Manaslu Circit Trek

  • Trip Duration19 Days
  • Starting Price (P/P)US$ 2,485.00
  • Trip GradeModerate to Strenuous

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Lodge to lodge

Max. Altitude: 5016 mtr (Larke pass)

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Manaslu Larkya La pass (5106mtr) permitted since 1991 by Nepal Government for the Manaslu Trekking. Manaslu Trek start from Arughat Bazaar or Sotikhola after drive from Kathmandu.Manaslu Trek is restricted area and almost new face for trekking route in Nepal. because of their rich of culture, flora and fauna is becoming most famous and popular in Manaslu region. you can see there is mostly people are Gurung (Ethnic), high elavation sherpa people.and monks. The trail follow an ancient salt trading route through the Bhudhigandaki river bank and jungle with rural villages such as; Machhakhola, Jagat, Sirdibas, Philim, then turn to right side to sacred Tsum Valley; Chhekamparo, Chule Nele, Mu Gumpa. In the lower area people following Buddhism, People of Tsum Valley are enrich for the art, culture and religious, most of the trail you can see Mane wall with monastery.

Day to Day Itenerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] 8 - 9 hours

Day 04 : Soti Khola - Machha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 - 7 hours

Day 05 : Maccha Khola -Dovan (1075mtr) 6-7 hour

Day 06 : Dovan -Philim (1585 mtr) 6 hour

Day 07 : Philim - Deng (1870) 5-6 hour

Day 08 : Deng - Ghap (2170 mtr ) 5-6 hour

Day 09 : Ghap - Lho (3183 mtr) 6 & Half hour

Day 10 : Lho - Sama gaon (3530 mtr )

Day 11 : Rest Day in Sama Gaon

Day 12 : Sama Gaon - Samdo (3850 mtr ) 4-5 hour

Day 13 : Samdo - Dharamsala (4465 mtr) 4-5 hour

Day 14 : Dharmashala - via Larkya La (5106 mtr) to Bimtang (3590m) 8 to 9 Hours

Day 15 : Trek Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 Hours

Day 16 : Tiliche - Taal (1700mtr) 5-6 hour

Day 17 : Taal - Syange

Day 18 : Drive from Syange - Kathmandu by privet jeep

Day 19 : Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]Upon arrival at international airport, our airport Representative waiting with Himalaya Chyangpa Board and your name will be displaying in your exit gate. when team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparationSightseeing in kathmandu city and trekking preparation day.Please, check your insurance details and have a important things like passport and insurance copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] 8 - 9 hours Our Trekking staffs (Guide and Potters) come to in your hotel at 6:30 am. Then we are heading to Sotikhola by privet jeep or Land cruiser (depending on group size) scenic drive. While passing ridge of Kathmandu Valley, you catch a glimpse of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal magnificent view and terraces and green hills. After Dhading Bisi or Gorkha Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. To get in Arughat through the Gorkha Bazaar or Dhading Besi depends on your time and choice. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling cloth, food and hardware. Stay overnight at Tea House or Tented camp. After Reach Arughat our journey will be continues to Sotikhola by Local bus. because our from Arughat to Sotikhola its not allowed our privet transportation

Day 04 Soti Khola - Machha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 - 7 hours Today our trek from Soti Khola to Machha khola (Fish River) goes through the rice field and exploring people live hood. Machha khola is a village, which is situated above a stream with the same name of Budahigandaki. We stay in tea house tonight.

Day 05Maccha Khola -Dovan (1075mtr) 6-7 hour After hot breakfast, journey leads us to ascend on a rugged rocky trail. Then we climb up and down ravines and notched trees. Several water falls on both side of the Budhi Gandaki River and hundred species of Birds in the forest makes our trip enjoyable. Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim provide the unique hospitality with culture and religion. During this trekking the narrow valley shaping by Budhi Gandaki provides the magnificent vistas of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and Himal Chuli, as we continue up to the large Gurung village and fields of corn and millet. There are several good campsites and we set up camp surrounded by alder, blue pine and poplar trees or stay at the tea house.

Day 06Dovan -Philim (1585 mtr) 6 hour The trekking leads today, on a high beautiful trail through a narrow dramatic gorge section with towering walls, past a thundering waterfall just above us and cross the suspension bridge, ascend gradually along a wide hillside. After trekking through dense forest the small village of Deng, lower Nubri region called Kutang, where the people are ethnically pure Tibetans. We have views of Lumbo Himal as well as Lapuchen and Dwijen Himals.

Day 07Philim - Deng (1870) 5-6 hour Today we trek to Deng after our break fast. you can see on the beautiful mountains view and amazing Bhudhigandaki Valley view below Philim. After breakfast, your day trip starts through a small settlement Ekle Bhatti. In thirty unites you will get in wonderful waterfall before junction of Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit main trail. Done be confuse for trail; the right trail goes heading for Tsum valley but for the Manaslu you need to drop down to cross the bridge and continue follow the river bank with narrow gorges. Probably you will have meals at Nayak or Pewa. Today you need cross three times same river Bhudhigandaki. Again the trail follows the river bank and finally gets in Dang.

Day 08Deng - Ghap (2170 mtr ) 5-6 hour Another five to six hours day for today, is like similar length of yesterdays. The trail goes through the valley with across the bridge twice switchback steeply up to the small, poor village of Rana, after more climbing through lovely woods of pine and we reach Bihi Phedi, views of Kutang Himal and start to see Mani stones, sign of the tiny Tibetan footholds mark in the high Himalayan places. Some trekkers heading to Tsum Valley from Rana Village is blocked between Lokpa to Chumling. Eventually we reach Ghap, where we set up camp wonderful village.

