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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek – 12 days

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Trip Duration Trip Duration
12 days
Group Size Group Size
Min 1 - 20 People
Maximum Altitude Max. Altitude
5,416m/ 17,769 ft
Trip Difficulty Difficulty
Activities Activities
  • Trekking
  • Hiking
Best Season Best Season
  • Mar – Apr
  • May – June
  • Sep – Dec
Calendar Accommodation
  • 11 Nights in Lodge
Calendar Meals
  • 12 Breakfast
  • 11 Lunch
  • 10 Dinner
US$ 1,100 US$ 760 We Offer Group Discount
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Highlights of Short Annapurna Circuit Trek – 12 days

  • Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is suitable for short days holidays
  • Trekking trough the Trans Himalayan area
  • 360 degree view of the mountains in the Annapurna range
  • Traveling to the Highest Pass 5416 m Thorangla
  • Study of Manangi people and Thakali people
  • This trek start from 800 Meter to 5416 meter
  • the route is Popular Various Diversity of multiple culter
  • Spotting rare animal and plant life.

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Overview of Short Annapurna Circuit Trek – 12 days

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is a shortened version of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. While the itinerary is a little shorter compared to the full-length version, there is no compromise in thrill and adventure. We have designed the itinerary so as to maximize your experience in limited time.

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek – 12 days takes you to the heart of Manang – a small and sparsely populated district in northern Nepal. Manang is famous for its ancient caves, which are a major archaeological site. The caves provide evidence and glimpse of life in prehistory. Manang is arid with desert-like vegetation.

The road to Manang passes through dense rhododendron, oak and maple forests. Rare wildlife like barking deer, Himalayan leopard, mountain goat etc. are spotted on the road. The wild cat in the mountains are smaller in size compared to the Royal Bengal Tiger in the plains. They are also shy in nature. They distance themselves from humans upon sighting. They are not a danger to people walking in groups.

We will enjoy visit to temples and monasteries in Manang before heading to the highest and most thrilling point of our tour – the Thorang-La pass (5416m). From Thorang-La we descend towards Muktinath – which is a famous pilgrimage destination for the Hindus and Buddhists. We enjoy hot water bath in the natural springs in Tatopani and travel to Ghorepani from here, where we will enjoy beautiful sunrise and mountain view. We descend to Nayapul from Ghorepani and end our trek.

Trip Route : Kathmandu- Pokhara – Poonhill- Chhomrong- MBC- ABC – Pothana- Pokhara -Kathmandu
Best Month: September to December and March to May.

Short/Detail Itinerary of Short Annapurna Circuit Trek – 12 days

DayModeRoute ItineraryElev.(m)DurationOvernightIncluded
Day 01DriveDrive KTM -Besisahar - Dharapani1,860 9-10 hrsGuesthouseB L D
Day 02TrekDharapani - Chame2,600 5-6 hrsGuesthouseB L D
Day 03TrekChame - Pisang3,100 5-6 hrsGuesthouseB L D
Day 04TrekPisang - Manang3,440 5-6 hrsGuesthouseB L D
Day 05Hike/restVisit - lake and view point3,440 3-4 hrsGuesthouseB L D
Day 06TrekManang - Yak Kharka4,000 4-5 hrsGuesthouseB L D
Day 07TrekTrek - Thorang High Camp4,880 4-5 hrsGuesthouseB L D
Day 08TrekTrek -Thorang la -Muktinath5,416/3,710 7-8 hrsGuest HouseB L D
Day 09DriveMuktinath - Tatopani1,190 5-6 hrsGuesthouseB L D
Day 10TrekTatopani - Ghorepani2,660 7-8 hrsGuesthouseB L D
Day 11Trek/driveTrek poon hill - Biretahti - PKR3,210/820 8-9 hrsHotelB L
Day 12DrivePokhara - Kathmandu1,300 7-8 hrs----B
Note: B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner

Detail Itinerary


What's included
  • Kathmandu to besisahar by Local Bus.
  • Besisahar to Dharapni by Private Local jeep
  • Muktinath to tatopani by Local bus
  • Pokhara-Kathmandu on tourist bus.
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara.
  • Birethanti to Pokhara drive on private vehicle.
  • Necessary papers and trekking permits ( ACAP permit and TIMS permit )
  • 3 meals ( Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner/ main Course) during trek
  • Seasonal fruits after night meal.
  • Accommodations in lodge during trek.
  • Well trained English speaking guides (including their salary, accommodation, meal, transportation and insurance).
  • For groups over 6 people – assistant guide (including their salary, accommodation, meal, transportation and insurance).
  • Porters throughout the trek – 1 porter will carry 2 trekker’s baggage. (Including salary, food, accommodation, and transportation).
  • Basic equipment for trekking such as down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag and Ambition Himalaya t-shirt ( Duffel Bag, down jacket and sleeping bag must be returned after trek).
  • General First aid Medicine with Guide
  • Oximeter to Measure your Oxygen and Pulse leval Circulations ( It is helpful to avoid High Altitude sickness)
  • Expedition taxes, paper works, and company service charges for the trek.
  • A complimentary traditional Nepali dinner on arrival..
  • Certificate of achievement can be prepared with the signature of company director and your local guide (only if requested).
Optional Addons

(Available addons on extra cost)

  • Any hotel in kathmandu
  • Private jeep to Dharapani from Kathmandu
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Private car/Flight
What is excluded
  • Travel, emergency rescue charge and insurance.
  • Food other than mentioned above, Bar and beverage and also tea and coffee, telephone bills, laundry charges and shower fees.
  • Wi-fi charger and battery charging bill during the trek.
  • Extra porter and activities outside itinerary.
  • Hotel and any Activities in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner cost in Pokhara.
  • Extra costs caused by natural disaster, flight delay, early arrival etc.
  • Extra incentives such as tips and gifts for the guides and porters.
  • Any benefits not mentioned in ‘cost includes’ section unless indicated on booking.

Equipment you need to bring
Pair of trek boot, sleeping bag, down jacket, pullovers, neck scarf for evening/night/morning.
Sun hat and casual warm clothes for day.

Some pairs of good quality socks, slippers, suntan lotions, personal medications etc. Click here for more details.

US$ 1,100 US$ 760 See Private Group Discount
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    Reviews on Short Annapurna Circuit Trek – 12 days

    Rated 5 out of 5
    December 2, 2022

    ¡Acabamos de completar la tracking del circuito de Annapurna 12 dias y fue una experiencia maravillosa! Somos dos señorita española. La Agencia de Ambition Himalaya fue increíble, desde el momento en que llegué hasta el último día. Todo estuvo bien organizado y tuvimos una guía increíble que nos dio mucha información sobre el lugar. Mis recuerdos favoritos son las increíbles vistas panorámicas de la cordillera de Annapurna, que hacen de esta caminata una de las mejores de Nepal. Muy recomendable esta agencia Servicios y Rutas.

    Laura y Anna, Sevilla Spain
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