Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 Days

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Located near the border of Nepal and Tibet, Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world. This 8,163 meters high beauty also goes by the name ‘The Spirit Mountain”.  It refers to a strong deity dwelling by this peak according to the local dialect. The path to 15 days  Manaslu Circuit Trek, lies in the Great Himalaya Trail. This is a better alternative to the Annapurna Circuit Trek. In addition to this, there are several routes for trekking in Manaslu region trekking. However, Larke La (5,213 meters) pass trek and Tsum Valley trek are more popular among the trekkers.

Manaslu regions surround by Ganesh Himal and Budi Gandaki one the east. Marsyangdi river with Annapurna ranges on the west and town of Gorkha on the south. The region generates popular saying ” Manaslu is a ragged wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky.” Therefore, the area is popular for the mixture of cultural heritage and biological diversity. Along with this, the trekking route is superb with excellent scenery.

The classic mix of the breathtaking view of the mountains, the unspoiled valleys, and the cultures of the inhabitant and the beautiful biological diversity makes this trek a must for a once in a lifetime experience.

Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 Days Route Map

 

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek Map

How to get to the Trail Head of Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 Days?

Manaslu Region Trekking usually starts with a drive to Arughat (700 meters), the most popular starting point. It leads through the path along Seti Khola and descends at Besishar. 33 different species of mammals inhabit this area. Among them, the sight of snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar is common along the trail. Likewise, 110 species of birds, 3 species of reptiles, and over 200 species of plants can be witnessed en route.

The trekking trail also provides touches of unspoiled valleys as this region was not open until 1991. You will come across numerous bamboo bridges, scenic views of Tibet with an insight into the way of Tibetans’ daily life. You will encounter various monasteries and experience ankle-deep snow trekking. Likewise, it offers an opportunity to climb Shyala to observe a panoramic view of the Himachali. This is another highlight of the trip. Similarly, the classic mix of the breathtaking view of the mountains, the unspoiled valleys makes this valley unique. Besides this, the cultures of the inhabitants and the biological diversity make this trek a once in a lifetime experience.

The environment around Manaslu Region Trekking itself is welcoming.  The hospitality provided by the residents of this area adds icing to the cake. Hence, trekking to this region is a delightful way to gain an adventurous experience with a heart-warming eye feast.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

The representative of Oriental Journeys will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you at the hotel. After having some rest in hotel, we will provide you detail trip information along with welcome dinner with cultural programs in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

After getting all the trekking permits, you will be taken for sightseeing in the historical and architectural sites of Kathmandu valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhha Stupa, which are listed in the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. After this, you will have some time for preparing trekking equipment. Overnight stay at hotel in a BB basis.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola via Arughat on private vehicle

Today, We will drive early in the morning towards Dhading Besi, the district headquarter of Dhading district. We will continue the drive towards Arughat through narrow road. After reaching at Arughat bazzar, we will explore the local market of this region and heading towards Sotikhola. We will get enjoyable views of scattered houses in the green mountains and valleys, waterfalls, rivers and cascade paddy fields to introduce ethnic groups. Overnight stay at local market.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola

Today, we will walk towards beautiful pine forest after crossing the suspension bridge at Soti Khola. We have mixed types of trekking trail that sometimes we need to climb up and sometimes walk down with the beautiful views of waterfalls on a steep ridge. Along with this, we will walk along the beautiful terrace rice field then we reached to Gurung village of Lapubeshi and further climb rocky mountain. After crossing another suspension bridge, we reach at Machha Khola and overnight stay there.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340m)

We will walk through gentle trek which takes us to Khorlabei after crossing Tharo khola. After this, we will climb another ridge and cross suspension bridge in Budhigandaki river. After walking through some descend and ascend trekking trails, we will reach at Dobhan. Then we again cross the river in Thado bharyang and from this onwards, we will ascend over a ridge and we will arrive at Jagat. Overnight stay at Jagat.

