Manaslu Circuit Trek
- Duration:15 Days
- Trip Code: HTPMAN0023
- Best Time: Spring (March - May) & Autumn (September - November)
- Trek Start-End: Machakhoala / Dharapani
- Group Size: Minimum 2 people
- Trip Grade: Moderate,challenges
- Max Elevation: 5220m
- Accommodation: -Hotel in Kathmandu,lodge in trekking
- The majestic views of snow-capped mountains, including Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Larke peak, etc., from Larke la pass.
- Experiencing the unique culture, heritage, and lifestyle of the Himalayan people
- Magical views of Himalayan mountains, green forests, serene rivers, and other landscapes
- Observing snow-capped mountains of the region, including Himlung Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, Kang Guru, Cheo Himal, and others
- Crossing Larkya La Pass, which is the highest point along the trail
- Passing through dense forests and exploring rich and endangered flora and fauna of region including Himalayan Tahr, snow leopard, and others
- Incredible hospitality of local people
Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you on an incredible journey through the adventurous Himalayan terrains of Nepal. This magical trek from Himalayan Travel Partner allows you to explore the virgin natural beauty of the hidden landscapes of the country.
Trekking past beautiful Buddhist landmarks and local area settlements will enchant travelers during this trek. There are majestic mountain peaks, frozen lakes, glaciers, and high mountain passes that will make this exciting trek an adventure of a lifetime!
Manaslu circuit trek is a beautiful off-the-beaten trek located in the Manaslu region. The mountain is located around 50 miles from the capital city of Kathmandu in the Gorkha district. Manaslu Himal, the eighth tallest mountain peak in the world, is part of the Mansiri Himalayan sub-range.
There are traditional settlements of the Gurungs community along the trail. The Bhutias, the Sherpas, and other people of Tibetan ethnicity also live in this region. Buddhism is widely followed in the area, and thus, you can find many Buddhist landmarks, including monasteries, main walls, chortens, and others along the trails.
After you arrive in Kathmandu, we will prepare all the necessory government papers, restricated entry permits & conservation permit for this trek. Next day This fantastic trek journey starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola / Machakola . Sotikhola / Machakhola is the starting point of your trek.
You will then start your trekking journey from Sotikhola as you trek to Machakhola, passing through rugged landscapes. The trail of this trek then passes through Jagat (1340m) from Machakhola the next day. This trail passes through beautiful scenic landscapes of the region and then leads you to your destination. From Jagat, you will trek to Deng (1860m). Deng is a beautiful settlement in the area and offers incredible views of snow-capped mountains and unique landscapes.
We will travel to another scenic settlement known as Namrung (2630m) from Deng. Namrung is a cultural settlement with many monasteries and chortens in the area. After exploring and staying for the day, you will trek to Lho (3180m), another beautiful settlement in the region.
After exploring Lho, we will make our way to Samagaun (3500m), acclimatizing for the second time along the trail. Trails of this trek then lead us to Samdo and then to Dharamsala (4480m). From Dharamsala, we will cross the Larkya la pass (5213m) and then descend to Bintang (3720 m). After arriving at Larkya La pass, you can observe Himlung, Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m), Kang Garu, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kung, etc.
The trail passes through the Budhi Gandaki River to arrive at Bimtang and then trek to Tilije (2300m). Finally, you will hike to Dharapani from Bhimtang. Dharapani is another beautiful settlement where you can rest and relax as our trek comes to an end. From Dharapani, you will then drive to Besisahar (760m), a small-town market with many buses that take you to various parts of the country.
You will take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Besisahar, observing green hills, serene waterfalls, and rivers across the region. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can explore the relaxing atmosphere and celebrate the successful completion of your journey. Finally, you can take a scenic flight back to your desired destination from Tribhuvan International Airport.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is generally considered one of the most beautiful treks of Nepal. The Manaslu circuit is a relatively new tour opened for trekking in 1991. The Larkya La pass (5106 m) is also the highest point of the trek. We are offering this spectacular trekking package at a reasonable cost. Read on to know more about the Manalsu circuit trek and other related information in detail.
