Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Summary

Label Detail
Geography Mountain/Forest/Village
Location Gorkha
Level Of Difficulty Difficult
Duration 17 Days
Max Aaltitude 5160m
Religion Tibetan Buddhist
Ethnic People Tsum/Nubri/Tibetan
Accommodation Hotel/Teahouse/Lodge/Camping
Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Minimum Pax 2

Detail Information

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights:

  • Glorious views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and other mountain ranges from the top of Larkya La Pass at 5160m
  • Experience the culture and lifestyle of the Tsum and Tibetan communities
  • Visit to hot spring area in Tatopani on the way to Jagat
  • Mixed ethnic along with wildlife and lush vegetation of Manaslu Conservation Area

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best off-beat trekking destinations which revolves around the foothills of the 8th highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu (8163m). Enjoying the wildlife and lush vegetation of the Manaslu Conservation Area, you’ll also get familiar with the diverse culture and tradition of Tsum, Nubri, and Tibetan communities. The highest point of the trek, Larkya La Pass at 5160m, is famous for a panoramic view of Manaslu (8163m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), Himlung (7126m), Annapurna II (7937m), Cheo (6812m) and so on. Walk past glacial moraines, forested trails, and Mani walls carved with Buddhist prayers as you undertake this glorious journey.

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you explore the majestic world heritage sites around the Kathmandu Valley. Meanwhile, you must also obtain the necessary permits to trek to the Manaslu region. On the third day, you’ll take a scenic drive to Arughat Bazaar via Dhadingbensi. Once at Arughat Bazaar, our real trekking begins. Passing through the green forests and small hamlets, you’ll march towards Soti Khola enjoying stunning views of the Ganesh Himal ranges.

Along with Budhi Gandaki River, the trail passes through Machha Khola and proceeds towards the beautiful village of Jagat crossing Yaru Khola. Along the way, you’ll walk through the forest of Sal and Pine crossing few suspension bridges and waterfalls. Similarly, crossing several settlements such as Deng, Namrung, and Sama Gaon, you’ll reach Manaslu Base Camp. The base camp offers the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains in Manaslu and Mansiri ranges including the Mt. Manaslu (8163m) itself. From here, you’ll march towards Bimthang crossing several settlements via Larkya La Pass at 5160m which is the highest point of this trek.

Once at the top, you’ll get a breathtaking view of Manaslu, Himlung, Annapurna, and Larkya peak ranges. You’ll now descend to Syange via Tal and finally, take a drive back to Kathmandu. March to May and September to November are the best time for this trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek by Nepal Alibaba Treks is equipped with the best services and personnel throughout the trek. We are concerned with the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued clients. With us, you are guaranteed an unforgettable trekking experience.

