Manaslu (8,163m); a mountain situated near the border of Nepal and Tibet is the 8th highest mountain in the world. Manaslu trek is one of the best and popular treks in Nepal. Manaslu Circuit trekking; a well-loved trekking route of Manaslu Region was opened in 1992. Exceptional views of mountains, varied flora, and culture influenced from Tibet with Nepali ethnic diversity are the highlights of the Manaslu Circuit trekking.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek uses the trails followed by stunning Budhi Gandaki, up and Dudh Khola, down, east and west respectively of the Manaslu range and linked by a challenging high pass; Larkya La Pass (5,135m.). Manaslu Round Trekking is considered one of the most challenging treks in Nepal Himalayas rewards with unparalleled alpine experience, rich cultural heritage, and unsurpassed Himalayan beauty with scenic mountains views.
As Trekking in Everest Region is a seasonal adventure tour and trek activities, we’ve two best seasons for the Manaslu Trek and they are as follows:
Spring(March, April, May): The season in which rhododendron blooms with its decent color and beauty and due to which colorful hills are spotted throughout the journey wherever possible. One also gets an opportunity to collect the clear and picturesque view of the amazing Himalayan range including the World’s 8th highest peak(Mount Manaslu 8163 m).
Autumn(September, October, November): The perfect season to trek in which dry air is dispersed all over the nation and due to which the sky seems to be crystal clear. The trekking trails are also neither too wet nor too slippery. One can enjoy the breathtaking transparent views of the snowcapped Mount Manaslu with other spectacular mountains around.
As it is one of the challenging treks with a quite long duration as compared to the Annapurna Sunrise Trek or Everest Sunrise Trek, it is not recommended in the winter season(December, January, February). And similarly, due to wet and slippery trail, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is absolutely not possible during rainy season(June, July, August) as well.
Trek to Manaslu; “untouched region of Nepal” with an experienced and friendly team of Visit Heaven Trek will be your trek of a lifetime.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a Visit Heaven representative will be there for your warm welcome and help you to transfer to your hotel. In the evening, you will be taking welcome dinner Visit Heaven staff at one of the typical Nepali restaurants of Thamel.
Take your breakfast and get ready for a guided full day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing program is focused on introducing some highlights of UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu Durbar square, Swoyambhunath ,also known as “Monkey Temple”, Pashupatinath –temple of Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath; a Buddhist place.
After early breakfast, we take catch our bus to Arughat and drive via the Prithvi Highway. After eight to nine hours long drive from Kathmandu, we will reach Arughat. Overnight at Arughat.
Starting day of the walk. Today after breakfast we start our walk to Soti Khola. We will be following Budhi Gandaki River and will pass beautiful villages of including, Morder and Simre. With five to six hours walk we will today’s overnight place Soti Khola. Overnight in Soti Khola.
From Soti Khola the trail slowly descends until we climb again we climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. We then walk through forest to Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Overnight at Machha Khola.
After early breakfast at Machha Khola, we start our trekking; our trail today ascends and descends as we head towards Jagat. Budhi Gandaki accompanies us whole day. A small Hotspring in Tatopani is one of the highlight of the day. Overnight in Jagat.
After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Overnight.
From Ghap our trail follows the trail of Deng Khola-a small village. We walk through newly built rock tunnel from here. Ghap will introduce us the Tibetan culture with Mani stones and Chortens. Overnight at Ghap.
After breakfast we resume our trek from Ghap. Today we first past a seasonal village Nambachhe and ascend through dense forest and reach Namrung; a Tibetan base village (2,540m). As we continue our walk to Lho, we pass some wonderful village; one of them is Lho (3,000m) which will be our lunch point and also the view point of Ngadi Chuli. From Sho our trail slowly leads us to Lho; view point of Manaslu and wonderful place for sunset and sunrise view.
Setting destination Sama Gaon, we walk Shyla through forest. From Shyla, our trail goes through alpine scenery and eventually leads us past Pung Gyan Gomap and then takes us to Sama Gaon. Overnight at Samagaon.
From Sama Gaon we start our walk to Samdo. We can have incredible mountains views during the walk to Samdo. We will be comparatively on easy trail today. We will be following Budhi Gandaki river to reach Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.
As we gain the altitude; this day is for acclimatization. We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for local excursion. Overnight in Samdo.
Today we set off towards Dharmasala. Our trail first descends and cross a wooden bridge of Budhi Gandaki and then it ascends. Before reaching Dharmasala we cross two streams on the way. As it is a short trekking we will have enough time for rest. Overnight.
A steep up trail from Dharmasala we get to a valley on the north of Larkya Glaciers which advances to view beautiful Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Then we cross the Larkya pass which offers fabulous views of Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, Annapurna II and Himlung Himal. From Larkya Pass our trail head towards Bimthang. Overnight in Bimthang.
Today we will trek to Tilije from Bimthang. Some ups and downs and passing Gho village our trail with five to six walk we finally reach to Tilije. Overnight in Tilije.
From Tilije, today we will trek to a beautiful village called Tal which is situated at the foot of the large waterfall. Thonje, Dharapani and Karte are the villages we cross today respectively on the way to Tal. It will take us six hours to reach Tal.
Final trekking day; we will trek to Syange through Chyamje village and will trek through dense Rhododendron and pine. Overnight in Syange.
Final day of Manaslu Trek, today we catch our bus back to Kathmandu and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu guide will help you to get your hotel. Evening will for enjoying a farewell dinner with your guides in the celebration of success trek to Manaslu Circuit Trek. Overnight at hotel.
Collecting all wonderful memories in Nepal, today is day to fly back home. A Visit Heaven Trek representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport. See you soon in Nepal.