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Round Annapurna Short Trek - 13 Days

Round Annapurna Short Trek

Annapurna region is worldwide famous as this trekking region offer a far wide variety of trekking trails. This region has some of the most easily accessible and rewarding trekking in Nepal.

Whether it’s a popular short hike Ghorepani Poon Hill or challenging Annapurna Circuit, this region treat all trekkers with a diverse natural and cultural beauty.

Round Annapurna short trek is a short alternative trek of Annapurna Circuit.

The 13 days trek start with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syange along the Marshyangdi gorge via remote Manang valley and Thorung La Pass to holy temple Muktinath.

The major attraction of this trek is diverse terrain, amazing vistas, and cultural diversity.

This trek is designed for those who have limited time. This trekking can be done in all seasons.

This trekking is a complete package where you’ll get a chance to experience the wilderness of the Annapurna region.

Despite this, if you want long trek in Annapurna region including Ghorepani Poon Hill then we can redesign the itinerary as per your request.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the splendid views of snow-capped mountain including Annapurna, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak, and Thorong peak.
  • Crossing the world’s highest pass Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 m above the sea level
  • Visit Muktinath a famous pilgrimage site
  • Observe a unique and diverse culture of highland close to Tibet
  • Explore Manang valley
  • Walk via Kali Gandaki gorge, world’s deepest gorge
Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to the land of Himalayas !!! Upon your arrival at International Airport, a representative from Eagle Eye treks will receive you and transfer to the Hotel.

After taking a short break, we'll have short team meeting regarding any trekking formalities.

After orientation program, you are free to explore the nearby places. In the evening, you'll enjoy the dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant.

Day 2
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syange

Altitude: 1100m/3608 ft

Trek hour: 8-10 hours trek

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We start our wonderful trek with an exciting drive towards Besisahar town (headquarter of Lamjung district). From here we transfer to another vehicle continue drive passing villages of Bulbule, Ngadi, and Khudi. Scenic drive continues through rice terraces fields to Syange for an overnight stay.

Day 3
Day 03: Trek from Syange to Dharapani

Altitude: 1,960m/6,430ft

Trek hour: 7 - 8 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We begin our trek from Syange leaving behind Marshyangdi river reach Jagat village. After Jagat, the trail leads on the winding path to Chamje via forested area. On the way, we enjoy the superb views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalayan ranges. After few hours walk, we reach Dharapani village for an overnight stay.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek from Dharapani to Chame

Altitude: 2,710m/8,891ft

Trek hour: 5 - 6 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After Dharpani, we'll continue our walk via rhododendron and pine forest. We'll pass some interesting Buddhist cultured villages like Bagachap, Danque, and Timang. After few hours of walk, the trail leads to Koto and then to Chame town for an overnight stay.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Chame to Pisang

Altitude: 3,300m/10824ft

Trek hour: 5 - 6 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today the trail continue via deep forests toward the narrow and deep valley. After that, we cross a river over the bridge. From this point, we get the view of soaring Paungda Danda rock. We continue our trek and reach Pisang village for an overnight stay.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Pisang to Manang

Altitude: 3,500m/11,482ft

Trek hour: 6 - 7 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From Pisang, there are two alternative trails from north and south of Marsyangdi River. We'll be taking one of this route and reach Munji.

On the trail, we'll see the different fields with a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement offers an amazing view of Annapurna peaks, Gangapurna, and Terkekang.

From Munji, we continue our trek via the hidden valley of Bryanga and finally reach Manang for an overnight stay.

Day 7
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Manang

We stay in Manang for the purpose of acclimatization. Traveling high and sleeping low is the best way to avoid the altitude sickness.

The acclimatization day is really important while doing Round Annapurna short trek.

During acclimatization day, we'll explore Manang valley. We'll hike to Khangsar where we'll get a wonderful view of the whole valley.

We'll also visit Bhojo Gompa and Gangapurna lake. After exploring the Manang valley we'll be back to the teahouse for an overnight stay.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka

Altitude: 4,110m/13,484ft

Trek hour: 3 - 4 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The trail continues from Manang to Yak Kharka leaving behind Marshyangdi valley. The trail is steep, first, we'll reach Ghusang.

From Ghunsang, we'll see several Mani walls along Thorung Khola. Before Yak Kharka, we'll cross a suspension bridge and walk uphill.

Once we reach Yak Kharka, we'll be amazed by the view of Annapurna III, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peak. Overnight stay in the teahouse of Yak Kharka.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek from Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi

Altitude: 4420m/14,501ft

Trek hour: 3-4 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today we begin our trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi. The trek gradually rises along Thorong Khola. After crossing suspension bridge, we'll reach Thorong Phedi.

On the way, we'll get the best view of majestic peaks of Annapurna Himalayan range.

Overnight stay at the teahouse in Thorong Phedi.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass

Altitude: Thorong La (5416m/17764ft) and Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft)

Trek hour: 7 - 8 hours trek, 1-hour drive

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Early in the morning, we'll trek towards Muktinath through Thorong La Pass. Actually, Thorong La Pass lies between Manang and Mustang. This route was used by early traders and now trekkers used to cross from Manang to Mustang. We'll also follow the same trail from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath.

The several colorful prayer flags and chorten welcome us to the Pass. Once you reach the pass, we'll be rewarded by the jaw-dropping views of peaks including Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Khatung Kang.

After relishing the mesmerizing view, we continue our trek towards Muktinath temple. Muktinath temple is an important pilgrimage destination for both Hindus and Buddhist.

After Muktinath temple excursion, we'll drive back to Jomsom for an overnight stay.

Day 11
Day 11: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara

Altitude: 2,651m/8,700ft

Travel hour: 25 minutes of flight

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today will be our last day of the trek as we'll fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom.

Pokhara is a city of a lake nestled between lush green hill with the dramatic Himalayas in the background.

There are plenty of places to visit in Pokhara. Some of them are David falls, Mountain Museum, Phewa Tal, and Pewa Monastery.

We spend our night at the lakeside in Pokhara.

Day 12
Day 12: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Travel hour: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

You can stroll around the city and enjoy shopping. Later in the evening, you can join the farewell dinner, where you can cherish all the beautiful moment of Round Annapurna short trek.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 13
Day 13: Final departure

Final day in Nepal!!! It's time to say farewell. A representative from Eagle Eye will drop you at International Airport.

We Eagle Eye is always happy to serve you via different trekking adventure in Nepal, India, and Bhutan as well.

For further information, you may contact us.

Cost Included

  • An airport transfer pick up and drop
  • Accommodation and Meal as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All Government Taxes
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry fee and TIMS card fee
  • Comprehensive first aid kit pack
  • Flight tickets from Jomsom Pokhara
  • An experienced English speaking guide
  • First Aid Kit

Cost Excluded

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Travel/Medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Personal expenses like telephone, alcoholic beverages, soft drinks etc
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Additional expenses in case of flight cancellation or road blockage due to the natural calamities and bad weather conditions
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Trip Facts

  • Annapurna Region
  • 5,416 meters, Thorong La Pass
  • 8 Days
  • 2 to 10 persons
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • Spring and Autumn Season
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu and normal tea houses during the trek
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner