Manaslu Circuit Trekking is an off the beaten trekking trail in Nepal. Wild and remote trekking, Manaslu circuit trekking is a trekking around Manaslu Massif (8163m.) the eighth highest mountain in the world. A less crowded trekking route than other classic treks, Manaslu circuit trek route is also the part of the “The Great Himalayan Trail “During the trek, you can collect the mesmerizing views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges. The trail starts in the low altitude at Soti Khola (869m.) then constantly rise up to Larkya La Pass (5160m.) covering the wonderful landscapes, green countryside, lush forests and the huge glaciers along the way.
The locals here are a mix of the Hindu and Buddhist religions and the villages reflect of Hindu and Tibetan style. This trekking is a restricted area trekking so you need to have at least two travellers and a registered local trekking guide.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1334m.) and transfer to the hotel.(D)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our representatives will greet you and will transfer you to the hotel. In the free time, you can take a good rest and get refreshed from the jet lag. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation day. (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
Full day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing is dedicated to introducing four of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in Kathmandu. Those four sites you will be visiting are Soyambhunath, The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath- a temple dedicated to Hindus and also known as the crematory place, next Boudhanath- the largest Buddhist Stupa in South Asia and Kathmandu Durbar Square- an ancient palace place.
After the sightseeing, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with a cultural program. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Sotikhola(700m./6-7 hours trek/ 150km. approx. ) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Early morning, you will catch your bus from New Bus Park to Sotikhola. Along the way, you will pass several small and big settlements. Once you arrive in Soti Khola, your guide will transfer to the teahouse for the overnight. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 4: Sotikhola to Machha Khola (869m./6-7 hours/12 km. approx.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Here you start your trekking. The trail is an easy trekking trail. Along the way, you will cross the small Gurung settlement called Lapubesi. From there you will continue you trekking through Khanibesi and ultimately to Machha Khola. From Machha Khola you can collect the North East view of Ganesh Himal. Overnight at a teahouse.
Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m./7-8 hours/15 km. approx.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
From Machha Khola the trails slowly ascend to Khorlabesi which offers you the wonderful view of Ganesh Himal. Along the way, at Yaru Phat you can see an amazing waterfall. You then trek through the rock and stone paved trail. Just before Jagat, you will pass a bridge that is made of the rock. From Jagat, you can enjoy the superb views of Sringi Himal. Overnight at a teahouse.
Day 6: Jagat to Deng(1860m./6-7 hours/12km. approx.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
The trail to Deng is mostly rough at uphill. Deng is another small Gurung settlement which offers the superb views of Siringi Himal. Mani wall is another attraction of Deng. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 7: Deng to Namrung (2630m./6-7 hours trek/12km. approx.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
The trail from Deng to Ghap combines uphill, downhill and the easy trekking path. From Deng you will first get to Ghap, then you will trek through the dense pine and rhododendron forest to get Namrung for the overnight. Namrung is a small Gurung village which offers the stunning views of Siringi Himal and Ganesh Himal. Namala Gompa is another attraction of Namrung. Overnight at Namrung.
Day 8: Namrung to Lho (3180m./4-5 hours/9km. approx.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
The trail from Namrung to Lho is an easy trekking route. The wonderful view of Manaslu mountain greets us all the way. At Lamagaon you can collect the magnificent views of Himchuli. Little ahead, Sho welcomes with wonderful views of the Manaslu North face and Naike Peak. From Lho you can catch the panoramic view of Manaslu Massif. Rimung Monastery and the Mani walls are the another attractions of Lho. Overnight at Lho.
Day 9: Lho to Samagaon(3520m./4-5 hours trek/8 km. approx.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Walk through the Mani walls then pass a big Chortens before Shyala then you will continue the trekking to Samagaon. Manaslu will accompany you all the way to Samagaon. Samagaon is a wonderful Gurung village with Tibetan like traditions and culture plus the views of Manaslu, Larke peak and Naike Peak is absolutely fantastic. Overnight at a teahouse.
Day 10: Acclimatization day. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
An extra day in Samagoan is always worthwhile. Today you can either hike up to Manaslu Base Camp(4400m.) or visit the wonderful Birendra Tal. On the free time, you can just relax. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3875m./4-5 hours trek/8km.approx. ) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
From Samagaon, you will take steep uphill trail first to Kyonggma Kharka where you can see the stone huts plus long Mani walls. Samdo will welcome you with stunning views of Naike and Pangboche peak. You can also explore the Taka Chouling Gompa in Samdo. Overnight at Samdo.
