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Manaslu Trek -12 Days

Restricted Trekking Region

12 Days Manaslu Cirucit Trek
Trip Facts
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Trip Duration 12 Days
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Best Season Automn & Spring Season
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Maximum Elevation 50106 m
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Grade Challening
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Type of Trekking Tea house / Lodge
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Group Size 2+


Trekking the stunning foothills of the Manaslu massif is an enchanting adventure. This off-the-beaten journey takes you through the virgin, untracked paths of the region. The spectacular Manaslu Circuit Trek package from “Adventure Great Himalaya” is an outstanding opportunity for all adventure enthusiasts.

The Manaslu region is an ideal trekking destination in western Nepal. One of the major highlights of this trekking journey is passing through the diverse natural terrains. Trekkers can also observe the scenic Himalayan vista of the entire region. The beautiful landscapes are challenging to cross but equally awe-inspiring. We will also get to observe the region’s pristine natural diversities and wildlife.

This 12 Days Short  Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (640m). You will rest and then trek to Soti Khola (710m) on the same day. The next day, you will trek to Machhakhola (870m). From there, our scenic trails lead you to Jagat (1350m). The trail passes through the settlement of Deng (2130m), Namrung (2630m), and Lho (3180m) on the following days.

Finally, you will arrive at Samagaon (3500m) on day 7 of the Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 days. After acclimatization day at Samagaun, you will trek to Samdo (3860m). The next destination on the trek is Dharamsala (4480m). You will cross the majestic Larke la pass (5213m) before arriving at Bimtang (3720 m).

From Bimtang, you will trek for the last time on this journey to Dharapani (3720m). Our trek in the Manaslu Circuit ends with a drive on a private jeep from Dharapani to Kathmandu. This outstanding trip is a once-in-a-lifetime Himalayan adventure.

Since it is a Buddhist-dominated area, you will find ancient Buddhist heritage sites and landmarks. These include gompas, mani walls, prayer flags, chortens, and others. The local people follow Buddhism, mostly followed by Hinduism. You can find the majority of Sherpa, Gurung, Tamang, and other ethnic communities in the region.

Since it is a higher altitude trek in rugged terrain, proper exercise is essential. To complete this adventure, the trekkers must have incredible physical fitness and mental stability. There is also a side option to take a trip to the Tsum Valley region. This mystical region is famous as the meditation site of Milarepa and Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava).

You will pass through the ethnic community settlements and stay in the local tea houses. There you can observe the cultural heritage and experience the rural lifestyle. Overall, the Short  Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 days is one of Nepal’s most beautiful and adventurous trekking journeys.

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Highlight of Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Take a full-fledged walk on Nepal’s underrated circuit trail, Manaslu Circuit.
  • Visit the majestic abode of the world’s eighth tallest peak, Mt Manaslu(8,163m).
  • Get lost in Nepal’s magical, heavenly, happening yet off-the-beaten region.
  • Explore the wild and untouched vegetation of the Manaslu Region.
  • Run into a place home to diverse wildlife like Himalayan Thar, Deer, Jhum, Yak, Marmot, and many more.
  • Witness impressive snow-loaded peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Lidanai Peak, Himalchuli, Nadi Chuli, Mt Manaslu, Naike Peak, Manaslu North, and more.
  • Cross the exciting and scenic mountain pass of Larkya La Pass(5,106m) and enjoy the majestic panorama.
  • Kiss the thrilling and rewarding prominent hilltops of the region like Panbari, Khayang, Saula, Samdo Himal, and more.
  • Experience and learn about locals’ unique culture, art, architecture, and lifestyle.
  • Taste the organic food made by locals and exist around their traditional homes.
  • Pray prayers at religious monasteries, chortens, mani walls, and gompas.
  • Pay visits to important Labrang Gompa, Pungyen Nunnery, Kagyu-Pema Chholing Gompa, and others.
  • Avoid crowded trails of Annapurna and Everest Region and enjoy the adventurous trail that runs through virgin land.
  • Share the journey with the electric Budhi Gandaki River, its deep gorge, and numerous suspension bridges.

