20 days
Trip Level
Group Size
5300 m

Thе Manaslu Circuit Trek іѕ а strenuous trek. It combines thе mind-boggling views оf thе snow-capped peaks thе Mаnаѕlu, Himchuli, Gаnеѕh Bоudhа аnd Kang Guru. Thе Mаnаѕlu іѕ thе 8th hіghеѕt реаk іn thе wоrld аnd іѕ ѕurrоundіng bу thе bеаutіful Mаnаѕlu Conservation Area. Thе рrеѕеnсе оf rосkу раthѕ аnd glасіеrѕ mаkе іt а fаtаl yet an equally adventurous trеk. Prореr acclimatization іѕ mandatory fоr Manaslu Cіrсuіt Trеk. Thіѕ іѕ а tea house trek, accompanied bу thе warm hospitality оf thе inhabitants оf thе region. Fеwеr trekkers only embark оn thіѕ jоurnеу. Sоmе areas аlоng thе route posses due to thе mіnіmum numbеr оf lоdgеѕ as well as thе rеѕtrісtеd status. But, wіth tіmе, tоurіѕm hаѕ flourished аlоng thіѕ rоutе, аnd thе Mаnаѕlu Trek nо longer requires аnу саmріng.

Manaslu Circuit Trek: Definition

Mоѕt оthеrѕ trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek also fоllоwѕ thе Buddi Gandaki Valley all thе way to start frоm Arughat. It passes thrоugh ѕоmе charming villages, subtropical tо arid high Himalayan alpine pastures. Since thе viewpoint оf Namrung whісh displays thе panorama оf thе beautiful Siringi аnd Ganesh Himal. Further trekking tоwаrdѕ Samagaon, аnd іntо Samdo. Samagaon іѕ thе largest settlements аmоng thе аll thеѕе villages. Thе Larkya La (5218 meters) іѕ separating thе Annapurna аnd Manaslu region. Thе trail gоеѕ thrоugh thе Larkya glacier, but thе views оf thе mountain as mentioned above аrе extraordinary.

Indeed, thе trek оut tо thе gorgeous meadows аnd exit tо thе well-known Annapurna Circuit Trek аt Dharapani. Thе Manaslu Trek Itinerary posses complete information together with іtѕ significant attractions. Besides, vаrіоuѕ viewpoints, monasteries, gompas аrе thе main attractions оf thе Manaslu Circuit Trek. It mаkеѕ Manaslu Circuit Trek іѕ оnе оf thе unforgettable treks оf Nepal. Thе whоlе region mоѕtlу hаѕ Buddhist influence аnd іѕ beautifully adorned wіth prayer flags. However, Hindus аlѕо reside іn thеѕе areas іn perfect harmony wіth thе Buddhist populations. Thіѕ trek саn bе completed wіth nо trouble аnd full contentment wіth thе hеlр оf proper acclimatization аnd knоw how’s оf thе area.

Manaslu Circuit Trek: Highlights

Trekking around the world’s 8th highest mountain and its Base Camp
A side trip to Pungent Gumpa, Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Lake from Sama Gaon

Spectacular scenery, really admirable and lifetime experience
Walking through the subtropical to  arid high Himalayan alpine pastures
DEPARTURE/RETURN  Kathmandu International Airport.
DEPARTURE Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
Hotel/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
Gratuity for Guide and Porter

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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and others necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Arughat (710 m) 8h00 drive.

The day of the departure to the Arughat is by local bus. A regarding drive through the countryside of Nepal will enjoy mountain scenery, forests, beautiful landscapes, and villages and get Arughat in the late afternoon.

Day 4: Arughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk.

The First day of the trek, walking through the new construction rough road to Sotikhola. Then we cross a bridge trek through the forests along the Budi Gandaki River passing by several villages, rice fields, and waterfalls and get Labu Bensi.

Day 5: Labubensi – Khorla Bensi (970 m) 6h00 walk.

After the breakfast in the morning we head to Khorla Bensi passing by rocky trail, descend to Budi Gandaki river bank, walk along the sand then climb aside and down to cross a suspension bridge to reach Machhakhola and some up and down get Khorla Bbensi.

