Manaslu Circuit Trek

Around Nepal far north mid-west Himalaya with most charming Himalayan scenery

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: 2 - 10 in Group
  • Min Age: +13
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trekking
  • Max Elevation: 5,215m | 17,109ft

Highlights

  • Super adventure around Nepal North mid-West Himalaya around Manaslu area.
  • Captivating views of amazing landscapes, forests, and high snowcapped mountains.
  • On the least trekked trail of the world's 8th highest Mt. Manaslu and close to the Tibet border.
  • Visiting high valleys and villages of strong Tibetan Buddhist culture and custom.
  • Crossing high Larky-La Pass with magnificent views, ending the walk at the Annapurna circuit route.

About Manaslu Circuit Trek

You are welcome and join Manaslu Circuit Trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure for the marvelous trip of Manaslu Trekking Region a fascinating adventure holiday, where our expert guide leads you to Manaslu Circuit Trek the world's 8th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m). Trek to Manasalu circuit where you will be enclosed within high mountains and incomplete wilderness in the shade of old Tibetan Buddhist culture and way of life.

HOW YOU CAN START THIS ADVENTURE

Manasalu circuit Trekking leads you to experience an adventure of a lifetime, as the walk starts from the warm sub-tropic area towards the alpine and arctic climatic zone, following the glacial Buri-Gandaki River right up to the near-source at upper Manaslu valley. On this trek visit undisturbed traditional villages retaining the old-time glory of Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition as it was in many past centuries.

Manasalu Circuit Trek via Larkya Pass starts with an overland drive to starting point of the trek in the warm areas of Arughat and Soti-Khola, walk follows past mountain villages of Jagat, Dyang, Samagaon, and Samduwith grand views of Mt. Manaslu, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli peak, and Ganesh Himal in the east and Annapurna Himalaya towards west, reaching at Larkya-La Pass at 5,214m the highest spot of the adventure.

FLORA FAUNA

After an exciting and enjoyable time Around Manasalu & Larkya-La descend back to a forested area of beautiful rhododendron, magnolia, birch, and pines trees to reach the Annapurna Circuit route at Dharapani village in Manang district where this fabulous adventure Manaslu Circuit Trek concludes with a drive back to the city life of Kathmandu after a wonderful experience with our cheerful guides and staff.

TRIP EXTEND WITH ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT

More adventure trekkers can continue to extend trekking trips to Annapurna Circuit Trek after the Dharapani following Marsyandi River, trek to Chame, Pisang, and Manang where easily make the rest acclimatization for visit to world highest blue Ice Tilicho Lake then back to Manang for overnight stay.

From the Manang continue the trek to Yakkharka and make overnight at Thorong La high camp, next day with good weather we can cross the Thorong La Pass 5,416m. From the top we can see the whole Annapurna Himalayan range and trek downhill to Muktinath and Jomsom for a flight to Pokhara or overland bus service is available from there.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

We recommend you to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek Spring and autumn seasons are the most popular for starting. In winter also you can do the Manaslu circuit trekking but you need the proper gear to combat the cold temperature. It is recommended to desist trekking during the monsoon periods are June-July.

March to May is spring in Nepal, while you start the Manaslu Circuit Trek during this time of the year, the weather is generally clear and you can enjoy the amazing views of snowy mountains in the spring season but the possibility of haze covering the mountain views cannot be avoided Manaslu region flora- fauna will be fulfilled reach in spring the trek trail becomes colorful with rhododendron blooms. We can enjoy trekking paths filled with red white, pink, and yellow rhododendron and other verities of flowers in the Everest region. Remember that the rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal.

Autumn starts in the mid of September and lasts till November. You will get clear weather this season. Walk under the azure sky and enjoy a trek in pleasant weather. Savor the best views of the stunning Himalayas and jade hills. Monsoon would have ceased away, spreading greenery and filling water bodies to enjoy in autumn.

Manalsu attracts thousands of trekkers, so it will be difficult to avoid crowds in peak seasons. Trekking in the winter months is possible, and it’s getting popular among those who wish to enjoy solitude while trekking. But you need to be prepared with proper winter clothing and gears to combat cold weather.

