Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration22 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5,213m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Tea House
  • Transport Fly in - Fly Out
  • Challenging experience during the entire trekking trail
  • Participate in a few incredible landscapes and countless trekking adventures
  • Gives a glimpse of the pristine Nepali as well as Tibetan villages
  • Views of awesome mountain sceneries of the entire Manaslu Himal
  • Visit to Larkya La at 5150meters, the highest point of the trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek: Group Joining with Fixed Departure Date

Individuals want to experience challenges during a trek should definitely go with the curious Manaslu Circuit Trek. In fact, the trek is the right option for all adventure lovers and successfully tacked various other Nepalese treks, such as Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp and various others.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek lets you to experience a somewhat challenging trek with trailing across a few incredible landscapes and countless trekking adventures across the country. A trek across the high mountains of Manaslu circuit plays a significant role to give a glimpse of the pristine Nepali as well as Tibetan villages, along with a walk through remote paradise of the Himalayan region.

Diversity associated in the entire trek from middle hills of the Hindu area to high-country dwellers of Tibet, along with awesome mountain sceneries of the entire Manaslu Himal as well as surrounding peaks play a significant role to make the Manaslu Circuit trek an interesting as well as a challenging trek in Nepal. Larkya La at 5150meters is the highest point of this trek.

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Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. Free evening time around the local market.

     This is the day for to make the Special trekking permit for Manaslu Trek and check all the trekking equipments and other necessary things. We will visit the Swyambhunath Buddhist temple in late afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

      Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m) which takes about seven hours. we will start our trip at 7 AM after breakfast in Hotel. You drive along the Kathmandu - Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day; you turn towards the Dhanding Bensi Bazar. After Dhading Bensi the road gets a bit rough but you will reach your destination Arughat Bazaar in approximately seven hours from Kathmandu. Overnight at tented camp.

        Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m) and it takes about six hours. You trek over flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki river through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, some pretty waterfalls and you are quite surrounded by green forest. This day you take lunch at Arket Bazaar which lies middle way to Soti Khola. This is the best place to relax and can enjoy swimming to ease your tiredness of walking. To reach Soti Khola, the trail is ups and downs through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Soti Khola is a village at the bank of Budhi Gandaki. The swimming spot is nearby here. Overnight at tented Camp.

          Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m) which takes about six hours. The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly covered by Mongolian. Now you again go through the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with few shops, lodges. Overnight at tented Camp.

            Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m) takes about 6 hours. You cross the Machha Khola - Fish Stream - and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The valley sides are steeping until they are impassable and the route then switches to the left bank by way of a suspension bridge. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. Above Doban, the Buri Gandaki descends an impressive series of rapids. Beyond this steep section, the river is much more placid, meandering across a broad gravel bed. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat. Overnight at tented Camp.

               Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.) which takes about three hours. The early part of trek moves gentle uphill and then somewhere through flat leveled path. You cross suspension bridge over Buri Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by Gurung people. There are small monasteries, chortens, prayer flags fluttering in the sky, graves and typical houses. Overnight at tented Camp.

                 Trek Philim to Deng (2095m) takes about six hours. You trek over flat leveled path mostly through the pine forest, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross few bridges and can see villages at far distance. There are few houses at Deng. From here, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture. Overnight at tented Camp.

                   Trek Deng to Namrung (2900m) takes about five hours. In the beginning, you trek almost flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, rock hills, green valley and ridges. Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are some monasteries, water turbine, hydro electricity power house, mani walls, chortens and prayer flags can be seen fluttering in the sky. The typical houses remind you of Tibetan architecture. Overnight at tented camp.

                     Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m) takes about four hours. You trek over winding path which moves through inner Himalayan range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. In the afternoon, this part becomes quite windy. While walking, you come across mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. Before you reach Lho Gaon, you pass a Tibetan village and Lihi Gaon. There is a monastery named as Chon at a ridge and there is a Buddhist school at Lho Gaon run by Buddhist monks. People mainly grow oat, barley, buck wheat, potatoes and vegetables. You can catch panoramic view of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak too. Overnight at tented Camp.

