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14 Days 13 nights
Availability : Spring season
Thamel Marga Kathmandu
Manaslu Region
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • Wi-Fi: Some Place
  • Maximum Altitude: 5106m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek is among the best treks in Nepal. Despite its recent rise in popularity, the Manaslu Trek remains remote and off-the-beaten-path compared to the better-known teahouse treks in Nepal, which takes you throughout Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft).

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a beautiful 14 days journey that leads you to breathtaking views and many more, starting at Soti Khola. The Manaslu Circuit is unique. Ten peaks of more than 6,500 meters (21,300 ft) in height are visible while trekking through the Manaslu region, including elevations of more than 7,000 meters (23,000 ft) high. Many fewer people on the Manaslu Circuit, which sets the trek apart from any other busier trekking site.

This area is populated by two ethnic groups; Nubri and Tsum. Chhikur’s branching off the river separates these two racial territories. While Nubri was frequently visited following Nepal’s 1950 tourism opening, Tsum retains much of its traditional culture, art, and tradition. Gurungs is the largest ethnic group in the central hills of the region. This trek will charm you with every bit of thing you ask for, that can be a natural beauty, impressive waterfalls, cultural and historical values, magnificent adventures, and many more.

Our itinerary packages are all made considering the preference of our travelers. With years of experience, we have been providing the best possible service to our customers. If you plan a trip to Gokyo Lake Trek, we request you to look at our itinerary packages. We have provided you the best deal for our customers. For more inquiries, you can also contact us. We are always here to offer you the best possible services.

Trip Overview:

  • Destination: Manaslu Circuit
  • Starting point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • No of Days: 14 days
  • Best Season: Spring season
  • Group size: 1-15 max

 Manaslu Circuit Trek – Highlights

  • Visit the Capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site situated inside the Kathmandu Valley.
  • The stunning beauty of nature, waterfalls, varieties of plants around the Manaslu region
  • Great hospitality of locals who fascinates us with their beautiful art and culture where we can also encounter with Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups
  • Less crowd on the Manaslu Circuit, which sets the trek apart from any other busier trekking sites
  • Accessibility of teahouses in every stage making the availability of foodstuffs and tents for hikers at its most reasonable cost
  • Witness some of the highest peaks of the world, such as; Manaslu, Nemjung Annapurna II, Kang Guru, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang
  • Witness plentiful wildlife including faunas like Blue Sheep, Mountain Goat, Himalayan Marmots, Snow Leopard and Pika (the highest living mammal)
  • Trekkers will trek from the subtropical jungle at a lower altitude, through the Himalayan foothills, to the higher altitude.
  • The adventurous trip as the crossing of the Larkya La above 5,100 meters becomes challenging.

Manaslu Circuit Trek –Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing day in Kathmandu and preparation for trek
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola (930m)
  • Day 04: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m)
  • Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1800m)
  • Day 06: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2660m)
  • Day 07: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaun
  • Day 08:  Adaptation Day – Side trip to either Pungyen Gompa or Manaslu Basecamp (4400m)
  • Day 09: Trek from Sama Gaun to Samdo (3690m)
  • Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m)
  • Day 11: Trek from Darmasala to Larkya La Pass (5106m) to Bhimthang
  • Day 12: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani (1860m)
  • Day 13: Drive to Beshisahar by local Jeep from Dharapani and drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Departure

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Trekking Pole
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Dawn Jacket
What to Expect
  • Visit the Capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site situated inside the Kathmandu Valley.
  • The stunning beauty of nature, waterfalls, varieties of plants around the Manaslu region
  • Great hospitality of locals who fascinates us with their beautiful art and culture where we can also encounter with Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups
  • Less crowd on the Manaslu Circuit, which sets the trek apart from any other busier trekking sites
  • Witness some of the highest peaks of the world, such as; Manaslu, Nemjung Annapurna II, Kang Guru, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang
  • Witness plentiful wildlife including faunas like Blue Sheep, Mountain Goat, Himalayan Marmots, Snow Leopard and Pika (the highest living mammal)
  • Trekkers will trek from the subtropical jungle at a lower altitude, through the Himalayan foothills, to the higher altitude.
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Maximum altitude: 1,350m/4,428ft

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Kathmandu!

As you get to land in Kathmandu, our representative will be there to welcome you at TIA. Then he will settle you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Now you will have time to make yourself comfortable and freshen up in your room.

We will be greeting you with delicious dinner in the evening as welcome. Overnight stay in the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Sightseeing day in Kathmandu and preparation for trek

Trip duration: A whole day (Around 9 hours)

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)

Meals: Breakfast

Today, you will have plenty of time in KTM to visit the UNESCO world heritage site located inside the valley. You will get to see beautiful places carrying their own historical and cultural beauty; you can also try some locally available famous Nepalese dishes and hence enjoy your day.

After you arrive at the hotel, you will be provided our detailed itinerary, which will guide you throughout your trip. As tomorrow our trip starts, you will have time to prepare for the journey.

