Nepal

Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Trip Code: MG-103
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Country: Nepal
  • Trip Level: Strenuous
  • Max Altitude: 5160 m/16929 ft
  • Activity: Trekking In Nepal
  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Trip Route:

    Kathmandu-Soti Khola-Machha Khola-Doban-Philim-Deng-Ghap-Namrung-Lho-Samagaun-Samdo-Dharmashala-Bhimtang-Gho-Dharapani-Kathmandu.

  • Best Season:

    March to May And September to December

Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights

  • An exclusive view of breathtaking mountain peaks, including Ganesh Himal, Mount Annapurna, and Mount Manaslu
  • Panoramic view of the scenic landscapes and exquisite scenarios
  • Experience local culture and know the typical lifestyle of the Nepalese community in rural areas
  • Spectacular view of Flora and fauna at Tsum Valley
  • Cross distinctive bridges and pass on Budhi Gandaki river and its periphery
  • Spend nights at warm and local Tea Houses
  • Exploration of Mountains and Larke La Pass
  • Gorkha Visit

Manaslu Circuit Trek Description

With Nepal being a country filled with mountains, it should not be a surprise that Manaslu Circuit Trek is a journey across the mountains. This is one of the ideal trekking experiences with a completely different view of Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. For this, we have our 17 days Manaslu Trekking package.

The 17 days trek to Manaslu Larke La Pass will offer you a magnificent view of Mount Manaslu(8156m). You will experience the life and different natural belongings of the Manaslu Region.

This trekking can be the alternative destination for travelers who have been to Everest Base Camp Trek And Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek?

In this trek, you will reach an optimum height of 5106 meters above sea level at Larke La Pass. During this journey to the peak, you will encounter the pristine flow of Budhi Gandaki River, along with enchanting interaction with the lifestyle, culture, tradition, and different environmental diversities of the Manaslu Region.

If you want an alternative to the Larke La Pass, you can alternate through the colorful Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit. This small valley is filled with warm cups of tea and people and the rich customs and traditions of the Gurung community. You will experience the glorious Gurung tradition that reflects their Tibetan heritage in this alternate route. 

The Manaslu Conservation Area project was formally started in 1998 to protect the flora and fauna of this magnificent travel destination after the government of Nepal officially started this trek route as the best trekking destination in 1992.

Besisahar of Lamjung is a final foot trail destination of this Manaslu Trek. The way from Soti Khola of Gorkha to Besisahar of Lamjung offers you a magnificent view of Annapurna II, Nemjung, Himlung, and Cheo. Annapurna II in the West and Ganesh Himal in the east are some of the major attractions for you during this entire trek.

Required Permits

To start your Journey on this Circuit Trek on Manaslu conservation, you need a group permit. Since this trek lies within the restricted zone of Nepal, solo treks are not allowed, and two people are required for this trek. 

Accommodation

Due to the region being so rural, you will not find any hotels or inns on this trekking route. The best you can get for Accommodation is at the local tea houses. These accommodation stations are simple, with two single beds per room, a shared washroom, and a common dining area. Although these Trekking Tea Houses in Nepal lack the luxury of a hotel, they are perfect for a warm and cozy evening by the fire.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Welcome And Namaste! On the first day of our trekking, the representatives of Mount Glory will receive all the enthusiastic trekkers at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Our representative will be showing the signboard of our organization at the TIA terminal so that you can recognize our representative easier. Once all the trekkers are gathered, our representative will transfer you to the booked hotel in a private tourist vehicle.

While you are going to hotels, you will be given a general gist of how the trip is planned and about our various services. Once you reach the hotel and freshen up, we will be meeting in the Mount Glory office to discuss the trip. At the same time, we will be sharing our experiences with various mountain landscapes and beautiful sceneries across the Himalayas for another day's tour. Then we will meet you with our experienced guide who will take you to the beautiful mountains.

 

After the meeting is over, you will be given a leisure day. You can do anything you want in Kathmandu as long as you get back to the designated room by night. This includes shopping and taking a tour of the world heritage sites.

The third day of our package is the day of your departure. First of all, you will naturally have breakfast at the hotel you are staying at. After breakfast, we will provide you with a bus with our experienced guides and porters. Firstly we will stop at Arughat for some refreshments.

After a short break, our journey will continue to Sotikhola. On this journey, you will witness Nepal's cultural and traditional lifestyle. You will pass different river ridges on the bus, a lifetime memory for any traveler.

The entire drive from kathmandu will last for 7 to 8 hours. The destination for the day will be Sotikhola, a beautiful city between two high hills on the bank of the Budhi Gandaki river.

After a good rest at a local accommodation at Solti Khola, our trekking starts on the fourth day of our package. The trail will begin at the Machha Khola and pass through Verdant woodland leading us through Budhi Gandaki River. The waterway crosses the Manaslu conservation and gains a fantastic view of the river valley.

