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    Nepal
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    Strenuous
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    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Private Transport+ Public Bus
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
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    Group Size: 2-16 Pax
  • altitude
    5160m.

About Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an adventure right to the heart of a Manaslu Region known for its varieties of flora and fauna, authentic cultures, dramatic mountain passes, raging rivers, gurgling waterfalls, lush forests, and the towering Himalayas. The majestic Himalayas of the Manaslu region reached through days of travel through the Manaslu Conservation Area well known as the home to exquisite floras and faunas added with the unparalleled splendour of the isolated villages enclosed by the majestic Himalayas. The Larke pass trek is truly a trekker's paradise and the nearby Tsum valley teases you for yet another venture during your 17 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The Manaslu Circuit trek truly worthy of aching bodies and tired feet.

The thrilling Manaslu Circuit trekking begins with a scenic drive from the north-west of the Kathmandu valley to Dhading, Soti Khola from where we trek to Machha Khola camping on the river banks. The trail quickly winds towards Jagat followed by Deng and Namrung. Heading towards Samagaon denotes our entry to the Tsum Valley adorned by its own culture, lifestyle and way of life privy only to the region. We head towards Pung Gyan Gompa relishing in the unique paintings and artefacts inside the monastery and the captivating sight of Manaslu (8,163m) and Ngadi Chuli (7,181m) which surrounds it. The 17 days Manaslu Circuit Trek continues to Samdo from where we head to Larkya La Base Camp passing Dharmasala. Dazzling and utterly captivating views of the Himalayas welcome us as we make our way past the famous Larkya La Pass (5160m) towards Bimthang beginning our way back home. The trek ends at Bhulbhule as we navigate past the vibrant hamlets of Tilije and Chyamche. The difficulty rating of Manaslu Circuit Trek is challenging, but we are pretty much sure the rush of adrenaline and anticipation of what you will witness will blow away all your bodily aches.

Frolic Adventure has been a part of the Himalayan Travel scene for over a decade and has been able to establish itself as a household name in the country. Well-constructed itinerary, trained guides, detailed maps of the entire region and best possible accommodations will all be at your disposal during the incredible 17 days Manaslu Circuit trekking.

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Witness enchanting mountain panorama of Manaslu and Annapurna ranges including Mt. Manaslu (8163m)
  • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries like Pung Gyen Gompa and Tong Gompa among others
  • Cross Larke La Pass (5,160m), one of the largest passes in the world
  • Explore Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Explore the quaint villages having Tibetan-Buddhist faith

Itinerary

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Our representatives will be awaiting your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport from where you will be taken directly to your hotel. After refreshments, you will be introduced to the guides and other members of the company after which you are free to travel around the city indulging in the local delicacies, sights and sounds. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.

Today, we journey to witness the spellbinding locations around the valley. The tour begins with the Buddhist heritage at Swayambhunath overlooking the Kathmandu valley from the top of the hill before heading towards the Hindu temple of Pashupatinath often referred to guardian god of the nation. Deviating from the religious heritage we head towards the historical sights of Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tour ends at Boudhanath with calming views of the sunset. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek begins as we make our way out of the valley through its windy twisty roads towards the mesmerizing views waiting at Soti Khola, Gorkha. Heading out of Kathmandu, we soon find ourselves in midst of a comfortable ride through the Prithvi Highway. The thrashing Trishuli River soon joins us adding beauty to the landscapes which in its own right is captivating. Crossing the town of Arughat we bring the ride to a close reaching Soti Khola. Overnight stay at Soti Khola.

