Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

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TripGrade: Strenuous
Strenuous Trekking Grade is both moderate and difficult. Even in this grade, treks reach around 5000-5500 meters. You will have to walk generally for 6-7 hours each day. Strenuous treks require good physical condition and acclimatization. If some problems seem to appear, you have to walk down and take some hot drinks or soup ( + rest). You may be affected rapidly if you have high blood pressure, asthma, heart disease or complicated medical conditions. Advise is required from your doctor before starting these kinds of treks.

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Duration:

23 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

5416 m (Thorong-la pass)

Group Size

2 - 12 pax

Trial Access:

Private and comfortable drive and flight from Jomsom to pokhara. (Flight from KTM-PKR-KTM available).

Best Season:

Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and exciting and as much as adventurous trekking trial in Nepal. The hiking trails of the entire circuit offers rich cultural heritage, biodiversity, adventurous trail, stunning beauty, awe-inspiring mountain views, and incredible landscapes.

The view of beautiful peaks like Ngadi, Chuli and Buddha Himal can be seen to and fro the trekking trails of Manaslu circuit. Additionally, the scenic view of the spectacular landscapes aids in adding the beauty of this region.

The entire region is also largely secure as Manaslu Preservation Zone, recognized in 1998. It covers an area of 1663 sq. km and lies in the northern part of the Gorkha district whereas altitude varies from 600 m to 8156 m. Wildflowers and rhododendron forests are the main vegetation found here.

The region is blessed with beautiful sceneries, majestic Himalayan ranges with ten mountains of above 6500 m, high elevation glacier lakes, and rich biological and cultural diversity. Several ancient Buddhist monasteries like Shringi, Mu and Rachen gompas where most of the Tibetan Buddhist followers come to visit this place to worship.

As of now, many teahouses are built on the trails for the convenience of travelers. The popular valley Nupri has been providing trekkers with teahouse facilities in recent days. Apart from teahouses, one can also experience camping here in the peaceful surrounding.

Another popular valley - Tsum valley also gives you the chance to explore more of the Manaslu trekking trail. You can even have an amazing and memorable experience of Homestay tours in this region. Far from commercialization and modernization, this region is often less traveled & direct influence of Tibetan culture can be experienced here in terms of lifestyle, language, food, habit, and tradition.


Itinerary Summary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 02: Explore the city and prepare for the trek.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat Bazaar.
Day 04: Trek to Sundi Khola.
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat.
Day 07: Trek to Deng.
Day 08: Trek to Ghap.
Day 09: Trek to Lho village.
Day 10: Trek to Samagaon.
Day 11: Rest day.
Day 12: Trek to Larkay lodge [Dharmashala].
Day 13: Trek to Tanbuche.
Day 14: Trek to Karche.
Day 15: Trek Bagar Chaap.
Day 16: Trek to Chame.
Day 17: Trek to Pisang.
Day 18: Trek to Manang.
Day 19: Trek to Thorung Phedi.
Day 20: Trek to Muktinath.
Day 21: Trek to Jomsom.
Day 22: Fly/Drive to Pokhara/Kathmandu.
Day 23: Depart Kathmandu

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USD 1799 per person

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Himalayan trekkers and transfer to Hotel. 

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.

Meals included: BB

You can spend this day exploring some of the World heritage sites in Kathmandu valley for some time and prepare for the trek in the afternoon.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3

Drive to Arughat

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will have a scenic drive to Arughat after your breakfast. After reaching the Arughat bazar, you can explore around.  

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 6 hrs drive

Day 4

Trek to Sundi Khola

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will start after breakfast crossing the Budi Gandaki, and take a short climb to Kyoropani and descend till Sundi Khola. It won’t be a long walk today as we hike slow. If you wish you can take time to swim in the river.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 5

Trek to Maccha Khola

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will walk past small settlements and hill until we reach the widening of the valley, from where on the opposite side you can see a big tributary of Budi Gandaki meeting each other. Further walking ahead we will reach Lapbesi. We will continue uphill for a couple of hours and reach Machha Khola for overnight camping.

