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  • Trip Difficulty : Moderate
  • Max Altitude : 5,416 meters
  • Daily Walking Hours : 6 to 7 hours walking
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  • Food : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
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Short Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days

10 days Annapurna circuit trek is a perfect choice for you if you have limited time and are eager to explore some of the striking Mountains of Nepal. The trek is filled with the splendid Himalayan panorama of the Annapurna massif including Mount Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Nilgiri, Hinchui and several other mountains of Nepal and gives you an opportunity to experience the lifestyle of the locals of the central Himalayan region.

We start the adventure journey amongst the greenery of Besisahar where we slowly move towards Chame. While you are on the road, you will come across very fine villages that are home to a wide diversity of inhabitants. All of whom come from varied ethnic groups but live together as a family.

On our way, we will be offered marvelous views of the Himalayas. As the trek continues, towards the north of the main Himalayan range onto the high and arid Tibetan Plateau, the mountains become more stunning and gorgeous.

After 2 days of trekking on stony roads crossing several villages, we finally reach the highlight of our trip, the alpine village called Manang. Manang is where we relax for two days to acclimatize our bodies. Surrounded by the massive Himalayan giants, Manang delivers some of the best hiking points at your foot, to enjoy the views of Annapurna massif.

We further trek for another 3 days which will take us over the Thorang La pass 5416m, to the divine and holy temple of Muktinath. Regarded as one of the most spiritual Hindu temples, Muktinath Temple is one of the most phenomenal features of this trek. The eye-appealing view of the White Mountains is beyond one’s imagination of a blissful and tranquil experience.

Jomsom (the district headquarters of the Mustang region), is a small beautiful town where our Annapurna Circuit hiking tour in 10 days comes to an end. The very next day morning, a short 35 minutes scenic flight takes you to another tremendous and lively town, Pokhara. Our service of 10 days Annapurna round trek ends here.

Annapurna circuit 10 days guided trek will be organized as a group of only a few people departing from Kathmandu. Do remember that, we do have the best deals and offers for an early booking. In case you have any queries, you can feel free to contact us. With Annapurna circuit trekking, you get to explore the assorted ethno-cultures, varied religions, aboriginal people and their ethnic lifestyles, and picturesque villages that lie on the lap of stunning Himalayan ranges.

Best Season for Annapurna Circuit 10 Days Trek

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, the 10-day Annapurna circuit trekking lets you go around the Northern sides of the Annapurna massif. The best time for this trek will be spring and autumn. During these seasons some of the best views can be witnessed during the entire trek, and the high mountain pass of Thorang La will be most accessible.

Short Annapurna Circuit in autumn or fall

Autumn is probably the best option for the 10 days of AC trekking, during this season the rainfalls have stopped and winter is around the corner. With warm trekking days and chilly nights, it provides the perfect weather conditions for trekking in Nepal. With a mix of the jungle to rocky trails and a climb up to Thorang La, this incredible 10 days Annapurna Circuit tour package is surely recommended during the autumn season.

10 Days Annapurna hike in the spring season

Although warmer than the autumn season, trekking to Annapurna Circuit during the spring season is absolutely perfect if you are looking for a great trekking experience in Nepal. With more accessible paths and warm trekking days. Trekking to Annapurna Circuit can also be done during other seasons, but we are not so happy to recommend it, as due to unpredictable weather most flights to and from Jomsom airport will be delayed and sometimes even canceled, resulting in a bad experience during your trek in Nepal.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty Level

The difficulty level for this incredible 10 days AC hiking package s set as moderate. Having good access roads and well-built trails, the Annapurna Circuit walking tour is not so difficult and can be done by even novice trekkers. With our main concern being elevation it is necessary to take some precautions while ascending higher around the Annapurna Mountains.

Annapurna Mini Circuit Trek Fitness Level

For any type of trek in the Himalayas, a good fitness level is required to fully enjoy the trek and the beauty of the scenery. For Annapurna Circuit  10 days trek fitness level we do advise practicing in higher altitudes including hiking, jogging, or joining a gym, and boosting your stamina pre-departure to be at your best during this incredible trek in Nepal.

Accommodation on Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

The 10 days Annapurna Circuit walking holiday is filled with charming guesthouses known for their warm hospitality and cheaper rates than the Everest region. At Alpine Eco Trek we strongly believe in sustainable tourism and make as much use of local facilities as possible. With guesthouses up to Muktinath, our trekking nights will be spent warm and cozy. Muktinath and Jomsom have hotels available with a bit more comfort and facilities. The guesthouses on the way from Chame to Muktinath have mostly warm water and WIFI access. During the 10 days trek except for Kathmandu and Pokhara, an all-in plan is included. This means that during the trekking part of this package breakfast, lunch and dinner are also included.

Annapurna Circuit Guided Trek Food and Drink

Meals during the trek have a great choice from the lodge’s restaurants, normally we will provide dinner and breakfast on the Guesthouse where we will spend the night and lunch will be provided while walking on the trail from the teahouses. And the cost of all the food we provided is included in the price of the trek. You can eat as much as you like.

Buying a plastic water bottle is not recommended because plastic is a big problem on trekking routes across the Himalayas, as most of these small alpine villages have no waste disposal system. This is leaving mountainsides filthy with discarded plastic bottles, which is really not how we want to be treating these areas of striking natural beauty.

It is not advisable to drink Tap Water as well but you would really do need to be drinking a lot on the trail as you would be walking long distances at high altitudes.

So that we would like to recommend you get a steel reusable water bottle in Kathmandu or bring it from your home. Along the trail, there are many villages with purified drinking water stations. Here you can refill your bottle and it actually works out much cheaper than buying bottled water. You can also use water purification tablets or buy a steripen. During the evenings, we would often order pots of hot water and drink that, you can also fill up your bottle with any remaining in the pot and it will still be good to drink the next day.

What should you Pack for 10 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek?

The type of equipment required for this trek is not advanced. With standard gear, you can easily complete this amazing trek in Nepal. In early autumn we do recommend bringing some rainproof equipment. Sometimes the rains have not ended yet at the start of autumn and we might need to trek during rainfall. Otherwise some light night gear and a comfortable sleeping bag for the guesthouses. The trek up to Thorang La can be steep for some so we do advise bringing a pair of trekking sticks to make the ascend easier for you. Find a packing list here.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Himalayas exclusive cultures, scenery, and different climates zones.
  • Enjoy the arid landscape of the Tibetan plateau, the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge and the breathtaking view of the Annapurna massif.
  • Explore two different beautiful river valleys namely Marsayangdi river valley in the east and Kali Gandaki in the west.
  • Explore the splendid mountain peaks including Annapurna massif (Annapurna I to IV), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Manaslu, Fishtail, Gangapurna and Tilicho peak.
  • Travel through the footsteps of the ancient slat trader over the Thorong La pass at 5415m, it is one of the highest trekking passes in the world.
  • Visit Muktinath temple, a holy site for both Hindus and Buddhists.
  • Walkthrough wheat farming lands, interacting with local Thakali people and sharing your pleasant moments with Yak and Sheepherders.

In the morning, our guide and crew will come to your hotel, pick you up and drive to local bus station and then drive to Besishar through the Prithvi Highway enjoying the countryside. Once you reach Besishar you can explore the beautiful surroundings of this town and prepare for the next day's journey to Chame village. Here, you will be accommodated at the best available hotel with the meals to enjoy the beautiful evening. Overnight at hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: Lunch, Dinner and Bed
  • itinery-iconPlace: Besishar
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:7,60m

Drive from Besishar to Chame crossing the Marsyangdi River on a suspension bridge. This drive gives you some insight into the rural people – their lifestyle and culture. On the way, we will take a lunch break and drive through several of the rural typical local villages to finally reach the peaceful village of Chame. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Chame
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,630m

The trail follows through the river valley stay at Pisang with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Chame to Pisang
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,210m

Walk through the fields of grazing Yak and a wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides good views of Annapurna I, III, IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Overnight at gust house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Manang
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,570m

This is a rest day to acclimatize to the higher altitude, time to visit monasteries take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Manang
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,570m

We walk through alpine pastures to scrubby forests of juniper and rose. We stay at an elevation of 4,250m. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Churi Lether
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,250m

Since the trail gets higher we walk gradually to Thorong Phedi. While walking, we might see herds of blue mountain sheep. Overnight at gust house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Thorong Phedi B.C.
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,500m

We ascend steeply to high camp at 4590m, then along an undulating trail to the flat top of Thorong La Pass 5416m, from here the trail descend steeply down to Muktinath. This is one of the most important pilgrimage sights for Hindus. It is also home to many ethnics Tibetans and holy Buddhists. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Muktinath via Thorong La pass
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,800m and 5,416m

We walk gradually through field and popular groves, then into Kaligandaki valley. Visiting an old Buddhist Monastery at Kagbeni, we walk towards Jomsom. Overnight at hotel in Jomsom.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Jomsom
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,700m

After an early breakfast at the hotel in Jomsom, we walk towards a tiny airstrip of Jomsom and take a scenic 35 minutes flight to Pokhara. End Services.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: On your own
  • itinery-iconMeals: On your own
  • itinery-iconPlace: Jomsom
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:825m

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Note: 10 days Annapurna circuit trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Annapurna region, this trek being a small group fixed departure trek from Kathmandu. We suggest you book this trip in advance: we have quite easy online booking platforms with cheap, fast and reliable payment methods for the trip deposit.
Once you secure the room for the trek you can arrive in Kathmandu one day before the trek departure. We will do all the needful reservations including arranging the trek permits, transportations, guest houses, guides, porters, etc with your copy of your passport.
Please choose your suitable date from the above departure dates and let us know, we will do the rest. If the above-set departure dates are not suitable for you, you may choose your own departure date. These types of departures are best suited for solo travelers, couples, families, charit,ies and small groups.

