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      • Listed as world best long distance trekking as well for other exciting adventures
      • Dramatic change of altitude, climate, vegetation, landscapes, culture and people
      • Great bio-diversity and temperatures on daily walks around Annapurna Himalaya
      • Adventure from low-warm and cooler alpine hills to arctic cold of ice / glaciers
      • Within North / South Annapurna Himalaya mountain range facing great scenery
      • Superb panorama of snow-capped mountains from high and scenic Thorang-La
      • Lovely cultural villages in the harmony of beautiful landscapes and high peaks

An advantage  of booking trip with  Royal Nepal Group 

    • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
    • First aid kit box
    • Royal Nepal Group provides sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.


    • Local experts plan your itinerary
    • Friendly and fast customer service
    • Personal care and attention
    • Your safety is our number one priority
    • We speak several languages (English, French, Spanish and Chinese)
    • Award-winning company with rave reviews
    • As a courtesy, Trekking Planner informs your country’s embassy that you are traveling with us. In the event of an emergency, your embassy will be able to reach you quickly.
    • We have extensive experience and local knowledge
    • We are always available 24/7 with on-ground support in Nepal
    • We cater to every budget
    • No booking fees and Hassle-Free Booking
    • We accept last minute booking
    • we accept instant booking and online payment
    • We care about local welfare and take care of our guides and porters
    • We use local guide and porter for your trip

‘scenic and most rewarding adventure around massive Annapurna Himalaya’

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek, an opportunity for interested trekkers where one can enjoy great dramatic scenery and excellent views on this unique and most beautiful adventure.
Royal Nepal Group have designed this wonderful trek aiming for people with desire visiting marvelous country around great and massive Annapurna Himalaya, where this adventure provides you to fulfill your dreams in short duration of times within Ten Days.
Since last decades Annapurna Circuit route where motor able has been constructed which makes it easier to complete the whole Annapurna circuit in ten days or within week, where visitors will never miss the beauty of the region facing awesome views all along this magnificent journey on drives and walks.
The area around Annapurna Circuit regarded as world Top Ten destination for adventure long walks and trekking where views of white snow peaks remains constant, with dramatic variation of temperatures that one can experience on this fabulous journey.
Annapurna Circuit Short Trek begins with exciting overland journey towards Nepal Mid-West within low and heavily farmed areas of Lamjung and then continues heading higher up to cooler alpine hills at Chame within Manang district.
Chame the main town and headquarter of Manang area where our actual walk begins heading into lovely woods of tall rhododendron and pine trees following the raging Masrsyangdi River right up to its glacial source at Manang valley.
As trek progress with uphill climb to enter into scenic high Manang Valley enclosed with series of snow-capped peaks of Annapurna range with Chulu group and Pisang peak in view.
From Pisang village where beautiful Manang valley starts as walk leads to short ups and down and visiting nice old interesting monastery enriched with ancient Buddhist treasures of relics and colorful religious paintings in the interior of Braga Monastery.
After a wonderful time visiting the monastery along with spectacular views of Annapurna and Chulu peaks reaching at main Manang village enclosed by array of peaks, a lovely spot for overnight stop to enjoy and witness local immense culture.
From Manang village adventure takes you at the end of valley rim with climb over the highest point of the journey to cross and traverse Thorang-La Pass at above 5,416 m and 17,769 ft high rewards you with spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri, Mustang and Damodar Himal with Chulu and Annapurna range.
Our tough walk of the adventure takes you on long descend to reach within Mustang area at holy premises in Muktinath temple area and its lovely villages facing wonderful views of Nilgiri, Tukuche and Dhaulagiri mountain range.
Muktinath an important holy pilgrimage spot for Hindu, the temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu where the name Muktinath means a place to Liberate or free yourself from your sins by praying and paying homage at the temple.
From Muktinath our walking adventure completes where drive takes you down at Kali-Gandaki River Valley with drop of near 1,200 meter or more to reach at nice town of Jomsom, and then past lovely villages of Marpha, Tukuche to reach at low warm area in Tatopani, a village with refreshing natural hot-spring.
After an enjoyable overnight in Tatopani drive leads to the end of our journey at beautiful and most scenic city in Pokhara, regarded as a leading and renowned touristic of Nepal and around Himalaya for its natural beauty of mountains and lakes.
A great place to conclude our marvelous adventure in Pokhara after an overwhelming experience on Annapurna Circuit Short Ten Days Trekking with amazing moments around both beautiful sides of massive Annapurna Himalaya.  

