MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK
- 1. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, standing at 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) tall. Its summit is located in the Mansiri Himal range of the Nepalese Himalayas.
- 2. Manaslu is an extremely challenging mountain to climb, and is considered one of the more difficult mountains in the world to scale. It is a technical climb, requiring experience in mountaineering and the use of ropes and other safety equipment.
- 3. Manaslu is a popular destination for trekkers, as the surrounding area is filled with beautiful landscapes, wildlife, and cultural attractions. The nearby villages of Sama Gaun and Samdo offer stunning views of the mountain, and are the starting point for most treks up Mount Manaslu.
The 16-day Manaslu circuit trek is one of the most difficult treks in remote parts of Nepal; that has a vast range of fascinations like Manaslu mastiffs, Larkya La pass (5215 m/ 17109.58 ft), sub-tropical forests, exotic wildlife, landscapes, green meadows, and Gurung villages with unique cultures and traditions. The trek links to Upper Budi Gandaki, called Nupri ( the western mountains). Since the trek elevates to a high altitude, it has a risk of altitude sickness and respiratory problems.
Flaunting the 8th highest mountain in the world, Manaslu, with the correct dose of adventure because of all the technical aspects that need to be taken care of, the Manaslu circuit trek is one of a kind. As the atmospheric pressure decreases with elevation, it is good to consult and take a few pieces of advice from your doctor prior to the trek and stay away from HAPE or HACE.
- Day 1 - ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU
Welcome to Nepal! We will be preset right at the arrival section of Tribhuvan International airport to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel, where our typical warm Nepali dinner will be waiting for you to devour.
- Day 2 - KATHMANDU SIGHT SEEING
To give you a feels of what living in the capital feels like, we will arrange a short tour around Kathmandu. We will be visiting 7 UNESCO world heritage sites, experiencing vivid food and culture throughout the day, and returning back to our hotel.
- Day 3 - KATHMANDU TO SOTIKHOLA
At Sotikhola, our actual Manaslu circuit trek begins. To begin with, we go to Arughat in a van or jeep, then to Budi Gandaki valley walking through the hydroelectricity project, fields of rice and millet, and Maltar. Then trekking through a narrow trail to Arkhet Khola, our destination, Sotikhola, greets us.
- Day 4 - SOTI KHOLA TO MACHHAKHOLA
Machhakhola boasts the magnificent Ganesh Himal. After breakfast with an aim to arrive at Machhakhola, we trek from Sotikhola to Labubesi, which is a Gurung village situated at an altitude of (880 m / 2887.14 ft), leading us to Machhakhola ( 990 m / 2952.76 ft) and relieve our stress in a guesthouse.
- Day 5 - MACHHAKHOLA TO JAGAT
On our way to Jagat, natural hot spring, Tatopani comes to sight, we relax there for a bit to destress your muscles. First, we trek to Khoralbesi, then through dense forests, Dovan greets us. Below Dovan, there is the divine Budi Gandaki river. From here, walking for a while gets us to Jagat, pretty village.
- Day 6 - JAGAT TO DENG
Today’s Manaslu circuit trek’s trail is rougher and rocky, so it will be 7 hours long. After leaving Jagat not so far, Salleri welcomes us with mesmerizing view of Shringi Himal ( 7187 m/ 23579.4 ft) followed by Sirdibas. Then you will walk past beautiful Gurung villages, fields of millet, and landscapes leading to Deng.
- Day 7 - DENG TO NAMRUNG
Namrung is a beautiful village with picturesque views and intact stone houses. In today’s 7-hour walk on the Manaslu circuit trek, we pass through the Budi Gandaki river, luscious forest, Mani, and Gompas, which will leave you mesmerized. First, you reach beautiful Prok village that has a breathtaking view of Singri Himal. From pork enjoying the scene around us, we arrive at Namrung and stay there for the night.
- Day 8 - NAMARUNG TO SYALA
Today’s trek will be short that is about 3 to 4 hours. Just like Namrung Syala is also a beautiful village blessed with nature’s grace, it offers you a 360-degree panoramic view of beautiful landscapes and greenery. Enjoying the view around and a warm dinner, we will rest in a guesthouse.
- Day 9 - SYALA TO SAMAGAON
Syala flaunts a stunning view of Manaslu mountain (the 8th highest mountain in the world). After an easy hike for approximately 4 hours, Samagon greets us. Upon our arrival there, we will explore Ribung Gompa, other majestic snow-capped mountains, and glaciers.
- Day 10 - SAMAGAON TO SAMDO
After breakfast on today’s day of the Manaslu circuit trek, the trail moves towards Samdo through beautiful sceneries of forests, rivers, and small but pretty stone huts at Kemo Kharka via Chholing Gompa. Marching forward from Kemo Kharka, the paths get rougher leading to divine Budi Gandaki. We trek for 5 hours on this day and rest at Samdo.
- Day 11 - SAMDO TO DHARAMSALA(LARKE PHEDI)
Today’s trek will be approximately 5 hours long. After breakfast, first, you cross the Budi Gandaki river through a wooden bridge followed by Larkya Glacier. The trail to Dharamsala is beautified by rivers, fields, and picturesque villages.
- Day 12 - DHARAMSALA TO BHIMTANG
Finally, the day when you cross the Larkya La pass. Today’s trek is also about 5 hours long but comparatively more difficult as the trail gets rougher. We will first get to a valley that lies on the north of Larkya Glacier and flaunts a majestic view of Larkya peak, followed by moraine and a beautiful grassy slope. After this, you will cross the Larkya La pass (5100 m / 16732.28 ft), leading us to Tauhuche. Then we walk further ahead and reach Bhimtang village.
- Day 13 - BHIMTANG TO TILJE
After breakfast, we head to Tilje, enjoying walking past mesmerizing glacier stream. The easy walk of 5 hours long from Bhimtang to Tilje alongside beautiful rhododendron forests, narrow valleys, and green fields is eye-pleasing. In order to reach Tilje, you first pass Karache, then Gho, and finally be at Tilje, where you will accommodate for the night.
- Day 14 - TILJE TO BESI SAHAR
On this day of the Manaslu circuit trek, we first walk for a few hours and then drive in a jeep. Through stone-paved paths, beautiful scenic villages, and freshwater rivers, Dharapani greets you from where we drive by jeep to Besi Sahar through the bumpy but stunning path.
- Day 15 - BESI SAHAR TO KATHMANDU
After breakfast, the trek continues; you will drive to Kathmandu, admiring the view of the Trishuli river, Marshyangdi river, rice fields, colorful valleys, terrace farms, and majestic snow-covered mountains. A delicious dinner will be waiting for you at the hotel, where you will accommodate for the night.
- Day 16 - DEPARTURE
Hoping your Manaslu circuit trek was good, we help you prepare for your departure on this day and escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport on time for you to catch your flight.
- CITY TOURS
- ENTRANCE FEES
- PERSONAL EXPENSE
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary;