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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.