Day 09 Ghap - Lho (3183 mtr) 6 & Half hour Today is a wonderful trekking day; through dense forest crossing Budhi Gandaki wooden bridge, ascent gently up to Tibetan-run lodge Namrung, views of mountains. Then the trail goes to extensive pastures land to the ancient Lihi village and flowing down the Lidanda Glaciers reach the picturesque Tibetan village of Sho at 3000. On the way to Lho, the spectacular views of Ngadi Chuli and Manaslu itself; is quite an impressive afternoon. We set up camp in Lho, sprawling village decorated with many prayer flags, in the yard of a small lodge and Gomba. Sunset and sunrise from the campsite are wonderful.

Day 10Lho - Sama gaon (3530 mtr ) After breakfast the trail leads us from new Gomba and then ascends to the idyllic Tibetan settlement of Shayla with amazing mountain panoramas. Dzongka Dzong (fortress) at the border of Tibet, a few days walk from Sama Gaon, as late as the 1940's until it was taken over by Gorkhas in the late 19th century. Later, make shelter by Tibetan guerrillas, it was closed for the treks until 1992.Take the afternoon to hike up to the old Gomba settlement above town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village.

Day 11Rest Day in Sama Gaon We have a rest day in Sama Gaon to explore the village and Gombas; a little piece of old Tibet. This is also an extra day in case anyone is having trouble acclimatizing. A great excursion is a hike towards Manalsu Base Camp and Birendra Lake where we'll have stunning views of the lake, glacier and valley. Another option is a hike up to Pung Gyen Gompa, at 3870 meters, explore around unique natural beauty.

Day 12Sama Gaon - Samdo (3850 mtr ) 4-5 hour After having breakfast, the trail leads us breathtaking mountains scenery and blue sheep territory, grazing nearby on the barren hill-sides. Perhaps, this will be one of the best trekking days on whole trip, regarding the view and walking. After 3 to 4 hours walking you will get in Samdo, where more than four teahouse for your accommodation. Still Samdo is best for view and cultural activities. If you have still energy then you may hike up to the view point about 1 ½ to 2 hours. This is best for the acclimatization as well.

Day 13Samdo - Dharamsala (4465 mtr) 4-5 hour After our break fast, today we trek to Dharmasala. The trail leads us to the old trade route towards Tibet, cross a bridge, and climb through the trade markets of Larkya bazaar. After about three hours of climbing past glaciers, with increasingly overwhelming panoramas, we come to the campsite at Dharamsala, the high camp for the Larkya La pass, where we have lunch surrounded breathtaking mountains scenery and blue sheep territory, grazing nearby on the barren hill-sides. You'll really feel the altitude and the cold here, so enjoy a more leisurely afternoon and keep warm. We'll have an early dinner in preparation for our pass crossing tomorrow.

Day 14Dharmashala - via Larkya La (5106 mtr) to Bimtang (3590m) 8 to 9 Hours Today is our main hardest day durring this trek. we wake up early morning and have breakfast, the trail goes to North side of the Larkya Glaciers where we have views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Then walking about four and half hours we will get on the top of the Larkya La (5106m), view of wonderful panoramic mountains; Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters) equally stunning from both sides. The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimtang. After praing the God and yelling 'Ki ki so so lha gyalo' (may the Gods be victorious), get ready drop often slippery trail following the glacial moraine finally to the Bimphedi/Bhimtang,

Day 15 Trek Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 Hours The trail descents along the fig tree and rhododendron fortes, through the rocky river-bed and sliding hill-sides to several small green villages. Eventually, after long but very scenic day, we reach the large village of Tilje, inhabitants of mix of Manangis (of Tibetan descent) and Chettris (Hindus), so have a unique architecture and culture,

Day 16Tiliche - Taal (1700mtr) 5-6 hour After break fast we descent until Dharapani which we will join for main trail of Annapurna circuit, There we will check our permit and tims card. Again we continues to our destination vs off motor road then finally we will reach to taal. today is short and easy then others day so we will reach in lunch time as well. after lunch we take break and rest.

Day 17Taal - Syange Today is our second last day for trekking. It's an easy trekking day following the Dudh Khola through bamboo forests about 1½ to 2 hours walk down to following Annapurna circuit main trail and will reach Syange, There is beautiful water fall we can see front our hotel tonight.

Day 18Drive from Syange - Kathmandu by privet jeep Trek is End. Now we drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 19Final Departure In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

Cost Details

Cost Include

  •  Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing with BB Plan.
  • All necessary paperwork and Trekking permit fee for
  • [I] MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) Trekking,
  • [II] ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permits,
  • [III] Manaslu Restricted Area Trekking Permit
  • [IV] TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • All ground Transport for group (Kathmandu to Arughat/Sotikhola local bus & Besisahar/Dharapani to KTM / Pokhara by Micro /Local bus.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if needed.
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation Entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • English speaking friendly a Guide (Government license holder) his/her food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  •  Trekking Map of Manaslu Trip for a Group.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance and equipments.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.


Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Your travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory) & meals at Kathmandu..
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, 
  • Things which not mention above our services.


Trip Note

Sometimes "time" make us very confution. its mean its give us golden chance to make to get something specail experinces in our life thats mean if  you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions as below pacages:

  • Bungee Jumping
  • mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley,
  • white water Rafting
  • Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving,
  • Mt. Everest view flight,
  • Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square

 the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you.


Do you need help to plan your travel? Don't hesitate to ask us about your holiday type, preferences, interests, the amount of time available to you.we will design a suitable travel package for you.

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