Manaslu Circuit Trekking
15 Days 14 Nights
Kathmandu Besi Sahar Manaslu Circuit
2 Min. Pax
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
ACCOMODATIONTea House, Home stay, Lodge
BEST TIMESpring Autumn
The Manaslu trek is one of the mind-blowing treks in Nepal. This trek brings you towards the panoramic view of Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, and the Manaslu Conservation Area. This trek tends to be less explored due to its off-the-beaten path. This place is also somewhat hidden but the trail is regarded to be the old one that follows an ancient salt trading road along the Budhi Gandaki river. In comparison to a visit to Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp, this trek is less crowded but still very popular because of its tranquil surroundings. It is regarded to be the best trek in the country which gives insights into the colorful cultures and magical valleys against the backdrop of classic Himalayan peaks.
Ten peaks of over 6500m are visible which gives immense pleasure to the visitors. For the large sections of the circuit, Manaslu is seen very closely. Moreover, walking from the lush subtropical to the steep river gorge, alpine meadows, and rocky moraine made by glaciers is another prettiest part of this trek. Trekking to this pristine place gives a chance to visit remote Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist villages, Buddhist shrines, architecture, culture, and traditions. Having amazing cultural experiences with the Tibetan and Mountain people gives deeper insights into their lifestyle and their traditions.
This trek begins from the Arughat Bazar in the Budhi Gandaki Valley which takes around 8 to 10hours from Kathmandu. The highest point of this trek is taken to be Larkya La Pass which is considered to be the most amazing pass crossing the Himalayas. The other attractions of this place are cliffs and raging waterfalls, lush forest of bamboo and rhododendron, beautiful hillsides with small villages, the rocky high altitudes made by the glaciers. Visitors get the chance to discover the diverse ecosystem throughout the trail.
Panoramic mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Siringi Himal, Mount Manaslu, Lamjung Himal attract the eyes of the visitors and this trek is gaining its popularity these days.
We will arrive in Kathmandu and do some sightseeing.
Our first day of the trip starts from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, we will either take a bus or a private jeep and drive through Arughat to Soti Khola which will approximately take 7-8 hours of drive from Kathmandu.
After having early morning breakfast we will start our trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola. We will follow the trail with the view of Budhi Gandaki from suspension bridges, tiny hamlets, terraced fields, and waterfalls. It will take around 5- 6 hours to reach Machha Khola from Soti Khola.
We will start our trek after having an early morning breakfast and head towards the Jagat crossing the Gurung village of Khorla Besi, Tato paani, Dobhan, Yuru Khola along Budhi gandaki village and it will take around 5 to 6 hours of walk to reach Jagat.
After staying at Jagat for the night, our journey starts towards Deng. The journey leads you to climb a rocky ridge with a spectacular view of Siringi HImal. We will be passing through the beautiful terraced fields of maize, potato and millet. It will approximately take 6 to 7 hours of walking to reach Deng or Dyang from Jagat.
Early morning breakfast at Deng we will start heading towards Namrung. We will cross the Budhi Gandaki river and climb up to the bridge where you will climb a bit further to join a trail from Bhi. Even though there are other trails to reach Namrung we will take a trail through Prok which has a beautiful vantage point of the snow capped Siringi Himal and finally reach
You can go for the village tour after having breakfast for a good viewpoint of Siring , Ganesh Himal, and also mount Himal Chuli to the south. And once on the trail you will first climb steadily and pass through forests to reach Lihi, a fine village with many stupas and barley terrace and you will pass through the villages of Sho, Lho and Shyala before reaching Sama Village walking for 6 top 7 hours with a spectacular view of Manaslu from Lho and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa.
Today will be the rest day, you can explore the Sama Gaun today. Three are places like Birendra Taal (lake), Buddhist monasteries, Sama Gaun, a big Tibetan culture community and a side trip to Pun Gyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp. Overnight stay at Sama Gaun.
After having an early morning breakfast we'll start our trek from Samaguan to Samdo. First we will descend to Budhi Gandaki river and follow the path through Juniper and birch forest in Kermo Kharka. Drop down and cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and then climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river and reach Samdo village walking approximately for 4 hours.
After having breakfast at Samdo we will pass the Larke bazar and descend to the Budhi Gandaki river. You will cross the wooden bridge and begin walking upward, crossing two streams while witnessing the Larkya Glacier and climb up again to Dharamsala through Larke Phedi and you will eventually reach by walking for 4 to 5 hours.
It’s a long day's trek today. So after having a heavy breakfast we will start our trek today which will be towards Bimthang via Larke Pass with an outstanding view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal and the massive Annapurna II. So today’s trek will be approximately 7 to 9 hours.
So we will start our trek from Bimthang after having early morning breakfast. Our trail follows the forest of pink, red and white rhododendron forests amongst the huge Pines and the stunning view of the back of Mt. Manaslu. We will be crossing the Gurung Goa and finally reach Tiliche after walking for 4 to 5 hours.
Jagat is a point where the Annapurna CIrcuit Trek meets, Dharapani is a place where you have to check out from our Manaslu Circuit Trekking. To reach Jagat it takes around 6 to 7 hours of walking from Tiliche. Overnight stay at Jagat.
Today we will be returning to Besi Sshar via Bus of Jeep and again we will drive back to Pokhara.
We will either take a drive or take flight and get back to Kathmandu.
- First aid
- Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porters
- Necessary insurance for a guide
- Sharing twin/double bedrooms in 3-star hotels or tea house lodges
- All applicable tax, vat and office service charge
- All necessary trekking permits and governmental documents
- 3 meals during a trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Local licensed friendly trekking guide
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porters
- Tips for guide and porters
- Laundry, phone calls, internet charges
- Personal trekking equipment
- Travel insurance, Nepal tourist visa fees, personal items, and expenses
- Bar drinks and beverages including mineral water
- Fees and entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Airport shuttles, lodging, and meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast
Usually the trek can be completed within 14 or 15 days but if you are willing to stay in Nepal then the trek can be extended according to your will.
The trek is moderately hard. But it would be better if you are physically fit and have previous experience in trekking as Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the difficult and challenging treks of Himalayan region of Nepal.
So most of the accommodations are tree houses or homestay.
Only in a few places of the trek, hot showers and Wi-Fi are available.
To book a trek, you can kindly either book through the website’s booking engine or contact us directly or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no banks or atm or money exchange to the higher points of the trek. If you want to carry extra cash for extra expenses then you can either withdraw or change from Kathmandu.
You may choose according to your convenience, you may either bank transfer, credit card, western union, or other options.
No, there are no flights operations in this region.
Since the region is very remote, it is quite hard to find mineral water in the higher points of the region but you can use water purifiers or water purifying tablets.