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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 Days

Manaslu Circuit is one of the popular and interesting but restricted trekking area.Therefore we need to take special permit.The trekking route is along the side of Budhi Gandaki river till The Samdo village.Trials are quite interesting with hidden forest among the hills. Just after Jagat you will see first view of mt. Shiringi. Then from Shyo to left is opened place to walk. And the way after Namrung you will start to see Mountains.The Mt. Ganesh will be the first big mountain to see.When you will be farther from that mountain. Then slowly there are many more mountains with forest till Samagaun.Anyway just before from Lho we will start to see the main mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, naike peak peak and more. Anyway the lodging and fooding are basic.Just acceptable. This trekking is less crowded than other because of special permit. That is the way it can be your good choose.

Trip Highlights

  • Special Permits.
  • High Pass.
  • Green forest.
  • Easier than expect.
  • High mountains & Glaciers views.

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu overnight in hotel
Day 02 Sight seeing in Kathmandu and preparing permits.
Day 03 Drive to Sotikhola.
Day 04 Trek to Machhikhola.
Day 05 Trek to Jagat.
Day 06 Trek to Deng .
Day 07 Trek to Namrung.
Day 08 Trek to Lho.
Day 09 Trek to Samagaun.
Day 10 Rest day/ Exploration Day.
Day 11 Samdo.
Day 12 Dharmashala
Day 13 Trek huge step over the Larke la pass(5107mtrs) to Bhimtang.
Day 14 Trek down to Tilje/Dharapani.
Day 15 Drive to Beshisahar.
Day 16 Drive to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in evening.
Day 17 Final International departure.

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu(1350m)

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu overnight in hotel ( B.😎. We pick up you by a official staff with private car/ taxi from airport to thamel and Welcome dinner in evening and trekking information .

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Sight seeing in Kathmandu and preparing permits.( B. B). We need one day to stay in Kathmandu just to prepare the Manaslu Circuit trekking. So the day you can have sight seeing in Kathmandu as historical and religious places as well Durbar square . Swoyanmbhunath, Boudhanath, etc. permits get only from immigration office . So to get special permits we need to show your original passport with available visa.

Day 3
Drive to Sotikhola

Drive to Sotikhola overnight in trekking lodge ( BLD). We can have option for Sotikhola transportation. Private or public available buses. We recommend you to choose private. Just whole day by vehicle . Driving time is aprox 7/9 hours.

Day 4
Trek to Machhikhola.

Trek to Machhikhola, Well from here your walking starts. And the day is much easier to walk. Just follow with off road way with Kali Gandaki riverside. Will get a lots of donkies on the way. Be safe with donkey yourself . From Machhikhola also can go more farther as your time and condition . Walking time is aprox 5/6 hours.

Day 5
Jagat

Trek to Jagat, The day to walk is not so far. But jagat is the first check post for your special trekking permit. So may police will not give to go farther than here. So just take relax with shower and more as you like. Walking time aprox 5/6 hours only.

Day 6
Deng

Trek to Deng, from here your real trek is started. The day will be little longer than before. On the way So many water falls to see. Just walk left and right of Kali Gandaki river. Anyway Walking after a place called philim is mostly inside the deep forest . Not much up and down . Well today walking time aprox 7/9 hours.

Day 7
Namrung

Trek to Namrung, Well this day also mostly walking inside forests . But some where is open places also. The trail is little difficult than before. As well walking time 7/8 hours .This day isn’t for views.

Day 8
Lho/ Shyala

Trek to Lho/ Shyala , After Namrung you will get little opened place to walk. But not so much up and down .Little easier than your expect . You will start to see Mt. Ganesh and also nearly from Lho will see also mt. Manaslu. The day to walk Lho is not much far. So can go an more hour to Shyala. But before get Shyala be sure , is there available rooms or not for group? Walking time is aprox 6/7 hours.

