20 Days
Duration
Nepal
Destination
5215m
Altitude
Trekking
Activities
The Manaslu Trek is now a great tea-house trek. Some call it the best all-round trek in Nepal and it’s on the Great Himalaya Trail. It’s certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit.
Experience the majestic beauty of the Manaslu Massif in this remote mountain trek. Hike along an ancient salt-trading route along the wild rapids of the Bhuri Gandhaki River and discover the splendour of pine, bamboo and rhododendron forests.

      Manaslu Circuit Trek is popular trekking destination in Manaslu region. It is “untouched” natural paradise trekking in Nepal which is located on the border between Nepal and Tibet. It was officially opened as adventure walking trip for tourist in 1992. This trek is considered as one of the most challenging treks in Nepal and it rewards the trekkers with an adventurous and unparalleled alpine experience. Very less amount of tourist visits this trek route during a each year because it is one of the restricted trekking route in Manaslu Region that requires special trekking permits.
Manaslu Circuit trek offers the perfect combination of rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan scenic beauty and the fascinating Tibetan culture with its rich mountain biological diversity. People are very honest and respect their culture and tradition very much. Manaslu at 8153m is the 8th highest peak in the world. Manaslu means “The Spirit- Mountain” in the local dialect referring to the benevolent strong deity which dwells within.
If you really want to see what all the excitement is about in terms of the most breath-taking mountain scenery on earth then look no further than the Manaslu Circuit through Larkya La Pass. Without equipment of climbing, you could able to cross this Larkya La Pass 5215m. It is quite a challenging trip which requires good physical fitness and stamina but view is really spectacular from the top of Larkya La Pass. This trek is certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit.
Walking through the Manaslu Circuit trek, you have time to explore real Nepalese life and encounter many Buddhist monks inhabitant in sacred monasteries. Continuing further, you can visit to very old monastery “Sama Gompa” at Sama Gaou along with close up view of Mt Manaslu. Our biggest challenge will be crossing Larka La Pass 5215m from where you can view great mountains. Then, we descend from alpine to tropical areas, bursting with ferns, bamboos, pine forest, waterfalls colorful rhododendron forest and aqua- blue green lakes laced with cotton- white beaches. This trek offer spectacular view of Himal Chuli 7893m, Ganesh Himal 7319m, Shringi Himal 7187m and Manaslu Himal 8153m and many different flora and fauna.
Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat then your adventure trek leads you to the trail of the bank of Budi Gandaki River, through the picturesque valley. Ahead you feel like entering into sacred Buddhist world of monasteries as we pass by huge mani walls, colorful prayer flags, old monastery, temple and Cherton. Scenery becomes even more impressive as we climb up into alpine environment on the approach to the Larkya La Pass 5215m/17109ft and after having a complete excursion all around, the trail takes you back along the Annapurna classis trekking routes to Besisahar and then you will catch a private vehicle or public bus and return back to Kathmandu.

Day 01 : Arrival day in Nepal (Kathmandu1315m. transfer to your hotel evening welcome dinner.

Day 02 : Rest day in Kathmandu and trip preparation overnight in Kathmandu

Day 03 : Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat 690m | 2263ft.

Day 04 : Trek begins from Aughat to Sotikhola 7 30m.

Day 05 : Sotikhola to Lapubeshi 8 80m.

Day 06 : Lapubeshi to Machhakhola 930m.

Day 07 : Machhakhola to Jagat 1340m | 4396ft.

Day 08 : Jagat to Philim 1590m | 5216ft.

Day 09 : Philim to Dang 1860m | 6102ft.

Day 10 : Dang to Namru 2,660m | 8727ft.

Day 11 : Namru to Lhogaon 2990m | 9809ft.

Day 12 : Lhogaon to Samagaon 3530m | 11581ft.

Day 13 : Rest day visit Punggen Gompa and Manaslu base camp overnight in lodge.

Day 14 : Samagaon to Samdo 3,800m | 12467ft.

Day 15 : Samdo to Dharmshala 4460m | 14632ft.

Day 16 : Dharmshala to Larkya Pass 5215m | 17109ft. 6-8 hrs trek to Bhimtang lodge.

Day 17 : Bhimtang to Tilje 2335m | 7660ft.

Day 18 : Tilje to Tal 1700m | 5577ft.

Day 19 : Tal to Syange 1,100m.

Day 20 : Syange to Kathmandu about 7-8hrs bus journey transfer to your hotel evening farewell dinner

Day 21 : Departure

  • Fabulous view of surrounding peaks peak from Larkya la pass.
  • Explore the ancient Buddhist monasteries and Tibetan livelihood.
  • Less crowed path than other trekking regions.
  • The region is rich in flora and fauna.
  • Reach the boarder of Tibet, Tibetan life style can be observed.
  • Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) eighth tallest mountain in the world.
  • Rare animal like snow leopard can be seen.
  • Mix of both Hindu and Buddhist religion.

  • Expenses of Personal : Telephone, Alcohols, Cold Drinks, Entry fee of places and Personal Insurance
  • Covers immediate medical facilities
  • Extra expenses due to unforeseen circumstances like landslide, strike, accidents, natural calamities, ropeway and tips etc

  • Trekking
  • Camping

  • Nights Stay at Hotel
  • Camping
  • Trekking

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Guide
  • Entry fees

Additional information

GradeModerate
RouteKathmandu-Manaslu base camp-Syange
Itinerary: Day 01 – Arrival to Kathmandu(Tribhuvan International Airport – TIA) (1,350 m/4,450 ft) 
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and clearing customs and immigration, you will be welcomed by our personal representative at the arrival zone (we assure you that our complete team roster at off road adventure is professionally certified and registered with the government). Our representative will escort you by private transport to hotel in Kathmandu, centrally and conveniently located in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Thamel is well known as an exciting tourist hub and has a full range of restaurants and cuisine, gear and souvenir shops, pubs, nightspots and tourist facilities. After resting and refreshing at the hotel, the evening is yours to explore.
DAY 02 – Full Day Tour, Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
After breakfast, we will embark on a full day of sightseeing around the scenic Kathmandu Valley. You will be accompanied by our personal DWT guide, an expert on the architecture, culture and history of the valley.The day’s sights and activities include visits to the sacred, ancient shrines of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath, all still very active. Pashupatinath is one of the world’s most important Shiva shrines and a site of cremation for dignitaries. Boudhanath is one of the largest and grandest Stupa in Asia and busy from dawn to dusk with devotees. Swayambhunath, aka The Monkey Temple, is famously perched on a hill overlooking the city. The day’s tour includes a visit tothe otherworldly Patan Durbar Square.Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03 – Drive to Arughat (575 m / 1,915 ft) 200 km west of the Kathmandu Valley – 7-8hrs
We start our scenic drive after an early morning breakfast, traveling by local bus out of the valley and along the picturesque Trishuli River. The beautiful scenery along the way includes rivers, terraced fields, villages and on clear days, sights of the snowy mountains, including Ganesh and Manaslu peaks. Arughat has a large bazaar area to explore and lies above the scenic flow of the Buddhi Gandaki River. Overnight at lodge.
Day 04 – Trek to SotiKhola (525 m/ 1,750 ft)- 5-6 hrs 
After a nourishing breakfast meal, we inaugurate our first steps on the trail. The route follows a pleasantly level trail through fertile jungle and terraced fields upriver, along the flowing Buddhi Gandaki river. We take a leisurely lunch break and pass through several rural settlements to gradually reach the peaceful village of SotiKhola. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05 -Trek to MachhaKhola (890m/ 2,965 ft) – 6-7 hrs 
The route continues following aserene and pleasant route through lush landscape as we make our way up the picturesque Buddhi Gandaki Valley. The trail passes jungle, fertile fields, tributary streams and waterfalls and makes a brief climb to Lapu Besi and on to Macha Khola. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 -Trek to to Jagat (1,365 m / 4,545 m)-6-7 hrs 
We continue through fertile terrain as we gain elevation. Along the way, we pass a natural hot springs at Tatopani (Tatopani means -hot water- in Nepali). Then, the valley we are traveling through becomes more narrow as we hike through a serene forest. We make a river crossing and then ascend to the charming village of Jagat, a settlement surrounded by scenic fields. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07 -Trek to Philim (1695 m/ 5650 ft)- 3 hrs 
Today, we will have a relatively short and leisurely day. We continue our journey up the lush river valley and then eventually cross the Buddhi Gandaki River over to the settlement known as Philim, a village mainly populated by people of the Gurung ethnic group . Their Buddhist traditions will give us a first chance to explore some of the rural monastery style and much more. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08 -Trek to Deng (2,095 m/6,985 ft) – 5 hrs
Our journey takes us farther up the upriver along the valley of the Buddhi Gandaki River. Today, we will pass through groves of rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower) and pine. The route will cross through side valleys on the way up to the Deng, a magnificent village above 2000 m in elevation, where the evening temperature will be noticeably cooler and we will need an extra later. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09 -Trek Namrung (2,900 m/ 9,670 ft)- 5hrs 
The day’s hike takes us through more forest as we make a steady climb and some great views of Manaslu coming into view. Manaslu is a glorious sight to behold. At 8156 m (26,758 ft) it is the world’s eighth highest peak. We stay in Namrung, another Buddhist village, in a grand setting that will make for extraordinary memories. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 10 -Trek to Lhogaon (3100 m/10335 ft) – 4 hrs 
