Manaslu Circuit Trekking 16 days 16 days $1500 $ 1390 / pp

Duration 16
Group Size 1 - 08 person
TransportaionPrivate vehicle, local bus
Altitude 5100m/16, 728 ft
Accomodations 3 *** Hotel in kathmandu and Local lodges during the trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking & Hiking
Meals All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Package Overview

The Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the best treks in Nepal, accompanied by astonishing cultural and natural beauty. You will pass through the Manaslu conservation area, paving your path to the magnificent view of the eight highest peak of the world; Mt. Manaslu.
The Manaslu circuit trek usually has fewer trekkers on the route, unlike the Everest Base Camp Trek, which draws thousands of trekkers worldwide. It might be physically exhausting and remote to some. However, the experience and memories made along this route will leave you with just bliss.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 

Day 03:  Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola [710m/2328 ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Day 04:  Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Day 05:  Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Day 06:  Jagat - Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Day 07:  Deng - Ghap [2165m/7102 ft]: 3-4 hrs 

Day 08:  Ghap - Lho [3180m/10,430 ft]: 7-8 hrs 

Day 09:  Lho - Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 5-6 hrs 

Day 10:  Samagaon – Rest Day 

Day 11:  Sama - Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4-5 hrs 

Day 12:  Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4-5 hrs 

Day 13:  Dharamsala - Larkya la [5100m/16, 728 ft] - Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8-9 hrs 

Day 14:  Bimthang - Tal [1920m/6297 ft]: 8-9 hrs. 

Day 15:  Drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar by jeep/bus: 7-8 hrs 

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu


Includes


  • Airport Pickup/Drop.
  • Kathmandu Heritage Sightseeing including tour guide, entry fee & private vehicle.
  • Three night 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Bliss International or similar category) with breakfast (Twin Share).
  • Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu – Arughat & Besisahar – Kathmandu by Local Bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation in lodge or tea houses during trek (Twin share)
  • Food During trek (Three Times Meals); Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee.
  • An experienced, English speaking and government licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and professional insured porter (1 porter for 2 guests) their salary, meals, accommodation, transportation & insurance.
  • All necessary paper work and permit (National Park Permit & restricted area permit)
  • Sleeping bag, Trekking pole and Trekking map (sleeping bag & trekking pole are to be returned after trip complete)
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All Government and local taxes.

Not Includes


  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra sightseeing activities more than itinerary.
  • Extra night accommodation at Kathmandu & Guest House in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Travel & Health Insurance – Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Day 1 : Arrival, transfer to Hotel

As you fly into Kathmandu, you’ll be looking at amazing views of the valley, Himalaya and terraced fields below. As per your flight details, you will be greeted by our representative at the international airport with your name and WALK MOUNTAIN written on it. The representative will then guide you through the traditional alleys and winding streets of Kathmandu towards our hotel. Then, you will assist you to transfer to the hotel with a warm welcome by tea/coffee. In the evening, you serve you with a welcome dinner organized by our team to get to know each other and wave you good night!

Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

As you wake up the first morning in Kathmandu, you’ll find out that Kathmandu is at its best and unparalleled in the early morning hours when the city is calm and less chaotic. So, after a quick briefing, our tour guide will take you to Kathmandu UNESCO world heritage site, Pasupatinath temple in the morning and then drive to another nearby UNESCO world heritage site, Bouddhanath stupa. Shortly after that, you drive to Swyambhunath stupa, popularly known as “monkey temple”, located on the small hill from where you can observe the whole Kathmandu valley. At last, you drive to an Ancient Royal Palace, “Patan durbar square”, that constitutes numbers of Hindu temples such as; Bhimesh temple, Vishwanath temple, Taleju Bhawani temple and the famous Krishna Temple. Later in the evening, you will hold a meeting with the trekking guide, make your trekking preparation and check trekking equipment. This would be your second overnight in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola [710m/2328 ft]: 6-7 hrs.

You start your first day of the trek by driving west along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Soti Khola Village in the early morning, heading off to the Dhading hilltop village. The road goes through rural villages, settlements, green terraces, and lush hills. Inevitably the road would be a dirt track, and you start to see views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal on the southern slopes. There are several rest stops along the way where you can take a quick break and lunch. You will be having your overnight at a teahouse in Soti Khola.

Day 4 : Day 04 Soti Khola - Machha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6-7 hrs.

