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Breakfast: 15
Lunch: 13
Dinner: 14

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Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 12 Night(s)

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Manaslu Circuit Trek

The 16-day Manaslu circuit trek is one of the most difficult treks in remote parts of Nepal; that has a vast range of fascinations like Manaslu mastiffs, Larkya La pass (5215 m/ 17109.58 ft), sub-tropical forests, exotic wildlife, landscapes, green meadows, and Gurung villages with unique cultures and traditions. The trek links to Upper Budi Gandaki, called Nupri ( the western mountains). Since the trek elevates to a high altitude, it has a risk of altitude sickness and respiratory problems.

Manaslu circuit trek begins from Sotikhola after sightseeing around the capital, Kathmandu, on the first day. The trail of the trek goes through many small villages of Nepal, flaunting stunning views of Larkya La pass and Larkya La glacier, and also provides trekkers with the opportunity to get the experience of the natural hot spring ‘Tatopani.’

Flaunting the 8th highest mountain in the world, Manaslu, with the correct dose of adventure because of all the technical aspects that need to be taken care of, the Manaslu circuit trek is one of a kind. As the atmospheric pressure decreases with elevation, it is good to consult and take a few pieces of advice from your doctor prior to the trek and stay away from HAPE or HACE.

So, grab the chance to get close to the beauty of remote Nepal along with adventures in majestic mountains while exploring different lifestyles, cultures, foods, flora and fauna, wildlife, etc., with Swotah.

Trip Code

MCT62

Starts

Sotikhola

Finishes

Beshisahar

Duration

16 Days

Difficulty

Hard

Group-Size

2 - 7

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

5215 m/ 17109.6ft

Trip View

5342

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Mount Manaslu (8,156m) is the eighth highest peak in the world from where 10 peaks of over 6,500m are visible.
  • Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu as a part of Japanese expedition team first climbed Mount Manaslu on 9th May 1956.
  • This trek features all the great aspects of a classic trek in Nepal: epic scenery, spectacular suspension bridge crossing and a 5,100m Himalayan pass.
  • You walk from lush sub-tropic to the highest mountains in the world experiencing the wonderful culture with Tibetan people encountering the beautiful flora and fauna and also blue sheep.
  • It sounds cliche but Manaslu is an authentic Nepali trekking experience which is really like the Annapurna Circuit to its way back.
  • Wonder what Tibet is like? You can gaze into Tibet from the border point which is a short trek from Samdo.
  • From Larkya La, you can see four glaciers covering above amazing views to Lamjung Himal and the Annapurna’s.
  • Ancient Gompas along with the trail not big but often frequented by Rimpoches due to the relative accessibility of Nobri Valley.
  • A very beautiful backdrop of Ganesh Himal mountain range, Mount Manaslu, rich cultural heritage, Sama Gaon and many other.

Why this Trip

Manaslu Circuit Trip is far less crowded than its more well-known peers Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit proffering the trekkers with the wonderful cultural experience with Tibetan and mountain people, Buddhist temples, architecture and traditions along with the beautiful and mesmerizing natural scenery and wildlife including the alluring view of Nepal Himalayas.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!

  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit

Brief Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal! We will be preset right at the arrival section of Tribhuvan International airport to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel, where our typical warm Nepali dinner will be waiting for you to devour.

