Manaslu Circuit Trek is popular trekking route of the Gorkha district where we get chance to see the wonderful view of Mt Manaslu which is eight highest mountain in the world. It is far less crowded than other classic Trekking in Nepal. This trekking route is newly opened trekking route of Gorkha district which is located near to the border of Nepal alongside Tibet. The trek is getting more and more popular as the trekking destination of Nepal. During the time of trekking, we also pass along the several forests that consist of huge varieties of vegetation, most of the forest during the lower part of trekking we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron and oak tree. It is one of the restricted trekking routes of Nepal that before trekking in this route you need special trekking permit for trekking in this region. It is the experience you will treasure for a lifetime. They will ensure that you acquire the necessary skills and confidence to achieve your goal. This trek will surely give awesome experience for any trekkers. Trekking leads different landscape, green pine forest, pure nature, and a splendid view of many giants peaks. Trekking in this route offers quite unique opportunities to experience a reasonably untouched region of Nepal.
Manaslu Circuit Trek offers the wonderful view through the gorge of the Budhi Gandaki and trekkers enjoy the wilderness of undiscovered classic trekking with outstanding mountain views where you feel like in another paradise of heaven. During the time of trekking, we get chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain which can be seen from this route and the magnificent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks will reward you on the trek. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows of Bhimtang. This trek is also becoming the best alternative to classic Annapurna circuit. For trekking in this route, one trekker should be fit and fine by physically and mentally. It offers wonderful vacation in Nepal and you will remember your whole life. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the Manaslu conservation area which is the home of the many wild birds, animals and flora and fauna. While traveling in this route, we get chance to know about the lifestyle of Tamang and Sherpa people and their culture and traditions. The season between March to April and October to November is considered as the best season for trekking in this region.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Explore a day in Kathmandu and Permit Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu – Machha Khola [930m / 3051 ft]: 6 – 7 hours
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu – Machha Khola [1340 m /4396 ft]: 6 – 7 hours
Day 05: Machha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 – 7 Hrs
Day 06: Jagat – Filim [1600m] 6 hours
Day 07: Philim – Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6 – 7 Hrs
Day 08: Deng – Namrung: [2630m/8626ft]: 6 – 7 Hrs
Day 09: Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 6-7 hours
Day 10: Rest Day Samagaun
Day 11: Samagaon – Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Day 12: Samdo – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Day 13: Dharamsala – Larkya la [5160m] – Bimthang [3720m]: 8 – 9 hours
Day 14: Bimthang – Gho [2515m.] 6 hours
Day 15: Gho – Dharapani [1940m.] 5 hours
Day 16: Dharpani to Besishar – Kathmandu Local Jeep and Express Bus
Day 17: Final International Departure
According to actual plan extend the date on a trip above the custom Itinerary and take Private Jeep From Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Melanchipul to Kathmandu and also if you need luxury accommodation after your trip that cost will be additional. We cannot guarantee it if weather, road condition bad, and vehicle breakdown mountain acute sickness for trekkers. We will try to ensure that our official schedule trip runs, And if you have more extra days pre-plan then let us inform we assist by your requirement. You can Contact directly Tour Operator Email: email@example.com
DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1,400M)
Arrival in Kathmandu, The representatives by Adventure Mountain Guide (Rabin Gurung) will welcome to you at TIA Upon your Arrival. We transfer to hotel overnight stay.
DAY 02: EXPLORE DAY IN KATHMANDU AND PREPARATION SPECIAL PERMIT
If interest after the breakfast visit to some Sightseeing point, and to get Manaslu Special Permit to take Orginal Passport with Nepal Visa. It takes a day and Explores in Kathmandu Valley stay overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: DRIVE FROM KATHMANDU TO – MACHHA KHOLA [900M/2952 FT]: 8 – 9 HOURS
After breakfast drive to Machhakhola is long drive tuff road use to after Dhading. When we out of Kathmandu valley. Then can enjoy any types of hilly region and biggest rice farm part of the Dhading district. During the drive period also many types of houses and pass the stream and rivers. Dhading to Arughat and drive to Machhakhola is tuff driving stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 04: MACHHA KHOLA -JAGAT [1410M/ 4625 FT]: 6 – 7 HRS
After spending one night in Machha Khola we will trek to Jagat. The trek from Machha Khola to Jagat leads along Buri Gandaki River upriver reaching another small village at Khorla Beshi. Then we walk on the natural hot water call Tato pani. After having breakfast in Yaruphant villages we will follow Budi Gandaki River and crossing the Jagat village and stay overnight at Jagat.