Today, we will experience Himalayan views in their full glory. The hike will give us a chance to enjoy the spectacular mountain terrain with snowy peaks looking down on our path. Along the way, we will pass monasteries and many Buddhist shrines known as chorten and mani walls which have stones inscribed with prayers. The trail is also frequently adorned with colorful prayer flags on our way to Lhogaon. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 11 -Trek to Samagaon (3,400 m/11,335 ft)- 4 hrs 
Again, we will be continually surrounded by Himalayan views as we continue on a mesmerizing hike up to Samagaon. This stunning village with its nearby fields and backdrop of beautiful snowy peaks makes for an unforgettable experience in the highlands of the Himalaya. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 12- Rest Day to Relax and Acclimatize at Samagaon
Today, we will take a day of rest from our onward and upward journey. This day we will enjoy nature’s surroundings of mountain views and majestic forests. Additionally, we have an optional hike planned for people who wish to explore Manaslu Base Camp as well a remote cave that is said to have been used by Milarepa, a Buddhist saint from a few centuries ago. Along the way, we will have marvelous views of Birendra Lake and the surrounding peaks. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 13 -Trek to Samdo (3,700 m/12,370 ft)- 4 hrs
Today, will be relatively leisurely as we take a more relaxed pace while making our way gently uphill through an arid valley to the remote, high elevation village of Samdo. Along the way, we have more spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding territory. Just to the north is the border with Tibet, which lies over a high pass to the northwest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 14-Trek to Phedi4,465 m/14,640 ft) – 3 hrs 
We have a relatively short day of hiking today as we make our way upward in preparation to cross the high pass, Larkya La, tomorrow. The path is rugged and remote and at Phedi we will meet traders who have set up a market there with goods from Tibet. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 15-Trek to Larkya La (5160 m /17200 ft)and Bimthang (3590 m/11970 ft) – 8 hrs 
It will be a longer day as we make our way up and over the pass. We will begin early to ensure that we arrive to Bimthang with time to spare. As we climb to the pass, we will take a break at a spectacular viewpoint and enjoy a sack lunch amongst the majestic scenery. From the pass it is a bit of a rough descent to reach the settlement of Bimthang in magnificent territory. Overnight in Lodge.
Day 16 -Trek to Dharapani (1860 m/6200 ft)- 7 hrs 
Today, we will continue our descent with astonishing views along the way. We will be treated to many views of the majestic surrounding peaks. The route passes through Kharche and then Tilche just before reaching the bustling village of Dharapani, which is a major waypoint along the world famous Annapurna Circuit Trek. Our paperwork will be registered at the check post here. Overnight at lodge.
Day 17 -Trek to Jagat (1800m/6000 ft) – 6hrs 
The trail will be busier now and at times it will be along the newly built motor road that is under construction to Manang Village. On this beginning section of the Annapurna Circuit route we will be following the Marsyangdi River. We first pass the picturesque village of Tal where the river widens out and then Chamje before arriving at a former trade post of Jagat. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 18-Trek to Bhulbhule (845 m/2,815 ft) – 6 hrs 
We have reached our final day on the trekking trails of this magnificent journey. Today we make a pleasant hike along the Marsyangdi River as we head down the beautiful valley. The descent is steep at times, passing lush scenery and fertile fields on the way to Bhulbhule. Overnight at Lodge.
DAY 19 – Drive to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) – 6-7hrs 
We make an early start by tourist bus on a journey back to Kathmandu. The road follows along the scenic Marsyangdi River Valley and then meets the Trishuli River as we head west along the Prithvi Highway. Along the way we will have good views of the lush scenery and terraced farmland and perhaps even some final glimpses of the mountains. Accommodation at selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
DAY 20 – Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your international departure 
Our personal representative will accompany you by private vehicle to the international airport for your final departure home. We really hope that you’ve enjoyed the trekking holiday in Nepal’s majestic hills with us. Please remember Discover World Trekking fondly and we hope that you will come back soon! Have a pleasant journey home!

Nepal Treks Booking Form

Q1. Are you a licensed trekking agency ?
Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than eleven years.

Q2. Can your guides speak English ?
Our guide and his assistants speak reasonable amount of English, good enough to explain you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes.

Q3. Do you arrange private treks ?
Yes, we do. If you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient timeframe for any number of people (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Cost for private trip is fixed on the basis of group size, trek area, duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR SINGLE WOMAN. If none of your friends are wanting to go for this trip you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about making it solo trip. We assign local guide, porters etc who you can trust your life with.

