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Manaslu Circuit Short Trek

Manaslu Circuit Short Trek

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size





Moderate to Strenuous


Lodges (Twin room)


Private Car/Jeep

Best Months


Max Elevation


Trip Length

11 days



Trekking Style

Tea House


1 day



Activity Per Day

6-7 Hours Per Day

Trekking Region

Manaslu Region

Trek Overview

The 11 days Manaslu Circuit Short Trek is a tailor-made trekking experience designed for those seeking a remarkable Himalayan adventure within a limited vacation timeframe. During this Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of more than 10 peaks towering over 6,500 meters, with a few surpassing 7,000 meters. Despite its brevity, this trek brings you intimately close to the grandeur of the Himalayas, crafting unforgettable memories.

Mountain Magic Treks also offers the option for your group to join like-minded trekkers. You can opt for our fixed departure trips or inquire about availability if the specified dates don't align with your schedule. This flexibility ensures you can embark on this incredible journey with fellow enthusiasts.

The attraction of Manaslu Circuit Short Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Short Trek Itinerary commences with a scenic drive from Kathmandu, offering mesmerizing views of the majestic Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest peak globally. This journey also provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich local heritage and remarkable biodiversity of the region. The pinnacle of this trek is the awe-inspiring 'Larkya La Pass,' widely regarded as one of the most stunning Himalayan passes in the Manaslu region.

For this Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, Mountain Magic Treks has meticulously crafted an itinerary that includes just one day of rest in Sama Gaon for acclimatization. Unlike many other trekking routes, this short expedition demands a higher level of fitness due to the extended trekking distances and the limited rest day. It's important to note that trekking at altitudes above 3000m/10,000ft places greater demands on the body compared to lower elevations.

The remote and serene nature of the Manaslu Circuit Short Trek stands in stark contrast to the bustling trails of the Annapurna region. This trek is the preferred choice for those who yearn to connect intimately with the Himalayan wilderness. If you have the time and are considering a 14-day trek on the Manaslu Circuit, please visit our other itinerary for a more comprehensive experience.

 Additional information

To embark on the Manaslu Trek, a special permit is essential. Obtaining this permit typically requires a full working day (from Sunday to Friday) after your arrival in Nepal. Therefore, it is advisable to make your trekking arrangements well in advance and inform us of your arrival on a working day. This will allow us to efficiently secure the necessary trekking permits for your journey.

 Manaslu Restricted Permit Cost:

During the peak season from September to November, the permit costs USD 100.00 for the first seven days, with an additional charge of USD 15.00 for each extra day.

In the off-peak season from December to August, the permit fee is USD 75.00 for the initial seven days, and USD 10.00 for each additional day.

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit Cost (MCAP):

The entry fee for SAARC Nationals is 200 NPR per person and 3,000 NPR per person for other Nationals

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Cost(ACAP):

Since you'll be entering the Annapurna Conservation Area, you'll also require a permit for that. All necessary permits are organized by your trekking provider. The Manaslu Circuit Trek, given its typical duration and unique features, tends to be one of the relatively more expensive trekking options in Nepal. Prices can range between 900 EUR and 1200 EUR or 10885 USD and 1400 USD per person, depending on various factors.

What Is the Best Itinerary for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Selecting the ideal Short Manaslu Circuit Trek can be challenging, but for an authentic Manaslu experience, consider allocating as much time as you can for this journey. Typically, the package includes transfers from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, allowing you the opportunity to spend an essential Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaun. Our trekking experts at Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd highly recommend following the 11 days short itinerary for the best experience.

Accommodation On the trek:

The Manaslu trek offers tea house accommodations where you will rest each night. These tea houses are generally quite basic, providing two single beds for your comfort. Most of the time, you'll find shared toilets, which may be located outside or, in some cases, inside but not in a separate area. Heating is typically available only in the dining hall. Meals are served at the tea houses, with breakfast and dinner included, while lunch is enjoyed en route during the day.

Telephone and Wi-fi on the trek:

Wi-Fi services are typically accessible in most tea houses along the trek. If you wish to communicate with your family while on the trek, some tea houses offer SAT phones for an additional fee, allowing you to make international phone calls. It's important to note that local mobile phone coverage is often unreliable on this trek.

Nepal Telecom tends to have better coverage in the Manaslu region compared to Ncell. If the 11 days itinerary doesn't suit your needs, you may consider the 16-day Manaslu Circuit Trek, which is one of the best and most popular packages for exploring the Manaslu region.

Transportation for the Manaslu Circuit Short Trek

At the beginning of the Manaslu Short Trek, your journey starts with a 180 km drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola. This scenic route can take approximately 6-7 hours via a private vehicle or 8 to 9 hours by public bus. Please note that the first day of the Manaslu Circuit Trek involves off-road driving.

At the end of the trek, you'll return with a 4-hour drive from Dharapani to Besisahar, sharing a jeep. From Besisahar, you will continue your journey to Kathmandu in a private vehicle.

Mountain Magic Treks highly recommends private transportation for a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable journey. Traveling by public bus can be time-consuming, and it may pose concerns regarding the safety of your belongings due to the frequent stops and crowds. Our package includes private transportation for your convenience.

Our services include:

  • Full meals of your choice during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide with a valid government license
  • Local Sherpa porter to carry your luggage
  • Pick-up and drop-off services upon your arrival and departure
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for your trekking comfort
  • Special permits for Manaslu, MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Permit), and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Machha Khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu.

Our aim to provide you with a seamless and enjoyable trekking experience in the Manaslu region.

Manaslu Circuit Short Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola 7 Hours ( 3018.37ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 930

Our Manaslu Circuit Short Trek embarks in the morning from Kathmandu, commencing with a comfortable private vehicle ride. As we journey, we trace the scenic route alongside the Trishuli River, passing through the picturesque Dhading district. Along the way, you'll be treated to panoramic vistas of local villages and lush farming lands. The majority of the inhabitants in this region are of Brahman and Chhetri descent, with fewer Sherpas and other ethnic groups.

Our overland drive continues, keeping pace with the roaring Buri Gandaki River as it snakes its way upstream. Our first destination is the charming farm village of Soti Khola. While this village serves as the typical overnight stop for trekkers on the 14 days Manaslu Circuit, our adventure leads us further along the riverbank to Machha Khola.

Machha Khola also happens to be the administrative headquarters of the Gorkha district. Here, you'll find a sizable supermarket and a well-equipped medical center, making it an ideal place to linger, soak in the river's beauty, and prepare for our overnight stay.

Day 2 : Trek to Jagat 6-7 hours (4625.98ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 1410

Our trek commences after a hearty breakfast in the early morning hours. Crossing the river, our journey begins, with the trail meandering alongside the road. En route to Dovan, we'll pass through Khorlabeshi and Tatopani, a charming village known for its naturally occurring hot springs. Here, you'll have the opportunity to take a well-deserved break and immerse yourself in the soothing waters of the hot spring.

Continuing from Dovan, our path leads us along a narrow and winding trail that eventually takes us to Jagat. This quaint village serves as the entry point for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, and it's where we'll spend the night. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings and settle in for a restful evening in Jagat.

Day 3 : Jagat to Dyang 6-7 hours (5905.51ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 1800

We kickstart our day in Jagat with a refreshing morning walk. Our path takes us through higher elevations, passing by scattered farm villages. We'll embark on a brief ascent, followed by a descent that leads us to a bridge, which we'll cross to reach Nagjet and Philim. Philim is a sizeable village, its farmhouses dotting the landscape.

After Philim, we continue our trek through terraced fields, where golden crops of wheat and barley sway in the breeze. Our journey then ascends a rocky ridge, and we find ourselves in a bamboo forested area. This serene and picturesque setting serves as our overnight stop in Dyang village. Enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings and settle in for a peaceful night's rest in Dyang.

Day 4 : Dyang to Namrung 5-6 hours ( 8727.034ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 2660

Our day begins with a refreshing morning walk through the lush forest. We'll cross a picturesque bridge and start our ascent towards Bihi Phedi. Along the way, we'll encounter charming waterfalls, verdant forests, and serene farmlands.

Our trek leads us through bamboo and oak forests, and we'll pass by the Jungle Hotel on our way to Ghap village. The journey continues, taking us through enchanting woodlands as we head towards Namrung. This village holds deep religious significance and is steeped in Buddhism. It's a place where you can immerse yourself in the spiritual atmosphere.

From Namrung, we'll be treated to captivating views of Mount Manaslu, Himachali, and Ganesh Himal, making it a truly memorable stop on our trek.

Day 5 : Namrung to Sama Gaon 6-7 hours (11581.36ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3530

Today's trek takes us through a series of charming villages, each offering its own unique charm. We'll pass through Banjam, Lihi, Sho, Lho, and Sayla, each with its distinct character and allure.

As we approach Lho village, we'll encounter a prominent Buddhist monastery, renowned throughout the region. This monastery is home to over 200 young monks, creating a vibrant and spiritual atmosphere. The path to Lihi presents us with breathtaking vistas of Ganesh Himal, the majestic north Himchuli, and the impressive Naike peak to our right.

Our journey continues to Sho village, where we'll come across a crossroads. One path leads to the Hinayana monastery, while the other guides us towards Manaslu via the Larky Pass route. From Sho, it's a 1 hour and 30-minute trek to Lho, followed by a 2-hour hike to reach Sayla village.

Samagaun, our final destination for the day, is just an hour away from Sayla. Here, we'll be treated to panoramic views of north Himalchuli, Nadi Chuli Manaslu, north Manaslu, Nike peak, Saula Himal, and Siringi Himal. You'll also have the chance to spot yaks, a delightful encounter that adds to the day's satisfaction.

Samagaun, one of the largest villages in the region, traces its origins back to Tibet, having been founded around 200 years ago. Many of its residents are of Tibetan descent. This bustling village serves as a hub for trade and marks the gateway to the Mt. Manaslu Base Camp for summit seekers.

Day 6 : Rest in Sama Gaun for Acclimatization (11581.36ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3530

Today, we take a well-deserved break in Samagaun, allowing our bodies to acclimatize before the challenging ascent to Larke-la pass. Samagaun is a fascinating village, deeply influenced by Tibetan culture.

Use this day to explore the village and immerse yourself in its unique traditions and way of life. Visit local monasteries and interact with the friendly residents, gaining insights into their daily routines and rich cultural heritage.

Taking this acclimatization day will better prepare us for the journey ahead and increase our chances of a successful trek over Larke-la pass. Enjoy the serene surroundings and savor the experience of being in this Himalayan gem.

Day 7 : Sama Gaon to Samdo 3-4 hours (12106.29ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3690

As we depart from Samagaun, the trekking trails are relatively straightforward, but the high altitude may make breathing a bit challenging. Take it slow and steady as we traverse through the vibrant forests and stunning mountain landscapes.

We'll cross a small river before beginning a gradual uphill ascent that leads us to the village of Samdo. The path offers breathtaking views along the way, making the journey an adventure in itself. Once we reach Samdo, we'll settle in for the night, ready to continue our high-altitude trekking the next day.

Day 8 : Samdo to Dharmasala 3-4 hours (14665.35ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 4470

Today's journey covers a relatively short distance, but it's essential to start early and make frequent stops as we gain altitude. Take your time, walk at a leisurely pace, and embrace the beauty of the surroundings.

Our trek begins with a descent to the river before gradually ascending to Dharmasala. It's a relatively easy day, but we advise getting a good night's rest as we prepare for the upcoming challenge of crossing the pass tomorrow. Early bedtime ensures you'll be well-prepared for the adventure that lies ahead.

Day 9 : Dharmasala to Bhimthang via Larke Pass (12204.72ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 3720

Prepare for an awe-inspiring day as we embark on one of the most beautiful segments of our journey. Our path takes us north, offering breathtaking views of the Larkya glacier, Larkya peak, and Cho Danda.

The real adventure begins as we ascend towards the formidable Larkya La Pass, one of the highest points of our trek. From this vantage point, soak in the panoramic vistas of the Nepal Himalaya, including Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Kanguru, and the majestic Annapurna II (7,937m).

The journey continues with a steep descent that eventually leads us to the charming village of Bimthang. While today's trek is longer, the stunning landscapes and mountain vistas make it an unforgettable experience. We'll settle in at Bimthang for a well-deserved rest and overnight stay.

