Annapurna circuit express trek is a tailor-made tea house trekking adventure for 10 days. It is best suited for those trekkers who want to enjoy a short trekking experience in a limited cost and time frame. The itinerary is designed in such fashion that one can enjoy hiking around the Annapurna circuit safely in a quick time. Annapurna Circuit Express Trek has its own distinct features. Trekkers unanimously talk about the circuit for its scenic beauty of rivers, flora, fauna, and the best panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains. The trail passes through Lamjung, Manang, Mustang, and Kaski (Myagdi). The trekking goes anti-clockwise from Besisahar to Nayapul and reaches Thorong La Pass at an altitude of 5416 m. It passes a series of mountains like Manaslu (8000m) and Annapurna (8091m).
Similarly, the trail for Annapurna Circuit Express Trek through the mountains like Langtang Himal, Annapurna II and IV, Annapurna III and Gangapurna, and Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri along with the world's deepest gorge (Dana) in between those two 8,000+ meter peaks. The main attraction of Annapurna Circuit Express Trek is Ganga Purna Glacier, Manang Village, Muktinath Temple, and Jomsom Valley. Muktinath temple, a destination visit in the trek, is the religiously and spatially famous temple of Hindu devotees all over the world. Thousands of tourists visit this temple every year. You can reach Muktinath temple from both ways like direct drive or flight (Till Jomsom Only) from Pokhara or with making a circuit loop from Beshishahar (Direct drive from Kathmandu and Pokhara).
The cost for Annapurna Circuit Express Trek becomes a little expensive due to more usages of off-road drive and flight from Jomsom to Pokhara. Rather than doing a long (Three Weeks) Annapurna Circuit Express trekking, it's cheaper and reliably designed a new short trek itinerary for Annapurna Region. Due to the elevations starting from Kathmandu (1440 Meters) to Thorong La Pass (5416 Meter), the visitors might get the problems of altitude sickness, so guides and porters are highly recommended for your assistance to succeed (100%) the trip in the best manner. The trip ends at Jomsom Valley after crossing Thorong La pass and exploring the Muktinath Temple. Also, this trip includes a hot spring at Tatopani which is just perfect to refresh your body after long days of trekking.
The route that you will take for this Circuit Express Trek to Annapurna is shown as follows:
Kathmandu -> Besisahar -> Chame -> Upper Pisang -> Manang -> Yak Kharka/Ledar -> High Camp -> Muktinath -> Tatopani -> Kathmandu
Annapurna region is the second-best destination for travelers because of its wonderful landscapes, mountain ranges, glaciers, lakes, and also one of the challenging passes (Thorang La Pass) across the world. In those days, Annapurna circuit trekking was famous but nowadays due to road accessibility till Manang and on another side up to Muktinath, this trekking is renamed and known as "Annapurna Circuit Express Trek ''. The reason to develop this itinerary is to avoid the road access part through driving and the rest of the trails by walking. Simply you can drive till Manang in one day from Kathmandu but it is not recommended as the trekking venture is more wonderful with en-route beauties. For trekkers who are planning to cross the Thorong La Pass, a walk along with the Annapurna Conservation Area is a better option than the direct trip to Muktinath. We recommend driving till Chame (District Headquarter of Manang District and the ending point of Manaslu Express Trekking), for easy and comfortable trekking without any high risk of altitude sickness and more physical strain.
Annapurna Circuit Express Trek takes you around the beautiful Annapurna region in just 10 days. You can explore the circuit trail easily and quickly. The Annapurna Circuit Trek is time efficient and provides a wonderful view of snow peak mountain ranges around Annapurna. The trail route is great for visiting the Annapurna while also exploring local cultures and religions in Muktinath. You can observe the Buddhist and Hindus culture in the Muktinath Temple and enjoy wonderful views of the barren lands of Nepal. Not only does the trip take you around high hills and mountain valleys, but it also takes you to Tatopani. Tatopani is the hot spring paradise of Nepal. It is famous for its steam bath where you can relax and take a good rest after your long days of walking. The tiredness just vanishes and will make your body refreshed and energetic.
Nepal Trek Adventure provides the best chance and services for the Annapurna Circuit Express Trek in Nepal. The NTA has the best local licensed holder English speaking guides who will direct you throughout the journey and make sure you accomplish the trip successfully observing various attractions that come along the way. The company's preference for customization of itinerary fits the clients' requests. NTA takes the clients' wellbeing as the number one priority and takes into consideration their utmost satisfaction before preparing a well-organized and detailed itinerary plan. The company hopes to make your stay in Nepal more fun, safe and memorable as possible.
Thank you, NTA for this amazing trip that you organized for me. It was the same as what I always wanted and was looking for. I had a great time exploring the beautiful nature and different landmarks of the Annapurna area like the Muktinath temple, hot spring, highest pass and more. The monasteries, beautiful views of mountains and green hills, diver along with the barren lands, etc were just heart-warming. Absolutely loved my guide for his high involvement throughout the trek and I salute his experience, simply wow! I didn’t have any problems what so ever with my trip. I highly recommend the Annapurna Circuit Express Trek to all wanting to explore around Annapurna and Nepal.
