Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 Dyas

15 Days

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal, located at the Nepal and Tibet border. Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) is the eighth highest peak in the world and has been one of the demanded trekking destinations primarily among those who are seeking adventure and wishing to reach the lap of some of the highest peaks of the world above 8,000 meters. Manaslu tea house trek package was open to outsiders only in 1991, and ever since it has been one of the most popular and frequently organized trekking destinations in Nepal.

Mt. Manaslu is not merely popular for trekking alone but also for mountaineering and for having stunning views of the majestic mountains. Furthermore to explore the culture of Tibetan origin people living alongside the trail including the incredible landscapes, awesome terraced fields, Buddhist monasteries, unique rituals, and lifestyles of various ethnic groups primarily Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung, and Hyolmo to name a few. Round Manaslu trek is regarded to be one of the most challenging ones because you have to pass through a number of rocky and sloppy hills covered by snow, and cross mountain passes, therefore, this trekking best suits adventure lovers.

Manaslu circuit trekking begins with one day drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar, and then the trail continues along the Budhi Gandaki river, alongside the trail, you will enjoy spectacular views of Ganesh and Shringi Himal, pass the number of Gurung villages and reach at Liding, alongside alpine meadows the journey continues Machha Khola, Yaru Khola, Philim, Deng, Namrung, Lho Goan, from where you will have amazing mountain vista mainly of Mt. Himalchuli (7,893 m), and also Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m) continue trekking to Kermo Kharka, from where you will have amazing views of Himalayas, the northern side of Mt. Manaslu, where you have a rest or one day for acclimatization. Once you are ready you will continue trekking to Samdo, and then Larkya Phedi, cross Larkya Glacier and Larkya La pass (5,140 m) and Bimtang (3,590 m), and finally, you will reach Manaslu base camp and you will have amazing viewpoints, take snaps, pass through mountain moraine, you descend down alongside beautiful alpine meadows at Bimtang, and then Goha, Tal, Syange and finally get back to Bulbule and then Khudi and catch a public bus and then return back to Kathmandu.

Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the epic journeys for all travelers. It is really the adventure trip touching the mother nature of the Himalayan region walking through the lap of among the eight thousand highest mountains in the world. This trek offers you the exploration of virgin land in the undiscovered section of Nepal. The way is genuinely fit for those travelers who are in search of a peaceful environment in the mother earth and awarding the most striking as well as jaw-dropping scenery of silver-shine snowcapped mountains.  

Moreover, numbers of people around the universe keep the Manaslu Circuit Trek on their bucket list, it is a significant trip to explore extraordinary views of the majestic Himalayan panorama. The trek is not much that crowded as Annapurna Base Camp or Everest Base Camp, it is because people love to set their feet on this trail. This trek was not open for foreigners for a long time as it is in a restricted category. You will have less elevation to cross compared to other trekking trails, but the route is an underdeveloped route so, trekkers do not get well facilities like other trekking in Nepal. 

Furthermore, nomads can choose this trail for completing their hunger to explore adventure trips and discover the undisturbed nature of a human being. Every year less than two percent of trekkers reach this trail, so, it is best for the explorer to settle the things and trek in a peaceful environment. Indeed, the hiking journey will be full of fun in the exploration of the magnificent scenery of the impressive peaks of the holy Himalayas on the horizon.

This trek will fulfill one of the ideal visits to the heavenly place of Nepal. The circle of the most amazing trips in the holy land of diverse nature impressed your spiritual journey over highly situated majestic mountains. Though the trek is a little remote physical, you will get the reward of cultural, and scenic verities of different unique sections of the stunning landscapes in the backdrop of Mt. Manaslu. 

The trek begins from the low land of Budigandaki River observing the beautiful terrain of rice, millet, and barley along with the gorges of such a great river in observing the turquoise water including fantastic waterfalls. It is an adventure trail, that is why, before one set their plan to do this trip must do the physical exercise which helps them to complete their travel easily as the trekking route was just opened to a maximum of 400 trekkers in 1992 is the trailblazer expedition. 

Specifically, the walking trip presents all things for the classic treks collaborating with the wonderful scenery of deep green rivers, and traditional villages as well as intimate encounters with villagers and their ancient art and architecture expand the broad meaning of living life.

 The trekking was recently opened for the trekkers to explore the hidden treasure of mountain land as the trek start from Machha Khola and enters the lush green forests of rhododendron, bamboos, marijuana, and different mountain plants on the track. Besides the panorama of various Himalayas, one can be served by the religious and cultural diversity too. Overall, the package is a combination of natural splendor and secret cultural facts about Nepal to reveal.     

Moreover, the trek represents the awe-inspiring views of different towering mountains as it is an outstanding exploration for all travelers from the world in peace-loving nature. The route to Manaslu is filled with the full of natural and cultural vibes in the Himalayan region. Although, the local people settle down their lives in the remote place make you the fabulous impressed by their friendly behavior and respective manner as you can see smiles and happiness on their innocent faces. 

In summary, presented below is the main reason for the answer, why I need to choose Manaslu Circuit Trek is the virgin legendry trail while trekking in Nepal. 

To complete the adventure passion in the best remote trek in Nepal 

The Manaslu Budget Trek lies in the lap of the diverse mountains and the trail mostly passes through the Budhigandaki River, enters somewhere in the deep gorge, and leads over the dense forests of Bamboo, alpine, and rhododendron giving you extreme peace in your mind.

The innocent faces and smiles of locals make you feel that you are welcome by the all-natural people. Likewise, the adventure passion of explorer surly complete hiking through the rocky trails as the way is narrow need to walk on the rock really makes your journey remote and challenging.

This trek is under the Manaslu conservation province where 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 211 types of butterflies, 2,000 kinds of flowers, and 11 kinds of plants are settled in their homely environment. It is really the different section off beaten track available trekking trip in Nepal.     

• Peaceful and Virgin Trail 

Fewer people set their destination in this area exploration means meeting fewer people on the way and the trail gets undisturbed by the crowded people. Nepal owns some other famous trekking in the world, such as Everest Base Camp TrekAnnapurna Base Camp Trekking, and Annapurna Circuit Trek full of many trekkers and the tourism path get crowded and sometime you will not get the accommodations too then need to settle your things in the dining or somewhere in the tent.

Hence, this trek is the alternative trekking trail in Nepal for peace and virgin trail for travelers. However, it is considered that April and October are the busiest months for trekking in Nepal and the trekking trail is full of trekkers opting in the place. 

• Highly Impressed by Prosperous Cultural Experience  

You are passing through many Mani Walls, Mani Stones, Chortens, and prayer wheels fully scripted by the Buddhist Mantra (OM MANI PADME HUM) which is the religious vibes on your adventure journey. If you are keen to explore more deeply the unique Himalayan cultural facts, there is another virgin land is called Tsum Valley where you can experience the pure Tibetan cultures with Himalayan Tibetan Buddhism.

The valley learned about the different cultures and well-used language to maintain the practices of ancient Buddhism. However, settlements in the highland trek are influenced by the unique Himalayan cultures and serve as a phenomenal opportunity to expand their cultural knowledge, and the breathtaking scenery of snowcapped mountains and panorama really the impressive facets of this trek. Indeed the program offers an opportunity to take the exploration of the perfume of isolated foothills, the ancient countryside of mountain cultural phenomena, locals, traditions, remote lifestyle, and the importance of customs. 

• Moderate Formidable  

Although the trek is categorized under the off-beaten path of Nepal, successful trekking requires well fitness but it is not mean that you need a strong athletic body or ability in order to embark the hiking in the Manaslu region. Indeed, trekkers necessary to consider health matters mainly concerning ankles, knees, and joints it is because unpleasant walking may cause such problems sometimes on the way. It needs to walk around 6 – 7 hours per day as it is quite a long walk in comparison with a normal walk.

So, there may need for prior hiking and trekking experiences to help to upgrade your body to adjust to such difficulties. It is better to proper exercise resume before the trek and this Manaslu Circuit Trek is best to make your body fit and fine in slim shape in the good condition. 

• Safety and Security      

The Manaslu region was destroyed by the earthquake that hit in 2015 AD, now the places are reconstructed. Everything is restored effectively including all the off-the-beaten paths and tea houses in support of the villagers. So that, there is not any problem with the accommodations and it is very safe to trek in this sector. Even though, trekkers may have the possibility of getting altitude sickness at the higher altitude in the absence of enough oxygen supply that is why acclimatization is needed to avoid acute mountain sickness altogether.

Getting to a high elevation makes less oxygen supply in the human body as needs to be careful to get far from any physical problem. Likewise, an adjustment to the altitude you need to walk slowly as well as take enough rest on the way rather than be excited about the challenging journey. On the other hand, everyone must be careful with personnel hygiene throughout the trek so, it will be easy to get rid of any kind of health mishaps along the trek.

 At last but not least, we will like to humbly request you to keep some medicine and purification drops or tabs in your bags, needs in case your health problem along the route of Manaslu Circuit.      

