Manaslu Circuit Trek – 18 day

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/MR-01
Duration : 18 day

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Pass over the Larke La.
  • Best views of Himalayas range.
  • The very beautiful backdrop of Ganesh Himal mountain range, Mt. Manaslu, rich cultural heritage, Sama Gaun.
  • Visit remote part of Nepal and many verities of Culture and nature.
  • Scenic drive to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Manaslu Trekking is yet restricted area trekking trail in Nepal.

Trip Information

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of most classical and pristine treks in Nepal where we get chances to view the grandeur of the spectacular Himalayan ranges, admire the appealing natural beauty and explore amid the remoteness of the area. The Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world also offers us to explore the highest peak the Larkya La Pass, covered with colorful prayer flags it is really spectacular to witness. The Manaslu Circuit trek is filled with the sensational mountain vistas, fascinating cultural and biological diversity, enthralling landscapes, various beautiful rivers, amazing monasteries, and traditional settlements that make this trek one of the most famous destinations throughout the world.  
The Manaslu Circuit trek is situated in the western part of Nepal with a Hight of 8,163m. Trekking in the Manaslu region, near the border of Nepal alongside Tibet by following the most dramatic Larkya La Pass, spectacular suspension bridges, terraced fields, pasturelands, waterfalls, and experience many Buddhist rituals and practices is truly rewarding. The Manaslu Circuit trek is a stunning trek for the trekkers which offers spectacular views of mountains such as; Manaslu, Ganesh Himal range, the eighth tallest mountain in the world, coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the religion and among others. The Manaslu Circuit trail gives you an opportunity to encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist Villages. The stunning landscape with the mighty Himalayas and spectacular glaciers makes you Manaslu trek worth visiting.
Exploring the spectacular scenery of snow peaks, high passes, thundering rivers, a wildlife, small village of Buddhism, and different Himalayan flowers including the beautiful rhododendron forests during the Manaslu Circuit trek is really amazing. Newly developed small tea houses on the Manaslu trek are very famous and makes it easier to acquire delicious meals and accommodations over there. Warm and welcoming behaviors of the people make this trek worth visiting. This trek also teaches you about Tibetan culture and faiths because people usually follow Tibetan culture in the area. The Manaslu Circuit Trek has to get more and more popular as a new trekking route among trekkers and needs to take a government license to trek in this area. The Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal provides you an opportunity to experience the untouched beauty of nature and observe the mountain people’s way of life.

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Kathmandu to Seti Khola
Day 04: Seti Khola to Machha Khola
Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat
Day 06: Jagat to Deng (1,860m)
Day 07: Deng to Namrung (2,540m)
Day 08: Namrung to Samagaon (3,390m)
Day 09: Accommodation day at Samagaon.
Day 11: Accommodation day at Samdo (3,890m)
Day 10: Samagaon to Samdo (3,890m)
Day 12: Samdo to Dharmasala/ Larke Phedi (4,460m)
Day 13: Larke Phedi to Bimthang (3,590m)
Day 14: Bimthang to Tilije (2,300m)
Day 15: Tilije to Chamje (1,410m)
Day 16: Chamje to Besisahar(1,310M ) and Back to Kathmandu
Day 17: Kathmandu rest day and farewell dinner.
Day 18: Final Departure

Day 1: Arrival day at Kathmandu

  • As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu.
  • Our representative welcomes you and drops to the hotel 
  • Rest and relax. 
  • Enjoy welcome dinner.
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • You can visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley with our guide.
  • Explore Pashupatinath Temple, Syambhunath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Prepare for the next day trek. 
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Seti Khola

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Seti Khola by following Budi Gandaki River.
  • Around 8 to 9 hours scenic drive with beautiful Nepalese Village.
  • Witness and enjoy Dhading Besi, Arughat, beautiful green hills, dense forests, thundering rivers and traditional settlements during our drive journey.
  • Finally, you will reach Seti Khola. 
  • Overnight at Seti Khola.

Day 4: Seti Khola to Machha Khola

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Begin trekking from Seti Khola to Machha Khola. 
  • Pass through Armala, Apubesi, Living, Khani Besi along with various ethnic villages, towering waterfall, green Hills, thundering Budi Gandaki river and various rice Paddies before reaching Machha Khola. 
  • Overnight at Machha Khola

Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Jagat from Machha Khola.
  •  Jagat is located at the altitude of 1,370m.
  • Walk around 6 to 7 hours several ups and down to rich Jagat. 
  • Pass natural hot spring, Tatopani, Budi Gandaki River and beautiful village Dovan, Thado Bhanjyang.
  •  Overnight at Jagat.

