Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Treks comprise subtropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans Himalayan high pastures bordering to Tibet. Visit Himalaya Treks design 15 days tea house trek itinerary with the best price guaranteed around the mount Manaslu eight highest peak of the world. Manaslu Trek starts from Arughat – Sotikhola and ends at Dharapani - Besisahar.

Manaslu Circuit Treks Highlight

  • Trekking around the Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters world eight highest peaks.
  • The side trip to Punhyen Glacier, Gompa or Birendra tall (Birendra Lake)
  • visiting mount Manaslu Base Camp from Sama Gao.
  • Traditional Buddhist stupas, monasteries entire route.


Manaslu Circuit Trek
comprise subtropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans Himalayan high pastures bordering to Tibet. Manaslu Region is located in western central part of Nepal about forty miles far east of Annapurna. The trek has a very pleasant contrasting features to it. Narrow gorges and ravines turns into wide pastures and meadows, lush green valleys turns to glacial moraines and Hindu shrines are replaced by chortens and stupas as the trek progresses. Along with these changes, views of Manaslu (8156 meters) and several other peaks rising in the sky makes Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of the unforgettable treks of Nepal.

 

Like most of the treks in Nepal, Manaslu Circuit Trek starts through terraced villages and gradually climbs on to alpine meadows and pastures. Similarly to every other trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek also follows a river (it is Budhi Gandaki this time) and passes through Aarughat, Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat and Phillim before the trek enters the higher lands inhabited by people from Tibetan origin. After Phillim, increasing numbers of mane walls and small chortens mark the trek's entry into the Tibetan Buddhist villages of Manaslu Region.

 

Manaslu circuit Treks starts from Arughat – Sotikhola and end at Dharapani Besisahar. The main trail after Phillim, passes through pine forests, pastures and villages of Deng, Namrung, Lho, Sama Gaon and finally reaches Samdu, the last settlement of the valley. Sama Gaon is the biggest settlement among all these villages, and from Sama Gaon, side trips to Pung Gyen Gompa and Manaslu Base Camp can be done. Larkya La Pass (5135 meters) is at the end of valley, separating the busy Annapurna Region and serene Manaslu Region. From Larkya La Pass, dramatic views of Cheo Himal (6621 meters), Himlung Himal (7126 meters), Kang Guru (6981m), Annapurna II (7937 meters), Annapurna IV (7525 meters) can be seen. Manaslu Circuit Trek ends at Dharapani, only a day and half away from Larkya La Pass.

 

After the devastating earthquake April 25 - 2015 - Tea House and lodges are well constructed along the route of Manaslu Circuit Trekking. So now you can trek in Manaslu Circuit Treks staying in Tea house, lodge without doing Camping; however we organizes Camping base trip as well client’s request. Please contact us for Camping base trip details and Get a quote.


Manaslu Circuit Trek short itinerary,
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters).
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola (530m).
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters).
Day 05: Trek to Jagat. (1120 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Deng. (1860 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Namrung. (2630 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Lho. (3180 meters
Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaon. (3525 meters)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaon.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo. (3860 meters)
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Samdo.
Day 13: Trek to Dharmasala. (4460 meters)
Day 14: Cross Larke La (5106 meters) and trek to Bhimthang. (3610 meters)
Day 15: Trek to Tilche. (2300 meters)
Day 16: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar (760 meters)
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 18: Departure.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

DAY
  • 1

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. 

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 2

    A Full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. 

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 3

    We leave early in the morning for Sotikhola via Arughat. We stay on a highway in the morning but most part of the driving is done on the dusty newly built roads. Over night at Sotikhola. (8 to 9 hours drive) 

    Altitude 530 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 4

    The trek heads north and follows the Budhi Gandaki River for the whole day. The trek stays close and follows the Budhi Gandaki River all way up to the base of the pass, and crosses and re-crosses the river several times through suspension bridges. The trail undulates through Lapu Beshi, then continues on the sandy banks of the river, and finally reaches Machha Khola. (6-7 hours) 

    Altitude 930 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 5

    The trail stays relatively easy in the morning and goes through Khorlabesi. A brief stop at Tatopani, to check out the hot spring is followed by a steep climb through Dobhan. The trail drops down into the banks of the Yaru Khola at Yaru Beshi, campsite for the day and is followed by couple of good climbs until Jagat, a small village by the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. (5-6 hours)

    Altitude 1120 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 6

    The trail once again enters the sandy banks for a brief period. The path gets steep near Sirdibas and after crossing a dramatic suspension bridge, another good climb leads to a beautiful village of Phillim, the biggest village until the pass. The trail steadily loses height and heads into a new valley, leaving the trail to Tsum Valley behind. The path gets steeper for a while and then steadies near Pewa. After Pewa, another uphill walk continues for the rest of the day and ends at Deng. The change in culture can be experienced at Deng. The people, culture and the houses in the villages from Deng are heavily influenced by Tibetans and completely differ with the people and their culture from the people lower in the valley. (7-8 hours) 