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Your arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel moonlight or Kathmandu Eco Hotel three stat level accommodations with B/B plan.
  • Day 02: Trek perpetration and some official work make special permit you may have day tour to Syambunath, Kathmandu durbar squire, Buddhanath and Pasupatinath Temple after finished sightseeing tour back to Hotel overnight three stat level accommodations with B/B
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Machha Khola (900/2952ft), Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 04: Machakhola to Jagat (1340/4395ft), Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 05: Jagat to Deng (2095m/ 6871ft), Duration; 8 hours
  • Day 06: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft), Duration: 6 hours
  • Day 07: Namrung to Samagaun (3500 m/11480ft), Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 08: Acclimatization Day in Smagaun, Hike up to Manaslu Base Camp (4750m), Duration: 6 hours up and down
  • Day 09: Samagaun to Samdo (3690/1203ft), Duration: 4 hours
  • Day 10: Samdo to Dharmasala (4450m/14596ft), Duration: 5 hours
  • Day 11: Dharmasala to Bhimthang (3590m/11715ft), Duration: 9 hours
  • Day 12: Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m/7544ft), 7 hours
  • Day 13: Tilje to Chyamche, Duration: 7 hours
  • Day 14: Chyamche to Kathmndu via Beshishahar, Duration: 9 hours
  • Day 15: Departure Day

