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Manaslu Circuit Trek

  •   Duration: 16 Days
  •   Activities: Trekking-Sightseeing
  •   Country: Nepal
  •   Trip Grade:
  •  Group size: 2-20
  •  Max Elevation: 5160 m
  •  Difficulty:Moderate to Strenuous
  •   Departure City: Kathmandu
  •  Trip style: Lodge Trek
  •   Price:Price on request
  •  Best Season: Aug-May
  •  Meals: Refer to Itinerary

Holiday Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered one of the best way to explore nature and different ethnic People. Manaslu trail was an ancient salt trading route of Tibet along the Budhi Gandaki River according tale. In 1991 the trek was opened by Nepal Government for foreigners . Trek offers fantastic Mountains scenery of Magnificent, outstanding Mt.Manaslu 8163meter eight tallest mountain in the world and was climbed first time on May 09.1956 by Japanese expedition , settlement of different ethnic people, their culture, lifestyle, biological diversity, Local heritage,Landscaped.


In this Region the most settlement of Gurung,is found, a community of people originally from Tibet they speak still Tibetan language and practice Tibetan Buddhism. The highest point pass is called Larkya La Pass at an elevation of 5160meter,it’s one of the most beautiful ,an amazing dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas. Pass offers the Stunning view of Cheo Himal, Annapurna Massive, Himlung Himal,Kang Guru. After enjoy the view of Mountains decent to Bhimthang.


On the Tibet border route  Samdo village is  inhabited by Gurung Bhotes which  is very attractive village in Manaslu Region .In Manaslu Region many species birds-Golden Eagle,Himalayan Griffon, Eurasian Griffon,Kalij, Horned Pheasant,Tibetan snow cooks, many more total 110 species including,90 different types of forests,the most known is Rhododendron forest and Himalayan blue pine and Monasteries.Trek has another option who have interest to combine the route, it’s possible to combine route with Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit.


Manaslu Circuit Trek is controlled trekking route, for the spectacular circuit need to obtain special permits before trekking (special permits from Nepal Government Registered Trekking Agency, Manaslu Circuit trek required that a group must be at least 2 persons and Government Trekking License Holder Guide from Government Registered Nepal Trekking Agency. Trekking permits fees has been categorized according seasons :-


Manaslu Restricted area special Trekking Permit:Sep-Nov a one week permit cost $100 (High season) and for an extended stay $15 each a day.
Manaslu Restricted area special Trekking Permit:Low season permit cost $75 a one week and for an extended stay $10  each a day.

Plus You need to have:-
-Manaslu Conservation Area Project(MCAP) Permit $30
-Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permt $30


Types of Manaslu Circuit Trek: At the moment Lodges are available. Our services include tea house lodge Trek. We service two kinds of Treks ( Budget and Porter or Guide services) If you like to just hire porter or Guide it cost 20-30 Euro per day per Guide or Porter .Insurance, Salary, Food, Accommodation included.

Electricity: Available for Charging Camera and Mobile.


In addition eager to Annapurna circuit Trek & Tiliche Pass Trekkers,it is possible to combine the Trekking Route.

Or Manaslu Circuit Trek can be combine with Rupinala pass Tsum Valley Manaslu  and Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu.  


Note: If you are solo Traveler for Manaslu Circuit Trek/Tsum Valley Trek/Rupinala Pass Trek/do not worry for Trekking Permit,we can provide you Trekking Permit by an our Agency.(Join the Group with us and share the Trekking permit)


Manaslu Circuit Trek Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Kathmandu Airport (arrival)-Transfer to the hotel

Day 02 : Permit preparation day and  Kathmandu  sightseeing

Day 03: Kathmkandu to Soti Khola (615 m) Drive

Day 04: Soti Khola (615m) – Machha Khola (815m)

Day 05: Machha Khola (815 m) – Jagat (1325 m)

Day 06: Jagat (1325 m) – Deng (1875 m)

Day 07: Deng  ( 1875 m) – Namrung (2605 m)

Day 08: Namrung (2605 m) – Lho (3170 m) -Sama (3530 m)

Day 09: Acclimatization/Rest day in Sama (3530 m)

Day 10: Sama ( 3530 m) – Samdo (3870 m)

Day 11: Samdo ( 3870 m) – Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi, 4480 m)

Day 12: Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi, 4480 m) – Larkey Pass (5.160m )-Bimthang (3710 m)

Day 13: Bimthang (3710 m) – Goa (2,515m)

Day 14: Goa (2,515m)-Besisahar (760m.)

