Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking

If you have enough time and are looking for the challenging teahouse trek in diverse mountainous region,Manaslu Circuit Trekking is going to be the best option for you. Manaslu Circuit Trail is getting more and more popularity among trekkers in recent years. Mount Manaslu (8163m) is the eighth highest mountain in the world and offers the stunning Himalayan panorama. Manaslu Circuit Trek offers you to discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist land in one of the most secluded Himalayan valley around Manaslu.

Actually, Manaslu Circuit Trek is the perfect combination of rich biodiversity, wonderful culture and natural splendors. Trekking in geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating region is definitely enthralling. We can have the magnificent views of Himalchuli (7893m), Shringi Himal (7187m), Ganesh Himal (), and Manaslu (8163m). The other highlights include the diverse range of flora and faunathat can be found in this region.

Located close to Nepal-Tibet border, Manaslu Circuit Trail is about 100 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu. The northern part of Manaslu was restricted until 1992 and it is less exposed to the tourists in comparison to other destinations. So, the Manaslu Circuit Trail is less trodden than that of Annapurna and Everest Regions. This trek brings you to the unspoiled and remote region of Manaslu and introduces you with biodiversity and culture. Other highlight of Manaslu Circuit Trekking is the Larkya La Pass (5160m) where you can encounter rough glacial moraine. Come join World Sight Journey Team for the safe and memorable trip to Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley and Pre-trip Preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (640m)–8 Hours

Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m)–6 Hours

Day 05: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)–6 Hours

Day 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Ngyak (2310m) –6 Hours

Day 08: Trek from Ngyak to Ghap (2100m) – 6 Hours

Day 09: Trek from Ghap to Lho (3200m)– 6 Hours

Day 10: Trek from Lho to Samagompa (3500m)–6 Hours

Day 11: Trek from Samagompa to Stone Hut (4500m)–5 Hours

Day 12: Exploration day at Stone Hut

Day 13: Cross Larkya La Pass (5215m) and trek to Bhimphedi (3590m) – 8 Hours

Day 14: Trek from Bhimphedi to Tilje (3900m) –5 Hours

Day 15: Trek from Tilje to Tal (1725m) –5 Hours

Day 16: Trek from Tal to Jagat (1300m) – 5 Hours

Day 17: Trek from Jagat to Bahundanda (1275m)–5 Hours

Day 18: Trek from Bahundanda to Besishahar – 5 Hours

Day 19: Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu – 7 Hours

Day 20: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

The representatives from World Sight Journeys will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley and Pre-trip Preparation

Today, we spend the whole for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. You will have the full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley covering the major cultural attractions which have also been cited as The World Heritage Cultural Sites. After having breakfast in the morning, we visit Pashupatinath, which is considered the holiest temple of Lord Shiva.  We then head to Bauddhanath, which is also known as Little Tibet and also is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monastery in the world. Following the Bauddhanath Monastery, we visit Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, which is equally revered by Hindus and Buddhists.   Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the west of Kathmandu. After exploring the Swayambhunath Stupa, we drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. If time allows, you can explore the city. Finally, you will have dinner at hotel and stay there overnight.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (640m) – 8 Hours

Today, we will head to Arughat from Kathmandu. Arughat is the starting point of our trek. We drive through Dhading Besi to eventually reach Arughat. It takes around eight hours for our bus to get there. We stay overnight at tented camps.

Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m) – 6 Hours

From Arughat, we continue our trek following the Budhi Gandaki River towards its origin. Passing through the village of Morder and Simre, we reach Arkhat River. We ascend slowly towards Kyoropani and set up our camp near the confluence of Seti River. Well, Seti River is an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We stay overnight at Arughat.

Day 05: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m) – 6 Hours

Today, we descent slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. We then pass the forest to reach Riden Gaon. On reaching Lambeshi, we follow down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. We stay overnight at our tented accommodation at Machha Khola.

Day 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours

From Machha Khola, we head to Khrola Besi. We then move to Tatopani where we can enjoy natural hot spring. Following the trail through the forest, we eventually reach Dovan and then to Jagat. We stay overnight at Machhakhola.

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Ngyak (2310m) – 6 Hours

From Jagat, we start ascending to the hill of Saguleri witnessing the magnificent views of Sringi Himal. Continuing toward Sirish Gaon, we eventually reach Ngyak where we stay overnight at Jagat.

Day 08: Trek from Ngyak to Ghap (2100m) – 6 Hours

Today, we follow the trail upstream of Deng River and then walk through a newly built rock tunnel. The trail eventually leads us to Ghap where you can explore the Tibetan culture with Mani stones and chortens all around. We stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 09: Trek from Ghap to Lho (3200m) – 6 Hours

Crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki, we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. We then cross the Hinan River and continue to Lho. We stay overnight at a Ghap.

Day 10: Trek from Lho to Samagompa (3500m) – 6 Hours

From Lho, we pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall. From here, we can witness the beautiful view of Peak 29. Following the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier, we eventually reach the village of Sama. We stay overnight at a Samagompa.

Day 11: Trek from Samagompa to Stone Hut (4500m) – 5 Hours

We climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River. From here, we move towards the most remote village of Samdo where we stay overnight at a Hut Stun.

Day 12: Exploration day at Stone Hut

Today, for getting used to the thinning of the air, proper acclimatization is recommended at Samdo. This acclimatization will help your body to adjust for higher altitudes in the days to follow. We stay overnight at Same Place .

Day 13: Cross Larkya La Pass (5215m) and trek to Bhimphedi (3590m) – 8 Hours

Today, we first climb towards the Cho Chanda and then gradually head steeply uphill towards the Larkya La Pass. Overlooking the panorama of snowcapped mountains from the top, we descend steeply through the moraines and finally arrive at Bhimphedi. We stay overnight at a Bhimtang.

Day 14: Trek from Bhimphedi to Tilje (3900m) – 5 Hours

From Bhimphedi, our route gets easier and we start a gentle climb through paddy fields towards Karcha La pass. After crossing that small pass, we descend through the fig trees and forests of rhododendrons till we reach Tilje. We stay overnight at Tilje.

Day 15: Trek from Tilje to Tal (1725m) – 5 Hours

Following the downstream trail of Marshyangdi River and passing through the scattered villages, we eventually reach the village of Tal. We stay overnight at Tal.

Day 16: Trek from Tal to Jagat (1300m) – 5 Hours

We descend gentlyfollowing the downstream of the river and passing the villages of Chamje and Himal Pani. We then trek little further to reach Jagat where we stay overnight at Jagat.

Day 17: Trek from Jagat to Bahundanda (1275m) – 5 Hours

Today, we gently climb uphill for about half an hour and then gently descend downwards to Sanjee village. From Sanjee, we again ascend little uphill to Gharmu Phant. Two hours of further walk from Sanjee will bring us to Bahundanda where we stay overnight at Bahundanda.

Day 18: Trek from Bahundanda to Besishahar – 5 Hours

Today, we gently descend downstream of the river and pass Naadi village. From Naadi, we follow the bank of Marshyangdi River and eventually reach Beshishahar via Khudi. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 19: Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu – 7 Hours

We drive back to Kathmandu from Besishahar today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.

Day 20: Final Departure

Today, you take the returning flight to your hometown. Our representatives will assist you to reach the airport. You return to your home with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal.