Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Trip Information
  • Duration18 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Altitude 5106m/16,746 ft
  • Best Time Mar-May and Sep-Nov

Manaslu Circuit trekking is for those who have guts. Courageous people are rewarded and this trekking will reward you with the view of almost all the natural beauties that existence can offer from its coffer to a single destination.

In reality, Manaslu Circuit Trekking is something more than natural beauty. The site portrays the true picture of Tibetan Buddhism. The site is rich in its unique culture and traditions which the people are following from generation to generation. In this regard, remoteness of the area surfaced as a blessing because here there is no sign of cross-cultural impact.

The suspension bridge, wooden bridge, winding rivers, lush vegetation, blooming rhododendrons, waterfalls, snow-capped peaks, Buddhist religion and their culture will spellbind you.

Moreover, you will get an opportunity to view one of the eight-thousanders while on this trek—Mount Manaslu—8,163m. It is also known as ‘Mountain of the Spirit’. Mount Manaslu comes under Mansiri range. Besides, you will also see more than 10 peaks of over 6,500m in this trek.

Japanese Citizen Toshio Imanishi was the first to climb Mount Manaslu. He stepped in the peak of the mountain in 1956. He was assisted by GyalzenNorbu Sherpa.


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Namaste! Info Nepal Treks and Expedition heartily welcomes you to the city of temples – Kathmandu. We will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our office representative will be there holding placard on which either client’s or company's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and after your reception, we will drive to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and you will settle the rest of the due payment at the same time. For this, you have to be with 3 P.P. size photographs, a copy of passport and a copy of travel insurance.

Overnight in hotel

    Your trip to Nepal formally starts from the second day. This is the day visiting to Tour in Kathmandu is a tour of the valley which is a visit to UNESCO World Heritage sites including historical, religious and cultural importance. The sites consist of Swyombhunath (Monkey Temple), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath stupa. The valley is prominently known as a live museum of age-old culture, history, and civilization. Even the tourist can have historical, cultural and religious insight from 200 years back. , the tour commences after your breakfast. You will have lunch during the visit and the tour ends at around 4 in the afternoon. Some of the sites were destroyed by April Earthquake and now they are being renovated.

    After visiting the aforementioned sites we will drive you back to the hotel. Here we will introduce you to the guide and other supporting staff who will accompany you in your Manaslu Base Camp Trek. You will also get time to hire or purchase essential things required for trekking.

    Overnight in a hotel

      Sotikhola is located on west-north from Kathmandu. You will be enjoying countryside Nepal in this ride of around seven to eight hours. Following green vegetation and Drive along Budi Gandaki river we head ahead which will bring us at Kyoropani. The trail to Kyoropani is a bit uphill. From here we will follow the downhill course to reach SotiKhola (River).

      Overnight in SotiKhola

        This is the first day trekking of our Manaslu Circuit Trek. We start our walk after breakfast. Today, we follow the mountain road all way to Machhakhola. Budi Gandaki River is on the right. We arrive at Lapubesi. We continue our walk and take us to Nauli Khola. We cross suspension bridge and get to Khanibesi. Our further walk finally takes us at MachhaKhola. Overnight at MachhaKhola.

        Overnight at Machha Khola

          Crossing Machha Khola and following the uphill trail we arrive at Khola Besi. There is a hot spring here where you can take a dip and feel the warmth of the water. We will pass through the forest and get in Doban. Lauri is our next destination. After crossing the suspension bridge we arrive at Jagat.

          Overnight in Jagat

            As usual, our trail begins after breakfast and we get in Lana village. Mani stones come in notice here. Buddhist prayers are etched in the rock which is known as mani stones or rock. People here follow Tibetan Buddhism and the area has the influence of this religion because the site shares a border with Tibet. After some time of walk, we arrive at Ghap.

            Overnight at Ghap

              First of all, we ascend to be at Bihi. Crossing Ghap we arrive at Namrung. It is a religious village where you breathe Buddhism in its air. The view of Mount Manaslu, Himachali and Ganesh Himal is fascinating from here.

