Manaslu Circuit Trek

16 Days


Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek Map
Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek Map

Enjoy the sublime views of the Himalayan peaks.
Experience the blend of Nepalese and Tibetan cultures in the local villages.
Hike up to Larkya La Pass, the highest point of the Manaslu trek.
Discover the diversified unspoiled ecosystems throughout the trekking trail.
Manaslu Circuit is one of the classic treks in Nepal in Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain followed by crossing Larkya La pass. Manaslu circuit trek begins with the sightseeing of the beautiful city of Kathmandu. You can see the superb view of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal mountains from Larkya. Our actual trek starts from Soti Khola passing through bamboo forests and Magar, Tamang, and Gurung villages in the narrow Budhi Gandaki gorge. This isolated mountain and conservation area is home to endangered snow leopard as well. After visiting Lho village, we enter the Nupri region mostly inhabited by Tibetan settlers where you will see colorful prayer flags, Mani walls, and monasteries along the way. Manaslu Circuit Trek is now known as great tea house trekking. Manaslu Circuit Trek offers the view of splendor forest of pine, Gompas, rhododendron forest, and great Mountain View. ‘Larkya La Pass’ is believed to be one of the most dramatic passes crossing the Himalayas. Since 1991, Manaslu has been opened on a restricted basis for organized groups, offering a glimpse into the unspoiled nature that has been compromised in other parts of Nepal.


Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our staff will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can have the rest of the day to yourself. Later, you’ll be given a brief about the trip ahead.

Overnight: Kathmandu View Hotel.
Included: Welcome dinner in the evening

Accommodation: Tourist standard (BB)

You have today world heritage sightseeing places in Kathmandu. Here you offered cultural guides in Kathmandu for your sightseeing. We visit you Pashupatinath, Soyambhunath and Boudhanath Sightseeing.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: Same hotel (BB)

After breakfast, you will depart from your hotel and drive to Machha Khola, which is located at an altitude of 730 meters, after traversing a thin trail through a primitive village and the terraced fields of the Budhi Gandaki. The trail will branch off at the bank of the Budi Gandaki, passing complex terrain and the abundant waterway at the center of the village as it explores the villages and the surrounding environment. You'll see fields of millet, bamboo, maize, and bananas. We continue to follow the low valley to the north, observing the majestic Himalayan peaks from time to time as we hike up the picturesque densely forested Buddhi Gandaki Valley. The route passes through several small villages until the valley widens. From the opposite side of the valley, you will see a large stream flowing into the Budhi Gandaki River.

Driving time approx. 8-9

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: At lodge

Cross the suspension bridge and walk-ups and downs the narrow path to Khorlabensi along the Budhi Gandaki Riverside. After Khorlabensi you arrive at Tatopani (Hot spring). From there you can see the view of Ganesh Himal. Then continue walking to Dobhan by crossing the Budhi Gandaki River. Entry your Trekking Permit here.
walking time 8 hrs+, 1050m+ and 540m.-
. Again cross the suspension bridge at Dobhan and walk to Jagat mostly Ups trail. The place Jagat is the Main checkpoint for Manaslu restricted area.

Meals. Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: At the lodge

As well, Typical Tibetan Gurung village, Houses with an amazing view of Ganesh Himal. Walk through the Salleri, Sirdibas village to Ghatta Khola Ups and down the trail and cross the suspension bridge then walk uphill to Philim village. The Gurung village Philim was rewarded by the incredible view of Mt Shringi Himal. At Philim village again there is a Checkpoint. Do not forget to check your Trekking Permit. Then continue to walk Deng through the Nyak with cascading waterfall view. On the way, you find today mostly Millet, Mize, and Beans terrace fields. walking time 7-8 hrs, 1227 m + and 681 m.-

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: At lodge

Walk to Budhi Gandaki River then cross the bride and continues uphill to Bhi. The Trail goes steeply ups and down. Cross the bridge several times walk through the Ghap, prok village to Namrung. On the way, enjoy the view of Sringi Himal exactly from Prok Village. As well Mani stones, Tibetan flags, narrow gorge, Gompas, forest the main highlights of the day.

walking time: 8-9 hrs., 1524 m+ and 796 m.-

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: At lodge

The Trail goes mostly up and simply down, you pass the many villages, Chorten, Gompa, and Monastery. On this day, you have a chance to get a view of Ganesh Himal, Sringi, and Himal Chuli, peak 29 from Namrung, and Mt Manaslu view from Sho and Lho. Sylala is the best 360-degree viewpoint. When you arrive at Sama village, you are very closed to Manaslu. In the evening you can photograph of sunset with Mt Manaslu. The Village is a big settlement of Tibetan Gurung People. There are typical old Tibetan houses and Modern Lodges. Hence, there is a checkpoint do not forget to enter.

walking time: Namrung to Lho approx. 4 hrs, 680 m+and 110 m.-
walking time: Lho to Sama approx. 3 hrs, 520 m.+, and 160 m.-

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: In the lodge

The total walking time is approx.7hrs.

