10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 10 Days   |  

10 days Annapurna circuit trek which is also known as the short Annapurna circuit trek or Thorong la pass trek. 10 days Annapurna circuit trek is perfect for those who are short on time and still want to explore the Himalayas. The trek is filled with the splendid Himalayan panorama of the Annapurna massif including Mount Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Hinchui and several other mountains of Nepal and gives you an opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the locals of the central Himalayan region.

10 day Annapurna circuit trek will be organized as a group of only a few people departing from Kathmandu. Do remember that, we do have the best deals and offers for our early bookings. In case you have any queries, you can feel free to contact us!
With the 10 days Annapurna circuit trek, you get to explore the assorted ethno-cultures, varied religions, aboriginal people and their ethnic lifestyles, picturesque villages that lie on the lap of stunning Himalayan ranges.

We start the trek amongst the greenery of Besisahar where we slowly move towards Chame. While you’re on the road, you will come across the very fine villages that are homes to a wide diversity of inhabitants. All of whom come from varied ethnic groups but live together as a family. On our way, we will be offered marvelous views of the Himalayas. As the trek continues, towards the north of the main Himalayan range on to the high and arid Tibetan Plateau, the mountains become more stunning and gorgeous.

After numerous days of trekking on stony roads crossing several villages, we finally reach the highlight of our trip, the alpine village called Manang. Manang is where we relax for two days to acclimatize our body. Surrounded by the massive Himalayan giants, Manang delivers some of the best hiking points at your foot, to enjoy the views of Annapurna massif. We further trek for another 3 days which will take us over the Thorang La pass(5416m), to the divine and holy temple of Muktinath. Regarded as one of the most spiritual Hindu temples, Muktinath is one of the most phenomenal features of this trek. The eye appealing view of the White Mountains is beyond one’s imagination of a blissful and tranquil experience.

The district headquarters of Mustang region, Jomsom is where the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek comes to an end. The very next day, a short 35 minutes scenic flight takes us to another tremendous and lively town, Pokhara. Our serivce 10 days trek ends here.
 

Highlights

  • Explore Himalaya’s exclusive cultures, scenery and different climates zones.
  • Enjoy the arid landscape of the Tibetan plateau, to the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge and the breathtaking view of the Annapurna massif. 
  • Explore two different beautiful river valleys namely Marsayangdi river valley in the east and Kali Gandaki in the west.
  • Explore the splendid mountain peaks including Annapurna massif (Annapurna I – IV), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak.
  • Travel through the footsteps of the ancient slat trader over the Thorong La pass at 5415m, it is one of the highest trekking passes in the world.
  • Visit Muktinath temple, a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists. 
  • Walk through wheat farming lands, interacting with local Thakali people and sharing your pleasant moments with Yak and Sheep herders.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m). Transfer to Hotel.
  • Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Besishar 800m, 7 hrs by Bus and then 3 hrs to Chame by a local Jeep:
  • Day 03Trek from Chame to Pisang 3,210m, 5 to 6 hours walking:
  • Day 04Trek from Pisang to Manang 3,570m, 6 hours walking:
  • Day 05Acclimatization day at Manang:
  • Day 06Trek from Manang to Churi Lether 4,250m, 5 hours walking:
  • Day 07Trek from Churi Lether to Thorong Phedi B.C. 4,500m, 5 hours walking:
  • Day 08Trek to Muktinath 3,800m, via Thorong La pass 5,416m, 8 hours walking:
  • Day 09Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom 2,700m, 5 hours walking:
  • Day 10Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara 825m, a 35 minutes flight:
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • Pick up from Kathmandu airport and trasnfer to hotel 
  • One night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast  
  • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation (Teahouse) during the trekking period.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
  • All necessary grounded transportation.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.

 

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara airfare ( USD 125 Each Person / One Way) 
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.



 

PRICES & DATES

Trip Dates Availability Price  
25 May, 2019 - 03 Jun, 2019 Guaranteed $795 USD
30 May, 2019 - 08 Jun, 2019 Guaranteed $795 USD
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Useful Information

10 Days Annapurna Circuit trek, hiking through the foothills of Annapurna Himalayas visiting the ancient Manang village, crossing the highest trekking pass in the world (Thorong la 5,416m) to end the trek in Jomsom is one of the shortest options in Annapurna region. 


10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek orientations:

Trek Activity: Trekking, Hiking and Walking 
Trek Duration: 10 days (Besishar 8,00m to Jomsom 2,700m) 
Trekking Starting Point: Chame (7 hours from Kathmandu, 3 hours from Besishar) 
Trek Grade: Moderate  
An important point to be noted about the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek; this trek requires no previous trekking or hiking experience and there is no technical climbing section during the trek.
Highest Altitude: Thorong La Pass (5,416m (17,769 ft) 


Best Season:

Although, 10 days Annapurna circuit trek can be done all year round, from Feb to June and Sept to mid Dec are the best preferable seasons for this trek. From Mid December till end of January the trails will be pretty quiet, there will be heavy snowing on the Thorong La Pass. It will be too cold at that time of year but the views are marvelous! July and Aug are rainy season in Nepal; we have organized 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek for several groups in this time of year as well. 

Glimpse of the Trip: 10 days trek

9 nights in the guesthouse/mountain lodges on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner with 3 cups of tea/coffee per day) basis on the trials. 

Total Distance of the Trek

: About 160KM (99 miles, Besishar/Chame to Jomsom) 

Equipment:


We suggest you to come along with warm clothes and good hiking shoes from your home however, in Kathmandu and Pokhara there are wide availabilities of trekking shops where you can buy and rent the necessary gears for the Annapurna Circuit 10 days trek. 

Complementary Bag:

A large duffel bag (30liters) of Alpine Eco Trek will be provided to you for your trek; you can put your entire equipments in this duffel bag which will be carried by our porters. 

Your Trek Bag/Duffel Bag:

Our porters will be there to greet you at the Chame village bus station; they will carry your trek bag/duffel bag, 1 porter for 2 clients, our porters can carry up to 20KG. 

Jomsom Flight:

All the flights from Jomsom to Pokhara are scheduled to fly before noon. There is one and only Yeti Airline flying from Jomsom to Pokhara.  A small plane (16 person capacity, twin Otter single seated plane) with window seat guaranteed and weight limit is 15 Kg including your hand bag.

Tips to complete the 10 Annapurna Circuit trek successfully: 

Embark on a magical 10 day Annapurna circuit trek; one of the most beautiful treks in Annapurna region, the trek to Annapurna circuit begins with a pleasant walk through the world famous Marsayngdi River valley. This trek does not include any technical climb, therefore no need of any previous trekking or climbing experience or even any high altitude experience to complete the 10 days Annapurna circuit trek. However, you need to be physically fit and have great strength, conditioning and endurance to be able to complete the trek and to fully enjoy the marvelous trip of a lifetime.
So, we recommend you to spend at least 3 to 4 days a week doing some normal physical training for 2 to 3 months prior to departure date of the trek. Joining a Gym, hiking/ walking and good aerobic/jumba exercises including jogging, swimming and cycling is highly recommended before starting the 10 days Annapurna circuit trek.

Ram Kumar Adhikari
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