Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Jeep
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 5160m


  • Spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Himlung Himal (7,125 m), Himchuli (7,893 m), Ganesh Himal (7,319 m), and Shringeri Himal (7,187 m), Unexplored Trekking Route.
  • Passing the famous Larkya La Pass (5160 m) of the Manaslu Trekking Region
  • An authentic experience of a unique blend of Nepali and Tibetan culture and tradition.
  • Impressive landscapes and eye-catching vegetation

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the exotic trekking routes of the Manaslu Trekking, around the peak of the world’s eighth highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m). Short Manaslu Circuit Trek showcases the pleasant blend of nature, and fusion of Nepali and Tibetan cultural elements.

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is an idle trek for trekkers to trek through unexplored trekking areas of Nepal which is immensely filled with beautiful landscapes. Since 1992, Short Manaslu Circuit Trek has been opened for foreign travelers and is still listed as a restricted trekking area. It is an opportunity for nature, trek, and travel lovers to be able to trek through a restricted area that undoubtedly offers unique culture and tradition along with the Himalayas and an eye-catching natural paradise.

Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is undoubtedly a trekking route that leads the trekkers to a hidden treasure of remote Manaslu. Manaslu Circuit Trek starts from Soti Khola (730 meters) and leads to the famous Larkya La Pass with an elevation of 5160 meters. Being at Larkya La Pass and passing is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding journeys of the Short Manaslu Circuit which provides amazing mountain vistas like Himlung Himal (7,125 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Kang Guru (6,980 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Himchuli (7,893 m), Ganesh Himal (7,319 m), Shringeri Himal (7,187 m), and Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m). In another word, Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is an adventurous journey as trekkers not just go through the Larkya Pass but also pass through the ancient salt trading route of Tibet along the Budhi Gandaki River. Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is a blend of various Tibetan cultures, and traditions which made travelers mention Manaslu Circuit Trek resembles a visit to Tibet. Travelers wonder more when they encounter the Polyandry marriage system (where two or more brothers are married to the same wife) still being practiced in Manaslu Region.

Manaslu Circuit Trek – 11 Days enables the trekkers to taste the Manaslu Region in a short span of time. Besides, Manaslu Larke Pass Trek and Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Manaslu Tsum Valley, and Larkya La Pass Trek are the other trekking routes you would go for if you drive for exploring the Manaslu Region and have a longer period of time. Nepal Adventure Team welcomes adventurous souls to join Manaslu Circuit Trek to explore the sound and unexplored trekking regions of Nepal within a shorter stay in Nepal. Short Manaslu Circuit Trek can be added to your bucket list if you are looking for a less known trekking region of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive to Soti Khola (730 m), directly by private jeep (7-8 hours)
  • Day 2Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869 m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 3Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340 m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 4Jagat to Deng (1,850 m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 5Deng to Namrung (2,630 m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 6Namrung to Sama Gaon (3,530 m)
  • Day 7Sama Gaun to Samdo (3860 m)
  • Day 8Samdo to Dharamsala (4,460 m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 9Dharamsala to Bhimthang (3750 m), via Larkya La Pass (5160 m)
  • Day 10Bhimthang to Dharapani (1,963 m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 11Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar by Jeep or private car

What's Included

  • All transportation private Jeep and car for airport pick up and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
  • Kathmandu to Soti Khola drive by local Jeep.
  • 10 night’s tea house lodge accommodation in mountain
  • Full meal during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee)
  • An experienced and English speaking guide, his food, travel, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Strong porter (2 people will be sharing one) his food, travel, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Trekking Equipment like a sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking pole (If required)
  • Manaslu Special Trekking region Permit (USD 100 for a week)
  • MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) permit, ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System) fees
  • Dharapani to Beshisahar by Local Jeep and to Kathmandu by private car
  • Nepal Adventure Team's T-shirt as a gift and certificate of appreciation
  • First Aid Medical Kit Bag and Trekking map
  • All government VAT and Local Taxes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Personal expenses such as phone bill, chocolate, bakery, drinks, battery charge, laundry
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters

Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Daniel O'Connor, Ireland

    A Gem Hidden in the Himalayas

    Despite its shorter duration, it didn't compromise on the breathtaking scenery or cultural experiences. The trail offered a perfect balance of challenge and reward, with each day bringing new landscapes to explore. The camaraderie among fellow trekkers and the warmth of the local communities made it an unforgettable journey.

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    Rating Review by: Taylar, Germany

    Amazing Larkya La Pass Trek

    The Short Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the most mesmerizing treks in Nepal. I reached out to Nepal adventure Team for the trip. The team leader, Jeevan Thapa perfectly managed the tour so I had no difficulties. I got to Kathmandu and departed in time. In between, I got to see the magnificent Mount Manaslu and other adjoining mountains. I experienced the true beauty of Nepal and got to talk to the locals with the help of Jeevan. This has been one of the most exciting trips I have ever been on. I will most certainly visit Nepal very soon and will definitely contact Nepal Adventure Team again for the arrangements for my next trip.

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    Rating Review by: Kelly, Australia

    Thanks Nepal Adventure Team for Customize Itinerary

    I and a few of my friends went on a trek to the Short Manaslu circuit for 11 days. It has indeed been one of the most exciting trips that we have been on. Nepal Adventure Team enhanced the beauty of the trip with their remarkable service. We were lucky to have friendly guides who managed the entire tour flawlessly.

    We got to see the beautiful landscape of Nepal and also mingled with the locals and their culture. It was an unforgettable time for us in Nepal. We highly recommend trekkers join the Nepal Adventure team for a one of a time experience.