Annapurna Circuit Short Trek, 11 Days
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Annapurna Circuit Short Trek, 11 Days

Days: 11 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)
Min Group Size: 1 / Max Group Size: 12

Embark on a journey of a lifetime with our Annapurna Circuit Short Trek, a condensed yet exhilarating adventure through the heart of Nepal's majestic Himalayas. Perfect for those with limited time but an insatiable thirst for exploration, this trek offers a snapshot of the region's unparalleled beauty and cultural richness.

Traverse through ancient mountain trails, winding your way past terraced fields, charming tea houses, and monasteries nestled against the backdrop of towering peaks. Marvel at the panoramic vistas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre, each turn revealing a postcard-perfect scene that will leave you breathless.

Led by seasoned guides, you'll trek at a comfortable pace, allowing ample time for acclimatization and immersion in the local culture. Engage with hospitable villagers, sample authentic Nepali cuisine, and witness age-old traditions that have stood the test of time.

From the bustling streets of Kathmandu to the serene tranquility of Jomsom, each stop along the route offers its own unique charm and allure. Whether you're crossing the iconic Thorong La Pass or exploring the hidden gems of Manang Valley, every moment promises to be a highlight of your journey.

Join us for an unforgettable experience that combines the thrill of adventure with the serenity of nature, as you uncover the treasures of the Annapurna Circuit in a short yet fulfilling trekking adventure.

Fact of the Trek

Trek Region
Annapurna Region
Type of Trek
Private Trip
11 Days
Highest Elevation
5,416 m (17,769 ft)
Full board during the trek
4* Hotel in Kathmandu, 5* Hotel in Pokhara & Lodge during the trek
Best Season
Spring (March-April-May) & Autumn (Sep-Oct-Nov)
Transportation by
Domestic Flight & Private Vehicle

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m

Once you arrived in Kathmandu International Airport, our representatives will be waiting for you in the arrival section. You will be greeted and be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Chame 2670m/9-10 hours by private 4W vehicle
Early in the morning, we drive westwards to the starting point of our trekking in Chame. The road is curvy and passes through the hills that connect us to countryside villages and farming lands. The drive moves along and crosses several main rivers flowing from the glacial mountains to the north; including the Trishuli River, a popular rafting point. At Dumre, we turn north towards Marshyangdi River to reach Besisahar. The drive follows Marshyangdi River towards Syange (with a high waterfall), and we drive on further to Chame, the headquarter of Manang district. Overnight at a lodge in Chame. 

Day 3: Trek from Chame to Pisang 3200m/5-6 hours
We follow the trails of Marshyangdi to Brathang from where we get a spectacular close-up view of Annapurna II (7937m). We continue the trek via the forest with the amazing Paungda Danda rock face escalating more than 5,000 feet from the stream. After passing a suspension bridge, we ascend for some time and then walk downhill to the valley floor. Finally, we walk across dry grazing land dwelling at Dhukur Pokhari. After walking for around half an hour from Dhukur Pokhari, we reach Pisang (3,190m). There are good views of the Annapurna range and Pisang Peak (6091m) seen from the village of Pisang. Overnight at a lodge in Pisang. 

Day 4: Trek from Pisang to Manang 3540m/6-7 hours via Ngawal
We trek on a difficult road onto the dry Nyesyang region that starts from Upper Pisang and offers some of the best landscapes. Ghyaru is a captivating cluster-village with attractively built stone houses enclosed by meadows of wheat, barley, buckwheat, potatoes, and beans. Then, along high cross with great landscape, up and down the valley, to Ngawal--an exciting village with Gompa and age-old juniper trees. The trail now slowly descends to Mungji from where we head to reach the renowned Thakali village of Manang. You will be enjoying with the best view of Annapurna range. Overnight at a lodge in Manang. 

