Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Duration: 14 Days   |  2 Reviews

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is a true exploration of the Himalayan landscape in a short time frame. This is a trek for those who want to live the magnificence of Himalaya, experience the culture of its people and scale those altitudes all under 14 days.

The road facility which has extended till Chame makes it possible to do the Annapurna Circuit trek in less than 14 days. While advanced trekkers who think road construction has made the classic Annapurna circuit trek less thrilling still have the option to go for other challenging routes in the region like Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho lake-21 days, the road construction has made it easier for trekkers with a limited time to complete the circuit.

The Annapurna Circuit Short Trek starts in the capital city of Nepal. We visit many UNESCO world heritage sites in the city. The actual walking starts the next day from Syange. The culture, fascinating landscape and the magic of the Annapurna region slowly start to unfold. As we go from one beautiful Himalayan village to another several crossing bridges, numerous waterfalls, ridges, mani walls, chortens and herds of yaks, we come across Thorong La (5,416m/ 17, 769 ft.) Thorong La (pass in Tibetan) is one of the world’s highest passes, and we have to cross it during the trek.

Once we cross Thorong La, the arid and breathtakingly beautiful landscape of Manag valley welcomes us, with the unsurpassable hospitality of its people and chilly winds (but that makes the trek all the more exciting). We trek to Muktinath which is a place of religious and spiritual importance for the Nepalese, both Buddhists and Hindus. The scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and guided sightseeing of Pokhara only adds to make this already fulfilling journey more wholesome.

The Annapurna Circuit Short Trek offers trekkers more variety than any other trek equivalent in length does- taking us through the picturesque farming villages in Annapurna region, dramatic gorges, giant waterfalls, high passes, the culture and lifestyle of the region, and landscapes as diverse as you can find in a trail.For trekkers who want to stay true to the classic Annapurna Circuit trail, you can choose the Annapurna Circuit Trek- 21 Days and if you want a long circuit trek but with a challenging side trek, Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho trek is ideal for you.

Now, not everybody has a lot of time on their hands, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to witness the Himalaya up close, right? For those with a short time span to spare, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-9 days, and Annapurna Base Camp short Trek-12 Days are two other options.

Trip Highlights:

  • Trekking the classic Annapurna trail with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.
  • Crossing the Thorong La (a high mountain pass) at 5,416m.
  • Manag valley with its arid landscape resembling that of Tibet.
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • Sightseeing in the City of Lakes, Pokhara

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Chamje. 9 hours.
  • Day 04: Trek Chamje to Dharapani.
  • Day 05: Trek Dharapani to Chame.
  • Day 06: Trek Chame to Pisang.
  • Day 07: Trek Pisang to Manang.
  • Day 08: Acclimatization rest day at Manang
  • Day 09: Trek Manang to Yak Kharka.
  • Day 10: Trek Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi.
  • Day 11: Trek to Muktinath (3,800m) via Thorong -La pass then drive to Jomsom : one hr drive
  • Day 12: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes
  • Day 13: Return to Kathmandu: 6-7 hours drive
  • Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast..
  • A night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or  lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Surface transfer from Pokhara and Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Beshisahar by private car and from Beshisahar to Chamje by local jeep
  • Jomsom - Pokhara airfare including departure tax
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • Duffel bag for trekking 
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement 
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Clients Reviews

  • noimage
    Hungary Published: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

    Two fantastic weeks in Nepal”


    I spent 2 fantastic weeks in Nepal last October. The Annapurna trek was one of the best experience and adventure of my life. It was amazing :). This is a fantastic country - beautiful landscapes, very nice people. And...So Nam Ghale is the best guide ever !


  • ExperiencedTravell
    Hungary Published: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Enjoyed every minute of it


    This tour has been truly amazing and even though it was tough on some bits I enjoyed every minute of it.  The landscape is simply beautiful and breath taking.Thanks to all the Sherpas, assistants and our brilliant guide Birenda. I can highly recommend any trip with Birendra who is the perfect guide as he is not just highly knowledgeable but also kept an eye out for our well being at all times. Thanks again for such a special experience.

Flight delays in Jomsom

Our primary modes of transports from the airstrip at Jomsom are the Twin Otter planes. Even though the flights are fairly dependable, they can be cancelled or delayed due to unpredictable weather conditions in the Himalaya and/or other technical issues.In cases of such delays, Adventure Club Trek will arrange road transportation to ensure you are on schedule for your international flight.  The expenses for the road transport will be managed from the compensation received from the flight ticket after deducting charges for cancelation. Therefore, there will be no refund of the Jomsom to Pokhara flight in case we take the road back to Pokhara.

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

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PRICE FROM US$ 1189 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1189
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during the trek
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