Manaslu Circuit Trek

NHT Manaslu Circuit Trek – An Inexpensive Trek

“Adventure around world eight highest peaks with awesome views and Buddhist culture”

Trip Highlights:

“Sweeping panorama views of Ganesh and Manaslu range of mountains An adventure around world 8th highest Manaslu with scenic high Larkya-La pass trekking along high mountains above Manaslu valley within ancient Buddhist culture, Pristine alpine forest lined with beautiful rhododendron, magnolia and pine trees exploring traditional highland villages of Gorkha areas to Manang region”


Manaslu Circuit Trek an overwhelming adventure pact with over dose of beautiful and sweeping views of high mountain range where you can overlook worlds 08th  highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m, 10th highest Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) with massive range of peaks of Ganesh Himal of above 7,405 m, includes many  peaks along the walk as the adventure leads to high Larkya-la pass which lies on route Tibet border and Manang areas.

Beside range of mountain views local ethnic culturally of Manaslu circuit trek is more fascinating exploring hidden lovely villages of Dyang-Logaon –Samagaon, Samdo and Dharmasala  till Dharapani on famous popular route of Annapurna circuit. Upper Manaslu Trek is also a caravan trade route to Tibet, where people of higher Manaslu still trades with Tibet across the border, Manaslu walk leads through traditional villages of old Buddhist culture of Tibetan origin in custom-religion and way of life.

Starting with an interesting drive to reach our trekking point at Arughat , Soti-Khola and Machha khola located in Gorkha district of Nepal Mid West, and then heading higher on leaving the warm paddy areas for alpine cool temperature with pristine forest of rhododendron-pines and fir tree lines, and as the walk progress where vegetation fades to arid and barren mountain landscapes reaching above at Larkya-la pass which separates Gorkha and Manang areas, a great downhill walk leads to follow a scenic trail to a road head at Dharapani and Chamje for the drive back to Kathmandu.

Our fabulous Manaslu Circuit Trek concludes in Kathmandu after a memorable and enjoyable walk within high mountains of Nepal Mid West Himalaya. Manaslu region is specially restricted area as third popular trekking route in Nepal after Everest base camp trek and Annapurna base camp trek.

Trip Profile:

Mode of Trekking:      On hotels & Lodges basis
Trekking Grade:          Moderate & Adventurous
Highest elevation:       At Larkya-La 5,135 m high.
Trekking:                     14 nights and 15 days (With both way overland drive)
Total Trip:                   17 nights and 18 days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                        April to June and September to November.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.                                                        Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest.                                                                          Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m – 05hrs
Day 04: Trek to Machha khola 930m – 06 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs
Day 10:  Rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,460 m – 04 hrs
Day 13: Cross Larkya la 5,135 m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m – 05 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Chamje village 1,360 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhesisar – 07 hrs.
Day 18: International departure homeward bound.


Day 01: Reach Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome then a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city, here joining with other members of Manaslu Circuit Trek, our guide will brief with full information about the trek - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, include welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
As per the given time for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, after breakfast our city and tour guide will pick you with short interesting drive for an impressive and exciting tour, Kathmandu although a metropolitan city retaining its ancient culture and traditions, where most of the World Heritage Sites are located for your interest, includes medieval period custom and culture as it was for hundreds of centuries, Kathmandu valley a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism in perfect harmony, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m - 07 hrs journeys.

Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with an exciting overland drive to Soti Khola past Arughat village around Dhading and Gorkha district of Mid West Nepal Himalaya, drive leads to warmer area passing many farm villages and towns following Trisuli river for few hours, and as the drive leads further Arughat village and taking another four wheel drive to reach at Soti Khola for overnight stop, a small farm village by the stream called Soti Khola where it joins with raging Buri-Gandaki river. 

Day 04: Trek to Machha khola 930m - 06 hrs.

From this small interesting farm village, walk leads on nice trail following upstream  of Buri Gandaki River through many farm fields and villages, as the walk reach at Nuali khola with views of beautiful waterfalls, from here on stone steps crossing a stream to Machha Khola for overnight stop. This village named as Machha Khola means Fishing streams.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.

After a overnight at Macha Khola morning leads Buri Gandaki River upstream, to reach at Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on pleasant winding path to reach Tatopani “Hot Spring,” here with wonderful opportunity for hot bathe time permitting, after a nice break with rest walk carry’s on to Yaruphant, following the river to reach Jagat village, after crossing a short suspension bridge, this is a moderate sized farm villages with shops and stores.

Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hrs.

From Jagat, journey continues to higher encountering many small farm villages of Sidibas Bazaar, which is pretty village, after rest then a short climb with downhill crossing over suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet, then climb up to Philim, a large village with scattered farm houses, from Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Dyang village. 

Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs
Dyang onwards into cooler area where one can feel the altitude, entering Himalayan alpine region, morning walk continues with a descend towards a river side to reach Bihi Bazaar a small village near river side, the area from here onwards of more Tibetan influence with Tibetan culture, walk leads on gentle trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.

From Ghap village with pleasant walk along Budhi Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets then reaching at Numrung village with super views of Mt. Manaslu North Face with adjoining peaks, walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, then with an altitude gain, an hour up to Shrip village and then reaching our overnight stop at Lo Gaon.

Day 09: Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs

After Lo Goan, feel the altitude gain with much cooler temperature, from here tree lines fades for few short juniper bushes and willow trees, walking gradually on a nice trail with views of snow capped peaks and finally reaching Samagaon a large mountain village located on the route Manaslu base camp and Larkya-la pass including way to Tibet border.
Day 10: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization.
An important rest or free day for good acclimatization before heading high areas and to Larkya-la pass, on this free day explores the villages with short hike around.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs
Today walk for about 5 hours, heading towards last village at Samdo which is close to Tibet border, the locals have long traditions trading with Tibet where you can find many Chinese goods.

Morning walk leads with gradual climb into dry barren country with views of snowcapped peaks and then finally ending the day walk at Samdo village for overnight stop. 

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,460 m - 04 hrs

A short day to Larkya phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice stop at Samdo village, crossing an icy stream then heading towards more dry barren area, trek today is not that hard except for rapid altitude gain and then with few short ups and downs to complete the morning walk at Larkya phedi, meaning base of the hill or pass, afternoon free at leisure for short hike.

Day 13: Cross Larkya la 5,135m and to Bimthang 3,720 m - 08 hrs.

Starting early morning to reach at the top of Larkya-la pass at 5,135 m, strenuous and long climb overlooking awesome scenery of surrounding hills and valley with Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29, after a steep climb reaching top of the pass, festooned with Buddhist prayer flags and stunning views, after a rest enjoying the scenery, a long descend reaching forested area to Bimthang for overnight stop after a hard day walk.

Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m - 05 hrs

After a tough walk on Larkya-la pass, today will be a pleasant walk on gradual downhill to reach our overnight stop at Gho, located in forest surrounding, from Bimthang walk enters through pristine woodlands full of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines passing several farm shades to reach at Gho a small settlement with few lodges for overnight stop.

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m - 06 hrs.
From Gho morning walk is much easier on downhill path most of the way to Manang area at Telje village by the Marysangdi River, after this village an hour climb brings you at Dharapani a large village with many fine lodges on Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.
Day 16: Trek to Chamje village 1,360 m - 05 hrs.

With enjoyable stop in Dharapani village with nice and cozy lodge, our last day walk of this great wonderful adventure leads downhill to cross over Marysangdi River and towards Talbesi which is a lovely village and end of Manang area.

From here walking on gradual path for few hours crossing over Marysangdi River to Chamje village, situated in Lamjung district area. At Chamje with last final overnight stop on the high hills of North Mid West Himalaya of Lamjung district, here like Dharapani with fine nice lodge.

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhesisar - 07 hrs.

Morning an overland drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje village, after completing an exciting adventure on Manaslu Circuit trekking, after breakfast drive leads past Himalayan countryside villages of Jagat, Syange, Nagdi, Bulbule following Marysangdi River all the way to Bhesisar a large town and a headquarter of Lamjung district.

From here a few hours’ drive brings at Dumre on Pokhara /Kathmandu highway and then another 3-4 hours drive brings you back in Kathmandu, after a wonderful time around Manaslu.

