Manaslu Circuit Trek is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Although Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered a challenging trek, exploring the remote Manaslu Valley is a reward in itself. Discover the real Nepal and get familiar with the natural and cultural richness. Both- clockwise and anti-clockwise route is popular for Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Walk along the remote lands of Budhi Gandaki and Dudhkhola valleys takes us across the Larkya La Pass that lies at 5135m altitude. Magnificient views of Mountain, Kangurung Himlung Mountain, Annapurna II, and Cheo Mountain. Walking with those mountains through thin settlements of the various ethnic group are the basic attractions of Manaslu Trek, Trekking in Nepal, Since Larkya La exists in the shadow of Manaslu, Larkya Peak is covered in snow for most of the time.
Opened for trekking in 1992, Manaslu Trek is a newly opened and controlled area trekking. Heading north of Gorkha, Manaslu Circuit trekking route continues through Budhi Gandaki River to Larkya La Pass. Manaslu Round Trekking is a complete package that allows a participant to discover the unique culture, wildlife and mountain views of remote Nepal. The Strong physical condition is expected for Round Manaslu trekking. Himalayan Nepal Trek organizes Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary as 17-days package. After taking a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and walk through Sotikhola to Philip. Enter Manaslu Valley and reach Samagaon before climbing Larkya La Pass to descend to Syange. Make it to Besisahar and return to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival TIA (1310m) welcome by Himalayan Nepal Trek staff then Transfer to hotel on BB plan
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath, Patan, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath etc stay overnight at star label Hotel on BB plan
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (525m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (620m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 05: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 07: Jagat to Deng (1920m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 08: Deng to Namrung (2700m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 09: Namrung to Lho (3180m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 10: Lho to Sama Gaun (3530m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun, hike to Manaslu Base Camp and return back stay overnight at Lodge
Day 12: Sama Gaon to Samdo (3780m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 13: Samdo to Dharamsala (4480m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 14: Dharamsala to Bhimthang (3700m) via Larkya La Pass (5100m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 15: Bhimthang to Dharapani (1800m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu(1,310m) evening farewell dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant stay at star label hotel on BB plan
Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport, Transfer to hotel (B.B.)
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will proceed through custom and visa formalities and then representative from Himalayan Nepal Trek Pvt. Ltd. will receive you. You will be transferred to the luxurious hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast plan. You will get briefing regarding your trek package and then enjoy the delicious meal before spending your night in a hotel.
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Early in the morning, you will be provided with half day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour during which you will visit UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath including the holy Narayanthan Temple which is also known as Budhanilkantha Temple. Located in a tranquil atmosphere, you can witness the giant form of Lord Vishnu reclining in a snake bed at the middle of lake in Budhanilkantha.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (525m)
6-7 hrs of drive will take us to Arughat. The road continues through Prithvi Highway for the first part before splitting from the Highway for Arughat. The pleasant Bazaar exists at the foothill of Manaslu. Along with being the largest settlement in Manaslu valley, Arughat is also the major junction for connecting it with different corners of Nepal. We will head north and prepare our camp at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River.
Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (620m)
Follow the levelled path along Budhigandaki River and pass through small villages and green hills. Move in and out of Santa Bazaar, Arkhel and Keurinipani to Sotikhola. Enjoy the scenic view of Ganesh Mountain from most of the points. Stay overnight at Soti Khola.
Day 05: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)
Follow the meandering trail through forest and green valleys and pass through Khursani Bari, Labubesi and Khanibesi villages to arrive at the bank of Budhigandaki River. Move to Machhakhola settlement for overnight stay.
Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m)
Leave Machha Khola and walk along the steep narrow trail through Machha Khola to reach Tatopani which is a natural hot spring. Traverse the verdant forest to reach Doban. Crossing the bridge at Lauri, we will reach Jagat where we will stay overnight.
Day 07: Jagat to Philim (1590m)
Leaving Jagat early in the morning, we will choose the ascending trail to arrive at the top of ridge that endows gratifying views of Manaslu Mountain and surrounding. Cross the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River to arrive at Philim. The scenic village of Philim is inhabited by the Gurungs.
Day 08: Philim to Deng (1920m)
Brief walk from Philim will take us to Ekle Bhatti. Walking further, we will reach Lokpa which is the first village of Tsum Valley. Walking further, we will arrive at a junction. One trail leads us to Tsum Valley while the other continues to Larkya la pass. Cross Phewa khola and take ascending trail to Deng.
Day 09: Deng to Namrung (2700m)
Leaving Deng, we will take brief walk to Ranagaon from where the trail escalates uphill to Bihi Phedi. Choose the lowering trail to Bihi Phedi and continue walking along the bank of Budhigandaki River to Ghap. From Ghap, choose the ascending trail to Namrung. The trail offers view of Sringi Mountain and Himalchuli Mountain.
Day 10: Namrung to Lho (3180m)
Follow the scenic trail with views of Rupinala pass, Manaslu Mountain, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing pea and other peaks and mountains and pass through few monasteries to reach Lho village where we will have overnight stay.
Day 11: Lho to Sama Gaun (3530m)
Brief walk of mere 3hrs is enough to take us from Lho to Sama Gaon via Sanagaon. Samagaon village offers panoramic mountain views. A day of rest at Samagaon is recommended.
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun, hike to Manasulu Base Camp and return
This is a rest day. We can either take side trip to Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Kunda. Base Camp of Manaslu allows unobstructed views of Samdo, Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal and Manaslu glacier. Birendra Kunda is an ice lake located near to Manaslu Base Camp.
