Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek-12 Days

Key Information

  • Price:1080 USD
  • Duration:12 Days
  • Primary Activity:Trekking
  • Group Size:2-25 Peoples
  • Country:Nepal
  • Arrival on:Kathmandu
  • Trip Grade:Moderate
  • Meals:As per the itinerary
  • Accomodation:Teahouse
  • Trip Code:
  • Max-Altitude:5153 m.
  • Transportation:As per itinerary
  • Departure from:Kathmandu
  • Culture:Tibetan

About Manaslu Circuit Trek-12 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek is measured as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal Himalayas. Manaslu Circuit Trek rewards the adventurous with an incomparable alpine experience. Manaslu Circuit trek offers a rich Himalayan Cultural experience. This trekking route was opened to foreign trekkers in 1992.

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a perfect combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan beauty and a rich mountain biological diversity. Round Manaslu, Manaslu Larkya La circuit and Manaslu Rupin La circuit trek is arduous trek and require a good experience of trekking and a excellent physical condition. The Manaslu circuit trek ascends through Budhi Gandaki River to Larkya La Pass 5213m with attractive views of Himalchuli, Manaslu 8118m, Ganesh Himal and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna. Shorter duration treks are also possible in Manaslu Area Trekking.

Mount Manaslu is located east of the Annapurna range. Recently opened to tourists, Manaslu’s unsurpassed beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. You will soon understand what inspired Eric Valli to create his world famous documentary, “Honey Hunter of Nepal.

The inhabitants of the upper Buri Gandaki region are known as the Nuri their language and dress are quite similar to the neighboring Tibetans. These local Himalayan people still earn their living through operate with Tibet. The mountain views from Nupri are sensational and crossing the Larke La pass is one of the most beautiful and dramatic of the Himalayas.

Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably “untouched” region of Nepal. Manaslu region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and unspoiled.

Manaslu region has an exclusive environment, which is exceptionally rich in bio diversity that has made this region one of the best tourist destinations of Nepal for many years. The majestic Himalayan ranges in Manaslu area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna, all features of this region, have made it one of the most well liked places of Nepal.

Drive to Arughat to Soti Khola from Kathmandu

Our journey starts today with the drive from Kathmandu to Arughat which will take around 7-9 hours of drive. The first part of the journey is smooth as we go through highway. But, from Gorkha or Dhading, the path is rough (there are two ways that go to Arughat). We take some rest before continuing the further journey from Arughat to Soti Khola changing the vehicle. It is approximately 13 km away from Arughat. On the way, after the Kathmandu valley, you will get the beautiful view of the Himalayas like Mt. Annapurna (left view), Manaslu range in the middle and Ganesh Himal in the right.

Day 1
Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola

From Soti Khola, Machha Khola is 15km away and it will take around 5 hours to reach there. Little further from Soti Khola, there lies an army camp in Lighting and walking further from there will take us to the place named Khursani baari. (Khursani baari means green chili field) You can also view the 100m lengthy waterfall from opposite side of Khursani baari. Walking on the same side will lead you to Machha Khola. After the massive earthquake of 2015, you will get the shocking landslide view in the area. Nowadays road facility has developed which was little disturbed by the earthquake. The residence in the area is less as we can find just 20-30 houses in the whole area. There also reside 4 popular hotels. Stay overnight at camp in Machha Khola.

Day 2
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat

After the permit checking in the police checkpoint in Machha Khola, we continue our trial towards Jagat. On the way, we enjoy the bath in hot spring and move along the steep valley sides. An hour before reaching Jagat, you will have the horizon view of cantilever bridge from Yaru bagar (which will take 20 minutes to reach there. This cantilever bridge is 158 m long and is considered as the first bridge in Nepal. Jagat is about 22 km away from Machha Khola and will take approximately 7 hours to reach there. After a little walk from the location of the bridge, the sight of Jagat’s field will welcome you for an overnight camp.

Day 3
Trek from Jagat to Deng

We continue our trek to Deng early in the morning after the permit check-in upper Jagat. It is around seven hours walk to Deng village which is made up of just about 4 houses and 3 hotels. After 40 minutes of walk, on the way to Salleri, you need to cross the one river and you will see the view of milky flow in the river. Before fall you will view two hydro-powers (one new and one old). On the way, you will pass from Salleri to Sirdibas which is inhabited by local Gurung, overviewing the mountain named Siring (7239m). After crossing a bridge and walking about 15 to 20 minutes, you will reach Philim, where lie different administrative offices, land revenue offices, police stations, and many more. From Philim we trek to Chisapani. After having lunch in Chisopani we take the path towards Naykphedi and further to Pewa which will take about one and half hour to reach there. In Pewa, you will have to cross suspension bridge 2 times which itself is a nice experience. From Pewa, it will take 45 minutes to Deng. Stay overnight in camps.

Day 4
Trek from Deng to Namrung

Early in the morning after breakfast, we start our trial downhill to Budhi Gandaki River and uphill to Rana gaon viewing the beautiful landscape and rivers. From Rana gaon, we will reach Bihiphedi after 45 minutes of walk. From Bihiphedi, we march towards Gap, the lunch place, which will take about 2 hours to reach there. We take lunch there and after lunch, we walk for one hour through the dense forest after crossing the river from old to new version overseeing the dense forest, dead pine tree and many more. We then reach to Suksum and from there we climb uphill to Namrung which will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes. After Deng, you can find the people of Tibetan lifestyle and culture. In Namrung you can find a resort and if you want to stay there, it will take 35$ US for room and extra for food. Other mesmerizing views are of Saula Himal, Himalchuli Range. Overall, Namrung is approximately 21 km far from Deng and will take about 7 hours to reach there.

