The Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the best and renowned trekking route in Nepal which requires longer days and strong physical commitment, every people wish to do the same but because of their time consistent they are not able to complete this trekking, hence bringing the solution to this issue the mentioned Annapurna Circuit short trek has been introduced with comparatively short trekking days. This trekking route is portrayed as one of the most visited trekking routes and the most motivating trekking destination of Nepal. The trekking route was designed for the remote trekkers; the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek has been demonstrated as a quite applauded and breathtaking trekking route in the Annapurna.
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek can be completed in total of two weeks including international arrival and departure. The trekking route begins right from Besishahar and goes along with the Marshyangdi River, providing incredible views of HimalChuli and Manaslu to the east. This elegant trek heads towards mountain settlement which is occupied by a wide diversity of individuals from diverse ethnic group, offering marvelous and glorious perspective of the white Himalayas. As it presses on to the north of the primary Himalayan, we can view the amazing landscape of dry Tibetan Plateau. After that we reach the highest point of this trek, Thorang La pass, the top of the valley at an altitude of 5416m. Then we slide from Manang to the west the sacred pilgrimage of Hindu and Buddhist Religion, we continue to the barren Tibetan like village of the Kali Gandaki renowned as the deepest forge of the world that passes between the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. As we arrive at Jomsom, a windy market of the mountain, this ends our trekking trip and get ready to fly back to Pokhara the day next.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport
Arrival in Kathmandu International airport where our representative will be waiting to welcome you at the arrival gate with your/company name card. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel, room allotment, fresh up then meet at the reception for sharing trip details and other information as required.
Day 02: Trip starts, drive from Kathmandu to Bulbule (923m).
To start this trek we need to drive to the trekking point which is located about 170 Kilometers west from Kathmandu. We have two options, either to hire a private vehicle with additional cost or travel in a tourist/public bus that starts early in the morning, the package of the company includes the public bus transportation. This will take us about 7 to 8 hours to reach Bulbule. You will stay overnight at a Guest House.
Day: 03: Trek starts, Trek from Bulbule to Chamje (1410m).
This will be your first day of this trekking itinerary hence we start in an easy way making ourselves comfortable. This is the beginning of the adventure where you will be accompanied by a guide who is there to make it more adventurous via his experience and knowledge. On this day, we cross various suspension bridges, waterfalls and continue walking through rice and paddy fields, forest along with rivers and rivulets. Once we reach the cliff in Jagat, we can view the MarsyangdiKhola below and rocky hills all around. The bee hives at the top of the cliffs is an attraction of the day’s trip. After a short walk from here, we will then reach Chamje, the overnight staying place for the night.
Day 04: Trek from Chamje to Bagarchhap (2160m).
After having breakfast at Chamje, we will begin the day by trekking uphill following the MarshyangdiRiver to reach Tal (1,657m) till then we will be officially within the Manag territory.We will climb through a long stone stairway to reach at height of 1,860m. The trek from here will be alternating uphill and downhill until we reach at Dharapani (1,890m). We can see the different centuries old Chortens here. From here, we will ascend to reach Bagarchhap (2,160m) which is a small Buddhist village heavily influenced by Tibetan culture, this is where we will spend our second night of the trek.
Day 05: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame (2630m).
This will be the rocky uphill trial to reach Tyanja (2,360m). We will walk through the dense alpine forests and through the bank of the rivers to reach Kopar (2,590m). From there, we will trek uphill to Chame (2,630m). It is a small town and also the headquarter of Manang district. From here, we get the breathtaking view of the Annapurna range and can enjoy the natural hot spring situated nearby where we can shower and swim. We will stay overnight at a finest T house at Chame.
Day 06: Trek from Chame to Pisang (3300m).
This trekking includes walking through a deep forest and vainarrow valley of the Himalayas. We will cross beautiful rivers on wooden bridges and suspension bridges at heights of 2,910m and 3,040m. We will have beautiful views of mountains all along to keep us refreshed. After a long walk for the day, we will reach at Pisang which is at a height of 3,200m. Overnight stay is at a T House.
