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Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Trip Description

Manaslu Circuit Trekking offers a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably “untouched” region of Nepal. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and unspoiled.  Manaslu Trekking was opened since 1992, which offers blend of rich cultural heritage, rich culture, breathe taking beauty and biological diversity. Manaslu (8163m.) is the 9th highest peak in the world and is located near to theNepal and Tibet border. If one like to feel the exciting experience of a trekking in Nepal, and really get to see what all around Nepal, then we encourage people to do the circuit of Manaslu via the Larkya La 5200mts.

Manaslu has a unique environment, which is exceptionally rich in bio diversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Nepal for many years. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna, all features of this region, have made it one of the most well liked places of Nepal.

The Tibetan enclave of Nupri village, north of Manaslu at the origin  of the Budhi Gandaki, was closed for foreigners on  an account of its proximity to Tibet. But then, the area was secretly opened in 1991, Nevertheless it took several years for the work to get in to the public. Trekking in the Manaslu area  is still with the tent. Depending on group size and people’s interest, home stay is also available now. But, one has to be ready to accept the local food and basic staying. We organized both, home stay and tented trek by individual to group, both were highly appreciated.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary

  • 01 Arrival

  • 02 Drive to Arughat (640meters) 6 hours

  • 03 Trek to Soti Khola (775meters) 6 hours.

  • 04 Trek to Machha Khola (900meters) 5.30 hours.

  • 05 Trek to Jagat (1340meters) 6 hours

  • 06Trek to Ngyak (2310meters) 6 hours

  • 08 Trek to Lho (3200meters) 6 hours

  • 09 Trek to Samagompa (3500meters) 6 hours.

  • 10 Trek to Stone Hut (4500meters) 5 hours

  • 11 Acclimatization and exploration day

  • 12 Cross Larkya La (5,200meters) and trek Bhimphedi (3590meters) 8 hours

  • 13 Trek to Tilje (3900meters) 5 hours

  • 14Trek to Tal (1725meters) 5 hours

  • 15 Trek to Jagat (1300meters) 5 hours

  • 16 Trek to Baundanda (1275meters) 5 hours

  • 17 Trek to Beshisahar. 5 hours

  • 18 Drive back to Kathmandu by bus. 7 hours

  • 19 Sightseeing

  • 20 Departure

What's Included ?

  • -Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van.
  • – Standard accommodation in four/five star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (4 nights on twin sharing room)
  • – Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
  • – Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee.
  • – Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • – A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, required number of cook, porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation.
  • – Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
  • – All special trekking permits & fees.
  • – Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
  • – First aid medical kid.
  • – All our government taxes.
  • – Tourist service charge, tax.


What is not included ?

  • -Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • – Nepal Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  • -Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)
  • -You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
  • -Personal equipment including sleeping bag.
  • – Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverage, donation etc
  • -Tips for guide, Porter and driver.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Detailed Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival

Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport(TIA)and you will be meet our airport representative then transfer to the hotel. We will discuss the trekking plan and last-minute arrangements.

02 Drive to Arughat (640meters) 6 hours

Your Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up, then from there we have 6 hours driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Besi for 3 hours is comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours we will be driving on off road. Overnight at Tented Camp.

03 Trek to Soti Khola (775meters) 6 hours.

Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach the Arkhat River. After Arkham we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River – an ideal place to take a freshwater bath. Overnight at Tented Camp.

04 Trek to Machha Khola (900meters) 5.30 hours.

The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Overnight at Tented Camp.

05 Trek to Jagat (1340meters) 6 hours

After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Overnight at Tented Camp.

06 Trek to Ngyak (2310meters) 6 hours

After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Overnight at Tented Camp. 07Trek to Ghap (2100meters) 6 hours Follow the trail upstream of Deng River – a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Overnight at Tented Camp.

08 Trek to Lho (3200meters) 6 hours

After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 meters) and Manaslu (8150 meters) are visible from here. Tonight we camp near a spring at Lho gaon – a small village. Overnight at Tented Camp.

09 Trek to Samagompa (3500meters) 6 hours.

You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with a full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for a night halt. Overnight at Tented Camp.

10 Trek to Stone Hut (4500meters) 5 hours

Today we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement – Samdo. Here amid the most sever conditions of nature live some 200 villagers in forty houses check-by-jowl. Camp at Stone Hut. Overnight at Tented Camp.

11 Acclimatization and exploration day

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for local excursion. Overnight at Tented Camp.

12 Cross Larkya La (5,200meters) and trek Bhimphedi (3590meters) 8 hours

We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Overnight at Tented Camp

13 Trek to Tilje (3900meters) 5 hours

The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through fig tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Overnight at Tented Camp.

14 Trek to Tal (1725meters) 5 hours

Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay. Overnight at Tented Camp.

15 Trek to Jagat (1300meters) 5 hours

Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal pani We will have overnight stay at Jagat. Overnight at Tented Camp.

16 Trek to Baundanda (1275meters) 5 hours

Ascending gently for 30 minutes and the trail runs gently down to Sanjee village, then trail goes up for 15 minutes to Gharmuu Phant. From here another 2 hours easy walk and 30 minutes up will take to the village of Bahundanda. Overnight at Tented Camp.

17 Trek to Beshisahar. 5 hours

The trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Naadi. From here the trail takes you to the bank of Marshyngdi River and town of Bhulbhule, Khudi all the way to Besisahar. Overnight at Tented Camp.

18 Drive back to Kathmandu by bus. 7 hours

Overnight at hotel

19 Sightseeing

Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath, Patan and Bhaktapur durbar square).

20 Departure

Transfer to international airport for your final departure. The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.

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Trip At Glance

Activities Trekking, climbing and Sight Seeing
Destination Nepal
Difficulty Challanging
Transport Flight, Tourist bus or private vehicle
Group Size 2+
Best Season Spring (April and May), Summer (June, July and August) and Autumn (September, October and November)
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu

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