Annapurna circuit short trek, Annapurna region is the popular trekking route that takes you to the beautiful vicinity in Nepal. Annapurna circuit short trek is one of the treks that comes under Annapurna region trekking. It falls under the top 10 trekking packages in Nepal. A traveler who has less time to spend in Nepal can go for Annapurna circuit short trek as it is moderate and traveled within less time.
Annapurna circuit short Trek course passes via cascading waterfalls, stunning villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, and notable mountain vistas. This gives sufficient time to witness the staggeringly lovely peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in Annapurna region from the imperative center. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV etc are some of the mountains in Annapurna region that you will witness.
For Annapurna circuit trek we need to follow the trail of terraced lands, dense lovable wooded forests of rhododendron, Gurung communities conventional and cultural villages. The trek starts from Nayapul about 1 hour 30 minutes from Pokhara. Pokhara identified as the stunning metropolis of complete Nepal is the Gateway of Annapurna base camp trek. As this trek won’t take you to Annapurna Base Camp but it will give you the opportunity to enjoy nature and unidentifiable calm within the coronary heart and soul. Moreover, this Trek ensures you amusing, pleasure and an extraordinary insight about the herbal and cultural heritage of the small Himalayan country Nepal. It’s far one of the most lovable treks passing via the diverse ethnic group’s lifestyle and the kind of plants wooded area and wildlife.
Annapurna Circuit short trek start from Chame which is a 9 hours drive from Kathmandu. From Chame the trial goes through the Marsyangdi River, Dhukur Pokhari, Pisang, Upper Pisang, Ghyaru, Ngwal, Braga, Manang, Tanki Manang, Ghunsang, Yak Kharka, Chuli ledar, Thorang Phedi, High Camp and finally gets on top of the Thorung La Pass. After, we will descend to the holy place Muktinath and then to drive to Jomsom and fly back to Pokhara.
Duration: 08 Days
Trek Grade: Difficult
Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September – November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter and cold can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done but visibility can be poor due to rain and Lukla Flight may get canceled.
Trip Snippets: 08 days, 2 night’s hotels, 6 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner ) during the trek are included.
Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 12 people.
Equipment Rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment
Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu
Transportation: Car/Van in Kathmandu, Flight to Lukla.
Activity: City tour, Trekking
Early morning drive to Besisahar via scenic 5-6hrs drive .Along. Along the route, we’ll get some glimpse of green hills, rivers, and a small village with stunning snow-capped mountains. After lunch at Besisahar we will take local jeep to Chame for another 3 to 4 hour drive. We will pass the village of Sange,Bhulbhule, Nagdi, Chamche, Tal, Tima,Koto etc with the view of Mount Annapurna and Manaslu. We can have finest view of Annapurna II, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal from Chame. This is headquarters of Manang district.
There are a long, peasant and mostly level walk in forests. The pine-scented trail rounds a bend to reveal the first views of dramatic Paungda Danda rock face, a tremendous curve slab of rock. The trail follows through the river valley with good views along the way of Pisang peak and Annapurna II at Pisang. Pisang marks the beginning of the region upper portion of the Manang district.
It’s about 6-7 hours trail. From upper Pisang, the high trail enters pine grooves to reveal views of the small turquoise lake. The trail does a dogleg through the charming village, passing with views of painted Mandalas and dragon mouth spouts. Hiking through the fields of grazing yak and the wide variety of crops. This large Tibetan settlement provides good views of Annapurna II/III/IV, Gangapurna and Tarkekang. Stay at 3570m.
This day you spend the second night in the Manang region to acclimatize to the higher elevations you will encounter towards the Thoroung La. Take advice from Himalayan Rescue Association and observe the spectacular views of the Himalaya nearby. There are fine views of the milky blue glacier lake at the foot of spectacular Gangapurna icefall and traditional stone buildings.
The trail continues to climb out of the Marsyangdi Valley. The trail follows this valley north, passing a Goths as it steadily gains elevation. You have left the large trees below; the vegetation now consists of scrub juniper and alpine grasses. It’s fun to see large yaks grazing. The view of Annapurna III is excellent.
From Letdar the trail climbs along the east bank of the Jarsang Khola, then descends and crosses the stream on a wooden bridge at 4310m. Blue sheep, and even snow-capped leopards, sometimes magically appear. The crow-like bird choughs, large lammergeiers and Himalayan griffons circles you overhead. Overnight at Phedi 4400m.
The trail becomes steep immediately after leaving Thorung Phedi, switchbacking up moraines and following rocky ridges as it ascends to the Thorung La pass (5416m). You can see the long Great Barrier ridge, Tibet like region of Manang, as well as the Annapurnas, Gangapurna and the heavily glaciated peak of Khatung Kang (6484m). The trail descends crossing meadows steeply down to Muktinath. One of the most important pilgrimage sites for both Hindus and Buddhists.
Morning we can visit Muktinath Temple and after breakfast drive to Jomsom, from here drive to Pokhara, end of our journey of Annapurna Circuit short trek.
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