The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a captivating and less-traveled trekking route nestled in the remote Himalayan region of Nepal. This challenging yet rewarding journey circumnavigates the majestic Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world. The trek offers a rich cultural and natural experience as it passes through diverse landscapes, from lush green forests to rugged terrains. Trekkers can immerse themselves in the unique Tibetan-influenced culture of the local communities along the trail, including the Larkya La region. The route is dotted with traditional villages, ancient monasteries, and warm hospitality from the locals. One of the highlights of our 14 days Manaslu circuit trip is crossing the Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet), which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Manaslu range. The trek also leads to hidden gems like the Tsum Valley and offers a chance to witness the pristine beauty of the Himalayas without the crowds found on more popular trails. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a true adventure for those seeking a blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion in a remote Himalayan setting.
day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
After you land at Tribhuwan International airport, you will be welcomed by our office representative. As he will be holding company plate, it will be easy for you to recognize him. Then after, he will transfer you to the hotel. You can freshen up and have some walk around Thamel. In the evening our guide will give some briefing about the Manaslu trek and safety. After the briefing, you will be taken to the local typical restaurant for a welcome dinner party. Overnight at hotel inclusive Breakfast and dinner.
day 2: Obtain special trekking permits of Manaslu circuit trek
Today is a free day for you in Kathmandu as we have to obtain special trekking permits of the Manaslu conservation area. On this day you can do sightseeing yourself around world heritage sites. Kathmandu valley includes several UNESCO world heritage sites, including Swyambhunath (Known as monkey temple), Pashupatinath temple (famous and largest Hindu temple), Boudhanath stupa (one of the largest Buddhist stupa in Asia). Furthermore, you can visit historical sites such as Kathmandu Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares. At the evening time, you will be meeting with the guide and will check all the necessary things for the trek.
day 3: Drive to Machha Khola (990m) from Kathmandu - 9 hrs drive
Today after breakfast at the hotel, you will take a dive to Arughat by local bus and then to Soti Khola by local jeep. The road from Dhading Besi to Machha Khola is an unpaved bumping road that is in the renovation phase. Arughat is a small market town that lies next to the Budi Gandaki river. Stay the night at a local tea house in Machha Khola.
day 4: Trek to Jagat (1370m) - 7 hrs trek
Today, we trek along the slope that has farm fields and rice paddies. Further ahead, the valley becomes wider. On the way, you can see a beautiful view of Sringi Himal also known as Chamar (7187m.). The path then descends to the shores of white sand. After passing several villages, we will reach to Khurlabesi. We pass the village and the valley, follow the narrow path and soon you will reach to Tatopani, where you can enjoy natural hot spring. Finally, we reach to Jagat. Overnight stay at a local tea house.
day 5: Trek to Deng (2095m) - 8 hrs trek
Crossing the suspension Bridge and passing through a green forest area, following the path that is carved in the rock to reach to Dovan. Soon after crossing villages and a suspension bridge in Dovan River, the trail goes gradually ups and down until arriving in Deng. Overnight stay in a tea house.
day 6: Trek to Namrung (2630m) - 6 hrs trek
Leaving the village and make a small ascending traverse. The path will go down to river shores. It then offers a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to Deng River. The path will go down to the river bank. Steep cliffs continue to surround the valley. Moving on the forest and crossing a few times wooden bridge over the Budi Gandaki the path will become steeper until Namrung village. At this stage, the Tibetan border is only a few kilometers to the north. Overnight stay in a tea house.
day 7: Trek to Samagaun (3530m) - 7 hrs trek
After breakfast, we start today’s hike. After crossing through several villages, you will come to the Hinan River. Crosses the streams, you will come to Lho village, where we can see spectacular views of Naike peak, Manaslu north peak, and Manaslu. Lho has wide farm fields on the gentle mountain flank, it is a large village with many houses and a fine gompa. The views from here are outstanding. After crossing Pungen glacier, the valley becomes wider. Move on from one Chorten to another to reach Samagaun. Which is surrounded by a large number of mani stones and chortens. The Gompa on the top of the hill is very fine and worth visiting. Overnight stay in a tea house.
