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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days

Start from US$ 1224 979 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 1297 US$
2 - 3 979 US$
4 - 5 954 US$
6 - 8 928 US$
9 - 10 899 US$
11 + 879 US$
  • 10 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 3 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Public / Private Vehicle / Airplane

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5,416m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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Annapurna Circuit is Top Ten trekking routes in the world. Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is a combination of mountain scenery, unique culture and amazing landscape with low land civilization at Besisahar to Manag village high Lander people live hood. The highest point of this Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is Thorong La Pass an elevation of 5,416 meters as the main attraction of the trip. As there is easy road access at the begging of the trip and end of the trip, now a day’s Annapurna Circuit Trek can do in 10 Days.

People on here are following Buddhism; they have strong faith and believe in their culture and tradition. The culture here is untouched by modernization, so it remains uniquely like ancient Tibetan culture. Polyandry marriage system has proven, how they are conserving their culture and tradition from century. As a Rapid Annapurna Round Trek is in the Annapurna Conservation Area Project, it conserves rare wildlife, vegetation and its inhabitance from lowland to the high Himalayan area. Snow leopard, Himalayan Goat (Naur, Jharal) and Deer are live in the lap of the Himalaya. Mountains scenery, century old Monastery, Cave, Chhorten, the main attraction during the Annapurna Circuit Tea Houses Trek, similarly the ice fall, Glacier lake, glacier also makes your trip remarkable.

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is the same route of a classical Annapurna circuit trek but less days hiking. It is known as  Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek also. The trip starts from Chame after the drive from Kathmandu or Pokhara to Besisahar and continue drive to the came at the same day. The road Kathmandu to Basisahar is 173 Kilometers and Besisahar to Chame 65 Kilometers, Chame to Manag 25 Kilometers and Manang to Khangsar 31 Kilometers. It is possible to drive further then Chame also, but best to start the trip from Chame to the well acclimatization such at high elevation. Then, walk through the high Himalaya villages with beautiful mountain scenery and culture. Mostly the trail goes through the bank of the Marsyangdi River till Thorung La Pass via Dhukur Pokhari, Pisang, Upper Pisang, Ghyaru, Ngwal, Braga, Manang, Tanki Manang, Ghunsang, Yak Kharka, Chuli ledar, Thorang Phedi, High Camp and finally gets on top of the Thorung La Pass (5,416m). Some people walking through the Humde village, but for the best mountain scenery, we Nepal Mother House suggest to take a higher route from Ngwal Village. During rest days at Manang, batter to visit Gangapurna Lake or Ice Lake (Kicho Tal) or Milarepa Cave for acclimatization propose. Manang itself is a very beautiful village with traditional houses, farmland and animal husbandry and the mountain scenery such as: Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gandarbha Chuli (6,250m), Annapurna III (7,555m), Gangapurna (7,544m), Glacier Dome (7,193m), Khangsar Kang (7,485m) and Tilicho Peak (7,134m) make you joyful.  It is possible to visit Tilicho Lake (lake situated at world highest elevation 4,920m) also, if you can add one more additional day on your trip.

After Thorung la top you will descend to the holy place Muktinath, it is very important serene for Buddhist and Hindus. They are parrying same God by different name. It is a great example of good hormone for different religion and community. The main attraction of Muktinath is 108 water spots, Jwala Mai, Shaligram (fossil) and Muktinath temple. The Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking boots out people live hood, cultural show, mountain scenery and natural beauty of Manang and mustang districts. Then walk to Jomsom via Kagbeni with Jhong Village or can drive Muktinath to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara next morning collecting a bunch of memorable experience from the Himalaya. We recommend you Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days but it can do in 7 days as shortest time and even for first time trekkers but need to be physically fit for high elevation. Nepal Mother House is glad to organize Thorong La Pass Short Trek during your short holiday in Nepal by expert local Guide and porters. It is possible to do these trek wholes in the year around, but March to May in spring and September to November at autumn are the best time for this trip. Why you are not joining with us for your short time travel in Nepal!

Trip Highlights

  • Top ten trekking routes in the world.
  • Short Trip in Annapurna Circuit trail
  • Combination of Mountain Scenery & Cultural.
  • Low land to High Himalayan experience.
  • Best trip, who like to see mountains in a short time.
  • Lifetime experience at top of the Thorong La.
  • One of the best trip destinations in Nepal.
  • Annapurna Circuit Trek in 10 Days.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (825m) - 5 to 6 hours & Drive to Chame (2670m) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 02:Trek Chame to Pisang (3190m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 03:Trek Pisang to Ngawal (3,657m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 04:Trek Ngawal to Manang (3,540m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 05:Explore & Acclimatization Day in Manang.

Day 06:Trek Manang to Yak Kharka/Letdar (4200m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 07:Trek Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m) - 3 to 4 hours, or Thorang High Camp (4850m) - 4 to 5 hours

Day 08:Trek Thorang Phedi via Thorang La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3800m) - 7 to 8 hours

Day 09:Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) via Kagbeni (2800m) via Jhong -6 to 8 hours

Day 10:Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) -25 minutes, then your destination

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 1+1 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara twin bed sharing basic.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information System) Cards.
  • All ground transportation during trip Transportation from Kathmandu to Dhapapani/Chame (trekking starting point) by local bus or comfort micro bus and trek end point Jomsom to Pokhara by plane.
  • Transportation from Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfort tourist bus.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if you needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • Government license holder English Speaking experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 10 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Annapurna Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the trek.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and Fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, yours meals at Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (825m) - 5 to 6 hours & Drive to Chame (2670m) - 3 to 4 hours Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at 6: 00 to pick you with private transport to the bus station. Then you will drive to Besi Shahar (173km) which will take us about 5 to 6 hours along a scenic route. Along the journey you will witness rather stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers, and villages. And again drive Besisahar to Chame (2670m) by jeep or local bus for 3 to 4 hours through the Nagdi, Bhulbhule, Sange, Chamche, Tall, Dharapani, Bagarchha, Danakya, Timang, Thanchok, Koto.from Timang (2,720m), can see wonderful Manaslu, Annapurna II scenery, and others majestic mountains. From here, the road leads us through pine forest to Thanchok and Koto, finally reaching Chame. This is the headquarters of the Manang district and we are rewarded with very fine views of Annapurna II, Manaslu and Lamjung Himal from Chame as well as two small hot springs. Stay overnight at te house.

Day 02 : Trek Chame to Pisang (3190m) - 4 to 5 hours The trail lead us along the bank of Marsyandi river, climbing up through pine forest to the Telekhu (2,840m) and continuing with a long enjoyable and mostly level walk through the forest to Brathang. After the trail rounds a bend to the rocky trail, the hissing sound of river arises coupled with mountains view. After a time we will cross back to the south bank of the Marsyangdi on a suspension bridge beneath Swaga Dwari (Haven Gate). Then we make a long and gentle climb over a ridge through blue pine forests to the Dhukur Pokhari and take the trail through the valley to Pisang.

Day 03 : Trek Pisang to Ngawal (3,657m) - 4 to 5 hours After breakfast the trail slowly climbs up to through valley with pine and juniper forest to the with beautiful mountain scenery. After cross bridge at Khumi Khola, the trail goes step up making many turning to the Tibetan-styled village Ghyaru (3,670m). Ghyaru means Yak Horn in local language. This is beautiful place for the 360 degree mountain view like Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Gandarbha Chuli (6,250m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7,544m), Glacier Dome (7,193m), Khangsar Kang (7,485m) and Tilicho Peak (7,134m, Khatunkang (6,484m), Syagang (6,026m), Chulu East (6,429m), Pisang Peak (6,091m). After having lunch at Ghyaru village the trail crossed wall boundary of Ghyaru village with beautiful gate and begins Ngawal territory. Where you can see century old fort and lower Marsyandi river valley including Humde airport and Pisang village. Finally, you will see water spanning Mane and many other Mane attached at Chhorten. Rest of the time walk around the village and visit the Monastery. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 04 : Trek Ngawal to Manang (3,540m) - 4 to 5 hours This is enjoyable day with amazing mountain scenery and Marsyandi valley view through valley with pine and juniper forest. At the begging the trail decent to the Tibetan-styled village of Barga (3,500m) with pleasant walk. Here we will see houses stacked one atop the other, each with an open veranda formed by a neighbor’s rooftop and the Gomba (monastery), perched on a high crag overlooking the village. You will catch main trekking trail at Munji or Minchhi. Then we continue through very arid countryside, dominated by weird cliffs of yellow rock, eroded into dramatic pillars alongside the trail to reach today’s destination - the Manang village. Here’re shops are unexpectedly well stocked with all sorts of things.

Day 05 : Explore & Acclimatization Day in Manang. Today is a rest day for acclimation purposes. Please sleep in! After waking up late we hike up to the tranquil Gangapurna Lake and ascend up to above the Gangapurna icefall, which often falls down as an avalanche in the spring. Take time to observe the wonderful ancient Manang village scene beneath you. It is important to have a relatively restful day today to allow our bodies to acclimate to the higher altitudes and thinning air. It also gives us the possibility to wash some of our clothing and visit the Himalayan Rescue Association of Nepal.

Day 06 : Trek Manang to Yak Kharka/Letdar (4200m) - 4 to 5 hours After a hot breakfast, we will walk through the farm terraces to Tanki Manang then gradually go up to Gunsang, which offers panoramic mountains scenery. We will pass a few meadows where horses and yaks graze. Nearby Yak Kharka we will see herds of blue sheep grazing the steep slopes as well. The rest of the day, we will oversee fascinating Himalaya beauty in Yak Kharka. We will stay overnight in a tea house.

Day 07 : Trek Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m) - 3 to 4 hours, or Thorang High Camp (4850m) - 4 to 5 hours The trail for today is relatively easy and allows us to get used to the altitude before we have to cross the highest point in the trek. This is possibly the highest point you have been to in your life. From Yak Kharka we will continue to climb along the east bank of the Jarang Khola to Thorung Phedi, a rock strewn meadow surrounded by upright cliffs at 4,420 meters. Blue sheep and even snow leopards can be sometimes seen in this area. If you are up for it, we can continue our trek to the High camp another an hour after lunch.

