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Manaslu Mini Trek

Manaslu Mini Trek

Trip Facts

Duration:

14 Days

Highest access:

5100

Group Size:

Minimum 2 people

Location:

Manaslu Conservation area

Grade:

Moderate to Strenuous

Best season:

Oct-Nov & Mar-April

Culture:

Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation:

Local bus / Private vehicle

Accommodation:

Hotel / Tea House

Meals:

BLD

Arrival:

Kathmandu, Nepal

Departure:

Kathmandu

Embark on the enchanting Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek, a delightful journey through the mystical Himalayas that unveils breathtaking mountain landscapes. Our 14-day short trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty and rich Buddhist culture of the Manaslu region. Joining forces as a group not only enhances the social aspect of the journey but also allows for shared experiences and cost-sharing, making it an ideal adventure for those seeking remote mountain areas.

Our dedicated mountain guide team ensures a warm and hospitable experience as you traverse the captivating terrain of the Manaslu region. This Mini Trek presents a condensed yet equally rewarding version of the full Manaslu Circuit, allowing you to make the most of your time.

Commencing the trek from Gorkha Arughat, the route takes you through SotiKhola, Machhakjola, and onward to the challenging Larky-La Pass, offering panoramic views of the majestic mountains. The trail continues to Bhimthan before entering the Annapurna conservation area. As you journey through Chame village and a quarter of the Manang District, the trek concludes with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

This mini adventure not only showcases the diverse villages along the Manaslu range but also provides a rich tapestry of Tibetan culture, lifestyle, and stunning views of flora and fauna within the lush jungles. The trek is designed to capture the essence of the Manaslu region in a shorter timeframe.

Trip costs are flexible and dependent on factors such as group size, duration, and selected services. Customize your experience by forming your own team and contact us at himalayanmagictreks3@gmail.com, providing your details for a personalized quote. Let the Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek be your dream destination, embracing the pure beauty of nature and the majesty of the mountains.

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Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1310 m, welcome program by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer to Hotel with Breakfast

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
warm Welcome

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu at an elevation of 1310 meters, our dedicated team from Himalayan Magic Treks eagerly awaits you outside the Tribhuwan International Airport arrival gate. Look for our representative holding the company logo for easy identification. We extend a hearty welcome to all members of the tour group, ensuring a seamless experience.

After a quick luggage check, we proceed to a private transportation that will take you to the city within 25 to 30 minutes. Upon reaching the hotel, we facilitate the check-in process efficiently. Shortly thereafter, we provide a brief orientation about the upcoming program for your journey, setting the stage for an exciting adventure.

The following morning, kickstart your day with a delicious breakfast, energizing you for the exploration that lies ahead. Our carefully curated program ensures a smooth transition from arrival to the commencement of your journey, making your stay in Kathmandu a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu via Gorkha, Arughat, Soti Khola 620 m to final destiona of Machha Khola 900 m, 7 to 8 hours drive to reach there overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
620m
Day Activity
Driving

Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu, winding through the picturesque landscapes of Gorkha and Arughat, before reaching the gateway to our final destination—Machha Khola at 900 m. This captivating journey spans 7 to 8 hours, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the diverse terrain. As you traverse this enchanting route via Soti Khola at 620 m, each moment unveils a new facet of Nepal's natural splendor.

Your overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in Machha Khola promises a tranquil retreat, setting the stage for the adventure that lies ahead. Let the anticipation of the trek ahead mingle with the serenity of the evening as you prepare to embark on the Mini Manaslu Circuit, a journey filled with awe-inspiring vistas and cultural richness.

Day 3 : Trek to Jagat 1,410 m, 6 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1410m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a captivating trek as you make your way to Jagat, situated at 1,410 meters above sea level. This scenic journey unfolds over the course of 6 hours, offering a delightful blend of cultural encounters and breathtaking landscapes. Your overnight stay at a cozy lodge in Jagat provides a moment of respite, allowing you to absorb the charm of this Himalayan village and recharge for the adventures that lie ahead on the Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Day 4 : Trek Jagat to Philim 1,590 m 7 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1590m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on an exhilarating trek from Jagat to Philim, an enchanting village nestled at 1,590 meters above sea level. This scenic journey unfolds over the course of 7 hours, treating you to a captivating blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. As you traverse the picturesque trails, immerse yourself in the local charm and vibrant surroundings. Your overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in Philim provides a serene retreat, allowing you to soak in the Himalayan ambiance and prepare for the next leg of your Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek adventure.