You will stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Machha Khola

Distance covered: 126km

Travel Duration: 5-6 hrs

Maximum Altitude: 930m/3051.18ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Today your trip begins. After you are done with your breakfast at the hotel, you will take a direct bus to Gongabu Buspark from Kathmandu to Arughat. Other than that, you will have an alternative of taking the bus to Malekhu on the Prithivi Highway, and then you can take a jeep or local bus as per your comfort.

This route can be pretty uncomfortable to you as the roads are dusty and bumpy. Despite this, you will catch the beautiful scenario from the window seat. After a few ups and downs, you will get to Gurung village witnessing paddy field .You can take a rest from your continued travel by taking short breaks for snacks. You will arrive at Machha Khola by the time of dinner. Then you will be taken to your respective teahouse to stay overnight in Machha Khola.

Day 04: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat

Distance covered: 22.5 km

Maximum Altitude: 1,410m/4625.98ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 5 to 6 hrs.

Today your destination is Jagat which is 22.5 km far from Machha Khola. Once you leave Machha Khola, the trail enters the dense forest. Crossing the suspension bridge you can see various waterfalls and rivers.

On your other walk, you will reach Tatopani, the place with cultural beliefs where you can enjoy hot showers. After you are done easing yourself, you come to Doban by crossing another suspension bridge. After a while, you will again get to travel a wooden bridge left to the river. Following your route, you will find yourself at Yaru, where again you will cross a long arch bridge that will finally lead you to Jagat, which is again a beautiful Gurung village.

Most importantly, after you get into this village, you have to get your trekking permits verified at the check post as from the day you will be walking in the restricted zone.

Today you will have your comfortable night stay at Jagat; enjoy!

Day 5: Trek from Jagat to Deng

Distance covered: 8 km

Maximum altitude: 1860m

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel duration: 6 hrs.

After having breakfast, we will continue our trek. Leaving Jagta, we will cross a ridge that leads us to the village of Salleri. Then we will descend to Sirdibas and cross a long suspension bridge. We will ascend to Philim and cross the hillside. Finally, a steep climb after crossing the river takes us to Deng. You will have some leisure time left in the evening too so you can explore around the village interacting with local people.

Here you can have your best meal and make yourself comfortable staying overnight.

Day 6: Trek from Deng to Namrung

Distance covered: 15km

Maximum altitude: 2660m/8727.03ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 7-8 hrs

After you are done with your breakfast, you are ready to start today’s trek. Our destination is Namrung for today. You create your walk through the bamboo trees and reach Deng. Moving forward, you will witness the swing bridge which you have to cross through. On the way, you can observe white-faced monkeys coming to villages in search of food.

The stream then leads to many landslips areas. So, here you should tell me more carefully as you walk and more alert to your guide’s command for your security. After the landslip area, you will head towards Namrung.

After an hour of your walk on an uneven line, you will hike to the beautiful village of Namrung, which is at the altitude of 2260m. You can now enjoy locally available tea, some different cuisines.

You will stay here overnight.

Day 7: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaun

Distance covered: 17.2km

Maximum altitude: 3540m/11614.17ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 9-10 hrs

Today is the 8th day of your trek. You may need time to adapt to the altitude as we are climbing high day by day. As your tour starts, you will be fascinated with the magnificent view of Manaslu. You will trek to the easy path leading to Shyapla. The beautiful pine and rhododendron trees will always come your way. After an hour’s walk from Shyapla, you reach Sama Gaun.

Sama Gaun is a beautiful village where you can witness typical settlements and yak grazings; mountain views might fade away.

You will stay overnight in Sama Gaun.

Day 8:Adaptation Day – Side trip to either Pungyen Gompa or Manaslu Basecamp

Maximum altitude: 4400m/14435.7ft

Today is your adaptation day. As we are climbing higher elevations day by day, we need to prevent ourselves from altitude sickness. That is why we have Adaptation Day. So today, we will hike to Pungyen Gompa on the east of Nubri Valley. Today you can bring your meals and have them when you feel necessary. For two hours, you will walk across the river, which will keep you busy for a while.

Then to the hills, you will get to see the fantastic view of Manaslu. Also, by the side, yak pastures will excite you. As told, you will have an alternative to trek for Manaslu Base Camp, which is on the Northern side. You can also follow the track to the Birendra Tal and turn left to the basecamp path.

Now you will get to climb the stable paths where you can feel altitude sickness like difficulty breathing. For that, you need to walk slow and keep your body hydrated. Beginning slowly, you will hike to Manaslu glacier to basecamp at 14435.7ft and return.

As another alternative, you can also trek to Birendra Tal, which is a short distance from Sama Gaun. This alternative is good if you feel altitude sickness and feel the necessity to rest.

Day 9: Trek from Sama Gaun to Samdo

Distance covered: 16.4km

Maximum altitude: 3690m/12106.3ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 9-11 hrs.

On your 10th day of the trek, your destination will be Samdo. We need to be more careful on our walk and stroll as we are at a high altitude. Here you witness yak grazing, varieties of birds, and beautiful nature.

