Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • Duration:16 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,106 m
  • ActivityTrekking, City Tour & Jeep Driving
  • Group Size10
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Manaslu trekking is restricted and well-preserved area trekking requires special permission. The trek is popular for its unique Tibetan culture, lifestyle, Buddhist monasteries, Hindu culture,  incredible landscape, scenic mountain views, beautiful flora, and faunas along with the beautiful Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), the 8th highest mountain on earth. The complete Manaslu Circuit trail is surrounded by the Annapurna Himalayas range on the western side and Ganesh Himal & Langtang Himal range on the easter side.

Manaslu Region trek is popular among the least explored but most beautiful off-the-beaten trekking trails in Nepal that take you from the steamy lowlands which are filled with rivers, dense forest, and rice terraces. The entire trail passes along the Budi Gandaki river with turquoise waters, and amazing waterfalls. Trekking in the Manaslu region offers enchanting mountain sceneries and surprising landscapes. Mt. Manaslu located in the Manaslu Conservation Area is the 8th highest mountain in the world. Manaslu region treks give you the lifetime experience to explore the hidden beauties and the local ethnic people along with their superb hospitality.

The Manaslu Circuit trek begins from the scenic and beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and crosses several beautiful villages, terraced rice fields, and heads through the lush forests from subtropical to alpine altitude. Following the Budi Gandaki river, passing several villages like Machha Khola, Dovan, Philim, Deng, Namrung, Sama Gaun, Samdo and finally crossing Larkey la pass before reaching Bhimangthang. The trail covers the dense forest, alpine forest, rice terrace, farmlands and valleys, and beautiful landscapes across the entire circuit. The Larke La Pass (5106m) is the highest elevation and the Himalayan pass of the trek in the Manaslu region. The stunning views of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Shringi, and Larkey glacier along with Annapurna Range and Lamjung Himal Range are the best part of this trail. The trekking trails are distinct and rich in flora and fauna. 

After crossing Larkey pass, you’ll meet the popular Annapurna Circuit trek before driving for the Besi Sahar. Besides this, Manaslu Region also offers stunning treks like the Tsum Valley Trek, and the Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek and you can continue the popular Annapurna Circuit trek. For more details and customized trekking in Nepal, please do contact us.

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site excursion in Kathmandu
  • Scenic and beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
  • Explore the rich culture of Buddhist and Hindu people
  • Explore the beautiful traditional villages such as Namrung, Samagaon, and Samdo along with amazing viewpoints
  • Discover your spiritual self in the region's most well-known monastery in Lho Gaun - Ribung Gompa and collect the colorful collection of religious artwork
  • Explore one of the least explored trekking trails where you can experience the Tibetan culture, lifestyle, and habits
  • Explore the diverse exotic flora and fauna in the restricted Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Crossing numerous suspension bridges, walking alongside the Budi Gandaki river and dense forest of Rhododendron and biodiversity 
  • Stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Himlung,  Annapurna Himalayan range, and many more snowy peaks
  • Larkey pass (5,106m), the highest point on the trek 

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Itinerary

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Here is the complete itinerary of our special Manaslu Circuit Trek. If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in work. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. 

There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories, and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After early morning breakfast, we'll leave Kathmandu and drive towards our trekking destination. The 6-7 hour drive in a private jeep would be a scenic and fantastic drive as you'll pass through the traditional villages, rivers, forests, and farmlands. You'll explore the best landscapes from your window seat. En route, you'll stop at a few places for a short break, lunch break, and tea break according to your requirements. In the early evening, we'll arrive in Soti Khola and we stay nearby the Budi Gandaki river. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude700 m

Like other trekking trails, you'll start early in the morning after a delicious breakfast at Soti Khola, following the Budi Gandaki river and crossing the mystical Sal forest along the way. You'll follow the newly built roadway which was a bit rocky and narrow before. Now it's quite wide and easier. 

Following the dense forest trail with numerous waterfalls, towering cliffs and you'll pass a few Gurung and Ghale inhabitants of the Manaslu region. In such a traditional settlement, you'll get local milk of buffalo, yogurt, local food, seasonal vegetables, and fruits. You'll cross several ascendings and descends and you'll also encounter hundreds of mules and donkeys carrying things and goods in the higher elevation. After 5-6 hours of pleasant and scenic walk, we reach a beautiful village Machha Khola located alongside the Budi Gandaki river. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude700 m

Another amazing day starts with crossing a beautiful river on the side of the Machha Khola following the Budi Gandaki river and reaching a place called Khorlabesi, where you'll see a small natural hot spring. This part is also inhabited by the Gurung community people, where you'll notice shepherds clad in a typical smoke-browned cape called Bokkhu. Furthermore, you'll reach Dovan for lunch before climbing up for the Jagat. 