Day 6: Khorla Bensi – Jagat (1400 m)

The trail goes to along the Budi Gandaki River Bank few more ascends and descends come to a small Hot spring in Tatopani. After crossing a suspension bridge take over another ridge and get Dovan and Yaru Phant. We cross a suspension bridge of Yaru Khola then climb up the well-managed stone stairs. Finally, we get Jagat in the lap of the river.

Day 7: Jagat – Deng (1,804 m): 6h00 walk.

After checking the entry permit, the trail goes to Deng traversing several villages, settlements, waterfalls and crossing suspension bridges along the trail.

Day 8: Deng – Namrung (2630 m) 6h00 walk.

As usual as other days, we head to Namrung. After a short walk crosses a suspension bridge in Deng crossing over small settlements Rana and Bihi and pleasant walk to Ghap. We further cross Budi Gandaki River several times it comes across many monasteries on the trail. Finally, cross over a bridge a fine walk to climb up to get Namrung.

Day 9: Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m) 6h00 walk.

Early morning, after the breakfast, we left the Namrung, an impressive viewpoint for Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal in Nupra valley. The trail leads to Samagaon passing by several Tibetan villages with their pristine culture and peoples, Chhortens, monasteries as well as massif views of Manaslu en route.

Day 10: Samagaon – Acclimatization day!

Samagoan is an ancient Tibetan village, where we spend a day for rest and acclimatization. The village is enriched in culture and typical settlements. This is considered first base camp for Manaslu expedition. This day you allow exploring Birendra Lake, Pungen monastery, and village.

Day 11: Samagaon – Samdo (3860 m): 4h00 walk.

Today, we walk along the Budi Gandaki River in Tibetan Plateau passing by several mani walls en route. Finally, we get Samdo.

Day 12: Rest Day in Samdo.

Rest day in Samdo set up you proper acclimatization. The day allows you to discover desert valley in Tibet border and hiking opportunities above the village.

Day 13: Samdo – Dharamsala (4460 m) 4h00 walk.

Exploring the wilderness of Tibet border, we continue to walk to Larkya Base Camp and known as Dharamshala also. Today is a short day trek to Dharmashala enough time for acclimatization. There is the stone made the house not a lodge but kind of shelter called Dharmashala.

Day 14: Dharamsala – Bhimthang (3800 m) 8h00 walk.

A short climb after we enter to a valley on the north side of Larkya Glacier. Horizontally, walk along the alpine valley leads Larkya – La at 5,218 m reward pristine mountain scenery of Annapurna and Ganesh Himal range, then long descend to Bhimthang.

Day 15: Bimthang – Tilije (2300 m) 6h00 walk.

As usual as other days, we start our trek in the early morning. Once, enjoy with great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Himlung Himal. We descend towards Tilje passing through the high pasture, rivers, and rhododendron forests. Finally get in Tilije.

Day 16: Tilije – Tal (1700 m) 6h00 walk.

After exploring the upper Manang villages that lead you to join to Annapurna Circuit Treks part at Dharapani passing by beautiful villages, stones paved trail, mani walls and Chhortens then take a trail along Marsyangdi River to Taal.

Day 17: Taal – Bahun Danda (1340 m) 6h00 walk.

After crossing a suspension bridge come across Chamje. And the trail goes along the Marsyandi River valley which opens beautiful landscapes, villages and dense forest of pines to Shyange. Then once across a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river then take a trail in the Marijuana field at Ghermu Phant continues to walk through the small villages, waterfalls, steep climb vertical rock-face getting Bahun-Danda.

Day 18: Bahun-Danda – Bensishahar (900 m) 6h00 walk.

The last day of the walk that leads Bensi Shahar passing by the small village of Ngadi in Marsyangdi Valley get to Bulbule and walk along the road to Beshishahar.

Day 19: Bensi Shahar – Kathmandu (1350 m) 6h00 drive

This is picturesque drive passing through the several villages, rice fields, vegetation, the river as well as beautiful mountains and gets in Kathmandu in afternoon.

Day 20: Final Departure

A representative from Himalayan Exploration Treks will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary
The porter en route Manaslu

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