Day 15: Besisahar to Kathmandu

Day 16: Departure


Service included?

– Airport pick-up /Drop

– welcome  and farewell  dinner

-Hotel 3 nights (kathmandu)

– Kathmandu Sightseeing

– All entrance fees

– Trekking permit & all government  taxes

– Transport by Privat car/Jeep

-Meals, tea, coffee during the trek with accommodation

– Trekking Guide & Porters Insurance.

-Medicine Kit

-Duffle Bags.


Service not included?

* Personal expenses and equipment

* Alcoholic drink & water

* Travel insurance

* Nepal visa fee

* Airfare (International)

*Tips for Guide and Portes.


 


Manaslu Restricted Area Special Trekking PermitManaslu Restricted Trekking photo


Manaslu Conservation Area (MCAP) Trekking PermitMCAP


Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) Trekking PermitACAP


manaslu map

Day 01: Kathmandu Airport (arrival)-Transfer to the hotel

Enjoy Nepal Treks Staffs will come to the airport for your arrival in Kathmandu, then you will drive to the hotel and you will have welcome Dinner in the evening at the Nepali Culture Restaurant with your trekking guide.

Included: Welcome dinner in the evening

Alttude: 1350m.

Accommodation : Hotel 3 stars (BB)

 

Day 02 : Permit preparation day and  Kathmandu  sightseeing 

You have today world heritage  sightseeing places in Kathmandu. Our agency offers you cultural guides in Kathmandu for your sightseeing. We visit you Pashupatinath, Swayambunath and Boudanath Sightseeing.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel 3 stars (BB)

 

Day 03: Kathmandu  to Soti Khola (615 m) Drive

After breakfast, from your Hotel you will drive to Soti Khola by private Jeep through the Dhading Bensi and Arughat.From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, you drive pokhara highway  then from Dhading Bensi  begin Rural rough jeep Road to Sotikhola. You will have Lunch on the way somewhere at Simple Nepali Restaurant. on the way  explore the villages, nature. You will see Banana ,Bamboo, Millet and Mize fields.

Driving  time approx. 8-9

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: At lodge

 

Day 04: Soti Khola (615m) – Machha Khola (815m)

You begin to walk hot climate many of ascents and descents steep, Rocky sand  path through the Rice terraced fields, waterfalls line and  lush vegetation. On the way , you will meet Gurung People with their typical dress. During the day walk along the Budhi Gandaki and cross the suspension bridges.At Machha khola there is Check Point, entry  your Trekking Permit.

Walking time  5-6h, 300m.+ and 100m.-

Include : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: At  lodge

 

 

Day 05: Machha Khola (815 m) – Jagat (1325 m)

Cross the suspension bridge and walk ups and downs  narrow path to Khorlabensi along the Budhi Gandaki River side.After Khorlabensi  you arrive at Tatopani (Hot spring).From there , you can see the view of Ganesh Himal.Then continue walk to  Dobhan by crossing the Budhi Gandaki River. Again cross the suspension bridge at Dobhan and walk to Jagat mostly Ups  trail.The place Jagat is Main check point for Manaslu. Entry your Trekking Permit here.

walking time 8 hrs+, 1050m+ and 540m.-

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: At  lodge

 

Day 06: Jagat (1325 m) – Deng (1875 m)

Walk through the Salleri,Sirdibas village to  Ghatta Khola Ups  and down trail and cross the suspension bridge then walk uphill to  Philim village.The Gurung village Philim rewarded by incredible view of Mt Shringi Himal.At Philim village again there is Check Point.Do not forget to check your Trekking Permit.Then continue walk to Deng through the Nyak with cascading waterfall view.On the way you find today mostly Millet, Mize and Beans terrace fields. As well, Typical Tibetan Gurung village, Houses  with an amazing view of Ganesh Himal.

walking time 7-8 hrs, 1227 m + and 681 m.-

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: At lodge

 

Day 07: Deng  ( 1875 m) – Namrung (2605 m)

Walk to Budhi Gandaki River then cross the bride and continues uphill to  Bhi. The Trail goes steeply ups and down .Cross the bridge several times,walk through the Ghap, prok village to Namrung.On the way, enjoy the view of Sringi Himal exactly from Prok Village. As well  Mani stones, Tibetan flags ,narrow gorge,Gompas ,forest the main highlights of the day.

walking time :  8-9 hrs,  1524 m+ and 796 m.-

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: At lodge

 

Day 08: Namrung (2605 m) – Lho (3170 m) -Sama (3530 m)

The Trail goes mostly up and simply down, you pass the many of villages, Chorten, Gompa  and Monastery .On this day , you have chance to get view of Ganesh Himal, Sringi and Himal Chuli ,peak 29 from Namrung and Mt Manaslu view from Sho and Lho.Sylala  is the best 360 degree view point. When you arrive at sama village, you are very closed to Manaslu.In the evening you can photography of sunset with Mt Manaslu.The Village is big settlement of Tibetan Gurung People.There are typical  old Tibetan houses and Modern Lodges.Hence, there is check point  do not forget to enter.

 

walking time: Namrung to Lho  approx. 4 hrs, 680 m+and 110 m.-

walking time : lho to Sama approx. 3 hrs, 520 m.+ and  160 m.-

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: In the lodge

The total walking time approx.7hrs

 

Day 09: Acclimatization/Rest day in Sama (3530 m)

You have today  acclimatization day or rest day.You can do as you like.If you want to hike Manaslu Base Camp 4790m. it takes 9-10 hrs for both way ascent  and descent 1300m.+ and 1300m.- or you can hike to Birendra Tal 3600m. approx 3hrs  (250m.+/250m.-)ascent and descent. If you  hike to Base Camp, take Pack Lunch and water with you.On the way you get not lodges for lunch.Or if you want to relax, enjoy your day at Sama.Anyway, early in the morning you have great chance to capture the Mt Manaslu Sunrise Panorama.

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: In the lodge

 

Day 10: Sama ( 3530 m) – Samdo (3870 m)

Walk to Samdo  with a great panorama  of Mt. Manaslu and through the Mani walls, Juniper,  cowshed  ,pasturelands to Budhi Gandaki River Then cross the wooden bridge. After crossing the wooden bridge, walk steeply up to Samdo Village. From here begin, Traditional trade route to Tibet via  Lajyung  la pass 5100m.

walking time: 3- 4hrs , 645 m.+ and  305 m.-

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight: In the lodge

 

 

Day 11: Samdo ( 3870 m) – Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi, 4480 m)

Walk to Dharmasala 3-4 hrs through the Larkya Bazar Old Trade route.The Trail is not steeply climb but mostly uphill. Dharmasala (Larkya phedi is surrounded by Panorama of Larkya and Naike Peaks.At Dharmasala there are not comfort lodges.You sleep at simple Lodge or Tent  for a night.In the Afternoon you have time, so it’s better to hike 300-500 meters ups and down for acclimatization from Dharmasala.If you feel a bit of  headache due to high altitude, we suggest you drink enough water,tea and eat Garlic Soup.

walking time 3-4 hrs, 645m+ and 30m-

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Overnight stay in a shared tent or in a very simple lodge.

 

Day 12: Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi, 4480 m) – Larkey Pass (5.160m )-Bimthang (3710 m)

Today you have a long  walking  day of trekking with crossing the Larkey Pass. Early in the morning  after breakfast begin the ascent to Larkey Pass.From Dharmasala it takes up to  pass  4-5 hrs. After crossing the pass, you will see the breathtaking view of Annapurna II (7,937m), Himlung (7,126m) Cheo Himal,Kanguru , RatnaChuli, GyajiKhang, Namjung  Himal and Larkya  peak before pass.Then descent to Bhimthang from the snow-covered pass .At  Bhimthang you will find good  lodge and a delicious Meals with hot shower.

Note: You will get  packed lunch for this day. Prepare your trekking equipment, because cold in the morning and on the pass. Drinking water is most important, take this from Dharmasala.

Overnight: At Lodge

Includes: Breakfast / Packed lunch / Dinner

Walking time: 8-9 hours (690m + / 1465m-)

 

Day 13: Bimthang (3710 m) – Goa (2,515m)

Bhimthang is  surround by Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung, Phungi, Himlung and Cheo Himal.In the morning enjoy the Panorama. After breakfast You cross the stream DudhKhola and walk through the pine and rhododendron forest with mountain panorama a little downhill. On the way there are guest houses  for lunch stop.Here in the lower heights, the vegetation slowly changes and you reach the Settlement area of the Gurung ethnic group. Before you reach the village of Goa, you will see  new view  of Mt.Manaslu.

Overnight: At Lodge

Includes: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Walking time: 5-6 hours (150m + / 1200m-)

 

Day 14: Goa (2,515m)-Besisahar (760m.)         

Today you walk about 3-4 hours through the village of Tilje to Dharapani. From there, you will drive  rough mountain road along the Marsyandi River about 2-3 hours to Besisahar.The  trail offers views of the valley ,villages, farm terraces and  rice fields.

Overnight: At Lodge

Includes: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Walking time: 3-4 hrs

(Drive by local jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar  2-3hrs)

 

Day 15: Besisahar to Kathmandu

After Breakfast  drive to Kathmandu from Besi Sahar, you can enjoy landscapes. The journey often runs along  banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We also drive through some beautiful villages with farm terraces on both sides of the road. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you have farewell dinner at Nepali Satkar Restaurant.

Driving time: 5-6 hrs by private car/Jeep.

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ farewell Dinner.

Overnight: In the hotel

 

Day 16: Departure

Agency  pick  up you  at your hotel and drop  to international airport on your flight time schedule.

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up /Drop
  • welcome and farewell dinner
  • Hotel 3 nights (kathmandu)
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • All entrance fees
  • Trekking permit & all government taxes
  • Transport by Privat car/Jeep
  • Meals, tea, coffee during the trek with accommodation
  • Trekking Guide & Porters Insurance.
  • Medicine Kit
  • Duffle Bags.

What is not included?

  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Alcoholic drink & water
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Airfare (International)
  • Tips for Guide and Portes.

2  Reviews on Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the very remote most panoramic Tibetan settlement trek in Nepal.I did the trek with Guide Padam Rai.He was very funny and helpful Guide.Enjoy Nepal Treks had organized the Manaslu Trekking permits.Trekking company was nice.company provided to me nice Guide,Funny Guide, Experience Guide and very helpful Guide.Again for my next Trip in Nepal, i would like to use the same company. We had started trekking from Arughat and we did the larkya la pass.The pass was hard for us but mountains scenery, landscaped were an amazing in my life.Finally we ended the trek at Besisahar. anyways waterfalls,Mountains, people, nature and culture were absolutely unforgettable.

With pradip Guide we did the trek to Manaslu.It is Gorges landscaped, mountains are very impressive, Tibetan culture, up and down hill, water falls, the trail and Larkya la pass was himalayan heartbeat experience in my life.I thought paradise in the Himalaya, freedom in the Himalaya.Our Guide Pradip and Porter Gelje Sherpa were very helpful and informative for us during the Trek.I was alone and joined the Group by Enjoy Nepal Treks.The Agency was very helpful.I found the Agency on Facebook.I talked to boss on Facebook.He told me it is possible to Join the group if i was interested ,then i joined the group.I found the company is very responsible and delightful.Boss Ras i had meet in the kathmandu.He picked up to me at the Airport.Very honestly this company i would like to recommend if the some one else planing to trek in Nepal.

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