Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

2 reviewsManaslu Circuit Short Trek
Trip Fact:
  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Max Altitude5123m/16808 ft
  • AccommodationGuest houses/lodges during trekking
  • MealsAll meals during the trekking
  • Trip Start/EndArughat/Besisahar
  • Group Size2-25 pax
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May, September, October and November are the best months.

What to Expect:

  • Explore and enjoy the Manaslu region in limited time frame.
  • Outstanding views of 10 peaks of over 6500m and few of over 7000m throughout the route.
  • Experience of the traditional culture, art and customs of Nuri and Tsum ethnic groups residing in the Manaslu region.
  • Exploration of ancient monasteries, maniwalls and prayer wheels of Manaslu region.
  • Enjoy the majestic Himalayan views, rare species of Himalayan flora and fauna along with high glacier lakes.

Manaslu Trek located in Gorkha district, demands different trekking permits for foreign trekkers. 10 days short Manaslu circuit trek also follows the same ancient route across the Budi Gandaki river as used by people for salt trading with Tibet in ancient time. Several peaks of over 6500m and 7000m can be encountered during your 10 days Manaslu Trek.

This Manaslu trek takes you to some of the scattered villages of Manaslu region where people of different ethnic groups lives in social harmony. While spending time in those villages, you will get to know about their unaltered ancient tradition and lifestyle pretty closely.

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek 10 days is made for those enthusiastic people who wish to experience the magic of Himalayas but possesses limited time frame. Believe me, this trek is as amazing as Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Short Manaslu Trek Important Information

As per the rules of Nepal Immigration, it is mandatory to trek Manaslu region in group (at least of 2 members). Nepal Immigration Department doesn’t issue permits for restricted area trekking such as Manaslu trek for single foreign trekker.

However, we Dream Himalayan can easily issue the permit for you but only if you are ready to pay the cost of two trekkers for restricted permit. Otherwise, you can apply for single person booking charge of $ 140 in which we can make you permits available so that you can commence you trek at fixed departure schedule.

Furthermore, you can also trek Manaslu in the group managed by Dream Heaven Adventure. However, if you choose this option you will have to commence you trek as per our fixed departure dates. If not, you can simply ask us for the availability if the mentioned dates don’t fit your schedule. We will try to arrange suitable trekking dates for you.

Manaslu Circuit Short Trek Additional Information

Manaslu Trek requires additional special permit. To get this permit, we require a full working day (Sunday to Friday) after your arrival. Thus, book this trek as earlier as possible and report us about your arrival date, so that we can arrange your permits easily.

Dream Heaven Adventure provides every departure for the months from February to June and September to December on reasonable price. Thus, consider trekking with us for memorable trekking experience at reasonable cost.


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From Kathmandu it takes around seven hours of driving to reach Arughat. The journey is smooth up to Gorkha as we go through highways. But, from Gorkha the path is off road until we reach Arughat. Prior to your trek to Soti Khola, you wil take some rest at Arughat. Trekking through lush valleys and rice paddy fields along the Budi Gandaki river is amazing experience. Then you will climb over the Kyoropani and then descent down to the junction of the Budi Gandaki and Sundi khola to reach Soti Khola. Here at Soti khola you can have a refreshing swim and overnight camp. Overnight stay in Soti Khola.

    Today, you will trek narrow trails down through densely forested hill sides, adorned with some small mountain villages.
    From Soti Khola, you will trek tough steep valley sides, pass Lapbesi village and descend down to the riverbed and then follow the wide and sandy path to reach Machha Khola. Overnight stay at Machha Khola.

      On 3rd day of your trekking, you will cross Machha Khola, and walk upstream to reach Khola Bensi. You will enjoy a hot spring bath at Khola Bensi and then move along the steep valley sides through the forest path.
      You will stop at Doban for a cup of tea and then continue the trek to Lauri. At Lauri, you will switch back to the right side of river through suspension bridge. A little climb from there, then you will reach amazing Jagat’s field. Overnight stay at Jagat.

        Trek from Jagat to DenToday, you will trek around seven hours to reach Deng, a village made up of just 4 houses from Jagat. From Jagat, you will descend down the river through the stone steps and then ascend up the Saguleri hill. During your ascend, you will encounter fascinating view of Sringi Himal ( 7187m). Then you will cross few more rivers and ultimately climb up to Deng. At Deng you will spend overnight in camp.g (1,800 m) 6 ho

          Today, you will trek around seven hours to reach Deng, a village made up of just 4 houses from Jagat. From Jagat, you will descend down the river through the stone steps and then ascend up the Saguleri hill. During your ascend, you will encounter fascinating view of Sringi Himal ( 7187m). Then you will cross few more rivers and ultimately climb up to Deng. At Deng you will spend overnight in camp.