                       Trek Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon (3390m.) takes about 4 hours. Leaving the village, you follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail, you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m. You camp at Sama Gompa, 20 minutes beyond the village, or Samdo, near the Tibetan border. Overnight at tented Camp.

                         Rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization. Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest, you take a rest day to acclimatize and relax.You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo(Pang phuchuli),Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall too. Overnight at tented camp.

                           Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m) and it takes about four hours.You trek gentle uphill all the way to Samdo through desert path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo. But visitors are not allowed to pass the border. There is a Tibetan refugee village at Samdo. This is an excellent view point for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and many more. Overnight at tented Camp.

                             Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m) which takes about 3-4 hours. The trail is rocky and zigzag all the way to destination. Before you reach Larka La Phedi, there is a market Larkya Bazaar (market) where is held seasonal Tibet fair/market. People bring goods from Tibet to sell it here. This place also called the Dharamsala. Overnight at tented Camp.

                               Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5213m) to Bimthang (3590m) and it takes about 7-8 hours. Early in the morning you begin to trek steep ascent path (Up hill) until Larkya La through rocky and windy path. This day you carry packed lunch. From the top, you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, sunrise, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. Crossing this pass, you move steep downhill path through rock and ice. On the way, you can see many icy lakes. Bimthang is a broad and level ablation valley with a number of Mani walls and deserted houses. Overnight at tented Camp.

                                   Trek from Tilje to Dharapani (1860 m) and to Tal (1815m) takes about 6 hours. Crossing this high pasture, you descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, you descend into a rhododendron forests and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Walking down you cross a stream to reach Tilje. There is an apple orchard and it is quite famous for local wine. Leaving Tilje, you trek for nearly 45 minutes and reach Dharapani crossing a bridge over Marshyangdi river. And continuously trek down to Tal for another 2 hours. Overnight at tented Camp. Tea- House lodges are also available for hot showers.

                                     You trek all the way over descent path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marshyangdi river. On the way, you walk through pleasant villages such as Jagat, Syange, Ghermu which is an attractive village with pretty waterfall, farming land and green hills. Overnight at tea- house lodges.

                                       Easy down hill with the views of local villages and farming lands. Overnight at Bhulbhule.

                                           Day to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath. Free evening for shopping and overnight at Hotel.

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                                              Cost Details
                                              Cost Includes
                                              • All the ground transportation by private tourist vehicles.
                                              • Ground transportation
                                              • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
                                              • Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide two man tents, dinning tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent.)
                                              • Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu (3 star hotel -The address kathmandu Hotel or Gaju suite Hotel) accommodation as per the itinerary with breakfast
                                              • Comfortable private vehicle as per itinerary
                                              • Professional tour guide on day trip in Kathmandu.
                                              • Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu city tour
                                              • Government licensed English speaking Guide and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter Between 2 Person basis), their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, and medicine.
                                              • Special Trekking Permit
                                              • All necessary paper work Permit & TIMS card (Trekker's information management system)
                                              • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
                                              • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
                                              • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
                                              Cost Excludes
                                              • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
                                              • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu)
                                              • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
                                              • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
                                              • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
                                              • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
                                              What Our Clients Says
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                                                ChinstaUnited Kingdom,January 10, 2019

                                                Manaslu Circuit via Larke Pass

                                                We just returned from an amazing trek around the Manaslu circuit organised by Welcome Nepal Trek Days. Our trek was excellent from start to finish and was simply a trip of a lifetime. Our guide Ganesh was superb throughout and was one of the reasons our trek was so special. He went out of his way to make sure we where all happy and managed to find us great places to stay throughout the trek. We wouldn't of wanted anyone else to guide us through this amazing part of the world. Thank you Ganesh! We can't wait to come back and take on our next trek.

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