Manaslu Circuit Trek

Price $2183

USD 1908

Trip Duration

15

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

5160m

Accommodation

Tea Houses

Transportation

Bus/Jeep

Group Size

1-20

Best Season

Sept, Oct, Nov, Mar, Apr, May

Manaslu Circuit Trek Introduction

Manaslu Circuit Trek is famous for its preservation and spectacular mountain views. The Nepal government only permitted trekking in this circuit after 1992. This area is remote and yet not explored as much as the other trekking destinations. The trek is wild and small and less crowded than the other trekking sites. The tracks are off-beat, and no tents are required since tea houses are available in every village. It is a classic trek to the untouched region of Nepal.

During the trek, you will get views of the highest peaks in the world like Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Mt; Annapurna II, and many more. The trail passes along the Budhi Gandaki River; the routes here are full of floras and faunas. There is a high chance that one can spot rare wild animals like the snow leopard.

The trek includes both Hindu and Buddhist cultural villages. This trek counts as one of the great Himalayan treks. You will see the terraced rice farms on the way. This trek is culturally enriching and scenically uplifting.

This trek is the best choice for adventure-loving trekkers for trekking enthusiasts. The circuit trek takes you from the steamy lowlands with the view of waterfalls. The tour also offers a scenic view of landscapes and passes through suspension bridges. One more advantage of this trek is the beautiful accommodation of the local tea house so that we won’t need any tents and camping.

Since the tour lies near the Tibetan border, we can also see the Tibetan cultures. One can enjoy the forests that have blooming rhododendrons along with alpine, cedar, birch, and juniper. This off-beat trek will leave an imprint in your memory for a lifetime. The tour will add glory to your trekking diary.

Highlights

Visit Rebung Gompa with the view of Manaslu.
Routes passing through terraced fields.
Hike to Birendra Lake.
The path is alongside Dudh Koshi river and Budhi Gandaki river.
Panoramic views of mountains like Himachali, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shringi, and others.
Exploring the cultures and local’s lifestyles.
The trail is passing through blooming forests full of rhododendron, pines, and cedar.
Reaching the high pass of Larke La.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu(1300m)
  • Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu valley & Prepare for Trekking.
  • Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m)
  • Day 3: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m)
  • Day 4: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m)
  • Day 5: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m)
  • Day 6: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m)
  • Day 7: Trek from Namrung to Loho (3180m)
  • Day 8: Trek from Loho to Sama (3520m)
  • Day 9: Acclimatization day to Manaslu Base Camp
  • Day 10: Trek from Sama to Samdo (3860m)
  • Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m)
  • Day 12: Trek from Dharmasala to Larke La (5160) and descend to Bhimthang (3590m)
  • Day 13: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani (1960m)
  • Day 14: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu
  • Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu(1300m)

We will be waiting for you at the airport and then guide you to your hotel. We will welcome you in Nepali style with a Khada. In the evening you can visit the local places nearby. We will give you the details and maps of the trips so you can go through them once a night.

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu valley & Prepare for Trekking.

Today You will get to visit places such as Swayambhu(also known as the monkey temple) & Kathmandu Durbar Square & shopping for trekking. At the same time, our office staff will make special permits for Manaslu & wish you the best for a happy trip.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m)

After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel and take a 7 to 8 hrs drive to Soti Khola. Our trail passes alongside the Budhi Gandaki river. The roads are dusty through Arughat. We will rest in a guesthouse at Soti Khola for the night.

Day 3: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m)

The trek begins with a walk of 5 hrs to Machha Khola. The trail passes through the forest, and at some places, we will get to see waterfalls. Overnight in Machha Khola.

Day 4: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m)

After breakfast, we will continue the trail and walk towards Tatopani, famous for Hot Springs. Then, we will climb steeper to Durban. After 7 hrs of a walk, we will reach Jagat village, which will be our stay for the night.

