8 Days Annapurna Circuit Short Trek
The longest Annapurna Circuit Trek is getting shorter after the road reaches Chame. Therefore it is possible to complete the shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek in 8 days.
We always aspire to offer updated and best holiday itineraries to our clients. Therefore, after the start of the road to Chame from Lamjung Besi Sahar, the Short Way Annapurna Circuit Trekking in Nepal is possible within 8 days. Himalaya View Treks is happy to become your trek companion. We will take you to the mystical Himalayas of Nepal around Thorong La Pass and within the diverse alluring Annapurna region of Nepal.
Usually, AC Trek is the longest trekking trail. We sent our travel planners the latest report about the scenario and trail conditions. Therefore, HVT successfully knitted the Annapurna Circuit short Trekking Package in Nepal within 8 days. Trekkers will have to take a bus to Chame and the local sharing jeep to Chame. Shortest Annapurna Circuit trek in 2023, Breakdown cost as per group size. 8 days Thorong La pass Trip Itinerary includes general route and minimum required days.
Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek – Relish wilderness
Moreover, the walking activity starts from Chame and traverses through various quintessential hamlets. Trekkers will encounter countless mountain vistas like Tilicho, Manaslu, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Chulu East, Chulu West, Pisang, etc. Trekkers will reach the Manang Village passing by Pisang Village. Acclimatization rest is in Manang. Trekkers will then head to Thorong Phedi via Yak Kharka.
The enthralling day of trekking is during the crossing of Thorong Pass. It is probably the most memorable section of the trip. Trekkers can get an outstanding view of mountains and landscapes. You will encounter the beautiful Lower Mustang area on the other side of the pass. The highlight of the section is the Muktinath Temple. It is the symbol of religious harmony. Moreover, trekkers will be able to understand the great combination of culture and nature in Nepal. Moreover, the Shortest Annapurna Circuit trek Itinerary leads you from Chame after a Jeep ride From Kathmandu. The trek required only 8 days From Kathmandu.
Shortest Annapurna Circuit Trek - 8 days Itinerary
Day 01: Drive to Besisahar by bus and then share jeep to Chame (2715 m 9 hours drive) overnight at tea house.
Day 02: Trekking to Pisang (3132 m 6 hours walking) overnight at tea house.
Day 03: Trekking to Manang (3341 m 5 hours walking) overnight at tea house.
Day 04: Acclimatization day, hike to Ice Lake, Overnight at same tea house.
Day 05: Trekking to Chauri Lather (3720 m 3/4 hours walking) overnight at tea house.
Day 06: Trekking to Thorong Phedi (3900 m 3 hours walking), overnight at tea house.
Day 07: Trek early in the morning from Thorong La Pass (5416 m 8 hours walking) to Muktinath (3900m.) overnight at tea house.
Day 08: Drive down to Pokhara by Local Bus (1169 m) 10 hours drive) overnight at your own hotel in Pokhara.
- Kathmandu to Chame and Muktinath to Pokhara by Local bus and sharing Jeep
- All meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during your Annapurna Circuit Trek
- ACAP permit and TIM’s card permit
- Government licensed holder, fluent English Speaking, Familiar HVT guide
- One assistant guide if Group sizes is more than 10 trekkers)
- Strong local Porters for Carry trekker’s luggage One porter every 2 trekkers
- Guide and porter wages including their meals, accommodation, and Salary
- Staff insurance including medication coverage
- Equipment for the Company staff
- Water purification drop or tablets for safe drinking water
- Seasonal fresh fruits every day during Annapurna Circuit trek
- Oximeter to measure Pulse and oxygen level
- Company T-shirt as a Souvenirs, and duffle bag if needed
- Local government, taxes, including official Service Charge
- Trip completion Certificate
- Hotel accommodation and meals In Kathmandu and pokhara
- Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery charge fee during the Annapurna Circuit Trek.
- Personal clothing and trekking gear
- Personal travel insurance including evacuation coverage (compulsory) up to 6000m)
- Additional costs if outside the itinerary
- All the costs and expenses which are not mentioned in includes list.
