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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip code
Package name Manaslu Circuit Trek
Duration 17
Max. elevation 5135 m
Level Difficult
Transportation <p>All Ground Transportation as Per Itinerary<br></p>
  • 3*** Category  Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Tea House Lodge during the Trek.
Trip route Kathmandu-Samagaun-Larke Pass-Chamje-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,335 per person



Manaslu Circuit Trek

Start the thrilling trek, the Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of Nepal's off-the-beaten-track itineraries! This 17-day trip is a creation of Adventure A One Trek and it aims to take you to the gorgeous region near Tibet. Guests will hike lesser-known tracks, see varied animal species indigenous to the Himalayas, walk through typical cultural villages, and cross one of the renowned mountain passes; Larkya La Mountain pass at 5,170m/16,962ft where Mount Manaslu (8,163m/26,781ft) can be seen from afar.

Adventure A One Trek has put together the perfect holiday package for you! The Manaslu Circuit trek spans 17 days and includes a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu. This plan can be adjusted to fit your preferences for a longer or shorter trip. The first two days are spent in Kathmandu, where you'll settle into your hotel and enjoy a special dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. It's a great opportunity to meet the team and experience Nepalese culture. You'll also explore Kathmandu's landmarks and receive a detailed briefing for the trek. The next day, you'll head to the starting point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, Machha Khola village at 930m/3,051ft.

The drive to Machha Khola can take up to 7 hours and offers beautiful views of the Nepalese countryside. You'll pass through villages, pastures, rivers, and mountains. The first two days of trekking mostly go through forests and fields cultivated by the Gurung people, with some Tibetan influence. Along the way, you might see Mani walls covered in prayers and wildlife like monkeys, yaks, and Himalayan Thars. As you approach Ghap, the landscape changes with bamboo forests. The final leg of the journey takes you to Samagaun (3,530m/11,578ft), where you'll take it slow to acclimate to the altitude. Taking time to acclimate is crucial for a successful trek. You'll spend an extra day in Samagaun with two options for acclimatization hikes: Pungyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp. Both hikes offer great views and help prepare you for crossing the Larkya La Pass. After acclimatizing, you'll head towards the pass (5,170m/16,962ft), stopping at Dharamsala/Larkya Base Camp (4,460m/14,628ft) for any last-minute supplies or souvenirs. You'll start early to cross the pass, enjoying views of Mount Manaslu (8,163m/26,782ft), Mount Himlung (7,126m/23,379ft), and Kang Guru Peak (6,981m/22,904ft) along the way. Descending towards Bhimtang requires caution due to steep and slippery trails. As you descend, you'll see the Annapurna region and eventually join the Annapurna Circuit trek's trail. The journey ends in Chyamje, where you'll drive back to Kathmandu.

Book your 17-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Adventure A One Trek today for an unforgettable adventure in Nepal!

Useful info you might want to read before booking the trip:

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek:

The Manaslu Circuit trek offers a unique adventure away from the crowds, providing stunning vistas of the Himalayas, encounters with diverse cultures, and a sense of exploration in a remote region near Tibet.

Manaslu Circuit Trek VS Annapurna Circuit Trek:

While both treks showcase the beauty of the Nepalese Himalayas, the Manaslu Circuit trek offers a more remote and less commercialized experience than the Annapurna Circuit trek. The Manaslu Circuit features fewer trekkers, pristine landscapes, and a deeper immersion into local culture.

How Difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

The difficulty of the Manaslu Circuit trek varies depending on factors like altitude, terrain, and individual fitness levels. While it's a challenging trek, proper acclimatization, physical preparation, and a gradual ascent can help mitigate difficulties. Trekking experience in high altitudes is recommended.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitudes:

The Manaslu Circuit trek spans a range of altitudes, starting from the lower elevations around 930m/3,051ft in Machha Khola village and reaching the challenging Larkya La Mountain pass at 5,170m/16,962ft. Acclimatization days are included to adjust to higher altitudes safely.

How much does the Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost?

