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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

short annapurna circuit trek

Trip Overview

Well Plan Trekking presents one of the most scenic walks around Nepal; north midwest on this Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trekking route is a fascinating journey with daily constant views of snow-capped peaks of Annapurna-Manaslu Himalayas. The walk progress higher overlooking the Dhaulagiri range of mountains.

This short trek around Annapurna Circuit is an awe-inspiring adventure considered as the world’s top ten adventure destination. You can have the excellent time with clear views of above eight thousand high mountains in the comfort of nice local lodges. The rooms are facing dramatic landscapes and mountains in the harmony of high Manang people. The village is enriched with old cultures and custom of the Buddhism religion.

Besides the awesome mountain, the Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking offers the green vegetation with enchanting woodland. Therefore it is equally fascinating of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines-oaks and fir tree lines. In addition, exploring high scenic Manang village of great interest with its ancient impressive monasteries.

This Short Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary begins taking an overland of the exciting drive to reach Nepal Mid West around warmer areas of Lamjung at a Beshisahar town. The drive continues at the foot of the hills to follow the raging Marsyangdi River right up to its glacial source at Manang and beyond.

A pleasant walk continues with some strenuous uphill past charming villages of Jagat-Dharapani-Chame.  The headquarter town of Manang to enter Pisang and Manang villages within massive Annapurna mountains.

After Manang heading high to cross a scenic Thorang-La Pass, the highest point of the adventure above 5,416 m with sweeping views of Dhaulagiri-Mustang Himal-Annapurna with Damodar peaks. Then reaches the holy Muktinath area, regarded as the holiest of all holy places of the temple of Muktinath.

From Muktinath heading towards warmer areas of Tatopani village after a drive through lovely villages and town of Jomsom, Marpha to enter world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River.

Drive to scenic and beautiful Pokhara by its serene Phewa Lake. There is the marvelous adventure of a lifetime experience on short Annapurna Circuit Trek completes. If you want to explore the Annapurna Base Camp  Trek package here.

If you have enough time and want to explore this trek in 16 days, then we have another 16 days Annapurna Circuit Trek Package here.

Explore this Short Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary here, the alternative trekking to Short Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Day to Day Itinerary for Short Annapurna Circuit Trek:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m

Day 02: Drive to Dharapani 1960 m 7/9 hrs

Day 03: Trek to Chame 2710 m – 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Pisang 3310 m – 05 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Manang Village 3,540 m – 05 hrs

Day 06: Rest day at Manang for acclimatization and excursion

Day 07: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,050 m – 05 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,850 m – 05 hrs

Day 09: Crossover Thorang-La 5,416 m and descend to Muktinath 3,800 m – 07 hrs

Day 10: Drive to Pokhara via Jomsom/Marpha  Duration: 09 -11 hours

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to Hotels

Day 12: International departure for homeward bound or to the respective country.

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