Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to the Base Camp of the 8th Highest Mountain on Earth, Mount Manaslu
  • Climb the grand Larkya La Pass (5106m)
  • Explore a pristine landscape and unravel hidden cultures of the ethnic communities en route
  • Experience Gurung hospitality and Tibetan-influenced living
  • Traverse the Manaslu Conservation Area, home to various flora and fauna

Trip Overview

A Comprehensive 17 Days Manaslu Circuit Trekking Packages

Manaslu Circuit Trek loops around the Manaslu Conservation Area and gives a taste of the trails under the shadows of the Manaslu range. This trek to the base camp of the 8th highest mountain in the World, Manaslu Himal (8163m), combines adventure trekking in the Himalayas with a heritage trek of the Tibetan Plateau with a Tibetan cultural influence. Add to that, an off-the-beaten-track experience, and this trek is one that will fill your memories for a long while.

The Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. A Kathmandu day tour of the capital city includes destinations like Pashupatinath and Boudhanath, which displays the magnitude of religious tolerance and the stature of art and culture in the valley. The hike follows by a road trip to Arughat Bazaar, the jump point of this trek. The trail along towering hills and a gurgling Budhi Gandaki River will take to Soti Khola and Machha Khola. The track diverges slightly off the rivers and tributaries to give you a taste of remote living.  And a unique lifestyle as you stop at the villages of Jagat, Deng, and Namrung.

Then, you arrive at the highlight of this trip as you take on beautiful terrain to Sama Gaon.  A stop prior to the Manaslu Base Camp. At the base camp, engulfed in the pristine beauty of the Himalayas, observe the panoramic views of Sonam, Himalchuli, and Pangbuche Himal ranges in addition to Mt.  Manaslu (8163m). The trip then heads on a circuitous route to Samdo and Dharmasala before conquering the Larkya La Pass (5160m). Combining a Tibetan culture owing to the proximity to Tibet.  Enjoy the hike to Bimthang and Syange as you visit famous monasteries and gompas on your way back. This trek is best treated during spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).

Ace Vision Treks is proud to bring you this off-the-beaten-path trek to taste a complete Himalayan experience. The Manaslu circuit trek is a unique adventure trekking activity.  And our team of expert guides and porters guarantee a pleasant and enlightening trip. Your reliable Tour Trekking Company in Nepal is best organized for Manaslu region trekking in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

01: Arrive in Kathmandu |1300m
02: Free Day Or Kathmandu Sightseeing and Restricted Area Permit procedure
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (730m)
04: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) 4-5 Hrs
05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1300m) 6-7 Hrs
06: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m) 6-7 Hrs
07: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2540m)5-6 Hrs
08: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (3390m) 5-6 Hrs
09: Hike to Manaslu Base Camp (4400m) for 6-7 Hrs Or Pungain Gompa For excellent Mountain View
10: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3690m) 2-3 Hrs
11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala(4460m) 4-5 Hrs
12: Trek from Dharmasala to Bimthang (3590m) via Larkya La Pass (5160m) 7-8 Hrs
13: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (2300m) 4-5 Hrs
14: Trek from Tilije to Tal (1680m) 4-5 Hrs
15: Trek from Tal to Syange 1150m 4-5 Hrs
16: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu by Public vehicle (Optional: Trek to Besisahar and drive to Kathmandu the Next Day)
17: Departure from Kathmandu