On the other walk, you get to cross the bridge of Budi Gandaki. Then you reach white Kani, the neighboring village of Samdo. After a while, you call our destination Samdo. Once you get there, you can tour other nearby towns and trek to Samdo Peak as per your desire. You can also hike to Tibetan border if you have time.

You get a beautiful chance to stay overnight in Samdo

Day 10:Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala

Distance covered: 11.7km

Maximum altitude: 4460m/14633ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 8-9 hrs.

Coming to the 12th day of your trek, it is becoming more daring and exciting as you walk into the higher altitude. As you want to enjoy every bit of your journey, you need to take care of yourself to prevent high altitude.

Hence, it would help if you looked after your body postures, signs carefully. You reach Dharmasala by amusing yourself with majestic views of series of Himalayas and trek slowly to the uneven landscape of the Manaslu region.

Day 11: Trek from Dharmasala to Larkya La Pass (5106m) to Bhimthang (3590m)

Distance covered: 11.3km

Maximum altitude: 5106m/16751.97ft

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Travel Duration: 7-8 hrs.

Today is the most adventurous day of your trek as you will climb to the highest altitude of your trip. On this day, you will hike to Larkya La Pass, which is situated at 5160m. If it’s snowing, then it can be pretty daring due to bad weather conditions. You need to be early for this trek as you need to cross Larkya La Pass before the afternoon. Do not forget this is the most daring part of your journey, but if you manage to stabilize yourself during the walk, you can successfully cross the Pass.

After you manage to stand at the Pass, you will feel more soothing as you get to observe majestic views, views of Himlung situated at 7126m near Tibet. Not only that, you too get to watch Kang Guru at 6981m and Annapurna II at 7937m in the beautiful range of Annapurna.

When you are done spending your time with the beautiful views at the Pass, you will now move down three hours watching the views of ice blocks and glaciers to Bimthang and stay overnight.

Day 12: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani

Distance covered: 12 km

Trek Duration: 7 hrs

Maximum altitude: 1963m

Giving a farewell to Manaslu Region, we will head towards Dharapani. Today is our last day of the trek. We will descend from Bhimthang through the yak pastures. Then we will cross a bridge down the Dudh Khola which takes us down to the rhododendron forest. The trail takes us down to the beautiful rhododendron forest. After reaching Tilije village, we will hike uphill and enter Dharapani.

Dharapani is the major starting point of many treks of this region. Overnight stay in Dharapani

Day 13: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)

Distance covered: 234 km

Time duration: 9 to 10 hrs

This is the last day of your trip. After the long journey of thirteen days, you are returning to Kathmandu, packing all your beautiful memories with you. You can get a direct bus to Kathmandu from Dharapani. You can take snack breaks as per your demand and have a comfortable drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will transfer you to the hotel.

Day 14: Departure:

Meals: Breakfast.

Today after breakfast, we will transfer you to the TIA. If you have spare time before the departure time, you can also visit some nearby places.

Map

MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK WITH TUSUM VALLEY TREK

Manaslu Trekking Regional Map (Day Will Be Different On Map) 

FAQ

What are the benefits of visiting Nepal?

Nepal is a lovely nation of natural beauty. Nepal offers some of the top tourist spots on the globe. There are too many compelling reasons for a foreign traveler to visit Nepal, the land of kind people and fascinating culture. Nepal is a place where divine beings coexist with humans.

People will find beautiful temples, peaceful monasteries, and historical landmarks almost wherever. If a visitor comes to Nepal for the first time to do Himalayan trekking, they will return because of the friendly people and distinct culture.

Will the travel agency in Nepal offer its consumers insurance facilities?

There is a range of possibilities for medical insurance. We are sorry to tell you that we do not provide our clients with any insurance. Tourists should be accountable for their coverage concerning insurance. However, a health insurance provider can be suggested.

What are Nepal's best foods?

You can experience various cuisines at different locations in Nepal. The traditional Newari or Tibetan food can be sampled in Kathmandu. The “Thakali khana” is also an alternative. Are worth trying are Gundruk- Dhidho and “Maikai ko roti,” also well known among Nepali populations. In addition, there is a range of Tibetan food, such as laphing, Korean and other cuisines. Dumplings, famous Nepalese cuisine, are also available.

What is Nepal's best hiking destination?

Everest and Annapurna are world-class trekking sites in Nepal. Nepal offers various walking possibilities based on hiking days, travel difficulties, popularity, wildlife or trekking in isolated areas, etc.

Beautiful nature treks are recommendable for avoiding congested trails, such as Manaslu Trek, Khopra Ridge Community Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, and Nar Phu Valley Trek. For additional information, read more about the top hiking places in Nepal.

Does your company provide any trekking gear?

You will bring what you need (sunscreen, water, heat, a light jacket, and a camera), but the majority of your belongings, such as extra clothing and nighttime supplies, will be transported. Porters have been coming for long walks because you will be pretty helpful with other stuff. You can rent a guide only if you have a little time on foot (2-3 days), but it is a great way to help local economies and reasonably inexpensive to use a porter.

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