            On reaching Samagaun from Namrung, you will pass through Banjam, Lihi, Sho, Cho and Sayla. Before reaching Lho, you will encounter the most famous monastery of the region where about 200 monks are disciple.
            After crossing the steep path from the monastery, you will reach Lihi. During your way to Lihi, you will witness magnificient views of Ganesh Himal, north Himchuli and Naike peak. From Lihi, you will head towards Sho. In the corner of Sho: there are two ways, one leading to Hinayang monastery and another leading to Manaslu Larye Pass.

            From Sho in about one and half hour of trekking you will reach Lho. And from there, after another 2 hours of trekking you will reach Sayla. From Sayla, in about 1 hour of panoramic trekking you will reach Samagaun. During your trek from Sayla to Samagaun, you will see great views of the amazing mountains like Himalchuli, Nadi Chuli Manaslu, North – Manaslu, Naike Peak, Saulo Himal and Siringi Himal. In addition to that, you will encounter real yaks during your trek from Sayla to Samagaun. Samagaun is big village and the popular commerce centre. Overnight at Samagaun.

              Today, we descend down towards Budhi Gandaki River, cross suspension bridge then ascend up to reach Manaslu Base Camp. From here we follow towards Mani walls and Juniper/brich forest forest. We arrive to Samdo after 5-6 hours trekking.

                From Samdo ater about 3 hours of hike on the steep uphill (15 minutes) and flat land, you will reach Dharmasala. On the way to Dharmasala, you can enjoy the views of Sayalu peak, Naike Peak, Manaslu, Himchuli, Larke Peak and Cho Peak. The additional flavor is added by the fascinating west and north- Himchuli village. It is small newly created village at the altitude of 3800m. This place has the electricity facility as it has its own micro hydropower project operating in the area. The path to Dharmasala is simple expect some minutes to steep walk.
                Then our journey starts with a downhill trek to Budi Gandaki River. Then you will have to cross the river and walk up through Larke bazzar and valley of Salka Khola to reach Dharmasala. From Dharmasala, you walk towards Larke Glacier in the north direction. From Larke Glacier, you can witness Larke Peak and Cho Danda. From here you will ascend the trail to reach Larke La Pass, the highest point of our entire trek. It provides the perfect view of Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Kangguru and massive Annapurna II (7937m). From Larke La Pass, we descend down to reach Bhimthang. After a long day of trekking, you will spend your night here at Bhimthang.

                  Today, you descend down to Dudh Khola and cross the forest of pine and Rhododendron to reach Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.

                    On last day of your trekking, you will catch a jeep from Dharapani and drive to Besisahar. Then after, you will take a bus or jeep and drive along the bank of Marsyandhi river to get back to Kathmandu.

                      Cost Details


                      • Transportation by jeep from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
                      • Local transport from Dharapani to Besisahar and bus from Besisahar to Kathmandu ( Private jeep/car option also available)
                      • All accommodation and meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
                      • An experienced English-speaking and Government license holder Trekking guide including salary, insurance, flight, food and lodging
                      • Trekking porter including salary, insurance, Transport, food and lodging (1 porter for 2 trekkers basis)
                      • All necessary paper works, trekking permits and TIMS card
                      • A comprehensive medical kit
                      • All trekking equipment for trekking staff
                      • All government and local taxes


                      • Nepal entry Visa fee
                      • Travel and rescue insurance
                      • All Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, bottle, hot shower etc)
                      • Tips for guides and porters
                      • All kind of drinks, hot water, alcoholic and soft drinks.
                      • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in cost include.

                      Client Reviews

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                        FarinapferdeGermany |May 30, 2018

                        Wondeful Experience with Dream Heaven Adventure !

                        I Chose the Dream Adventure Trek and i think it was totally worth it. Suman helped me to organise all the things and provided me with good services. Our guide Shyam help me a lot with the trek as he know everything in the mountains there was never a problem. If I come To Nepal I will surely choose again, Thank you for the service and everything. very much Recommended !

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                        Rajat CMalaysia |April 24, 2018

                        Amazing Trek Experience

                        I did the manasalu trek with dream heaven adventure.It was a wonderful experience. They provided me with good guides who could speak English, and help me buy the materials. Even we were not so lucky with the weather, the Himalayas were awesome. Thank you for the kind service and gesture. Highly recommended !

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