Manaslu Short Trek - 16 Days

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Manaslu region offers many trekking options. This trek commences from Arughat Bazaar and ceases at Besisahar (starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek). The Short Manaslu circuit trek leads us through the ancient salt–trading route to the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki stream. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks get prodigious. Further, we climb to Lohegaon for the impressive view of Manaslu, with its double peak that is described as “a soaring monarch” with a double-edged summit towering above barley fields. This path follows through the pine-forested Syala village, which offers the stunning view of horseshoe-shaped peaks, and we finally crash at the village of Samagaon which is located at the foot of Manaslu.

Samagaon is a Buddhist religious residence which is home to many monks and nuns. After half a day trek from Samagaon, we reach the village of Samdo. Samdo is the highest village within the Budhi Gandaki depression, settled by Bhotias. This village commands a view of the valley and Pang Phuchi village with a backdrop of the Tibetan border. Further moving, we get to the significant secondary vale i.e Larkha La. Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, and Kang Guru along the route while occasional views of the Annapurna massif make the trek beautiful. From here, we trek to the meadowland of Bintang (Bimda Choti) where the Manaslu massif is clearly visible.

Summary
Manaslu Short Trek
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Manaslu Short Trek
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Short Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Manaslu region offers many trekking options. This trek commences from Arughat Bazaar and ceases at Besisahar (starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek). The Short Manaslu circuit trek leads us through the ancient salt–trading route to the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki stream. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks get prodigious.
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Himalayan Getaway
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Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport – (1360m.)
On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are a neighbor city which reflects a similar legacy.
In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest Stupa of Nepal.
And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft) to Aarughat ( 710m/2329ft) about 8 hrs drive
After breakfast, we will drive to Arughat Khol which is approximately 7-8 hours drive. We will drive all the way to Dhading Bensi through Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway. Then its 4 hours drive to Arughat through the rough road with the scenic view of landscape, villages, rivers, Mt Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.
Overnight in Aarughat.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft) to Aarughat (710m/2329ft) about 8 hrs drive
After breakfast, we will drive to Arughat Khol which is approximately 7-8 hours drive. We will drive all the way to Dhading Bensi through Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway. Then its 4 hours drive to Arughat through the rough road with the scenic view of landscape, villages, rivers, Mt Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.
Overnight in Aarughat.
Day 04: Trek from Aarughat to Lapubensi (880M/2887ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will start our trek by crossing the bridge and then trek through beautiful Sal forests. We will climb up onto a ridge above the huge white water of Budhi Gandaki and follow a trail blasted out of the straight-up rock to Khorsane (820m). The rocky trail then weaves its systematic up and down from beginning to end of a large position of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls. Then we are again back to the bank of Budhi Gandaki. The trail eventually makes it way down and past a few rice terraces on an abrupt rocky trail around to the Gurung village of LabuBesi.
Overnight in Lapubensi.
Day 05: Trek from Labubensi to Dovan (1070M/3510ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D)
After breakfast, the way will climb behind a rocky projection. The trail makes some small ups and downs. Dropping to the sandy stream bed at 860m from LabuBesi and then rising over an aspect ridge brings you to Maccha Khola village (900m). After crossing Tharo Khola reaches to Khorlabesi and climbing over a little ridge, we will make another steep climb to Tatopani (930m), which means ‘hot water’. After a continuously climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase over a ridge to will we crash at Dovan.
Overnight in Dovan
Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Jagat (1370M/4494ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will pass through the suspension bridge to cross the Doban Khola. Initially, the route stays low but then climbs on a rugged rocky path to Duman. After climbing some stone stairs, you will reach to Tharo Bharyang. Trekking along the river for a while and climbing through small villages, we will reach Jagat which is a beautiful flagstone village.
Overnight in Jagat.
Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Deng (2340M/7677ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
We will continue our trek climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri (1440m) where we get the excellent views of Sringi Himal. The trail descends to Setibas (1430m). The valley widens a fragment as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We will then hike next to the old trail up to Pangsing, climb to Ngyak, human settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office. From here, you can view Mt. Lapuchun (5,950m).
Overnight in Deng.
Day 08: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2660m/8727ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will descend through the grassy slopes that spread with giant pine trees. Today’s trek will offer heavily forested area in a narrow valley, bamboo forest and a collection of rock as we reach the little settlement of Deng (1800m). Then, we will hike through Sringi valley. The ups and downs in the trail through the forest offer the view of the Manaslu Massif before reaching Ghap. Continuing the trek by crossing the Budhi Gandaki through wooden bridges above gorgeous gorges before entering Namrung through a stone archway is the best part of today’s trek. Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are many monasteries, a water turbine, and hydroelectricity powerhouse, Mani walls, Chortens and prayer flags which can be seen fluttering in the sky.
Overnight in Namrung.
Day 09: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaun (3390M/11122ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will start our trek over a winding alleyway which moves from end to end the inner Himalayan range enjoying the views of Rupina la pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow-capped mountain peaks. Climbing through a forest of fir, Rhododendron, and Oaks the trail leads to the closely packed houses of Lihi (2900m) and several Buddhist villages along the way.
Overnight in Sama Gaun.
Day 10: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Sama Gaun (3390M/11122ft), (Lodging+ B-L-D),
It’s the rest day in Samagaon for adapting your body to the increasing altitude and enjoying the village. Also, you will take a short walk to Manaslu Base Camp or Punggen Gompa. Surrounded by mountains in a passive forest, you can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu icefall.
Overnight in Sama Gaun.
Day 11: Trek from Sama Gau to Ghap (2400M/7874ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After Breakfast, we will start our trek back to Ghap following the same trail.
Overnight in Ghap.
Day 12: Trek from Ghap to Jagat (1370M/4494ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will follow the same trail to reach the Jagat. On the way back, we can enjoy the natural beauty of the forest of pine and Rhododendron.
Overnight in Jagat.
Day 13: Trek from Jagat to Machhakhola (970m/3180ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will hike down to the Machha Khola through the same way, Lunch on the way. We hike till Machhakhola.
Overnight in Machhakhola.
Day 14: Trek from Machhakhola to Soti Khola 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
After breakfast, we will hike through the bank of the river until we reach Soti khola.
Overnight in Seti Khola.
Day 15: Drive back from Soti Khola to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B).
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure

Trip Includes

  • Private transportation: Airport-Hotel-Airport,
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu Hotel accommodations (Bed & Breakfast), in twin sharing basis
    Bus Kathmandu-Arughat and Soti Khola- Kathmandu (Yourself & staff),
  • Restricted Area Permit: Manaslu & Tsum Valley,
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker’s Information Management System),
    Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation during the trek, in twin sharing basis
  • Tent (recommended to carry),
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide(s),
  • Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter(s),
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staff during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX-VAT etc.

NOTE

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, etc.
  • Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
  • We also offer additional programs like Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultralight, Sightseeing, Jungle safari, etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
  • Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).
Summary
Manaslu Short Trek
Article Name
Manaslu Short Trek
Description
Short Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Manaslu region offers many trekking options. This trek commences from Arughat Bazaar and ceases at Besisahar (starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek). The Short Manaslu circuit trek leads us through the ancient salt–trading route to the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki stream. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks get prodigious.
Author
Publisher Name
Himalayan Getaway
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Day 1
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport - (1360m.)

On your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

If you wish to comprehend Nepal’s historical and cultural values, sightseeing in Kathmandu valley is crucial. Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists. This city offers a marvelous combination of mix religion of Hinduism, Buddhism and some imported culture. Kathmandu carries the cultural and religious legacy that can be found at temples, monuments, and artifacts. Patan and Bhaktapur are a neighbor city which reflects a similar legacy.

In the half-day tour, you will be guided to Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Pashupatinath is a Hindu Shrine where people worship Lord Shiva whereas Boudhanath is the biggest Stupa of Nepal.

