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Manaslu Circuit Trek

From US$ 1,199 per person
Based on 2 Reviews
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highlights
  • Enjoy a trail far less crowded than its more well known peers
  • The trek is full of wild, remote and unique culture.
  • The trailhead is reached over land, avoiding the need for domestic flights
  • The scenery displays all Nepal has to offer
Take time for yourself and join us for this trek through the beautiful forests and lush landscape of Manaslu National Park. Visited by only a few tourists, this park is still unexploited by modern changes, and it is far less crowded than its more well-known peers Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit.

Manaslu national park is home to diverse flora and fauna. During the trekking season, the trail is accompanied by lush rhododendron forests, birds chirping, and a kaleidoscope of butterflies. The trail comes to life with the warm sun and cool mountain breeze. Also on this trek, you will see the beautiful blue waters of the world’s highest lake – Tilicho Lake – at 4919 m.

Hurry up and experience this off-the-beaten track spot while it is still wild and relatively untouched!
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Adventure and discoveries
Vincent At
5 - Excellent
“Last year I trekked around Manaslu with one of Mount 8850's guide. It was a super experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and when he didn't know the answer of one of our questions, he seeks the answers. He was also very friendly and helpful. He took care of everything for us according to our budget and expectations.
Best trekking experience, I would definitely recommend booking a trekking, climbing or biking trip with them.”
Manaslu Circuit Culture Trek with Mount 8850
Anonymous From Croatia At
5 - Excellent
“We did Manaslu Trek including Tsum valley Ganesh Himal base camp. We had a really fun time on trek with local people learning about their culture. We enjoyed the views on Ganesh Himal, Manaslu mountain range and many other mountains.”
8 hours Guest house
Today we drive around 8 hrs drive to Sodi to start our trip.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 hours Guest house
Today, we start trekking in the morning. And after crossing the bridge, the trek climbs up onto a ridge above the huge rapids of Budhi Gandaki and reaches to Khorsaani. Then, the trail, gets a bit precarious as it passes over a big rock and crosses a stream. The rocky trail then goes up and down through large stand of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls and again backs down to the bank of Budhi Gandaki.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6 hours Guest house
After a few more ups & downs, we reach to Tatopani. From the hot spring we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs on a rugged trail to Duman. we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Trek along the Budhi Gandaki river then climb towards the village of Jagat.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6 hours Guest house
The day begins by following the river bank again for the first hour up to Ghata Khola. We then cross to the eastern bank before ascending to Philim, one of the few large settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
6 hours Guest house
The trek takes us through a heavily forested area in a narrow valley until we reach the little settlement of Dang. We then cross the Budhi Gandaki River where the valley opens and we begin our ascent to Rana.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 hours Guest house
Slowly and gradually we gain altitude and enter into alpine territory. We also have increasing mountain views. On the way to Manrung, we find more Mani walls and three more crossings of the Budi Gandaki. Finally, we reach Lho where we will stay overnight.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 hours Guest house
Today, we resume the trek with a steep descent and a crossing of yet another rock-strewn torrent called Thusang Khola. You will realize that Manaslu and Himalchuli dominate the entire landscape. Then on, across the glacier-fed Numla Khola, the valley drops away to a moraine while we follow the ancient trans-Himalayan trail now just a few kilometers from Tibet.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
5 hours Guest house
Descend to the Budi Gandaki, which has turned north, and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours Guest house
Today, we will have full-day acclimatization at Samdo. We can explore the surrounding areas of Samdo today and stay here tonight.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
4 hours Homestay
Today’s walk starts easily enough. We cross Budhi Gandaki for a final time and pause at the old stone wall of mani inscriptions bidding us well for progress over the pass. The trail gradually rises through juniper and tundra with a viewpoint overlooking the Larkya La Glacier. Further climb will bring us to the memorable Spartan Larkya Rest House.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours Guest house
An early morning start is needed for what is to be a particularly tough and extended day. We start at approx. 4 am to avoid the gale force wind which usually gains in strength after mid-day at the pass. After a long gradual climb alongside a moraine, we make a short descent to a glacial lake and reach the head of the moraine (4700m) which we cross to climb to the ridge top. Four frozen lakes lie below and then it is up to the crest of the Larkya La (5100m). The reward for these difficult trekking conditions is brilliant westerly views of Himlung Himal, Kangurru and Annapurna II as well as the looming omnipresence of Manaslu. Well, the descent is hardly any easier; we drop around 650m in less than an hour.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 hours Guest house
The toughest days on the trail are behind us. We descend through meadows and through pine and rhododendron forest to reach Hampuk and then after dropping further following the course of the Dudh Khola we arrive at Karche and then onto the village of Gho. Keeping the west bank of the river, the afternoon is one of the gradual descents to the Gurung Settlement of Tilije which has a certain notoriety for apply brandy. We stay overnight in Tilije (2300m) at a local lodge.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
7 hours Guest house
Trek goes along the Dudh Khola, a tributary of the Marsyangdi River, before arriving at the confluence in DharapaniToday the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Syange where we stay overnight.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
9 hours 1 Star Hotel
After completing this wonderful Manaslu Trek, we today drive back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, in the evening, we will enjoy our farewell dinner party.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • All meals and snacks while trekking
  • Accommodation in guesthouses during the trek
  • Government licensed, experienced English speaking guide
  • One porter for 2 people
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • All government taxes.
  • One trekking map per person
  • Permits and conservation fees
  • Surace transportation.
  • First aid kit
  • Especially permit for Manaslu
what's excluded
  • Your travel and rescue insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 14 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Maximum altitude 5100 meters
Trek difficulty Moderate
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
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