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Short Manaslu Circuit Trek 11 Days

Start from US$ 1227 982 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 1140 US$
2 - 3 982 US$
4 - 5 973 US$
6 - 7 961 US$
8 -9 935 US$
10 + 911 US$
  • 11 Days
  • Moderate to Strenuous
  • 2 - 3 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private / Public Vehicle

Accommodation: Teahouse+Homestay+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 5,160m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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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 trip 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.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore in the Himalaya in short amount of time.
  • Visit Manaslu Base Camp, Glacier, Glacier Lakes, and amazing scenery.
  • Perceive unique culture, lifestyle and belief like ancient Tibetan.
  • Walking at off the beaten trail in lap of Himalaya.
  • Lifetime experience with high Himalayan treasure.
  • Hiking nearby Tibet border by local expert.
  • Recommend for only adventures travel.
  • Need to fit mentally and physically.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m) -6 to 7 Hours & again drive Arughat to Sotikhola /Lapubesi (884m) -1 ½ to 2 Hours

Day 02:Trek Lapubesi to Doban /Thulo Dhunga (1,250m) -7 to 8 Hours

Day 03:Trek Doban to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours

Day 04:Trek Philim to Ghap (2165m) - 8 to 9 Hours

Day 05:Trek Ghap to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m) - 6 to 7 Hours

Day 06:Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization

Day 07:Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 4 to 5 Hours

Day 08:Trek Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 4 to 5 Hours

Day 09:Trek Dharmashala to Bimtang (3590m) via Larkya La (5,160m) - 7 to 8 Hours

Day 10:Trek Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 Hours

Day 11:Trek Tilje to Dharapani (1930m) – 1 ½ to 2 hours and drive to Besi Sahar (825m) - 2 to 3 hours, Again drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu -5 to 6 Hours

Alternative Itinerary

Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 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] Manaslu Restricted Area Trekking Permit [IV] TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • All ground Transport for group (Kathmandu to Sotikhola/Lapubesi local bus & Besisahar/Dharapani to KTM / Pokhara 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.
  • 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 : Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m) -6 to 7 Hours & again drive Arughat to Sotikhola /Lapubesi (884m) -1 ½ to 2 Hours Our Guide and Potter come to in your hotel at 6:00 am. Then we are heading to Arughat, by bus or Land cruiser (depending on group size) scenic drive. While passing ridge of Kathmandu Valley, you catch a glimpse of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal magnificent view and terraces and green hills. After Dhading Bisi or Gorkha Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. To get in Arughat through the Gorkha Bazaar or Dhading Besi depends on your time and choice. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling cloth, food and hardware. Again drive Arughat Bazaar to Laubesi by Jeep/ local bus via Soti Khola . Stay overnight at Tea House or Tented camp.

Day 02 : Trek Lapubesi to Doban /Thulo Dhunga (1,250m) -7 to 8 Hours After hot breakfast, journey leads us to ascend on a rugged rocky trail. Then we climb up and down ravines and notched trees. Several water falls on both side of the Budhi Gandaki River and hundred species of Birds in the forest makes our trip enjoyable. Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim provide the unique hospitality with culture and religion. During this trekking the narrow valley shaping by Budhi Gandaki provides the magnificent vistas of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and Himal Chuli, as we continue up to the large Gurung village and fields of corn and millet. There are several good campsites and we set up camp surrounded by alder, blue pine and poplar trees or stay at the tea house.

Day 03 : Trek Doban to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours The trekking leads today, on a high beautiful trail through a narrow dramatic gorge section with towering walls, past a thundering waterfall just above us and cross the suspension bridge, ascend gradually along a wide hillside. After trekking through dense forest the small village of Deng, lower Nubri region called Kutang, where the people are ethnically pure Tibetans. We have views of Lumbo Himal as well as Lapuchen and Dwijen Himals. We camp nearby village, and get fresh greens from owns the land. It starts to feel like a piece of old Tibet at last.

