Manaslu Circuit Trek

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The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a fascinating journey that commences from Soti Khola, a delightful village situated at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level, on the bank of the Budhi Gandaki river. As we walk northwards along the spectacular high route, we witness breathtaking mountain views, lush rice paddies, terraced fields adorned with water buffaloes and thatched huts, and sprawling Gurung villages perched on high terraced hilltops covered in Rhododendrons. Our trek takes us to Kutang or lower Nubri, where the ethnically Tibetan inhabitants speak their own dialect, a blend of Tibetan and Gurung, and lead a lifestyle that spans both Nepal and Tibet.

As we ascend higher towards upper Nubri, we encounter purely Tibetan culture and tradition, and share the trails with yak caravans. The trade with Tibet continues here as it has for centuries, and Tibetan villages have been established from the wilderness by Tibetan refugees. The trek provides ample opportunities to witness inspiring mountain panoramas, dominated by the majestic Manaslu peak. We can also take day hikes to Pun Gyen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp from Sama Gaun, and Rui La, a traditional trade route to Tibet at the Nepal-Tibet border, from Samdo Village, which is located in the valley above Samdo, near the border of Tibet. The highlight of the trek is crossing the snow-covered Manaslu Larke Pass to reach Bimtang and the Manang region of the Annapurna circuit.

This fast-paced Manaslu Circuit Trek program is designed for individuals who are fit, strong, and have prior trekking experience in the Alps or Himalayas, and are already acclimatised to high altitude. If you prefer a more leisurely and relaxing trek, we recommend our 18-day around Manaslu trek program that allows for proper acclimatisation and a less rushed trek. Alternatively, you can opt for the Manaslu Trek via Tsum Valley, which requires a minimum of 21 days to complete the trek.

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  • It is very popular but still less crowded compared to peers Annapurna Circuit or Everest Base Camp. The word is getting out about Manaslu, but there are still about 10 times fewer trekkers on the Manaslu Trail.
  • Manaslu circuit offers wild and wilderness experience with authentic local culture and people but not it is no more camping trek but a tea hose trek (lodge to lodge trek).
  • Manaslu trek is easily accessed, no stressful domestic flights required.
  • The first part of the trail follows the Buri Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge, with many suspension bridge crossings.
  • This trek fulfills all the taste of Nepal: you'll walk from the subtropical jungle at lower altitudes, through the Himalayan foothills to alpine zone, cold and daring crossing of the Larkya Pass above 5100 meters (17,000 ft).

Day 1: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2,329ft) - 7 to 8 hours drive

Day 2: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2,953ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m/4,626ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Day 4: Jagat to Deng (1,804m/5,919ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Day 5: Deng to Namrung (2,630m/8,629ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Day 6: Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m/11,578ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

Day 7: Acclimatization day at Samagaon - Explore around and optional hike to Pungyen Gompa

Day 8: Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m/12,664ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

Day 9: Acclimatization day at Samdo - Explore around and optional hike to Tibetan border

Day 10: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi (4,460m/14,632ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

Day 11: Dharamsala to Bimthang (3,720m/12,205ft) via Larkya La Pass (5,160m/16,929ft) - 8 to 9 hours trek

Day 12: Bimthang to Tilije (2,300m/7,546ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Day 13: Tilije to Tal (1,700m/5,577ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Day 14: Tal to Syange (1,080m/3,543ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Day 15: Syange to Besisahar (760m/2,493ft) - 3 to 4 hours trek

Day 16: Besisahar to Kathmandu - 5 to 6 hours drive

  • Trekking permits (Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit)
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card
  • Professional trekking guide and porters
  • Accommodation during the trek (teahouses or basic lodges)
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Transportation to and from the trek starting/ending point
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Basic Trekking equipment (sleeping bag, trekking pole, etc.)
  • International flights to and from Nepal
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Extra snacks, drinks, and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and porters

16 Days



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What is the best time to go on the Manaslu Trek?
The best time to go on the Manaslu Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is stable, and the skies are clear.
How difficult is the Manaslu Trek?
The Manaslu Trek is considered to be a moderately difficult trek, with high altitude and challenging terrain. Prior trekking experience and good physical fitness are required.
What is the maximum altitude on the Manaslu Trek?
The maximum altitude on the Manaslu Trek is 5,106 meters at the Larkya La Pass.


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