Short Manaslu Trek

Trip Fact

  1. Trip Code:
    SMT12
  2. Trip Price:
    from $695 USD
Group Price for This Trip
No. of people Price
1 - 1 US$ 950
2 - 5 US$ 845
6 - 10 US$ 695

Duration: 12 Days

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Trip Highlight

- Part of the Great Himalayan trails
- A culturally fascinating region with Tibetan and Gurung influence
- Spectacular mountain views and the
- High passes Larkya La 5106 is one of the longest passes in Himalayas of Nepal

At a glance

Manaslu Trek can be done 10 to 17 Days. As the motor road is extending we Green Valley Nepal Treks recommend you to do a short Manaslu Trek in 12 Days. you wouldnt miss anything as we taking the same trekking trails and just shorten the trip by taking a jeep drive from Dharapani instead of Chamche Or Besishahar.

short Manaslu trek 12 Days, Youll hike along an ancient salt trade route, across wild rapids, through bamboo and rhododendron forests, and to monasteries well off the beaten path.

Short Manaslu trek is getting more popular as a new trekking destination but it still sees fewer trekkers compared to the established trekking routes in the Annapurna and Everest region. The circuit is a stunning trek with spectacular views of Mount Manaslu (8163 m) and the Ganesh Himal Range, among others. Along the trail to Manaslu Trek, you will cross an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. The trail follows the spectacular Budhi Gandaki River all the way from Arughat to its source just below the Larkya Pass (5125 m). As you start low, at around 700 m, the landscapes are amazingly varied ranging from the green countryside and lush forests to spectacular high altitude landscapes skirting huge glaciers.

Green Valley Nepal Treks short Manaslu trek have 12 days itinerary, where we will take Drive to Sotikhola to start the trip and take drive back from Dharapani as there is fine road to Kathmandu from Dharapani. We are flexible to plan your Manaslu Trek according to your time and budget.

Short Manaslu Trek Cost for 2022- 2023

We are offering 12 Days short Manaslu Trek cost based on group size, please flow for the cost details:
1 person US$ 950
2 to 5 person on the group US$ 845/person
6 to 10 person on the group US$ 695/person

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 :Kathmandu to Sotikhola(710m, 140km)7-8 hours’ drive

Day 2 :Soti Khola to Macha Khola (930m, 24km, 7/8 hours trek

Day 3 :Macha Khola to Jagat (1,410m, 23 km) 6/7 Hours

Day 4 :Jagat to Deng (1,804 m, 21 km) 6/7 Hours

Day 5 :Deng to Namrung (2,630 m, 20km) 6/7 Hours

Day 6 :Namrung to Sama Gau (3,530m, 22km) 6/7 Hours

Day 7 :Rest in Samagaun (3,860 m,)

Day 8 :Sama Gau to Samdo(3,860 m, 17 km) 4/5 Hours

Day 9 :Samdo to Dharmasala(4,460 m, 13 km) 3/4 Hours

Day 10 :Dharmasala to Bimthang(3,700m) via Larkye Pass(5160m, 25km) 8/9 Hours

Day 11 :Bimthang to Dharapani(1860 m, 28 km) 6/7 hours

Day 12 :Dharapani to Kathmandu(1340m, 240km, ) 9/10 hours’ Drive

Cost Include

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation, etc. 
  • 11 nights’ accommodations while you are on trekking
  • 3 times meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trekking
  • Public Bus Tickets to SotiKhola from Kathmandu
  • Public Bus Tickets to Kathmandu from Dharapani
  • All special trekking permits for the Manaslu region
  • ACAP entry permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).
  • MCA permit (Manaslu Conservation Area Project)
  • Tourist service charge, vat

 

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Kathmandu Hotel and meal
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek if you would like to take porter it will cost you US$ 240 each porter (One will porter can carry a maximum of 25 KG so one porter between two trekkers is recommended)
  • Private JEEP to the trek from start point to endpoint. If you prefer to use private JEEP to SotiKhola (trek start point) from Kathmandu & Dharapani (trek endpoint) to Kathmandu, it will cost you US$ 300 extra per Jeep. One JEEP could share between 6 people maximum. 
  • Personal Insurance & personal expenses
  • Tips and gratitude 

Trip Note

As Short Manaslu Trek require a special permit we need one full working day to organize the permit so please manage your arrival accordingly. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 :Kathmandu to Sotikhola(710m, 140km)7-8 hours’ drive Early morning drive to Dhading Bensi, the district headquarter of Dhading, we will further drive to Aarughat and finally reach Sotikhola which is the starting point of Manaslu Trek. Overnight stay at Soti Khola in a small village beside the river.

