Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.

    You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and picked up by one of our representatives. He will take you to your hotel. You can rest for the day, and in the evening, you will meet with rest of the crew members and go on a welcome dinner along with cultural dance. Overnight in the hotel.

    • Day 02 : Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley.

      After having breakfast, you will go on a guided sightseeing tour. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath. All of these landmarks are part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and present you unique form of art and architecture.

      • Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar.

        Today, we will wake up early and have our breakfast. After that, we will leave for a long drive toward Arughat via Dhading Besi, headquarter of the Dhading district. The drive will be scenic and present us beautiful views of lush green hills along with small settlements. Upon reaching Arughat, we will check-in our guesthouse where we will be staying for the night. Arughat is one of the main towns of this region, and it is also divided into two parts. 

        • Day 04 : Trek from Arughat Bazar to Soti Khola.

          After having breakfast, we will begin our trekking towards Soti Khola. Crossing a bridge over Budhi Gandaki, we will continue our trek following a stone-paved path through the bazaar. On the way, we will pass through a hydroelectric power plant and fields of rice & millet and reach Mangaltar. From here, the trail goes through a forest and take us to Shanti Bazaar. Further, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging as we cross Arkhet Khola. Crossing Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge, we will descend towards a high cascading waterfall and then ascend steeply to Kuerepani. We will then descend to Soti Khola where we are going to stay overnight. 

          • Day 05 : Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola.

            We will begin trekking after crossing a bridge. Walking through a beautiful sal forest, we will ascend towards a ridge. The trail will include a few ascends & descends, and lovely waterfalls. After reaching the top of the ridge, we will descend through a few rice terraces and reach Labu Besi. Further, we will ascend and then descend to reach a sandy river bed. From here, we will again ascend to a ridge and descend down to a river. The trail from here will take us to Machha Khol our last stop for the top.

            • Day 06 : Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat.

              We will begin trekking on a narrow trail and cross Tharo Khola. From here, we will trek following a rocky ravine and reach Khorla Besi. After a few ascends and descends, we will pass by a hot spring and reach Tatopani. Further, we will ascend and cross Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge. We will then walk on a staircase, cross a landslide area and reach Dobhan. From here, we will cross a suspension bridge over Dobhan Khola and ascend to the Budhi Gandaki. Crossing a few more bridges, we will ascend all the way up to the Jagat where we will stay overnight.

              • Day 07 : Trek from Jagat to Deng.

                We will descend on long stone steps to the river, and from there, we will ascend through a terraced hillside to Saguleri. On the way, we will get to see a view of Shringi Himal (7,187 m) at a far distant. We will then cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki and ascend to reach Philim village. From here, we will go through several other villages and reach Deng where we will stay overnight. 

                • Day 08 : Trek Deng to Namrung.

                  We will trek and reach Ghap village. Before reaching Ghap, we will cross the Budhi Gandaki River again and ascend past waterfall. From Ghap, we will cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki and enter into a forest. We will trek through the forest and ascend towards a big rock. Further, we will trek through dense rhododendron and fir forest to reach Namrung. to 08 hours.

                  • Day 09 : Trek Namrung to Sama Gaon.

                    We will trek on a winding path, which goes through the inner Himalayan range along with the gorgeous views of Rupina la pass, Mt. Manaslu, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Gorkha Himal, Lajing peak, and many other peaks. Further, we will ascend through fir, rhododendron & oak forests and several Buddhist villages. On the way, we will also see numerous chortens, monasteries, mani walls, and colorful prayer flags. We will reach Sama Gaon where we will stay overnight.

                    • Day 10 : Rest at Sama Gaon for Acclimatization.

                      Today is our rest day at Sama Gaon to get acclimatized with the increased altitude. We will go on a short hike to the Manaslu Base Camp from where we can witness superb views of Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall, Ngadi Chuli, Simnang Himal, and Samdo. We also have another alternative to trek to Punggen Gompa, which is located in peaceful forests surrounded by mountains. 

                      • Day 11 : Trek from Samagaon to Samdo.

                        We will ascend all the way up to the Samdo through desert trail and windy valley. Further, the trail goes through birch & juniper forest and take you to Kermo Kharka. From here, the trail climbs gradually towards Samdo and before reaching the Samdo village, we will pass by a point from where the Budhi Gandaki River begins, at the confluence of Larke Khola and the river coming from Samdo Glacier. Again, we will get to witness amazing views of Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall, Mt. Manaslu, Ngadi Chuli, Simnang Himal, and other mountains.

                        • Day 12 : Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi.

                          We will descend through numerous fields to a large mani wall and stone archway. From here, the trail is rugged and zigzag all the way up to your destination for the day. We will ascend along the gorgeous Buri Gandaki River, and further crossing the east bank of the river, we reach the last permanent settlement of the valley, Smadu. From here onwards, we will cross a stream and trek through the isolated village, known as Larkya Bazaar and reach Larkya La Phedi.

                          • Day 13 : Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La Pass to Bimthang.

                            We will ascend on a rocky trail along a moraine and reach the impressive turquoise lake that reflects the surrounding snowy mountains. As we ascend, the trail will become more strenuous includes rocky hills and snowy ridges. We will ascend up to the Larkya La Pass located at 5,213 meters. From here, we will descend down on a slippery trail to reach Bimthang. Bimthang will welcome us with captivating views of Annapurna II (7,937 m), Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Gyaji Kung (7,030 m), Kang Guru (6,981 m), and Cheo Himal (6820m). 

                            • Day 14 : Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani.

                              We will descend down to the Dudh Khola, and further trekking through rhododendron & pine forests, we will reach Gho village. On the way, we will see Lamjung Peak above the Marsyangdi valley. From here, we will trek through villages like Tilje and Thonje and join the main trail of the Annapurna Circuit trek to reach Dharapani where we will stay overnight.

                              • Day 15 : Trek from Dharapani to Jagat.

                                We will trek on the main trail of the Annapurna Circuit Trek and descend down to the Marsyangdi River. We will then cross a suspension bridge and ascend through a flat valley to a small village. From here, the trail will take us to Jagat, which is our last destination of the day.

                                • Day 16 : Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule.

                                  Trekking through terraced fields and small villages, we will descend down to Bhulbhule, a typical Nepali village where we will stay overnight. 

                                  • Day 17 : Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu.

                                    After having breakfast, we will take a private car/jeep from Bhulbhule and drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be long and presents us beautiful landscape, hills, forests, rivers, terraced fields, and small settlements. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will move to our hotel. Later, in the evening, we will have a farewell dinner. Overnight in the hotel

                                    • Day 18 : Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure home.

                                      After having the last breakfast of the trip, we will move to the Tribhuvan International Airport for our flight back to our home.