Everest Trekking Routes
Destination
Nepal
Region
Manaslu
Trip Grade
Moderate/High Pass
Highest Elevation
5106m.
Meal
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation
Tea House/Basis
Trek Duration
11 Days
Group Size Min
02 Trekker's
Best Time
Sept-December & February-May
Start/End Point
Machhkhola to Dharapani

Trip Overview

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is pristine and ideal for trekkers who prefer to navigate across picturesque terrains far away from the horde of other people. It is an exciting and marvelous adventure with a well-planned trek where you will soak in the beautiful scenery of high green hills. This circuit trek is considerably getting its popularity among adventure trekkers. Trekking to this route is ever higher than upper Nubri which is purely Tibetan culture and traditions. This is a perfect trail for any trekkers who prefer fewer crowds while hiking and are bound with time-fame. The trekking route offers superb views of the world’s 8th mountain which is Mt Manaslu 8163m from sea level. And also get the views of mountain-likes Ganesh Himal, Siringi Himal, Himalchuli, and many more.

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is highly enriched with amazing natural sceneries, an inspiring lifestyle, and noticeable culture and traditions. This trek is perfect for those trekkers who wish to experience a wonderful time in the Himalayas but have a limited vacation. It is far less crowded than other treks in Nepal which is an ideal trek with the wonderful trekking experience into the Manaslu region. This is one of the best off-the-beaten-path short trekking regions of Nepal. Trekking on this route also offers an opportunity to witness biological and geographical diversity. The trail takes us through a rich forest full of rhododendron, pine, birch, and juniper trees and delightful meadows.

MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK DIFFICULTY

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best choice for trekker seeker adventure and the trek is a moderately difficult trek. The trek will take you through several rivers, and waterfalls, and also let you witness the adorable mountain vistas. It is a great choice for the adventure circuit trek which offers a notion of complete peace while traversing through isolated foothills and terrains, localities, grassy meadows, and vistas. The natural setting is embellished by sheer mountains, tranquil lakes, towering waterfalls, and lush greenery which is one of the finest with snowy ridges, and ice cliffs. It is a great option if you are looking for an authentic, wilder, and true remote region trekking in Nepal. The trekking trail is a difficult trek compared to the population trekking of Nepal which is an exotic adventure full of excitement.

The route of the Manaslu trek is challenging and lets you visit more remote villages on your way and the trek is difficult mostly depending on one physical condition. There is a lot more to offer but along with the exotic adventures comes the circuit trek difficulties. The various factors affect the difficulty of the Manaslu trek which include weather conditions, harsh terrains, accommodations facilities, food facilities, remote landscape, and others. While talking about the difficulty level then it is strenuous grade somehow it is difficult for the beginner trekkers. The trail provides a great view but equal challenges with steep stairs and crags and this trek difficulty also occur due to weather.

ACCOMMODATION OF MANASLU CIRCUIT

The tea houses and lodges are run by the local settlers so every trekker can experience local hospitality and feel the emotions of home away from home. There are so many tea houses is opened nowadays on this route and this trekking route is one of the busiest trekking routes all over Nepal. For accommodation on this beautiful route, we will have tea houses or lodges ad it is called Bhatti in the Nepali language which is run by the locals. The tea houses are comfortable with two single beds in a room with a pillow, mattress, sheet, and blanket. The ethnic group of people will operate the tea houses or lodges for trekkers with basic facilities. At the lower altitude, you will get all the types of food but at the higher altitude, only typical Nepalese food will serve.

Accommodation on this route is very basic with limited options while trekking in Nepal where you must book the hotel in advance before embarking on this Himalayan land. At a higher altitude, you have to share your room with your friends and also share a bathroom with other groups because the bathroom is common for all trekkers. A single room is provided if there is a single female trekker in the group. If you want a private room then you have to extra fee for it. Some of the tea houses provide you with delicious food with wonderful views of the mountain with beautiful landscapes. For food, you will not have all the choices that you would get in a large city. You have to eat breakfast and dinner in the same tea houses or lodges where you will spend overnight and for lunch, it will be on the way.

