Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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The word “Manaslu” means “Mountain of the Spirit” in Sanskrit language. Manaslu region is one of the best selections for trekkers which provide variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometers (110 miles), skirts the Manaslu Mountain over the pass down to Annapurna.This is one of the most happening and remarkable Himalayan journey that goes across Budi Gandaki, passing stunning valley with astonishing view of Manaslu and crossing the famous Larkya La pass with contrast with Sama region before returning via Marshyangdi.

Despite of its grand natural beauty, it receives few trekkers compared to other established trekking route in Annapurna and Everest region. This trek is suitable for everyone with no proper trekking experience. You can also interact with the local peoples and know about their cultures and traditions. This is one of the fantastic and fulfilling journeys that one can have in life.

Short Itinerary






DAY 06: DENG- GHAP 2165M

DAY 07: GHAP- LHO 3180M









The trek starts with a drive through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach at Arughat, Arughat is on the footsteps of Manasalu. It takes about 5 hours (142km) from Kathmandu to reach Arughat, our trek start point. Overnight at Arughat.

After breakfast this morning we will begin our trek by walking from Arughat to Soti khola which takes about 5 hours. The trials offer a wonderful view of the surroundings. We will pass several villages along our ways where we interact with the peoples of different tribes. Overnight in Soti Khola

After having breakfast we cross the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.

Today, the narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani and Budhi Gandaki. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

Today we begin our trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in Deng.

Today we will trek from Deng to Ghap which will take about 4 hrs walking. After we pass through some small settlements we ascend to the impressive valley where we can get chance to see prayer stones carved into wayside rocks. It is a sign that we are now in a Buddhist Region. Then we continue our walk by dropping down once more to the river and from there is a short climb to Ghap (2165m). Overnight in Ghap.

Today we will walk through alpine forests, home to white-faced monkeys with beautiful nature. From Ghap we have a long climb to Namrung, and we pass the Tibetan village of Sho and just above the village we get our first heart taking view of Mt. Manaslu. In Lho we will find mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and a large monastery.

We enjoy extraordianary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Then move to Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where we spend the night. Overnight in Samagaon.

Today, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that 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. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. Overnight in Samdo

Even today, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharmashala

After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight in Bimthang

Today you will have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Descending through a rhododendron forest and following a trail through a narrow valley, we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. From short distance beyond there is the village of Gho. After that we will cross a wooden bridge back to the northern side of the Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch and past a mani wall to Thonje. At the village of Thonje, we go through checkpoint, and then continue our trek to Dharapani. Overnight in Dharapani

Our trek follows trails used on the first few days of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Then we will Trek from Dharapani to Syeange climbing up and away from the river and hike through a broad, flat valley to the village of Tal (1,675m), situated at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight in Syange

After having breakfast we will trek from Syange to Besi Sahar which will take about 7 hours. Overnight in Besisahar. After breakfast drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu which will take approximately 7-8 hours. Then transfer to Hotel. Afternoon free at Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 15 :

A representative from Nepal Trekking Trial will transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with lots of a hope of seeing you again in the future.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop facilities from Airport-Hotel-Airport (by private car)
  • Comfortable private vehicle transportation.
  • Full day city tour by private vehicle.
  • Stays in 3 star standard hotels in Kathmandu or clean lodge/guest houses during the trek. (as per availability ) All the rooms will be in twin sharing basis.
  • Every meals during the trek.( breakfast, lunch, dinner, including tea and coffees)
  • Seasonable fresh fruit.
  • Experienced, well trained, English speaking guide with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
  • One porter for each two member in a group (with all his expenses, insurance, equipment during your travel period)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per itinerary.
  • Actual Adventure Down jacket and sleeping bag, Duffel bags and walking poles (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Actual Adventure T-shirt and trekking map.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All necessary paperwork including Trekkers Information Management System permit (TIMS) (ACAP) and special permit for Manaslu.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Tips for guides, porters and drivers.
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • Extra night accommodation due to any reason in Kathmandu.
  • Extra luggage charge.
  • Personal expenses not included in the itinerary.
  • Recommended Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • All alcoholic drinks.
  • Extra charge for the single supplement rooms.
  • Extra fees for the battery charge and hot shower during the trek.

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