Manaslu Circuit Trek

Discover the unexplored beauty of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, a hidden gem nestled within the Annapurna Region. Behold the grandeur of Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, and the stunning Ganesh Himal Range. On the Manaslu Circuit Trek, prepare to be amazed by the breathtaking landscape that ranges from dense forests to green hills, and culminates in snow-capped peaks. The cultural immersion in the local Gurung villages is equally fascinating, as their traditions are influenced by both Buddhism and Hinduism.

Less crowded than other popular routes, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is perfect for ambitious and healthy trekkers seeking to explore hidden sceneries. Our trek starts at Sotikhola, leading us through the Budhi Gandaki River, prayer flags, Buddhist monasteries, and forests of pine, rhododendron, and bamboo. Be prepared for physically demanding yet rewarding days of trekking, averaging 6-7 hours per day.

Embark on a journey through the rugged and remote terrain of Manaslu trek, where the physical demands of the trek are matched by the social and cultural enrichment it offers. Traverse through the fertile hot marshlands, where vibrant rice and millet fields stretch out as far as the eye can see, and be captivated by the powerful chasms of the Budi Gandaki River with its sparkling turquoise waters and stunning cascades. This trek is a truly elevating experience that will leave you in awe of the natural beauty and resilience of the human spirit.

Experience suspension bridges that are in a league of their own, both in length and height. The annual monsoon season often washes minor bridges away, leaving trekkers to navigate using semi-submerged rocks.

The best time to undertake this trek is during the months of March to May and September to mid-December when the weather is favorable. With years of experience shared with trekkers, Destination Unlimited ensures your safety with licensed guides who are well-trained and knowledgeable about every trail. Embark on this adventure of a lifetime and make unforgettable memories. Join us on the Manaslu Circuit Trek and let us show you the beauty of Nepal like never before.

Trip Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • The stunning characteristic magnificence of timberlands, waterways, and vegetation of the Manaslu trekking.
  • Larky La Pass (5167 meters), the most noteworthy point on the trek. 
  • Plenteous natural life including Tahr (Mountain Goat), Agali (Blue Sheep), Pika (Highest living Mammal), Himalayan Marmots and, on the off chance that you are fortunate Snow Leopard.
  • The well disposed individuals and rich culture of the district which incorporates both Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic gatherings. 
  • Shocking perspectives on Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang and Kang Guru, and Annapurna II. 

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m]
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m] 8 - 9 hours
  • Day 04: Soti Khola - Machha Khola [900m]: 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 05: Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m]: 6 - 7 Hrs
  • Day 06: Jagat - Deng [1,804m]: 6 - 7 hrs.
  • Day 07: Deng - Namrung [2630m]: 6 - 7 Hrs
  • Day 08: Namrung – Samagaon [3530m]: 6-7 hours
  • Day 09: Samagaon - Pungyen gompa - Samagaon: 6 - 7 hours exploration
  • Day 10: Samagaon - Samdo [3860m]: 4 - 5 hours
  • Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo
  • Day 12: Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m]: 4 - 5 hours
  • Day 13: Dharamsala - Larkya la [5160m] - Bimtang [3720m]: 8 - 9 hours
  • Day 14: Bimtang - Tilije [2300m]: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 15: Tilije - Tal [1700m]: 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 16: Tal - Syange [1080m]: 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 17: Syange - Kathmandu: 8-9 hours
  • Day 18: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m] Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, you’ll be received by our company’s representative and escorted to the chosen hotel. You can take rest and enjoy nice Nepali dinner.
  • Day 02 :Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation You’ll visit some UNESCO World Heritage sites located in Kathmandu. Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) and Durbar Square are your destinations for the day guided by licensed guides.
  • Day 03 :Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m] 8 - 9 hours We drive for 8-9 hours from Kathmandu to Sotikhola at an altitude of 710meters. This includes 6-7 hours jeep/bus ride Arughat Bazar and 2 hrs further jeep ride to Soti Khola.
  • Day 04 :Soti Khola - Machha Khola [900m]: 6 - 7 hours We walk from Soti Khola to Machha Khola at an altitude of 900meters for about 6-7 hours. On the way, we walk uphill through pine forest and cross Budhi Gandaki River.
  • Day 05 :Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m]: 6 - 7 Hrs We trek for about 6-7 hours to reach Jagat from Maccha Khola at height of 1410meters. We pass several large Gurung villages like Khorlabesi, Tatopani, Dovan, and Thulo Dunga and finally reach Jagat.

  • Day 06 :Jagat - Deng [1,804m]: 6 - 7 hrs. Today we need to walk for 6-7 hours at an altitude of 1804m to go from Jagat to Deng. We go through Philim, a local Gurung village and enter steep gorge moving ahead. Later on, we pass through bamboo forests opening up to the village called Deng after crossing Deng Khola.
  • Day 07 :Deng - Namrung [2630m]: 6 - 7 Hrs On our 6-7 hours trek at an elevation of 2630meters, we get to Namrung from Deng. Beautiful forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron on the way is really heart capturing. Tibetan Mani walls made with hand-carved stone also have Buddhist sculptures and are seen on the way to Namrung.
  • Day 08 :Namrung – Samagaon [3530m]: 6-7 hours We trek from Namrung to Samagaon for about 6-7 hours at an elevation of 3530meters. Through the villages of Shyo, Lho and Shyala, we reach Samagaon. Catching first glimpses of Manaslu peak, this trek can be an astonishing journey.
  • Day 09 :Samagaon - Pungyen gompa - Samagaon: 6 - 7 hours exploration We make the short trek from Samagaon to Pungyen gompa back to Samagaon. Today’s plan includes 6-7 hours exploration to see renowned Buddhist monastery and the amazing view of Manaslu peak.
  • Day 10 :Samagaon - Samdo [3860m]: 4 - 5 hours Again, we start from Samagaon to Samdo at an elevation of 3860m. We trek for just about 4-5 hours expect to see some yaks as Samdo is a town famous for yak herding.
  • Day 11 :Rest Day in Samdo Samdo village has such charming environment in terms of scenic beauty. With huge pasture lands around, a backdrop of the gorgeous Himalayas and colorful prayer flags all across, Samdo is home to traditional local ethnic groups.
  • Day 12 :Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m]: 4 - 5 hours To reach Dharamsala/Larkya at an elevation of 4460m, we need to walk for 4 to 5 hours from Samdo. We continue our trek crossing the Budhi Gandaki River and Mani walls throughout.
  • Day 13 :Dharamsala - Larkya la [5160m] - Bimtang [3720m]: 8 - 9 hours For the day we need to trek 8 to 9 hours to ultimately reach Bimtang at 3720m via Larkya La at 5160m. Peaks we will see today include Himlung Himal (peak), Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru and Annapurna II.
  • Day 14 :Bimtang - Tilije [2300m]: 5 - 6 hours Moving along, we trek for 5-6 hours at an elevation of 2300m as we go to Tilije from Bimtang. We cross the Dudh Khola and further ahead arrive at the highest cultivated valley of Kharche (2785m).
  • Day 15 :Tilije - Tal [1700m]: 5 - 6 hours We trek for 5-6 hours today to reach Tal at 1700m from Tilije. Following the trail, we pass through beautiful Thonje village. Entering the Annapurna Circuit section, we cross Karte village and Marsayangdi Khola going downhill.
  • Day 16 :Tal - Syange [1080m]: 6 - 7 hours We continue the trek from Tal to Syange by walking for 6-7 hours at an altitude of 1080m. Making our way to Chamje Village after crossing Marsayangdi Khola again, we descend into the dense forest of rhododendron and pine leading to Syange.
  • Day 17 :Syange - Kathmandu: 8-9 hours Our trek comes to an end here as we drive for 8-9 hours from Syange to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar. Taking the breathtaking view of country life mixed with nature for the last time, we return back to the busy city of Kathmandu.
  • Day 18 :Final departure It is your departure day. You’ll be accompanied to the airport by our company’s employee. We hope your trip to Nepal was memorable and we’ll be glad to guide you in your future adventure in Nepal.

Cost Includes

 All airport transfer by private transportation
 Private Jeep to Arughat or Sotikhola
 Private Car  to kathmandu from Besisahar
 Accommodation in Kathmandu 2-3 star
 Accommodation during the trekking basic lodge
 Meals during the trekking  standard by Menu
 Farewell Dinner
 Tea-house lodge- Basic Tea-house
 1 Guide Licensed English-speaking guide Experience knows about First Aid
 First Aid Kit
 2 clients 1 Porter
 All necessary documents and permits for trekking ( Including Special permits)
 Sleeping bags and other necessary equipments, sleeping bags
 Staff insurance, medication and equipment
 All Govt. and Local Taxes
 Trekking Certificate from Destination Unlimited


Cost Excludes

 International airfares
 Travel/trekking insurance
 Nepal entry visa fees
 Personal expenses, Emergency Expenses, road blocked, snakes, desert.etc
 Mountain rescue charges in case needed
 Bottled drinks on trek (cold and alcoholic)
 Additional food during the trekking
Lunches and dinners when not trekking
 Drinks hot and cold.
Anything which hasn't mention in the email.
 Tips(Tipping are expected)


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Key Information

  • Trip Cost US$ 1550
  • Trip Duration 18 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Strenuous
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Max Altitude 5160m
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No of people Price P.P
1-1 Pax US$ 1550
2 US$ 1350
4-6 US$ 1225
8-10 US$ 1150
12-14 US$ 1125
16-20 US$ 1080

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