The 16-Day Manaslu Circuit Trek, a brand new trekking route gaining popularity among trekkers across the world, is an off-beaten-path trek around Manaslu. The trek is a perfect alternative for those who are not interested in the dusty roads of the Annapurna Circuit as this trek offers a similar route, views, and experience. Enjoy the Manaslu Circuit Trek and you will have an opportunity to experience the untouched beauty of nature in Nepal, the tranquility to let loose, and most importantly is to see the life of people living in the mountain.
 

Start/End: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Duration: 16 days/15 nights
Tour Route: Kathmandu – Soti Khola – Machha Khola – Jagat – Deng – Namrung – Samagaun – Samdo – Dharmasala – Bimthang – Tilije Chamje – Kathmandu.
Tour Highlights:

  • Experience the highest point at Larkya La pass
  • Off-beaten-path trekking route
  • Indulge in the stunning view and lifestyle of typical ethnic villages/ people

Tour Category: Nepal Trekking Tours
Tour Customizable: Definitely! ( Tell us your specific requirements)
Guides: Local Guides ( English Speaking Guide, other languages depend on customers’ request)
Transportation: Private first-class-air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Room with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.

Brief Itinerary
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Free Day for Trekking Permit Preparation
Day 03: Transfer to Soti Khola (by public transport)
Day 04: Soti Khola – Machha Khola Trek
Day 05: Jagat Trek
Day 06: Jagat – Deng Trek
Day 07: Namrung Trek
Day 08: Samagaun’s Village Trek
Day 09: Samdo Trek
Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Samdo
Day 11: Dharamsala/ Larke Phedi Trek
Day 12: Cross Larkya La – Bimthang Trek
Day 13:  Bimthang – Tilije Trek
Day 14: Tilije – Chamje Trek
Day 15: Transfer to Besisahar & Kathmandu
Day 16: Kathmandu DepartureFull Itinerary

 
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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival

Witness the picturesque of the Kathmandu Valley with green terraced filed and the majestic Himalayas while floating in the air, then, welcome to Kathmandu – Nepal. After completing all procedures, our representative will be waiting to warmly greet and escort to your hotel.
Once you’ve settled in, enjoy several activities (cultural shows, singing, dancing) and then, have dinner at Nepali restaurants.
Overnight at your hotel (3 Star Hotel).

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Day 02: Rest Day – Trekking Permit Preparations (B)

Today is yours, you will be free to explore Kathmandu and the tourist hotspot of Thamel. Let have the most exciting and memorable time in the capital city of Nepal.
For trekking permits, you will give us your passports and photos. Today, we will introduce your trekking guide to you.
In the evening, have dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight at the hotel (3 Star Hotel).

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Day 03: Transfer to Soti Khola (by Public Transport) (B, L, D)

Today, after breakfast, we will take a drive northwards following Budi Gandaki river with stunning vistas. It will be a pretty drive through the beautiful Nepali villages. Note, the drive will be a little bit paved until we reach Dhading Besi.
We then leave for Arughat and head to Soti Khola with a truly adventurous drive as we will pass through a dirt road with bumpy rides. However, don’t worry about it, it will be full of fun and smile because a trekking trip without something adventurous cannot be perfect. En route, we pass through our first reward as it will be vistas of stunningly lush hills, dense forests, sparkling rivers, and traditional villages of Nepali communities.
The rest of the day, we will spend time together at Soti Khola.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 8 – 9 hours

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Day 04: Soti Khola – Machha Khola Trek (B, L, D)

After breakfast, our first trekking tour will begin. Cross the bridge and climb to the ridge, it is a pretty hike through the beautiful villages. We then trek through Armala Liding, Apubesi, and Khani Besi before reaching Machha Khola from where, you have a panorama of ethnic villages, green paddy fields, sparkling Budi Gandaki, towering waterfalls, and green hills that surely makes your day.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 7 – 8 hours

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Day 05: Jagat Trek (B, L, D)

As soon as do we reach Korlabesi, we then follow an ascending trail to the ridge and a descending trail to a natural hot spring (Tatopani). Continue our trekking route as we cross the Budi Gandaki river and then, climb take steps ascending to Dovan.
Keep ascending towards the place called Duman where you will cross some landslide areas. Through several up and downs, we then reach Thado Bhanjyang before trekking further to Jagat.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 6 – 7 hours

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Day 06: Jagat – Deng Trek (B, L, D)

Today, after walking to the next cliffs where you are offered some good views of Shringi Himals, we then make our way descending downwards Setibas following some Buddhist Mani Walls. En route, be ready to admire the stunning terraced fields, green hills and lush bamboo forests of Nupri Valley.
After that, we trek upwards, downwards, and cross a few suspension bridges to reach Deng. Before reaching there, you will have an opportunity walking through an arrange of adorable villages like Nyak, Eklebhatti, Phillim, Sirdibas, Salleri, and eventually, we reach Deng.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 6 – 7 hours

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Day 07: Namrung Trek (B, L, D)

Leave Deng behind, today we will continue to cross Budi Gandaki river to Rana Village. Following a majestic waterfall, we trek westwards through the vibrant and lively rhododendron forests where you will have a chance to witness white Langue monkeys.
Later, we will reach Namrung from where there are tremendous views of the Himalayan mountain’s peaks consisting of Ganesh Himal as well as Himal Chuli.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 6 – 7 hours

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Day 08: Gorgeous Samagaun’s Village Trek (B, L, D)

This morning, we arrive at Lihi village where there are striking views of Ganesh Himal wide-opening for you to marvel at. The village itself converges lots of Mani Walls, Chortens and barley fields. Then, following Sho, Lho, and Shyala villages, we continue the trek towards Samagaon.
Our 8th day will be the day that we will be overwhelmed in the impressive scenery of Himalayan peaks like Peak 29, Himalchuli, and our superstar – Manaslu. We also head to Rimbung Gomba (Lho monastery) for sightseeing.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 7 – 8 hours

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Day 09: Samdo Trek (B, L, D)

Today, we just enjoy a short trek. Our trekking route this day from Samagaon to Samdo just takes us 3 – 4 hours. Following the sparkling Budi Gandaki river and if we are lucky enough, we can see the Himalayan Blue Sheep.
The trek is easy and wide and then, when we pass through the left and right of the river, we finally reach Sambo. The rest of the day, we will spend time together.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 3 – 4 hours

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Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Samdo (B, L, D)

Samdo situated behind a ridge where is surrounded by the three different valleys. Today, we spend our whole day acclimatizing at Samdo.
You can both take a break or hike up to Gya La pass providing spectacular vistas of Himalayan mountain’s peak like Larkye Peak, Ngadi Himal, Hiunchuli Peak, Simrang Himal, and Cheo & Kang Guru Himal. Take your camera handy because you won’t be supposed to be missed a chance to take some stunning photos of these magnificent peaks.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.

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Day 11: Dharamsala/ Larke Phedi Trek (B, L, D)

This morning, make your way descending to the river before we begin our climbing. Passing along a glacier with a beautiful gorge and trekking through some Mani Walls, we then reach Larke Phedi/ Larke Base Camp. Note, in Larke Phedi, we just ve only one lodge for overnight.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 5 – 6 hours

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Day 12: Cross Larkya La pass – Bimthang Trek (B, L, D)

Today is quite challenging. Get up early and we will climb to the ridge and make our way descending to a small lake before trekking upwards to the Larke Pass. It is a bit steeper in the last section of the pass.
When we reach the summit of the pass, keep your camera handy and take some photos before trekking downwards to Bimthang offering superb scenery of Himalayan peaks.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 8 – 9 hours

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Day 13: Bimthang – Tilije Trek (B, L, D)

As we leave Bimthang behind, our trekking route then descending downwards, through blooming rhododendron forests (if you enjoy the trek in spring) to Karache, a cultivated village in Nepal.
Keep our trek going on, we will pass through Gho village and about an hour later, we reach Tilije Village offering good accommodation options.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 6 – 7 hours

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Day 14: Tilije to Chamje Trek (B, L, D)

Today is our last trekking day. After breakfast, trek downwards to Marshyang valley where you can see Annapurna Circuit Trek. Continue the trekking route through impressive vistas till we reach Chamje where is popular stop place on the Annapurna Circuit route.
Spend the rest of the day together on Chamje.
Overnight at the Guesthouse.
Duration: 7 – 8 hours

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Day 15: Transfer to Besisahar & Kathmandu (B, L, D)

Goodbye, our memorable trekking route. This morning, we will take a drive through the rugged road to Besisahar. After that, follow the paved road, we drive to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, your drive will be so much exciting as we will pass through the impressive Manaslu Circuit Trek.
When we are all in Kathmandu, let take it easy in your hotel.
The rest of the day will be yours. Enjoy whatever you want on the last day in Nepal.
Overnight at the hotel.
Duration: 7 – 8 hours

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Day 16: Kathmandu Departure (B)

Time to say goodbye Nepal. Enjoy the last moment in Nepal with breakfast and then, if we still have time together, head to the local markets of Kathmandu. Before 2 hours when your outbound flight launched, we will escort you to the International Airport.
The trip ends, hope you had the best time enjoying the Manaslu Circuit Trek with us. Wish we can serve you next time in Nepal.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airport pickup and drop off services by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 Nights at tourist standard Hotel
  • Kathmandu – Soti Khola and Chamje – Kathmandu transfers on the shared bus
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Trekking Permits including ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System), MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) and Nepal Immigration Permits
  • Trekking guide for groups over 6 people with Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits during the trek
  • Rescue and medical emergency assistance during the trek

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
  • Personal expenses (titbits, laundry, telephone, bars and beverages, tips for guide or driver, etc. )
  • Costs arising from anything beyond our control. Costs cannot be refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return during the trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than the scheduled itinerary )
  • Services not mentioned in ‘Services Includes’ section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )