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Nepal - Manaslu Circuit Trek (16 Days)

Manaslu Trekking is an isolated trekking trail in Nepal. It wades into real virgin territory where only a few dare to venture. Nature's beauty can have the worst price in some unpredictable tragic circumstances. But this fact doesn't deter the bold and the brave who thirst for the wild. Manaslu, known as "The Spirit Mountain" is believed as the sacred mountain. Native from the Manaslu region believes that the deity dwells in the Manaslu Mountain.

Mount Manaslu is located in the east of the Annapurna Himalaya range. Trekking within the Manaslu circuit is controlled by the government. As Manaslu is regulated as a restricted area, permission for the trek is mandatory. Manaslu Trek is one of the bests isolated trekking regions in Nepal.

Note: Minimum 2 person required.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Welcome! To Kathmandu Nepal.
 Asian Heritage Treks & Travel  representative welcomes you at the Airport with your nameplate.  After Arrival at Nepal airport transfer you to the hotel. On the way Airport to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e. Narayanhity, Garden of Dream and reach the Thamel. Your hotel will be in downtown of Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Our tour guide will come to pick you up along with the private vehicle. Firstly you will be visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Kathmandu Durbar Square where you can observe the typical wood-carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city and then you will be heading towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religion along with that enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu city and the Himalaya ranges from here.
After that, you will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia, explore the surroundings and you can observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people at the bank of holy Bagmati river and explore the surroundings. Then you will go to visit another UNESCO world heritage site Boudhanath Stupa. It was built in 600A.D. and is the only one of a kind of stupa reflecting Buddhism in the world. Explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa and after completing your sight seen get back to the hotel and rest. 

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Today, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Patan for sightseeing. In Patan, you will be visiting other heritage like Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, we visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings. We also visit the Golden Temple and Banglamukhi Temple, a major attraction for both Hindu and Buddhist people.
Then after we will be visiting Bhaktapur where you will be amazed by the architecture. Observe the old wood carved buildings all around Bhaktapur. Explore the surroundings and visit the Nyatapola Temple, the biggest temple in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. You will visit the Pottery Square. You will be taught to design and adorn your pot with beautiful patterns and inscriptions.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Today, you will drive towards SotiKhola. The road passes through the Dhading Besi and then through the place called Arughat. From Arughat, we will head towards SotiKhola. Driving through this countryside will give you a pleasant experience with a rough road.
Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

The trail will take you across the bridge and then you will be walking through the dense Sal forest. After crossing the Budi Gandaki river, you will reach a place called Khursane. As you leave Khursane behind, the trail weaves up and down throughout your path. You will be passing through two subtropical waterfalls before you reach Labubesi, a Gurung village. From Labubesi, you will cross another suspension bridge and reach MachhaKhola village.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

Your trail will be a bit difficult as it is mostly upward and narrow. After some decent walk, you will reach Tharo Khola and then to KhorlaBesi. You will walk across the hot spring. After a gradual walk, you will cross the suspension bridge over the BudhiGandaki. Followed by a climb to the beautifully crafted staircase, you will reach Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the YaruKhola, you will climb the stone stairs. Then it's a descend towards Tharo Bharyang. Later on, you will cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki and finally, you will reach Jagat.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

You will begin today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to GhattaKhola. You further continue upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philip. The trail turns north and stays on a fairly levelled as it crosses millet fields to EkleBhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, you descend to the grassy land slopes by crossing the BudhiGandaki. Then trek along the west bank for a while until the valley widens. Here, you will pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, you will finally reach the tiny village of Deng.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

After a brief walk beyond Deng, you will cross the Budhi Gandaki and ascend to Rana village. From the bridge, you climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail passes through forests and mani where you will turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, you will take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal.
You further cross the Budi Gandaki and come across a few gompas in the route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot, it thunders down a narrow gorge and the forest becomes less dense. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb, you reach Namrung.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal. From the village, one can also see Mt. HimalChuli in the south. After some sightseeing, you will climb steadily to reach Lihi, a fine village. The village has many Chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal and Ganesh Himal.
You will further pass through Sho, Lho, Shyala villages and Sama Village. Enjoy extraordinary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village, you can see high mountains like HimalChuli and Peak 29 (NgadiChuli) to the left. Manaslu and large glaciers are visible straight ahead. Other snow summits can also be seen to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where you spend the night.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

Today, you will rest at Samagaon both for some acclimatization. You will get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. You enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures. Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (PungyenGompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier.
It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt of climbing Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods. They were finally successful in 1959.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

Descending to the BudhiGandaki River, cross a bridge over a side stream and take the left path. This path leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of KermoKharka. Cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb the steep trail ahead. From a stone arch, you can view a large white Kani. Finally passing through the Kani, you can crash at Samdo.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

Today is another tough walk for you. You will continue your walk down the edge and cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki.  Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier, you go around the valley of the SalkaKhola. Then, you can climb up to the stone guest house (4450 m). It's not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. Today's short walk leaves you with plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxation.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

After a short climb, you will reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers. You can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent. It becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and Annapurna II. It is a long day to Bimtang, but walking these low pastures with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

Today is a strenuous day. We descend to cross a high pasture (SangureKharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. Pass through the Rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley. Finally, you will the each the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karcher, 2785 meters. Cross the fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. After a short walk, we reach the village of Gho followed by Dharapani.

Accommodation: Overnight in best available local lodge

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar. The route along the side of the Trishuli river in Prithvi Highway is fun. As the road is located high above the rivers in gentle slopes with vegetation, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Rice fields, terraced farms, flowing rivers, are also visible. Vegetation, green hills, and small villages finally take you to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Overnight in Yatri Suites and Spa or similar

Your trip will come to an end today. First, you will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements. Then, we shall transfer you to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport. You will reach the airport 3 hours before your flight schedule.

Have a safe journey onward.


All land transportation by private vehicle
4 night accommodation in 4*Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on breakfast basis
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included throughout the trek.
11 night accommodation in best available local lodge throughout the trek on a twin sharing basis
Manaslu restricted trekking permit, MCAP, ACAP, TIMS & other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking and tour guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
First aid kit.


Your personal expenses.
All Drinks/Beverage bills
All entry fees for heritage sites (Approx. 50$ per person)
Tipping (Tips for guide, drivers and supporters)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels if/when applicable
Donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
What is not mentioned in Included.

To enhance your experience in Nepal, we give you the possibility to add one or more extra activities to this travel package. The step of adding these is available in the "Book now" process.

Do not hesitate to check each extra activity. They can be booked also separately.

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