Manaslu Circuit Trekking
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Difficult
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Trekking
- Accommodation: Guest House In trek/ LuxuryHotel In City
- Meals: Full Board in trek
- Maximum altitude: 5125m
- Group size: 2pax to 15 pax.
- Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May
- less crowded route of trekking
- Enjoy Trekking along the beautiful Budhi Gandaki river.
- Trek to Manaslu Base Camp.
- Majestic view of the 8th highest mountain in the world Mt. Manaslu (8,163m).
- Tibetan and Gurung influence the Culturally and Historically Fascinating regions of Nepal.
- teahouse trekking.
- the High pass, Larkya La (5,125m), and Numerous Mountain panoramic and close Vistas.
- Beaten path trek, Culturally and Naturally rich in flora, fauna, and cultivated terraced land with a diversity of Mid- Nepali Hills.
As the name suggests, this little-known and relatively new trek will take you to remote and breathtaking areas around the world's eighth highest mountain, Manaslu. If you are looking for a unique trek in the Himalayas without a mass of tourists, then the Manaslu circuit is the right one for you.
The highlight of this trek for many is the authentic Tibetan village of Sama, the glacial Lake Birendra, and the lush rhododendron forest. On the way, we will have several raised bridges over the river Buri Gandaki, which we will have to cross. This trek is exceptional not only for its enchanting views but also for its Tibetan culture.
The trek will take you to the vicinity of the Tibetan border, where Larke Bazar used to be, an ie. a shopping center with salt. Note: Minimum number of participants is 2 people. This is a physically demanding trip, which is designed for a group of at least 2 people on a selected date.
The price is for two paying persons in the lowest season when the room is occupied by 2 persons. If you are interested, we provide an English-speaking guide and adjust the route according to the client's needs. If you want a private bathroom in the place of accommodation, add 10 - 25 USD / day to the price.
Moving to Soti Khola
transfer to Soti Kholapanorama
The first day is marked by a long bus journey from the starting point of Kathmandu 1300 m above sea level to Arughat 730 m above sea level.
But that will not be all, there is another bus waiting for us to the destination Soti Khola 710 m above sea level (a more convenient option is to rent a private jeep, which will take us directly to the destination station).
The second part of the road becomes a bit more challenging (drivers from D1 are used to it), when the road becomes a bit leaky and rattling, but we quickly stop perceiving this fact when enjoying the panoramas.
Day 2Trek through a subtropical forest
subtopic forest Salvodopády and natural pool
Today's trek will largely copy the riverbed and go through the subtropical forest of Sal. Along the way we will pass two waterfalls. At the village of Gurung Lapu Besi (880 m above sea level) you can refresh yourself in the natural pool directly below the waterfall.
Day 3Hot springs in Tatopani
hot springs Tatopanifirst views of the Jagat village
Today's destination is the village of Jagat, the last place of the trek, which can be reached without permission.
The beginning of the journey will still be in the spirit of water fun in the hot springs of Tatopani, a half-hour walk away.
During the day, we will cross several raised bridges over the Budhi Gandaki River, and from Thulo Dhunga, the view of the mountain range itself will slowly begin to open up.
We will sleep in Jagat.
Day 4 Wandering through authentic villages
authentic village siluety peak mill "Ghatta"
Right from the beginning of today's trek, a breathtaking view awaits us from the raised bridge, which spans 3 waterfalls.
Along the way, we pass several authentic villages (Salleri, Sirdibas, Ghattekhola, and Philim), where people have lived the same lifestyle for centuries.
Down by the river we separate from the groups continuing on the trek of the Tsum valley.
Along the way, we are greeted by the silhouettes of the peaks of Mt. Ganesh, Siringi, and Himalchuli. We will also be able to see a traditional watermill, now called Ghatta.
Day 5 Introduction to Tibetan culture
Tibetan valley views of the Himalchuli
Today we will travel through the Nupri Valley, which is influenced by Tibetan culture.
As soon as we leave Deng, another of the raised bridges awaits us and walk through the bamboo grove to Bhi Phedi (2000 m above sea level). The lunch spot at Ghap 2110 m above sea level offers nice views of the snow-covered Himalchuli, the dense mountain forest and the deep green valley.
A short stop and refreshments are worth a visit to the Long Chuta guesthouse, where we will stop for a cup of Nepalese chai tea.
