Are you looking to your walking holiday to Annapurna circuit? but you don't have time so let us to organize your trek to Annapurna Circuit with a week and you can explore many things within limit time too such as, suspension bridges,waterfall, high Thorag la pass(5416mtr), wild animals,farming by locals so no.
Mini short Annapurna circuit trek goes through Marsyngdy river and continue take you to the top of Thorang-la which is the major attraction of this trek and itself it is high part of this trek.the Majestic Himalaya range , Kali Gandaki River and the typical local house makes you feel you are not is same earth it is really interesting and friendly people along the way.
Are you thinking to make your very Mini Annapurna circuit trekking within 7 days? If so please let us help you as a local agency and my self I am guide so I can lead your trek within week time. Mini short Annapurna trek is a majestic views of Himalaya, typical Nepali house, local friendly people, terrace field and many other interesting things that you can explore. It is also a popular because of really high pass Thorang-la as some people wants to cross high pass within short time to them this trek is a perfect area to go.
Mini Annapurna circuit is a modifying trekking destination from round Annapurna trekking. The main purpose of this mini trek is exploration Annapurna circuit trek within your fixed and limit time who don’t have much time to follow the details itinerary. This trek starts from Beshisahar which is about 6hrs drive from Kathmandu and trek ends at Jomsom .
Mini Annapurna circuit trek is the best and one of the popular trekking trail in Nepal as it is really scenic and natural views including over 8000 mtr high mountains, stunning view point and pass Thorangla(5416mtr).
Day 1: Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1351 m)
When you arrive in Kathmandu Airport our Airport representative will pick up you by private comfortable Vehicle and welcome you by flower made Necklace. It is how we welcome to our each clients. Once we drop you to the hotel you can have few hours rest, if you want if not we can give you some briefing about your trip, and evening time you can explore Thamel and nearer area, where you can enjoy your time at Nepali authentic cuisine.
Day 2: Drive to to Bulbule (920 m)
After breakfast at your Hotel in Kathmandu, We will have a local bus which is interesting part of your trip to see how Nepali act and the way they talk and behavior it is your great opportunity too. After 6 to 7 hours Bus ride you will reach at Bhulbhule, Which is about 45 minute off road bumpy Road and also the gateway of Annapurna circuit/round trekking. Over night stay in the lodge.
Day 3: Bhulbhule to Chamje (1410 m)
It is our first walking day of your trek and the walking route goes through the Paddies field most of the time and forest Which is open and under the blue Sky, We will have many great pictures around. After reaching at Jagat you will see crystal clear Marsyangdu River beyond as well as many suspension Bridges, and scenic view of Marsyagdy valley. when you reach at Chamje you will have your private room in small tea house and sharing bathroom, There we will spent your night.
Day 4: Trek to Bagarchhap(2160 m),
Day 2nd is another beautiful day after your breakfast at the Tea house We start to walk through narrow walking Trail , Pine Forest, Rhododendron, Bamboo and suspension Bridges so after crossing the Bridge the trail goes up Straigh to the ridge of green hill.than we follow the descending path to Tal which is also alternative trekkers settlement. when you pass Tal the walking valley will be wider and you can take many great pictures or the area including some mountains. when you pass Tal than there is another village called Dharapani, Which is lovely isolated village and calm than after crossing Dharapani you will reach at Bagarchhap, Where we will get your private room and spent the night there.
Day 5: Trek to Chame (2708 m)
After spending one night at Chame, We start our journey Again in the morning. We start to walk slowly continue to Danaque village, Which is easy walking first bit than We have to ascent steeply to the top, Where you can see friendly Tamanag community. When you get there at Tamang village the view of high Himalaya is just unbelievable especially Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal are the best. After Tamang village the walking route will be very easy and flat as we walk pass Tibetan village and we have started our journey from low level of altitude we can see lots of differences between those locals , their life, hospitality and other many interesting parts. after Tibetan residency area we trek through Thanchok, kolo and finally we will reach at Chame, which is beautiful place where you gonna sleep one night.
Day 6: Trek to Pisang (3240 m)
When you are ready after your Backpacking we start to walk for a day adventure at first We walk through older Chame than climb up to Telekhu, after Telekhu the trails continue goes through forest for some time and you will reach at Brathang. there is beautiful suspension bridge over Marsyangdy river where we have to go and cross to go to the other side of the hill than trail climbs gentle up towards the ridge of Pine forest, Which is Beautiful walking than after we reach to Pisang. Over night at local Tea house.
Day 7: Trek to Manang(3540 m)
Pisang is a border line of Manag ,so after your refreshment and breakfast we start our walking to manage the first steep path leads you to the Braga Tibetan village where you can see their traditional house and biggest monastery of that district. when you pass this traditional after while you will be at Manag village where you sleep over night.
Day 8: Acclimatized day
It is rest day here as we have moved from ow level of the trek that rest day is really important. as a sight trip you may go to Khangsar mountain area and the magnificent view of so many mountains. over night at Manang.
