This Manaslu circuit gives the trekkers one of the most awesome journeys in the western Himalayas. From the alpine forests to the scenic beauty of Mt. Manaslu (8,163), to the pristine BudhiGandaki and MarshyangdiRiver, to the rhododendron forest, this trek has it all.

Feel the challenging trail as you move uphill and descend the gorgeous valleys, take a stop at the numerous welcoming villages on the way and get acquainted with some of the most unique and peculiar traditions. With nature to your side, you will forget the arduous path and enjoy the scenic route to one of the most sought treks around.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful deep valleys in the Manaslu region and get acquainted with the friendly and welcoming villages
  • Traverse through the gorges and deep valleys and pass the beautiful BudhiGandaki and Marshyangi river banks and many small streams
  • Pay your respect at SamaGompa- a traditional Buddhist monastery
  • Enjoy the scenic route through the Rhododendron forest, alpine forest, plain meadow along with the majestic Mountain views

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu- Aarughat
  • Day 02: Aarughat - SotiKhola (775m)
  • Day 03: SotiKhola - MachhaKhola (900m)
  • Day 04: MacchaKhola - Jagat (1,340m)
  • Day 05: Jagat - EkkliBhatti (1,610m)
  • Day 06: EkkliBhatti - Bihi (1,990m)
  • Day 07: Bihi - Lihi (2,920m)
  • Day 08: Lihi - Samagompa (3,500m)
  • Day 09: Rest day at SamaGaun
  • Day 10: SamaGaun - Samdo (4,500m)
  • Day 11: Acclimatization and exploration in Samdo
  • Day 12: Samdo - Dharamsala (4,460m)
  • Day 13: Dharmasala - Larkya La (5,215m) - Bhimphedi (3,590m)
  • Day 14: Bhimphedi - Tilje (3,900m)
  • Day 15: Tilje - Tal (1,725m)
  • Day 16: Tal - Jagat (1,300m)
  • Day 17: Jagat - Baundanda (1,275m)
  • Day 18: Baundanda - Beshisahar
  • Day 19: Beshisahar - Kathmandu

What's Included

 

  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , Well trained English speaking, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including fresh fruit in the evening.
  • All accommodation during the trek (trekking lodges).
  • All necessary trekking permits.
  • Bus from Kathmandu to Arughat.
  • Manaslu  restricted Area Permits.
  • Jeep or bus Back from  Besishar to Kathmandu (or Pokhara Bus).
  • Himalayan Partner Treks First Aid Kit.
  • Himalayan Partner Treks  Sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag (If you don't have your own, To be returned after the trek).
  • In a worst case arrangement evacuation Heli Chopper Service(Off Course not a Bills Please !).
  • Himalayan Partner Treks T-shirt.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trekking map of the Manaslu Treks region.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
  • Assistant guide group size above 5+ person.

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  •  Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu(On Request i can book for you)
  • International airfares to Nepal.
  • All personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, and porter.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Kathmandu- Aarughat

    Our representative will pick you up at your hotel. After breakfast, we will head to Aarughat in a private vehicle. We pass Dhanding Bazar on the way. The road up to DhadingBesi is very comfortable, however, from there on the path is bumpy with many rock roads. We stay a night at the lodge. Approximately 8 hours of drive. BLD included.

  • Day 02: Aarughat - SotiKhola (775m)

    Along the BudhiGandaki River we pass beautiful villages and get a glimpse of the beautiful Ganesh Himal and Mt. Manaslu (8,163m). We descend down to SotiKhola which is famous for its swimming holes. Get a good fresh bath and rest for the night. Approximately 5 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 03: SotiKhola - MachhaKhola (900m)

    After breakfast, we trek along the bank of BudhiGandakiRiver. Through various maize and millet field we, reach Khursani Bari (890m). We move up the rock trail and reach a Gurung Village called Lapubeshi. We drop to the river bed and again climb over a side ridge. Cross another river and we reach MachhaKhola Village where we stay for the night. Approximately 5-6 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 04: MacchaKhola - Jagat (1,340m)

    Passing the Maccha River, we reach Tatopani which translates to "hot water" and is famous for its hot water sprouts. Crossing the BudhiGandaki, we ascend to Doban (1,000m) through a well-crafted staircase. Moving up the steep valley sides, we cross a suspension bridge and reach the village of Jagat. We spend our night at a lodge. Approximately 6 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 05: Jagat - EkkliBhatti (1,610m)

