Annapurna Circuit Short Trek – 12 Days

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Introduction to Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

If your first love is trekking, then the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is for you. An adventure in the desert that you probably don’t want to miss at any cost. Annapurna Circuit Trek is a wonderful trek among the various trekking routes in Nepal. Visit temples, monasteries, and some fascinating landscapes that satisfy your hunger and desire for natural and cultural fantasies. Familiarity with the rural lifestyle and unique traditions of ethnic groups encourages you to live happily ever after!

Treks take you from the lush subtropical zone to the desert alpine area to cross the challenging Thorong La Pass. The dramatic views of the Annapurna Range and Mount Dhaulagiri will motivate you to continue your journey. The trail continues through paddy fields, subtropical forests, incredible waterfalls, huge rocks, and many beautiful villages.

The Manang Valley is an isolated valley in the wilderness, like the desert area of the Annapurna region. It is a village of ethnic groups such as Tamang, Gurung, and Magar, which are mostly Buddhist. The isolated valley is the perfect place to explore the views of the mountains. From here, the view of mountains like Gangapurna, Chulu Mountains, Tilicho Peak, Kangaru Peak, and Thorong Peak is beautiful.

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Popular Challenging pass in Annapurna Circuit Short Trek

Likewise, the Thorang La Pass is the highest in the world, offering a magnificent view of the mountains of the Annapurna region. The trek starts in the rural central mountains and reaches Thorang La Pass at an altitude of 5,416 meters, which is the highest and most challenging pass on the circuit. This impressive pass is the best point on earth to see the stunning beauty of the great Himalayas. Crossing the pass, we reach the famous spiritual center of both Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims, Muktinath.

Depending on the speed of the hiker, the duration of the side trip, and the rest of the days taken, the journey usually takes 10 to 15 days. Cozy teahouse accommodations and clean food are available along the trek, and apple pies are found in these tea houses anywhere on Earth. September, October, November, and December are the best times to trek in this area, but you can trek at almost any time of the year.

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Elisabeth Meusy

Thank you a lot for your organization about my trek. It was a superb experience; all was perfect. Karma is a very nice person and a good guide. I appreciated trekking with Odyssey (a reliable Nepal trek operator). If I come back to Nepal, I will be happy to ask you to trek with me again. I am thinking about Annapurna or the Everest trek.

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Dom Miller



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Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.

They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.


Trip Highlights

  • Trip Durations 12 Days
  • Trip Destination Nepal
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Accomodation Tea House
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best Season Sept-Dec, March-May
  • Max Altitude 5,416m
  • Trip Start Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Trip End Kathmandu

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