Day 9
Samagaun

Trek to Samagaun. The day is one of the easiest day to walk. From Lho to get Samagaun is about 3/4 hours only through straight way. But after the Shyala there is one place called Pungen Gumba. That isn’t big Monestry . But very good to view glaciers and mountains . It takes 2 more hours . So if you start to walk from Shyala . It would be much better and easier to get Pungen gumba and Samagaun. Walking time is aprox 5/6 hours including Pungen Gumba.

Day 10
Acclimatisation day.

The day is not to change your place . But after breakfast you can walk up to Manaslu base camp with packed food. So evening back to Samagaun. Walking time is up to you. Be sure that you should back Samagaun.

Day 11
Samdo Village

Trek to Samdo. The day is also easy to walk. Short distance . Anyway walk very slow and carefully . That are quite high places. So can suffered by AMS. After Samdo village you can have free walk up for 200/300 metres for your acclimatise. Walking hours is just 3/4 hours.

Day 12
Dharmashala

Trek to Dharmashala. The day is gradual way up. Not so vertical . But slow up. Walk even slower. Drink much water. Evening The lodges are just to lay . Very basic food and accomodation. Take preparation for next day.

Day 13
Manaslu- Larke La pass (5107m) to Bhimtang

Trek highest walk of the whole trip. Well the most highlight day as well little difficult to walk. But not so difficult as your excepted. Anyway you should wake up very early morning with very normal breakfast . Pack some your own food for the way. Prepare your enough drinking water for 6/7 hours. From Dharmashala to till Larke top(5107m) is gradual up. But quite long distance to get it. Then on the top take pictures time about maximum 30 minutes. If you do late then can be strong windy. Then there is huge way to get down to Bhimtang , a nice and beautiful place after the heavy day walk. Lodges are quote comfortable , but not much enough yet. The walking time is aprox 9/10 hours.

Day 14
Tilje/ Dharapani

Trek to Dharapani. Well from Bhimtang to Dharapani is mostly down with another small river and inside deep forests. So it is little longer to walk. But doesn’t matter . You have done huge success over the Larke la pass. Dharapani is much comfortable .

Day 15
Besisahar

Drive to Besisahar. Well from here you don’t need to walk anymore.You can have replace to your feet by wheels.Take available jeep.Would be better to reserve.If you have still enough time for Kathmandu from Besisahar then you can reserve another car/ jeep as you need for Kathmandu in same day.

Day 16
Drive to Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu. Now you are already in civilization. So can take local/ reserve transportation for Kathmandu.It take 6/7 hours. Evening farewell dinner with cultural dance by official staff.

Day 17
International Depature

Well we will drop you TIA for your home way. We thank you for being with us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up & drop by private Taxi/ Car.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner (with cultural dance) in Kathmandu.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* hotel with breakfast included.
  • Public transportation from Kathmandu to Sotikhola , Besisahar to Kathmandu. And local reserved jeep from Dharapani - Besisahar.
  • Basic First aid kit.
  • All permits, (special, Mcap, Acap, & Local). and government taxes.
  • An English speaking government license holder trekking guide, 1 porter between each of two clients.
  • Wages, food, & insurance for guide and porters during working days.
  • 3 meals during trekking days with 3 cups of tea/coffee.
  • Fresh fruits dessert every evening.
  • Normal sharing twins rooms during trek.
  • One trekking route map among the group.
  • Sleeping bag, walking poles and crampons on the occasion only.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Clients insurance (we manage your rescue if in case.)
  • Staffs tips, donation, and personal expenses.
  • Drinks ( alcoholic, water, cold drinks.) and ( tea/ coffee if more than limitation only)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Mobile battery charge (power bank recommend), Wi-Fi, hot shower during trekking lodges.
  • Expenses due to mishaps, Landslide, political striks, bad weather etc. Those case extra will charge as per actual.
  • Expenses not given in included section.

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Trip Facts

  • Drive
  • 2 pax
  • 5107m
  • Moderate
  • Tea House
  • Sep- Dec. / March -May