Short Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 Days 2024

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    Duration 12 Days
  • Trip Difficulty MODERATE 
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    AccommodationHotel + Tea House
  • TransportationJeep / Bus Drive
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    Trip StyleHiking + Excursion
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  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast
  • Group Size: Minimum 2
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This Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is gaining popularity as an alternative trek to the Annapurna Circuit Trek. With an increasing number of trekkers, a number of good teahouses and lodges are established on the trekking trail of the Manaslu Circuit. As a result, Short Manaslu Trek is getting popular to explore the hidden nature, culture, and the Himalayas. The Trekking Trail Nepal team will give you the best itinerary to explore this beautiful Manaslu region. This 12-day Short Manaslu Circuit Trek will take you to different routes engulfed with other cultures, natural beauties, arts, and architecture. From lowlands (600 m) to highlands (5200 approximately), this trek offers a beautiful view of mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and glaciers. Compared to some of the other popular treks like Short ABC Trek Langtang Valley Trekking, and Everest Base Camp Trek 2024, this trek is a little strenuous. Also, as it is a restricted area, trekking solo is prohibited. One must get a special permit and an experienced guide to do this trek. A few years back, this Short Manaslu Circuit Trek used to be a camp or tented hike, but recently, with trekkers' flow, this is now a teahouse trek.

Why Manaslu Short Trek Itinerary

  • 12 Days Short Manaslu Trek package and itinerary
  • Same Trekking Itinerary and Trail
  • The best alternative to Annapurna Circuit Trek
  • Short Manaslu Trek is a less explored Trail
  • Untouched Nature, Non-Commercialized facilities, the Buddhist Tradition, and Culture
  • Short Manaslu Trek combines Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Best Shortest Itinerary for Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek

12-Day Short Trek to Manaslu Circuit starts by driving up to Arughat from Kathmandu. From there, we will trek along the bank of the Budi Gandaki River. Throughout the trek, beautiful views of the mountains like Himlung, Larkey Peak, Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna II, and many other small and big mountains, as well as beautiful landscapes, will accompany you. Also, you will experience the Tibetan influences in the culture and rituals of the local people living here. Even Traditional houses, festivals, language, foods, and lifestyles all connect with Tibetan culture. Views of Prayer wheels, monasteries, mani walls, and paintings are standard throughout the trail. Pine, Spruce, oak, juniper, rhododendron, and other herbal plant species are common during trekking through the dense forest. If lucky enough, we will encounter different species of wild animals like musk deer, snow leopards, squirrels, feral cats, Himalayan marmots, and Himalayan Thar.

Manaslu Trek Highlights:

  • Shortest Trek to clear Manaslu Larkya La Pass.
  • Completely different trekking trail from Day 1 to 12.
  • Trekking trail mix of people, cultures, religions, and Himalayas nature.
  • Less trodden, newly popular, virgin trekking trail.
  • Additional 4WD Jeep Drive Adventure with Manaslu Pass Trek.
  • Physical Fitness Required for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trekking in Nepal is one of the most popular adventure activities. Thousands of adventure and trekking seekers flow in the peak season to the mighty Himalayas, along with Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, and Newly Manaslu. Some Trekking in Nepal is easy, while some are really tough and need some physical capacities to complete the trekking adventure, especially those trekking trail that passes through the High Alpine Himalayas like Everest Three High Pass Trek, Tilicho Pass Trek, and Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Short Manaslu Trekking Itinerary - 12 Days

Kathmandu to Arughat and Soti Khola: Day 1

After breakfast, we will prepare for a ride up to Arughat. It will take about 6-7 hours to reach Arughat. The road will pass through green hills, rivers, towns, and markets. You will be experiencing some bumpy rides in between reaching up Arughat. Upon reaching Arughat, we will take a break for some tea or we will have our meal here and rest for a while. Then, we continue our drive to Soti Khola. In about 1 hour of uphill driving through the different villages, we will now reach Soti Khola. We will stay in the teahouse today here at Soti Khola. Overnight stay at the teahouse.