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport pick up
  • welcome dinner
To give you a feels of what living in th capital feels like, we will arrange a short tour around Kathmandu.We will be visiting 7 UNESCO world heritage sites, experiencing vivid food and culture throughout the day, and returning back to our hotel.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Guided sightseeing tour
At Sotikhola, our actual Manaslu circuit trek begins. To begin with, we go to Arughat in a van or jeep, then to Budi Gandaki valley walking through the hydroelectricity project, fields of rice and millet, and Maltar. Then trekking through a narrow trail to Arkhet Khola, our destination, Sotikhola, greets us.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Drive on jeep
Machhakhola boasts the magnificent Ganesh Himal. After breakfast with an aim to arrive at Machhakhola, we trek from Sotikhola to Labubesi, which is a Gurung village situated at an altitude of (880 m / 2887.14 ft), leading us to Machhakhola ( 990 m / 2952.76 ft) and relieve our stress in a guesthouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
On our way to Jagat, natural hot spring, Tatopani comes to sight, we relax there for a bit to destress your muscles. First, we trek to Khoralbesi, then through dense forests, Dovan greets us. Below Dovan, there is the divine Budi Gandaki river. From here, walking for a while gets us to Jagat, pretty village.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today’s Manaslu circuit trek’s trail is rougher and rocky, so it will be 7 hours long. After leaving Jagat not so far, Salleri welcomes us with mesmerizing view of Shringi Himal ( 7187 m/ 23579.4 ft) followed by Sirdibas. Then you will walk past beautiful Gurung villages, fields of millet, and landscapes leading to Deng.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Namrung is a beautiful village with picturesque views and intact stone houses. In today’s 7-hour walk on the Manaslu circuit trek, we pass through the Budi Gandaki river, luscious forest, Mani, and Gompas, which will leave you mesmerized. First, you reach beautiful Prok village that has a breathtaking view of Singri Himal. From pork enjoying the scene around us, we arrive at Namrung and stay there for the night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today’s trek will be short that is about 3 to 4 hours. Just like Namrung Syala is also a beautiful village blessed with nature’s grace, it offers you a 360-degree panoramic view of beautiful landscapes and greenery. Enjoying the view around and a warm dinner, we will rest in a guesthouse.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Syala flaunts a stunning view of Manaslu mountain (the 8th highest mountain in the world). After an easy hike for approximately 4 hours, Samagon greets us. Upon our arrival there, we will explore Ribung Gompa, other majestic snow-capped mountains, and glaciers.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast on today’s day of the Manaslu circuit trek, the trail moves towards Samdo through beautiful sceneries of forests, rivers, and small but pretty stone huts at Kemo Kharka via Chholing Gompa. Marching forward from Kemo Kharka, the paths get rougher leading to divine Budi Gandaki. We trek for 5 hours on this day and rest at Samdo.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Today’s trek will be approximately 5 hours long. After breakfast, first, you cross the Budi Gandaki river through a wooden bridge followed by Larkya Glacier. The trail to Dharamsala is beautified by rivers, fields, and picturesque villages.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
Finally, the day when you cross the Larkya La pass. Today’s trek is also about 5 hours long but comparatively more difficult as the trail gets rougher. We will first get to a valley that lies on the north of Larkya Glacier and flaunts a majestic view of Larkya peak, followed by moraine and a beautiful grassy slope. After this, you will cross the Larkya La pass (5100 m / 16732.28 ft), leading us to Tauhuche. Then we walk further ahead and reach Bhimtang village.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, we head to Tilje, enjoying walking past mesmerizing glacier stream. The easy walk of 5 hours long from Bhimtang to Tilje alongside beautiful rhododendron forests, narrow valleys, and green fields is eye-pleasing. In order to reach Tilje, you first pass Karache, then Gho, and finally be at Tilje, where you will accommodate for the night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
On this day of the Manaslu circuit trek, we first walk for a few hours and then drive in a jeep. Through stone-paved paths, beautiful scenic villages, and freshwater rivers, Dharapani greets you from where we drive by jeep to Besi Sahar through the bumpy but stunning path.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Trekking
After breakfast, the trek continues; you will drive to Kathmandu, admiring the view of the Trishuli river, Marshyangdi river, rice fields, colorful valleys, terrace farms, and majestic snow-covered mountains. A delicious dinner will be waiting for you at the hotel, where you will accommodate for the night.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive in a private vehicle
Hoping your Manaslu circuit trek was good, we help you prepare for your departure on this day and escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport on time for you to catch your flight.

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Airport drop off

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Manaslu trekking is a restricted area and requires special permit. It is little bit hard to do this trek so you must be fit, strong and healthy while doing this trek and also Manaslu circuit trek is restricted which required special permit.
Yes, Nepal can proudly boast as one of the safest countries in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful especially towards women. Locals are very respectful and welcoming toward women and tourist in general and our guides will make sure you are comfortable and safe while trekking in remote areas.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Manaslu Circuit is trekking region and mostly we spend our night at Teahouses. In teahouses you can get pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek. As you trek higher it’s better to avoid meat because non-vegetarian is heavy meals which may cause food poisoning so we avoid it.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and to drive towards Sotikhola we will use jeep. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or Jeep depending on the number of travellers.
Spring season (March to June) and autumn season (September to December) are the best time to do this trek, in winters it is difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold.
Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking in Manaslu Circuit is a little bit hard and tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear t to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
In some village, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly. Our guide also provided with a mobile phone in case of emergency you can call from his mobile and make a call.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hour of walk depends on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

Optional Activities

Mountain flight

Mountain flight

- USD $ 210

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