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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 Days

Manaslu region is protected under the boundaries of Manaslu Conservation Area and was officially opened in 1991 for foreign trekkers. Manaslu Circuit trek has now become the best alternative route to the popular Annapurna Circuit trek. Additionally, the natural and cultural beauty around Manaslu region remarks the trek as one of the best classic adventure treks in Nepal. The adventure starts through the lush green lower hills inhabited by Indo-Aryan Hindus. Then the middle hills by the Tibetan-Burmese, Magar, Gurung and Tamang people on the Budhi Gandaki River. The Manaslu region extends with many ups and downs from sub-tropical forest to the dry Tibetan plateau.

Trekking in Manaslu region constantly rewards with outstanding views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m/26,782ft), the eighth highest peak on the earth and the Himalayan panorama of Ganesh and Lamjung Himal. The main attraction of this trek is the Larke pass (5,106m/16,752ft). Hence the trek is geographically spectacular, strenuous and culturally fascinating with a nice combination of cultural heritage, natural beauty and great diversity of flora and fauna. Tibetan monks inhabit the sacred monasteries in Samagaon which is just 15km away from the Tibetan border. Trekkers can feel a strong Tibetan influence in most part of the Manaslu area. We descend from the top of the Larke pass following through the alpine forests and meet at the main trail of the Annapurna Circuit.

Finally, the trek ends at Besisahar or option available to continue over Thorung la pass (5,416m/17,769ft) along the Annapurna trail. Manaslu Circuit trek has an opportunity of extension with the pristine Tsum Valley also.

  • Adventurous off-the-beaten trail
  • Outstanding view of Mt. Manaslu massif
  • The challenging Larke pass (5,106m/16,752ft)
  • Constant views of the majestic Himalayan panorama
  • Diverse culture of Hindu and Buddhist people
  • Alpine forest and the scenic landscapes
  • Sacred monasteries and traditional villages

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat then to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft).

Day 2
Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m/2,054ft).

Day 3
Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m/4,396ft).

Day 4
Trek Jagat to Deng (1,860m/6,102ft).

Day 5
Trek Deng to Ghap (2,400m/7,874ft).

Day 6
Trek Ghap to Namrung (2,630m/8,629ft).

Day 7
Trek Namrung to Sama Gompa (3,520m/11,549ft).

Day 8
Excursion to Manaslu Base Camp (4,400m/14,436ft) and Sama Gaon (Village).

Day 9
Trek Sama Gompa to Samdo (3,875m/12,714ft).

Day 10
Trek Samdo to Dharmashala (4,460m/14,633ft).

Day 11
Trek Dharmashala to Bhimtang (3,590m/11,778ft) crossing over Larkya la pass (5,106m/16,752ft).

Day 12
Trek Bhimtang to Tilche (2,300m/7,546ft).

Day 13
Trek Tilche to Tal (1,700m/5,577ft).

Day 14
Trek Tal to Bahundanda (1,310m/4,298ft).

Day 15
Trek Bahundanda to Besisahar (823m/2,700ft).

Day 16
Drive (175km) from Besisahar to Kathmandu.

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival/departure transfers between International Airport and Hotel
  • Two nights accommodation at a City Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Manaslu special trekking permit, Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area permits
  • Three meals (B/L/D) a day on trekking from teahouse/lodge
  • Accommodations at teahouse/lodge in the mountains
  • An English speaking Trekking Guide
  • A porter shared between two trekkers
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Kathmandu-Arughat-Soti Khola and Besisahar-Kathmandu overland transfers by bus
  • First aid kit box
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • International Airfare and Taxes

  • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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Price From USD $ 1,150/person
Total $ 1,150 USD

Trip Facts

  • Drive in KTM-Soti Khola, Drive out Besisahar-KTM
  • Minimum 2 Pax
  • 5,106 meters
  • Medium-Hard

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