Soti Khola to Maccha Khola: Day 2

After breakfast, we will start our trek to reach Maccha Khola. This Soti Khola is the last point accessible to the motorable road. The trail passes through the fields and the bank of the Budi Gandaki River. You will see locals doing their daily activities in their houses and areas around while trekking. Trekking Trail is not so challenging, so you can say it is an easy walk for the day's trek. Enjoying the surrounding view while walking, we will reach Maccha Khola in no time. There are hotels, lodges, and teahouses to stay in. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Maccha Khola to Jagat: Day 3

After breakfast, we will start our trek. You can expect some traffic jams on the trail due to mules carrying loads on their backs. Watch out for the mules and some steep parts while walking on the bank of the beautiful Budi Gandaki River. Also, watch for the landslide sections in the different regions. Be careful while walking on these sections. Few hours of walking, we will now reach Jagat, where there is a check post to enter your name and check your permit. There is a settlement of a group of local people with some hotels and lodges in this beautiful village. Overnight stay at the tea house in this beautiful village.

Jagat to Deng: Day 4

After breakfast, today we will prepare to trek to reach our destination Dying. First, we will be crossing the Budi Gandaki River several times over the wood and a suspension bridge. After that, we will pass through the village like Philim and Ekle Bhatti. You will see well-managed lodges and guest houses here. The Trekking Trail of today as the itinerary is easy uphill and downhill, so it will not be that difficult to reach today's destination. Also, be careful while walking along the riverbank and also watch out for the landslide area. After a few hours of walking through the village and dense pine forest, we will now reach Deng. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Deng to Namrung: Day 5

It will take about 6 to 7 hours to reach Namrung from Deng. So, after breakfast, we will prepare to walk crossing different villages and forests, not to mention the beautiful view of mountains and the roaring sound of the Budi Gandaki river. This entire is inside the Manaslu Conservation Area so you will see some of the rare species of flora and fauna. It is an easy walk today, not so much of an uphill climb. After about 7 hours of walking, we will now reach Namrung village, located next to the Budi Gandaki River. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.

Namrung to Samagaon: Day 6

After breakfast, we will start our trek. The trail combines both uphill and downhill walks through dense forests and villages influenced by Tibetan culture and rituals. Houses built here are Tibetan influential as well as festivals. The trail passes through Lho village. You will get a good view of the surrounding mountains throughout the trek. After about 6 hours of walking, we will now reach Samagaon, where we will acclimatize for the day, explore the surroundings, and get to know more about the local people and culture. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Hiking to Manaslu Basecamp/Birendra Tal: Day 7

Today is the rest day here at Samagaon. We will spend our time exploring the local places. We will hike a little up to Pungyen Gompa which will take about 3 hours to reach or maybe up to the Manaslu Base Camp itself, where we will be getting close to the mighty Manaslu. The trail is narrow and steep uphill. It will be hard to walk along this trail. So, one must start this hike earlier to reach base camp and back to Samagaon. Hiking up to the base camp will also be helpful to acclimatize more for the next day's trek. En route, we will also visit the beautiful turquoise Birendra Tal. After that, we will return to our guest house and rest for the day. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Samagaon to Samdo: Day 08

It will be a short and easy walk from Samagaon to Samdo. The trail is primarily plain and easy. It will take about 3 hours to reach Samdo, so we will pass through Mani walls, prayer wheels, and Chortens along the trail without rushing. We have a full day's rest here at Samdo. Explore the place, take some pictures, and talk with the local people about their lifestyle here. It is a deserted yet beautiful landscape here in Samdo. Overnight stay at the guest house.

Samdo to Dharmashala: Day 9

You have two options today; either stay 2 nights here at Samdo and cross Larkey Pass and reach Bimtang on the same day or you can hike further up to Dharmashala which is also known as Larkey Phedi or Larkey Base Camp locally. If physically fit, you can rest here at Samdo. If not, we will trek to reach Dharmashala. It is also a short and easy walk for about 4 hours. There is only one teahouse with some tents here in Dharmashala. So, you can expect quite a lot of visitors here during the peak season. The night will be cold and chilly. Prepare yourself to get warm during the chilly night. Sleep early to wake up early and start our trek to cross the pass. Make your backpacks, torch, and some food ready to begin early in the morning, at nearly 4 to 5. Overnight stay at the teahouse.

