10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 10 Days   |   Based on 22 Reviews

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 bodies. 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 service 10 days trek ends here. 

Best season, a packing list, trekking permits, flights, side trips, guides, accommodation, and food during the 10 day Annapurna circuit trek Learn in details

Acute Mountain Sickness during 10 Days Annapurna Circuit trek

Generally, it happens when our body fails to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of oxygen available on high altitude as we ascend higher above 3000 meters. Alpine Eco Trek trip itineraries have been professionally designed to minimize the effects of altitude sickness. Read More 

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 to 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. 
  • Walkthrough wheat farming lands, interacting with local Thakali people and sharing your pleasant moments with Yak and Sheepherders.  

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

  • Kathmandu airport arrival pick up by a private vehicle (one time) 
  • One night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Trip briefing in Kathmandu
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Chame by a local bus
  • Accommodation (Lodge)with daily breakfast during the trekking period
  • Each duffel bag for two people for your trekking equipment that will be carried by our porters 
  • Annapurna Conservation fee (A Cap permit) 
  • An English speaking licensed guide
  • Well trained porters (1 porter for 2 clients)
  • Staffs food, clothing and salary
  • Staffs insurance
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • All Local / Government Taxes.
  • Our service charge.
  • Hotel in Pokhara (after the trek in Kathmandu) 
  • Flight fares from Jomsom to Pokhara (USD 120 PP) and Pokhara 
  • Lunch and dinner in trekking days (Meal (each item cost about $5 - $8 dollar (depending on the place where you eat and what you eat)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Any bottled drink such as coke, Fanta, beer, wine, mineral waters, etc
  • Internet/wifi, hot shower, phone calls, and laundry services
  • Your travel insurance and tips for guide and porters.

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
16 Nov, 2019 - 25 Nov, 2019Guaranteed$690 USD
20 Nov, 2019 - 29 Nov, 2019Guaranteed$690 USD
25 Nov, 2019 - 04 Dec, 2019Guaranteed$690 USD
30 Nov, 2019 - 09 Dec, 2019Guaranteed$690 USD
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Useful Information

10 Days Annapurna Circuit trek includes 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 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 

Best Season

Despite the fact that this 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 the 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 seasons in Nepal; we have organized 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek for several groups in this time of year as well. 

A glimpse of the Trip: 10 days trek

9 nights in the guesthouse 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

You are recommended 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. 

Complimentary Bag

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

Your Trek Bag-Duffel Bag

You will be greeted at the Chame village bus station by our potters; 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. The one and only Yeti Airlines will be flying from Jomsom to Pokhara.  A small plane (16 person capacity, twin Otter single-seated plane) with window seat guaranteed and the weight limit is 15 Kg including your handbag.

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 the 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 the departure date of the trek. Joining a Gym, hiking, walking and good aerobic, Zumba exercises including jogging, swimming and cycling will be highly recommended before starting the 10 days Annapurna circuit trek.

Why Choose Us?

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