Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

: 2023-06-17

Last Updated : 2023-09-09

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is perhaps the best trek known for its solidarity and conservations. It is a less popular trekking trail situated in the remote western central region of Nepal in the Gorkha district. This visit through the Manaslu circuit spins around Mount Manaslu (8163m); one of the eight tallest peaks of Nepal. 


Trekking to Manaslu Circuit Trip gives the brilliant chance to trekkers for a spiritual arousing. The trip offers cultural heritage, unparalleled magnificence, and outrageous wilderness. 


Far from Annapurna and Everest, Manaslu Trek is less crowded. Excursion Around Manaslu visit in Nepal furnishes you with a similar encounter as of Annapurna Circuit Trek. This Trails of Manaslu Trek take you through the thundering Budhi Gandaki River, from Arughat to the apex point of the trek Larkya Pass (5153m). On the way, observe precarious bridges and stunning mountain views.

As you climb upward, the scene rapidly changes from the green open country and rich green forest to unusual rocky terrains and crystalline glaciers. The excursion of Manaslu Trek in Nepal gives you a brief look into the Tibetan impacted culture, fantastic landscapes of ice peaks like Manaslu, Himchuli, Himlung, and Larke. 


Trekkers of Manaslu round trek get the opportunity to appreciate the fabulous nearby food and culture which gives them understanding of village life. A peaceful situation, adventure, varieties of culture, atmosphere, and vegetation are the attraction of Manaslu Circuit Trek.


Trip Overview:

Trip Name: Manaslu Circuit Trek

Max Elevation: 5135m Larkya La Pass

Trip Duration: 19 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate to Adventurous

Meals: Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City

Group Size: Min 02

Best Season: Autumn and Spring


Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Enjoy touring of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu City 

Climb through spouting waterways, green open countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers

Witness superb mountains perspective on Mt. Manaslu (8163m)- the eighth tallest peak on the planet 

Cross Larkya La Pass situated at an elevation of 5,213 meters 

Explore varieties of flora and faunas 

Discover Hindu and Tibetan-style towns where inhabitants follow diverse traditional methods of livings 

Coexist with ethnic individuals and their way of life


Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary:


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your landing at Kathmandu Airport, our representative will pay you a warm greeting and escort you to the hotel. They will likewise help you with the check-in procedure. You can either remain in the hotel and rest or stroll around the city. Overnight at Hotel.


Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today you have a city visit in Kathmandu valley. You will visit the old city Bhaktapur, the holiest Hindu sanctuary Pashupatinath and the biggest stupa on the planet Boudhanath. These are the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and exceptionally visited by local people and sightseers. After the city visit, drive back to your hotel.


Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola

After breakfast, you will drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway towards the village of Soti Khola. The drive goes through rural communities, small towns, green porches, and lavish hillsides. The street will now become rutted, and you will begin to see perspectives on the southern incline of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal. At last, you will show up at Soti Khola, situated in the Budi Gandaki Valley for dinner. 


Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola

After breakfast at Soti Khola, you will start this epic trek through different scenes including forest, paddy fields, edges and precipices, waterfalls, streams, and rivers. The excursion starts by crossing a  bridge before you trek through a forest. You will now climb onto an edge over the wild rapids of Budhi Gandaki River. You will at that point reach Khursane on a rough path, past two tropical waterfalls and you will descend few paddy fields and proceed to move around the Gurung Village of Labubesi. From here, you will additionally move over a side edge and head along the shore until you arrive at the town of Machha Khola. 

Day 05: Trek to Jagat

The trek here follows the gorge and proceeds up the river. The path is restricted from the outset and tenderly heads up and down. We will cross the Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. After continuous ups and downs, you will show up at a small hot spring in Tatopani-a decent spot to take a break. From here you will move over another edge, at that point cross the Budhi Gandaki River. From that point forward, you will ascend a staircase and head over an edge to Dobhan. Likewise, traverse the Yaru Khola, you will continue rising Tharo Bharyang. Then crossing the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, you will trek along the stream and afterward move towards the village of Jagat.


Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng

From here you will make your path through different landscapes and thick sub-tropical woods, small rivers, rural villages to reach your last destination. Move to Salleri and afterward descend to Sirdibas. The path proceeds to Ghatta Khola. You will keep strolling upstream to a long suspension bridge at Philim, an enormous Gurung Village. Our path enters a precarious uninhabited gorge towards the small village of Deng. This area is known as Kutung.


Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung

Now follow up and down the path towards Ghap-a a small village of five or six stone houses renowned for its Mani walls with unique carvings of Buddha. The course rises making a long ascends through bamboo and rhododendron filled forest to Namrung. Namrung is a small village with stunning stone houses and a police check post. 


Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Shya

From Namrung we will move towards the Nupri Region which is occupied by relatives of Tibetan settlers. Upon passing through the village of Barcham, Li and Sho-the path finally rise on to a plateau of Shya. From here we will get the chance to appreciate one of the most fantastic views of the Himalayas with wide vistas of Himal Chuli and Manaslu.


Day 09: Trek from Shya to Samagaon

The trek is rather short for this day. After having through breakfast we leave Shya and follow the trail that crosses the ridge. Then we enter and then exit a side canyon. From there we climb across the rocky slope to emerge on to a ridge overlooking the extensive pastures and fields of Samagaon. Samagaon is a busy village.


Day 09: Trek from Shya to Samagaon

Today’s trek is somewhat short in comparison to other days. After breakfast, we leave Shya and follow the path that crosses the edge. At that point, we enter and afterward leave a side canyon. From here we move over the rough slant to rise on to an edge sitting above the broad fields and fields of Samagaon. Samagaon is a bustling village. 


Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Samagaon

We take a day – off to adjust, acclimatize, relax, and explore the beautiful village Samagaon. Approaching the monstery, meandering around the bustling village with warm and friendly local people can be a smart thought to go through a day here at Samagaon. 


Day 11: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo

We cross fields and step by step climb to the valley underneath. We will see phenomenal perspectives on the mountains, particularly Manaslu, that lies in front of us as we reach Samdo, a Tibetan refugee village. This remove village is just a day’s stroll from the Tibetan outskirt. In the evening we will explore the village and the surrounding slopes and return at Samdo.


Day 12: Acclimatization Day at Samdo

It is crucial for us to take another acclimatization day before heading higher than 4500m. We will set you up for the following day for crossing Larke La Pass at 5135 m over the sea level. While at Samdo, we ought to consider scaling the slopes toward the north for some extraordinary perspective on the whole Manaslu range. 


Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi

From Samdo, the path goes downwards to the bridge and across Gyala Khola. Now we start to climb the path to the enormous pile of Mani stones simply above Larkya Bazaar. Heading further upwards we can have a captivating perspective on Larkya Peak and the northern face of Mt. Manaslu. Pushing further forward we will reach Larkya Phedi and spend overnight.


Day 14: Trek to Bimtang via Larkya La Pass

We will begin the trek before the dawn and climb up a ridge, eventually winding up on top of the moraine at 4690m. The path from here is more extreme to the top of the Larkya La Pass. From the top, we can see Annapurna II, Menjung, Himlung, and Cheo Himal. Now from the top of the pass, we will descend towards Bimtang.


Day 15: Trek to Bimtang to Dharapani

Today, from Bimtang we slide down through pine and rhododendron forest to Hompuk. From here we keep descending towards the fork of Dudh Khola. From here, we follow the difficult trail as we head over some large landslide to arrive at the dissipated settlements of Karche. It is now downhill inclined to the huge Gurung town of Tilije. We traverse the Marsyangdi River to reach Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.


Day 16: Trek from Dharapani to Syange

After breakfast, we leave Dharapani and follow the trail that climbs up and away from Marsyangdi River. We continue moving ahead through the broad and flat valley towards a village of Tal. The village is situated at the foot of a large fountain. We continue towards Chamje and descending through the forest we come across the village called Syange.


Day 17: Drive Back to Kathmandu

Having finished our trek, we set ourselves up for a drive from Syange back to Kathmandu. From the start, the drive may not appear to be lovely because of the rough and bumpy streets. After we catch up with the highway, you will adore the roadside view along the riverbank. 


Day 18: Free Day at Kathmandu 

This day is in reality a recreation day after the fabulous trek. You can either remain at the hotel and rest or carry out the sightseeing of the landmarks in Kathmandu. You can make some quality memories to spend strolling around the bustling shopping boulevards of Thamel. 


Day 19: Departure

After exchanging the final goodbyes, you will be escorted to the International terminal by our representative approximately three hours before as per your flight schedule.


Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Spring (February, March, April, May) and Autumn (October, November) are the best seasons for the Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Trekking in summer/rainstorm (June, July) will be influenced by downpour however summer trek could be a boon for a sharp botanist. The trekking courses are packed during spring and fall however during monsoon and winter the courses are not stuffed and you could appreciate the best of nature.


Fitness and Experience Required:

Our 19 days Manaslu CircuitTrek is moderate to strenuous trek appropriate for enthusiastic walkers who have the capacity to walk at least 5-7 hours every day with a light day pack. Walking in higher elevation is physically demanding than walking in the lower heights; nonetheless, on the off chance that you are in amazing wellbeing with normal physical wellness and have positive attitude, self-assurance, and solid determination, you can achieve the 19 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking effectively. Practicing and running consistently for certain weeks earlier of the excursion are smart thought to improve your strength and stability. Past climbing experience would be a benefit yet no specialized ability is required for this outing. Members with pre-existing medical conditions, for example, heart, lung, and blood infection ought to inform us before booking the trek.


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