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Manaslu Circuit Trek21 Days

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Minimum Participants Minimum 2 persons
Mode of Travel Adventures
Accommodation Tea House/Camping Trek
Meals Full board on trek & Breakfast in city
Transportation Private vehicle & flight

trip Overview

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a trek around the remote Manaslu conservation area of the Gorkha district of Nepal. The Himalayan giant Mt. Manaslu is the world’s eighth and Nepal’s seventh highest mountain. Also, Manaslu is famous in the name of the mountain of spirit as it reflects the peaceful villages and valleys around it. This trek allows you to witness the stupendous wall created by Mt. Manaslu and the mountains around it. Also, this trek is a perfect chance to experience the culturally and traditionally rich remote area of Manaslu along with the untouched natural beauties.

Manaslu Circuit Trek with Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expedition starts from Arket Bazaar and ends at Nadi village. The journey leads through the ascending and descending trails, crossing the various cultural villages, dense forests, rice terraces, and paddy fields with spectacular views of Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and many other snow-covered peaks. The trail follows the Buri Gandaki River before crossing the maximum altitude point of Larkey La pass 5,125m. After crossing the adventure pass, our journey continuously goes downwards followed by the Marsyangdi River to reach our trek ending point Nadi village; the village is also the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. As the highest point of the trek is majestic Larkey la pass (5167m) this trek is considered a physically demanding trek but worth it. The Best season for this trek is from March to May and October to December.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour around the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arket Bazar [620m] [7-8 hrs walk].
Day 04: Trek starts from Arket Bazar to Lapubesi [884m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 05: Trek from Lapubesi to Dobhan [1,070m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 06: Trek from Dobhan to Philim [1,570] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 07: Trek from Philim to Deng [1,860m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 08: Trek from Deng to Ghap [2,200m] [5-6 hrs walk].
Day 09: Trek from Ghap to Lho [3,180m] [7-8 hrs walk].
Day 10: Trek from Lho to Samagaun [3,520m] [3-4 hrs walk].
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Samagaun [Free exploration].
Day 12: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo [3,875m] [4-5 hrs walk].
Day 13: Safe acclimatization at Samdo.
Day 14: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala/Larkey Phedi [4,460m] [3-4 hrs walk].
Day 15: Trek from Dharmasala to Bhimtang [3,590m] via adventurous Larkey La pass [5,160m] [8-9 hrs walk].
Day 16: Trek from Bhimtang to Tilje [2,300m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 17: Trek from Tilje to Jagat [1,300m] [6-7 hrs walk].
Day 18: Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule [840m] [5-6 hrs walk] via Baun Danda.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu [6-7 hrs drive].
Day 20: Free for personal activities at Kathmandu.
Day 21: Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

35m drive BB plan Hotel/resort

On arrival at Kathmandu Airport, Our representative from Nepal Dream Path receive you at the airport and transfer you to the Hotel. Nepal Dream Path Treks guide briefs you about Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don’ts, and other related information that you might require while in Nepal with Nepal Dream Path Treks.

10am - 4pm BB plan Hotel/resort

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed about the time for your half-day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Kathmandu is full of world heritage sites. Click here for detailed information about where to visit Kathmandu Valley.

7hrs drive All breakfast, lunch, dinner Tea House

We start our journey with an early morning drive leaving behind the beautiful city of Kathmandu. We enjoy the drive on the beautiful roads followed by green giant hills and small tea stops alongside the vibrant Trishuli River. Passing through many beautiful blooming forests and small settlements, after the drive of 6-7 hrs we reach the beautiful village of Arughat on the edge of the Budhi Gandaki river. After that, we move to the west side of the Budhi Gandaki River and reach the beautiful little village of Arkhet Bazaar where we overnight stay in a Tea House.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today, we move to the west side of Budhi Gandaki River and reach the beautiful little village of Soti Khola, the place where Soti Khola meets at Budhi Gandaki River. We take a rest at the Tea House of Soti Khola and start hiking through the pass of the suspension bridge of Soti Khola. The trail passes the beautiful jungle, waterfalls, and some coffee land to reach Lapubeshi. Overnight stay there.

6-7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Today, the trek goes along to Budhi Gandaki river bank to the beautiful village of Machha Kholagaun. Machha Kholagau is the meeting area of Machha Khola and Budhi Gandaki River and is very famous for fresh fish. You can get traditional foods with fresh fish curry here as you wish at lunch. After lunch, we start our hike to Dobhan. We walk on the bank of Budhi Gandaki River passing the beautiful charming village of Tatopani where you can get the chance to bathe in a natural hot spring. After the continuous walk on the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki, we reach Dobhan and overnight stay there.

6-7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Today, the trail continues to the north until we reach Jagat, the place of stone flag street. From Jagat, the trail goes through the rocky trail enjoying the fabulous view of Shringi Himal to the village of Philim. Overnight stay at Philim.

6-7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trek starts after checking the permits by the authorized person of Annapurna Conservative Area. The trial continues to the north where we pass through small charming villages, the forest of tall pine trees and bamboo as well.  We can also have a great opportunity to witness the eagles and their habitat and wonderful waterfalls. After the walk of 6-7 hrs, we reach Deng for an overnight stay.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After having breakfast we continue our trek. The trail continues to the north following the river edge of Budhi Gandaki. We climb sometimes up and sometimes down passes through beautiful forests, wonderful views of waterfalls and reach a small delightful village called Rana. We continue our trail until we reach Bihi Phedi where we take a rest and have lunch. The trail continues up and down with a narrow path with beautiful scenery. The trail ends when we cross Shringi Khola and reach the beautiful village, Ghap for an overnight stay.