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Your arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel moonlight or Kathmandu Eco Hotel three stat level accommodations with B/B plan. We will welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport after your landing and transfer to the hotel. After check-in then, our representatives will explain about your further program as this day there will not be any activities, you can rest and prepare for trekking and explore the market by yourself. Overnight stay at hotel.
    Breakfast Included
  • Day 02 :Trek perpetration and some official work make special permit you may have day tour to Syambunath, Kathmandu durbar squire, Buddhanath and Pasupatinath Temple after finished sightseeing tour back to Hotel overnight three stat level accommodations with B/B This is the day for the preparation of your special permit so that you can have leisure time. We will provide a tour guide and you can go sightseeing around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa for the historical tour. Overnight stay at the hotel.
    Breakafast Included
  • Day 03 :Kathmandu to Machha Khola (900/2952ft), Duration: 7 hours In the morning after your breakfast, your guide will pick you up and drive you to Machha Khola. On the way, there will be the spectacular scenery of terrace fields, and typical villages, and enjoy the diverse mountain geography as well as peacefully flowing rivers. Finally, you will reach Machha Khola and overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 04 :Machakhola to Jagat (1340/4395ft), Duration: 6 hours In the morning after your breakfast then we start our trek towards Jagat walking through the twisting road along the Budi Gandaki River. The trail goes deep into the dense forests may see the common langurs and monkeys after walking in the forest you will reach the Khorla Besi. Regular walking through Khorlabesi leads your way to Tatopani (hot water), there you can take the hot water bath if you want as the warm water gets inside by the earth. Furthermore, our leading trail will pass through the Dovan crossing over the suspension bridge. Following the route, we will see the flattering river at Yaru and crosswalk along the cantilever bridge to reach Jagat, one of the unique traditional Gurung villages. From Jagat, your special permit is registered at the checkpoint and your adventure journey begins in the restricted region. Overnight Stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 05 :Jagat to Deng (2095m/ 6871ft), Duration; 8 hours Wake up in the morning and eat breakfast then your other adventure journey starts towards Deng passing through the Salleri simultaneously the rocky trails along the way goes along the Ghatte Khola. After crossing over a suspension bridge the trail ascends steeply to Philim is the settlement of the Gurung ethnic group. The journey will be more exciting than walking along the verdant terrain of the beautiful rice and corn fields in Eklebhatti. Our adventure journey ascend above the steep George and the track descends in the grassy land of the river bank of Budhigandaki. The trekking journey regularly passes over the suspension bridge crossing by the bamboo forests until your destination to Deng. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 06 :Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft), Duration: 6 hours Backpack in the morning and eat breakfast and be ready for another destination towards Namrung along the bank of Budi Gandaki River. After ascending you will reach the Rana Gaun then continue your way further passing through the numbers of the Mani wall and Mani stone which belongs to Tibetan Buddhism and you will see that the prayer flags hanging around make you feel of spiritual journey experiencing the local cultures and religion on your challenging exploration. Likewise, when you get to the Prok village you will be hypnotized by the astounding views of diverse mountains such as Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Hiun Chuli. Crossing the flat landmark and the track goes inside the dense forest to reach the Jungle lodge and the route steeply ascend to the Namrung. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 07 :Namrung to Samagaun (3500 m/11480ft), Duration: 7 hours Early in the morning after a delicious breakfast, we will head towards our upcoming destination Samagaun. The way passing through the steep ascend in the dense forests, we go ahead and cross the mountain settlement including mini Chortens, along the barley fields known as the Lihi Gaun. On our way there we need to cross the Show and Lho village from there we can see the face-to-face view of Mt. Manaslu. After the sometime walk we reach Samagaun where we will be blessed by the spectacular view of Mt, Manaslu, along with other Himalayan glaciers closely. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 08 :Acclimatization Day in Smagaun, Hike up to Manaslu Base Camp (4750m), Duration: 6 hours up and down On this day you will have the adjustment to altitude, explore the beauty of typical Gurung village as well as hike to the Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp taking the packed lunch with you. You are really inspired by the extraordinary view of the Manaslu mountain series, beautiful glaciers and by the pristine Birendra Lake. Later back to the tea house and overnight stay.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 09 :Samagaun to Samdo (3690/1203ft), Duration: 4 hours This is the day of exploring the natural beauty of snowcapped mountains crossing through the verdant Yak grazing meadows including the breathtaking view of Larke Himal with other mountain ranges. Indeed, we feel the purification of our soul that touching the Mani wall and Mani stone with prayer flags as well as the blessing of the holy Himalayas. After we cross the small wooden bridge over Budhigandaki River and on the ascended way observe the board map for the area of different wildlife like snow leopard and blue sheep including other wildlife. Then our station get there and we may stay in Samdo or Larkr Bazaar 15 minutes far from Samdo. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 10 :Samdo to Dharmasala (4450m/14596ft), Duration: 5 hours After breakfast we set our destination to Dharmasala walking through the little flat land to Larke Bazaar in between Samdo and Larke Bazaar there is small hydropower for supplying electricity as the Larke Bazaar is the trading hub for the Tibetan market. The track gradually ascends up to Dharmasala beholding the beautiful scenery of Larke Himal, and Pawar Himal, and crosses some streams to catch the glimpse of Larke glaciers then reach Dharmasala is the place tonight settlement of ancient traders from Tibet and Nepal. Overnight sat at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 11 :Dharmasala to Bhimthang (3590m/11715ft), Duration: 9 hours This day is the toughest day of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, need to wake up very early in the morning and take breakfast then begin your hike towards Larke La Pass (5106 m). Gradually climb up the hill until you reach the pass is quite difficult as you need to take your smooth speed and summit the pass. Moreover, we will see the breathtaking views of the Himlung Himal, Kanggaru, Cheo Himal, Mt. Annapurna and numerous mountain ranges from top of the Larke La Pass.After spending sometime in the pass with fabulous glimpse of the various Himalayas, descend to Bhimthang walking along the looser rocky trails. However, the way is tough and longer you will not feel any regret because of the attractive mountain panorama heal your energy and grow up the stamina to get Bhimthang. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Included
  • Day 12 :Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m/7544ft), 7 hours In the morning we take our breakfast and walk towards another destination Tilje passing through the grassy land down to the way to Dudh Khola. After crossing the bridge enter in the alpine and rhododendron dense forests and also visit to Miraloppa cave, the destination to the Tilje. It will be the best experience hiking through the pretty nice rice and wheat fields and further reach to the Goa village and you may accommodate here too. Your short walk from Goa you can be in Tilje and overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included
  • Day 13 :Tilje to Chyamche, Duration: 7 hours Wake up in the morning and do a backpack then eat your breakfast to set your destination to Chyamche. The track goes continues along the bank of the Marsyangdi River passing through the beautiful village Tall or you may accommodate in this place too. Taal is a cool place to stay located on the bank of the Marsyandi River with an impressive waterfall then after a sometimes walk, we reach Chyamche. Overnight stay at the tea house.
    Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Included
  • Day 14 :Chyamche to Kathmndu via Beshishahar, Duration: 9 hours This day in the morning do your backpack and eat breakfast then the jeep will pick you up and drive to Beshishahar. In Beshishahar after eating your lunch private vehicle will come there and take you to Kathamndu, overnight stay at the hotel, breakfast included.
  • Day 15 :Departure Day Before 3 hours of your exact international flight, our representative will farewell you and drive to Tribhuwan International Airport and fly back to your home country.

Useful Info

If the above schedule does not meet your need and interest, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip is possible to conduct in any time if the group size has two or more pax.

Key Information

  • Difficulty Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
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