Day 07: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3500m).
On this day, we will trek through the dried terrain of the Manang district, walking through beautiful mountain settlements, watching caravan on the way.We would then have two options to trek with, a route north or another south of Marsyangdi and reach Mungji. The southern route of Hongde is easier as it involves less climbing than the northern route of Ghyaru. However, the northern route is more scenic than former. From Mungji, we will trek upwards through Bryanga (3,475m) to reach Manang (3,500m), in choosing the route; our guide will recommend you after reviewing your interest and walking spirit. You will be spending your night at Manang. .
Day 08: Acclimatization day in Manang
By this day we have already gained the altitude more than 2500 meters, this indicates our body now needs some acclimatization hence we will consider this day at rest day or acclimatization day, having said this; we will still explore the beauty around. We will walk or go for very short hikes and we can even walk up to nearby viewpoints from where we can get great view of the Annapurna range. At the evening we will come back to the hotel and have a good dinner then go for good sleep.
Day 09: Trek from Manang to ThorangPhedi (4,450m).
As we start after the breakfast, we will trek uphill and follow the beautiful mountain landscape to reach at Ledar (4250m), from here we will make exciting walk toward ThorangPhedi where we stay overnight. . This day will be little longer but beautiful. Exciting in a sense that you will be leaving away all greenery and facing towards snow capped mountains. The walk will be steady upward and the trial should be carefully passed upon as this might be slippery depending upon the season of the trek, winter can be dangerous. As the altitude increases, the thin layers of oxygen makes you feel early tired and hence have to take slow pace. At the end of the day, you will reach ThorangPhedi where you will be staying overnight.
Day 10: Trek from ThorangPhedi to Muktinath(3,710m) via Thorang La Pass (5416m)
After the early wakeup, we get ready to start early because the afternoon is windier at Thorang La Pass which is risky compared to walking in the morning dew. After walking straight uphill for about 200 meters, you will reach Thorang and cross through the Thorang La Pass with the altitude of 5416 meters and the awaited place to take the beautiful picture. This is the highest altitude we pass across, after which we will continue our trek downhill to reach Muktinath, the famous Hindu temple. On reaching Muktinath, we can visit the temple and get blessings from the priests. This is where we will spend our night for today.
Day 11: Trek from MuktiNath to Jomsom (2750m) Via Kagbeni.
From Muktinath, we will follow a path of the Jomsom trek where as we descent through meadows, streams and fruit trees to reach Kagbeni. Kagbeni is famous for horticulture along with beautiful alpine nursery. You will have a glimpse of old ethnic community settlement, natural terrace land structure, and keep moving downhills towards Jomsomsituated at Kali Gandaki valley. On reaching Jomsom, you will be placed at a fine T house and congratulated for completing your trek for this trip. After having delicious dinner, you can go early to bed.
Day 12: Fly to Pokahara
After the early breakfast, you will then be transferred to the airport to catch the plane to take you Pokhara, a beautiful city of Nepal. This is a 20 minutes scenic flight over the mountains.On reaching Pokhara airport, our representative will receive you at the airport then transferred to the hotel. You can enjoy the afternoon on your own exploring FewaLake and roaming around the city.
Day 13: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu
On this day, you can either catch the domestic flight to Kathmandu which is about 30 minutes scenic flight over the mountain or catch the tourist bus that leaves Pokhara early in the morning and drives to Kathmandu which takes almost 8 hours via hilly road. This package includes the tourist bus drive but if you choose to fly it can be arranged with additional flight fare. You will then be picked up from arriving spot and transferred to the hotel where you can take rest for remaining time and in the evening join the Adventure Bound management for cultural dinner provided as farewell dinner.
Day 14: Final Departure.
We will drive you to the International airport for your final departure to your next destination.
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