Short Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 Days Itinerary and Cost
The Short Annapurna circuit trek 10 Days is an adventurous trekking journey that provides natural thrill and cultural beauty of Annapurna region. The 10 days short Annapurna circuit trekking package is beautifully designed for the trekkers who want to explore the Annapurna region in shorter time period. The trek is filled with adventures and thrilling experiences with spectacular sceneries.
The Short Annapurna circuit trek of 10 days offers you the astounding views of the Himalayas, deepest gorges, high mountains passes, lakes, Buddhist and Hindu temples, natural hot springs and amazing cultures. The trekking route is extraordinarily beautiful. In the trekking trail you will be exploring some rare species of animals and birds. If you are lucky enough then you might also see snow leopard and blue sheep. Trekkers will enjoy visiting the small local villages and interaction with beautiful locals. In the trek, thorong la pass is the highest and challenging mountain pass where people can enjoy breathtaking mountains scenery. Visiting Muktinath temple is another attraction for the trekkers. It is a very popular religious temple for both Hindu and Buddhist people. Trekkers can get great insight into both the Hindu and Buddhist cultures and traditions. Trekkers will get a beautiful opportunity of taking dip in famous hot springs at Tatopani and relax there. The hot springs, pretty villages, friendly locals, spectacular scenery and unique cultures will definitely make you fall in love with the trekking in Annapurna region. It is one of the best trekking destinations that you must do at least once in a life.
The 10 days short Annapurna circuit trek let you be close to the nature and beautiful cultures. Welcome Nepal treks have amazing short days Annapurna circuit trekking package. We have well designed itinerary for the travelers who want to explore Annapurna region within 10 days. We would suggest you to do the trek with us and have the best trekking experience in Nepal. We serve our customers with kind services and humble hospitality.
Where is the Short Annapurna Circuit located?
The Annapurna Circuit is located in the central part of Nepal. The total distance of the Annapurna Circuit varies between 160 and 230 kilometers (100-145 miles), depending on the options one chooses to trek.
Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Elevation and altitude
The highest point of the short Annapurna Circuit trek is Thorong La Pass, also known as Thorung La. It is situated at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet) above sea level. The pass is a significant highlight of the trek and marks the highest point reached during the journey.
Short Annapurna Circuit Trek in Autumn
The autumn season during the short Annapurna Circuit trek is considered one of the best times to undertake the journey. This season is a popular choice among trekkers due to the favorable weather conditions and the stunning views offered by the clear skies. The clear skies during autumn provide excellent visibility, offering trekkers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain peaks, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. During autumn, the temperatures are pleasant, both during the day and at night. At lower elevations, daytime temperatures can range from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F), while nighttime temperatures can drop to around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). At higher elevations, temperatures are cooler, especially at night.
Short Annapurna Circuit Trek in Winter
Trekking to the short Annapurna circuit during the winter months offers a unique and adventurous experience, but it also comes with some challenges and considerations. Winter is considered the off-season for trekking in the short Annapurna Circuit, which means there will be fewer trekkers on the trail. During winter, trek can present additional challenges when crossing high passes like Thorong La. The passes may be covered with snow and ice, making the trail more slippery and potentially hazardous. Winter in the Annapurna region is cold, especially at higher elevations. Daytime temperatures at lower elevations can range from 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F), but they can drop significantly, often below freezing, during the night and at higher altitudes. The weather can be unpredictable, with occasional snowfall and chilly winds.
Short Annapurna Circuit Trek in Spring
The spring season during the short Annapurna Circuit trek is one of the most popular and preferred times to undertake the journey. The trekking trails come alive with colorful rhododendron blooms during the spring season. The high passes along the Annapurna Circuit, such as Thorong La pass, are generally accessible and safer during the spring season compared to the winter months. The mild temperatures of spring make trekking comfortable during the day. It's neither too hot nor too cold, providing an ideal environment for trekking. The days are mostly clear and sunny, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F) at lower elevations. Nights are cool but not excessively cold, with temperatures hovering around 5°C to 10°C (41°F to 50°F). The stable weather allows for excellent visibility and stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Short Annapurna Circuit Trek in Monsoon
The monsoon season is considered the off-season for trekking in the Annapurna region. Trekking to the short Annapurna circuit during the monsoon can be challenging due to the heavy rainfall, increased risk of landslides, and leeches on the trail. The mountains are often covered in clouds, and the views can be obscured rain. Trekkers may miss out on the stunning vistas that the Short Annapurna Circuit is famous for. The trekking trails can become muddy, slippery, and challenging to navigate during the monsoon. Trekkers should be prepared for wet and challenging trekking conditions. Daytime temperatures in lower altitudes range from 15 to 25 °C (59 to 77°F), but humidity levels can be high. At higher elevations, temperatures can drop to around 5 to 15 °C (41 to 59°F) during the day and lower at night.
Important Notes for 10 days Short Annapurna Circuit Trek
- While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
- Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
- It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage
- You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
- Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
- If you want to return back to Pokhara from the short Annapurna Circuit trek by helicopter, you will be charged with extra costs around 500$.
- Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
- 10 days Annapurna Circuit trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
- You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
- We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.