  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Soti Khola
  • Altitude: 710m.
We begin the day by crossing a bridge over Soti Khola heading towards the Sal forests on the opposite end. Accompanied by Budhi Gandaki thundering beneath, we continue on the Manaslu Circuit trekking which soon gives way to the village of Khursane and Lapubesi. The valley opens in front of us as we make our way through well-built stone tracks to reach Machha Khola over the bridge and toward the village. Overnight stay at Machhakhola.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Machha Khola
  • Altitude: 869m.
Today, we head towards the picturesque city of Jagat making our way through the gorge up the river. The trail winds up and down through the hilly landscape crossing Tharo Khola and heading to Khorlabesi. From Khorlabesi, we make our way to Tatopani where a warm and relaxing hot water baths await us. The trail in the Manaslu Circuit Trek map follows the Budhi Gandaki River and crosses path with it on multiple occasions to reach Jagat. Overnight stay at Jagat.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Jagat
  • Altitude: 1340m.
Today, we trek to the hilly village of Deng and the trail is brightened by the stunning landscapes, dense sub-tropical forests and small rivers. The trail climbs onto a rocky ridge heading to Salleri continuing to Ghatta Khola crossing Sirdibas. Chasing the trail through fairly levelled millet fields and pathways we reach Ekle Bhatti and head along Budhi Gandaki River before finally settling down at Deng. Overnight stay at Deng.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Deng
  • Altitude: 1860m.
The trail begins with a crossing over Budhi Gandaki River our constant companion for the past few days to reach the hamlet of Bihi. We also enter the Manaslu Conservation Area today and the forested trail filled with exquisite floras and faunas provides a testament to the captivating beauty the region boasts of. We head to Prok enjoying the mesmerizing views of Serang Himal (7,161m) up and over the forests landing at the base of the hill leading to Namrung.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Namrung
  • Altitude: 2630m.
This day is guided by the majestic Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and Himalchuli (7,863m) looming on the back ground as we head towards the quaint hamlet of Lihi crossing several small passes and patches of lush green forests. The trail winds down to Lho through seas of prayer flags and stone cairns continuing to Shyala. We get our first peek at the majestic Manaslu Himal (8,163m) as the journey ends at Samagaon. Overnight stay at Samagaon.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Samagaon
  • Altitude: 3520m.
The journey begins on a rocky trail heading past stone cairns and rocky ridges towards the towering Himalayas on the distance. The paths are often travelled by pilgrims singing their traditional songs and also by trekkers seeking to acclimatize. The gompa itself belongs to the older generation home to Buddhist artefacts, teachings and is blessed with captivating views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) and Ngadi Chuli (7,871m). We descend back to Samagaon for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Samagaon
  • Altitude: 3520m.
One of the easy days of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, we make our way to Samdo today. The journey begins with a steep descend towards the thrashing Budhi Gandaki before making its way towards the ever-widening valley. Guided by the stunning mountain vistas, the trail dives deep into alpine forests before clearing at Kermo Kharka. The trail once again dwindles to the familiar Budhi Gandaki beyond which the rugged trail leads to Samdo. Overnight stay at Samdo.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Samdo
  • Altitude: 3860m.
Today, we trek to Dharmasala which also houses the base camp for Larkya La Pass. The journey out of Samdo heads towards the Larkya Bazaar a famous Tibetan trading place in the ancient times. Once again, the trail descends down to the familiar Budhi Gandaki we reach the majestic Larkya Glacier. The journey takes us towards Salla Khola before finally heading out of the valley and reaching Dharmasala for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dharmasala
  • Altitude: 4460m.
Today is the day we cross the Larkya La pass (5160m), widely known as perhaps the most dramatic adorning the Himalayas? A long day of travel boasting dazzling views the world's largest Himalayas. The journey begins with a steep ascent towards the northern end of the Larkya Glacier. With the rising altitude, the trail gets steeper and steeper before finally giving way to Larkya La Pass at 5,160m and the views do not hold back. The sight of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Samdo (6,335m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m) and countless peaks stretching over 6500m is something beyond words could describe. We descend to Bhimthang for the night.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Bhimthang
  • Altitude: 3720m.
The long way back home begins today as we continue our descent from Bimthang towards Tilije. For the final few times, we once again descend to Budhi Gandaki heading towards Sangure Kharka beyond which the picturesque hamlet of Kharka awaits. The final stretch of the journey takes us past terraced farmlands and towards Gho beyond which lies Tilije. Overnight stay at Tilije.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tilje
  • Altitude: 2300m.
Today, we head towards Chyamche which falls under Annapurna Conservation Area. The trail winds up towards the stony ridges adorned by the Mani stones and seas of prayer flags and towards Thonje. Taking mental notes in awe of the local way of life we continue our journey to reach Dharapani. The trail winds towards the Marshyangdi River before reaching Tal beyond which a steep descends takes us to Chyamche. Overnight stay at Chyamche.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chyamche
  • Altitude: 1430m.
The final day of the Manaslu circuit Trek today; we descend to the trailhead at Bhulbhule. The journey begins alongside the banks of raging Marshyangdi through lush green forests filled with oak, juniper and Sal trees. Enjoying the pleasant landscapes surrounding us, we head towards Bahundanda. As the valley closes behind us, we cross the quaint hamlet of Lampata before reaching Bhulbhule. Overnight stay at Bhulbhule.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Bhulbhule
  • Altitude: 840m.
The final day of the Manaslu Circuit trekking; we head back to Kathmandu from Bhulbhule crossing the hustling and bustling town of Besisahar on our way. The journey begins on the familiar bends of Prithvi Highway surrounded be pleasant landscapes before for the final time Trishuli River joins us. A grand farewell dinner with Frolic Adventure awaits us as we head back to our hotel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
The final day of the 17 days Manaslu Circuit Trek and the curtain on our Himalayan adventure comes to a close. You will once again drive back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back home. Best Wishes on your next adventure and we pray we too will be a part of it.
  • Meals: Breakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport/hotel/airport pick up and drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus and a guide for the cultural tour (60 USD extra).
  • All ground transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, special trekking permit, conservation area entry permits, and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • The arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • Certificate of achievement
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu). 
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
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