Short Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Duration: 14 Days(5)of 44 reviews

Overview

  • Duration 14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5,416 Meter / 17,769 Ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Jagat - Dharapani - Chame - Pisang - Manang Village - Yak Kharka - Thorong Phedi / High Camp - Muktinath - Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Best Season October and November or April and May

Highlights

  • Adventure trekking around the Annapurna massif
  • Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Cross Thorong La at 5,416m
  • The joy of completing a loop around the classic Annapurna circuit
  • Culture and lifestyle experience of Manang and lower Mustang valleys
  • Incredible Himalayan view and high altitude trekking experience

“A relaxation beneath the majestic Himalayas, worthwhile to live in.”

Mini or short Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the incredible strolls on the planet and offers sensational Mountain View and an entrancing blend of nearby individuals and society. Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek has been contrived to stay away from the soil street which has been built through the Kali Gandaki Valley. This trekking choice furnishes the best knowledge of the definitive Around Annapurna Circuit trek however to an expansive degree abstains from strolling on the uninspiring soil street. This radiant is smaller than the usual rendition and holds the fundamental highlights.

Smaller than normal Annapurna Circuit Trek shorter 16 days alternative permits the individuals who don't have room schedule-wise to finish the full Annapurna Circuit to trek with the assembly up to the Marshyangdi Valley to Manang, over the Thorung La go to Muktinath and down into Jomsom in the Kali Gandaki Valley. Here you will say your farewells to the assembly and fly again to Kathmandu. Scaled-down Annapurna Circuit Trek starts from Besisahar where we head north up the Marshyangdi Valley, through lavish green foothills and terraced rice fields. Moving higher we advance through high backwoods to a dry desert locale and the Tibetan Buddhist town of Manang. The mountain perspectives are great; Lamjung, Himalchuli, Manaslu, and the Annapurnas tower terrifically over the valley. The highlight of this trek is the intersection of the really popular Thorung La pass (5416m) to enter the Kali Gandaki Valley and the long plunge to the Hindu sanctuary at Muktinath.

Annapurna scaled-down circuit trek is a standout among the most well-known trek in Nepal. Thoromg passes 5416 meters where your foot-shaped impression will be printed. Annapurna circuit trek is the best end of the line to investigate for two weeks occasions. Furthermore, either you get a flight or drive from Jomsom to Pokhara.  Nowadays, you may drive up to Jagat yet it is an unpleasant street. This is an abstruse trek with a nature excellence view. It begins from Beshishar along the Marsyangdi River with a Magnificent perspective of Mt.manaslu and Himal Chuli to the east, this stream catches up to Manag-Tilicho Lake {known as "The nation of behind mountain" in Nepal} and it turned west north for the Thorong La. You may do the trek to the Tilicho lake too on this excursion as a site-outing. You may visit the individuals with distinctive ethnic assemblies with a variety occupied.

After the pass, you will be in an alternate locale, which is called the lower Mustang. It is settlement {phedi} begin a prior hour than Muktinath is the most renowned worldwide journey habitat for both Buddhists and Hindus. This sanctuary territory encompassed by white-painted dividers was incorporated for both religious sanctuaries, and also around Muktinath towns various cloisters. Incidentally, you can see characteristically gas flame and 108 taps with running sacred water. Around the Kagbeni and Muktinath, individuals are called Gurung yet they are initially from Tibet the antiquated.

We, Himalayan Scenery Treks & expedition welcome you all to join us for the great adventure and lifetime memory. Our staff and guides are highly experienced to serve you with their every intelligence.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

Annapurna Mini Circuit Trekking is the short alternative for Annapurna circuit trekking. The trek provides you with the sensational Mountain View and an entrancing blend of nearby individuals and society. The Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek itinerary is short and amazing.

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After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu, you will be sincerely welcomed by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. When you are freshen-up after your long flight you will contact for meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the tools needed for the Trekking. If time is leftovers, you can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, maybe the most in the world. Overnight stay at hotel.

Early in the morning, we will head ahead towards Jagat through Pokhara along the route of Trishuli valley observing the splendid mountain outlooks of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. With natural scenery, we will cross many small and large rivers along the thrilling route. After 7-8 hours of stunning ride, succeeding of the different beautiful paths we finally arrive at Jagat. Overnight stay in the guest house.

Next morning, the trail will be continued towards Dharapani. After overpassing a suspension bridge the way goes uphill through the Oak forest. Continuing the walk for a while the trail emerges into a valley and we reach the village of Tal which is situated on the foot of a mountain range waterfall. After crossing the river again the path goes up to the village of Dharapani. Overnight stay in the guest house.

From Dharapani, we will continue our climb to the village of Bagarchap (2164m) after breakfast. Ongoing the trek through the forest we will reach Dhanagyu. With the beauty of nature, we will climb to Temang where we will rest for a while to have lunch. Temang offers the attractive sights of Manaslu along with many other snowcapped mountain ranges. From here the way goes downhill through fir and pine forests to Koto and then to Chame, which is also the administrative capital of the Manang district.