Day 12: Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi) (4460m./4-5 hours trek/8km approx.) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
The trail from Samdo first ascends to Larkya Bazar which is a fair seasonal Tibetan market. Further, you will trek to Larkya Phedi. You can enjoy the superb views of Larkya Peak and Naike Peak from Dharamsala. Overnight.
Day 13: Larkya Phedi to Larkya La pass(5160m.), further to Bimthang (3590m./6-7 hours trek/12 km. approx. ) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
One of the tough trekking day where you will first walk through the Moraine route to the pass. You can see the Larkya Glacier along the way. During the pass, you can enjoy the magnificent views of Kanguru, Annapurna II, Himlung Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, Larkya Peak, Namjung Himal plus Ranta Chuli.After Larya La pass the trail is steep descent plus grassy moraine. As it is rock fall area walk carefully.
Upon your arrival in Bumthang, you can take a good rest with stunning views of Lamjung, Manaslu, Phungi south face, Himlung plus Cheo Himal. Overnight hotel.
Day 14: Bimthang to Dharapani(1963m./7-8 hours trek/15km. approx. ) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
First, descend down to Hampuk, a rock shelter cave then to Yak Kharka. Further, you will be trekking through Gho-a Gurung village. Further more you will trek to Tilije for the overnight. Overnight.
Day 15: Dharapani to Besisahar (760m./5-6 hours drive/80km. approx. ). (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
This day you drive to Besisahar from Dharapani. Overnight.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu (1334m./6-7 hours trek/ 150km. approx.): (Breakfast and Dinner Included)
The final day of the trek, this day you will drive back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will have time for the last-minute shopping. Overnight.
Day 17: Fly back home
You will be transferred to the Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight back home. Trip Ends. (Breakfast Included)
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast in twin sharing basis
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Teahouse accommodation during trekking
Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
It gets when you go up in the high mountains where the air is thin. Symptoms
Problem on breathing
Nausea and Vomiting
Fatigue/loss of energy
Loss of appetite
Techniques for preventing AMS
Walk slowly and take small breaks during the trekking
Drink more water and avoid alcohol
Take acclimatization days during the trek
Eat light and high-calorie diets, foods in rich potassium is recommend
Get prepare with the warms clothes
It is better to try some hiking before going the high altitude.
Some Medication Suggestion of AMS
Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for headaches
Anti-sickness medicines, like promethazine for nausea
Acetazolamide to prevent and treat high altitude sickness
Common AMS treatment
Descend down to the lower altitude and go up again once you feel better. If it does not improve even after descending or get worse then you should see the doctor.
Take the suggested medicine, take ibuprofen or paracetamol for a headache, if you feel sick then take anti-sickness medicines.
Always share your companions if you are not feeling well so that they can help you before it is too late.
To book the trip, you can request through booking form on the trip or you can send us an email directly.
While booking a trip with us, you can send us 10 % as advance via Bank Transfer/Western Union/ Credit Card. You can pay rest on arrival at our Kathmandu office.
You are requested to provide a photocopy of the passport and Nepal visa. Also, please provide us 3 fresh passport size photographs.
We will provide you 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu. During the trekking, you will be using the teahouses.
Foods, you get during the trekking is safe and healthy. In the altitude, we recommend you to eat the local food and the vegetarian. Our guides are knowledgeable will take you to the best places for the food.
During the trekking, you can get the bottled water easily and it cost US$ 2 in the low elevations and US$ 3-4 in higher elevations. Next option would be, taking 1 or 2-liter water bottle plus the water purifier with you so that you can use tap or spring water.
All of our trekking guides/porters are license holder, highly experienced and professionals and always dedicated to making your trip in the Himalayas an amazing one.
Sometimes flights delay to and from Lukla are expected. In the worst case, if you cannot fly in/out Lukla, then we will arrange the sharing helicopter which normally cost US$ 500 extra per person.
We believe in responsible tourism so we operate all of our trips on the responsible way. We always focus on minimizing the negative environmental, social and economic impacts. We focus on creating greater economic benefits for the local community same time request all to preserve the beauty of mother nature.
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