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Short Annapurna round Trek - 12 Days

Short Annapurna round Trek

Trip Highlights of short Annapurna round Trek

  • Thorong La Pass (5,416m.) is one of the longest passes in the world.
  • Hike along the Kali Gandaki River which is the world’s deepest gorge.
  • Amazing sunrise view and panoramic Mountain View in Poonhill.
  • Visiting holy Muktinath temple.
  • Explore the traditional villages of Nepal.
  • Varied ecosystem, landscape, and culture.

With the 12 day excursion, Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Trek and Expedition has cataloged worldwide recognized trek, “short Annapurna round Trek”. Since 1980, this trek has been accessed for the foreigners. As written by Jeffrey Rasley, “Chasing angels or fleeing demons, go to the mountain.” If you are an adventure freak, pack your bags and get on a plane to Nepal. Traveling not only gives you pleasure, but it also helps you inspire for the fresh start, giving you a new vision of looking at the world by becoming more acquainted with the diverse gift of nature. So, why don’t you experience the magnificent mountains through the different trek, which is in this locale?

Hiking at the short Annapurna round Trek, you can encounter the fascinating sight of the splendid village and subtropical valleys. The neighborhood has a rare culture and lifestyle of native people. Annapurna trail is well known for awe-inspiring forests, astounding waterfalls, and glorious cliffs.  Trekking at the Annapurna circuit would begin usually from Marshyangdi River, following the Manang valley through Chame, Pisang, Bryaga all the way to the highest point of the trek, which is Thorong La pass (5614m.) ending at Pokhara. The enchanter of the Annapurna circuit trek includes Manang, known to be the locality of the Tibetan-Buddhists, Muktinath which is known to be the prominent pilgrimage destination for the Hindus as well as Buddhists, and the deepest river gorge of the world, Kali Gandaki valley.

Trekking at the short Annapurna round Trek is viewed as one of the best travel packages of Nepal and it would offer you an ordeal to value of a lifetime. You would become more acquainted with the way of life of this district through the village life, for instance, you can find one of the oldest monasteries which are known as Braga, you could get a view of terraced farming, the corn and barley fields of the Manang region and you would also get to see bamboo as well as the rhododendrons as you trek the Annapurna circuit. This stunning adventurous trek leads you to 5415m high peak Thorong La pass, offering the most magnificent views of the Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nilgiri, Lamjung, Tukuche peak, Tilicho peak, and Tibetan Himalayan ranges. March to May and September to December is considered to be the best season for this trek. It is absolutely impossible for you to not be mesmerized this extremely delightful place and you can without a doubt get a fabulous break from the day by day routine while you are in this spot.

The weather condition in the Annapurna region

Annapurna region is the right place to trek all over the year. The people can trek in all seasons in the Annapurna region.The March to May and October to November are the most popular trekking months in Nepal. The Himalayan peak is the coldest region so you should avoid the monsoon and winter season to trek in the high altitude. During the winter days, the temperature will be below minus. On the monsoon season, the trekking routes are damaged by the rain. But You can able to trek in the Annapurna region on rainy days

Outline Itinerary

Day  01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)..

Day  02: Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs

Day  03: Drive to Jagat to pisang  (3100 m) 6 hrs.

Day  04: Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) / 5 hours:

Day   05: Rest day at Manang.

Day  06: Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) / 3 hours:

Day  07: Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) / 4 hours:

Day  08: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass / 8 hours:

Day  09: Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours:

Day  10: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Day  11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours. Optional:

can use fight which takes 25 min.O/N at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 12 : Fly Back to Home

Day 1
Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)

Up on arrival in Kathmandu, we will welcome you at the airport then transfer to you hotel. Evening welcome dinner with cultural show.Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Drive Kathmandu to Synge/ Jagat (1100 m) 8 hrs

Having breakfast then we heading to a scenic drive to Beshisahar via the Prithivi Highway. From Beshisahar we drive to Syange by local jeep. While driving we will have many chances to observe rural people & various cultures along the highway. From Syange we trek to Jagat. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 3
Drive to Jagat to pisang (3100 m) 6 hrs.

drive to jagat to pisang

is very nice drive and we see nice land cave and lot of water fall we flow all the way to Marshyangdi rver . Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4
Trek from Pisang to Manang (3440m.) / 5 hours:

Heading to Manang.Today our trek will slowly climb up to the Tibetan-style village of Bryaga at 3500 meter following the valley floor. At Bryaga we will see houses stacked one atop the other, each with an open veranda formed by a neighbour’s rooftop. The gompa, perched on a high crag overlooking the village, is the largest in the district and has an outstanding display of statues. O/N at Lodge.