Day 10 : Bhimthang to Tiliche/ Dharapani 6-7 hours (6102.362ft)
Food Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Accomodation Hotel (twin room)
Elevation 1860

Our trek today begins with a descent towards Dudh Khola. Along the way, we'll pass through lush forests of pine, oak, bamboo, and rhododendron, adding a diverse natural touch to our journey.

Our ultimate trekking destination for the day is Dharapani, where we will complete this incredible adventure. This picturesque village marks the end of our trekking route, and here we'll rest and reflect on the wonderful experiences we've had in the Himalayas.

Day 11 : Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu 6-7 hours ( 4429.13)
Food Breakfast/Lunch
Elevation 1350

Today, we bid farewell to the picturesque landscapes of Dharapani as we embark on our journey back to Kathmandu. Our mode of transportation includes a shared Jeep ride from Dharapani to Besisahar, where we will transfer to a comfortable private vehicle for the final leg of our journey to Kathmandu.

As we travel, take in the stunning views along the Marsyagdi River, and relish the memories of your trek. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, Mountain Magic Treks will treat you to a delightful farewell dinner, providing the perfect opportunity to reminisce about your Short Manaslu Circuit Trek and celebrate your adventure in the Himalayas.

Service Includes on Price

Cost Includes

  • Trekking permits and necessary paper work Manaslu region special trekking permit, MCAP and ACAP entry permit 
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered professional trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage 2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Public transport Kathmandu to Soti Khola (trail head)
  • Public Transport (Kathmandu-Machha Khola/ Dharapani-Kathmandu)
  • Full meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
  • Supplementary snacks:  energy  bar and cookies
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • All mountain accommodation  (soft comfortable private room/share bathroom)
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment:  down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • Manaslu Circuit Trek Route Map

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Hot and bottle drinks
  • Hot shower
  • Electronic device re-charge & Wi-Fi 
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Tip

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How much time should I walk per day during the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek

In the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, you'll be trekking for approximately 7 to 8 hours each day, with an initial 3 to 4 hours at higher altitudes before reaching the pass and another 7 to 8 hours after crossing the pass. On average, you'll cover a distance of approximately 15 to 18 kilometers per day.

How busy is the Manaslu circuit trek compared to the Annapurna circuit trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek stand out as two of the Himalayas' most renowned treks, drawing over 10,000 trekkers annually, regardless of the season. In contrast, the Manaslu Circuit Trek sees a more limited number of adventurers, with approximately 2,000 trekkers making the journey each year. These statistics primarily apply to the peak trekking seasons.

Is my trip a guaranteed departure

Indeed, we provide assured departures for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek. Even if a fellow trekker decides to leave the group or cancels their trip, it won't impact your plans. Your journey is set to commence on a specific date.

Please bear in mind that in cases of circumstances beyond our control, such as political disturbances, unexpected severe weather conditions, epidemics, etc., we may need to reschedule the trip for your safety and well-being. Your safety remains our top priority.

Will I get altitude sickness while hiking?

Despite our utmost efforts, we cannot provide a guarantee that you won't encounter altitude sickness while on the Manaslu trek. Altitude sickness varies from person to person, and individual reactions to altitude changes differ.

Following our Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary, we have taken measures to minimize the risk of altitude sickness to the best of our abilities. However, it's essential to acknowledge that there is still a possibility of experiencing it.

In the event that altitude sickness does affect you, rest assured that our experienced team will be there to support you and facilitate your recovery. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are prepared to assist you through any challenges you may face.

How is the standard of Tea-house on Manaslu Circuit Trek? Can I have my own single room?

Along the trekking route, you'll find various standards of tea houses or lodges to suit your preferences and budget. Most places offer simple and basic lodges that provide mountain views from your room. These lodges typically feature twin-sharing rooms with shared common bathrooms and spacious, cozy dining areas. In a few locations, you may discover rooms with attached toilets and bathrooms, particularly at higher altitudes where the weather and terrain are more challenging. While facilities may be somewhat limited in these areas, rest assured that they still offer an excellent selection of food on their menu.

How are the arrangements for safe drinking water on Manaslu trekking?

During all our treks, whether you opt for lodge accommodations or camping, we provide you with safe boiled and cooled drinking water. This precaution is taken because the purification tablets and processes are not always 100% effective in treating the hard water found in the Himalayas, which contains high levels of minerals such as manganese bicarbonate and iron. While it is possible for individuals to purchase bottled water, it is not only an added expense but also not environmentally responsible, as it contributes to plastic waste and is not in line with eco-tourism principles.

How to avoid altitude sickness while trekking to the Manaslu Circuit?

To prevent altitude sickness during your Manaslu Circuit trek, consider these precautionary measures:

  1. Descend to a lower altitude and spend the night if symptoms arise.
  2. Keep a close eye on symptoms and continue trekking only if they resolve.
  3. Carry prescribed medication for altitude sickness.
  4. Maintain proper hydration by drinking ample water and other fluids.
  5. Avoid alcohol and smoking, as they can dehydrate your body and increase the risk of altitude sickness.
  6. Consume nutritious meals and prioritize sufficient rest.
  7. Prepare both your body and mind for the challenges and high altitudes of the trek.
What type of physical fitness should one need to be?

For any form of global travel, maintaining good physical fitness and having a solid medical background is essential. This is especially true when embarking on a trek in the Himalayas, which takes place in one of the world's highest mountain regions. Depending on the specific trekking program you select, your level of physical fitness and overall health requirements may vary. We highly advise you to consult with a medical professional in your home country before your departure to ensure that you are in suitable condition for your chosen trek. A doctor can provide valuable medical guidance and address any specific health and physical concerns related to your journey.

Are your staff well-taken care with medical insurance?

Absolutely, we take comprehensive care of our entire team, including our office staff, field staff, guides, and porters. Before embarking on any trek, they are fully insured with medical and health coverage. Moreover, they are equipped with appropriate warm clothing tailored to the specific trekking or climbing region they will be in. We also ensure that our staff receives fair compensation in accordance with the living costs in Nepal, along with additional company perks and bonuses. This commitment to our team's well-being is an integral part of our mission to make each trek a resounding success.

What insurance do I need to obtain?