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  • small-thumbnails Transfer from Kathmandu to Besishar by a local bus
  • small-thumbnails Jeep transfer from Besishar to Chame
  • small-thumbnails Accommodation (Lodge) with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 3 cups of tea/coffee during the trekking period
  • small-thumbnails Each duffel bag for two people for your trekking equipment that will be carried by our porters
  • small-thumbnails Annapurna Conservation fee (A Cap permit)
  • small-thumbnails Flight fares from Jomsom to Pokhara
  • small-thumbnails An English speaking licensed guide
  • small-thumbnails Well trained porters (1 porter for 2 clients)
  • small-thumbnails Staffs food, clothing and salary
  • small-thumbnails Staffs insurance
  • small-thumbnails Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • small-thumbnails Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • small-thumbnails TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • small-thumbnails All Local / Government Taxes.
  • small-thumbnails Our service charge.
  • small-thumbnails Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • small-thumbnails Personal equipment and clothing
  • small-thumbnails Any bottled drink such as coke, Fanta, beer, wine, mineral waters, etc
  • small-thumbnails Internet/wifi, hot shower, phone calls, and laundry services
  • small-thumbnails Your travel insurance and tips for guide and porters.

Useful Information

10 Days AC hiking tour includes hiking through the foothills of Annapurna Himalayas visiting the ancient Manang village, crossing the highest trekking pass in the world, Thorong La 5,416m to end the trek in Jomsom is one of the shortest options in the Annapurna region.

10 Days AC trekking trip Orientations

Trek Activity: Trekking, Hiking, and Walking
Trek Duration: 10 days, Chame, Manang, Thorong La Pass, Muktinath and Jomsom
Trekking Starting Point: Chame, 7 hours from Kathmandu, 3 hours from Besishar
Trek Grade: Moderate
Highest Altitude: Thorong La Pass 5,416m
Style of Trek: Teahouse trek with accommodations and meals
Total Distance of the Trek: About 160KM (99 miles, Besishar, Chame to Jomsom)
Complimentary Bag: A large duffel bag of 30liters,of Alpine Eco Trek, will be provided to you for your trek.
Your Trek Bag-Duffel Bag: Our porters will carry your trek bag/duffel bag, 1 porter for 2 clients.

AMS during Annapurna Circuit

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Top 10 Major Attractions of Annapurna Circuit

The most beautiful and major attractions of the Annapurna circuit trek are Marsayangdi and Kali Gandaki River valleys, culturally and naturally beautiful Manang village, Ice Lake a beautiful day trip from Manang village, Tilicho Lake – the highest lake in the world, the Annapurna Himalayan peaks, Thorong La Pass highest trekking pass in the world, Muktinath Temple, Jomsom village, Marpha village and Pokhara, the city of Lake and caves…Read More

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For INSTANT BOOKING or QUICK ENQUIRY, please call us now at+977 9851036844 (Ram Kumar) 24 hours available on WhatsApp or send us an email for the best quote and trek information. Bookings are open for the years 2022, 2022, 2023, and 2024 and for the best season, a packing list, trekking permits, side trips, guides, accommodation, and food during the 10-day Annapurna circuit trek.

Trip Reviews

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  • December 28, 2022

Annapurna Circuit Trek (10 days) was the journey of a lifetime for me

Mountains and diverse landscapes are the best part of any trek. As such, the Annapurna Circuit Trek (10 days) was certainly the journey of a lifetime for me. The experience that I had was simply indescribable in words. Right from the get-go, I enjoyed great views of the mountains. As the trek headed further north, Durba my guide, provided detailed information regarding the geography of the region and its amazing biodiversity. The Gangapurna Lake, Thorung La Pass, and the panorama of the Annapurna ranges were few of the spectacular landmarks on the trek. Apart from these, there were many other natural wonders that we witnessed on the trek. So, I would like to offer a personal note of recommendation to all the travelers heading to Nepal to see Ram and his team at Alpine Eco Trek.

  • Emily GH66
  • December 28, 2022

Annapurna circuit Thorong La pass Perfect trekking

We have heard news about travelers having a hard time when traveling to Nepal without the right travel operator. So, we did a great deal of research before making the choice to opt for Alpine Eco Trek. We were surprised at the attention provided to minute details of the trip. As the 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek began, the guide and porters from the company offered us expert assistance. As much as they were fluent in the English language, they also had a great sense of humor. We are also thankful for their help when crossing the Thorung La Pass which would have been impossible if not for their competence. We had an amazing trip to Nepal; all thanks to Alpine Eco Trek and their generous staff.

  • Jones Anastasia
    United Kingdom

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