Day 5: Acclimatization Day: Hike to Chhunker viewpoint & Cave Gompa
Today is acclimatizing/rest day. We hike to Chhunker viewpoint where we get to relish the view of the pristine Gangapurna Lake with a backdrop of the Annapurna Range, Tilicho Peak (7134m), Pisang Peak (6091m), Chulo Peak (6584m), Thorong Peak (5416m), and so on. Then we retrace back to our lodge for lunch, a typical Thakali meal. After lunch, we hike to Cave Gompa (4500m), which is again an excellent viewpoint to enjoy the Annapurna Range panorama. Then, we return back to the lodge for the overnight stay. Overnight at a lodge in Manang.

Day 6: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka 4018m/4-5 hours
Climbing several rocky ridges, we head towards Yak Kharka. We will trek through beautiful forests of rhododendron, juniper, and pine, and may encounter yaks grazing in the field. The trail to Yak Kharka features monasteries and Mani walls decorated with colorful prayer flags and with a backdrop of the Himalayas. After 4 hours of trek, we reach Yak Kharka. Overnight at a lodge in Yak Kharka.

Day 7: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi 4450m/4-5 hours
It is a difficult trek to Thorang Phedi. After walking further, we pass a suspension bridge and reach Ledar village. We climb furthermore and pass via immense cliffs before reaching Thorang Phedi.  On this trip, we are able to witness one of the finest views of peaks like Gundang (5312m), Syagang (6026m), Thorung (644m), and Khatungkang (6484). The word Phedi in Nepalese denotes the foot of a mountain. Overnight at a lodge in Thorong Phedi. 

Day 8: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath 3800m/7-8 hours traverse Thorong-La Pass 5416m 
We start early from Phedi as we walk up a tough trail today. Climbing up on a steep and narrow trail, we reach the highest pass of the world, Thorong La Pass (5416m). From Thorong La Pass, we can enjoy the amazing views of the Annapurna range to the south and Mukut Himal (6473m) bordering Dolpo to the west. The trail goes downhill over glacial moraine, which gives way to lush fields before we reach Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Holy water flows from the 108 carved taps surrounding the temple. Overnight at a lodge in Muktinath.

Day 9: Drive from Muktinath to Pokhara 820m/8-9 hours by private 4W vehicle 
From Muktinath, we commence our return journey to Pokhara with driving by private 4W vehicle which takes around 8-9 hours. We driving along the ridge with unparalleled sights of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri Peak (7061m), Tilicho Peak (7134m), Annapurna I (8091m), and so on. In the evening, you can stroll around the lakeside area. Overnight at a 5-star hotel Pokhara Grande in Pokhara. 

Day 10: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu 25 minutes by plane 
Late afternoon, we take a 25 minutes flight from Pokhara and fly over the mountains one last time before landing in Kathmandu. You can spend your leisure time exploring the vibrant markets of Kathmandu. Overnight at a 4-star hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Thamel, Kathmandu.

Day 11: Final Departure from Kathmandu
We drop you at the airport few hours before the scheduled time of your flight. Farewell, and we hope to see you again!

Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trip)
All inclusive Trek Price for individual/solo trekker; USD 2125
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 1440 per person 
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 1345 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 1205 per person 

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at

Important Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves. 

Price starts from/Adult Status *
USD 1,205
EUR 1.123
SFr 1.115
GBP 940
AUD 1.795
CAD 1.603
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by private vehicle.
* 2 nights deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 4* Hotel Kathmandu Guest House in Kathmandu.
* 1 night deluxe accommodation in single/double/twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 5* Hotel Pokhara Grande in Pokhara.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* 7 nights lodge/guest-house/tea-house accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly English speaking guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples and carry 25KG), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* Down Sleeping Bag (Minus 30-40 Degree Celsius), Duffel Bag, Spikes, LifeStraw Water Filter for drinking water, trekking map.
* All the ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Domestic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu and airport tax.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and all necessary permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge.
* Government taxes.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include:
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet, battery charging and hot shower.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek, 11 Days


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