Trekking into the part of Manaslu and Annapurna takes you from the loop of the Manaslu Circuit to the circle of the Annapurna Circuit. Thus we named it Annapurna Manaslu Loop Track. Trekking to the breathtaking Annapurna region and be awestruck by the Himalayas. You will experience these snow-capped mountains, mist-shrouded valleys, isolated settlements, and remote monasteries. So, it will inspire anyone with a daring spirit and crave a superior natural experience.

This Annapurna Manaslu Loop Track allows you to reach altitudes of over 4000 meters, which thoroughly immerse you in the breathtaking mountain wilderness. Similarly, you will learn about the ancestral traditions of locals at the same time.

The trail follows the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek along the valley up to Dharapani. Then, it turns to the right to the opposite valley towards Bhimtang. The highest place on this trek is Bhimtang and Manang. Both sites are naturally beautiful. Bhimtang is a lovely alpine meadow that lies at 3720 meters. In addition, it is the first stop after the Larkaya– La pass, situated at the lap of Mount Himlung. You will have a chance to explore Punkar Lake and the Himlung glacier en route to the Manaslu Circuit.

Annapurna region is the most popular trekking among the other treks in Nepal. It offers much more and a moderate hike with no high passes. But the sense of accomplishment will leave even the most novice and veteran trekkers with some great memories.

Why you’ll prefer this trip

Ascend to the clouds and discover the loops of Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit since you trek to Manang and Bhimthang along with the Annapurna Conservation Area.
Discover a new side of the Himalayas by trekking through terraced rice fields, oak, rhododendron forests, and other natural wonders in the Annapurna region.

Learn about life in Nepalese mountain settlements, meet locals, and meet other trekkers while staying in teahouses in small communities along the trail.
Endless possibilities for a trip extension if you wish to explore the renowned passes such as Larkya – La pass, Thorong – La as well, and Tilicho lake.
Annapurna Manaslu Loop Trek: At A Glance
Trek Duration 21 Days
Max. Altitude 3590 Meters
Trek Difficulty Moderate
Accommodation Lodges
Trek Starts/Ends Jagat/Ngadi
Annapurna Circuit Trek Map

Annapurna Manaslu Loop Trek Itinerary

Days Destination Elevation in Meters Distance
1. Arrival in Kathmandu 1350
2. Free day & trek preparation
3. Drive to Jagat 1400 7h30
4. Jagat to Korte 1730 6h00
5. Korte to Tilje 2300 5h00
6. Tilje to Yak Kharka 3020 6h00
7. Yak Kharka to Bhimthang 3590 5h00
8. Excursion to Ponkar Lake & glacier 3930 6h00
9. Bhimthang to Goa 2515 4h30
10. Goa to Timang 2635 6h00
11. Timang to Dhukur Pokhari 3240 6h00
12. Dhukur Pokhari to Ngawal 3650 6h00
13. Ngawal to Manang 3500 4h00
14. Excursion around the Manang valley
15. Manang to Pisang 3300 4h00
16. Pisang to Thanchok 2630 6h00
17. Thanchok to Taal 1700 5h30
18. Taal to Ghermu Phant 1140 5h00
19. Ghermu Phant to Ngadi 960 4h30
20. Ngadi to Kathmandu 7h00
21. Free day in Kathmandu
22. Departure
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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m).

You will welcome to the airport by our representative and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site in Kathmandu valley. This is followed by a pre-departure meeting in the evening conducted by a guide and will provide brief information regarding the trek about team introduction and formation, equipment, and nature of the trek.

Day 3: Kathmandu – Jagat(1400 m) 7h00 drive.

Early morning departure from Kathmandu by private Jeep to Jagat via Besisahar.

Day 4: Jagat – Korte (1730 m) 6h00 walk

Keep an eye out for spectacular cascades along the way as the trail winds through a deep wooded canyon with some hard climbing. Explore rice terraces, winding routes through sub-tropical vegetation, suspension bridges swaying over rushing rivers, and melted snow waterfalls.

Day 5: Korte – Tilje (2300 m) 5h00 walk

Today’s trail leads us deeper into the wooded canyon, which is adorned with beautiful waterfalls. You’ll be exploring the Manang district of the mountain range, with much of the track ascending during the day.

