About Trip

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference"- Robert Forst. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking doesn't receive much visitors and this is what makes the trail so raw, untouched, and natural. The biological diversity of Manaslu region shapes the cultural aspects, creating a perfect example of sustainability.

Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world and lies to the east of Annapurna. It falls inside the Manaslu Conservation Area. Trekking around this region through the Manaslu Circuit Trek, you can experience a variety of landscape, vegetation, and traditions. During this trek, you will cross a number of rivers, including Budi Gandaki, Maccha Khola, Tharo Khola, Deng Khola, and Ghatta Khola to name some. You can enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal Range, Himal Chuli, and many other mountains of the Himalayan Range. Larkya La Pass at 5125 m, might challenge you physically; however, the giant mountains will be the reason you never stop. Witnessing the Gurung and Tibetan culture will be another highlight of this circuit trek.

So, if you want to experience this rural Nepal, and make memories for a lifetime, sign up with Index Adventure. We have highly experienced guides and good networking at the Himalayas, which will make your trek free from unnecessary troubles. We also help you with arranging the permits. So, indulge yourself in some exciting adventure in the rural setting of Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu,1350m.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
  • Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola ,710m.
  • Day 04: Trek to Maccha Khola, 900m.
  • Day 05: Trek to Jagat ,1410m.
  • Day 06: Trek to Deng, 1804m.
  • Day 07: Trek to Namrung, 2630m.
  • Day 08: Trek to Samagaon, 3530m .
  • Day 09: Explore Pungyen Monastery
  • Day 10: Trek to Samdo, 3860m.
  • Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. ,4460m.
  • Day 12: Cross Larkya La (5160m) - Bimtang (3720m).
  • Day 13: Trek to Tilije, 2300m.
  • Day 14: Trek to Tal ,1700m.
  • Day 15: Trek to Syange, 1080m.
  • Day 16: Syange to Drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 17: Departure to International Airport

Cost Includes:

  • Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Guided sight tour in Kathmandu as per the above itinerary.
  • Bus from Kathmandu to Arughat and local Jeep to Sotikhola and Bus back to Kathmandu from Besishar and syange to besishar by sharing local Jeep.
  • 3 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Trekking lodge /Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
  • All necessary paperwork and entry permits (ACAP), Special Permit for Manaslu, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
  • Sleeping bag & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Index Adventure T-shirt & Trekking Achievement Certificate.


Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from a mountain.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
  • Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned  including section.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is voluntary).

