Manaslu Circuit Trek - 15 Days

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.

Outline Itinerary:

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

Trip Highlights:

  • 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.


Day 1
Arrival at Kathmandu

As you land in Kathmandu, at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find our representative to welcome you to the Airport. You will transfer to your selected Hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening you will meet your guide, he will provide some necessary information regarding the Manaslu Circuit trek.

Day 2
Spare and Arrangement Day in Kathmandu

Before moving toward Manaslu Circuit trek, you will have an additional day in Kathmandu. You can spend the day according to your desire. If you are fascinated, you can also scrutinize the Kathmandu valley. A day will be enough to visit some famous heritage sites, restaurants of Kathmandu. However, you can also shop for some personal trekking gear such as medicine, Trekking shorts, Sunscreen.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola(700m), 8 hours.

Early in the morning, after breakfast, you will be rushing toward Soti Khola by bus or a private jeep. You will continue your journey through the beautiful landscape. You will have your meals throughout the way. As we reach to Arughat you will be darting toward Soti Khola, at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight at Soti Khola.

Day 4
Trekking from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m)

From Soti Khola, the next morning will begin your trek toward Machha Khola. The trek follows the Bhuri Gandaki River through the Shady Sal forest, continuing steeply uphill along a rugged cliffside. The trek duration will be of 6 hours. Until we reach the village of Mchha Khola, our path will drop to the Gurung Village of Labubesi. We will have our meals at Machha Khola. Overnight at Machha Khola. Meals include Breakfast, diner, launch.

Day 5
Trekking from Machha Khola to Jagot(1340m)

The next day early in the morning, you will be darting toward Jagot from Machha Khola. This time you will follow the gorge and continue up the river. The trek duration will be of 7-8 hours. During the trek, you will be the witness of langur monkey playing in the jungle, and large Gurung Villages. You will go through the Village of Khorlabesi, Tatopani, Dovan, Thulo Dunga, and the cultural community of Jagot. There you will find Tibetan Buddhist Culture influenced the village. Overnight at Jagot. Meals include Breakfast, diner, launch.

Day 6
Trekking from Jagot to Deng (1860m)

The next day, you will be heading toward Dang from Jagot. The trek duration will be 6-7 hours. Today, you will begin your trek by climbing a rocky ridge, enjoying the view of Sringi Himal. You will stay in the Buddhist Village of Deng for overnight stay. Meals include Breakfast, dinner, launch.

Day 7
Trekking from Deng to Namrung (2630m), 7 hours.

After breakfast, you will be heading toward Namrung by passing through numerous Tibetan mani walls. You will have a sight of the colorful forest of rhododendrons, oaks, and fires. The trek duration will be of 6-7 hours. Overnight at Namrung village. Meals include Breakfast, dinner, launch.

Day 8
Trekking from Namrung to Samagaun(3520m) 6hours.

The next morning, when you continue your trek you will climb steadily into the alpine, you’ll have a sight of Manaslu North and Manaslu. You will continue your path of Samgaun through the village of shyo, Lho, and Shyala. The trek duration will be 5-6 hours. Overnight at Samagaun. Meals include Breakfast, dinner, launch.

Day 9
Acclimatization/Adjustment Day at Samagaun

Acclimatization is essential during hiking in the Himalayas. So Samagaun village will be the perfect place to stop. On this day, you can explore the nearby area such as Birendra Taal, Buddhist monasteries, Samagaun, a Tibetan cultural community, and many things. You will have an impressive view of Manaslu. Overnight at Samagaun. Meals include Breakfast, dinner, launch. Side Trip: “Pangyan Gomba”

Day 10
Trekking from samagaun to Samdo(3860m)

The next early in the morning, you will move toward Samdo. It is a short trek that will help you to adjust the altitude. A pleasant walk leads you to the beautiful village of Samdo. Moreover, you can also find some traders carrying Chinese goods. Overnight at Samdo. Meals include Breakfast, dinner, launch.

Day 11
Trekking from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m)

From Samdo village, the next morning will begin your trek toward Dharmasala. You will reach Dharmasala within 3-4hours from Samdo. You will tramp through the wonderful route of your hike. You can continue your trek climbing to a ridge that offers a perfect view of huge geography. Overnight at Dharmasala. Meals include Breakfast, dinner, launch.

Day 12
Trekking from Dharmasala to Bimtang via Larke pass 5106m.- 8 hours.

The next day early in the morning will be leaving Dharmasala and head toward Bimtang via Larke pass. Through the way, you can observe the beautiful sight of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II. Overnight at Bimtang. Meals include Breakfast, dinner, launch.

Day 13
Trekking from Bimtang to Dharapani 2000m.- 7 hours.

The next day early in the morning will be leaving Bimtang and head toward Dharapani. You will be crossing through a glacial stream and climb over the side of the moraine into a spectacular forest of rhododendron and pines. You will move toward the agricultural landscape until the village of Goa, Tilije, and finally down to Dharapani. Meals include Breakfast, dinner, launch.

Day 14
Drive to Besi Sahar and then to Kathmandu- 8-9 hours.

From Dharapani you will be driving toward Besi Sahar and again to the Kathmandu. It will be a long drive to Kathmandu. If you want to extend a night and stayed in Besi Sahar, it will allow you to travel relaxingly to Kathmandu. You can take rest in your hotel and in the evening time, you can roam nearby places, visit the Thamel area, which is a perfect place to visit in the evening time.

Day 15
Departure from Kathmandu

Before the departure flight, again our representative will take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. If your free time, you can visit some nearby places or restaurants if you want.

Cost Included

  • Airport picks up and drops by tourist car
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley by tourist vehicle
  • 3 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • One English Speaking Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS permit
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek
  • All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles
  • Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, equipments.
  • Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be return after trek)
  • Government Taxes and paper works.

Cost Excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee
  • Food in Kathmandu accept Breakfast
  • Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
  • Temple/Monastery entrance fees
  • Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of the trek
  • Travel Insurance and rescue flights
  • Late arrival and late departure extra night
  • Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on..)
  • Tipping to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

What we Need?


Types of equipment:

Day pack for your personal important things
Good Trekking Boots & Camping shoes/sandal
Socks-polypropylene, Down Jacket
Fleece-shirts, trekking trousers
Shorts, Swimwear, Sun Hat, Woolen cap
Nylon Windbreaker, Gloves, Snow Gaiters
Sleeping Bag, Rain cost
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap, Toilet paper, Sunblock
Travel Towel, Wet-wipes
Personal Medication, Sunglasses
Camera & lenses, Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful, Altimeter
Book/music player/pack of cards
A plastic bag for waste, Energy/snack bars
Trekking stick and, water bottle

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Trip Facts

  • Car and Jeep
  • 1-20
  • 5106m.
  • Hotel and Tea House Lodges
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Autumn & Spring
  • Trained Trekking Guide
  • Trekking
  • 3 meals a day
  • English