Day 6: Tilje – Yak Kharka (3220 m) 5hoo

After breakfast in Tilje, your journey commences toward Yak kharka, passing through the small settlements called Goa. The trail goes from the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank. Before making a steep climb over a ridge, pass through lush fields and rhododendron forests until you reach the highest cultivated valley at Karche then continue to Yak Kharka.

Day 7: Yak Kharka – Bhimthang (3590 m) 4h00 walk

From here, walking through the pine forest then the trail goes through the narrow valley, keep ascending on the trail and cross the high pasture followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola river then you get to Bhimthang. You can enjoy the view of Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal.

Day 8: Excursion around Bhimthang (3590 m) 4h00 walk

After breakfast, you will embark on an exploration of Larkey La Glacier. While walking on the glacial debris, you will experience this nature in the world, with stunning vistas of the mountain ranges, including Mount Manaslu. You’ll return to Bimthang for the night after exploring the glacier.

Day 9: Bhimthang to Goa

After breakfast, you will make your way back to Goa from Bimthang. You still enjoy walking through a rhododendron forest and along a river with fresh air. You will arrive at Goa for the overnight stay after passing through a few settlements during the day.

Day 10: Goa – Timang (2635 m) 6h00 walk

You resume the trek to Dharani then take a trail to the right to continue to Annapurna Circuit, a steep climb leads to Timang passing through the small settlements and pine forests along the way.

Day 11: Timang – Dhukur Pokhari (3240m). 6h30 walk.

the trail relaxes onto gentler slopes. Chame, as the environment changes from dense pine forests to drier slopes, The trail takes you through a deep gorge and past the vast sweeping slope of Paungi Danda, which will provide you with a plethora of spectacular sights. Today is a mostly easy walk with a few climbing stretches thrown in for good measure.

Day 12: Dhukur Pokhari – Ngawal (3650m) 4h30 walk

You will continue your journey on a moderate track through a pine forest. Then the trail goes to the opposite bank of Marshyandi River by crossing a bridge. A steep climb leads you to Ghyaru village. The highest point of the trail provides spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna II and Gangapurna, as well as the Manang valley. You’ll arrive in Ngawal after passing via Ghyaru village, where you’ll spend the day.

Day 13: Ngawal – Manang (3500 m) 4h00 walk

The trail gradually descends towards the small stream and cross it to continue to Braka then Manang. But the scenery remains the same as you pass through upper Pisang.

Day 14: Manang – Exploration day!

You’ll spend the day here to acclimate your body to the altitude. You’ll go on a tour of the surrounding area, which includes a visit to Gangapura Lake. The lake is situated on glacial debris. Various mountains, including Mt. Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Tilicho Peak, and Chulu Peak, will be visible throughout today’s day tour. The remainder of the day can be spent exploring Manang.

Day 15: Manang – Pisang (3300 m) 5h00 walk

After exploration of Manang and surrounding places, you resume the trek to Pisang by following the trail of lower Pisang passing through the shrubs and Humde village.

Day 16: Pisang – Thanchok (2630 m) 5h00 walk

After breakfast, you retrace back the same way to Thanchok, passing through the pine forests, oak, and the small settlements Dhukur Pokhari, Bratang and Koto whereas Chame is the 2nd largest town after Besi Shahar.

Day 17: Thanchok – Taal (1700 m) 5h30 walk

As usual you walk back the same trail when you climbed up, but the views remain the same. A pleasant walk back to Taal.

Day 18: Taal – Ghermu Phant (1140m) 6h00 walk

After breakfast, head out to a nearby ridge where you can see a beautiful down valley, keep descending to the river and cross a bridge that connects to Chamje. You will arrive after the Jagat and Shyange to Ghermu Phant.

Day 19: Ghermu Phant – Ngadi (830 m) 4h00 walk

A easy walk from Ghermu to Bahun Danada then descend to Ngadi, passing through rice fields and villages along the way.

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 m) 7h30

A long scenic drive takes 7-8 hours to Kathmandu from Ngadi. Crossing over the cultivated lands, local villages, en route along the Trisuli River, arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon. Night at the hotel.

Day 21: Final departure.

You will transfer to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
DEPARTURE/RETURN  Tribhuwan International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please enter at least 3 hours before the flight.
Hotel and Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

Prices quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All prices published on our website are set as low as possible. The prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. However, we guarantee our prices, which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Annapurna Circuit. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks that you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will be able to coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gear. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
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