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Price per person

USD $ 1110

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Trip Duration

14 Days

Region

Manaslu Treks

Country

Nepal

Group Size

2 To 15 Person

Trip Grade

2
Moderate
Moderate level treks usually above 7 days. Altitude can reach 5000 meters with 5-6 hrs of hike per day. Moderate refers to neither easy walk nor tough. High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. Acclimatization may be required.

Activity

Nepal Trekking
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Arrival On

Kathmandu

Departure From

Kathmandu

Best Season

Spring And Autumn

Max Altitude

5125 M

Manaslu Circuit Trek Overview

Escape the crowds of the hyped Annapurna Circuit Trekking trail and divert your way to the Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail for a peaceful trek exploration of incredible glaciers, lakes, mountains, Buddhist shrines, and the lifestyle of ethnic Tamang and Sherpa residents. Furthermore while treading the rustic trails through the Manaslu Conservation Area expect to spot vast Himalayan flora and fauna.

Along with the mountain delights, you are likely to observe wild animals like Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Thar, and so on during the trek. The sight of hundreds of alpine birds, butterflies, and mountain medicine treats wanderers well on this off-beaten trek. Less affected by modern life experiences, each day inside the Manslau region teaches you new aspects to respect nature and culture. More than with mountain vistas, you will find eternal satisfaction in the exploration of the Tibetan villages where locals treat you with full gratification.

The trek via Sotikhola, Machhakhola, Deng, Samagaun, Samdo, and Dharmashala to Larkya La Pass, Bhimtang, and Dharapani showcases the magnificence that is beyond anyone's comprehension. To live up to this awe, book the Manaslu Circuit Trek Package and etch the stunning images in your memory.

The Specialty of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Without the compulsion to book costly national flight tickets, you can do the Manaslu Circuit trek in a relaxing manner. Of Course, the 5106m elevated Larkya La demands your full endurance during the trek, but the experience you get after entering the region which remained isolated for years is outstanding.

Trek to the Manaslu region was permitted from the year 1991. Consisting of the two valleys inside the Manaslu region, during the Manaslu Circuit trek you will just enter the Nubri Valley leaving the other Tsum Valley unexplored. To add more intact Tsum Valley to your trekking, additional permits and trekking days are necessary.

Unlike the crowded neighboring Annapurna Circuit Trekking, you will meet trivial trekkers on the Manaslu Circuit Trek route. Thus for peace lovers, an entrance to the Manaslu region is more than rewarding.

The serene ambiance of the restricted Manaslu blesses you with the natural sounds of cool breeze, flowing rivers and waterfalls, and the chirping of birds. Furthermore, a saunter to the Manaslu Glacier Lake aka Birendra lake is another highlighting part of the entire Manalsu Trek. By chance, if you skip the hike to Birendra lake, a trek to Manaslu Base Camp will be there to give you a thrilling experience. In this trek, not only Manaslu Himal but also Annapurna II, Kagud, and Himlung snow Himalaya scenery flaunts their beauty with full grace.

Another thing that you will miss more after this trek is the days that you spend exploring the Tibetan Villages of the Manaslu Region.

Risks You may encounter while venturing Manaslu Circuit Trek Route

Though the trek to Manaslu doesn’t haul you to carry climbing equipment nor compel you for any climbing, there are certain things that you encounter on your way which are the prime cause for increasing Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty. These things are fully there to test your endurance. Thus to complete the circuit Manaslu trek in a successful manner you have to take care of certain things which are mentioned below.

  • As trekkers will be sharing the trail most times with mules during the trek, to be on the safe side it is necessary to walk on the hillside. Walking on the riverside is not recommended as there are high chances of yaks kicking off the trekkers from the path to the river down.
  • The region is susceptible to landslides during rainfall periods.
  • While trekking to the higher zones from the lower region, there are high risks of getting caught by altitude sickness.

Is Manaslu Circuit Trek Appropriate For Me?

  • This journey is not suitable for novices or beginners because the routes wind through intriguing terrain. Precipice grit, stones, and a stairway make the walk quite challenging.
  • Larkya La Pass (5106M), located between Budigandaki River Hollow and Marshyangdi River Hollow, is the journey's highest point.
  • With peace and soul-stirring Himalayas vistas, you will gain an elevation of more than 350 meters each day.
  • If you can adjust with sleep in basic teahouses and lodges with basic cooked meals you can opt for this trek. Lodges can be a little expensive.
  • Trekking in Manaslu lasts for 6 to 9 hours per day for around 10 days. Other days are separated for transportation and trek preparation.
  • The trip grade is medium. If you have previous experience in mountain trails or have alpine trek experience or have the determination to do the Manaslu Larkya pass trek, then this is suitable for you.