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng

We will start our trekking early in the morning and ascending towards salleri over a rocky ridge. During the trek, we will be enjoying while walking along the cascade millet field and arive at Ekle Bhatti. The trek continues towards a steep and uninhabited gorge. After crossing bamboo buses, we reach at Deng and overnight stay there.

Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung

We will reach at Deng after crossing Budhi Gandaki River and climb an hour to reach Rana. We should again have to ascend short trail and walk to the west valley through the forest and crossing waterfalls and mani walls in the Tibetan village. Then again we will walk steep up through rhododendron forest and arrive at Namrung. Namrung offers tremendous views of Himal Chuli, Shirung , Namrung and Ganesh himal. Overnight stay at Namrung.

Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Samagaun

Today, we will get an opportunity to walk through the rhododendron forest and reached at Lihi village with Tibetan’s Chortens and terrace barley fields. It further offers the views of Ganesh Himal. We will pass by some Tibetan village and we will see Manaslu and Himchuli Himal are seen through the entire landscape. Some did acclimatization today and we will analyze the group condition and movea ahaed to Samagaun.

Day 09: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo

We will continue our trekking towards Samdo village depending on our body condition. After crossing Samdo village, we will continue our walk towards Manaslu Base Camp but we will follow the right side of the trail which leads us towards Larke Pass. After crossing Juniper birch forest and wooden bridge on Budhi Gandaki river, we will make climb to reach Samdo, inhabited by Tibetans migrated from Chinese territory to their homeland after 50 years.

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Samde

We usually do acclimatization in Samde to avoid high altitude sickness for the rest of the trekking days. In the mature morning, our guide will lead us to climb the high elevation but we should have to follow AMS rules. Today, we will go and climb some heights and then come back to lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (Larke La Base Camp)

After acclimatization in Samdo, we will trek down and cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River in the early morning trekking. We will climb up through the Junipe bush which offers beautiful view of Larke La Glacier. After 3 to 4 hours of walking high hills, we will reach at Dharmasala where we can get accommodation facility. After this, we will do some acclimatization in Dharmashala to make our body fit without any problems. Overnight stay at Dharmasala.

Day 12: Trek to Bhimtang via Larke La Pass

We will get wake up call from our guide in the early morning at 3:30 am and after having breakfast, we will start our trek to Bhimtang. The reason for early morning trekking is to avoid cold winds on the top. After climbing to the ridge, we will get an opportunity to see some frozen lakes and Larke glacier on the side. While climbing, we will face that the last part of Larke La Top is quite tougher to climb. Once you reach at the top, you will have opportunity to see the outstanding view of Himalayas in the different directions like Himlung himal, Kanguru, Annapurna II as well as soothing Mt. Manaslu in the west direction. We will be taking some picture for the success to reach at the top and descends down to Bhimtang.

Day 13: Trek to Bhimtang Tilje

The trek continues in the morning and once you are moving ahead towards Bhitang Tilje, you will leave the generous peak behind you. During the trekking, we will be walking through the rhododendron forest which will take us to Karache, the highest cultivated region of Nepal and the trek continues towards Gho village. After this, we will continue our trek towards Tilje for the last party at the lodge according to our trekking plan.

Day 14: Trek from Tilje to Bagarchhap and drive to Kathmandu via Besishahar

Today, we will be doing short trekking to Bagarchhap for two hours and descend down to some of the millet farmland and walk through the beautiful tropical forest. This trail leads us to Bagarchhap which is also connected to the Annapurna circuit trek. We will get local jeep from Bagarchhap so that we drive to Kathmandu via beshishahar.

Day 15: Final Departure

Today is your last day in Nepal. If you have time, you can do shopping in your free time. We will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of scheduled flight.

When is the trail mostly busy?

According to the data collected by the Ministry of Tourism, October is seen as the busiest month since this is the best time for trekking in Nepal with a clear sky. Similarly, spring and autumn are the most favorable seasons to do this trek. During the time, you can see the mountain views are stunning and you can see the eighth highest peak in the world with all its glory. Trekkers generally keep off this circuit during December, January and February because of extreme cold and heavy snowfall.

