Manaslu Circuit Trek - 19 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek, a trekking into the untouched and unspoiled land of Nepal. Manaslu Circuit trekking route is formally opened in 1992 and is also a part of Great Himalayan Trail. It is in fact trekking into the foothills of Manaslu (8,163m.) which is 8th highest mountain in the world.

Manaslu Circuit Trek, a trekking into the untouched and unspoiled land of Nepal. Manaslu Circuit trekking route is formally opened in 1992 and is also a part of Great Himalayan Trail. It is in fact trekking into the foothills of Manaslu (8,163m.) which is 8th highest mountain in the world.

A remote mountain trek offers the exceptional views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth tallest mountain in the world, coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region. Besides that, also rewards with its varied flora and faunas which is home for endangered snow leopard.

One of the dramatic pass Larke La pass makes your Manaslu circuit trek really challenging. Because the elevation of Larke pass is 5135 meters. Sometimes we need to use snow crams to protect from a slippery trail. IF the snowfall has happened then our trip will be more strenuous and challenging.

Day 1
Day 1: Arrival in Kathamandu (1,334m.)

Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan Internationa Airport, Kathmandu, a Hike Manaslu representative will be there for your warm welcome and help you to transfer to the hotel. In free time get refreshed from long jetlag. In evening join welcome dinner organize by Hike Manaslu Team. Overnight.

Day 2
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (1,334m.)

A guided full day sightseeing is dedicated to introduce some of the UNESCO World Heritage listed sites in Kathmandu including Soyambhunath- “The Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day 3
Day 3: Drive to Arughat (570m.)

Today we will travel to Arughat. It takes approx. 8 hours to reach Arughat. Today we stay overnight in Arughat at a local tea house.

Day 4
Day 4: Trek to Soti Khola( 730m. / 5-6 hours trek)

Here begins our trekking. From Arughat we follow Budhi Gandaki River bank, after passing some beautiful villages of Morder and Simre we reach today’s destination Soti Khola. We stay overnight in Soti Khola.

Day 5
Day 5: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930 m. / 5-6 hours trek)

Here begins our trekking. From Arughat we follow Budhi Gandaki River bank, after passing some beautiful villages of Morder and Simre we reach today’s destination Soti Khola. We stay overnight in Soti Khola.

Day 6
Day 6: Maccha Khola -Jagat (1410m/6-7 hours trek):

The trail today goes frequently ascends and descends as we head towards Jagat. Budhi Gandaki River will be our friend all day and we also passes natural hot spring of Tatopani on the way to jagat.

Day 7
Day 7: Jagat to Ngyak (2310m/5-6 hours trek)

After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls and reach to Ngyak for overnight.

Day 8
Day 8: Ngyak to Ghap (2100m)

From Ngyak the trail follows the trail of Deng Khola-a small village.From there we walk through newly built rock tunnel to reach Ghap. Ghap is Tibetan culture influenced village with Mani stones and Chortens. Overnight in Ghap.

Day 9
Day 9: Ghap to Lho (3200m/6-7 hours)

We first past a seasonal settlement Nambachhe then ascend through dense forest to get Namrung which is a Tibetan base village. Along the way we pass several small but wonderful villages before reaching Lho. Lho is a stunning view point of Manaslu mountains from where we also can collect the fabulous sunrise and sunset views. Overnight.

Day 10
Day 10: Lho to Sama Gaon (3500m/6-7 hours trek)

We trek through the forest to reach Shyala. From Shyala our trail goes through alpine scenery and eventually leads us past Pung Gyan Gomap to Sama Gaon. Overnight in Sama Gaon.

Day 11
Day 11: Sama Gaon to Samdo (3850m/ 5-6 hours trek)

An easy trekking day but a wonderful one when we can get incredible mountain views along the way. Enjoy walking with stunning views of mighty Himalayas. Overnight in Samdo.

Day 12
Day 12: Acclimatization and exploration day.

As we gain the altitude; this day is for acclimatization. We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for local excursion. Overnight in Samdo.

Day 13
Day 13: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi (4460m/4-5 hours trek)

As we first trek to Dharmasala, the trail first descends and crosses a wodden bridge of Budhi Gandaki then it ascends to lead us to Dharmasala. Overnight.

Day 14
Day 14: Cross Larkya La (5215m) and trek to Bimtang (3590m) (6-7 hours trek)

From Dharmasala the trail climbs up to valley situated on the north of Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy marvelous views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. We then cross Larkya pass with viewing Cheo Himal, Annapurna II,Himlung Himal and Kang Guru. We then trek to Bimthang for overnight.

Day 15
Day 15: Bimthang to Tilje (2500m/6-7 hours trek)

The trail from Bhimthang goes some ups and downs and take us to today’s destination Tilje. We stay overnight at Tilje.

Day 16
Day 16: Tilije to Tal (1700m/5-6 hours trek)

Setting destination Tal, today we trek through some beautiful villages including Thonje, Dharapani and Karte. It takes approx. 6 hours to reach Tal from Tilje. Tal is a beautiful village which is located at the bottom massive waterfall. Overnight in Tal.

Day 17
Day 17: Tal - Syange (1080m/6-7 hours trek)

Today we trek through the dense forest of rhododendron and pine forest via Chymaje to reach Syange. As this is the last day of our trekking we stay overnight in Syange.

Day 18
Day 18: Syange – Kathmandu (8-9 hours drive)

Today we travel back to Kathmandu by bus via Beshi Sahar. In Kathmandu you can take rest for some time then can do some last minutes shopping around Thamel. In evening join farewell dinner with Hike Manaslu team in the celebration of success of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Overnight.

Day 19
Day 19: Fly back home

A Hike Manaslu representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International airport to catch your returning flight. We hope to see you again in Nepal.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel (Hotel Moonlight) in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trek
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
  • All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), assistant guide( 4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Not Included in the Cost
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Tips for guides and porters

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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Price From USD 2,000 USD $ 1,500/person
1500
Total $ 1,500 USD

Trip Facts

  • Pick up Kathmandu Airport to Hotel,Kathmandu to Sothikhola by bus or private jeep and Dharapani to Kathmandu or Pokhara by public transport on your requirement
  • 1 to 10
  • 5106 m
  • Sothikhola(Gorkha)
  • Dharapani(Manang)
  • Tea houses or Guest houses
  • Three times a day Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Difficult