Embark on a journey of a lifetime with the Manaslu Circuit Trek, a 14-day adventure that promises not only to challenge but also to captivate your senses. As you traverse the circuit, you’ll reach the pinnacle of excitement at Larkya-La, the trek’s highest point, offering an adventurous and remarkable experience you’ll cherish forever.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is an ode to nature’s grandeur, presenting you with spectacular scenery and breathtaking views of towering peaks, including the majestic Mount Manaslu and its sister peaks. Each step of your trek is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the high mountains.
For the adventurous at heart, a side trip to Pungen Gumpa, Manaslu Base Camp, or the serene Birendra Lake from Sama Gaon unveils hidden landscape treasures and allows for proper acclimatization. These detours are not just pathways to scenic spots but are gateways to understanding the heart of the Himalayas.
Trekking around Mount Manaslu, the world’s 8th highest mountain, is more than a physical journey—it’s a spiritual and cultural odyssey that offers an unparalleled connection with the high Himalayas. So, gear up for an extraordinary escapade that will leave you with unforgettable memories and stories to tell for years.
Manaslu Circuit Trek: Quick facts
14 Days Manaslu Trekking Itinerary
|Altitude in Meters
|Drive to Soti Khola
|Bhimthang via Larkya pass (5218 m)
We recommend adding a side trip to the Tsum Valley, which is even more off-beat than the main Around Manaslu Circuit Trek trail. The Tsum Valley trek is a bit further than the main Manaslu trek trail, but the Tsum Valley trek route is fascinating.
If you plan to travel around Nepal, you should include the comprehensive guide to Manaslu Circuit Trek in your lists. It has everything you’d want to see on a trip, from viewpoints to monasteries and gompas. So, a trek on Manaslu Circuit should be on your travel bucket list.
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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.
Day 3: Kathmandu – Maccha Khola (910 m) 8h00 drive.
Gear up for an exhilarating escapade today! After indulging in a delightful breakfast at your Hotel, we’ll get you aboard a comfortable vehicle en route to the captivating Macchakhola.
The journey begins quickly, gliding on smooth, untouched asphalt until we arrive at Dhading Besi. Beyond this juncture, the adventure truly begins. Ready yourself for an unpredictable and thrilling path ahead. It’s a chance to stretch out and welcome the bumps and bounces that come with navigating through the untamed trails on our way to Macchakhola. The rugged journey comes with a silver lining – a series of stunning, raw glimpses into the heart of Nepal’s countryside allure.
Day 4: Maccha Khola – Jagat (1400 m): 6h00 walk.
After enjoying our breakfast, we embarked on an exhilarating journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Manaslu in Nepal. Our trail begins with the peaceful crossing of Maccha Khola, followed by a leisurely climb to the charming Khorla Besi. There, we take a moment to relax in the comforting warmth of Tatopani’s natural hot springs.
Moving on from the rejuvenating Tatopani, we are enveloped by a verdant forest aisle. We tread quietly through this tranquil haven, making our way to Doban, and then we master the art of ascent on meticulously laid stone steps to Thado Bharyang. After switching to the west side of the lively Budhi Gandaki, we climb a ridge that leads to a delightful path hugging the riverbank, guiding us towards the hospitable village of Jagat, where new experiences await.
Day 5: Jagat – Deng (1,804 m): 6h00 walk.
Today, we leave Jagat and start an exhilarating climb through lush, pristine pathways. Our adventure unfolds along a flat terrain, stretching endlessly ahead until we encounter a magnificent suspension bridge that arches over the Budhi Gandaki River. We cross this suspension bridge and continue toward Philim.
Philim emerges as a lively Gurung hamlet, pulsating with the rhythms of Buddhist traditions. The dance of colorful prayer flags in the breeze, the sacred aura of the stupas, and the serene monasteries bring joy and peace to all who visit. Departing from Philim, our path meanders through dense pine forests and past vibrant rhododendrons, leading us to Deng. There, a stunning waterfall creates a breathtaking backdrop, perfectly encapsulating the beauty of our journey.
Day 6: Deng – Namrung (2630 m) 6h00 walk.
Finally, cross over a bridge and walk a little to climb to Namrung. Namrung offers splendid views of the Siring Himal and Ganesh Himal, and if the skies are clear, you might even catch a glimpse of the awe-inspiring Mt. Himalchuli.
Day 7: Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 8: Samagaon – Acclimatization day!
Day 9: Samagaon – Samdo (3860 m): 4h00 walk.
Day 10: Rest Day in Samdo.
Day 11: Samdo – Dharamsala (4460 m) 4h00 walk.
Day 12: Dharamsala – Bhimthang (3800 m) 8h00 walk.
Day 13: Bimthang – Dharapni (1960 m) 7h00 walk.
Your journey takes you back over the milky waters of the Dudh Khola, leading to Karche, where a delightful lunch awaits. Shortly after that, the landscape bears the scars of a glacial flood: shattered tree trunks and eroded banks are a testament to nature’s raw power, making the path ahead more challenging. Following this, the route descends to Gurung Goa, a welcome sight as the first village since leaving Samdo.
As you venture further, the valley unfolds into a tapestry of agriculture, with verdant fields and shaded groves of oak and rhododendrons. You’ll keep to the north (true right) bank to Tilije.
Today is your final day wandering the picturesque trails of the Manaslu region. As you descend, let yourself be enveloped by the lushness of thick woodlands teeming with wildlife interspersed with radiant rhododendron blooms.
Your trail leads you once more across the creamy currents of the Dudh Khola towards Karche, where a delicious lunch beckons. Not long after, evidence of glacial fury transforms the landscape: the chaos of snapped branches and carved earth is a stark reminder of nature’s untamed strength, presenting you with a more demanding route. The way forward then eases as you reach Gurung Goa, a sight for sore eyes as the first village since departing from Samdo.
Further on, the valley reveals itself as a mosaic of farming life, with lush plots and canopies of oak and rhododendrons providing cool respite. You’ll continue along the northern (true right) bank up to the village of Tilije, your journey harmonizing with the serene rhythm of rural life.
Day 14: Dharapni – Kathmandu (1700 m) 6h00 walk.
Day 15: Final Departure
|Kathmandu International Airport.
|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.