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Manaslu Circuit Trek – 17 Days

Manaslu region is one of the country’s best-hidden gems. The unique environment of the Manaslu region offers you  pristine natural beauty and biodiversity . The Manaslu Conservation Area is a protected reserve home to more than one hundred different species of flora and fauna, large mammals like the musk deer, Himalayan tahr, blue sheep, and notoriously elusive snow leopard are found in this region. Manasalu region is also known for its specular panoramic view of the  mountains, it’s easy to see why the Manaslu Trek is regarded as one of the best hikes in all of Nepal.

The Manaslu Trek takes you to an off-the-beaten path taking you through several villages inhabited by the region’s ethnic groups: Nubri, Tsum, and Gurung and Soti Khola, Samdo, and Namrung giving you an opportunity to experience the Himalayas. Most part of the trek you will be staying closely with the local of this village giving you the chance to get insight about the cultural practices of these ethenic groups.

Detail Itinerary

After, you arrive at the bustling capital city of Kathmandu. Where our representative will be waiting for your arrival. After you meet our representative he will be greeting you and transfer you to the hotel. As for today, there are no planned activities. You can enjoy your leisure time. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Walking Hour2 Hours Thamel Visit in the evening
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1,350m
  • Accommodation3 Star

Today our representative along with the tour guide will pick you up from your location from this point you officially start your tour of the valley starts as we head towards Pashupatinath temple, one of the important temples for Hindu followers which sits beside the holy Bagmati river. After you explore the Pashupatinath area you head towards Bhaktapur city. After reaching the Bhaktapur durbar square which is also known as the Town of the Devotees full of ancient medieval arts, architecture, culture, and lifestyle, you will first visit the Nyatapola temple and many other landmarks and monuments. After visiting the palace center, we get to the pottery section of the square where you will see the traditional way of making potteries. The city of Patan is also known as The City of Fine Arts as it has many ancient places, temples, and shrines, along with their exquisite cravings giving us and detailed insights about the history of Nepal and truly amazing art and architecture skills of Nepalese people. In Patan Durbar square we visit Krishna Mandir, Patan museum, and many other monuments, landmarks, shrines, etc. Then we head towards the famous stupa Boudhanath stupa which is also known as “the monkey temple” and one of the biggest stupa. After a long day, we head back towards our hotel.

  • Walking Hour2 Evening walk around city
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1,350m
  • Accommodation3 Star

Today after having our breakfast we take a drive to the town of Soti Khola. We will drive on the countryside road with beautiful landscapes, terraced fields, and forested hillsides. After we reach the settlement of Aarughat where we will be taking a short break and again hit the road towards Soti Khola. We will be spending the night at a local guesthouse.

  • Walking Hour7-8 Drive
  • MealsAll meal
  • Altitude710m
  • AccommodationGuest House/Local Lodge

Today we officially start our Manaslu trek as we head towards maccha Khola from soti Khola, the trail runs upstream alongside the Budhi Gandaki River. Gradually the trail ascends to a ridge offering us a fantastic view of the entire river valley. The trail takes us past green rice paddies and cascading waterfalls along a Gurung settlement known as Labubesi .before finally reaching Machha Khola. You’ll spend the night at a village guesthouse.

  • Walking Hour6-7 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude869m
  • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge

Today’s trail crosses many rives as we head towards Jagat. We will be leaving Machha Khola after breakfast, as we continue on the narrow trail taking us across the Tharo Khola. Then the trail takes us through the village of Khrolabesi before arriving at the Tatopani a natural hot spring where we will be spending some time to relax. Later as we continue our trek, along a forested ridge which leads us to a suspension bridge spanning across the Budhi Gandaki. After traversing this bridge and the path starts ascending as we cross to the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki before reaching the village of Jagat. Overnight stay in one of the guesthouses here in Jagat.

  • Walking Hour5-6 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude1340m
  • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge

After having early morning breakfast we leave the town of Jagat and head towards Deng; the trail starts ascending to the quaint village of Sirdibs with traditional stone-built homes. From here we can get a great view of the Sringi Himal range and the view of the highest peak of the range Chamar. After we spend some time admiring the view, we head towards the Budhi Gandaki and the trail crosses a long suspension bridge leading to Philim, a larger Gurung settlement surrounded by terraced fields. Further, as we continue on the trail we pass by waterfalls, Ekle Bhatti, and cross the Budhi Gandaki via a suspension bridge before we reach Deng we pass also by the village of Pewa and a small campsite before. Overnight in a comfortable guesthouse here.