7-8 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trail starts after having breakfast at Ghap. The trail continues following Budhi Gandaki Riverbank with a dense forest of fir and rhododendron which blooms every autumn season. We came across some Tibetan Nepali people with their woodcraft houses and their farms on our trail. The trail continues till we reach Namrung, the permit checking point where local police keep the records of tourists who entered and exited. After Checking our permit we continue our trail bypassing some small villages and a little bit of climb up we reach Lho, then the viewpoint of Shringi Himal and Ganesh Himal. Locals welcome you with greetings. You can enjoy the beautiful village & rest at the Tea House for an overnight stay.

3-4 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trail descends a little bit and ascends again. On the trail, we can pass small Tibetan Nepali villages where we can observe Tibetan cultures and traditions. Here you can also know about the woman who has more than two husbands in the same house which is common here a Tibetan culture. The trip to Sama Gau is heightened when we reach there because it is a large Tibetan community and has the greatest opportunity to wonder views of Mt. Manaslu and Manaslu glacier, Nadi Chuli Peal, Naike Peak, and many more.

This day is the rest day for you, especially acclimatization day. There are two options as your wish for the day hike. One is Manaslu Base Camp Trek and another one is Pung Gyan Gumba. Our guide will be flexible for your help in your choice. Or you can take a rest on the day, there at Sama Gaun.

4-5 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After the pleasant two-night stay at Sama Gaun, Having morning breakfast, we hike downwards to Budhi Gandaki Riveredge. On this trail, we can see a powerful large stream crashing on the rocky river bed. We can pass many Buddhist Mani Walls on this trail and climb up towards the beautiful village of  Samdo. We can stay at Samdo for the night.

This day is the rest day for you, especially acclimatization day. Our guide will be flexible for your help in your choice. You can explore the village there or hike Samdori Hill from where you can see the real nature. Or you can take a rest on the day, thereat Samdo.

3-4 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trek starts with having breakfast with more expeditions with our experienced guide. The trail gradually goes up to Dharma Sala/Larkey Fedi. We can see the panoramic view of the snow-peaked Himalayas. Sometimes the weather can change immediately so stay remain there or the guide's advice. When we reach Dharma Sala/Larkey Fedi we stay there for an overnight stay.

8-9 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trek starts after having breakfast and heading towards our destiny with lots of effort. On this trail, we should gradually climb up to reach Larkey La Pass and it is quite difficult to climb. So the trekkers should be physically fit and they should follow the guide's advice. When we reach the top of Larkey La Pass, we forget our tiredness with a stunning view of mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, Larkey Peak, Namjung Himal, Ratnachuli, and so on. after the trail descends to the Bimthang. The scenario of the trail is very nice but if there is snow it is very difficult to descend to Bimthang. We overnight stay at Bimthang.

6-7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trek starts with descending towards Karche following Dudh Khola. We cross the trail with the dense forest of rhododendron and its flowers that bloom in the autumn season, with a great view of Mt. Manaslu and other snow-capped peaks. After 4 hour walk, we reach Karche. The trail continues to descend towards Tilje, passing along the riverbank of Dudh Khola. We hit the beautiful Gurung village named Tilcje via Gho after 2 hours walk. We overnight stay there.

6-7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After having breakfast we move by following the edge of Dudh Khola. We cross the rhododendron forest and several villages on the trial. This trial is also known as the meeting point of the Annapurna circuit. We can see the Marsyandi valley below from this trial. Our trail climbs through the alpine forest to Bagarchhap, the first village on this walk with typical Tibetan architecture. The trek passes farm areas, apple, and apricot orchards, and beautiful pine forest with views of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II, trek follows the river Marsyangdi upstream passing by the several villages before Chame is reached, the district headquarters of the Manang region. The trail continues and descends to the riverbank of Marsyandi River and reaches Jagat. We overnight stay there.

5-6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

The trek mostly descends along the riverbank of Marsyangdi. We can cross this river from time to time for the trek. Mostly we walk the newly opened track to pass the trek. We hit Sange after 1 hours walk. After that, the trail stays on the level to reach Bahundanda from Sange. Bahundanda is a large village of Bahuns mixed with ethnic groups. it represents the traditional village of Nepal. After that, the trail descends to Bhulbhule by passing beautiful terraced fields along the riverbank of the Marsyangdi River. We hit Bhulbhule after 6 hours hike. Overnight stay there.

7 hrs drive BB Plan Hotel/Resort

Today we drive back to Kathmandu. After having breakfast, we drive towards Kathmandu and transfer to the respected hotel.

This is a leisure day for personal activities to buy something or to go around Kathmandu. If you want to go on a short hike around Kathmandu valley, we can manage you with a well-experienced city guide.

This is the final day and we will give a great farewell to all of our clients with the best wishes for the future and transfer to the airport for your departure.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need a Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with BB plan in city and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full-day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and out an agreed price.
  • National Park Fees and all required Trekking permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for All.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gears are not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid Kid.

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 1 Reviews

Great Manaslu trek Aad en Marjoke

Great Manaslu trek


Wat een geweldige ervaring. Nepal op zich is dat al. Kathmandu, de mensen, het landschap, de snelweg, het binnenland, de bergen, Manaslu zelf, de Larkepas. Teveel om op te noemen. Maar naast dat alles is Damodar een geweldige gids geweest. Van harte aanbevolen. Wat een fijn mens is hij ook. Hij had alles perfect georganiseerd en verzorgde ons als zijn gast. “We are family in the mountains” was zijn motto. Dank je wel Nepal Dream Path (Damodar)