Manaslu Trek -18 Days

Trip Code

NOA-71309

Starts At

Kathmandu

Ends At

Kathmandu

Trip Grades

Moderate

Maximum Altitude

7546ft

Country

Nepal

Activities

Restricted Region

Duration

18 days

Trip Highlights

  • The eye-Catching view of beautiful mountains, wildlife complementing the green beauty of the forest, incredible vision of waterfalls and rivers 
  • One of the most peaceful trekking spots, with a welcoming atmosphere and great kindness 
  • The jaw-dropping sight of some of the uppermost peaks in the world- Manaslu, Annapurna, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, HimlungHimal, Nemjung, and Gyaji
  • Exciting and brave trek on Larky La Pass, which is the uppermost point on the trek (17,000feet) 
  • There is easily measurable food and shelter, so trekkers are free from the saddle of carrying food and tents
  • Manaslu Conservation Area where you can find plentiful wildlife including Tahr (Mountain Goat), Agali (Blue Sheep), Pika (Highest living Mammal), Himalayan Marmots, and now Leopard which is scheduled as susceptible on the IUCN Red List 
  • Good-looking forest of Rhododendron and Saal, powerful waterfalls, and glaciers  
     

Trip Description

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. It has recently risen in popularity which is remote and off-the-beaten-path. This is in comparison to the better-known teahouse treks in Nepal. The tour takes you to the Manaslu Conservation Area where you may view the eight highest mountains in the world. You will get the opportunity to visit various places like Sotikhola, Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung.  
 
Trekkers may also view the natural beauty of the region where there are abundant forests, rivers, flora, and fauna. There is Larky La Pass which is the highest point on the trek. Similarly, you may trek to Samdo where you will get the opportunity to rest and view the place. Other places like Bhimtang, Dharamsala, Tilije, and Tal are much more attractive to the trekkers. You may discover these places and gain much more knowledge and experience. 
 
Moreover, there are friendly people with rich culture and tradition. They include Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups. On the other hand, abundant wildlife including Tahr, Agali, Pika, and Himalayan Marmots. 
 

Outlined Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

On this day, our tour begins from the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu. Our representative will come to pick you at the airport. From there, you will be taken away to our respective hotel for relaxation. We may also go for the short shopping if you are willing. 
 

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 2 : Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation

Before heading to the Himalayas you must be familiar with quite a few things. Guidance and research for the trek are mandatory for everyone. You will be dealing with a strange experience but finally, with some groundwork, you can deal with it. You should be cautious with your bag pack. Carrying needless equipment will make your journey difficult. We will grasp up on some final shopping if there is free time. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola

On this day, we will be heading towards Sotikhola. You can get a straight bus at 6 am and 8 am. You may also take the bus to Dhading or Malekhu on the Prithvi Highway. After that, you may take the local bus. Here the roads are dusty and bumpy. However, you will catch the best landscape views from your window seat.  The overnight stay will be at Sotikhola. On the next day, we will be prepared for another trip. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    710m

Day 4 : Trek to Machha Khola

On this day, we will be walking across the twisting road on the bank of the Buri Gandaki River. You will get the opportunity to witness many monkeys and langurs as you enter. On this day, we will walk to the Gurung villages. You will notice the shepherds in a typical smoke-browned cape. On walking further, we will come along “Tatopani”. You may take the hot water shower where you may relax your soaring body. After that, we will cross a new suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki. Overnight stay will be at Machha Khola. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    900m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Jagat

You will start walking across the twisting road on the bank of the Budi Gandaki River. The forest path shows you many monkeys and langurs. After the forest, you will walk to other Gurung villages. In that village, you will notice a typical smoke-browned cape called Bakkhu. On entering, you will have to verify your trekking permits at the check post here. After that, we will be walking in the restricted region. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1410m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Deng

After the humid breakfast in the village of Jagat, you will pass through a variety of landscapes and thick sub-tropical forests, rivers, and villages to get to your last destination. Trek begins from climbing over an edge to Salleri and tending to Sirdibas. Through the Ghatta River, you will carry on to walk on an extensive suspension bridge in Philim. From here the trail crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The trek widens through the valley and you will pass through a beautiful bamboo forest to the Deng Khola. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1804m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Nemrung

