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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Larkya La Pass
Larkya La Pass
Manaslu Circuit Trek - Quick Infos:
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Hard
  • Guest House, Lodge
  • Mar, Apr, May,Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Bus and Jeep

About Manaslu Circuit Trekking:

One of the fastest growing trekking routes around Manaslu Conservation Area,  Manaslu Circuit Trek offers all the elements that other trekking region offers in Nepal. Suspension bridges, greenery hills, beautiful rivers, culture, and tradition of people inhabitants from the sub-tropical regions to high Himalayan regions, diverse flora and fauna, protected wildlife, high mountain passes, dramatic landscapes, Buddhist monasteries and many more.

After building tea houses at the overnight destination in Manaslu Region, trekking to Manaslu became more popular among backpackers. Even though, it is less crowded and virgin destination for trekkers. It can be also considered as the peaceful, filled with naturally fresh air, and culturally riches alternative trekking route for Annapurna Circuit Trek since most of the walking trail of the regions have been replaced by a motorable road.

Magnificent view of the eight highest rocky peaks in the globe, Mount Manaslu (8,163 m) is the jewel of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Similarly, Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli etc are other white mountains above 7000 meters covered in this hiking. 2000 species of plants, 33 mammals, 110 birds, 3 reptiles and 11 butterflies, 11 types of the forest has been found in this region.

Your journey to this wonderful trekking route "Manaslu Circuit Trek" begins from Gorkha District at Sotikhola (crossing Arughat), 7 to 8 hours driving distance from Kathmandu. Walking through the side of the gorge of Budi Gandaki River, you will be crossing several small villages like Maccha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung finally reaching Samagaon, the residence of several Nuns and Monks. Lots of holy Buddhist Monasteries are founded here.

After proper acclimatization and walking 6/7 hours per day, on the eleventh day of this trek, the challenging high pass, Larkya La Pass (5,160 m) will be crossed and the trail descends down to Bhimtang Village, Dharapani, Jagat and exiting the trek from Bhulbhule. You will be driving back to Kathmandu. The exit point of this trek is the entry route for Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking route is the restricted trail of Nepal. To enter in this area special permit is required to collect first. Without the permission, entering here is strictly prohibited.

15 Days Trekking Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola.
    • Meals: Lunch and Dinner.
    • Driving: 7/8 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Trisuli River, terrace fields etc.
    • Max. Altitude: 710 m (Sotikhola).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 02: Trek to Machha Khola.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Budhi Gandaki River, Waterfalls, Rocky Trail, Gurung Village, and Suspension Bridge.
    • Max. Altitude: 900 m (Machha Khola).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 03: Trek to Jagat.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Hotspring and Stone Stairs trail.
    • Max. Altitude: 1,410 m (Jagat).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 04: Trek to Deng.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Bamboo Forest.
    • Max. Altitude: 1,804 m (Deng).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 05: Trek to Namrung.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Mani Walls, view of Siringi Himala, and Monasteries.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,630 m (Namrung).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 06: Trek to Samagaon.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: views of Siring Himal, Ganesh Himal, Mt HimalChuli, Mt. Manaslu, and Ribung Gompa.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,530 m (Samagaon).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 07: Visit Pungyen Gompa.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Mani Stones, Sherpa's Traditions, and visit Pungyen Gompa..
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 08: Trek to Samdo.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Mani Walls.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,860 m (Samdo).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 09: Acclimatization day.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Trail Attractions: Trisuli River, terrace fields etc.
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 10: Trek to Dharmasala.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Wooden Bridge and Larkya Glacier.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,460 m (Dharmasala).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 11: Cross Larkya La Pass & Trek to Bhimtang.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 8/9 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: views of Cho Danda, Larkya Peak, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru, and Mt. Manaslu.
    • Max. Altitude: 5,160 m (Larkya La Pass).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 12: Trek to Dharapani.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal, and Rhododendron Forest.
    • Max. Altitude: 1,860 m (Dharapani).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 13: Trek to Jagat.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Dudh Khola, Marshyangdi Khola and waterfall.
    • Max. Altitude: 1,300 m (Jagat).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 14: Trek to Bhulbhule.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Pine Forest.
    • Max. Altitude: 840 m (Bhulbhule).
    • Overnight: Teahouse.
  • Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
    • Driving: 7/8 hrs.
    • Drop to your hotel. Manaslu Circuit Trek finished here!

Trek Cost Includes:

  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola by sharing Bus.
  • Twin Bed Sharing Teahouse/Lodge accommodation.
  • Breakfast. Lunch, and Dinner during Trekking.
  • An English speaking trekking guide.
  • One porter for two trekkers.
  • Bhulbhule to Kathmandu by sharing Bus.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP).
  • Trekker's Information Management System Permit (TIMS).
  • Manaslu National Park Fees.
  • Manaslu Special Permits.

Trek Cost Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • International Flight Fares,
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Extra expenses occurred in case of landslides, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes list.
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