Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Treks comprise sub tropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans Himalayan high pastures bordering to Tibet. Visit Himalaya Treks design 15 days tea house trek itinerary with best price guaranteed around the mount Manaslu eight highest peak of the world. Manaslu Trek starts from Arughat – Sotikhola and end at Dharapani – Besisahar.
Manaslu Circuit Treks Highlight
Trekking around the Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters world eight highest peaks.
Side trip to Punhyen Glacier, Gompa or Birendra tall.
visiting mount Manaslu Base Camp from Sama Gao.
Traditional Buddhist stupas, monasteries entire route.
Manaslu Circuit Trek comprise sub tropical 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.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking Map and Youtube video
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.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters) .
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. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation .
A half 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. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola (530m) .
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) at Tea House)
- Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters) .
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) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 05: Trek to Jagat. (1120 meters)
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 06: Trek to Deng. (1860 meters)
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 07: Trek to Namrung. (2630 meters)
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 08: Trek to Lho. (3180 meters)
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaon. (3525 meters)
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 10: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaon.
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. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 11: Trek to Samdo. (3860 meters)
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 12: Acclimatization day at Samdo.
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). (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 13: Trek to Dharmasala. (4460 meters)
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 14: Cross Larke La (5106 meters) and trek to Bhimthang. (3610 meters)
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 15: Trek to Tilche. (2300 meters)
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) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 16: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar (760 meters)
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. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu.
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) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 18: Departure.
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. (Breakfast included)
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.
- 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)
- Half 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.
- 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.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
You must bring the following items:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overt rousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
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