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Short Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal

Be a part of this extraordinary adventure with seasoned mountain guides: the renowned Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, among Nepal's most sought-after treks. This expedition will lead you around the spectacular Mt. Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest peak.



10 Days

Sep, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May




* Traverse from the lush subtropical jungle to the Himalayan heights.

* Discover the captivating Budi Gandaki River Gorge.

* Meet and interact with the Nepalese locals.


Come with us to an incredible journey with the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of the most popular treks in Nepal. This trek will take you around the majestic Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world.

As you trek through the Manaslu region, you'll have the opportunity to witness unique cultures, beliefs, and religions that are deeply rooted in this area.

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is ideal for physically fit trekkers who want to experience the Himalayas of Nepal in a shorter time frame. This trek is incredibly beautiful, exciting, and thrilling. Unlike the more crowded treks, this route will take you to remote areas, passing through numerous villages and breathtaking forests.

During the 10-day trek, you'll be treated to stunning views of the Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Mt. Manaslu, and many other mountain peaks. The highlight of the trek is reaching the Larkya La Pass, the highest point, where you'll be rewarded with magical mountain vistas.

Throughout the trek, you'll stay in cozy teahouses and lodges, where you'll enjoy the warmth and hospitality of the locals. Interacting with the local community is a highlight of the trek, allowing you to immerse yourself in their culture.

If you have limited time in Nepal and crave a different trekking experience, exploring a unique place known for its natural beauty, the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is a must-try.


Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Lapubeshi

Begin your journey with a scenic jeep drive from Kathmandu to Lapubeshi, followed by a trek to Machhikhola (710m/2328ft), spanning approximately 7 to 9 hours.

Day 2: Trek to Philim

Trek from Machhikhola to Philim (1570m/5150ft), a route that spans approximately 7 to 8 hours.

Day 3: Reach Namrung

Journey on foot from Philim to Namrung (2660m/8730ft), covering a distance of approximately 8 to 9 hours.

Day 4: Trek from Namrung to Lho

Trek from Namrung to Lho, where you'll have the opportunity to explore monasteries, before settling in for the night at Samagaun (3525m/11565ft). This leg of the journey spans around 7 to 8 hours.

Day 5: Acclimatization day

Take an acclimatization day to discover notable sites like the Manaslu Base Camp, Pung Gyen Gomba, and the serene Birendra Lake (2630m/8626ft), a fulfilling exploration lasting approximately 7 to 8 hours.

Day 6: Trek to Samdo

Trek from Samagaun to Samdo, following the principle of climbing high to Samdo Hill and sleeping at a lower altitude (3700m/12139ft). This segment of the journey covers around 4 to 5 hours.

Day 7: Trek to Dharamsala

Embark on a trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (4460m/14629ft), a trail that spans approximately 4 to 5 hours.

Day 8: Overnight at Bhimtang

Day 8: Trek from Dharamshala to reach the Larkya La Pass (5106m/16930ft), continuing onwards to overnight at Bhimtang (3700m/12201ft). Cover a distance of 12 kilometers in an exhilarating journey lasting around 8 to 9 hours.

Day 9: Trek to Dharapani

Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1920m/6300ft), embarking on a journey of approximately 6 to 8 hours.

Day 10: Return to Kathmandu

Travel from Dharapani to Bashisahar and finally to Kathmandu, with a drive lasting approximately 7 to 9 hours.


About the guide

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Welcome Nepal Treks



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At Welcome Nepal Treks we offer the best guided programs to some of the most amazing locations in the Himalayas!
Nepal is a premier trekking destination, with some of the most amazing mountains in the world. However, mountaineering in the Himalayas requires adequate preparation, handling complex logistics, paperwork and more. In order to have the best possible trekking experience, it is paramount to go with a certified guide from a qualified agency that can both point you in the right direction and take care of your needs and queries. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we are approved by the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and are an active member of TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board).
Join us on one of our many trekking programs and we will make sure to point you to the best places in the region while making sure that you acclimatize properly and are safe, that all your logistics are taken care of, and that you have an overall unforgettable wonderful experience!


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We hebben echt genoten van onze trekking naar ABC. Jammer genoeg waren er echter overal problemen met de kamer. We hebben dan expres via een agency geboekt en meer betaald, zodat we zeker een kamer overal zouden krijgen. Dit bleek dan een probleem te zijn, omdat er niets op voorhand was geboekt. Ook hebben we last minute (letterlijk 5 min voor de 1e ontmoeting) een bericht van Hari gekregen dat we een andere guide zouden krijgen. Hierbij kregen we geen uitleg. De nieuwe guide had geen EHBO kit mee en wist ook helemaal niet wat allemaal inbegrepen was in onze boeking. Dit was opzich geen probleem, maar het leek plots allemaal niet meer zo goed georganiseerd als het beloofde te zijn. Ondanks dit hebben we echt wel genoten van onze tocht en zijn we blij dat we het gedaan hebben.

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