About Short Annapurna Circuit Trek - Annapurna Circuit Short Trek 12 Days - Thorung La Pass Trek

If there is one place that excites travelers, it has to be 12 days Annapurna Circuit Trek or Annapurna Circuit Short Trek. No matter how often you visit these places, you will miss something if you do not join the trekking. Apart from the beautiful Mountain View, Short Annapurna Circuit Trek will be close to your best adventure experience. Many sightseeing natures keep them excited for all trekking and hiking enthusiastic trekkers while on this memorable trekking tour schedule.

World highest pass like Thorung La and pictorial Manang valley alongside Muktinath makes the entire Annapurna Circuit Short Trek genuinely remarkable. The culture and tradition of the Nepalese people would tempt you to stay here and experience the high gratitude, love, and affection that people here are well known for. However, due to high altitude and bad weather, trekkers prefer to stay back, and the best season to take part in trekking would be in the winter, like Sep to Nov. Those obsessed with adventure sports will find Annapurna circuit Trek a must-go. Short Annapurna Circuit Trek offers 12 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek. We have made two itineraries about Annapurna Circuit Trek and Short Annapurna Circuit Trek in Annapurna Trekking Packages.

During the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek, you will get used to the climate and trekking instruments. Just like any mountain trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek would be a tough one for any trekkers. However, once you gain confidence after knowing the trekking routes, you will have more knowledge about mountain trails, and their paths alongside how to cope with the hurdles that would come in such a long duration of the base camp trek. The presence of the mountain trek makes people encourage and find the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek one of the worth a time and money engagement.


  • Beautiful terraces with rice fields and farmhouses.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Bhulbhule.
  • Hot spring.
  • Eye-catching waterfalls.
  • Explore the beautiful city of Pokhara.
  • Sunset tour at Sarangkot.
  • Hot Spring.
  • Pass over Thorung la Pass.
  • Muktinath Temple.
  • Trekking through Kali Gandaki Valley and the deepest gorge.
  • Marpha has Beautiful views of different Himal like Annapurna, Manaslu, and Dhaulagiri.

Day to Day Itinerary

Starts with arrival in Kathmandu for a pleasant time. After your arrival at the airport, Himalayan Asia Treks representative will welcome you and will eventually take you to the allocated hotel. After reaching in hotel, our staff will give short briefing about Short Annapurna Circuit Trek. 
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu

After taking breakfast, We start our journey towards Chame via Scorpio Jeep via driving. We will pass Trishuli river a white water rafting river, small greenery mountain, Besisahar, Dharapani and other small towns.
Overnight in Chame. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Chame
  • Altitude: 2710m.

Today begins with Chame to Pisang for about 5 to 6 hours. We will start our trek for Pisang early morning. You will be amazed to see that the mountain disappears as soon as you climb the path that is up the valley.
Overnight in Pisang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Pisang
  • Altitude: 3300m.

Pisnag tomanang would take 6 to 7 hours’ time. You need to start your trekking with the climbs that is generally a steep ridge. The best part is that it will offer some amazing views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak.
Overnight in Manang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge
  • Location: Manang.
  • Altitude: 3500m.

Today trekking schedule gets familiar of the climate and condition while you stay at Manang. Moreover, you cannot predict the climatic condition at this place. And you will also get enough time to get use to the climate of the place.
Overnight in Manang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Manang.
  • Altitude: 3500m.

Thereafter, next route would be Manang to Yak Kharka for nearly 3 to 4 hours. On this day you will be able to see the panoramic views all day long. Although, it seems to be the short trekking but then also we will feel somewhat tiring due to the high altitude and less oxygen.
Overnight in Yak Kharka.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Yak Kharka
  • Altitude: 4110m.

Today of this long gruelling trek, yak kharka to thorang phedi would be next place to trek. After a short climb on the mountain you can see that on the right bank, a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope.
Overnight in Thorung Phedi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Thorung Phedi.
  • Altitude: 4420m.

Trek to Thorong la to Mukinath, and then drive to Jomsom for about 7 to 8 hours trek. The trail is steep immediately after leaving the camp but due to the fact that this trail is used by the local people for more than 100 years, so it has become familiar for them.
 Overnight in Jomsom.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Tea House / Lodge.
  • Location: Jomsom.
  • Altitude: 2743m.

On the next day after completing your breakfast you need to be ready for your flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. It won’t take more than twenty five minutes to cover this route. If you want then you can visit places nearby. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Pokhara.
  • Altitude: 1400m.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu for about 5 to 6 hours. While on the drive you will get some fantastic view of the settlements, terraces, rivers and also the landscapes. And then you need to spend your night at the hotel nearby.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast.
  • Accommodation: Three Star Hotel.
  • Location: Kathmandu.
  • Altitude: 1400m

The final day of the Annapurna Circuit Short Trekget ready for final departure. Himalayan Asia Treks Staff will be transferred to the international airport just before you have your scheduled flight.

    What's Included

    • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara in Three Star hotel.
    • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop, sightseeing and Kathmandu-Besisahar- Chame by bus & Jeep, Jomsom-Pokhara-Kathmandu by domestic air ).
    • Three times meals at trekking.
    • Accommodation in Tea house/lodge in trekking .
    • Government licensed English speaking guide.
    • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg).
    • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
    • Travel and rescue arrangement.
    • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant
    • Sleeping bag and duffel bag will provide by our company have to return after trek.
    • Government taxes and office service charge.
    • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Any type of insurance.
    • Visa.
    • Any type of international flight fare.
    • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
    • Tips (Not Mandatory but expcted).
    • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
    • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

    Useful Information

    Nepal Information:

    Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the world’s ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
    Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
    In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.

    Passport and Visa:

    First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.


    Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

    Nepal has four seasons:

    • Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
    • Summer: (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal, weather is hot and wet at times.
    • Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal. In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and Himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Nepali name Dashain and Tihar.
    • Winter: (Dec-Feb): This season is known as Cold season so it’s not good time for high altitude trekking time.

    Best Time to Go Trekking in Nepal:

    The best to do trekking in Nepal is September to November and March to May. December and January is also possible to do trekking but winter season so it would be cold and snowfall, we can suggest lower part of mountain trekking. June, July and August is raining season so we suggest contacting us for best trek.

    Is it suitable trekking for me?

    If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website. We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also. If you need more question about suitable trekking package in Nepal for you, please drop email or contact us in social sites also.


    The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For exchanging your currency into local currency, can visit Bank, govt. licensed holder Money Exchange.


    We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country with showing your travel itinerary. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, loss of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.

    Hotel/ Accommodation on Annapurna Circuit Trek:

    We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.

    Meals Annapurna Circuit Trek:

    The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets.

    Guide and porter Short Annapurna Circuit Trek:

    We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person. One porter carries 20 kg .

    Personal Expenses Annapurna Circuit Trek:

    Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.

    Some do’s and do not’s Trekking in Nepal:

    • Respect local culture and people.
    • The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
    • While you are entering in Temple and monasteries, just check in some temple not allowed entering for non-Hindus. If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.

    What do I need for trekking/ Packing list :

    • Day pack (rucksack)
    • Light weight and warm trousers.
    • Socks.
    • Sun hats and gloves.
    • Full- sleeves t shirt.
    • Warm jackets.
    • Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
    • Light weight cotton clothing.
    • Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
    • Knee supports.
    • Sun glasses.
    • Sun cream and lip protector.
    • A one liter hard Water bottle.
    • Batteries
    • Flash light
    • Down jacket
    • Trekking shoes or boots.
    • A pair of sandals.