And for the rest of the day, we will prepare for the trek. You can buy your missing equipment for your trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft) to Aarughat ( 710m/2329ft) about 8 hrs drive

After breakfast, we will drive to Arughat Khol which is approximately 7-8 hours drive. We will drive all the way to Dhading Bensi through Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway. Then its 4 hours drive to Arughat through the rough road with the scenic view of landscape, villages, rivers, Mt Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.

Overnight in Aarughat.

Day 4
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft) to Aarughat (710m/2329ft) about 8 hrs drive

After breakfast, we will drive to Arughat Khol which is approximately 7-8 hours drive. We will drive all the way to Dhading Bensi through Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway. Then its 4 hours drive to Arughat through the rough road with the scenic view of landscape, villages, rivers, Mt Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.

Overnight in Aarughat.

Day 5
Day 05: Trek from Aarughat to Lapubensi (880M/2887ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will start our trek by crossing the bridge and then trek through beautiful Sal forests. We will climb up onto a ridge above the huge white water of Budhi Gandaki and follow a trail blasted out of the straight-up rock to Khorsane (820m). The rocky trail then weaves its systematic up and down from beginning to end of a large position of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls. Then we are again back to the bank of Budhi Gandaki. The trail eventually makes it way down and past a few rice terraces on an abrupt rocky trail around to the Gurung village of LabuBesi.

Overnight in Lapubensi.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek from Labubensi to Dovan (1070M/3510ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D)

After breakfast, the way will climb behind a rocky projection. The trail makes some small ups and downs. Dropping to the sandy stream bed at 860m from LabuBesi and then rising over an aspect ridge brings you to Maccha Khola village (900m). After crossing Tharo Khola reaches to Khorlabesi and climbing over a little ridge, we will make another steep climb to Tatopani (930m), which means ‘hot water’. After a continuously climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase over a ridge to will we crash at Dovan.

Overnight in Dovan

Day 7
Day 07: Trek from Dovan to Jagat (1370M/4494ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will pass through the suspension bridge to cross the Doban Khola. Initially, the route stays low but then climbs on a rugged rocky path to Duman. After climbing some stone stairs, you will reach to Tharo Bharyang. Trekking along the river for a while and climbing through small villages, we will reach Jagat which is a beautiful flagstone village.

Overnight in Jagat.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek from Jagat to Deng (2340M/7677ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

We will continue our trek climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri (1440m) where we get the excellent views of Sringi Himal. The trail descends to Setibas (1430m). The valley widens a fragment as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We will then hike next to the old trail up to Pangsing, climb to Ngyak, human settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office. From here, you can view Mt. Lapuchun (5,950m).

Overnight in Deng.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2660m/8727ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will descend through the grassy slopes that spread with giant pine trees. Today’s trek will offer heavily forested area in a narrow valley, bamboo forest and a collection of rock as we reach the little settlement of Deng (1800m). Then, we will hike through Sringi valley. The ups and downs in the trail through the forest offer the view of the Manaslu Massif before reaching Ghap. Continuing the trek by crossing the Budhi Gandaki through wooden bridges above gorgeous gorges before entering Namrung through a stone archway is the best part of today’s trek. Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are many monasteries, a water turbine, and hydroelectricity powerhouse, Mani walls, Chortens and prayer flags which can be seen fluttering in the sky.

Overnight in Namrung.

Day 10
Day 10: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaun (3390M/11122ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will start our trek over a winding alleyway which moves from end to end the inner Himalayan range enjoying the views of Rupina la pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow-capped mountain peaks. Climbing through a forest of fir, Rhododendron, and Oaks the trail leads to the closely packed houses of Lihi (2900m) and several Buddhist villages along the way.

Overnight in Sama Gaun.

Day 11
Day 11: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Sama Gaun (3390M/11122ft), (Lodging+ B-L-D),

It's the rest day in Samagaon for adapting your body to the increasing altitude and enjoying the village. Also, you will take a short walk to Manaslu Base Camp or Punggen Gompa. Surrounded by mountains in a passive forest, you can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu icefall.