Accommodation: Tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 6

Trek to Jagat

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will trek from Machha Khola to Jagat for 7 hours. The trail is a bit narrow in some places and is challenging as well. After a short walk, we will reach a small forest and cross it to reach Doban. Another couple of hours from Doban take us to the fields of Jagat where we will set the camps for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 Hrs

Day 7

Trek to Deng

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will start our trek today morning descending down many steps to the river from where we will start climbing a terraced hill to Aguilera. The hill of Aguilera offers an impressive view of the Sringi Himal (7187m). After going a bit ahead the path splits, with the right-hand branch heading off towards the Ganesh Himal while crossing the river at Gata Khola. We will walk upstream through the gorge and high cliffs. After walking for 7 hours, we reach the village of Deng for overnight.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 Hrs

Day 8

Trek to Dhap

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will start walking the most impressive valley today. We will walk past the village of lama where we can see numerous Mani walks. After walking for around 4 hours, we reach the village of Dhap for overnight camping. There's a perceptible change in the climate and culture.

Accommodation: Tented camp. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 9

Trek to Lho village

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today most of the walk will be through the alpine territory and increasing mountain views crossing the Budi Gandaki - we pass the permitting place. We will continue gently up until we reach the Tibetan village of Sho, 3000m from sea level. We get to see Manaslu North and then of Manaslu from this beautiful village. After walking for around one hour from Sho, we reach Lho, a beautiful village at 3100 m, where we can see lots of Mani walls, monasteries, and small chortens.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 10

Trek to Sama Gaun (Village)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving the village, we follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As we continue on the main trail, we soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m for overnight camping.

Accommodation: Tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 11

Acclimatization or Free day

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is a free day for rest so that you get acclimatized. You can explore and walk around the village in the afternoon for some time.

Accommodation: Tea house

Day 12

Trek to Larkya Lodge (Dharamsala).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

During your trek today - you will find yourself surrounded by mountains, especially the view of Mount Manaslu is very impressive. After crossing to the east bank of the river, we reach the last permanent settlement in the valley, which is called Sumdu. We come to the ruins of an abandoned village, known as Larkya Bazaar. Presumably, this village thrived as a trading point, with Tibet lying over the Gya La. The commerce seems to have dried up leading to the migration of the settlers. Nearing the Larkya Glacier, we reach a lodge at 4450m, which has been built to serve the travelers crossing the Larkya La.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 13

Trek to Tanbuche

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will walk uphill for half an hour to reach the north side of the Larkya Glaciers. This spot offers an impressive view of the Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. We walk across the glacier, descend gradually for some time, which gets steeper and steeper as you go down the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanggaru and the huge Annapurna II. Initially, there is a steep descent over snow and then screen, to reach the ablation valley trail to Larcia Kharka. A further on, a moraine ridge path leads to Tanbuche 3900m.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 Hrs

Day 14

Trek to Karche

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will cross the fields of pasture and start descending the Burdin Khola. Manaslu to the south-east and Annapurna II to the south-west look very impressive as we reach a ridge. We will follow a narrow trail into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the Karche (2785 m) for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 15

Trek to Bagarchhap

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will join the Annapurna Circuit trail. We will walk through the Karche La pass and can see ahead a green and heavily forested valley, dropping down to the distant Marshyangdi River. We arrive at Bagarchhap, a Tibetan village with prayer flags where we stay overnight at tented camp.

Accommodation: Tented camp Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 Hrs

Day 16

Trek to Chame

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will start walking through forests of pine & oak and pass through Dhanakyu. When walking past the steep incline - we will continue through the forest of rhododendron to Ratamron. After walking a couple of hours through the forest area, we will reach the hamlet of Kotho from where we can look straight up at nearby Annapurna II - a sight convincing us that we are deep in the Himalayan Mountains.

Walking for fifteen more minutes we will come across a fir and pine forest, walk through it and reach Chame, or overnight destination.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 17

Trek to Pisang (3190 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We wake up with the sunrise over the Lamjung Himal (6893 m) and head towards Pisang out overnight destination for today. We will walk through the barley fields, mountain passes, apple orchards, and small settlements until the pristine hamlet of Bratang appears. We will follow the trail further with splendid views of Annapurna II for 3 hours and arrive at the village of Pisang.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 Hrs

Day 18

Trek to Manang

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We will observe the beautiful view of Manang valley and the Tilicho peak (7132 m) as we descend through Manang's airstrip. After trekking for some time  - we reach a vantage point from where we can see the north-east face of Annapurna III. We will further walk ahead through the Sabje Khola Valley & witness the Annapurna IV, which stands 7525 m.

