Moderate to Strenuous
5,135m/16,847ft at Larkya La pass
Full board on trek
Tea house/ Lodge
Private Vehicle/ Bus
Mar - May & Sept - Nov
- Customizable Itineraries
- Best Value Guaranteed
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- "Snowball Discount" We offer you what we like to call snowball discounts. The more people you can bring with you in your trek, the better discounts you are entitled to.
Outlined Itinerary for Manaslu Circuit Trek 18 Days
- Pick up and drop facility from Airport to Hotel and vice verse in Kathmandu by a private vehicle of Imperial Nepal.
- A full day sightseeing in religious and historic places of Kathmandu with our experienced Guide.
- Manaslu Circuit Trekking Map, one map per group.
- Tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the program.
- Hotel to Bus Park by car/bus station hotel car.
- Kathmandu – Arughat and Khudi - Kathmandu by Public bus
- Full board meals (3 meals a day – breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Lodge/Teahouse accommodation during the trekking period.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.
- All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) assisting you from Imperial Nepal that includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment during your travel period.
- 20 Kg Luggage weight is free per person during trekking with porters or yaks.
- All necessary ground transportation.
- All legislative procedures charges.
- Two nights accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu
- Medical supplies like First Aid Kit.
- Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- Lunch, dinner and other expenses during your stay in Kathmandu.
- Liquors like alcohol and other beverages including mineral water; also, personal expenses like laundry, phone calls, and internet are excluded.
- Emergency rescue evacuation from Helicopter or any personal accident insurance during emergencies.
- Luggage weighing more than 20 kg per person needs an extra charge and private trekking gears.
- Your international flight tickets, pre-departure date or date extensions or reissues if required.
- Nepal Visa Fee (the issuance of the visa is easy upon arrival).
Witness the dramatic views from Nepal by grabbing the Around Manaslu Trek provided by Imperial Nepal Treks and Expedition. You will be able to explore the entire Manaslu region which is carved with impeccable mountain scenes and natural beauties.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is awe-inspiring as the paths are diverse, stony trails, paved trails, and icy trails would add fun to your adventure. Manaslu Circuit Trekking also covers the trails full of glacier views and many different mountain views standing at high elevations. Larkya La Pass is the highest you'll reach in Around Manaslu Trek which is the remarkable views of your trip.
Typical Gurung villages and Gurung cultures would add value to your Manaslu Trekking as you will be accompanied by beautiful people who are perfect in serving their hospitality.
This trekking route in remote regions is peaceful as this region is untouched by many trekkers. If you are willing to catch a quiet trekking route served with astounding natures then Around Manaslu Trek could be your best choice. Even though it falls on the remote trekking destiny, you will be fully satisfied with the charms of your Manaslu Circuit Trekking.
The initiation point for Around Manaslu Trek in Manaslu Region is Arughat. We drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and upon completion of Manaslu Circuit Trekking; we drive back to Kathmandu from Khudi. The Route Map has captured every trail we would be following throughout our Around Manaslu Trekking.
Trekking Manaslu region completely via Manaslu Circuit Trek lets you feel the captivating scenes of Manaslu region through your eyes. Here are the major highlights of Around Manaslu Trek.
- Typical old Gurung and Tibetan villages
- Mind blowing Gurung cultures, traditions and rituals
- Fantastic mountain views of Siringi Himal, Manslu Himal, Naike peak, Himlung, Gyaji Kang, Kangaru, Namjung, Annapurna II, Cheo and Larke peaks
- Glacier views of Hinang glacier, Punggen glacier, Larkya glacier, Ponkar glacier, and Kechakyu glacier
- Larkya La Pass giving you one of the most impeccable mountain beauties
- The villages on the river gorge of Marsyangdi
- Other wonderful villages like Jagat, Philim, Bihi Phedi, Lihi, Samdo, Larkya Bazar, Bimthang, Dharapani and Besisahar
- Big Mani walls, ancient monasteries and caves
- Seasonal Fair at Tibetan markets
- Green hills like Dungla Danda, Yubu Danda, Lakur Danda, Pana Danda, Larke Danda, Fukang Danda, and many others
- Rhododendron and Oak Forests, and Greenland
- Spring Season is the best to discover the wild variety of flowers all around
- The traditional farming system
Our Trekking Group
The trekking group to Manaslu circuit depends on the number of persons. Normally, we take in 1-10 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage the Manaslu circuit trekking accordingly. The maximum number '10' is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require.
Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter for 2 persons, 1 porter carrying maximum of 20 kg weight.
Guides and Porters
For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Accommodation and Meals
Our overnight stay would be on Tea Houses/lodges during Around Manaslu Trek. Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 200. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your Around Manaslu Trek.
Our Manaslu circuit trek would let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at lodge/guest houses mostly whereas we will have the lunch on our way.
While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel.
We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. Other meals as well as your other personal expenses will be from your own pocket during your stay in Kathmandu. Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea/Coffee) are included during Around Manaslu Trekking once you leave Kathmandu.
The means of transportation are private cars/vans and public bus. Pick up and drop from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by the vehicles of Imperial Nepal Treks. Also, we will be driving from Kathmandu to Arughat and from Khudi to Kathmandu by Bus.
Trekking Manaslu will start with a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat. From Arughat, we walk all the way to our destination. While returning, we take a bus from Khudi to Kathmandu.
Safety and Precaution
It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Around Manaslu Trek. As the Manaslu circuit trekking leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs.
Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. The guides of Imperial Nepal Treks are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over 8 years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.
Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid pulse (heart rate)
- Shortness of breath with exertion
Due to this, we need good time to adapt in the current environment and thus we have planned our itineraries in such a way that we get enough time for acclimatization to ensure your health safety.
A good planning for Manaslu circuit trek is a must to minimize the health risks with problems like AMS. And if you are a patient of heart, lungs or blood disease, it is very important that you consult with your doctors and familiarize yourself with the remedies for the diseases before Manaslu trek.
On your date of arrival, Imperial Nepal Treks will be there to welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. We will pick you and shift you in a tourist standard hotel as per booking for an overnight accommodation.
Imperial Nepal Treks organizes a full day city tour around Kathmandu Valley. The aim behind is to let you have the know-how of the Kathmandu city, the city of monuments, temples and monasteries such as Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Changu Narayan, Budhhanilkantha and many others. We will provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for final departure that is scheduled for the next day.
From Kathmandu, we leave for Arughat, our first destination to Manaslu Circuit Trek. We drive early morning to Arughat passing through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. After a total of 8 to 9 hours drive on a paved road till Dhading Bensi and from Dhading Bensi to Arughat through rough roads. Arughat is a small yet major town in this region. We stay overnight at Arughat. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Hiking up Arughat, to Sotikhola the path will go along the Budi Gandaki all the way to its headwaters. When you reach the wide area of rice paddies you will come to Arkhet. From here trail descends to a high cascading waterfall to kuorpani. This is a small village where there is Magar and Gurung people are living. From here, the trail descends to Soti Khola. There is a good swimming hole and a small water fall just above the trail.
After breakfast, you start few up and downs from Soti Khola towards the north of the valley. There are few agricultural farm terraces along the way and also passing through the pine Sal forest which is one of the most popular forests in Nepal. After a short walk to the river bank, and the rocky trail leads to Machha Khola for overnight.
After breakfast at Machha Khola, the narrow trail starts again with few ups and downs to the Budhi Gandaki river bank and walk through the gravel bar along the bank of the Budi Gandaki River to get to the village. After that, trail leads few up and down to Jagat for overnight
Little ahead from Jagat, we reach Sirdibas and cross a suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki River further from here. Upon reaching Philim, we will be witnessing the Gurung village and wonderful glimpses of Sringi Mountain. If we have enough time, we shall visit Chhyoling Sandu Gumba. Heading from Philim, we ascend towards Ekle Bhatti. We cross a suspension bridge again and we arrive at Nyak. The trail descends from Nyak to Deng with a pleasant walk through bamboo forests. We catch the views of Sringi Mountain, pretty Gurung villages along with Mani walls. We stay overnight at Deng. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Continuing the Around Manaslu Trekking route, we enter in Rana village and walk ahead to reach Bihi. The trek is a short one yet relaxing as it is covered by the religious influence of Buddhism. On our way, you will be pleased with the preserved paintings and elegance of Mani walls. As we reach Ghap, we are mesmerized by the views of Sringi Mountain. We stay overnight at Ghap. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
From Ghap, the trek involves ascending through the route to Lho. On our way, Namrung gives a superb view of Mountain Ganesh and Sringi. Further at Lihi, Lama settlements exist, it is also the viewpoint for Himchuli. Crossing the Hinanag Glacier ahead from Lihi, we arrive at Sho. Sho is a beautiful village comprising of monasteries and offering stunning views of Manaslu and Naike peaks. Tong Gumba and Gumba Nasa are also the pieces to observe here. Ascending from Sho, we reach Lho watching the Mani walls. Lho serves spectacular views of Manaslu again, closer than that from Sho. We visit Ribung Gompa and Kandjur Scripts Monastery as well.
