Manaslu Circuit Trek 14 Days
All Inclusive Price:
- 14 Days
- Trip Level:
DemandingBetween Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.
- Max Altitude:
- 5200 meters
- Best Season:
- March, April, May, September, October and November
The Manaslu circuit trek 14 days opened in 1991 is the classic trek into wilderness of Manaslu region. A perfect getaway as they say, Manaslu circuit trek is lot more different than the regular Everest and Annapurna trek. Away from the hustles of the city and busy trekking trail, this trek leads you to the isolated region of Manaslu that has few visitors but epic sights of the Himalayan ranges.
The 14 days guided trek to Manaslu (8156m) officially starts with a scenic ride along the rushing Â Trishuli Â river with the sights of highland hills, highway shops, terraced fields, small villages and then finally to the starting point of the trek, Sotikhola. The trekking trail onward from here winds up to the quaint villages of Maccha Khola, Jagaat, Deng, Namrung, Samagaun, Samdo, Dharmashala along the bank of tranquil flowing Budi Gandaki River. The trail passes through the prolific woodlands of pine and blossoming rhododendron forest throughout the journey with captivating mountain views in the background. Â Enjoy acclimatization day in Samagaun and visit the local attractions including, Birendra tal and Pungyen Gompa. Get a peek into the culture and tradition of ethnic communities;enjoy their warm hospitality throughout the trek as you stay in local tea houses for overnight. The journey comes to an end as you summit Larkya la (5125) and behold the majestic view of Annapurna II (7937m), Cheo Himal (6812m), Himlung Himal (7126m) and Kang Koru (6981m). The trek back from the pass is made memorable by the best views of Manaslu. The journey started from Soti Khola ends in Besisahar after completely enclosing Mount Manaslu. The best season for this trek is March, April, May, September, October and November.
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ITINERARY Expand All Download PDF Brochure
Day 1: Kathmandu (1400m) to Soti Khola (730m) Duration: 6-8 hours
After early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Maxapokhari, from where you will catch a local bus to Aarughat. Enjoy the long, scenic ride that passes through highway shops, hills, and village settlements that reflects typical Nepali lifestyle. From Aarughat you will catch a local jeep to Soti Khola where you will be spending your night
Day 2: SotiKhola to Maccha Khola (890m) Duration: 6 to 7 hours
The official trekking journey starts off today, as you hit the trail along the river bank of Budi Gandaki River via lush green forests. Passing through terraced fields, cascading waterfalls, crossing suspension bridge you will walk up to the village of Labubesi. Descend your way to sandy river bed towards the village of Maccha Khola enjoying the views of majestic mountains, tropical waterfalls and picturesque village setting.
Day 3 Maccha Khola to Jagat (1340m) Duration: 6 hours
Following the course of Budi Gandaki River and crossing the suspension bridge towards Khorlabesi. The views from Khorlabesi will leave you awestruck. The majestic snow capped Ganesh Himal will welcome you throughout the journey. Today’s trail is almost ascending and descending many ridges simultaneously at times making your way to Thado varyang. From Thado varyang the walk is almost same, as you cross suspension bridges, climb ridges and walk along the bank making your way to Jagat for overnight. The village offers glorious views of the Siring Himal.
Day 4 Jagat to Deng (1860m) Duration: 6 hours
The trail continues with the rocky ridges that pass through bamboo, pine and rhododendron forest until you reach Sirdibasvia Salleri. Making your way from Ghatte Khola, cross the suspension bridge and continue your walk towards the Gurung village, Philim. The trail continues through the millet and grassyfields of Nyak to Deng Khola . After crossing the river, you make your stop for overnight in the tiny village of Deng.
Day 5 Deng to Namrung (2630m) Duration: 5 hours
Leaving Deng behind with easy walk, crossing suspension bridge, you finally climb the ridge to reach Rana. The trail from here onwards passes through painted Mani stones and forest area. Taking the trail through Prok village, follow the river, pass through forests with the captivating views of Siring Himal along the way making your way to Namrung village. Experience the Manaslu conservation area as you enjoy the walk to Nmarung. Try special local tea in the tea house before you get into your bed.