Where can I store my extra luggage while trekking?

Most of the hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities and you can store your extra luggage in the same hotel.

Are permits included in the trip price?

Yes, the necessary permits are included in the trip price.

What permits are needed for this trek?

The permits required during this trek are:

  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
What is the difference between hiking, trekking and mountain climbing?

Hiking is generally a walking for a short distance to reach to your destination. It may last for only a day. Trekking involves walking for several days to reach the point of your interest. During trekking, you need to walk for several days to reach the point of your interest. You may walk 5 to 8 hours per day and you may need to stay overnight at camps or lodges. Compared to hiking, trekking is more rigorous and challenging. To participate in mountain climbing one requires adequate training and technical skills. Besides this, a special mountaineering gear is needed and the risks are higher in mountain climbing than in trekking or hiking.

What happen if I fall sick while trekking?

If you fall sick on the trail while trekking, your guide will take action and taking into account the nature and severity of your sickness. If you have only a minor health concerns like stomach ache, diarrhea, and your guide will be carrying medicines for you. And if you are affecting from altitude problem, you will be moved to a lower altitude. In case of severe injuries and illness, an emergency evacuation by Helicopter will be arranged.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Two to three star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in B&B basis.
  • Room in best available lodge and hotel during trek with all meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • An experienced english speaking guide and other language speaking guide and one assistance if there is more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Guide, porter and other necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food.
  • Special permit of Manaslu area, ACAP, MCAP and TIMS card.
  • First aid medical kit and necessary normal medicine
  • All applicable government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa Fee and international airfare
  • Hotel accommodation, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure fro Nepal or early return from mountain due to any unseen reason than scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, battery recharge, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, tea and coffee during trekking.
  • Tips, souvenir and gratuities  for guide, porter and driver

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Trip Duration

15 Days

Trip Grade

Strenuous

Group Size

2-16 People

Accommodation

Hotel & Lodge

Start/End

Kathmandu

Overview of Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 Days

Located near the border of Nepal and Tibet, Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world. This 8,163 meters high beauty also goes by the name ‘The Spirit Mountain”.  It refers to a strong deity dwelling by this peak according to the local dialect. The path to 15 days  Manaslu Circuit Trek, lies in the Great Himalaya Trail. This is a better alternative to the Annapurna Circuit Trek. In addition to this, there are several routes for trekking in Manaslu region trekking. However, Larke La (5,213 meters) pass trek and Tsum Valley trek are more popular among the trekkers.

Manaslu regions surround by Ganesh Himal and Budi Gandaki one the east. Marsyangdi river with Annapurna ranges on the west and town of Gorkha on the south. The region generates popular saying ” Manaslu is a ragged wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky.” Therefore, the area is popular for the mixture of cultural heritage and biological diversity. Along with this, the trekking route is superb with excellent scenery.

The classic mix of the breathtaking view of the mountains, the unspoiled valleys, and the cultures of the inhabitant and the beautiful biological diversity makes this trek a must for a once in a lifetime experience.

Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 Days Route Map

 

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek Map

How to get to the Trail Head of Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 Days?

Manaslu Region Trekking usually starts with a drive to Arughat (700 meters), the most popular starting point. It leads through the path along Seti Khola and descends at Besishar. 33 different species of mammals inhabit this area. Among them, the sight of snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar is common along the trail. Likewise, 110 species of birds, 3 species of reptiles, and over 200 species of plants can be witnessed en route.

The trekking trail also provides touches of unspoiled valleys as this region was not open until 1991. You will come across numerous bamboo bridges, scenic views of Tibet with an insight into the way of Tibetans’ daily life. You will encounter various monasteries and experience ankle-deep snow trekking. Likewise, it offers an opportunity to climb Shyala to observe a panoramic view of the Himachali. This is another highlight of the trip. Similarly, the classic mix of the breathtaking view of the mountains, the unspoiled valleys makes this valley unique. Besides this, the cultures of the inhabitants and the biological diversity make this trek a once in a lifetime experience.

The environment around Manaslu Region Trekking itself is welcoming.  The hospitality provided by the residents of this area adds icing to the cake. Hence, trekking to this region is a delightful way to gain an adventurous experience with a heart-warming eye feast.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 Days - Detail Itinerary

01

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

The representative of Oriental Journeys will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you at the hotel. After having some rest in hotel, we will provide you detail trip information along with welcome dinner with cultural programs in the evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

02

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation

After getting all the trekking permits, you will be taken for sightseeing in the historical and architectural sites of Kathmandu valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhha Stupa, which are listed in the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. After this, you will have some time for preparing trekking equipment. Overnight stay at hotel in a BB basis.

03

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola via Arughat on private vehicle

Today, We will drive early in the morning towards Dhading Besi, the district headquarter of Dhading district. We will continue the drive towards Arughat through narrow road. After reaching at Arughat bazzar, we will explore the local market of this region and heading towards Sotikhola. We will get enjoyable views of scattered houses in the green mountains and valleys, waterfalls, rivers and cascade paddy fields to introduce ethnic groups. Overnight stay at local market.

04

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola

Today, we will walk towards beautiful pine forest after crossing the suspension bridge at Soti Khola. We have mixed types of trekking trail that sometimes we need to climb up and sometimes walk down with the beautiful views of waterfalls on a steep ridge. Along with this, we will walk along the beautiful terrace rice field then we reached to Gurung village of Lapubeshi and further climb rocky mountain. After crossing another suspension bridge, we reach at Machha Khola and overnight stay there.

05

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340m)

We will walk through gentle trek which takes us to Khorlabei after crossing Tharo khola. After this, we will climb another ridge and cross suspension bridge in Budhigandaki river. After walking through some descend and ascend trekking trails, we will reach at Dobhan. Then we again cross the river in Thado bharyang and from this onwards, we will ascend over a ridge and we will arrive at Jagat. Overnight stay at Jagat.

06

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng

We will start our trekking early in the morning and ascending towards salleri over a rocky ridge. During the trek, we will be enjoying while walking along the cascade millet field and arive at Ekle Bhatti. The trek continues towards a steep and uninhabited gorge. After crossing bamboo buses, we reach at Deng and overnight stay there.

07

Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung

We will reach at Deng after crossing Budhi Gandaki River and climb an hour to reach Rana. We should again have to ascend short trail and walk to the west valley through the forest and crossing waterfalls and mani walls in the Tibetan village. Then again we will walk steep up through rhododendron forest and arrive at Namrung. Namrung offers tremendous views of Himal Chuli, Shirung , Namrung and Ganesh himal. Overnight stay at Namrung.

08

Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Samagaun

Today, we will get an opportunity to walk through the rhododendron forest and reached at Lihi village with Tibetan’s Chortens and terrace barley fields. It further offers the views of Ganesh Himal. We will pass by some Tibetan village and we will see Manaslu and Himchuli Himal are seen through the entire landscape. Some did acclimatization today and we will analyze the group condition and movea ahaed to Samagaun.

09

Day 09: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo

We will continue our trekking towards Samdo village depending on our body condition. After crossing Samdo village, we will continue our walk towards Manaslu Base Camp but we will follow the right side of the trail which leads us towards Larke Pass. After crossing Juniper birch forest and wooden bridge on Budhi Gandaki river, we will make climb to reach Samdo, inhabited by Tibetans migrated from Chinese territory to their homeland after 50 years.

10

Day 10: Acclimatization day in Samde

We usually do acclimatization in Samde to avoid high altitude sickness for the rest of the trekking days. In the mature morning, our guide will lead us to climb the high elevation but we should have to follow AMS rules. Today, we will go and climb some heights and then come back to lodge.

11

Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (Larke La Base Camp)

After acclimatization in Samdo, we will trek down and cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River in the early morning trekking. We will climb up through the Junipe bush which offers beautiful view of Larke La Glacier. After 3 to 4 hours of walking high hills, we will reach at Dharmasala where we can get accommodation facility. After this, we will do some acclimatization in Dharmashala to make our body fit without any problems. Overnight stay at Dharmasala.