Day 5: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m)

Leaving Jagat, we will walk through the sub-tropical rainforest and cross through suspension bridges, the last of which leads us to the village of Philim. Here you will see the beautiful terraced fields. Moving forward, we will reach the Junction for Tsum valley and finally get to Deng after 7 hrs of a walk. Overnight in Deng.

Day 6: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m)

From today’s walk, we will start getting mountain views. It will take us 7 hrs to reach Namrung. As we climb up the valley, we will see the picture of Sringi Himal, Kuang Himal, and other peaks. We will see the green vegetable farming by the villagers and the last steep stretch that ushers us into Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.

Day 7: Trek from Namrung to Loho (3180m)

After having breakfast, we will walk for 4 hrs to reach Soho. We will see the spectacular mountain views as the valley opens up to the scenic village of Lho. The trail passes through the lush greens of the lower valley and the Himalayan Terran. Since we will reach Loho by the half-day, we will have our half-day remaining to explore the beautiful views of Manaslu and also visit Rebung Gompa. Overnight in Loho.

Day 8: Trek from Loho to Sama (3520m)

Leaving Loho, we will hike to the village of Shyala. Here we will see the view of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Nadi, and more. We will climb through the yak pasture lands to Sama Gaun. Since we only need 3 hrs to reach Sama, we have plenty of time, so after getting to Sama Gaun, we will hike to Birendra Lake. Overnight in Sama Gaun.

Day 9: Acclimatization day to Manaslu Base Camp

After finishing breakfast, we will hike toward the Manaslu Base Camp. We will also visit the pretty lake of Birendra Taal nearby. The mountain views will bless the Day. In the evening, we will return to Sama Gaun overnight.

Day 10: Trek from Sama to Samdo (3860m)

Today is a short trek to Samdo for 3 hrs. The trail moves us on a fast and gradual climb alongside the river. We will reach Samdo midday, so we have enough time to explore. We will visit nearby places for beautiful views and explore the cultures of the locals. Overnight at Samdo.

Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m)

After having breakfast, we will leave Samdo and walk for 5 hrs to reach Dharmasala. The trek to the high-altitude camp of Dharmasala brings us to the very threshold of Larke La. The routes are relaxing with a natural view—overnight in Dharmasala.

Day 12: Trek from Dharmasala to Larke La (5160) and descend to Bhimthang (3590m)

Today we have a long journey to complete. We will start the trek early in the morning. The trail to Larke La is a deceptive one of constant switchbacks. Passing through the ridge, we will get a glimpse of the first prayer flags. Before descending to Bhimthang, we will enjoy the break for some time. Then we will head towards Bumthang. Finally, we will rest in a tea house at Bumthang.

Day 13: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani (1960m)

Continuing the trail, we will descend to Dharapani, walking for 7 to 8 hrs. We will have the view of Manaslu to our left and Annapurna ranges to our right. We will pass through yak pastures and go through rhododendron forest alongside Dudh Koshi River. We will make our brutal way to Dharapani. Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 14: Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu

After finishing our breakfast, we will take a long drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at your hotel.

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu

We will arrange a farewell program in traditional Nepali style with lunch. Then our representative will drop you at the airport. If you want further treks, we will be at your service.

Includes

  • Airport picks up and drops service.
  • Transportation assistance and its prices. 
  • A skilled and licensed guide.
  • Porter as per the necessity.
  • Trekking authorization fee.
  • Trek maps and navigation tools.
  • Accommodation while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Governmental charges and other applicable prices.
  • Wage and accommodation of guide and porter.
  • Complete board-based meal during the trek.
  • Mineral waters.
  • Assistance for the team during the trek
  • Medical supplies and first aid equipment.
  • Trekking supplies and camping gears

 

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (excluding breakfast).
  • International flight checks and airfares.
  • Alcoholic/ non-alcoholic liquors.
  • Additional porter fees.
  • Electronic gadgets like chargers, and headphones.
  • Individual costs like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, and souvenirs.
  • Travel coverage and emergency evacuations.
  • Tips for porters or drivers.

 

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