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Manaslu Express Trekking - 10 Days

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  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Destination Manaslu Express
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation Teahouse


  • You will lose at least 5-10 lbs
  • Enjoy leisurely life in a limited time frame.
  • You view more than 10 peaks of over 6,500 meters and a few of over 7,000 meters are visible en route.
  • Understand and observe the lifestyle of Nubri and Tsum who are the two main ethnic groups residing in the region. Among both groups, Tsum still gives the glimpse of their traditional culture, art and tradition which is a matter of study for many researchers. 
  • Observe monasteries, mani walls, and prayer wheels in the area. 
  • Natural scenery, high glacier lakes, fascinating flora, and fauna, and majestic Himalayan ranges make the trail the most an event of life. 
  • After trekking, you will find a new individual in you who has a different leadership quality.

Manaslu Express Trek route paves the way to many scattered villages of the region where resides different ethnic groups in social harmony. Landslides and land falls and encounters with yaks while passing the trail make the Manaslu trekking more memorable.

Manaslu Express Trek is located in the Gorkha district. Nepal Government gave a trekking permit for the Manaslu region in 1991. 10 days Manaslu circuit short trek package follows the same ancient route of the Budi Gandaki River which people used to walk for salt trading then. More than 10 peaks of over 6,500 meters and a few of over 7,000 meters are visible en route.

10 days Manaslu short trek is tailored made short trekking for those who wish to experience a wonderful time in the Manaslu circuit trek but have a limited time frame. En route to the trek, you see more than 10 peaks of over 6,500 meters and a few of over 7,000 meters. This trek takes you closer to the mountains despite the short time you have made it a lifetime event.

Important Information

According to the Nepal Immigration rules, there needs to be a minimum of 2 foreigners to obtain Immigration permits for restricted area trekking such as Manaslu short trek. But our company Nepal Trek Adventure can easily issue the permit when you are ready to pay the cost of two people (you yourself along with one more person) for a restricted permit.

We can also arrange a group sharing permit to avoid the extra cost. For this choose our fixed departure trip option or simply ask us for the availabilities if the mentioned dates don't fit your schedule.

To get this permit, we need a full working day (Sunday to Friday) after you arrive. So, you can book this trek in Nepal as earlier as you can and report to us about your arrival on a working day so that we can arrange your permits easily.


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    It takes around seven hours to reach Arughat from Kathmandu. The first part of the journey is smooth as we go through highway. But, from Gorkha the path is rough. We take some rest before beginning our trail from Arughat. We begin walking through lush valleys and rice paddy fields. We follow Budi Gandaki khola (River), climb over the Kyoropani, descent down to the junction of the Budi Gandaki and the Sundi khola. Enjoy a refreshing swim and camp overnight on this spot. Overnight in Soti Khola.

      The trail narrows down leading through densely forested hillsides, adorned with some small stranded villages. Trek though steep valley sides passing Lapbesi village descending down to the riverbed and following the wide and sandy path towards Machha Khola (Fish Stream). We put on at nearby Maccha Khola organizing a camp for the night.

        Today, we cross Maccha Khola, and walk upstream towards Khola Bensi. Enjoy a bath in the hot spring there, and then move along the steep valley sides. 
        The trek goes though a forest path resting for a cup of tea at Doban, and then walks to Lauri, where we switch back to the right side of the river through suspension bridge. A little climb and the sight of Jagat’s field will welcome you for an overnight camp.

          From Jagat we head towards Deng. It is around seven hours walk to Deng village which is made up of just about 4 houses. From Jagat, we descend towards the river through stone steps and then ascend up a terraced hillside Saguleri where we halt for some time to catch the exotic view of the Sringi Himal (7187m). Then, after a few more crossings over the river we ultimately climb up to Deng where we set camp for the night.

            Initially, it is a flat path that we travel and after some time we begin uphill trail throughout the way to Namrung. We walk through forest. Views of Mt. Manaslu, green valley and ridges are fascinating at Namrung. It is a Buddhist village with monasteries, mani walls, chortens and prayer flags flapping in the sky. Overnight in Namrung.

              To reach Samagaun from Namrung, you will pass through Banjam, Lihi, Sho, Lho, and Sayla. On the way, before reaching Lho, you will view a monastery which is recognized as the one in the region. In this monastery, more than 200 monks study among whom all are boys. The path towards Lihi is steep and marching there will give you the view of Ganesh Himal, north Himchuli and Naike peak in the right. We continue our trip towards Sho and in the corner, we find two ways, among which one lead to Hinayang monastery and another path leading to Manaslu larkya pass. From Sho, it will take 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Lho and from Lho we trek for 2 hours to reach Sayla. From Sayla, it will take 1 hour to reach Samagaun. From the syala, you will get the panoramic view of north Himalchuli, Nadi Chuli Manaslu, north Manaslu, Nike peak, Saula Himal, and siringi himal. Real yak view is also a major satisfaction. It is the biggest village which originated about 200 years ago from Tibet. It is the popular place for commerce and is the route to Manaslu Base Camp.

                After 3 hours of a hike on the steep uphill (about 15 minutes) and flat land, you will reach the destination. On the way, you can have views of Syaula Peak, Naike Peak, Manaslu, Himchuli, Larke peak and Cho peak. The additional spark is added by the west and north-Himchuli. It is the small young village, at the height of 3800m. The place has the facility of electricity as it has its own micro Hydropower Project running in the area. The path to reach there is simple which can be done with simple walk except for some minutes of steep walk.
                Our journey starts in the morning with a downhill trek up to Budhi Gandaki River. Then we cross the river and again march upward through Larkya Bazaar and Valley of Salka Khola towards Dharmasala which is not actually a lodge but an easy place to stay for a night. It is 7km away and will take about 4 hours to reach there in normal days. We have the high chance to see blue sheep. This place is also known as Larke Phedi. Stay overnight at Dharmasala.

