Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the most challenging trekking destinations in the Himalayan part of Nepal which is located near to the border of Tibet. This is one of the totally highlighted trips with solid, benevolent, friendly individuals, and living Buddhist culture and traditions. It is a beautiful journey that lets you taste the real adventure of walking inside this beautiful region. This is one of the most underrated trek routes in the country. This trail also leads you through unfamiliar regions, where you are face-to-face with the people. The upper reaches of the trails resemble towering polished granite cliffs capped by hanging glacier and overflowing with waterfalls. The trek passes through pristine countryside and flora and fauna, as well as yak pastures and the trek is on the journey to the wilderness Himalayan it one of the wildest trekking in Nepal. In this route trekking, it is a good opportunity to interact with the culture and traditions that are preserved and untouched for centuries. We will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain, beautiful landscapes, and awesome natural scenery. On the way, we will have to see the old monastery in the route while doing trekking. We can get glorious views of the villages and the pristine Himalayas as well. The trek itself passes through gorgeous rhododendron and bamboo forest with magnificent vistas of snow-capped mountains.

Manaslu Circuit trek is a brilliant and enjoyable trip to this wonderful land. The trek also offers a wide range of several villages along the way with ethnicities and diverse cultural attractions including sacred mountains and highest lake in the world. This is a spectacular retreat that matches the amazing beauty of nature with a taste of the unique local culture that makes your journey so wholesome. This trekking offers unique Tamang and Sherpa culture to expose and experiences with it and mostly Tamang and Sherpa people are found in this area and the people are influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. The trek combines pristine natural scenery of the rhododendron forest and incredible Himalayan views on the backdrop. We can see the uniqueness of tree-less landscapes, rocky trails, and the wonderful views of the mountain. Trekkers need to obtain special trekking permit to trek to have trekked in this area. And without trekking permit, any trekkers can’t enter this area because this area is restricted by the Nepal government. It offers one of the majestic views of Mt Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Mt Himalchuli, and many other mountains of this route. For the trekking, the perfect time also needed and the perfect season for trekking March to May and September to November.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Sotikhola [710m] 8 – 9 hours

Day 03: Trekking to Machha Khola [900m] 6 – 7 hours

Day 04: Trekking to Jagat [1410m] 6 – 7 Hrs

Day 05: Trekking to Deng [1,804m] 6 – 7 Hrs

Day 06: Trekking to Namrung [2630m] 6 – 7 Hrs

Day 07: Trekking to Samagaon [3530m] 6-7 hours

Day 08: Rest day in Samagaon

Day 09: Trekking to Samdo [3860m] 4 – 5 hours

Day 10: Rest Day in Samdo

Day 11: Trekking to Dharamsala [4460m] 4 – 5 hours

Day 12: Trekking to Bimthang [3720m] 8 – 9 hours

Day 13: Trekking to Tilije [2300m] 5 – 6 hours

Day 14: Trekking to Tal [1700m] 5 – 6 hours

Day 15: Trekking to Syange [1080m] 6 – 7 hours

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 17: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

When you will land in the international airport in Kathmandu then there will one person from our company to take-off you. You will directly drive towards the hotel to check out. At night you will meet your guide and counsel about the trip. And have our dinner.

Day 02: Drive to Sotikhola [710m] 8 – 9 hours

The very next morning, if the hotel is able to prepare breakfast then will have our breakfast in the hotel and if not we will have our breakfast on the way. We will enjoy shortstops for lunch and scenic beauty all the way around. 8 to 9 hours drive from Kathmandu valley, we will reach Sotikhola and we will check out the hotel and explore all around the valley and back to the hotel and spend overnight.

Day 03: Trekking to Machha Khola [900m] 6 – 7 hours

This is the first-day walking trekking in Manaslu Circuit trek where we will walk to Sotikhola to Maccha Khola. We walk along rounded stone before climbing over a side ridge. On the route, we will have our lunch and slowly move towards Maccha Khola where we will spend one night.

Day 04: Trekking to Jagat [1410m] 6 – 7 Hrs

The terrace of the village and hit forest, ferns and woodland we will leave behind. We will also pass through several small villages and a few temples on the way before reach in Jagat where we will spend one night.

Day 05: Trekking to Deng [1,804m] 6 – 7 Hrs

The trail continues through Deng where there are well-paved villages. We will cross various Mani walls. We will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain, beautiful landscapes, and have our lunch on the way and slowly move towards Deng where we will spend one night.

Day 06: Trekking to Namrung [2630m] 6 – 7 Hrs

The trail which leads us along the level path through a glacial valley which heads due north and there is no trail as such. We will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain and beautiful landscapes. On the route, we will have our lunch on the way then after slowly move towards Namrung where we will spend one night.

Day 07: Trekking to Samagaon [3530m] 6-7 hours

Today we will enter the most beautiful village on the entire trip. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain and have our lunch on the way then after slowly move towards Samagaon where we will spend one night.

Day 08: Rest day in Samagaon

This day is for the rest day that’s why we don’t start our trekking. Early in the morning after wake up, we will have our breakfast then after we will explore all around Samagaon. At this day, we will explore villages and get an opportunity to spend some time in the lands which feel better and mental makeup for further trekking or journey.

Day 09: Trekking to Samdo [3860m] 4 – 5 hours

The day starts with a gentle climb. We will pass through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, and we will have an opportunity to see the animals like Langur, red panda, and Himalayan black bears etch before reaching Samdo where we will spend one night.

Day 10: Rest Day in Samdo

This day is for the rest day that’s why we don’t start our trekking. Early in the morning after wake up, we will have our breakfast then after we will explore all around Samdo. At this day, we will explore villages and get an opportunity to spend some time in the lands which feel better and mental makeup for further trekking or journey.

Day 11: Trekking to Dharamsala [4460m] 4 – 5 hours

The trail winds through the village and climbs ridge topped by a large Chorten and then climbs gradually past an impressive Mani wall. After 5 hours walking we will reach our destination and first of all will check out the hotel and explore all around the valley and spend overnight.

Day 12: Trekking to Bimthang [3720m] 8 – 9 hours

The path makes a final steep ascent to the pass and the trail descends steeply and enters Bimthang. We will have an opportunity to explore the beautiful valley of the route. We will pass through the lush forest, a beautiful valley, and get an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain.

Day 13: Trekking to Tilije [2300m] 5 – 6 hours

On this day, we will continue our trek towards the Dudh Koshi River and also passes through colourful vegetations and fantastic scenery of the glacier. On the route, we will have our lunch and slowly move towards Tilije where we will spend one night.

Day 14: Trekking to Tal [1700m] 5 – 6 hours

After having a hot breakfast, we will slowly move towards Tal. At the time of trekking, we will cross many suspension bridges and beautiful landscapes. We will have our lunch on the way then after slowly move towards Tal where we will spend one night.

Day 15: Trekking to Syange [1080m] 6 – 7 hours

Today is the last day walking trekking in Manaslu circuit where we will walk from Tal to Syange. The trail leads upwards through terraces lands with rice fields that seem impossible green. It is an enjoyable day in preparation for our further destinations to come.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu

We will back to Kathmandu valley from the same route where we move towards Syange valley. At the time of this drive, we will have our lunch on the way and slowly drive to Kathmandu valley. After reach in Kathmandu valley, first of all, we will check out the hotel and spend some time around the Thamel Bazaar and spend one night in this wonderful valley.

Day 17: Final departure

We will drop you towards the international airport with the hope that you have a wonderful day in our small country. Your safe journey with beautiful and adventure days in Nepal and also hoping that this will not the last chance to serve you and you will give another chance to serve you.