Short trek to Manaslu - 10 Days hike on serene and off the beaten landscape of the Manaslu region via Larke Pass at 5,106 metres.
One of the classic, unspoiled, and peaceful trekking, Manaslu Circuit Trek is a less traversed but highly praised trekking destination in Nepal. The vertical ridges above Budi Gandaki Gorge and strenuous trekking route make it a challenging grade trek. But, those experienced trekkers who complete Manaslu Circuit short Trek only know the essence of being on a solitary landscape enriched with natural scenery, mountains, spotless Bhutia lifestyle and tradition, and much more adventure.
The 160 kilometres of remote terrain of the Manaslu Circuit short trek route sits in the heart of western Nepal. It encircles the 8th highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu, at 8,163 metres. Moreover, Annapurna to its west and Ganesh Himal range on its east face garnishes the majestic landscape.
There comes a question of Why Trek to Manaslu Circuit, when you have options for comfortable Annapurna Circuit trek and Everest Base Camp trek.
Short Manaslu trek gives you arresting glimpses of Manaslu - North, East, Nagdi Chuli, Samdo Peak, Larke peak, Ganesh Himal, and Naike Peak. These snow-occupied peaks in Mansri Range give you the unmatched viewing of Himalayan giants from proximity.
Your Short circuit trek also give you an idea of the landscape's enriched vegetation in Manaslu. There are nearly 19 different types of forests with 1500-2000 varieties of plant species. Rhododendron forest and Himalayan blue pine are fascinating species that ornate the landscape aesthetically.
Route to Short Manaslu Trek
First, the trekking to Manaslu circuit is ideal for those who wish for solitary trekking routes filled with magnificent natural aesthetics but untouched by skyrocketed commercialization. The spotless cultures, religions, and traditions of people practising Buddhism and Hinduism captivate every trekker's soul. On top, the comely gestures for trekkers by Nuri, the natives, melts your heart.
Second, the less traversed routes in Manaslu Circuit are timeless identities. They're still intact and fresh as they were in 1992 when the first group of Manaslu Circuit trekkers explored them.
The route to Short Manaslu trek follows the standard Manaslu Circuit route that usually starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola. From here, you'll trek for four days to Sama Gaun via Jagat, Deng, and Namrung.
Sama Gaun, at 3,530 metres, is the first most amazing place in this short Manaslu circuit trek route. This beautiful hike includes sightseeing Manaslu glacier and ice falls, and the Larke Pass, one of the most beautiful and longest pass in the Himalaya - situated at 5123 m.
Manaslu Trek Permits
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 Heaven Adventure 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 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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