Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu circuit TrekThe Manaslu (Soul Mountain) also known as Kutang  Himal,  one of the 8th  highest mountain  over the world  situated  in the west-center part of Nepal  between two beautiful  mountain  Annapurna and Ganesh Himal, standing  with  its 8,163 meter high from the sea label.  This trek is the best all-round trek in Nepal, which is newly raised and getting popular among the trekking and expedition lover people day by day, which was officially opened at 1991 specially for the trekking,  since than that allowing to organize trekking group special permits to gain entry into this region.  

The journey takes about 13-14 Days  of hiking in unique off-the-beaten path region in northern Nepal with soak in breathtaking views of over 8000 meter mountains. Gushing waterfalls, high altitude lakes, colorful prayer flags and ever changing spectaculars landscapes to immerse  in the peaceful fusion of Nepalese and Tibetan culture as we pass through friendly villages and  visit secluded Buddhist monasteries tucked away in the  valley carved out by  glaciers. This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our clients because this pristine area is becoming more and more popular these days, so  now is a good time to do this trek.

The trek Manaslu begins from  Arughat and Gradually  ascending  through the bank of Budi Gandaki  river,  this trek offers  an unique  opportunity to experience of reasonably untouched  region of Nepal where we sees  few trekkers that makes a visit of region more exclusive and unspoiled, that provides  spectacular  beauty along the border of Tibet and Nepal,  Major  highlights  of this trekking   route is numbers  of  rivers,  waterfalls,  suspension  bridges,  spectacular beauty of the nature, unique environment and exceptionally rich in biodiversity as well as culture and many different flora fauna and herb products. In the other hand side,  this  region provides the amazing views of Manaslu (8163m), Peak 29 Himalchuli, (7871, Ganesh Himal (7422m) Naike Peak (6211m) and other various snowcapped mountains.  Additional sight attraction as Manaslu Base Camp, Pungen Gumpa,   Kal Tal,  Birendra lake,  Tibet border and more cultural visits makes the trip wonderful.  Furthermore  after the Larke la (5160 m) pass, it going to show us views of Annapurna II (7,937m) Larke peak, HimlungHimal (7,126m), Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang,  Kang Guru (6,981m), Ponkar himal etc.  gonna gives us more energy of the trek.

We at Touch The Himalaya Treks and Expedition, Running with a team of Guides , who are locally from Manaslu region having long years of experience in trekking around Manaslu, knows every corner of the region,  will provide excellent  guiding and hospitality service to our clients. 


By organizing Manaslu trek we again achieved Certificate of Excellence of the Year 2016 from the most recognized social site TripAdvisor

Trip Profile:
Trekking days: 13
Total days: 17 Days
Days in Kathmandu: 4

Detail  Itinerary:

Day-01: Arrive Kathmandu and check into hotel. 

Day-02: Trekking preparation, equipment checking, permit preparing and sightseeing
Day-03: Kathmandu to Arughat(600m) by public bus.(7hrs) overnight in nice Hotel Manaslu.Arughat Bazzar is big town and popular for marketing of local people from Northern part.Most of the people are Hindu and it is situated in Bank of Bhudhi Gandaki river which is started from Tsum valley and Larke pass.

Day-04:   Arughat to Machhakhola.(869m,7hrs) for overnight.Majority of the way bank of the Budhi Gandaki river and        bumpy road up to Sotikhola.You can expect waterfall,monkey watching,rice field,green forest and If weather gonna be clear Ganesh Himal view.

Day-05:   Machhakhola to Jagat(1340m) overnight(7hrs). Today’s Major attraction gonna be Ganesh view,Sringi himal, water fall, stone paved way,maniwall, MCAP office and specially restricted area gonna start from Jagat.

Day-06: Jagat to Deng (6-7hrs) 1860m.

Day-07:  Deng(1860m) to Namrung(2630m)(7 to 8hrs)You gonna see Sringi,Ganesh,Kutang Himal and more……

Day-08:  Namrung to Lho(3180m)(4/5hrs)Today is the first day to see Manaslu and specially the real exciting view of Larke gonna start from today.