Our program for day 1st is to arrival in Kathmandu (The capital city of Nepal) international airport and transfer to the hotel then get the information for the new day program. One of our airport representative or guide from our company will be there at arrival terminal gate with e flash board written guest name in A4 paper as per guest flight details. once your are landed and met by our representative / guide you will be taking to the hotel & help you for room checked in procedure where we have booked for you for overnight stay. they will give all the information for next day program once your are checked in the room at hotel.
The trek begins as you take a short tour drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola. Today you will drive along various landscapes of the hilly region to arrive at your starting point of this trek. After breakfast, you can prepare for your trip by packing your bags and getting on a bus. We will then head out and follow a scenic trail along Prithvi Highway to arrive at Malekhu. From here, driving through the Trishul river, you head towards Dhading, which is about 30 km away. The travelers will pass through bumpy roads and highways. Following the trail, you will pass through Arughat and reach Gola Bhanjyang. These incredible views of snow-capped mountains, including the Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, etc., will enchant along the trail. From there, you will drive around various narrow cliffside roads to arrive at Soti Khola. Soti Khola is a beautiful settlement of the region that provides incredible views of snow-capped mountains and other diverse trails along the area. We drive another 1.5-2 hours to reach the Machhakhola. In the evening you can explore the region, and then observe beautiful views of snow-capped mountains.You can take a rest in the lodge after arriving and have dinner. You will rest overnight at the lodge.
You will start your trek to Jagat from Maccha Khola. After breakfast, you will continue your journey on a gradual uphill trail. You will first cross the Maccha Khola over a suspension bridge. Then, you will take a gentle climb to reach Khola Bensi. Following the trail, you will arrive at Tatopani, a natural hot spring. The challenging route starts from this point along the trail. The forested trail then leads you to Doban, from where you will descend to The Budhi Gandaki river above this village. You will then head towards Lauri over a suspension bridge. An uphill climb later, you will arrive at rice and paddy fields to reach Jagat. Jagat is a traditional village settlement whose name originated from a Sanskrit term of "consciousness." The village settlement was severely damaged by the earthquake of April 2015. However, the trails of this Manaslu Circuit Trek after earthquake have been well restored. Climbers can stay overnight and explore around and staging in local tea houses that provide you food and accommodation. Moreover, the incredible hospitality of local people will enchant you in these local stays. The people dressed in traditional attire and are busy in their rural lifestyle in Jagat Village. But there are internet facilities in Jagat as well. You will stay at a lodge in Jagat.
The trail starts with a scenic path from Deng as you trek to Jagat. After having your meal, you will start on your trek. This trail then passes through various points to arrive at riverbanks observing beautiful landscapes of nature. You will then head out and then take an uphill climb before arriving at the level fields. The trail then leads you to Budhi Gandaki river over a suspension bridge. You will then cross the bridge through Filim, which is a large Gurung village. There are various Buddhist stupas, monasteries, chortenns, and prayer flags in this region. After lunch, you will continue your trek. We will pass through various flora and fauna of the region, including pines and Rhododendrons. The trails lead you to Deng, where you will get the best views of the snow-capped mountains of the area. There are various suspension bridges and dense forests along the trail that will enchant any travelers. Deng is another incredible village settlement from where you will get magical views of snow-capped mountains. You will get to explore the region's cultural landscapes, including the local tradition and lifestyle. You will spend the night at a Deng tea-house.
You will start your trek towards Namrung from Deng. You will have your meal and then continue your journey to various landscapes of the region. The winding path will take you to various small village settlements from Deng. After trekking on a trail that takes you uphill and downhill, we will reach the log bridge. After the bridge crossing, you will arrive at an isolated watermill. From this point, you will descend to Bihi Phedi. You will descend and cross the Serang Khola on a small bridge. There are winding routes that will take you to basalt walls. You will pass through the maze and wheat fields, as there are small waterfalls in the region. The northeastern trails widen the valley as there is a beautiful river that you will cross through a suspension bridge. You will arrive at Ghap, after crossing a bridge. From there, you will pass through the lush green forest with rhododendrons and pine trees. Then the trail descends above the river, as you will trek alongside the north bank. After crossing the river and walking alongside the banks, you will arrive at Namrung. This incredible Tibetan village is also the gateway to Upper Nupri. You will spend the night at Namrung teahouse. This part of the trek takes you to an entire rural territory with a chance to observe the traditional and ancient local culture. The culture in the region is relatively well influenced by Tibetan culture as you can watch various landmarks in Mani walls, chortens, and others.