Day 9: Hiking to Yak Kharka (4125 m)
It is such easy day you feel because you had rest day in this altitude and you are back again to go further up to Yak Kharka. the walking route gradually up through very tall tress, and juniper trees as well yak farm you get to see along the way to Yak kharka. it is a day of flora and fauna and also the slope insane scenic village Yak kharka where you gonna spent your time at tea house. Most of the trekkers use to stay there but if you are happy to walk another hour there is one beautiful village called Ledar where you can sleep.
Day 10: Trek to Thorang-phedi( 4550 m)
Walking up to Thorangphedi is a fantastic day Where You may see if you are lucky snow leopard there are some record hat some trekkers seen leopard in this area beyond the bushes. The majestic view of high mountains, blue seeps and open area freedom walk is the best and major part of the day. it is quite high area so drink lots of warm water and ginger tea and spent your night there.
Day 11: Trek to Muktinath(3850 m) via Thorangla (5416 m)
It is long walking days comparatively and also quite difficult day Because you have to walk about 7 to 8 hours in a high ridge of the mountain where as not easily find the shops and food so you should go with your guide and friends not alone.
After 6 hours walking you will reach to Thorang phedi than the steps climbs up to Thorang la which is the hardest part because of wind and high altitude area. Thorangla pass is the major part of this trek because it is highest point and you get to see magnificent breathtaking view of Annapurna, and many surrounding mountains. after Thorangla pass the trail descending towards Muktinath which is holy area where thousands of pilgrims visits each a year there is Jwalami Temple and baddest monastery at same compound as it we have religious tolerance. Spent your tiring night at Muktinath with some drink for you recovery.
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (2755 m)
It is easy day you feel must better than yesterday still you have to walk about 2 to 3 hours descending only an about 2 to 3 hours will be flat, after successes of Thorangla pass this is a easy day. it is quite windy day in kaligandaki valley but It will be cool walking on the bank of kaligandaki . The old and interesting traditional village are the highlights of the day beyond wheat, and potato farming and some yaks an sheep hut.
Day 13: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
You will fly in the morning before 11 and 12 am because there will be windy and can’t make flight after that so you should be ready after you breakfast on time and wait for your plane, it is about 30 minute flight over Nilgiri and Ghorepani village. You will spent your night in Pokhara. it is your last day of your adventure so your crew members will expect your tip after many days walk in the mountain so you may ask your guide and helper to have dinner together and i same time you can tip them.
Day 14; Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
It is also a early bus ride at 7.30 am so you should be ready on time and take your bus which is reserve by safe holiday adventure and there will be your guide also to help you for any help you need , the bus will stop twice a time before you get to Kathmandu and it takes 7 to 8 hours to arrive Kathmandu. over night in Kathmandu hotel on BB (plan).
Day 15: Extra leisure Day in Kathmandu
It is you extra leisure day in Kathmandu you can go for shopping or visit the main historical places such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple,Stupa, and explore local bazaar. spent your night in same hotel.
Day 16: Departure day from Kathmandu
It is your final day sadly we have to drop you to the airport on time. the trip will end when we drop you for this time but for your future you are most welcome for your next adventure.
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Can i get visa on Arrival ?
yes when you arrive in Kathmandu TIA airport you can get visa within a 15 minute you just need to fill up the form and two passport size photograph per person and 25 USD for 15 days stay in Nepal. 30 Days visa cost 30 USD and 3 month tourist visa cost 100 USD.
How long does it take from Kathmandu airport to Thamel ?
The Tourist area of Kathmandu is called Thamel , It is only 30 minute drive to get there where you can find many Hotel and Hostel as you have budget. Thamel is also a place to find many services such as ATM machine , Many different restaurant, money exchange, and bar/Club.
How to go Annapurna circuit trek From Kathmandu ?
Annapurna Circuit trek lies to the mid west of Kathmandu. There are many Buses and Micro Buses goes to Beshisahar, Bhulbhule which are the places to start Annapurna circuit trek. It is about 6 hours drive by Public Bus but you can have private transport too . if you are taking public bus you have to go to New bus park which is 35 minute walk to the north side of Thamel or you can ask in local travel agency who will provides you a tickets.
How many days do i need to make Annapurna circuit trek ?
Annapurna Circuit trek generally takes 18 days but there are few options for this trek. there is off road now so instead of walking at the begging and before ending for few days you can skip and customize the trek, if you have only short time about 12 days. If you have 18 days you can go over Thorangla pass, and continue to Ghorepani poon Hill than Pokhara this entire days will be perfect complete trip to explore culture, high mountains, farming, traditions and many more.
so, if you have only 12 days you can start you trip from Bhulbhule than you can end your trip at Jomsom than take a short flight 25 minute to Pokhara or when you are in Muktinath after thorag pass than you can take jeep back to Pokhara but takes more than 8 hours .
How much for Annapurna circuit trekking ?
This trekking price will repents on the size of your group and your time you will spent there but in general if you make 18 days Annapurna circuit trek in a package way it cost 999 USD per person, if you are two people and if you are more than 3 than on request we can consider the price as per the size of your group.
There are many budget travelers too who would like to hire a guide only for Annapurna circuit trek for them it cost 26 USD per person. either you are single or 5 person it is the same price and this way of trekking service called Salary base trekking.