Overnight in Sama Gaun.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek from Sama Gau to Ghap (2400M/7874ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After Breakfast, we will start our trek back to Ghap following the same trail.

Overnight in Ghap

Day 13
Day 13: Trek from Ghap to Jagat (1370M/4494ft), 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will follow the same trail to reach the Jagat. On the way back, we can enjoy the natural beauty of the forest of pine and Rhododendron.

Overnight in Jagat.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek from Jagat to Machhakhola (970m/3180ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will hike down to the Machha Khola through the same way, Lunch on the way. We hike till Machhakhola.

Overnight in Machhakhola.

Day 15
Day 15: Trek from Machhakhola to Soti Khola 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),

After breakfast, we will hike through the bank of the river until we reach Soti khola.

Overnight in Seti Khola.

Day 16
Day 16: Drive back from Soti Khola to Kathmandu (1350M/4429ft), 7-8 hrs, (Lodging + B).

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17
Day 17: Departure

Trip Include

  • Private transportation: Airport-Hotel-Airport,
  • Guided City Tour in Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
  • Kathmandu Hotel accommodations (Bed & Breakfast), in twin sharing basis
  • Bus Kathmandu-Arughat and Soti Khola- Kathmandu (Yourself & staff),
  • Restricted Area Permit: Manaslu & Tsum Valley,
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation during the trek, in twin sharing basis
  • Tent (recommended to carry),
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (if required)
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide(s),
  • Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter(s),
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipment, insurance, and other facilities to staff during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Trip Exclude

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Your Travel-Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic and Soft drinks.
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipment, etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, an illness which are not under our control,
  • Extra Night Accommodation in Kathmandu In- case of Early Arrival, Late Departure or Early Return From Trip (due to any reason) out of scheduled itinerary,
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned price include section etc.
  • Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu (approx USD26 per person)

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes, etc.
  • Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
  • We also offer additional programs like Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultralight, Sightseeing, Jungle safari, etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
  • Necessary documents to book this trip (Passport’s Copy, Photographs, Insurance copy & Advance payment).
Summary
Manaslu Short Trek
Article Name
Manaslu Short Trek
Description
Short Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Manaslu region offers many trekking options. This trek commences from Arughat Bazaar and ceases at Besisahar (starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek). The Short Manaslu circuit trek leads us through the ancient salt–trading route to the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki stream. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks get prodigious.
Author
Publisher Name
Himalayan Getaway
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  • Comfortable Sleeping bags
  • Hiking Boots
  • Chill T-Shirts/Jerseys
  • Lighter Jackets
  • Water Proof Jackets
  • Down Jacket
  • Moisturizing Creams, sunscreen lotions
  • Trekking Socks, Sunglasses, sunhats, caps
  • Gloves, Scarfs, woolen hats
  • Toilet papers, tissue papers, wipers, towels, etc.
  • Torch lights, Headlights.
  • Trekking/Hiking Poles
  • First aid box, required medicines
    Nightwears, undergarments, water bottles, water purifiers, etc.
  • Plastic/Waterproof bags
    Shampoos, small pocket purses, toothbrush, toothpaste, and other necessary personal products.
  • Cameras, Binocular (optional).
    Passport size photographs
    Pocket knifes
Summary
Manaslu Short Trek
Article Name
Manaslu Short Trek
Description
Short Manaslu Circuit Trek: The Manaslu region offers many trekking options. This trek commences from Arughat Bazaar and ceases at Besisahar (starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek). The Short Manaslu circuit trek leads us through the ancient salt–trading route to the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki stream. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks get prodigious.
Author
Publisher Name
Himalayan Getaway
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Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • Manaslu & Annapurna Region
  • 16 days
  • Teahouse lodge
  • Moderate
  • Arughat
  • Soti Khola
  • 4460 Meters
  • 5-6 HRS
  • Tibetan, Tamang, Gurung, Nepali, e.t.c.
  • Wildlife, Mountains, Peaks, Natural Environment, Hills, Flowers, Flora-Fauna, e.t.c.
  • Bus, Jeep & Car

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