Day 13: Sama Gaon to Samdo (3780m)
Leave Samagaon and descend through the maniwall and chorten to Budhi Gandaki River. Move through the windy valley. Samdo is the last village in Manaslu village. Get views of Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chuli and Manaslu glacier. Stay overnight in camp.
Day 14: Samdo to Dharamsala (4480m)
Leave Samdo village and take 4hrs of trek to Dharmasala. The trail continues along Budhigandaki River to Dharmasala. Stay overnight at Dharmasala.
Day 15: Dharmasala to Bhimthang (3700m) via Larkya La Pass (5100m)
Leaving Dharmasala early in the morning, we will reach the base of Larkya La Pass. 2hrs of difficult climb will take us to the summit of Larkya La Pass. Enjoy the views of Himlung Mountain, Annapurna II Mountain, kangurung and Cheo Mountain. Lower down to Bhimtang. Bhimtang allows views of Lamjung and Manaslu Mountains.
Day 16: Bhimthang to Dharapani (1800m)
After taking breakfast, we will descend to Surke River. Choosing the escalating trail through pine forest, we will reach Dudhkoshi River. Walking further, we will move in and out of Dharapani and proceed through Gho village to Dharapani for overnight stay.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
Brief walk from Syange through Bulbule and Khudi villages will take us to Besisahar which is the district headquarters of Lamjung. From Besisahar, we will return to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Departure
After last minute preparation, you will be accompanied to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before the scheduled flight. Safe Journey!!!
The representative will be there outside the Terminal Hall with Himalayan Nepal Trek logo along with your name thereon. You’ll then be transferred to your hotel.
We use a mix of native buses and taxis, non-public mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and generally land cruisers for journeys into the mountains. The selection of auto will depend upon the scale of your group.
We book a hotel as per your preference but basically, we use 3* standard rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara. We serve you twin sharing rooms and King bed for a couple. We use Lodges throughout the trek with twin bed room and sharing.
Safety is our first priority; our team puts best effort to minimize the risk. We take care of any emergency that may occur within the path. First aid kit, oxygen bag and eventually emergency rescue via chopper are always ready just in case of an emergency. Besides we manage threat with rest days and our staffs will be there to advise you.
Weather condition may invite the requirement of some equipment like crampons, trekking poles, raincoat etc. So, we tend to request you to carry only need types of equipment. Down jacket, trouser Ti-shirt, boot, knife, walking steak, lightweight bag, sunglass, gloves, suns cream, warm socks, head light, wind proof jacket etc.
Common to experience some discomfort before you become absolutely acclimatized to the altitude. Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately matched. No previous experience is needed. Some cardiovascular physical fitness programs like regular walking, running, swimming and hiking are necessary to increase the performance. Participants with pre-existing medical condition or diseases should look for a medical recommendation before considering a trek.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is enclosed. Continental, Nepali and Sherpa food from the menu.
Hot shower is available during the trek at your own expense about $5
Electricity will not always be available, particularly in additional remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you.
During the trek, it’s not possible to get a connection every where but there are certain places throughout the trek wherever you get the surplus over internet and telecommunication. We offer you satellite phone as per your preference. You can use our guide cell phone to communicate if you don't have your own number, they welcome you anytime.
You can rely on credit cards in Cities however once we tend to begin trek we solely use the cash. Ensure that you just take spare Nepalese rupees. Dollars, Euros, and Pounds will be accepted.
15 to 20 US$ every day will be enough to shop for bottles of water, chocolates, gifts and more.
You can buy bottle of water on a trek otherwise you can bring purifying tablets and filter to avoid extra expenses of day
You can leave you stuffs in Katmandu with Himalayan Nepal Trek with out any extra charge.
A valid Passport
Passport size photos for trekking permits
Copy of Travel insurance if you've got
Emergency contact numbers for family contacts.
Visa fees are:
US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entries that are collectible solely in USD money. The maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek.
Our company ensures all of our trekking staff: Guides, Cooks, Sherpa’s and Porters.
15kg of baggage per person and porter carries 30Kg. you need to carry a small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, windproof jacket, glass and sun cream and rain clothing etc.
We cannot predict the atmospheric condition in the Himalayas, weather pattern keeps on changing through the day. Nights are very cold and days are higher primarily trekking in Nepal we tend to recommend during March-May and September- Gregorian calendar month. March – could that is spring season is extremely counseled, the weather is clean and favorable, we will see flowers like a shrub and a lot of Beside mountain chain Kingdom of Nepal trek welcomes you anytime.
10 participants in a group – free trekking packages for one leader.
18 participants in a group – free trekking package for 2 persons.
27 participants in a group – free trekking packages for 3 persons.
Definitely, need a rest day to bring back our strength and maintain latitude adoption in the Himalayas.
We recommend you the following tours just before or after the trek. Tours are basically for few days to relax and jump around the cities to get closer look towards the culture and lifestyle of Nepal. All the following packages contain the cultural show which is very interesting and memorable.
Manaslu with mountain bikes - 14 days:
About Himalayan Nepal trek:
We used Gopal and his company to take care of permits ahead of departure, organize transportation and get a guide/porter for our trip since that is mandatory in the Manaslu region. We picked the company since their prices are better than a lot of the other companies, and Gopal did a good job at replying to our e-mails and answering our questions in the planning process. Our guide/porter was friendly and helpful, but was not acting the way you want a guide to do a lot of times, as he was mostly doing his own thing. Communicating with the guide was often difficult.
Mountain biking the Manaslu circuit in the monsoon season:
A could write a lot about our trip but I will sum it up with a few words:
Manaslu is great, it did not rain too much, some biking and some carrying, landslides, hard work, but good fun and hardly any tourists around.
If you have any questions about our trip or want to see pictures then feel free to e-mail me at us_kalle(at)yahoo.com