Manaslu Circuit Trekking is one of the very challenging wilderness trekking routes in Manaslu region. The trek around Mt. Manaslu (8163m.) goes through wilderness which is not frequently visited by the visitors after it was opened in 1991 for trekking though the area is widely explored by mountaineering expeditors. Mt. Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world and 7th highest in Nepal’s mountains. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is wilderness trekking trail which is restricted area therefore requires special permission.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking offers the gigantic view of mountains including Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Buddha, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli and Ganesh Himal ranges. The trail is rich for the picturesque view of natural vegetation, green valleys, meadows and picturesque landscape. Different rare wildlife and birds can be seen during the trek. It provides the opportunity to explore culture of Sherpas and Bhotias (Tibetan). Exploration of untouched culture and experiencing their hospitality is impressive for the visitors while trekking in wilderness area. It is attractive trail for the trekkers although it is not easy to trek but is full of adventures. The variety of flora and fauna as well as unspoiled cultural practices of Tibetan people is one of the interesting factors for the exploration. The superb sceneries of snow-capped mountains and the glaciers keep the trekkers move their heads back to see them.
Trekking on Manaslu Circuit trail is very challenging trek therefore it requires strength and courage to trek. The challenging trekking trail also is the area of mysterious creature Yeti (snow-man). Different wild animals also found in the region therefore it needs to be careful in every steps. The cooperation with the expert guides and their help is very important for trekking in this region. The trekking continues into the wilderness so needs patience and enthusiasm to experience the unique experience.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Arriving upon Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) you will be received by our representatives and transferred to hotel for comfortable accommodation and delicious food and cultural show.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Today you will explore the UNESCO listed world heritage site in Kathmandu valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, from where you will get the sense of cultural and historical glimpse of Nepal and traditional style architectural development of Nepalese people along with religious inheritance. All the day you will visit the other temple and historical settlement areas of Newari people. At evening before dinner you will make preparation and briefing to trekking and make sure of tomorrow fight.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat (950m.)
Today after breakfast you will take drive to Aarughat. On the way you will come across the beautiful places alongside the highway such as Naubise, Malekhu, Kurintaar, Mugling, and Dumre Bazaar until you reach to a historical place Gorkha Bazaar. After Gorkha Bazaar you will take short drive to Aarughat for overnight stay.
Day 04: Trek from Aarughat to Sotikhola (750m.)
Today after breakfast you will star the trek walking towards the Budi Gandaki river through the narrow trail across the village houses and beautiful farming terraces until you reach to villages of Mordar and Simre and then to Arkhet. Then you will walk to Sotikhola for overnight star
Day 05: Trek from Sothikhola to Machhakhola (890m.)
Today after breakfast you will walk towards Lapubesi Valley passing the small streams, attributes to Budi Gandaki and via village settlement areas. Then you will cross the suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River and hike towards Machhakhola for overnight stay via alongside the bank of Budi Gandaki River for the overnight stay.
Day 06: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat
Today after having breakfast you will walk through interesting villages beautified by farming fields and raw of beautiful houses until you reach to village of Khobesi and then you ascend to Tatopani where you will enjoy the hot spring. Then you will cross the suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki river and hike towards Dovan through the steeply trail. Then you will ascend to Lauri village where you will cross the bridge over Vana Khola to reach Yara Khola Valley. After Yara Khola you will continue the walking through farming terrace and villages until you reach to Jagat for overnight stay where you will visit people of mix community.
Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1960m.)
Today after breakfast you will hike towards Saguleri. On the way you will enjoy distance view of Sringi Himal 7187m and passé through the beautiful farming terrace of local people until you cross the suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki rive to reach Ghata Khola for lunch .after lunch you will enter to Philim Village and the n to Lokwa. After Lokwa you will descend towards Eklai Bhati near the bank of Shiar Khola then you will follow the steeply road to reach to Deng village for overnight stay.
Day 08: Trek from Deng to Nmrung (2700m.)
Today after having breakfast you will hike via farming land and slightly forest area until you cross the suspension bridge over a large stream originated from Lidana Glacier. On the way you will enjoy the great view of mountain peaks on the North of Kuntang Himal with Pang Phuchin 6335m. on the north side of path you will watch the great view of Manslu and Simang Himal. Then via cultivated land nearby Namrung Passing you will ascend to Namrung Village for overnight stay.
Day 09: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gompa (3360m.)