The trail to Namrung will be our last destination today.
Day 6First views of Manaslu
Tibetan vessels views of Manaslu
The main points of today will be the first crossing of the border of 3000 m above sea level and the first views of Mount Manaslu.
Much of today's trek will lead through the Tibetan villages of Barsam, Lihi and Sho. Prepare well for the more challenging part between the villages of Lihi and Sho.
Along the way we will have the opportunity to see herds of yaks and locals working on their buckwheat and potato farm.
The landscape is beginning to change dramatically compared to the one we encountered in the lowlands.
Day 7Panorama and hike to the glacial lake Birenda
panoramas of ManasluTibetan village Sama
Today will be a short but challenging trek. Thanks to enough time, there is no reason to panic and we can enjoy the panoramas in peace, where Manaslu itself rises in the background.
After reaching the top of Syala 3520 m above sea level, Manaslu itself will stand in front of us with visible glaciers and other massive peaks of Himalchuli and Naike. From the top, the trek takes us across two raised bridges to the traditional Tibetan village of Sama, which lies at the foot of Manaslu.
We will stay in a hotel and in case we still have time with enough strength, we will go on a short hike to the glacial lake
Day 8Traditional Tibetan village of Sama with a number of stupas and monasteries
rest and acclimatization Pung Gyen Gompa Pung Gyen Gompa
Today's program will be acclimatization in the village of Sama. In addition to relaxation, there are two options for hiking.
The first is a hike to the base camp under Manaslu, or a hike to Pung Gyen Gompa. A hike to Pung Gyen will take us to the old Rimpoche spiritual site for meditation.
With a little luck, we will see a Lama guru during one of the meditations. In both variants we have the opportunity to see a dramatic valley surrounded by huge peaks such as Himalchuli (7893 m), Naike peak aka Peak 29 (5515 m), Manaslu (8193 m), and far to the south lies the Mt. Ganesh.
Likewise, Manaslu Base Camp itself will provide us with a wonderful view of the entire valley.
Day 9Trek the highest point of our trek to the border with Tibet
blue sheep gate Kani
A four-hour trek will take us to the highest points of our route.
A rocky path and a wooden bridge take us to the village of Samdo, which is the last village in the Nupri Valley. On the way to the village, we will walk through a sparse forest where you can see a blue sheep.
Upon arrival in the village, we will be greeted by the mighty gate of Kani.
Day 10 Rough Himalayan nature
blue sheep frame
Today we will walk through the mountainous area of ??Manaslu. On the way to Dharamsala, we meet a large number of blue sheep and endangered rabbits, one of which is a marmot.
The area will generally turn drier and the vegetation will be characterized by rather dwarf woody plants. Beautiful views will accompany us throughout our 4-hour challenging but satisfying trek.
Day 11 Crossing the Larke alpine pass 5100 m above sea level
Larke Alpine Pass
day D, we will start today's tour early due to strong noon winds. The total length of the tour is 8 hours, there are no places for refreshments on the way, so we pack everything with us.
The Larke Pass awaits us, one of the most beautiful in the Himalayas and, as a bonus, views of the Anapurna Mountains.
Overnight in the village of Bhimthang.
Day 12 A rhododendron trail to the village of Sotikhola
rhododendron forestfauna and flora
Today's 4-hour descent will take us to a forest landscape rich in fauna and flora.
In early spring you can see about 20 species of rhododendrons. Today's trek will end in the picturesque village of Sotikhola.Day 13 Farewell to Manaslu
circuit around Annapurenøre Dudh Kosi
Today we will descend almost 800 meters to Dharapani through the village of Tilchi.
Dharapani where the junction of Manaslu and Annapurna treks is located.
We will descend to the Dudh Kosi River itself and also to the Marshyangdi River in Dharapani.
Day 14 End of the joint journey - transfer to Pokhara, Kathmandu
sunrise over the Himalayemirododendrons in Poon Hill
Our common journey ends today.
If you prefer relaxation and want to enjoy city life, you can continue by shared jeep to Besisahar, from which you can easily get by bus to Pokhara, or directly back to Kathmandu.Trek extension - Annapurna circuit
If you have the time and interest, you can join the Annapurna circuit.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking equipment:
Headlamp with extra batteries
UV Protection Sunglasses
A warm sleeping bag Negative 15 degrees.
