Manaslu Circuit Trekking route leads ahead Budi Gandaki River valley, which is fed by innumerable rivers and waterfalls, offering the chance of a plunge into some bathing pools. From here, the strenuous section begins and yaks begin to outnumber people in the rocky landscape. It is getting more and more popular as a new trekking destination but it still sees fewer trekkers compared to the established trekking routes in the Annapurna region. The circuit is a stunning trek with spectacular views of Mount Manaslu (8163 m) and the Ganesh Himal Range, among others.
Along the trail, you encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. The trail follows the spectacular Budhi Gandaki River all the way from Arugath to its source just below the Larkya Pass (5160 m). As you start low, at around 700 m, the landscapes are incredibly varied ranging from the green countryside and lush forests to spectacular high altitude landscapes skirting huge glaciers.
The crossing of the Larkya Pass (5160 m) can be tough when there is snow. However, the stunning landscape with the mighty Himalayas towering straight above you and the spectacular glaciers make it more than worth the effort. The pass links the Budhi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows at Bimtang before joining the main Annapurna Circuit route heading to the trailhead at Besisahar. The Manaslu trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu. It originally started in the town of Arughat or Gorkha Bazaar.
Manaslu circuit trek is one of the well-liked trekking areas in the Himalayan region of Nepal. This trek provides an excellent trekking experience, splendid views of mountains. During the trek, you will be a witness of Mt Manaslu (8163m/26774ft), Gangapurna(7455m/2457ft), Machhapuchhre (6997m/22950ft), Annapurna I (8091m/26545ft), Annapurna south (7219m/2369ft) , Annapurna III (7555m/24350ft).Manaslu is the eight-highest mountain in the world at an elevation of 8163 meters above the sea level. Manaslu trek requires a good experience of trekking and well physical health conditions, as it is the toughest trekking route in Nepal. It is renowned for its solidarity and preservation. It is a great alternative trek to the Annapurna Circuit. It is one of the recommended trekking areas in Nepal, that is well known as the exciting trekking mountains and extreme natural beauty. Rhododendron forest, oak, pine forest, teahouse, snowcapped mountains, wildlife, its splendid natural beauty is the main attraction of Manaslu Circuit trek, including impressive breathtaking mountain views, a beautiful combination of culture and tradition of Nepalese and Tibetan people. People of this region are engaged in agriculture and tourism. Generally, travelers love to visit Manaslu Trek in March to May and September to November for trekking.
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Spare and Arrangement Day
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola(700m)
Day 4: Trekking from Soti Khola to Machha Khola(869m)
Day 5: Trekking from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m)
Day 6: Trekking from Jagat to Deny (1860m)
Day 7: Trekking from Deny to Namrung (2630m)
Day 8: Trekking from Namrung to Samagaon (3520m)
Day 9: Acclimatization/Adjustment Day in Samagaon
Day 10: Trekking from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m)
Day 11: Trekking from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m)
Day 12: Trekking from Dharmasala to Bimtang via Larke pass ((5106m.)
Day 13: Trekking from Bimtang to Dharapani
Day 14: Drive to Besi Shahar and then to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
- Sightseeing the heritage sites in Kathmandu
- Experience of world’s eight tallest mountain experience and Mountain Glacier
- Amazing driving experience from Kathmandu to Arughat via mountain terrain
- Experience the excellent trekking and breathtaking views of mountains
- Witness the Rhododendron forest, oak, pine forest
- Enjoy the view snow capped mountains, wildlife reserves
- Observe the mixture culture and tradition of Nepalese and Tibetan people.
- Experience the toughest trek in Nepal
- Walking through the tropical green hills
- A pleasant walk to the beautiful village of Samdo.