“Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.”
A stunning substitute to the Annapurna and Everest region, our Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you for the circumambulation of the 8th highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu (8,156m) to trek over awe-inspiring high mountain pass; walk over glacial terrain and witness why Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world is called the mountain of the spirit. Explore the challenging trail in a remote region in the vicinity of Nepalese Himalayas as Manaslu is a restricted area where you need a trekking permit to trek. You shall experience the grand beauty of the Manaslu Massif in our secluded Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Our 17 days Manaslu Circuit Trek without a doubt is at par with every other top ranked trek that are available in Nepal in the general terms of complexity, variety, panoramas and customs. The vivid landscape of the Manaslu Circuit is a trek truly off the beaten track. Our Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with a scenic drive to Sotikhola passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages which takes approximately about 7-8 hours for us to reach. Offering a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity our trek shall surely give you an experience worth a while. The trek described here starts from Sotikhola and formally ends in Besisahar which is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. The trail shall pass through a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating area with scenery similar to the classic Annapurna Circuit. Here solo trekkers are not allowed as a bare minimum group size of 2 is obligatory to trek in this region. The gradient along the path continues, as we traverse through slender valleys, diminutive settlements like Gha and Lho, bypass the Mani stones and then with a walk to the side moraines of the glacier and ancient Gompa we shall reach the settlement of Samagaon. Here we shall take a day rest as we need to properly acclimatize before continuing on with our trek ahead. After trekking some days we get to the highest point of the trek, Larke La Pass. After getting pleasure from the extravagant sight of the soaring peaks with Mt. Manaslu, we shall drop down through many moraines to Bhimphedi and through small pass, several villages full of terraced fields and cultivations to join the main route of Annapurna Circuit Trek at the Gurung settlement of Tal. From here onwards we shall descend further down to Besisahar where we shall conclude our trek with a drive back to Kathmandu for your flight back home.
Our trek requires you to be in your optimum favorite physical shape with appropriate fitness level as this trek may challenge you to hike up and down through many intricate terrains of Manaslu region. We generally prefer March to late May and early September to late November as the best seasons for this trek. So contact Himalayan Trekking Alliance now to explore and gain insights into this wonderland of mysterious charm and beauty.
Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1350m) & Transfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour & Trip preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Sotikhola by local bus / Jeep. (Altitude – 710m, Walking Time – 7/8 hrs)
Day 04: Trek from Sotikhola to Machha Khola. (Altitude -9 00m, Walking Time – 6/7 hrs)
Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat. (Altitude – 1410m, Walking Time – 6/7 hrs)
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng. (Altitude – 1805m, Walking Time – 6/7 hrs)
Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung. (Altitude – 2630m, Walking Time – 6/7 hrs)
Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Samagaun. (Altitude – 3530m, Walking Time – 6/7 hrs)
Day 09: Samagaun Rest (Visit Pungyen gompa and Sherpa village)
Day 10: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo. (Altitude – 3860m, Walking Time – 5/6 hrs)
Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala. (Altitude – 4460m, Walking Time – 4/5 hrs)
Day 12: Dharmasala to Bhimthang via Larke La pass (5160m). (Altitude -3720m, Walking Time – 8/9 hrs)
Day 13: Trek from Bhimthang to Tilje. (Altitude -2300m, Walking Time – 5/6 hrs)
Day 14: Trek from Tilje to Tal. (Altitude -1700m, Walking Time – 5/6 hrs)
Day 15: Trek from Tal to Syange. (Altitude -1010m, Walking Time – 5/6 hrs)
Day 16: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Bensi-shahar by Local Bus / Jeep (Driving hours – 8/9 hrs)
Day 17: Final Departure
We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.
Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.
No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.
Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.
As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip. We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.
To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu. You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:
Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:
For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.
Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.