Day 5 : Trek to Deng 1,920 m 6 ½ hours overnight at Lodge 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1920m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on an enthralling trek to Deng, situated at an elevation of 1,920 meters, unfolding a journey of approximately 6 ½ hours. This leg of the trek takes you through captivating landscapes, charming villages, and immersive cultural experiences. As you traverse the scenic trails, relish the natural beauty of the Himalayan region and interact with the warm-hearted locals. Your overnight stay at a cozy lodge in Deng provides a well-deserved rest, allowing you to rejuvenate for the upcoming adventures on your Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Day 6 : Trek to Namrung 2,700 m, 6 to 7 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2700m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on an exhilarating trek to Namrung, nestled at an altitude of 2,700 meters, on a captivating journey spanning approximately 6 to 7 hours. The trail meanders through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and offers glimpses of the majestic Himalayan scenery. As you ascend, immerse yourself in the local culture, interacting with the friendly inhabitants. Your overnight stay at a comfortable lodge in Namrung provides a tranquil respite, ensuring you are ready to continue your Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek with renewed energy and enthusiasm.

Day 7 : Trek to Lho 3,180 m 5 to 6 hours  overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3180m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a captivating trek to Lho, situated at an elevation of 3,180 meters, where the journey unfolds over approximately 5 to 6 hours of scenic exploration. Traverse through enchanting landscapes, charming villages, and absorb the breathtaking views of the Himalayan panorama. Lho offers a serene atmosphere, allowing you to unwind and experience the unique local culture. Your overnight stay at a cozy lodge in Lho ensures a peaceful rest, preparing you for the next leg of your Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek with rejuvenated spirits.

Day 8 : Trek to Sama Gaun 3,530 m, 6 to 7 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3530m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a remarkable journey as you trek to Sama Gaun at an altitude of 3,530 meters, a delightful experience spanning approximately 6 to 7 hours. This segment of the Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek presents awe-inspiring vistas, charming villages, and an immersive cultural encounter. Sama Gaun, nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, offers a unique blend of tranquility and the rich traditions of the region. Your overnight stay at a welcoming lodge in Sama Gaun ensures a restful evening, providing the perfect opportunity to soak in the ambiance of the high-altitude surroundings. Prepare to continue your trek with a renewed sense of wonder and anticipation.

Day 09 : Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun hike to Manasulu Base Camp back to Sama Gaun overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast / Lunch/ and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3530m
Day Activity
Acclimatization Day

Indulge in an acclimatization day at the picturesque Sama Gaun, where you'll embark on a captivating hike to Manaslu Base Camp. This day is dedicated to adjusting to the high-altitude environment, allowing you to acclimate gradually while enjoying the breathtaking landscapes. The hike to Manaslu Base Camp offers unparalleled views of the majestic mountains that grace the region, creating a truly memorable experience.

As you explore the rugged terrain and pristine surroundings, you'll witness the grandeur of the Himalayas, including the iconic Manaslu peak. After a day filled with exploration and discovery, you'll return to Sama Gaun, where a cozy lodge awaits your overnight stay. This acclimatization day ensures you're well-prepared for the further adventures that lie ahead on the enchanting Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Day 10 : Trek to Samdo 3,780 m, 5 ½ hours overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3780m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on an invigorating trek to Samdo, situated at an elevation of 3,780 meters. The journey spans approximately 5 ½ hours, offering a blend of challenging trails and breathtaking scenery. As you traverse the rugged terrain, you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of the surrounding mountains and immerse yourself in the unique charm of the Himalayan landscape.

Samdo, with its serene ambiance and panoramic vistas, serves as a perfect overnight stop. Nestled in the heart of the Manaslu region, this picturesque village provides a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. The cozy lodge where you'll spend the night ensures a comfortable respite, allowing you to recharge for the upcoming adventures on the captivating Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Day 11 : Trek to cross Larkya -La Pass 5,100 m then down to Bhimthang 3,700 m, 7 to 8 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5100m
Day Activity
Larke Pass

Embark on a thrilling expedition as you trek across the challenging Larkya-La Pass, standing proudly at an altitude of 5,100 meters. The journey is an exhilarating 7 to 8 hours, offering a test of endurance and rewarding you with sweeping vistas of the Himalayan peaks.

Descending from the pass, you'll arrive at the enchanting destination of Bhimthang, situated at an elevation of 3,700 meters. This picturesque village welcomes you with its tranquil surroundings and stunning natural beauty. The overnight stay at a cozy lodge in Bhimthang provides a well-deserved rest, allowing you to relish the accomplishment of conquering the high mountain pass. Get ready to be captivated by the serene atmosphere and majestic landscapes on this extraordinary leg of the Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Day 12 : Trek via Tilje 2,300 m, to Dharapani 1860 m 6 to 7 hours overnight at Lodge

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1860m
Day Activity
walking

Embark on a scenic trek that takes you through the charming villages of Tilje and Dharapani, immersing you in the cultural tapestry of the Himalayan region. The journey covers approximately 6 to 7 hours, offering a delightful blend of natural beauty and cultural encounters.

As you traverse the landscapes surrounding Tilje at an elevation of 2,300 meters, you'll be greeted by the warm hospitality of the locals and the unique charm of the traditional mountain villages. The trek leads you to the enchanting destination of Dharapani, nestled at an altitude of 1,860 meters. Here, you'll find a comfortable lodge to rest and rejuvenate, surrounded by the serene ambiance of the Himalayan foothills.

This leg of the Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek provides a perfect balance of adventure and cultural exploration, allowing you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the Annapurna region. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you trek through picturesque landscapes and engage with the local communities along the way.

Day 13 : Drive to Besishar again Drive Back to Kathmandu 1310 m, transfer to Hotel with Breakfast 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Driving

Embark on the final leg of your Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek as you drive back from Besishar to the vibrant city of Kathmandu. The journey unfolds with picturesque views, offering glimpses of the diverse landscapes that define the beauty of Nepal. After reaching Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel, marking the conclusion of your remarkable trekking adventure.

This drive back to Kathmandu provides you with an opportunity to reflect on the captivating experiences and memories gathered during your trek through the Himalayan terrain. Enjoy the comfort of your hotel accommodation, savoring the last moments of your journey before your departure.

The Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a condensed yet enriching trekking experience, showcasing the natural and cultural wonders of Nepal. As you return to Kathmandu, take with you the stories of the trails, the warmth of the local hospitality, and the awe-inspiring landscapes that define the Annapurna region.

Day 14 : Departure to the airport for onward destination to return

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1310m
Day Activity
Departure

As your memorable journey on the Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek comes to an end, start your day with a satisfying breakfast at your hotel. After enjoying your morning meal, complete the checkout process for your room. Get ready for the final stage of your adventure by preparing for your departure to the airport.

Our convenient private transport will ensure a smooth 25-minute ride to the airport, ensuring you reach your onward destination with comfort and ease. Take this time to reflect on the incredible experiences, stunning landscapes, and cultural encounters that made your Mini Manaslu Circuit Trek a truly special adventure.

As you bid farewell to Kathmandu, carry with you the cherished memories of the trek, the warmth of Nepalese hospitality, and the breathtaking moments that defined your journey in the heart of the Himalayas. Until we meet again on your next adventure, safe travels and best wishes for your onward destination.

What are included in my Package?

  • Airport picks & drops by private transport
  • Kathmandu/Arughat by bus again drive to Soti Khola by Jeep
  • Besishar/Kathmandu by bus
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
  • 2 nights accommodation in star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • English Speaking guide
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Annapurna National park Fees
  • Manaslu special permits
  • (TIMS) Trekkers Information Management System
  • First Aid kit and
  • General equipment for Porter
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Duffle Bags refundable to protect your Luggage 
  • Tour certificate
  • Company T- shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All Guide and porter insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Tips

Airport Reception:

Upon your arrival at the airport our representatives person with a Himalayan Magic Treks (LOGO) sign board, to show you on your arrival exit gate. Who taking care of you with reception then safely drive to the hotel, Briefing about program details before going to Mountains. At the airport we cannot enter the interior of the airport because a person who doesn’t have a plane ticket is not allowed to enter.

