The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a strenuous but spectacular excursion in the Manaslu region of Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu. Some say the Himalayan scenery here surpasses even the beauty of the Everest and Annapurna regions, and with far fewer trekkers. The walk also has cultural appeal with its mix of traditional villages and monasteries influenced by Tibetan Buddhism.
The highest point and biggest challenge of the trek is the snowy Larke Pass at 5,160 meters. From here you enjoy an awesome view of Mt. Manaslu (8,156m), the seventh highest peak in the world. The region opened up to trekking in 1992 and only recently developed into a teahouse trek.
The trek starts in the Budi Gandaki with its green hills, waterfalls, ferns and bamboo trees. Gradually the strenuous part begins with steeper and more rocky trails. We pass through Samagaon, Samdo and other villages with their colorful monasteries and fluttering prayer flags. After crossing the Larke Pass, we trek down to the Marshyangdi River Valley via Bimthang and conclude the trek.Please contact us for more details.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02:City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.
Day 03:Drive to Aarughat (710m).
Day 04:Aarughat to Lapubesi (900m).
Day 05:Lapubesi to Tadapani (1,410m).
Day 06:Tadapani to Salleri (1,353m).
Day 07:Salleri to Deng (1,804m).
Day 08:Deng to Namrung (2,630m).
Day 09:Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m).
Day 10:Rest and acclimatization day.
Day 11:Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m).
Day 12:Samdo to Dharamsala/Larke Base Camp (4,460m).
Day 13:Larke Base Camp to Larkya Pass (5,160m) to Bimthang (3,720m).
Day 14:Bimthang to Soti (2,300m).
Day 15:Soti to Srichaur (1,700m).
Day 16:Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 17:Kathmandu leisure day/farewell dinner.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! A Nepal Hiking Trek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).
Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.
Day 03Drive to Aarughat (710m).Today we drive to Aarughat, the gateway of this trek. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included (BLD).
Day 04Aarughat to Lapubesi (900m). Our first trekking day is easy as we walk at low altitude for 5 to 6 hours. BLD
Day 05Lapubesi to Tadapani (1,410m).Today we follow the Buddhigandaki River, seeing typical Nepali village people working on farms. BLD
Day 06Tadapani to Salleri (1,353m). Another relatively easy day with nice views. We stay in a traditional Nepali house tonight. BLD
Day 07Salleri to Deng (1,804m).We begin walking through forest and descend to the Budi Gandaki River bank. Then we gradually trek up to the tiny village of Deng. The villagers follow Tibetan Buddhism and have their own dialect and customs. BLD
Day 08Deng to Namrung (2,630m). After a gradual descent to the Budi Gandaki River, we walk up to Rana village. Walking further, we pass beautiful Mani walls and various monasteries that lead us to Ghap. We then walk through a narrow gorge and dense woods leading to a short steep climb to Namrung. BLD
Day 09Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m).On our steep route today we visit the historic Pun Gyan Buddhist monastery before reaching Samagaon. BLD
Day 10Rest and acclimatization day.Today we explore Samagaon, visiting the colorful village and its nearby monasteries. We make sure to stay active as part of the high-altitude acclimatization process. BLD
Day 11Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m).We pass the longest Mani walls of the route at the Kermo meadow. Soon, we encounter the gateway of Samdo village, with its ancient monasteries. We have the opportunity to witness morning and evening prayer chants. BLD
Day 12Samdo to Dharamsala/Larke Base Camp (4,460m). Following the ancient trade route to Tibet, we trek down to the bridge and climb up to Larke Base Camp. Rest and prepare yourself for tomorrow's adventure, when we cross Larke Pass (5,160m). BLD
Day 13Larke Base Camp to Larkya Pass (5,160m) to Bimthang (3,720m). After an early breakfast, we begin walking across the the glacial moraine and climb up through the steep trail towards Larke Pass. After a long, gradual ascent, we reach the top of Larke Pass, where trekkers put prayer flags. The panorama of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna, Himlung, Kanguru and other peaks can be seen. We then descend 1,440 meters to Bimthang. BLD
Day 14Bimthang to Soti (2,300m).We descend through green fields, cross the river and walk through a rhododendron forest. Then we pass a grazing meadow and, after lunch, trek down to the river bed and walk to Soti village. BLD
Day 15Soti to Srichaur (1,700m). Continuing our descent, we reach Srichaur and the end of our spectacular trek. BLD
Day 16Drive to Kathmandu. After breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Marshyangdi River and Trishuli River valleys. Reaching Kathmandu, we transfer you to your hotel, where you will no doubt enjoy a long shower!
Day 17Kathmandu leisure day/farewell dinner. Enjoy a day on your own to shop in Thamel or get a well-deserved trekker's massage. In the evening, we'd like to celebrate your successful adventure with a farewell dinner. BB
Day 18Departure.After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your departure. Thank you for your journey with us.