Trekkers can do the Manaslu Circuit Trekking during the month of June and July in the summer season in the Manaslu Region, the trekking trails become wet and Mountain views are interrupted during summer cum monsoon and visibility is low. It will be best to avoid trekking to Manaslu Circuit Trekking in the month of June- July.

Manaslu Trek

Itinerary

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On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Nepal Spirit guide or staff with a transfer to respective hotels downtown in the hub of Kathmandu city, after checking in and refreshment overnight in hotel.

  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1314m | 4314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today you have a complete rest day and take it easy to look up the required trek equipment and permit obtain. We provide you brief about the trekking as well as you may be interested to join the world heritage site city tour of Kathmandu. It is available and we can share that information after your arrival in Kathmandu overnight in the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1314m | 4314ft

Starting early morning to begin this adventure to Manaslu Circuit Trek with an overland drive heading to warmer areas of mid-west Nepal, passing farm villages and towns as the drive reaches Arughat a large village of Gorkha district located near Buri-Gandaki river. From here transfer in a Jeep or similar vehicle to reach Soti-Khola for an overnight stop, a small farm village by the Sotikhola (stream).

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Sotikhola
  • Altitude: 7,10m | 2,328ft
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 Hours
  • Transportation: By Bus

Walk to reach Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path reaching Tatopani “Hot Spring” an opportunity for a hot bath, after a nice stop walk continues passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages and finally walk ends at Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge, a moderate size village with shops and stores.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Khorlabesi
  • Altitude: 1,045m | 3,428ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 Hours

The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaches Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Jagat
  • Altitude: 1,340m | 43,96ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

From Jagat, leading to the higher area following Buri Gandaki River, coming across small farm villages of Sidibas Bazaar, with nice rest a short climb and downhill to cross a bridge reaching Nagjet, then climb to Philim village, a large spread-out farm village, from Philim trek onwards through terraces of golden wheat’s and barley, as the climb reaches a rocky ridge top and into the bamboo forest area and finally ending at Dyang village for an overnight stop. From here onward air gets cooler with a touch of Tibetan culture.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Deng
  • Altitude: 1,860m | 6,102ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

After Dyang altitude gains slowly, entering the high Himalayan alpine area, the walk continues with a descent towards Bihi Bazaar, a small village near riverside, from here onward with much Tibetan culture, the walk leads on the gradual trail with few short ups and down till Ghap village is reached for an overnight stop.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Namrung
  • Altitude: 2,630m | 8,626ft
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 Hours

Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village, one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho, and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We enjoy the extraordinary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where we spend the night.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Samagaon
  • Altitude: 3,530m | 11,581ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

A necessary and important rest day at this altitude acclimatization before heading high Larkya-La pass, on this free day explore interesting Sama-Gaon villages.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Samagaon
  • Altitude: 3,530m | 11,581ft

Morning walks towards the last village at Samdo which is on route Tibet border, people here have been trading into Tibet for hundreds of years, and the trade still exists you can find many Chinese goods, continue the morning walk with a slow climb on barren dry country overlooking views of snow-capped peaks, walk finally brings at Samdo for an overnight stop.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Samdo
  • Altitude: 3,860m | 12,660ft

Today a short day walk to Larkya Phedi / Dharmasala crossing rivers, heading towards more dry and barren country, trek to Larkya Phedi is not tough except for high altitude walking with few short ups and downs and then completing morning walk at Larkya Phedi, at the base of Larkya-La pass, afternoon free at leisure for a short hike after having lunch.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Dharmshala
  • Altitude: 4,460m | 14,632ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours

A Big Day! Start early morning to reach the top of Larkya-La pass at 5,214 meters, morning walk leads to a steep long climb with beautiful scenery of surrounding hills and valley and of Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli, and Peak 29. After hard effort reaches the top of the pass, festooned with Buddhist prayer flags overlooking fantastic scenery. From here after enjoying a short rest and catching the views a long descent reaching back into greens around the forested area to Bimthang for an overnight stop, after a hard long day walk.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Bimthang
  • Altitude: 5,215m | 17,109ft
  • Walking Hours: 8 Hours