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Itinerary Summary

Outline

Day Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our staff members will receive you and lead you along the busy roads of Kathmandu. Upon reaching your hotel and freshening up, you can explore the nearby locales and enjoy the Newari ambiance in the valley. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
For Manaslu Circuit Trek, you need to fill up a specific form to get the restricted area permit. After the necessary document briefing, you will finally get a permit. If you have enough time, you can also visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, trying authentic Nepali dishes would be an ideal choice. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Today you’ll be driving towards Arughat Bazaar along the Prithvi Highway. Enjoying a beautiful view of green hills and surroundings, you’ll reach Dhadingbensi. From here, following the rusty and twisted road, you’ll drive towards Arughat Bazaar from where our real trekking begins. Walking through the forested area and enjoying far-ahead views of the Ganesh Himal ranges, you’ll finally reach Soti Khola. Overnight stay in Soti Khola.
From Soti Khola, you’ll ascend to the top of the ridge through the forest of Sal and Pine. Along with Budhi Gandaki River, you’ll cross rocky paths and beautiful waterfalls until you reach Khursane. Moving forward, you’ll get glorious views of the Mansiri Himalayan ranges. Finally, you’ll reach Machha Khola via Gurung village of Lapubesi. Overnight in Machha Khola.
Today, you’ll continue your trek towards Machha Khola. In the early first hour, you’ll ascend through the ascending landscapes crossing suspension bridges and beautiful waterfalls and reach Khorlabensi. From here, you’ll march towards Tatopani. You can take a break to take a dip in the natural hot springs at Tatopani. Alongside the Budhi Gandaki River, you’ll walk past small forested area and farmlands to reach Dobhan. Finally, you’ll reach beautiful village of Jagat crossing Yaru Khola. Overnight in Jagat.
Staring your walk early in the morning, you’ll ascend through the hillside before reaching Salleri. The trail now passes through small Gurung village of Philim and proceeds towards Ekle Bhatti. Alongside the river bank, you’ll cross some grasslands and narrow paths. Finally, walking past the beautiful woodland of Bamboo and Pine, you’ll reach Deng. Overnight in Deng.
After breakfast, you’ll ascend towards Rana crossing Budi Gandaki River. The trail now passes through Bihi and proceeds towards Ghap. Along the way, you’ll trek through the lush forest of pine and rhododendron crossing Main walls carved with Buddhist Mantra. Along with a stunning view of snow-capped mountains, you’ll finally reach Namrung crossing suspension bridges and beautiful waterfalls. Overnight in Namrung.
As you leave behind beautiful village of Namrung, glorious views of Himalchuli (7893m) and Manaslu ranges appear at the distance. In the early first hours, you’ll trek passing through the settlements of Lihi and Sho. After a short break at Sho, you’ll climb uphill towards Shyala. Along the way, you’ll also get an opportunity to explore the Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. Finally, after a walk of about six to seven hours you’ll reach Sama Gaon crossing several river streams. Overnight in Sama Gaon.
Today, you’ll be hiking towards Manaslu Base Camp (4400m). Early in the morning, you’ll start your hike through the rocky steps, narrow stone paths, and sparsely forested area. The trail passes through the snow-covered terraces and glaciers. Enjoying beautiful views of the surroundings, you’ll finally reach Manaslu Base Camp. Once at the top, you’ll get a panoramic view of Manaslu (8163m), Himlung (7126m), Cheo (6812m), Annapurna II (7937m), Himalchuli (7893m), and many other snow-capped mountains. With a content heart, you’ll now return to Sama Gaon. Overnight in Sama Gaon.
Following the windy and dry paths, you’ll ascend towards Kermo Kharka crossing the forest of pine and juniper. From here, you’ll take a steep climb to the top of the ridge to the flat valley which finally leads the way towards Samdo. The trek is filled with enticing scenery of mountain vistas including peaks like Naike Peak (6211m) and Manaslu North (7157m). Samdo, a former Tibetan Refugee Camp, offers stunning views of the Manaslu Glacier and Icefall. Overnight in Samdo.
Leaving Samdo behind, you’ll continue you walk towards Dharamsala. Alongside the bank of Budi Gandaki River, you’ll ascend until you arrive at the Taka Choeling Gompa. From here, you’ll cross few suspension bridges and beautiful waterfalls to reach Larkya Bazaar. Walking past the green grasslands along with glorious views of the Manaslu Himalayas, you’ll reach Dharamsala. Overnight stay in Dharamsala.
From Dharamsala, you’ll climb uphill towards large glaciers. After a steep climb to the top of the ridge, you’ll reach Larkya La Pass at 5160m from where you’ll get a breathtaking view of a panorama of Himalayas. Himlung (7126m), Annapurna II (7937m), Kang Guru (6981m), Manaslu (8163m), and Cheo Himal (6812m) and other snow-capped mountains adorn the skyline as you relish the blissful moment atop the pass. Descending downhill from the top through large pastures paves the way towards Bimthang. Overnight in Bimthang.
Early in the morning, you’ll start your trek towards the settlement of Tilije. Crossing rocky moraines, you’ll get a stunning view of Cheo Himal (6812m) as you trek along the ridge of the Tiblike Panlemu Danda. Moving forward, you’ll reach Kharche and walk past the forest of oak and rhododendron. Thereon, a gradual descent will bring you to the village of Tilije. Overnight stay in Tilije.
From Tilije, you continue your walk along the bank of Dudh Khola. After crossing suspension bridge over Marshyangdi River, you’ll reach beautiful settlement of Dharapani. From here, you’ll trek through Annapurna Circuit trail and slowly leave behind peaceful Manaslu region. Finally, walking past the narrow steps, long terraces and farmlands, you’ll reach Tal. Overnight in Tal.
The trail takes you through the windy path and narrow landscapes. On the way forward, you’ll continue your walk through the trails of Marshyangdi Valley. The natural diversity and the warm hospitality of Gurung and Magar people along the way gives you immense joy and happiness. Finally, crossing several farm villages, you’ll reach Syange. Overnight stay in Syange.
Today, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu from Syange. The drive will take you through the beautiful green forest, valleys, and farmlands. Crossing Besisahar, you’ll continue your drive towards Dumre. From here, you’ll drive past small town of Muglin via Prithvi Highway. After a quick lunch at Malekhu, you’ll march towards Kathmandu enjoying a distant view of Himalayas along with Trishuli River flowing on the edge. Once at Kathmandu, you can also roam around Thamel area and buy souvenir if you have enough time. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Today is your last day in Nepal. We’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport two hours prior to your scheduled flight. You can even share your experience with us on the way to airport. Goodbye!
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Costs Includes and Excludes

Cost includes

  • All Airports/Hotel transfers by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in 3 stars category Hotels in Kathmandu and in other available places with Breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar and when we return back from Arughat bazar to Kathmandu, we provide transportation.
  • Accommodation in Tea Houses or Local Lodges or Local Hotels on twin sharing basis during your trekking days.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during your trekking days.
  • Permit fees for National Parks and Conservation Area entry as well as Trekkers Management Information Service (TIMS) Permit. Visit: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/about-trekking-permit
  • All government officials and authorization necessary fees for your travel purpose.
  • Local tourist guide (according to your need) and Local Porter during your treks: – 1 Porter for 2 Tourists.
  • All your travel and rescue arrangements. (during any emergencies)
  • First Aid Kits and Medical supplies.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner programs.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry Visa fee and charges in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu. Visit http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
  • International Air Fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Extra Night accommodation and meals during your early arrival, late departure as well as any domestic flight delays (due to any specified reasons) especially in Everest Region than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Extra luggage charges.
  • Other any your personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, extra porters, bottled/boiled waters, hot shower, etc.
  • Other food items than normal meals as specified.
  • All your travel and rescue insurance in emergency situations.
  • Personal buying and souvenirs.
  • Tips during your hotels and restaurant visit.
  • To purchase or rent any type of equipment or gears for personal use.
  • To purchase special medicines and kits.

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