Trekking shoes Goretex
Trekking stick good quality
Clothes for Manaslu Trekking:
Higher elevation morning and night will very cold So you Must carry warm clothes are as follows:
For Upper body:
The headscarf can use in dust road
Wool or synthetic warm hat which must cover your ear.
shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
The light thermal upper wear
Fleece wind-stopper jacket
Waterproof with breathable fabric jacket
Jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
lightweight poly-liner gloves.
lightweight wool or fleece gloves
Non-cotton underwear briefs
Hiking shorts pant
lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
of fleece or woolen trousers
waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
3 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces
running shoes or sandals
Gaiters ( in winter)
headache, fever, handi plast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc.
some medical shops on the way trekking.
Well organized and cost effective.
Fan Shuk Chun | Taiwan, China.
Well organized and cost-effective trekking company. we enjoy a lot in trekking Manaslu organized by Birendra. Guide Sambhu and porter Ramesh did a great job for me.
Cheuk Wan Tsui | Kuala lumpur, Malaysia
Best organization and very professional to support to fully adopt the changing conditions of the mountain if any accident happens during the whole tour. So trustful and caring. choose mission Himalaya to make your best trekking in Nepal.
Larke pass with Mission Himalaya.
Alex Muller | Germany
We did Manaslu Circuit trek arranged by Mission Himalaya. Hotel in Kathmandu as well as including all permits and papers organizing by the company. All arranged by very professionally. Guide Santa was very responsible and helpful. The trek was beautiful with stunning views from Larke Pass. we are happy with the service from beginning to end by mission Himalaya.
Memorable Manaslu trek.
Lucas Schmidt | Netherlands
I Joined Manaslu Circuit and Larke Pass Trek in this December with Mission Himalaya Treks. I really enjoyed my trek with Guide Sambhu who always taking care of my food and accommodation. He was knowledgeable and did this trek much time. Birendra from the company was replaying my email and answers were very quickly. Got the best price including the two-night hotel in the city. Wish you all the best from Netherland.
Experienced in tourism and hospitality.
Michael Schneider | France
I completed Circuit Manaslu treks with Mission Himalaya. Their service was professional, reliable, flexible, accommodative and informative. Best hug and thanks to my guide Lal Bahadur who was extremely friendly and experienced in tourism and hospitality. Planning Nepal? Go with Mission Himalaya.
Stunning view from Larke pass.
Daniel Fisher | Germany
We did a Larke pass trek with this company and staff from this Mission Himalaya are so professional in their field. The guide they provided for us was so good with his skills. Purna was our guide. I recommend this company for your future treks.
Fabulous Manaslu trek and great views.
Maximilian Winkler | germany
Fabulous Manaslu trek and great views, high mountains, green forests, and clear rivers. A lot of Gurung villages along the way. Larke-pass slippery because of snow. highly recommended from Mission Himalaya. Without a guide cannot trek because of the restricted region.
guides and porters were an outstanding performance.
meier Maximilian | Germany
This Manaslu and Larke-pass trekking has been little hardest but most rewarding experiences in my life. We had a better team of fun and supportive of all the group members. Our guides and porters were an outstanding performance. Perfect match this experience I will remember it for the rest of my life.
Organizing best trek and tours in Nepal.
Andre Hatin | Spain
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mission Himalaya to other outdoor activities people around the world. A responsible company that has the welfare of the local environment and people in mind. Organizing best trek and tours in Nepal Tibet and Bhutan.
great organizer, great guides and strong porter.
Jakab Krause | Netherlands
Great trek in Manaslu, great organizer, great guides and strong porter. Views I have seen and the memories I have made will last a lifetime and I could thank Mission Himalaya and our guides more. THANK YOU So Much!!!
It was a wonderful and rewarding experience.
Sophia Chapman | United Kingdom
Birendra, Santa, and porter all team was great in helping us up to the mountains Manaslu. They were fun, knowledgeable and understanding, joking, having a great way to manage every different level in treks. Please bring energy bars, Wet tissues, powder and medication against AMS. It was a wonderful and rewarding experience. I highly recommend the trip and using Mission Himalaya a local trekking agency of Nepal.
Well-organized trekking and tour in Nepal.
Lucas Lee | Australia
Mission Himalaya always have great itineraries and are well-organized trekking and tour in Nepal. We got to see the main sights of the Manaslu region trekking and remote part of treks.