From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through the rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Due to yesterday's tiredness, we might take an overnight rest at Gho but better lodges are available at Tilije. Overnight in Tilije Village.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Gowa
  • Altitude: 2,277m | 7,470ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

After breakfast trek downhill with a pleasant walk up to Syange which is a trek ending village overnight in a tea house.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Tal
  • Altitude: 1,700m | 5,577ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

We follow the trail to Chyamje village crossing the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends through rhododendron and pine forests to Syange. Overnight in Syange.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Syange
  • Altitude: 1,080m | 3,542ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 Hours

On the last day in the Himalayan countryside, the morning drive leads downhill passing many nice villages of Bulbule following the Marsyangdi River all the way to a large town of Besishar, the headquarters town of Lamjung district. From here a few hours’ drive brings you to Dumre on Pokhara –Kathmandu highway and then another 4 interesting drive reach you back to Kathmandu, after a great memorable time in the high mountains with Nepal Spirit Adventure's excellent services.

  • Accommodation: Tourist Standard
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 Hours Bus Ride
  • Transportation: By Bus
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Cost Details

  • All the international arrival and departure transfer by private.
  • 3-night hotel in Kathmandu includes breakfast.
  • Bus transportation: Kathmandu to MachhaKhola and Syange to Kathmandu.
  • Manasalu conservation permit & Annapurna conservation permit.
  • Special Manaslu trekking route permit.
  • Route experience trek guide including his daily wages and insurance.
  • Trekking equipment such as sleeping bag and down jackets.
  • All the government and local tax with paperwork.
  • Nepal Spirit Adventure exclusive medical kit.
  • Alll meals along the trekking period, can get delicious meals at reasonable cost. The meals and lodge cost you USD 400 - 500 USD dollars per person for whole trek.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Trekking Porter: If any trekkers need trek porter, we will provide you strong and friendly porter @ 17 dollrs per day including his daily wages, insurance and salary. 
  • Tipping.
  • Food and extra night's hotel in Kathmandu & due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal.
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu.
  • International flight tickets.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help plan your tailor-made trips to your dream destination.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
02 Oct, 2022 - 17 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$470Confirm
09 Oct, 2022 - 24 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$470Confirm
17 Oct, 2022 - 01 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$470Confirm
22 Oct, 2022 - 06 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$470Confirm
25 Oct, 2022 - 09 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$470Confirm

Useful Information

UPON ARRIVAL IN NEPAL

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on the display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer you to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip either we can do those meeting by next day anyways you will be staying in Kathmandu two night for obtaining the Manaslu trek permit.

HOTEL IN KATHMANDU

We provide tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request the single supplement (which will be at an extra cost besides the trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us.

TREKKING LODGES

Tea houses (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang-out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with an extra charge for using hot showers.

MEALS

All the trekking meals are excluded due to my previous trek experience some peole eat a huge amount of food and some don't that's way better for every trekker to buy the daily trek meals themselves individually which workd very well. Normally for 16 days, Manaslu Circuit Trek costs approximately USD 400 - 500 dollars per person can eat more than all on depending travel all the lodges provide clean and hygienic food from these local lodge/tea houses as per the choices on the menu. You must eat breakfast and dinner at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses' restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast

SAFE DRINK WATER

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters of water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy from every local shop and lodges. Remember! River, spring, and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, can not drink without adding water purification pills or a filter then will be a suitable drink. You can buy also boiled water from every lodge, boiled water, and sealed packed water cost $2-3$ dollars per letter and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking at a high altitude is more physically demanding than walking at lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is vital for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Nepal Spirit Adventure of any conditions before booking the trek to minimize the risks of altitude sickness.

RE-CHARGING BATTERIES (electronic items)

We can recharge your batteries, and devices with electricity, or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

GROUP SIZE

We organize any route of Nepal trek with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 2 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

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