Manaslu (8163m) known as Kutang is the eight highest mountain in the world which is located at the western central part of Nepal in Mansiri Himal. In Sanskrit Manasa means “intellect” or “soul” thus the meaning of Manaslu is “Mountain of Spirit”. Manaslu Trek is a beautiful trek with spectacular views of Manaslu including different peaks and close look towards authentic Hindu and Tibetan style villages. The passes through Budhi Gandaki and Larky La(5160m) which is the highest point of the trek makes the journey more adventurous and exciting.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking Facts :
Activities: Trekking, Hiking and Sightseeing
Best Month: September- May
Transportation: Private Vehicles, Domestic Airplanes & Bus
Accommodation: Hotel & Lodge
Group Size: Min 2 pax
Mode of Trekking: Tea house and Camping
Max Elevation: 5160m
Meal: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek
Trip Route: Kathmandu – Arughat – Soti Khola – Maccha Khola – Jagat – Deng – Namrung – Lho – Samgoan – Samdo – Dharamsala – Bhimthang – Tilije – Tal – Syange – Besisahar – Kathmandu
Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu and trip preparation :
Transfer to hotel facilitated with 24 hrs running hot water with attached bathroom. Our Airport representative will be at the airport to receive you on your arrival with Himalayan Namobuddha Travel and Treks Banner. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02. Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley :
The day we would explore the Kathmandu valley probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath and the places you would like to visit would be managed by Himalayan Namobuddha Travel And Trek Pvt. Ltd. Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 03. Kathmandu to Arughat :
Today early in the morning we’ll take our drive through countryside of Nepal enjoying mountain sceneries towards Arughat via Dhading Besi. Around 7-8 hours drive would take us to Arughat. Overnight at Arughat.
Day 04. Arughat to Soti Khola :
The first day of our trek, we’ll cross bridge over Budhi Gandaki and walk through stone paved street towards bazaar. We’ll saw hydroelectric power project and rice fields before crossing suspension bridge at Arkhert Khola. Our trail pass through kyorpani and finally our descend trail takes us to Soti Khola. Overnight in Soti Khola.
Day 05. Soti Khola to Maccha Khola :
We’ll cross the bridge at Soti Khola trek through sal forest toward Khursane. Enjoying the rocky trail and two tropical water falls on the way we’ll reach Gurung village of Labubesi. Our ascending and descending trail along with rounded stones on the way reaches us Machha Khola Village. Overnight in Maccha Khola.
Day 06. Maccha Khola to Jagat :
Today we’ll makes our narrow trail towards Tharo Khola from Maccha Khola. We’ll cross Tharo Khola and reaches Khorlabesi. Our ups and downs trail take us to Tatopani and then to Budhi Gandaki. We’ll cross suspension bridge at Budhi Gandaki and Yaru Khola before we climb stone stairs at Tharo Bharyang. We’ll trek along the river and ascends path takes us to Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.
Day 07. Jagat to Deng :
From Jagat, we’ll climb over a rocky ridge and descends to Setibas. We’ll passes through Ghatta Khola and then to Philim. Our further walk takes us toward Ekle Bhatti and reaches Deng Khola after passing through bamboo forest. After crossing Khola we’ll reach Deng village. Overnight in Deng.
Day 08. Deng to Namrung :
After leaving Deng we’ll recross the Budhi Gandaki River and follow an uphill trail to Rana. Our ups and down path passing through mani walls towards Prok village from where beautiful view of Siringi himal can be observed. We’ll cross the Budhi Gandaki several times and several gumpas on the way. We’ll also cross the dense forest and narrow George before we climb to Namrung. Overnight at Namrung.
Day 09. Namrung to Lho :
We’ll pass through health post and police station at Namrung. We’ll cross Lihi village and Sho village. While leaving Sho village and climbing steep towards a village, we’ll have a superb view of Mt. Manaslu from the height. Finally, our trail takes us to Lho village where famous Ribung Gompa is located. Overnight in Lho.