                  Today we walk towards north direction where the face of Larkya glacier offers us view of Larkya peak and Cho Danda as well. From here we begin ascend trail to reach Larkya La Pass. It is the highest point of our entire trek and is perfect place to admire beauty of Nepal with the spark of Cheo himal, Himlung Himal, Kangguru and massive Annapurna II (7,937m). The steep descend ahead leads us to Bhimthang. The trek is relatively longer today as we have to walk a bit more to reach Bimtang where we will spend a night.

                    Today, our trail descends to Dudh Khola. We cross through pine and rhododendron forest to reach Dharapani where we put off for the night.

                      From Dharapani we catch jeep and drive to Besisahar. Again, from Besisahar we drive on the bank of Marsyagdi river to come Kathmandu. On arriving Kathmandu NTA will offer you farewell dinner.

                      Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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                      What's Included

                      Domestic & International Airport Pickup – Drop-off Services

                      • International arrival pickup
                      • International drop-off on your final departure day


                      • Arughat from Kathmandu by local bus/jeep
                      • Kathmandu from Dharapani by local bus/ jeep


                      • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan (Twin sharing basis)
                      • 8 nights at local guest houses/lodges  in the Ghorepani Poon Hill (Twin sharing basis)
                      • If you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu (Apply the Addons option)

                      Trekking Permit

                      • Local Government Entry Permit (Trek Card)
                      • Trekkers Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)
                      • Manaslu Conservation Area Project ( MCAP)
                      • Manaslu Special Restricted Area Permit

                      Food During the trek

                      • 8 Breakfast: Local and continental choices from tea house Menu
                      • 9 Lunch: Simple and light lunch in lunch camp tea houses 
                      • 9 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals of your choice domestic and continental foods from the local tea house Menu
                      • 1 Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at the best restaurant with the NTA Team 

                      Includes Guide/Porter Services & Their Liabilities

                      • English-speaking government trekking guide
                      • With a minimum of 10 years experience
                      • All meals for Guide/Porter
                      • Insurances for Guide & Porter (Emergency evacuation and accidental medical expenses)
                      • Salary as per the company standard rate (which is recommended by the concerned association of the tourism industry)
                      • A first-aid kit box carried by our team


                      OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)

                      • Private Jeep cost to Soti Khola is $ 250 and Car or Jeep drive to Kathmandu from Besishahar is $ 110 and $ 160 respectively.
                      • Normally one Porter can carry the luggage of 2 pax. (1 Porter sharing by 2 guests). If you book a solo organized private trip and need a porter you can confirm it before your trekking depart from Kathmandu, which cost is $ 180 in total for 10 days including his all expenses and insurances.
                      • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour - $ 60 Only. For more Click Here

                      What's Excluded

                      • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum. 
                      • Nepal entry visa fees
                      • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
                      • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
                      • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
                      • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

                      For Single Person Booking

                      • The single person booking charge is compulsory $140. In this cost, we guarantee 100% running of the secure trek for a single traveler in their requested Private Departure Date.

                      Availability & Private Trip

                      For those interested in joining a group tour, we offer a fixed departure date. However, if you prefer to choose your own date for the trip, we encourage you to explore our Book a Private Trip section, which provides the flexibility of booking on any day of your choice, as private trips offer daily availability.

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                      Size of Trekking Group

                      For Manaslu Trek Excluding Base Camp, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.


                      While on trek, we will spend 9 nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 290 US. But some places in this region do not allow single accommodations.


                      During our Manaslu Trek Excluding Base Camp, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks. 
                      Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

                      Getting Visa for Nepal

                      You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. 
                      For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

                      What Our Clients Say
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                        Marcus LouisUnited States,February 01, 2023

                        Manaslu Express trek

                        An exclusive permit was required for the Manaslu Express trek. I learned this from my friends who had previously gone hiking in the Manaslu region. Several of my friends claimed that getting the permit required a lot of work and extra money. And yet, I knew about Nepal Trek Adventures, who obtained the permit quickly, allowing the trek to go without any permit-related issues. I had the opportunity to see the stunning Mountains, rivers, and flora along the trip. Apart from that, the staff kept us calm and ensured that every step of the journey went without a hitch. I truly want to work with the NTA team again since the service they gave was just fantastic.

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                        Elisabeth RaeUnited States,December 26, 2018

                        Best Trekking Agency for Manaslu Express Trekking

                        I planned manaslu expresss trekking long time ago but my friends spoiled the plan at the last minute, but I really wished to go for the trek anyhow, not alone though. Then I contacted Nepal trek adventures to know if they could arrange a group for me. In no time, they sent the departure details of other people going for the trek in my feasible dates. They finally made the trek possible. Not only this, the team made sure I was comfortable with the group and soon I had new friends to be with me throughout the trek. The trek went amazing due to Nepal trek adventures.


                      Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                      Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

                      • Expert Guides
                        Expert Guides

                        Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

                      • Top-notch Customer Service
                        Top-notch Customer Service

                        Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

                      • Flexibility

                        We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

                      • Unmatched Value
                        Unmatched Value

                        We strive to provide the best value for your money, with competitive pricing and transparent, all-inclusive pricing that eliminates hidden fees.


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