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Short Annapurna circuit trekking 12 days trek

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Duration

11 night 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that circles the Annapurna massif, a group of peaks in the Himalayas. The trek takes about 12 days to complete and covers a distance of around 200 miles. It offers a diverse range of landscapes, including forests, alpine meadows, and high-altitude passes.

One of the main highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek is the stunning scenery, with breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the opportunity to spot unique wildlife. The trek also offers the chance to interact with the local culture and learn about the way of life of the people living in the region.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is physically challenging, with long days of hiking through rugged terrain and varying weather conditions. However, this challenge is also part of the appeal, as it allows you to push yourself to your limits and come back feeling proud of your accomplishment.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is suitable for hikers of all levels, with options ranging from easy to challenging. It is an unforgettable experience that offers the opportunity to explore the stunning natural beauty of Nepal while also challenging yourself physically.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stunning scenery: The Annapurna Circuit Trek takes you through a diverse range of landscapes, including forests, alpine meadows, and high-altitude passes, offering breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • Cultural interaction: The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers the opportunity to interact with the local culture and learn about the way of life of the people living in the region.
  • Physical challenge: The Annapurna Circuit Trek is physically challenging, with long days of hiking through rugged terrain and varying weather conditions.
  • Personal growth: The Annapurna Circuit Trek is an opportunity for personal growth and self-discovery, as you test your limits and learn more about yourself.
  • Unique wildlife: The Annapurna Circuit Trek offers the chance to spot a wide range of unique and exotic wildlife, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
In the evening, you can explore the city and try some local food.

Day 2: Drive to Besishahar and drive to Chame (2713m)

In the morning, you will drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar, a journey of about 7 hours.
From Besishahar, you will take a jeep to Chame, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
You will spend the night in a guesthouse in Chame.

Day 3: Trek from Chame to Lower Pisang (3200m)

Today's trek will take you from Chame to Lower Pisang, a journey of about 7 hours.
You will pass through beautiful forests and small villages as you make your way up the valley.
You will spend the night in a guesthouse in Lower Pisang.

Day 4: Trek from Lower Pisang to Manang (3540m)

Today's trek will take you from Lower Pisang to Manang, a journey of about 7 hours.
The trail today will be more challenging, with some steep ascents and descents as you cross over the Thorong La Pass.
You will spend the night in a guesthouse in Manang.

Day 5: Acclimatization day in Manang

Today is a rest day to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude.
You can explore the village of Manang or go on a short hike to nearby attractions.

Day 6: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4020m)

Today's trek will take you from Manang to Yak Kharka, a journey of about 6 hours.
The trail today will be relatively easy, with gradual ascents through beautiful alpine meadows.
You will spend the night in a guesthouse in Yak Kharka.

Day 7: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4450m)

Today's trek will take you from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi, a journey of about 4 hours.
The trail today will be relatively easy, with gradual ascents through beautiful alpine meadows.
You will spend the night in a guesthouse in Thorong Phedi.

Day 8: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Thorong La Pass (5416m) to Muktinath (3800m

Today is the most challenging day of the trek, as you will be crossing the Thorong La Pass, the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit.
The trek from Thorong Phedi to the pass will take about 6 hours, and the descent to Muktinath will take about 3 hours.
You will spend the night in a guesthouse in Muktinath.

Day 9: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)

Today's trek will take you from Muktinath to Jomsom, a journey of about 7 hours.
The trail today will be relatively easy, with gradual descents through beautiful alpine meadows.
You will spend the night in a guesthouse in Jomsom.

Day 10: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

In the morning, you will take a short flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and take rest in a hotel in Pokhara

Day 11: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

This is our last day on a trek so in the morning we do sightseeing of Pokhara city and we take a flight for Kathmandu.

Day 12: Departure to your country

Departure to your Country

Included/Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Arrival transfer upon arrival in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Pokhara
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Chame
  • All standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • English-speaking guide and required number of porters (1 for every 2 trekkers) to carry your luggage during the trek, including their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine
  • Required trekking area entry permits
  • Flight ticket from Jomsom to Pokhara and transfer from Pokhara airport to the lakeside area in Pokhara
  • Jacket, sleeping bag, and duffel bag to use during the trek (on request)
  • Government imposed taxes are also included in the package
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu on Day 1
  • Hotel/meals in Pokhara
  • Travel arrangements from Pokhara to further destinations
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, etc.
  • All beverages and bar bills (tea, coffee, bottled/hot water, coke etc.)
  • Travel insurance (essential)
  • Personal trekking equipment except those stated above
  • Tipping (expected by guide and porter)
  • Any losses arising due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond Mosaic Adventure's control

Durations

Multi day

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