Manaslu Trek Cost 2023 /2024

12 Days Manaslu trek cost start from USD  950 per person, The price is depend on number of pax ,  trekking season or taking private trip,  see below group discount price for 2023/ 2024

Group Join basis – USD 950 per person (Minimum 2 People)

Private Trip

USD 1,000 Per person for 2 people group
USD 930 per person for  3-7 people, Pay together
USD 900 per person for 8 to 12 people group pay together

16 Days Manaslu Circuit trek package from arrival to departure Cost: USD 1050 per personbook it


Trip itinerary

Day 01

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola(710m/2,328ft)

Drive Duration: 7-8 hrs
Distance: 140kms
Overnight: Soti Khola(710m/2,328ft)

The excursion of Manaslu Circuit begins with a jeep drive to Soti Khola. It is an exciting drive of 7-8hrs via serpentine highway. At some points, the jeep will be on a rough road. Driving through Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli River, you will end up in Soti Khola via Arughat. The day will be quite a ride day. Lastly, you will have a peaceful sleep in Soti Khola.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 02

Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola

Trek Duration: 5 hrs
Trek Distance: 15 km
Overnight: Machha Khola(900m/2,952ft)

The trek commences here. After waking up to the sound of Soti Khola(River), you will have breakfast and leave for Machha Khola. The tour will start with a gradual climb via green Sal forests. Then the walk will continue through the forested trail, waterfalls, and ridges. Now, the course will head downwards to Labubesi village. Walking by paddy fields, crossing suspension bridges, and covering a slight uphill, you will reach Soti Khola.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 03

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs
Trek Distance: 22km
Overnight: Jagat(1410/4625ft)

Following a delicious breakfast, you will embark on a road towards Jagat. The start is a bit of an uphill walk to Khorla Bensi. Afterward, you will trek to reach Tatopani, a natural hot spring. Catching breath at Tatopani, the path to Dobhan will start. You will touch Yuri Bazaar and several suspension bridges on Budhi Gandaki River in a while. You will also get to walk into the woods at times. To finish the day, you will climb a hill to reach Jagat through its fields.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 04

Trek from Jagat to Deng

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs
Trek Distance: 19.9 km
Overnight: Deng(1804m/5918ft)

Now it is time to leave for Deng. You will have a fresh breakfast and get your body on the route. The trek starts with a gentle uphill climb. After the hill, you will cross several more Budhi Gandaki River hanging bridges. Then soon you will reach a big Gurung Village, Philim. The village has stupas and monasteries and is decorated with prayer flags. After the break at Philim, you will continue through rhododendron trees. More suspension bridges will come along as you reach Deng at last. Overnight in Deng.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 05

Trek from Deng to Namrung

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs
Trek Distance: 21 km
Overnight: Namrung(2,900m/9,512ft)

The trek will start with a gradual descent to the riverbed of Budhi Gandaki River. From there, the trail will head towards Rana Gaon, which has scenic landscapes. Next, the stop of Bhimphedi and Gap will come along. Having lunch break in Ghap, you will resume walking via the lush forest. Ahead, some beautiful waterfalls and rivers will come. Mani walls of the region will start to appear soon later. Exploring all the things, you will step into Namrung, a village full of mani walls, prayer flags, and stupas.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 06

Trek from Namrung to Samagaon

Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs
Trek Distance: 20.5 km
Overnight: Samagaon(3500m/11,480ft)

Today, you will enter the Upper Nupri region, a region more like a Tibetan side. You will see many architectural displays as you pass via places such as Banjam, Sho, Lho, and Sayla of Upper Nupri. The trail is dotted with chortens, mani walls, gompas, and other stone arches. And the region’s mountains also become more accurate and visible here onwards. Yet, expect the best sights from Sayla village. Ultimately, a beautiful day of trekking will end in Samagaon.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 07

Rest day in Samagaon and Acclimatization hike to Manaslu Base Camp and Birendra Lake

Here is the best day of Manaslu Circuit Trek 12 Days. Waking up to a glorious mountain view, you will do an acclimatization hike to Manaslu Base Camp and Birendra Lake. The base camp of Mt Manaslu is just 6 km away from the village. Located at the height of 4,800m, Manaslu Base Camp is worth visiting. En route to the base camp, you will pass by Birendra Lake, a frozen and beautiful lake. Besides these two sites, you can also add the Pungen Monastery, an important place. Lastly, you will return to Samagaon for the night.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 08

