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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek - 13 Days

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  • Annapurna Region , Nepal
  • 13 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • 4550m
Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip At Glance

Duration

13

Max Altitude

5416

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Trip Type

Tea house

Transportation

private Car flight

Accomodation

Hotel Lodge

Overview And Highlights

The challenging  journey considering  of the high passes and excellent day trips to Monasteries, Gompa, Chorten and Mountain lakes make Annapurna Circuit/Annapurna region Himalayan Classic.

 

Mini Annapurna Circuit trek package require 15 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu with flight journey from Jomsom to Pokhara or trekking to Pokhara via  Tatopani/Ghorepani Poon Hill with the few days walking along the road and there will be Moterbike, 4x4 jeep and Local Bus traffic and Dusty.

 

super fast Annapurna Circuit trek provide scenery, Cultural diversity this has long been considered the best trek in Nepal and one of the world classic walks.Annapurna Circuit trek follows Marshyangdi Khola (Marshyangdi Valley) to the north of the main Himalaya range and crosses a 5416m past to descend into the dramatic desert like Tibetan style scenery of the upper Kali Gandaki valley.

 

The walk passes picturesque villages’ homeland to Gurung/Manages and Thakali, offer spectacular mountains views of the numerous 7000m plus Annapurna snowy peaks and boasts some of the best trekking lodges in Nepal.

 

Road construction having huge effect the popularity of the Annapurna circuit trek down way from Jomsom and along the trail there will be dusty 4x4 jeeps and motorbike traffic. Now a day’s mostly trekkers end theirs trek in Jomsom because trekking cut by road construction

Day to Day Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu airport and transfer your Hotel

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program and spare time for Annapurna Circuit trek shopping.

  Drive from Kathmandu to Tal via Beshishar, Bhulbhule, Germu.

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1700

After morning breakfast in Ghermu trail goes downhill directly to Syange and cross to the west bank of the Marshyangdi Khola on a suspension bridge. The trail then goes uphill steeply and cross the cliff face to stone village of Jagat, perched strategically in a steep-sided valley and looking for the entire world like the toll station for the Tibetan salt trade that it was.

 

The trail descends before climbing through forest to Chamje (140m). The rocky trail crosses Marshyangdi Khola again, and then follows the valley steadily uphill to Tal (1700m) a former lakebed.

 

Here the valley has been filled by ancient landslides and the river meanders through the fertile flat land before disappearing under some huge boulders. Tal is the first village of Manang District also gate way of Manang.

Trek from Tal to Chame

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2710

Today is long day considered breaking your walk in Timang or Koto? The trail cross the valley floor and then   climb a stone stairway before dropping down to another time crossing Marshyangdi.

 

The trail continues   past khotro and katre and to Dharapani (1960m) which is marked by stone entrance Chorten and typical of the Tibetan influenced village from here northward. Bagarchhap is great lunch spot.

 

A landslide roared through the center of this village in late 1995 and manages to wipe out much of it, including two lodges and there are more lunch spot nearby Danaque.

 

The trail climb steeply from Danaque, gaining 500m to Timang and then follows through forest  of  pine and fir  past the traditional village of Thanchowk  to Koto  at the junction of Nar-Phu valley and very nearby Chame.

Trek from Chame to Pisang 3250 meters

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3250

The trail runs through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley and recrosses to the south bank of Marshyangdi Khola at 3038m.

 

View included the first night of soaring paungda danda rock face and awesome testament to the power of glacier erosion. The trail goes uphill to the famous lunch spot Dhukure Pokhari (Dove Lake) and follows beautiful village Pisang.

Trek from Pisang to Manang 3520 meters

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3534

The walk is now through the drier upper part of Manang district cut off from the full effect monsoon by the Annapurna range.

 

The people of the upper part of the Manang district herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year, but they also continue to enjoy special trading rights gain way back in 1784.

 

From Pisang there are two trails north and south of the Marshyangdi Khola, which is meet up again at Mungji. The trail continue from Mungji past extraordinary village Gompa of Bragha (3470m) to nearby (3540m)

Acclimatization in Manang 3520 meters

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3520

 it is very important to spend one more night in Manang before pushing to Thorong La (5416m). There are some great day walks and magnificent views around village, and it is best to gain altitude during the day returning to sleep in Manang.

