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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek
US$ 1550 All Inclusive Price.

Manaslu Circuit trekking is located in Manaslu trekking region suitable for adventurous trekkers who want to experience the less crowded trekking trail in Nepal where nature and culture have remained untouched by globalization and modernization. This rugged and beautiful valley has only been open to tourism since 1991. After motor road construction in Annapurna circuit, the Manaslu circuit is turn into the alternative route of Annapurna circuit. History we found generation ago, refugees from Tibet arrived in the region and built stone-roofed villages such as Namrung, Samagaun and Samdo. In this area Tibetan Buddhist culture has been preserved intact, as few outside influences have reached in this remote area of Nepal. Stupas, Mani stones and prayer flags decorate the trail and are a continuous reminder of the Tibetan Buddhist ancestry of the inhabitants. The Manaslu circuit main attraction and challenge of this trip is to cross the Larkya Pass (4930m/16174Ft), if there is heavy snow in the top it is very difficult to cross. The Manalsu region is protected by Manaslu conservation area project (MCAP) and Nepal government still put as restricted area, open only for group trekkers and required special trekking permit to enter this area. After increased visitors in this area local people start to provide the accommodations and food for trekkers /visitors at their own Lodges/Teahouses, It is simple but familiar.

The brave refugees found sanctuary in a beautiful but harsh land; these ancient stone villages clinging to the sides of steep valleys look out on the amazing views of Mt. Manaslu, 8163m (It is the eighth tallest mountain in the World) and the Himalchuli.  Their simple lifestyle has changed little over time. Small terraced fields like colored patchwork are farmed with primitive methods.  There is no farm machinery to interrupt the sounds of nature.  


Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar (570m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 02: Arughat trek to Soti Khola (710m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 03: Soti Khola trek to Machha Khola (930m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 04: Machha Khola trek to Doban (1070m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 05: Doban trek to Philim (1570m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 06: Philim trek to Deng (1860m.) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 07: Deng trek to Ghap (2380m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 08: Ghap trek to Lho (3020m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 09: Lho trek to Samagaon (3390m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 10: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Samagaon O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 11: Samagaon trek to Samdo (3690m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 12: Samdo trek to Larkya Phedi/Dharamsala (4460m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 13: Larkya Phedi trek to Bimtang (3590m) Over the Larkya La Pass (4930m)O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 14: Bimtang trek to Tilje (2,600m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 15: Tilje trek to Chamje (1430m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 16: Chamje trek to Bhulbhule (840m) O/N at Teahouse/Lodge
Day 17: Bhulbhule drive to Kathmandu (1350m)

Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Manaslu Region
Trek Start Point:  Arughat
Trek End Point: BhulBhule
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse (Lodges)
Trekking Grade: Medium Hard
Best Season:  October -November
Max Elevation: 4930m
Duration: 17 Days

Day 01: Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar (570m) 8-9 hrs
We take an 8-9 hrs bus ride to Arughat Bazaar in Gorkha district. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling cloth, food and hardware etc. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 02: Arughat to Soti Khola (710m) 6-7 hrs
Today we trek start from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola. Along the way we enjoy splendid views of Shringri Himal. We trek through Gurung and Magar villages, past fields and cascading waterfalls, till we reach Soti Khola. The Soti Khola(‘khola' means river in Nepali) Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 03: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) 6-7 hrs
Today we trek from Soti Khola to Machha khola (Fish river in Nepali). Machha khola is a village situated above a stream. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 04: Machha Khola to Doban (1070m) 6-7 hrs
The trail from Macha Khola to Doban involves some steep ascents and descents. We climb a well – crafted staircase over a ridge to Doban. Doban lies at the confluence of the Shiar Khola, which flows from the east, and the Sarpu khola, which flows from the west. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 05: Doban to Philim (1570m) 5-6 hrs
The route climbs ona rugged rocky trail. We climb up and down ravines and notched trees. We get good views of Sringri himal as we continue up to the village of Philim at 1550m.This is a large Gurung village with fields of corn and millet. There are several good campsites and we set up camp surrounded by alder, blue pine and poplar trees. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 06: Philim to Deng (1860m) 6-7hrs
Today’s you trek over flat leveled path mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross few bridges and can see villages at far distance. There are few houses at Deng. From here, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 07: Deng to Ghap (2380m) 4 hrs
Today will be shorter. The trek will take us across a Buddhist influenced region, with a few minor ups and downs, mainly through the forests. We’ll then reach Ghap through a complex Kani with well-conserved paintings and an elegant mani wall. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 08: Ghap to Lho (3020m) 5hrs
In the morning the valley starts of steeply as the path ascends through rhododendron and bamboo forests until reaching Namrung, in the Nupri region. Their inhabitants are descendants of Tibetan migrants who arrived here 500 years ago. You will discover that most Buddhist Gompas, Mani and entrance gates to the village display beautiful Tibetan features and prints. After Namrung we pass across Sho, which offers striking views of Manaslu and Naike Peak. Later we reach Lho.
Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 09: Lho to Samagaon (3390m) 4hrs
Following the right bank of the river we enjoy astonishing views of Peak 29 and after a few hours of climbing through the forest we reach Shyala, from where you can observe Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli. We then cross a wide meadow before arriving in Samagaon, where we spend the night. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 10: Acclimatization and Exploration day at Samagaon
Today we either relax or walk to Pung Gyen monastery (Gompa) 3870 meters and come back for the night Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m) 3-4 hrs
Today we follow along the Buri Gandaki river and as the valley widens we pass juniper and birch forests until reaching Kermo Kharka. There, the trail descends and passes a wooden bridge. We then reach Samdo after walking through the White Stone resource. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 12: Samdo to Larkya Phedi/Dharamsala (4460m) 3-4 hrs
Our days starts with a descent through beautiful fields to an old stone arch before we cross the river via a wooden bridge to Larka Bazaar. This used to be a thriving market but nothing today remains. An old Mani marks the start of the climb to Larkya La pass. Crossing juniper and tundra we come to a ridge crossing the two ravines at their top. There, we have magnificent views of Larkya Glacier. The climb gets steeper at the side of a gorge reaching 4000m, nearing the glacier. Further up we arrive at Larkya Phedi/Dharamsala (4460m) and rest there for the night. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 13: Larkya Phedi to Bimtang (3590m) Over the Larkya La Pass (4930m) 7-8 hrs
Early in the morning, a short walk will take us to the Ablation Valley, on the left side of the Larkya Glacier, which offers amazing views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Following along the glacier moraine we start a steady ascent to Larkya La pass. The path is well trodden and easy to follow. We walk slowly and listen to our body as we gain altitude some may feel nauseous or suffer from headaches. It' important at this stage to drink a lot of fluid and to keep warm. After few hours of walking we reach the top and gaze at the unique sight of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II. Later a steep and sometimes slippery descent to Bimtang awaits us. Trekking poles are useful for this section. The slope gradually becomes smoother when reaching the snow on the moraine, then on from that a small meadow is at 4080m and finally the valley widens as we arrive in Bimtang.

