Manaslu Circuit Trek | Visit Nepal 2020

  • Trip Duration14 Days
  • Starting Price (P/P)US$ 700.00
  • Trip GradeModerate to Strenuous

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Transportation: Public Vehicle

Max. Altitude: 5106 mtr (Larke pass)

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The Manaslu Circuit is one of the most scenically spectacular treks in Nepal. Day after day the trek reveals scenes of outstanding natural beauty, yet it is not only the visual splendor of the Himalayan paradise that you will remember years after, but the smiles of local people met upon the way, their simplicity and their spirituality.The Manaslu region is a restricted area and despite it becoming more popular each year, it is nowhere near as developed at the Khumbu (Everest Region ) or Annapurna regions. With the crossing of the Larkya La (5,213m) being the high point and highlight of the trip - typically covered in snow, but not overly steep.This is a 'tea house' trek staying in local (basic) accommodation.Manaslu Trek can make a 13 days trekking 21 days holiday including kathmandu City sightseeing tour and other some extra trip. 

Manaslu circuite Trek lies in the west of Nepal's Gorkha district.  It is the highest in the region of 8,163m above sea level so this is not a minor mountain in Nepal. Manaslu is much closer to the Tibetan side, so the culture you will see here is more Tibetan. Up to this day, it remains a remote and virgin trail, less crowded than any other treks in Nepal But Manaslu Trek is the listed of the increasing number of touristisc.  It is also one of the least explored trails in Nepal because of the especial trekking permit imposed by the government. That alone is enough to poke the interest of anyone looking for an off-the-beaten trekking experience in Nepal.  

Some Major hight light Trek to Manaslu Conservation  

1. Off-The-Beaten-Trail 
Manaslu region is the only a remote and off-the-beaten-path compared to the other well-known teahouse treks in Nepal. 

2. Less Touristic Area and safe Trail 
 It is less crowded compear to the other popular trails in Everest Region and Annapurna Circute and others trekking routes in Nepal.  

3. Budget & Backpakers Treks 
 Trek is relatively cheaper than Everest Base Camp and others remote and restricted area. . Manaslu Trekkers don't have to spend more  than three hundred US Dollor  alone on a flight ticket, unlike Everest Base Camp and Upper mustang. Manaslu Trek cost comes in the budget due to it is connected via land and local bus service.  

4.Natural & Traditional  Cultural Trail 
The trail is so rich in culture.  The Tibetan origin Nepalese live in the area called Tsum Valley.  They practice their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion. Manaslu trek offers a lot more side-trips than any other base camps. You can spend more than 3 weeks and venture into different places such as Tsum Valley, Manaslu Base Camp, Pungeen Gomba, Kal Lake, Tibetian border, Birendra lake etc. 

5.Magical  Circuit & Round Trails 
A main highlight of this trail is,  it follows a round trail. No Need to come back same way back every day is a new route as you make a loop in this trek. and it is really magical and mother nature its always come with you for your life time experince. 

6. Part of The Great Himalayan Trail
Manaslu trek is one of the  of the Great Himalayan Trail. Hikers who know about GHT (Great Himalayan Trail) The fell lucky to be even a small part as Manaslu is one of the major parts of "The Great Himalaya Trail' - a single long-distance trekking trail from the east end to the west end of romote part of Nepal.

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 : Trek to Dharapani & Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 17 : 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 16Trek to Dharapani & Drive to Kathmandu. We walk half and hour to Dharapani and will get back to kathmandu.

Day 17Final 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 (Trekking Nepalese Stuffs ) 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 and any Meals
  • 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.

Some Important Note & Useful information during travel with Himalaya Chyangpa 
 Safety is our main concern while traveling with Himalaya Chyangpa Treks. For incasue with this terms and conditon  note that your leader has  authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary OR programs  if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary,  however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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