Chame to Annapurna circuit trek 10 days half Annapurna circuit

Chame to Annapurna circuit trek 10 days half Annapurna circuit 10 Days US$1095

About half Annapurna circuit trek 10 days

Half Annapurna circuit is the short version of classic route after road construction to Manang. Chame to Annapurna circuit trek route covers a distance of approximately 110-120 km and can be completed in 10-11 days, depend on your pace and schedule. Half Annapurna circuit trek 10 days suitable for those who may not have the time or stamina for the full trek, the half Annapurna Circuit provides an excellent alternative. The half Annapurna Circuit trek is a fantastic alternative for those who want to experience the beauty and culture of the Annapurna region. Book private Annapurna circuit trek 10 days trip to explore the Himalayas Nepal.

Classic Annapurna trail is a very long journey requires quite long duration but short Annapurna circuit trek will help you to complete all your favorite places within 10 to 15 days. It is challenging trek physically fitness and have good stamina are essential. If you are new in the field of trekking and would like to try it initially then you can go for this destination which will help you to gain basic knowledge on the subject of hiking in the Himalayas.

Trip Fact


Annapurna, Nepal


10 Days


Moderate to fairly challenging

Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

Thorong la 5416m

Best time

March to May & Sept to Dec


Trekking & Sightseeing


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Drive & Trekking

Start from

Kathmandu - Chame

End at

Jomsom - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Half Annapurna circuit trek overview

This Chame to Annapurna circuit trek 10 days is modified package to address the desire of travelers to complete Annapurna circuit trek in one week. Where you will be unfolding the eye-popping mountain scenery, tempting landscapes, and calm natural treasures of the region. At the same time you will be largely gratified with the nonpareil feel of accomplishment and dignity on having conquered Thorong la pass an adventurous chore. Besides, you can also perk up yourselves by indulging in exploring the luxuriant natural and wildlife possession of Annapurna Conservation Area Nepal. 10 days half Annapurna circuit trek Nepal

One of the highlights of the half Annapurna Circuit trek is the crossing of Thorong La Pass, which is the highest point of the trek at an altitude of 5,416 meters/ 17769 feet. After crossing the pass, walking trail descends towards Muktinath, which is a significant pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. From Muktinath travelers can catch bus, jeep to Pokhara or trek to jomsom along kaligandaki vally o catch the flight to Pokhara.

Half Annapurna circuit trek 10 days trail traverse from Manang to Mustang to treat you with magnificent natural spread and richly diverse pocket of flora and fauna of the region. Trail decorated with great mountains of Himalayas including Annapurna II, IV, III, Gangapurna, Pisang, Chulu, Thorang peak, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and many others. 10 days hiking the Annapurna circuit is principally destined to scrutinize the concealed natural opulence and cultural ambiance blooming on the lap of Annapurna trekking region.

The trek is intended to make a voyage to Thorang la pass 5416m, which rest peacefully amid the two rivers valley namely Marshyangdi and Kali Gandaki. Trek starts from the sup tropical zone, Chame and end at sub alpine area of Jomsom, exploring the Himalayan rain shadow. Driving road till Besisahar is fine afterwards off-road driving journey start to reach trek starting point Chame. 10 days hiking the Annapurna circuit in best season of the year is to discover most beautiful part of Annapurna trail.

Everyone who is physically fit, patient and loves the outdoors can opt Annapurna circuit trek in best time of year from March to May and September to December months. Being a client focused company, we sincerely suggest you to approach this from Chame to Mustang. We have designed itinerary with apt consideration for safe and easy ascend.  It’s a challenging and rewarding trek that offers stunning mountain scenery, traditional villages, and unique cultural experiences, all within a 10-11 days itinerary. For further information on half Annapurna circuit trek 10 days, please feel comfortable to mail us. We will feel pleasured to assist you on the matter.

Half Annapurna circuit trek highlights

  • Encounter diverse ethnic groups, like Gurungs, Thakalis, Tibetans and witness their culture, traditions & daily life
  • Cross throng la pass 5,416 meters / 17,769 feet, to get an amazing hiking achievement in Annapurna Nepal.
  • Discover variety of landscapes, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and arid deserts, make an unforgettable experience.
  • Transverse from Manang to mustang exploring villages, monastery, chortens, mani and temples.
  • Enjoy spectacular views of mount Annapurna i, ii, iii, iv, Dhaulagiri, Chulu, Pisang, Nilgiri peak and more.
  • Witness the mesmerizing sunrise view from poon hill Nepal over 8th &10th highest Dhaulagiri and Annapurna massif.
  • Observe the Rupse waterfall and Kali-Gandaki gorge in dana Myagdi, the deepest gorge in the world.
  • Experience the diverse climatic zones, geography and religious belief of Annapurna region Nepal.

