Short Manaslu Trek 12 days

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Overview

  • Duration 12 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5,160 m | 16,929 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Soti Khola - Dobhan - Philim - GHAP/ Tsak - Lho - Samagaun - Dharmasala - Bimthang - Tiliche - Dharapani - Besisahar - Kathmandu
  • Best Season September to late December and March to late June

Highlights

  • Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • Amazing views of the Himalayan peaks in the Manaslu region
  • The beautiful remote Himalayan trekking experience
  • The joy of being at 5,160m while crossing Larke Pass
  • Wonderful cultural experience along the trail
  • Inspiring simplicity and innocence of the people living in the region

“A trek to remember, a beauty to worship.”

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is a generally cherished trekking track, giving immaculate mountain sees, rich society, and veritable experience total up the trek encounter around the 8156m Manaslu. Opened in 1992, this range offers a synthesis of rich social legacy, unsurpassed excellence, and natural assorted qualities.

Manaslu at 8163 meters (26, 775') is the eighth most elevated top on the planet and is placed close to the outskirt of Nepal and Tibet. The name Manaslu implies "The Spirit-Mountain" in the nearby vernacular, alluding to the considerate and solid divinity, which abides inside. Trekking in Manaslu is a standout amongst the most delightful enterprises.

Assuming that you might want to experience both extremes of the trekking background in Nepal. And truly get to see what the entire object is about as far as the most stunning Mountain View on earth. The Tibetan enclave of Nupri, north of Manaslu at the leader of the Budi Gandaki, was shut to nonnatives for a long time by virtue of its closeness to Tibet. The range was surreptitiously opened in 1991, yet it took numerous years for the saying to get out.

The complete Short circuit of Manaslu (8163m) over the Larke Pass is getting more prominent as another trekking terminus. It still sees moderately, not many trekkers however contrasted with the built trekking tracks. The Manaslu trek starts either in the town of Arughat Bazaar or Gorkha Bazaar and closures in Besisahar, which is likewise the beginning stage for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

It's an excellent trek, with marvelous perspectives of the Manaslu and experiencing incredible Hindu and Tibetan-style towns. You begin low, strolling through green wide open, and passing little Hindu towns. Heading northwards, the valley opens up to uncover delightful elevated glades and little Tibetan-style towns which bunch underneath Manaslu's clearing North Face.  Eventually, the trail arrives at Samagaon, the biggest and most imperative town in the district. From here you head west and cross the Larke Pass (5160 m), an exemplary and intense track connecting the Budi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley. The drop passes through lovely snowcapped knolls at Bintang, before joining the principal Annapurna Circuit track and heading to the trailhead at Besi Sahar.

Come and join Himalayan Scenery Treks & expedition for the amazing trek journey with a once-a-lifetime experience.

NOTE: It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days besides actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, any flight delays, and missing international flights

Itinerary

If your next holiday trip is to Manaslu then knowing the details about the places, altitudes, and the trail is important. You can make your trip easier by reading the Masalu Circuit Detailed Itinerary. The itinerary has information about the altitude, trails, and accommodations, foods you will be provided during the trek, and many more.

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Before starting our trek we need to reach the starting point. The starting point for the Manaslu Circuit trek is Budhi Gandaki. So it will be a long drive along Prithvi Highway along the bank of the Trishuli River. We will be getting a glimpse of the rural life of Nepal. Guest can learn about the local lifestyle of people in Soti Khola, a beautiful valley near the bank of Budhi Gandaki. Then, we will be staying overnight in the guest house of Soti Khola.

From the fourth day onward we will organize official trekking. We are all set to start on the adventure trekking part of our trip. On the first day of trekking in the Manaslu region, we feel the excitement within us that takes us forward on hours-long walking the day. The trail will follow Budhi Gandaki River valley with exciting sceneries and beautiful sights of village, nature, forests, terraced farmlands, and waterfalls along the trail. We will stay overnight at Dobhan.

After finishing our breakfast we will prepare for our second-day trek. We will then follow a narrow trail ascending and descending toward Tatopani's natural hot spring. After that, we climb over another ridge and cross Budhi Gandaki over a suspension bridge. We then head forward to Tharo Bharyang climbing stone stairs.

We go past Khorla Besi village and several other interesting sights that give us an exciting mixture of culture and nature in the region. We will then cross the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, climb over a ridge, trek along the river, and then will climb towards the village of Jagat. From here we walk past Salleri and Sirdibas villages before reaching Philim for the overnight stay.

We start the day after breakfast and trek towards GHAP/Tsak. The trail winds up and down and gives us a thrilling experience of walking. We can enjoy spectacular views of Srigi Himal along the trail. About five hours of walking experience on the third day of trekking adventure brings joyful moments along the trail that will be motivating us to go further along the adventure journey.

