Glorious Manaslu circuit trek

Trip Facts

  • Cost $ (USD):

    1180

  • Duration:

    16 Days

  • Elevation:

    5,106m

  • Per Day Hiking:

    5-6 hours

  • Accomodation:

    Hotel & Lodge

  • Trip Grade:

    Moderate

  • Group Size:

    2-15 max

Overview

Manaslu circuit trek is a trekking experience in Nepal at the Manaslu conservation area region of Nepal that starts from a bus ride to Arughat bazar. The Manaslu circuit trek goes to low lands of rice and millet and along the Budhi Gandaki River and brings the travelers to the flora and fauna rich culture of Sherpa and Tibetan ethnic groups during the trek.

The challenging partof Manaslu circuit trek is crossing the Larkya La pass (5125m) it bridges between Budhi Gandaki and Marsyangdi river valley. It opens the views of Budhi Gandaki gorge, precarious bridges, rhododendron and wild flowers blooming beautifully and forest of cedar, pine, juniper and meadows of the highlands keep the trekkers hooked along the Manaslu circuit trek.

During the Manaslu circuit trek from Samdo to Dharamshala you will enjoy the view of Larkya glacier and larkya peak. Wildlife’s like Mountain goat (tahr), Blue sheep, pika, marmots and snow leopards can be found in the park. Mountain peaks of Manaslu, Cheo himal, Himlung himal, Nemjung, Gyaji khang, Kang Guru and Annapurna 2 can be seen vividly along with streams of glaciers in the majestic Manaslu mountain region.

The Manaslu circuit trek ends at Tal and drives to Kathmandu. This tea house trek in Nepal is best visited during March, April, May and September, October and November.

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Trip Highlight

  • Spectacular view of world top 8th highest Manasalu as well as many peaks
  • Explore the remote village life of Nepalese  as well as Tibetan culture
  • Observe diverse range of wild life and vegetation

Itinerary

  • Day: 01 Arrive in Kathamandu

    After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by your guide or our office representative and transferred to the hotel. Then you will have brief orientation or presentation about your respective trek. After all you will go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples, varieties of ethics and their cultures, different test of delicious food and mystery of history ,within circle of green hill probably the most in the world. Overnight at Hotel.

    Accommodation: 3- Star Hotel
    Meals: No
    Duration: 1 day
    Overnight Altitude : 1,345m
  • Day: 02 Sightseeing in Kathamandu Valley

    Kathmandu,Bhaktapur and lalitpur are historical and cultural heart of Nepal, encircle by name of kathmandu valley. which are popular destination for tourists, trekkers and other types of adventure seekers. The city is a marvelous amalgamation of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western cultures and influences. These cities have a rich historical, cultural and religious legacy which is reflected in the many temples, monuments, and artifacts that they contain. We will provide you a half-day guided tour of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur cities. In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country; and the 15th-century 55-window palace in Bhaktapur. Overnight at Hotel.

    Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    Meals: lunch
    Duration: 1 day
    Overnight Altitude : 1,345m
  • Day: 03 Kathmandu to Soti Khola DRIVE

    Today we drive towards the west and through Pokhara highway move to Dhading along the rural settings and rutted path to Bhuri Gandaki valley and reach Soti khola. Overnight in Soti Khola.Overnight in  Soti Khola.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: Lunch & Dinner
    Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Day: 04 Soti khola to Machha Khola

    Today you pass through paddy fields and forested path and from the ridge see the beautiful flowing river, waterfalls walking on the cliffs and down to Gurung village Labu Besi. Then you climb through rocky outcrops and river floor and climbing side ridge and down the riverbanks to enter Machha khola. Overnight in Machha khola village.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day: 05 Machha khola to Jagat

    Today you continue the river path and cross tharo khola and reach Khorlabesi and up and down paths to Tatopani. Then climbing over the ridge and crossing Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge and staircase of the ridge to reach Dobhan and cross the Yarukhola bridge and drop to riverside and climb steps to Tharo Bharyang and crossing the river reach Jagat village. Overnight in Jagat.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day: 06 Jagat to Pewa

    Climbing the rocky ridge to Salleri and down to Sirdibas the trail continues to Ghatte Khola River and passing through suspension bridge reach proceed through forest of pine and rhododendron and cross Siyar khola bridge and arrive Pewa. Overnight in Pewa.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day: 07 Pewa to Namrung

    Today you ascend wide forest and bamboo trails and reach Deng and cross another bridge to Bihi phedi. Then the trail moves to Ghap and zigzag along the river to a village of Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Day: 08 Namrung to Lho

    Today you pass mani walls and terraces and houses through Banjam and climb forest to Lihi and pass before Sho across hillside paths and see Manaslu view at Lho. Overnight in Lho.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Day: 09 Lho to Sama gong

    Today you walk to Shyapla on the gully of pine and rhododendron trees and enter a settlement to Sama gong and see a large gompa, health posts. Overnight in Sama gong.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Day: 10 Acclimatization in Sama gong

    Today you walk to the east of Nubri valley and walk across the Roaring River with a view of Himalayan thar and yaks grazing and hike to Birendra tal. Overnight in Sama gong.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 1 day
  • Day: 11 Sama Gong to Samdo

    Today you walk slowly to extended yak pastures with mani walls and leave tree line to climb a ridge and cross Buri gandaki bridge to yak herdings of Kani. Then you come to Samdo and hike to see the Samdo peak. Overnight in Samdo.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Day:12 Dharmshala

    Today you walk along the rugged terrains and see the scenic views of the Himalayas chain and reach Dharamshala. Overnight in Dharamshala.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Day: 13 Dharamshala to Bimthang

    Today you walk through Larkya La pass and see the stunning views of Manaslu range and head down to arrive at Bumthang with ice-fall views along the way. Overnight in Bimthang.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Day: 14 Bimthang to Tal

    Today you walk to the meadow and forest and walk across Dudh khola and arrive Karche. Then trail drops to Gurung goa and reach Samdo.And through forest of oak and rhododendron reach Tiliche and come to Dharapani and then at Tal village. Overnight in Tal.

    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Day: 15 Tal to Beshisahar- Kathmandu

    From Tal we say bye to our trekking staff and drive to Beshisahar and take a bus back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: 3- Star hotel
    Meals: B/L/D
    Duration: 9-10 hours
  • Day: 16 Departure day

    After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. We pray for your Safe journey and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. We hope to see you again someday. Namaste!

What are included?

  • All ground transportation
  • All accommodations during the trek at hotels, lodges including breakfast.
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trek
  • Government license holder  guides
  • Langtang entry permits fees, trekking permits
  • Souvenir of the trek
  • Guides and porters expenses including meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation
  • Porters service
  • Snack and seasonal fruits
  • Farewell dinner
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Government taxes , VAT, service charges

What are Not included?

  • International airfares
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • All personal expenses like shopping, snacks, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohol, telephone call, batteries
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Additional cost , delays out of Management control
  • All costs and expenses which are not in the “COST INCLUDES” section.

Trip Review

Unforgettable moments in Himalaya Traveler: Michal Kukla || Country: United Kingdom

Everything during the trek to Annapurna was very well organized from the airport during the trek to the airport. During the trek, our guide Kedar took real good care of us and showed us excellent views of the mountains as well as he literally suggested to us about food,drink and sleeping hours in high altitude. We did not have any problems during the trek, the people were very kind. I’m really looking forward to coming back around soon and maybe try to climb a little bit higher.
Thanks once again for your great views and services. I promised to meet you guys again in Kathmndu.