Manaslu Circuit TrekkingManaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking

  • Duration17 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 5200m.
  • Activity September to late December and February to late June.
  • Group Size 2
Trip Highlights
  • High Chance to see Agali (Blue Sheep), Pika (highest living mammal), Tahr (Mountain Goat), Himalayan Marmots and other abundant wildlife.
  • Glorious view of Mt. Manaslu (8,156m), Himalchuli (7893m), Ganesh Himal II (7,118m) and other many mountains above 7000m range.
  •  Virgin hidden trek into Tibetan Culture or Buddhist Hidden Valley. 

Nepal needs no introduction when it comes to mountains and adventures. Renowned for the highest peak in the world Mt. Everest, otherwise known as Sagarmatha, Nepal is also the homeland for 8 of the 10 tallest mountains in the world. The view of 8000m snow-capped mountains, mesmerizing trekking routes, and an unforgettable trekking experience is why Nepal is a trekker’s paradise. And the Manaslu circuit trek is definitely a piece of paradise among them. 

You may have heard about the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna region trek as they are among the more popular and recognized. But with the high popularity comes a huge crowd. And if you want to avoid the wave of people and walk on a peaceful trail, the Manaslu trek is the best alternative route.  

Not just as an alternative, but the off-beaten track is one of the finest to experience. Remote Hindu and Tibetan mountain villages, teahouses to make your stay comfortable, interaction with the native people, diversity of wildlife suspension bridge along the Budhi Gandaki River, and the view of splendid nature and massive mountains make Manaslu Circuit arguably the best trek in the country.

This trekking route has to offer varieties for the trekkers and nature lovers. This well known and popular route which is at around 8156m altitude provides the hilarious and mystical mountain views as well as the adventure itself. This trekking route was accessed in 1992, from then the visitors and trekkers got an opportunity to experience the wide variety of natural beauty as well as the biological diversity. The people habitat in this area is warm and friendly who are enriched with the beautiful culture and tradition. According to the weather assumption, this area offers a unique environment which is rich in bio diversity that has made this region undoubtedly one of the finest tourist destinations among many other in Nepal.

Manaslu Trekking area is occupied with the overall perfect beauty of nature as one can view the unconditionally beautiful Himalayan ranges as well as cultural diversities along the trails. One can view the natural scenes with high altitude glacier lakes which gives a perfect feeling of combination of peace and tranquility. The rich flora and fauna is always outstanding to blow the mind away as one can experience the unique and new feel. Everyone should explore the natural beauty and breath taking Himalayas. The connection of mind body and spirit along with nature is something extraordinary and pleasant.


Trip Itinerary

    Airport representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Holding the name plate of Outshine Aventure on arrival, then we transfer to Hotel, after your check inn at Hotel, we take you at our company for documentation and information.


       Wake up early morning, have breakfast at hotel than around 9 am we start the tour for Kathmandu Durbar squire, Syambhunath, Buddhanath and Pashupatinath. We provide expert tour guide to explain the monuments and private car for the sightseeing. At afternoon you will have some time at afternoon for equipment shopping or preparation.


         After having breakfast, we will begin our drive towards Soti Khola via Arughat. The drive will be long and go through the outskirts of Kathmandu. We will get to see beautiful views of landscapes throughout for drive.The drive will go through small settlements area. Upon reaching Soti Khola, we will have lunch and later explore the area. Overnight in the guesthouse.


           We will cross a bridge and further trek through lovely Sal forests to reach a ridge. From here, we will trek on the rugged trail and cross couple of waterfalls. Further, we will descend through rice terraces and again ascend towards Labubesi. The trail will include more ups and downs until we reach Machha Khola village. Before reaching the village, we will also cross a suspension bridge.


            Today, we will begin trekkin on a narrow trail and cross Tharo Khola before reaching Khorla Besi. We will then reach Tatopani where we will see a small hot spring. From here, we will ascend and reach a ridge. Further will cross the Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge and ascend all the way up to the Jagat. On the way, we will cross several other bridges.


               After getting our permits checked, we will ascend on a rocky ridge to Salleri and then descend to Sirdibas. Further, we will cross a long hanging bridge and ascend towards Philim. Then the trail passes through impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley today. We will pass Ekle Bhatti from where we will head towards the river and cross it twice over suspension bridges. From Ekle Bhatti we trek along to pass Pewa, traverse along a small campsite and continue through the valley until we reach the village of Deng.