Further on, we cross a wooden bridge, as the Marshyangdi Khola gushes below us after which we enter the village of Mungji. We continue downwards until we reach Manang with the panoramic view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna (7455m) and Tilicho Peak (7134 m) in the background of the trail.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 19

Trek to Thorung Phedi (4500 m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Leaving Letdar, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marshyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path on the right bank, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable steep slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 Hrs

Day 20

Trek to Muktinath (3800 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is the most exciting day of the trek as we will be crossing the Thorung La (5416 m) - the highest mountain pass. We will start early for the climb and the following descent. The trail is very steep but well defined and easy to track as it has been used by locals.

The trek is uphill and hard for the next four hours until we reach the place with prayer flags and a small stupa/ chorten. From the top, we can see the majestic snow-capped mountains, hills of mustang and the valley of Kaligandaki. After a brief rest, we start descending downwards to Muktinath (3800m). We will walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to Muktinath, a popular pilgrimage in the Himalayan region for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 8-9 Hrs

Day 21

Trek to Jomsom (2713 m)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After the short descent in the morning - you will find yourself in Jharkot and Khingar, where there are beautiful monasteries that give the opportunity to witness the interrelation and similarity of Tibet to this area. The view of Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri is splendid throughout the trail. We will walk past Kagbeni to reach Jomsom along the bank of Kali Gandaki River. We can spend some time exploring the headquarter of the Mustang district, Jomsom.

Accommodation: Tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 Hrs

Day 22

Flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara

Meals included: BB

We will take an early morning flight to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu on an afternoon flight from Pokhara. After reaching Kathmandu, you can comfort yourself by taking rest or spa, massage. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu Estimated Walking Distance: 20 - 30 min flight

Day 23

Departure from Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

Add an extra adventure on your existing trek with activities like Bungee Jumping, mountain flight or similar if your thirst hasn't be quenched yet! Our representative from Himalayan trekkers will drop you at the airport at the scheduled time.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All ground transfers in a private vehicle.
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu 
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Local English speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • All special trekking permits & fees.
  • Surface and aerial transportation (domestic) from and to Kathmandu.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with a cultural dance show.
  • All government taxes, tourist service charges, and Vat.
  • Official expense.

Whats Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Any other expense not mentioned in the Includes section.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

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base on 3 Reviews

10 Jan 2020

Marie

Ukraine

Memorable Experience With Himalayan Trekkers

Had a unforgettable time and memorable experiences on Manaslu Circuit Trek . Fantastic Views and breathtaking mountains. A special thanks to my marvelous guide Pasang and Deepak ... I can't wait for my next trip with Himalayan Trekkers... Thank You Dear

17 Oct 2018

Zitka & Tomas

Czech Republic

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Ahoj, moji přátelé a já jsme odletěli v polovině října 2018 na cestu kolem Manaslu, takže hledáme nějaké informace. Obzvláště kontakt s nějakou agenturou, ale zdá se, že jsou velmi drahé a jen málo z nich nebylo spolehlivé informativní. Dobré reference jsem našel na  napsané Zdenou o místní agentuře Raj z Kathmandu https://himalayantrekkers.com/ . Raj na začátku za plánování, informace a cenu odvedl skvělou práci. Cena, kterou nám nabídl, byla přesně to, co jsem chtěl. Děkuji Raj a Guide Sujan za skvělý manaslu trek Uvidíme se příště pro Gokyo Trek.

02 Dec 2019

Alisha

India

Buxomy Services

We had a wonderful trip of Manaslu Circuit Trek...The trek is not as difficult as the summit climb but is very exciting and adventurous... Great week of activities. our guides were very knowledgeable .Was great to have a lot of support with Himalayan Trekkers.. very much appreciated...

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