Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Facts About Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

Grade

Strenuous

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

5213m

Transportation

Car/Bus/Jeep

Accomodation

Lodge/Hotel

Major Activity

Trekking, Sightseeing

Himalayan Sights

Manaslu Himalayan Range, Langtang Range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Duration:

10 Days

Trip Overview

Join our Short Manaslu Circuit Trek - A Stunning Adventure in Nepal!

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, also known as the Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek, offers an exhilarating and less crowded trekking experience in western Nepal. Established in 1991 for foreigners, this challenging trek takes you on a mesmerizing journey around the majestic Mount Manaslu, standing tall at an elevation of 8156m.

Located along the border of Nepal and Tibet, the Manaslu region requires a special permit to enter and explore its breathtaking circuit trail. Fortunately, the Government-registered trekking agencies in Nepal efficiently provide these permits.

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is situated to the east of the Annapurna Himalayan range, and it captivates trekkers with its unique environment enriched with abundant biological diversity. This splendid region has earned a reputation as one of Nepal's finest trekking destinations, showcasing the grandeur of the Himalayan mountains, cultural diversity, high-altitude glacier lakes, and fascinating flora and fauna.

Major Highlight - Larke Pass (5213m):

The major highlight of this trek is reaching Larke Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5213m above sea level. This pass is renowned for its challenges, making it one of the most popular and thrilling passes among trekkers. While the final section of the pass is slightly steeper, the panoramic views from the top are absolutely rewarding. Gaze upon the awe-inspiring sights of Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, and Kanguru Himal from this vantage point.

Requirements for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek:

Embarking on the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek requires a good level of physical and mental fitness, as it promises an unforgettable adventure. This trek offers one of the best trekking experiences in Nepal, and our team ensures all necessary arrangements for your trekking package.

Get ready to immerse yourself in the flawless mountain scenery, rich cultural experiences, and the real sense of accomplishment that awaits you on the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek!

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Day 01: Kathmandu to Machhikhola by 4WD Jeep (710m/ 2328ft) 8 to 09hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge
Elevation
710

Day 01: Kathmandu  to Machhikhola by 4WD Jeep (710m/ 2328ft) 8 to 09hrs

Day 2 : Day 02: Trek from Machhikhola to Philim (1570ml5150ft) 07 to 08 hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1570

Day 02: Trek from Machhikhola to Philim (1570ml5150ft) 07 to 08 hrs

Day 3 : Trek from Philim to Namrung (2660m/ 8730ft) 08 to 09hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2560

Trek from Philim to Namrung (2660m/ 8730ft) 08 to 09hrs

Day 4 : Trek from Namrung to Lho visit Monasteries and overnight at Samagaun ( 3525m/11565ft) 07 to 08 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3525

Trek from Namrung to Lho visit Monasteries and overnight at Samagaun ( 3525m/11565ft) 07 to 08 hours

Day 5 : Acclimatization day explore, Manaslu base camp, Pung Gyen Gomba Birendra lake (2630m/8626ft) 07 to 08 hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3630

Acclimatization day explore, Manaslu base camp, Pung Gyen Gomba Birendra lake (2630m/8626ft) 07 to 08 hrs

Day 6 : Trek from Samgaun to Samdo Climb high to samdo hill sleep low ( 3700m/12139ft) 4 to 05hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3700

Trek from Samgaun to Samdo Climb high to samdo hill sleep low ( 3700m/12139ft) 4 to 05hrs

Day 7 : Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (4460m/14629ft) 04 to 05hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4460

Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (4460m/14629ft) 04 to 05hrs

Day 8 : Trek from Dharamshala to Larkya la pass ( 5106m/16930ft overnight at Bhimtang (3700m/12201ft) 12km 08 to 09 hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5106

Trek from Dharamshala to Larkya la pass ( 5106m/16930ft overnight at Bhimtang (3700m/12201ft) 12km 08 to 09 hrs

 

Day 9 : Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1920m/6300ft) 6 to 08 hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1920

Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1920m/6300ft) 6 to 08 hrs

Day 10 : Dharapani to Bashisahar and to Kathmandu 07 to 09 hours drive
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

Dharapani to Bashisahar and to Kathmandu 07 to 09 hours drive

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits
  • Manaslu special permits
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek?

The Manaslu Larke Pass Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you around the Manaslu mountain range and over the Larke Pass.

How long is the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek?

The Manaslu Larke Pass Trek usually takes around 17 days, depending on the itinerary and pace.

What is the difficulty level of the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek?

The Manaslu Larke Pass Trek is considered a difficult trek and requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, and the altitude can be challenging.

When is the best time to do the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek?

The best time to do the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek is during the months of March to May and September to November when the weather is clear and stable.

Do I need a permit to do the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek?

Yes, you need a special restricted area permit to do the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek. You also need to be accompanied by a licensed guide or porter.

What are the accommodations like during the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek?

Accommodations during the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek are typically basic tea houses or lodges. They provide clean and comfortable beds and usually have shared bathrooms.

What equipment do I need for the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek?

