• Trip duration
    21 days
  • Trip level
    Hard
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Himalaya
  • Best period
    Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov

Description

Let me welcome you to Manaslu’s newly opened route! Join me on a 21-day trek of the complete circuit of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. 

Manaslu (8163 m) was first climbed in 1956 and since then has only been summited by a few westerners. Meaning “mountain of spirit,” Manaslu is often regarded as one of the most dangerous 8000 m peaks. But because of its lack of visitors, the remote trails surrounding the mountain are quiet and unspoiled.

In fact, the complete mountain circuit over the Larkya Pass is one of Nepal’s best kept secrets. There’s an incredible diversity of scenery, including sub-tropical foothills and arid high pasture. The secluded trail also passes through picture-perfect villages and awe-inspiring mountain views.

On this trek, we start in Arughat Bazaar and follow the grand Buri Gandaki River to the Deng village. Along the way, the river valley grows narrower and we’ll be able to walk high above the river on scenic paths. Then we’ll trek to the north, where the valley opens once again to show lovely alpine meadows and quaint Tibetan-style villages below the north face of the Manaslu mountain. Next, we’ll reach the large village of Samagaon and start to head west across the beautiful Larkya La route (5213 m). We’ll descend through alpine meadows in Binthang and then join the popular Annapurna circuit route for the last two days of the trip.

This program is suited for a fit and experienced walker, comfortable walking 4-6 hours a day with some longer days. The first half of the trek is at relatively low altitude but there are some steep parts. The Larkya La crossing is over rough glacier moraine and the descent is steep. I will help you acclimatize over the course of the trek. I also provide you with everything you need to camp. My staff includes guides, cook, and porters, so all the camp chores will be taken care of and you only need to carry your own daypack.

The Manaslu circuit trek is a great opportunity to get away from the crowds and enjoy Nepal’s remote mountainous landscape. You’ll experience a beautiful mix of nature and culture on this trek.

If this sounds like the ideal trek for you, don’t hesitate- send me a message now. I’m looking forward to planning our trip together. 

I also lead trips to Everest Base Camp and Ama Dablam.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft

Day 2

City sightseeing tour of Kathmandu

Day 3

Drive to Arughat (570m)

Day 4

Trek to Soti-Khola (730m) 6 hours walking.

Day 5

Trek to Machha Khola (930m) 5 hours walking.

Day 6

Trek to Before Jagat (1370m) 5-6 hours walking.

Day 7

Trek to Philim (1570m) 3-4 hours walking.

Day 8

Trek to Deng (1540m) 5 hours walking.

Day 9

Trek to Ghap (2165m) 4 – 5 hours walking.

Day 10

Trek to Lho (3180m) 5-6 hours walking.

Day 11

Trek to Samagaon (3517m) 3-4 hours walking.

Day 12

Acclimatisation day at Samagaon

Day 13

Trek to Samdo (3860m) 3 hours walking.

Day 14

Trek to Samdo (3860m) 3 hours walking.

Day 15

Cross the Larkya La (5213m) 7 – 8hours walking.

Day 16

Trek to Tilje (2300m) 5 – 6 hours walking.

Day 17

Trek to Chyamje (1390m) 5-6hours walking.

Day 18

Trek to Bulbule (840m) 5 – 6 hours walking.

Day 19

Drive to Kathmandu

Day 20

At Leisure in Kathmandu

Day 21

Depart Kathmandu

Price per person

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate
?

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

Kathmandu, Nepal

Accommodation

Fully supported campsites

More info

This trek is appropriate for a fit and experienced hiker comfortable walking 4-6+ hours per day.