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  • Trip Code:
  • HRMCT17
  • Country:
  • Nepal
  • Duration:
  • 17 days
  • Trip Level:
  • Strenuous
    Ventures at this grade are 'Tough Treks' and must be fully supported. The altitude attained is between 3,500 to 5,000m. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4,000m. These are genuine expeditions where preparation and a willingness to 'rough it' are necessary. You must have be physically fit for this trek.
  • Max Altitude:
  • 5,215 m /17,105.2 ft
  • Activity:
  • Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
  • Start at:
  • Kathmandu
  • End at:
  • Kathmandu
  • Trip Route:
  • Kathmandu - Arughat - Jagat - Lho - Samagompa - Larkya La - Beshisahar - Kathmandu
  • Best Season:
  • 
March, April, May, September, October, November

TRIP INFOMATION

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a unique cultural trekking adventure that takes trekkers through the heart of the isolated Manaslu region of Nepal. With the towering Mount Manaslu looming over the region, the journey is an excellent trip through the ethnic hallmarks of Nepal’s far-off village-scape. The trek is a beautiful off-the-beaten-path trek in Nepal and offers a wide range of bio-diversity, warm hospitability and a plethora of Himalayan presence.  

The 17-days trail begins as you head to Sot Khola and continue ahead to Machi Khola. Your trek then involves passing through Jagat, Phidim and Deng. The Manaslu region will have already begun with the views of various peaks greeting you to the serenity present in the natural domain. The region is filled with the silky emerald gossamer of its untouched ecosystem; the forests of the Manaslu Region are home to a great many numbers of wild animals and heterogeneous avifauna. Hence, the idiosyncratic flora and fauna of the region is also an integral part of the trekking experience; the foliage changes from sub-tropical jungles in the Himalayan foothills to alpine forests as the trekking trail continues ahead from Soti Khola further up to the village of Namrung, and the Larkya La Mountain Pass at 5000 meters. It is an adventure where the Gurung and Buddhist cultures can be observed up close. Many monasteries and various places of worship are also included in the journey. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is brimming with beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful sights of opal mountain peaks, making it the best off-the-beaten-paths trek in all of Nepal.

Join Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expedition for an unforgettable trekking experience. Our group of well-trained, professional and veteran team and staff members always make sure that our customers are given the best services and are presented with an unforgettable trekking experience.  

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You may arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by one of our staff members. You will then be transferred to your hotel where you may check in. Our representative will also explain the travel plan further to you. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, we will have a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city. The tour includes visiting the cultural heritage sites listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List, which includes the Kathmandu Durbar Square, the Swayambhunath Temple, the Boudhanath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. These heritage sites of the city present a wonderful insight into the art and architectural aspects of the Nepali style in their unique decorations and built. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Early in the morning, we will start our 8 hours’ drive to Arughat. The long drive is full of scenic landscapes, hills and winding rivers along with roadside settlements which reflect the typical village lifestyle.  From Arughat, we will drive for another 1.5 hours to Soti Khola. Overnight stay at a guesthouse at Soti Khola.

From Soti Khola, the trekking trail mainly goes through amazing woodlands, heading upstream along the Budhi Gandaki River. We will then descend to the wide, sandy riverbed and then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river towards Machha Khola. The terrain is quite chartreuse as the land is covered in trans-Himalayan woods that seem relatively untouched by human activities. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Machha Khola.

After crossing the Machha River and Khorlabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until crossing the Dovan Khola. From here, we will make our way to the Budhi Gandaki Valley. We then head towards Lhakpa and reach Jagat shortly. Jagat is a small village that is surrounded by tall green cliffs.  Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Jagat.

From Jagat, the trekking trail is relatively easy and undulating. The trail continues to Philim as it winds along the valley to Sirdibas, offering great views of the Sringi Himal (7162m) along the journey. Dropping down to the river, we will cross a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. In the afternoon, we can explore the village and its surrounding hillsides. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Philim.

Moving away from Philim, the trail is laden with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. We will pass Eklebatti and head towards the river, crossing it twice over suspension bridges. Then we reach Nyak and continue ahead to reach Deng. Deng is a Gurung village and provides great views of Sringi Himal (7162m). Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Deng.

Today, we will trek steeply up onto a spectacular hill trail before descending down again to cross the river. We will pass through some small settlements along the way and then climb to an impressive open valley. After reaching Namrung, if you want- you can take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok as well – a two hour round trip. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Namrung.

Leaving Namrung, we head towards Lihi. The trail runs through landslide prone areas to lead to Lho. We can get splendid views of the Manaslu range on the way Samagaon. The trail follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for our night halt. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Samagaon.

Today is set for acclimatization and we spend the day on short hikes around the Samagaon region. The hikes provide astounding views of mountains like Manaslu (8163), Manaslu North (7157m), Simnang Himal (6251m) and neighbouring peaks. After completing a day of exploration, we return to Samagaon. Overnight in Samagaon

The trekking trail crosses pastures and gradually ascends further into the valley. Fantastic views of the mountains, especially Manaslu, loom ahead as we reach Samdo (3875m), a Tibetan refugee village. You can also have a short trek to the Rui La (4,998m). It stands on the border between Tibet and Nepal.

After crossing a couple of streams, we’ll reach the Larkya Bazaar. It is a fair seasonal Tibetan market and is heavy Tibetan influence. We get views of Larke peak (6249m) and Naike peak (6211m) on the way to Dharmashala. The village offers stone houses for trekkers. It is the last overnight stay before the pass. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Dharmasala.

From Dharmashala, we will trek to Bimthang (3590m), crossing the Larkya La Mountain Pass (5160m). Climbing up to Cho Chanda, we will slowly head uphill towards the steep snow-covered pass. The panorama from the top is truly magnificent. You can see the Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6812m), Kang Koru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m) from the mountain pass. The descent is steep as we pass through moraines to Bimthang. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Bimthang.

With a gentle climb through paddy fields, we will head towards the small Karche La Pass. The trail descends through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilje. The trek is filled with views of gorgeous landscapes and the incredible range of biodiversity. You can explore around Tilje to observe the local lifestyle. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tilje.

Climbing over a small ridge, we will be trekking on the stone paved trail as it passes through the beautiful villages of the region. We will then cross the bridge and reach the village of Thonje. We will have entered the Annapurna Circuit section of the trek from Dharapani. Further down, we will come across the Karta village and later cross a bridge over Marsayangdi Khola. From here, it is a short descent to the Chamje village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Chamje.

We have reached the end of the Manaslu Trek and a local jeep will take us to Besisahar. We will then drive to Kathmandu, bidding adieu to the Manaslu Peak. You can explore the local marketplaces and shop for souvenirs. You can also opt to explore around the city as per your preference. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, our airport will take you to the airport and bid you farewell. You will depart, hopefully taking with you wonderful memories of the journey.

WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All

Accommodation is included

3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast in 3 star

Tea house Accommodation during a trek

An Expert English speaking guide with his/her food, accommodation, insurance and salary.

Food from the menu (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Private 4WD Jeep to Sotikhola and require place

Private Jeep car in Kathmandu

  • Pickup and drop at Airport
  • 3 night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Tea houses accommodations during the trek
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour inclusive of guide, entry fees, and transportation
  • 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

NOT INCLUDED

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  • All items not listed in Cost included section

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All Inclusive Price:

$1,450USD

17 days

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