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Manaslu circuit trekking

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Manaslu circuit trek highlights

  • Picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges, Ascending the Nubry valley
  • Visit old Buddhist monasteries in Samagaon, typical villages.
  • Most beautiful mountain of Nepal offers awesome view of almost whole Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas within 360 deg angle.
  • Experience the Buddhism and typical people of Samagaon village and other ethnic groups and thier life styles.
  • An excellent combination of challenging trekking through a series of Manaslu Himalayan renges.

Manaslu-Larke Pass is located in western parts of Nepal, has declared to open for trekkers in 1991. But lots of mountaineering expedition teams had access for that region earlier having special permits. Manaslu the highest mountain in this region (8,156m) was attempted by Japanese climbers from 1952 till 1956 but only in 1956 the first accent was ever made. Until today this region is more frequented by Japanese trekkers and Manaslu is known as Japanese mountain since large number of climbers who have successfully got summit. This area is still restricted to a limited number of groups and only organized trekkers in groups can trek in this area. Trekking around Manaslu and Larke Pass is very remote as they have no health post, hospital. So if anyone get sick during their trekking tours in this region is take a rescue either by horse or by helicopter. Yet the trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Lots of people residing in this area especially in the upper Budhi Gandaki (River) Valley are Tibetan. A place in this valley called Nubri (meaning Western Mountain in Tibetan) is a trading center among Tibetans and Tibetans residing in these areas.

If Manaslu trek itinerary is not suitable for you, we design another tailormade itinerary as per your desire and duration of holidays in Nepal. This trek can be arranged any time in season as per your requirement. We are devoted to make your holidays in Nepal worth remembering forever.

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Drive to Arughat (640m) 7 hours
  • Day 04: Trek to Labu Bensi (880m, 6 hrs) overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 05: Trek from Labu Bensi to Dovan (1070m, 6:30 hrs) overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Philim (1590m, 6 hrs) overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 07: Trek from Philim to Deng (1800m, 7 hrs) and overnight at Lodge
  • Day 08: Trek from Deng to Ghapsya (2250m, 5 hrs)and overnightat Lodge
  • Day 09: Trek to Lho (3180m, 6:30 hrs) and overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3517m, 4 hrs) and overnight at Lodge
  • Day 11: Discover day ! Day for acclimatization. Overnight at Lodge.
  • Day 12: Trek to Samdo (4500 m) 3:30 hours, hike to Samdoo ri
  • Day 13: Trek to Dharamashala (4480) 5-6 hours walking and overnight at Lodge
  • Day 14: Cross Larkya La (5106m) and trek Bhimthang (3590m) 8 hours
  • Day 15: Trek from Bimthang to Gho (3010m, 6 hrs) and overnight at Lodge
  • Day 16: Dharapani village to Besishahar (830m, 6-7hrs) and overnight at Lodge
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 18: Final departure

Cost Include

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 3 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Fluent English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide
  • 1 day guided city tour by professional tour guide while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All land transportation as per written onn above itinerary.
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Manaslu restricted area permits for each person for each week basis.
  • Manaslu + Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat transfer by Mini Bus
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu transfer by Micro Mini Bus
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Manaslu circuit trek detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu valley within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs. As your request we go to short walk around old city area.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Baudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple which are World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.

Day 03: Drive to Arughat Bazzar (640m, 6 hrs) overnight at Lodge.

Gokyo Treks and Expedition's company guide will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 6 AM to pick you up. You will transfer to the bus station. During our drive to Arughat, You pass Trisuli River (famous for rafting), Akhu River (from Ganesh himal). The road is nice until Dhading Bensi after that there is gravel road. Overnight at at lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Labu Bensi (880m, 6 hrs) overnight at Lodge.

Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. From here onward trek to Labu Bensi is easy and nice walking. We pass the rice and millet terraces. During our walking we see the view of Sring Himal. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Labu Bensi to Dovan (1070m, 6:30 hrs) overnight at Lodge.

