Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 Days (Itineary)

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Trip Cost: $ 1590
  • Trip Length : 17 Days
  • Activities : Trekking
  • Difficulty : Adventurous to Streneous
  • Meal : Full board @ trek & breakfast in KTM
  • Accommodation : Hotel / Lodge
  • Best Month : March-May and Sept-Nov
  • Group Size : 2+

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Day 1 Arrival day in Kathmandu 1400m; Cordial welcome in the airport and transfer to your hotel; Welcome dinner in the evening in a cultural restaurant

Welcome to the Land of Himalayas! On your arrival, Access Nepal representative would pick up you from airport and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. After check in to hotel, time for refreshment.
Evening, we will have a group meeting and introduction at 5:30 at our Office (Your Access Nepal Guest relation officer pick up you from your hotel at 5:00 PM). In the office we will have a trek briefing session, introduction to your trek leader and trip discussion.   Then, you would be transferred to one of the typical Nepalese Restaurant (Nepali Chulo) for the welcome Dinner (We eat Dal Bhat- Typical Nepalese Food), enjoy eating local food with cultural and ethnical dance. O/N at Kathmandu.

Airports pick up and Kathmandu Hotel with breakfast is included


Day 2 Kathmandu Valley Tour and Preparing for the Trip

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influences in the Valley. Our guided tour comprises of memorable attractions such as the biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal - Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and famous Monkey Temple in Swayambhunath. After the day sightseeing tour, we drive back to the hotel to pack our equipment and amenities for the trek. With the remaining spare time, you may explore the Thamel Market and nearby shops for last minute shopping of trekking supplies. Stay overnight at a Kathmandu hotel. 

Day sightseeing and Kathmandu Hotel with breakfast is included


Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat

The drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola is a seven-hour ride in a bus or a jeep. The first part of the ride that winds along the black pitched road brings you to Gorkha in four hours. Another few hours of drive from Gorkha to Arughat, which cross passes beautiful mid-hill regions with the view of Ganesh Himal in the horizon is so far the day's highlight.   The bumpy ride for another 1 ½ hours from Arughat eventually arrives at Soti Khola. Soti Khola is a small village, where we will be accommodating ourselves for the night.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 4 Trek to Machha Khola 730m, 7 hours Trek

After the breakfast, as we begin the trek the trail stretches along the Budhi Gandaki River with the excellent landscapes in the vicinity. During this part of the trek, the trail sandwiches between piles of rocks on both sides compelling a gradual ascend. Sooner the trail now chases steep descending through shady sal woods. We can enjoy the views of waterfalls in this part of trek. After three hours of trekking, we halt at Lapubesi, a Gurung Village for the lunch. Post trek, the trek continues to gain elevation traversing through frequent settlements and crossing the tributaries of Budi Gnadaki River on the narrow suspension bridges. During this part of the trek, Sringi Himal (7187 m) begins to reveal its beauty in the horizon. After three hours of trek from Lapubesi we arrive to Machha Khola. Overnight at Machha Khola.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 5 Trek to Jagat 1370m 7 hrs Trek

Today the trek begins with the trail that drops down steeply along the stony staircases to Budhi Gandaki River. At the point a small stream confluence with Budi Gandaki. We trek upstream along the bank of this small stream, cross the suspension bridge and begin to trek downstream to get to the other side of Budi Gandaki River.  Now we trek through the tropical lush vegetation and cross pass a small waterfall. Now the effort put during the trek begins to reward us- the first and enchanting view of the Northeast face of Ganesh Himal (7422 m) comes within our sight. Two hours of trek will bring us to Khorlabeshi and one more hour trek will take us to Tatopani. We will enjoy our lunch at Dobhan, which is an hour trek from Tatopani and we savor the beautifully cascading waterfalls on this part of the trek. Beyond Dobhan, we cross a suspension bridge over a stream and enter the landslide zone where we get to see huge landslides. After Yaru Bagar (1256 m) we cross a few small wooden bridges, and then a suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki, to enter the Manaslu Conservation Area. After crossing the bridge half an hour trek will bring us to the entrance of Jagat. The trail to main village is surprisingly awesome along the slate paved trails. Produce the MCAP Entry Ticket at MCAP Office in Jagat. Welcome to Manaslu. Overnight at Jagat.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

6 Trek to Deng (1830m) 7 hrs Trek

After the breakfast today, we begin the trek along the slate paved trail and drop down to a tributary of the Budhi Gandaki, and cross it on a suspension bridge. From here, 20 minutes trek would bring us to  Salleri. Now, the trail climbs gently high above the Budhi Gandaki River. We cross pass Sirdibas (1420m), a wonderful Gurung village which demonstrates the first sign of Buddhist Culture with a stupa at its entrance.  Walking almost two hours beyond Philim, the road branches into two- the trail on the right stretches to Tsum Valley and the straight one continues with us closer towards Manaslu. We cross the strong metal bridge over Budi Gnadaki and trek west of the river.  Now we begin to slide up and down through beautiful tropical forest dominated by bamboos, cross the bridge over Budi Gandaki once again and arrive to  Pewa (1730 m). Thirty minutes of uphill walk brings us to fascinating Nubri Valley where we can see plenty of symbols of Tibetan Buddhism. Another thrity minutes walk finally brings us to Deng. Overnight in a teahouse at Deng.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 7 Trek to Namrung (2540 m) 7 hrs Trek