  • Walking Hour8-9 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude2095m
  • AccommodationLocal Lodge/Guest House

Today the trail is steep yet takes us on an adventurous trek with a spectacular view and crosses the river. Further, as we continue on the trail passes through some small settlements, and along the way, we encounter Mani stones (prayer stones) carved into wayside rocks. After lunch, you’ll cross the Budhi Gandaki a few more times and follow the river to the village of Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.

  • Walking Hour7 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude2630m
  • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge

After having our breakfast at Namrung as we enjoy the splendid view of the Sringi Himal and Ganesh Himal. We continue our trek taking the trail which climbs steadily through the alpine forest to reach the village of Lho Gaun. Best known for its hilltop monastery, Ribung Gompa, Lho Gaun also offers extraordinary views of Manaslu and Ngadi Chuli (sometimes called Peak 29). From town, a small detour to the nearby Pungen Glacier will reward you with stunning up-close views of Manaslu. From where we get a stunning view of Manaslu North and Manaslu. Overnight at Lho Gham.

  • Walking Hour4-5 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude3180m
  • AccommodationGuest House/Lodge

Today Departing from Lho Gaun .we walk-on the trail taking us across the village of Shyala, a ridge before descending to Pungen Glacier. From here, the trail ascends until we reach the pastoral settlement of Samagaon Which is also regarded as the most beautiful village on the entirety of the Manaslu Circuit Trek by many travelers. The trail offers us a full view of Peaks and takes us to a side excursion of visiting Pungen to get a close-up view of Manaslu. Then the trail follows a lateral moraine of Pungen towards Samagaon. Overnight at Samagaon.

  • Walking Hour7 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude3520m
  • AccommodationLocal Guest House/Lodge

Today we will acclimatize at Samagaun as we have ascended to higher altitudes. Fortunately, there are some interesting places to visit at Samagaon like the Pungyen Gompa, Birendra Tal and if you want to, we can also visit the Manaslu Base Camp which is located at 4,750 meters. As we had to our destination we are offered an opportunity of getting an insight into the people living in that area. After spending some time in Manaslu base camp, we head back to the guesthouse to spend the night.

  • Walking Hour7 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude4998m
  • AccommodationLocal Guest House/Lodge

After having our breakfast, we continue our trek on the trail that crosses pasture areas and gradually starts ascending towards the valley. The Mountain views are also excellent on this part of the trail which offers us views of mountains like Manaslu. As we continue on the trail we reach Samdo (3860m), a Tibetan refugee village settlement located just a day’s walk from the Tibetan border. Overnight in Samdo. We will be spending the night in one of the guesthouses. Here, we can climb the hills behind Samdo from where it rewards as with mesmerizing views of the Himalayan peaks of Hiunchuli and Ngadi Chuli, among others.

  • Walking Hour4 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude3690m
  • AccommodationLocal Guest House/Lodge

After having our breakfast we head towards Dharmasala on the trail that takes us across a wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki and starts to ascend before we reach the seasonally active little community of Larkya Bazaar which is also an important center of trade and commerce between Tibet and Nepal. After passing through the village and the path a steadily climbs along the Sarka Khola valley, before arrival at Dharmasala. Also known as Larkya Phedi, Dharmasala consists of little more than a basic guesthouse and an assortment of campsites—but it also has a few interesting mani walls, and its views of Larkya Peak and Manaslu are hard to beat. After admiring the scenery, you’ll spend the night in the guesthouse here. Make sure to get lots of rest tonight; you’ll be reaching the highest point on the entire Manaslu Trek tomorrow. Today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

  • Walking Hour5-6 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude4450m
  • AccommodationLocal Guest House/Lodge

This morning, we will be crossing the high-altitude pass called Larkya La which is also known as one of the most magnificent vantage points throughout the journey. The trail begins ascending to a ridge, from where are offered great views over the valley, Larkya Peak and Cho Danda .further as we continue on the trail. As we continue to hike, we cross the moraines of Larkya Glacier. As we reach the pass, we are offered a breathtaking view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and Annapurna II. After we spend some time admiring this unbelievable landscape, we head toward Bimthang .the trail is steep taking us across moraines before reaching the village of Bhimphedi and also known as Bimthang. Overnight in a guesthouse.

