• Day 1 Drive to Machha Khola (869 m) 6-7 Hours

    On the first day of the Trek, we head towards Machhai Khola, which is the starting point for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. You will enjoy the scenic drive by private jeep which is much more comfortable and safer to reach Machha Khola. You can find the pitched road to Dhading Besi on the Prithvi Highway. Then, the drive on the bumpy, rugged road begins. You will reach Machha Khola after Arughat Bazaar, the largest settlement in the area.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House lodge
    • Place: Machha Khola
    • Altitude: 869 m
  • Day 2 Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340 m) 5-6 Hours

    After the first day of hours of walking and night stay at Machha Khola village, on this day you head towards Jaga. Just as the previous hours of walk, Jagat is also about 6-7 hours away from Machha Khola. You will walk on a relatively easy trail along with Budhi Gandaki River and reach Khorla Besi (960 m). Then, Tatopani (930m) lies an hour away from Khorla Besi. Tatopani refers to hot water and this village is famous for hot springs. Continually, walking a couple of ridges, you will reach Dovan (1000 m). Dovan is the spot for lunch. Yauraphat is the next spot after resting and having lunch. Following the trail, you reach Jagat, a wide valley, which lies on the west side of Budhi Gandaki river. Jagat is the overnight stop for today.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House lodge
    • Place: Jagat
    • Altitude: 1340 m
  • Day 3 Jagat to Deng (1,850 m) 6-7 Hours

    Today’s overnight stop is at Deng. Like in previous days, you head towards Deng after having breakfast. The trail is decorated by a stone staircase down to the river. Crossing the river, you will climb up the terraced hill of Salleri (1440 m), where you can have a beautiful view of Sringeri Himal at 7,187 meters. Sirdibas is another small village at 1430 meters that you pass by. Then, crossing a suspension bridge over Ghatta Khola directs to a steep climb that leads to Philim (1590 m). Bypassing Philim and Ekle Bhatti (1600m), a suspension bridge joins you to Deng.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House lodge
    • Place: Deng
    • Altitude: 1850 m
  • Day 4 Deng to Namrung (2,630 m) 6-7 Hours

    Today, you will walk from an altitude of 1,850m to 2,630m where Namrung is situated. You may encounter altitude differences, plantation, and habitation. Passing through the mani walls and Chortens, the trail continues along the river. Finally, you will reach Namrung (2630 m), after crossing the Budhi Gandaki river. You will stay overnight at Namrung. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House lodge
    • Place: Namrung
    • Altitude: 2630 m
  • Day 5 Namrung to Sama Gaon (3,530 m) 4-5 Hours

    Today, you will cover 17.7 kilometers of trek distance to reach Sama Gaon, which takes about 6 to 7 hours. You will walk through many prayer walls, along with mani stones. Passing through the oak and rhododendron forest, you will climb to Lihi (2900 m). Besides, Lihi your trek route will take you through the Buddhist village of Sho (3,000 m), Lho (3,180 m), and Shyala (3,520 m). You can have a spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu (8,160 m), and Manaslu North (7,157 m). Continually, you will cross a glacial river to reach Sama Gaon (3,530 m). You will stay overnight at Sama Gaon. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House lodge
    • Place: Sama
    • Altitude: 3530 m
  • Day 6 Sama Gaun to Samdo (3860 m) 3 Hours

    On this day, you will start your trek slowly due to the altitude gain. Passing through the yak broad pastures, you will walk through a long mani wall and then, cross Budhi Gandaki by a wooden bridge. Walk further for a while and then, you will reach Samdo (3860 m). Samdo is a beautiful village with lodges where you will stay overnight. You can enjoy exploring the village. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House lodge
    • Place: Samdo
    • Altitude: 3860 m
  • Day 7 Samdo to Dharamsala (4,460 m) 6-7 Hours

    You leave Samdo and move forward on a broad trail. Crossing a wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River, you step on the ancient trading route to Tibet. Without further delay and a long walk, you reach Dharamasala (4460 m), which is also known as Larkya La Phedi. You can have a beautiful view of the Larkya Glaciers, along with the spectacular Mt.Manaslu. You will stay overnight at Dharmasala and tomorrow, you will be crossing the highest elevation Larkya La Pass of Short Manaslu Circuit Trek. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House lodge
    • Place: Dharmasala
    • Altitude: 4460 m
  • Day 8 Dharamsala to Bhimthang (3750 m), via Larkya La Pass (5160 m) 7-8 Hours

    After breakfast, you will walk through the trail which goes to the Northside of the Larkya Glaciers. Following the trail, you can have a beautiful view of Cho Danda and the Larkya Peak. Your trail will take you to Larkya La Pass (5160 m), where you see a majestic mountain view of 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). Tibet border is located on the northern side of Larkya La. Then walking through moraines and following the steep trail, you reach to Bhimthang. Bhimthang is the overnight stop. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House lodge
    • Place: Bhimthang
    • Altitude: 3750 m
  • Day 9 Bhimthang to Dharapani (1,963 m) 6-7 hours

    Today, you leave Bhimthang and head towards Dharapani. After crossing the Bhimdang Glacier, you will walk through the ancient pine forest. You will cross the Dudh Khola and walk down to Marshyangdi Valley. Dharapani is across the Marshyangdi river. You will reach Dharapani by crossing a suspension bridge and resting at Dharapani for the night.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • Accommodation: Tea/House lodge
    • Place: Dharapani
    • Altitude: 1963 m
  • Day 10 Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar by Jeep or Private car

    Today, you drive back to Kathmandu from Dharapani, which takes you about 7 to 8 hours. You will find an off-and-bumpy road up to Besi Sahar. You will enjoy the marvelous view of green hills, beautiful villages, and forests, along the Marshyangdi river and Trishuli river. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will also join the farewell dinner organized by the Nepal Adventure Team. You can share your joy of adventure and experience of Short Manaslu Circuit Trek.   

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and farewell Dinner
    • Place: Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1350m