Annapurna Circuit Short Trek - 6 Days

Trip Fact:
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5416m
  • AccommodationHotel/Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Trip Start/EndKathmandu
  • Group Size2-30 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch to May and September to December

Our Annapurna Circuit Short Trek is a condensed 6-day experience, designed for those passionate about trekking but limited by time. Starting in Kathmandu, we transport you by bus to Besisahar, where we handle permit registrations. From Besisahar, the journey continues with a scenic jeep drive to Chame.

The heart of the trek begins in Chame and takes you to Pisang, winding through a picturesque forest trail. Along this path, trekkers can admire the Paungda Danda Rock. From Pisang, the trail leads to Manang, offering breathtaking views of Annapurna peaks such as Annapurna II, III, IV, and Gangapurna. The trek then progresses to Ledar and onto Thorong Phedi. A major highlight is the fifth day, where trekkers cross the Thorong La High Pass to reach Muktinath, a sacred site revered by both Hindus and Buddhists. After a restful night in Jomsom, the journey culminates with a flight to Pokhara.

This 6-day Annapurna circuit trek, requiring trekkers to hike 6-7 hours daily, is an alternative to our 12-day longer Annapurna circuit trek to the entire Annapurna region. It provides a unique blend of nature's beauty and cultural richness of the region

What to Expect on the Annapurna Circuit Short Trek?

This Annapurna circuit region offers some of Nepal's most breathtaking Himalayan views. Expect to walk 5-6 hours daily, moving from lush forests to the high alpine terrains. The trek includes paths along valleys, ridges with panoramic mountain views, and passes adorned with prayer flags. With Dream Heaven Adventure handling all the details, you just need to enjoy this unforgettable journey.

Best Time to Trek the Annapurna Circuit

While trekking in Nepal can be influenced by the monsoon from June to August, the ideal times for the Annapurna Circuit are during the clear spring (February-May) and autumn (September-November) months. However, each season, whether it's the snowy winter or misty summer, offers its own unique charm. Regardless of when you decide to trek, Dream Heaven Adventure ensures a top-notch experience.

How Difficult is the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek?

This 6-day short trek is suitable for most people with a good health and fitness level. Even if you're new to trekking, you can embark on this adventure. However, be mindful of the high altitudes, especially as the trek crosses the Thorong La pass, which is above 5,000 meters. It's vital to stay hydrated and rest adequately. With our guides by your side, you're in safe hands as you explore the mesmerizing Annapurna.

Perks and Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit Trek with DHA

  • Benefit from free access to essential trekking gear, including duffle bags, trekking poles, and an oximeter to keep a check on your oxygen levels and pulse.
  • Cherish your Himalayan journey with a detailed trekking route map, and Dream Heaven Adventure t-shirt.
  • Experience the beauty of scenic Himalayan villages dotted throughout the Annapurna Mountains.
  • Ascend to an impressive 5,416 meters to cross the mountain pass of Thorong La.
  • Enjoy unparalleled panoramas of majestic peaks like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machapuchare, and the entirety of the Annapurna massif.
  • Complete this iconic Annapurna Circuit Trek in a brisk six days.
Annapurna Circuit Trek Altitude Profile

Short Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Chame (2,710M) - Drive via Besisahar (8-9 hours).
Day 2: Chame to Pisang (3,310M) - Trek (5-6 hours, approx. 15-18 km).
Day 3: Pisang to Manang (3,519M) - Trek (6-7 hours, approx. 18-21 km).
Day 4: Manang to Thorong Phedi (4,540M) or Thorang High Camp (4,880M) - Trek (5-6 hours, approx. 15-18 km).
Day 5: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (3,762M) via Thorang La pass (5,416M) - Trek, then drive to Jomsom.
Day 6: Jomsom to Pokhara/Kathmandu - Flight (First Jomsom to PKR flight then PKR-KTM flight).

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Drive from Kathmandu, passing through Besisahar. Reach Chame after 9-10 hours, enjoying mountain views along the way.