We highly recommend and emphasize the importance of travelers booking with us to acquire comprehensive travel and medical insurance. This is an essential requirement for all our trekking destinations, especially as some treks venture into remote Himalayan areas where medical facilities are limited or nonexistent.

Your insurance coverage should encompass a range of vital aspects, including personal injury, accidental death, medical expenditures, and expenses related to repatriation, including emergency helicopter services or air ambulance if the need arises.

Additionally, your insurance policy should extend to cover personal belongings, ensuring protection in case of loss, damage, or theft of valuable items during your journey

What are the procedures in the case in an emergency?

Our guides and field staff undergo extensive medical training to effectively handle emergency situations. In the event that a client requires evacuation from a trekking area due to a medical emergency, our staff will promptly communicate with our head office. Without delay, we will arrange for a helicopter to ensure the safe evacuation of the client to the nearest medical facilities and hospitals. This swift action is taken to ensure the client's rapid recovery from any health issues.

Worried about AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness?

In the regions where trekking spans from moderate-adventurous to challenging treks or climbs, our program itineraries are thoughtfully designed to incorporate adequate acclimatization days at specific altitudes. These rest and spare days become crucial during high-altitude treks.

For certain high-altitude treks and climbs, we are prepared with portable oxygen cylinders as well as Gamma or pressure bags to mitigate the effects of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) should it occur. Our staff is well-trained to handle such situations, and if necessary, we can swiftly transport affected individuals to lower elevations as a safety precaution.

In high-altitude environments, your doctor may have prescribed medications like Diamox or Actemodizile for altitude sickness prevention. Typically, you'll start using one tablet in the morning and one at night before ascending to altitudes above 3,000 meters, continuing until your return.

The most effective approach to managing high altitude includes staying well-hydrated, taking it easy on uphill sections with frequent short breaks, and urinating regularly.

In cases of AMS symptoms, the primary remedies involve descending to lower altitudes or, in severe cases, arranging for evacuation via any available means of transportation, including helicopter services. Your safety remains our top priority.

What has safety measure and precaution taken from your side of the company?

To begin with, our guides are meticulously trained to handle emergency situations and undergo regular medical and mountain rescue training each year.

As a safety precaution, our itineraries include ample rest days for acclimatization at specific altitudes. Additionally, we are well-equipped with portable oxygen bottles and Gamma or pressure bags, readily available to assist individuals affected by AMS or other illnesses.

Furthermore, we maintain robust relationships with private helicopter companies to facilitate swift emergency evacuations when the situation demands it.

During every trek, our guides are equipped with a comprehensive medical kit to address any health-related concerns that may arise. Your well-being is our utmost priority.

Do you have airport transfer facilities?

Certainly, when you book a trip with us, transportation to and from the hotel and airport is provided as part of the majority of our trip packages at no additional cost.

Is there are Hot Shower and washing facilities on treks?

The availability of shower facilities depends on the specific trekking destination:

For popular mainstream treks like Everest, most lodges and hotels offer hot and cold shower facilities. Some even provide hot water buckets for bathing or washing.

However, as you ascend to higher altitudes, such facilities become scarcer. In camping scenarios, we often carry shower tents, ensuring you have access to hot water buckets for both bathing and washing each morning before breakfast.

How much weight do we carry on the treks?

Our larger bags, which tend to be quite heavy, will be transported by our dedicated team of porters and pack animals such as yaks and mules. Please note that when traveling on domestic airlines, the maximum weight allowance is 20 kg, excluding your hand baggage.

During your trek, you'll be responsible for carrying your personal belongings in your daypack, which typically weighs between 5 to 10 kg at most, while our porters handle the bulkier bags.

The specific weight requirements may vary depending on the trekking destination. For climbing expeditions, you'll need to carry additional weight due to climbing equipment and high-altitude gear. However, on moderate and adventurous trekking programs, a standard weight range of 20 to 30 kg is typically sufficient and is well within the capacity of a porter.

What to pack for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Prior to commencing the trek, our team will offer guidance on your packing essentials. Packing effectively is key to ensuring the success and enjoyment of your journey. This blog provides an in-depth packing guide tailored for a two-week trek in the Himalayas.

Typically, the packing list encompasses the following items: breathable base layer clothing, a down jacket, windproof and waterproof attire, a hat or beanie, gloves, socks, trekking shoes, casual shoes or sandals, trekking poles, a sleeping bag, a headlamp, toiletries (including sunscreen, lip balm, moisturizer, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush, comb, soap, tissue paper, etc.), a first aid kit, snacks, and more.

Do I need to be in Nepal a day earlier before the trip departure and book the air tickets well in advance?

For your convenience, it's advisable to arrive in Nepal well in advance, ideally 1-2 days before the trip departure. However, if your holiday schedule allows, arriving a day before the trek departure is also suitable. Arriving earlier offers several advantages, including the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Nepalese environment and culture, as well as ample time for local shopping and better trip planning.

Can we recharge camera batteries on the treks?

Indeed, Wi-Fi is accessible in the majority of lodges, typically powered by small hydroelectric systems or through solar charging for an additional fee. However, in more remote Himalayan regions lacking these facilities, trekkers have the option to bring a portable solar panel for their connectivity needs.

Are the trekking gears available in Kathmandu for hire or to buy?

Certainly, you have the option to rent or purchase various trekking equipment, ranging from down jackets to sleeping bags and other essential gear required for your treks. It's worth noting that Mountain Magic Treks will provide you with sleeping bags and down jackets for trekking, and these items are returnable.

If you find it more convenient to obtain your trekking gear locally, you can do your trekking shopping in Kathmandu or Pokhara, depending on the specific trekking areas you plan to explore.

Will my cell phone works on treks in Nepal?

Yes, mobile phone reception is available in various trekking areas. Over the last two decades, many villagers, guides, and even hotels and lodges in some villages and towns have access to cell phones, including both standard (STD) and international (ISD) calling.

In certain regions, such as deep valleys and gorges, mobile phone reception may be less reliable for a few days. However, in general, higher and more open areas tend to have better coverage, and mobile phones work well, depending on the type of local or international SIM card used

How much tipping should I keep in my budget?

While tipping is not mandatory, it has evolved into a tradition among guides and trekking staff, including porters. This practice originated from the early mountaineering expeditions and continues to be customary today. Tipping or expressing gratitude is a way to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of the staff, guides, and porters, enhancing the overall success and enjoyment of the trip.

