Wonderful Manaslu Circuit Trek is a perfect alternative for the popular Annapurna Circuit Trek. If you want to skip the trekkers’ crowd of the popular trekking region and yet want to enjoy the magnificence of the mountains, this is the right trip. The adventure that takes you around the Manaslu region is the next popular trek in the Himalaya.

The trek goes into the region of the 8th highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu, in the world and explores beautiful mountains and culture of the region. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a restricted area trekking adventure that requires a special permit to go trekking. An area to travel in a group, Manaslu region offers a perfect mixture of culture, nature, and mountains. If you want to walk in the peaceful mountains with fewer trekkers, this trek is a perfect option.

You will trek along the Budhi Gandaki River valley up towards the Nubri Valley region in the mountains. The river valley walk offers you a wonderfully natural and beautiful cultural experience. But as soon as you enter the higher elevation, you will enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains in the region. You will also explore the ancient cultural traditions practiced in the region for ages. In addition to the culture and mountain wonders, you will trek over a mountain pass called Larkya La. This trek over the pass is an incredibly challenging yet rewarding walk of the trip. The view of the surroundings that you get to enjoy from the top of the pass is simply breathtaking.

Highlights

  • Cultural sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Beautiful views of the mountains in the Manaslu region
  • Remote Himalayan trekking experience
  • Trekking over Larkya La at 5,160m
  • Timeless cultural experience along the trail
  • Inspiring simplicity and innocence of the people living in the region

Itinerary

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Day

Kathmandu

Day one is your arrival day in Kathmandu. We will come to welcome you at the airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. Upon reaching the hotel and checking in to the rooms, we will let you know about our trip briefing meeting.

It is an important meeting so, we will wait until everyone arrives if there are people flying in different flights for the trip on the same date. Anyway, you will get the information about the meeting time.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1400m

Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B

It is an acclimatization day as well as an exploration day in Kathmandu. You will also have the time to do last minute preparation on this day if you need to.

After you take your breakfast, we will take you for a beautiful sightseeing tour of the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu. The sites include ancient Buddhist stupas, Hindu temple, and medieval royal palace square. You will explore about the Kathmandu valley civilization since the ancient time. This day tour will give you a better understanding of life in Kathmandu in the past and at present.

  • Meals: B
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1400m

Kathmandu – Soti Khola (710m) – B.L.D

We leave Kathmandu today for a long drive to go to Soti Khola. Soti Khola is the place to start the trek in the Manaslu region. The drive goes along a highway through beautiful surroundings. We drive past small towns along the highway and see many villages in the surroundings. The drive today will give us the experience of how the rural Nepal looks like.

We eventually reach Soti Khola to stay overnight and prepare for the trek to start tomorrow.

  • Meals: B.L.D
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Gorkha
  • Altitude: 710m

Soti Khola – Machha Khola (900m) – B.L.D

The time to start the trek has finally arrived. We are ready to embark of the first day of the trek. The walk for the day is an easy one to Machha Khola. We trek along the Budhi Gandaki River valley and enjoy natural surroundings along the trail. Machha Khola is a small town in the region that serves as the overnight stop for trekkers in the region. We will have time to explore the place once we reach the place and check into a guest house.

  • Meals: B.L.D
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 900m

Machha Khola – Jagat (1,410m) – B.L.D

The walk today takes us to Jagat. We start the trek for the day after breakfast and traverse the trail along the river valley. Our walk goes past Khorlabesi, Tatopani and many other beautiful places. We reach Jagat village below a hanging cliff after a walk of about six hours through the river valley. There will be plenty of time for us to explore the village once we reach Jagat to stay overnight.

  • Meals: B.L.D.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 1410m

Jagat – Philim (1,590m) – B.L.D

The trek continues along the Budhi Gandaki river valley today after breakfast. Our destination for the day today is the beautiful village of Philim. The trail will bring us wonderful view of the surroundings and mountains like Sringi Himal. In addition to the view of mountains and nature, we will also walk past beautiful villages along the route. We walk past the villages like Salleri and Sirdibas as we traverse the trail up and down through the mountains.

We eventually reach Philim to stay overnight

  • Meals: B.L.D.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 1590m

Philim – Bihi (2,130m) – B.L.D

We will trek to Bihi village today. It will be a trek of about six hours to the destination. The walk goes past Ekle Bhatti where we find two trails leading to two different regions. One trail goes towards Tsum Valley in the region while the other goes towards the Manaslu Circuit route. We follow the route towards the Manaslu circuit and trek further towards Bihi. We will also walk past Kyak and Deng villages along the trail before reaching the destination to stay overnight. Once we reach and check into a teahouse, we will explore the place around and enjoy the surroundings.

  • Meals: B.L.D.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 2130m

Bihi – Namrung (2,670m) – B.L.D

As Bihi village offers a stunning view of the mountains, we wake up for an incredible morning in front of the mountains. The trek today takes us to Namrung village. We set off for the adventure for the day and traverse the trail past beautiful surroundings of the mountains and nature. We will find beautiful prayer flags and chhortens along the trail. The region now onwards practices Buddhism and we can experience the same during our adventure in the region.