Q4. How difficult are the treks ?
Trekking requires lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to the time of booking.

Q5. When is the best season for trek ?
In India We have main two seasons for trekking. The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking, although we do have some departures during some other months as well because we would like to offer some opportunities for some people who cannot make their holidays during the best months. The best months has been defined due to their nature of best visibility and best weather condition other then.

Q6. What is the general duration of the everyday trek ?
The duration of the trek depends on interests which you have. Generally, your trek can range from 4-7 days to month time or longer periods if you wish. Even the same trek can be of a different duration for different trekkers depending on their wishes and interests on the route. Duration can be Customized.

Q7. What are the sources of drinking water supply during trekking ?
In the trekking areas most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine for safe water. And it will be possible to buy the bottle water at every place so you can easily plan to buy mineral water during the trekking period. If you are in trek with Off road adventure our kitchen staff will make sure to give u boil water throughout the trek.

Q8. What kind of luggage should I bring ?
If you are joining our trekking trips, you should be bringing trekking rucksack- which to be carried by our Sherpa helper and you bring separate day bag (20 to 30 ltrs recommended) where you could put your day required thing along with your valuable document- passport, money etc. We would provide you our trekking duffle bag if you do not have proper trekking bags so it is not a problem.
If you are joining our tours, you can bring suitcase or any other common luggage bag you have. Usual travelling bags are fine.

Q9. What should I pack ?
This is a very frequently asked question but of course it depends entirely on your destination, the season you’re travelling in and the activities you’ll participate in. The most important thing to pack is your sense of humor because this can get you through any situation – including lost luggage. Most of our high altitude treks, you should be having warm clothing, bring your regular clothing stuff for tours. Please see each trip itinerary for the required equipment for the trips.

Q10. What type of food is served during a trek ?
On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. To start the day, breakfast consists of a choice of porridge, muesli and cereal followed by omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal – soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate are also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation and also within the group with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can always be catered for.

Q11. Do you provide any equipment while trekking ?
On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, dining tent and toilet tent; all the main meals while trekking but not snacks.

Q12. Is there electricity during the trekking ?
Only few trekking areas like Singalila in West Bengal and trekking routes of Himachal Pradesh, we get electricity. You can charge your camera batteries. However it is likely that the electricity can off in mountain anytime so you should be bringing your personal head lamp or light additionally for the safety.

Q13. How safe travelling alone women with your company ?
We ensure all safety and security for individual woman travelers while with us, we are more responsible for these kinds of issues. So we have trained our guide’s staffs, the way our clients want. We have been organizing private treks, tours to solo women travelers since our establishment, we have trained our guides especially on this regards so do not hesitate to join us. We assure you our great safety during your trip with us. We can also Provide Lady Guide if asked.

Q14. What about security during trekking ?
Security of our clients is the foremost important for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Nepal Government. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on ‘camping trek’ please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out.

Q15. What problems can arise on altitude ?
Our itinerary specially tailored considering with a high degree of minimization of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Normally, altitude sickness stars from 3,600 meters/11,808 feet and there is no problem below this standard. During your trip this is a best solution go slowly with body acclimatization. Consider in the higher altitude there is less oxygen in the air. Suppose, crossing high passes more than 5,000 meters/ 16,400 feet, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Your body needs many days to acclimatization during the travel in high Himalaya.

Q16. What are the Preventive facilities of Altitude Illness ?
Altitude illness, AMS is a very unpredictable condition, but all of our guides are very experienced with the symptoms and treatment of AMS. Every time our guides are ready to help you. We do, however, strongly advise people with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before trekking.

Q17. Are your staffs equipped/trained & insured ?
Yes! Our guides and porters are fully equipped. Actually we are working in a team. We all are boss and we all are workers. Most of our staffs are trained mountaineers who are certified by various mountaineering institute of India, Some have experience of Working in trekking field for more then two decades making our Company a team of Qualified and Experienced Trekkers. We provide one of the best informative guides for your holidays who can explain about Culture, Geography, Eco system, Plants and History. Some are multi lingual also.

Q18. Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget ?
Tips are appreciated by your support team after the trip. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. Some trekkers give 10% of the total tour cost as tips.

Q19. Does your company arrange domestic and international flight and other services ?
Yes, we can arrange all kind of flight tickets and services. Additional help will be provided for you to the different activities like river rafting, city guided tour, Paragliding, jungle safari etc according to your interest and requirements.

Q20. Can we change the itinerary ?
Depending on the prevailing situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into the remotest region, where many unforeseen events may contribute to the need for a change in itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.