• Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Overview

Trip Tacts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest House In trek/ Hotel In City
  •    Meals: Full Board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 5125m
  •    Group size: 2
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Higlights

  • Eighth highest Mountain in the world
  • Panoramic and close by view of the Himalayas.
  • less crowded route of trekking
  • Enjoy Trekking along the beautiful Budhi Gandaki river.
  • Rich in flora and fauna with diversity of mid-Nepali hills.

 

Trip Information

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the remote area of Nepal. Manaslu routes relatively seek few trekkers and have not been developed and are basically deprived of basic facilities.  In fact, the tea houses in the Manaslu Circuit were only developed before 5 years. But, when the Annapurna Circuit Trekking route was constructed, Manaslu Circuit has developed a lot since then.
The Manaslu Conservation Area project encouraged an additional number of tea houses in the route. Now you can enjoy your trekking to Manaslu Circuit at its finest condition.
Normally, you can take a package of 15 days to complete the Manaslu Circuit Trekking but Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions PVT LTD will suggest you a few extra days for itinerary extensions so that you can enjoy other destinations like Tsum Valley on the way of Manaslu Circuit. Manaslu Circuit Trek route follows the rugged gorge of the evergreen river Budhi Gandaki before crossing the Larkya Pass and descending down to another amazing river named Marshyandgi Khola after the pass. Manaslu Circuit Trek with us will also benefit you with one of the easy but high passes namely Larkya Pass. Larkya Pass Trekking is also considered the snowy pass, as sometimes there occurs heavy snowfall surrounding the Manaslu. 
Manaslu Circuit Trekking is difficult and riskier in the western side of Manaslu where deep snowfalls are likely to be found.

Along the trek, Manaslu trail crosses from Gorkha and join over the Budhi Gandaki at Arughat.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking route includes trekking through the village and cultivated fertilized land for some days. But the gorge is narrow after Jagat - the village inhabited by  Gurungs. You will experience the Tibetian influenced culture after 12 days of Manaslu Circuit which is just a few kilometers away from Narmu Tibetian Border in the North.

From Samdu to Bhimtang, there exists no permanent habitation. In Larkya Phedi, you can see a large stone shelter before crossing the Larkya Pass.  In the pass, you will be surrounded by the beautiful beast Mt. Manaslu ( 8163m) on your left and also you will see the landscapes of snow-capped mountains whose stunning beauty of glaciers will definitely make your best moment of your trekkings. The itinerary continues after you have crossed Bhimtang Can, which joins the main Annapurna Circuit Trek at Dharapani. After we finished Dudh Khola, with the beautiful Rhododendron and pine forest which would normally take 4 hours but as you start to enjoy the beautiful mountain range, where birds and flowers will leave you amazed you can take a day too.  However, you will be advised to Pack Lunch and Drinks because of deprived facilities in Larke Pass for a day. 

When the weather in Manaslu is good, you will enjoy the view of panoramic mountains. Manaslu Trek will additionally benefit you with the fascinating culture, amazing landscape, biological diversity with superb Himalayan VIews of Annapurna Himalayan range, Himalchuli,  Shringi Ngadi Chuli along with Ganesh Himal makes the Manaslu trekking one of Nepal’s lost Himalayan Gem. 

Since Manaslu Region has been restricted by Nepal’s Government, you are not allowed to go trekking in that route. A minimum of two persons is required to get the permits of a trek along with the local guide. The permit must be processed through a registered agency. You can check Manaslu Trek Permit to know more about the permits and its charge.

Manaslu Larkya Pass (5135m) the highest point in the Manaslu Circuit Trekking route. You can grab the finest view when you trek in Autumn or Spring season. These seasons are the best time to trek in Manaslu but we arrange around the year as per your desired time for you. Manaslu regions have also four different options: Lower Manaslu Trekking, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking, Tsum Valley Trekking and Manaslu Circuit Trekking itself. Among them, Manaslu Larke Pass trekking is popular trekking options according to trekkers.

