- Less crowded and nature friendly trekking trail
- Teahouse Trekking , so you can pack light.
- Affordable as no flight has to be taken.
- Suspension bridge along with deep gorge of Budi Gandaki
- Beautiful flora and fauna.
- Larkya La Pass above 5100 meters.
- Best view of Manaslu Peak itself.
Circuit Trek of Manaslu
Manaslu as you might have guessed already is the eighth highest mountain of the world measuring height of 8,156m. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is perfect trek with teahouse and camping offering majestic view of Himalchuli (7,893 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), Sarangi Himal (7,161 m), Ganesh Himala II (7,118 m) and other peaks. The difficult and most exciting part of this trek is passing Larkye La Pass (5200m).
Luckily, this trekking trail is less crowded. It is best for those who are in search of true magic of nature without any physical disturbances. Furthermore, this region was officially opened from 1991 and requires special permission from the concerned government officials. Manaslu lies is the Gorkha district and Manaslu trekking trail will take you to stunning villages to Larkye-La pass, Bhimthang, Tilje and to Dharapani, the ultimate gateway to Annapurna Circuit Trek.
You will be receiving warm hospitality from the native Gurung and other ethnic people residing in the place. And if you may have wandered, from where the brave Gurkha soldiers come from. The very trail that you will be setting your journey is the homeland of brave Gurkhas.
Flora and Fauna
Blooming rhododendron and oak trees will provide you all the freshness you can demand for in this trekking journey. Furthermore, medicinal herbs and aromatic plants can also be found in this region. This captivating trekking trail is also the habitant of wildlife like grey musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan Thar. Endangered animals like snow Leopards and red pandas also resides in the region. This prodigious trail will grant you that peculiar chance to observe deep gorges of Budi Gandaki River.
Circuit Trek in particular begins from Gorkha distict. Moreover, you will set your foot along the green foothills accompanied with breathtaking view of gorge of Budi Gandaki River. Then you will reach Arughat. From north of Arughat, you will steadily make your way to Dyang and from Dyang to Lhogaon.. Further journey starts to Syala village through dense and thick pine forest.
The next destination is Samagaon village, which is the village full of Buddhist shrines. After that you will set your foot for Samdo village. From the village you will see Budi Gandaki valley and Pang Puchi village with amazing backdrop of Nepal Tibet border.
Furthermore, the trekking trail moves to the Larkye-La. From Larkey-La you will be observing stunning sight of snowcapped mountains like Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal and Kang Guru. After Larkye-La, you will trek to Bhumthang, from where you will have view of almighty Manaslu peak.
Ultimately, you will make your way to Kathmandu via Dudh Khola and Marsyangdi River. Manaslu Circuit Trek of Duke Nepal Treks and Expedition is most economic, comfortable and safe trekking package.
Accommodation and Meals
We care about the comfort of our guest, so we will be offering the nice guest house in the trekking journey. We will provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc.
Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.
Getting to the trailhead
Adventurous 126 km (80 miles) drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, which takes about 6 hours by jeep (recommended) or 8+ hours by public bus. If road conditions are challenging (Monsoon in September) you may have to start walking in Arughat, which adds an extra day.
You’ll need a trekking permit to access this route. Solo trekkers are also not allowed, where a minimum group size of two people is required.
- Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
- Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
- City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
- All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
- 3 Cup of teas during the trek
- English speaking Guide depending on the place
- Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
- Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
- All our government taxes
- Official expense
- First aid kits
- Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
- Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
- Your travel insurance which is compulsory
- Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
- Appropriate visa fees
- Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
- Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
- Meals not listed in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
- Personal trekking equipment and gear
- Certain sightseeing entrance fees
- Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers, etc. (not compulsory)
Arrival in Kathmnadu
Our company representatives will be in Kathmandu Airport for your warm welcome and to shift you towards luxury tourist standard hotel. We organize a welcome dinner today in one of the famous restaurant in town and enjoy Nepalese food. Before going to bed, our guide will do short briefing about the trek. Overnight at Kathmandu
Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola
In tthe early morning after having satisfying breakdfast, we take a drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Dhading Besi and Arughat with beautiful scenery Trishuli River, up and down hills and landscapes.