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Itinerary

01: Arrive in Kathmandu |1300m
Namaste! Welcome to Nepal. Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, a glimpse of Kathmandu treats you before our representative greets you at the arrival gates and heads on the Manaslu Circuit Trek from the airport to our pre-booked hotel. Checking into your suites, freshen up, and relax. Welcome dinner will be the event for a formal introduction and a trek briefing. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
02: Free Day or Kathmandu Sightseeing and Restricted Area Permit procedure
Today is your Free day or With a copy of your passport handed over to us the previous night, you set off on a sightseeing tour of the Valley. The permit procedures are carried out by our competent staff while you enjoy the day exploring the places of historical importance. We will visit the UNESCO World heritage sites namely Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath. Kathmandu Durbar square is an ancient palace square of the Malla dynasty while the other two are shrines sacred to Buddhist and Hindu communities respectively. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (730m)
An early morning wake-up call marks the start of the day as you take Prithvi Highway to Trishuli Bazaar and head on a rugged road to Arughat Bazaar. The road from Kathmandu to Trishuli Bazaar is pleasant while onwards it gets a bit tricky with Budhi Gandaki constantly reminding us of plummeting ravine. Arriving at Arughat Bazaar with splendid views of the Himalayan range up north, we begin our trek to Soti Khola. Overnight stay at Soti Khola.
04: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) 4-5 Hrs
This will be a major day on the trail as you head for Machha Khola. The trail starts with the crossing of Soti Khola over a bridge and takes you along undulating terrain past pine forest and terraced fields. Two major stops along the way include Khursane and Lapubesi. Crossing over the Budhi Gandaki River once again, you arrive at Machha Khola. Overnight stay at Machha Khola.
05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1300m) 6-7 Hrs
Heading upstream along the banks of Budhi Gandaki River, we cross Thado Khola onto Khorlabesi. Then you arrive at Tatopani famous for its natural hot springs. Continuing above the ravines of Budhi Gandaki, we take on a flight of stairs to Dobhan. The final stretch of the trail for this day involves yet another climb along the ridge of Budhi Gandaki to Jagat. Overnight stay at Jagat.
06: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m) 6-7 Hrs
We start this day by making our way through a lush forest. The trail climbs to Salleri initially and descends to Sirdibas. Onto the Ghatta River, we’ll take a trail upstream to Philim. Past the crop fields to Ekle Bhatti, we take on a gorge that involves a steep descent to the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. Crossing it a few times, a trek through a bamboo forest takes us to Deng. Overnight stay at Deng village.
07: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2540m)5-6 Hrs
The trail takes you to crossroads leading to Bihi and Namrung. We head west climbing up gradually and cutting through a dense forest. The trail takes us to Prok which offers great views of the Shringi Himal range. Walks past gompas and Chortens keep us entertained while towering hills and snowcapped mountains stay affixed in the backdrop. Following the river upstream through a lush forest and crossing a narrow gorge, we take on a climb to Namrung. Overnight stay at Namrung.
08: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (3390m) 5-6 Hrs
On this day we head closer to Manaslu Base Camp with a trek to Sama Gaon. This beautiful village offers great views of Manaslu Himal (8163m). Ganesh Himal appears ever closer as we pass Sho, Shyala, and Lho villages. The village is known for Ribung Gompa- one of the oldest in this region while Shyala village gives you a first-hand experience of living in the Himalayas with famous peaks surrounding you left, right, and center. With great views of snowcapped peaks and glaciers, you arrive in Sama Gaon. Overnight stay at Sama Gaon.
09: Hike to Manaslu Base Camp (4400m) for 6-7 Hrs Or Pungain Gompa For excellent Mountain View
As an acclimatization day, we venture out to the base camp of Manaslu on this day. Passing through a boulder-stricken terrain, the snow-laden landscape offers enticing beauty as we head for the base camp of the 8th highest mountain on Earth, Manaslu 8163m. Enjoy glamorous views of the southern face of this peak including that of Himal Chuli and Ngadi Chuli among others. On your way back to Sama Gaon, enjoy the view of Pung Gyan Gompa which is perched atop a hill. As well as, The Pungain Gompa is excellent Mountain views Like Manaslu, Himal Chuli, and many more. Overnight stay at Sama Gaon.
10: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3690m) 2-3 Hrs
The trek today will take us northeast to the village of Samdo. The entire day will account for a trek along a trail sandwiched between the base of towering hills and the Budi Gandaki River flowing downstream. We cross minute settlements and the Budhi Gandaki River at one instance. The final stretch of the trek before Samdo involves taking on a climb past an entrance arch carved out of stone. Overnight stay at Samdo.
11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala(4460m) 4-5 Hrs
With the Tibetan influence in full glory, start with an early morning stroll past Samdo market. The trail descends sharply by the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. Larkya Glacier comes into the picture with magnificent views of Salka Khola valley. The trail takes us around a beautiful landscape with the towering Himalayas in the backdrop and iconic monasteries making up a holistic trek. Gradually climbing now, we reach Dharmasala. Overnight stay at Dharmasala.
12: Trek from Dharmasala to Bimthang (3590m) via Larkya La Pass (5160m) 7-8 Hrs
The trail climbs gradually along a valley to Larkya glacier which offers splendid views of Larkya Himal and Cho Danda. Heading further over glacial moraines will mark the start of an ascent to the top of Larkya La Pass (5160m), which is the highest point of this trek. Atop the pass, we are rewarded with magnificent views of Mount Himlung, Cheo, and Annapurna ranges. The trail then descends along a steep and skimpy trail to pastures at the butte of the valley. With striking views of Mount Manaslu, arrive at the village of Bimthang. Overnight stay at Bimthang.
13: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (2300m) 4-5 Hrs
The trail leading out of Bimthang offers magnificent views of the Himalayan range including Lamjung and Himlung Himal including Manaslu. The trail eventually takes us to Dudh Khola after we cross a pasture. Onto the magnificent village of Kharche with terraced fields at the highest altitude in this region, we continue on a flat trail until a ridge from where the trail takes us to Tilije. Overnight stay at Tilije.
14: Trek from Tilije to Tal (1680m) 4-5 Hrs
A short climb from Tilije is followed by crossing the Dudh Khola over a suspension bridge. The name itself signifies the pristine milky color of the river. Registering your permits at the Police check post, we tread on to Dharapani. This marks a transition from the Manaslu Conservation area to Annapurna. Descending now, cross Marsayangdi River onto a stretch of inscribed Mani walls as you arrive at Tal village. Overnight stay at Tal.
15: Trek from Tal to Syange 1150m 4-5 Hrs
On the final day of this magnificent trek, we descend further as we cross the milky white Marsayangdi River before arriving at Chamje. Onto Chamje valley, we skirt the ridges heading downhill past terraced patches of cultivated fields with occasional views of minute villages perched atop hills. Onto a stretch of beautiful groves of rhododendron and past the pine forest we arrive at Syange. Overnight stay at Syange.
16: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu by private vehicle (Optional: Trek to Besisahar and drive to Kathmandu the Next Day)
Concluding our trip in the remote hills, we take a road trip on a private jeep back to Kathmandu. A pleasant road unlike that to Arughat Bazaar earlier in the trip, we follow the Marsayangdi River passing by the beautiful town of Besisahar, Dumre, and Mugling. Enjoy local fish delicacies as you stop for lunch. Alternatively, a hike from Syange to Besisahar is possible with a chance to cut through lush green forest passing by lovely settlements with jolly locals. In Kathmandu and dropped off at the hotel, refresh and relax. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
17: Departure from Kathmandu
Today, you bid Nepal farewell. Wrapping up this trip and transferring to the airport you’ll be dropped at the departure terminal approximately 3-hours prior to the scheduled flight.

