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Manaslu Circuit Trek

From US$ 1,050 per person
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  • Trek the Manaslu trek, one of the best treks in Nepal.
  • High altitude variation - giving different landscapes
The trek around Manaslu was officially opened to tourists in 1991. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and well-preserved. This trekking region has well preserved nature, great trekking trails and is thus an ideal trekking destination in Nepal if you have 17 days available.

The trek will be started from Arughat, a 6 hours drive from Kathmandu. Arughat lies at an altitude of 700 meters. The highest and hardest day of the trek is the day of crossing the Larke pass at 5100 meters. The fact that the trek has such a high variation in altitude also means that you will be passing through lots of varying landscapes.

The Manaslu trek will provide you with great mountain views, many cultural inputs, unrivalled beauty and rich bio diversity. Mt Manaslu at 8,156m is the highest mountain in the area and the eight highest peak in the world. It is located near the border of Nepal and Tibet.

The Manaslu trek is challenging but if you are able to walk up to 6 hours a day, are determined and in reasonably good shape, you can do this trek. If in doubt, we recommend to a porter while booking. That will relieve you of the weight of your backpack which normally amounts to 13-15 kgs.

The Manaslu trek is a restricted trekking area and can only be done by 2 people or more.
Day 1 Drive to Kathmandu to Arughat (640m) trek to Sotikhola 8 hours Guest house

We will start the day early after breakfast. We take private Jeep from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi on a nice, paved road enjoying the views of the hilly areas, terraces, fields and rivers. The drive from Dhading Besi to Arughat is a little rough one on rocky trails. From Arughat we trek to Soti Khola .

Day 2 Trek to Machhakhola (870m). 5-6 hours Guest house

We start the day early to reach our destination which will take about 6-7 hours. After crossing a popular suspension bridge of Soti Khola, we trek through Sal forests to reach a ridge above the splashing rapids of the Budhi Gandaki River. After reaching Khursane, the trail becomes rocky, passing through waterfalls and cliffs. We make our way past terraced rice fields and up to a Gurung village of Labubesi. we climb behind a rocky cliff where the valley opens up. Walking through a sandy river bed, climbing over stone ridges and then again moving down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges, we climb behind a rocky cliff where the valley opens up. Walking through a sandy river bed, climbing over stone ridges and then again moving down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges, we reach Machcha Khola village and overnight at tea house.

Day 3 Trek to Tatopani (930m). 6 hours Guest house

The next day, we climb behind a rocky cliff where the valley opens up. Walking through a sandy river bed, climbing over stone ridges and then again moving down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges, we reach Machcha Khola village. From there we follow a narrow trail that takes us to Tharo Khola and finally to Khorlabesi. After a few ascends and descends, we reach a popular hot-spring, Tatopani. We will spend the night here and can enjoy the natural sauna in the hot -spring and relieve all our tiredness and stress of the trek.

Day 4 Trek to Jagat (1350m). 5 hours Guest house

On this day, we climb another ridge and cross the Budhi Gandaki on another suspension bridge. After this, we climb a staircase and then cross a landslide and a ridge to reach Doban. After crossing a suspension bridge, we again climb stone staircase then go down to the river and climb some stairs again to reach Thado Bharyang. Then we cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, climb over a ridge, walk along the river to reach the village of Jagat where we spend the night.

Day 5 Trek to Ekle bhatti (1600m). 6 hours Guest house

On this day, we first reach Salleri after climbing a rocky ridge and then go towards Sirdibas. We continue to Ghatta Khola and then walk upstream through a long suspension bridge to reach a Gurung village in Phillim. From the lower points of the village, the trail turns north and through leveled trails amidst maize fields, we reach Ekle Bhatti, where we spend the day.

Day 6 Trek to Bihi phedi (2130m). 5 hours Guest house

In the early morning, we start our trip from a steep gorge and then descend through grassy slopes to cross the Budhi Gandaki and then cross bridges from west to east bank and back again. As the trail widens, we pass through bamboo forests to reach the Deng Khola. After crossing the river, we reach the tiny Deng village where we spend the night.

Day 7 Trek to Namrung (2630m). 4 hours Guest house

We take a brief walk from Deng and then we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to reach Rana. From here we climb for a while and then head west to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail passes through forests and painted Mani stones and a corner from where we reach Ghap. Then we take the trail through Prok village which allows us to witness the beautiful view of Siring Himal. We follow the river, crossing it at many places and pass through dense forests and Gompas along the way. After crossing the river at a gorge, the trail becomes leveled and after a last steep climb, we reach Namrung where we stay the night. Namrung is the best viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal as well as Mt. Himal Chuli.

Day 8 Trek to Lho (3180m). 6 hours Guest house

From Namrung a steep climb and passage through forests take us to Lihi, a village well known for its Chortens and barley terraces. After crossing the side valley of Simnang, we pass through Sho and then reach Lho where we spend the night.

