How to do Annapurna Circuit Trek in 10 Days?[short itinerary]

You don’t need to escape Annapurna Circuit Trek, if you have short holidays in Nepal. But you should have at least 10 days time to incircle the entire Annapurna Massive. It means you should have 10 days to accomplish Annapurna Circuit shortly.

In this post, I am going to show you how we can do the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek exactly in 10 days with the 3 best different options from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.

Option 1: The Cheapest option using Local Bus

This option is for those who want to do Annapurna Circuit trek with budget type. It is the cheapest option because on this option we will use local buses and shared jeeps. This option #1 is best for those who want to do an ACT trek with a low budget. Why is it the cheapest one?

In short due to transportation cost. We will save our budget here as follows.

On the first day, we will use local buses to drive Nadi, it is the cheapest available option to get Nadi.

The second day, we will use the sharing Jeep option to drive Dharapani which is also the cheapest available option. We can not get local buses to drive Dharapani.

Likewise on day 9 we will use the local bus from Muktinath to Pokhara and on day 10 we will use tourists bus to drive Kathmandu from Pokhara.

10 Days Cheapest plan Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Nadi by Bus

Day 2: Nadi to Dharapani by sharing Jeep and trek to Chame

Day 3: Chame to Upper Pisang

Day 4: Upper Pisang to Manang

Day 5: Explore Manang

Day 6: Manang to YakKharka

Day 7: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi

Day 8: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath

Day 9: Muktinath to Pokhara by Bus

Day 10:Pokhara to Kathmandu by Bus

Option 2: The Cheaper plan using Private Transportation

Option 2 is more comfortable trekking to Annapurna Circuit than option 1. Here we will use private transport to finish the trek within 10 days from Kathmandu.

10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary using private transportation

Day 1: Kathmandu to Besisahar by Car and Drive to Dharapani Day 2: Dharapani to Chame

Day 3: Chame to Pisang

Day 4: Pisang to Manang

Day 5: Acclimatization at Manang

Day 6: Yak Kharka

Day 7: Thorong Phedi

Day 8: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La

Day 9: Muktinath to Pokhara by Jeep

Day 10: Kathmandu by Tourist Bus or Car

Option 3: Luxury plan using flight and Private Transportation

The option 3 of short Annapurna Circuit Trek 10 days plan is more expensive than option 1 and option 2. It is for those who want travel with flexible budget. Though it is more expensive than other available options, it makes a more comfortable journey. You will save 2 days by Taking a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and Pokhara to kathmandu, which you can use for trekking to get more acclimatization.

Short Annapurna Circuit 10 days Trek with Luxury plan

Day 1: Drive to Besisahar by Car and drive to Chamjey by Jeep

Day 2: Chamje to Chame by Jeep

Day 3: Trek to Chame

Day 4 : Chame to Pisang

Day 5: Pisang to Ngwal

Day 6 : Ngwal to Manang

Day 7 : Trek to Yakkhaka

Day 8 : Trek to Thorong Phedi

Day 9 : Thorong Phedi to Muktinath Via Thorong La

Day 10: Drive to Jomsom and take a flight Jomsom-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu


Above I’ve highlighted the best 3 itineraries of 10 days Annapurna Circuit Trek. All these three short itineraries are altitude friendly itinerary. Because you’ll walk normal trekking hours each day and we also have an acclimatization day at Manang.

We will spend at least 2 days before reaching Chame in order to better acclimatize. So you can choose one of the options among the 3.

Let me know what you think about Short Annapurna Circuit trekking with a 10 days itinerary.

About Author

JayaramJayaram Thapaliya, an executive director at BASE CAMP HIKE. He has trekked to mostly places in Nepal. He has been to Annapurna Circuit more than 10 times. Jayaram is the one who is ready to help you to make wonderful trip in Nepal.

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