Manaslu Trekking: Trek in the Mountain of Spirit
Manaslu Trekking is getting more and more popular because of its newly trekking destination. However, there are still few trekkers as compared to the established trekking routes in the Annapurna Region. The circuit trek gives stunning routes with the spectacular views in every step. You will see the shining diamond Mt. Manaslu when the sun sprinkles its rays over the 8163m above peak the scenario is just magnificent with Ganesh Himal Range on the side, the horizon is just peaceful beauty. Along the Manaslu Trek, you encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist villages. The trail follows the spectacular Budhi Gandaki river all the way from Arughat to its source which is just below the Larkya Pass(512m).

Manaslu Trek Route
Starting around 700 m, the landscapes incredibly vary from the green countryside and lush forests to spectacular high altitude landscapes skirting huge glaciers. Crossing the Larkya Pass (5125 m) is tough when there is snow. However, the stunning landscape with the mighty Himalayas towering straight around 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 Trekking is easily accessible from Kathmandu. It originally starts 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.
We start trekking from Soti Khola and end in Chyamche or Besisahar where it is also the starting point for trekking in the Annapurna Circuit.

Experience Required for Manaslu Trek
The Manaslu Trek Itinerary below is just a suggested itinerary. You can customize the trek route and itinerary as per your comfort. We recommend following this route to get the most out of the Manaslu Region of Nepal. The trekking can be longer or shorter depending on the length of your walking days and starting point. There are tea houses along the track. We can arrange camping for you if you prefer camping to stay in the guesthouse. You can also visit the Tsum Valley, a beautiful, secluded valley where century-old Tibetan traditions prevail.  

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (KTM)

Day 02: In Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (869m)Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340m)

Day 06 Trek to Deng (1860m)

Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2630m)

Day 08: Trek to Sama Gaun (3520m)

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaun

Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3860m)

Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala (4460m)

Day 12: Trek to Bimtang (3750m) via Larke Pass (5135m)

Day 13: Trek to Dharapani (1963m)

Day 14: Drive to Besi Sahar – Kathmandu

Day 15: Fly back to home

 

Customer Reviews


Well organized and cost effective

Fan Shuk Chun | Taiwan, China.

Rating: 5

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.


Best organization.

Cheuk Wan Tsui | Kuala lumpur, Malaysia

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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

Rating: 5

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.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Meet and greet at the airport, transfer to hotel

On your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to the hotel. Welcome drink and a short brief about your trip. For early arrival, you can go around or sightseeing after settling in the hotel. Overnight in KTM. Meals: Not included.

Day 02: Get permits, prepare for trekking or visit ancient temples

While we apply the permits of Manaslu Trekking, ACAP and MCAP for you, you can do preparation for trekking or visit the ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples such as the Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath (known as Monkey Temple among tourists). KTM has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. Moreover, there are amazing bookshops, local markets, handicraft shops, cafés and restaurants, and centers for cultural and spiritual practice nearby. Guided sightseeing can be provided on your request. Meals included: Breakfast.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (700m)

Drive to Arughat in the early morning by bus/private jeep. It takes 7 hours but the landscapes on the way are beautiful. At Arughat, change to a local connection bus to Soti Khola where is at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight in trekking lodge. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (869m)

Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River and through the shady forest of sal trees. When walking uphill along the steep and rugged cliffside, you can see the river roars wildly below. Then we go down to the Gurung village of Labubesi and follow the river bank to the village of Machha Khola where we spend the night. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340m)

We follow the gorge and continue up the river. Langur monkeys can usually be heard playing in the jungle high above. We trek through villages in Khorlabesi, Tatopani, Donovan, Thulo Dunga and finally Jagat where you can see the first Tibetan Buddhist village in the Manaslu Trekking. Overnight in Jagat. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 06: Trek to Deng (1860m)

We begin by walling upward in a rocky ridge where views of Mt. Sringi Himal (7,187m) emerge. Continue through rich terraced fields of maize, potato, and millet. Then we enter Nupri, the Western Mountains, via bamboo forests. We spend the night in a Buddhist village in Deng. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2630m)

From Deng, we pass numerous Tibetan Mani walls (intricately hand-carved stone walls with Buddhist scriptures) and weaved in and out of canyons. Later on the way to Manaslu Circuit Trek, we go through colorful forest of firs, oaks, and rhododendrons to the settlement in Namrung where we stay for the night. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 08: Trek to Samagaun (3520m)