During our trek we see many local gurung villages and thier life style. The trail is up and down hill. During our trek, we also pass this day Tatopani (Natural Hot spring). After the hot spring the trail climbs over another ridge, and then crosses the Buri Gandaki on a suspension bridge to reach Dovan..

Day 06: Trek from Dovan to Philim (1590m, 6 hrs) overnight at Lodge.

The route climbs on a rugged, rocky trail to Yarukhola. After we cross to the west bank of the Buri Gandaki and continue along the river to nice village of Jagat (Conservation and Restricted entry point). In this day, the trail enters a region of Tibetan influence, marked by the mani walls – even so, the the people are still Gurung. Cross the bridge and climb up to Philim..

Day 07: Trek from Philim to Deng (1800m, 7 hrs) and overnight at Lodge..

We follow a beautiful walking trail surrounded by water falls and pine trees. This day, we split the trail to Tsum valley trail near from Ekle Bhatti. We cross the bridge of Buri Gandaki many times before the PewaKhola and we walk through the Bamboo forest to Deng.

Day 08: Trek from Deng to Ghapsya (2250m, 5 hrs)and overnightat Lodge..

This day, we start going downhill to the River to cross the Buri Gandaki. We climb up to Ranagaon. It is a culturally interesting village. After walking little bit you can see the Bihi village. After a while, there are two trails. One goes through Prok. The Prok has several Gompas. We have to cross Buri Gandaki Bridge to go to Prok. The other trail goes straight to Ghap. We have cross the Sringi Khola Bridge and then continue to Ghapsya.

Day 09: Trek to Lho (3180m, 6:30 hrs) and overnight at Lodge.

At the beginning of the trail, we walk through the jungle. When we are close to Namrung village the trail is steep up. As soon as we reach in Namrung village we can see view of Himal Chulli and others small mountains. Now we enter in upper side of Manaslu where the dialect changes to a form of Tibetan and most people dress in chubas, the Tibetan – style wraparound cloak. Lhogaon is nice village from where you can see one of the best view of mount Manaslu at Lho gaon - a small village. Around late afternoon, hike to the monestery to get best awesome view of Manaslu. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3517m, 4 hrs) and overnight at Lodge.

At the beginning, we drop down to the Damonan Khola, crossing bridge and then ascend to Syalagoan. It is nice, old village. We can see the nice view of Himalchuli (7893m.), Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) and the Manaslu (8163m.). Local people call Manaslu as Ghanpurge. When we cross the Thosang Khola then we descend to Samagaon. Samagaon perhaps is the biggest settlement of this entire Manaslu ciruit trekking. In the afternoon we can walk around Kargyuchholing Gompa and the village. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 11: Discover day ! Day for acclimatization. Overnight at Lodge.

During this day, you can explore teh given places : -
Birendra Tal / Lake (roughly about 1 hours hiking).
Pungyen Gompa (roughly about 3-4 hours).
Manaslu Base camp (roughly about full day hiking 8 hours).
Walk just around the village to experince the tibetan buddhism lifestyles. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Samdo (4500 m) 3:30 hours, hike to Samdoo ri.

Today, we follow it to a wooden bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to Manaslu Base camp or mbc. Another trail goes over Larke La. The Larya La trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on shelf above the river past juniper and birch forests. You’ll likely have some time to kill so consider hiking up pass the prayer flags to Samdo ri for fine views of Manaslu. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Dharamashala (4480) 5-6 hours walking and overnight at Lodge..

We descend to the river gently which is now very small and narrow, and cross it on a wooden bridge. Iron pole marks the trail climb to Dharmashala. The right trail goes to the Tibet border. We are not taking this trail. The trail becomes hard at the beginning but later on it becomes easier. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 13: Cross Larkya La (5106m) and trek Bhimthang (3590m) 8 hours.

