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Manaslu Circuit Trekking

14 Days   Manaslu Conservation Area   Min. 2 PAX
$1330 / Person

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a less-traveled route in Nepal, taking about 14 days. It offers a moderate challenge, showcasing the stunning Manaslu peak and providing insights into Himalayan village life. The trek starts in terraced fields, goes through lush forests, and gradually ascends to high-altitude terrains with Tibetan cultural influences. Along the way, trekkers experience diverse cultures, encountering Indo-Aryan Nepalese in lower regions and those of Tibetan origin in upper areas. The trail is adorned with monasteries, chortens, and mani walls, reflecting the spiritual essence of the region.

The highlight is the tough Larkya La Pass at 5106 meters, offering breathtaking Himalayan views. The journey concludes in vibrant Annapurna settlements after crossing the pass. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, making it a memorable adventure.

Trek Attractions : Larke Pass, Birendra Lake, Samagaun Village etc.

Trek Overview

Trip Name Manaslu Circuit Trek
Trek Duration 14 Days
Grade Difficulties Challenging (High Altitude & Difficult Route)
Trek Starting Point Machha Khola
Trek Ending Point Dharapani
Highest Elevation 5106m/16751.97ft (Larke Pass)
Trek Accommodations Tea House
Mode of Transport Public Bus

Adventure Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Max Altitude: 1300m / 4,265ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star / Tourist Level Hotel
Upon your arrival, our team warmly welcomes you and assists with your initial permit at the hotel. In the evening, explore lively Thamel Street known for its diverse restaurants, casinos, and shops offering trekking essentials.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Machha Khola Drive

  • Max Altitude: 1000m (3300ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Drive : 10-11 hours (153KM)
Start early from Kathmandu for a scenic drive to Machha Khola. Enjoy breathtaking views of Marysyangdi and Trishuli Rivers along the Prithivi Highway. The journey includes rugged terrain as we follow the Budhi Gandaki River, passing Dhading Besi and Soti Khola to reach Machha Khola, surrounded by Gurung and Magar settlements.

Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat

  • Max Altitude: 1400m (4620ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 7 hours (19km)
Today's trek follows the river's path, with ascents and descents, crossing the Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. En route, take a break at a hot spring before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge to reach Jagat, where cozy teahouses await.

Day 4: Jagat to Deng

  • Max Altitude: 1900m (6270ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 7 hours (18km)
Traverse through Salleri, Sirdibas, and Ghatta Khola to enter the Gurung village of Phillim. Pass maize fields and bamboo forests, crossing the Budhi Gandaki multiple times before arriving at the serene Deng village, surrounded by scenic landscapes.

Day 5: Deng to Namrung

  • Max Altitude: 2600m(8580ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 8 hours (17km)
Depart from Deng, immersing yourself in the culturally rich trail. Pass through lush forests and alpine vegetation, experiencing the ethnic charm of Manaslu's villages. The trail leads via Prok, providing stunning views of Siringi Himal. Encounter gompas along the way as you cross the Budi Gandaki, eventually reaching the Manaslu Conservation Area and Namrung.

Day 6: Namrung to Syalagaun

  • Max Altitude: 3500m (11550ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 6 hours (13km)
Immerse yourself in the Nubri culture, passing through mani walls, terraces, and traditional houses on the way to Syalagaun. Marvel at the Tibetan-influenced architecture and take in panoramic views of Manaslu and Manaslu North.

Day 7: Syalagaun to Samagaun

  • Max Altitude: 3550m (11715ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 1/2 hours (4km)
Traverse forests, barley fields, and valleys, catching glimpses of Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli. Pass through picturesque villages like Lho before arriving at Samagaun, offering serene teahouse accommodation.

Day 8: Acclimatization at Samagaun & Day Trip to Manaslu Base Camp

  • Max Altitude: -
  • Accommodation: Tea House
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This day is dedicated to acclimatization. You can choose to hike to Manaslu Base Camp, north of Sama village, or visit a historic monastery offering spectacular views of the glacier and the breathtaking Manaslu.

Day 9: Trek to Samdo

  • Max Altitude: 3860m (12738ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 3 hours (8.5km)
Start the journey early, heading up the valley towards Samdo. Crossing streams on slick stones and frosty planks, the valley rises steadily. The landscape changes to reveal snowy peaks and tough, prickly bushes among dry yellow/green grass. Upon arrival at Samdo, check into accommodation, have lunch, and explore winding roads lined with brightly colored stone cottages adorned with prayer flags.