Dharmashala to Bimthang: Day 10

We will be starting our trek as early as 4 or 5 in the morning. The earlier you start the tour, it will be easy to cross the Larkey Pass. The wind gets more potent during the daytime, so keep a steady pace and follow the marked poles to cross the pass. Annapurna range, Larkey Peak, and some other mountain ranges are visible during this walk. After about 4-5 hours of walking, we will now Reach Larkey Pass (5200 m approx.). We will spend a few minutes here and descend as quickly as we can. A trekking pole will come in handy while descending the steep trail. However, it is an easy walk after dropping. In about 5 hours, we will reach Bimthang, a beautiful settlement located in the lap of mountains. Good teahouses and lodges are here to serve their guests. Overnight stay at the club.

Bimthang to Dharapani: Day 11

Today is the easiest day in the whole trek, this Short Manaslu Trek. We will reach Dharapani with an easy downhill full of Natural sights. Overnight in the lodge. 7-8 hours

Dharapani to Kathmandu: Day 12

If everything goes well as planned, we will reach Kathmandu today. Start early in the morning and get a bus or jeep. The road is busy mainly with jeeps and trekkers. The road is primarily rocky and off-road through Tal, so prepare yourself to get a bumpy ride, but from Besi Sahar, it is a blacktopped road. In about 8-9 hours of a long drive, we will now reach Kathmandu. We will rest upon reaching Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Normal Physical Fitness is enough for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Trail of Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking passes through the High Alpine trail which is less crowded in comparison to other trekking trails and has less human civilization. You are in a very secluded area, for most basic needs (more than Lodging and food), you must walk for at least 6 hours. This is the shortest version of Long Manaslu Laykya La Pass Trekking. To complete in 12 days, Trekking Trail Nepal tried to use the experience and knowledge and extended a few hiking hours every day. This short itinerary is the major reason you must be more physically fit than average trekkers or adventurous.

Come and join the Beautiful, Best Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking to experience hidden nature. You will be in the Manaslu Himalayas Ranges in your limited period of trekking days. If you need any customization in this Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, Please let us know. Trekking Trail Nepal will be happy to make Short Manaslu Trek Itinerary complete your adventure dream for this Short Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek as Circuit Trek in your style, time, resources, and needs.

The Best Months Short Manaslu Trek 2024

October and November are the best months to explore and experience this 12-day Short Manaslu Trek. The chilled weather, blue sky with white mountains and golden clouds during sunrise and sunset mostly. In addition, the festival season of October and November in Hinduism and Buddhism gives you many moments to experience for your lifetime.

Book Short Manaslu Trek for November and December 2024 now just at $999 and prepare for it with our 4-week easy guide.

Short Manaslu Trekking Map with Tsum Valley:

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Short Manaslu Circuit Trek in Conclusion:

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 Days will fulfill your adventurous and exciting holiday needs in the newly famous and virgin Trekking Trail within your short time frame. Furthermore, this Short Manaslu Trekking in Nepal features Exploring the Trail, Villages, People, and Culture of the Manaslu Himalayas Ranges.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and to Soti Khola on private Jeep.
  • Day 02: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola
  • Day 03: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat (checkpoint)
  • Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Deng
  • Day 05: Trek from Deng to Namrung
  • Day 06: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon
  • Day 07: Rest day in Samagaon. Trek to Pungyen Gompa or a little way to Manaslu Basecamp/Birendra Tal
  • Day 08: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo
  • Day 09: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala
  • Day 10: Trek from Dharmashala to Bimthang
  • Day 11: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani Over night in lodge.
  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu

Cost Includes:

  • Government certified Experience English speaking guide as itineraries. 
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Permits.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits.
  • Restricted Area Trekking Permits. 
  • Lunch, dinner, and breakfast as mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • 4WD Luxury Jeep drives from Kathmandu to Soti Khola.
  • Local Jeep from Dhara Pain to Besi Sahar. 
  • Private car or van drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu.
  • 24/7 support throughout the trek of Short Manaslu Trek.
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We Don't Need 1 Working Day for Short Manaslu Trek Permit

