Manaslu circuit trek is one of the treks that remains its preservation. The location of this trek is in Gorkha district. If you want to keep out of the busy cities, this trek is a good option as there will be lesser trekkers. You will be able to enjoy the nature of the place. This trek is open to foreigners in 1991, but only for a restricted number of people. The highest part of this trek will be the ‘Larkya La Pass’ which will be the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas. The trek was also affected by an earthquake in 2015, and the locals spent a lot of time repairing their homeland. The Manaslu is a conservation area which is a sanctuary for the variety of birds and animals. You will be able to find Himalayan blue pine, diverse range of medicinal herbs and aromatic plants around the area.
The best time to do Manaslu circuit trek will be in Autumn and Spring. The weather will be brighter, and you will be able to see the stunning view of the mountains without any obstruction. The starting point of the Manaslu circuit trek is at Soti Khola. We will be passing through forest and trekking through rocky trails. Along the way, there will be flagstones and mani walls that look stunning. As we reach Samagaon, you will get a chance to visit this village of Buddhist culture. You will get to experience their lifestyle and learn about their culture. We can see the view of Mt. Manaslu and Naike Peak. We will bring you a great experience on this trek and have a memorable trip.
Detail Itinerary Of Manaslu Circuit Trek
Day 01: Drive to Soti Khola(720m) – 9 hours.
Today, The starting day of our Manaslu circuit trek, we will take an early drive from local bus park of Kathmandu to Sotikhola. The ride will be beautiful. The road from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi is nice road and after that drive from Dhading Besi to Sotikhola will be on the rough road. Along the way, we will cross a beautiful village called Arughat. It will take 7-8 hours to reach Sotikhola. During the drive, we will enjoy the stunning views of Nepalese countryside villages along with mountain sceneries. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 02: Trek to Maccha Khola(950m) – 6 hours.
After the breakfast, we begin the trek. The trail goes along with Budhigandaki river. We can enjoy the views of waterfalls during today’s hike. After 3 hours of walk, we will stay Lapubesi a Gurung village for lunch, and the trek continues towards the narrow suspension bridges. Again after 3 hours of the trek from Lapubesi, we will reach Machhakhola. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 03: Trek to Jagat(1,370m) – 7 hours.
Today we trek begins with the trial that drops down. Along the way, we will walk through the lush tropical vegetation and pass a small waterfall. From where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal. We will enjoy our lunch at Doban. After that, we will again start trekking. After crossing some few small wooden bridges and some suspension bridges over the Budi Gandaki, we will reach Jagat. On the way, we will pass the beautiful village of Yaru Bagar. It will take 7 hours to reach Jagat from Machha Khola. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 04: Trek to Deng(1,860m) – 7 hours.
After the breakfast today we will begin our trek. Today’s trail climbs gently high above the river. Along the way, we will cross the beautiful village with stupas of Buddhist culture named Sirdibas. After we reach the Philim, there were two ways to enter Mansalu one along with Tsum valley, and another straight continues to Manaslu. On the way, we cross the big metal bridges some beautiful tropical forests dominated by bamboos. After some uphill trekking brings us to Deng. Overnight at Teahouse.
Day 05: Trek to Namrung(2,630m) – 7 hours.
Today we walk through the traditional Buddhist and Tibetan villages. On the way, we will cross some wooden and many suspension bridges. Also, we can see the beautiful view of Sringi Himal from the village viewpoint of Prok. It will take 7 hours to reach Namrung from Deng. Overnight at Tea House.
Day 06: Trek to Sama Ro(3,520m) – 6 hours.
Namrung village is also an excellent viewpoint of Ganesh Himal. Today we climb steadily and pass through the forests. Before reaching the Sama, we will pass the beautiful villages Sho, Lho, and Shyala. From Shyala village we can see the high mountains like Him Chuli, Ngadi Chuli and view of Manaslu. Today we will stay overnight at Samagaon.
Day 07: Day trip to Birendra Lake/Pungyeng gumpa – 5 hours.
We stay at Samagaon for rest and acclimatization. Near the Sama village, there is an old gompa named Pungyen gompa. We will explore and visit here today and return to our accommodation later. Overnight at Samagaon.
Day 08: Trek to Samdo(3,870m) – 4 hours.
Today we have a comfortable day. We will gradually trek uphill all the way to Samdo along the deserted trials of the windy valley. Today trek is for just 3 to 4 hours. We can see the stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdu Chuli, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and several other majestic peaks from Samdo. Overnight at Tea house in Samdo.
Day 09: Trek to Dharmasala/Larkya Phedi(4,460m) – 4 hours.
We continue our walk today towards uphill by crossing the wooden bridges over Budi Gandaki river. Highest point we will reach today is 4460m. The short walk of 4/5 hours also gives us time for acclimatization. Overnight at Dharmasala.
Day 10: Trek to Bimtang Via Larkya Pass(5,160m) – 8 hours.
There are a lot of reasons to be excited today. We will be reaching highest altitude of our entire Manaslu circuit trek today. From Larkya Phedi we will do a short hike till Larkya glacier. The areas around the glacier offer beautiful views of Larkya peak. As we trek further the pass will keep on getting steeper until we reach Larkya la pass at an altitude of 5106m. From where mountain peaks such as Annapurna ii, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal can be seen. We will take time and enjoy the view from Larkya la pass then we will reach down to Bimthang where we will spend the night at a tea house.
Day 11: Trek to Tilije(2,300m) – 6 hours.
After the breakfast, we will descend further down through beautiful pine forests as well as rhododendron and bamboo. We will walk 5 to 6 hours today until we reach Tilje. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek to Tal(1,670m) – 4 hours.
Today is the second last day of the trek. After crossing the bridge over Dudh Khola, we will continue to trek via Dharapani and Karte until we reach Tal. Overnight at Tal.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu(1,400m) – 9 hours.
Today is the last day of our trek. We will take a drive from Tal to Kathmandu. It will take approx 8 hours to reach Kathmandu from Tal. Overnight at hotel.
The Trip Cost Includes
- All necessary paper works(TIMS, MCAP Permit, and Restricted Area Permit).
- A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
- The required number of porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking staff.
- First aid medical kits.
- Down jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion).
- Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
- All government and local taxes.
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Kathmandu.
- Airport picks up & drop off service(on your international flight) by private car/ van/bus. click here to book now/ include on your trip.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu. click here to book now/ include on your trip.
- International flight ticket and Nepal entry visa.
- Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking).
- Personal gear for trekking.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
- Tip for trekking staff(expected).
- Any others expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes.