Manaslu Circuit Trek is slowly establishing itself as an alternative route to the nearby Annapurna Circuit. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is for those trekkers who want to enjoy all the hallmark features of its more famous nearby trekking route but want to follow the trails that are less trampled than those of Annapurna.
This Trekking wraps around the eighth highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu. All along the trek you will pass along gorges, cross across suspension bridges, walk across barley fields, meet yak caravans carrying rock salt and other necessities for the locals.
Manaslu circuit Trek till retains the wilderness all throughout the route that some of the more popular routes have lost in one way or another. There is a genuine ‘unconquered’ vibe about the trail.
As with other circuits in Nepal, Manaslu Circuit Trek offers its trekkers the views of magnificent mountains, meandering rivers, wild rhododendrons and sightings of rare animals.
The area is sparsely populated but you will see people living in elevated stone houses and Buddhist flags fluttering above the houses are a common sighting. The stupas, monasteries and chortens along the way will give a spiritual feel during the whole trek and make you feel peaceful even during the intense parts of the trek.
The highest point of Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Larkya La pass which lies at an altitude of more than 5100m. It might seem daunting at first but once you have acclimatized and made your way to the pass, it will be well worth the effort.
If you are thinking of trying to trek along a route which has all the features found in most of the trekking routes of Nepal but want to encounter less visitors along the way then our Manaslu Circuit Trekking package may well be just what you need. Along with this Manaslu Tsmu Valley Trekking and Lower Manaslu Trekking are other option among the guest in this trekking route.
Outline Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Trek Preparation. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola ( 710 m ) 8 – 9 hours. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 04: Soti Khola trek to Maccha Khola ( 900 m ) – 6 – 7 hours. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 05: Maccha Khola trek to Jagat ( 1410 m ) – 6 – 7 hrs. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 06: Jagat trek to Deng ( 1,804 m ) – 6 – 7 hrs. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 07: Deng trek to Namrung ( 2630 m ) – 6 – 7 hrs. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 08: Namrung trek to Samagaon ( 3530 m ) – 6-7 hours. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 09: Samagaon Ful dy Rest. Exploration at Birendra Lake. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 10: Samagaon trek to Samdo ( 3860m ) – 4 – 5 hours. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 11: Samdo trek to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. ( 4460 m ) – 4 – 5 hours. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 12: Dharamsala trek to Larkya la ( 5160 m ) over the pass to Bimthang ( 3720 m )- 8 – 9 hours
Day 13: Bimthang trek to Dharapani ( 1900 m )- 5 – 6 hours. Overnight at Tea house.
Day 14: Dharapani drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 15: Final departure fly back home.
Transport for Manaslu Circuit Trek
Trek Start: Maccha Khola is around 160 kilometer far from Katmandu. It takes about 6 hours by Private Jeep and 8 to 9 hours from the local public bus.
Trek End: Around 5 to 6 hour from dharapani to Bashisahar in a Jeep and Change it to another Jeep or local bus for a 7 hours drive back to Kathmandu.
Manaslu circuit trek is a restricted region. You will need special restricted area permit for this trekking. Trekking Permit can be issued by Nepal government register local trekking company. You will also need ACAP and MCAP permit for this trekking. Two trekkers are compulsory for this trek.
- Classic circuit trek around Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world.
- Safe for Hikers and trekkers.
- Manaslu trek offers a lot more side-trips.
- Fantastic views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh Himal.
- The unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Nepalese people.
- Manaslu region is the only a remote and off-the-beaten-path.
- Larkya La pass (5153m) crossing.