Important Note

  • This trip departure every day of the year
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
  • Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept online payment 
  • we accept instant booking and online payment

Itinerary Disclaimer:

Annapurna Circuit Short Trek of 10 days provided with standard Itinerary, where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….
We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Royal Nepal Group.

Best Seasons for 10 Days Annapurna Circuit Short Trek:

Best time from March to May in spring season with September till December months during autumn and pre-winter season.
March to May much longer sunlight hours where green hills are bright and beautiful with wild flowers in full blooming times, especially rhododendron of various species, make the trek more interesting and very special.
Most days are clear from morning till late afternoon, can get cloudy sometimes with chance of snows around higher elevation cold in the morning and night time (not adding extra wind-chill factors).
Mid-September to December during autumn / fall season most days are crystal clear from morning till mid-afternoon, days are shorter and as well sunlight hours, much cold with freezing temperatures in the morning and night as well in shades above 1,800 m high chances of snow on walks.

Local Culture and Religion-Annapurna Circuit:

Gurung people are the main natives of Annapurna Himalaya region, around Nepal Far North and Mid-West as far towards Lamjung area and further West of the country.
With two main types of Gurung and Ghale the higher Manang valley and around low and mid hills, practice Buddhist religion as well ancient Bon cult of pre Buddhism respecting and worship of nature and spirit of ancestors where five elements are basic importance Sky, Cloud / Water, Thunder / Fire, Vegetation and Earth / Soil.
Gurung are farmers and cattle herders as main traditional occupation of ancient heritage, where lower Mid Hill Gurung menfolk are also known as famous and brave Gorkha soldiers winning much respects and valor in British and Indian Army as well in Singapore Police.
Every house adorned with Buddhist prayer flags which you can notice on this wonderful walk from Lamjung onward around Tal, Chame, Pisang, and Manang all the way at Pokhara city.

Climate and Weather-Annapurna Circuit Short Trekking:

Himalayan climate can be unpredictable sometimes even in good best seasons, where April and May to first week of June will be the best time during spring times, when days are longer with enough sunlight hours.
Morning and night time as well in shade can be cold and much freezing temperatures around higher areas above 2,000 m.
Other months from September to mid-December another great times for Annapurna Circuit Short Trek and other areas of Himalaya, when days are clear for views and to summit the top of the peak, although much colder months of autumn season with extreme cold during morning and night time, where sunlight is much shorter.


Day 1

From Kathmandu drive to Bulbule 845 m / 2,815 ft and 200 km distance ride of 6-7 hrs. (L/D)

Early morning drive from Kathmandu to reach around Nepal Mid-West as journey heads on main Kathmandu and Pokhara highway past many farm villages and towns, and then route diverts from Dumre town leaving the main road.

From here drive enters low warm agricultural area within Lamjung district and at Besisar headquarter town of the district, where journey continues heads following Masrsyangdi River to reach at Bulbule village for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 2

Drive to Chame 2,710 m/ 8890 ft on Local Bus 5 to 6 hrs. (B/L/D)

From Bulbule village after a pleasant overnight halt, morning drive continues on the bank of Masrsyangdi River to reach Syange village from here up to Jagat, and then into forested area, with super views of Annapurna and Manaslu mountain ranges.

Drive continues to Tal Besi village, another hour brings at Dharapani village and then finally at Chame for overnight stop, Chame a large, major town and headquarter of Manang district.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 3

Trek to Pisang 3,115 m / 10,200 ft - 05 hrs. (B/L/D)

From Chame our actual adventure continues walking into cooler area from here onward heading closer to mountainous region, trek through nice alpine forests of rhododendron and pine trees, following Masrsyangdi River upstream with short ups and down hills to Bhratang village.

From Bhratang village walk follows uphill through alpine woodland overlooking Chulu’s and Pisang peak, after lunch break at Dukuri Pokhari walk descends to lower Pisang village for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 4

Trek to Manang 3540 m/ 11,300 ft- 04 hrs. (B/L/D)

Pisang village with great views of mountains walk leads through woodland with short uphill and views of staggering Annapurna II and III, Gangapurna Chulu’s and Pisang peak.

As walk leads to Hongde village, from here tree lines disappear for barren, landscapes with cold, dry arctic climate. Before Manang, visit old Braga monastery with old Buddhist relics and then an hour walk brings at Manang village.