Many international trekking agencies provide tipping guidelines in their brochures and on their websites. The recommended tip amount can vary depending on the number of trekkers in the group and the duration of the trek.

As a general guideline, you can contribute between USD $50 to $100 into the group's tipping kitty, which is then distributed among the trekking staff and porters by the head guide and group leaders. However, if you've had an exceptionally enjoyable and rewarding experience with your guides and porters, it's entirely appropriate to offer a higher amount than the figures mentioned above. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Which Month to Trek and Travel in Nepal?

Once you've made a booking with us, we will promptly advise you on the optimal seasons for trekking in the Nepal Himalayas, particularly for the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek. This journey takes you through captivating overland landscapes and adventurous treks.

Throughout our trips, you'll find that boredom is never a concern. Our itineraries are thoughtfully crafted to be engaging and filled with intriguing and enjoyable moments. You'll have ample opportunities to immerse yourself in the traditional village life, witness rich cultural practices that have endured for centuries, and create lasting memories.

For this trek, we highly recommend planning your visit during the months of March to June and October to early December. These periods offer ideal weather conditions and clear paths, with the exception of the monsoon months from July to August and mid-September when heavy rainfall can lead to road disruptions.

In general, the best time to explore most of Nepal's Himalayan regions is from March to June and September to November. However, if your holiday falls in the midst of winter, such as from mid-December to mid-February, we can arrange a shorter trek in the mid-hills. Your preferences and schedule will be taken into account to ensure you have a memorable experience.

How and when can I book your trips?

Booking your trek with Mountain Magic Treks is a straightforward process. Simply choose the trip that aligns with your preferences and interests. We recommend booking at least 4 weeks in advance before your trek departure date. However, if you're planning a private or individual group trek with a customized itinerary, you can make arrangements with us in as little as 2 weeks before your intended departure.

When is the best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek?

If you're considering the Manaslu Circuit Trek, the optimal time for embarking on this adventure is during the Autumn months (September, October, and November) and the Spring season (March, April, and May). During these periods, the weather is at its best, offering stunning views, minimal risk of avalanches, and fewer crowds to share the experience with.

What to expect on trekking?

Nepal is an extraordinary country that embraces the majesty of the world's eight highest mountains, including Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyo, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and the Annapurna range. During your daily walks, you will be treated to unparalleled panoramas of these magnificent peaks, accompanied by breathtaking sunrises and sunsets that paint the sky above scenic landscapes filled with lush green hills, valleys, glaciers, and rivers.

As you journey through this remarkable land, you will traverse charming, traditional villages in the lower regions, where the Hindu faith predominates, and the inhabitants are primarily Brahmins, Chettris, Dalits, and a mix of Newar, Magar, and Kirat people. Once you ascend beyond 2,000 meters, you'll encounter Tibetan Buddhism practitioners such as the Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung, Thakali, Manang, Mustang, and Bhatia communities. These high-altitude regions are steeped in ancient cultures and customs, and you'll have the opportunity to explore their temples and monasteries, which are of great cultural and spiritual significance.

How difficult is the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Short Trek is a demanding adventure, primarily recommended for seasoned trekkers with prior experience. This trek follows a challenging route through remote and less-traveled regions where resources are scarce. The trail includes numerous ascents and descents over steep, rocky, and wooded terrain. Additionally, trekkers must be prepared to navigate with minimal services and contend with high altitudes along the way.

What will happens if one gets sick on treks?

On all of our trips, we consistently carry well-equipped medical kits, as travelers often recognize the potential health challenges that can arise in developing countries with varying levels of hygiene and sanitation.

Our guides and staff members undergo extensive training in various medical courses and First Aid procedures. In the event of a serious health issue, our experienced guides are capable of promptly responding and, if necessary, arranging for the swift evacuation of the affected individuals to the nearest health post or hospital.

In cases of critical emergencies, such as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which may require evacuation, we have the capability to transport affected individuals via helicopter to either Kathmandu or the nearest towns and cities equipped with advanced medical facilities.

How cold can get on trekking?

The Himalayan region, often referred to as the Third Pole, experiences varying temperatures depending on the trekking region. Generally, during the daytime, the higher altitudes receive plenty of sunshine, providing a warmer environment. However, in shaded or cooler areas, temperatures can significantly drop, particularly during certain months.

In April, May, June, and September, the region is notably warmer, even at altitudes above 2,500 meters. Temperatures during the night can drop to as low as minus 0 to minus 5 degrees Celsius, without accounting for wind chill. Nonetheless, mid-mornings and afternoons offer pleasant weather with ample sunshine.

What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Trekking experience provides simple teahouse accommodations along the route. These accommodations typically offer modest rooms with double beds and shared restroom facilities. While teahouses often provide blankets, it's advisable to bring a high-quality sleeping bag on your trek to ensure warmth and comfort. Additionally, for those seeking a different experience, camping treks are also a viable option for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Is there any limit in ages on your treks?

There is typically no age limit for participation in most of our leisurely and moderate treks and tours. Individuals with good physical and medical health can join these trips without age restrictions.

For longer and more challenging adventure treks, we recommend that participants be under the age of 65 and in excellent physical condition with sound medical health. To ensure eligibility for these treks, we require medical reports from your doctors confirming your fitness for such demanding adventures.

On treks lasting from one week to ten days, children as young as 4 to 5 years old can join with proper guidance from their parents. In these cases, extra porters and staff will be necessary to ensure the well-being of the younger trekkers.

Is it safe from theft and robbery on treks?

Nepal is a nation known for its warm hospitality, where travelers from around the globe are welcomed with friendly smiles. In general, Nepal is a safe place to carry your valuables and personal items, as theft and robbery incidents are relatively low, primarily occurring in local towns and cities rather than being a widespread issue. However, like in any travel destination, incidents may rarely occur, particularly for solo backpackers without guides.

By choosing reputable companies and experienced guides, your safety is significantly enhanced, and the risk of encountering theft and robbery situations is minimized to a great extent.

I am a vegetarian person is it alright?