We reach the beautiful Namrung village to stay overnight with enough time to explore around once we reach there.

  • Meals: B.L.D
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 2670m

Namrung – Lho (3,180m) – B.L.D

We will walk to the destination above 3,000 meters from the sea level. Beautiful Lho Gaun is the destination of our walk for the day. We can enjoy wonderful view of Naike peak and Sinmang Himal as we trek through beautiful surroundings. The trek also takes us past Lihi and Shyo villages before reaching Lho village. We will have a great cultural experience of the region on the trek today. Exploring and staying overnight Lho village is another incredible experience of the trek.

  • Meals: B.L.D
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 3180m

Lho – Samagaun (3,530m) – B.L.D

We continue the trek in the Manaslu area. The walk today takes us to a beautiful village of Samagaun. We trek through remote and secluded region in the Nubri valley. We traverse the trail winding up and down the mountains and goes through incredible surroundings. Our adventure for the day brings us beautiful view of the mountains along the trail. Samagaun is a wonderful village that offers a timeless cultural experience of the region.

  • Meals: B.L.D
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 3530m

Acclimatization Day – B.L.D

We take an a he climate. The day will bring us some incredible wonders of the mountains.cclimatization break at Samagaun today. It is a necessary break to prepare to walk further into the higher elevation. We will go for a hiking trip around to explore the surroundings and adjust with tempreture .

  • Meals: B.L.D
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 3530m

Samagaun – Samdo (3,860m) B.L.D

We will continue the trek to Samdo today after a full day of acclimatization break. The trek today brings incredible view of the mountains from along the rail. We enter deeper and higher into the increasing wilderness of the mountain on the trek today. The beauty of Samdo village is simply stunning with an incredible surrounding of the mountains. Staying overnight here is a wonderful experience.

  • Meals: B.L.D
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 3860m

Samdo – Larke Phedi (4,460m) – B.L.D

The trek for the day today takes us to Larke Phedi just below the Larkya La. It is a short trekking day yet a beautiful experience through the wild surroundings of the mountains. After we reach Larke Phedi, we will explore around and take rest to prepare for the adventure walk over the pass tomorrow. We will exploit the charm of the beautiful surrounding of the place and enjoy the moment at the camp.

  • Meals: B.L.D
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 4460m

Larke Phedi – Larkya Pass (5,160m) – Bimthang (3,720m) – B.L.D

Our walk for the day starts towards the pass early in the morning. We start traversing uphill trail and it is certainly a challenging walk at this elevation. But once we reach the pass, we will be dumbfounded by the view that the top brings to us. Standing at the elevation of 5,160 meters above sea level at Larkya La, we enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains. We can enjoy the view of Annapurna II, Namjung himal, Pang Phuchi, Himlung himal and many other mountains in the region.

After spending beautiful moments at the pass, we descend all the way to Bimthang to stay overnight.

  • Meals: B.L.D.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 3720m

Bimthang – Tilije(2,300m) – B.L.D

We have trekked through the Manaslu region and over the Larkya Pass. Now, we are trekking our way towards the Annapurna Circuit Trail. Our walk for the day today takes us to Tilije village to stay overnight. It is a beautiful and easy day of walk after such an adventurous day of crossing the pass yesterday.

  • Meals: B.L.D.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 2300m

Tiliche – Jagat (1,300m) – B.L.D

It is the final day of the trek today and we will trek to Jagat village in the Annapurna Circuit Trail. It is another day of easy walk along the Apple Pie trail. It is a beautiful nature walk that takes us to Jagat for overnight stay and to end the trekking part of the journey.

  • Meals: B.L.D.
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Altitude: 1300m

Jagat – Kathmandu – B.L

We have a long drive back to Kathmandu. We take a four wheel jeep drive to Besi Sahar and then onwards to Kathmandu by Bus. It is a long drive along the highway. We reach Kathmandu at late afternoon and check into hotel and spend a relaxing time.

  • Meals: B.L.
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Altitude: 1400m

Departure Day – B

We have come to the final day of the trip. The adventure to the Manaslu Circuit Trek has brought you a wonderful experience and beautiful memories to treasure in life. We will drive you to the airport for your departure flight.

  • Meals: B.
  • Altitude: 1400m

What to Expect

Airport pickup and drop off service on your arrival and departure

  • 3-star level hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu
  • Simple lodge accommodation on the trekking
  • All breakfasts for the trip; all meals during the trek
  • All overland transportation
  • All necessary permits for trekking
  • A professional trekking guide for the trip
  • Necessary number of porters for the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • International flight ticket and travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu; any kind of drinks
  • Entry fees to the heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Gratuities
  • All other expenses of personal nature and not mentioned in the “Includes” section

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