Day 10. Lho to Samagoan :
Today we’ll walk through shady fir forest and climbs to plateau at Shayala village. The village is surrounded by huge mountains thus; we’ll be able to observe magnificent view of Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Enjoying the views of mountains we’ll continue our trek to reach Samagoan where we’ll be able to see well known monastery of Sama. Overnight in Samagoan
Day 11. Samagoan to Pungyen Gompa and back to Samagoan :
Today would be the accilimatization day as per our trek schedule. We’ll explore the surrounding villages and old gompa on a nearby little hill. We’ll take a side trip to Pungyen Gompa from where great view of Glacier can be observed. Overnight at Samagoan.
Day 12. Samagoan to Samdo :
After having breakfast our trail lead toward Manaslu Base Camp. We’ll take descend trail to Budhi Gandaki River and follow a bridge over a side stream. We’ll pass through Larkya La Trail pass and then to Kermo Kharka. Again, we’ll cross wooden bridge in Budhi Gandaki river and passes through large white Kani to Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.
Day 13. Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. :
We’ll trek along the edge of Budhi Gandaki and after crossing wooden bridge, our trail begins to ascend towards Larkya Glacier. We’ll continue our trail and go around the valley of the Salka Khoa and begins to ascend toward Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi. Overnight in Larkya Phedi.
Day 14. Dharamsala to Larkya La to Bhimthang :
We’ll take a short climb from Dharamsala towards northside at Larkya Glaciers. We’ll have view of Cho Danda and Larkya peak on the trail. We across the moraine of the Glacier and takes gradual ascend to the last section of pass. We’ll have magnificent view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal , Kangguru and Annapurna II from the top of pass. We’ll trek to Bhimthang after having views on pass. Overnight in Bhimthang.
Day 15. Bhimthang to Tilije :
We’ll have beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal and other Himals from the ridge of Bhimthang. We’ll take our descend way and cross Dudh Khola. After crossing Dudh Khola we’ll head towards Karche.
Then we’ll go across and make a steep climb over the ridge toward Gho and Tilije. Overnight in Tilije.
Day 16. Tilije to Tal :
We’ll walk through stone paved village towards Dudh Khola. We’ll cross wooden bridge and passes through mani walls at Thonje village. Ourtrail continues to walk through Dharapani, Kharte village and cross a bridge over Marshyandgi Khola. Finally we’ll reach Tal village after crossing Mani walls on the way. Overnight in Tal.
Day 17. Tal to Syange :
Today we’ll trek to Syange village. We’ll recross Marshyandgi river and head toward Chyamje. Our trail begins to descends through rhododendron forest and pine forest to Syange. Overnight in Syange.
Day 18. Syange to Besisahar and drive to Kathmandu :
Today would be the last day of our trek. We’ll trek from Syange to Besisahar from where we’ll take our drive to Kathmandu. It’ll take about 4 hours drive to reach Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we can relax, have some gifts for relatives and friends from Nepal. If we want to travel or visit somewhere Himalayan Namobudhha Travel And Trek will manage for that too. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 19. Departure from Kathmandu :
The last day in Nepal, at 3 hours before scheduled flight we’ll be taken up to airport by office representative of Himalayan Namobuddha Travel And Trek. It’s time to bid Nepal farewell visit and appreciate your visit to our country Nepal. And the trek would be the great lifetime memory.
Wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience in Nepal.!!!
Airport drop + Pick up by private transportation
Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Welcome dinner in typical cultural restaurant in Kathmandu.
Private transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
License holder experienced tour guide during sightseeing and his salary, meal, transportation etc.
Local License holder trekking guide during the trek and his salary, accommodation, food, transportation, insurance etc
Local trekking porter and his salary, transportation , meal, accommodation and insurance
Full board meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
All necessary ground transportation during the trek.
All necessary paper works.
Farewell lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.
Guided trekking map .
Entrance fees for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu .
Special trekking permit for Manasalu US$ 70 per week per person and after 7 days US$ 10 per day per person.
All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
Personal clothing and gears.
Tips to guide (Expected but not mandatory)
Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control.
Emergency Helicopter rescue (to be covered by your insurance company)
Other things which are not mentioned above.
Wish you a wonderful Himalayan experience with us!!!