Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas with our Short Manaslu Trek. Breathtaking landscapes, diverse culture, and unspoiled trails await.
Experience the allure of the Manaslu region with our short trek, a hidden gem amidst Nepal's pristine landscapes. The Manaslu Circuit Trek (MCT) is a classic and peaceful adventure that remains less explored but highly regarded. This challenging grade trek takes you through vertical ridges above the Budi Gandaki Gorge, offering experienced trekkers a solitary escape adorned with natural scenery, majestic mountains, authentic Bhutia lifestyle, rich traditions, and thrilling adventures.
Covering 160 kilometers of remote terrain in western Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit short trek revolves around the awe-inspiring Mt. Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain standing tall at 8,163 meters. With the magnificent Annapurna to the west and the Ganesh Himal range to the east, the landscape is a feast for the eyes.
You may wonder why you should choose the Manaslu Circuit over the popular Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp treks. The answer lies in the breathtaking vistas of Manaslu itself. During the short trek, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Manaslu's North, East, Nagdi Chuli, Samdo Peak, Larke Peak, Ganesh Himal, and Naike Peak. These snow-covered peaks in the Mansri Range offer an unparalleled Himalayan experience up close and personal.
The trek also provides a glimpse of the region's rich vegetation. Manaslu boasts nearly 19 different types of forests, housing an impressive array of 1500-2000 plant species. The Rhododendron forest and Himalayan blue pine add an aesthetic touch to the landscape.
Route for the Short Manaslu Trek
The Sort Manaslu trek is an ideal choice for those seeking secluded trails, untouched by commercialization, and brimming with natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the unspoiled cultures, religions, and traditions of the local Buddhist and Hindu communities, leaving a lasting impression on your soul. The warm hospitality and genuine gestures from the locals, known as Nuri, will melt your heart.
The less-trodden paths of the Manaslu Circuit remain timeless, preserving their original charm since the first group of trekkers explored them in 1992.
The route for the short Manaslu trek follows the standard Manaslu Circuit route, commencing with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola. From there, you'll embark on a four-day trek to Sama Gaun via Jagat, Deng, and Namrung.
Sama Gaun, located at 3,530 meters, is a highlight of this short Manaslu circuit trek (MCT). The mesmerizing journey includes witnessing the Manaslu glacier, ice falls, and the magnificent Larke Pass, one of the longest and most beautiful passes in the Himalayas, situated at an elevation of 5,106 meters.
Trek Difficulty: A Challenge Worth Undertaking
The Short Manaslu Trek presents a moderate to strenuous challenge. While the ascent itself is not overly arduous, factors such as high altitude, steep inclines and descents, and rugged terrain prone to landslides can make the trek physically demanding. It is important to note that encounters with yaks are common along the route.
No mountaineering equipment is required, and the path does not involve scaling snowy peaks. However, trekkers must cross the Larkya La Pass, the trek's highest point, at an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet), necessitating proper acclimatization and a reasonable level of fitness.
The difficulty level varies based on an individual's health, age, and hiking experience. With a positive mindset and adequate acclimatization, individuals possessing moderate to good physical fitness and prior experience in long hikes can successfully complete the trek.
Proper training and preparation specific to mountain trekking are highly recommended before embarking on this adventure. Regular walking or hiking for several kilometers daily over a period of 2 to 3 weeks, coupled with cardiovascular exercises in a gym, can be beneficial. Furthermore, mental preparation plays a crucial role in ensuring a successful trek or hike in the mountains.
Approach the trek with confidence and unwavering determination, and success will be within reach. Our services include a knowledgeable guide and porters who will assist you throughout the trip. The porters will shoulder your belongings, while the guide will provide explanations and support to enhance your overall experience.
Manaslu Short Trek Permits
According to the regulations of Nepal Immigration, trekking in the Manaslu region requires a minimum group size of two members. Permits for restricted areas like the Manaslu trek are not issued for single foreign trekkers.
However, at Dream Heaven Adventure, we can assist in obtaining the permit for a single trekker by charging the cost of two trekkers for the restricted permit. Alternatively, you can choose our fixed departure schedule option, where you can apply for a single-person booking charge of $140, ensuring the availability of permits.
You also have the option to join a group managed by Dream Heaven Adventure for the Manaslu trek. In this case, you must adhere to our fixed departure dates, but we can try to accommodate your preferred dates if the given schedule doesn't align with your plans.
Please note that the Manaslu Short Trek requires an additional special permit, which can be arranged after your arrival. Kindly inform us about your arrival date in advance so that we can expedite the permit process.
Dream Heaven Adventure offers departures from February to June and September to December at reasonable prices. Join us for a memorable and cost-effective trekking experience in the Manaslu region.
For more information on the short Manaslu trek, including the packing list, please feel free to contact us.