Day 6 Namrung to Lho (2957m) Duration: 4 hours
The steep trail continues to the village of Lihi that offers clear sights of majestic Ganesh Himal. Pass through mani walls, chortens, barely fields and a small village Sho making your way to the landslide prone village, Lho. The trail beyond from Sho accompanies you with the captivating views of Manaslu north and Manaslu main. Once you reach Lho, visit small monasteries and chortens. Overnight in tea house
Day 7 Lho to Samagaun (3530m) Duration: 4 hours
The trek today is relatively easy and short. Making your way from Shyala, today’s trek will be the most rewarding as you will witness the captivating views of Mount Manaslu and visit the local Ribung monastery. You will cross the glacier-fed Numla Khola making your way to the Lama Village of Sama. Get an insight on the Tibetan influenced culture as you stay in tea house for overnight.
Day 8 Acclimatization day in Samagaun
Let your body adjust to the new altitude today with a day rest. For today you can wander around the village, visit the Birendra Tal and Pungyen gompa to behold the beauty of Pungyen glacier or take a short hike to the ridge to get a close encounter with Nadi Chuli, Manaslu, Larke and Naike. Sip a cup of coffee/tea enjoying the views of the mountain vistas.
Day 9 Samagaun to Samdo (3875m) Duration: 3 hours
The trek today is towards the base camp. Enjoying the surrounding views and after spending some times in base camp head your journey towards Samdo. The trail from here onward is lot more about easy walking. The trail passes through lush forests of pine and juniper, pasture lands, Chortens and Mani walls. Samdo is a small Tibetan refugee village with picture landscape. As you reach Samdo, the soaring Himalayas will welcome you at its best. Tea house accommodation
Day 10 Samdo to Dharmasahala (4460m) Duration: 4 hours
You will be very close to the final destination today. After crossing some streams you can get the sight of breathtaking Larke Glacier. Ascending the way from Larkey bazaar you will pass through mani walls and stone huts. Walk in the shadow of Larke peak and Naike peak until you reach Dharmashala for night stay.
Day 11 Dharmashala to Bhimtang via Larkya La (5135m) Duration: 8-9 hours
Finally, the summit day is here, trek early in the morning before the weather worsens. Descending four frozen lake and then climbing the steep trail you will make your way to the pass. From Larkya la you can witness the eye popping views of the Himlung himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Kuru and Annapurna.Continuing the journey, you will now descend on a high moraine ridge of Salpudanda glacier. With easy downhill trail you will reach beautiful village Bhimtang for overnight stay.
Day 12 Bhimtang to Tilije (2300m) Duration: 5-6 hours
The trek is now mostly downhill that includes crossing river at times, along with the irresistible views of the Himalayas. Pass through lush forest of blooming rhododendron, terraced fields before you reach the village of Gho. An easy walk from Gho and you will reach another small village, Tilije.
Day 13 Tilije to Dharapani (1860m) and drive to Besisahar (760m) Duration: 8-9 hours
Trekking on a stone paved trail you will walk past small villages, cross suspension bridge over Dudh Khola, making your way to the Thonje village arched by Mani walls. On walking further you will enter the Annapurna circuit section, Dharapani. From Dharapani you will take a local jeep to Besisahar, where you will be spending your night.
Day 14 Besisahar to Kathmandu Duration: 6-7 hours
Finally, the trek comes to an end. From Besisahar catch a local bus and then drive to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic and bumpy-ride passing through terraced fields, village area, highway shop and lush forests. Spend the remaining day on your own. Stroll Thamel area to buy souvenirs that you can take back home.
WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All
13 night tea house accommodation during the trekÂ
Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekÂ
An expert English speaking guide
Porter to carry your Bags (1 porter=2 clients)
Private 4WD Jeep to Sotikhola and require place
- Pickup and drop at Airport
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period
- Tea houses accommodations during the trek
- A government license holder guide
- Porter to carry your baggage (1 Porter = 2 trekkers, 25 kgs max)
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- First Aid Kit
- Duffel bag and trekking pole if needed
- Trekking Permits permit (MCAP, ACAP, and Manaslu special permit)
- All government taxes and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- Travel insurance
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee
- Tips for trekking staffs
- Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry,Â Personal trekking equipments,Â Gifts and souvenirs
- All items not listed in Cost included section
TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on ourÂ Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
- For visas pleaseÂ click here.
- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek â€“ Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We donâ€™t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally donâ€™t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotelâ€™s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to â€“ 20Â°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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