Manaslu Circuit Trek | Orbit Alpine Adventures
Duration: 20 days

Our Manaslu Circuit Trek is quite popular because of its experiential factor that combines the pleasure of trekking along the age-old trade route between Nepal and Tibet with the natural and cultural heritage of the Manaslu region of Nepal. Starting from the ancient Gorkha Kingdom in mid-western Nepal, our trail follows the Budhi Gandaki River upstream traversing sub-tropical forests and ascending to drier highlands.

The highest altitude you gain during our Manaslu Circuit Trek is 5,213m at Larkya-La Pass, whereafter the trail continues mostly downhill, through the serene alpine forests and meadows to meet with the trail of the Annapurna Circuit trek, finally heading towards Pokhara via another secret route seldom used by trekkers. Highlights of this worthwhile trekking adventure include stunning views of Mt. Manaslu (8,156m.), the eighth highest peak in the world, and the Himalayan panorama formed by Annapurna mountain range and the gorgeous Mt. Machhapuchhre (a.k.a the Fish Tail Mountain).

  • Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
    You will be met by our staff at the airport and will be then taken to the Hotel. They will explain briefly about the itinerary upon your arrival. Overnight stay at hotel.

    Day 02: Trek preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu
    Upon arrival at the Kathmandu, you will be preparing for the trek while enjoying sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Several world heritage sites including the Basantapur Durbar, Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple are the places you will visit on the second day. Overnight stay at a hotel.

    Day 03: Drive to Arughat (700m) 8 hrs
    On the third morning, you will be driving to Arughat which nearly takes about 8 hours. The drive is divided to two parts. First you will be driving until Dhading Besi, the district headquarter of Dhading district, for 4 hours. From there, you will be travelling until Arughat for another 4 hours of drive. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Arughat.

    Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (815m) 4 hrs
    A couple of hours drive further from Arughat and a few hours trek leads us to Soti Khola, a small town located on the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Soti Khola.

    Day 05: Trek to Machhikhola (930 meters) 5 hrs
    On the fourth day, we will be doing mild climbing from Soti Khola. The trail is comfortable and a five hours trek along the sandy banks of Budhi Gandaki River and across several forests takes us to Machha Khola where we will be staying for the night at a guesthouse.

    Day 06: Trek to Yaru Khola (1330 meters) 6 hrs
    After crossing Machha Khola, we come across a hot-water spring called ‘Tatopani’. Many trekkers take a dip at Tatopani as it helps to relax the body. Nepali people believe that taking a dip at Tatopani helps in curing several skin-related problems. The trail follows along a dense forest area Tatopani while the raging Budhi Gandaki River still keeps our company. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 07: Trek to Philim (1590m) 4 hrs
    On the sixth day, we trek for a relatively short period of time. Around four hours of trek past the great looking valleys and the rivers takes us to a wonderful small village called Philim. Also during the way, we come across several suspension bridges that offer great view of the adjoining ambience. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 08: Trek to Bihi Phedi (2130m) 5 hrs
    The trail now is undulating with occasional rise and falls. Spectacular waterfalls greet you on the way, so do more suspension bridges. Before reaching Bihi Phedi, we pass the beautiful Eklebhatti village. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 09: Trek to Namrung (2660m) 5 hrs
    We pass several Gurung settlement areas and valleys on day eight as we move up the fascinating trail. Namrung has many Buddhist monasteries and Gompas that signify that the Tibetan culture is still quite popular in the region. Trail with carved stones can also be new to some foreign trekkers. We will visit the nearby village in Namrung and stay overnight at a guesthouse there.

    Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3530 meters) 6 hrs
    On day nine we will be trekking almost 900 meters and by the end of the day’s trek, we will reach Samagaon loacted at 3530 meters of altitude. Samagaon is a wonderful little village which provides great view of Mount Manaslu. There is also a popular Gompa, monastery, in Samagaon. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 11: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization purpose
    The next day, we will be spending at Samagaon itself primarily for acclimatization of the increasing altitude and the conditions. However, there are several options on that day as well as we can stroll around the local villages and enjoy the scenery there. Also a half-day’s walk until Birendra Lake is also possible from Samagaon. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 12: Trek to Samdo (3690m) 3 hrs
    The trail to Samdo crosses several grazing and pasture areas and then gradually climbs up the valley. We can have fantastic view of the Himalayan mountains especially MountManasluand others once we reach Samdo. Samdo is also the last permanent settlement area in the valley and this remote village is just a day’s walk away from the neighboring Tibet border. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 13: Trek to Dharmasala (4470m) 4 hrs
    After leaving the village of Samdo, we cross a stream and reach now deserted Larkya Bazaar. Years ago, this village used to be a major trade point with Tibet. But, the village looks sorry these days as the traders have chosen some other places for trade along the Tibetan border. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 14: Trek to Larkya-La Pass (5213m) and down to Bhimtang (3750m)
    On day fourteen, we trek to Larkya-La Pass which happens to be one of the most beautiful Himalayan Pass in Nepal. It is situated at a daunting altitude of 5213 meters and several mountain peaks are clearly visible from this Pass. Himlung Himal (7126 meter), Mount Cheo (6820 meters), Mount Annapurna II (7937 meters) and MountManasluare all visible from the Pass. From Larkya-La Pass, we descend to Bhimtang where we will be staying in a guesthouse.

    Day 15: Trek to Tilje (2310 meters) 5 hrs
    Few hours of gentle downhill climbing through several fields and settlement areas takes to a small village called Tilje. While on the way, we come across a massive rhododendron forest. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 16: Trek to Tal (1700m) 4 hrs
    Now, we begin our return trip as we trek to Tal on the sixteenth day. A few hours of mild trekking is enough for the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 17: Trek to Syange (1175m) 4 hrs
    On the 17th day we arrive at Syange, a small village town near Annapurna region, after around 4 hours of trek. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 18: Trek to Bhul Bula (825m) 4 hrs
    Trek further from Syange leads us to Bhul Bula. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

    Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu – 9 hrs
    We catch a local jeep to Beshisahar, the headquarters of Lamjung district, and then drive back to Kathmandu via the Prithvi Highway. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    Day 20: Departure Transfer
    Today you will return to your country. We will take you to the airport a few hours before your scheduled flight time.

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