Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Manaslu Regions offer a variety of trekking options. Manaslu Circuit trekking starts from Soti Khola and ends in two weeks later in Dharapani in Annapurna region. There are two ethnicities mainly inhabiting in Manaslu region-Nubri and Tsum.

Day 01Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1,350 m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • Meals: None
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
Day 02Kathmandu Valley sightseeing

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel following breakfast for a full day of sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. On the list of the itinerary includes all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath Temple (Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva), Boudha Nath Stupa (The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet), Swayambhunath Stupa also known as Monkey Temple (ancient religious architecture magnificently set atop a conical hill) and Kathmandu Durbar Square ( Historic square home to temples dating back to the third century).

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
Day 03Drive to Sotikhola (700 m), 140 km, 7/8 hours

This is the day we take a long drive to Sotikhola. Along the way, we can see much beautiful greenery landscape, rivers and beautiful views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu mountain ranges.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guset House
  • Place: Sotikhola
Day 04Trek to Machhakhola (900 m), 14 km, 5-6 hours

The Soti Khola is the starting point of Manaslu Base Camp trekking. Beautiful rivers local village, Waterfalls, rice fields make your treks more excited. The trekking trails are easier and flat comparatively, you may encounter some of the rare animals along with the trekking.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guset House
  • Place: Macchakhola
Day 05Trek to Jagat (1,350 m), 17 km, 7-8 hours

This is the narrow exposed trail and needs to Cross the Macchakhola which is known as a fish- steam. This is the small settlement of Gurung, Magar and Chhetri people. There are many scrambling up and down slopes. And you will reach to the Tatopani(natural hot spring). After the short walk to the forest, cross the river over the suspension bridge and walk uphill to Jagat overnight.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guset House
  • Place: Jagat
Day 06Trek to Deng (1,850 m), 19 km, 8-9 hours

The first section is easy going walk and cross the Budhi Gandaki, the trail ascends through the rice terrace up to Philim. This is the quite big Gurung settlement and beautiful people. Once you cross the village, the route enters the uninhabited gorge. Cross the Budi Gandaki over the wooden cantilever bridge. Then the trail makes its way up to western side and valley offering a pleasant walk through the bamboo forest to Deng Khola once you cross the Khola, we reach to Deng village overnight at Deng.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guset House
  • Place: Deng
Day 07Trek to Namrung (2,650 m), 17 km, 7-8 hours

After a short walk, the trail crosses the Budi Gandaki. There is a shop where you can buy some drinks. The trail darts in and out of two ravines then continues to climb high above steep on the opposite side of the river then cross the Budi Gandaki here. we cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several Gomba and Mani stone route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest followed by a steep climb to Namrung.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Namrung
Day 08Trek to Lho (3,150 m), 10 km, 3-4 hours.

Now, the trail enters the Nupri region. The people of this region are all descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Most of them dress Chubas, they are known as Bhote people. Today, you can enjoy walking through the rhododendron, firs and oak forest. Spectacular views of Manaslu (8,156 m) and Manaslu North (7,154 m). The trail then climbs small steam and get to Lho, a big village with Monastery, gumba and Mani stone.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Lho
Day 09Trek to Sama Gaun (3,500 m), 8 km, 3-4 hours

We need to cross the ridge out of the valley to the BudhiGandaki side, trek in and out through the rock-strewn moraine. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a wonderful village with many Mani Stones, Chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We can enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also can explore the very popular Ribung Gompa. Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. This will be a pleasant stay at Sama Gaun.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Sama Gaun
Day 10Acclimatization day

This is the acclimatize day, itself it is a very beautiful day as Sama Gaou is one of the most spectacular villages. You have a couple of option to explore around. South of Sama Gaun, there is old Punge-Gyen gompa, which is hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu. This is the best viewpoint for the beautiful landscape and surroundings. You take a rest to acclimatize and relax. You can hike to beautiful glacial Lake 'Birendra Lake' or Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pangphuchuli), Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier and Manaslu icefall.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Sama Gaun
Day 11Trek to Samdo (3,700 m), 8 km, 3-4 hours

Trek to Samdo village is another pleasant day. The path is wide and properly managed. Passing pine forest and Mani wall, the view of the landscape and Manaslu ranges and Buddha Himal, Shringi Himal are most eye-catching. After crossing the river through the wooden bridge leads you to Samdo.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Samdo
Day 12Trek to Dharmashala (4,450 m), 6 km, 3-4 hours

After acclimatization day in Samagaun, people are more excited for the Larkya pass. Today, we descend on a wide gentle path, enjoy with the big old mani stone wall and Chorten. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the Dharmasala.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Dharmashala
Day 13Trek to Bimtang (3,600 m) crossing Larkya La (5,106 m), 16 km, 8-9 hours

Today is the main day as we are going to cross the (5,106 m) Larkya La pass which is one of the most beautiful and tremendous. The route is long and gentle climbing beside the moraine. The Larkya Glacier offers great views of Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru (6,981 m), Annapurna range and Larkya Peak. Now, we descent along the top of a moraine, down steeply scree slopes. Ahead walk through grassy moraine and a big Mani stone that leads to a large meadow. Finally, we will be in Bimtang where we can have a big night after the successful pass.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Bimtang
Day 14Trek to Tilje (2,300 m), 18 km, 6-7 hours

After the big day, we feel more relaxed and easy to walk down today as the trail drops from Bimtang meadow and cross the glacial stream. We can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Lamjung Himal and Cheo Himal. Cross the Dudh Khola over the wooden bridge and walk through the beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. We will be crossing few small settlements Hompuk, Gho where we can stop for lunch and continuously walk to Tilje for overnight.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Tilje
Day 15Trek to Dharapani (1,900 m) and then Chyamche (1,400 m), 17 km, 6-7 hours

The trail still descends through scrub forests and Marsyangdi valley looms. It takes a couple of hours to get down to Dharapani. We need to cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through an arch-shaped Chorten, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. We go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We can have lunch in the Dharapani. After having lunch we keep continue to Chyamche for night.

  • Meals: Full Board Meals
  • Accommodation: Guest House
  • Place: Chyamche
Day 16Jeep to Beshisahar and then Bus to Kathmandu, 205 km, 8-9 hours.

After having a healthy breakfast drive to Besishahar (25 km / 2 hours) by Jeep along with gravelled road and take another bus to Kathmandu. It is 180 km to Kathmandu and takes about 6 hours. This is a beautiful bus ride along the way you can see many beautiful landscape, river, many cities and rice terrace. It is a paved and smooth road which is an easy and comfortable ride.

  • Meals: Full Board meals
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
Day 17Final Departure

As per your flight schedule, our office staff will see you off at Tribhuvan International Airport.

  • Meals: Breakfast