                 Crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, we will ascend to Rana. From here, we will climb up to the west of the Budhi Gandaki valley. Further going through several lush green forests, lovely small villages, narrow gorge, and crossing streams, we will reach Namrung Village.


                   We will trek on a winding trail through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, we will see amazing views of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Saula Himal,  Dwijen Himal, Lajing peak, and  Rupina La Pass. We will ascend and come across chortens, prayer flags & mani walls, and reach Lho Gaon.


                     We will begin trekking after having breakfast. Following the right bank of a river, we will trek and reach Sama Gaon. On the way, we will see numerous peaks.


                       It is recommended to rest in Samagaon for more than one night for acclimatization enjoying the village and a short trip to Manaslu Base Camp or Punggen Gompa. Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest you can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall.


                         Today will be going to be a short and easy trekking day to Samdo. We will cross several Mani walls and juniper bushes, and ascend towards a ridge. Further, we will descend and cross Buri Gandaki on an old wooden bridge and reach Samdo Village where we will stay for a night.


                           It's another short and easy trekking day. Leaving behind Samdo, we will descend towards and bridge. Further, crossing Budhi Gandaki River, we will slowly ascend towards the Dharamsala. 


                             We will wake up early in the morning, and begin ascending on a ridge. The ascend will not be difficult but, it will go up to the Larkya La Pass-through rugged path. We will get to see breathtaking views of mountain scenery from here, and continue our trek towards our next destination, Bimthang. We will ascend for a few minutes, and then descend on a loose rocky trail to reach Bimthang.


                               We will descend all the way down to the Gho village.  The trail will descend for around 6 hours and lead us to Gho where we will be staying for a night.


                                 We will descend all the way down to the Dharapani. The trail will descend for around 4 hours and lead us to Dharapani where we will be staying for a night.


                                   After having breakfast, we will begin our journey towards Kathmandu. We will descend and reach  Besishahar. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will move to our hotel and rest for the day. We will end our day with a delicious farewell dinner.


                                     After your Breakfast at Hotel we transfer to International Airport according to your flight time. We could increase the tours or extra activities if you have extra days available according to your desire.

                                    Cost Details
                                    Price Includes

                                    To quote you with an exact or approximate price, we need the number of persons in your group, the category of hotel, the mode of transportation (by plane or by bus or by jeep etc) & any alternation in your itinerary. Please contact us with these important details first so that we can get back to you on the cost.

                                    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car.
                                    • Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu. This will be for 3 nights in total.
                                    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car.
                                    • All your standard Meals during the trek.
                                    • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
                                    • Local licensed English speaking Guide.
                                    • The required number of local staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek. One porter for two people, weight limit will be 25-30 Kg Per Porter. 
                                    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine for all trekking staffs.
                                    • Manaslu Special Permit, Trekking Permit, Manaslu conservation Park permits.
                                    • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Outshine Adventure if needed.
                                    • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
                                    • All our government taxes.
                                    Price Excludes
                                    • Your travel insurance.
                                    • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry & Personal trekking Equipments.
                                    • Tips for trekking staff and driver-tipping is expected.
                                    • Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
                                    Useful Information

                                    Why Manaslu CIrcuit is the best Trek Right Now

                                    As said before the big names like Everest Base Camp or Annapurna region attracts a big number of people as well. And trekking in a huge crowd can be a big problem especially when you have come to walk in peace and engulf in nature. But the lesser popular trek of Manasalu circuit is the perfect place to enjoy you vacation alone or with a few friends and family.

                                    Another great thing about it is the cultural showcase and religious expedition. The fact that you get to know the Tibetan Buddhist culture and interact with native people make this trek even more special.

                                    Manaslu Circuit is comparatively a longer trail which gives you more time to explore the place and see its surrounding as well. It is a trek like no other and you will surely create unforgettable memories and cherish it for lifetime. 

                                    Note: The Manaslu trek has been declared clear to travel as the lockdown period has ended in Nepal. You have to apply the necessary safety precautions and travel without the hesitation of COVID-19. 



                                    Travelers Review
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                                      Phil GAustralia,March 24, 2020
                                      rating star

                                      Outshine outstanding again

                                      My 4th time using Outshine Adventure was once again incredible. It's when things are tough that a great company comes to the fore.

                                      Thank you so much Gokul for looking after our group through the whole Coved 19 disaster. Nabu kept us safe in the mountains and then you took over as the whole country was entering such an uncertain phase.

                                      Our group was so well looked after and kept up to date with what was going on.

                                      Will definitely be back again in Nepal and Outshine will be the trekking company I'll be using.

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