day 8: Acclimatization day
Today we will take one day rest at Samagaun and explore around Samagaun. After having breakfast we will leave the guesthouse to explore the beauty of Samagaun. We will have a visit to a beautiful glacial lake- Birendra tal. On the way to Birendra Tal, we can see some old monasteries. Instead of visiting Birendra tal, we can even hike to Manaslu Base Camp and enjoy the scenic beauty of MBC. Then after we will return back to lodge. Overnight at lodge.
day 9: Trek to Samdo (3850m) - 4 hrs trek
Crossing by the foot over the great Manaslu glacier we pass the trail that branches off to Manaslu Base Camp. Our path enters a woodland where we might see marmots in the birch and juniper bushes when a final steep ascent brings us to the charming village called Samdo. The village has a well-established Tibetan refugee community. Overnight stay in Samdo.
day 10: Trek to Dharamsala (4460m) - 4 hrs trek
After an easy first part hike of the day, we cross the Budi Gandaki River for the final time before the trail gradually rises through juniper and tundra with a viewpoint overlooking the Larkya la Glacier. Climbing further, we arrive at Dharmasala. Overnight at a local tea house.
day 11: Trek to Bhimtang (3590m) via Larkya La Pass (5100m) -8/9 hrs trek
An early morning wake up is needed for a strenuous hike, yet rewarding day. A pre-dawn start to avoid the anticipated heavy wind is important. After a long gradual climb alongside the moraine, we make a short descent to a glacial lake and reach the head of the moraine (4700m) which we cross to climb to the ridge top. Four frozen lakes lie below and then it is up to the crest of the Larkya La (5100m). The reward for these difficult trekking conditions is brilliant westerly views of Himlung Himal, Kanguru, and Annapurna II as well as the looming omnipresence of Mount Manaslu. On the steep descent, we drop around 600 meters in less than an hour. Our trail then levels off onto yak pastures before finally reaching Bimthang, a collection of typical summer grazing pastures. Overnight in tea house.
day 12: Trek to Dharapani (1860m) - 8 hrs trek
We descend on easier terrain through meadows, pine, and rhododendron forest, until arriving in Hampuk. Then the path drops further, following the course of the Dudh River. Crossing the stream fed by the snows of the Kichke Himal, we arrive at Karche and continue on to the village of Gho- where rice is back on the menu and Nepalese “Dal Bhat” is revisited. Keeping to the west bank of the river, our after is one of the gradual descent to the Gurung settlement of Tililje. From here the trail descends to Thonje. Cross the Marshyandi River to reach the village of Dharapani. Overnight at guest house.
day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu - 10 hrs drive
Today is a long day drive to Kathmandu. Try to get a left pane of your vehicle to enjoy the greeneries, mountain river gorges, village and terrace during the drive. Drive from Dharapani to Besisahar is the off-road bumping and after Besisahar we take a local bus with a pleasurable ride to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Note: It is about 10-11 hours of local bus and jeep drive. Thus, if you feel tired then you can stay the night at Besishar and next day morning you can drive to Kathmandu.
day 14: Departure from Nepal
Today is your departure day, we will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and pray for your Safe journey.
- Aiport and hotel shuttle by pirvate jeep or car.
- Welcome dinner at typical local restaurant in Kathmandu with cultural dance show.
- 3 nights luxury accommodations at 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
- English speaking experienced and government authorized trekking guide for the trek.
- Comfortable tea house accommodation while trekking
- First aid medical kit
- Special trekking permits for Manaslu region
- All the essential ground transport by local jeep and bus.
- ACAP, MCAP permits and TIMS cards fees and all the essential entrance fees.
- All our trekking crews medical and accidential insurance as per the Nepal's government rules.
- Trip achievement certificate.
- All the government taxes and service charge.
- International airfare and Nepal entry visas
- Any alcoholic beverages and cold drinks
- Your personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry bills etc.
- Your personal travel insurances.
- Tips to the trekking guide.
- Use of WIFI, charging, hot shower etc during the trek.
- Kathmandu sightseeing.
- Porter available at an extra cost.
- Meals during the trek.
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