Round Manaslu Trek

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Round Manaslu Trek

Round Manaslu Trek is pretty unique–compared to other popular trekking destinations in Nepal, such as the Everest region and the Annapurna region. This route is full of beaten tracks.


Manaslu region is one of the isolated trekking regions that offer several thrilling trekking routes and mountain adventures in the entire world. If you are seeking the best experience of venturing into the wild and remote areas, coupled with episodes of romanticism and genuine knowledge, a completely different world beyond the existing one, then this Manaslu trek is just for you.


The Manaslu trekking route takes you to some of the remotest villages, several beautiful waterfalls, crossing amazing rivers, and enchanting landscapes of lush green land and the magical mountain ranges.


Manaslu Circuit trekking path lies in the preservation area of the Manaslu region, which has so far kept safe the wildlife and vegetation in their natural state. You will observe the natural beauty unaltered or very less influenced by modern touch. The local tribes have learned to co-exist with high respect and regard for nature and its components.


This beautiful Manaslu Circuit trek starts from Soti Khola at Budi Gandaki river valley. As you pass Aarughat following the trails alongside the spectacular river of Budhi Gandaki, you reach the highest point in Larke pass at the elevation of 5125m, which takes you to tougher descent towards the trail of famous Annapurna Circuit Trekking and finally to the endpoint of Besisahar.


Key features of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Manaslu Region, between Jagat and Dharapani, is a restricted area for tourism control. So, trekking to the restricted area will be full of adventures and thrills with a classic touch of nature.
  • Crossing the high mountain pass, Larkya La Pass at 5106 m is itself an adventurous journey.
  • You will walk through the forest trails with fantastic mountain views that showcase the wilderness of the region. Trekking through these trails will add a natural scent to your Manaslu trek.
  • Many monasteries, gompas, and Mani walls on how to reflect Buddhism and their culture.
  • You will explore the Birendra Tal, a freshwater Lake in the Manaslu Glacier with our trekking experts.
  • You will trek through the remote villages, rocky landscapes, and beautiful streams that provide a great sense of a village lifestyle in the hilly region. These regions are less touched by modernization and are in their natural form.
  • During your rest day at Samagaon, we will trek to Birendra Tal, or Manaslu Base Camp, the base camp of the world’s 8th highest mountain, Manaslu.


Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to the Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 02: Sightseeing for a full day in Kathmandu Valley.

World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath, Boudha Nath, Pasupati Nath, etc. Preparation for the trekking.


Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Trek to Macchakola 900m

After breakfast, we will have pre trek meeting and you’ll be briefed by the trek leader about the journey ahead. Once we have loaded all the equipment, we embark on the 8 hour jeep drive to SotiKhola, 140 kms North West of Kathmandu. We drive through DhadingBesi and the town of Arughat today to reach SotiKhola. Today’s trek we follow an undulating trail mainly through forest and woodland as we continue our journey upstream along the Budhi Gandaki. We then need to descend to the wide, sandy riverbed and then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river.


Day 04: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m)

After breakfast in Machha Khola, we follow the gorge and continue up the river. The trail is narrow at first with a few gentle ups and downs before eventually crossing the Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. The trek takes you past one of the stunning hot springs of the region, Tatopani, with its hot pools of water giving off clouds of steam; here we take a break! The trail continues through the woodlands, crossing the Dovan Khola River on a suspension bridge and into the Buddha Gandaki Valley. Soon after we have a stone staircase to Tharo Bharyang, where we will see some lovely Gurung villages in the jungle high above, as well as troops of Langur monkeys, which roam the region.We are not so far now from the village where we will stop for the night. Overnight at a teahouse.


Day 05: Jagat to Deng (2095m)

The trail continues through Jagat, a well-paved village, we then need to climb up the valley to Sirdabas, from here there are some great views of the Shringi Himal. We then drop down to the river to cross over a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. We pas a series of impressive cascading waterfalls on either side of the valley today. We move on towards Ekle Bhatti we head towards the river and cross it twice over suspension bridges. From Ekle Bhatti we trek along to pass Pewa, traverse along a small campsite clearing then continue through the valley until reaching our overnight stop in the village of Deng.


Day 06: Deng to Namrung (2900m)

Today, we begin with a steep climb up onto a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river. Once we cross the river we walk up an extremely impressive valley passing through some small settlements. The area begins to take on a more Buddhist influence and it is where we begin to encounter Mani stones carved into wayside rocks – a sign that we are entering Tibetan territory. In the afternoon, we can if we wish take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok – a two hour round trip – back to Namrung for the night.


Day 07: Namrung to Lho Gaun (3180m)

It is another great day Walking past the long Mani stone walls of the village of Lho, with an astounding view of Peak 29 ahead us, we go through a large stone gate.Lho is dominated by a large Gompa which acts as a home for more than 150 children that get their education here. The Gompa and its dormitories are located on the slopes of a hill above the village. There is a fabulous viewpoint at the top of the hill that provides a fantastic view of Mount Manaslu. We don’t have to climb all the way to the hill top – the area above the Gompa gate is a perfect viewpoint.