    We ascend to the hill of Saguleri from where we can view the beautiful SringiHimal (7,177m). Proceeding to the path of SirishGaon and through the Gandaki Valley, we reach EkkliBhatti. We stay the night here. Approximately 5 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 06: EkkliBhatti - Bihi (1,990m)

    Continuing our trek we move upstream of Deng River. Passing through the rock tunnel we come to a narrow path. Observing the traditional Mani stones and chortens, we reach to Bihi. Rock tunnels help us avoid the traditional descend down to Ghap. Approximately 6 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 07: Bihi - Lihi (2,920m)

    Leaving Bihi we have to pass a wooden bridge. After that, we follow the path with the view of SIring and Ganesh Himal and even Mt. Himalchuli to the south. We reach Lihi with chortens and barley terraces which show for one of the most visually stunning traditions in the western region of Nepal. Approximately 6 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 08: Lihi - Samagompa (3,500m)

    We descend down and cross the valley of SimnangHimal. On the way, we get to the see the gorgeous view of Majestic Ganesh Himal. On the way, we pass through three villages- Sho, Lho and Shyala each blessed with a unique view of mountains and cultural beauty. Finally, after proceeding further we reach SamaGaon following the moraine foPungen Glacier. After few minutes' walk, we reach SamaGompa where we stay for the night. Approximately 6 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 09: Rest day at SamaGaun

    We take a day rest in SamaGaun and visit the nearby glacier lake- Birendra Tal. We can also visit the old monasteries. If you are in top shape you can take an extended trek to Manaslu Base camp and return, however, this trip will take 8 hours. BLD included

  • Day 10: SamaGaun - Samdo (4,500m)

    Climbing on the terraced hill we follow the bank of BudhiGandakiRiver. The juniper and birch forests help us to relax with its natural exquisiteness. Ascending through the narrow path we reach Samdo where you might get to witness the beautiful snow. Approximately 4 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 11: Acclimatization and exploration in Samdo

    Since we are well above 4,000m, we use this day to acclimatize. We can use this day to walk to Tibet border or hike up to the valley if we want. This gives for one of the best views of Mt. Manaslu along with other Himalaya ranges. Along the way, we can see the beautiful Lophohorous, Lammergeyer and even Himalayan Griffin high above us. BLD included

  • Day 12: Samdo - Dharamsala (4,460m)

    We descent down and cross a wooden bridge over the BudhiGandaki river and begin to ascend thereafter. We cross the Larkya Glacier and pass the SalkaKhola. Few more stretch and we reach Dharamshala (LarkePhedi). Since this day's trek was short, we have plenty of time to acclimatize and relax. Approximately 4 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 13: Dharmasala - Larkya La (5,215m) - Bhimphedi (3,590m)

    Walking up further after breakfast, we reach the valley on the northern side of Larkya Glacier. From here, we can enjoy the view of CheoHimal (6,820m), Annapurna II (7,937m), HimlungHimal (7,126m) and many other magnificent mountains. After a steep descent through moraines we reach Bhimphedi where we stop for the night. Approximately 8 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 14: Bhimphedi - Tilje (3,900m)

    A short climb and we reach the paddy fields and we move along the fields. Crossing the Karch La pass we descend through the beautiful and verdant rhododendron forest and reach Tilje. Approximately 5 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 15: Tilje - Tal (1,725m)

    We continue right after breakfast. We climb a small ridge and pass through the villages. Crossing the bridge over DudhKhola and we reach Thonje village. There's a police checkpoint here. We also pass Karte village and finally get to Marshyandi River Bridge. Cross it and we reach Tal Village. Approximately 5 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 16: Tal - Jagat (1,300m)

    Follow the trail gently downstream and we reach the village of Chamje. We come downhill even further and reach the village of Jagat. Approximately 5-6 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 17: Jagat - Baundanda (1,275m)

    We descend down to SanjeeGaon and after trekking for a while we reach GharmuuPhant. Ascend some more and we reach Baundanda. Approximately 5 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 18: Baundanda - Beshisahar

    This is the last stretch of our journey home. Moving alongside the river, we reach Naadi village. Following the riverbank of Marshyangdiriver and through the town Bhulbhule and Khudi we finally reach Beshisahar which marks the end of our trek. Here, we take a well-deserved rest. Approximately 5 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 19: Beshisahar - Kathmandu

    Early morning, after breakfast, we use a public bus or Private Car and get back to Kathmandu where our journey began or you can go to Pokhara for your Extra days. Approximately 7-8 hours of drive. No meals included.

Round Manaslu Trekking Map