• Manaslu  Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Trip facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Activities: Waling,Trekking
  •    Group size: Min 2-12 Max
  •    Best Season: Feb- May-Sep-Dec

Namaste and a warm welcome to all the ambitious trekkers across the world to Manaslu Circuit Trekking that leads you to the foothill of the world’s 8th highest peak, Manaslu (8165 m) through the peaceful and beautiful trails exploring upper Himalayan life, Buddhist and Tibetan culture while enjoying the wide range of vegetation and animals.

Mount Manaslu is located in the west-central part of Nepal between Tibet and Nepal border and was first scaled successfully by Japanese Expedition Team in 1956. Manaslu means "mountain of the spirit". Trekking in Manaslu region is a fresher experience for many because trekking in this region was restricted for many years by the government of Nepal and was reopened in 1991. There is less tourist flow in this area so if you wish to walk in the isolated and peaceful trails; Manaslu Circuit Trekking suits you the most.

Highlights

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the adventurous Trekking in Nepal. It offers you the spectacular views of Mount Manaslu and other pristine mountain ranges and the hospitality of the mountain people, Buddhist monasteries and Chortens, lovely dense rhododendron woods, terraced fields and much more. This trek can be made in any seasons but spring and autumn are the best. The flexibility in the trekking days and itinerary are the best reasons for you to set out for Manaslu Circuit Trekking. This trek proves you the saying “Heaven is a myth, Nepal is real”.

The major highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek are walking alongside the Budhi Gandaki River, Stunning Mountain views, Buddhist Monasteries and Chortens, Tibetan lifestyles, mountainous animals and plants and much more. After all, the adventurous Larkya La Pass at an elevation of 5155m is another great attraction for adventure-seeking trekkers.

Summary

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking or Manaslu Trek begins with an approximately 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Aarught Bazaar and concludes after you reach Beshisahar from where you will be driven back to Kathmandu.

This trail winds along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River and leads you up to the lovely village of Tibetan immigrants, a number of prehistoric Buddhist monasteries including Rachengompas, Mu, and Shringi as well as beautiful glacial lakes, panoramic mountain view, lush rhododendron forest, Tibetan and Buddhist prayer flags and much more. The highest point of the Manaslu Circuit is Larke La pass (5155 m).

After crossing Larke La Pass, you will move your feet downwards through the other route. After you reach Bhulbhule, you will complete your trek and you will be driven back to Kathmandu. Since trekking in Manaslu Region requires special permission, we urge you to go on a trek with the help of a well-experienced guide and porter.

Here we provide you the Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary :

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

Day 2: Day 02 : Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

Day 3: Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570 m) - 7 Hours

Day 4: Day 04 : Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530 m) - 6 Hours

Day 5: Day 05 : Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890 m) - 7 Hours

Day 6: Day 06 : Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350 m) - 7 Hours

Day 7: Day 07 : Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700 m) - 3 Hours

Day 8: Day 08 : Trek from Philim to Deng (2095 m) - 5 Hours

Day 9: Day 09 : Trek Deng to Namrung (2900 m) - 5 Hours

Day 10: Day 10 : Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100 m) - 4 Hours

Day 11: Day 11 : Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390 m) - 4 Hours

Day 12: Day 12 : Rest at Samagaon for Acclimatization

Day 13: Day 13 : Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690 m) - 4 Hours

Day 14: Day 14 : Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460 m) - 3 Hours

Day 15: Day 15 : Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135 m) to Bimthang (3590 m) - 8 Hours

Day 16: Day 16 : Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860 m) - 7 Hours

Day 17: Day 17 : Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800 m) - 6 Hours

Day 18: Day 18 : Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule - 6 Hours

Day 19: Day 19 : Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu - 7 Hours

Day 20: Day 20 : Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

Greetings & welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport from a representative of Accent Himalaya and transfer to the hotel. In the evening - a welcome dinner (Typical Nepalese Cuisine) hosted by us.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Meal: Welcome Dinner

Day 02 : Full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley

Taken to famous places of religious, cultural and historical importance in Kathmandu also enlisted in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites; Mainly - the Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath temple (Monkey Temple), the Boudhanath Stupa and the Basantapur Durbar Square.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570 m) - 7 Hours

After breakfast early in the morning drive to Arughat Bazaar from Kathmandu through Pokhara watching fresh rural landscapes of Nepal.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 04 : Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530 m) - 6 Hours

Trek along leveled trails enjoying the surging Budhi Gandaki River, terraced fields, lush green forests and beautiful villages finally reaching before Soti Khola. Lunch at Arket Bazaar.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05 : Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890 m) - 7 Hours

Walking through the dense forest, passing beautiful Mongolian habitation, enjoying the down streams, springs, and valley, you will reach the day’s destination; Machha Khola.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06 : Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350 m) - 7 Hours

Crossing Machha Khola, you will trek on passing a small hamlet; Khorla Bensi and a hot spring at Tatopani. The further trails at the valleys are steep. After a cautious walk for some time, you will reach Dovan where a single tea house can be found. With the sip of a tea, you can enjoy spectacular Budi Gandaki River swiftly flowing downwards. The day’s journey pauses at Jagat passing a beautiful village Lauri on your way.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07 : Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700 m) - 3 Hours

This is a quiet restful day as you hike just for 3 hours along a steep trail which levels off at the top before reaching Philim - a densely populated Gurung habitation. You can take rest and get fresh strolling around observing the lifestyle of Gurung community.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08 : Trek from Philim to Deng (2095 m) - 5 Hours

