Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking starts from Soti Khola/ Machhe Kola and ends in two weeks later in Tilje/ Dharapani in the Annapurna region. There are two ethnicities mainly inhabiting in Manaslu region- Numbri, and Tsum.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu 1,400 m./4,600 ft./30 min drive

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our dedicated airport representative warmly welcomed you, presenting you with a vibrant garland of Marigold and comfortably transfer to your hotel for your pleasant stay.

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  • Hotel Buddha or Hotel Kailash Kutee
  • 1,400 m./4,600 ft.

Explore Kathmandu at your own pace as you prepare for your upcoming trek. Meet the dedicated team of Global Adventure Trekking, for a comprehensive briefing on the details of your trek. At the same time, you have a chance to check your trek equipment with your guide. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel Buddha or Hotel Kailash Kutee
  • 1,400 m./4,600 ft.

Embark on a picturesque journey to Macchekhola, where the journey captivating lush green Hills, rice terrace, meandering rivers, small local settlements, and enchanting views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu ranges. You will pass the beautiful city of Dhading Besi which is the district headquarters of Dhading. The last part of your journey will be on the off-road. Early evening you will be reaching Machhe Khola and overnight at the comfortable Tea house.

Distance cover: 175 km./108 miles

Walking Duration: 8 hrs.

Altitude Descend: 450 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Tsum Valley or Hotel Everest (Attached Bathroom)
  • 900 m./3,050 ft.

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

Walking Duration: 5/6 hours

Distance cover: 22 km. / 1,366 m.

Altitude gain: 450 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Himalayan Tourist Guest House(attached Bath)
  • 1,350 m./4,395 ft.

The initial section is an easy and leisurely walk and guides you crosses the Budhi Gandaki. The trail ascending through the picturesque rice terrace, a trail leads to the beautiful settlement of Gurung village Philim. 

Once you cross the village, the path enters the uninhabited gorge. Cross the Budi Gandaki over the wooden cantilever bridge. Then the trail makes its way up to the western side and valley offering a pleasant walk through the bamboo forest to Deng Khola once you cross the Khola, the day's journey concludes with a pleasant overnight at the charming village of Deng.

Distance cover: 19 km./18.80 miles

Walking Duration: 6–7 hours

Altitude gain: 500 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Windy Valley or Hotel Sangrila
  • 1,850 m./5,915 ft.

Following a short walk, the trail crosses the Budi Gandaki. There are a couple of tea shops where you can buy some drinks, cookies and chocolate bars. The trail darts in and out of two ravines then continues to climb high above steep on the opposite side of the river, then crosses the Budi Gandaki here. Throughout, the day we cross the Budi Gandaki multiple times. You will take your time and enjoy with beautiful landscape, Gomba, and Mani stone routes. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest, followed by a steep climb to Namrung.

Distance cover: 17 km./10.50 miles

Walking Duration: 7 hours

Altitude gain: 800 m.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Namrung Guest House or Hotel Thakali
  • 2,650 m./8,630 ft.

Now, the trail enters the Nupri region. The people of this region are all descendants of Tibetan immigrants known as the Bhote People. Usually, they dress in traditional Chubas dress. Today, you can enjoy walking through the rhododendrons, firs, and oak forests. Spectacular views of Manaslu (8,156 m) and Manaslu North (7,154 m). The trail then climbs a small steam and gets to Lho, a big village where you encounter significant landmarks such as Monastery, Gumba, and Mani Stone.

Distance Cover: 10.5 km./6.25 miles

Walking Duration: 5 hours

Altitude gain: 400 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Tashi Delek or Hotel Majestic (attached Bath)
  • 2,950 m./11,580 ft.

To continue our journey, we need to cross the ridge out of the valley to the BudhiGandaki side and navigate the rocky moraine. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a wonderful village with adorned with numerous 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 the Sho, Lho, and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We can enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the very popular Ribung Gompa. Shyala village 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. You will have a wonderful night with awe-inspiring views and the tranquil atmosphere of Sama Gaon.

Distance cover: 17 km./10.50 miles

Walking Duration: 5/6 hours

Altitude gain: 650 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Tashi Delek or Hotel Mt. Manaslu(attached bath)
  • 3,550 m./13,630 ft.

This is the acclimatization day, it is a very beautiful day as Sama Gaou is one of the most spectacular villages. You have several options to explore around. South of Sama Gaon, there is an old Punggyen Gompa, which is hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu. This is the best viewpoint for the beautiful landscape and surroundings. 

An alternative option for adventure-seeking is to hike the captivating glacial lake Birendra Lake' or The renowned Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pangphuchuli), Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, and Manaslu icefall. In itself, this is the heavenly paradise environment. After lunch, you can have leisure time.

Option for day tour

opt I: Trek Pungyen Gompa and back-14 km. altitude gain 550 m. walking 6 hours

opt II: Birendra Tal and back-5 km. 2 hrs.

opt II: Trek to Manaslu base camp and back 17 km./8 hrs. Altitude gain-900 m. 


  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Tashi Delek or Hote Mt. Manaslu(attached bath)
  • 3,500 m./13,630 ft.

Embarking on the trek to Samdo village is another delightful day on a well-mentioned and specious path. Along the way be prepared to be captivated by the panoramic views of the landscape, pine forest, and Mani wall, the view of the landscape and Manaslu ranges and Buddha Himal, and Shringi Himal are most eye-catching. After crossing the river through a wooden bridge, the day is a memorable and pleasant trekking day in the heart of the Himalayas. You will enjoy your night at Samdo.

Distance cover: 17 km./10.50 miles

Walking Duration: 4 hours

Altitude gain: 400 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Yak Hotel or Hotel Jambala(attached bath)
  • 3,875 m./14,500 ft.

Following the acclimatization day in Samagaun, Trekkers are more excited about the Larkya pass. Today, you descend on a wide, gentle path and enjoy the big significant 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. Along the way, passing Larke Bazaar "fair seasonal Tibetan market" is another interesting place to explore.

Distance cover: 12 km./7.50 miles

Walking Duration: 5 hours

Altitude gain: 585 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Larky -La or Similar( Basic Accommodation)
  • 4,460 m./14,632 ft.

Today is the main day as you are going to concur the Larke La pass (5,160 m.), 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 descend along the top of a moraine, down steep scree slopes. Ahead, walk through a grassy moraine and a big Mani stone that leads to a large meadow. Finally, you will be in Bimtang where you can have a big night after the successful pass.

Distance cover: 24 km./15 miles

Walking Duration: 8/9 hours

Altitude descend: 860 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel Mt. Punker or Hotel Tibet(attached bath)
  • 3,600 m./11,770 ft.

Walk through the forest and waterfall to Dharapani, this is easy and short walking until  Tilje here stops for lunch and continues to Dharapani. Dharapani is the world-famous Annapurna Circuit trek (Larke pass) starting point as well.

Distance cover: 22 km./13.50 miles

Walking Duration: 7 hours 

Altitude descend: 1,630 m.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

  • Full Board Meals
  • Hotel North Face or Hotel Gorkha Inn(Attached Bath)
  • 1,960 m./6,463 ft.

After having a healthy breakfast, drive to Besishahar on the off-road (25 km./ 2 hours) by Jeep. You will have a small break for lunch and take another bus to Kathmandu. It is 180 km. from Dharapani and takes about 6 hours. This is a beautiful bus ride, along the way you can see many beautiful landscapes, rivers, local villages, and rice terraces. It is a paved and smooth road which is an easy and comfortable Jeep ride. Evening farewell Dinner

Distance cover: 216 km./134 miles

Approx. Driving Time Taken: 8 hours 

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner


  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel Buddha or Hotel Kailash Kutee
  • 1,350 m./3,050 ft.

As your journey with us comes to a close, We extend our gratitude for choosing our services. After the farewell, we comfortably transfer you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your safe and sound journey.

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