When people think of trekking in Nepal, Manaslu Circuit has been overlooked for some time now. But, it's their loss.
Manaslu trekking route was officially opened after 1992. But, it was not until last few years this route has attracted a large number of trekkers who come to experience the pristine environment which has been untouched.
This trek is not your regular but a tougher one to be precise. It will present you with a challenge but this is exactly why seasoned trekkers tend to take this challenging route.
You will trek from one village to another and get ready to be swept away by the beauty of this region.
This route will treat you with the rare sights of wildlife. The glorious view of the mountains and the sacred culture of this land will make your experience an unforgettable one.
You will also come across the ruins of old civilizations. This trek has it all and guarantees front seat tickets for the spectacular view of Mount Manaslu.
After your arrival in Kathmandu, we will rest for the night and on the following morning, we will head to Soti Khola. After resting in Soti Khola, we will start our journey on foot and reach Machhikhola. Here, we will enjoy the authentic local food.
Then on the following day, we will head to Yaru Khola and on our way, we might get lucky and spot some wildlife in this region. Consider yourself even more lucky if you end up spotting some of the endangered wildlife species.
We will come across several villages such as Philim, Bihi Phedi and then to Namrung. We will be spending two nights in Samagaon as it is vital to acclimatize to the increasing altitude. From here, we will witness the spectacular view of the Manaslu Glacier as well as the Manaslu mountain.
After we reach Larke La Phedi, we will be walking at an altitude above 4000 meters. The most exciting phase of the trek will be realized when we cross Bimthang via the Larkya La Pass and Glacier. The altitude at the Larkya La Pass is 5213 meters. From up there, enjoy and savor the lovely view of the mountains and we are sure that you will feel a sense of accomplishment too.
We will then descend to Bhimtang and continue our journey until we head to Tilje. From Tilje, we will head to Tal and then to Syange. On the 16th day, we will take a bus back to Kathmandu.
This trek has it all. Enjoy the undisturbed beauty that this region has to offer. Leave behind the crowded cities and relish the beauty of nature in its purest form.
Take a closer view of the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu.
Our representatives will be at the airport to pick you up and take you to the hotel. You will need to rest after a long and tiring flight. Later in the evening, enjoy the vibrant tourist hub of Kathmandu which is known as Thamel. Enjoy the food and you will be staying at a 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu.
On the second day of the trek, we will head to Soti Khola. It is a total of 8 hours drive and as we pass through Arughat. You can enjoy the bus ride as it offers you the view of village fields and farmlands along with a picturesque view of terraced farm fields. We will find pitched road up to Dhading Besi and then it turns off-road after that. Off-road is an indication that we are reaching the remote areas of this region. After driving a total of 8 hours, we will finally reach Soti Khola. We will spend the night in Soti Khola which is located at an altitude of 700 meters.
The trekking on this day does not demand much physically. There will be few moderate climbs as we head out from Soti Khola. We will walk past a forest trail and will encounter many suspension bridges. We will come across several pasture lands and fields on the edge of the forest trails. After walking for about 5-6 hours, we will finally reach Machhikhola where we will rest for the night at a humble guesthouse.
On the fourth day of the trek, we will be crossing the 1000 meters mark and reach a total of 1330 meters in altitude. We will head through forest trails and small settlements which are occupied by the ethnic groups. The highlight of this day is that before we head to Yaru Khola we will enjoy the natural hot springs. We can spend some quality time here, relaxing our muscles after a long day of walk and helping our body recuperate to carry on for the rest of the days. The locals believe that these hot springs have the capacity to rejuvenate your body as the water of these hot springs have minerals. We will spend the night in Yaru Khola.
We will go easy this day as we will just be walking for a total of 4 hours. We will head to Philim after our breakfast. The landscape of the region will still be the same as we walk through the forest trail. We will also come across few suspension bridges while we are on our way to Philim. It will get a bit colder and we will also be crossing the 1500 meters mark as Philim is located at an altitude of 1590 meters. We will spend the night in Philim.