We travel through a sandy riverbank overlooking the river before joining a winding mountain; we will encounter many Gurung settlements in Lapu Bensi. If everything goes according to plan, there will be plenty of time to interact with the locality and enjoy the local delicacies.

After a day-long trek, we finally reach Machha Khola for an overnight stay.

On the fifth day, we start our morning with a warm breakfast before our day-long trek to Jagat village. On the way, we cross the breathtaking rivers, including Tharo Khola, as the trail descends towards our destination. We pass the village of Khola Bensi and reach Tatopani Hot spring.

After some brief moments of enjoyment, we follow the banks of the Budhi Gandaki river to reach Yaru Khola and finally reach the beautiful Jagat Village for an overnight stay. Naturally, there will be local delicacies and local entertainment waiting for you - if you are not tired from the day-long trek.

After breakfast at Jagat, we start our trail to Deng, another village in the mountain bosoms. The trail ascends the beautiful village of Sirdibas, which is widely known for traditional stone build homes and scenic streets. On our journey, the breathtaking view of Sringi Himal Range and Chamar Mountain will be there to refresh our eyes and mind.

As our trip progresses on the sixth day, we descend to Budhi Gandaki River and cross a suspension bridge to reach Philim. Following that, we continue your trail through beautiful Gurung village to reach Ekle Bhatti. Finally, this beautiful trail takes us to our destination through Pewa Village. After a day-long journey, what welcomes us is the warm hospitality of the Deng locals. Similar to our previous night, we will spend our night here under the warm care of the locals.

After breakfast at Deng, we continue our trek to Namrung through lush greenery and a sweeping valley view. The view in the valley will be worth your every second and is enough to make you forget all your tiredness.

Through our path, we will be able to see Buddhist scripture stones and get influenced by Tibetian Culture.

Our central point for this day's trek will be Prok village. Here we will take a short break with the stunning view of Sringi Himal within our sights. The cool breeze and fresh smell of the untainted mountains will be the cherry on top. After a 5-6 hours journey to Deng, we will reach Namrung, staying overnight

After breakfast at Namrung, we continue our 10km walk to reach Lho Gaun. It is a beautiful Village and witnesses the beautiful Mansiri Himal range. Our journey from this point will constantly be filled with mountains and Himchulis. Along with the mountains, we cannot discount the multiple monasteries that we come across.

Ribung Gompa, Lho Gumpa, and Lihi Gaun are the most attractive part of the whole trek. Finally, after 5-6 hours of a trek through the largely untainted trekking trails, we reach Lho Gaun for a warm welcome and an overnight stay. 

After breakfast at Lho Gaun, we continue our 8km trek to Sam again. Although this is a short trek, we will be ascending steadily through village plateaus and Pungent Glacier. The marvelous mountains will always be within our view, and the smell of fresh earth and cold glacier air will constantly energize us.

After a day-long trek, we pass Shyala village to reach Samagoun. Sam again is a beautiful village of the entire Manaslu Circuit Trek. This Village is famous for Gurungsettlement and its unique slate stone-built home. From here, we enjoy a remarkable view of Manaslu conservation during clear weather.

Although this trek is about the journey and not the destination, it's a good idea to take a break and just enjoy the place for a while. On our 10th day, this is what we will do. Here we get used to the climate before further ascension. There are some landmarks that you can visit, such as Pungyen Gompa and Birendra Tal as well.

After a light local breakfast, we resume our journey on the 11th day. The destination for this day will be Samdo Village. Similar to the previous day of trekking, this will be a slow ascend. Walking through Budi Gandaki River Valley, our eyes will constantly feast on the snow-capped mountains and open hills. The pleasant sound of nature will assault our ears, and our sense of smell will be thankful to us. 

After we reach the general area of our destination, we trek an additional three to four hours towards a beautiful remote settlement populated by Tibetian Refusee and reach Samdo Village. After some rest, the night will be spent at Hotel Samdo. It is good to have some luxury after days of living in nature

On the twelfth day of our trekking, our journey will begin with a walk through some wooden bridges through Larke Glacier and Larke Bazar to reach Dharmashala. This place is famous and important as a commercial trade center between Nepal and Tibet. After four hours of walking from Samdo, we reach Larke La Pass. Larke La Pass is also known as Dharmashala, and we will be staying overnight at this Dharamshala.

Although number 13 is considered an unlucky number in many cultures, for us, this is one of the most important days. We take an eight-hour walk and ascend the Magnificient Larkya La and Cho Danda as we continue our hike through Larkya Glacier and enjoy the stunning and constant view of the snow-capped mountains that glow in the sunlight around us.

These views include ranges like Cheo Himal, Annapurna 2, Himlung Himal, and other snow-capped hills from Larkya La pass. After a tough trek, our day ends with an overnight stay at the Bhimthang Village.

Once we pass the Larke La Pass, it's time to descend. After breakfast at Bhimphedi, we descend towards Tilje. After that, we cross the wooden bridge along Karcher La; we reach Marsyangdi river valley through Karcher la. This day will be beautiful as the rest of our journey, filled with a breathtaking view of the mountains and the sound and smell of nature. 

On the last day of our Manaslu Base Camp Trek, we descend 19 kilometers through the Dudh Khola to Thonje. Crossing the Marysangdi river, we finally reach Dharani. While descending, the change of scenario will be obvious to you as you see snowcapped mountains slowly melting their way to green hills covered with forests.

We may need to register a police checkpoint in Karta and pass through another village of Tal through Marsyangdi Tal is the scenic village where many trekkers choose to spend nights. After this long journey, we finally reach Chamje for an overnight stay.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek's unforgettable journey will end today at Chamje. After breakfast, we drive to Besisahar, a getaway of Annapurna Circuit Trek, and return to Kathmandu. We descend through the Marsyangdi river valley. Although the trekking part is over, the view and scenarios you will witness will still be stunning.

You can have shopping and visit the different markets in Kathmandu and join the Farewell dinner with our representative, and we will provide a certificate of trip completion.

After Breakfast at Hotel, our Trek at Manaslu Conservationv Area ends at the location we started. Representatives of mount glory will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for the flight. The circuit of trek completion will be given to you before your departure.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary Map

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Include / Exclude

  • Airport/ Hotel pick up and drop by private tourist vehicle. 
  • Three nights twin sharing 3-star Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (You can arrange a single room upon payment of an extra $40 per night)
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner 
  • Transportation throughout the duration of the trek from Kathmandu, Arughat, to Soti Khola by public bus. 
  • Standard Guest House accommodation during the trip on a twin-sharing basis
  • Government Licensed Experienced Guide / Trek Leader with high language proficiency 
  • One porter for every two guests
  • Food, Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment for every involved staff
  • Manaslu special permit along with conservation area permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fees (ACAP fees)
  • Free Mount Glory Duffle and T-shirt.
  • Government, Hotel, and other applicable taxes
  • International Taxes and Airforce
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Cost for Nepal Entry Visa 
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Expenses
  • Guide Tips, Porter Tips, and Driver fees
  • Additional expenses are not included in the section termed as "Price Includes"

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Frequently Asked Questions ?

Depending on the service and length of the trek Manaslu Circuit Trek is like any other trekking. The 17 days Manaslu trek costs around $1200 depending on the sharing basis of transportation. If you want to take a private jeep from Kathmandu to Soti Khola the Manaslu trek cost is around $300 for a a total of of 6 trekkers in one jeep. This trek is expensive because the permit is costly and you need a minimum of 2 travelers with a guide.

Manaslu Region is a restricted region for solo travelers. A minimum of 2 travelers is needed for the trek with a guide, and a trekking permit from a local travel company. ACAP And MCAP permits are compulsory

Trekking In Manaslu Region is a tea house trek where single rooms with 2 beds are available. Toilets are shared and outside the room. Heating is available in the dining part of the hotel. Food is available in the teahouse. Manaslu Trek cost will increase depending on how much you spend in accommodation.

Usually, there is wifi in every tea house and you have to pay an extra charge whereas phone calls can be made by SAT phones with some charges

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderately difficult trek so, trekkers need to be physically fit to do this trek. This trek has many suspension bridges and cantilever bridges. Trekkers should be physically and mentally prepared for the trek.

Yes, Guide is compulsory as it is the most thrilling and adventurous off the beaten trail. Solo travelers are not given permits so you need at least a guide and a minimum of 2 travelers for this trek.

March, April, May, September, October, November, and December is the best time for Manaslu Trekking. But, this trek can be done throughout the year as it is only of moderate level difficulty. Do note that Manslu Trek cost will vary depending on the season with off season costing slightly more.

Coordinates: 28°32′58″N 84°33′43″E

It is on the northern border of Nepal where Annapurna 2 surrounds it from the West and Ganesh Himal From the East. It is a border with China.

You will go to Soti Khola by bus or private vehicle depending upon the budget and the finish to Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle. Manaslu Trek cost will vary depending on the type of mode of transportation you use.

Depending upon the time and budget this trek can be tailored by the travel company according to the wishes of travelers. This trek is a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 20 days from Kathmandu. If you take a helicopter ride then the trek becomes much shorter.

Yes, travel insurance is most important while doing Manaslu Circuit trekking. It covers every loss and protects travelers from financial loss during the trek.

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