              Overnight at Namrung

                Viewing Siring and Ganesh Hima, we slowly leave Namrung village. We also celebrate the view of Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. Now, we encounter with a steep ascent and trek through forests. After some time, we get to Lihi village which is famous for chortens and terraced barley fields. We still have to pass through different settlements such as Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. During our trek through different villages, we enjoy peak 29, Manasalu and some giant glaciers and the view ends with Ganesh Himal. Finally, we get to Samagaun.Overnight in Samagaun.Today’s walk is pleasing as you will get a beautiful view of a few snow-capped peaks. Samagaon is popular for a mesmerizing view of mountains and incredible nature.

                Overnight at Samagaon

                  This is a spare day for acclimatization and exploration. Today, we explore age-old tradition and culture. Further, we enjoy many, inscriptions, and so on. We go to visit a holy monastery named Pungyen Gompa which is located at the end of Sama village. This monastery also offers us magnificent views of snow-fed mountains and glaciers. We will be exploring the local area including Manaslu Base Camp. It is a point where you get a beautiful view of mountains including Mount Manaslu. We again get back to Samagaon to spend the night. We get back to Sama Goan.

                    Samdo is not that far away from Sama Goan. There is a beautiful forest here which borders Tibet. It is a picturesque site that will keep you busy with your camera.

                    Overnight at Samdo

                      Today, we have two options: hiking up to the top of the village and experience mountain views and Himalayan birds and vegetations and Gyala Pass and experience the Tibetan part. Both are magnificent. You can go with one and the rest of the time you can explore the village and landscapes. Overnight at Samdo.

                        Following uphill trail and Budi Gandaki stream, we arrive at Sumdu. It is the last village where we reach in Manaslu Base Camp Trekking. We now proceed towards Larkya Bazaar followed by Dharmasala which is at an altitude of 4,450m.

                        Overnight at Dharmasala

                          As we come up to Dharamsala we get a splendid view of Larkya Peak. The trail is steep but rewarding too. The picturesque view of Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal from Larkya La Pass  5106 m will remain in your heart forever.

                          From here we head towards Tanbuche followed by Bhimtang. We come across snow and moraines to be at Tanbuche. Bhimtang appears like the abandoned village where you see lots of Buddhist prayer rocks.

                          Overnight at Bhimtang

                            Bimthang is a beautiful village and also a popular vantage point from where we can celebrate splendid views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. Our further descend today takes us to Dudh Khola. Now, we walk through rhododendron and oak forest. Then, we arrive at Karche, a cultivated valley. After we pass the ridge, we arrive at the village of Gho. Our further attempt finally takes us to Tilije. Overnight at Tilije.

                              Following the downhill trail and enjoying the view of the mountains we proceed. You get an awe-inspiring view of Manaslu and Annapurna II on east and west, respectively. Before arriving at Goa we cross Dudh Khola (Milk River) and Marshyangdi River.It is a pleasant walk today. Tal used to be a lake many years back but now it is a village. Lake is the English translation of Tal.

                              Overnight at Tal

                                Passing steep valley we move ahead. We are walking in between Annapurna and Manaslu. The scenic beauty is tremendously enjoyable.

                                Overnight in Syange

                                  We will catch a local jeep to Besisahar and bus from Besisahar to get in Kathmandu. Here in the capital, you get ample of time to roam around especially, on the streets of Thamel. If interested, you can purchase gifts to your friend and family. will offer you farewell dinner tonight.

                                  Overnight in hotel

                                    A representative of Info Nepal Treks and Expedition will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours earlier to your scheduled flight.

                                    See you next season for another trip

                                      Cost Details

                                      Cost Includes
                                      • Airport pick up and drop in a private vehicle.
                                      • City sightseeing with a private vehicle.
                                      • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
                                      • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
                                      • English speaking Government License holder Trekking Guide.
                                      • Manaslu special trekking permit.
                                      • Trekking Permit, TIMS permit, and Conservation Area Permit fee.
                                      • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter).
                                      • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks.
                                      • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters.
                                      • All necessary land transport by Local Bus or Jeep vehicles.
                                      • Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, and equipment charge.
                                      • Sleeping Bags  (to be returned after trek).
                                      • Government Taxes.
                                      • Farewell dinner.
                                      Cost Excludes
                                      • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee.
                                      • Beverage.
                                      • Temple/Monastery entrance fees.
                                      • Travel Insurance and rescue flights.
                                      • Late arrival and late departure extra night.
                                      • Personal expenses:(Laundry,battery charge,phone calls,wifi,shower,extra porters etc.).
                                      • Tips to guide and porter.
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