The Manaslu is the 8th highest peak on earth and is surrounding by the beautiful Manaslu Conservation Area. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a strenuous trek. It combines the mind-boggling views of the snow-capped mountains such as Manaslu, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, and Kang Guru. The presence of rocky paths and glaciers make it a fatal yet an equally adventurous trek. So, proper acclimatization is mandatory for the Manaslu circuit trek. A tea house trek is being famous among travelers and accompanied by the warm hospitality of the locals of the regions. But, tourism has flourished along this circuit, and the Manaslu circuit trek no longer requires any camping.
Like most other treks, Manaslu Circuit Trek also follows the Budi Gandaki Valley all the way to start from Arughat. It passes through some pleasant villages, forests, and terraces. Furthermore, it goes towards subtropical to the high arid alpine pastures with excitement and thrill of crossing Larkya La pass, which separates the Annapurna and Manaslu region. The trail goes through the Larkya glacier, but the views of the mountain, as mentioned above, are extraordinary. Indeed, the trek out to the gorgeous meadows and exit to the well-known Annapurna Circuit Trek at Dharapani.
The whole region mostly has a Buddhist influence and is beautifully adorned with prayer flags. However, Hindus also reside in these areas in perfect harmony with the Buddhist. The trek can be completed with no trouble and full contentment besides the help of acclimatization and know how’s of the area.
Manaslu Circuit Trek: Quick facts
- Trekking around Manaslu (the world’s 8th highest mountain) and it’s Base Camp.
- A side trip to Pungent Gumpa, Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Lake from Sama Gaon.
- Spectacular scenery, breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu, and sister peaks.
- Larkya – La the highest spot of the trek that admirable and a lifetime experience.
- Walking through the subtropical to arid high Himalayan alpine meadows.
- Friendly people, a rich culture of the region comprising both Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
14 Days Manaslu Trekking Itinerary
|Days||Destination||Altitude in Meters||Walking Distance|
|1.||Drive to Soti Khola||710||7h00 drive|
|11.||Bhimthang via Larkya pass (5218 m)||3800||8h00|
We recommend extending your journey for another week if you have time by adding the side trip to the Tsum valley. Tsum Valley Trek is even further off-beat than the main Around Manaslu Trek trail. If you plan for Manaslu Circuit Trek then Everything you need to know about the Manaslu circuit trek itinerary. It possesses complete information together with its notable attractions: besides, various viewpoints, monasteries, gompas are the main attractions of the Manaslu circuit trek. So, 18 days Manaslu Circuit Trek that must be in your checklist to explore those all.
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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Arughat (710 m) 8h00 drive.
Day 4: Arughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk.
Day 5: Labubensi – Khorla Bensi (970 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 6: Khorla Bensi – Jagat (1400 m)
Day 7: Jagat – Deng (1,804 m): 6h00 walk.
Day 8: Deng – Namrung (2630 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 9: Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 10: Samagaon – Acclimatization day!
Day 11: Samagaon – Samdo (3860 m): 4h00 walk.
Day 12: Rest Day in Samdo.
Day 13: Samdo – Dharamsala (4460 m) 4h00 walk.
Day 14: Dharamsala – Bhimthang (3800 m) 8h00 walk.
Day 15: Bimthang – Tilije (2300 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 16: Tilije – Tal (1700 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 17: Taal – Bahun Danda (1340 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 18: Bahun-Danda – Bensishahar (900 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 19: Bensi Shahar – Kathmandu (1350 m) 6h00 drive
Day 20: Final Departure
|DEPARTURE/RETURN||Kathmandu International Airport.|
|DEPARTURE||Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.