Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trek Style Trekking and Tour
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
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Price USD 970 (Without Flight) | USD 1155 (With Flight)

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Annapurna Panoramic Trekking offers the same magic of the entire Annapurna Circuit Trek, however, does so in a shorter amount of time. This trek begins on the same route of the Circuit trek, but ends in Jomsom, followed by a jeep or flight directly to Pokhara. On the Annapurna Panoramic Trek, trekkers view old Buddhist temples, pass Sadhus and pilgrims on their way to Muktinath, follow in the ancient footsteps of salt traders, encounter donkey trains with their bells ringing and be able to peek into the mysterious Upper Mustang. 

You will also be able to swim in hot springs, feel the howling wind which blows up the Kaligandaki valley and turn corners were amazing sights present themselves. The thrill of crossing the fabled Thorong La pass, adorned with its many prayer flags is a major highlight of this trek. Muktinath, a holy pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists is also a place we explore, before descending into the Thak Khola (river), home of the famous Thakali people.

On this trek, Rugged Trails Nepal added Ice Lake day hike from Manang, instead of spending a free lazy day in Manang. Ice Lake is one of the best view points on this circuit trails, and it will be easy for trekkers to cross Thorong La pass after visiting on this elevation. Ice Lake is suggested but not necessary to do on this trip. It's a whole day trip and we will be carrying pack lunch and carry water with you because there are no shops and tea houses on the way.  

Trip Highlights

  • Exploring world's longest pass Throung La.
  • World Heritage Sites visit in Kathmandu.
  • Beautiful Pokhara Valley, Lakes.
  • Amazing Annapurna Himalayas, Landscapes.
  • Sunrise view points, diversity.
  • Food, Cultures, lifestyle and more. 
  • Kaligandaki Valley, Exploring Lower Mustang.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (760m) then again drive to Syange (1100m)
    • Walking Hour 9
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1100 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Syange Trek to Dharapani.
    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1860 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day04 Dharapani Trek to Chame.
    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2670 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day05 Chame Trek to Pisang.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3200 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day06 Pisang Trek to Manang.
    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3540 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Acclimatization day in Manang Visit View Point.
    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3540 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 Manang Trek to Letdar.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4200 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Letdar Trek to Thorung Phedi.
    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4450 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 Thorung Phedi to Thrung La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3760m)
    • Walking Hour 9
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5416 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day11 Muktinath to Kagbei , Jomsom , Kagbeni to Jomsom
    • Walking Hour 9
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2800 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day12 Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) 30 Minutes fly from Jomsom.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast,
    • Altitude 820 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day13 Drive back to Kathmandu from pokhara, it takes normally 5- 6 hrs.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day14 Kathmandu full day sightseeing, evening farewell dinner.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day15 Final departure.
    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude N/A
    • Accommodation N/A
  • Day01 Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.
    If you arrive late night then your dinner will be on next day.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Dinner
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day02 Kathmandu to Besi Sahar (760m) then again drive to Syange (1100m)

    • Walking Hour 9
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1100 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day03 Syange Trek to Dharapani.

    • Walking Hour 5-6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 1860 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day04 Dharapani Trek to Chame.

    • Walking Hour 4-5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2670 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day05 Chame Trek to Pisang.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3200 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day06 Pisang Trek to Manang.

    • Walking Hour 6
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3540 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day07 Acclimatization day in Manang Visit View Point.

    • Walking Hour 3
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 3540 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day08 Manang Trek to Letdar.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4200 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day09 Letdar Trek to Thorung Phedi.

    • Walking Hour 5
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 4450 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day10 Thorung Phedi to Thrung La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3760m)

    • Walking Hour 9
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 5416 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day11 Muktinath to Kagbei , Jomsom , Kagbeni to Jomsom

    • Walking Hour 9
    • Foods Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Altitude 2800 M
    • Accommodation Lodge
  • Day12 Jomsom to Pokhara (820m) 30 Minutes fly from Jomsom.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast,
    • Altitude 820 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day13 Drive back to Kathmandu from pokhara, it takes normally 5- 6 hrs.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day14 Kathmandu full day sightseeing, evening farewell dinner.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude 1300 M
    • Accommodation Hotel
  • Day15 Final departure.

    • Walking Hour N/A
    • Foods Breakfast
    • Altitude N/A
    • Accommodation N/A

Cost Includes:

• Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
• Domestic Airfare as per itinerary
• Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
• The government registered English speaking local expert guide, porters.
• Annapurna Conservation park fees, TIMS Card.
• Accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
• Guided Tour in a city with the Expert tour guide.
• Welcome and farewell dinner in city
• Equipment clothing for porter & staffs.
• Insurance for all staff & porters.
• Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
• First Aid Kit Comprehensive
• Annapurna Circuit Trekking Map for Each Member
• Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

 

Cost Excludes:

• Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
• Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
• Extra baggage charges
• Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
• Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking
• Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
• Service other than mentioned above
• Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc..
• International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges, hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), telephone etc….
• Items of a personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
• Entrance fees during the sightseeing in the city.

Trip Note

  • If you have previous hiking experience then trek lenght can be customized 
  • Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara might be cancelled or delayed due to the bad weather.
  • If flight cancelled or delayed drive is another options from Jomsom.
  • During the winter if there will be heavy snow fall Throung La might not possible or need extra days to wait and see.
  • If you are in a group get the best offer from Rugged Trails Nepal.