Manaslu Circuit Trek 19 Days – Explore the beauty of Spirit Mountain
Mount Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Explore the Spirit Mountain – MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK.
Manaslu Circuit Trek, also called Manaslu Round Trekking. This adventurous trip is possible to do in both way – Tea House and Camping, on your own choice. Teahouse is most popular because of the easiest and cheapest way to manage and camping is bit expensive. Hiking around the 8th highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Manaslu 8163 mtr, also popular as the spirit Mountain. This trek is less touristy and best alternative replacement for Everest and Annapurna region trekkings.
This trek has all the features of other trekking destinations of Nepal; beautiful view of mountains, landscapes, villages, raging rivers, stream and amazing waterfalls. Diversity in flora and fauna, precarious suspension bridges, and both Hindu and Buddhist monuments. Tibetan culture in Nepali land and comparatively less-trekkers than other trekking routes but day by day gaining popular and visiting more tourist in the amazing land.
Inside the Manaslu conservation area is not only for Manaslu Circuit Trek. There are other trekking trails as well, such as Tusm Valley Trek, on the same route but need to add 7 days more. After cross, Larke La Pass 5160m, during Manaslu circuit trek; if you wish, to continue for more adventure, then you can enjoy the beauty of Annapurna Circuit Trek to Thorong La Pass 5416m; world’s most popular and widest trekking pass.
This beautiful trek starts a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and follows the Budi Gandaki River and end in Marasandi River. Trekking trails on Budi Gandaki river gorge being easy by improving greatly each time. After the earthquake in 2015, Nepal government has plan to make a road there so that now there is motor road in the lower part of Manaslu.
THIS TREKKING TRAIL WAS DAMAGE BY AN EARTHQUAKE IN 2015 BUT NOW BECOME NORMAL.
BEST TIME TO DO: Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Spring: March, April, and mid of May.
Autumn: September, October, and November.
This two season is the perfect time to do a hike on Manaslu Himalaya Region; Because at spring season just left the cold and begins the dry season; and also, the Rhododendron flowers welcome you in there. In the autumn season rain season just finish and all the greenness, rivers and beautiful waterfalls give you a great time in there. If you love to play with snow then in the winter season also ok to do Manaslu Trek.
Hotel in Kathmandu.
Lodge/ Guest House/ Tea House/ Tent during the trek.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Trek preparation
Day 3: Drive to Sutikhola (710m/2328ft)
Day 4: Sutikhloa to Khorlabesi (900m/2952ft)
Day 5: Khorlabesi to Jagat (1340m/4395ft)
Day 6: Jagat to Philm (1700m/5576ft)
Day 7: Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft)
Day 8: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft)
Day 9: Namrung to Lho Gaun. (3180m/10435ft)
Day 10: Lho Ghau to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft)
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Samagaon
Day 12: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft)
Day 13: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft)
Day 14: Dharmashala to Bhimathang (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5106m/16752ft)
Day 15: Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m/7544ft)
Day 16: Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft)
Day 17: Chamje to Besishahar and Kathmandu
Day 18: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 19: Farewell.
This itinerary is our tailor-made program for Mount Manaslu Circuit Trek. Days in the trek is always flexible it can increase and decrease depending on your holiday length schedule and choice. If you are thinking about some change please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
You will greet by our one of the team member in Airport and arrange transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Trek preparation.
Trek preparation day. You will have free day during morning time while we are preparing for trekking permits and necessary documents for trek and at the evening you will breef by lead guide about the trek.
Day 3: Drive to Sutikhola. (710m/2328 ft)
You will eat breakfast at hotel, after finish breakfast you will take (Local Bus/ Jeep) depend on what kind of package you chose for trek together with guide and porters. First few hours you will drive on black top road till Dhadang Besi from there your real journey starts on bumpy and Jumpy road till Arughat and then Soti Khola. Total drive approximately 7 to 8 hours.
Day 3: Sutikhloa to Khorlabesi (900m/2952ft)
First day of Manaslu circuit trek for walk. After breakfast in Hotel, your trip starts towards Khorla Basi walk on the bank of Budi Kali Gandaki river, You will pass terrace farmlands, local villages, small stream and waterfalls. You will have lunch on the way together with guides and porters. In this day you just walk around 5 to 6 hours to ascend around 200m to reach in Khorla Besi (Along the way you will find place called Machhekhola, Machhekhola is a quite big village where you can find some shop where you can buy some things if you need for trek. Also there is police permit check point where you need to show your trekking permits.
Day 4: Khorlabesi to Jagat (1340m/4395ft)
Second day of the trek for walk. Similar like day one of hike you will start to walk after finish your breakfast. Todays journey to Jagat also similar like day one pass through local villages, terrace farmlands, suspension bridges over the small steams and Budi Kali Gandaki river. Along the way you will find a natural hot water at place called Tatopani. Today you will walk around 6 to 7 hours by ascending 400m approximately to Jagat. From Jagat you need to have special permit of Manaslu circuit trek so you need to register your permit there.
Day 5: Jagat to Philm (1700m/5576ft)
Third day of walk of Manaslu Circuit Trek. After two long day, today the short day walk around 4 to 5 hours. Again you will follow Budi Kali Gandaki river by cross some suspension bridges before little climb to Philm Village. After reach in Philm eat lunch, prepare your room and explore the village.
Day 6: Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft)
After half day rest in Philim, our trek continues to Deng as usual after breakfast in Guest House. Walk in the right side of the Budi Gandaki river around 500m is some time very scary due to the small trail but the beautiful view of water fall, river of course, and landscapes. Before we cross the bridge there is a trip goes up for Tsum Valley Trek.