Day 6: Jagat to Deng (1,860m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue our pleasing trek towards Deng, situated at the elevations of the 1,860m. 
  • Enjoy with great view of Shringi Himal, discover some Buddhist Mani Walls.
  • Trek through terraced fields, green hills, bamboo forests of Nupri Valley.
  • Cross few suspension bridges and various villages such as; Salleri, Sirdibas, Phillim, Eklebhatti, Nyak and finally we will reach beautiful Deng Village. 
  • Overnight at Deng.   

Day 7: Deng to Namrung (2,540m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek by departing Deng and begins our trek towards Namrung, situated at the elevations of 2,540m.
  • Cross Budi Gandaki River, the beautiful village of Rana people. 
  • Continue trek towards west following a wonderful waterfall, beautiful rhododendron forest with Langur Monkey, and eventually, we will reach Namrung. 
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Himalayan peaks such as; Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli and many more. 
  • Overnight at Namrung. 

Day 8: Namrung to Samagaon (3,390m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Samagaon, one of the most fascinated villages of the region.
  • Enjoy with stunning views of various Himalayan peaks such as; Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, and other 29 breathtaking peaks. 
  • Samagaon also provides chances to explore lots of Chhortens Mani Walls, barley fields.
  • Explore Sho Lho and Shyala Village and enhance local culture and traditions. 
  • Overnight at Samagaon.

Day 9: Accommodation day at Samagaon.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Today we will stroll around and explore the Samagaon.
  • Take some rest and visit Birendra Tal which is nearby Samagaon village.
  • Explore the Pung Gyen Monastery and have an impressive view of Manaslu Himal and other 29 wonderful peaks. 
  • Overnight at Samagaon.

Day 10: Samagaon to Samdo (3,890m)

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek passing beautiful Samagaon Village and reach to DSamdo Village. 
  • Today we will trek around 3 to 4 hours.
  • Continue trek by following the Budi Gandaki River with the beautiful Himalayan Blue Sheep views.
  • Overnight at Samdo.

Day 11: Accommodation day at Samdo (3,890m)

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Today take rest and stroll around Samdo village.
  • Enjoy witnessing beautiful surrounding of Valley.
  • Make a short trek ascend to Gya La which is a trending pass with Tibet. 
  • Enjoy excellent views of Ngadi Himal, Larkye Peak, Simrang Himal, Hiunchuli Peak, Cheo and Kang Guru Himal from Gya La.
  •  Overnight at Samdo.

Day 12: Samdo to Dharmasala/ Larke Phedi (4,460m)

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Begin trek towards Larke Phedi, following the beautiful river, and along a glacier.
  • Reach the beautiful Gorge village and explore various Mani walls.
  • Larke Phedi is located at the altitude of 4,460m and also known as Larke Base Camp. 
  • Overnight at Larke Phedi. 

Day 13: Larke Phedi to Bimthang (3,590m)

Morning breakfast.
Today we will follow the challenging trek around 8 to 9 hours.
Continue trek towards the Beautiful place Bimthang, which is located at the altitude of 3590m.
Enjoy gorgeous views of several Himalayas such as; Himlung Himal, Manaslu Peak, Annapurna II, Kangguru Himal and Cheo Himal. 
Overnight at Bimthang. 

Day 14: Bimthang to Tilije (2,300m)

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek with the views of beautiful Himalayan peaks.
  • Descend down to Tilje by following the lovely rhododendron forests, one of the highest cultivated village, Karachi, Gho Village and finally Tilije village.
  • Overnight at Tilije Village.

Day 15: Tilije to Chamje (1,410m)

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Depart Tilije and continue trek towards Chamje which is situated at the elevation of 1,410m. 
  • reach to the Marshyang Valley, popular Annapurna Circuit route and continue the trek and ultimately reach Chamje Village. 
  • Overnight at Chamje.

Day 16: Chamje to Besisahar (1,310M) and Back to Kathmandu

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Continue trek towards Besisahar, which is situated at the elevation of the 1,310m.
  • We will drive back to Kathmandu.
  •  Overnight at Kathmandu at the same hotel.

Day 17: Kathmandu rest day and farewell dinner.

  • Early morning breakfast.
  • You can visit the world heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
  • You can do some souvenir shopping in the vibrant Thamel if you want.
  • Enjoy farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey.
  • Overnight at hotel.

Day 18: Final Departure

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Airport transfer 3 hours before departure

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