Day 18: International departure for home ward bound.
Your last day in Nepal, amazing country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time leaving your hotel where our staff transfers you to airport, after a great memorable adventure with enjoyable time on Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Cost Include :

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: Two night’s standard Hotel in Katmandu.
  • During the trek three times meal (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.Manaslu special  permit and ACAP permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by tour guide,syambhu,Bouda,pashipatinath.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat ,Besi sahar to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Four times tea or coffee
  • During the trek fresh fruit.
  • Government register expert and knowledgeable trekking Guide
  • One porter for two guest to carry belongings  And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate of Nepal High Trek.
  • Nepal High Trek’s  down jacket and sleeping bags (if you needed)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Trekking map and poles
  • Welcome and farewell Dinner.

 Cost Excluded:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower..
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Term and Condition:

Nepal High Trek Pvt. Ltd (NHT) is a well – known Government Register Trekking Agency in Nepal. We are trustworthy and fully committed to give you the best service. We accept your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
Q. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

A. Absolutely! Our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. Outside of Terminal Hall, he will be displaying a play card of Nepal Everest Base Camp  Treks with your name on it.

Q. What type of accommodation do I expect while I am in Kathmandu & Mountain?

A. Excellent!! Our company will provide you five star category hotels in Kathmandu Radission Hotel and Del’ Annapurna or similar category with inclusive breakfast & best available accommodation duration the trekking as per your programs.

Q. What type of shape do I need to be for this trip?

A. This is suitable for average people who are good health & moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required however to get condition for this trip, some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on journey. Person who is suffering from pre-existing diseases must seek medical advice with your doctor before considering the any trekking in Nepal. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.

Q. What is the best time for Trek?

A. We recommend you anytime between 15th February to 15th June in spring & 15th September to 10th December in autumn and spring season is the best time for trek, however, rest of the months are okay and trekking can be done but not as much as nice comparing those season due to winter & raining respectably.But when you will be get leisure time that we can provide prime and suitable trip for you.

Q. Is the food/water safe to drink during the trek?

A. During in mountain, your expert guide will advise you on what you should and shouldn’t eat and drink. The food at the places you will be staying is all safe to eat. Water you can buy bottled or bring along purification tablets. Every lodges/guest house also serve both boiled and filtered water on cheaper price for you to treat accordingly.

Q. I am alone ! Can I join in group?

A. Excellent! If you are not interesting travel alone, we do have several joining trip on every different route, please choose your suitable departure date.

Q. Do you offer Tailor-made Trip?

A. Yes, we do offer tailor-made trip, if our set itinerary is does not perfect for your holidays in any case, please kindly drop a Message.

Q. Can I charge camera batteries along the trek? and how much?

A. Yes, Most of the guest houses you can recharge your camera batteries along the trek approximately cost you USD 2-3 per hour.

Q. What is the weather & temperature like in mountain?

A. Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December and February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 21 deg C to -10 deg C low.

Q. How long have you been in business?

A. We have been serving in this field for over a decade and are trustworthy and government registered trekking agency.
Q. How much should I plan on spending for each meal not included in Kathmandu?

A. In Kathmandu, you can allocate US$ 15 – 20 per meal.

Q. Do you offer a luggage storage facility?

A. of-course ! Nepal High Trek will provide you luggage storage service and as well as every hotel in Kathmandu they have safe luggage storage service on free of cost.

Q. Do I need travel insurance?

A. It is compulsory !! Nepal High  Trek Pvt. Ltd. cannot be held responsible or liable for loss, damage, or theft of personal luggage and belongings, nor can they be held liable for personal injury, accident or illness. Please ensure that you have yourself and your belongings adequately insured before your departure. If you do not possess a policy, we can issue insurance at competitive rates, however it would be better to purchase your policy locally as this will cover you for repatriation back to your home country.

Q. Can I extend my holiday?

1.There are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip, in following are are suggested.
3 nights pokhara , 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari
2 Days Trusuli river Rafting
2 night Dhulikhel Balthli village Hiking
Everest mountain View Flight
3 Days Nagarkot trek
2 Days home stay in bandipur
5 Days local Tawal cultural trek

Q. How can I book this trip?

A. When you confirmed your trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total amount in advance for arrangements such flight tickets, hotel booking and permit process and the balance you can make us upon your arrival in Kathmandu, for details information “Booking Trip”

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