Manaslu Short trek leads you around the 8th highest peak in the world, Mt. Manaslu (8,156m), in the Nepalese Himalayas. It is one of the popular treks in Nepal offering you the enchanting vistas of the snowy peaks of Manaslu region. “Mountain of the Spirit”, Manaslu region contains 10 peaks above 6,500m including a few over 7,000m inviting you to their purlieu. Similarly, flora and fauna found in Manaslu Conservation Area and the cultural diversity are other rewarding factors of Manaslu trek.
Short Trek to Manaslu region begins from about 8 hours’ drive to Aarughat in the Budhi Gandaki River valley from Kathmandu.The comparatively tranquil trails guide you through the cultural villages of mixed communities keeping their rituals, feasts and festivals intact. Experiencing some remote ethnic villages reflecting their unique socio-cultural aspects, Manaslu short trekking trail takes you to Larkya La Pass. One of the adventurous Himalayan passes in Nepal, you may need crampons (December and January) to cross Larkya La for stunning mountain views.
Throughout Manaslu short trek trail, you can have a magnificent sight of the snowy mountains including Mt. Manaslu. Mountains like Himalchuli (7,893m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Shiringi (7,187m), Langpo (6,668m) and Saula (6,235m) make trekking in Nepal more memorable.This off the beaten path trekking in Nepal awards you with the occasional glimpses of rare animals and plant species. Animals like snow leopard, Himalayan thar, blue sheep, etc. and forests of rhododendron, pine, oak and juniper bushes enrich your trekking.
The most striking features of Manaslu Short trek are Sama Gompa, a famous Buddhist monastery in Samagaun, a station during the trek. During the acclimatization day at Samagaun, you can visit Sama Gompa and meet the monks and nuns residing over there. This gompa situated at the bottom of Manaslu region is really amazing that you forget the travel fatigue. Likewise, Samdo village is not less important as this is the highest human settlement area in the entire Budhi Gandaki Valley.
The thrilling natural waterfalls, rugged trekking trail, beautiful landscapes and glacial lakes boost you up to continue your journey. Despite being the best remote trek in Nepal, Manaslu Short trek is moderately strenuous having the best offer to the trekkers. Birendra Lake having about 3 sq. kilometers dimension is attraction of Manaslu Round trek which is becoming more popular these days. Birendra Lake is one of the many freshwater lakes in Manaslu Glacier and located close to Sama Gompa and Pungyen Glacier.
Although trekking around Manaslu region is possible throughout the year, winter season is less favorable to reach up to Larkya La.The high altitude trekking trail is quite challenging in winter season as it is covered with thick layer of snow. The best time to Manaslu Short trek is spring and autumn rather than summer season when the trail gets muddy due to rain. In spring and autumn, you can have a 360-degree stunning view of the smiling silvery peaks of the Himalayas. The forests covered with colourful rhododendrons are something remarkable for your lifelong memories during Nepal trekking in the Himalayas.
Customized Manaslu Short trek packages can be made in a mutual consultation with Orbit Alpine Adventure considering your vacation and budget. You can find Manaslu Short trek itinerary from 10 days to 26 days if you want to visit more locations. Manaslu Tsum Valley trek can be connected with this trek that leads you to the hidden valley of Manaslu region. You will really enjoy the intact Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition, authentic rustic lifestyle and unspoiled nature in Tsum Valley. Besides, you can experience the most famous Annapurna Circuit trek by customizing trekking around Manaslu Circuit.
Orbit Alpine Adventure has introduced Manaslu Circuit Short trek 14 days itinerary with detailed information about the trekking trails in this article. For further inquiry, you can contact Orbit Alpine Adventure via either email, telephone or online booking facilities as per your comfort.