Day 9 Trek to Samagaun (3500m). 4 hours Guest house

After crossing the Shyala village, we reach the Sama village where one gets to witness the amazing views of Mount Manaslu and explore the famous Ribung Gompa. The breathtaking view of the high mountains along with glaciers is the highlight of the trip. We stay in Samagaon for the night.

Day 10 Acclimatizing day at Samagaun. 4 hours Guest house

This day is set aside to rest and acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. We stay in Samagaon and explore the surrounding areas. The main attraction of the day is the Pungyen Gompa with a spectacular view of the glaciers. It is situated on a hill near Samagaon. We hike up to the gompa named after the two peaks of Manaslu which means bracelet. It was destroyed when the Japanese first tried to summit the peaks. It was believed that the expedition to reach the summit might have angered the Gods. After the detour, we come back to Samagaon and spend the night there.

Day 11 Trek to Samdo (3860m). 5 hours Guest house

We follow the Budhi Gandaki River up to a stream which we cross on a suspension bridge. From here we take the trail on the right to Larkya la. It is a fairly easy trail, passing through Mani walls and juniper and birch forests. We again cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki and continue forward. From a stone arch, we can see a kani and after crossing it, we reach Samdo where we spend the night.

Day 12 Trek to Dharamasala (4480m). 6 hours Guest house

We start our day trip by crossing a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and begin a hike upwards. After crossing a few streams and seeing a glimpse of the Larkya glacier, we go around a valley and make our way upwards again to reach a guesthouse called Dharmashala. This short walk to Larke Phedi provides enough time and rest to acclimatize for the further trek.

Day 13 Cross the Larke pass (5213m) trek to Bimtang (3720m) 8 hours Guest house

On this day, we make a short climb and reach a valley on the north side of Larkya glacier with exquisite views of Larkya peak. We ascend the moraines of a glacier which becomes quite steep at the end before reaching the pass. From here we can enjoy the breathtaking views of Himlung, Cheo, Kanggru and the Annapurna. It is a longer walk than other days and you reach the guesthouse among the low pastures at the dim lights of dusk. When we finally reach Bhimtang, the exquisite view of Mount Manaslu makes every step worth it.

Day 14 Bimtang to Tilche (2560m). 6 hours Guest house

After enjoying the splendid views of the mountains from a ridge in Bhimtang, we make our way down towards a high pasture and then a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forests, narrow valleys and fields before making a climb to the river bank that leads to the village of Gho. A short walk takes us to Tillche with better accommodation options where we spend the night.

Day 15 Tilche to Chamje (1430m) 6 hours Guest house

We move in a stone paved path passing through a beautiful village and then cross a bridge over Dudh Khola, move past an arch and Mani walls to get to the Thonje village. After passing through a police checkpoint we make our way towards Dharapani from where we enter the Annapurna circuit section. Again, after passing through a village, a bridge and Mani walls, we reach a village situated at the foot of a large waterfall, Tal. then we continue walk down 2 more hour then reach Chamje. Where we spend our night.

Day 16 Chamje to Besisahar(875m) Guest house

From Chamje, we follow the trail that leads to the Jagat village. After crossing the Marsyangdi Khola, the Marsyangdi valley is seen with its wide open spaces, pastures, villages and fields. A descent through rhododendron forests takes us to the Syange village. After a slight climb and a leveled walk from Bahun Danda, we continue with a gentle walk downstream, passing through villages to reach the town of Besisahar where we spend the night.

Day 17 Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu. 6 hours

We drive along the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River, witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers and valleys and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains. After a few hours’ journey we reach Kathmandu.

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what’s included
  • 1 professional English speaking mountain guide.
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Tea house (Lodge) accommodation during the trek.
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • Bus from Kathmandu to Arughat and again back to Kathmandu after the trek.
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure duffel bag,Sleeping bag, down jacket and walking poles (if you don't have your own)
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • Worst case, arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, if needed (paid by your Travel insurance).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate( Very useful to check Altitude sickness symptom)
  • Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.
  • Manaslu trekking route map.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa fees (USD 40 for 30 days)
  • Meal and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International flight tickets to Nepal.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek (i.e.. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the Tea Houses).
  • Desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Tips for trekking staff (Tip is expected)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 17 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
meeting/Start point Kathmandu, Nepal
Maximum altitude 5160 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
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customer reviews
4.5 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
Excellent Guide and Porter!
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4 - Very Good
“We recently completed the Manaslu trek. Beautiful scenery but lots of loose ground following the monsoon season. Our guide Rajendra Karki was superb throughout as was our porter Dunbar. A truly excellent guide and Porter!!”
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5 - Excellent
“Nepal Eco Adventure provided us a wonderful trek around Manaslu! The price was very reasonable and the service very good. We always felt save with our guide Narayan. It becomes clear that he has a lot of trekking experience. All the places were we ate and slept were carefully selected. I can highly recommend trekking with Nepal Eco Adventure!”
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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