Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Duration: 14 DAYS

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Trip Overview

  • Trip Code: NHT4103

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Trip Grade: Moderate

  • Max Elevation: 5220 Meters

  • Total Duration: 14 days

  • Best Time: March - May and Setpt - Nov

  • Group Size: Min. 2 Pax

How wonderful it would be if you could make a trip to the Manaslu Circuit without having to worry about your time constraints. Nepal Hiking Team presents you the comprehensive program of 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The strenuous difficulty level of this track can be demanding track can be demanding and spontaneously rewarding. While the usual time to complete the trek is nearly 17 days, we present you the shortened version of the trek. This shortened version of the trek doesn’t skip any of the essential at all.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking has everything that the region has to offer, from tranquil trails to the isolated villages, from enchanted sights of the spirited Manaslu to a quintessential experience amidst the authentic beauty laden in the landscape. With just the perfect blend of everything and sheer attention to detail, we have come up with the Manaslu Circuit Trekking to quench your wanderlust in this beautifully remote and secluded track at a very reasonable cost. This is exciting, right! 

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Highlights

The trail to Manaslu Circuit was opened for trekkers only in 1991. This doesn’t make it the newest trekking destination. But it has continued to keep up with its reputation of a secluded trek. This means you will not be the first ones to embark on this journey, but you will definitely be the select few to step on the unexplored circuit. The trails are mapped in quite a strenuous geography which calls for an adventurous experience right away. As you continue your journey alongside the river valleys towards the elevation, varieties of vegetation will greet your way.

From lush tropical in lower lands to the scattered alpine up the altitude, your get to cherish everything that the biodiversity of this region has to offer. Along with the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu at 8,156 meters, you will be witnessing neighboring including the Shringi Himal, Himlung, Cheo Peak, Gyagi Kung, Kang Koru, and Annapurna II among many others. The sight of these mountains is surreal part of the journey. Moreover, the experience of residing by the dated villages for the night is yet another lively experience. The old villages of Namrung, Samagaun and Lo Gaun among many are quaint and cultural. The Gurungs, Rais and Magars at these villages are some of the kindest people. They will treat you well at their tea houses. You should be already packing up for this journey. With us, the odds and the evens are all at your favor. 

The best time to do this trek is during spring and autumn. These seasons are packed with the best of the region at their best form. If you have enough time for the trip, you can totally opt for the 17 days Manaslu Circuit Trek Likewise, if you are willing to explore more from the region you can go for the Tsum Valley Trek or Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Trek

Important Note for the Manaslu Circuit trekking

We have guaranteed departures for this trip. But please note the trek can only begin with a group of minimum two people. This can be sad news for the soulful solo travelers out there. This law is imposed considering the restricted nature of the trekking route.

Another important information is that, a copy of passport and photograph must be submitted to the respective tour operator beforehand.

We take care of everything for our valued customers so that they make the most out of their trip. Their experience matters! Join our team and sign up for an experience of a lifetime!

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu. One of our representatives will cordially welcome you at the airport and help you transfer to your hotel. Trip briefings and meet up with the guide. Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft.) Duration: 8-9 hrs

Today, you guide will pick you up from the hotel at around 7AM in the morning. The drive to Machha Khola begins shortly. In the first four hours of the drive, you will reach Dhading Besi via a smooth pitched road. The drive further from Dhading Besi gets bumpy and rougher up to Machha Khola. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. 

Day 03 - Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) walking distance: 22.2km, Duration: 5-6 hrs 

The trek for today crosses the Machha Khola River at the very beginning followed by Khorlabesi. You will be passing by the natural hot spring at Tatopani. The trail then goes to a forested area until Dovan. From here, you will head towards Budhi Gandaki river valley. At this part of the trail, you will notice a drastic transformation in vegetation along with the elevation. You will reach Jagat for the night. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 04 - Jagat to Den (2095m/6871ft), Walking Distance: 20km/12.4 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Today you will be headed for Deng from Jagat. You will leave Jagat on a well paved road and climb up the valley before you reach Sirdabas. From here, you will be able to look at the Shringi Himal. For the nest part, the trail drops down to the river crossing a long suspension bridge and then gradually climbs up to Philim. From Philim to Ekle Bhatti, beautiful waterfalls will meet you as you pass by the village towards a suspension bridge that takes you to Deng. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. 

Day 05 - Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft), Walking Distance: 19.4km/12 miles, Duration: 5-6 hours

The trail today reaches steeply up at the beginning before dropping to a river crossing. Past the river, the trail again goes uphill across small settlements decorated with Mani walls giving a vibe of Tibetan territory. Once you reach Namrung, you will move further to the Prok village for a round trip and get back to Namrung for the night. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. 

Day 06 - Namrung to Lo Gaun (3180m/10430ft), Walking Distance 10.5km/6.5 miles, Duration: 5-6 hours

The hike today will bless you with magnificent sight of the mountains. A long stone Mani wall will mark your presence in the village of Lo Gaun. You will take a detour to the Pungen Glacier were the sight of Manaslu is impeccable. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 07 - Lo Gaun to Samagaun (3500m/11480ft), Walking Distance: 8.1km/5 miles, Duration: 6-7 hrs

Following the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier, the trail stretches towards the settlement at Samagaun. This is one of the most beautiful villages you will encounter during the trek. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. 

Day 08 - Acclimatization day at Samagaun

Today you will spend the day for acclimatization at Samagaun (3500m). If you like to hike full day for acclimatization, you will head for the Manaslu Base Camp (4750m). This round trip can be completed in about 7-8 hours. If you opt for the half day walk, you can go to the glacier across the valley or to Birendra Ta. You will get back to Samagaun for the night. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 09 - Samagaun to Samdo (3690m/12103ft), Walking Distance: 8.1km/5.03 miles. Duration: 3-4 hours

Today, the trail will swiftly move across pastures before elevating gradually. Keep your head up for stunning sight of the Manaslu as you reach Samdo which is a small Tibetan refugee village. This village is very close to the Tibetan border. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 10 - Samdo to Dharmasala (4450m/14596ft), Walking Distance: 6.6km/4.10 miles, Duration: 4-5 hours. 

From Samdo, you will be crossing a couple of streams before reaching the village of Larkya Bazaar. After a steady climb from there, you will arrive at the lodge in Dharmasala. You’ll prepare for the big pass climb tomorrow. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 11 - Dharmasala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Larkya La Pass (5220m/17122ft), Distance: 24.5km/15.22 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Today is going to be a long day. Leaving Dharmasala, you will gradually climb towards Cho Chanda and further up to the Larkya La Pass. The sight of Himlung Himal (7126 meters), Cheo Himal (6820 meters), Gyagi Kung, and Kang Koru (6981 meters) and Annapurna II (7937 meters) are remarkable from the pass. Walking along the steppe, you will reach down to Bhimphedi for the night. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 12 - Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft), Walking distance: 26km/16.1 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

Today is another long day of walking from Bhimphedi down to Tilje. Initially you will head towards the small Karcher La Pass and then along the gentle paddy fields on the sidewalk, the trail will take you to Tilje. Overnight stay at the guesthouses. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included. 

Day 13 - Trek to Dharapani for 3 hours and drive back to Kathmandu. Distance 215km/133 miles, Duration: 8-9 hours

The little walking today will be done on a paved path reaching Dharapani. From Dharapani, you will catch a private vehicle back to Kathmandu. The little walking includes trail at the ridge of Dudh Koshi River Valley. Overnight stay at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day 14 - Farewell/Departure

Thank you for trekking with us. Our representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours ahead of your scheduled flight. Have a safe flight back home. Hope to see you again.

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Manaslu trekking special permit fee (Manaslu region is in restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees
  • First aid medical kit with provision of Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Drinks coke, Fanta, juice, water etc.
  • snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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