Day 14:  Bimtang to Tilje (2,600m) 6 hrs
The trail drops from the Bintang meadow and crosses a glacial stream, the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, by a wooden bridge. Climb over the side of the moraine and descend into a pine and rhododendron forest to Hompuk (3430m). The walking improves as the trail descends and switches back down to a fork of the Dudh Khola It then follows the river through forests to a goth (3030m). Continue through fields, over a clear stream, passing houses and more fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests. Stay on the north bank until reaching Tilje. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 15:  Tilje to Chamje (1430m) 7-8 hrs
Cross the wooden bridge to the left bank of the Dudh Khola where the path begins a gentle descent. After about one hour cross the suspension bridge over the Marsyandi River. After crossing the river we will meet with Annapurna circuit trail or road. Then descend to Tal with taking left trail. After lunch at Tam we will continue hike down to Chamje and overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 16: Chamje to Bhulbhule (840m) 7-8 hrs
A steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley. You cross Marshyangdi river at Syange and walk through Ghermu Path (Ghermu field). This part of trek is pleasant through flat leveled path with views of green valley and villages at some distance. Past this Ghermu field and a village, your trail goes uphill for nearly half an hour to reach Bahundanda. This village is mainly populated by Brahmin, Chhetri and few others. Now, you descend all the way to Nagdi. Nagdi is a Gurung village then walk continue flat leveled path all the way to Bhulbhule. Overnight at Teahouse/Lodge

Day 17: Bhulbhule drive to Kathmandu (1350m) 7-8 hrs
Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu, It is a picturesque to get back to Kathmandu along the bank of Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages at both sides of road. Drive through the Besi Sahar, Dumre, Muglin, Malekhu, Naubise and Thankot then reach at Balaju bus stop from where take taxi to go your hotel. Trip end.


  • Kathmandu to Arughat transportation by private Non Ac Jeep/bus depend on group size
  • Sharing basis trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Desert (Fresh Fruit/Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
  • One Government license holder English speaking trekking guide for the team
  • One porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two person get one porter)
  • Manaslu and Annapurna conservation entry fee
  • Manaslu special trekking permit
  • Bhulbhule to Kathmandu transportation by public sharing bus
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge


  • Accommodation and meals/food during the stay in Kathmandu
  • International air tickets and airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
  • Personal trekking equipment s and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of cold and hot drinks in trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • Hot water and hot shower charge during the trek
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned


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Above trip price is Per Person in minimum group size two people and above but if you are solo traveler better to ask with us somebody booked yet or not for your desire date because if not booked yet, you need to pay some additional cost than above price to arrange your trip as a private incase we unable to collect the people to join with you. Above fixed departure dates are published to collect people for the group join trip. If departure dates are not appropriate for you or looking to make your own private trip? No worry, we will happily start the trip on your suitable dates as a private or group trip on request.

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