Half Annapurna circuit trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Muktinath to Jomsom journey begin after Muktinath temple exploration at Ranipauwa village in mustang. The distance from Muktinath to Jomsom is about 21 kilometers and possible to go by driving or walking as per preferences. It takes about 1 hour by driving and 5 to 6 hours by walking depend on your pace.
Trail descent from Muktinath towards the Kali Gandaki river crossing Jharkot, Khingar, Kagbeni and Ekle Bhatti villages in Annapurna region of Nepal. This is quite popular route offer stunning views of unique landscape, mountains, including Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and more. Jomsom is famous for its apple orchards and strong winds that blow through Kali Gandaki valley.
After crossing suspension bridges over Kali Gandaki river, ultimately you reach Jomsom, check in hotel either rest, relax or explore around city, museum, apple orchards and interact with local etc. Muktinath to Jomsom trip is an incredible experience in Kali Gandaki valley where you witness the beauty of lower mustang closely.

Today is the day to say goodbye to Mustang, early in the morning, we will take a flight to Pokhara. Jomsom to Pokhara flight is a popular domestic route of Nepal. Plane passes through a gorge between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, offers stunning view of snow-capped mountains and valleys below. Once you arrive in Pokhara, there are plenty of places to see and things to do. You can spend rest of the day in leisure or walk around the streets of lake city, souvenir shopping, boating in Phewa lake and experience nightlife in Pokhara etc.
The weather of Jomsom change in no time that affect Pokhara flight frequently. If the weather is not fine, we’ll arrange jeep to drive back to Pokhara. We request you to plan some buffer time for this possibility and be flexible to use alternative ways of transportation like jeep or helicopter.
Jomsom Pokhara travel by jeep is a great way to explore the beautiful scenery, countryside, waterfalls, people and culture of Nepal, the memories will remain forever.

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Transportation Kathmandu to Chame by private vehicle
  • One way flight from Jomsom to Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 3 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Best accommodation at tea houses during Annapurna trekking period
  • Professional English speaking guide service trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest =1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary paperwork, trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and local taxes
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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What is Annapurna semi circuit trek?

The Annapurna semi circuit trek is one of the perfect adventure of Himalayas. It is known as half Annapurna circuit trek also offers incredible nature, rich culture of Annapurna conservation area. Initially trek follows the raging Marsyangdi River valley after crossing Thorang la pass enters Kaligandaki valley (Manang to mustang trek).

How difficult is half Annapurna circuit trek?

The difficulty of the half Annapurna circuit trek depends on several factors like individual fitness level, high altitude experience and route you choose. Generally, this trek considers as a challenging trek requires good level of physical and mental preparation.

What is the Annapurna circuit Thorong la pass trek cost?

The cost of the Annapurna circuit Thorong la pass trek can vary depends on different factors like transportation, trek duration, travel style, group size, Season, agency and the service quality etc. Average cost of half Annapurna circuit start in between US$ 950 to 2500 per person.

Can Annapurna circuit be done in 10 days?

Yes, it is possible to complete half Annapurna circuit within 10 days. This trip start from Chame village of Manang and end at Muktinath temple of mustang Nepal. Mini Annapurna ciircuit focuses on the western half of the circuit, including iconic Thorong La pass (5,416m).

What is the hardest part of the Annapurna circuit?

Thorang phedi to Thorang la pass area is the most difficult part of whole Annapurna circuit trek Nepal. This section is relatively gentle, others involve steep ascents and descents on rocky or uneven terrain.

What is the total distance of half Annapurna circuit?

Total distance of half Annapurna circuit trek is 95 kilometers / 59 miles. It includes crossing the Thorong La Pass, one of the highest mountain passes in the world.

How long do half Annapurna circuit trek last?

Half Annapurna circuit trek last within 10-11 days, take it slow and enjoy the scenery. Actual trek may be longer or shorter depending on your chosen route, itinerary and pace.

Do I need guide for Annapurna circuit trek?

Yes, as per new rule of Nepal tourism board all travelers need guide to hike in Annapurna circuit and other destination of Himalayas. A guide play very important role in high altitude to navigating the terrain, understand the locality, ensure your safety and satisfaction.

How to get permits for Chame to Annapurna circuit trek?

Annapurna conservation area permit with Fee NPR 3000 is the essential permit to do the Annapurna circuit trip. There are not any TIMS check post on the way in this way no need to obtain TIMS. Keep the permits safe throughout your trek, as you may be required to show them at ACAP checkpoints.

How safe is half Annapurna circuit trekking?

Generally, half Annapurna circuit trek is safe journey, but its safety depends on several factors like your experience, fitness level, acclimatization, rockfalls, wild animals and the time of year you go.

How many hours do I need to walk per day?

During the Annapurna mini trek hikers need to walk 5 to 8 hours each day to reach one stop to another. Some days may be shorter, and some may be longer. It’s important to be flexible and to listen to your body to minimize the risk in high altitude.

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