  • 9-10 hours drive
  • Chame - (2,710M)
  • Tea House
  • Lunch/Dinner

Trek beside the Marshyangdi river and through forests. After 5-6 hours, arrive in Pisang with its mountain backdrop.

  • Pisang - (3,310M)
  • 5-6 hours trek, approx. 15-18 km
  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Trek for 6-7 hours through changing landscapes. Reach Manang, a village blending nature and culture.

  • Manang - (3,519M)
  • 6-7 hours trek, approx. 18-21 km
  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Ascend challenging paths with stunning views. Rest at either Thorong Phedi or the higher Thorang High Camp after 5-6 hours.

  • Thorong Phedi - (4,540M)
  • 5-6 hours trek, approx. 15-18 km
  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Climb the Thorang La pass and descend to Muktinath, a spiritual site. Drive to Jomsom by evening.

  • Thorang La pass - (5,416M)
  • 8-9 hours trek, variable hours and distance due to elevation change
  • Tea House
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara, then to Kathmandu, enjoying aerial mountain views.

  • 30 minutes flight each ( Jomsom-PKR only morning flight)
  • Kathmandu - (1400m)
  • Your Own
  • Breakfast

If you can spare an additional two days, we highly recommend extending the Annapurna Circuit trek to an optimal duration of 8 days. Kindly get in touch with us to tailor an itinerary that aligns with your specific needs and preferences

Cost Details


  • Transport: We provide transportation to and from the trek.
  • Guide: An experienced and professional guide accompanies you throughout the journey.
  • Permits: All necessary permits are taken care of.
  • Accommodation: Enjoy comfortable stays in tea houses.
  • Meals: Three meals a day are included.
  • Flights: Both internal and necessary flight tickets are covered.

Good to Know

Accommodations and Food

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, being one of the world's renowned trekking routes, boasts numerous lodges and tea houses, thanks to the hundreds of trekkers who traverse this path annually. These accommodations typically offer twin sharing rooms equipped with basic amenities and sometimes en-suite bathrooms in lower altitudes.

Each floor has common toilets, maintaining the standard across trekking trails in Nepal. When it comes to food, trekkers can expect a range of hygienic and well-prepared meals, curated from local menus. The Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and local government annually train the locals, ensuring a high standard for both lodgings and cuisine.


While the Annapurna region initially lacked basic amenities like electricity and internet, today's trekkers can enjoy both. The upper Manang region might rely on solar panels for power, but internet access is widespread, either through Wi-Fi in lodges or mobile data. Charging your devices might come at a small cost. For cost-effective internet, consider using a local SIM card's data pack.


To trek the Annapurna Circuit, two permits are necessary:

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit: USD 25 or Rs. 3000 per person.

Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit: USD 17 or Rs. 2000 per person.

Trek Essentials

Health & Fitness:
Be in good shape. If you're new to trekking, try short hikes or walks first. The trek can be high and tough, so get a health check before you go. Tell us if you have any health issues.

Guide & Porter:
Our guides are skilled and friendly. They'll help you on the trek. We treat our porters well, and they carry up to 25 KG. Make sure your bag isn't heavier than this.

Get travel insurance that covers treks, medical issues, lost bags, and more. Make sure it covers all your activities in Nepal.

Group Size:
We do both private and group treks. Groups are between 2 to 10 people. If you're alone, we can plan a solo trek for you. If you have a date in mind, tell us. Or join one of our scheduled groups.

Benefits of the Short Annapurna Circuit Trek

While the Annapurna Circuit Trek traditionally took two weeks, road developments have made it feasible to experience its essence in a shorter timeframe. Dream Heaven's Short Annapurna Circuit Trek is a curated itinerary that offers a comprehensive glimpse into the Annapurna region's culture, nature, and lifestyle.

Trekkers explore Manang, pass through the towering Thorung La Pass, descend to the sacred Muktinath site, and journey through the Kali Gandaki river gorge, nestled between the towering Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks.

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