From Namrung, the Manaslu Trek climbs steadily into the alpine where you can see the first stunning glimpse of Mt. Manaslu North and Manaslu. On the way, you meet people in their traditional Tibetan costume (Chubas). Continue trekking to Sama Gaun through a village in Shyo, Lho, and Shyala. This is a long day walking of 7-8 hours. Overnight in Sama Gaun. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization day

Rest day is to allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitudes. We can spend the day exploring the surroundings - Birendra Taal (a beautiful lake), the Buddhist monasteries and Samagaun (a big Tibetan community), or go a side trip to Pun Gyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp but both side trips require almost a full day for each. We can see the marvelous view of Mt. Manaslu. Stay overnight at the same place. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3860m)

This is a short day of Manaslu Trekking to allow you to better adjust to the altitude. Here is a land of yaks and marmots. The pastures can only grow barley and potatoes due to the high altitude. We are finally above the tree line! A pleasant walk brings us to the picturesque village of Samdo –a town well-known for its yak herding. Samdo is also at the convergence of 3 valleys and is only a day’s walk from Tibet. You are quite likely to see traders coming from the valleys carrying Chinese and Tibetan goods. Stay overnight at Samdo. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala (4460m)

We walk along a wide and broad path. Then cross the Budhi Gandaki River and continue along a Mani wall. We can have a grand view of a huge gorge in a ridge while we trek upward to the Larkya Glacier. Overnight at Dharmasala. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 12: Trek to Bimtang (3750m) via Larke Pass (5135m)

Today’s trekking is physically demanding. The track is not difficult but the 5135-meter height Larkye Pass is challenging. From Larkya Phedi, it takes 5 hours to cross the glacial moraine and four frozen lakes to reach the Larke Pass where you can see incredible views of Mt. Himlung Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyaji Kung (7,030m), Kang Guru (6,981m) and Annapurna II (7937). This is the peak point of Manaslu Trekking. After the great view, we descend along a steep gully which eventually peters out into the more level area of the grassy moraine. The valley opens up as we continue descending to Bimthang where we stay overnight. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 13: Trek to Dharapani (1963m). (Long day downhill walk)

We cross a glacial stream, walk over the side of the moraine and then descend to a spectacular forest of rhododendron and impressive pine trees. The view of Mt. Manaslu is still splendor. Descend to Dudh Khola and continue through a more agricultural landscape to reach the village in Goa, Tilje. Walk further down to Dharapani where we stay the night. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 14: Drive to Besisahar – Kathmandu (Long day drive)

Today is a long day of driving. After breakfast, we take a local jeep/bus to Beshisahar and then change to a Hiace van to Kathmandu. Arrive at Kathmandu in the late evening. (For a more relaxing journey, you can consider to stay the night in Beshisahar and return to Kathmandu early next morning). Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 15: Fly back home or extend the trip    

Your adventure trip comes to an end. Our representative transfers you to the airport 3 hours before your departure time. Hope to see you soon. Namaste and goodbye!

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop services during your international arrival and departure
  • Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast according to the itinerary.
  •  Kathmandu to Soti Khola drive by local bus
  •  Besishahar to Kathmandu drive by local bus
  •  beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses/lodges during the trek.
  • Meals of the full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with a cup of hot drinks)
  • one trekking guide highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, government licensed, ministry of tourism trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance.
  •  one very strong porter with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
  •  Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
  •  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)
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in a typical Nepali cultural restaurant
  •  all necessary paper works, Government tax, and office services charges.
  • Assistant trekking guide if your group size 6 or more than 6 persons with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
  • First AID medication and medicines with your guide.
  • certificate of your trekking signed by the company manager and your trekking guide.

What is not included?

  • Kathmandu city lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, late departure than schedule itinerary)
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • travel, medical insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  • Items of personal Nature (Hot shower, alcoholic beverages, Telephone, laundry, personal snacks, Internet, electronic or battery charging, hot water, Cold drinks)
  •  Extra accommodation in Kathmandu rather than an itinerary
  •  Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, US$ 40 multiple entries for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entries for 3 months) Can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  •  Gratitude for your guide and porter
  •  City monument fees and other costs arising by mishaps, natural calamities.
  •  Services that are not mentioned in service include sections.

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