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Manaslu 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 through the untouched Budhi Gandaki and Dudhkhola valleys and reach the pinnacle of Larkya La Pass that lies at 5135m altitude. An obstructed views of Himlung Mountain, Annapurna II Mountain, kangurung and Cheo Mountain makes this tiring climb worth trying. Since Larkya La exists in the shadow of Manaslu, Larkya La 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. Strong physical condition is expected for Round Manaslu trekking.
Himalayan Nepal Trek organizes Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary as 20-days package.  After taking sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and walk through Sotikhola to Philim. Enter Manaslu Valley and reach Samagaon before climbing Larkya La Pass to descend to Syange. Make it to Besisahar and return to Kathmandu.  

20 Days Outline Itinerary Manaslu Circuit Trek
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, Bhaktapur, 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 Manasulu 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:  Dharmasala to Bhimthang (3700m) via Larkya La Pass (5100m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 15:  Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 16:  Tilje to Jagat or Syange (1100m) 5/6  hrs stay at Lodge
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu(1,310m) stay at star label hotel on BB plan
Day 18: Free day at Kathmandu, farewell dinner in typical Nepali cultural resturant  in  the evening.
Day 19:  Departure from kathmandu to your onward destinatin

Though there is no particular season as all the season are favorable for trekking to Nepal. We would suggest during atom season it would be best to travel between end of September to end of November and during spring beginning of January to April last week. Beside himalayan Nepal trek welcomes you anytime.
Accommodation is most in hospitality industry; especially during trek, accommodation plays an vital role to make the trip flexible. We Himalayan Nepal Trek being part of Hospitality industry we regard our guest as a part of Family and provide them with comfort. Therefore, we provide star level hotel in Katmandu. We respect the choice of our guest and provide service, which facilitates them. During trek though we cannot find star level hotels our guest will have beautiful lodges with twin sharing bed and also can find attach WC(bathroom) but then lodges will charge extra for it. Lodges will have wooden parketing system for making ambience warm. Overall accommodation to Everest Region trek is comfortable.
There is quotation “one cannot think well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” that is why Himalayan Nepal Focus on providing guest with best quality food. In kathmandu there can be found verities of food as there are many Chinese and continental restaurants.Beside in Thamail and Durbarmarg guest can enjoy food like Korean cuisine, Thai, Japanese, and Italian and last but not the least Nepali Dal Bhat and it goes same during trek too.
We have more then 150 staffs working together to bound our company we work together to achieve our goal. We have experienced trekking, peak climbing, expedition guides and hardworking porters, assistant guides, cook who works hard for the success of our guest’s destination.
Equipment plays vital role during trek. Without equipment, a successful trek cannot be imagined so we request our guest to carry only need able equipments, which will be carried by our potential porters. Equipments include down jacket, trouser Ti-shirt, boot, knife, walking steak, light sleeping bag, sunglass, gloves, suns cream, warm socks, head light, wind proof jacket etc. we provide our staff with their need able equipments for more information visit

Prevention is better than cure this is most famous quotation and Himalayan Nepal Trek follows it with all heart. Guest is our responsibility and we work hard to fulfill our responsibility.we take first aid kit, oxygen bag and we make emergency rescue helicopter ready in case of an emmergency.we focus on acclimatization days so that we can prevent our guest from altitude sickness. We also provide Gamow bag and satellite phone in case of Need.
Environment is where we live we care about the place we stay then why not to the place we trek. Himalayan Nepal Trek focused on keeping environment clean we practice the quotation just leave your foot prints behind. We also take part in KEP Kathmandu Environmental Education and suggest our guest to protect our environment and stop global warming.
Helping Hands are holier then praying lips. Profit orientation is not only our priority we do help the children from different places in Nepal through our profit because education leads to enlightens we help orphans and differently able people to meet their need.We are engaged in volunteering which can be also helpful to people in rural area.
Days in itinerary are always flexible. The service we provide will be according to guest desire so guest has any query can question us without hesitation. Trekking in Himalayas are always challenging there might be unexpected health problem or natural challenges In such case guest are requested to co-operate their guides.
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 Tilje (2300m)
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 Tilje village for overnight stay.

Day 17: Tilje to Jagat or Syange (1100m)
Leave Tilje village and lower down to Jagat via Marshyangdi valley. Arriving at Syange, we will cross Marshyangdi River and walk through Ghermu to the meadow. From Ghermu, take the ascending trail to Bahundanda and reach Nagdi. Brief walk from Ngadi will take us to Syange.

Day 18: 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 19: Free day at Kathmandu, farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture in evening
You can spend the day on your own. Go for shopping in Thamel or you can also choose any of the day tour packages. Farewell dinner will be served in the evening with typical Nepali culture.

Day 20: Departure
After last minute preparation, you will be accompanied to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before the scheduled flight. Safe Journey!!!
Start Date End Date Availability Price  
Cost includes:
Airport Pick up & drops
All ground Transportation
3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch Dinner) including Tea or coffee
Accommodation on Guest House ( Lodge ) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type.
Accommodation star label hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
Experience Guide language guest per demand  
Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest) porter will carry 20/25 KG
All Government local Taxes
ACAP ( Annapurna conservation area project) fee
(TIMS)Trekkers  Information Management System fee
First Aid kit above 6 person
Manasalu National park fee
Guide and porter salary
Guide & Porter insurance during the trekking and extra services according to the guest per demand.
Cost excludes:
Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
Tips and Gratuities.
Any entry fee temple, monastery, museum 

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 20 Days
Accomodation: Lodge and Hotel
Altitude Height : 5100 M.
Seasons : October- November and March- April
Type: Classic
Activities : Trekking
No. of Pax : 2 to above
Maximum Access : 15 kg per person
Starts From : Arughat
Ends at : Syange

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