Trek to Machhakhola
We start our trek at early in the morning to reach our destination which will take about 6-7 hours. After crossing a suspension bridge of Soti Khola, we have to trek through Sal forests to reach Khursane from where we have to walk through a sandy river bank then, move down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges. Finally, we reach Machcha Khola village.
Trek to Jagat
Today we start our second day trek following a narrow trail that takes us to Tharo Khola from where after crossing few ascends and descends, we arrive at popular hot-spring called Tatopani. Here, we spend will spend a hour to enjoy the natural sauna and to relieve tiredness of trek. Then again we have to climb climb Doban ridge and cross the Budhi Gandaki. As we cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, we reach the village of Jagat where we spend the night.
Trek to Deng
Today we began our trek by climbing over a ridge to Salleri and then trek down to Sirdibas. This trail continues up to the large Gurung village named Philim. Then, we turn to north just above the lowest house in the village. Trek along the steep and uninhabited gorge, grassy land slopes, we will cross the Budhi Gandaki. As we cross the Budhi Gandaki, we pass through bamboo forest which takes us to Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng where we going to stay tonight.
Trek to Namrung
Today we have to climb up to Rana and join a trail from Bhi which heads to west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. This trail passes through forests which leads us to Pork villag. Prok village is the viewpoint of Siringi Himal. We further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today across the several gompas on the trail. This amazing trail continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung.
Trek to Samagaon
After having satisfying breakfast at Namrung, we have to climb passing through forests and reach Lihi village. This route passes through Sho, Lho and Shyala village before reaching Sama village from where we enjoy extraordianary views of Mt. Manasly and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Finally, we end our trek in Samagaon where we spend the night.
Acclimatizing day at Samagaun
Today, we spend our whole day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. We get a wonderful chance to explore the rich Sherpa culture. Samagaon also offers us the wonderful sights of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and picturure. There is a old Gompa called Pungyen Gompa near to Sama village which is a monastery with great views of the glacier. There are lots of things to do and to explore in Samagaon village which is impossible to explain in words. Overnight in Samagaon.
Trek to Samdo
Today, we will head towards the Manaslu Base camp along the Budhi Gandaki river. This trekking trail is easy trail passing through the forest of Kermo Kharka. As we cross one wodden bridge on the trail we find a stone arch from where we can see a large white kani. As we pass through the kani, we finally reach Samdo where we going to stay tonight.
Trek to Dharamasala
Today we have to cross two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier. Then, we climb up to the stone guest house which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala. It is also called Larke Phedi. Today’s trek is our shortest trek so we have plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharmashala.
Cross the Larke pass and trek down to Bimtang
We have to climb to the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can explore the amazing views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. We walk further across moraines of the glacier with outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. Then, we finally reach to Bimthang with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience.
Bimthang - Tilije
After enjoying mindblowing views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal in the morning at Bimthang, We will trek down to cross a high pasture followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola through rhododendron forest. As we pass the village of Gho, we will go to the Tilije where better lodges are availabe for over night stay.
Tilije - Tal
Today we have trek on the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village then, cross the bridge over Dudh Khola to reach the Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani is the entry point of Annapurna circuit section from where we have to trek down across Karte village to cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. Finally, we reach in the village of Tal which is situated at the foot of a large waterfall.
Tal - Syange
Once again, we have to cross the Marshyangdi Khola to follow the trail to Chyamje village and descends through rhododendron and and pine forests to Syange. Overnight in Syange.
Syange - Kathmandu
Today we have to drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar. This 8-9 hours drive offers us an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. Finally, we enter into the wonderful Kathmandu valley. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu
As we all know that Kathmandu is the cultural and traditional hub which is abundant with numerious heritage sites such as Basantapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Buddhanath, Swaymbunath and Pashupatinath which are also enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This full day site seeing offers you the wonderful chance to explore the authentic Nepali culture and tradition with mindblowing hostipality of golden hearted Nepalese people.Overnight at Kathmandu
Departure from Kathmandu
Our driver takes you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with lifetime experience and cherishing memory.