Day 5
Rest day at Manang.

Today, you hang around town. This is an important rest and acclimatization day before crossing the Thorung La. There are optional day walks such as crossing the river to see the tremendous icefall coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. There is also a Himalayan Rescue Association [HRA] aid post in the village which makes an interesting and educational visit. Moreover you can visit Ganagapurna Glacier Lake to make your rest day a memorable one.

Day 6
Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4350m.) / 3 hours:

Now the trail ascends gently all the way to Yak Kharka passing through the Gunsang (3960m.) village. En route, you can see panoramic views all the day.

Day 7
Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi (4420m.) / 4 hours:

Leaving Yak Kharka, you climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, you follow a narrow trail across an unstable spree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi

Day 8
Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3850m.) via Thorong La (5416m.) Pass / 8 hours:

Today is a long trek starting before sunrise at maybe 04:00 hrs to reach the pass by 09:00/10:00 hrs at the latest, as otherwise weather conditions will greatly affect the journey. We cross over at an altitude of 5416m so can be exposed to strong winds if crossing too late. Local people have used this trail for hundreds of years to bring herds of sheep and yaks in and out of Manang. Thus the trail, while often steep, is well defined and easy to follow. Snow can block the pass at any time of the year if there has been an unseasonable storm. It takes from four to six hours from Thorung Phedi to the pass, but the many false summits mean the climb seems to go on for ever.At the Thorung La pass, with its traditional prayer flags and stone cairn we will have outstanding views. You can see the Annapunas, Gangapurna and Khatung Kang, a heavily glaciated peak. Amazingly there is a teashop here on top of the pass at 5416 meter. From here we start a long descend of about 1600 meter with outstanding views of Dhaulagiri mountain standing alone in the distance across the valley. After the trail becomes less steep we will enter grassy fields and cross meadows to our final destination of Muktinath, which means place of Nirvana and is home to the Muktinath temple as well as several monasteries. It is said that all sorrows you feel are relieved when visiting the Temple, which is a scared pilgrimage site to both Hindus and Buddhists. The main pilgrimage normally takes place in September. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and has 108 waterspouts around it from which Holy water pours. Another attraction nearby is the Jwala Mai Temple and this contains a spring and an eternal flame fed by natural underground gas (9 hrs)

Day 9
Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2713m)/ 5:00 hours:

You now begin the trek descent down from Muktinath and get Jomsom

Day 10
Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara.

Get up early in the morning and fly to Pokhara.

Day 11
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by a tourist bus – 6hours. Optional: can use fight which takes 25 min.O/N at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 12
Farewell friend

The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today!We will transfer you airport as per your flight time

Trip Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop by a private vehicle
  • All The Transports During the Trip
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner or farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP, TIMS )
  • Accommodations on a trek (Lodge/ Tea house)
  • All breakfast and 1 special dinners in Kathmamdu
  • Three meals (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast) a day during the trek
  • Purified drinking water (Medicated proof & safe)
  • Fresh fruits after every dinner (During the trek)
  • Licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (Rental basis)
  • Officlai Trekking T- Shirt, Official duffel bag &Trekking Route Map (As a souvenir)
  • Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage certificate (after completion the trek)
  • First Aid Service (Basic)

Excludes:

  • nternational Airfare Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Excess baggage charge(s)Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Entrance fee in Kathmandu& Pokhara Boating in fewa lake
  • Medical evacuation in case of emergency.Personal
  • gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft hard drinks Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, st International
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage  Trek in Kathmandu
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight – headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle – Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves – wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Nepal adventure Pilgrimage  in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination – ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt – Long Sleeved
  • Pants – lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing – thermals.

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Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
  • 2-10
  • 5416M
  • We will be staying 3 *** in Kathmandu HotelMount View in Pokhara and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast In Kathmandu and all meal during the short Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • kathmandu
  • kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Nepal
  • During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).
  • Every Hotel During The Trek