Network connectivity in the Manaslu region

Subsequently, most of the lodges let you use the wifi services. Using the extra money you can connect with your loved ones via phone using SAT phone. If you are planning to carry a sim card, you better go with an NTC sim. Compared to Ncell, NTC works well in the Manaslu region.

Accommodation on Manaslu Circuit Trail

Teahouses or lodges with basic facilities are available on the Manaslu Circuit Trek route. Unlike Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek, you have to adjust to very basic facilities at the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Normally the bedrooms have two single beds. You will get to warm your body mostly in the communal area which is heated normally by the firewood or stove. If you are not comfortable with the squat toilets, prepare your mindset now to use them each day. Surprisingly, the lodges here mostly have infamous squat toilets which are detached from the sleeping room.

Permits for Manaslu Circuit Trekking

For a legal Manaslu Circuit Hike, trekkers accordingly need to acquire a total of three permits through a government-registered company in Nepal. If you are thinking of traveling with a freelancer guide be careful of that as the freelance guide themselves cannot manage the permits for Manaslu Trek. Another thing you must keep in mind for this trek is Manaslu Circuit cannot be done solo. To do the Manaslu circuit trek you should be in a group of two with a local government-registered trekking guide and company.

Compulsory Manaslu Circuit Trek Permits are:

1. Manaslu Restricted Area Permit

Trekkers need to show the special Manaslu restricted permit shortly at the checkpoint of Jagat and Sama gaun. This permit is required specially from Jagat to Sama Gaun checkpoint.

Costing Details of this Restricted Permit

Sep-Nov: USD 100 for 7 days. After 7 days you have to USD 15 per day.

Dec-Aug: USD 75 for 7 days. After 7 days you have to USD 15 per day.

2. Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit

You need to show an MCAP permit at the checkpoint in Philim. The cost of this Manaslu Permit is USD 30 per person.

3. Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit

As the Manaslu Circuit Trek takes us to the Annapurna Conservation Area, it is mandatory to carry an ACAP permit during Manaslu Circuit Trek. As you enter Dharapani the need for this permit occurs until the time you are inside the Annapurna Conservation Area at Besisahar. The cost of an ACAP permit is USD 30 per person. No matter, how many days you are inside the Conservation Area, the permits work.

Quick Manaslu Round Trek Itinerary:

Although the duration of this trek is 14 days, the accurate trekking period is only 9 days. You have to travel by car or Local Bus from Kathmandu to Sotikhala for 8 to 9 hours before starting the trekking and after the end of the trek also 7 to 8 hours driving from Dharapani to Kathmandu. In the middle of the journey, plan to rest one day at an altitude of 3500 meters so the body can acclimatize to the altitude.

To observe the world heritage sites of Kathmandu and preparation of required documents tourists suggest living one extra day just after arrival. Therefore, Manaslu Trekking needs 14 days including international flights.

Day 1. Entry in Kathmandu(1395M/4577FT)

Day 2. Trek Entrance License preparation and city tour in the capital.

Day 3. Driving trip from Kathmandu to Macha Khola(805M/2641FT)

Day 4. Trek from Macha Khola to Jagat(1335M/4380FT)

Day 5. Trek From Jagat to Deng(1865M/6119FT)

Day 6. Trek From Deng to Namrung(2625M/8612FT)

Day 7. Trek from Deng to Samagaun(3515M/11532FT) via beautiful Lo Monastery.

Day 8. Exploration day of Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp.

Day 9. Trek to Samdo(3880M/12730FT)

Day 10. Trek to Dharmashala(4455M/14616FT)

Day 11. Trek to Bhimtang(3595M/11795FT) Via Larkya La Pass(5161M/16932FT)

Day 12. Trek to Dharapani(1965M/6447FT)

Day 13. Drive to Kathmandu(1340M/4396FT)

Day 14. Shopping and Departure Day.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

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Day 1.

