Trip Facts

  • Duration:13 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:4,450m
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeMarch to May and September to November
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Manaslu short Trek

Manaslu short trekking falls on one of the most popular restricted trekking destinations in Nepal.  The trip offers you the view of sequential snow-capped mountains that stands above the altitude of 6,500 meters to 7,000 meters. Along the way, you can also visit the main ethnic villages of the Gorkha district.  As you progress in the trek, the off-beaten paths and the scene of rugged mountains will amaze you with their beauty. Manaslu short Trekking shows you the major spots of the destination in a limited time frame. It is designed in such a way that trekkers get maximum satisfaction from their limited vacation size. In other words, it is a short form of  Manaslu Base Camp Trekking with almost a similar flavor.  On these days of the trek, you will follow the path of the Budi Gandaki River, which bounces big waves. And believe me, it's so satisfying to watch. 

While on the Manaslu short trek in Manaslu Region (Untouched and isolated region), trekkers get the opportunity to view 10 peaks of over 6,500m including Mount Manaslu at 8,163m. This eighth highest peak of the world is located in Mansiri Himal and is also known as ‘Mountain of the Spirit. On top of that, the trek will also bring you close to the Himalayan Society.  The untouched and primitive form of ethnic groups like Nubri and Tsum gives their best hospitality throughout the region. People also visit Tsum Valley for a more adventurous trek where the Tsum ethnic groups have a major settlement. On the other side of the trek, there are rare floras and faunas that will make your heart bloom with their beauty, The picturesque views of the mountains are always best to take pictures in front. 

Trip Highlights

  • Utilized small vacation in much more productive manner
  • View 10 peaks of over 6,500m including Mount Manaslu of 8,163m
  • Enjoy local culture
  • Witness flora and fauna and natural beauty of the destiantion


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A representative of Adventure White Mountain will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel.

     Our tour and trekking plan begins from the second day of your arrival and that is today! You visit Kathmandu—City of Temples—with experienced English speaking guide. Primarily, there are four touring destinations in Kathmandu—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa (Monkey temple) and Bouddhanath stupa. All of these places are UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. You can experience night life of Kathmandu. There will be pre- trip discussion with your mountain climbing Sherpa guides for well preparation of the trek.

       It takes around seven hours to reach Arughat from the capital. The road is easy and smooth for few early hours and later it turns to be rough till the destination. We will halt at Arughat for the night.

         It is a long walk of around eight to ten hours today. The real fun begins from today. Following the beautiful trail and enjoying green terraced fields and vegetation we proceed ahead. Before arriving Kyoropani we walk along Budigandaki River. Walking on descend trail we reach Soti Khola. Following narrow trail we proceed towards Machha Khola. Passing Lapsebesi village and descending to the riverbed sandy path we get to Machha Khola. Crossing Machha Khola and walking upward brings us to Khola Bensi. There is a hot spring here and you can take a dip here. We move further ahead following forest path to arrive at Doban. Lauri is our next on the way destination. Crossing suspension bridge will take us to Jagat. Here we put off at night. 

           It is a beautiful walk today. We descend down following stony rough path and river course. Before arriving at Saguleri we ascend. From here you get astounding view of Siringi Himal. Crossing few suspension bridges we finally arrive at Deng where we will spend night. 

             We begin wlaking in a flat path in the beginning and then after we start uphill walking. The course goes on uphill until we reach Namrung. It is a walk through forests. You get wonderful view of Mt. Manaslu from Namrung. It is a Buddhist village where you witness Mani walls, prayer flags and monasteries. We will spend night in Namrung.

               Lihi is our first destination today. We walk uphill to be here. Before arriving Samagaun we pass Sho, Lho and Shyala village. The awe-inspiring view of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ganesh and many other mountain will please you.

                 Samdo is in close distance from Sama Gaon. The forest in the bordering area of Tibet here is beautiful. You will get chance to enjoy local culture here. We will spend night here. We will halt here at night. 

                   To reach Samdo we follow the course of Budigandaki stream. It is a last village of our trail to Manaslu Base Camp. We arrive at Larkya Bazaar. We move ahead to arrive at Dharmashala. It is located at an altitude of 4,450m. We will spend night in Dharmasala. 

                     After coming above Dharmasala we get rewarding view of Larkya Peak. It is truly mesmerizing. The scenic beauty of Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal among other mountains from Larkya La Pass will fascinate you. We cross few moraines and forest to be at Tanbuche. It is a beautiful spot from photographic point of view. We reach Bhimgtang. You will see few Buddhist prayer rocks here. We will spend night here.

                       It is comparatively easy walk. We follow descend trail and cross Dudh Khola. The word dudh refers to milk. Couple of hours of walk will bring us at Dharapani. Here we put off at night. 

                         We catch private jeep or bus at Dharapni to arrive at Besisahar. From here we catch bus in order to get in Kathmandu. We ride along Marshangdi River. You will get some time to enjoy Thamel. In the evening Adventure White Mountain will offer farewell dinner. You stay overnight in a hotel. 

                           Here ends your trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to the Airport three hours before your arranged flight to help you reach your destination.

                            What's included


                            • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
                            • 3  nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
                            • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
                            • 10  nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek with Meals (Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner )
                            • Welcome and farewell dinners
                            • All accommodation and meals during the trek
                            • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
                            • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire) and trekking map.
                            • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
                            • First aid kit.
                            • All taxes, be it local or government.


                            • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
                            • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                            • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
                            • Excess baggage charges
                            • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                            • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking than the scheduled itinerary)
                            • 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.