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