Manaslu Circuit Short Trek

12 Days

Manaslu Circuit Short Trek is a popular trek in the Manaslu Region of Nepal which takes you through the less crowded trail to the 8th highest mountain in the world. A tea house trek, this short Manaslu Circuit Trek can be completed in just 12 days.

Enjoy majestic views of Mt. Manaslu at 8163m, the eighth tallest mountain in the world. Explore charming villages and immerse in the inspiring lifestyle and culture of the local inhabitants of the Manaslu region.

The diverse landscape and eco-system of the Manaslu region is home to endangered wildlife like Tahr, Pika (Highest living Mammal), Himalayan Marmots, Red Panda, Himalayan goral and Snow Leopard.

Unlike Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Manaslu Circuit Trek welcomes fewer trekkers every year.

Manaslu Trek trekking trail goes through steamy lowlands, rugged mountain trails, spectacular gorges of Jagat, and tropical forests in the lower valley.

The epic journey of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is gaining popularity in recent years. The remote wilderness makes it one of the best treks in Nepal.

Manaslu Circuit Short Trek Route

Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with a drive to Soti Khola from Kathmandu. It will take you 7-8 hours to reach Soti Khola via Arughat. Rest for the night and wake up early to hit the trail to Machha Khola.

The uphill to Machha Khola is a perfect start. You will continue the path to Jagat, Deng, Namrung, and Sama Gaon. Sama Goan is one of the largest villages in the Manaslu region.

Short Manaslu Trek lets you acclimatize at Sama Gaon on the 7th day. On the 9th day, you will trek from Samado to Dharamsala / Larkya Base Camp at 4,460m, crossing the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and ascend to Dharmasala for overnight.

Walk on the Larkye Glacier and en-route to Bhimtang, from Larkya La Pass admire stunning views of Himlung Himal, Kangguru, and Annapurna II.

Larkya La Pass at 5,165m is the highest point of Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 days. From Bimtang, you will head to Dharapani and drive to Kathmandu, where you end your trip.

Manaslu Circuit Short Trek Difficulty

Manaslu Trek 12 days is a remarkable journey around the Manaslu Conservation Area. It is a moderate to difficult trek and hence is suitable for you if you have trekking experience. However, our professional guides will help you plan and prepare for the trek even if you are a new trekker.

You will have to walk/hike for about 4-5 hours per day. On a challenging day, you will have to walk for 8-9 hours.

The highest elevation marked during the trek is 5,165m.

If you are looking for moderate trek, you can go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, or Mardi Himal Trek.

Manaslu Circuit Short Trek Itinerary

Day 1 :
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Sotikhola (700m/2,296ft) via Arughat
Duration: 7-8 Hours (139 km) Drive

Day 2 :
Day 2

Trek from Sotikhola to Machha Khola (870m/2,854ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 3 :
Day 3

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m/4,396ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 4 :
Day 4

Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,865m/6,118ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 5 :
Day 5

Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,630m/8,627ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 6 :
Day 6

Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (3,520m/11,549ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 7 :
Day 7

Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon

Day 8 :
Day 8

Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3,875m/12,713ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 9 :
Day 9

Trek from Samado to Dharamsala / Larkya Base Camp (4,460m/14,633ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 10 :
Day 10

Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang (3,590m/11,778ft) via Larkya La pass (5,165m/16,929ft)
Walking Distance: 8-9 hours trek

Day 11 :
Day 11

Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani (1,930m/6,440ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 12 :
Day 12

Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 8-9 hours (221 km) drive

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Manaslu Circuit Short Trek