The cost of the Manaslu Circuit trek can vary depending on factors like the duration of the trek, the trekking company chosen, included amenities, and additional services. At Adventure A One Trek, a 17-day Manaslu Circuit trek package costs $1,335 per person, excluding international flights and personal expenses.

Short Itinerary: Manaslu Circuit Trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 3: Drive to Machha Khola (930m/3,051ft)

Day 4: Trek to Yaru-Phant (1,300m/4,265ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 5: Trek to Philim (1,700m/5,577ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 6: Trek to Behi Phedi (2,060m/6,758ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 7: Trek to Namrung (3,080m/10,104ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 8: Trek to Lho Gaon (3,320m/10,892ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 9: Trek to Sama Gaon (3,530m/11,581ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 10: Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,780m/12,401ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 12: Trek Dharamshala (4,450m/14,599ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 13: Cross the Larke La Pass (5,135m/16,847ft) & descend to Bhimtang (3,720m/12,201ft 8/9 hours trek)

Day 14: Trek to Tilje (2,560m/8,398ft 4/5 hours trek)

Day 15: Trek to Chamje (1,410m/4,625ft 5/6 hours trek)

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft)

Day 17: End of the trip & airport transfer.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m./4429ft). and transfer to the Hotel

Upon your Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representatives will pick you up and escort you to the recommended hotel. After checking in to the hotel then refreshments and you will be briefed about the next day's trip and introduced to your guide.
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Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Trek preparation for next day

After your delightful breakfast in the Kathmandu hotel, you will be introduced to a cultural guide who will take you to the UNESCO Heritage sites of the valley where you will observe the living heritage of Medieval Nepal. This tour witnessed the biggest Hindu Temple of Nepal Pashupatinath which captured the sacred moments of the Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Kathmandu durbar square, Living goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture, and astonishing wooden carving. Swyambhunath stupa and the Largest Buddhist Stupa Boudhanath. 
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Day 3 : Drive to Machha Khola (930m/3051ft. 7/8 hours Drive).

Wake up early morning and get ready after having breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu hotel. Before leaving the hotel, check your luggage.  The guide will come with the car and escort you to the bus park to catch a Bus to Sotikhola or Machhakhola.

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Day 4 : Trek to Yaru-phant (1,300m/4,265ft 5/6 hours walk)

The first day of formal walking starts with a rocky trail after crossing a suspension bridge passing beautiful Sal Forest. You will see tropical waterfalls and passing terraces, you will walk up to the village of Lapubesi settled by the traditional Gurung community. After a short break in here then walking uphill along the Budhi Gandaki River till Khanibesi. From here you will see the Ganesh Himal, a beautiful waterfall, and descend to Machhakhola.

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Day 5 : Trek to Philim (1,700m/5,577ft 5/6 hours Walk)

Today, you will start walking on a narrow trail following the Budhi Gandaki River. Just walking a zigzag trail and crossing a suspension bridge will take you to the Khoralbesi which offers a fantastic view of Ganesh Himal. Now Onwards, you will walk in ascending trial after crossing several suspension bridges, passing landslides, and rock falls on reaching a Jagat.

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Day 6 : Trek to Behi Phedi (2,060m/6,758ft 5/6 hours walk)

After sliding down a long chain of stone steps to the river, you will climb on a terraced hill to Saguleri. You will see the impressive view of Singri Himal (7187 meters). After this beautiful spout, you will continue with the left-hand branch heading upstream, through a gorge section with towering walls. Thrice you cross the river in the next couple of hours to avoid difficult valley sides and then slide up over a further steep spur to reach the village of Deng.

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Day 7 : Trek to Namrung (3,080 m /10104 ft. /5/6 hours walk).

Today, after an organic breakfast at the hotel, you will start your journey to the Ghap. On the way, you will cross some mani walls, Chortens, and flattering flags while entering the elevated Buddhist community. Since today your journey is relatively short you reach the village of Ghap in about four hours.

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Day 8 : Trek to Lho Gaon (3320m/10892 ft. /4/5 hours walk).

From Today, the trail heading to clear signs of gaining elevation is visible to an alpine territory where the mountain views are more than terrific. Myriads of mani stone walls and crossing the Budhi Ghandaki thrice en route will bring you to Namrung. There will be a checkpoint for papers and permits then walk up to the open valley to reach up to Lho.

