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Short Annapurna Circuit - 10 Days

Trip Facts
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Group Size 2 to 15
  • Max. Elevation 5416m
  • Start/End Besisahar to Pokhara
  • Best Time Sep to Dec & Mar to May


  • 10-Day Short Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Well-managed tea houses facilitate warm hospitality.
  • A short time exploring various things in Annapurna
  • The lifestyle of Mountain people, culture, historical monuments, and monasteries
  • Naturally beautiful and its scenic beauties
  • River, lakes, mountains, and glacier views
  • Mesmerizing Mountain views of the Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, and many more
  • Manang Valley, Thorong La Pass (5416 m), Windy and Apple Valley, Kaligandaki Valley
  • Well-managed natural hot springs and nature beauties
  • Wildlife animals and flora and fauna

Overview of Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking 

The Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is perfect for 10 days of walking, exploring amazing breathtaking white snow mountain views, crossing the highest pass of Thorong La at 5416m, visiting the holy place of Muktinath, the apple garden and windy valley of Jomsom Marpha, the natural hot spring, and the orange garden in Tatopani. The breathtaking Himalayan views of the Annapurna ranges, Tilicho Peak, Pisang Peak, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, and many more It is such a beautiful combination of trekking in Nepal. And, the mix of cultures starts with the Gurung community village and their cultures, the Manang valley mountain lifestyle people as Tibetan inhabitants with their unique typical cultures, and after high passes in Thakali and Magar, different lifestyles, cultures, customs, etc. make for such a wonderful and delightful trip.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a 10-day perfect itinerary for your arrival to departure at a regional price. If you have more or fewer days, feel free; we will customize your itinerary according to your days. You will see almost all of the Annapurna region’s lifestyle, culture, mountains, etc.

Annapurna Circuit trekking is short, and a long itinerary can be organized according to your days and interests. The 10-day itinerary is a short one, but if you extend it a few days more, you can visit the highest elevation lake, Tilicho Lake, at 4920m. It would be such a gorgeous and unforgettable trip. Click on the link and visit via the Tilicho Lake Trek. Thorong La Pass, 5416 m, is one of the highest adventure passes, but the trail is easy and you can succeed easily. Manang village is such a gorgeous village that we put in one extra day for acclimatization, but we do recommend a day excursion for better viewing of the Himalayas and Gangapurna Lake.

After crossing the high pass, Muktinath is called Lower Mustang, and Jomsom Marpha has lots of Apple gardens. Tatopani, the last night of trekking, has the natural gift of a natural hot spring where you can take a bath. It is warm enough, and your tired muscles are definitely needed after a long walk. Then, use a vehicle to return to the beautiful city of Pokhara. If you have some days, you can relax with yummy meals and the beautiful city of Pokhara.

Attraction Villages in Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Besisahar, Chame, and Manang are beautiful villages, and you will see many white snow peaks and Gangapurna Lake, Thorong High Pass for Adventure, Muktinath Holy Place, Jomsom Apple and Windy Valley, Tatopani Natural Hot Spring, Orange Garden, etc.

Lifestyle, Culture, Tradition, Customs, Festivals and Religion of Locality?

First, till Manang Valley, before Thorong La Pass, the people are mixed, but most are Gurung and Lama. After completing your Adventure High Pass in Mustang or Kaligandaki Valley, people are living in the mix. Lama Bhotea lives in Muktinath, Kagbeni. Thakali people live in Jomsom, Marpha, Tukuche, and Kalopani villages. Magar ethnics live in Ghasa, Dana, Tatopani, and Ghorepani.

We discovered that many ethnicities are present. They have their own lifestyle, culture, tradition, language, dress, festivals, and religion. They are very rich in their own culture and tradition. They speak their own language and dress in their own attire. They celebrate their own festival very nicely, gathering with each other and relatives. Most of the people are Buddhist, and they have many Buddhist monuments such as Monasteries, Mani walls, stupas, prayer flags, tsorten, etc.

How About Lodging & Fooding in Annapurna Circuit Short Trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is one of the most famous classical treks that has been open for a long time, and it has been well managed by the camp-to-camp local people. There are well-managed lodges that provide comfortable rooms and neat and clean beds. They grow lots of crops and vegetables and provide hygienic, organic, and varied meals.

Transportations to Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

You need to catch it according to the below-mentioned transportation details.

