Manaslu Circuit is a challenging trek around Manaslu the world’s eighth highest mountain and crossing Larkya La pass. This trek includes a visit to Tsum Valley, this is one of Buddhism’s sacred hidden valleys called “Beyul” with important ancient monasteries and remote villages. Tsum valley was only opened for trekkers three years ago and therefore is a new place to explore with little impact from tourism. This trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalaya. The trail passes through a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating area with scenery similar to the classic Annapurna Circuit although the trails are not as popular with trekking groups. The trek starts at Soti Khola and passes through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Buri Gandaki gorge. After Lho village we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colorful prayer flags, mani walls, and monasteries along the way. After Samdo village we start the approach towards the Larkya La pass, crossing this high Himalayan pass is a challenging day although would be a good objective for a fit hill walker with no previous mountaineering experience. The view from the Larkya La is superb where we will see Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal mountains. Click here for detailed explanation and discussion about how the different Classic Circuit treks in Nepal compare and the pros & cons of each one.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 7-8 hours
Day 04: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours
Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,440m)
Day 06: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours
Day 07: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 – 7 hours
Day 08: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours
Day 09: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours
Day 11: Mu Gompa, sightseeing
Day 12: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
Day 13: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours
Day 14: Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours
Day 15: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours
Day 16: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (1300m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours
Day 18: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 19: Final Departure
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As you are picked from Tribhuwan International Airpot, Kathmandu you will be accommodated in a three-star level Hotel with Bed and Breakfast. We accommodate on the basis of twin shared room. A single room can be also accommodated upon your request. Your room will be facilitated with attached restrooms in the Kathmandu. During the Trekking premises, in some places, they only have a shared washroom and restroom. As you reach higher elevation single rooms may be difficult to manage.
During our Trek Authentic Nepali food is available and more common. You will also get international Cuisine such as Continental, Italian, Indian, etc. Breakfast-Dinner will be served as per lodge menu where we stay overnight. Lunch will be served on the trail of Next destination. During Trek, all meals will be provided whereas, only breakfast is served in Kathmandu. Sherpa Himalaya will serve you special last day dinner.
This Trek is a moderate level Trek. You will be walking for 6-7 hour a day on average. We will face the steep hill, cross steep, hilly terrain etc. We will be heading mostly uphill where we will face an average of 4000m altitude change. You will be given acclimatization day in between the trail so that you will not face altitude sickness. If you have strong determination and hope in yourself then this Trek will not be that difficult.
If you have done any Trek before it will be your skill but you don’t require pre-experience or any training for this Trek. If you have any health problems it would be better if you consult with a doctor before your visit and give the details to Sherpa Himalaya so that we could customize your trip as per your body requirement.
Weather in Nepal is quite a favorable. For trekking we have two peak season; Spring & Autumn. Autumn season starts from September to November whereas Spring season starts from March to May. Beside this two season, you can visit Nepal in other months too but it is quite cold in January and rainy in the month of July & August.
Your health safety and last destination with high-quality service is our Main priority. Your guide has the authority to bring change in itinerary, stop or cancel any part of your itinerary if it is very necessary due to safety concern. However, these kinds of problem rarely arise. Our effort will be to follow our given itinerary. Weather condition, health problem or any natural disaster and flight cancellation due to bad weather in the mountain may bring change in itinerary.