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Day 9 : Trek to Sama Gaon (3,530 m /11581ft./4/5 hours walk).

Beyond Lho, chase the right bank of the river, with views of peak 29 ahead. The trek continues along the main trail, you will reach Samagaon 3500 meters. After reaching you can visit Sama Gompa which is just 20 minutes’ walk from Sama. 

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Day 10 : Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization.

Today is wise to rest during the trek for proper acclimatization before gaining height. Spend your time at Sama Village enjoying the culture lifestyle and people following Lamaism. You can either hike to a ridge to view the stunning mountains including Nadi Chuli, Manaslu, Larke, and Naike. You can also go to visit the Pung Gyen Gompa and capture the fabulous view of the Puggen Glacier. And walk back to Samagaon and take a rest.

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Day 11 : Trek to Samdo(3,780m /12401ft./4/5 hours walk).

After taking a rest the day before, you will trek to the Manaslu Base Camp which is an incredibly great trip. You will walk up for around 5 hours to base camp. Your guide will take you to explore the surroundings and continue walking for your final destination towards Samdo. Today The trail will be a bit longer enjoying the sunlight on the mountains and glaciers. The best part of the trek is the incredible turquoise view of Birendra Lake. Spend some time in the base camp and Trek to Samdo.

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Day 12 : Trek Dharamshala (4450m. /14599 ft. /4/5 hours walk).

The trek headed high up and gained a significant height beyond Samdo 3780m. You will trek along Larkey Khola to Dharmashala 4460m along the steep trail above the river. You will be mesmerized by the incredible view of Larke Kunda. Keeping on gaining the height, you will arrive at Larkey Phedi crossing Larkey -pass 5,153m. The Trail passes through the mani walls and stone huts while walking towards Larke Phedi/Dharamshala.

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Day 13 : Cross the Larke La Pass (5,135m/16,847ft) & descend to Bhimtang (3,720m/12,201ft 8/9 hours walk)

Today will be the most exciting and Hard day Crossing Larkey-La pass and gaining the ultimate altitude of this trek. Just start walking in the early morning. You will pass the moraine route of the Larkey Glacier, cross frozen lakes, and follow the steep up that will take you to the top of Manaslu Pass or Larkey-La. You will see the flattering colorful flags in a place, making your day a wonderful time catching the magnificent view of the snowcapped peaks including Annapurna II, Kanguru, Himlung, Larkey Peak, and many more. The walk follows the guide on a Steep descent on a high moraine ridge of Salpudanda Glacier. Now onwards, the trail will be grassy moraine rock fall off at Kharka. Then walking for a while will take you to the beautiful village of Bimthang Village. 

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Day 14 : Trek to Tilje (2,560 m /8398 ft./4/5 hours walk).

After crossing the Larkey pass you may get tired and sleep a bit late and have breakfast then prepare for hiking down to Dharapani. Today begins the trail to Hampuk, a rock shelter cave, and crossing a bridge, you will continue walking down through the forest of rhododendron and pine. You will pass several villages and cultivated land and explore the Gho Village settled by the Gurung community as well as the Kilpu waterfall, next to waterfall you will reach Tilje village.

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Day 15 : Trek from Tilje to Chamje (1,410 m /4625 ft./5/6 hours walk).

After breakfast in the hotel another beautiful hike down from Tilje to Dharapani. there will be a check point for the Annapurna conservation area project and papers. after that walk down to Tal and back to Chamje. this will be the last night to stay in the mountains.

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Day 16 : Drive back to Kathmandu (7/8 hours Drive).

Today is your final day from the countryside to enter the city. you have finished your Manaslu Circuit trekking and enjoy the drive to Prithivi highway via the Marshyandi river bank and Trishuli river bank. In total,  it will take 7/8 hours to drive back to Kathmandu.

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Day 17 : Final departure to Tribhubban International Airport for your onward destination or Back Home.

After an amazing trek in Nepal, on your final day, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your return flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with the hope of seeing you again. “FERI BHETAULA”.

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