The people living here are the descendants of Tibetan migrants who arrived here over 500 years ago. The hospitality of the inhabitants here adds flavor to your journey. We stay overnight at Lho. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Following the right bank of the river, we reach a village called Shyala which covers you with mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) on your left; Manaslu and other snow-capped peaks on your right. Also, you will be observing the Punggen glacier and Naike peak appearing right in front of you. Moving further from here, we arrive at Samagaon passing a wide pasture and many marmots; the trek is a short one but you will be delighted as you see dramatic Manaslu, Naike and Larke peaks. We stay at Samagaon. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
We spend one more day at Samagaon and grab this chance to familiarize ourselves with the Sherpa culture. The Sherpa women dress in typical traditional clothes and ornaments. We will also visit the nearby villages eyeing on thousands on Mani stones carved with Buddhist texts and pictures.
Near Sama village, an old Pungen Gompa exists; we trek here to grab great views of Punggen Glacier. From here, we head back to Samagaon and spend the night there. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Even though it is a short trek to Samdo, we need to climb a steep trail. On our way, we meet the trail that goes to Manaslu Base Camp. Discarding that way, we move straight watching the stone huts and long Mani walls near Kyaggma Kharka. We arrive at Samdo after passing Kyaggma Kharka. Here, we will observe the big Mani walls and Taka Choeling Gumba. The views of Naike peak and Pangbuche Peak appear awesome as well. We stay overnight at Samdo. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Heading from Samdo, we ascend through the trail capturing the beautiful hills like Larke Danda, Fukang Danda, and Pana Danda. We pass by Larke Bazaar where seasonal fair takes place at Tibetan market and walk observing the Mani walls and stone huts. We take some rest at Larkya Rest House and walk further towards Larkya Phedi. Upon reaching Larkya Phedi, you will be mesmerized by the views of Naike peak, Larkya Peak, Larke Glacier and Syacha Glacier. We spend the night at Larkya Phedi. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
Ascending through the moraine route, we catch the impressive views of Cho Hill and Larkya peak. Taking gradual ascent, we move towards Larkya La pass. We reach Larkya La along the glacier path. Larkya La offers stunning views of Kangaru, Annapurna II, Cheo, Gyaji Kang, Namjung and Larkya peaks.
From Larkya La, we pass through the steep descent along grassy moraine rockfall areas. Once we cross the steep descent, the trail becomes easy as it reaches a small meadow. Eyeing on the Salpudanda Glacier, we pass by Dingboche Kharka and finally arrive at Bumthang. Bumthang is another viewpoint to observe glaciers and mountains. Kechakyu Khola glacier and Ponkar Glacier looks beautiful from here. Also, the sparkling North East views of Mount Manaslu and Phungi, South face of Phungi, North West face of Himlung and Cheo will you a pleasant memory at Bumthang. We spend the night at Bumthang. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis (breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner).
After breakfast the start to narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Then after the trail continued through the fields, over a clear stream, passing through the houses and fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests to Tilje. The trail continues for the day to Dharapani for overnight.
Early morning after breakfast at Dharapani starts our trekking toward to Bhulbhule.We reach Karte and walk through the landslide pathways along with Mani walls to Tal. Tal Danda appears fantastic from Tal, you will notice thatch houses at Tal. Following the trail of Marsyangdi River and trekking through steep stone trails, Passing one the way Chamje Jaget and some small village. After crossing local village and waterfalls the trail leads Bhulbhule and steep up to the village of Bhulbhule for overnight.
After breakfast at bhulbhule we can start 2 hours walking to Besi Sahar we'll drive to Kathmandu along the little road to Dumre and after that through the Prithivi highway.We will arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon. Sometimes we find bus from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu also. Overning at Kathmandu enjoys with farewell dinner.
The representatives from Imperial Nepal Treks will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and assist you in your final departure from Kathmandu. We bid our last goodbyes and you will head towards your destination.
Additional Information (Contact Us)
If you still have further questions regarding Manaslu Circuit Trek , please feel free to Contact us. We will answer your every question shortly.