Manaslu Circuit Trek Overview
Considered as one of the most challenging treks of Nepal ‘Manaslu circuit trek’ rewards the trekkers with an unparalleled Himalayan panorama coupled with amazing alpine experience Only opened in 1992, Manaslu circuit offers a great variety of rich cultural and natural diversity. The trek passes through spectacular snowy peaks, tropical areas boasting ferns, alpine, bamboo, pine trees, and amazing colorful aqua lakes.
The Manaslu circuit trek begins from Gorkha Bazaar and ends in Besisahar, the starting point of the Annapurna circuit. The trek then passes through green countryside, following by small Chhetri villages. Moving northwards, the valley welcomes delightful alpine meadows and small Tibetan villages. Slowly, the trail reaches Samagaon, the largest and most prominent village of the region.From here you head west and cross the Larke Pass (5160 m), a classic and tough route linking the Buri Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley.
The Manaslu circuit trek itinerary is one of the many possibilities; the trek can be longer or shorter, depending on the length of your walking days. There are basic guesthouses all along the trail, so you can choose if you want to camp or stay at the tea houses/guesthouses. Please feel free to get in touch with us for more details on the trek.
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square (B)
Day 03: 9 ½ hrs drive to Soti Khola via Arughat, and check in Hotel (B, L, D)
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (900 meters) 5.30 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340 meters) 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 06: Trek to Philim (1700m) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 07: Trek to Deng (2095) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2900m) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 09: Trek to Samagaon (3500 meters) 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon (B, L, D)
Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3690m) 3 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 12: Trek to Dharmashala (4450m) 4 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 13: Trek to Bhimphedi (3590 meters) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m) 8 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 14: Bhimphedi to Tilje (3900 meters) 5 hrs (B, L, D)
Day 15: Trek to Chamche. Overnight at guesthouse. (B, L, D)
Day 16: 9 hrs drive to Kathmandu and check in Hotel. Rest of the time for shopping (B)
Day 17: Drive to airport for return flight. (B)
- Airport pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
- Kathmandu hotel room with Breakfast (B) basis
- Fluent english speaking license holder sightseeing tour guide
- Sightseeing tour guide fee
- Sightseeing entrance fee
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit fees
- All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek in lodge
- English speaking license holder trekking Guide and each 2 persons 1 Porter
- Wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs
- All land transfer as per above itinerary
- Manaslu Special Trekking permit fee
- Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) entry permit fee
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
- Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. (you can rent them in Kathmandu at a cost of US$ 1-3 per item per day)
- Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.
We have travelled many places around the world and prefer to use local companies. After some Internet searching I came across Skyline treks. They put together a great itinerary for us. We travelled for 5 weeks in Nepal including treking to Annapurna base camp, rafting the Seti river, Chitwan National Park, and most of the local attractions around Kathmandu, Pokhara, and everywhere in between. We had a fantastic experience. We have travelled as a private group with local companies and with international travel companies before. I have to say I much prefer local companies and Skyline treks in no exception. What you gain by traveling with local groups is getting to know people including your guides, drivers, and many people along the way. There is a much greater interaction with local people that will enrich your trip. Having the same driver and guides, porters etc over many weeks allows good friendships to be formed and for a much more personal trip. Raj, the owner of the company took great care of us. When the going got tough on the abc trek with ice and snow, there was always a helping hand. We always had hot drinks shortly after arriving at the tea houses. Go and have a great adventure in Nepal with skyline treks if you haven't been or try them if you are returning. We would love to return in the future to see more of this charming country and friendly people.
Name: Hobart Family.