 

The views of Gangapurna glacier are terrific either from the viewpoint over the lake or from the praken Gompa an hour walk over Manang. If you have more Energy better to hike Milarepas cave and the Ice Lake high over the valley floor at 4600m.

Trek from Manang to Yakkharka/Leader 4020meters 13189ft

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4020

From Manang it’s an ascent of nearby 2000m to Thorong La. The trail goes uphill steadily through Tangy and Ghungsang leaving the Marshyangdi valley and continue along the jar sang Khola valley.

 

The vegetation comes shorter and sparser as you reach Yakkharka (4020m) and then leader (4230m) a night in Yakkharka/leader is important for acclimatization.

Trek from Yakkharka/Leader to Thorong Pedi 4450 meters

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4550

Crossing the river at 4310m and then uphill climb through desolate scenery to Thorong Pedi. Thorong Pedi mean foot hill of the mountain.

 

There are two lodes only available here and high peak season 200 trekker days may cross over Thorong la pass (5416m) this is the last village before Muktinath and if someone need to make emergency call from here to your home possible and it will cost you 5USD per minutes. Also carry sufficient drinking water to cross Thorong la and walk downhill to Muktinath.

Trek from Thorong Pedi to Muktinath 3710 meters

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3710

Pedi mean ‘foot of the hill” and that is exactly where it is at foot of the 5416m Thorong La. The trail climbs steeply but is well used and easy to follow. The altitude you have you wheezing and snow can cause problems; when pass is covered in fresh snow it is often impossible to cross.

 

It takes about six to eight hour to reach pass, marked my Chorten Buddhist stupa and prayer flags and route you will pass to teahouse, plus one on the pass itself.

 

The effort is worthwhile  as the view from the top-from the Annapurna along  the great barrier  to the barren  Kali Gandaki  valley is magnificent from pass  you have knee busting  and sometimes slippery  1600m downhill to Muktinath(3850m)

Trek from Muktinath to Kagbeni 2810 meters

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2810

Muktinath is the pilgrims’ site from Buddhist and Hindu alike. You will see Tibetan traders as well as sadhua from as far away as the south of India.

 

The shrine in a grove of trees include Buddhist Goma a Vishnu Temple and Jawalamai (Goddess of Fire) Temple, which shelters a spring   and natural gas gets that provide Muktinath famous  eternal flame. It’s combination of earth water and fire in such proximity that account for Muktinath great religious significance.

 

From Ranipauwa the road descends through a desert like trans-Himalaya Land scape to the dramatic village of Jharkot 3500m, which large Chorten, Gompa and atmospheric animist totems. The trail continues to Khinggar 3400m and then follows the road down steeply to the medieval looking village of Kagbeni (2840m).

Trek from Kagbeni to Jomsom 2745 meters

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2745

From Kagbeni it is dusty rocky but mostly flat stroll along the kali Gandaki valley road to Jomsom (2760m), also called windy valley between Kagbeni to Jomsom.

 

Jomsom is the major centre of Annapurna circuit trail and where available best accommodation, flight facilities to fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, also Annapurna Conservation cheek point, Hospital and other facilities too.

Flight from Jomsom to Kathmandu 1350m via Pokhara. 900meters

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1350

After morning breakfast transfer to Jomsom Airport and fly to Pokhara and than from same airport to connected flight to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel. Evening celebrate your farewell dinner with Nepali Family.

Departure for your onwards flight.

Food
Breakfast
Elevation
1350

Departure for your onwards flight.

What Is Included ?

 

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car 
  • Two night 3* Category Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & Breakfast
  • Three  meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek.(Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • Office paper works Annapurna National park entry permit
  • Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  • Tourist Bus Kathmandu to Bhulbhule - Jomsom- pokhara- Kathmandu by flight.
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly,well English speaking  trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks,accommodation and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Trekking route Map
  • Domestic Airport tax
  • Company certificate after the successful trek
  • Seasonal fresh fruit during the trek

 

What Is Excluded?

 

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport You need 2 passport size photos and $40 dollar
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu/pokhara/
  • Tea/Coffee/bottles drinks/ Sweet things
  • Hot shower/Camera’s  battery charge during the trek

Altitude Graph

Route Map

Route Map

FAQs

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 30US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 50US$ for 30days and 150US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal.

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here, but we recommend purchasing it in your country itself.