    Altitude 1860 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 7

    A quick drop down to the river is followed by a steep climb until the village of Rana. The trail yet again drops and gradually ascends to Bihi Phedi and then undulates into the valley and finally reaches Ghap. The trek continues gradually gaining more height through the forest following the now much smaller Budi Gandaki River. A steep climb through the forest until the village of Namrung ends the day. (7-8 hours)

    Altitude 2630 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 8

    From Namrung onwards, the trek now enters into the higher altitude. After a brief walk on an easy terrain, the trail starts to go uphill until the village of Shyo. View of Manaslu (8163 meters) appears towards west as the path drops into a river and yet again gets uphill until it reaches Lho. (4-5 hours)

    Altitude 3180 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 9

    The trail once again drops into a river and yet again, is followed by a climb. The climb ends at Shyala and the valley starts to open up with the trail turning into an easy walk through the pasturelands. (4-5 hours)

    Altitude 3525 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 10

    The options at Sama Gaon are a short hike to the nearby beautiful lake named Birendra Taal or a full day hike (6 hours) to the Pungyen Gomba, Pungyen Glacier, or Mount Manaslu Base Camp. 

    Altitude 3525 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 11

    The trail gradually climbs through the valley and continue to follow the river. The path then gets steeper at the end of the day and reaches the village of Samdu, with Samdu Ri (6335 meters) towering on the east direction. (3 hours) 

    Altitude 3860 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 12

    The best option from Samdo is to hike towards the valley into the northeast of Samdo. This hike also provides spectacular view of a towering Samdu Ri (6335 meters). 

    Altitude 4000 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 13

    The trail gradually descends briefly and then starts to ascend afterwards towards the Larke Glacier. The path becomes easier and ends at the start of the next day’s climb at Dharmasala. (3 hours)

    Altitude 4460 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 14

    An early start and a gradual ascend into the Larke Glacier only ends at the top of the pass. The top rewards with the views of Himlung, Annapurna II, Kangguru and several other pinnacles standing above 6000 meters. A steep drop starts on the snow and later on, the glacial moraine continues for the rest of the day. The descent finally ends with the view of Bhimthang located on a huge flat ground. (7-8 hours) 

    Altitude 5106 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 15

    The trail quickly drops in and out of a glacier and then starts to drop towards the lower valley through the forest. The path once again follows the river by its banks and finally passes through Surki Khola and Goa while consistently losing more altitude. The path continues to get downhill and finally ends at Tilche. (6-7 hours) 

    Altitude 2300 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 16

    Short walking lead us to Dharapani we connected popular Annapurna Circuit trail, not trails are much more busier then Manaslu part because driving road is accessing now from Dharapani. Now take local Jeep land transport take us to Besisahar and stay overnight at Besisahar. About 4 hour’s durt road drive to Besisahar. 

    Altitude 760 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House / Lodge
  • 17

    After Breakfast we will drive to Kathmandu with our private Car along the Marshyangdi river valley. Following the Prithivi high way and enjoy the afternoon in Kathmandu. (5-6 hours drive)

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast & Lunch
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 18

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation No

Cost Includes

    • Arrival, departure land transport by private car, van. (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport and transfer to Hotel) 
    • 3 nights 2 in sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast. (2 nights before and 1 night after the trek 3* stander self rated Hotel in Kathmandu)
    • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, with city guide and necessary land transport.
    • Kathmandu sotikhola land transport by private jeep and on the way back Dharapani to Besisahar by Local public jeep and Besisahar to Kathmandu by private car.
    • Manaslu restricted entry permits, including Manaslu Conservation entry permits, Annapurna Conservation entry permits, and TIMS.
    • Best available tea house/ lodges accommodation, including all meal, and drinks. (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) 
    • Experience English speaking guide, including his accommodation, food, and salary, insurance.
    • Two In sharing porter, including his accommodation, food, salary, insurance. (Our porters carry 20 to 25KG so we suggest having your backpack 10 to 12 KG each for Porter. 
    • First Aid Kit.
    • Government taxes and service charges.

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal entry visa fee (more details please refer to Nepal visa information section)
    • Entrances fee while on sightseeing in Kathmandu.
    • Personal travel and medical insurance (compulsory) 
    • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu if staying more than above itinerary suggested.
    • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu, accept breakfast.
    • Personal expenses like drinks while on trek (water) bar bills, laundry, and telephone, personal tips for your Driver, guide and Porter.

Cost & Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews ( 12 Reviews For This Package )

Łukasz & Anna, From - Italian

Great trekking with our guide Hari!!!Manaslu Circuit Trek.

