrs. (B/L/D)

Our main Big-Day! Of the adventure, with early breakfast trek follows a long climb up to Thorang-la with steep haul on the winding path to Thorang La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,769 ft.

The highest point of the trip, the pass offers super views of awesome sceneries of snowcapped peaks after feeling high reaching the main highlight, and then a long descend leads to Muktinath at 3,800 m.

On reaching Muktinath for overnight stop, a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’. Our walk ends at Muktinath from here onwards overland drive to Tatopani and then ending at beautiful and scenic Pokhara city.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 8 : Drive to Tatopani 1,200 m/ 3, 940 ft on local bus – 05 hrs. (B/L/D)

After Muktinath, rest of the journey is pleasant with long overland drive rewards you with amazing views of Nilgiri-Tukuche-Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range as the drive leads downhill to warmer past world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River and then reaching at Tatopani for overnight stop.

Enjoy refreshing time taking a dip in natural hot-spring at Tatopani village which means Hot-Water / spring located near the village on the bank of Kali-Gandaki River.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 9 : Drive to Pokhara 850 m / 2,788 ft -05 hrs. (B/L)

Last day journey takes you to Pokhara, after a most enjoyable and scenic time on Annapurna Circuit Trekking, drive follows Buri-Gandaki downstream to large town at Beni, headquarter town of Mygdi district.

Entering into much semi-tropical climate and then on main highway as drive takes you to Pokhara facing amazing views of Annapurna Himalaya all the way to Pokhara for overnight stop near the shore of Lake Fewa.

Included deluxe accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch), Tea/Coffee

Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu 1,350 m/ 4,450 ft. – 06 hrs. (B)

Morning an overland journey to reach Kathmandu from beautiful Pokhara drive on same interesting highway to reach at Kathmandu and back to your hotel, with afternoon free to enjoy personal activities.

(Options for flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 minutes air journey)

Included standard meals (Breakfast), Tea/Coffee

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