On this day we will head to Bhim Phedi. There will be occasional climbs coupled with downhill paths. It gets a bit tricky at times but it is all part of the trek. We will pass through some sensational waterfalls and our trail will also take us to Eklebatti village which is quite a popular stop for tourists. After walking for about 5-6 hours, we will finally reach Bhim Phedi(2130 meters) where we spend the night at a guesthouse and take a well-deserved break.
On the seventh day of the trek, we will be crossing the 2500 meters mark as we reach Namrung which is located at an altitude of 2660 meters. On our way to Namrung, we will come across spectacular trails that will give an idea about the things to come and how exciting and challenging this trek is going to be.
We will also cross several villages in which the ethnic group called the Gurungs live. There is also quite a few number of gompas and monasteries in this region. You will realize how beautiful this region is, naturally as well as culturally. We will walk a total of 5-6 hours on this day.
The trail now becomes more challenging as we head towards the 3500 meters mark. On this day the increase in altitude will be about 900 meters, quite challenging but we will also be able to see Mount Manaslu which will be a treat after about 6 hours of walking. Samagoan is quite popular simply for being the stop where you can have an unobstructed view of the mountains. Samagaon is situated at an elevation of 3530 meters. This naturally blessed place would be a perfect spot for trekkers to spend the night.
On the 9th day, we will take rest in Samagaon. We need to let our body relax after the number of days we have walked. We should also rest because we need to let our body acclimatize to the thinning air. This will help us avoid altitude sickness which can be quite dangerous. We can have a short hike up to Birendra Lake. You can also opt to explore other parts of this village and interact with the locals. We spend the night in Samagaon.
You can wake up early in the morning to catch a view of Mount Manaslu in all its beauty. We will then leave for Samdo. This trail from Samagaon to Samdo is fairly easy. We will come across vast pasture lands where yaks graze. We will also be able to catch the view of other mountains. We will walk a total of 3-4 hours and will rest in Samdo which is at an altitude of 3690 meters.
On the eleventh day of the trek, we will cross the 4000 meters mark and reach a total of 4470 meters when we reach Dharamsala. The trail to Dharmasala is beautiful and you will be accompanied by the spectacular view of the mountain ranges.
Dharamsala was an important trading village but now it is very quiet here. Now it has become a stop for trekker who wants to cross the sensational Larke La Pass. On this day we prepare ourselves for the cross of Larke La Pass. we go to bed early so we can leave early next morning.
This day is the most important day of our trek. We will be crossing the Larke La Pass which is the highlight of the trek. This legendary pass boasts an altitude of 5213 meters. It is quite challenging but a rewarding experience. We will be witnessing some spectacular view of the mountains such as Himlung, Annapurna II, Cheo Manaslu among others. After crossing the majestic pass we will head to Bhimthang which is located at an altitude of 3750 meters. On this day we will walk a total of 6-7 hours.
On this day we will take a downhill trail and so the altitude decreases. We will pass through trails that are laden with rhododendron forests. The trail will again take us through farmlands and small villages until we get to Tilje. Tilje is located at an altitude of 2310 meters so the altitude we descend on this day is 1440 meters. We will spend the night in Tilje after walking a total of 5 hours.
On this day we will head to Taal. the trail gets simpler and less challenging. We will come across few spectacular waterfalls. We will also come across few small settlements. After about 4 hours of walking, we will reach Tal which is located at an altitude of 1700 meters.
The decline in altitude continues as we head to Syange. We will now be walking on the trail of another famous trekking route - Annapurna Circuit trek. This will be the final day of trekking for us. We will walk a total of 4 hours this day. We will rest for the night in Syange and try the local cuisine. On this day, make sure you mingle with your trekking crew members and thank them for the support. Syange is located at an altitude of 1175 meters.
We head back to Kathmandu on this day. The bus ride will be about 9 hours. We spend the night in Kathmandu and go around Thamel which is tourist hub in Kathmandu and enjoy the night.
Time to head back to your home and share your wonderful experience in Nepal with your family and friends.
Also, if you decide to extend your stay in Nepal, you can inform us. We at Sublime trails would be honored to be at your service. We provide various tour services. If you also want to trek in another region, we would be happy to guide you.