The houses here are built up in traditional Tibetan style and Manang people are known for their rich cultural and traditions. With time here to explore Manang village, located beneath Annapurna and Gangapurna mountain range and Manang glacial Lake.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 5

Trek to Ledar 4, 200 m/ 14, 206 ft - 04 hrs. (B/L/D)

After a good rest at Manang, morning walk leads towards Ghunsang village on the uphill path to Ledar past Yak Kharka, an interesting high altitude trek with super views of snowcapped mountains, then crossing a small stream river to reach Yak Kharka.

After a short refreshing break an hour walk reaches you on a small settlement at Ledar for overnight stop offers tremendous views of Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Chulu Peaks.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 6

Trek to High Camp 4,900 m / 15, 091 ft -04 hrs. (B/L/D)

Morning heading much higher area, towards Thorang-la after a climb along the river bank, walk leads at Thorang Phedi, from here an hour of steep climb brings at Thorang High Camp for overnight stop.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 7

Trek to Muktinath 3, 800 m /12467 ft via Thorang la pass 5,416 m /17,769 ft - 07 hrs. (B/L/D)

Our main Big-Day! Of the adventure, with early breakfast trek follows a long climb up to Thorang-la with steep haul on the winding path to Thorang La Pass at 5,416 m / 17,769 ft.

The highest point of the trip, the pass offers super views of awesome sceneries of snowcapped peaks after feeling high reaching the main highlight, and then a long descend leads to Muktinath at 3,800 m.

On reaching Muktinath for overnight stop, a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhists the word Muktinath literally means ‘the place for Nirvana or Liberation’. Our walk ends at Muktinath from here onwards overland drive to Tatopani and then ending at beautiful and scenic Pokhara city.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 8

Drive to Tatopani 1,200 m/ 3, 940 ft on local bus – 05 hrs. (B/L/D)

After Muktinath, rest of the journey is pleasant with long overland drive rewards you with amazing views of Nilgiri-Tukuche-Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain range as the drive leads downhill to warmer past world deepest gorge of Kaligandaki River and then reaching at Tatopani for overnight stop.

Enjoy refreshing time taking a dip in natural hot-spring at Tatopani village which means Hot-Water / spring located near the village on the bank of Kali-Gandaki River.

Included standard accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

Day 9

Drive to Pokhara 850 m / 2,788 ft -05 hrs. (B/L)

Last day journey takes you to Pokhara, after a most enjoyable and scenic time on Annapurna Circuit Trekking, drive follows Buri-Gandaki downstream to large town at Beni, headquarter town of Mygdi district.

Entering into much semi-tropical climate and then on main highway as drive takes you to Pokhara facing amazing views of Annapurna Himalaya all the way to Pokhara for overnight stop near the shore of Lake Fewa.

Included deluxe accommodation and meals (Breakfast + Lunch), Tea/Coffee

Day 10

Drive back to Kathmandu 1,350 m/ 4,450 ft. – 06 hrs. (B)

Morning an overland journey to reach Kathmandu from beautiful Pokhara drive on same interesting highway to reach at Kathmandu and back to your hotel, with afternoon free to enjoy personal activities.

(Options for flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu of 30 minutes air journey)

Included standard meals (Breakfast), Tea/Coffee


    • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
    • 01 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at three star category hotel in Pokhara
    • Kathmandu to Besi Sahar to Chame and Muktinath to Tatopani to Pokhara by public bus (if you want private vehicle from Kathmandu also available on additional cost) and Pokhara to Kathmandu by bus  (if you want flight or private vehicle from Pokhara also available on additional cost)
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card)
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
    • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
    • Twin/Double shearing lodge accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary


    • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
    • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu and Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu Pokhara
    • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
    • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower  and extra porter etc.)
    • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
    • Anything not included in service includes column

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Depending upon the programs with itinerary days chosen as per your holidays in Nepal. Actually the whole circuit is of two weeks treks from Dharapani village to Pokhara with drives both ways.

Where one can shorten the treks for a week flying from Jomsom town, or taking a long drive after crossing Thorang-La Pass.

Not at all it’s not hard or tough, except for one day crossing over the highest point of the trek at Thorang-La Pass 5,416 m.

Starts with pleasant and gradual climb, with few short level path, more or less with gentle up. Rest of the walk is on winding path with slow ascent, the hardest is climb up to Thorang-La with long descend.

Taking slow and steady with short refreshing stops makes the walk much easier and enjoyable.

From longest hours of 6 hours to shortest 4 hours, average walks of 5-6 hours from the start to the end of the walk on Annapurna Circuit trekking.

One of the best adventurous trekking, listed as world top 10 adventure destinations around whole Himalaya, and probably on this globe.

It is worth joining Annapurna Circuit trekking, where every day is different of great contrast from cooler alpine hills to arctic cold zone.

Where views of snow-capped peaks follows you from beginning to the end of trekking. The local cultural villages are equally fascinating along with spectacular scenery in the comfort of nice local lodges with warm hospitality.

Yes, it is best to carry your own warm sleeping bag with inner linear which is more hygienic. Although most lodges provides blankets, but using own sleeping bag will be more of comfort and makes you feel much better.

Remember Annapurna Himalaya, located around Far North Mid-West Nepal, where Everest is situated Nepal Far North Mid-Eastern Himalayas. A distance of more than 500 to 600 km, so you won’t be able to see Everest from Annapurna region.

Yes, one can travel and trek around Annapurna Himalaya as the circuit on your own, the best is taking a guide and a porter or porter as guide and companion will be safest and enjoyable.

Where one requires trekking permits called TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).

Before booking or after signing for the trek, keeping fit and healthy with exercise for an hour or more daily before joining for the trek.

Preparation after getting much detail and full information from your agents, will suggest you on clothing list, medical history as well buying travel and medical insurance back at home to make your trip safe and sound.

Depends upon time of booking with Trekking Planner, most people joining with Trekking Planner are family and group of friends. But we do have single or individual clients joining with other multinational group of people also.

It is a must one needs to purchase travel and medical insurance for one safety and precaution. Unfortunate thing can take place anywhere, such as bad sudden weather, even in the best time of the seasons.

Where Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometime, where crossing over Thorang-La pass could be not possible on heavy deep snow. Where the company might have to re-route towards other destinations, as well in case of political situation and road-blocks.

Your travel insurance will cover for extra expenses, as well if one gets very sick due to high altitude or other cause. In serious medical condition one needs immediate evacuation by fastest means of transport like Helicopter Service to bring the victim to nearest good hospitals or at Kathmandu. In this situation your medical insurance will support with extra expenses occurred.

On this trek slight chance of catching altitude sickness, where walk leads to slow pace and the altitude gains gradually. Stopping each nights at certain heights supports and helps you to get acclimatize.

Ibuprofen is a pain killer, for sore ankle or muscles will be great help to add in your own medical list. Diamox just carry as pre-cautionary measures, as you won’t be needing just in case.

If it is too much to carry from home as per the weight allowance on international flights. One can buy any types of trekking gear and warm clothing including down jackets and sleeping bags as well on hire.

One can buy in Kathmandu, where some gear might be cheaper than from your home country.

Extra baggage or luggage with unwanted clothing or items not required on trek, can leave in the hotel store room or Trekking Planner will take care of it. As well some valuables that you do not want to take on trek, can leave in the hotel safe deposit box.

Not in the beginning of the trek as you will be going highest destinations, where alcohol can be risky. As it de-hydrates you and can make your health weaker. The best is not to drink beer or alcohol before crossing high Thorang-La pass which is at 5,416 m high.

After the pass, one can enjoy all types of hard and having party all the way to Pokhara, as you will be heading down on return trek.

All kinds of snacks are available on route trekking from potato chips, dry cheese ball from the packets to biscuits and chocolates. Including nuts or bakery products in larger villages and town of Chame and Manang, as well at Jomsom, Marpha and Tatopani.

One can order snacks at restaurants for French fry, noodles to dumpling called Momo and etc.

Showers hot or cold available throughout the trek, except at High Camp before the pass of Thorang-La. On best good lodges showers and bathrooms are of western standard, only in few places around smaller villages or settlements have basic and simple bathrooms.

Most lodges around villages do have good electricity power, where one charge any types of electronics gear or items, some places like Yak Kharka and High Camp, after Manang will have electricity run by solar power. For charging every items one needs to pay as per hour, the price can differ from one village to another.

Most big villages and towns do have Wi-Fi like in Dharapani, Chame, Pisang and Manang. The only places where WiFi will not be available is at Yak Kharka, Ledar and High Camp before Thorang-La Pass. If it’s available it will have disturbing service due to the area of cold climate or in cloudy days. Rest of the area on treks are good for WiFi and available all around the route on overnight stops.

Yes, all cell services will have good networks, at present most part of Nepal mountainous area do have towers for receiving good networks services. Sometimes the cell service can be disturbing due to bad weather with dense clouds. As well in deep gorges hidden behind high mountains and hills. But in most places all types of cell service works, where some lodges on route do have Sat-Phone, as well STD and ISTD service as well.