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What's Include

  • Airport Pick Up and Drop
  • 3 Night Accommodation in Kathmandu,  with Breakfast at Three-star (3***) hotel
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) During the Trekking
  •  Teahouse Accommodation during the Trekking
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entry Permits
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entry Permits
  • Manaslu Restricted area’s Special Permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) fee
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
  • Kathmandu to Soti Khola By Public Vehicle
  • Syang to Kathmandu By Public Vehicle
  • Souvenir  a company T-shirt
  • Ace Vision treks & Tours Achievement Certificate after the successful Trek
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner
  • All governmental procedure

What's Exclude

  • Your travel insurance
  • Nepal visa.
  • You will require 2 passport size photos
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking crews
  • Sightseeing and Monuments fees
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the price include sections

Equipment Lists

As per your destination to visit please kindly consult with Trekking Company for suitable equipment, once.

  • 1 pair of strong hiking/mountain boots
  • 1 pair of waterproof gaiters / over trousers
  • 1 sleeping bag (-IDC) / (-20)
  • 1 down jacket
  • 1 light water- and windproof jacket
  • 1 water bottle
  • 1 torch or flashlight and spare batteries
  • 2 long sleeve cotton shirts
  • 1 medium-size towel
  • 1 pair of sports shoes/sandals
  • 2 pairs of light-weight trousers
  • 1 fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-Shirts
  • 2 pairs of light socks
  • 3 pairs of heavy wool socks
  • 1 warm hat
  • 1 pair of sunglasses
  • 1 sun hat
  • Trekking poles (opt.)
  • Personal toiletries – soap/shampoo toilet paper, etc.
  • Pills or tools for water disinfection

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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • USD 1158
  • Medium
  • 17 Days
  • 5106 M.
  • B.L.D.
  • Hotel & Tea House
  • March-May & September-November
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