Day 08: Lho Gaun to Samagaun (3500m)

The trail follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Samagaun, Samagaun is a beautiful village in a wonderful setting, perhaps the most beautiful village of the entire trip.


Day 09: Acclimatisation Day at Samagaun

It is advised that you always trek high during the day and sleep at a lower altitude for proper acclimatization. We need to let our bodies adjust to the altitude as we have some high places to reach later. We can do the full day trek towards Manaslu Base Camp (4750m) which is a round journey of approximately 7-8 hours. Alternatively, we can do a half day hike to the glacier across the valley or to Birendra Ta before heading back to Samagaon.


Day 10: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m)

The mountains are truly coming alive as we cross pastures as we gradually descend to the valley below. We have fantastic views of the mountains, especially Manaslu, that lies straight ahead of us on our way to Samdo, a Tibetan refugee village. This remote village is less than a days walk from the Tibetan border with a wealth of Buddhist culture on show. In the afternoon we explore the village and the surrounding hills before returning to Samdo to spend the night.


Day 11: Trek Samdo to Dharmasala (4450m)

Today is a short trek, we go down a rocky mountain path from Samdo to the valley floor and cross Gyala Khola before a trek up to the ridge overlooking the remains of the once thriving Lyarke Bazaar. We cross two small streams before reaching Larke Glacier. From here there is a push up to ascend to a collection of huts, locally known as Dharmashala. There is very little here, and so we will spend the day looking around and probably camp the night.


Day 12: Trek Dharamsala to Bimthang 3590m Via Larkya La Pass (5106m).

The big day has arrived. it is a challenging one taking many people out of their comfort zones. We make an early morning start to cross the highest pass on the route, slowly as we go, stamina needed as we move towards Cho Canda from here we push ahead steeply uphill towards the pass. From the top the rewards more than make up for all the effort, there are magnificent views of broad sections of the Himalayas. Marvel at these ice clad giants in every directions and peaks including Himlung Himal (23,379ft/7,126m), Cheo Himal, Gyaij Kang, Kang Guru (22,998ft/7,010m), plus Annapurna II. From the pass it is a steep descent down the other side of the pass. The length of the day very much dependent upon conditions of both the weather and group but it will certainly be challenging and you will arrive tired at a place called Bimtang / Bimphedi (12,202ft/3,760m). Overnight at a teahouse.


Day 13: Trek Bimthang 3590m to Tilje (2300m)

A shorter day today. As we leave the meadows of Bimphedi we continue descending initially with some absolutely glorious mountain views before entering a pine and rhododendron forest. Then trek up the lateral moraine until the river bed at the hamlet of Karcha. We then have a gentle ascent through terraced fields towards a small pass - the Karcha La. From the pass the trail drops down through numerous fields and pine forest to Tilje.


Day 14: Tilje to Dharapani. 6-7 Hours.

Our trek is coming to an end but we still a way to go today. We begin by crossing the Dudh Khola and trek alongside the river to reach the Thonje checkpost. It is here we join the popular Annapurna Circuit trail. We follow the trail downstream, to the village of Dharapani. Suddenly in a traffic jam with plenty of trekkers starting their Annapurna Circuit trek, and numerous tea houses offering tempting apple pie and beer is miles away from what we have been used to over the past two weeks. It's a dusty, dirt road from Dharapani to Besisahar and it takes around 2 hours.


Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu - approximately 8 hours Transfer Hotel.

Today we drive from Beshisahar back to Kathmandu and transfer to our hotel. Chaotic Kathmandu will seem like the dark side of the moon. Now there is time to relax and reflect on the many memories from your trek and there is a farewell meal that we arrange on this evening to enjoy.


Day 16: Departure Day

Today is the end of your Trek. You will be dropped at the International airport 3 hours before your flight time by our representative. We hope you had a great time with us. Thank you, and have a safe journey.



Note: This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.

Free airport transfer on arrival and departures by private vehicles.

4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.

Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.

Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek.

Adventure High Mountain experienced, government-licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.

Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).

All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.

Special Trek permit, National Park Permit & TIMS.

All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses.

Kathmandu - Machhakhola - by bus.

Dharapani - Kathmandu by bus.

Kathmandu Sightseeing by Private Car/Van/Bus.

Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance.

International airfare.

Nepal entry visa and airport fees.

Personal equipment and clothing.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)

Personal porter.

Alcoholic and bottled beverages.

Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.

All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.

Guide Gratuity - Tip­ping is always a per­son­al choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.

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Payment Schedule

$700 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $300 non-refundable registration fee.

Balance due 60 days prior to departure.

Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.


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Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29 Kathmandu Nepal.


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