On this day, you will trek through lovely and aromatic pine, rhododendron and fir forest walking over the flat leveled path. After crossing few rivers and streams, you can see some ancient houses at Deng, from where you can see the cascading waterfall lying at some distance. Deng village is famous for fresh and organic potatoes, buckwheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, and spinach.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09 : Trek Deng to Namrung (2900 m) - 5 Hours

Namrung is the destination of this day. Namrung is beautiful Buddhist village with some monasteries, chortens and Mani walls. To reach there, you will walk on the leveled trails with considerable uphill and downhill. Splendid view of Mt. Manaslu can be observed from the trails.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 : Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100 m) - 4 Hours

On the 10th day, you will trek over a winding path which moves through the inner Himalayan range, offering you the magnificent views of Mountains like  Manaslu, Gorkha, Dwijen, Saula, Lajing and others silver gray mountains and peaks. You will find less vegetation due to high altitude and thin air. Before reaching Lho Gaon, you will pass a Tibetan village and Lihi Gaon. Lho Gaon has a monastery named Chon on the ridge and a Buddhist school.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390 m) - 4 Hours

On this day, you will walk along the right bank of the Gandaki river enjoying the jaw-dropping views of peak 9 ahead and reach to Sama Gaon for the night’s rest.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 : Rest at Samagaon for Acclimatization

This is entirely a restful day for acclimatization. However, you will hike to Manaslu base camp to gaze the spellbinding views of Samdo, Nagdi Chului, Simnang Himal, Manaslu Glacier, Manaslu ice fall, Birendra Kunda and many other beauties.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690 m) - 4 Hours

After having breakfast, on this day, you will trek gently uphill all the way to Samdo through the desert path and windy valley. You will walk 4 km beyond the Tibetan border where normally visitors are not allowed to visit. There is a Tibetan refugee camp, from where you can get an excellent view of Mt Manaslu, Samdo, Nagdi Chului, Simnang Himal, Manaslu Glacier, Manaslu ice fall and several other silver-gray mountains and peaks.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 : Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460 m) - 3 Hours

The route for this day is quite rocky and zigzag all the way up to your destination. Right before you arrive at Larkya La Phedi, there is a market called Larkya bazaar where seasonal fairs are held where local goods and goods from Tibet are kept for sale.

Accommodation: Tea House of Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 : Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135 m) to Bimthang (3590 m) - 8 Hours

Day 15 is quite adventurous as you need to pass Larkya La Fedi. Hence, you will set out on the journey little earlier and trek up until you reach the pass-through rocky and winding trails. There you will have packed lunch as setting up the camp is very difficult there. After enjoying the heart-touching views of Lartkya peak, sunrise, Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow-capped mountains and peaks, you will descend to Bimthang, a broad level and ablation valley full of Mani walls and desert houses. You will spend the night there.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 : Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860 m) - 7 Hours

On this pleasant day, you will cross high pasture lands (Kharkas) and descend to the valley of Burdin Khola to the southern side of Mt. Manaslu. From the elevation of 4150, you can get the spectacular view of Manaslu South and east and Annapurna II. Then, you will trek down to Karche through dense rhododendron forest which is the highest cultivated land in the region and again you will step down to Tilji crossing a stream. There you can find an apple orchard and local wine. Local wine of this place is quite famous. With a 1 hour walk from Tilji, you will reach that day’s destination, Dharapani.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17 : Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800 m) - 6 Hours

On this day, you will trek the whole day along the bank of Dudh Khola and Marshyangdi river. You will also walk through the pleasant villages such as Taal - an attractive village with beautiful water springs. Finally, you will reach Jagat which is a stone made village situated in the lap of Marsyangdi valley.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 18 : Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule - 6 Hours

This is the last day of your trek - though you still need to travel back to Kathmandu by bus. On this day, you will come down to Bhulbhule crossing the Marsyangdi valley. After you arrive there, you can celebrate your successful and daring adventure.

Accommodation: Tea House or Trekking Lodge
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 19 : Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu - 7 Hours

In about 7 hours’ drive from Bhulbhule along the river banks, terraced fields on the foothill of the lush green hills, you will arrive Kathmandu. On the same day, if you wish you can walk around Thamel Bazaar for souvenirs and shopping. In the evening, you will be invited to the farewell dinner hosted by Accent Himalaya where you can enjoy Nepalese dishes along with cultural dance.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
Meal: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

Day 20 : Departure

On this final day of departure, a representative of Accent Himalaya will drop you at the airport and see you off. Now you can enjoy your flight recalling the beautiful travel diaries.

Meal: Breakfast

Cost Details

What is included?

Airport Pick up and drop
Cost of staying in 3 star hotels in Kathmandu 
Guided tour in Kathmandu
Temple and monument entry fee
All ground transportation
All  meals during the treks no extra charge for single travelers
Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
Welcome and farewell dinners
All porters’ costs
All costs for a Accent Himalaya Guide/leader (First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking), a Sherpa assistant leader(s) and assistant Trek leader
All necessary paper works and permits
Travel and Rescue arrangements
Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
All government and local taxes
Accent Himalaya Kit Bag
 

 

What is not included?


Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)/ International airfare to and fro from home
Excess baggage charges
Lunch and evening meals in City
Travel and rescue insurance
Portable Altitudes Chamber (PAC) for safety measures.
Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
Tips for guides and porters
Optional trips and sightseeing if the trip is extended

FROM US

$1,750

$1,900

20 days

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