Firstly, the trail follows the river closely through a deep canyon, making our way through a number of waterfalls we will arrive at Brathang(2919m). From here the trail goes through a steep narrow valley winding through a deep forest witnessing the magnificent view of Annapurna II. Crossing the river where the extraordinary curved rock face of Paungda Danda rises abruptly nearly 1500m from the riverbank, the trail climbs to the village of Pisang.

Today, either you can have a high route to Manang via the villages of Gyaru and Ngawal or a shorter main trail to Manang which goes through a low pass into the valley below Pisang peak. Both the options offer the attractive and splendid Mountain View which introduces us to different Himalayan lifestyles and set up a strong foundation for the hidden geographical variation of the country. The longer walk will take 8-9 hours whereas the shorter takes 5 - 6 hours.

Today we will take a rest in Manang village and get adapted to the risen altitude and explore the surreal beauty of our surroundings. Most of the visitors ascend to a hill situated behind Manang which offers the astonishing view of Annapurna massif and the huge icefall that run into and rumbles down from Gangapurna. Diagonally to the valley the huge mass of Gangapurna and Annapurna tower just above us. The view of sunrise and sunset is seen from here is one of the most beautiful sights seen in the whole country.

From Manang, we will create our mode towards the base of Thorong La pass. Hiking out of Marshyangdi valley, we turn northwest to the valley of Jarsang Khola. Twisting directly above the forest we pass through arid, alpine land, with scrub juniper and patches of birch to Yak Kharka. We will reach Yak Kharka by afternoon. There are beautiful views of the couloir of weathered and pointy mountains from Yak Kharka. The highest of all the tops is Syagang (6026 m), under which leads the secret “trip from the other side of the Thorong High Camp, and during the remaining time, we can explore the neighborhood.  

The Trial from Yak Kharka (4035m) rises only slowly through Thorong Khola valley up to the base camp in Thorong Phedi (4538m). Around Annapurna’s this one belongs to the shortest ones. In Thorong Phedi, where every day early in the morning tourists set off to conquer Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the trek, is plenty of time to have a rest or an acclimatization trip up to High Camp. We start after the breakfast trek to Thorong Phedi about claiming 5000mtr. The path is easy but we have to be careful it is above Attitude more than 4000 mete. On the way sometimes we can see blue sheep also.

We will start early in the morning to climb the pass. The first phase of the ascent is very steep, but as we approach the peak it becomes completely disordered, but the altitude still makes the walk a thrilling one. After making our way through a few false summits, we finally make it to the top of the pass (5416m). The top offers the unexplainable 360-degree panorama of snowcapped peaks extending northwards into Tibet. Upon looking back, we can view several peaks of Annapurna and in front of us is the deep gorge of Kali Gandaki. After the pass the trail descends gradually but becomes steeper, finally making to a grassy slope, just before easing off to a gradual downhill walk to Muktinath. 

After visiting the trial's highest point Muktinath, we make our way through the arid landscape with the snow-clad Himalayas in the backdrop. The trail goes down the valley offering an array of beautiful colors to Kali Gandaki valley at Ekalabatti. The scenery of the way ranges from the forest of bright Rhododendrons to rocky cliffs. An easy walk from here finally brings us to Jomsom.

The flights from Jomsom to Pokhara are usually in the early morning due to the high winds which blow up the Kali Gandaki Valley. The short but very remarkable flight takes us all the way down the Kali Gandaki Valley with beautiful sights of Niligiri and Dhaulagiri. We fly to Pokhara, where we transfer to a small guesthouse for the night. The rest of the day is free to discover this lakeside resort. You can hire a bike and cycle around the lake, shop, or simply relax in one of the lakeside cafes. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

We take a drive back to Kathmandu via the same highway we took earlier to go there. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure. The rest of the day is free to explore Kathmandu.

You can visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its complicated woodcarving, is located. Outside is Kumari Chowk where the young girl (Kumari) is well-regarded as a living goddess. You may wish to visit the monkey temple at Swayambhunath which is one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world at Bodnath. The most important Hindu temple in the valley is Pashupatinath. Several sightseeing tours can be signed up and paid for locally at the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight stay in hotel.

    On the last day of this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.

    We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon

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    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • One nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
    • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails travelling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a  multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favourite destinations for the travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Annapurna Mini Circuit Trekking, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. We put our every effort to make your trek as cosy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places). 

    In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan to the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Annapurna Mini Circuit Trekking are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have the breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for the lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have the other options as travelling through private vehicles such as cars or van.

    You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an enquiry for the latest price details for the private transportation and flight tickets.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of your will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave the things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses largely influenced upon your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Annapurna Mini Circuit Trekking. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get the significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy the drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that, Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with the serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Annapurna Mini Circuit Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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