Today recognized as a most difficult - Challenging and longest days of this trek. We begin our journey to larke la very early in the mornin. The trail is not very steep but it is high so we do not feel comfortable to walk here. It takes about 4 hours to get top of Larkya La pass. During our trek, we see many mountain views of Himlung Himal (7126m.), Cheo Himal (6820m.), Gyaji Kung (7030m.), Kang guru (6981m.) and the Annapruna II (7937m.). We also see the many small lakes. The downhill trail is very steep. If there is ice, it will be very difficult to get down. It is better if you have crampon, rope and ice axe. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 14: Trek from Bimthang to Gho (3010m, 6 hrs) and overnight at Lodge.

It is the best place to see wonderful mountains view of Himlung Himal (7126m.), Cheo Himal (6820m.), Gyaji Kung (7030m.), Kang guru (6981m.), Annapruna II (7937m.) and others peaks around us in the morning. The trail from Bimtang to Gho is downhill. We walk through the jungle but still we can see the view of Mt. Manaslu and other mountains. This part of our trek can be very interesting: if you are lucky you might see wild animal Longur (Monkey) and others. The Dudh Khola marks our path most of the way. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 15: Dharapani village to Besishahar (830m, 6-7hrs) and overnight at Lodge.

As we are descending to Kathmandu, now most of the trail goes downhill. But we still can see the view of the Manaslu ranges. It is about 2 hours walking until we get to Dharapani. From now on we enter in the Annapurna region. Many tourists visit this place. We can see many tourist who are doing Annapurna circuit trekking. From Dharapani we will reach Besishahar by bus / jeep. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, you might drive back to kathamndu which takes about 7 hours by bus. Another options is fly to Kathmandu, takes 18 min with scenic and enjoyable flights. And transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan.

Day 17: Final departure to the international airport

Drop you to the International Airport kathmandu for your onward destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey !!!

Best time to Discover

The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are March to May in Spring season and mid September to mid December is in Autumn season.

Experience and Fitness

There are treks suitable for a wide range of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide / porterguide / porter) and teahouse accomodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. Longer treks, crossing high passes and into remote regions demand a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summitting a mountain of 5650-6500m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience


We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.

Travel Insurance

To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks & Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.

Climate and Weather information

The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.

Group Size

We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.

Responsible travel

Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.

Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need experience for Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

Answer: This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking - yes, you need to have experience in high altitude - somehow about 3000M above sea level.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in manaslu circuit trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Manaslu circuit Trekking?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Manaslu circuit trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the Tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for incase. Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries along with you.

Is there any communication facilities on Manaslu circuit trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city tours / city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Kathmandu.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, our each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls for Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Trekking equipments

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
Upper Body
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters (Optional)
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Optional items
  • Binoculars
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • 2 x tape slings
  • 2 x screwgate karabiners
  • Descender/abseil device
  • Ascender
  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or silhouette
  • Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing

Håkan Lindell, Asley Munday and Heidi Hinchliffe), Sweden

All the works were wonderful, Ram was very kind and did help with some thing. Kamal & Mundre did very help too and they were a good cook. We had very good lock for had a guide like Ram, he know all about of the region including the history of Nepal and the names and uses of all plants. He always stopped for teach us some thing interesting about the way the most important was that he had very patient with us. The most of the time we couldn’t walk fathering but, he always waited us and did help us to cross the difficult pass the way when had some problem he had to met reached a way and he always was very happy . My only suggestion is that in the future the persons that is selecting the trek in the office of the agency told in detail the hard that this way is even all though it was beautiful and I’m happy that I had the experience the way was very hard for us they must tell to the people that the way of Manaslu Circuit is to the people with very experience walking on the mountains. Even although it was adventure. I'd recommended our experienced guide Ram and his all collegues and as well as Gokyo Treks and Expedition to all of friends.

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Trip Price: USD 1290 Per Person
    1. Trip Duration: 16 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Adventure
    3. Max Altitude: 5130m
    4. Best Time: Oct to May
    5. Trip Mode: Tea House
    6. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    7. Transportaion: Car/Plane/bus
    8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs roughly
    10. Cancelation fees: 10% Charge

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