Short Manaslu Trek

  • Mar 9, 2023
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Manaslu, the immaculately untouched natural beauty, is now a popularly desired destination amongst travelers. Located in the central Himalayas of Nepal, Manaslu (8,163m) is the eighth-highest peak in the world. The journey around the Manaslu ranges explores the authentic cultures of the Tibetan and Tsum communities. With the picturesque view of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and the magnificent massifs around it, the Short Manaslu Trek is an untarnished blend of a blissful experience.

Manaslu circuit trek
Mt. Manaslu

Table of Contents

Itinerary for Quickest Manaslu Trek

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Jeep

  • Day 02: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola

  • Day 03: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat

  • Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Deng

  • Day 05: Trek from Deng to Namrung

  • Day 06: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon

  • Day 07: Samagaon Exploration Day

  • Day 08: Trek from Samagaon to Dharmasala

  • Day 09: Trek from Dharmasala to Bimtang via Larke La pass

  • Day 10: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani

  • Day 11 Drive to Kathmandu

Journey to Manaslu Trek

Manaslu circuit trek
Manaslu circuit trek map

Your journey begins with a long ride from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, passing through scenic views of landscapes en route. Your trek begins the following days as you head towards Machha Khola. This is your opening to the natural beauty this country holds.

On the fourth day, you will be heading toward Jagat. Your next destination will be Deng. You will cross the Budhi Gandaki River on your way and pass through the villages of Philim and Ekle Bhatti.

The next day, you will head out to Namrung, located inside the Manaslu Conservation Area. The following day, the trek to Samagaon consists of uphill and downhill trails and passes through Lho and Sho villages. Here, you enjoy a day off from your tour and get a chance to explore the Pung Gyen Monastery.

You can hike to the Manaslu base camp or wander around the villages and get a taste of the local life. If you want to walk to the base camp, it is recommended that you head out early in the morning. The trails are steep, narrow, and uphill; thus, decide wisely.

After resting for a day in Samagaon, you will head to Dharamsala through Samdo. Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi, has fewer tea houses and lodges than other villages on the route.

The next day, you will cross the Larkya Pass (5160m). If the weather is pleasant and straightforward, you can spot the Manaslu and Annapurna ranges from here. Beginning the descent, the trails are steep and downhill, thus requiring you to be extra careful.

Bhimtang is the next stop on the trek, followed by Dharapani. The trail is mostly downhill, so take it easy on your knees! You can spend your night here with a hearty local meal and maybe a few drinks to relax after the exhausting trek. You return to Kathmandu through the winding highways and bumpy off-roads while the scenic views go passing by your windows.

Longer Trek in Manaslu Region

  1. Manaslu Circuit Trek
  2. Tsum Valley Trek

Special Features of the Trek

The entire trekking trail consists of beautiful scenic views of the landscapes. This region consists of off-beaten and rugged trails, serving as an excellent place for trekkers seeking adventure. It is less crowded than the other popular treks in the country, so there is low traffic for trekkers! You can also venture into Tsum valley, Manaslu Base camp, Pung Gyan Gompa, Kal Lake, and Birendra Lake. Manaslu isn't only about the scenic Himalayan massifs and the prominent Tibetan-influenced culture in the villages. These are some of the main features of the Manaslu short trek.

Highlights of the Manaslu Short Trek

Manaslu circuit trek
Larke pass

The fastest Manaslu Trek is one of the best geographically and culturally integrated treks you will encounter. You can see the vast cultural diversity along with the breathtaking biodiversity.

Most trekking trails lie within the Manaslu Conservation Area, so the wildlife and vegetation will significantly welcome travelers. You will come across villages of Tsum and Nubri ethnicities, where you will find a lot of historic monasteries, prayer wheels, and Tibetan-influenced settlements.

Monasteries like Tong Gompa, Ribung Gompa, and Pung Gyan Gompa offer insights into the entire region's lineage, history, and cultural influence. Manaslu Base Camp is another magnificent detour granting awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains. The Larkya Pass (5,0m) is another major attraction of this trek. The panoramic views of the Manaslu, Larkya, Lamjung, and Annapurna ranges are simply splendid from the viewpoint.

Information about the Manaslu region trek:

  1. Manaslu trek permit and cost
  2. A guide is compulsory
  3. Manaslu trek guide


The quickest Manaslu Trek is a fantastic way to experience the splendor of the great Manaslu massif. The trek brilliantly reflects the richness of the culture and natural beauty of the entire Manaslu region. With immersing in local culture and arduous treks, the elegant Manaslu Himalayas offer comfort and thrill like none. Thus, the Short tour to Manaslu is the ideal way to quench your thirst and desire to travel to Nepal. Contact us for your Manaslu trek.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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