Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Lodge/Tea house trek

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

5135m

Transportation

Jeep

Group Size

+2

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the most adventurous and least explored trekking areas in Nepal. It features high passes, rugged landscape, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and culturally rich Tibetan community.

Manaslu trekking trail approaches Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest peak in the world and rewards trekkers spectacular panorama of south face of Mt. Manaslu along with Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Cheo Himal, Shringi, Langpo, Saula, and Kang Guru.

The major highlight of this trek is the crossing of Larkya La pass (5106m) and walking through dense forests of rhododendron, pine and birch protected under Manaslu Conservation Area. The area is home to many endangered species such as Snow leopard, Brown bear, Wooly hare, Himalayan marmot, Tibetan snowcock and Chukor partridge.

This trek enters into barren landscape of trans-Himalyan region and reaches up to Samdo, the last village between Nepal and Tibet. You will have opportunity to explore age-old culture and lifestyle of Tibetan communities in Tsum, Nupri and Samdo villages and visit ancient monasteries. Manaslu trek is also called Manaslu Circuit trek as well as Manalu Base Camp trek.

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Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our office staff will greet you traditionally with flower garlands. You will then be transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
730

After breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, which takes about 7 hours. You will travel along paved roads up to Tari Besi, alongside the banks of the Khani Khola, Trishuli River, and Thopal Khola. The journey offers picturesque views of green hills, flowing streams, farming terraces, villages, small markets, and mountain views. From Tari Besi, continue on a gravel path, crossing the Ankhu Khola to reach Arughat Bazaar. Continue driving along the Budhi Gandaki River to Soti Khola. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
890

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola, which takes about 4.5 hours. The zigzag trail passes through forests, villages, streams, waterfalls, and green valleys until you reach Lapu Besi, a village mainly inhabited by Bhotia people. Continue trekking to Machha Khola, a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1350

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat, which takes about 6 hours. Cross the Machha Khola and head upstream to the tiny village of Khorla Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. After a challenging section, reach Doban and head towards Lauri. Cross the river on a suspension bridge and climb to the fields of Jagat. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1860

Trek from Jagat to Deng, which takes about 7 hours. Trek over a leveled path mostly through forests of pine and rhododendron. Cross a suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River before entering Philim, a large village inhabited mainly by Gurungs. Continue trekking from Philim to Deng, a village known for its agriculture. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2630

Trek from Deng to Namrung, which takes about 5 hours. Start on a leveled path, then climb through a forested hill to Namrung. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3180

Trek from Namrung to Lho Gaon, which takes about 4 hours. The trail offers great views of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing Peak, and other snow-capped peaks. The vegetation thins as you climb higher, with the trail dotted with Mani walls, Chortens, prayer flags, and monasteries. Enjoy panoramic views from Lho Gaon. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3520

Trek from Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon, which takes about 4 hours. Follow the right bank of the river, with constant views of Peak 29. Sama Gaon is a beautiful village inhabited by the Bhote community, popular as the entry point for the Mt. Manaslu expedition. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3520

Today is your rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaon. You can go for optional hike to Manaslu Base Camp (4400m) for excellent views of Samdo (Pang Phuchuli), Nagdichuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu Glacier, Manaslu Ice Fall, and Birendra Kunda, an ice lake near the base camp. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3875

Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo, which takes about 4 hours. The trail gently ascends through a desert path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just 4 kilometers away from Samdo, offering excellent views of Mt. Manaslu, Samdo, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu Glacier, and other peaks. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4460

Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi, which takes about 3 hours. The trail is rocky and challenging. Visit Larkya Bazaar, where seasonal fairs are held, before reaching Phedi. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5135

Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass, which takes about 8 hours. It is a long and challenging day with rocky trails and numerous ups and downs. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1963

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani, which takes about 8 hours. Descend into the valley of the Burdin Khola to the base camp of Manaslu on the west side. Enjoy excellent views of Manaslu and Annapurna II. Cross the bridge over Dudh Khola, follow the trail through a narrow valley to Karche, then to Tilje. After a 45-minute uphill trek, you cross a bridge over the Marshyangdi River to reach Dharapani. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1300

Trek from Dharapani to Jagat, which takes about 6 hours. The trail descends and then follows a leveled path along the Dudh Khola and Marshyangdi River. Pass through villages like Taal, where you can see an attractive waterfall. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Food
Breakfast & Lunch
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu, which takes about 7 hours. Enjoy a picturesque drive along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces, and colorful villages. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Elevation
1400

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

What Is Included ?

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 2 nights of hotel accommodation with breakfast at a 4-star hotel
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a live cultural performance at an authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening

 

b) Trekking 

  • One trekking guide
  • One porter for every 2 trekkers (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Accommodation in lodges during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, and trekking poles if required
  • Special trekking permit for the Manaslu area
  • Entry permits for Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Jagat to Kathmandu by private 4-WD jeep 
  • Meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment for the guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT, and service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services by helicopter. Travel insurance covering helicopter evacuation and medical treatment is required.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal expenses (telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, or any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

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