Day 7: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft)
As days is continuing, the scenery will be change and difficulty level of walking will grow in Mountain we will feel same when we trek from Deng to Namrung. Although you walk in the forest due to the sweat your energy level will decrease and you need to rehydrate. Today you will encounter with more buddhist shirin (Stupa, Mani wall, Mani stone, and prayers flags) and close view of Mountains views.
Day 8: Namrung to Lho Gaun. (3180 m/10435 ft)
The 8th day of the trek will starts after breakfast in lodge in Namrung. Namrung is the place where we need to register our special permit. Trail from Namrung begin with a down to river and then flat for some time and ups and down to reach in Lho Gaun. Similar to other days you will encounter with the buddhist monasteries, stupas, prayers flags, and typical local villages. Today will be like a half day walk so that in the evening time we will explore Namrung village and Namrung Monastery.
Day 9: Lho Ghau to Samagaon (3500m/11480 ft)
The Mountain view will come in 360 degree angle including Mt. Manaslu and other associate peaks. To get in Samagaon there is two different way one from Monastery and one is normal from Shyala. Trail to Samagaon will be mostly ups by crossing some suspension bridges, small stream, buddhist Monastery, stupas, Mountain views. Todays will be one of the best Mountain views during this trek.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon.
Today we say rest day but we will visit in the Birendra Lake one and half hours walk from Samagaun. Along the way we will visit local Monastery to pray for successful trek. Some time some people they like to visit in Manaslu Base Camp, to visit in MBC will be very tough. And in afternoon we visit Samagaun village and have a good rest for next day.
Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103 ft)
As oher days, our day will start after breakfast to Samdo. Today also a half day of walk, we are doing this because of the high altitude and acclimatize to success the Larke Pass 5106m. Trail goes by flat with the view of Mt. Manaslu and a huge glaciar of that and by river side before climb one and half hours to reach in Samdo. At evening we will visit local village and Monastery in there.
Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596 ft)
Each day we are walking in high and high. Today we are going to climb around 800m to reach in Dharmasala. Darmasala is known as the Base Camp of Larke pass. And tonight is the one of the hardest day to sleep because there is just one guest house with limited room so we may have to sleep in the tent and eat very basic food.
Day 13: Dharmashala to Bhimathang (3590m/11775 ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5106m/16752 ft)
The hardest day of whole trek. We have to wake up very early in the morning and pack our backpacks and eat breakfast and pack lunch and start our trek to Larke top. Walk up is always challenging and difficult and there will be more difficult to walk with your flashlight. When sun hit there the view will kill all your tiredness and cold. Along the way some time there will be tea shop where we can have a cup of tea before reach in top (if we are lucky) reach in top for amazing view and hanging prayers flags for successful trek and descend to Bhimtang.
Day 14: Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m/7544 ft)
After long day we will be very tired but no matter what we have to leave this village to place called Tilje. We will follow same like other days. Today’s the trail will be mostly down.
Day 15: Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625 ft)
The trail from Tilje to Chamje is mostly down but after reach in Dharapani we have to exit our permit of Manaslu and register our ACAP permit. Also this is the place if some people who like to do Annapurna Circuit Trek after Manaslu Trek. After Dharapani we have to walk in the road till Taal from there we will walk in the normal ACT trekking trail to reach in Chamje.
Day 16: Chamje to Besishahar and Kathmandu
We will eat breakfast quite early to drive Besisahar and then Kathmandu.
Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu.
You can have good coffee, massage, and shopping for you and your family.
Day 18: Farewell.
√ Airport Pick Up and Drop.
√ 4 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. 2 nights before trek and 2 nights after trek.
√ Permits (MCAP Permit, ACAP Permit, TIMS CARD, and Special Permit) and all necessary documents for trek.
√ Accommodation during trek besic on twin sharing base best possible lodge/guest house even in tent at Dharmasala.
√ Government license holder english speaking guide.
√ Strong and experiences porter. 1 porter for 2 trekkers.
√ Road transportation. (Kathmandu to Soti Khola before trek and Jagat to Kathmandu after trek)
This is our guide, accommodation, and transportation provides package also, we offer full board package as well, for that please email us at email@example.com and Whatsapps/Viber: +9779813914320
× Food in Kathmandu.
× Food during trekking.
× Unexpected cost by act of nature if that happend.
× Your personal health insurance.
× Emergency evacuation in need.
× Monuments entrance fee or donations.
× Tips for guide and porters.
Here is a recommended Equipment list for Manaslu Circuit Trek. You could bring the ones you already have and rest can be bought even hired and buy in Kathmandu.
- Lightweight trekking boots with spare laces
- A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet
- 4-season sleeping bag
- Warm jacket (Fibber or down)
- A rainproof jacket with hood or a rain poncho.
- Woolen shirts and thick sweaters or fleece.
- A pair of lightweight/ heavyweight windproof/ waterproof trousers.
- Thermal underwears.
- A tracksuit useful for wearing in Lodge in the evening.
- 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
- 1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.
- A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night and a sunhat with a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
- A pair of gloves.
- 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
- 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
- Mask or other dust protective items (Upper Mustang area is the dry area so a little wind can make difficult during the walk.
- Duffle bag to gear while trekking.
- Daypack/ rucksack to carry the personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
- Water bottle.
- Snow glasses and sunglasses.
- Polyethene plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
- Toiletries with large and small towels.
- Small headlamp/torch with spare batteries
- Snow gaiters essential during winter and all treks going over at other times.
- Reading materials, camera, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional).
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