Meet at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer to the hotel

Walking Hours : 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included : Welcome Dinner

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 1345M

Local food in manaslu Trek
Boudhnath Temple in Kathmandu

With the amazing view of the mountains and Kathmandu Valley’s aerial views from the plane, you will land at the TIA Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Meanwhile, Kathmandu is situated at the elevation of 1350 meters inside a cavernous hollow covered by circular greenish hills.

Once you arrive at the airport you just complete the formalities there and head towards the terminal gate after claiming your luggage. At the terminal point, a representative member from Mission Himalaya Treks will be there with your name card banner to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. With the help of his guidance, you just check in to the hotel and rest for a while.

Afterward in the evening, we will organize tour information and guidelines programs with your trek leader. He will explain the Manaslu Circuit Trekking route, Itinerary, and exclude and Includes every single piece of information required for the trek. After listening to his point you too can question straightaway if you have had any doubts.

After completing the meeting you will check your equipment for the Manaslu circuit trek. If you don’t have all the required gear, depending on your interest, we will take you to either buy or rent those gear. For your information, trekkers can rent or buy new gear straight away from the local shops in Thamel. Markedly, numerous shops here provide the facilities to rent or buy trekking gear near your hotels.

Day 2.

Preparation trekking permits and sightseeing in Kathmandu

Walking Hours : 6 Hours Day Tour

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 1345M

Tour in Monkey Temple Kathmandu
Hindu creamation ceremony in Pashupatinath Temple

On this day you will explore a few UNESCO properties inside Kathmandu Valley.

Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath

The exploration starts from the world’s biggest Boudhnath Stupa. It is primarily a Tibetan Buddhist holy site and the heart of Tibetan refugees. According to legends and evidence,  this stupa dates to the 4th century AD.

The peaceful setting of this Stupa is way more attractive. Further, each part of this Buddhist Structure showcases some meaningful information.

After spending some meaningful time at the Boudhanath Stupa location we will take you to the Pashupatinath Temple. Chiefly, Pashupatinath is a supreme god named Mahadeva and the temple of Pashupatinath is a remarkable holy spot for Hindus Devotees around the world. This Nepali pagoda-style temple was constructed in the 5th to 6th century AD. This Shiva Temple is located alongside the Bagmati holy river.

It is also the spot where you can see the Hindu Cremation ceremony. Many Hindus carry their dead body to the aryaghat just behind this Pashupati temple. Only Hindus are permitted to pray and enter the main temple. However, people of other religions can observe this temple from behind the temple and the opposite of Aryaghat in the east.

Hanumandhoka Durbar Square

The third monument you will visit on this day tour is Hanumandhoka Durbar Square. Meanwhile, it is a 5km driving distance away from Pashupatinath Temple. This medieval castle is one of the three major royal palaces inside the heart of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur.

Numerous Malla and Shah Dynasty kings made those numerous temples and palaces those roofs in pagoda styles. Many of those royal palace erections were destroyed during the 2015 April 25 earthquake.

The Living Goddess Kumari Temple, a single wooden temple Kastamandap, the Kings temple Taleju, the biggest stone statue Kal Bhairav, and Tribhuvan Museum, with the attractive square which is filled with wooden architecture stone arts, and ancient jewels undeniably sprinkle the Kathmandu old royal durbar square.

Swoyambhunath Temple

Thereon, we will head to the main shrine of Swayambhunath which is at 15 minutes of hiking distance from Bhagwan pau. This temple is well-liked by both Buddhist and Hindu devotees. As per the native, the Monkey temple was constructed by the Mahayana Bodhisatta after clearing the Kathmandu lake water.

If the weather and sky are clear, from the Swayambhunath location visitors can enjoy the nearby hill, the Himalayas, and the spectacular view of Kathmandu. As soon as the sightseeing is complete, we will take you back to your respective hotels.

Day 3.

Drive from Kathmandu to Macha Khola and overnight

Walking Hours : 7 To 9 Hours Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 870M

Mules crossing the stream during kathmandu to machakhola driving
A gurung brave man digging land by bulls

After the morning meal in the Kathmandu hotel, we will commence of Manaslu Circuit Trek driving journey from Kathmandu. Taking a private car or local bus we will head to Nepal's old highway named Prithivi Highway towards Machakhola. Macha Khola leads the sideroads of Dhading or Gorkha and along the right-side trails from Prithivi highway which is apart from Benighat or Gorkha.

On the way, you will get to enjoy the rapid flow of river Gandaki which is also the mix of the Tsum stream of mountain land of Tibetans. In addition, during the drive, you can also observe Lapubesi, a big Gurung brave community.

All in all, the drive will take us to the countryside regions, showcasing tiny villages, greenish cultivation lands, and the river banks of hilly regions. Today's drive ends unusually without the concrete and dusty roads from Arughat to Macha Khola. This last portion of the drive is tiresome for travelers heading to Macha Khola.

However, this adventure drive on bumpy roads with numerous topography covering woodland, cultivated fields, stony scenery, meandering rivers and streams, and a pleasing waterfall cascade, makes the trekkers feel astonished while bringing a cherished smile to their faces.

The stop for today is Macha Khola which is located at the side of the Budi Gandaki river.

Day 4.

Trek from Macha Khola to Jagat

Walking Hours : 6 To 7 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 1340M

Distance : 17KM

Torist and Local crossing suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki River
Trekkers infront of signboard near Jagat Vallage

Once we complete our first Himalayas morning meal and coffee, we will start our first-day trek. The trail today leads us to the ravine while continuing alongside the river. The starting portion of the trek trail was tapering in the past few days but due to road construction, it is a little wide. Proceeding slightly uphill and downhill walk we will cross the suspension bridge before attaining Khorlabesi village over the Tharo Stream. After a few steps of gently uphill and downhill walk from there, we will reach Tatopani which means small Natural Hot springs. Tatopani is probably the best destination for short rest for very trekkers to the Manaslu region.

After Tatopani, the trails again gently uphill to the next narrow hilltop. During this trek, we will pass the Budhi Gandaki river via a suspension bridge. Thereon, we need to walk over some stony ladder-like structures to reach uphill Dobhan Village. Upon reaching the Dobhan village we will again cross the beautiful bridge over the Yarukhola stream. Our next step from there will take us to the uphill trails of Tharo Pass Trekking over that pass we will eventually reach Jagat, a beautiful Gurung Village. The trek trail near the Jagat sometimes lets us take a glimpse of Black Face Monkey which is also known as Langur by the locals.

Day 5.

Trek from Jagat to Deng

Walking Hours : 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 1860M

Distance : 20KM

A old woman plantation of vegetables in Jagat Village
Himalayas from jagat to Deng

An inspiring view of Sringri Mountain(7187m) greets us at the start of today's trek. In this part, we can also observe a fascinating countryside village. On the farmlands, we can see the traditional way of cultivation where farmers plow the field with most of the time bulls and sometimes men.

This scenic trekking route further offers plenty of Himalayan tops and cliffsides, waterfalls, pine and rhododendron trees, Bamboo forests, and a few streams like Deng stream with some suspension bridges. Before hiking to Sirdibas, we can catch the glimpse of some rural settlements while hiking through the huge subtropical forest, with different scenery, and huge sub-tropical forest before hiking Sirdibas. After passing Salleri village we will grab our lunch at Sirdibas.

Our trekking today leads to the gorge along the Ghattekhola stream valley. Before reaching Philim we will cross the long bridge over the river and can observe millet, Corn, and Potato farms where the locals made a popular wine from these grains. Today, we will hike for a long time on the western ridge of the Budigandaki river. Continuing the trek we will find ourselves at the Deng stream. We will cross the stream. After crossing the Deng stream we will reach Deng village. Deng village is a popular Tibetan Buddhist village with numerous, chortens, prayer flags, Mani painting walls, and amazing Himalayan vistas. Overnight at Deng village.

Day 6.

Trek from Deng to Namrung

Walking Hours : 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 2630M

Distance : 17KM

Waterfall between deng To Namrung trekking route
Rhododendron flower during manaslu circuit trek

At the beginning of the day, we will take our breakfast in Deng. After breakfast, we will continue our trek of the day. As we will be trekking through the culturally vibrant village on this day, the trekking today is probably the most momentous one. Furthermore, it is the same day on which the Himalayas starts to appear in distance.

If we choose to trek through the trails along the prok village we can witness beautifully snowcovered Singri Mountain. Throughout the trek, we will cross the Gandaki river suspension bridge many times. During the walk, we can also see several Buddhist monasteries on the trail.

A hike today starts in huge forests and ends when the woodlands thin out. Before reaching Namrung Village we will climb for 1 hour on the steep trail.

Day 7.

Trek from Namrung to Samagaun

Walking Hours : 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 3520M

Distance : 17KM

Village and Mountain between Namrung to Samagaun
Manaslu North Mountain From LIhi

Waking up early in the morning we will go for a walk in the village of Namrung. The walk lets us have a great view of the Shringi Himalayas and Ganesh Himal to the north and Himal Chuli in the southern part. After the walk, we will proceed with our further trek. At the beginning part of the trek, we need to climb steep trails until Lihi- a rural place housing numerous Buddhist temples and barley farmlands.

We will take our lunch break in Lho village after Sho. While passing Lho village we will relish the enchanting Manaslu north view. It is especially from Ribung/Ribum Monastery in Lho we will witness the captivating Manaslu North View. Proceeding the trek from there we can enjoy the scene of Himal Chuli mountain, Ngadi Chuli Himalaya aka peak 29 on the left-hand side, Manaslu north, and its huge glaciers on the fronts and in the righthand side direction Ganesh Himalayan Ranges. Upon reaching Samagaun, we will terminate our trek for the day.

Besides mountains, the journey of this day also grants us to observe the village people in their traditional Buddhist attire named Chubas. Locals trust that the name of Tsum Valley of this region came from these costumes.

The views of  Manaslu North (7157m), Naike Peak (5515m), and Manaslu (8163m) are the highlights of the day.

Day 8.

Acclimatization Day at Samagaun

Walking Hours : Stroll Around 2 Hours

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 3520M

Horse seen on the way Birendra lake and Manaslu Base Camp
Samagaun Village in Manaslu Trekking

Today we can observe some ancient Buddhist gates named “Kani”. Surrounded by the Ngadi Chuli Himalayas and Manaslu Himalayan ranges, the village of Samagaun showcase the best Manaslu and other mountain vistas. However, what we have to do care most is the proper acclimatization rest to cope with the increasing altitude.

On this day, we will have the option to do long acclimatization hiking along the Manaslu Base Camp. It takes around 8 hours for a round trip. Alternatively, we can also go for Punggen Monastery hiking which is of 4 hours round trip. We will do this hiking only if the snow level is normal. Trekking along the Manaslu Base Camp offers the beautiful scene of Tumbling icefall, glaciers, a Himalayan Birendra Tal or Lake, and Nubri gorge itself. During the climbing season, we can also sometimes see the tented camps at Manaslu Base Camp.

Trekkers who like just a short acclimatization hike can certainly go to the greenish-blue color lake Birendra which comes from the Manaslu glaciers. Thousands of mani walls and stones, local dress and ornaments in Samagaun village, and the enchanting views of glaciers from monastery hikes or Birendra lake hikes are the attraction of the day.

Day 9.

Trek from Samagaun to Samdo

Walking Hours : 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 3860M

Distance : 8.2KM

Placid show the route along Samdo
trekkers treking along the snowest trails in Samdo

After the morning breakfast, we will descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and continue the walk along the riverside till we encounter a bridge over the stream nearby. The walk today is not an easier one. Trekking along the Juniper and Birch forest we will reach Kermo Kharka from where there is a steep climb to the alpine region. Walking at a slow pace we will reach Samdo village, Also known as the village of Yak, Samdo is the trade route for Tibet due to the close border in Tibet.

Samdo village is the last village before crossing Larkya la pass. Though you will pass Dharmashala before Larkya La there are no settlements of people in Dharmasala. In Dharmashala, there are just hotels. In June, July, and August some business can occur near this village.

Today's attractions are prayers/the Tibetan flag, mani painted walls. These all make Samdo look like a tiny part of Tibet.

Few trekkers who acclimatize in Samdo have 2 options for hiking.

Challenging hiking named Gya La pass situated on the northern side of Samdo. It is also a business trail in Tibet and is very difficult and takes a full day of trekking. This trail is not suitable for beginner trekkers.

Another acclimatization trek is just at the back side of Samdo village which is also a traditional route to Tibet. This route offers the picturesque scene of Mt. Manaslu, Kang Guru, Himalchuli, and Ngadi Chuli range with Larkya Peak. Some lucky trekkers can observe snow Himalayas leopard, Himalayan Lhopophorus Impagenous birds, and mountain griffins during the trekking.

Day 10.

Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi or Dharmashala

Walking Hours : 4 To 5 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 4460M/14631FT

Distance : 6.1KM

Larkya Phedi Bazaar after Samdo Tibetan Village
slippery trails near Dharmashala

Today we will start trekking along the trade market route in this region namely Larkya Bazaar and downhill to the river valley Budi Gandaki. After the downhill trek, we will walk over the wooden bridge and then continue the further uphill trek observing the huge Larkya Glaciers on the left side of the trek trail. Following the trail to Salka stream Valley, we will join the uphill trek to Dharmashala or Larkya Pass Phedi or Larkya La Base Camp. We will spend the remaining time doing some easy acclimatization hiking.

Close-up view of mountains and the glimpse of some Blue sheep will add flavor to our journey. The alpine topography of this elevated region is no less than any heavenly paradise. As we will be crossing the Larkya La Higher pass the next day we will go to the bed early for an early wake-up.

Sycha glacier Manaslu view and Larkya Himal is the main attraction today.

Day 11.

Trek from Larke Phedi to Bhimtang via Larkya pass (5135m)

Walking Hours : 7 To 8 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 3750M

Distance : 14KM

blue sheep near Dharmashala lodges
Larkya la Pass 5160M in Winter

The trekking of this day is the most difficult and longest trekking of this adventure. We will wake up quite earlier and take a heavy breakfast as there will be no place for lunch in between the trek. Due to the challenging adventure routes, we will pack some lunch for the trails. We can observe the close scene of glacial lakes, attractive hollows/valleys, and numerous snow-covered Himalayan ranges.

After a few hours of hiking from Larke Phedi, we will walk over the northern part of Larkya la Glaciers. We can witness the closeup views of Larkya Peak and Cho Danda Close in the routes. Long ascends over the glaciers make the trek a bit difficult. From the top of the pass, 5160m we can observe huge Annapurna II and Himlung Himal, and Cheo Mountain. Furthermore, the views of the Kangaru and Gyaji Himalayan ranges make our trekking more fascinating.

Some trekkers find the 1500 meters of steep down trails more challenging. From the trail, one can observe the Manaslu summit. Most of part of this trail is covered with ice and snow so,  while trekking at this part we will carry crampons. Once we reach Bhimtang we will take proper rest to drive away the tiredness of the whole stressful day.

Glacier Moraine, a frozen glacier lake, the scenery of huge Himalayan peaks like Kang Guru (6980m), Gyaji Kung (&030m) Cheo Mountain (6820m), and Himlung Himal (7126m), Larkya pass are the chief attraction of this day.

Day 12.

Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani

Walking Hours : 5 To 6 Hours Trekking

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Accomodation : Tea Houses or Lodges

Max. Altitude : 1963M

Distance : 25KM

View of Himalayas near Bhimtang
wooden bridge over Dudh khola River on the way Dharapani

After two days of trekking in alpine land with no grassland, we will today trek through the huge pine woodlands and greenery pasturelands. Proceeding the trek from Bhimtang, we will eventually follow the Dudh streams river and meet the Marshyangdi River at Dharapani.

The trail in between will therefore allow us to explore the small settlements in Surki and Gho. After a few steps of trekking from these settlements, we will therefore move down to the beautiful Gurung Village namely Tilije. It is here we will take our lunch. As this village is popular for apple slider and brandy production, if you are interested you can have a taste of it.

From Tilije we will continue our further trek to Dharapani. On the opposite of Dharapani, the small Gurung settlement with beautiful Buddhist gates and other related relics drag our attention for a while. We will stay for this day at Dharapani. Dharapani is the junction point where the trekker of Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit trekkers met.

This day greets us well with the giant Himalayan ranges like Lamjung Himalayas, Annapurna 2, Manaslu, and Cheo Himal. On this trekking day, the huge farmlands in Karche and other villages show up all the way around. During the spring trekkers can observe the national flower jungle named Rhododendrons.
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Mt. Manaslu (8163m) enchanting scene, with diverse agricultural topography, cultivated farmland, Dudh Khola, and a village-like Goa namely Tilije are the main attraction of the day.

Day 13.

Drive from Dharapani to Besisahar by jeep and Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu by Bus

Walking Hours : 8 To 9 Hours Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast And Lunch

Accomodation : 3 Star Standard Hotel

Max. Altitude : 1345M

Distance : 64KM Drive To Besisahar

New Teahouse in Dharapani
suspention bridge over marshyangdi river

We will grab our breakfast in the Himalayas in front of the Marshyangdi riverside before a jeep drive from Dharapani. Passing through several villages of Tal, Chamche, Jagat, Syange, and numerous villages we will continue our driving journey. Throughout the way, we can observe the trekking trails, stony ridges of Annapurna, many suspension bridges over rivers, and hydroelectricity project buildings on the Marshyangdi riversides. Further, terrace farmlands, flower forest, influent waterfall and likewise appears in our sight all day.

After a long drive from Dharapani, we will reach Kathmandu. In the evening, we will greet you with a farewell dinner on the occasion of the Manaslu trek success.

Due to the paved trails luxury car cannot pick you up from Dharapani so according to your booking we can send a private luxury car to Besishahar. You can share your trek Manaslu experience with our representative. It is the day we will provide the certificate of trek completion from our company.

Day 14.

Shopping, Departure or Extend your holiday

Walking Hours : 30 Minutes Driving

Meals Included : Breakfast

Accomodation : None

Max. Altitude : 1355M

It is the final day of your Manaslu Adventure journey. If it’s your flight day depending on your flight schedule we will transfer you to the TIA. In Kathmandu's 3-star hotel, if time allows, we will serve you a delectable breakfast. If your flight is in the evening, you can happily go shopping to buy gifts for your family and friend from the Himalayas country Nepal. When not shopping, you can have a massage or just wander the narrow road surrounding the neighborhood market.

We will expect you to see the next Himalayas journey with Mission Himalaya Treks.

  • An English-speaking Trekking guide with salary, food, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance.
  • A city tour guide for day 2 Kathmandu sightseeing with salary, food,  transportation, and insurance.
  • Trekking porter with his salary food accommodation, transportation, and insurance. (1 porter share for 2 guests)
  • Big Trekking map.
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Dharapani to Kathmandu by private transport. (if local transport is the mentioned cost will be budgeted)
  • main course meals during the trek (a breakfast, a lunch, and a dinner)
  • Providing all necessary documents for trekking. Restricted area permits and Manaslu conservational Area Project permits.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3-star category hotels in twin/double rooms with breakfast.
  • Accommodation on a trek in normal lodges/Teahouses.
  • Private Transport from/to the airport at the time of international pick up and drop.
  • Complete private transport during the program sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking. (please do not forget to return after returning from the trek)
  • complimentary welcome dinner before starting the trip or farewell dinner after the trip. (depends on international flight time).

Manaslu Circuit Trek Gear List

1. Headlamp with extra batteries.

2. UV Protection Sunglasses.

3. A warm sleeping bag Negative 15 degrees.

4. Trekking shoes Gore-Tex.

5. Trekking stick good quality.

Clothes for Manaslu Trekking:

In higher elevations morning and night will be very cold so you must carry warm clothes as follows:

For the Upper body:

1. The headscarf can use on dusty roads.

2. Wool or synthetic warm hat must cover your ear.

3. Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves).

4. The light thermal upper wear.

5. Fleece wind-stopper jacket.

6. Waterproof with a breathable fabric jacket.

7. Down vest.

8. Jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable.

9. Lightweight poly-liner gloves.

10. Lightweight wool or fleece gloves.

For the Lower Body:

1. Non-cotton underwear briefs.

2. Hiking in shorts and pants.

3. Hiking trousers.

4. Lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal).

Manaslu Circuit Trek Reviews
Fan Shuk Chun
Fan Shuk Chun
Taiwan, ChinaWell organized and cost effective

Well organized and cost-effective trekking company. we enjoy a lot in trekking Manaslu organized by Birendra. Guide Sambhu and porter Ramesh did a great job for me.

Cheuk Wan Tsui
Cheuk Wan Tsui
Kuala lumpur, MalaysiaBest organization

Best organization and very professional to support to fully adopt the changing conditions of the mountain if any accident happens during the whole tour. So trustful and caring. choose mission Himalaya to make your best trekking in Nepal.

Alex Muller
Alex Muller
GermanyLarke pass with Mission Himalaya

We did Manaslu Circuit trek arranged by Mission Himalaya. Hotel in Kathmandu as well as including all permits and papers organizing by the company. All arranged by very professionally. Guide Santa was very responsible and helpful. The trek was beautiful with stunning views from Larke Pass. we are happy with the service from beginning to end by mission Himalaya.

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