12

Day 12: Trek to Bhimtang via Larke La Pass

We will get wake up call from our guide in the early morning at 3:30 am and after having breakfast, we will start our trek to Bhimtang. The reason for early morning trekking is to avoid cold winds on the top. After climbing to the ridge, we will get an opportunity to see some frozen lakes and Larke glacier on the side. While climbing, we will face that the last part of Larke La Top is quite tougher to climb. Once you reach at the top, you will have opportunity to see the outstanding view of Himalayas in the different directions like Himlung himal, Kanguru, Annapurna II as well as soothing Mt. Manaslu in the west direction. We will be taking some picture for the success to reach at the top and descends down to Bhimtang.

13

Day 13: Trek to Bhimtang Tilje

The trek continues in the morning and once you are moving ahead towards Bhitang Tilje, you will leave the generous peak behind you. During the trekking, we will be walking through the rhododendron forest which will take us to Karache, the highest cultivated region of Nepal and the trek continues towards Gho village. After this, we will continue our trek towards Tilje for the last party at the lodge according to our trekking plan.

14

Day 14: Trek from Tilje to Bagarchhap and drive to Kathmandu via Besishahar

Today, we will be doing short trekking to Bagarchhap for two hours and descend down to some of the millet farmland and walk through the beautiful tropical forest. This trail leads us to Bagarchhap which is also connected to the Annapurna circuit trek. We will get local jeep from Bagarchhap so that we drive to Kathmandu via beshishahar.

15

Day 15: Final Departure

Today is your last day in Nepal. If you have time, you can do shopping in your free time. We will drop you at the airport before 3 hours of scheduled flight.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the trail mostly busy?

According to the data collected by the Ministry of Tourism, October is seen as the busiest month since this is the best time for trekking in Nepal with a clear sky. Similarly, spring and autumn are the most favorable seasons to do this trek. During the time, you can see the mountain views are stunning and you can see the eighth highest peak in the world with all its glory. Trekkers generally keep off this circuit during December, January and February because of extreme cold and heavy snowfall.

Where can I store my extra luggage while trekking?

Most of the hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities and you can store your extra luggage in the same hotel.

Are permits included in the trip price?

Yes, the necessary permits are included in the trip price.

What permits are needed for this trek?

The permits required during this trek are:

  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
What is the difference between hiking, trekking and mountain climbing?

Hiking is generally a walking for a short distance to reach to your destination. It may last for only a day. Trekking involves walking for several days to reach the point of your interest. During trekking, you need to walk for several days to reach the point of your interest. You may walk 5 to 8 hours per day and you may need to stay overnight at camps or lodges. Compared to hiking, trekking is more rigorous and challenging. To participate in mountain climbing one requires adequate training and technical skills. Besides this, a special mountaineering gear is needed and the risks are higher in mountain climbing than in trekking or hiking.

What happen if I fall sick while trekking?

If you fall sick on the trail while trekking, your guide will take action and taking into account the nature and severity of your sickness. If you have only a minor health concerns like stomach ache, diarrhea, and your guide will be carrying medicines for you. And if you are affecting from altitude problem, you will be moved to a lower altitude. In case of severe injuries and illness, an emergency evacuation by Helicopter will be arranged.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Two to three star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in B&B basis.
  • Room in best available lodge and hotel during trek with all meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • An experienced english speaking guide and other language speaking guide and one assistance if there is more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Guide, porter and other necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food.
  • Special permit of Manaslu area, ACAP, MCAP and TIMS card.
  • First aid medical kit and necessary normal medicine
  • All applicable government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal visa Fee and international airfare
  • Hotel accommodation, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure fro Nepal or early return from mountain due to any unseen reason than scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, battery recharge, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, tea and coffee during trekking.
  • Tips, souvenir and gratuities  for guide, porter and driver

Manaslu Circuit Trek 15 Days - Fixed Departure Cost & Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.