You will begin this thrilling trek after breakfast in Soti Khola. You'll be passing through spectacular landscapes, including woods and swirling rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, a rumbling river and also some awe-inspiring waterfalls. Regardless of the rugged trail, the first day of this trek will be an unforgettable experience. The breathtaking views of the landscape will amuse you throughout the trail. The trek begins by crossing a bridge; then, you walk through a Sal forest to the ridge above the river Budhi Gandaki (joined by the Tum Khola river in the Tibetan mountains) on top of the mountains. After two tropical waterfalls sticking to a cliffside, you reach Khorsane. You will finally go down and pass through the rice paddies, continuing up to the beautiful Labubesi village of Gurung. You start ascending past a steep hillside where the valley opens up next to the river. Going down to the shore of the river, you'll stroll over rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Descend down again to the river and pass through another suspension bridge to enter the village of Machha Khola, where you will find many teahouses for a night stay

Day 5 : Machha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6-7 hrs.

The next day, you'll begin walking along the winding route along the Budi Gandaki River's bank. You get to see many monkeys and langurs as you enter the forest trail After this wilderness, you stroll through Gurung villages such as lower Khorlabeshi. The shepherds in the village wear the traditional smoke-brown cape known as Bokkhu. You reach Tatopani ‘hot water' after a short stroll, where you can take hot baths and calm your soaring body. From there, you have to cross a suspension bridge across the Budhi Gandaki river to get to Dobhan. Then, you hike up the stone stairs after crossing the Yaru Khola, then drop to the stream and climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. You cross the Budhi Gandaki on the west bank, walk over a slope, trek along the waterway, and then make your way to Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.

Day 6 : Jagat - Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6-7 hrs.

You will begin the day with breakfast in the village of Jagat. You then walk-through diverse sceneries and subtropical forests as well as the small rivers and simple yet attractive villages to reach your final destination. You start the journey by moving to Salleri on a rough trail, then to Sirdibas. The valley widens a little as the route keeps going towards Ghatta Khola. You also walk uphill to a long suspension in a famous Gurung town, Philim. The trail turns north over the lowest village house from here and remains on a very low road as it goes through millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The road now reaches a steep gorge from which the grassy paths descend, and then the Budhi River Gandaki is crossed. Walk a bit around the west shore, then cross the east shore before returning again to the west side. As you continue along the trail, the valley expands, and you pass the bamboo forest to the Deng Khola. You reach the village at Deng after crossing the Khola, where you will spend your cozy overnight.

Day 7 : Deng - Ghap [2165m/7102 ft]: 3-4 hrs.

You depart the Gurung village of Deng, enjoying the view of the Siringi Himal and walk past the Bihi Phedi and Bihi to reach the Ghap. You cross the Budhi Gandaki on the north bank after a short distance past Deng and then ascend to Rana at 1980m. You climb a little from the bridge to reach a Bhi trail, then go west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. Then, enter the Sringi Valley after crossing several streams and rivers. You pass through the forests and Mani Walls to Ghap, where you will spend the night. You may also take a short side trip to Prok to see Tibetan Gompas.

Day 8 : Ghap - Lho [3180m/10,430 ft]: 7-8 hrs.

The tour begins by ascending through a dense pine forest before crossing a river running down a narrow gorge. You move ahead on the narrow trail through the forest to Namru, where there is a checkpoint, and then on to Lihi through the forest route past small Tibetan villages. Then you reach Sho village. The cluster of stone homes and the Chorten with intricate paintings makes this small village extremely pleasant to stay. The views of the mountains get more sensational with rising altitude. As you drive towards the village of Lho to spend the overnight, you can see Manaslu, Manaslu North, Himalchu, Saula Himal and Dwijen Himal on either side of the trail.

Day 9 : Lho - Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 5-6 hrs.

Your trek begins with a steep descent through the Thusang Khola, a rock-strewn river. You climb to Shyala Village on a plateau by hiking through the shady fir trees. You will get to observe a magnificent view of Himal Chuli, Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli), Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal surrounding the village as you pass through a big Chorten into a little downturn where the main part of the village of Samagoan is made by two rows of homes. You will stay at Samagoan overnight. Samagaon has a renowned Sama monastery.

Day 10 : Samagaon – Rest Day

For acclimatization and rest, you spend our day in Samagoan. You can walk to the famous monastery Pung Gyen Gompa from where you can have a stunning view of the glacier. You can enjoy observing a thousand mani stones inscribed with Buddhist texts, portraits of Sherpa women in traditional clothes and ornaments and Buddhist books. You can spend your day exploring and digging into the village's everyday life.

Day 11 : Sama - Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4-5 hrs.

You start moving from Sama, at the foot of the massive Manaslu Glacier, where the path to Manaslu Base Camp splits. As the valley widens, you take the trail towards Larkya la, passing several Mani walls. You enter a birch, juniper, and rhododendron woodland, cross a wooden bridge, and climb slowly onto a hillside between two river forks before arriving at Samdo for the night.

