The 8th highest mountain of the world “Mt. Manaslu 8163m” is a key attraction of the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek. If you would like to visit Tibet, but not successful due to various reasons, then Short Manaslu Circuit Trek would be best to visit. Manaslu Circuit is becoming most popular trip, this day, after road construction on Annapurna Round trail. Manaslu has been recently open tea house trekking, located northeast part of Gorkha district of Nepal. As it is nearby Tibet border, the people on here are similar like Tibetan; they have been preserving earliest Tibetan culture, lifestyle still now. You will have experience of people unique culture, belief and religious faith. Trekkers who are physically fit and wish to visit Nepal’s High Himalaya in the shortest time, then Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking, would be suitable for them.
There is a basic tea house amenity entire Manaslu, then other trekking region. But now days, there are several new tea houses have been built after 25-April earth quick EP center at Barpak, Gorkha. The trail has re-constructed in several places and Cantilever Walk Way Bridge (195 meters) with latest Swiss technology has built at Yaraphat. This is a first Cantilever Trail practice in Nepal. This makes easy access for the trekkers and local people one village to the next village. Even some tea house in Manaslu has Wi-Fi services and sure in Samagaun. If you are curious about Manaslu Circuit Trek after devastating earth quick, then this is your right time to visit. Your visit will be great support directly and intricately for the locals to re-build houses, schools and school children.
Manaslu is virgin trekking trails in the lap of the Himalaya, people, culture, live hood is untouched by modernization. As uniqueness people off here are following polyandry marriage system, animal husbandry and traditional cultivation methods. They are following Bon Buddhism; which is a very strong culture and rituals. The Manaslu Circuit Short Trek starts from Sotikhola after the drive from capital city Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar and Soti. And follow the same trekking routes as Manaslu Circuit through the Khorla Besi, Machha Khola, Tatopani, Dobhan, Jagat, Sirdibas, Philim, Pewa, Dang, Ghap, Bhi Phedi, Namrung, Lihi, Lho, Shyala, Sama Gaun, Manaslu Base Camp, Samdo, Dharmashal and Bhimtang via Larke Pass elevation of 5,160 meters. Then trip end of Dharapani drive by public bus or jeep to the Kathmandu.
Short Manslu Circuit Trek is specially designed for those trekkers who is mentally and physically fitness for the high Himalaya hiking at the short period of time. According to our client’s history, most of them are successfully completed this trip without any obstacle. As Manaslu Short Trek starts from 884 meters elevation from sea level at Lapubesi and it goes gradually gaining elevation to the highest point at Larkya Bhanjyang (5,160m), mostly following Budhigandaki River bank through the rural village. We at Nepal Mother House is always concerning you Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, our aim is to provide you best satisfaction during your short time visit and to reduce negative effect from it. According to our itinerary, you will visit to the Manaslu Base Camp (4,400m), Birandra Lake or Phungen Gumpa while an acclimatization day at Samagaun, this is similar things do other’s trekkers as well.
Manaslu Circuit Rapid Trek is in the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), where you will see many wildlife and vegetation. At the high area you will see Himalayan Goat known as Thar or Jharal and deer, marmot, Jhum (yak and cow hybrid) and yaks. Similarly, you have amazing mountain view like; Ganesh Himal (7,140m), Shringi Himal (7,161m), Rani Peak /Lidanai Peak (6,693m), Himalchuli (7,750m), Nadi Chuli / Peak 29 (7,871m), Mt. Manaslu/Kang Pungen (8,163m), Manaslu North (7,157m), Naike Peak (6,211m) and many more. From the top of the Larkya La Pass you have an astonishing view of Kangguru (6,981m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Gyaji Kang (7,038m), Larke Peak (6,249m), Lamjung Himal (7,983m), Ratna Chuli (7,035m).
In general, the Manaslu Circuit Trek can do in 12 days to 16 days, but for the rapid Manaslu trip, we Nepal Mother House recommend 11 days due to the road access beginning of the trek. But you need to walk every day 6 to 7 hours on average and to be fit by mentally and physically. Short Manaslu Circuit Trek can do all over the year around, but we recommend you mid September to November at autumn and mid March to May at spring are the best times. As we are local from Manaslu Region, we organize your Manaslu Short Trekking by expert local Guide and porters according to your holiday schedule.
Physical Fitness and Training Requirements:
As Manaslu Circuit Trek is Moderate to Strenuous level trip, you need well perpartion before the trek. Doing regular yoga, jogging in the morning, hiking with small bag pack every weekend, climbing satires frequently, dancing, doing Gyms and cardiology exercise, etc. helps you for the physical fitness. Similarly, you need to be mentally well prepared.
Packing Lists for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek:
Quality gears are always essential for the high Himalayan trek. As weather is unpredictable in the high altitude, it might be change anytime, only good quality trekking equipments can protect you. So, don’t compromise for the quality while a buy gear; four seasonal sleeping bags, down jackets, rucksack, day bag, quick dry towel, warm socks, woolen hat, sun hat, gloves, trekking poles, microspikes/crampons, trekking boats, sandal, raincoat, thermal coat, flesh jacket, thermal coat, flesh head light, etc. For the more details about Packing list for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek go through Packing List for Nepal Trekking.
Transport for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek:
There are regular buses services to Arughat Bazaar from Kathmandu, and all the buss are leaving in the morning six to eight o'clock.Our Guide and porters will come to your hotel and 5 to 10 minutes drives to bus station at Machhapokharai for the 138 Km journey to Arughat taking 6 to 7 hours. Then, taking the bus/jeep to the Sotikhola and Machhakola another 2 to 3 hours.Likewise, at the end of the trek at Dharapani also available public transport to the Besisahar. There will be many passengers in the public bus through the rough road mostly of the journey. If you would like to much more comfort travel in a such long journey, it would be best hire private Jeep also. The private transport will more costly even you won’t be regret by it comfort and flexible.
Accommodation and Shower in Manaslu:
Manaslu is recently developed trekking route comper to other well known tea house treks. If you have prior trekking experience in Nepal, the accommodation here in Manaslu is also almost similar like Annapurna and Langtang area.But some places have very basic facilities. Normally, there is single/double/dormitory bed room with good enough mattress, bed shits, pillow,a blancket and using comman bath room and toilets. Most of the tea house and guest house have proper hot shower by solar system or gas gigers, if not they will provide a bucket of hot water for the shower. As towel and shampoo not provided by tea house, you need bring with your own. Some places they will provide shower free but some places take charge with small amount NPR. 200 to 1000.
Meals and Drinking Water on the Trek:
As Manaslu circuit is tea house basic trek, you will get meals at tea house from menu cards with different options. Mostly trekkers are having Nepalese food Dalbhat (Rice + Lentil Soup, Vegetable + Curry + Pickle) on the trek, and it is easy to make together for many people at the same time and have verity of sub items and you can add more meals until you are not full. The food perper by well trained cooks, so they always maintain the quality, hygiene and good test. There are some other items of food also like; Noodles items, Potato items, rice items, bread, macaroni, pizza, burger, Yak stake, Momo, muesli, spaghetti, etc. and some tea house have variety of food according to different continental. For the drinking water; you can buy a bottle of the mineral water on the trek, but it would be best to treat the water by your self. This helps to make your trip chipper and avoid the plastics to keep the clean environment also. It would be best to use iodine and chlorine tablets in the water after purified by machine for double safety, or you may use UV Steripen for much more comfort.