The Manaslu Circuit is Nepal’s most exciting, up and coming trekking routes. The highlight of this trek is Mt. Manaslu (8156 m, 26,758 ft), 8th highest peak in the world and the captivating villages passed along the way with people following an ageless way of life. The whole trek is astonishing for its striking landscape surrounded by Himalaya peaks. Currently, this magnificent trail sees far fewer visitors than its world-renowned neighbour, the Annapurna Region, and a great opportunity to get there before the crowds arrive!
Our Manaslu Circuit trek offers a wide range of natural diversity from terraced fields to alpine lakes, glaciers and mountain views. Larkya La, a mountain pass at 5213 m (17046ft) is the high point of the trek. Villages visited on the way up are rich in culture with a blend of many ethnicities that differ in lifestyle and customs as we climb higher and higher.
The Manaslu Circuit area borders Tibet to the north and has been part of a high-altitude trade route for centuries. The mountain landscape and views of towering peaks is a spectacle that will leave you yearning for more. Majestic villages and monasteries are found here beneath the surrounding peaks and offer insight into the people that call this land home.
If you are looking for a trek full of adventure and scenic rewards, away from the busier trails, then the Manaslu Circuit is for you!
There are many choices for more trekking in the Manaslu and Annapurna areas, and if you would like to extend your travels, just let us know and we will arrange according to your schedule!
We have fixed departures and custom treks that can be arranged any day to suit your needs and schedule. Himalaya Hikes looks forward to guiding you into the splendid Manaslu Region with some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal!
Day 1:Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2:Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3:Drive Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570 m/1900 ft)
Day 4:Trek to SotiKhola (530 m/ 1765 ft)
Day 5:Trek to MachhaKhola (890m/ 2965 ft)
Day 6:Trek to to Jagat (1350 m / 4500 m)
Day 7:Trek to Philim (1695 m/ 5650 ft)
Day 8:Trek to Deng (2095 m/6985 ft)
Day 9:Trek to Namrung (2900 m/ 9670 ft)
Day 10:Trek to Lhogaon (3100 m/10335 ft)
Day 11:Trek to SamaGaon (3390 m/11300 ft)
Day 12:Rest and Acclimatization day at SamaGaun
Day 13:Trek to Samdo (3690 m/12335 ft)
Day 14:Trek to Larkya La Phedi (4460 m/14,625 ft)
Day 15:Trek to Larkya La (5213 m /17046 ft) and Bimthang (3590 m/11970 ft)
Day 16:Trek to Dharapani (1860 m/6200 ft) Note: The Manaslu Circuit trail meets the Annapurna Circuit at Dharpani, and if you are interested, then we can begin following the world-famous Annapurna Circuit.
Day 17:Trek to Jagat (1800m/6000 ft)
Day 18:Trek to Bhulbhule (840 m/2800 ft)
Day 19:Drive to Kathmandu
Day 20:Free day in Kathmandu
Day 21:Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
Day 1Arrive Kathmandu (1350 meters/4450 ft) at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
Day 2Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 3Drive Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570 m/1900 ft)
Day 4Trek to SotiKhola (530 m/ 1765 ft)
Day 5Trek to MachhaKhola (890m/ 2965 ft)
Day 6Trek to to Jagat (1350 m / 4500 m)
Day 7Trek to Philim (1695 m/ 5650 ft)
Day 8Trek to Deng (2095 m/6985 ft)
Day 9Trek to Namrung (2900 m/ 9670 ft)
Day 10Trek to Lhogaon (3100 m/10335 ft)
Day 11Trek to SamaGaon (3390 m/11300 ft)
Day 12Rest and Acclimatization day at SamaGaun
Day 13Trek to Samdo (3690 m/12335 ft)
Day 14Trek to Larkya La Phedi (4460 m/14,625 ft)
Day 15Trek to Larkya La (5213 m /17046 ft) and Bimthang (3590 m/11970 ft)
Day 16Trek to Dharapani (1860 m/6200 ft) Note: The Manaslu Circuit trail meets the Annapurna Circuit at Dharpani, and if you are interested, then we can begin following the world-famous Annapurna Circuit.
Day 17Trek to Jagat (1800m/6000 ft)
Day 18Trek to Bhulbhule (840 m/2800 ft)
Day 19Drive to Kathmandu
Day 20Free day in Kathmandu
Day 21Transfer to Kathmandu’s international airport (TIA) for departure home
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Trek.
• Hiking boots
• Trekking trousers and pants
• Under Garments
• Hiking shorts
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Sun hat or scarf
• Warm hat
• Sunglasses with UV protection
• Thermal gloves
• Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries
• Daypack 30 Ltr. (approximately 1800 to 2000 cubic inches)
• Trekking Poles
• Basic First Aid Kit
• Water bottles
• Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Tooth brush/paste etc)
• Ear Plug (who know some people on group may snore)
• Face and body moisturizer
• Feminine hygiene products
• Tissue /toilet roll
• Anti bacterial hands wash
• Reading book & note book
• Swimming customs (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
• Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you come back from Trek
The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own.
• Down vest and/or jacket
• 4 or 5 season sleeping bag rated to - 10 degrees
• Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.