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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip code
Package name Manaslu Circuit Trek
Duration 17
Max. elevation m
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 0 per person



Located in Lamjung district of Nepal, Manaslu circuit trek  is commonly considered one of the most difficult and challenging treks in Nepal. Manaslu  circuit supplants  the adventure-seekers with some unparalleled experience of  mountain climbing. Manaslu  trek offers the textures of rich cultural heritage of  the region with the unsurpassed natural beauty of the Himalayan Range.

Trekkers can also bear witness to the fascinating Tibetan culture that persists till the day  in the Manaslu region. Mount Manaslu is the 8th highest peak in the world with an altitude of 8156 meters. It is located along the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is believed that the word Manaslu was derived from a Sanskrit word  “Manasa” which infers  “soul” ; or intellect. Hence, Mount Manaslu is also commonly known as the Mountain of the Spirit.

Manaslu trek is one of the most delightful adventures you can imagine. It comes to you with  the wonderful opportunity to stroll around  the traditional villages, past the rivers and tress, bear witness to  the local people and culture. Finally, it is a portal  to  behold the majestic views of the Himalayan Mountain Range from a very close distance.

The trek might be quite demanding at times as it is physically challenging and strenuous. Nevertheles, real thrill comes with adventures . So , you wouldn’t  want to miss out on the opportunity of exploring Manaslu region.

Also, you will get all the perks of the trek when you reach the Larkya La Pass via Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is challenging and demands  physical fitness, good stamina and  mental strength.

The trek usually begins  right from Arughat, a small town in Gorkha district, and ends at Dharapani in the Annapurna region. Manaslu treks offers a unique but also challenging opportunity to explore the pristine and untouched beauty of Nepal.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu:

Our team members will welcome you  at the Airport and will be then ushered to the Hotel. Our travel representatives will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon Airport arrival. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 : Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu, you will be preparing for the trek while enjoying sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Several world heritage sites including the Basantapur Durbar, Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple are the places you will visit in the second day. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 3 : Drive to Soti Khola (815m) 4 hrs

After breakfast, we start our drive towards Soti Khola, which is located in Gorkha district. Soti Khola, a small town located on the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Soti Khola.

Day 4 : Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters) 5 hrs

In the fourth day, we will be doing mild climbing from Soti Khola. The trail is comfortable and a five hours trek along the sandy banks of Budhi Gandaki River and across several forests takes us to Machha Khola where we will be staying for the night at a guesthouse.

Day 5 : Trek to Yaru Khola/Jagat (1330 meters) 6 hrs

After crossing Machha Khola, we come across a hot-water spring called ‘Tatopani’. Many trekkers take a dip at Tatopani as it helps to relax the body. Nepali people believe that taking a dip at Tatopani helps in curing several skin-related problems. The trail follows along a dense forest area Tatopani while the raging Budhi Gandaki River still keeps our company. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 6 : Trek to Philim (1590m) 4 hrs

On the sixth day, we trek for a relatively short period of time. Around four hours of trek past the great looking valleys and the rivers takes us to a wonderful small village called Philim. Also during the way, we come across several suspension bridges that offer great view of the adjoining ambience. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 7 : Trek to Bihi Phedi (2130m) 5 hrs

The trail now is undulating with an occasional rise and falls. Spectacular waterfalls greet you on the way, so do more suspension bridges. Before reaching Bihi Phedi, we pass the beautiful Eklebhatti village. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 8 : Trek to Namrung (2660m) 5 hrs

We pass several Gurung settlement areas and valleys on day eight as we move up the fascinating trail. Namrung has many Buddhist monasteries and Gompas that signify that the Tibetan culture is still quite popular in the region. Trail with carved stones can also be new to some foreign trekkers. We will visit the nearby village in Namrung and stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 9 : Trek to Samagaon (3530 meters) 6 hrs

On day nine we will be trekking almost 900 meters and by the end of the day’s trek, we will reach Samagaon loacted at 3530 meters of altitude. Samagaon is a wonderful little village which provides great view of Mount Manaslu. There is also a popular Gompa, monastery, in Samagaon. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 10 : Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization purpose

The next day, we will be spending at Samagaon itself primarily for acclimatization of the increasing altitude and the conditions. However, there are several options on that day as well as we can stroll around the local villages and enjoy the scenery there. Also a half-day’s walk until Birendra Lake is also possible from Samagaon. Overnight stay at a guesthouse. 

Day 11 : Trek to Samdo (3690m) 3 hrs

The trail to Samdo crosses several grazing and pasture areas and then gradually climbs up the valley. We can have fantastic view of the Himalayan mountains especially Mount Manaslu and others once we reach Samdo . Samdo is also the last permanent settlement area in the valley and this remote village is just a day's walk away from the neighboring Tibet border. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 12 : Trek to Dharmasala (4470m) 4 hrs

After leaving the village of Samdo, we cross a stream and reach now deserted Larkya Bazaar. Years ago, this village used to be a major trade point with Tibet. But, the village looks sorry these days as the traders have chosen some other places for trade along the Tibetan border. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 13 : Trek to Larkya La pass (5213m) and down to Bhimtang (3750m)

On day fourteen, we trek to Larkya La Pass which happens to be one of the most beautiful Himalayan Pass in Nepal. It is situated at a daunting altitude of 5213 meters and several mountain peaks are clearly visible from this Pass. Himlung Himal (7126 meter), Mount Cheo (6820 meters), Mount Annapurna II (7937 meters) and Mount Manaslu are all visible from the Pass. From Larkya La Pass, we descend to Bhimtang where we will be staying in a guesthouse.

Day 14 : Trek to Tilje (2310 meters) 5 hrs.

Few hours of gentle downhill climbing through several fields and settlement areas takes to a small village called Tilje.While on the way, we come across a massive rhododendron forest. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 15 : Trek to Tal and Drive to Besi Sahar (1700m) 4 hrs.

Now, we begin our return trip as we trek to Tal on the sixteenth day. A few hours of mild trekking is enough for the day. And short drive to Beshi Sahar. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 16 : Drive back to Kathmandu 9 hrs.

We catch a local jeep to Beshisahar, the headquarters of Lamjung district, and then drive back to Kathmandu via the Prithvi Highway. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17 : Departure to TIA &;Farewell

On the 20th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the International Airport in Kathmandu ending the 20-day-long Manaslu Circuit Trek.


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