Trek from Samagaon to Samdo

Trek Duration:4 hrs
Trek Distance: 16 km
Overnight: Samdo(3,690m/12,103ft)

After an eventful day in Samagaon, the Manaslu Circuit trail will turn towards Samdo. The trek will begin through a hill for some hours. Forward, you will reach a grazing area of Sheep and barren hillsides. You will get an opportunity to enjoy walking through birch and juniper trees. As it is a short trekking day, you will reach Samdo, a village of Tibetan refugees, quite earlier. You can use that time to visit the viewpoint of the village, which is a 2 hours walk. The excellent mountain panorama will conclude the day.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 09

Trek from Samdo to Dharamshala

Trek Duration:4 hrs
Trek Distance: 12 km
Overnight: Dharamsala(4,450m/14,596ft)

Like many times on this trek, you will start this day with a descending walk to the Budhi Gandaki River. You will cross the river to enter Larkya Bazaar. Ahead, you will walk through Salka Valley, a valley with mountain and landscape shows. Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi, is a temporary village. It remains vacant in Winter and full in trekking seasons. As you arrive in Dharamsala, you will see the sights of Larkya Glacier.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 10

Trek from Dharamshala to Larkya La Pass and Bhimthang

Trek Duration:8-9 hrs
Trek Distance: 25km
Overnight: Bhimthang(3,720m/12,201ft)

It is the most demanding day of the whole trek. To start this long day, you will leave Dharamsala quite early. The morning walk will be about walking upwards and reaching Larkya La Pass(5,213m), the trek’s highest point. It is one dramatic mountain pass to climb. You will have a new experience and a majestic panorama of various peaks from this walk. Following the Larkya La Pass summit, you will descend through the moraine of the Salpunda glacier. The lengthy day will end in Bhimthang.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 11

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani

Trek Duration: 7-8 hrs
Trek Distance: 34km
Overnight: Dharapani(3,720m/12,201ft)

Following the Larkya La Pass day, another long day awaits you. The trek will start from the southern side of Bimthang back of a moraine wall. Bimthang Glacier will also come along. After that, the walk will take you over the moraine wall and enter a scenic forest. You will reach the banks of Dudh Koshi River, enjoying the jungle walk. Ahead, Tilije-a Gurung village, vast Marsyangdi valley, and more will come. And finally, you will reach Dharapani, a famous stop on Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
accommodation – Lodge

Day 12

Drive back to Kathmandu by private jeep

Drive Duration: 8-9 hrs
Trek Distance: 118km
Overnight: Kathmandu(1400m/4593ft)

The trekking part concludes here. Now, you will have to do a long drive back to Kathmandu. Bidding goodbye to Dharapani, you will move towards Besisahar. In 2-3 hours, you will cross Besisahar to join the highway by the Marsyangdi River. It will be a scenic drive if you love watching views through windows. Local villages, green landscapes, terraced fields, etc are watchable. After an 8-9 hours of drive, you will reach Kathmandu. And it will be the completion of the trek.

Meals – Breakfast, Lunch,

Cost Include / Exclude

Service included

  • Trekking Permit: Necessary All Trekking Permit and company paperwork.
  • Transportation :- By Bus / Jeep
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and  English speaking trekking guide, his meals, accommodation, insurance and well paid salary
  • Trekking Porter< Carry your luggage ( one porter for 2 Members)
  • Meals:- 3 Meals a day during the trekking ( Breakfast, Lunch, dinner)  Including Tea / coffee
  • All Lodge Accommodation During the trek : 11 Night Twin Sharing Lodge to lodge Accommodation
  • All Government Taxes and Service charge.

Service excluded

  • Travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation.
  • All Bottle of Drinks, Wi- Fi, Hot Shower
  • Electronic device re-charge such as Mobile, Camera etc.
  • Tips

Cost & Date

Note: The below Price and Travel date is for the Group Join Basis. If you take private trip all travel dates are guaranteed. Private Trip

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