After the sunrise, we will be having breakfast and then start the trek for the day. Before we ascend the winding path, we will walk across the bamboo forest to reach Deng. Moving further, we will be crossing a suspension bridge to climb Rana and Bihi Phedi. On the path, we can see white-faced monkeys that are visiting villages on the lookout for a fee feed. After about 1 hour on the uneven path, we will climb to the village of Namrung. Overnight stay will be at Nemrung. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2630m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Samagon

On this day, we will wake up early in the morning to reach another destination. You will be provided breakfast early in the morning. As you start walking, you will come closer to dense forests, rivers, valleys, and rhododendron. You will also see the local clad in most of the traditional Tibetan dress. You may also catch the stunning views of Manaslu, Manaslu North. After few hours, we will arrive at Samagon. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    3530m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 9 : Samagon: Rest and acclimatization hike to Pungyen Gompa

This is the day of acclimatization at Sama Gaon. You are suggested to prevent altitude-related illness. As an acclimatization hike, we will walk to Pungyen Gompa. This is located on the east of the Nubri valley. You can bring your lunch and also try it out at the rest stops for energy. Like other days, you will be walking across the roaring river which keeps you engaged. On the next day, we will trek to Samdo. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    3530m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 10 : Trek to Samdo

On this day, we will be moving towards Samdo. You are at a high altitude. So, you need to walk slowly on this day. Here, you will notice extended yak pastures up a broad valley. There are long Mani walls with a variety of birds. From there, you will leave the tree line and climb to a ridge. You will walk across the wooden bridge of Budhi Gandaki. After few hours, we will reach Samdo. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    3860m

  • Trek Distance

    4-5 hrs

Day 11 : Samdo: Rest and acclimatization

As a day for rest, we will stop at Samdo. Here, you will go for a day trip to the Tibetan border. From there, you may also observe parts of Tibet and Nepal. You can also observe the Yak caravan fleeting the border. If you look towards the south of Samdo Glacier, you will get exceptional photos of an enormous serac near the top of the glacier. There you may also frame Blue Sheep, Pica’s and Marmots in season. On the next day, we will be reaching another destination. 
 

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    3860m

Day 12 : Trek to Dharamsala

This is another adventurous day where you will be climbing high altitude. Here, you must watch your body signs properly. You may enjoy the scenic views of the chain of the Himalayas. There you will walk across the rugged terrains of the Manaslu region. After few hours of trek, you will reach Dharamsala. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    4-5 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    4460m

  • Trek Distance

    4-5 hrs

Day 13 : Trek to Bhimthang via Larka La Pass

This is a special day where you will walk to the highest point of the path. You will walk to Larky La Pass on this day. It’s a more challenging path but you will encounter several villages, glacier lakes, and a wide range of flora and fauna. After a little climb, you will arrive at a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glacier. From there, you can enjoy great views of Cho Danda. After few hours, we will reach Bhimtang. Overnight stay will be there. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    8-9 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    5160m

  • Trek Distance

    8-9 hrs

Day 14 : Trek to Tilije

After breakfast, we head out to a nearby ridge where you can enjoy great views of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung, Cheo Himal. You need to keep descending on the path and cross a high pasture. It is followed by a bridge over the Dudh Khola River. In this way, we walk through a rhododendron forest and follow a path through a narrow valley. You reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche. We will continue walking until we reach Tilije and stay overnight there. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    2300m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 15 : Trek to Tal

On this day, we will cross the bridge over the Dudh Khola River and climb up through a stupa-shaped arch. You will pass a Mani wall before reaching the village of Thonje. We will continue to Dharapani where you will go through a police checkpoint. At this position, you have now exited the Manaslu Conservation Area. Now, you will enter the Annapurna protection Area of the trek. Further down, we will cross a bridge over the Marshyangdi Khola River. There will be some mani walls. After few hours, we will reach the village of Tal which is situated at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight stay will be there. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    5-6 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1700m