Day-09:   Loho to Sama(3520m)(3/4hrs)Shyala is the first town we gonna have today which is one of the best view of this region to see 360 degree only mountain from town.High light of the day gona be :-Manaslu,Himal Chuli,Nadi peak,Naike peak,Kutang himal,Pangbuche himal, stupa,maniwal etc.

Day-10:   Acclimatization day,After breakfast we can hike around Birendra lake/Manaslu Base camp or Pungen Gumpa etc. discuss with guide which one gonna be best one according your fitness and desire.

Day-11: Sama to Samdo(3850m) which is known as refugee camp of tibetan people.(3-4hrs.)After lunch, If you have energy we can hike around the hill to have better acclimatization.

Day-12:   Samdo to Dharmasala(4/5hrs, 4460m)

Day-13:   Dharmasala to Larke La 5160m then Bhimthang overnight(3590).Today is one of the crucial and most waited day of the trip for great view and adventure.)(8-9hrs)Once you got in Bhimthang,it might be best accommodation of the trek and right place to celebrate great success of Larke La.

Day-14: Bhimthang to Goa(2500m)(5/6hrs).

Day-15:   Goa to Jagat overnight. (6hrs)

Day-16: . Jagat to Kathmandu/Pokhara by public bus Then enjoy in city with good food, drinks, shopping etc after massive achievement of trek.

Short Note:
Above itinerary is just the guideline or the standard pattern which we will provide. This Itinerary can be modified according to our client's  time, requirements, physical fitness, weather condition or ground sitution. Trekking price will be according to deluxe, standard, budget and depends on group size, so if you provide details about it, we will be pleased. Our client’s Safety is the main concern while travelling with Touch The Himalaya. Please  note that you and your group leaders have authority to amend or change any part of the above itinerary if it is unnecessary due to the safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep the above itinerary, however this is adventure  in remote mountain region,  We Don't guarant weather conditions, health condition of  the members, unexpected natural disasters etc which may change  the itinerary.
Good Luck !!!


 Manaslu circuit trekking trip cost price for 2017 (trip cost only)

Service Type Size of groups price on per person basis
1 Pax 2-5 pax 6-10 Pax 10-19 Pax 20++
Full Board Camping Service -------- ------ ------- ------- ------
Full Board Tea-House service US$ 1124 US$1055 US$1008 US$978 US$873
Guide Service with Bed Base US$749 US$680 US$550 US$500 US$430
Guide service only US$607 US$425 US$375 US$345 US$300
Porter Service only US$507 US$325 US$300 US$300 US$295

Cost description

the above mentioned  price  includes an following

Cost includes

Pick up and Drop  from the international  airport  by car/jeep/bus

  Beginning wo nights Hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan at standard tourist hotel.

  Welcome and Farewell Dinner.

  Transport from Kathmandu to Sotikhola by public bus and way back by tourist bus.

 Three meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.

  Accommodation during trekking that includes tents or local lodges / guesthouses.

  All trekking  permits  fees,(Entry permit, ACAP/MCAP conservation permits, restricted area permit  and TIMS Card).

  Professional English speaking Manaslu area Local Trekking guide,
Neccessary mountain expert porters (one porter will be shared by two trekkers)

  A comprehensive medical kit.

  All government and local taxes.
  All trekking  staff's insurance.

Cost excludes

 International air fare to/ from Nepal

  Entry Visa fees- at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.

  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.

  Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.

  Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.

  Laundry fees.

  All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.

  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking                   due to some reason.

 Personal gear and expenses.

  Tips and gratitude provided to staff.


Trip Facts :
Trip Duration: 17 Days
Grade: Modorate
Destination: Larke Pass
Max Altitude : Larke-La,5160M.
Seasons: March-May / Sep.-Dec.
Trip Code : TTHMT
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