Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek

Duration: 12 Days5/5(2 reviews)
At a Glance
  • Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-14
  • Max. Altitude 5416m

Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek

Itinerary

The 12-day itinerary is probably the shortest itinerary of the Annapurna circuit trek with the Thorong La pass. The itinerary includes your arrival and departure days to and from Nepal, We at Outfitter Himalaya have designed this itinerary for the active and experienced trekkers who have limited days and still want to do the Annapurna Circuit trek with Thorong La pass.

The itinerary includes a long drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani and from Muktinath to Pokhara and Kathmandu. However, if you have longer days, we have many other itineraries for the Annapurna Circuit Trek such as Annapurna Circuit Trek fly out from Jomsom, Classic Annapurna Circuit Trek for 20 Days, and Annapurna Circuit Trek with a side trip of Tilicho Lake.

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    Inclusions

    • All the Airport Transfers
    • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Nine nights accommodation in lodge during the trek
    • One night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
    • Meals during the trekking as per the itinerary
    • Conservation entry permits & TIMS permit
    • one night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu –Dharapani, Muktinath – Pokhara, and Pokhra to Kathmandu by local bus/jeep/tourist bus.
    • A Guide and porter (1 porter for each two people
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the guide & porters
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
    • Sleeping bag, down jackets if necessary

    Exclusions

    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • Your Travel insurance
    • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara
    • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic Drinks
    • Sweet things like chocolate.
    • International airfare
    • Tips for the guide, porter & driver
    • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on including section

    Essential Info

    Permits for Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek

    You need some trekking permits to do the Short Annapurna circuit trek. The permits are the Annapurna conservation entry and TIMS. We apply and get all these permits once you book the trek.

    Best time for Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek

    The autumn (Sep-Nov) offers clear skies, plus the bugs and dust have been washed away by the rains. So, autumn is the best time to do the Short Annapurna circuit trek. Spring (Feb-mid end of May) offers warmer temperatures, longer days, and rhododendrons bloom. So, the forests are colourful, and spring is another best time for the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek.

    However, it is possible to do the Short Annapurna circuit trek most of the time of the year.

    Fitness for Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek

    You have to be physically fit with a moderate level of fitness to complete the short Annapurna Circuit Trek with daily walking/trekking between 3 to 9 hours on a mountain path. You reach an altitude of 5416m above sea level at Thorong La pass. So, you better have previous trekking experience and need to have good health, strong desire, and stamina.

    Accommodation on Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek

    We provide hotel accommodation for three nights (2 nights in Kathmandu & 1 night in Pokhara) and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the 9 nights on the short Annapurna circuit trek.

    The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on the trekking lodge. A few have electric lights, and all have a spacious dining room – lounge some of them very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

    The hotel we provide:

    • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Samsara Resort: 2 nights
    • Hotel in Pokhara: Hotel splendid view: 1 night
    • Hotel on Trek- Simple Mountain lodge: 8 nights

    Note:

    • Accommodation will be on double/twin share (triple share available in most places).
    • Hotel upgrades in Kathmandu & Pokhara are available to 4 & 5-star. So, let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
    • We provide another similar category of hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara if these mentioned are not available.

    Meals & Drinks on Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek

    A total of 28 meals (11 breakfast, 9 lunch, and 8 dinners) are provided in the Short Annapurna circuit trek and the meals are taken in lodges. You will have breakfast/dinner at the lodge, where we stay overnights, and lunch at the lodge available along the trail.

    There is a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals, and drinks like coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer are also available note that drinks are not included in the cost.

    We suggest bringing water purification pills/medicine while coming for the short Annapurna circuit trek. You get normal water for free. So, you can use the medicine and drink, or you can also buy bottled/boiled/safe drink water.

    Insurance for Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek

    You need travel insurance while coming for the Short Annapurna circuit trek, and there is always some risk while doing the high mountain Trek, in case of any sickness or injury then, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital.

    You will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy.

    Client Reviews

    • 5/5

      12 Days Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

      I engaged in a month - long trip to Nepal with my mother. I started corresponding with Arjun from Outfitter Himalaya early in the year and his responses were always prompt and informative, regardless of how many questions I had.

      We did the 12-day Annapurna trek with guide Raj and fantastic porters. The porters were truly remarkable and helped my mother and me with our daypacks at the top of Thorong La pass where we struggled a bit to keep pace.

      The guide was patient, did not push us, allowed us to walk at our speed. We tailored the trip to add a loop to reach lake Tilicho, which was wonderful. The company also organized the flight into Pokhara, a few days of relaxation for us in Pokhara, a sightseeing flight to see Mount Everest, and extra days into the Nepalese countryside. What impressed me most was their energy, professionalism, honesty, and very reasonable prices for a tailored trip approach. I want to re-visit Nepal at some point and they will be the first to know so they can help me plan my next adventure.

      Highly recommend you, do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions or want more info.
       

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      SarahFrom: Canada,May 03, 2022
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      Dear Sarah,

      Thank you for your good review about the Short Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal and it is our great pleasure to know that you had good travel holidays with us.

      We wish you all the best and wish to serve you again.

      Have a good day.

      Arjun
      Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

    • 5/5

      Short Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal

      My wife and I recently did the short Annapurna circuit trek offered by Outfitter Himalaya, and we loved it. Even before we got to Nepal, Arjun always replied to our emails promptly and gave us all the information about the short Annapurna Circuit Trek. Everything promised by the company was provided, from the airport pick-up to the quality accommodation and the excellent guide and porter (thanks Bim!!!).

      We had an incredible time walking through the mountains. The Himalayas are something that you need to see if you haven't been there. Our guide was flexible, letting us walk further if we wanted, and stopping anytime we wanted a break or something to eat.

      The guesthouses during the trek were great, particularly the delicious food that we'd get each day, if only our local Nepalese restaurant did a proper Dal Bhat! When we go back to Nepal, we will be booking with this company again.
       

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      CarnthecarpsFrom: Australia,May 02, 2022
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      Dear Carnthecarps,

      Thank you for your good review about the Short Annapurna circuit trek in Nepal and it is our great pleasure to know that you had good travel holidays with us.

      We wish you all the best and wish to serve you again. Have a good day.

      Arjun
      Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

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