There won't be any issues, as nowadays many clients from Western countries are adopting a vegetarian diet. During treks, whether staying in tea houses, lodges, or camping, meat options are often limited and may raise concerns about hygiene and quality. Therefore, we promote and recommend serving vegetarian meals, ensuring safety and hygiene throughout the trips we organize.

Is there any medical facilities and hospital in trekking area?

On treks that take you through remote areas with limited access to hospitals and medical care, it's important to note that while some villages may have health posts offering basic medical treatment, the facilities are quite limited. However, in nearby towns and cities, you can find better medical facilities.

In the event of severe or emergency situations during a trek, our experienced guides will promptly contact our head office to arrange for immediate medical evacuation. This evacuation can be facilitated through various means, including helicopter services, to ensure a swift recovery.

To prepare for such circumstances, it is highly advisable for all trekkers to obtain comprehensive medical insurance that covers medical expenses, travel-related issues, and helicopter evacuation when necessary. Your safety and well-being during the trek are our top priorities.

What are the food options on Manaslu Circuit Trek?

During your trek along the Manaslu Circuit, you will primarily encounter Nepali and Tibetan cuisine. Some common dishes you'll come across include Dal Bhat, porridge, momo (dumplings), various soups like thukpa, tenduk, and Tibetan bread. The menu also offers a range of options such as vegetables, curries (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian), sandwiches, chapatis, toasts, and pastas.

If you opt for meat dishes, it's a good idea to inquire about the freshness of the meat to ensure a safe dining experience. Additionally, you'll find boiled drinking water available in every village along the trekking route. To add an extra layer of protection, consider carrying water purification tablets to purify the water you consume. Your health and well-being during the trek are of utmost importance.

Do I need oxygen on the trek?

No, supplementary oxygen is typically not required for trekkers during the Manaslu Circuit trek. Moreover, our Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary has been thoughtfully designed, incorporating ample rest days to facilitate proper acclimatization to the high altitudes. Your safety and comfort are paramount throughout the journey.

Where is the start and end point of Short Manaslu Circuit Walk?

We provide a thoughtfully crafted 11-day Short Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary. According to this itinerary, the trek commences at Machha Khola, situated at an elevation of 930 meters. The journey to Machha Khola from Kathmandu takes approximately 8 to 9 hours by private vehicle.

Likewise, the culmination of our trek occurs at Dharapani, which stands at 1,860 meters in altitude. The return journey to Kathmandu from Dharapani also involves an 8 to 9-hour scenic drive, utilizing a comfortable private jeep for transportation.

Additional Information

Accommodation, Altitude Sickness, Travel Insurance, and Best time

Electricity, Wi-Fi, and Battery Charging Options on the Manaslu Short Trek

When it comes to electricity, Wi-Fi connectivity, and battery charging during your journey on the Manaslu Short Trek, you'll find that most tea houses are equipped with multi-plug sockets. However, it's a good idea to bring your own adapter or purchase a Kathmandu electric plug adapter (compatible with 220-240V supply voltage and 50Hz) in case you encounter sockets that aren't quite suitable.

Alternatively, you can consider carrying a power bank, extra batteries, or a solar charger to keep your devices powered up. Nowadays, internet services are readily available in most tea houses, and you can obtain the Wi-Fi password from the hotel owner after a nominal payment.

Managing High Altitude Sickness

You may be wondering how to deal with high altitude sickness during the 11-day Manaslu Circuit trek, especially when most trekkers take 14 days for the same journey. At Mountain Magic Treks, we've designed this trek for adventurers keen on discovering Manaslu's hidden gems and conquering the formidable Larkya La pass at 5,160 meters in a shorter timeframe. To successfully undertake this trek, it's crucial to be physically fit enough to tackle daily 7 to 8 hours of walking, involving significant elevation changes.

If you already have high-altitude trekking experience, it will significantly enhance your chances of success. The trek begins from Machhakhola, at an elevation of 930 meters, and gradually ascends towards the pass.

On day 6 and 7, you'll explore Pung Gyen Gumba (3,870m) and Birendra Lake, visit Manaslu Base Camp (4,400m) or Advance Manaslu Base Camp (4,800m) from Samagaun (3,525m). These stops are essential for acclimatizing your body to the high-altitude environment, providing crucial support for crossing the challenging Larke pass.
Based on our clients' experiences since 2001, we have successfully organized the Short Manaslu Circuit trek without any major obstacles. Maintaining a positive outlook and practicing the "Law of Attraction" can greatly influence our journey's outcome.

In the event that someone experiences symptoms of high altitude sickness, it's imperative to remain in the same location until they start feeling better. Adequate rest, hydration, and consumption of fluids are crucial. Following your doctor's advice or your guide's instructions, you may take medication like Diamox. If the symptoms persist, descending to a lower altitude with assistance is recommended.

Prevention is always better than cure, so remember to start your trip with proper meals, sufficient hydration, avoiding rapid ascents of more than 300 meters above 3,000 meters, refraining from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, taking ample rest, ensuring porters get adequate sleep, and maintaining a steady pace while walking.

Travel Insurance Recommendations

Mountain Magic Treks strongly advises obtaining comprehensive travel insurance to cover potential expenses arising from health issues, injuries, accidents (including air ambulance and helicopter rescue), and other medical costs during your Nepal journey. Additionally, ensure your insurance policy encompasses any additional activities you plan to undertake while in Nepal.

Your policy should also include coverage for situations such as death, lost luggage, theft, liability, trip cancellations, medical treatment (including hospital charges, medication, and doctor's fees), and repatriation expenses. Given that trekking in Nepal often reaches altitudes above 3,000 meters, it's wise to ensure your insurance covers treks exceeding 4,000 meters. We highly recommend purchasing suitable insurance.

Health, Experience, and Fitness Requirements

Trekking in Nepal, particularly in some regions, can be physically demanding. Previous trekking experience is not mandatory, but it can be advantageous. Trekking in Nepal involves non-technical walking. The highest point you'll reach on your journey is 5,545 meters (Kalapatthar) above sea level.

The terrain includes numerous ascents and descents, taking you through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverbanks. As long as you have the stamina to walk for 5 to 5 hours daily, you meet the minimum requirements for the trek. However, it's essential to have moderate health and fitness. We strongly recommend that travelers consult their medical doctors before traveling and maintain regular health checkups, informing us of any health concerns when booking a trip with us.