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to serve the customers with the most standard level. As for the accommodation, we have been providing star hotels in Kathmandu and even Mountain guest houses during the trek according to their need and requirement. We provide convenient Guest House with sound environment and hygienic foods for the guest to make healthy their trip. Everest region is popular and has wonderful accommodation facility compared to the condition of elderly times.

Meals:

We get a paradise of delicious food in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the Lodge trek we get to eat Continental, Indian and Nepali menu choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo: Mo, Soup, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our Guides (Leader) will manage and advice the Food for beloved Guests to be satisfy

Trekking Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, dangerous weather, health issues; any of these situations is enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since many years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. Our Guides are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. Our staffs have received proper emergency guidance and evacuation education in the Himalayas. They are also entirely aware of correct knowledge of first aid to the victims. We have never and will never compromise on the safety to our clients; therefore, we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they needs.

Field Staffs Rules:

To pass through challenging routes and to ensure your safety and comfort, we need adequate number of staffs. It includes guide, porter, driver, assistant guide and so on. We provide guide in every trip while one assistant guide to every 4-9 group of guests and two with every 10 crew. As for the porters, we send 1 porter for every 2 guest. The number of porter also varies to the load of the clients; a porter’s maximum load is 25 kg. Our staffs are professional and expert guides (leader) who can speak languages like English, French, Germany, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other as required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demands.

Trekking Equipment:

Equipment does matter to make your trip comfortable and better so you must be serious about check list before going to trek. We advice to take general equipment for the trek click here on link about equipment lists

Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern from your first day you will be under our service and protection. Our staff will pick you up at the airport and will assist you to your hotel. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs and services like first aid, and we will help to arrange oxygen bag and helicopter service for emergency rescue. We also focus on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness. We will take care of you on arrival to till on in your final departure date (airport drop services)

Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and spring (March - May) is the best season for trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate in these seasons which offer beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring grants you beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals. Walking is favorable during these seasons.

Summer (June - August) and winter (December - February).

Though summer has heavy monsoon rainfall, it is very much clearer to trek around Upper Mustang TrekUpper Dolpo Trek, and Nar Phu Valley Trek since they are rain shadow areas. Everest Base Camp TrekLangtang Valley Trek , Annapurna Base Camp Trek , Rara Lake TrekDhaulagiri Circuit TrekLower Mustang TrekEverest Gokyo TrekManaslu Circuit Trek as well as Tibet Everest Base Cam Trek are always better to trek in winter season.

Experience & Fitness:

Trekking can be challenging and exhausting. So you might need some fitness training and experience for some tough trial. Nepal Trekking in Everest Base Camp does not require past experience or extreme fitness even though we have more challenging routes in different region compared to that of Everest. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes. You could ask for proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain your strength. Mountains can never be achieved in a day. We always provide the detail in our itinerary. However certain training like running, skipping and other workouts will definitely be beneficial in such challenging routes.

Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a major risk when trekking. You might experience it on any trails above 2,500 m however; good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights and altitude so, for this we have life saving appropriate acclimatization days during the trek, We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever the situation gets worse.

Eco Friendly:

Our only goal in the Himalayas is to leave the memories and foot prints; Himalayan Magic Treks is concerned on environment pollution issue and global warming. We are always serious and genuine about our garbage during the trek especially during camping. We collect the rubbish and dump it to the proper place to protect our environment and also appeal our clients to do the same. We partake in every program conducted in KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) and other environmental conservation programs. We want to promote Safe environment act and stand against pollution & global warming.

Tailor-Made Itinerary:

Sometimes trekking in the Himalayan region passes through unexpected complication like natural calamity, health challenges and many other problems that might result to the changes of the itinerary. So, we kindly request you to cooperate with your guide and the team in such situation.

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