Manaslu Circuit trek is an incredibly scenic journey around the eighth highest mountain in the World, Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m/ 26,781ft). This is that road less traveled which when taken can make all the difference in your life. The Manaslu circuit doesn’t see as many trekkers compared to the Annapurna or the Everest region, but that only makes for a better rouge trekking trail. Jaw-dropping views of Mt. Manaslu an d GaneshHimal Range do not leave you for the most part of this journey.
Our trail follows Budhi Gandaki River from Soti Kholi up until the Larkya Pass (5,125m) below which lies the source of the river. From 700 m at its lowest to 5125m at its highest, this 18-day-long journey brings to you an interesting mix of Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages with varying landscapes as per the altitude-green countryside and dense forests of pine and rhododendron to high altitude landscapes edging huge glaciers.
We pass through various Gurung settlements, Buddhist villages, Chortens and Gompas, suspension bridges, wooden bridges, trains of mules and donkeys, and views of Siringi Himal range before reaching Namrung, an astoundingly beautiful predominantly Lama village. It is important to take notice that our itinerary doesn’t cover Jagat to Deng in a single day. Instead, we divide it for two days. Making the journey less tiresome but steady is important to let you acclimatize in the increasing altitude.
Many consider Namrung to Sama Gaon to be the most scenic part of this trek, and rightly so! Views of Siring range, Ganesh Himal and Mt, Himal Chuli from Namrung village stun you in the morning. The walk through lush forests leading to Lihi, a picturesque village with chortens and barley terraces featuring Ganesh Himal on the backdrop is way too gorgeous for words. The Lho village on the way offers up-close views of Mt. Manaslu and hosts the famous Ribung Gompa as well.
Sama Gaon is our acclimatization stop; we venture to find the famous Pungyen Gompa on this day. Crossing Larkya Pass at 5125m can be especially tough when there is snow. However, the mighty mountains are soaring above you and the breathtaking landscape surrounding makeup for more it worth the effort ten times over!
Larkya La (La means pass in Tibetan) links the Budhi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley. Upon descending from the pass we walk through beautiful alpine meadows leading us to Bhimtang, the trail then joinands the Annapurna circuit route heading to Besisahar. We follow the circuit trail to Chamje and take the road back to Kathmandu. Adventure Club Trek offers other options in the Manaslu region-Tsum Valley Trek a combination of Manaslu circuit and Tsum Valley trek. The tragic earthquake in 2015 hard hit Manaslu region, but the region’s trekking infrastructure has been re-built; you’d have no trouble finding teahouse accommodations.
NOTE: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.
Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.
The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.
Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available