Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

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Annapurna circuit short trek is the shorter and concise version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek that is of about 20 days. Despite the fact that you will be trekking in the Annapurna region, you may not cover all the destinations of the extended trek; you might not be trekking through Kalopani, Tatopani, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, but the amazing natural vistas that you reap from this trek is nothing less than the extended trek. This is a hurried trek to grasp as much as possible within the short span of time i.e. in half trekking duration than the extended one.

Since the trails got permission for trekking in 1980, Annapurna region has been one of the most desired and destined trekking destination. Witness the staggering mountains, beautiful valleys, trek through dense rhododendron forest, beside rivers, streams and waterfalls, and get the pleasing hospitality from the villagers. Moreover, you will be bagging some experiences at the World's deepest gorge created by the Kali Gandaki River. Manang, Muktinath, Jomsom, etc. are some of the popular places you might want to explore more during the trek. The local guide of this region in coordination with us shall help you make more out of this trek.

Itineary
Day 1 :  Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 : Drive to Besisahar
Day 3 : Trek to Chame
Day 4 : Trek to Pisang
Day 5 : Trek to Manang
Day 6 : At Manang
Day 7 : Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 8 : Trek to Thorong Phedi
Day 9 : Trek to Muktinath
Day 10 : Trek to Jomsom
Day 11 : Flight to Pokhara/Drive to Kathmandu
Day 12 : Departure
 
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m
 
Welcome to Nepal. Our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. You can do some shopping for your trek. After a short Debrief Session, we will be enjoying the Welcome Dinner (hosted by us) in a popular restaurant of the town. Spend your first night in Nepal in your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Drive to Besisahar
Altitude : Besisahar: 800 m
 
It takes about 7 hours to reach Besisahar from Kathmandu, thus, our representative shall pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. Witnessing the amazing views of settlements gathered either of the road sides, the terraced farms, you will reach to Besisahar. Stay overnight at Besisahar.

Day 3 : Drive to Chame
Altitude : Chame: 2,800 m
 
This is another day of ride in vehicle, and last, before your trek. It takes about 5 hours to reach Chame from Besisahar. This drive saves your time, a couple of days in fact. This is a steady, spectacular, and moderate speed drive to Chame. Despite big news about the scary drive, you will be safe, secure, and enjoying this drive till you reach Chame. Overnight at Chame.

Day 4 : Trek to Pisang
Altitude : Pisang: 3,200 m
 
Crossing the Marshyangdi River, passing through the pine forest, you shall arrive at a small settlement on a gentle slope. Via Bratang, crossing the Marshyangdi River, you will ascend a steep climb uphill to arrive at a path that takes you to Manag. Leaving Dhukurpokhari, you shall be walking on gentle trail to reach Pisang, where the majestic range of Annapurna shall be overlooking you. Stay overnight at Pisang.

Day 5 : Trek to Manang
Altitude : Manang: 3,440 m
 
Leaving Pisang, you will be passing through pine forest witnessing the view of blue lake. Angling the village, you will see dragon mouth spouts and paintings of Mandalas. You shall be walking through pasture of Yak, and monasteries to arrive at Manang. Manang is considered to be the largest settlement in this region. Stay overnight at Manang.

Day 6 :At Manang
Altitude : Manang: 3,440 m
 
This is your second day in Manang, which you shall spend exploring this place and visiting local attracts. You might want to visit the Phu Pha Phet Caves. You shall find the Marshyandi River to the East of Manang, Thorong La Pass in the west, Chulu East Peak in the North. You will also find the crops growing in the terraced field in the Northern slope of Manang. Stay overnight at Manang.

Day 7 : Trek to Yak Kharka
Altitude : Yak Kharka: 4,020 m
 
You will be trekking over gentle uphill today. You shall pass through the Gunsang and Tengi villages, and cross several suspension bridges. Throughout the trek, you shall be amazed by the views of Tilicho, Gangapurna, Annapurna, and other mountains, and if you are fortunate enough, you might get glimpses of blue sheep. Stay overnight at the Yak Kharka.

Day 8 : Trek to Thorong Phedi
Altitude : Thorong Phedi: 4,450 m
 
You shall walk comfortably through the Churi Leadar Village and Ledar Village before reaching the stream—Kone Khola. But, as you make on the other side of the Kone Khola, you will have to make through a steeply climb uphill. You shall make to the top of the hill, pass the area prone to rock falls, and trek gently to reach at the Thorong Phedi. Stay overnight at Thorong Phedi.

Day 9 : Trek to Muktinath
Altitude :  Muktinath: 3,800 m
 
Via rocky ridges and moraines, you will make at the top of the Thorong La Pass (5,416 m). The top of the pass offers you the views of Manang, Great Barrier ridge, Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna, Khatung Kang, etc. You shall then descend through steep downhill, passing the meadows to reach today's destination—the Muktinath. Stay overnight at the religiously and spiritually important place.

Day 10 : Trek to Jomsom
Altitude : Jomsom: 2,700 m
 
After visiting the main temples in Muktinath, you shall descend through Khingar, Jharkot, Eklebhatti and Kagbeni, where you might have to face strong wind. As you reach Jomsom, you can see public vehicles, modern cafes and restaurants with facilities of Wi-Fi, etc. This is our terminal point in the Annapurna region. Stay overnight at Jomsom.
  
Day 11 : Flight to Pokhara/Drive to Kathmandu
Altitude : Pokhara: 1,100 m; Kathmandu: 1,320 m
 
You shall return to Pokhara by a 25 minutes flight in the morning. After arriving at Pokhara, you have a 7 hour drive to Kathmandu. Enjoy the aerial views from the flight and various settlements scattered over hills during your drive to Kathmandu. We will be sitting together in Farewell Dinner in the town. Stay overnight at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 12 : Departure
In the day of your departure, our representative shall drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport within sufficient time before your departure flight. We shall bade our goodbyes and farewells and part away from the airport. Have a safe journey back to your country.

Trip Facts

Duration: 12 days
Seasons : February to Mid June, September - November
Type: Fairly Strenuous
Maximum height : 5416 M.
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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