The Nepal Trek Adventures is definitely the best travel company in Nepal. I had heard about it from my friend who had come to Nepal once. I called the NTA and confirmed my Annapurna Circuit Express trip. I got a fast booking response and easily completed my trek. The guides they provide are absolutely the best hands down. They are highly versatile and experienced in their trekking routes. They know all the key spots and main attractions of the locals. It definitely was worth the shot. The company is highly cooperative and even helped me to customize my itinerary by adding an extra day for sightseeing in Pokhara which I actually enjoyed. I highly recommend this trip, the views are absolutely wonderful!
I made great memories during my circuit express trip to Annapurna. With short 10 days, I got to have the sight of most of the Annapurna region, visited the religious holy place – Muktinath temple, enjoyed a wonderful time in Tatopani hot springs and eat delicious Nepali ethnic food. Filled with natural beauty and adventure, the trip was just awesome and fun to do. There was never a day I got bored with my travels. The Thorong La pass is incredible and is a must-see. Thank you, NTA for booking this great adventure so fast. I will definitely come back to you for more adventure in Nepal. Highly recommend the trip and the company! Thumbs up!
The trek was very challenging and adventurous giving me everything I expected from the trek. The views from the highest part of the trek were worth accepting all the challenges on the way and relaxed all the tiredness in us. Thanks for Nepal Trek Adventures for arranging such a beautiful trek in very short notice and giving the best experience for a lifetime. The guide seemed well skilled and very experienced and so did the agency. A well-managed trek towards the beautiful part of Nepal with an amazing team was a perfect journey for me.
The lovely glances of snow covered mountains with the best team were certainly my most beautiful trip ever. The hospitality of Nepal Trek Adventures was great since the day we had our first meeting. They were friendly and supportive as well and also flexible with our trip dates. due to some reason, we had to prepone our trip and they were okay with that and managed everything on the dates we choose without any faults. Apart from this, their package had a satisfying price that added more benefit to our trek. 10 most beautiful days of my life spent with the most beautiful team.
Due to lack of time, we decided to go for Annapurna circuit express trek. the trek was only 10 days long but the adventure and views we got from the trek will last forever. Probably the best memory of a lifetime. The snowy path and mountainous views made the trek even more beautiful. Every place was gorgeous and every step was exciting throughout the trek. a beautiful trek satisfying the nature loving and adventurous people. The trek was well managed and was very successful due to Nepal Trek Adventures. I highly recommend NTA team for the Annapurna circuit express trek.
We had a magical experience traveling into the Annapurna region. The view of the Annapurna Himalayan range was amazingly magnificent. The rhododendron flowers and everything else on the path were amazing. Really a 5 stars deserving trip and the well-deserving team as well. They handled everything very easily and left no complaints.
Nepal is such a beautiful country with natural and cultural beauty at the same time. The traditional community of people living here and their lifestyles were very unique. The natural beauty of the Annapurna region cannot be described in words. We felt the nature and interacted with different geographical ups and downs, different religions, cultures, and wildlife. The wonderful trek was Guided by an experienced and informative guide provided by NTA. the guide was very caring and enthusiastic that always created a positive environment around us.
In 2010, my friends and I visited Nepal. After a long search for a reliable trekking company, we have decided to go with Nepal Trek Adventures to the Annapurna round trek. Binod, the manager, had organized and planned a suitable trip plan for all of out requests. We had an amazing trip with absolutely no complains. I must also recommend Amrit as a very caring and professional porter. I would have no doubt taking their service again!
For Annapurna Circuit Express Trek, there will be one guide and Sherpa porter (2 guests sharing 1 porter). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the trip. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in the group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 is considered as optimum. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.
While on the trek, we will spend 10 nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional cost. But some places in the Annapurna region do not allow single accommodations so be prepared for that as well. In the entire route, you can enjoy the typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, bread, and drinks of different variety and snacks. Breakfast and dinner of a day will be served at the same teahouse or lodge where we spent the night, as per the menu and suggestions of the guide. And, the lunch will be served at the trail-side hotel.
During the Annapurna Circuit Express Trek, it is important that you know some points which are essential to your travel. Check out the points below:
While the autumn and spring seasons are considered to be the best for trekking around the Annapurna region, the trekking package (Annapurna Circuit Express Trek) can be operated in any season except for monsoon, which is not recommended because of the heavy rainfall and high presence of bugs and insects all around. For different seasons you might need to carry different things. For some, you might need to carry less and only useful items, while for others you might need something more. Confirm with us so we can recommend you what you might need for the season you choose for your circuit express trek in Annapurna. To know more about the things to carry during trekking, you can prefer the backpack checklist section on our travel resources page of the site.