Manaslu Circuit Trek

15 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of the off beaten trekking trails of the Nepal awards you with the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eight tallest peaks in the world, coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region. The capturing beauty of the country as the higher elevation is achieved will surely demonstrate intoxicating phase of the trek. The wonderful landscapes, green countryside, lush forests and the gorgeous views of the huge glacier and snow-capped mountain make the trip worth visiting. With the exports you will be along the entire route adorned with the perfect views of the snow-capped mountains, unique combination of rich cultural heritages and adventure amidst vantage points with incomparable beauty and rare bio-diversity. The traditional norms and culture with the most satisfying hospitality of the local people is the most adorable part that you will enjoy the most.

Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat Sotikhola 815m
Day 2 Trek from Sotikhola to MacchaKhola MacchaKhola 800m
Day 3 Trek from MacchaKhola to Jagat Jagat 1370m
Day 4 Trek from Jagat to Philim Philim 1570m
Day 5 Trek from Philim to Deng Deng 1865m
Day 6 Trek from Deng to Ghap Ghap 2165m
Day 7 Trek from Ghap to Lho Lho 3180m
Day 8 Trek from Lho to SamaGaon/Ro SamaGaon 3525m
Day 9 Acclimatization Day in SamaGaon SamaGaon 3525m
Day 10 Trek from SamaGaon to Samdo 3850m
Day 11 Acclimatization Day in Samdo Samdo 3850m
Day 12 Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala Dharamsala 4460m
Day 13 Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang via Larkya La (5135m) Bimtang 3590m
Day 14 Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani Dharapani 1860m
Day 15 Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu Kathmandu 1340m

Manaslu Trekking

arrive in Kathmandu airport, our representative will receive you and transfer you to hotel. We will have briefing session after you freshen up.

After your arrival in Kathmandu, our adventure starts with an 8-10-hour exciting drive in a private jeep along spectacular and bumpy road to Sotikhola. The incredible variation of scenery in Nepal will certainly make you more energetic and electrify you to explore more. Glimpse of life in buzzing roadside towns will reflect our urban lifestyle and slowly developing towns. We spend the overnight in hotel in Sotikhola.

After the early breakfast, the actual trek begins here. The first stage of the trek follows the narrow path through deep Budi Gandaki valley. Then the trail passes through dense forests and terraced farmland to reach our destined place for today; Macchakhola. We are expecting the hot and humid weather at the early stages of the trek. Overnight stay inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner is arranged in guest house.

The trek goes on more and more exciting as days get on passing. Today we experience some of the best part of trekking through a deep gorge: suspension bridges, waterfalls and impressive rapids. That is thrilling aspect, isn’t it? And then we’ll enter the Manaslu Conservation Area in the beautiful paved village in Jagat. Your night stay is arranged in hotel in Jagat with best facilities.

After having breakfast, the trail with more steep ups and down, and over the suspension bridges will take us to Philim; beautiful village which offers you the first stimulating view of high, snow-covered mountains. The day is a bit shorter than usual, with only about 3 hours of hiking. Overnight stay inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner is arranged in guest house.

Passing through several bridges and more spectacular waterfalls will surely make you crazy about feeling the waterfalls. We will have plenty time to enjoy the water fall. After the refreshment from the cold and dynamic waterfall, the trail will take us to the entrance to Tsum Valley; natives place of ethnically Tibetan. The Tibetan culture will surely amuse you and you will their hospitality inexpressible. Overnight stay inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner is arranged in home stay so that you will get more time to explore out the native people.

You will surely find the trek more and more enthusiastic as more and more divine scenery are yet to be explored. We enter deeper into Tibetan influenced territory; with the first Maani stones (prayers etched onto wayside rocks) making their appearance along the trail that will make your journey with each step on the trail admirable. Overnight stay inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner is arranged in home stay/lodge.

After the breakfast, begins our journey with the trail that ascends up. The landscape turns increasingly Alpine as we continue to gain altitude. And here comes the most awaited part of our trip; the first view of Manaslu. The village of Lho is lively and has a small gompa (shrine) that’s worth a visit. We spend the overnight in Lho.

The trail passes along Mani walls and Gompas. The journey is exciting here as spectacular view of the snowy peak of Manaslu in the distance ahead of us can be felt.

Congratulation, you are above 3500 meters and you are in good health. With a viewpoint of avoiding any risk of high altitude sickness and for refreshment, we’ll have our first acclimatization day here. After some rest we will explore the village or take a day hike to Pung Gyen Gompa.

You are gaining height on each step on our trail and day is incredible as views of snowy covered mountain during the walk up to Samdo will make you restlessness until you make it closer. It is just three hours away and the trip is scheduled accordingly as to limit our elevation gain.

Second refreshing day will give you the opportunity to visit the border with Tibet. We will visit and observe some of the local houses for chang (Tibetan barley beer), salt butter tea and perhaps a few carpets to buy in case of plenty time.

The trail climbs past glacier that offers you the most magnificent view. We get closer and closer to the high mountains today and observe their amazing beauty from close. You are likely feel the altitude, so take it slow today and save your energy for the big day tomorrow.

Here comes the most awaited and exciting trip day that you were curious about. We start an early morning trek across glacier moraines in the dark before we reach the highest point of the trek; The Larkya La Pass. After enjoying the truly unbelievable views of the icy mountains, get ready for a steep, ankle straining drop to a trail following the glacial moraine. It’s a long spectacular day and one that would be made memorable moment in life.

The trail descends into the land of apple pie, cold beers and hot showers. Here comes the end of the Annapurna Circuit trail and almost the end of our trail. The trail continues through the bamboo forest to makeup to the last stop of our trek, Dharapani.

And you will be proud to take off and you are admiring the trek by collecting all wonderful and unforgettable memories you made during these two weeks in Nepal and you feel good about this. Your safe and adventurous journey with exciting and thrilling warmness in Nepal is always our slogan.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek