Manaslu Short Trek
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The Manaslu short trek is an enchanting 10-day journey through the majestic Manaslu region of Nepal. It offers the trekkers a condensed yet enriching experience of the region’s breathtaking landscape and rich cultural heritage. This trek revolves around the eighth-highest mountain in the World, Mount Manaslu, Providing adventures with stunning views of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and diverse ecosystems.
In the heart of the Himalayas, Manaslu is a new trekking route where locals still live in modernity. Particularly, the people here practice traditional farming techniques, livestock husbandry, and polyandry in marriage. They have a highly developed culture and rituals of Bon Buddhism. After driving from Kathmandu, the Manaslu Short Trek begins from Machhakhola and passes through Arughat Bazar, Narsingh Dham at Salyantar, and Sotikhola.
Manaslu Region Trekking Route
Additionally, stick to the Manaslu region trekking paths, passing through the Tatopani (natural hot spring), Dobhan, Jagat, Sirdibas, Philim, Pewa, Dang, Ghap, Bhi Phedi/Prok, Namrung, Lihi, Lho, Shyala, Sama Gaun, Manaslu Base Camp, Samdo, Dharmashala, and Bhimtang across the 5,160-meter-high Larke Pass.
For those who want to experience the Manaslu region and base camp without committing to a lengthy journey, the 10-day Manaslu Short trek is a great option.
The Manaslu Short Trek is made more daring by luxurious lodging, transportation, and porters. The Short Manaslu Trek is specifically tailored for hikers who are physically and psychologically prepared for the minimum amount of time spent hiking in the high Himalayas. The majority of our clients have finished this journey without any problems, based on their past experiences.
Furthermore, the Manaslu Short Trek primarily follows the Budhigandaki River (Yashodhara Nadi) bank through the rural village, rising from 930 meters above sea level at Machhakhola to the highest point at Larkya Bhanjyang (5,160 meters). We are continuously thinking about how to make your short trek around the Manaslu region effective. We want to ensure you have the greatest possible experience during your brief stay and minimize any bad consequences.
For a couple or a smaller private group the Manaslu Short Trek with Larkya-la Pass (5,160m) and cozy lodge accommodations is the ideal vacation. It’s more fun to do a short trek to Manaslu with a local guide from the same area that Himalaya Guide Nepal always chooses.
Highlights Manaslu Short Trek
- One of the best off-beaten-path short treks within Manaslu Conservation is the 10-day Manaslu Short Trek.
- On a guided lodge trip in restricted regions, Circle is ranked eighth highest to Mount Manaslu (8,156m).
- Less congested remote lodge treks and special permits are needed.
- Buddhist monastery, Chortens, Mane Stone, and culturally rich neighboring communities
Cost of the Manaslu Short Trek
The cost of the Manaslu short trek might be anywhere. Around USD 900–1,600 per person for a package lasting 10 days, on average This price covers all of the following: meals, lodging in a lodge, a qualified guide who speaks English, and a porter (with a maximum amount of luggage permitted). In addition to covering government taxes and other service fees, it includes Guide and Porter insurance for emergency assistance. Tips, personal expenditures, and clients’ insurance are not included in the price.
The cost of the Manaslu short Trek is partly determined by the trekking companies you select. For the Manaslu Circuit Trek, a well-equipped professional trekking service will charge between $1,400 and $1,800. These organizations typically have a team of knowledgeable and skilled employees at their disposal.
Their guides are articulate and have received professional training. Their ground crew members are extremely knowledgeable about the Manaslu region’s topography, mountains, culture, and people. These guides are also quick to react to any crises and have expert training in medical care.
When you book your trek, the local Nepalese government-registered trekking firm will take care of obtaining the necessary permissions for you. This is necessary for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. However, it is advised that you confirm again before departing that you have the necessary licenses.
Additionally, two permits for the Manaslu Conservation Area Project and the Annapurna Conservation Area Project are required, each costing thirty USD combined.
Three separate permits are needed for the Manaslu Circuit Trek: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAp), and the Restricted Area Permit (RAP). the RAP permit, which costs $100 for the first week and an additional $10 per day from September to November; from December to August, it costs $50 and an additional $7 per person.
Arrival in International Airport Nepal 1,350 meters
Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel for rest. Briefing about the trek and final preparations for the adventure. Overnight, I live in Kathmandu.
Permit preparation day in Kathmandu.
Acquire important trekking permits and TIMS cards in Kathmandu. Explore the colorful streets of Kathmandu, visit historical temples, and revel in nearby cuisine. Last-minute purchasing for hiking necessities. Overnight, I live in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Machha Khola 869 meters/ 9-10 hours
Early morning trek to Machhakhola, passing through scenic landscapes. Witness the rural Nepalese way of life and terraced fields alongside the manner. Arrival in Machha Khola, take a look at-in at the teahouse and rest. Explore the neighborhood surroundings. Overnight stay in Machha Khola
Itinerary Meal: B+L+D
Walking / Driving: Driving
Machha Khola - Khorla Bensi - Dovan to Jagat 1,410 meters/6-7 hours.
Trek alongside the Budhi Gandaki River, passing through Khorla Bensi and Dovan. Cross suspension bridges and revel in the natural beauty. Reach Jagat, a picturesque village, and take a look at the teahouse. Relax and revel in the mountain views. Overnight I lived in Jagat.
Jagat- Pewa to Deng 1,350 meters/ 6-7 hours
Continue trekking through fascinating villages and lush forests. Pass via Pewa and reach Deng, a tranquil village. Interact with locals and experience the specific way of life. Overnight stay in Deng.
Deng-Rana-Bihi Phedi to Namrung 2,165 meters/ 5-6 hours.
Trek via the lovely landscapes of Rana and Bihi Phedi. Reach Namrung, a village with beautiful mountain views. Explore the village and acclimatize to a better altitude. Overnight, I live in Namrung.
Namrung-Lihi to Samagaun 3,525 meters/ 6-7 hours
Trek via Lihi village and experience panoramic views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. I Arrived in Samagaun, a conventional Tibetan village. Explore the village and interact with the locals. Overnight, I live in Samagaun.
Samagaun to Samdo 3,875 meters/3-4 hours
Short trek to Samdo, taking part in breathtaking mountain scenery. Explore Samdo village and acclimatize to the altitude. Rest and put together for the difficult days beforehand. Overnight, I live in Samdo.
Samdo-Larkye Bazaar to Dharamsala 4,460 meters/ 3-4 hours
Trek to Dharamsala, also known as Larkye Phedi. Ascend step by step, acclimatizing to the increasing altitude. Rest and prepare for the following day’s difficult trek over Larkya Pass. Overnight stay in Dharamsala.
Dharamsala - Larkya Pass 5,160 meters to Bimthang 3,590 meters/7-8 hours
Early mornings begin to pass Larkye Pass, the best point of the trek. Enjoy breathtaking views of the encircling peaks. Descend to Bimthang, a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains. Rest and rejuvenate after a tough day. Overnight stay in Bimthang.
Bimthang - Yak Kharka - Gho to Tilije 2,300 meters/6-7 hours.
Descend via alpine meadows and forests to reach Tilije. Pass through Yak Kharka and Gho villages. Experience the various landscapes and cultural richness. Overnight stay in Tilije.
Tilche to Kathmandu by public bus 9-10 hours’ drive
Drive again to Kathmandu, reflecting on the exceptional journey. Enjoy the scenic bus ride and rural landscapes. Farewell dinner in Kathmandu to celebrate the completion of the trek. Overnight, I live in Kathmandu.
- International airport picks up and drops service.
- Bus ticket to Machha Khola by public bus.
- Dharapani to Beissahar by public jeep.
- Deluxe bus Besisahar to Kathmandu
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner along the trek).
- Lodge accommodation on the way.
- An experienced guide (including his salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, lodging, and food)
- Equipment; Down Jacket, Sleeping Bag.
- Legal documents (MCAP permit, ACAP, and Manaslu restricted area permit).
- All government taxes.
- Trekking map.
- Trekking duffle bag if needed.
- First aid medical box.
- Some fresh and dry fruits along the trek.
- Token of love from the company.
- Farewell, lunch, or dinner is a suitable time.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance.
- Porter services; if you need them, we are happy to organize them for you.
- Hot and Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer, etc.
- Personal expenses (laundry, bar bill, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower, and boiled water).
- Tips are expected.
Difficulty During the trek
The high altitude of the Manaslu Trek is one of its primary obstacles. Trekking at these elevations can result in altitude sickness, which is brought on by the air’s low oxygen content.
Altitude sickness can include fatigue, headaches, dizziness, and Nausea.
Altitude Sickness Prevention– it’s critical to acclimate appropriately by taking rest days, drinking enough water, and climbing gradually. In addition, hikers should have the appropriate medication on hand and understand the warning signs and symptoms of altitude sickness.
Another difficulty on the Manaslu Trek is The freezing weather.- The trek is located in an area with considerable altitude, and nighttime temperatures can drop significantly. Trekkers should pack a high-quality sleeping mat, sleeping bags, and warm clothing. Maintaining adequate calorie intake and bodily hydration are crucial for sustaining energy levels during cold weather.
Guide and Porters Cost
Manaslu Trekking Guide: Government-licensed guides get $35 per day, while porters make $25 per day. All wages include lodging, food, insurance, and gear. Each person must pay $ 50 in government taxes and service charges.
Transportation during the trek
It may be packed to leave Kathmandu on a local bus, but a longer drive makes for a more interesting trip. Buses must halt occasionally to pick up and drop off passengers and to allow for refreshments at nearby eateries.
The journey continues, passing through the Gorkha district, which is situated in mid-western Nepal between Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.
The least expensive method to enjoy a lengthy trip with plenty of Nepalese people is to take a local bus ride. On the drive, you can see the many changes in the scenery, which allows you to learn about and integrate with the local customs and culture.
Although it will cost a lot, it will arrive at your location in style and on schedule. You are free to stop and take pictures with the private Jeep at any moment. A private jeep will arrive at your location on schedule, so you can make a pit stop at a classy restaurant en route. A professional driver in a private Jeep with roomy seating is available to drive on any kind of road condition.
After leaving the main town of Arughat, it is best to ride in a car with a four-wheel drive to navigate rocky roads. where the tracks on dirt paths can be rather uneven, yet they are cozy for three to four people.
Yes it is required, many Nepali trekking companies will ask to see if you have trekking insurance before allowing you to participate in their programs. The majority of organizations advise having insurance that covers at least $100,000 in addition to emergency medical evacuation. So, it is important to have travel insurance while traveling/trekking to Nepal.
How difficult is Manaslu Trek?
The trek to Manaslu is rated as moderately challenging. Both inexperienced and seasoned trekkers can enjoy it. This hike could be difficult for certain trekkers who have never gone on a high-altitude expedition.
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Unforgettable Manaslu Short Trek
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I did Manaslu trek with guide Eak Tamang. He is the perfect license-holder trekking guide. I appreciated his work for the whole trek.
Excellence Manaslu Short Trek 10 Days.
I did Manaslu Short Trek in November 2023. I contacted Chandra Gurung (Owner of Himalaya Guide Nepal Pvt. Ltd.). He responded to me very quickly and provided all the information on time. So, we chose this local trekking company for my Nepal trip.
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