We start the day after breakfast and trek towards Lho. The trail winds up and down and gives us a thrilling experience of walking. About five hours of walking experience on the third day of trekking adventure brings joyful moments along the trail that will be motivating us to go further along the adventure journey.

We relish the breakfast and set off on about five hours of trekking journey for the day. We walk to Samagaun as the destination today. We are trekking in the Nubri valley now which feels highly remote and secluded. Peaceful surroundings, thinning air, sparser settlement, and changing landscape and vegetation give us a different experience of trekking than in the lower region. We trek along with wonderful views of the mountains and the surroundings. We will eventually reach Samagaun for our overnight stay.

We have already reached the point where we need an acclimatizing time. We are doing the same today as we go around Samagaun to explore and acclimatize. We engage the day on a beautiful hike, monastery exploration, and soaking in the charm of the surrounding. The view that the day brings is stupendously charming. Mountains and nature give out most of their fascinating wonders to make our day. We stay overnight today at Samagaun.

We are traversing the trail to Dharmasala, the base camp to go for a high mountain pass called Larke pass. We see a complete change in the landscape as we go higher towards the destination. The walk that takes us almost to 4,500 meters above sea level brings stunning views of Himalayan peaks and high-altitude landscapes. Dharamshala, also known as Larke Phedi, has breathtaking views to keep us engrossed so that the increasing altitude is not too much of a concern so to spoil the joy of the view.

We reach the highest point on this trek today. On our walk to Bimthang (3,720 meters), we are going to walk across Larke pass which stands 5,160 meters above sea level. Although the walk up to the pass is strenuous, it is worth going for an as breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayas awaits us there. As the meaning of the name “Larke Pass” means the “Victory Hill”, we really feel victorious on the achievement of crossing the 5,000-meter pass. And the panoramic view of Annapurna II, Namjung Himal, Pang Phuchi, Himlung Himal, and the whole mountain stretch makes the day the highlight of this trip.

Later we descend steeply towards the destination. The path taken down towards Bimthang is a little difficult so we need to step carefully. We eventually reach Bimthang to stay overnight. This day of adventure concludes with a joyful experience.

After an adventurous day of crossing the Larke pass, we will start the day at ease. Our trek starts after devouring the breakfast and heads towards Tiliche. The trail passes through Sangure Kharka, Dudh Khola, and goes towards Gho village. As we trek towards the lower elevation, we see the change in landscape, weather, and vegetation. We are walking down towards the Mashyangdi River valley after walking through the beautiful Budhi Gandaki and Nubri valleys. We will spend overnight at Tiliche today.

On this day we will be ending our trekking part of the trip we will head back towards the Jagat (1,300 meters). It will take about 6 hours for us to reach Jagat. We will encounter more trekkers while trekking back to Jagat. Once we reach Jagat, we can relax our legs that have been walking up and down the trail on the adventurous trek. We stay overnight at Jagat and celebrate the end of the trekking part of the trip.

Today we will be driving to Besisahar located in the Lamjung district. The drive will be short but we will be able to explore lots of sceneries while driving to Beshisahar. Here we will explore the royal palace of Lamjung also called Lamjung Durbar. Other than that we will explore many other natural sceneries of Lamjung and Beshisahar. We will be staying overnight at the Hotel.

We will set off on a long day drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast having our breakfast. It will be five hours long overland journey through a scenic stretch of the road leading us to Kathmandu. Once we are in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.

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Trip Map

Short Manaslu Trek 12 days map

Cost Details

Included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, duffel bag, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Excluded

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Porters
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Useful Info

In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concern. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

Hotel and Accommodation:

Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiast and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation as you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are at Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Manaslu Circuit Trek, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow and a blanket. We put us every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places). 

In Kathmandu beside the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

Food and Beverages:

All the food and Beverages included on the package of Manaslu Circuit Trek are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying the bottled water and boiled water as well.

Transportation:

We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick up and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide local bus transportation for your trip. However, you have the other options traveling through private vehicles such as cars or van.

You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded from our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.

Luggage and Backpack:

The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things which are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip to ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

Guide and Porters on Trek:

We provide you with the well trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg form each trekker). We provide the one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

Personnel Expenses:

Personnel Expenses largely influenced your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Manaslu Circuit Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy you souvenirs of the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provide to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staffs. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

Rescue and Evacuation:

Nepal is the country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seeker all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and the joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive at the Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

Booking Requirements

Please provide us your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer or online. Please visit here for payment details.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellation of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearranging the schedule.

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