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Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Trip code
Package name Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Duration 16
Max. elevation 5200 m
Level Difficult
Transportation vehicle 
Accomodation Hotel, local lodges 
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at
Trip route
Cost USD 1,150 per person



Nepal is the ultimate destination for trekkers from around the world. For passionate travelers, Nepal is a treasure to explore. The amazing mixture of lifestyles of the varied communities, flora, fauna, landscapes, and mountains make it a unique experience. The trekking trails in various parts of the country help you explore the naturally inbuilt structures here. Traveling to Nepal truly, therefore, is a dream come true.
Among all the trekking trails here, the Manaslu circuit trek is a trail where not many people have put their steps on. This amazing area is bordered by the raging white water River BudhiGandaki to the east and by the beautiful Marshyangdi River to the west. Though the exciting route of Manaslu trek with the World's eighth highest peak, Manaslu (8,163 m) was officially opened to trekkers in 1991, this trail is less visited. The trek at Manaslu region starts at the elevation of 1000 m and reaches up to the altitude of 5200 m which is why a trekker gets the best opportunity to witness the wide range of flora typical of the mid-hills and the alpine regions of Nepal. Manaslu region is encircled by the eight highest mountains of the world. The trail reaches close to the Chinese border and is able to give the trekker an idea of the intact tradition and culture in the high and lowlands of the region. The trek starts from Gorkha, continues over Larkya La Pass down to Marshyangdi River, and ends at Besisahar, Lamjung.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Our airport representative will receive you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer you to your hotel. Depending upon the time of your arrival, the pre-trip meeting will be hosted either on the first day or the first hour of the second day. During the evening, you will be taken for a welcome dinner. Overnight at a Hotel. Welcome dinner included. 

Day 2 : Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

After your morning breakfast, you will be received by your guide for the sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley.The sites you will be taken for are:

Boudhanath Stupa: Situated on the northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, this is another holy place for Buddhists. The dome, mandala, pinnacle, umbrella and the whole Stupa itself is a true work of art and beauty. Recently renovated Stupa post-earthquake gives serenity in the crowded city. Overnight at hotel.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Bhaktapur was the capital of Nepal during the great Malla Kingdom. Bhaktapur has the best-preserved palace courtyards and old city center in Nepal and is listed as a world heritage site of UNESCO for its rich culture, temples, and wood, metal and stone artworks. You will be taken to the attraction sites such as Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nyatapola Temple, BhairabNath Temple, Dattatreya Temple. (B)

Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (530m) -8 hrs.

After the morning breakfast, we leave for SotiKhola which is the starting point of our trek. We travel for 3 hours on a good road until DhadingBesi. From DhadingBesi it is a 5 hour drive on a bumpy road to SotiKhola.

Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 4 : Trek from SotiKhola to MachhaKhola (890m) -6 hrs.

The morning breakfast makes us ready for the trek of 6 hours this day. The trail to MachhaKhola is full of ascents and descends time and again. You can see the typical Nepali villages and their lifestyle along the way. We also come across many beautiful waterfalls along the way. After walking for around 6 hours, you reach MachhaKhola.Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included.

Day 5 : Trek from MachhaKhola to Jagat (1350m)- 6-7 hrs.

After the morning breakfast, we head back to the trail. We cross MachhaKhola and KhrolaBesi. After many ascends and descends arrives a hotspring called Tatopani. From here, we climb a ridge and cross a suspension bridge below which flows the BudhiGandaki River. The trail from here follows a forest reaching Dovan and stair cases which leads to a beautiful place called as TharoBharyang. We climb a ridge from here, trek along the BudhiGandaki River and finally reach Jagat after walking for almost 6 to 7 hours.Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 6 : Trek to Deng (1,860 m) – 7 hrs.

The trek begins with the morning climb on the ridge to Salleri and the descend to Sirdibas. We walk past the villages of Ghattekulo and Philim. The trail takes through the suspension bridges, the ascents and descents, the stair cases, grassy slopes, ridges, the banks of BudhiGandaki and many more. After walking for around 7 hours, the trail widens into the valley and the bamboo forests to Deng Khola. We cross the river and finally reach the small Deng village.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 7 : Trek to Namrung (2,630 m) – 8 hrs.

Today the trek is quite lengthy and more exhausting than the other days. The trail today passes through forests and amazing fields of flowering mustard. We cross the BudhiGandakiRiver many times this day and walk across several Gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream and enters into a dense forest. Further walking, there is a steep climb we need to make to reach the destination for today. After 8 hours of total walk we finally reach Namrung. 

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 8 : Trek to Samagaon (3,530 m) – 7 hrs.

We wake up early morning to have the best view of Siring and Ganesh Himal and start walking across the Hinan River originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike Peak, Manaslu North (7,774 m) and Manaslu (8,150 m) are visible from here. After some hours of walking, we reach LhoGaon, a beautiful village with a nice view of Mt. Manaslu. On the top of the hill, we can have a look around the Buddhist monastery RibungGompa. We continue our walk and finally reach Samagaon, our destination for today after walking for 7 hours.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 9 : Exploration Day at Samagaon (3,530m) – 7 to 8 hrs.

We spend our day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. The day can be utilized for exploration of the village. We can get acquainted with the Sherpa culture, the dress, ornaments etc. We can either visit PungyenGompa and glacial Lake Birendra Tal (4-5 hours) or we can take a walk to Manaslu Base Camp and return back to the village. (7-8 hours). Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 10 : Trek to Samdo (3,860 m) – 5 hrs.

The morning time takes us for a descend to the BudhiGandaki River and a climb up the terraced hill on the opposite bank of the River. From a stone arch along the way, we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we can see the village of a most remote permanent settlement – Samdo.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11 : Trek to Dharmashala (4,460 m) – 4 hrs.

The trail today is somewhat similar to the trail from Samagaun to Samdo. We cross two streams and witness Larkya Glacier which is why Dharmashalaisalso known as LarkyaPhedi. At Dharmashala, there is a small stone guest house where we will be residing for tonightOvernight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 12 : Trek via Larkya La Pass (5,160 m) to Bimthang (3,720 m) – 8 hrs.

The morning climb takes us towards a beautiful hill Cho Dada from where we take a steep ascent to the Larkya-La Pass which is fully covered with snow. The Hi HimlungHimal (7,126 m), CheoHimal (6,820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981 m) and the Annapurna II (7,937 m) can easily be seen from the pass. We wald down the pastures, descend down, walk through the moraines and reach Bimthang.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 13 : Trek to Tilije (2,300 m) – 7 hrs.

The route gets easier today comparatively. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La Pass and descend through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilije. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 14 : Trek to Tal (1,430 m) – 6 hrs.

The trail today is stone paved until we reach the villages with the denser populations on our way to Tal. We walk past the Thonje village and head towards Dharapani. From this point, we enter the Annapurna Circuit section. The trail goes through several streams and fields of wheat. We walk across some mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. We cross a suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi River and arrive at Tal.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 15 : Drive from Tal to Besisahar (760 m) - to Kathmand:9 hours

We get into a jeep from Tal to head on to Besisahar. The road from Tal is bumpy for a few hours until we reach Besisahar. After lunch at Besisahar, we return back to Kathmandu. This will be a long day as the total journey will be more than 8-9 hours. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 16 : Transfer to the International Airport for departure

This is your last day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you will be fetched by our guide; 3 hours prior to your flight time and drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure.

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