Day 2 :Soti Khola to Macha Khola (930m, 24km, 7/8 hours trekSoti Khola to Machhi Khola. After we cross the bridge, the trail goes through the green Saal forests. Ascending through a ridge overlooking the rapids of Budhi Gandaki leads us to Khursane. The last part is a rocky trail up to the Gurung village, Lapubesi. Then we continue along the riverbank treading on the sand and rounded stones and cross a suspension bridge to arrive at Machhi Khola village. Overnight stay at Machhi Khola.

Day 3 :Macha Khola to Jagat (1,410m, 23 km) 6/7 Hours We continue the trail along the river. Ascending and descending small elevations, the trail passes through Tharo Khola, Khorlabesi, and eventually reaches a Hotspring - Tatopani. Traversing a ridge and crossing the Budhi Gandaki river, we reach Dovan. We gain elevation which brings changes in view and vegetation alike to reach Jagat. The forest walk could be a surprise meet with Langur Monkeys. Overnight stay at Jagat, a large Gurung village.

Day 4 :Jagat to Deng (1,804 m, 21 km) 6/7 Hours The trail begins along a rocky ridge with an emerging view of Sringi Himal. We pass through Ghatta Khola and continue to Philim, a Gurung village. Before entering Nupri, we pass through farms growing maize, millet, potatoes, and vegetables. Passing through an uninhabited gorge, and walking on the trails at the bank of Budhi Gandaki, we cross bamboo forests to the Deng river. Overnight stay at a small Deng village beside the Deng river.

Day 5 :Deng to Namrung (2,630 m, 20km) 6/7 Hours Shortly beyond Deng, the trail climbs to Rena. After passing some houses, the trail elevates high above the river and then drops into the Sringi valley passing numerous Tibetan Mani lined walls and colorful forest before reaching Namrung. The trail has beautiful views of Sringi Himal and crosses the Budi Gandaki river several times. Overnight stay at Namrung.

Day 6 :Namrung to Sama Gau (3,530m, 22km) 6/7 HoursWith stunning views of Sringi, Ganesh Himal, the trek starts from Namrung and climbs steadily into the alpine which is blessed with marvelous mountain views. The village of Namrung marks the beginning of the region of pure Tibetan inhabitants. Passing through forests, villages, and barley terraces, the first stunning glimpses of Manaslu gets visible which accentuates at Lho village, we will trek further by passing through gompas, Tibetan settlement, and alpine scenery. After a short trek, we reach Sama Gaon where we stop for two nights.

Day 7 :Rest in Samagaun (3,860 m,)We will have a choice, Trek to Manaslu Base Camp or Pungyen Gompa and Birendra Tal. Descending to the Budhi Gandaki river and following it towards the north until we reach a bridge, we take a left and head to the Manaslu Base Camp. Pungyen Gompa is a 3-4 hours hiking and Birendra Tal is 1-hour hiking, so both can be combined.

Day 8 :Sama Gau to Samdo(3,860 m, 17 km) 4/5 Hours The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls in the valley and leads to juniper and birch forests. Descending back to Budhi Gandaki and crossing a small bridge, we climb to 'kane', the entrance to Samdo. A village with 3 valleys converging upon it, Samdo is known for traditional yak herding and it depicts the traditional Tibetan lifestyle - rearing sheep and goats, training horses, and planting barley.

Day 9 :Samdo to Dharmasala(4,460 m, 13 km) 3/4 HoursThe walkthrough ridges, crossing wooden bridges over Budi Gandaki continues. After crossing two streams, we come across the Larkya glacier after which a dramatic gorge is reached. Upon climbing to 4450 meters, we reach Larke Phedi where we take shelter in a Dharmashala. The walk is short providing plenty of time for acclimatization.

Day 10 :Dharmasala to Bimthang(3,700m) via Larkye Pass(5160m, 25km) 8/9 Hours A short climb leads us to the north side of Larkya Glacier. The place provides great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. The climb to the Larkya La (5100m) pass is gradual in the beginning but steepens towards the end. A stunning panorama of different ranges can be seen from the pass. A challenging day over the high Larkya La. The steep descent from here is strenuous, but it's an equally rewarding experience. Bimthang awaits the end of a tough day. Overnight at a tented camp.

Day 11 :Bimthang to Dharapani(1860 m, 28 km) 6/7 hours After Breakfast, we will trek down to Dharapani via Goa and Tilje village.

Day 12 :Dharapani to Kathmandu(1340m, 240km, ) 9/10 hours’ Drive We will get a sharing local jeep to Besishahar, and then get a bus drive either to Kathmandu or Pokhara.

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