Furthermore, you'll cross a landslip and Yaruphant and continue morning towards the Jagat. At Yaru, you'll cross a cantilever bridge to reach Jagat, a beautiful neatly flagstoned Gurung village. At this village, you'll have to verify your permits at the check post. From this day, you'll hike inside the restriction zone of the Manasalu region. Overnight stay at Jagat.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouese
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,340 m

As like another day, the day began with a delicious breakfast and hiking further across a ridge taking us to the village of Salleri after which we descend to Sirdibas, then cross, using a large suspension bridge the Buri Gandaki river and later ascend sharply to Philim village. After crossing a hillside, we encounter Ekle Bhatti (“lonely teahouse”) before crossing the Budi Gandaki river again. The trail then enters an amazing part of the gorge, surrounded by orchids on the top. After that, a steep climb to the west side of the valley will lead us through bamboo forests to Deng, where we overnight.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,095 m

After your breakfast, you'll cross the bamboo forest, cross the suspension bridge and climb Rana village and Bihi Phedi. between this point, you'll encounter white-faced monkeys and lower alpine forest before crossing small landslides and reaching the Ghap village. When you are crossing the landslide area, you must be extra careful and have to listen to the guide for your safety. 

After an hour's walk in the lower alpine village, you'll ascend up for like 2 hours to reach the beautiful Namrung village. The place is popular for the best teahouses, coffee shops, and other glossary shops along with you'll see the large apple farm near Namrung. Overnight stay at this beautiful Namrung village. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,630 m

Our trek starts after breakfast. The trail goes through Gurung villages and in the dense forest to Sho village. It is an exciting and interesting trek where possible to hear the roaring of deer and birds in the deep jungle. Onward from Sho, the trail is gentle up in the middle of the apple orchard and old-style mountain villages. 

You will have a close Mountain View from Sho village then pass Lho village and also stop at Ribum monastery. The trail ahead to Shyala is slightly climbing up into the pine forest to Shyala village. Around 10 basic guest houses are available plus gorgeous sights of panoramic mountain views.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,410 m

This day is the short day of the entire trek, as you start a day a little bit late as compared to other days and start moving towards the Sama Gaun after a delicious breakfast. Walking on the picturesque view of Mt. Manaslu and other beautiful snow-capped mountains. Passing the rhododendron forest, alipine vegetetaion. You'll cross a big suspension bridge before touching the Sama valley. 

Once you enter the village, mountain views fade, however, the yak pastures and typical settlements will attract you. Sama Gaun is the principal village of the Nubri people which holds a large gompa, many shops, a health post, heliport, telephone/wifi access, etc.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time2 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,530 m

Today is acclimatization day at Sama, there are few options to spend a day around the Samagaon. We advise you to utilize your day with ascending a couple of hundreds more than sleeping elevation. Please kindly go through the below sentence for the details of a detour around Samagaun.
Tough Hike: Highly recommend the hike to Manaslu base camp (4820 m), also advice set off from the lodge with sufficient water/soft drinks as well as do not forget to pack an energy bar.
Manaslu base camp hike takes around 6/7 hours to and fro Sama. A path to the Manaslu base camp is steeply up on the sloppy mountains aside from the large Manaslu glacier. The Manaslu base camp route offers a breathtaking view of the panoramic mountain vista with a wider valley as well as a picturesque view of Birendra Lake.
Easy Hike: This easy hike takes you around the village, monastery, and Birendra lake.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude4,400 m

Today we follow along the Buri Gandaki river and as the valley widens we pass juniper and birch forests until reaching Kermo Kharka. There, the trail descends and passes a wooden bridge; we then reach Samdo after walking through the White Stone Kani. Today can be a bit windy and sometimes exposed but with stunning views.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,865 m

You’ll see an awesome sunrise view on the nearly massive peaks then the trek starts. The trek starts on yak pasture with semi-mountains landscapes. After crossing a suspension bridge and short ascends take us to a junction known as Larkya Bazaar which used to be a trade center between Tibetan people and local people. The trek continues climbing- up with an exceptional view of Giant Mountain and the north side of Mt. Manaslu to Dharamsala.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,460 m

