Manaslu Circuit Trek
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- Trip Code:
- 17 Days
- Trip Level:
StrenuousVentures at this grade are 'Tough Treks' and must be fully supported. The altitude attained is between 3,500 to 5,000m. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4,000m. These are genuine expeditions where preparation and a willingness to 'rough it' are necessary. You must have be physically fit for this trek.
- Max Altitude:
- 5,215 m /17,105.2 ft
- Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
- Start at:
- Kathmandu Airport
- End at:
- Kathmandu Airport
- Trip Route:
- Kathmandu - Arughat - Jagat - Lho - Samagompa - Larkya La - Beshisahar - Kathmandu
- Best Season:
- March, April, May, September, October, November
Manaslu Circuit Trek is a unique cultural trekking adventure that takes trekkers through the heart of the isolated Manaslu region of Nepal. With the towering Mount Manaslu looming over the region, the journey is an excellent trip through the ethnic hallmarks of Nepal’s far-off village-scape. The trek is a beautiful off-the-beaten-path trek in Nepal and offers a wide range of bio-diversity, warm hospitability and a plethora of Himalayan presence.
The 17 Days Manaslu Trek itinerary begins as you head to Sot Khola and continue ahead to Machi Khola. Your Manaslu trek then involves passing through Jagat, Phidim and Deng. The Manaslu region will have already begun with the views of various peaks greeting you to the serenity present in the natural domain. Manaslu region is filled with the silky emerald gossamer of its untouched ecosystem, the forests of the Manaslu Region are home to a great many numbers of wild animals and heterogeneous avifauna. Hence, the idiosyncratic flora and fauna of the region is also an integral part of the trekking experience; the foliage changes from sub-tropical jungles in the Himalayan foothills to alpine forests as the trekking trail continues ahead from Soti Khola further up to the village of Namrung, and the Larkya La Pass at 5000 meters. Trekking in Manaslu is an adventure where the Gurung and Buddhist cultures can be observed up close. Many monasteries and various places of worship are also included in the journey. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is brimming with beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful sights of opal mountain peaks, making the best off-the-beaten-paths trekking in Nepal.
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ITINERARY Expand All Download PDF Brochure
Today, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city. The tour includes visiting the cultural heritage sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List, which includes the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple, the Boudhanath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. These heritage sites of the city present a wonderful insight into the art and architectural aspects of the Nepali style in their unique decorations and built. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Kathmandu Hotel.
From Soti Khola, the trekking trail mainly goes through amazing woodlands, heading upstream along the Budhi Gandaki River. We will then descend to the wide, sandy riverbed and then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river towards Machha Khola. The terrain is quite chartreuse as the land is covered in trans-Himalayan woods that seem relatively untouched by human activities. tea house accommodation.
After crossing the Machha River and Khorlabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until crossing the Dovan Khola. From here, we will make our way to the Budhi Gandaki Valley. We then head towards Lhakpa and reach Jagat shortly. Jagat is a small village that is surrounded by tall green cliffs. Stay at the guesthouse at Jagat.
From Jagat, the trekking trail is relatively easy and undulating. The trail continues to Philim as it winds along the valley to Sirdibas, offering great views of the Sringi Himal (7162m) along the journey. Dropping down to the river, we will cross a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. In the afternoon, we can explore the village and its surrounding hillsides. Sleep at the tea house at Philim.
Moving away from Philim, the trail is laden with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. We will pass Eklebatti and head towards the river, crossing it twice over suspension bridges. Then we reach Nyak and continue ahead to reach Deng. Deng is a Gurung village and provides great views of Sringi Himal (7162m). Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Deng.
Today, we will trek steeply up onto a spectacular hill trail before descending down again to cross the river. We will pass through some small settlements along the way and then climb to an impressive open valley. After reaching Namrung, if you want- you can take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok as well – a two hour round trip. Accommodation at tea house at Namrung.
Leaving Namrung, we head towards Lihi. The trail runs through landslide-prone areas to lead to Lho. We can get splendid views of the Manaslu range on the way Samagaon. The trail follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for our night halt. Accommodation at tea house at Samagaon.
Today is set for acclimatization and we spend the day on short hikes around the Samagaon region. The hikes provide astounding views of mountains like Manaslu (8163), Manaslu North (7157m), Simnang Himal (6251m) and neighboring peaks. After completing a day of exploration, we return to Samagaon for sleep.
The trekking trail crosses pastures and gradually ascends further into the valley. Fantastic views of the mountains, especially Manaslu, loom ahead as we reach Samdo (3875m), a Tibetan refugee village. You can also have a short trek to the Rui La (4,998m). It stands on the border between Tibet and Nepal.
After crossing a couple of streams, we’ll reach the Larkya Bazaar. It is a fair seasonal Tibetan market and is heavy Tibetan influence. We get views of Larke peak (6249m) and Naike peak (6211m) on the way to Dharmashala. The village offers stone houses for trekkers. It is the last overnight stay before the pass. Accommodation at tea house at Dharmasala.
From Dharmashala, we will trek to Bimthang (3590m), crossing the Larkya La Mountain Pass (5160m). Climbing up to Cho Chanda, we will slowly head uphill towards the steep snow-covered pass. The panorama from the top is truly magnificent. You can see the Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6812m), Kang Koru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m) from the mountain pass. The descent is steep as we pass through moraines to Bimthang. Accommodation at tea house at Bimthang.
With a gentle climb through paddy fields, we will head towards the small Karche La Pass. The trail descends through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilje. The trek is filled with views of gorgeous landscapes and the incredible range of biodiversity. You can explore around Tilje to observe the local lifestyle. Accommodation at tea house at Tilje.
Climbing over a small ridge, we will be trekking on the stone-paved trail as it passes through the beautiful villages of the region. We will then cross the bridge and reach the village of Thonje. We will have entered the Annapurna Circuit section of the trek from Dharapani. Further down, we will come across the Karta village and later cross a bridge over Marsayangdi Khola. From here, it is a short descent to the Chamje village. Accommodation at tea house at Chamje.
We have reached the end of the Manaslu Trek and a local jeep will take us to Besisahar. We will then drive to Kathmandu, bidding adieu to the Manaslu Peak. You can explore the local marketplaces and shop for souvenirs. You can also opt to explore around the city as per your preference. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, our airport will take you to the airport and bid you farewell. You will depart, hopefully taking with you wonderful memories of the journey.
WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All
Accommodation is included
3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast in 3 star
Tea house Accommodation during a trek
An Expert English speaking guide with his/her food, accommodation, insurance and salary.
Food from the menu (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
Private 4WD Jeep to Sotikhola and require place
Private Jeep car in Kathmandu
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- 3 night hotel stay in Kathmandu
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period
- Tea houses accommodations during the trek
- Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, entry fees, and transportation
- A government license holder guide
- Porter to carry your baggage (1 Porter = 2 trekkers, 25 kgs max)
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- First Aid Kit
- Duffel bag and trekking pole if needed
- Trekking Permits permit (MCAP, ACAP, and Manaslu special permit)
- All government taxes and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee
- Tips for trekking staffs
- Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
- All items not listed in Cost included section
TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on our Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
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- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek – Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We don’t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally don’t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to – 20°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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