In terms of health and fitness, participants must possess a positive attitude and strong determination for a successful journey.

Altitude Information

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a significant concern when trekking in Nepal, affecting individuals of all ages and fitness levels. AMS typically occurs above 2,500 meters, with an increased likelihood as you ascend further. To mitigate AMS, it's crucial to ascend gradually, limiting altitude gain to 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until acclimatization is achieved.

Poor acclimatization can result in symptoms such as headaches, nausea, insomnia, difficulty breathing, and swelling of fingers and glands. The only effective treatment for AMS is descending to a lower altitude, and your guide's decision on this matter is final.

While our trek routes are designed to facilitate proper acclimatization, you may experience mild altitude-related symptoms during the initial days or at higher elevations. Breathlessness, fatigue, and mild headaches are common and usually improve as your body adapts. Adequate fluid intake is essential. Should you experience severe symptoms, please notify your guide and avoid self-medication without consulting them first.

Drinking Water

Mountain Magic Treks provides unlimited chlorine/iodine-treated water during the trek. All teahouses offer mineral water and boiled water for purchase at additional costs. We discourage the use of bottled water while trekking, as plastic bottles pose disposal challenges and contribute to environmental issues.

Route Map and Additional Amenities

Mountain Magic Treks offers complimentary route map T-shirts and duffel bags to enhance your trekking experience.

Why Choose Mountain Magic Treks?

Mountain Magic Treks offers a unique opportunity to explore uncharted areas, cultures, and traditions in Nepal. We tailor trip itineraries to cater to individual traveler needs and interests, collaborating with local experts to ensure you get the most from your journey. Our team is highly dedicated and boasts years of experience in planning outstanding adventure trips. Customer satisfaction is our priority, and we strive to accommodate your needs in terms of food, accommodation, diverse destinations, and communication. Despite our top-notch services, we offer competitive rates for our best packages.

Passport & Visa Information

Obtaining a Nepali visa is straightforward. You can secure one at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission office abroad or upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. You will need two passport-size photographs, visa fees in USD cash, and a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity from the trip's start date.

Nationals from SAARC countries and China do not require a visa to visit Nepal. Indian nationals are exempt from visa requirements. Foreign nationals are eligible for a 3-day transit visa. If you plan to stay beyond the initial three days, you must obtain a regular visa.

How to Enter Nepal and Obtain a Visa

By Air:

If you arrive via international flight, Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport is Nepal's sole international airport.

By Overland:

Entry points include Jhapa, Kakarvitta (Eastern Nepal), Birganj, Parsa (central Nepal), Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border), Kodari, Bhairahawa, Belhiya (Rupandehi, Western Nepal), Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid-Western Nepal), Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal), and Gaddachauki (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal).

Tourist Visa Fees:

  • 3-day transit visa is free of charge.
  • Several entries 15 days: US $30 or equivalent convertible currency.
  • Several entries 30 days: US $50 or equivalent convertible currency.
  • Multiple entries: US $125 or equivalent convertible currency.

Group Size

For the Everest region trek, the minimum group size is two, with a maximum of ten participants. Private trips for solo travelers are also available at an additional cost. If you join our scheduled group departure dates or request custom dates, we will align group sizes accordingly.

Our Guides, the Trip, and Safety

For your safety in remote Himalayan regions, it's vital to be accompanied by experienced, qualified, and well-equipped leaders. At Mountain Magic Treks, we employ local trek guides and staff who are trained and qualified for the specific trek. Our guides are licensed by the Nepal Government, certified by TAAN, and members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They boast over 10 years of experience and are specially trained to cater to diverse group needs. For every two trekkers, we assign one Sherpa helper to carry their trekking bags.

Accommodation and Meals in Manaslu Circuit Short Trek

In Kathmandu, accommodation is not included in our package, allowing you to choose a lodging option that suits your preferences. During the Manaslu Trek accommodation is provided in mountain lodges and local tea houses, ensuring cleanliness and comfort. Accommodation is typically twin-share, but single supplement options are available upon request.

Meals are included during the trek and consist of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee. Breakfast and dinner are served at the same tea house/guest house where we overnight, while lunch is taken en route. The menu offers a variety of options, including Nepalese cuisine (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, soups, Mo Mo's (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pasta, and even pizza, ensuring a diverse culinary experience.

Best time For Manaslu Trekking

visit best time for manaslu trek

  1. Spring (March, April, and May): Ideal for its warm weather, blooming rhododendron flowers, clear skies, and excellent visibility.

  2. Autumn (Mid-September, October, and November): Known for its clear blue skies, optimal visibility, comfortable temperatures, and pleasant weather.

Trekking in Nepal during winter (December, January, and February) is possible but colder. Be prepared for lower temperatures if choosing this season. Summer (monsoon season)

Trekking Equipment List

Trekking Equipment List:

If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well.

Most of the equipment is general and standard lists for all seasons while on trek, but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip.

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band-Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium, or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag and Down Jacket provided by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu 
  • Lightweight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore-tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by Mountain Magic Treks in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such a combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for the evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T-Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.
Booking Terms and Conditions

Mountain Magic Treks Pvt.Ltd Term & Conditions:

Starting and establishing an adventure company is not sufficient, where every trip can be enjoyable and delightful to make your trips with us much successful, but one needs to follow some of our rules and guidelines with companies Terms & Conditions, so that there won't be misunderstanding and confusing after booking and joining the holiday with us and this makes every trip with Mountain Magic a winner with much-satisfied clients and customers.

Booking and Payment:

The first step sending Mountain Magic Treks filling in with a detailed form that we provide including detail of your passport with expiration dates, most important the trip of your interest, and then sending a transfer minimum of 20 % advance trip payment, which is non-refundable to secure your booking well in advance.

On receiving your details of the following document like a passport with scanned or photo-copy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with a deposit as well a receipt of advance trip payment.

You can contact us for direct transfer to deposit in our bank account and as well with Credit Card payment, we do accept Visa / Master Card or any other safe and widely used Credit Card with an extra 04 % surcharge as levy charge.

Trip Booking, Cancellation & Booking Changes:

Trip cancellation should be made within a minimum of 14 days prior to your arrival in Nepal and must be made in complete writing for the reason for the cancellation of the trip.

