Trip Overview

The Manaslu Round trek takes us to the West- Central part of Nepal. Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain of the world. It elevates 8163 meters from sea level. Manaslu is the highest peak of Lamjung district. In Sanskrit language, Mount Manaslu literally means ‘the mountain of the spirit’. The first ascent to Manaslu was made in 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu. The Manaslu Round Trek is popular among trekkers but the trek is considered as one of the most challenging trek. The trek is much adventurous and exciting for trekkers.

The trek goes upto Samdo and Larkya La. Larkya La is the highest point of the trek. Larkya La is a pass with an elevation of 5106 meters from sea level. In addition to the natural beauty and dense diversity in the flora and fauna, the rich culture of the Gurung inhabitants helps in magnetizing more number of visitors.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: In Kathmandu with optional tour and trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m – 05hrs
Day 04: Trek to Machha khola 930m – 06 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Lhogaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs
Day 10: Rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization.
Day 11:  Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,470 m – 04 hrs
Day 13: Cross Larke-la 5,106 m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m – 05 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Talbesi 1,680 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Syange 1,140 m – 05 hrs.
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu via Beshisar / Lamjung – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 20: In Kathmandu with free day for optional tour at places of interest.
Day 21: International departure for home ward bound.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Manaslu Circuit trekking and while you are under our care.

Evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with trek preparation and optional tour.

Today, allowing you much time to prepare for Manaslu Circuit trekking with optional tour around Kathmandu at places of interest with rest of the afternoon free for trek preparations and packing gear.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m - 07 hrs journeys.

Morning a long and interesting drive to Soti Khola via Arughat village, to start this fabulous adventure around Manaslu, journey reaches at warmer area after going through farm villages and towns, following Trisuli river for few hours as the drive diverts to Arughat via Dhading besi.

On reaching Arughat near Buri-Gandaki River and then on another vehicle for short rough drive of few hours to reach at Soti Khola for overnight stop.

Day 04: Trek to Machha khola 930m - 06 hrs.

From this village, starting our walk following Buri Gandaki River upstream through many farm villages, crossing over Nuali khola with views of waterfalls and then cross a stream to Machha Khola for overnight stop. This village named as Machha Khola meaning Fish streams.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.

After stop at Macha Khola morning follows Buri Gandaki River upstream, to reach Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path to reach at Tatopani village with “Hot Spring,” an opportunity for hot bathe as time allows.

After a nice rest walk carries on passing villages of Dovan and Yaruphant to reach Jagat village, after crossing a short suspension bridge, Jagat a moderate size farm villages with shops and stores.

Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hrs.

From Jagat, walk continues heading higher areas through many small farm villages and then a short climb with downhill crossing over suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet and Philim, a large village with scattered farm houses. After Philim walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Dyang village.

Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs
Morning walk from Dyang leads to cooler area where you can feel rise in altitude, on entering Himalayan alpine region, continue walk downhill to a river side to reach at Bihi Bazaar a small village near a river side.

From here onwards encountering more villages of strong Tibetan culture, walk leads on gentle trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Lo Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.

From Ghap village with nice good walk following Budhi Gandaki River, then crossing this river through small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets to reach at Numrung village with first close views of Mt. Manaslu North Face and adjoining peaks. Walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, then as altitude gains with an hour up to Shrip village to Lo Gaon for overnight stop in a nice cozy lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs

After Lo Goan tree lines fades only for few short juniper bushes and some willow trees, walk leads on nice path with views of peaks and finally the day ends at Samagaon for overnight stop, this is a large mountain village located on route Manaslu base camp, Larkya-la pass and to Tibet border.

Day 10: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization.

A necessary rest day for acclimatization before the climb over Larkya-la pass, at Samagaon explore around this interesting village of Tibetan culture.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs

Today walk leads to last village of Manaslu area at Samdo which lies close on route Tibet border, the villagers of this area have long history of trading with Tibet, the trade still continues as you can find many Chinese goods around the village shops and stores.

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,460 m - 04 hrs

A short day walk to Larkya phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice overnight at Samdo village, morning walk leads towards more dry and barren country. As the altitude gains slowly with few short ups and downs then completing the morning walk at Larkya phedi, means base of the hill or pass with afternoon free to relax or short walks.

Day 13: Cross Larkya la 5,135m and to Bimthang 3,720 m - 08 hrs.

A Big Day of this adventure, starting early to reach the top of Larkya-la pass at 5,135 m, a long climb with views of surrounding mountains Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29.

After a tough climb reaching the pass, festooned with Buddhist prayer flags offering super views, after a short rest a long descend to Bimthang for overnight stop a beautiful place surrounded with forest of tall rhododendron and pines trees.

Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m - 05 hrs

After a hard walk, today an easy trekking on downhill most of the way to Gho, located in middle of forest, walk enters through woodlands of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines passing several farm shades to reach at Gho for overnight stop.

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m - 06 hrs.

From Gho in the middle of lovely forest, morning with downhill walk most of the way to Telje village by the Marsyangdi River, after Tilje an hour climb to reach at Dharapani. A large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on famous Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.

Day 16: Trek to Talbesi 1,680 m - 05 hrs.

With enjoyable overnight stop at Dharapani village, walk leads downhill crossing over Marysangdi River and heading towards Talbesi which is the last village of Manang district, a large and interesting village for overnight stop with the sound of waterfalls and Marysangdi River.

Day 17: Trek to Syange 1,140 m - 05 hrs.

From here with gradual walk to Chamje village, situated in Lamjung district area and then into cool forested areas with grand views of cascading waterfalls on the other side of the river down below, as our last day walk of this fantastic walk leads through nice Jagat village and downhill at Syange for overnight stop before heading back to Kathmandui.

Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu via Besisar - 07 hrs.

From Syange located by the Marysangdi River, where our adventure completes with an exciting scenic drive to Kathmandu passing through large town of Besisar, headquarter town of Lamjung district as the drive continues on good road reaching Kathmandu after a fascinating journey on Manaslu Circuit Trekking, in Kathmandu with free afternoon for individual activities and shopping.

Day 20: In Kathmandu with free day for optional tour at places of interest.


We have allowed a rest and free day in Kathmandu to recover from long and beautiful Manaslu trek, where you can enjoy shopping souvenirs or just relax as well with optional sightseeing tour at places of interest for few hours.

Day 21: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with wonderful experience on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

Cost Includes

  • Completely camping trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and camping equipments and Kitchen equipments
  • Mattress, Toilet tent, shower, Dinning tent, dining tables, chairs etc.
  • All entrance fees
  • All necessary transportations
  • Airport pick up/drops on private vehicles
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • 4 nights 3 or 4 stars hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, assistant cook and Porters
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Road transport/ one way flight as well.
  • Personal equipment such as sleeping bags/ jackets (if you do not have we can arrange within US $1.00/day for two items).

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • Tips (usually people can keep US $2/day in total for tips and donation which is good amount)
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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Please be noted that the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide group discounts of 10% for booking of 3 or more than 3 persons. If a group booking of 10 or more than 10 people, then it is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip for a person. And if your group is much larger, please contact us to negotiate about the discount. By the way, we also provide private and tailor made trip best suited for you.
Note: Start dates are your arrival date in Nepal, whereas, End dates are the returning date from Nepal.

Start Date End Date Price Per Person Status
3rd October 2017 20th October 2017 $ 1780 Guaranteed
13th October 2017 30th October 2017 $ 1780 Guaranteed
21st October 2017 7th November 2017 $ 1780 Guaranteed
9th November 2017 26th November 2017 $ 1780 Guaranteed
4th March 2018 21st March 2018 $ 1780 Guaranteed
9th March 2018 26th May 2018 $ 1780 Guaranteed
19th March 2018 4th April 2018 $ 1780 Guaranteed
29th March 2018 16th April 2018 $ 1780 Guaranteed

Private Trip

Considering our clients' wish, we also provide private trip to them by which they can spend their memorable moments without any disturbance.

Tailor Made Trip

Taking this itinerary as base, you can make your own itinerary. You can add your own activities like Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trishuli River Rafting, Bungee Jumping etc.





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The above itinerary is a standard info of what we provide. But this trip can be customized  as per your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Note: During the trip, weather condition, transportation, local political factors etc can result in the change of itinerary. Therefore, if such condition occurs during the trip, leader has right to decide the best alternative considering the interest of whole group. However, we do our best to minimize the effects of such thing, but we will not be responsible for the result of changes or delays.

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Donation:
We donate up to 12% of its annual revenue to local community projects like regular maintenance of government schools, rebuilding of earthquake affected houses etc.
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FAQs

Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.