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Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the thrilling and exciting journeys of a lifetime. It is situated at the border of the great Annapurna at the east and Ganesh Himal in the east. According to experts, Manaslu trek is also considered as the best trek of Nepal. Manaslu circuit trek itinerary is filled with a stunning view of the Mount Manaslu (8,163) meter from the sea level. Which is the eighty’s highest mountain peak in the world? Unlike other treks of Nepal, This is lesser crowded. Along with the mountain peaks, the Manaslu circuit trek also has a unique environment. It provides diverse wildlife and lush green vegetation of this area along with historic culture and traditions experienced in this unique region. this trek is a bit difficult cause of higher altitude.

This is usually 13 – 15-day trek. Therefore you will start your trek from Besisahar and ends in Kathmandu valley. The path takes you to the steamy plains with the walkways of the rice and millet farming. You will be also amazed to watch the remarkable view of the trail created by the Cheo Himal, Him lung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang and Kang Guru pass down the damp of the glacier with the Annapurna II ahead. Although the road condition depends on the season, you will not feel so difficult to walk.

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Above the Himalaya Team will provide you a customizable Manaslu Circuit trek  Itinerary. We assure you that your Manaslu Circuit trekking Itinerary would be super exciting.

Get the best view of Mt Manaslu

You can start fulfilling your travel journey by traveling to the astounding place of Nepal called the Manaslu circuit. Visiting Manaslu circuit will offer you the Great vista of popular mountains such as Mt. Manaslu (8163m/26774ft), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m/26545ft), Gangapurna (7455m/24457ft), Machhapuchhhre (6997m/22950ft), Annapurna South (7219m/23693ft), and Annapurna III (7555m/24350ft). Apart from this, you can see various green vegetation, various rare creatures, Himalayan Birds as well as enjoy the mix of the road of motorable and Hiking trail.

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 Tip Highlights of the Manaslu Circuit  trek Itinerary

You will be exposed to the ruler and off-the-beaten-path along the trail. Passing through blooming rhododendron, stunning pines, hemlock, and oak tree lines are wonderful. It is always amazing to view the cultural combination of Nepalese and Tibetan people.
Crossing the Larkya La Pass(5153m/16901ft) along the trail is an adventure.  You will get to see the Majestic Budhi Gandaki River valley. Manaslu circuit itinerary trek needs 3 Days of acclimatization day, During your trek, it will cover all the major side trips such as GumbaLundang, Ganesh Himal Base Camp, etc in Tsum Valley, Enjoy the mixed road of motorable and hiking trail


You will have to hike 5-6 hours of hiking and climb 400-600 m elevation each day. This trek is for those who need easy hiking and have no prior experience in hiking. You will find the mixed culture of Hindu and Buddhist during your hike. And also you will experience the ancient culture and lifestyle. The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola offers you mesmerizing views of the surrounding. You will get to pass through various lakes and another gorge. Explore the Sherpa culture and their lifestyle.
Have a glance of the Himalayan birds

Manaslu Circuit Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,360m)
you will be arriving in Kathmandu valley by enjoying the astonishing aerial view of the valley surrounded by the amazing Himalayan. You will be pick up by the team of the above the Himalayan at the airport then, you will be escorted to your hotel. After taking some rest you can refresh yourself roam around the street of Nepal. You will be served Nepali food in a typical Nepali style at the time of dinner. You will also have a group meeting regarding the trek.

Day 2: Sightseeing Kathmandu
today you will explore the capital of Nepal Kathmandu. Kathmandu is very rich in culture and tradition. The historical places like Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath which are listed by UNSECO in the world’s heritage site are situated in Kathmandu. You can spend your day sightseeing around different places and observing the local Nepali culture and religion. You can visit Thamel Bazar which is famous for buying the cultural things of Nepal. Tourists visiting Nepal can do some shopping for curious things.

 Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar
Your first destination for this trip starts from Kathmandu valley. aright is situated at a distance of 550m from Kathmandu valley. it takes about 5 – 6 hours to reach Arughat from Kathmandu. you will take a ride through Pokhara highway to Khaireni bazaar of Gorkha. You can take a bus or jeep. You can see the terraced rice and millet farming. Though the road is pretty rough, you will enjoy the amazing view.

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Day 4: Trek to Seti Khola

Our Manaslu circuit trek itinerary starts after having early morning breakfast at Arughat, you will move further to your next destination i.e. Seti Khola. It normally takes a 5-hour trek to reach Seti Khola from Arughat. The path goes through the beautiful villages like Simre and Morder along with the stunning Budi Gandaki river on the northern side. You will have to climb uphill toward Kyoropani. You can also stay at the lodge at the hotel.

Day 5: Trek to Machha Khola
Machha Khola is situated at a distance of 900m from Seti Khola. You can observe various landscapes like forests, rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, a rushing river, and the beauty of waterfalls to the way to Machha Khola. You will be so pleased to watch the farmlands of the village of Lapbesi. After that, you’ll further climb near a rocky outcrop where the valley opens up next to the river, which flows more peacefully here. You will be dropping down to the river shore, you’ll walk along with rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. It takes about 5 -6 hours to reach Machha Khola.