Day 12 : Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4-5 hrs.

After having your breakfast in Samdo, you'll travel through Larke Bazaar, a seasonal Tibetan market, before descending to the Budi Gandaki River. Cross the wooden bridge and continue ascending, passing two streams and enjoying the Larkya Glacier. You'll travel through the Salka Khola valley before climbing back up to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi. Many traditional monasteries can be encountered along the way.

Day 13 : Dharamsala - Larkya la [5100m/16, 728 ft] - Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8-9 hrs.

After a brief climb, you arrive in a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers, from which you can see Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. You walk over the glacier moraines, gradually ascending to the pass, where you will be blessed with spectacular views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, and Annapurna II. You continue our walk through the yak pastures towards Bimthang, taking in the beautiful view from the past and enjoying the evening mist. You will have a night stay at Bimthang

Day 14 : Bimthang - Tal [1920m/6297 ft]: 8-9 hrs.

It's the last day you walk on the Manaslu trails. As you descend, you will pass across lush forests bustling with flora and fauna, particularly rhododendron. You'll walk straight across the Dudh Khola to Karche for lunch. In the next hour, you'll see several signs of a glacial flood, including smashed tree trunks and bank erosion, and the path will get very rugged. The trail then descends to Gurung Goa, the first true village since Samdo. The valley starts to look more agricultural and greener as you drive through fields and forests of oak and rhododendron, continuing on the north bank until you reach Tilije. You will continue your walk towards Dharapani and then to Tal from there.

Day 15 : Drive Kathmandu via Besi Sahar by Jeep or Bus: 7-8 hrs.

You drive to Kathmandu for 7 to 8 hours along the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers banks overseeing the beautiful views of green hills, mountains, agricultural terraces, and villages. You freshen up and take a walk around the city before returning to your cozy hotel in Kathmandu for the night. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner with our office team leader where you can share your experience about the Manaslu Circuit trek.

Day 16 : Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home

On your last day in Nepal, our office staff will drop you off at the airport two hours before your departure, leaving you with some fond memories of us and a memorable trekking experience.

Equipment List


Head: 
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort label):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort label) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Which Season is best for this trekking?

Normally, Manaslu Circuit trekking in Nepal can be done in any time of the year. However February, March, April (spring) and September, October and November (autumn) is the biggest season for this trekking. In this month the weather is clean and chance to see amazing view of Mountain peak. Most of the day is sunny gets more warm and easy for walking. While walking we see the different types of flower and fauna. While in winter (December-January-February) season most of the trekking roots are covered by Snow and have maximum cold. All the tea-houses during trekking will be close because of the low temperature. The view will totally covered by fogs and snow however travelers do tent camping for this trek in winter . Whereas, Monsoon season (June-July-August) is unfavorable time for trekking.  At the time there will be heavy rain. So, it will be difficult time of trekking and less chance of Mountain View.

What kinds of accommodation we get during this trip?

We provide 3-Star Hotel “Hotel BlissInternational or similar category hotel” in Kathmandu which is in the peaceful street on the edge of Thamel. We provide basic Tea-houses or Local lodge during trekking. All accommodation is in (Twin share basis) for, single supplementary charge ($300) extra.

What sort of meals we get during this trip?

We provide Buffet Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara which is included in the cost. During trekking we provide three meals per day (i.e. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner per day) from the selected menu as per available in lodge and tea house. Food during trek is not so well decorated as Kathmandu however; most of the food is prepared by their local people in their field. The food is organic, delicious and quite healthy.

How fit should be trekker for this trekking?

Manaslu Circuit trekking is the modest trekking of Manalu & Annapurna Region so it can be done by any age groups who have good and fit health. It doesn’t does not required any experience before trekking. We do not recommending travelers who are suffering from blood pressure or any disease or medical situation before one year. We highly recommend to conceding with doctor before their trekking.


Cancellation Policy


To reserve your place in this trekking, you should complete the trip booking form along with 50% deposit of total trip cost and remaining payments should be paid before trip departure. 

  • 15 % of total trip cost will be charged, if cancellation takes place before 30 days of departure date of trip.
  • 30 % of total trip cost will be charged, if cancellation takes place before 30 days of departure date of trip
  • If cancellation takes place after trip departure or during the trip, your payments will not refunded.

Trip Information

  • Type : Trekking
  • Package Code: MCT
  • Group Size: 1 - 08 person
  • Max Altitude : 5100m/16, 728 ft

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