Day 5
Trek from Namrung to Samagaun

To reach Samagaun from Namrung, you will pass through Banjam, Lihi, Sho, Lho, and Sayla. On the way, before reaching Lho, you will view a monastery which is recognized as the one in the region. In this monastery, more than 200 monks study among whom all are boys. The path towards Lihi is steep and marching there will give you the view of Ganesh Himal, north Himchuli and Naike peak in the right. We continue our trip towards Sho and in the corner, we find two ways, among which one lead to Hinayang monastery and another path leading to Manaslu larkya pass. From Sho, it will take 1 hour 30 minutes to reach Lho and from Lho we trek for 2 hours to reach Sayla. From Sayla, it will take 1 hour to reach Samagaun. From the syala, you will get the panoramic view of north Himalchuli, Nadi Chuli Manaslu, north Manaslu, Nike peak, Saula Himal, and siringi himal. Real yak view is also a major satisfaction. It is the biggest village which originated about 200 years ago from Tibet. It is the popular place for commerce and is the route to Manaslu Base Camp.

Day 6
Acclimatization Day at Samagaun

It is a rest day for this trek. You can spend the day sitting in the hotel and roam around in surrounding only. But if you want to hike, then you will have three options. You can visit Birendra Tal (3 km from Samagaon), Basecamp or Pungen monastery and Basecamp. Base Camp is 6 km far and will take 5 hours to reach there. It is at the elevation of 4800m. You can also have the view of Manaslu glacier and crossing the glacier through bridge will take you to naturally beautiful Camp area. There is also an existence of cave. The pungen monastery is 6-7 km far from our acclimatization spot and has the flat surrounding before reaching there. It gives the panoramic view better than the base camp. Stay overnight in Samagaun.

Day 7
Trek from Samagaun to Samdo

After 3 hours of a hike on the steep uphill (about 15 minutes) and flat land, you will reach the destination. On the way, you can have views of Syaula Peak, Naike Peak, Manaslu, Himchuli, Larke peak and Cho peak. The additional spark is added by the west and north-Himchuli. It is the small young village, at the height of 3800m. The place has the facility of electricity as it has its own micro Hydropower Project running in the area. The path to reach there is simple which can be done with simple walk except for some minutes of steep walk.

Day 8
Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala

Our journey starts in the morning with a downhill trek up to Budhi Gandaki River. Then we cross the river and again march upward through Larkya Bazaar and Valley of Salka Khola towards Dharmasala which is not actually a lodge but an easy place to stay for a night. It is 7km away and will take about 4 hours to reach there in normal days. We have the high chance to see blue sheep. This place is also known as Larke Phedi. Stay overnight at Dharmasala.

Day 9
Trek from Dharmasala to Bhimtang

The trek of this day starts early in the morning at about 3 am which will provide the most beautiful scenic view of sunrise and top wind flow will blow the mind of any travelers. You will have the view of Annapurna II, single himal, Kangaroo Himal, Himlung Himal, Cho Himal, starting from the left corner. From Larkye you will have the view of Cho and Larke peak. The trial of reaching Bhimtang will take 9 hours to complete.

Day 10
Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani

The place Dharapani extends from Gorkha to Manang district. In our trial, we pass through Karche, Goa, Tilche and finally reach Dharapani. The trail descends to Dudh Khola (milky river) viewing different mountain summits like the zoomed ones. There is also approximate 5 minutes of the uphill climb where you will be warm and hotter. Then again trial starts descending through the pine jungle. There are also found 8 to 10 colored rhododendron in the month of May and June. Descend is followed by the lunch after reaching Surkhi. After lunch, we move uphill for about 10 minutes and again downhill to Goa. Goa is a nice and peaceful place which consists of 4 hotels with good and somehow best food and accommodation services. After walking for about 20 minutes, you will reach a bridge crossing which will lead to Mane, and finally to Tiliche and Dharapani after 30 minutes of the further trial. Stay overnight at Dharapani.

Day 11
Drive to Kathmandu from Dharapani

From Dharapani, we catch jeep and drive to Besisahar. Again from Besisahar, we drive on the bank of Marsyangdi River to reach Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful view of greenery forest, habitat with small houses and huts, bridges, and majorly a fast flowing and alluring Marsyangdi River.

Day 12

Feature Price: 1080

Special offers for group

  • 1

    Person    :   USD 1080 per Person

  • 2 – 5

    Person    :   USD 1020 per Person

  • 6 +

    Person    :   USD 960 per Person

Service Included

  • Free airport picks upon your arrival and a drop at the end of your trip
  • Manaslu Special Restricted Area Permit ( Which required minimum 2 people in the group)
  • Manaslu Conversation Area Project ( MCAP Permit)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • All necessary ground transportation ( Local Bus ride to Soti Khola, Local Sharing Jeep till Besishahar and Public Bus to Kathmandu) as per itinerary
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced licensed holder Trekking Guide
  • Foods, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guide & porters
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team)
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available on a hire
  • Trekking Map

Service Excluded

    • Hotels and Food in Kathmandu
    • Your travel insurance ( Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.
    • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking
    • Bottled/alcoholic/cold drinks, room service, and cart meal.
    • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
    • Nepal entry visa fees

Single Person Booking Cost

  • Normally we accept 2 people booking at a time. If you book it for an individual, the single supplementary charge is $100 compulsory. The Manaslu Special Permit is only issued when there are 2 or more people in a group. Though you are travelling single, extra $ 100 will guarantee your trip.

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