  • Trek Distance

    5-6 hrs

Day 16 : Trek to Syange

On this day, after breakfast in Tal, we follow the path down a sometimes steep path to the village of Chyamje. There we cross the beautiful Marsyangdi Khola. We will be crossing the suspension bridge. The valley opens with its terrace fields. Also, villages clung very high to the hillsides. The path then descends further through picturesque rhododendron and pine forests. In this way, we get to the village of Syange where we will stay overnight. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    6-7 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1080m

  • Trek Distance

    6-7 hrs

Day 17 : Drive to Kathmandu

Today, we wake up with breakfast in Syange. We may take one last walk around the village before we hit the road. The drive towards Kathmandu offers an opportunity to enjoy hill and mountain landscapes. After that, we come across the bank of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. Moreover, there are beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. The overnight stay will be at Kathmandu. 
 

  • Walking Hours

    8-9 hrs

  • Meals

    Nepali Cuisine

  • Max Altitude

    1350m

  • Trek Distance

    8-9 hrs

Day 18 : Final Departure

Today is the day to say goodbye to one of the astonishing country Nepal. You may enjoy your last moment with breakfast in a café. A representative will meet you at the hotel. He/She will drive you to the airport for your return flight. It is good to be airport two hours before the actual departure. 
 

Cost Includes

  • Housing in usual Hotels on Twin allocation Basis 
  • Equipment and Utensils 
  • Home guide and support staffs 
  • All personal land transportation including Airport transfers 
  • Meals in the mountain 
  • Small-group venture 
  • Definite Departures 
  • Lifetime Deposit 
  • No Booking Fee  
     

Cost Excludes

  • International flights 
  • No solo room until an appeal for a secret room 
  • Other private operating costs such as snacks, beverages, personal gear, etc.  
  • Entry Visa for Nepal 
  • Travel insurance for the individual which includes coverage for the trek 
     

Costs & Dates

Extra Information

Our leaders will check that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or nearby sourced in the villages. Your diet will include complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We may place vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice. 

Many travelers also might believe about who they are roving with. You don’t have to be troubled about this. You will be traveling with friendly travelers from all around the sphere. The only thing is you need to be healthy and have the readiness to trek. Your previous hiking knowledge, as well as mental fitness, counts a lot. We will be trying to include the equal age group people in a group so that the hiking pace among trekkers matches. 

Besides, altitude sickness has been the main difficulty for most of the guests. Here are some tips that are tried and weathered by our expert leaders: 

  • Slow your ascend and take proper rest 
  • Stay hydrated all the times 
  • Eat a balanced diet food which is a mixture of carbohydrates, proteins, and vitamins 
  • Avoid alcoholic products, tobacco, and other beverages 
  • Be mentally strong and prepared 
  • Train your body accordingly to cope with uphill hikes 
  • Take medicine if necessary 

Safety and Security 

Here are the little events that you can apply to make certain safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • You need to better have an emergency plan 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 

Trekking equipment 
      You will be provided the following trekking gear by our agency 

  • Down jacket 
  • Four seasonal sleeping bags 
  • A duffle bag 
  • A t-shirt 
  • Trekking map 
  • First-aid kit and more 
     

Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

You are generally not advised to travel alone because of safety reasons. According to the government of Nepal, there should be at least two trekkers to trek any region. Similarly, you have to trek with a licensed guide while embarking on the Manaslu Circuit trek. 
 

The region is in a remote and restricted area. It remains protected through the Conservation Plan. Therefore, you need special permission to trek. 
 

The basic facilities will be provided to you. They include twin sharing beds in a room, meals, and shared toilets. Also, tea houses will provide you a blanket. However, it is important to carry a sleeping bag for extra warmth. 
 

It is better for the local economy. You will be helping the local economy by bringing jobs into this area. There is also more local interaction. However, camping brings very little work for locals other than porters. 
 

You will be provided continental food which you can choose from the menu. Every vegetable served in the tea houses is nearby shaped. Such type of foods is organic and good for your health. If you love non-veg, you need to make sure whether the meat is fresh or not. 
 

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