Day 04 : Trek Philim to Ghap (2165m) - 8 to 9 Hours If weather is clear, you can see beautiful mountains view and amazing Bhudhigandaki Valley view below Philim. After breakfast, your day trip starts through a small settlement Ekle Bhatti. In thirty unites you will get in wonderful waterfall before junction of Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit main trail. Done be confuse for trail; the right trail goes heading for Tsum valley but for the Manaslu you need to drop down to cross the bridge and continue follow the river bank with narrow gorges. Probably you will have meals at Nayak or Pewa. Today you need cross three times same river Bhudhigandaki. Again the trail follows the river bank and finally gets in Dang. The trail goes through the valley with across the bridge twice switchback steeply up to the small, poor village of Rana, after more climbing through lovely woods of pine and we reach Bihi Phedi, views of Kutang Himal and start to see Mani stones, sign of the tiny Tibetan footholds mark in the high Himalayan places. Some trekkers heading to Tsum Valley from Rana Village is blocked between Lokpa to Chumling. Again trek through dense forest crossing Budhi Gandaki wooden bridge, ascent gently up to Tibetan-run lodge Namrung, views of mountains. Then the trail goes to extensive pastures land to the ancient Lihi village and flowing down the Lidanda Glaciers reach the picturesque Tibetan village of Sho at 3000. On the way to Lho, the spectacular views of Ngadi Chuli and Manaslu itself; is quite an impressive afternoon. We set up camp in Lho, sprawling village decorated with many prayer flags, in the yard of a small lodge and Gomba. Sunset and sunrise from the campsite are wonderful.

Day 05 : Trek Ghap to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m) - 6 to 7 Hours After breakfast the trail leads us from new Gomba and then ascends to the idyllic Tibetan settlement of Shayla with amazing mountain panoramas. Dzongka Dzong (fortress) at the border of Tibet, a few days walk from Sama Gaon, as late as the 1940's until it was taken over by Gorkhas in the late 19th century. Later, make shelter by Tibetan guerrillas, it was closed for the treks until 1992.Take the afternoon to hike up to the old Gomba settlement above town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village.

Day 06 : Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization We have a rest day in Sama Gaon to explore the village and Gombas; a little piece of old Tibet. This is also an extra day in case anyone is having trouble acclimatizing. A great excursion is a hike towards Manalsu Base Camp and Birendra Lake where we'll have stunning views of the lake, glacier and valley. Another option is a hike up to Pung Gyen Gompa, at 3870 meters, explore around unique natural beauty.

Day 07 : Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 4 to 5 Hours After having breakfast, the trail leads us breathtaking mountains scenery and blue sheep territory, grazing nearby on the barren hill-sides. Perhaps, this will be one of the best trekking days on whole trip, regarding the view and walking. After 3 to 4 hours walking you will get in Samdo, where more than four teahouse for your accommodation. Still Samdo is best for view and cultural activities. If you have still energy then you may hike up to the view point about 1 ½ to 2 hours. This is best for the acclimatization as well.

Day 08 : Trek Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 4 to 5 Hours The trail leads us to the old trade route towards Tibet, cross a bridge, and climb through the trade markets of Larkya bazaar. After about three hours of climbing past glaciers, with increasingly overwhelming panoramas, we come to the campsite at Dharamsala, the high camp for the Larkya La pass, where we have lunch surrounded breathtaking mountains scenery and blue sheep territory, grazing nearby on the barren hill-sides. You'll really feel the altitude and the cold here, so enjoy a more leisurely afternoon and keep warm. We'll have an early dinner in preparation for our pass crossing tomorrow...

Day 09 : Trek Dharmashala to Bimtang (3590m) via Larkya La (5,160m) - 7 to 8 Hours After very morning breakfast, the trail goes to North side of the Larkya Glaciers where we have views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Then walking about four hours we will get on the top of the Larkya La (4930m), view of wonderful panoramic mountains; Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters) equally stunning from both sides. The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. After praing the God and yelling 'Ki ki so so lha gyalo' (may the Gods be victorious), get ready drop often slippery trail following the glacial moraine finally to the Bimphedi, where 'Three Sisters Hotel' , is the evening clouds gather and turn pink behind the surrounding peaks. It's all worthwhile now.

Day 10 : 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 11 : Trek Tilje to Dharapani (1930m) – 1 ½ to 2 hours and drive to Besi Sahar (825m) - 2 to 3 hours, Again drive Besi Sahar 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. Drive Dhrapani to Besisahar 2 to 3 hours by jeep or bus. Again drive Besihar to Kathmandu 5 to 6 hours 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!


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