You have today's acclimatization day or rest day. You can do as you like. If you want to hike Manaslu Base Camp 4790m. it takes 9-10 hrs. for both way ascent and descent 1300m.+ and 1300m.- or you can hike to Birendra Tal 3600m. approx. 3hrs (250m.+/250m.-) ascent and descent. If you hike to Base Camp, take Pack Lunch and water with you. On the way, you get no lodges for lunch. Or if you want to relax, enjoy your day at Sama. Anyway, early in the morning, you have a great chance to capture the Mt Manaslu Sunrise Panorama.

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: In the lodge

Walk to Samdo with a great panorama of Mt. Manaslu and through the Mani walls, pasturelands to Budhi Gandaki River Then cross the wooden bridge. After crossing the wooden bridge, walk steeply up to Samdo Village. From here begin, Traditional trade route to Tibet via Lajyung la pass 5100m.

Walking time: 3- 4hrs

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight: In the lodge

Walk to Dharmasala 3-4 hrs through the Larkya Bazar Old Trade route. The Trail is not steeply climbed but mostly uphill. Dharmasala (Larkya Phedi is surrounded by a Panorama of Larkya and Naike Peaks. At Dharmasala there are no comfort lodges. You sleep at a simple Lodge or Tent for a night. In the Afternoon you have time, so it’s better to hike 300-500 meters ups and down for acclimatization from Dharmasala. If you feel a bit of headache due to the high altitude, we suggest you drink enough water, and tea and eat Garlic Soup.

Walking time 3-4 hrs,

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner
Overnight stay in a shared tent or in a very simple lodge.

Today you have a long walking day of trekking with crossing the Larkey Pass. Early in the morning after breakfast begin the ascent to Larkey Pass.From Dharmasala it takes up to pass 4-5 hrs. After crossing the pass, you will see the breathtaking view of Annapurna II (7,937m), Himlung (7,126m) Cheo Himal,Kanguru , RatnaChuli, GyajiKhang, Namjung Himal and Larkya peak before pass. Then descent to Bhimthang from the snow-covered pass. At Bhimthang you will find good lodge and a delicious Meals with hot shower.

Note: You will get packed lunch for this day. Prepare your trekking equipment, because cold in the morning and on the pass. Drinking water is most important, take this from Dharmasala.

Overnight: At Lodge
Includes: Breakfast / Packed lunch / Dinner

Walking time: 8-9 hours

Bhimthang is surround by Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung, Phungi, Himlung and Cheo Himal.In the morning enjoy the Panorama. After breakfast You cross the stream DudhKhola and walk through the pine and rhododendron forest with mountain panorama a little downhill. On the way there are guest houses for lunch stop. Here in the lower heights, the vegetation slowly changes, and you reach the Settlement area of the Gurung ethnic group. Before you reach the village of Goa, you will see new view of Mt. Manaslu.

Overnight: At Lodge
Includes: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Walking time: 5-6 hours

Today you walk about 3-4 hours through the village of Tilje to Dharapani. From there, you will drive rough mountain road along the Marsyandi River about 2-3 hours to Besisahar. The trail offers views of the valley, villages, farm terraces and rice fields.

Overnight: At Lodge
Includes: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Walking time: 3-4 hrs
(Drive by local jeep from Dharapani to Besisahar 2-3hrs)

After Breakfast drive to Kathmandu from Besi Sahar, you can enjoy landscapes. The journey often runs along banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We also drive through some beautiful villages with farm terraces on both sides of the road. When you arrive in Kathmandu, you have farewell dinner at your hotel restaurant.

Driving time: 5-6 hrs by private car/Jeep.

Includes: Breakfast/ Lunch/ farewell Dinner.
Overnight: In the hotel

Day 15 :

As we come to the end of this program, you will be transferred to the airport according to your scheduled flight time.

Meals: Breakfast

Service Includes

  • Airport/ Hotel/ Airport Transportation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Three Nights at 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast.
  • Meals In Trekking: 3 Meals a day (13 Breakfast, 14 Lunch and 13 Dinner)
  • Hot Drinks: tea / coffee
  • Necessary Trekking Permit and Company necessary paper works
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Sotikhola and return to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Lodge to Lodge Accommodation in Mountain
  • An experienced, helpful, friendly and English-speaking Trekking guide.
  • Trekking Porter – Carry your luggage – One porter for 2 Members (max load 25 KG)
  • Guide, Porter insurance, Meals, accommodation and salary.
  • Oxe -Meter- To Check your oxygen saturation and heart rating.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes & Vat and Company Service charge
  • Farwell Dinner

Service excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance and rescue Evacuation encase of Emergency.
  • Lunch Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All Bottle of drinks, Hot chocolate, WI-Fi, recharge all electronic device like mobile, camera.
  • Tips

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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Fact:

  • 16 Days
  • 14
  • 1650
  • 2pax - 12pax + Above
  • 5160m.

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