10 Days Manaslu Trek package is one of Nepal’s most underrated off-beaten and Shortest Trekking Itinerary around the Manaslu Mountain Range. As it follows the route as a loop it is also called as 10 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Manaslu Trek Itinerary of 10 days takes you on an extraordinary adventure journey to the world’s eighth-highest mountain Manaslu with a height of 8,163 meters. The perfect elegance of what a perfect and authentic raw trek should be, Manaslu Trek indeed makes its way as one of the most popular treks every trekker must try in Nepal to experience the underdone nature, culture, religious, traditions, spiritual, and experience.
Highlights of 10 Days Manaslu Trek
- Experiencing the most popular restricted but little traveled trekking route.
- 2 Days of driving adventure from Kathmandu to Machha Khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu.
- 10 Days Manaslu Short Trek skip the dusty motor road for a better experience.
- The whole trip can be completed in 10 days which is the usual intention of holiday leave.
- Achievement of 5106m elevation as the highest point of Manaslu Circuit Trek.
- Combines 3 separate acclimatization hiking in 3 different towns on the Manaslu Trail.
- Wilderness and rugged trekking trail around the Manaslu Himalayas Range.
- Up close with Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna II, and many more.
- Ancient Tibetan traditional villages, colorful monasteries, and different culturally rich.
- The shortest itinerary to complete the whole trail with Acclimatization.
The ride of day 1 and day 10 of this Manaslu Circuit Trek comes with the most epic ride. The epic Himalayan scenery along the road through the countryside makes you feel like a local. However, the drive from Dharapani to Beshisahar comes an adventurous one.
You get to explore the unimaginable gorgeous vegetation wonders and wildlife haven. In addition, the rich authentic Tibetan culture in-depth with ancient Buddhist religious practices are the cultural highlights. Interacting with the local people at various trekking hotels and lodges gives you an indication of the rural lifestyle of the Manaslu Trekking Area. Here you can enjoy and experience. You will laugh with the locals and you learn for your life.
If you plan to Manaslu Trek and have few spare days, 12 Days Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best to experience the real adventure of the Manaslu Trekking Region. Although you will hike through the same trail this is the perfect adventure with a proper acclimatization hike and rest day, a shorter driving distance without a rush.
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You get everything that a normal Manaslu Trek offers and that all comes in a shorter itinerary. In short, Greatest Manaslu Trekking in the Shortest Period of Time to match your most scarce resource TIME.
10 Days Manaslu Trek Trail Itinerary 2024
Kathmandu - Maccha Khola Starting point for Short Manaslu Trek - Day 1
After breakfast in Kathmandu, we will start our jeep drive for the 10 Days Manaslu Trek. We will dive all day long with a few breaks to Maccha Khola which is about 9999 Km away for Kathmandu and the furthest town is connected with an accessible motorable road. Although this trail passes through the fields and the bank of Budi Gandaki River. Although we drive all day the local people do their day-to-day job on the farm, market, and highway through the window worth experiencing in our 10 Days Manaslu Trekking Package.
Although the newly constructed road between Soti Khola and Maccha Khola, on the side of Budi Gandaki River is full of adventure, mud slush, boulders, and river crossing. However, it's better to enjoy a bumpy ride than hike on the dusty trail. This challenge does not go long, Just 1 and half-hour.
Enjoy the surrounding view while walking. We end the first day of 10 Days of Manaslu Trekking in Machha Khola close to the Natural Hot Spring pool. We spend our first night in Hotel Larke Peak.
Maccha Khola - Jagat: Day 2
After enjoying our first Manaslu Trekking breakfast in our hotel Tusm Valley we start our hike to our camp to Jagat Village. Although we hike along the river of Budhi Gandaki by changing the side, the views and rugged terrain come in a surprising way. Small tea shops, snacks, and lunch places like Khola Beshi, Tatopani ( Hot Spring ) Dobhan, and Yaru Phant offer us short respective breaks. The cantilever bridge just crossing the Yaru Khola is one attraction of the day of Maccha Khola to Jagat day in our 10 days of Manaslu Trekking.
Jagat - Deng: Day 3
As usual, our day starts after breakfast. The trekking trail for today is a little more difficult than yesterday. As yesterday we follow the same river till Nyak Phedi. Small towns like Salleri, Sirdibal, Ghatte Khola, Philim, Ekle Bhatti, Nyak Phedi, and Pewa add to the attraction of the day. After lunch and permit entry at Philim check post, we left behind the trekking trail to Tusm Valley and cross the Budhi Gandaki River, however, we cross a few more times today until we reach our camp of Deng.