DAY 05: JAGAT – FILIM [1600M] 6 HOURS
After breakfast, we are entering Manaslu Restricted area and Manaslu Conservation Area of Project. Jagat is also biggest Gurung trail of Manaslu Region. Then trek to Philim which is north rural area second headquarter of Gorkha stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 06: PHILIM – DENG [1,804M/5917 FT]: 6 – 7 HRS
After spending one night in Jagat village we slowly start our trek to Deng passing lot of small villages to Sidibas bazaar. After crossing the small villages and the small rivers then up the rocky rooftree through bamboo forest and have to climb an hour then we will reach Deng and we will stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 07: DENG – NAMRUNG: [2630M/8626FT]: 6 – 7 HRS
After spending one night in Deng we slowly start our trek to Namrung passing through the many villages like Ghap and other and we will walk leading through Budi Gandaki and the lots of small villages with the cultivated field of millets, wheat’s or barely from then we will reach Namrung village. And we will stay one night at lodge.
DAY 08: NAMRUNG – SAMAGAON [3530M/11,578 FT]: 6-7 HOURS
After spending one night in Namrung we slowly start our trek to Samagaon enjoying the beautiful views of surrounding landscape and mountain views. The path leads you to the Phungen Glacier for a couple of hours and then we will reach Samagaon with the interesting highland village. We will stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 09: REST DAY SAMAGAUN
Our team of proper Acclimatization day at Samagaun visit to the lake and local village with the beautiful 8th highest peak in the world. The samagaun is origin villages and local culture stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 10: SAMAGAON – SAMDO [3860M/12,660 FT]: 4 – 5 HOURS
After having a wonderful time and spending one night in Samagaon then our trekking begins to Samdo. In the way, to Samdo we get an opportunity to see the awesome views of the mountain and awesome scenery and across the Tibet trader and yak carrying Chinese and Tibetan goods walking continuation following the stream crossing to reach Samdo and we will stay one night in Samdo.
DAY 11: SAMDO – DHARAMSALA/LARKYA B. C. [4460M/14, 628 FT]: 4 – 5 HOURS
After having a wonderful time and spending a night in Samdo we will start our trekking Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. in the morning time we walk follows glacier and then we cross the stream coming from Gya la from there we will reach Larkya Bazaar and from this place few hour walking we will reach Dharamsala. We will stay overnight in Dharamsala.
DAY 12: DHARAMSALA – LARKYA LA [5160M] – BIMTHANG [3720M]: 8 – 9 HOURS
After spending one night and having a wonderful time in Dharamsala we will start our trekking Larkya la. After reaching in Larkya la we will see the awesome views mountain and beautiful scenery and after seeing the awesome views we will again start our journey to Bimthang. And we will stay one night in Bimthang.
DAY 13: BIMTHANG – GHO [2515M]: 5 – 6 HOURS
After having a wonderful time and spending one night in Bimthang we will again start our trekking to Gho. On the way, we get an opportunity to see awesome views of this region and you will agree that Nepal is god gifted in natural resources. After reaching gho we take rest and spend one night in this place.
DAY 14: GHO – DHARAPNI [1940M] 5 HOURS
After having a wonderful time and spending one night in Dharani we will slowly start our trekking to Tal. And after reaching this place we will observe many things in this place and in this place we will take a rest and spend one night in this place.
DAY 15: DHARPANI – BESHISAHAR – KATHMANDU EXPRESS BUS 8-9 HOURS
After completing our happy journey Mt Manaslu Circuit and take breakfast and then continue to drive to Kathmandu by Express bus and Local sharing stay overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 16: FINAL INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE
We will drop you to the TIA for your final departure and happy journey to your hometown, hope to see you again and goodbye.
This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That show how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty and of course, the great supporting staffs he have. I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea-houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.
With more than 20 years of trekking experiences, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with ice-sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult. We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin's team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don't have to wait long for food to be served.
If you feel tl;dr, please skip to the last line. My name is Patibut Preeyawongsakul. I have been trekking since 2012. I do either individual trekking or going with mountain guide. I was with Rabin on Annapurna Trekking in Dec 2015. Not only on the mountains, but also roaming around in the city. I was with him for totally 15 days. By 4 years of my trekking around Asia (and a little hiking in US), Rabin is the best mountain guide so far. Rabin knows how to take care any kind of trekkers from slow ladies to teenagers. Luckily we didn't need his first aid kit which he always carry it in his backpack. He's expert in almost mountains' information in Nepal (including sometimes Tibet). He can calculate trip's timing very precisely.
We could change itinerary on the way we walk without affecting flight schedule (we had one more day on the base camp last time.) Though, His skill still not matches his humbleness and hospitality. I had been seriously discussing with him for 6 months with nothing guarantee I'd go with him, but he happily helped me decide which route to take. He frankly showed the cost breakdown before we make final decision. He welcomed us at the airport, and all of my team had his souvenirs on the day we flew back to our home country. If you want a short review, Hire this guy. 10/10 would go with him again.