Cancellation will be valid only when received by Mountain Magic Treks and the Trip will be termed as canceled with a charge of 35 % which will be deducted from your advance payment.

No refund is entertained on Cancellation Notice after 14 days, and if one quits the trip for whatever reason and purpose, either voluntarily or involuntarily.

The Company will therefore not refund or reimburse you in such situations.

Somehow, if prevented from traveling by a genuine cause and circumstances, like the example, death, injury / serious illness, which might include your close relative or friends, redundancy (jobless), or jury service, you might be compelled to postpone or transfer your trip to another person, provided one meets all requirements relating to our related trip chosen and must accept.

PASSPORT & VISAS FOR NEPAL.Obtaining Nepal Visa is easy and you can get it from your home country in the Nepalese Embassy or Consulates, where you must have a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity. Nepalese visas also can be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal on arrival.

For Bhutan Trip Booking and Payment:

To book Bhutan trips, one must send us the TRIP BOOKING FORM within a minimum of 30 days with a 60 % Payment well in advance per person. 

For direct deposit and transfer in our bank account, please contact us, as we have the right to cancel your trip in case you do not pay on time or for other unforeseen reasons. 

Mountain Magic Treks accepts Visa or Master Card with an extra surcharge 04% levy will be added as a processing fee. 

In some urgent and emergency cases, we do accept your last-minute booking prior to 14 days after your arrival date.

Bhutan Cancellation & Booking Changes:

There will be no refund if one cancels the trip or leaves the trip for any whatsoever reason. There will also be no refund for any meals, accommodation, or services not used.

(II) If you are prevented from traveling, there will be no refund either. You do not have to transfer or postpone options as the Bhutanese government has strict Tourism policies.

Bhutan Visa- A client must have a passport with at least 6 months of validity. As you are unable to obtain a visa to Bhutan, you need to send your passport details to us for visa applications at least a minimum of 40 days prior to your arrival in Nepal.

Tibet Cancellation & Booking Charges:

The cancellation notice is to be sent 20 days prior to our trip departure date and should be in writing. Cancellation shall be valid only after the approval from us and after the deduction of 50% of the trip amount send to Awesome Nepal Trek as advance payment.

There will be no refund to clients who provide cancellation notice in less than 20 days. There will also be no refund to clients if he or she leaves a trip for any reason whatsoever, either voluntarily or involuntarily, Awesome Nepal Trek will not entertain with refunds.

If you are prevented from traveling by a genuine circumstance, for example, death, injury or serious illness of the passenger, close relative or friend, redundancy or jury service, you may postpone or transfer your trip to another person, provided he or she meets all the requirements relating to that tour. A fee of $100.00US per person is required if you postpone or transfer this tour no less than four weeks prior to a trip departure date, if less than 30 days, there will be no refund.

Tibet Passport & Visas:

You must have a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity from the return date. As you are unable to obtain a visa to Tibet, you need to send your passport details, for this, requires your passport at least 20 days prior to your departure date.

Payment for Booking:

Payment can be done through the below option:

Bank Transfer:

Account Name: Mountain Magic Treks Pvt. Ltd

Account Number: 0570010152240

Paying Bank: Mega Bank Nepal Limited

Address: Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal


Bank service charges related to submitting a deposit are the responsibility of a client:

Risk and Liabilities:

All Nepal and Bhutan and Tibet trips are under the strict rules and regulations of the tourism board of the respective countries. Mountain Magic Treks will not be liable for any change or cancellation of the trip under unavoidable circumstances like change in rules and regulations of the respective country of travel, government restrictions, natural disasters, political instability, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness, or accident, breakdown of the vehicle, etc. Any extra cost incurred due to such circumstances shall be borne by the clients themselves. Therefore, travel insurance is highly recommended.

Postpone the trip:

Written notice should be sent to us 30 days prior to the trip departure date.

In case of postponement of Nepal trips, a minimum of USD 150 will be charged as a current trip cancellation charge and the remaining amount will be transferred for the postponed trip.

Incomplete Tour:

The Company is not liable for any refunds or compensation in case of any incomplete tour, trek, or expedition whatever the reason.

Unforeseen Circumstances:

If your trip gets canceled due to any unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters, war or unfavorable climatic conditions, We will arrange another trip for you. So, even if your trip will be not the one you choose, your money will not go in vain.

Your personal belongings:

Mountain Magic Trek is not liable for any damage or loss of your luggage or property. They are at your own risk.

During Tour:

In case you commit any unlawful act during your tour which compels you to leave Nepal, the company will not refund you the amount paid.

Age Limit:

With us with no age bar or limit, but children under 16 yrs must be accompanied by responsible parents or guardian, similar for an elderly person of more than 70 years of age needs to be accompanied by close friend or relatives the area of trekking and tours as per different age groups trip differs.

Special diets and medication:

People with certain problems with dietary and medication, should bring their own medication as per your doctor's advice with meals please inform us in advance regarding your routine diet and we will provide accordingly.

Photo Copyrights:

Please remember while traveling with us all clients will be connected as one good family, where everyone should understand and co-ordinate, and we might use pictures of the trekking and tour with you in it, for company promotion via various means like websites and brochures, in this case, there should be no misunderstanding of the copyrights and accept that the company does have the rights to advertise.

Trip Reviews (2)



2nd Sep, 2023

Manaslu Circuit Trek with Khem

If you're pressed for time but still want to experience the Manaslu Circuit Trek, this 11 days itinerary is perfect for you. Our knowledgeable and friendly guide made the journey enjoyable, and the delightful Dal bhat and momo meals were a highlight. The acclimatization day provided valuable support. For those seeking a unique adventure distinct from the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp treks, I highly recommend embarking on the Manaslu Circuit Short Trek



2nd Sep, 2023

An Incredible Adventure on the Short Manaslu Trek

Our adventure on the Manaslu Short Trek was nothing short of incredible. The trails offered tranquility, and the scenery was simply breathtaking. Our guide, Ram, proved to be exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled. Throughout the journey, he not only guided us but also enriched our experience by sharing insights into the local culture, traditions, and the natural beauty surrounding us. I whole heartedly recommend Mountain Magic Treks to anyone looking to explore the Manaslu Trekking because of the exceptional care they provided us with.

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