FAQ Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

FAQ about Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

What is the different between Annapurna Circuit Trek and Short Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular long-distance trekking route located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush green valleys, high mountain passes, and traditional Nepalese villages. We have make Annapurna Circuit Trek on minimized day for who can hike more time with less time.

How long does the Annapurna Circuit Trek 12 Days take?

The duration of the Annapurna Circuit Trek varies depending on the itinerary and individual pace. On average, it takes around 15 to 20 days to complete the entire circuit but if you are planning to make short Annapurna Circuit Trek then we can do it in 12 Days also.

What is the best time to do the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The best time to do the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months generally offer clear skies, mild temperatures, and favorable trekking conditions.

Is a permit required for the trek?

Yes, trekkers need to obtain two permits for the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. The first one is the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and the second is the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card via Local Trekking Company - Himalayan Asia Treks. These permits are obtainable in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What is the level of difficulty for the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is considered a moderately challenging trek. It involves long daily walks, steep ascents and descents, and crossing high mountain passes. Prior hiking experience and a good level of fitness are recommended.

What are the major highlights of the trek?

The Short Annapurna Circuit Trek offers stunning natural beauty and cultural experiences. Highlights include panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, crossing the Thorong La Pass (5,416 meters), exploring traditional Himalayan villages like Manang and Muktinath, and encountering diverse flora and fauna.

What are the accommodation and food options during the trek?

Along the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, there are teahouses and guesthouses that provide basic accommodation and meals. You can expect communal sleeping areas with shared bathrooms. The menu typically offers a variety of Nepalese and international dishes, including dal bhat (lentils and rice), momo (dumplings), pasta, and soups.

Do I need a guide or porter for the trek

It is mandatory to have a guide or porter for the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is highly recommended, especially if you are a novice trekker or prefer assistance with navigation and carrying your backpack. A guide can also provide valuable insights into the local culture and ensure your safety.

Are there any altitude-related risks during the trek

Yes, altitude sickness is a potential risk during the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek due to the high elevations reached. It is important to acclimatize properly, ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. If you experience severe symptoms, it is advisable to descend and seek medical help. So, we always suggest trekkers to book trekking package with local trekking company in Nepal - Himalayan Asia Treks and hire guide and porter.

Can I extend or modify the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek?

Yes, it is possible to modify or extend the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek according to your preferences and time constraints. Some trekkers choose to include side trips to Tilicho Lake , Ghandruk Ghorepani Trek or the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, while others opt for shorter variations of the circuit. Flexibility in itinerary can be discussed with trekking agency.