This was our first ever trek with a guide, usually we do everything on our own and we were a bit worried about how it would work out. However we really wanted to trek in Manaslu region so we decided to give it a try... and Visit Himalaya Treks couldn't have done it any better :) We met Rajan in their office and discussed our plan in a relaxed atmosphere, he was not pushy at all and this is what convinced us. They organised the permits and the guide within one day. Concerning our guide Hari, we couldn't have found any better than him, not only a truly professional guide with great knowledge but also an excellent trip companion. We had many great talks and laughts together. We hope we will be back trekking in Nepal and if we need a guide, we go directly to Visit Himalaya Treks. We are happy with the service we got and grateful for the experience. Hari, Rajan, Himal, we wish you all the best! April – 2019.

Kirsten Wright & Ed Brown, From - United Kingdom

Highly Recommended! Two week Manaslu Circuit Trek

We did the two-week Manaslu trek with Visit Himalya Treks in November 2018 and can't recommend them highly enough. We organised our trek at extremely short notice (less than 1 day) and Himal sorted everything within hours! Our guide (Hari) and porter (Nima) were incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and really knew the area (which came in handy after a 2ft snowfall setting off in complete darkness!). Hari always seemed to have contacts at every village and could always find the nicest tea house to stay in. Amazing experience, and will 100% book through them again. November 2018.

Vaughn Paul Quoss & Morgan Elizabeth, From - USA

Well organized trek with excellent guide!

We had a great first trek in Nepal with Visit Himalaya! We initially chose the company from reading reviews online, and noting that many people had returned as repeat customers. We arranged our Manaslu Circuit trek over e-mail with Himal, who was easy to communicate with and answered all of our questions promptly. From the airport pickup to our departure, everything was very well organized.

Our guide, Guru, was fantastic. He was friendly, easy to talk to, and very experienced. He made sure we always felt safe, and was especially attentive and helpful when we had to descend some steep icy sections on the backside of the Larke La Pass. He always went out of his way to find us a good guesthouse, and helped us find what we thought was the nicest tent at the rougher outpost of Dharamsala :) A great guide makes all the difference on a weeks-long trek, and we felt fortunate to be guided by Guru. Overall, we highly recommend Visit Himalaya, and would definitely use them again if we return to Nepal! April – 2018.

Emily Coles & Family, From - Australia

Unforgettable Winter Manaslu Circuit trek with teenage children

A truly unforgettable experience. Taking on the three-week Manaslu–Tsum Valley Circuit and 5100m Larke La pass in sub-zero midwinter with a 12-year-old boy seemed an ambitious undertaking, especially as a solo mum trekking for the first time in the Himalayas, joining my sister and her family. However, from beginning to end Himal and Visit Himalaya Treks were unfailingly conscientious, kind and supportive in their organisation of our trek. Our itinerary was planned in detail from arrival to departure, communication was prompt and thorough, and we were beautifully looked after by a group of very able, knowledgeable and always charming guides and porters. I cannot speak more highly of our guide, Ishwah, Sambhu (assistant guide and inspired cook) and the three ‘Herculean’ porters (Ramesh, Subash and Deepak). Ishwah’s English is excellent and we had a lot of fun with Sambhu swapping English and Nepali phrases.

Although trekking through a relatively remote part of Nepal with often-rustic trekking facilities in the middle of winter is not without its challenges, my son had the time of his life and I think the trip will represent a pivotal moment in his young life. Our visit to the Tsum Valley was a highlight of the trek, not only for the majestic mountain vistas opening up around every corner but for the magical glimpse of a fast-disappearing, very traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture. People were unfailingly warm and welcoming to us, on more than one occasion inviting us to share their hearth and eat a home-cooked meal.

As a somewhat anxious parent, safety was a major concern of mine, and I cannot fault Visit Himalaya with the care they took, particularly of the kids, to ensure we all got safely over the high-altitude pass and to the end of the trek. The company specialises in trekking to more remote areas and they combined careful planning with quick-thinking flexibility when their best-laid plans occasionally went awry due to the off-season timing of our trip. While not easy, I would recommend trekking Manaslu in winter as for much of the time we had the circuit almost to ourselves.

We are already thinking about the next trip. Thanks guys! December 2017.

Grant Morley, From - UK

Manaslu Trek with Visit Himalaya treks.

I have used Visit Himalaya Trek previously so when planning the Manaslu circuit, I went back to them as they were a less costly option than a company in UK. The owner, Himal, is extremely helpful and personally ensures you are well looked after in Kathmandu. The guide and porter provided were reliable and competent. I would have no hestitation in recommending them and will be using them myself again in the future for further treks and activities. October – 2017.

FAQs

We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.

Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

→ An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.

Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.

There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.

It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.

Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages. 

Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.

Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.

Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.

The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilograms. A trekking helper (porter) carries the baggage of fewer than 20 kilograms. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.

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TRIP OVERVIEW
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Altitude 5106 m
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Region Manaslu Region
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Difficulty Demanding
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Group size 2+ Peoples
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Best Season September -December Autumn season & March -June Spring season.

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