- Tips for guide and porters in end of the treks
Annapurna Circuit Key Highlights:
- World's most popular High Pass (Thorong La Pass (5416 m))
- Manang Valley
- Lower Mustang Region
- Muktinath Temple
- Over 2 Dozen Mountain Vistas
- Oldest Monastery & Thakali/Gurung/Tibetan culture
- Green Lush Forests, Rivers, Waterfalls & Lakes
Annapurna Circuit Entrance Permit
Annapurna Area Conservation Project ACAP Permit RS 3000 per person if you are from SAARC country then RS 1000
TIMS – US$ 20 per person if you are from a SAARC country then US$ 10
Equipment for Nepal Trekking
This section is intended to provide information on clothing and equipment requirements for Nepal Trek. It is not intended to be a final and authoritative checklist. For those who would like a more detailed discussion of these issues, we ask you to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via WhatsApp at +9779841146306
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However, we recommend that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
Footwear: Equipment for Nepal Trek
- Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn prior to the trek, and which are waterproof
- Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking and/or traveling
- Warm socks for colder areas
- Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
- Loose, casual trousers for trekking
- Thermal leggings for colder areas
- Long skirts for women as an alternative to trousers
- Waterproof trousers
- Selection of T-shirts, and long-sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
- Thermal shirt for colder areas
- Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas
- Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
- Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes
- Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)
Head / Hands
- Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
- Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
- Sunglasses or goggles
- Warm gloves
- Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
- Day sack to be carried personally
- Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag
- One-liter water bottle
- Personal first aid kit to include essential items
- Sleeping bag, 4 season
- Torch, ideally head torch
- Camera and film! – For those not-to-be-forgotten shots of the Himalayas
- Toilet items and towel
- Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
- Books (see Recommended Reading)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
Altitude sickness, often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a particularly important medical consideration while trekking in Nepal. Altitude Mountain sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. The initial symptoms of AMS are as follows:
- Nausea, vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Sleeplessness/ Insomnia
- Persistent headache
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, confusion
- Disorientation, drunken gait
- Weakness, fatigue, lassitude, heavy legs
- Slight swelling of hands and face
- Breathlessness and Breathing irregularity
- Reduced urine output
These symptoms are to be taken very seriously. In case of an appearance of any of the above symptoms any further ascent should be avoided otherwise more serious, even life-threatening problems can happen. The only cure for Altitude Sickness is to descend to lower elevations immediately. Acclimatization by ascending to no more than 300 to 500 meters per day above 3000 meters, and the proper amount of rest and dehydrations are the best methods for the prevention of AMS.
If you follow the simple advice of your trained guide, you won’t have to worry about complications from mountain sickness. we design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitudes and arrange alternative Itineraries for those at risk.
Thanking you we can arrange the best trek without the risk of altitude sickness.
Although trekking in Nepal can be organized throughout the year, September through May is considered to be the best month for trekking. Summer months of the year which coincide with monsoon begin in mid-June and drains in mid-September making travel wet and warm. The mountain views may not be at their best as rain clouds and haze overhang the mountains occasionally obscure the enchanting views. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Get the best Nepal Trekking Information with HVT.
During monsoon, it does not mean that it will rain every day. Besides, some of the most frequented trails will not be crowded, and some people like it that way. It can actually be enjoyed in the upper part of the Annapurna circuit around Marfa, Jomsom, and Muktinath as the monsoon does not get in this trans- Himalayan area because they fall into a rain shadow area. Note: – It is recommended to carry insect repellent when trekking during the summer months.
Best Time of The Year
Trekking is possible at any time of the year depending on where you are going. The most popular seasons are spring (February-May) and autumn (September-December). Winter is very cold above 4000m. And high mountain passes may be snowbound, but it is good for trekking at lower altitudes. During the monsoon season (June-August), you can trek in the rain-shadow areas north of the Himalayan like the Mustang, upper Manang, and Dolpo. These places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains and are unaffected by the monsoon.
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Is it hard to do Annapurna Circuit Trek in 8 days?
Yes, it is possible. Expert planning in designing the itinerary is needed for the successful trekking. Our travel planners have worked very hard during pandemic to shorten the circuit trek. The company invested in private research trek to knit the short itinerary. The itinerary consists of Manang Acclimatization too. Therefore, it avoids the risk of altitude sickness also. Don't worry and follow the instructions of the trekking guide. You will be able to complete the trek in 8 days.
What should i do before trekking? My Physical fitness status?
Annapurna Circuit Trek is relatively easy trekking route except the day of crossing the Thorong La Pass. However, you need to be physically fit. We are challenging to complete the trek in just 8 days. Therefore, one month before the trek, do some gentle walking exercises. Cardio exercises are helpful. For example, do some cycling and long hours of walking/jogging.
What are things do i need to do besides preparing the physical fitness level? Eating Habits?
Please avoid eating greasy food one month prior to the trekking. Avoid drinking beer too. If you really need to drink alcohol, limit to one - two pint. Make sure to do extra jogging or cardio exercises.
Do i need Travel Insurance for the Trek?
Yes, Insurance is highly needed. In fact, it is mandatory. We are directly traveling to Chame which is 2600 m from Kathmandu 1300 m. Therefore, slight difficulty might appear. But the altitude effects start to appear only after 3000 m. Our travel planners prepared this itinerary in such a way that trekkers can avoid the altitude sickness risk. There is road network up to Manang but we will not travel to Manang on vehicle rather we trek after staying in Chame. However, you need to take the insurance as our trekking reaches as high as 5416 m. It is better as well as mandatory to do take the insurance.
What is the difficulty level of the trek?
The trekking is moderate to easy. The only difficulty is while we trek from Phedi to Muktinath crossing the Thorong La pass. We have to cover 1000 m on this day. However, normal route is Yak Kharka to High Camp which make it easier to cross the pass. However, the guide will assess your condition. He/She will decide whether to push for High camp or Phedi. Besides this day, almost every day is easy walking trail.
How many hours of walking in a day?
We will have to walk for about 6-7 hours in a day. Thorong La Pass Crossing day requires more hours which is about 7 - 8 hours.