Day 10: Samdo to Dharamsala

  • Max Altitude: 4500m (14850ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 3/4 hours (6km)
Start by crossing Larke Bazaar's Tibetan market and head towards Budhi Gandaki River. Traverse a wooden bridge for a view of the Larkya glacier. Proceed to Salka Khola's valley and ascend to Dharamshala, passing several monasteries.

Day 11: Dharamshala to Bhimthang via Larke La

  • Max Altitude: 5106m (16552ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 10 hours (16km)
Expect a challenging trek amidst glacial lakes, traditional villages, valleys, and diverse flora and fauna. Marvel at Cho Danda and Larkya Peak views, cross moraines, and reach the Larkya La pass for stunning vistas of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and Annapurna II before descending to Bimthang.

Day 12: Bhimthang to Gowa

  • Max Altitude: 2500m (8250ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 7 hours (13km)
After the demanding Larke La Pass, enjoy a pleasant downhill walk through rhododendron, pine, and oak forests. Pass farm shades and enter the forest surroundings leading to Gowa for a relaxed overnight stay.

Day 13: Gowa to Dharapani

  • Max Altitude: 2000m (6600ft)
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Hike Duration : 3hrs (10km)
Following breakfast, descend through steep trails with beautiful views of Marsyangdi Khola. Pass villages perched on hillsides, traverse picturesque rhododendron and pine forests, and arrive at Syange for your last night on the trail.

Day 14: Dharapani to Beshisahar and Drive back to Kathmandu

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  • 3 Star / Tourist Level Hotel
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Begin the day with breakfast in Dharapani, then drive by Jeep to Beshisahar. The journey to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers scenic views of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers, with glimpses of hillside villages and farming terraces along the way.

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Trek Highlights

😀Embark on an exceptional circuit trek, exploring the finest landscapes of the Manaslu region.
😀 Reach the awe-inspiring Larkya Pass, towering at 5106 meters, offering a breathtaking experience.
😀 Delight in the captivating blend of natural beauty and unique cultural experiences along the Manaslu route.
😀 ︎Marvel at panoramic views of iconic peaks such as Mt. Manaslu, Sringi Himal, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Larkya Peak, and the Annapurna ranges.
😀 ︎Encounter diverse wildlife, from Himalayan Tahr and Agali to Pika, Himalayan Marmots, and the elusive Snow Leopard (if fortunate).
😀 Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Mani walls, Chortens, monasteries, and prayer flags dotting the landscape.
😀 Witness a rich tapestry of cultural diversity transitioning from the foothills to the highlands.

What's Included

Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) throughout the trek along with tea/coffee.
Accommodation in trekking lodges (Tea Houses) during the trek.
All essential permits, including ACAP, MCAP, and restricted area entry permits.
Transportation from Kathmandu to Machha Khola and Machha Khola to Kathmandu by local bus and from Dharapani to Beshisahar via Jeep.
English-speaking guide with comprehensive provisions: salary, meals, drinks, lodging and transport.
Support of a strong, helpful porter equipped for the journey (one porter for every two individuals).
Availability of medical supplies and a first aid kit.
Government taxes and official expenses.
Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, which will be paid for by your Travel insurance company.
Oximeter for monitoring pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily—a crucial aid in detecting Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). Ensures the safest trekking experience for all levels of trekkers.
Assistant guide included for groups with 6 or more members.

What's Excluded

Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
Nepal entry visa fee ($50 USD for a 30-day visa on arrival).
International airfare.
Personal expenses.
Your travel insurance.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Charging facilities for electronic devices and hot showers at tea houses during the trek.
Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is customary and appreciated).

What to Bring & How to Prepare

  • Snacks, Dry Fruits, Chocolates
  • Season and Trek Appropriate Clothing
  • Bring a Good Hiking Shoes
  • Bring Towel
  • Bring a Sunscreen
  • Bring Personal Medication
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I had the most incredible trekking experience with Nepal Dare Adventures. As an avid adventurer, I've explored many destinations, but this journey exceeded all my expectations. The team at Nepal Dare Adventures provided exceptional support and guidance throughout the trek, ensuring our safety and comfort at all times.I highly recommend them to anyone seeking a remarkable trekking adventure.
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