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu,1350m.As you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport, we will pick you up. You will be safely dropped at your hotel,Overnight At Hotel.
  • Day 02Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. We will dedicate our second day for sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. We will visit the major touristic destinations like Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Buddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple. We will visit the museums at these palaces to witness the beautiful ancient Newari architecture.Overnight At Hotel.
  • Day 03Drive to Sotikhola ,710m.Sotikhola is an important gateway to Manaslu Circuit Trek. The drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola is 8-9 hours which passes through Dhading and Arughat. The road till Dhading is quite good; but from Dhading to Arughat, we will have a bumpy ride. Sotikhola is 1:30- 2 hours ride from Arughat. We will spend our night at Sotikhola.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 04Trek to Maccha Khola, 900m.We begin our trek from Sotikhola and enter the mystical Sal forest. From climbing ridges to crossing bridges and walking along winding paths, the 4th day of Manaslu Circuit trek provides you an incredible journey. As we move ahead, we will reach a Gurung village of Lapubesi. After crossing the suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki River, we will slowly reach Maccha Khola. Having walked for about 5-6 hours, we will spend the night at Machha Khola.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 05Trek to Jagat ,1410m.As we cross Machha Khola, and then Tharo Khola, we will reach Khorlabesi. A little away from Khorlabesi, there is a small natural hot spring, Tatopani. As we ascend more and face few challenges, we will cross Budi Gandaki through a suspension bridge. Then, we will come across some forests, and walk over a ridge leading to Dobhan. After few more ascends and descends, we will finally reach the village of Jagat. The day includes about 6-7 hours of trekking.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 06Trek to Deng, 1804m.Starting from Jagat, we will cross a ridge taking us to Salleri. Then, we will make a descent to Sirdibas. After walking for a while, we will cross a suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki River, thus taking us to Philim. Philim is a Gurung village that gives the positive vibes of Buddhism through monasteries, colorful prayer flags, and Chorten. As we trek further, we will pass through millet fields, and pine, fir, and rhododendron forest. The resting spot for the day is at Deng. Since Deng is an agricultural area, it is famous for potatoes, wheat, cabbage, barley, etc. The day includes 5-6 hours of trek.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 07Trek to Namrung, 2630m.As we start our trek from Deng, we will cross the Budi Gandaki River several times this day. Passing by dense forest and Mani walls, and after a few uphill climbs, we will reach the village of Namrung. Namrung is a Buddhist village and also homes monasteries, Chorten, powerhouse and Mani walls. It will take about 5-6 hours to reach Namrung from Deng.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 08Trek to Samagaon, 3530m .A trek of 6-7 hours from Namrung will take us to Samagaon. The morning view of Siring and Ganesh Himal from Samagaon is breath-taking. On this day, we will pass through villages like Lihi, Sho, Lho, Shyala and Sama village. The view of Mt. Manaslu is also breathtaking from Samagaon.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 09Explore Pungyen MonasteryThis is a rest day when we rest as well as acclimatize to the altitude. It is an amazing opportunity to get closer to the rich Sherpa culture and observe their lifestyle. The main place to visit for the day is the Pungyen Monastery, which is not only a beautiful Buddhist shrine but also a great viewpoint of the glaciers. We can also explore the Manaslu Base Camp bringing us face-to-face with the world's eighth highest mountain. The night will be spent at Samagaon.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 10Trek to Samdo, 3860m.After a day's rest at Samagaon, we will trek towards Samdo. The trail is dry and windy as we will cross a high plateau. Samdo is near the Tibetan border and it is a home to many Tibetan Refugees. From Samdo, we can enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu, Manaslu glacier, Simnang Himal, and Pang Phuchuli. The day comprises about 4-5 hours of walk.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 11Trek to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. ,4460m.From Samdo, we will walk across more barren and dry trails of Larkya Pass on this day. After few ascend and walk through a ridge, we will near the Larkya Glacier and Larkya Phedi. At Larkya Phedi, we stroll around the Larkya market. This day, we will cross Budi Gandaki River and SalkaKhola. It takes about 4 to 5 hours walk, Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 12Cross Larkya La (5160m) - Bimtang (3720m).This day is quite challenging as we will cross Larkya La Pass. The trek starts with a steep ascent through a meandering trail. As we reach the top, we can enjoy magnificent views of Cho Danda, Larkya peak, Mt. Manaslu, RatnaChuli, Cheo Himal and many other ranges of the Himalayas. Walking across the moraines of the glaciers, we will cross the Larkya La Pass and head downwards to reach a valley of Bimtang. This trail holds many high altitude lakes with gorgeous views. We will reach Bimtang in 8-9 hours.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 13Trek to Tilije, 2300m. From Bimtang, we will walk along a ridge enjoying spectacular views of the Himalayas. This day beholds a beautiful trail as we will pass through a highland pasture, cross Dudh Khola, walk through the rhododendron forest and witness a high altitude agricultural land. Passing the village of Gho, we will finally reach Tilije after 5-6 hours of walk. We will spend our night at Tilije.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 14Trek to Tal ,1700m.From Tilije we will walk for 4-5 hours to reach Tal, which is a village with a beautiful waterfall. The trail passes through ridges, stone pathways, Mani walls and Chorten to reach the village of Thonje. From Thonje, we march towards Dharapani, which is also a section of Annapurna Circuit route. We will also cross the Marsayangdi Khola before reaching Tal. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 15Trek to Syange, 1080m.From Tal, we will pass through Chamje. As we cross the Marsayangdi River once again, we will see beautiful views of the terraced fields, and hills with villages. Before reaching Syange, we will pass through rhododendron and pine forests. A total of 5-6 hours walk will take us from Tal to Syange.Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 16Syange to Drive to Kathmandu.From Syange, there are buses that take us to Kathmandu. Driving through Besisahar, we will drive for 8-9 hours through hill and mountains. At Kathmandu, we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate a successful completion of the Manaslu Circuit Trek.Overnight At Hotel. (We have next option to drive to Pokhara. It is a beautiful city of Lakes, lie on the bosom of Mt. Fishtail. After 2 days trip we can move to Kathmandu)
  • Day 17Departure to International Airport On the last day of your stay, we will drop you at the International Airport for your safe return.

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