Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal, 18-day Itinerary from Kathmandu

Join a certified mountain guide on this incredible Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal! Explore the local culture of the natives, walk on beautiful trails adorned with colorful prayer flags and witness breathtaking vistas of the mountains on this sustained 18-day trek!

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

18 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
  • Embark on rugged trails marked by colourful prayer flags.

  • Experience panoramic vistas of numerous mountain peaks.

  • Cross the magnificent Larkya La pass.

 

Join us on this unforgettable Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal!

Experience spectacular vistas of the soaring peaks of Manaslu, Kangurung, and Lajing, hiking on rocky trails adorned with colorful prayer flags, and visit beautiful Buddhist monasteries and hot springs walking past remote villages in the mountains!

Located in central Nepal, Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. The Manaslu Circuit trek is a unique blend of cultural richness and scenic beauty.

For 18-days, we’ll discover the lifestyle of native people, explore the rich ecosystem of the region and witness outstanding mountain landscapes. It takes 15 days to complete the circuit and requires us to cross the great Larkya La pass. We’ll stride through lesser-explored regions of the Himalayas, and witness varied climatic conditions.

We’ll start our journey from the capital city of Kathmandu. After a relaxed day sightseeing in the city, we’ll proceed towards Sotikhola. We’ll come across beautiful suspension bridges and several mountain villages on this circuit including Maccha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung and Samagaon.

Our rest day at Samdo will provide us with ample time to get acclimatized. We’ll witness breathtaking views of the peaks of Manaslu, Samdo, Nagdichuli and the Manaslu glacier from here. The magnificent Budi Gandaki River will accompany us throughout the trip.

The highlight of the circuit is the Larkya La pass. Crossing this pass takes one day, involves a strenuous climb and demands a certain level of fitness. However, once we reach the top, we’re rewarded by extraordinary views of Himlung, Annapurna II and Cheo Mountains.

The sustained trip further takes us through the beautiful villages of Bimthang, Tilije and, Tal until we reach Syange, our last stop of the trek. We’ll drive back to Kathmandu from here, and enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate the completion of an incredible journey.

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Price per person

 
Group of 1
1460 USD

Group of 2
1460 USD

Group of 3
1460 USD

Group of 4
1460 USD

Group of 5
1320 USD

Group of 6
1320 USD

Group of 7
1320 USD

Group of 8
1320 USD

 

Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 The trip starts with a minimum of 2 participants. Price includes: Airport transfers, Accommodation, Transport to Arughat, Transfer from Jagat to Kathmandu, Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Welcome and farewell dinner, All meals during the trek, One porter for 2 people each, Permit and entrance fee, Taxes. Not included: Nepal Visa fee, Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, Travel and Rescue Insurance, Personal expenses, Tips.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

    Transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 2Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek preparation

    Guided tour to spiritual and popular attractions in Kathmandu, including some World Heritage Sites. Witness the brilliant Kathmandu Durbar Square, the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath), and the popular Bouddhanath stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m/2328 ft) 8 – 9 hours

    We’ll leave for Sotikhola, and enjoy beautiful views of the countryside and the mountain sceneries on the way. Overnight in SotiKhola.

  • Day 4Soti Khola – MacchaKhola (900m/2952 ft) 6 – 7 hours

    Our trek begins. After crossing a suspension bridge, we’ll set off towards the beautiful Sal forests, then ascend a ridge above the mighty Budi Gandaki River. We’ll head towards Khursane and walk past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail. Descend to Labubesi, a Gurung village. Continue towards the riverbed of Budhi Gandaki, cross another suspension bridge and make our way towards MachhaKhola village. Overnight in MachhaKhola.

  • Day 5MacchaKhola -Jagat (1410m/ 4625 ft) 6 – 7 hrs

    Leave MacchaKhola and walk along a narrow trail to reach a small hot spring in Tatopani. From here, we’ll ascend a ridge, cross the Budhi Gandaki and make our way up to Dobhan. Cross a bridge over the YaruKhola, and walk on the trail to reach Tharo Bharyang. Finally, we’ll head towards Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

  • Day 6Jagat to Deng (1,804m/5917 ft) 6 – 7 hrs

    Climb over a ridge to Salleri. Here, we’ll witness awe-inspiring views of the Manaslu Mountain. Next, we’ll head towards Sirdibas. Head towards GhattaKhola and walk upstream to reach a suspension bridge at Philim, a Gurung settlement. Next, walk towards Ekle Bhatti. From here we’ll ascend a steep gorge walking through Bamboo forests to reach Deng.

  • Day 7Deng – Namrung (2630m/8626ft) 6 – 7 hrs

    A short walk from Deng, we reach Ranagaon. Ascend to BihiPhedi. We then descend towards the Budi Gandaki and continue walking along the bank of the river to Ghap. Next, climb to Namrung. Experience brilliant views of Ganesh, Himalchuliat Namrung and during the trail. Overnight in Namrung.

  • Day 8Namrung – Samagaon (3530m/11,578 ft) 6-7 hours

    Make way from Namrung through a scenic trail with magnificent views of mighty Himalayan giants like DwijenHimal, SaulaHimal, Manaslu Mountain, Rupinala pass, Lajing peak. Next, we’ll pass through beautiful monasteries walking towards the Lho village. Hike towards Samagaon. Overnight at Samagaon.

  • Day 9Samagaon – Pungyengompa – Samagaon: 6 – 7 hours

    Today, we explore the surrounding areas of Samagoan for acclimatization. Learn about the Sherpa lifestyle and see thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts. Visit the Pungyen Gompa, an ancient monastery. Enjoy great views of the glacier. Overnight in Samagaon.

  • Day 10Samagaon – Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 – 5 hours

    Leave Samagaon and head for Samdo. Descending to the Budi Gandaki River, we’ll move through the valley to reach Samdo. Witness beautiful views of Manaslu, Samdo, Nagdichuli and Manaslu glacier. Stay overnight in a camp in Samdo.

  • Day 11Rest and Acclimatization Day in Samdo

    Rest and acclimatize. Explore the surrounding areas of Samdo. Choose to either hike up to a valley or take a trip to Gya La. The hike leads us to one of the trade passes to Tibet where marvelous views of Mt. Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simran, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo can be seen.  Spot the Lophophorus, Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin en route. Hiking to the Gya is longer and can be exhausting. Overnight in Samdo.

  • Day 12Samdo – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m/14, 628 ft) 4 – 5 hours

    Descend from Samdo village, cross a bridge over the Budi Gandaki and climb upwards while enjoying views of the Larkya Glacier. Head towards Dharmasala. Overnight in Dharmasala.

  • Day 13Dharamsala – Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] – Bimthang (3720m/12, 201 ft) 8 – 9 hours

    Set off early from Dharmashala towards the base of Larkya La Pass. Reach to the summit of Larkya La Pass after an arduous climb. Witness extraordinary views of Himlung Mountain, Annapurna II Mountain, Kangurung and Cheo Mountain. Next, descend towards Bhimtang.

  • Day 14Bimthang – Tilije (2300m/7544ft) 5 – 6 hours

    Descend towards the Surke River. We then ascent on a trail through pine forest, to reach the Dudhkoshi River. We move further moving in and out of Dharapani, passing through Gho village to ultimately reach the Tilje village. Overnight in Tilje.

  • Day 15Tilije – Tal (1700m/5576 ft) 5 – 6 hours

    Leave Tilije and make our way up to a bridge over Dudh Khola. After crossing the bridge pass a mani wall to reach Thonje village. From here, we continue towards Dharapani, pass through Karte village and after a brief walk across a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We reach Tal passing through a mani wall en route. Overnight in Tal.

  • Day 16Tal – Syange (1080m/3542 ft) 6 – 7 hours

    Cross the Marshyangdi Khola following the trail to Chyamje. Descending through rhododendron and pine forests to reach Syange. Overnight in Syange.

  • Day 17Syange – Kathmandu: 8-9 hours

    Head back to the capital via Besisahar. A short walk from Syange through Bulbule and Khudileads us to Besisahar. From here we begin our drive to Kathmandu. A farewell dinner is arranged to celebrate your successful trip in the Manaslu region. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 18Final departure

    Enjoy your last day in Nepal. Transfer from your hotel to the airport.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Accommodation

3 Nights in a 3- Star hotel in Kathmandu

14 Nights in Standard Lodges/Teahouses during the Trek

More info

This trek involves 6-7 hours of hiking everyday.

Does not require any special training, however, it is recommended to have a fit body and an active lifestyle to complete it.

 

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