The deep and steep gorge of river Budhi Gandaki after Nyak Phedi to Pew reminds you are somewhere different than you ever imagine. This is the power of nature, and services and adventure are served by Trekking Trail Nepal in 10 Days Manaslu Trek.
Deng - Namrung: Day 4
Today's hike from Deng to Namrung is one of the longest days on our 10 days trip to Manaslu Trek. However, the beautiful, and traditional but small places like Rana, Bihi Phedi, and Ghap welcome us. Although we see a few mountain peaks from Manaslu Himalayas Range but not significant. Let’s talk about this tomorrow.
Namrung - Samagaon: Day 5
The day comes with more adventure, spiritual, easy, and enjoyable. Small typical towns like Lihi, Sho, Lho, Shyala, and Sama ( Ryo ) need to cross till we reach Sama Village for our camp. After short rest in our Hotel Manaslu, we hike for about 1 hour to explore the beautiful and pristine Birendra Lake just below Mount Manaslu and Manaslu Base Camp.
Mountain peaks like Himal Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu ( Kang Pungen ), Manaslu North, Nadi Chuli, Bahrain Peak, and Himal Chuli make our Manaslu trekking day of Namrung to Samagaun exciting. In addition, there are beautiful monasteries, Chorten, Buddhist prayer falls, and mane walls that bless us for our success in the 10 Days Manaslu Trek.
Sama Gaon to Samdo: Day 6
This is the shortest day in our 10 days hiking trip to Manaslu, just about 8 Km. Although there is no lunch camp or any options we can carry some light brunch or snacks. If you want to reach the camp of Samdo just in the lap of Samdo Peak that is also possible.
However, our itinerary for the day does not conclude after we reach our hotel. To make our Larke Pass 5106 m high pass a grand success we will do 1-2 hours of acclimatization hike after lunch or tea break in Samdo.
Where does Acclimatization hike?
We are not going to the Gyala Pass of 5953m or the Rui-La Pass of 4998 m to the border of Tibet ( China ) and Nepal. Our Manaslu expert guide takes you to some high points, with the zigzag route which is best for Mountain Sunset Views and Acclimatization.
Samdo - Dharmasala: Day 7
Breakfast and hike to Larke Base Camp widely known as Dharmashala or Larke Phedi. After lunch, we hike to the upper viewpoint, which gives you more acclimatization, better sleep, and easy hiking to the Larkya La pass.
Dharmasala - Larkya Pass - Bimthang Village: Day 8
Dharmashala to Bimthang town, next to Mount Annapurna II and Ponder Glacier Lake. This is the ultimate day of our trip where we cross the highest point 5106m 10 Days Manaslu Trek.
Today we start our day early as possible according to local circumstances and weather with a light pack lunch and tidbits. Since the camp area of Dharmasal is high and open, it feels like we are the first team to start the day for Larkya La Pass, but with a few minutes of hiking in short breaths we can see the row of moving flashlights, we follow the same.
Sometimes with falling stars, sometimes with rolling sweats in the thin air. With easy 4-5 hours we reach our major attraction, the highest point, and the biggest attraction of Larkya La Pass. The welcome board makes you feel you Win the world by completing 10 Days Manaslu Trek, But it’s not.
The main challenge is going down the steep trail to Bimthang. In between, we have a few lunch shops at Bimthang Phedi to serve some hot soup, snacks, and quick lunch.
Bimthang Village - Dharapani: Day 09
Trek to Dharapani, which is the part of the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek where we actually end our Manaslu Trekking Itinerary of 10 Days.
As we hike down lots yesterday, today it's not easy for your knees, but increasing the amount of oxygen in the air makes your body relaxed with every step you made.
The beauty of Mountains, Nature, Gorges, Rivers, Glaciers, lakes, and forests are not ended yet. Small named towns like Hampuk, Yak Kharka, Kharche, Gho ( Goa or Ghow ), Tilije, and Thong, need to cross to reach our camp of Dharapani. This is the town on the side of Marshyangdi River which is the popular town of Annapurna Circuit Trek widely known as Round Annapurna Trekking or Throng La Pass.
We enter our trekking permits, stamped exit of Manaslu 10 Days Trek, and spend our last night in the mountain lodge with the roaring river.
Dharapani - Kathmandu: Day 10
Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshi Sahar via local jeep. We will enjoy lunch and later we start our drive back to Kathmandu with a more luxurious car or jeep or van to Kathmandu. This is how we end our 10 Days Manaslu Trek with Trekking Trail Nepal.
The popularity of 12 Days Manaslu Trek has been going over to the moon recently. With the release of “14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible” on Netflix, people are researching more about mountains, trekking, and mountaineering. As a side effect, trekkers are planning to complete the classical trekking route in the shortest period of time. This documentary influenced many people to try trekking as a part of their busy life. Short Manaslu Circuit Trek can be the best option for novice travelers who want to enjoy the moment and adore it forever.
So what’s the best part about Manaslu Circuit? As already mentioned, Manaslu is one of the underrated trekking regions. As we compare the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking or Everest Trekking, the Manaslu Circuit Trekking routes receive fewer travelers almost by 10 fold.
It makes Manaslu Trek one of the underrated and unexplored but authentic trekking trails. This is not only because this Manaslu Trek is new and basic facilities in the tea house and hotels. But the cost of restricting permits and the compulsory of registered trekking guides from legitimate trekking companies also play a big role. The wild and remote trekking trail makes it exciting. You get the raw taste of nature and adventure. In short, if you experience the authentic Himalayas trekking trail in Nepal Manaslu Circuit is the one.
12 Days Short Manaslu Trek Itinerary is one of the most popular Trekking Package among 10 Days, 11 Days, 12 Days, or 15 Days Manaslu Circuit Trekking.
You can pick your trekking route with the most suitable itinerary for you. Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary ranges from 10 days, to 12 days, 14 days, and even 16 days. It doesn’t matter which form of trek you choose. The fun and adventure you get to dive into are precious.
10 Days Manaslu Trek in Conclusion:
A trek is all about exploring the gorgeous landscapes, serene beauty of the Himalayas, and snow-capped mountain peaks while being in awe of nature every time, Right? However, it is not right always. In Nepal, many trekking can be the epitome of different cultures blended into one while also putting the serene natural wonders on top. This is because of the cultural harmony and religious links between Hinduism and Buddhism. In short, 10 Days Manaslu Trek is the best trek itinerary to explore the Manaslu Himalayas Range with features of ancient Tibetan culture, people, and customs with a mix of Buddhist and Hindu religious practices.
Useful Information for 10 Days Manaslu Trek
- Altitude Sickness and First Aid Kit
- Best Season for 10 Days Manaslu Trek
- How to prepare for 10 Days Short Manaslu Trek
- Why 12 Days Manaslu Trek Best than 10 Days?
- Trekking Permits, Guides, and porters
- Trekking Gears Checklist for 10 Days Manaslu Trek
- Must Requirement for Manaslu 10 Days Trek.
What is the Best price for 10 Days Manaslu Trek?
The Best Price for 10 Days Short Manaslu Trek depends on group size. The price of Manaslu Trek goes down as the group size increases. However, we don’t suggest you make a group of over 6 trekkers, which would be difficult for a trekking guide to care for personally. All the information he provides in the daily briefing will not be enough when you are on an adventure tour like Manaslu 10 Days Trek.
Here is the Best Price for 10 Days of Manaslu Trek. NOTE: Price Per Person.
6-Person Group Price USD 850
5-Person Group Price USD 890
4-Person Group Price USD 950
3-Person Group Price USD 999
2-Person Group Price USD 1188
What is included in the Cost for 10 Days Manaslu Trek?
- Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in as Itinerary.
- Local lodge, hotel, or tea house accommodation during the trek.
- The Government registered and certified English-speaking trekking guides.
- Annapurna Conservation entry permits
- Manaslu Conservation entry permit.
- Restricted Manaslu Trekking Permit.
- Equipment and clothing for guide and other staff.
- Insurance for all staff, salary, allowances, and related government taxes.
- Private tourist transportation from Kathmandu to Machha Khola.
- Private but local 4-wheel jeep drive from Dharapani to Beshisahar.
- Private tourist luxury car or jeep from Beshisahar to Kathmandu
- First Aid Kit with Manaslu Trekking guide for the trip.
- Manaslu Circuit Trekking Map and Company T-shirt.
- Sleeping bag and Down jacket for the trek.
What Exclusion in the Cost for 10 Days Manaslu Trek
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- Personal trekking gears and clothing ( However some are available on hire)
- Tips for guide and porter (Not fixed as your wish ), But they deserve.
- Trekking Porter carries Luggage (Trekking Trail Nepal provides duffle bags for hiking days).
- Porter services USD 241 for 10 Days. ( 1 Porter can carry up to 24 Kg of your luggage which is normally able to carry for 2 trekkers).
- Any expenses incurred in emergency, evacuation, or natural reason.
- Drinks, Bar, Snacks, deserts while walking
- Personal Manaslu Trekking insurance.
- Service other than mentioned above.