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Manaslu Short Trek

Start from US$ 848 678 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 929 USD
2 - 3 678 USD
4 - 5 613 USD
6 - 7 587 USD
8 - 9 493 USD
10 + 486 USD
  • 08 Days
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2 - 3 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Public Vehicle / Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 3,965m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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Bimthang is part of the Manaslu Trekking Route beyond the Larkya La Pass from Gorkha side and just two days hiking from Dharapani; gate of the Thorong La Pass trip. Trekking is Bhimtang is called as Manaslu Short Trek or Mini Manaslu Trek. It is design for those trekkers who like to explore wonderful Himalayan scenery, including Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), amazing glacier, tranquil lakes, and unique culture in a short period of time. This is an ideal trip that has not enough time to participate whole Manaslu Circuit trip. 

The Main destination of Short Manaslu Trek is Bhimtang, it is truly a piece of paradise, located east of Manang in Tilje VDC an elevation of 3,590 meter, on lap of the Himalaya as bowled shaped surrounded by mountains and many hillocks. People who wish to escape from crowd of trekkers and would like to hike in beautiful natural scenery in short time; Bhimtang is perfect choice. Bhimtang is called as Bhintang or Bhimthang also, it was one of the salt trading points between Nepal – Tibet few decades back but now Bhimtang is well known as amoung Trekkers as Manaslu Mini Trek route. Trekkers who coming from cross over the Larkya La Pass (5,160m), Bhimtang is best place to taking rest observing Mother Nature before back to hustle bustle city. Manaslu Short Trek can do minimum five days to above ten days; combine with Annapurna Circuit Trekking classical route and side trips. But as this is short form of Manaslu trekking, we Nepal Mother House recommend you 8 days to see main attraction around the region. The trip begin at Dharapani after drive from Kathmandu via Besisahar and turns right direction following bank of Dhudh Khola (river) with pine and oak forest through the historical and cultural rural villages; Thonje (1,965m), Tilije (2,300m), Goa/Gho (2,515m), Kharche (2,700m), Yak Kharka (3,020m) and finally get in beautiful Bhimtang village. While Hiking Dharapani to Bhimtang, you will see many trekkers coming down from Larkya La Pass. The Ponkar Glacier and Kechakyu Khola glacier are coming from Himlung Himal making its way U shape. The tranquil Ponkar Lake (3,965m) and Nayamla Tal is amazing just beneath the gigantic Himalaya range. The majestic mountains view can see surrounding you right side to around like; Phungi Himala (6,538m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Manaslu North (7,157m), Larke Peak (6,249m), Cheo (6,812m), Himlung Himal (7,126m), Nemjung Himal (7,140m), Kangaru Himal (6,981m) and other many beautiful mountain are amazing.

Bhimtang is one of the best trekking routes for that traveler who have short holiday. This trip conducts in the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), it known as Manaslu Short Trip as well. It is composition of mountain scenery, natural beauty, unique culture and vegetation and wild life. We at Nepal Mother House Treks is glade to organize Manaslu Short Trekking by expert Local Guide and porters per as your holiday schedule and requirements. Manslu Bhimtang Short Trek is best even during winter season. Except monsoon it is best whole in the year around. Why not join with us for your holiday at lay of Himalaya!

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Glaciers, Lakes, Himalayan scenery Manaslu Short Trek.
  • One of the Best trips for short holiday traveler.
  • Combination of unique culture, Scenery & Nature Beauty.
  • Perfect trip option during winter season at Himalaya.
  • Amazing scenery of Mountains in short distance walk.
  • Easy to access from main cities.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu & trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 02:Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (825m) - 5 to 6 hours & drive to Dharapani (1,963m) - 3 to 4 hours

Day 03:Trek Dharapani to Goa/Gho (2,515m) - 4 to 5 Hours

Day 04:Trek Goa/Gho to Bimtang (3,590m) - 4 to 5 Hours

Day 05: Explore day at Bimtang (3,590m); visit the Ponkkar Lake & Nayamlo Lake and Glacier

Day 06:Trek Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 Hours

Day 07:Trek Tilje to Dharapani (1930m) – 1 ½ to 2 hours and drive to Besi Sahar (825m) - 2 to 3 hours & again drive Besisahar to Kathmandu -5 to 6 Hours

Day 08:Your own/home destination.

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Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 2 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing with BB Plan.
  • Necessary paperwork and Trekking permit fee for [I] MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) Trekking, [II] ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permits, [III] TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • All ground Transport for group (Kathmandu to Dharapani & /Dharapani to KTM by Micro /Local bus.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip (after trip end).
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation Entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • English speaking friendly a Guide (Government license holder) his/her food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Manaslu Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the Trek.
  • 1 Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 10 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, insurance and equipments.
  • First Aid medical kit during the trip, including Oximeter to measure Oxyzen and pulse in high altitude.
  • Welcome and farewell program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Your travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory) & meals at Kathmandu..
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, donation for school or monastery.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu & trekking preparation and permit paper work day.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 02 : Drive Kathmandu to Besisahar (825m) - 5 to 6 hours & drive to Dharapani (1,963m) - 3 to 4 hours Our trekking guide will come to the hotel in the morning at 6: 00 to pick you with private transport to the bus station. Then you will drive to Besi Shahar (185km) which will take us about 5 to 6 hours along a scenic route. Along the journey you will witness rather stunning scenery of snow capped mountains, green hills, rivers, and villages. And again drive Besisahar to Dharapani (1,963m) by jeep or local bus for 3 to 4 hours through the Nagdi, Bhulbhule, Sange, Chamche, Tall, Dharapani, can see wonderful Manaslu, Annapurna II scenery, and others majestic mountains. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 03 : Trek Dharapani to Goa/Gho (2,515m) - 4 to 5 Hours Dharapani is main entrance point of Manaslu Circuit trip reverse way. Just few people do Larkya La Pass from this side. So you will see just few trekkers heading up as your companion. After having breakfast, you Mini trip at Manaslu begin from Dharapani. There is a check point of the ACAP and MCAP before turn right side of Dharapani, our Guide will cheek in all requiring permits here. First you will cross the bridge at Marsyandi River and following the Dhudh Khola as tributes of Main River. You will walk on wider road until Tilje but rarely dive vehicles on this road. If you walk 30 munities west from Tilije/Tiliche, get is religious Pyakane cave. And you may visit Tamrang Gompa which is situated in north east of Thonche village, about an hour walking. There is significance Buddha’s statue and other deities, with religious scriptures and holy book in the Monastery. It is nice place to stop to having cup of tea and breaks. After this most of the time the trail goes through the river bank and oak and pine forest with beautiful Gurung villages and finally get in Goa/Gho (2,515m). Stay overnight at teahouse.

Day 04 : Trek Goa/Gho to Bimtang (3,590m) - 4 to 5 Hours This is your second of hiking; it is pleasant walk through the sub-tropical jungle and rural villages. People of here are mostly doing agriculture and animal husbandry. Often you see herd of sheep, cow, and yaks. Before to get Toemro can see Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), this is first view of Manaslu on your trip. The trail keep on through the jungle with sound of birds and ranging river to the Karche (2,700m) and walk further cross the bridge get in Yak Kharka, where you will have lunch. There is not proper place to get meals till Bhimtang. After having lunch you start to walk, the trail is much harder due to step up. Finally, you will get in a tiny valley at Bhimtang about 4 to 5 walk walking. Stay overnight at Tea house.

Day 05 :  Explore day at Bimtang (3,590m); visit the Ponkkar Lake & Nayamlo Lake and Glacier This is most important day for the trip. As Bhimtang is key destination of this trip, after having breakfast, you will hike around the Bhimtang with personal gear and drinking water. Bhimtang is a beautiful place with full of nature beauty. As it is surrounded by White Mountains some time people called it bowel of silver. Ponkar Lake, Nayamlo Tal, Ponkar Glacier, Kechakyu and Suti glacier are main attraction of Bhimtang. While walk above the Ponkar Lake you will get in view point, from where many mountains including Manaslu North (7,157m), Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Larkya Peak (6,249m), Himlunhg Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,812m) and many more can be observe. After breakfast, our Guide let you following the gentle trail north of the Bhimtang and take right trail from junction. About 3km trail you will get at Dangboche Kharka at the foot of the Larkya La. The trail is in not clear due to just few trekker visit here, you walk ahead slippery track over loose dust and gravels that climbs the steep side of the moraine. You will see the junction of three glaciers: clockwise the Kechakyu, Suti and Ponkar. The Suti glacier is hidden behind the western Tibikle Panlemu Danda. The medial Nayamlo Tal is trapped between the first two moraines and the track works its way to and around the larger Ponkar Tal between the central and third moraine. Thrill to the majesty, silence, and glacial power. Back to Bhimtang for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Trek Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 Hours The trail descents along the fig tree and rhododendron fortes, through the rocky river-bed and sliding hill-sides to several small green villages. Eventually, after long but very scenic day, we reach the large village of Tilje, inhabitants of mix of Manangis (of Tibetan descent) and Chettris (Hindus), so have a unique architecture and culture, and eat mix foods - Dal Bhat, buckwheat Dhido, Tsampa and Tibetan salt-tea. We will stay overnight at teahouse.

Day 07 : Trek Tilje to Dharapani (1930m) – 1 ½ to 2 hours and drive to Besi Sahar (825m) - 2 to 3 hours & again drive Besisahar to Kathmandu -5 to 6 Hours It's an easy trekking day following the Dudh Khola through bamboo forests about 1½ to 2 hours walk down, we see ahead marks of ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) board at Dharapani. Now we are in Annapurna Circuit Trekking main trail, an atmospheric Tibetan village with prayer flags fluttering at the gomba in Thongje. From Dhrapani, the road has been building; you may drive from here to Besisahar by jeep or bus. We'll have a bumpy drive to Besisahar . In the morning we will back to Kathmandu with our scenic driving, so we'll try to head off early and stop for lunch en route back. It is a different world back in the Nepali hills, and the gentle light sends us on our way back to the bustle of Nepal's capital city Kathmandu. A celebration is definitely in order tonight!

Day 08 : Your own/home destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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