Today we chase the trail that stretches upstream on the banks of Deng River.  We would follow the taril along the tunnel and arrive at Ghap.  Ghap is a traditional Buddhist hamlet with myriads of Mani stones and Chortens that manifest the influence of Tibetan Culture in the region.Beyond Ghap we cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki River and walk along the cultivated fields and the final push of the day's trek climbs up through the beautiful low alpine forest all the way to Namrung.Namrung is a beautiful highland hamlet with abundant traces of Buddhism. Overnight at a teahouse in Namrung

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 8 Trek to Lho (3180m) 4 to 5 hrs Trek

After the breakfast we resume our trek. Today we begin to trek along the trails through the inner Himalayan range. We cross the Hinan River that originates from Linda Glacier as we head towards Lho. Throughout the trail the eye feasting views of peaks including  Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing and peak, among others continously reward us. As the trek gains elevation the landscapes in the neighborhood now begins to change- low vegetation and barren lands dominate the vicinity. At the end of day's trek we come across mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and monasteries- eventually the fascinating highland vilage of Lho.  Stay overnight in a teahouse at Lho.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 9 Trek to Sama Gaon(3390m)- 4 hrs

After the breakfast we resume the Manaslu Circuit Trek.Today we begin the trek cross passing the stone gate with series of colorful mani walls with the striking view of Peak Twenty Nine right ahead of us. We trek up to Pungen Glacier from where we can savor the close- up view of majestic Manaslu.  Finally, we chase the trail along the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier and arrive to Sama Gaon. Overnight stay in basic teahouse at Sama Gaon.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 10 Day Exploration in Sama Gaun.

We have trekked for more than a week so to acclimatize well before heading towards higher elevation that include Larkya La Pass 5100m we take a day rest to explore around Sama Gaon.  The day includes walking around Samagaon and visiting Manaslu Base Camp. The Manaslu Base Camp has picturesque glaciers and also offers view of Naike Peak. We will also walk to Birendra Lake which is spectacularly crystal blue during summer and glistening ice during winter. 

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 11 Trek to Samdo (3800mm) 3-4 hrs Trek

Today we have a comfortable day. We gradually climb uphill all the way to Samdo along the deserted trails of windy valley. After 3-4 hours of pleasant walk we arrive to Samdo. 4 kilometers north lies Tibetan border- Samdo is a small settlement in the closet proximity of Tibet and hence we can observe plenty of Tibetan traces at Samdo. Besides, we also can savor the mesmerizing views of  Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu Glacier, Manaslu ice fall and several other majestic peaks from Samdo.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 12 Trek to Larkya La Phedi 4460m

We will continue ascending further today and the highest point we will reach today will be 4,460m. While we proceed with the day's walk, we will leave behind the Budi Gandaki River and walk through the trails that take us up the acclivity of high hills. We will call it a day after we reach Larka la Phedi and spend the night in a tea house.. 

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 13 Trek to to Larkya Pass (5100m) and to Bhimtang (3720 m) 8-9 hrs

There are a lot of reasons to be excited today. Among others, we will be reaching the highest altitude of our entire trek today. From Larkya La Phedi we will start by doing a short hike which will bring us to Larkya Glacier. The area around the glacier offers beautiful vista of the Cho Danda as well as Larkya Peak. As we walk further the pass will keep on getting steeper and steeper until we reach the summit of the Larka La Pass which is at an altitude of 5,106m. As you would expect, the summit of the Larka La Pass will offer us a unique platform to enjoy the Himalayan terrain from a magnificent height. From here mountain peaks such as Cheo Himal, Annapurna II, Kangguru HImal and Himlung Himal can be seen. We will take our time and enjoy the view of Larka La Pass and then descend to Tanbuche to eventually reach Bimthang where we will spend the night in a tea house.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 14 Trek to Tilje (2300m) 5-6 hrs Trek

After breakfast, we will descend further down through forests of rhododendron, bamboo and pine, something you have seen while ascending as well. However, no matter how many times you see nature in its full swing of beauty; you can never get enough, can you? We will call it a day after we arrive at Tilche.  

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 15 Trek to Tal (1700m) 7-8 hours Trek

Today is the second last day of the trek. We cross the bridge over Dudh Khola as we exit out of Tilje and arrive at Tonje. We can witness the striking view of Mt. Manaslu from Tonje. We continue to trek via Dharapani and Karte and arrive at Tal.  Overnight at Tal.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

Day 16 Trek to Syange- 4X4 drive to Kathmandu (1350m)- 8 hours’ drive

Today is the last day of the trek and we will trek along the lowest points of Annapurna Circuit Trek and arrive to Syange. From Syange we will drive to Kathmandu, which is amost eight hours of road journey along the mishmash and twisted mounatinous highways of Nepal. On your arrival to Kathmandu we transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, we enjoy farewell dinner together in Kathmandu's one of the finest cultural restaurants.

Kathmandu Hotel  with breakfast is included

Day 17 Depart Kathmandu

This is your last day in Nepal. You can do shopping or buy some souvenirs for your family, friends or relatives until your departure to airport. We will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure to your onward destination.

Breakfast and final airport drop is included 


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