Day 08 : Trek Thorang Phedi via Thorang La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3800m) - 7 to 8 hours This is an adventurous and long day of trekking. Very early in the morning we take our breakfast and pack food. We will start the journey before sunrise. After 9 or 10 o’clock strong wind starts blowing in the high Himalayas, so it is better to leave around 5 in the morning to avoid the wind. We need to wear warm clothes for the freezing morning. The trails goes on a steep ascent to the High Camp through the treeless rocky desert and continue some ice frozen slippery trail offering tremendous mountain panoramas changing colors during the sunrise. At the Thorung La pass (5,416m), with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn we will have outstanding views of Annapunas, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, a heavily glaciated peak. Amazingly, there is a teashop here on top of the pass at 5,416 meter. From here we start to descend down about 1,600 meters to another valley with outstanding views of Dhaulagiri Mountains standing alone in the distance across the Mustang valley Muktinath. This is truly a place of nirvana and home to Hindu temples as well as several Buddhist monasteries. The Hindu temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water spouts. Additionally there is the Jwala Mai Temple with an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas.

Day 09 : Trek Muktinath to Jomsom (2710m) via Kagbeni (2800m) via Jhong -6 to 8 hoursAfter breakfast we walk down to the ancient Jharkot village and then continue to the Khinga village whose culture and livelihoods are similar to Tibetan people. We are still in a high alpine area with desert rocky hills and wide windy Kaligandaki valley. Here we can find “Saligram” fossil, incarnation of God Vishnu. After 3 to 4 hours down walk we will get to the village Kagbeni, whose inhabitants are a mix of Tibetans and Gurungs. This gets us to the rusticated upper Mustang Trekking. Today is easy day. The trail goes along the Valley of Kaligandaki River. It is much better to leave early morning avoid to the strong wind after every 10/ 11 am. The trail lead us continues through the Kali Gandaki Valley to Jomson, the headquarters of the Mustang district whose inhabitants are the traditional salt traders, the Thakali people. You can visit the Marpha Thakali village, an hour and forty-five minutes walk away. Marpha is home to many apple orchids as well as all the various food products made from the fruit. Apple Brandy is a local specialty that you may be lucky enough to taste en route.

Day 10 : Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara (950m) -25 minutes, then your destinationEarly in the morning fly to Pokhara by small aircraft and watch the majestic mountains above the world’s deepest gorge zoom by. Relax for the whole day at the Pokhara hotel. Alternatively, wander around the lakeside with its fascinating mountain panorama view and charming nature. Then you own detination.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

Departure Date and Price

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13 November, 2019 22 November, 2019 Available USD 979
16 November, 2019 25 November, 2019 Available USD 979
19 November, 2019 28 November, 2019 Available USD 979
20 November, 2019 29 November, 2019 Available USD 979
22 November, 2019 01 December, 2019 Available USD 979
27 November, 2019 06 December, 2019 Available USD 979
30 November, 2019 09 December, 2019 Available USD 979
20 December, 2019 29 December, 2019 Guaranteed USD 979
22 December, 2019 31 December, 2019 Available USD 979
25 December, 2019 03 January, 2020 Available USD 979
27 December, 2019 05 January, 2020 Available USD 979
01 January, 2020 10 January, 2020 Available USD 979
04 January, 2020 13 January, 2020 Available USD 979
09 February, 2020 18 February, 2020 Available USD 979
19 February, 2020 28 February, 2020 Limited USD 979
26 February, 2020 06 March, 2020 Available USD 979
11 March, 2020 20 March, 2020 Available USD 979
19 March, 2020 28 March, 2020 Guaranteed USD 979
25 March, 2020 03 April, 2020 Available USD 979
27 March, 2020 05 April, 2020 Available USD 979
02 April, 2020 11 April, 2020 Available USD 979
08 April, 2020 17 April, 2020 Available USD 979
16 April, 2020 25 April, 2020 Available USD 979
22 April, 2020 01 May, 2020 Available USD 979
30 April, 2020 09 May, 2020 Guaranteed USD 979
03 May, 2020 12 May, 2020 Available USD 979
06 May, 2020 15 May, 2020 Available USD 979
06 May, 2020 15 May, 2020 Available USD 979
31 May, 2020 09 June, 2020 Available USD 979
05 June, 2020 14 June, 2020 Available USD 979
06 June, 2020 15 June, 2020 Available USD 979
14 June, 2020 23 June, 2020 Available USD 979
19 June, 2020 28 June, 2020 Available USD 979
25 June, 2020 04 July, 2020 Available USD 979
29 June, 2020 08 July, 2020 Available USD 979
05 July, 2020 14 July, 2020 Available USD 979
23 July, 2020 01 August, 2020 Available USD 979
26 July, 2020 04 August, 2020 Limited USD 979

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Useful Info

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  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
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  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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