The trail on this day passes through beautiful scenic landscapes along the Mani stone wall to arrive near Lho. You will then pass through the hillside to the ridge, and there you can observe Pungen Glacier. The trail also provides you majestic views of snow-capped mountains, including Peak 29, Mount Manaslu, and up-close views of the glacier from the lateral moraine look outstanding as well. After exploring around, you will trek back to Lho and stay the night at a tea house in Lho. It is a village settlement with a large Gompa, where more than 150 children study primary education and Buddhist philosophy. The Gompa and school hostel remain located on the hill slope. The hilltop provides you with majestic and probably the best views of Mount Manaslu. Trekkers can also observe its twin "fishtail" peaks. Manaslu looks incredibly beautiful, especially during sunrise. When compared to sunset, the morning glow shines on its top. You can get the awe-inspiring views from the viewpoint above Gompas, and you don't even have to climb all the hilltops.
The trail today takes you from Samahaon to Namrung. You will walk through a forested path and then some barley fields. After some time, you will arrive at Lihi observing magical views of snow-capped mountains, including Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli. You will descend along the trails to enter a beautiful valley and cross over the Hinang Khola. You will then do a steep climb in the Chortens to get the best views of Ngadi Chuli. We will trek further for some time to arrive at Lho, a Gurung village. There is a beautiful large monastery called "Ribung Monastery." From here, we will descend to Damodar Khola. You will then trek further to Shyala village and cross the Numla Khola over a suspension bridge. A gentle trail uphill will take you to the Pungyen Gompa. Following the trail, we will trek to various points to arrive at Samagaon. You will stay at a Samagaon teahouse.
After having your meal in Samagaon, you will begin your rest and acclimatization. The trek acclimatization does not mean you will stay idle. But you will trek for some duration, even on these days. You will remain in Samagaon and explore these beautiful landscapes. You can then visit various monasteries in the region, including Labrang Gompa and Kargya Chholing Monastery. Besides that, you can also hike till Pungyen Gompa. The breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu, Pungyen Glacier, and Nadi River will enchant all travelers. You can go on a cultural exploration of the region. After traveling around these beautiful locations and acclimatizing yourself to high-altitude conditions, you can return to your stay and rest for the evening. Several tea houses cater to trekkers and climbers. The monks also conduct pujas for expedition teams before their climb. This prayer gets performed for the mountain deities to have safe travel and journey. Samagaon is a beautiful region with a moraine ridge, juniper hillsides, grassy moorland, rhododendron forests. There is a flat bouldery river valley that you can explore around Samagaon.
This trail on this day starts from Samagaon to Samdo. Your trek begins on a descending path to Budhi Gandaki along the base camp trail. Then the trail passes through juniper trees before descending to a wooden bridge. You will cross the bridge and then do a steep climb to a ridge. Then, we will walk through various barren lands observing majestic views of snow-capped mountains, including Samdo peak, Dharamsala, Manaslu, Siachen Glacier, etc. These incredible trails then lead you to Samdo, where you will stay for the night. The local people are busy in their activities performing traditional practices and Tibetan Buddhist culture. It also used to be the route for the Himalayan caravan trade. You will have a great experience of this mountain settlement area under the shadow of Mount Manaslu.
The trail today passes through various landscapes to arrive at from Dharamsala to Samdo. Travelers will trail past barren fields and cross the Budhi Gandaki river to arrive at Dharamsala. This trail then leads you to the Larkya bazaar from where you reach Pana Danda Valley. From the trail, we will pass through grassy slopes to Syacha Khola Valley. The magical views of snow-capped mountains and Syacha Glacier from this viewpoint are pretty awe-inspiring. From this route, you will then head towards Larkya Glacier and then reach Dharamsala. You will get the best views of snow-capped mountains, including Larke and Naike peaks, from this viewpoint. You will spend the night in Dharamsala.
