Manaslu Circuit Trek

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What You'll Do
  • Guided sightseeing tour of attraction in Kathmandu valley
  • Larka La Phedi (Pass) (5153m)
  • Walking by famous Budhi Gandaki river bank
  • Experience the local culture of different Ethnic group of Nepal
  • Scenic drive to trek starting point
Manaslu Circuit is one of the back-breaking trek routes Mother Nature has to offer. Relatively new trails of the circuit have left most of the visitors awestruck with its serene beauty and pure wilderness.
What to Expect
Manaslu Circuit is one of the back-breaking trek routes Mother Nature has to offer. Relatively new trails of the circuit have left most of the visitors awestruck with its serene beauty and pure wilderness. Manaslu has formed a natural barrier between Nepal and the Tibetan plateau. The place has been in the trekking scenario for about two decades. In 1992, after it was opened for the trekkers, the thrill seekers have been flocking in by the thousands making it one of the most visited trek routes in the world. Manaslu Circuit gives you the exclusive opportunity to go around the world’s eighth tallest mountain Manaslu and explore expansive vistas of the world’s tallest peaks. Braving the strenuous geographical barriers and hiking from village to village, the trekkers will not leave without experiencing the wonderment the place has to offer. Hidden in between these natural wonders are fascinating creatures, geologic marvels, the ruins of an ancient civilization, and some of the best outdoor adventures in the world. It is home to some of the strangest and most spectacular scenery, balmy temperatures perfect for hiking and spectacular wildflower blooms that transform this landscape into an explosion of color.

The party begins at Arughat Bazaar. The final resting point of the adventure is Besi Sahar. This means that, two of the world’s most famous trekking routes Manaslu Circuit Trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek are juxtaposed to perfection. All in all, this is the amalgamation of the culturally diverse and geographically second-to -none experience. It combines a heritage of natural beauty and a distinctive regional culture. The trip takes you around the biggest massif consisting of many peaks higher than 8000m. Mansaslu Trek is a complete package for the thrill seekers as it is truly a long distance and challenging trek with memorable scenery as you make your way to the high altitude. Manaslu Trek is the perfect getaway for those who really want to put behind the excess of hustles of the lives for a few days.


Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu

On your arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will receive you and check you in at the best hotels around Thamel, the tourist and shopping hub of Kathmandu. We choose Thamel because it is situated at the heart of Kathmandu city and you can go visit Durbar Squares, shop, stop by some holy shrines in Kathmandu and cater to your savor with exquisite and world class food.

Day 2 Trip Arrangement, meeting with the staffs and sight seeing around Kathmandu Valley

Second day is the day your adventure kicks off. We will introduce to you your mentors, trekking guides, discuss your plans during your stay here and fine tune the schedule. Once we are over with planning for the trek, you will be taken for the sight seeing and you get to visit Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Bouddhanath and Durbar Squares. With couple of hours of daylight to spare, you can go on a shopping frenzy.

Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat, Gorkha, the starting point of the trek (570m/7hrs)

This is the day when your adventure actually begins. We bid good byes to the never resting lifestyle of tinsel town for two weeks or so. After a seven hour drive we will have arrived at Arughat, Gorkha. This is exactly where the trek to Manaslu Circuit starts off. When you have reached there you will stay there overnight before you start fresh the next day as you have to brace for what will be the walk to remember for so many of you.

Day 4 Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (530m/6hrs)

Walk the Budhi Gandaki river bank going past the villages like Morder and Simre and savoring the culture and lifestyle of the people there. Once you are at Arkhat River, hike up to Koryopani. Your camp will have been set up where Seti River and her tributaries join forces. Consider fresh water bathing here. You stay the night in a camp soaking up the solitude.

Day 5 Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola(890m/6hrs)

You can get an early start and hike down Soti Khola until the trail begins to take off in the later part of the day. The trail gets interesting from here on as it cuts through the forests providing you an exclusive opportunity to sneak peek the flora and fauna of the forest. You will be spending your night at the river banks of Machha Khola with the best local foods which give you the pleasure that any five star foods give.

Day 6 Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m/6hrs)

Trek only gets intense from here on as the altitude rises. However, the trail offers you some recess in between like hot springs and lush green forests with endangered species running across the forests. Not to mention, the vegetation changes with every few hundred meters of rising altitude. Your day will be done at Jagat and you will be staying the night here.

Day 7 Trek Jagat to Philim (1700m/3hrs)

This is going to be a fun day as day seven will be one of the shortest days. After a sheer three hour hike you will have reached Philim. You can enjoy rest of your day sipping a hot cup of locally brewed coffee or tea. You can take a stroll around nearby places.

Day 8 Trek Philim to Deng (2095m/6hrs)

Trip gets more exciting with every passing day because with the change in elevation the topography and wild life change and so do the cultures and lifestyles. Walk from Philim to Deng is no exception either.

Day 9 Trek Deng to Namrung (2900m/5hrs)

You get to hike some farm lands and come in contact with dense human settlements than the sparse ones you have seen during this trip. You get up close and personal with Naike peak, Manaslu North (7774 meters) and Manaslu (8150 meters).

Day 10 Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m/4hrs)

Now that we have gained some altitude and we are already into alpine climate, we get to enjoy phenomenally large number of mountain views. Not to forget, pasturelands, glaciers and up streams. You will take the best and the easiest trail all the way up to the gompa. On your way to your destination, you walk the trail that cuts through Lho village, predominantly a Buddhist settlement, with chortens and manis. You can look over your shoulders to find Ganesh I watching your back. You will finish off your day at Honsansho Gompa which gives you a spectacular view of Peak 29 and Manaslu.

Day 11 Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390/4hrs)

Basically, you will start your day on an exciting note because it is going to be a short day at work. It is just a four hour hike followed by a full day of acclimatization.

Day 12 Acclimatization Day

With every hundred meters you climb the air will get thinner and you need to adapt just so. We allow you to spend some time in Samagaon where you can get used to the altitude.

Day 13 Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/4hrs)

It is now time to roll up the sleeves because a day of acclimatization has given you enough of the rest and your system has somewhat gotten used to the environment around. You will be camping out on the higher altitudes from this point forward.

Day 14 Trek Samdo to Larka La Phedi (4460m/3hrs)

Hike along the ever shrinking Budi Gandaki River. You can see towering mountains around you. Across the river is a huge settlement Sumdu. You will find a stream that runs through Gya La, the gateway to Tibet. You will also see the remains of what used to be a trading hub back in the history. You will have stayed in lodge in days as there is one set up with the hikers in mind.

Day 15 Trek Larka La Phedi (Pass) (5153m) to Bimthang (3590m/8hrs)

It takes a hike of a short amount of time before you reach the northern facet of Larkya Glacier. This place offers a great view around. You can view Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. The pass gets steeper as you hike up. As you set your foot on the apex you will realize it was worth every bit of effort you made. Nothing is more soothing than trying to catch your breathe with beautiful mountains right before your eyes. Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal,Kangguru Himal and Annapurna II are treat to the eyes. Although, you can never get enough of what you will see there, all good things must come to end and so must your stay there. You will hike down to Tanbuche from there.

Day 16 Trek Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m/6hrs)

This day is all about being wanderlust and exploring the vicinity of the place you are staying.

Day 17 Trek Dharapani to Jagat (1800m/6hrs)

Day 17 marks the beginning of the end of your trip. You start heading back to where it all started. You hike down to Jagat.

Day 18 Trek Jagat to Nagdi (850m/5hrs)

This will be your last day in the area. As you get to Nagdi your trip will officially be over.

Day 19 Drive to Kathmandu via Beshi Sahar

You will travel back to Kathmandu via Beshi Sahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung.

Day 20 Rest in Kathmandu or a buffer day

Once you have arrived at Kathmandu we let you take some time to rest so that your muscles can relax and you do not have to go home with stiff joints. As a final treat, we will have dinner at tradiitional Nepalese resturant in Kathmandu.

Day 21 Departure

On the final day of your stay in Nepal, we will see you off at the airport.

What's Included
  • 1. Domestic Airport picks up & drops by private vehicle.
  • 2. Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 3. City sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with local English-speaking guide, as described in the program, by private vehicle.
  • 4. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • 5. Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • 6. Government license holder English speaking Guide and porter to carry your rucksack; along with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • 7. Annapurna Conservation area fee.
  • 8. Manaslu Conservation area trekking fee.
  • 9. Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • 10. Entrance & monument fees at various sightseeing places.
  • 11. Down Jacket and Sleeping bag to use during the trek and T-shirt (yours to keep).
  • 12. Travel & Rescue arrangements.
  • 13. Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • 14. All our government taxes and official expenses.
What's Not Included
  • 1. Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • 2. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, tips, etc.,
  • 3. All kind of beverages and bar bill
  • 4. Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • 5. Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
  • 6. Tips for staffs and/or driver.
  • 7. Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Mosaic Adventure control.
Meeting Point

We will meet you at the airport according to your arrival time and transfer you to the hotel.

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