Manaslu Circuit Trek: 16 days
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Peak is the 8th Highest Mountain in the world, standing at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). The name is translated to “soul” in English and along the trail we get to see glimpses of Manaslu Peak. It is also the best trek for alternative of Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
While following the route to Larke La Pass, you have to pass through some of the untouched and unspoiled region of Nepal. Trekking in this area is controlled and special permission is required from Nepal Government. This trek is getting popular in Annapurna Region as one of the famous trekking which is great for the new, exciting and thrilling adventure. From this trek we clasp with some of the breath-taking sceneries of mountains while experiencing the true meaning of lifestyle in High Altitude.
Our trek initiates from Kathmandu and reach Arughat. From there we trek to Soti Khola – Machha Khola – Jagat – Deng – Namrung – Shyla – Sama gaon – Samdo – Larkya Phedi – Bhim Thang – Dharapani – Jagat – Besi Sahar and finally drive to Kathmandu. Along the trail we pass through many monasteries, moraines, glacier lakes, fascinating floras and faunas, diversified villages and ethnics. This trek also offers the Tibetan style culture, great mountain views, heart throbbing rivers and extensive forests. Overall
Flexible Departure Date
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345m/4428ft)
Airport representative from our company pick you up upon your arrival. Then transfer you to the hotel for short briefing about the trip. In the meantime, you can roam around the city to get familiar with new city or take a rest and relax.
Day 02:Drive from Kathamdu to Arughat (640m/2099ft)– 8 hrs
We take drive to Aarughat Bazaar from Kathmandu via Pokhara Highway. The Highway is comfortable up to midway and starts to get bumby afterwards. Arughat – a little town on the bank of Budhi Gandaki: is the starting point of our trek and you cross some interesting bridges before you reach there.
Day 03:Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m/2542ft)- 6 hrs
We tag along Budhi Gandaki River towards its source. Passing Morder & Simre villages we reach Arkhat River and begin to ascend down slowly before reaching Kyoropani. Soti Khola is the the last location where transportation is accessible, from here we have to trek.
Day 04:Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft)- 5/6 hrs
Our trail to Machha Khola for today passes through terraced fields and Budhi Gandaki River is likely to help you along the way. First we climb mountain ridge to Almara, pass a forest trail to Riden Gaon. Then after arriving Lambesi, we trek down to the bed of Budhi Gandaki and finally we are in Machha Khola.
Day 05:Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4396ft)- 5 hrs
This day we cross Machha River and Khrola Besi – near there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. Our trail passes through a forest then reach Dovan; you can see massive Budhi Gandaki River just below Dovan. With the increment in altitude you definitely are able to see complete makeover of the scenery.
Day 06:Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m/6102ft)- 7 hrs
We initiate our trek through river bank, cross some bridges and after a while from Shridibas you can see beautiful village of Philim. Philim is right next to the Budi Gandaki and houses a Japanese built school so watch out for it. From there we trek through settlement of Ekle Bhatti and pass by a narrow gorge while tagging along Budhi Gandaki and finally arrive Deng – small and silent Hotel settlement.
Day 07:Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m/8628ft)- 8 hrs
We are about to enter most remarkable part of Manaslu. In terms of people, culture and settlement, Namrung is unique in its own grounds and we are can get glimpses of deers if we are lucky enough. Namrung is located on the bank of Budhi Gandaki and locals believe that there is mine of salt. We trek by the bank of the river and even walk around the village where we can see monastery as well.
Day 08:Trek from Namrung to Shyala (3200m/10498ft)- 4/5 hrs
Passing through an exclusive trail that offers the best possible view of Mountains and rhododendrons; today’s trek is proficient to be the best part of the trek. We trail by Lho and stop by Shyala from where we get the best panoramic view of Himalayan range that includes Manaslu too.
Day 09:Trek from Shyala to Sama Gaon (3525m/11564ft)- 2 hrs
Today our trail leads us to Samagaon or Ro, as the locals calls it. We start through classic alpine scenery and after passing Tibet grazing settlements; we are are in Sama Gaon. Sama Gaon is believed to be settled by Tibetans over 500 years ago. This village houses monastery, mani walls and the settlements that are tightly packed at the lower part.
Day 10:Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3800m/12467ft)- 3/4 hrs
We pass nearby Birendra Lake and make our trail to the northwest of valley. And going through Kermo Khaka route we are likely to see mani wall and chortens. After arrival in Samdo you can take short walk around the Tibetan influenced village, capture moments or just rest.
Day 11:Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi/Dharmasala (4460m/14632ft) -4/5 hrs
Today we trek to Dharmasala or Larkya Base Camp. Our trail passes through the top of the moraine (4700m/15420ft) and through Gya La. Gya la is an old trading route that leads to Tibet and from there we descend down to Duwang or Dharmasala.
Day 12:Trek from Larkya Phedi to Larkye La Pass (5135m/16847ft)to Bhim Thang (3855m/12647ft)- 8 hrs
This is going to be our big day as we are going to the highest point of the trek – 5135m. We trail through Larkye La Pass but before that we pass a moraine (4700m/15420ft). It is a difficult scale but the effort is well worth. And finally we reach Bhim Thang; possibly for celebration of our successful trek to Larkye La Pass.
Day 13:Trek from Bhim Thang to Dharapani (1963m/6440ft)- 8 hrs
Today our trail descends through the village of Kharche, Gho & Tilje respectively. Then reach Dharapani following the bank of Dudh Khola to the lower belt of Marshyangdi River. We meet Annapurna trail along the way and also we can see excellent view of Manaslu and Annapurna II.
Day 14:Trek from Dharapani to Jagat – 7 hrs
We initiate our trek to Dharapani by reaching Karte from where we cross rivers and arrive at the large settlement of Tal (1675m) then cross more rivers and reach to Chamje (1430m). From Chamje we trail through forest and following the bank of Marshyangdi River we ascend to Jagat.
Day 15:Trek from Jagat to Besi Sahar (760m/2490ft) & Drive to Kathmandu – 5 hrs trek – 5 hrs drive
Trekking all the way from Jagat, we reach Besi Sahar to take bus drive to Kathmandu. The drive is bumpy in the beginning but gets pleasant after a while. Once you are in Kathmandu we arrange evening cultural dinner program as a complementary perk from Sunrise Adventure Trek.
After your successful trek to Himalaya, it is time to depart. You can organize your longings and share emails with your keen and kiths. Once you are done, you are dropped off to the airport approximately 3 hours earlier from your scheduled flight by Sunrise Adventure Trek’s representative.
• Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
• Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
• Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
• Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
• All fees for TIMS card and Trekking Permit
• Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
• Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipments during the trek
• One cultural show and dinner program
• International Flight ticket & your personal expenses
• Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
• Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
• Tips to guide and porter and your insurance