Before starting this Short Manaslu Circuit Trek with Trekking Trail Nepal, we did not need 1 full working day to complete the procedures of the Nepal Government, to get Restriction Trekking Permits and other procedures. To this day is not counted in the Itinerary of Short Trekking to Manaslu. We just need 3 Photographs, an Original Passport (after you arrive in Nepal with a visa ), and your original Flight details to issue the special trekking permits for the Short Manaslu Trek. In addition to this payments must be in US$ on this day. A minimum of $ 250 per person, but must pay 50% payment before the start of the trek. In short, just arrive in Kathmandu, and the Next Day you can start Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

Itinerary of Short Manaslu Trek 2024

This Short Manaslu Trek Itinerary is a special package for all who have the ultimate dream of Manaslu Trek with a basic fitness level. However, the days below are a little long for you as 15 days of Manaslu Classical Trekking.

  • Day 5 Deng to Namrung
  • Day 6 Namrung to Samagaon
  • Day 7 Manaslu Basecamp / Birendra Tal

These days are a little longer than usual Trekking. You must prepare to start trekking as early morning as possible, especially on days 5, 6, and 7. If you want to take an extra day in any place in this Short Manaslu Trekking like in Samdo or Bimthang, You must pay US$ 100 Per Person Per Day to Guide, Which covers your all food, Trekking Guide and Porter charges.

Other Notes for Manaslu Trek 12 Days 2024

  • At your request, Trekking Trail Nepal manages the extra night hotel in Kathmandu before or after this Short Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek.
  • If you want to end this Short Manaslu Circuit Trek in Pokhara on the 12th day, we will manage the final drop to Pokhara.
  • If you are willing to customize this Short Manaslu Trekking please Contact Us, Here at Trekking Trail Nepal we love to offer you a tailor-made Trekking Package in Nepal to fit your needs.

We also have 10 Days Shortest Manaslu Trek Itinerary without rest days but includes acclimatization hikes in 3 different places, like Samdo, Samagaun, and  Dharmasala  On your Request we can customize 10-11 Days Short Manaslu Trek to 11 Days or Even 14 Days.

 The Shortest Manaslu Trekking Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola on a private Jeep.
Day 02: Maccha Khola to Jagat (checkpoint)
Day 03: Jagat to Deng
Day 04: Deng to Namrung
Day 05: Namrung to Samagaon
Day 06: Rest day in Sama. Acclimatization hike to Manaslu Basecamp and Birendra Lake.
Day 07: Samagaon to Dharmashala. Later Hike to Upper Dharmasala for better acclimatization.
Day 08: Dharmashala to Bhimthang
Day 09: Trek to Dharapani Overnight in the lodge.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshi Sahar, End of Short Manaslu Trek.

Some other Facts about Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking 2024
  • Grade: Moderate to Difficult for some days as the itinerary is long.
  • Altitude: 5200 m. approximately which is known as Manaslu Larkya La Pass.
  • Trek type: Hike for approximately 6 hours a day.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse.
  • Duration: 12 days Trekking only. ( Not counting any arrival and departure days and Permits working days which is a must.)
  • Detail Itinerary: Please Follow this link to get the Details Itinerary of Short Manaslu Trek.
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A trekking trip is a journey on foot for pleasure usually along the trekking trails along mountains. It is a multi-day, adventurous trip as a vacation who likes to enjoy the nature, scenery, wildlife, etc. Such trips allow you to enjoy and experience the aesthetic nature and the purity of the local traditions and customs. Trekking will exhaust you as it’s a physical enduring or challenging activity and requires a very high level of energy and fitness with technical skills. Guides and porters arr being hired so that your huge rucksack is carried by them and you can simply enjoy the trek.

Group Joining 2024/25

Group Joining for Short Manaslu Trekking 2024 is also available with Trekking Trail Nepal. If you are looking for friends to join as a group on Fix Departure Dates for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek for 2024. Choose our below-mentioned date and enjoy the Nature, Adventure, Culture, Religion, and Thrill of the Manaslu Trekking Region in the shortest period of time with new friends.

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08 June, 2024 19 June, 2024 US $1161 Available
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18 October, 2024 29 October, 2024 US $1161 Available
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08 November, 2024 19 November, 2024 US $1161 Available
18 November, 2024 29 November, 2024 US $1161 Available
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08 December, 2024 19 December, 2024 US $1161 Available