You will need basic trekking equipment such as a sturdy pair of hiking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and a trekking pole. A detailed gear list can be obtained from your trekking company or guide.

Is it safe to do the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek?

The Manaslu Larke Pass Trek is generally safe, but like any outdoor activity, there are risks involved. It is important to choose a reputable trekking company, hire licensed guides and porters, and follow safety guidelines to minimize risks.

Additional Information

Trip Info

Trekking Group Size for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek welcomes trekkers in small groups to ensure safety and convenience throughout the journey. We recommend a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 12 in a group. However, we understand that individual preferences may vary, and we can customize the group size upon request from our clients.

[Note: The trekking group size does not include crew members. Our exclusive crew consists of one leader, assistant leaders, and porters. There will be one assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers.]

Meals and Accommodation during Short Manaslu Trek

During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the beginning and end of the trip, you will be accommodated in a comfortable 4-star hotel. Our Cost Includes section covers breakfast facilities at this hotel. Throughout the trek, you will be provided with wholesome meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, we offer a variety of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate, especially during the mountainous leg of the journey.

As mentioned earlier, while trekking, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges, and camps on a twin-sharing basis, depending on the availability of accommodation facilities at each overnight stop.

Qualifications for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

For the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, it is essential to be in good health condition. This trek falls under the category of Moderate to Strenuous Level, requiring participants to walk for approximately 5 to 6 hours a day, and on some days, up to 8 to 9 hours. The highest altitude reached during this trek is 5,213m/17,103ft, which demands more physical effort due to the higher elevation. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, we strongly advise you to seek counsel from medical experts and inform us in advance before applying for this trip.

While previous trekking experience is admired, it is not mandatory. Our experienced crew members will be there to guide you and ensure your safety throughout the journey. All we ask for is a positive attitude and a strong determination to make the most of this incredible trek.

Trekking Staff for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

We take pride in our team of highly skilled and knowledgeable crew members who have been carefully selected for their respective roles. Your trek will be led by fluent English-speaking professionals and team leaders who are well-versed in handling various situations that may arise during the trek. Equipped with expertise in ecology, geography, wildlife, flora, fauna, culture, and history, our team ensures maximum efficiency in guiding you through the trek.

Wishing you a happy, convenient, and safe journey!

Best Season for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

The best time to embark on the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is between October and May. During this period, the trekking conditions are favorable, and you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding environment.

Equipment for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

Proper equipment is crucial for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only add convenience to your trip but are also essential for its successful completion. We have prepared a comprehensive list of required equipment for trekking in Nepal to ensure your comfort and safety during the trek.

Insurance for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

While we do not sell insurance to our clients, we strongly emphasize the importance of travel insurance for your safety and well-being. It is advisable to have a travel insurance policy in place before undertaking any of our trips. This insurance should cover emergencies such as sickness, medical issues, injuries, or any accidents that could potentially affect your trip or jeopardize your life.

We can recommend reputable insurance companies that offer suitable plans, including emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses, and compensation for trip cancellation. Please provide us with a copy of your insurance plans before the trip for our records.

[Note: We will not be liable for any life-threatening accidents as mentioned, under any circumstances.]

Permits and Fees for Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

The permit fees for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek are as follows:

Peak Season [Sep, Oct, Nov]: US $70 for the first week and US$ 10 per day thereafter.
Other times: US$ 50 for the first week and US$ 7 per day thereafter.

The permit fee is payable to the Ministry of Immigration. Additionally, you will need both the MCAP and ACAP permits, which are contributions to the Nepal Trust for Nature Conservation, responsible for managing these areas. If you are only visiting Tsum and not crossing the Larkya La, the ACAP permit is not required.

Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit: Rs. 2000 [~US$ 27]

Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit: Rs. 2000

We hope this information helps you prepare for the unforgettable Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, and we look forward to guiding you through this incredible adventure!

Trip Reviews (2)

The dream is real

We did (3 people) a 3 weeks total autonomy trek in the Manaslu region. The organization was perfect. We reach the Larke Pass (~5100m) after 2 weeks. There is no words to explain the feelings I had, We appreciated and highly recommended to travel to Nepal with Hari and Life Dream Adventure pvt. Surely, they will organize your trip perfectly and safely from the beginning to the end. If we plan to visit Nepal again, surely will go with Hari of Life Dream Adventure Pvt. As they are the best. 19th July, 2019

Roberto Murmi Castillo

18th May, 2022


Memorable trip to Manaslu Larke pass.

I have just finished the Manaslu Larke pass trek. It was a great experience and we enjoyed great weather and mostly warm temperatures during the day. Sabin, our trekking guide from Life Dream Adventure, he cared for all details and was always very attentive. He has a sound experience as trekking guide and knows this trek and the good places to stay he know very well. The Life Dream Adventure offers a very professional service and helped us to also after the trek with the organization of transfers and hotel bookings. Fist time we have done trek Upper Mustang and it's our second trip with (Mr. Hari Bhatta) Life Dream Adventure and we can highly recommend this trekking agency for how wants to travel in Nepal for trekking.19th July, 2019

Piotr Jerzy Winski

18th May, 2022


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