MANASLU TREKKING PERMIT

All over Nepal, there is almost 15 restricted trekking route and from them, the Manaslu circuit trek is one where we have to take a special trekking permit before embarking on the route. Permits for trekking in Nepal are very much essential and have taken every trekker before starting trekking on every route. It is a newly off-the-beaten trail for that trekker who prefers to be in the Manaslu region to explore its exotic nature and culture. While trekking in the restricted area of Manaslu first of all you must authorize by the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu. Before embarking on the Manaslu circuit trek, you must have three trekking permits like

  • Special Restricted Manaslu permit
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)

The trekking permit is to make sure for the protection of wild animals, vegetation, and culture of this area. While trekking on this route, you must have at least two trekkers with a trekking guide with you. A single trekker is not allowed to enter this route.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO GO MANASLU TREK SOLO?

Manaslu region is home to a unique culture and traditions of Bhote, Gurung people who are highly influenced by the Tibetan lifestyle. And walking independently on the rugged trail might provide fun and enjoyment but you also need to know about the risk while traveling alone has so many risks. Among the 15 restricted areas Manaslu region is one of them where you can’t go solo trek. The beautiful area of the Manaslu region like the Tsum valley, Larkyla pass, Manaslu Base Camp, and other 6 VDC borders with Tibet, and all these areas are restricted by the government so it is impossible for solo trekkers in this land. Not only that you must take one Local Trekking Guide with have had you before embarking on this beautiful route.

Details Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1,400M)

Arrival in Kathmandu, The representatives of Everest Trekking Routes will welcome you at TIA Upon your Arrival. We transfer to a hotel overnight stay.
Trek time: 20 Minutes drive to hotel
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 02: EXPLORE DAY IN KATHMANDU AND PREPARATION SPECIAL PERMIT

If interest after breakfast visit some Sightseeing points and get Manaslu Special Permit to take an Orginal Passport with Nepal Visa. It takes a day and Explores Kathmandu Valley and stays overnight at a hotel.
Trek time: Explore day and Permit preparation
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 03: DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO MACHHA KHOLA [900M/2952 FT]: 6 – 7 HOURS

After breakfast drive to Machhakhola is a long drive tuff road used after Dhading of Gorkha District. When we are out of Kathmandu valley. Then can enjoy any type of hilly region and the biggest rice farm part of the Dhading district. During the drive period also many types of houses and pass the stream and rivers. Dhading to Arughat, Sotikhola and driving to Machhakhola is tuff driving stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 04: MACHHA KHOLA -JAGAT [1410M/ 4625 FT]: 6 – 7 HRS

After spending one night in Machha Khola we will trek to Jagat. The trek from Machha Khola to Jagat leads along Buri Gandaki River upriver reaching another small village at Khorla Beshi. Then we walk on the natural hot water called Tato Pani. After having breakfast in Yaruphant villages we will follow the Budi Gandaki River and cross the Jagat village and stay overnight at Jagat.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 05: jagat – DENG [1,804M/5917 FT]: 6 – 7 HRS

After spending one night in Jagat village we slowly start our trek to Deng passing lot of small villages to Sidibas bazaar. After crossing the small villages and the small rivers then up the rocky rooftree through bamboo forest and have to climb an hour then we will reach Deng and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea house

DAY 06: DENG – NAMRUNG: [2630M/8626FT]: 6 – 7 HRS

After spending one night in Deng we slowly start our trek to Namrung passing through the many villages like Ghap and others and we will walk leading through Budi Gandaki and the lots of small villages with the cultivated field of millets, wheat, or barely from then, we will reach Namrung village. And we will stay one night at the lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 07: NAMRUNG – SAMAGAON [3530M/11,578 FT]: 6-7 HOURS

After spending one night in Namrung we slowly start our trek to Samagaon enjoying the beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and mountain views. The path leads you to the Phungen Glacier for a couple of hours and then we will reach Samagaon with the interesting highland village. We will stay overnight at the lodge.
Trek time: 6-7 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 08: REST DAY SAMAGAUN

Our team for proper Acclimatization Day at Samagaun visited the lake and local village with the beautiful 8th highest peak in the world. The same again is origin villages and local culture stay overnight at lodge.
Trek time: Acclimatization Day
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 09: SAMAGAON – SAMDO [3860M/12,660 FT]: 4 – 5 HOURS

After having a wonderful time and spending one night in Samagaon then our trekking begins in Samdo. On the way, to Samdo we get an opportunity to see the awesome views of the mountain and awesome scenery across the Tibet trader and yak carrying Chinese and Tibetan goods walking continuation following the stream crossing to reach Samdo and we will stay one night in Samdo.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 10: SAMDO – DHARAMSALA/LARKYA B. C. [4460M/14, 628 FT]: 4 – 5 HOURS

After having a wonderful time and spending a night in Samdo we will start our trekking Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. in the morning time we walk follows the glacier and then we cross the stream coming from Gya la from there we will reach Larkya Bazaar and from this place few hour walking we will reach Dharamsala. We will stay overnight in Dharamsala.
Trek time: 4-5 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 11: DHARAMSALA – LARKYA LA [5160M] – BIMTHANG [3720M]: 8 – 9 HOURS

After spending one night and having a wonderful time in Dharamsala we will start our trekking Larkya la. After reaching Larkya la we will see the awesome views of mountain and beautiful scenery and after seeing the awesome views we will again start our journey to Bimthang. And we will stay one night in Bimthang.
Trek time: 8-9 hour Larke La pass 5106m.
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 12: BIMTHANG – DHARAPNI [1940M] 7-8 HOURS

After having a wonderful time and spending one night in Bimthang we will again start our trekking to Dharapani. On the way, we get an opportunity to see awesome views of this region and you will agree that Nepal is God-gifted in natural resources. After reaching Dharapani we take a rest and spend one night in this place.
Trek time: 7-8 hour trek
Accommodation: Tea House

DAY 13: DHARPANI – BESHISAHAR – KATHMANDU EXPRESS BUS 8-9 HOURS

After completing our happy journey Mt Manaslu Circuit and take breakfast and then continue to drive to Kathmandu by Express bus and Local sharing stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Trek time: 8-9 hour drive
Accommodation: Hotel

DAY 14: FINAL INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE

We will drop you to the TIA for your final departure and happy journey to your hometown, hope to see you again and goodbye.
Trek time: Final departure
Accommodation: Home

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 3 Nights of standard accommodation in Katmandu BB Plan
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Dharapani to Besi Shahar to Kathmandu by Public bus or local Jeep sharing
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with a cup of tea or coffee).
  • All Trekking Permit (MCA), (ACAP), Manaslu Special Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the trek & Campsite where is not able to lodge.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking Trekking Guide. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, flight ticket, etc.
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation.
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provide Adventure Certificate.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

Cost Includes

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Private Jeep Kathmandu Machhakhola USD 240 Per Jeep 4 to 5 Seat
  • Private Jeep Dharapani to Kathmandu USD 340 Per Jeep 4 to 5 Seat
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • All Drinks hot and Cold
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses of any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

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Client Reviews

Richard D

Philippines

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Rabin Gurung

It was a trip we will always remember and be proud of. You need not worry about anything since Dhan (Sameer Gurung) and their group will arrange everything (i.e. Hotel, Food, transportation, a plane ticket to Lukla, etc.). The trekking was long and arduous yet our guide was very accommodating and conscious of us. He knows the place very well and will gladly tell you stories about it along the way. The whole trek was truly breathtaking. You won’t regret this trip! (Note: Try to reach viewing deck areas before sunrise and watch as the sun makes everything look spectacular!☺)

Matthew Gill

London, United Kingdom

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Dhansingh Gurung

Dhansingh guided me on compressed Annapurna Circuit trek late last year and the experience far exceeded my expectations. Having someone who knew the route, language, local culture, weather conditions and wildlife intimately enabled me to relax and get the most from my trip. Nothing was too much trouble and I felt extremely well looked after and safe from the moment I arrived in Nepal right up until I left. I couldn’t recommend more highly, very professional service.

Michael Savage

UK

Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Dhansingh

We had a wonderful time on our trek. We did the 8 day ABC trek. The route is beautiful with lots of stunning vistas. Our guide Dhansingh was knowledgable and friendly and really looked after us. I would be happy to recommend this tour to anyone thinking of tackling ABC.
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Al Munari

Paso Robles, California

Everest Gokyo & Renjola Pass with Dhansigh

I first met Dhansingh in May of 2016 when we completed the Renjo La pass. I’ve now returned this summer of ’17 to explore with Dhansingh some areas of Annapurna. Dhansingh’s competency is the first rate, and he a very pleasant person with whom to spend time. I highly recommend Everest Trekking Routes.
Al Munari
Email : munarial@gmail.com
Paso Robles, California

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