Short Annapurna round Trek - 12 days

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Price starting from $1,130
USD $ 1,050 per person
12 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
All ground transportation & Domestic Flight
Best Season
(March -May-September- November).
 3 *** in Kathmandu Hotel Mount View in Pokhara
Breakfast In Kathmandu and all meal during the Trek
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Manang -Muktinath-Jomsom


    • 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

Best Time To Do Annapurna Circuit Trek

Autumn and Spring seasons are the best seasons to explore Annapurna Circuit trekking routes. Most of the trekkers choose these seasons because of its natural beauty like clear skies, stunning views of mountains, and greenery hills with warm temperatures.
Annapurna Circuit Trek is known as one of the popular treks for trekkers across the globe. This route is in the world’s 10th highest mountain Annapurna which is at 8081m high. The trail begins from Lamjung thought the high valley of Manang area. Hiking goes through high mountain passes, landscape view with relaxing hot spring, different cultural temples, farming villages, and view of the Annapurna Massif. Most of the trekkers offer this popular trekking route in Annapurna Region. Most of the time trekkers start the hike from Bhubhule and end at Nayapul, and its total distance is around 260km.

Why join Annapurna round  trek 2023/2024 with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks ?

Joining the Annapurna Round Trek in 2023/2024 with Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks offers several benefits and unique opportunities. Here are a few reasons why you might consider joining them for this trek:

Expertise and Experience: Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks is an established trekking company with experienced guides and staff who have extensive knowledge of the Annapurna region. They are well-versed in the local culture, traditions, and the trekking routes. Their expertise ensures a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Customized Itineraries: Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks offers flexible itineraries, allowing you to customize your trek according to your preferences and fitness level. Whether you want a shorter or longer trek, they can tailor the itinerary to meet your specific needs.

Safety and Support: Your safety is a top priority during the trek. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks provides experienced guides who are trained in first aid and altitude sickness prevention. They also have a support team that ensures all necessary arrangements, such as accommodations and meals, are taken care of along the trek.

Cultural Immersion: The Annapurna region is known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse ethnic communities. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks offers opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture by organizing visits to traditional villages, monasteries, and interacting with the locals. This allows for a more holistic experience of the region.

Scenic Beauty: The Annapurna Round Trek is renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty. With Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks, you can witness awe-inspiring views of snow-capped mountains, lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and picturesque landscapes. They will guide you to the best viewpoints and ensure you don't miss out on any stunning sights.

Trekking Logistics: Planning a trek can be overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks takes care of all the logistics, including permits, transportation, accommodations, and meals. This allows you to focus on enjoying the trek without worrying about the administrative details.

Social and Environmental Responsibility: Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks is committed to responsible and sustainable tourism practices. They promote responsible trekking, support local communities, and take measures to minimize the environmental impact. By joining them, you can contribute to the local economy and be part of ethical and responsible travel.

Other adventurous trekking packages in Nepal?

We have a wide range of treks, tours, and expedition packages in Nepal that lets you explore the mainstream trekking routes to the isolated, offbeat trails and the hidden corners. 

In the Everest region itself, we have quite a range of trekking and climbing packages available, like the Gokyo Lakes trek, Everest Panorama trek, Everest Three High Passes trek, Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour, etc. 

Likewise, here are some other hand-picked trekking packages for you in Nepal- Langtang Valley trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Manaslu Circuit trek, Mardi Himal trek, Khopra Danda trek, Upper Mustang trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, and Langtang Gosaikunda trek.

Feel free to contact us at or +977 9851267334 if you have any queries. Our itineraries are flexible, so you can tailor design any package with us as per your requirements. 

Annapurna round  trek difficulty & altitude sickness ?

The Annapurna Round Trek is considered a moderate to strenuous trek in terms of difficulty. It involves long hours of walking each day, steep ascents and descents, and varying trail conditions. However, with proper physical preparation and acclimatization, it is achievable for individuals with a good level of fitness and trekking experience.

Altitude sickness, also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a concern when trekking in high-altitude regions such as the Annapurna Circuit. As you ascend to higher elevations, the oxygen levels in the air decrease, and your body needs time to adjust. Symptoms of altitude sickness can include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and difficulty sleeping.

To minimize the risk of altitude sickness during the Annapurna Round Trek, it is important to follow a few guidelines:

Acclimatization: The trek itinerary should include rest days at certain elevations to allow your body to adjust to the altitude gradually. This helps in preventing altitude sickness.

Hydration and Nutrition: Drink plenty of fluids, preferably water, to stay hydrated throughout the trek. It is also essential to maintain a balanced diet, including carbohydrates and high-energy foods, to fuel your body during the trek.

Slow and Steady Pace: Trekking at a slow and steady pace allows your body to adapt to the changing altitude and reduces the strain on your cardiovascular system.

Proper Clothing: Dress in layers and wear appropriate clothing to protect yourself from cold temperatures. It is crucial to have warm clothing, including a good quality down jacket, thermal layers, and a hat.

Medication: Consult with your doctor before the trek and consider carrying medication for altitude sickness prevention. Acetazolamide (Diamox) is commonly used to help prevent and treat AMS symptoms.

Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to any symptoms of altitude sickness and communicate with your trekking guide. If you experience severe symptoms or your condition worsens, it is important to descend to a lower elevation and seek medical assistance if necessary.

It is worth noting that everyone's tolerance to altitude varies, and even fit individuals can be affected by altitude sickness. Being aware of the symptoms, taking necessary precautions, and trekking with an experienced guide can significantly reduce the risk and ensure a safer trekking experience in the Annapurna region.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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)

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

Get up early in the morning and fly to Pokhara.

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

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

Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.


    • 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)

Doesn't Include

    • International 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.


    • Welcome and Farewell Dinner at Nepalese Style Cultural Restaurant
    • Shopping assistance around Thamel
    • Any kinds of secretarial and clerical works

Packing List

This Trek requires preparations and checklists of gears & equipment needed for the journey. It is always best to carry the essential clothing and accessories for the entire trek. We understand that you have your own preference for clothing but we recommend you to consult us before packing.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt (bring Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants


  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (take an extra pair of thick light socks)
  • Essential gear
  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in high altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Personal accessories
  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

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