  • Walking Hour8 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude5,106m
  • AccommodationLocal Guest House/Lodge

After enjoying our breakfast as we view a specular sunrise view of Manaslu, Cheo Himal, and Lamjung Himal. We take the trail that descends to the Dudh Khola you’ll start today’s hike by taking us through wide pastures to the riverbed and takes us across the river on a wooden bridge. Then the trail starts to ascend alongside terraced paddies before reaching Karche La. .From here, we get to view the Marsyangdi river .the trail takes us through the forest of rhododendron and fir trees a forested valley, and descends to the village of Tilje. Overnight at a guesthouse here.

  • Walking Hour9 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude2300m
  • AccommodationLocal Guest House/Lodge

Today is our last day of hiking the Manaslu Circuit .as today we will be heading towards Chamje on the trail that takes us over a small ridge just past Tilje. Then the trail takes us across a bridge across the Dudh Khola River before passing through a chorten-shaped archway and following a mani wall to the village of Thonje. After we cross the Marsyangdi River, the trail starts ascending to the village of Dharapani, then taking us through the settlement of Karta. And before reaching a village called Tal which is situated at the foot of a waterfall .After spending some time here we descend to Chamje village. You’ll overnight in a guesthouse here in Chamje.

  • Walking Hour7 Hours
  • MealsAll Meal
  • Altitude1410m
  • AccommodationLocal Guest House/Lodge

Today after having our breakfast in Chamje, we drive to Besisahar A bustling town also known as the trekking gateway to the Annapurna region. After we reach Besisahar We take a scenic drive towards the Kathmandu valley in a private vehicle. As we drive through the countryside road offering us beautiful hilly landscapes. After our arrival in the Kathmandu valley, we head towards our hotel and check-in. Overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Walking Hour9 Hours
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
  • Altitude1,350m
  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel

Today is the last day of your tour with us. After breakfast, our representative will be dropping you off at the airport 3 hours prior to your fight time schedule.

Orm If you want to do any extra activities, please consul with Trip Leader

  • Walking Hour1 Hours for shopping around thamel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1,350m

Included/Excluded

Services Included

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola by bus
  • Dharapani to either Pokhara or Kathmandu by bus
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement

Services Excluded

  • Trekking permit through the area (All necessary trekking permits for Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Manaslu conservation area, Annapurna conservation area, TIMS card, etc.)
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Note: The special permit costs $100 from September to November for the first seven days plus $15 for each additional day, and $75 from December to August for the first seven days plus $10 per additional day. The costs are per person. Trekkers are also required to have an Annapurna and Manaslu Conservation area permits from the Nepal Tourism Board at a cost of 3000 Nepali Rupees per person including 13% vat of each different region. For further details please 

Trip Notes

IMPORTANT DOCUMENT

 

  •          Passport, extra passport size photos, flight tickets
  •          Photocopies of passport, visa, proof of insurance

 

CLOTHING AND BASIC TYPES OF EQUIPMENT

 

  •          Sunglasses with UV protection *
  •          Polypropylene shirts
  •          Thermal sets
  •          Wind-stopper jacket or pullover*
  •          Waterproof jacket
  •          Down jacket *.
  •          Hiking shorts and trousers
  •          Waterproof shell pants
  •          Lightweight inner socks
  •          Hiking boots along with spare laces, sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support
  •          Trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  •          Sleeping bag (-10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  •          Rucksack and Travel Bags
  •          Duffel bag *
  •          Small padlocks for bags

 

Medical

 

  •          1 skin-blister repair kit
  •          First-aid kit
  •          Anti-diarrhea pills
  •          Anti-headache pills
  •          Cough and/or cold medicine
  •          Anti-altitude sickness pills
  •          Water purification tablets or the water filter

 

 

 

Practical Items

 

  •          Compass or GPS (optional)
  •          Ziplocs
  •          2 water bottles (1 liter each)
  •          1 small folding knife
  •          Toiletries
  •          Quick-drying towel
  •          Face and body lotions
  •          Hygiene products
  •          Small mirror
  •          Wet wipes
  •          Anti-bacterial hand wash

 

Extras

 

  •          Book
  •          Journal book
  •          Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  •          Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

 

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Trip Facts

  • Destination: Manaslu Region

  • Duration: 17 Days

  • Trip Grade : Strenuous

  • Activities:Trekking/hiking

  • Best Season:March - May & Sept - Dec

  • Max altitude: 5106 m

  • Daily walking: 4-8 Hours a Day

  • Transportation: Private Vehicle for sightseeing and by Bus to soti Khola

  • Accommodation:Hotel in Kathmandu & Guest House or Lodge During Trekking

  • Trip Type:Strenuous

  • Group Size:Min:02 Person