Today is one of the tough, challenging, and exciting days in entire your Manaslu Tsum valley trek. As it is a hard day, we need to start the trek early morning from Dharamsala. The trails ascend on an off-beaten track with a view of the high Himalayas with a deep valley. As you ascend higher the Himalayan view gets closer and closer to us. The trail continues, passing stunning frozen lakes at bottom of the mountains and the trail became tougher as we came close to the summits of Larkya La Pass because rapidly gaining of altitude in a short period. The summit is located at the ridge between the base of two massive giant peaks and it is decorated with a multi-color of Tibetan flags. After spending some time at Larkya Pass and taking photographs, trek on down with the superb view of mountains, lakes, and huge glaciers. The trail is often slippery from summits to the bottom but more slippery in springs. As we trek descending, we back to lush and green at Bimthang. Bimthang is located at the base of the massive Himalayas and it offers awesome sunrise and sunrise view of the Himalayas.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,106 m

Our trek drops down after passing through the meadows to the Dudh Khola river where we cross it via a wooden bridge. We then descend further into rhododendron and pine forests before climbing to a ridge decorated with prayer flags. We then drop again to the riverbank at Gho, where the trail crosses rice fields, rhododendron, and oak forests before reaching Tilje. You can take a jeep or walk an hour to reach Dharapani.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,970 m

 We jump on the jeep from Dharapani, a scenic drive that offers picturesque sights of a thundering waterfall, deep gorge and villages then pass the rice terrace to Besisahar. It would be like a 3-hour drive to reach Besi Sahar. Relax and enjoy the time in Besisahar. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude900 m

Early morning, we took the nice tourist bus to come back to Kathmandu. It would be like a 6-hour scenic and pleasant drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today. We will transfer you to International Airport for your final departure. Please note that you have to be at the airport before 3 hours of flight time. 

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan (Kumari Boutique Hotel)
  • Kathmandu city excursion in private vehicles with a professional city tour  
  • Best available teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All the ground transportation ( Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Private Jeep, Dharapani to Besi Sahar in Private Jeep, and Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus)
  • Full board meal ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali kitchen with a cultural performance
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trekking guide for the entire trek 
  • Experience porter ( one porter for two clients)
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation for the entire trek 
  • A trekking/Duffel bag will be provided ( to be returned at the end of the trip)
  • Footprint Adventure t-shirt, trip completion certificate, trekking map from the company side 
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork (Special permit, MCAP, ACAP, and Tims Card)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes along with company service charge 
  • Nepalese visa fee. Details of visa fees in Nepal, here 
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance, emergency transfer, and medical expenses 
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Things that are not mentioned in included list 

Dates & Price

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateSeptember 20, 2022 - October 05, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1780
dateSeptember 25, 2022 - October 10, 2022StatusGuaranteedpriceUS$1780
dateSeptember 30, 2022 - October 15, 2022StatusAvailablepriceUS$1780

Additional Info

High Altitute Sickness-
Manaslu Trekking  would be life time memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend to do this trekking. While you are going toward the high place, you may have high altitude problem so  you  drink lot of liquid, Ginger soup  good for high altitude, we will recommend diamox medicine for high altitude. If you have other serious problem you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help to you for your treatment. If you haven medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be cover by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go this trekking.


Trekking Grade -
Manaslu Trekking  is pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so, it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-6 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.


Weather-
The Manaslu Trekking  best season  start  from mid September till November end and from the beginning of March until end of May. The morning time  usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.


Food-
We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation-
Manaslu Trekking  start your transfort from your Kathmandu airport  to Hotel then Kathmandu Hotel to Aarughat and  Beshisahar to kathmandu by jeep or by public bus.

Telephone and Internet-
There is few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and internet cost would be extra.

Electricity-
Most of the lodges/ guest house take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the Langtang Region. There is electricity or solar power where you can re- charges your camera batteries,laptop, mobile etc. that cost you need to pay extra.

Drinking Water-
The bottle water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage -
In Kathmandu you will get 4 to 5 star  standard Hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attach bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew-
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide  and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipments-
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money for extra equipment and clothing before your trip. Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekkking Days-
The time schedule is very important for enjoy trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk .  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customise Itinerary-
As per your time schedule if there is not suitable date for trekking departure from kathmandu so place mention your suitable time and date then we will organized your great trip to Manaslu Trekking.

Trip Extensions-
In addition to Manaslu Trekking , we can organize  trip to Annapurna, Everest, Manasalu, Mustang  trekking, Mountain Flight , the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ) ,home stay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour ,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time limit.

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