Tour Details

  • 12 Days(s)

  • Guided Trek

  • English

  • 3690


The best way to experience the exotic beauty of the Manaslu Conservation Area is to embark on a 12 Days Manaslu Short Trek. This short trip helps you explore the Manaslu Region in a very economical and easy way. 

The trek starts with a short drive to Machhakhola after which we head towards Samagaun. During the expedition, you'll be visiting Larke La Pass from where you can witness the majestic snow-capped mountains like Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Annapurna (8,091 m).

By the end of the journey, you'd have had a remarkable experience walking in the rugged terrains of the Manaslu Region.

Tour Highlights

  • Trek to Larke La Pass (5,106 m)
  • Explore the Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Watch the majestic mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Siring, Himchuli, etc.
  • Visit the typical Gurung and other ethnic villages in the Manaslu region.


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  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

We start our journey from Kathmandu and reach Arughat after 7-9 hrs in a cab or a local bus.

After reaching Arughat, we continue our trip to Soti Khola by changing our mode of transportation. During the drive, you can enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal (‎7,422 m) in the right, Annapurna in the left, and Manaslu range in the middle.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Soti Khola.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

On the second day we drive from Soti Khola to Machha Khola which lies at a distance of 15 km. Visit the army camp located further away from Soti Khola.

You can also visit Khursani Baari, which is famous for its green chillies. From there you can also see a 100 m waterfall on the opposite side. 

On the way, you can catch a glimpse of a disastrous landslide caused by 2015's earthquake.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Machha Khola.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

After identifying yourself at the police checkpoint in Maccha Khola, we head towards Jagat which lies 22 km away. During the walk, you can enjoy a dip at the hot spring which lies on the way.

Before reaching Jagat, enjoy the spectacular view of a suspension bridge over Yaru Bagar. The bridge is 158 m long and is the first of its kind in Nepal.

Stay overnight at Jagat.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

From Jagat, we head towards Deng in the morning. There'll be a short routine check-in at upper-Jagat, and then we walk to Salleri, which is 40 mins away.

On the way, you'll see rivers and two hydro-powers. We then reach Sirdibas, a community of the native Gurung. From there you can see Mt. Siring which has a height of 7,239 m.

We then cross a suspension bridge which leads to Philim after a short 25 mins walk. Philim houses all the administrative houses; police stations, land revenue offices, etc..

After Philim we hike to Chisapani where we take a recess for lunch. The trail then leads to Naykphedi and Pewa, where'll be required to cross two suspension bridges. 
It takes 45 mins from Pewa to reach Deng.

Stay overnight at Deng.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Have breakfast at Deng and then continue trekking down following the Budhi Gandaki River and then climb to Rana Gaon. Bihiphedi lies just 1 hr away from Rana Gaon after which we hike to Gap where we stop for lunch.

After lunch we walk through thick green forests and reach Namrung, passing Suksum on the way. We reach Namrung where you can lodge at a resort which costs about $35 for lodging and other extra charges for food.

From Namrung, you can enjoy the views of Saula Himal (6,235 m) and Himalchuli Range ( 7,893 m).

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Namrung.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Passing Banjam, Lihi, Sho, Lho, and Sayla, we reach Samagaun, but before reaching our main destination, we come across a Buddhist monastery that houses 200 Tibetan monks.

We then move along watching the views of Ganesh Himal, north Himchuli (6,441 m), and Naike. After crossing Sayla, we get to see the remarkable aspects of Nadi Chuli Manaslu, north Manaslu, Saula Himal, Naike peak, and Siringi Himal.

Sayla is a grazing pasture for years and is the biggest village in the region whose history dates back to 200 years.

Stay overnight at Samagaun.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Today we take a day off from our 12 days trek and acclimatize at Samagaun. During the day, you can visit places like Birendra Tal (3 km), Basecamp (6 km), and Pungen monastery (6-7 km).

Stay at the same teahouse in Samagaun.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

From Samagaun we hike for three hours to reach Samdo. Along the way, you can see Syaula Peak, Manaslu, Larke peak, Himchuli, Cho, and Naike Peak.

Samdo is a small village that lies at the height of 3,690 m. The community is facilitated with electricity generated from its miniature hydro-power.

Stay overnight at a lodge in Samdo.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

After a quick breakfast, we descend to Budhi Gandaki River and then cross a suspension bridge. We then move up to Larkya Bazaar and enter the valley of Salka Khola towards Dharmasala. The place is also known as Larke Phedi.

Stay overnight at Dharmashala.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

We start early at about 3 am to watch the sunrise from the peaks of Annapurna II (7,937 m), Kangaroo Himal, Himlung Himal (7,140 m), Cho Himal (8,201 m), and many others. It takes about 9 hrs to reach Bhimtang.

Stay overnight at a lodge in Bhimtang.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Its the last day where we walk down to reach Dharapani. The path descends to Dudh Khola, and we then enter a forest that is full of rhododendrons of 8-10 different colours.

Have lunch at Surkhi and then again ascend and descend to Goa. After a few minutes of walk from Goa, we reach Mane, Tiliche, and finally Dharapani.

Stay overnight at teahouse in Dharapani.

  • 6 Hour
  • None

Last day of the 12 Days Manaslu Short trek, we take a jeep or a bus back to the capital city. We first reach Besisahar, then drive along the river banks of Marsyangdi Khola and Trishuli River.

What’s included/excluded


  • Transportation costs while in Nepal
  • Three-course meal during the trekking days (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Accommodation in hotels/teahouse/lodges during the trip
  • Licensed, fluently English speaking travel guide and porters (1 porter for two trekkers)
  • Salary, lodging, food, insurance and equipment for the guide
  • Emergency Rescue in case of any mishaps or accidents
  • Permits for entering Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area project
  • TIMS card
  • Medical supplies
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant after arriving in Kathmandu
  • Government taxes, fees, vat, official expenses, and service charges


  • International flight tickets, airport taxes, and VISA
  • Major meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses like bar bill, water, coffee/tea, snacks, hot showers while on the trek, and battery recharge
  • Personal clothing items

tips for the guide and porters


Clients are advised to cancel their trek before 30 days of the departing date. Cancellation after the deadline will lead to an extra-fine, or the deposited fees won't be refunded.

Good to know

Carry all the necessary items you'd require during the trek in your daypack. Our porters will only carry 20-25 kg from the big bag.

Be sure to carry all necessary documents and legal papers to prove your identity to the local authorities.

Clothing Items

  • Insulated hiking/trekking pants
  • Sweaters or down jackets (fibre-filled)
  • Hiking skirts for females and shorts for males
  • Poncho, waterproof jacket, raincoat or an umbrella
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Sun hat and sunglasses with straps


  • Previously worn trekking/hiking boots or trainer shoes
  • Thick woollen socks
  • Thin cotton socks to wear under the woollen ones
  • Camp shoes, slippers (optional)

Other Necessary Equipment

  • Torchlights/flashlights and batteries
  • Altimeter, maps, compass, and guidebooks
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Sunscreen/sunblock (SPF 15+)
  • Swiss knife
  • Water purifying tablets or filters
  • Personal medical supplies
  • Sleeping bag (optional)