The trail on this day passes through various landscapes, including Larkya La Pass, to arrive at Bumthang. It is also the highest point in this trek, and you will continue your uphill walk to reach Larkya La Pass. A gradual uphill climb then will pass through the valley to arrive at the frozen lakes. Then glacial moraine provides you with magical views of Pawar peak and Larke Peak. After hiking in this beautiful region for a few hours, you will arrive at Larkya La pass. You can observe the magical views of snow-capped mountains, including the Himlung pyramid, Cheo Himal, Kang Garu, Gyaji Kung, and others. The trail passes through the Budhi Gandaki River to arrive at our destination of Larkya-La (5,106 m). From Larke-La, you can observe awe-inspiring views of Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m) and other snowy peaks. This incredible journey is quite a highlight of this trek as it tantalizes natural scenery. The trail also passes through rural villages, glacial lakes, rare and endangered wildlife, lush valleys, and snowy mountains. Cho Danda and Larkya Peak look magical from the Larkya Glacier. Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, and Mount Manaslu are other mountains you can observe from this viewpoint. The day you reach the highest point, Larkya La is one of the best moments of this trek. You will spend some time exploring the region and then descend the trails. Following the winding paths, we will reach Dingboche Kharka. You will trek further to arrive at Bimthang. Bimthang village settlement provides you incredible views of Kechakyu Himal and Manaslu. Moreover, Samdo village settlers come here during winters. It is also a trading point. You will spend time in Bimthang.
The trail today passes through various landscapes of the region to arrive at Bhimthang from Dharapani. The tracks then descend and cross a stony glacier before finally ascending from a moraine. The trails then lead you through the dense forests of the region. This route will provide you with majestic views of Manaslu, Larke, Nadi, and Chuli Himal. Then you will descend and reach Karcher via Sangura Kharka and Hompuk. The trails then pass through fields and climb uphill to arrive at Gho. The trail takes you to Tilje, passing through Marsyangdi valley. It is a beautiful village settlement in the Manaslu region that provides you with the best views of snow-capped mountains. There are various small settlements, and people in the area are generally busy farming and animal rearing. You can find them looking after their freezing sheep and engaged in their traditional lifestyle. After breakfast, you will pass through a small ridge and other natural diverse trails along enjoy the stone-paved course. You will then cross over Dudh Khola through the suspension bridge and climb a chorten-shaped arch. You will then pass the top wall and the beautiful Thonje village. There is a police checkpoint in the town as you trail ahead to Dharapani. The city remains located in the Annapurna circuit for many trekkers. From Dharapani, you can observe the snow-capped mountains of the region. The trail then takes you around Dharapani, where you will stay overnight at a teahouse.
This Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary comes to an end in Dharapani as you will take a scenic drive to Kathmandu. Its is diret road from Dharapani -Besishar which might takes about 4 hours drive. Its paved road from Besishar onward journey. After having a healthy breakfast, we will tip our guides and porter and then board a private Jeep to Kathmandu. Following the trail, we will take the route through Prithvi highway to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, we will stay overnight at a hotel. You can also explore the city and its beautiful landmarks in the evening. You can also experience the fantastic nightlife clubs and pubs in Thamel. You can also go souvenir shopping for your family and friends back home. After having a meal early in the morning, we will continue our journey with a scenic drive to Kathmandu from Dharapani. This incredible trekking journey passes through various scenic trails, including natural diversities of green hills, mountain valleys, vast meadows, and deep mountain valleys. This beautiful journey along Prithvi Highway takes around 8-10 hours to complete. You will stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu after your arrival.
- Arrival & Departure trasnfer service as per itineary in private car
- Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast as per itienary
- Lodge accomodation with breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the whole trekking period
- Manaslu restricted entry permit, Manaslu conservation & Annapurna conservation entry permit fee with government tax
- Necessary required Insurance by government for Nepalese staff for Whole trekking period
- Transfer service from Kathmandu to Machakhola & Dharapani - Besisahar by Jeep and Car trasnfer serivcice from Besisahar to Kathmandu
- Professional & licensed trekking guide with his daily salary and allowance for whole trekking period
- Necessary number of porters for whole trekking period
- Company Duffel bag to use for whole trekking period
- Basis medical kids for high altitude sickness for members & Nepalese staffs
- Emergency Rescue and medical arrangement service during the trekking period
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
- Lunch & Dinner during stay in Kathmandu
- International airfare, rescue flight, airport tax & Nepalese visa fee
- Personal insurance, belonging of clients and personal trekking gear
- Tips for Nepalese staffs, hard & soft drinks, postage, telephone calls & any item of personal nature
- Any other items that not included in cost include item.