  • Kathmandu to Besisahar by local shared bus
  • Besisahar to Chame by local jeep or private jeep
  • Muktinath to Tatopani by local bus or jeep
  • Tatopani to Pokhara by local Bus or Jeep
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus or by flight

The Most Attractions – Crystal-Clear Mountains View in Annapurna Circuit Trek

View from Manang Valley Before Thorong La Pass

  • Mt Manaslu 8163m / 26782ft
  • Annapurna II 7937m / 26040ft
  • Annapurna III 7555m / 24787ft
  • Annapurna IV 7545m / 24754ft
  • Gangapurna 7455m / 24459 ft
  • Khangsar Kang 7485m / 24557ft
  • TIlicho Peak 7134m / 23405ft
  • Pisang Peak 6091m / 19984ft
  • Chulu Peak 6419m / 21060ft
  • Thorong Peak 6144m / 20158ft

View from Kaligandaki Valley of Jomsom Muktinath and Poonhill:

  • Mt Dhaulagiri 8167m / 26795ft
  • Mt Annapurna I 8091m / 26545ft
  • Mt Nilgiri 7061m / 23166ft
  • Mt Tukuche Peak 6920m / 22704ft
  • Dhampus Peak 6012m / 19725ft
  • Annapurna South 7219m / 23685ft
  • Hiuchuli 6441m / 21132ft
  • Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) 6993m / 22943ft

Attractive Lakes & Rivers in Annapurna round trek:

TIlicho Lake (4920 m), Gangapurna Lake (3500 m), Ice Lake (4650 m), the Marshyangdi River in Manang Valley, and the Kaligandaki River in Jomsom Valley

People, Culture, and Religion of Annapurna Circuit Trek:

You will explore different places with different people's lifestyles, such as Gurung, Tamang, Lama Manange, Bhotea, Thakali, Magar, etc., and their culture, customs, languages, and religion. Buddhist and Hindu, most of the place has Temples and Monasteries.

Do we need an entry permit for Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

Yes, you need it; you are visiting the Annapurna Conservation Area, and you must issue some of the permits according to the below-mentioned. You should send a passport photocopy and a passport-size photo. There are many checks posted by ACAP and the police. If you don’t carry permits, they will not allow you to visit the Annapurna Conservation Area. Our guide manages it during the trek, and after the end of the trek, he will give it to you.

  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Areas Project) Nrs. 3000.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Nrs. 2000.
  • Poon Hill Entrance Fee Nrs. 200.

When is the best time to visit Annapurna Circuit Trekking?

The best time to visit the Annapurna Circuit Trek is in the autumn (September, October, November, and late December) and in the spring (March, April, and May). Those months' weather is always clear, with good temperatures, good visibility, and fantastic crystal-clear mountain views.

The winter and Monsoon seasons are also not bad. In the winter, it is snowing and very freezing cold, and in the monsoon, it is most of the time raining, cloudy, and not clear visibility. If you like to trek in the monsoon or winter, it is possible. We plan your trip to be safe and successful.

  • Autumn Season: September, October, November, and December.
  • Winter Season: Late December, January, and February.
  • Spring Season: March, April, and May.
  • Monsoon Season: June, July, and August.

Cost of Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

It is a reasonable price for the Annapurna Circuit per person at $695, but it needs a minimum of two people. If you are visiting alone, the cost would be a bit higher. And it is only for 10 days, according to the itinerary mentioned. If you need a Kathmandu hotel, please feel free.

Trekking Gear of Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventurous journey over the high pass of Thorong La at 5416m. You need to prepare warm enough clothing and gear. a big jacket as a down jacket, warm enough fleece, warm paint and inner, a warm hat, gloves, warm enough socks, warm trousers or trekking pants, some quick-dry trekking t-shorts, half paint, a warm enough negative sleeping bag, a comfortable trekking boot, a headlight, a sandal, a 2-liter water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, a daypack comfort bag, a camera and charger as two-pin, etc. Here are more details on Trekking gear. Please Click Here in the PACKING LIST.

Carry your important medicine

Medicine is very important. If you have any disease, you must carry the medicine with you. In that "prevention is better than cure" mountain region, we can’t find any healthcare, clinic, or hospital. If there is a clinic, you may not get it according to your problems. So, I humble request that you prepare if you are continually taking any medicine. Please bring it with you or buy it in Kathmandu. It is very important, but our company will provide something in the first aid kit bag, normally for a headache, fever, etc.


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Annapurna Short Trekking is Only 10 Days of walking, but you need to plan a few more days because of Kathmandu's arrival and departure. Stay overnight at Pokhara. You should plan at least 12 or 13 days from arrival to departure. For further information, feel free.

Kathmandu to Besisahar by bus takes 6–7 hours. You will stop for a lunch break at the midpoint. Stay at a nice Lodge in Besisahar.

  • Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs Drive
  • 820m

Besisahar to Chame is off-road driving; It takes 6 hours with beautiful scenery. Stay at a nice lodge.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 6 hrs Drive
  • 2620m / 8595ft

After taking a breakfast trek, head smoothly to Bratang village, where there are nice Apple gardens. The product has lots of Apples. Then, the trek continues along a big road called the Gate of Heaven. Lunch will be at Dukur Pokhari. Pisang has nice Monetary and Mani walls. It is so beautiful. Stay overnight at a nice lodge.

  • Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs Walking
  • 3250m / 10663ft

Here are two trails, short and long (5 hours or 7 hours of walking). We recommend you walk uphill and view the trailer. It takes 7 hours, but you will see many white snow peaks. If you follow the lower track, you can see good views. If you follow the upper trail ascending Ghyaru and Ngawal villages, Viewing the Annapurna ranges as Annapurna II, III, IV, and Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak Lunch will be at Ngawal village, then the trek will continue along Braka village and arrive at a nice village in Manang. It is a beautiful village. Here is a nice mountain bakery as well. Stay at a nice lodge.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 5 to 7 hrs Walking
  • 3540m / 11614ft

A special day in a beautiful village at Manang (3450 m)The day excursion will be on a small hillside in front of Manang village. There is one beautiful lake called Gangapurna Lake, Viewpoint, which explores old villages and monasteries. Stay at a nice lodge.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 2 hrs Hiking
  • 3750m / 12304ft

It is a short walk, but at altitude, you should walk slowly. It is 4/5 hours. Walking. Most of the trail is easy and gradual, and you will arrive at lunchtime. It is an open viewing trail and moraine. We recommend, after taking lunch, hiking a few hundred meters uphill. It will help with better sleep and acclimatization. Stay at a nice lodge in Yak Kharka or Ledar.

  • Lodge
  • 4/5 hrs Walking
  • 4100m / 13452ft

Trek to Thorong Phedi (4441 m) by walking (4 hrs.) or Thorong High Camp (4850 m) by walking one more hour. We take you slowly first in Phedi, take lunch, and if all is fine and there are no symptoms of altitude, it is better to ascend an hour to High Camp. It takes an hour to ascend. It is a wonderful viewing. It is a tough night, staying at the highest elevation. You will feel light symptoms, but don’t worry, be confident, and keep warm. Keep drinking, keep eating, and think positively. Don’t think much. It helps a lot. If anything becomes serious, consult with your guide and ask him where he sleeps at night. Stay overnight at a nice lodge in High Camp.

  • Lodge
  • 4 to 6 hrs Walking
  • 4850m / 15912ft

Thorong La Pass: early in the morning, you need to start; it is an adventure high pass. Thorong high camp to top 3 and a half to 4 hours, descending 4 hours. It takes a total of 7/8 hours. It is a tough, challenging high pass. Starts early in the morning and arrives in the afternoon. Thorong High Camp is 4950m, ascends to 5416 m, and descends to 3800m. Muktinath has Hindu and Buddhist temples and monasteries. Lots of pilgrims come to pray here. It is a nice place, and you will find it easy to breathe. Stay overnight at a nice lodge.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 7/8 hrs Walking
  • 5416m / 17770ft

It is 5-6 hours. Off-road driving. Tatopani means a natural hot spring that is well-managed and warm enough. You can drop into a warm pool for an hour to get relief from your adventure-tired muscles. It is a nice place to stay overnight.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 6 hrs Driving
  • 1190m / 3905ft

It is nice driving back to Pokhara. It takes 5–6 hours of driving. You stay at a nice Hotel in Pokhara, and you can have some time to explore the city of Pokhara, Fewa Lake, and relax.

  • Stander Hotel
  • 5/6 hrs Drive
  • 820m

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