The Manaslu Circuit is getting more and more popular as a new trekking destination but it still sees fewer trekkers compared to the established trekking routes in the Annapurna region. The circuit is a stunning trek with spectacular views of Mount Manaslu (8163 m) and the Ganesh Himal Range, among others. Along the trail you encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. The trail follows the spectacular Budhi Gandaki River all the way from Arugath to its source just below the Larkya Pass (5125 m). As you start low, at around 700 m, the landscapes are incredibly varied ranging from green countryside and lush forests to spectacular high altitude landscapes skirting huge glaciers.

The crossing of the Larkya Pass (5125 m) can be tough when there is snow. However, the stunning landscape with the mighty Himalayas towering straight above you and the spectacular glaciers make it more than worth the effort. The pass links the Budhi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows at Bhimtang before joining the main Annapurna Circuit route heading to the trailhead at Besisahar. The Manaslu trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu. It originally started in the town of Arughat or Gorkha; however, with roads being built many trekkers start at either Barpak or Soti Khola a bit further up the trail.

The trek described here starts in Soti Khola and ends in Chyamche. It’s also possible to finish the walk in Besisahar which is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. The itinerary below is one of the many possibilities. The trek can be made longer or shorter depending on the length of your walking days and starting point. There are basic guesthouses all along the trail so you can choose if you want to camp or stay at the teahouses/guesthouses. You can combine the Manaslu Circuit with the Tsum Valley, a beautiful, secluded valley where century old Tibetan traditions prevail.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION tribhuvan international Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 1 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

Suggested itinerary

Day 1st: Arrival day in kathmandu(1350m/4429ft) {15 minute drive}

Day 2nd: Drive from Kathmandu to Arugath Bazar (550m/1804ft) and drive to Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2297ft) {7-9 hours drive}

Day 3rd: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m/3051ft) {6 hrs trek}
Day 4th:  Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4396ft) {7 hrs trek}
Day 5th: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m6102ft) {7 hrs trek}
Day 6th: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m8629ft) {7-8 hrs trek}
Day 7th: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3530m/11581ft) {7 hrs trek}
Day 8th: Rest day Samagaon (visit Pungyen Gompa and glacial lake Birendra Tal) (6 hrs trek}roundtrip) or acclimatization walk to Manaslu Base Camp (4400m/14436ft) {7-8 hrs roundtrip trek}
Day 9th: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3865m/12680ft) {4 hrs trek}
Day 10th: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala/Larkya Phedi (4460m/14633ft) {4 hrs trek}
Day 11th: Trek from Dharmasala/Larkya Phedi to Bhimtang (3590m/11778ft) via Larkya La pass (5125m./16814ft) {8-10 hrs trek} depending on physical shape, weather and trail conditions.
Day 12th: Trek from Bimtang to Gho (2515m/8251ft) or Tiliche (2300m/7546ft) {6 or 7 hrs trek}
Day 13th: Trek from Gho or Tiliche to Chyamche (1430m/4692ft) {7 or 8 hrs trek}
Day 14th: Drive to Besisahar to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft) {7 hrs drive}

Day 15th: Shopping departure or extend your trip{20 minute drive}

Cost Included:

1, Airport Pick up and drop services during your international arrival and departure

2, Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast according to itinerary.

3, kathmandu to Soti Khola drive by local bus

4, Besishahar to Kathmandu drive by local bus

5, beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses/lodges during the trek.

6, Meals of full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of hot drinks)

7, one trekking guide highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, government licensed, ministry of tourism trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance.

8, one very strong porter with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance

9, Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits.

10, Down jacket, Four – seasonal sleeping bag, Duffel bag, and trekking map (duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag have to be returned after trip completion)

11, Complementary welcome or farewell dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant

12, all necessary paper works, Government tax and office services charges.

13, Assistant trekking guide if your group size 6 or more than 6 persons with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance

14, First AID medication and medicines with your guide.

15, certificate of your trekking signed by the company manager and your trekking guide.

Cost Excluded:

1, Kathmandu city lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, late departure than schedule itinerary)

2, international airfare to and from Nepal

3, travel, medical insurance, Emergency evacuation

4, Items of personal Nature (Hot shower, alcoholic beverages, Telephone, laundry, personal snacks, Internet, electronic or battery charging, hot water, Cold drinks)

5, Extra accommodation in Kathmandu rather than itinerary

6, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, US$ 40 multiple entry for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entry for 3 months) Can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.

7, Gratitude for your guide and porter

8, City monument fees and other cost arising by mishaps, natural calamities.

9, Services that are not mentioned in service include sections.

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5.00 based on 1 review
21/08/2015

Excellent services and excellent performance of guide and porter. You are the best tour organiser in nepal. WE proud of your arrangement. see you again.

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