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn through spring is the best time.

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank.  Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings.

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of Adventure Nepal Eco Treks with your name on it.

This depends on the destination you will be at. However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

It depends; if you’re comparatively fit and enjoy walking then you will definitely find a trekking route to suite you. Obviously shorter trek are easier and longer ones require a better standard of fitness. If you want to go somewhere then we are ready to tailor the tour for you as you can choose the pace.

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

You need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival day in Kathmandu Nepal

You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls.

Yes our company insures all of our trekking staff including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.

Additional Information

(1)Comfortable hiking boots/Socks

(2)Trekking poles

(3Headlight

(4)Water bottle

(5)First-aid kit

(6)Water purification drops or taps late

(7)Down jacket

(8)Sleeping bag

(9)Sunglasses

(10)Full fingers gloves

(11)Raincoat

(12)Sunscreen

(13)Fleece

(14)Thermal cap

(15)Duffel Bag or back pack

Trip Reviews (3)

This trek was truly a life changing experience - right from the start until the very end. Throughout the trip Devi Baral at Adventure Nepal Eco Treks provided us with a first class service which really did make the difference. We (x2) arrived in Kathmandu without a trek booked as the trip was a last minute decision and we felt better deals could be found if we arranged ourselves. However, once in Kathmandu it becomes difficult to distinguish between the good and bad amongst the many operators touting for business.

In the end I opted to go and see three different companies based upon their reviews and suitably for a flexible trip (we had planned to do both circuit 1 and 2). Of the three I can definitely say that the honest and truthful approach provided by Devi made all the difference - he actually advised us against doing the 2nd circuit as it had changed so much...we should have listened to him! He also had lots of other useful information and above all I found him very genuine, which cannot be said for others.

We agreed a fair price for a guide and porter and enjoyed a memorable trek that we were able to undertake at our own pace, which was important to us as first time trekkers. We initially paid for 21 days to do the full circuit but with aching limbs and a face full of car fumes on the 2nd part, we soon decided to cut it short. Devi completely understood and agreed to give us a refund for the days we didn't use. This was really exceptional service and I do not believe any other operator would have done this.

I should also point out that we both fell sick before starting the trek and Devi allowed us to delay starting until we were 100% better, again with no cost.

Overall, I would recommend anybody to do this trek as the experience is unforgettable! With Devi on your side you are able to tailor your requirements to suit needs!

Fantastic! and life time memory!!

Paul Harris

 

Amazing Trek to Annapurna Circuit 2018

15th Mar, 2022


This trek was truly a life changing experience - right from the start until the very end. Throughout the trip Devi at Adventure Nepal Eco Treks provided us with a first class service which really did make the difference. We (x2) arrived in Kathmandu without a trek booked as the trip was a last minute decision and we felt better deals could be found if we arranged ourselves. However, once in Kathmandu it becomes difficult to distinguish between the good and bad amongst the many operators touting for business.

In the end I opted to go and see three different companies based upon their reviews and suitably for a flexible trip (we had planned to do both circuit 1 and 2). Of the three I can definitely say that the honest and truthful approach provided by Devi made all the difference - he actually advised us against doing the 2nd circuit as it had changed so much...we should have listened to him! He also had lots of other useful information and above all I found him very genuine, which cannot be said for others.

We agreed a fair price for a guide and porter and enjoyed a memorable trek that we were able to undertake at our own pace, which was important to us as first time trekkers. We initially paid for 21 days to do the full circuit but with aching limbs and a face full of car fumes on the 2nd part, we soon decided to cut it short. Devi completely understood and agreed to give us a refund for the days we didn't use. This was really exceptional service and I do not believe any other operator would have done this.

I should also point out that we both fell sick before starting the trek and Devi allowed us to delay starting until we were 100% better, again with no cost.

Overall, I would recommend anybody to do this trek as the experience is unforgettable! With Devi on your side you are able to tailor your requirements to suit needs!

Fantastic!

Paul

 

Amazing Trek to Annapurna

15th Mar, 2022


My partner and I had a wedding in Delhi, India to attend and decided to do a 2 week trek in Nepal of the Annapurna region. After some research and talking to friends we found this tour company and could not recommend a better company to use for trekking in Nepal.

 

“Annapurna Thorung Pass Trek - Fantastic Adventure” 2016 April

15th Mar, 2022



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