Today after breakfast you will hike to Lho village with monasteries, Chortens and Mani Walls. today you will pass through tae farming terrace of local people passing the various village with mix settlement until you reach to Sama Gompa for overnight stay.
Day 10: Rest day at Sama Gompa
Toady you will make the day pleasant, exploring the places around Sama Gaun .you will enjoy Tibetan style way of life of local people guided by Buddhism. Monasteries, Gompas, and Mani walls are main attractions of this village along with beautiful farming terrace of barley, wheat, potato and varieties of vegetables
Day 11: Trek from Sama Gaun to Samdo
Today after having breakfast you will hike away of the valley towards Samdo. Today you will walk on trail of high altitude than previous days. On the way you will pass via ups and down road, sometime on rocky and sometime on sloppily roads until you reach Samdo for lunch. After lunch you may also visit the places round Samdo village including Karmo Kharka and Kermo where you will witness the traditional way of life of remote people, is quite difficult. Today you may also hike to Top of this village for the view of mountain peaks and the valleys behind.
Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Guest House (4200m.)
Today after breakfast you will walk via barren lands and wild mountain land until you reach to Gyala Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge over Gyala Khola you will ascend to Larkya Bazaar which is known as the business point between Nepal and Tibet in the past but presently it is stopped. In this place you visit Tibetan style way of life of people, small Gompa and monasteries. On the way you will pass through Duwang village nearby Larkya Glacier.
Day 13: Trek from Larkya Guest House to Bimthang 2200m via Larkya La Pass (5135m.)
Today you will hike to top of Larkya La Pass through the windy and cold path, nearby Larkya Glacier from where you will enjoy superb view of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. then you will walk via moraine of glacier to until you reach to the top of pass from where you will enjoy the great view of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Knag Guru and Annapurna II. After pleasant moment at top of pas you will walk back down to Bimthang passing Tambuche 3900m back on the way for overnight stay.
Day 14: Trek from Bimthang to Forest Camp
Today after breakfast you will walk towards Dharapani through the forest of pines and rhododendrons passing the summer pasture until you reach to Dudh Khola. After Dudh Khola you will descend base camp area of west of Manslu from where you will enjoy superb view of Manaslu and Annapurna II .Then you will descend to forest base camp for overnight stay at camp.
Day 15: Trek from Forest Base Camp to Tilje Village
Today after breakfast you will descend towards a small settlement of Goha and then you will hike down towards Karche La passing beautiful farming terrace and pastures on the way behind. After Karche La you will walk downhill towards Marsyangdi River then after via the riverbank you walk to reach Tilje village, passing the village of Thonje and Dudh Kola on the way behind.
Day 16: Trek from Tilje to Jagat village
Today after breakfast you will walk towards trail junction of Annapurna Circuit trek nearby Dharapani village. Then after, you will walk towards Jagat village passing the village of Chame and Tal valley on the way behind.
Day 17: Trek from Jagat to Sanga and drive to Khudi (790m.)
Today after breakfast you will walk towards you will walk for 3 hour to reach village of Sanga via farming lands and small settlement areas. From Sanga you will take drive to Khudi for overnight stay. On the way you will pass the small villages with farming terrace and green terrain around the road.
Day 18: Drive from Khudi to Kathmandu
Today you will take drive back to Kathmandu passing the beautiful town Besisahar (headquarter of Lamjung district of Nepal. on the way you will passes through different countryside area of Nepal visualizing the rustic way of life of rural people along with beautiful paddy fields on the both sides of rivers like Marsyangdi and Trishuli.
Day 19: Final Departure
You are saying good bye to the Kathmandu as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We will transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
- Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car/van/Bus.
- 3 Night 2 to 3 Start Hotel in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu to Arughat Express bus or Jeep Calculate budge back to Beshi shahar to Kathmandu
- All Ground local Transportation
- All Meal during the Trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with cup of tea or Coffee.
- Special Manaslu permit:
- ACAP and MCAP Permit
- All necessary paper works.
- All Accommodation During the trek. Tourist Stander Lodge.
- One English Speaking Government License holder and all his food, Lodge accommodation, Salary and Insurance.
- Experience Trekking Porters (1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- All government taxes.
- Welcome Dinner
- Food in Kathmandu
- Your Travel and rescue insurance.
- All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
- All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
- Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
- All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
- Tips for the guide and porter.