Day 6: Trek to Jagat

After Machha Khola you will be heading up to Jagat valley. the trail is thin and is headed upward and downward gently thorough the trail. At first, you will be going to the village of Khola Bensi after crossing the Tharo Khola. After walking for an hour you will reach to Tatopani where you can take a break for a few hours. From here the trail becomes sheerer, then you will cross the bridge over Yaru Khola. There you can see and observe the lifestyle of the Gurung community. Crossing the bank of the Budhi Gandaki. trekking along the river you will climb up to the high trail of Jagat.

 Day 7: Trek to EkkliBhatti and trek to Bihi
Walking duration:5/6 hrs
Distance: 1610m
Today in Manaslu circuit trek itinerary you will also have an amazing day with an easy 5 hrs walk to reach up to EkliBhatti. You will walk ascending to the trail, that passes through the terraced hill of Saguleri village. Although, that village you will observe the astounding view of Sringi Himal. After 6 hrs of walk will leads you to Lihi.
Overnight at the local lodge.

Day 8: Trek to Lihi

Duration: 6 hrs walk
Distance: 2920 m
Walk up early in the morning and after breakfast, these days trek will start. After a moderate 6 hours walk, the trail will take you to a wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki river. Along the trail, you will pass some small houses, cultivated fields, terrace farming, etc. You will encounter the incredible panoramic views of the peaks such as Naike Peak, Manaslu, and Manaslu North, etc.
Overnight at local lodge

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Day 9: Trek to Samagaun and Exploration day

Distance: 3500 m
Trekking Duration: 6 hrs
Day 9th of the Manaslu circuit trek itinerary will also follow the right section of the riverbank. Afterward, that will show you the views of various magical peaks. You can explore the Samagaun throughout the day. The gain is surrounded by beautiful mountains in a peaceful forest. Have easy 1-day acclimatization at Samagaun and explore the place to the fullest.
Overnight at Samagaun

Day 10: Trek to Dharmasala (4460 m) and Trek in Bhimphedi (5215 m)

Trek Duration: 4 hrs/ 6 hrs
Today, you will walk ahead to the upper course that seems to never end. There you will be surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas. After crossing over the east bank of the river you will reach the last permanent settlement which shows you the impressive permanent settlement, which is called Sumdu, after crossing the stream. These villages dry up which leads to the migration of the settlement lying near the Larkya Glacier.

After this, a 6 hrs grueling walk will lead you to an altitude of 5215 meters. Today’s trail will ascend towards Cho Chanda and then goes to the Larkya La pass. Be aware that today’s trekking needs lots of strength and stamina. Reaching the top will expose you to the dozens of sparkling mountains such as Himlung Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981m) and the Annapurna II (7,937m).
Overnight at the Local Lodge

Day 11: Trek to Tilje(3900m) and Trek to Tal(1725 m)

Trek Duration: 5 hrs/5 hrs
Today’s trek will include conquering heights and lengths, this trek will be easy and normal. You will observe the paddy fields along the way. Moving forward will take you to cross Karcha La Pass and then the trail will go down through the fig trees and blooming rhododendron forests.
Continuing your marvelous journey will lead you to Tal passing through the Marshyandiriver.
Overnight at Local Lodge

Day 12: Trek to Jagat
After viewing the lovely Landscapes in Tal you will also see the tight gorge that opens to the Tal. You will have to walk like 5 hrs today. This area was formed when the valley was blocked by landscapes. Then you must pass through the Himalayan range, that lies between the Manaslu and Annapurna range to view the extraordinary surrounding. Then you reach to Syange after crossing the suspension bridge. After that, you will reach to stiff climb up to Bahundanda which is following by a descent Ngadi and Bulbule.

Day 13: Trek to Beshishahar
This day marks the second last day of trekking. You have to walk and easy 5 hr walk and trail goes all descending. Retracing all the trekking routes would be your task today. You may also take the little-known east bank route to reach Besi Sahar from Bhulebule.

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Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu and final Departure

Day 14 is the last day of the Manaslu circuit trekking. The 2 weeks long most joyful trekking concludes this day. After breakfast at the hotel, you will be having a 7 hrs easy scenic drive to Kathmandu. On the way back you get to observe Marshyangdi and Trishuliriver. Observing the people and their lifestyle is a real pleasure. If you have an extra day, you can have a day visit to famous places to Kathmandu and have a short tour such as rafting, short day hike, game drives, some go-wild safaris at National parks, etc. Otherwise, our office representative wills drop-off to the International Airport for the final departure.

Mount Manaslu


All in all, the trail in the Manaslu circuit trek is all covered with sal forest, subtropical waterfalls, and hot springs and it is always good to walk from such trail. Manaslu Circuit trek Itinerary can finish within 10 days also and we can take up to 22 days too.
Beautiful vistas of Ganesh Himal, Mount Manaslu, Himalchuli and Ngadi Chuli and Siringi would melt your heart.
Happy trekking!!!!!!!!!!!

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