Annapurna Circuit short trek

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  • Duration: 09 Days
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Tour Type: Private Guided Trek
  • Max altitude: 5412m.
  • Transportation: Land & Air
  • Best Time: Sep. - Dec. & Mar. - May

Discover Annapurna Circuit's Charm: 9-Day Short Trek for Thrills

Discover the mesmerizing allure of the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek, an immersive hiking experience that encapsulates the breathtaking charm of Manang village, the thrill of conquering the formidable Thorong La pass (soaring at an impressive 5415 meters), and a soul-enriching visit to the revered Muktinath temple. Spanning across 12 captivating days, this trek opens up a world of exploration as you traverse the rugged terrains, witness the awe-inspiring north face of the Annapurna range, marvel at the pristine Gangapurna glacier, and stand in awe of the majestic Tilicho peak. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of ancient Buddhist cultural sites that whisper tales of times long past.

The highlight of this extraordinary journey is undoubtedly the crossing of the Thorong La pass. While it might present a formidable challenge for beginners, it's a source of pure exhilaration for those with moderate to advanced trekking experience. This daring endeavor is a testament to the allure of the Annapurna circuit, which has rightfully earned its reputation as a mecca for adventure enthusiasts seeking an adrenaline-pumping escapade amidst nature's grandeur.

A captivating facet of the Annapurna circuit trek is the opportunity to bask in the presence of 109 perennial water taps at the sacred Muktinath temple. As the crystalline waters flow ceaselessly, it's a symbol of purity and renewal, adding a spiritual dimension to your journey. Furthermore, a visit to Kagbeni, a quaint village that acts as a geographical boundary between lower and upper Mustang, adds an extra layer of intrigue to your adventure.

Tailored for those with time constraints yet a burning desire to explore, the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is an ideal choice. Designed for individuals who possess a commendable level of physical fitness, this trek offers an avenue to partake in the enchanting Annapurna circuit without compromising on the essence of the experience. Whether you're a seasoned trekker seeking fresh challenges or a moderate hiker ready to embrace the exhilaration, this journey promises to be an indelible chapter in your book of adventures.

In conclusion, the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek beckons with its beguiling blend of natural beauty, cultural treasures, and physical achievement. Embark on this 9-day odyssey to immerse yourself in the splendors of the Manang village, conquer the majestic Thorong La pass, and find solace and wonder within the sacred confines of Muktinath temple. Let the Annapurna circuit weave its magic and leave you with memories that will resonate for a lifetime.

Annapurna circuit short trek highlights

  • A 9 days private guided trip, Annapurna circuit trek for those have limited time and great level of fitness
  • Cross Adventurous Thorong La Pass (5416m.) and enjoy the breathtaking Mountain View
  • Experience the Himalayan culture & heritage
  • Explore Lower Mustang Mountains and enjoy the beautiful landscape
  • Trek through various villages, forest, flora, fauna, wildlife & amazing diversity of nature
  • Visit Muktinath temple, a sacred temple of Hindus & Buddhists
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Trip Itinerary

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Day 01: Around 11 hours drive to Chame from Kathmandu.

The road leads along the mountain and thundering rivers like Trishuli and Marshyandi. The green hill road is really amazing. Lunch is provided on the way to Beshisahar.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Lunch & Dinner Place: Chame Maximum Altitude: 2650m.

Day 02: Trek to Pisang (3,200m)

The trail passes through the pine tree with amazing views of rocks. It takes about five hours to Pisang. In Pisang, you can see the beautiful buck wheat fields and ‘Mani Walls’ with prayer wheels. Stay overnight.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Pisang Maximum Altitude: 3200m.

Day 03: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3,520m)

The trek starts through almost flat road. It takes about five hours. Tall rocks and Hongde airport are the main attractions of the Day and stay at Manang.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Manang Maximum Altitude: 3520m.

Day 04: Acclimatization Day in Manang

We will spend one day more in Manang to acclimatization because we have to encounter with the Thorong La pass (5,412m). We can make excursion day around the Manang village. There are some Monastery and walk till Chongar view point.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Manang Maximum Altitude: 3520m.

Day 05: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,020m).

After breakfast we head to Yak Kharka and takes about 4 hours walk from Manang. From Manang the trail leads gradually up hill but it is flat road and stay overnight to Yak Kharka (4,020m). From here you can see herds of Yaks and Blue sheeps grazing around the hills.

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Yak Kharka Maximum Altitude: 4020m.

Day 06: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,500m)

We walk gradually uphill about four hours till Thorong Phedi (4,500m)

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Thorong Phedi Maximum Altitude: 4500m.

Day 07: Trek to Thorong-La pass (5,412m) - Muktinath (3,810m)

Very early morning start the trip and walk four hours steep up and four hours trek down to Muktinath (3,810m) via Thorong-La pass (5,412m).

Accommodation: Local Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Place: Muktinath Maximum Altitude: 5412m.

Day 08: Muktinath to Pokhara

From Muktinath a adventure mountain gravel road drive to Beni and again catch the nice road to Pokhara which might takes around 8 to 9 hours.

Accommodation: Hotel Meals: Breakfast & Lunch Place: Pokhara Maximum Altitude: 820m.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu.

If you want to stay more days in Pokhara, we are happy to customize the itinerary as per your requirements.

Accommodation: No Included Meals: Breakfast Place: Kathmandu Maximum Altitude: 1400m.

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Inclusion in the Package


  • Full board basis on the way of trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  • Necessary trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  •  Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  • Transporation as per itinerary
  • Wildness First aid kit pack for the trekking.


  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Food that is not mentioned in itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water/shower, tea-coffee, chocolate hot drinks), tips for the guide, porter & other staffs etc.
  • Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Personal trekking gear for the trek.


This trip is a private guided one and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is one to above.

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