Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the traditional treks in Nepal close to Manaslu the world’s eighth highest mountain followed by crossing Larkya La pass. Manaslu Circuit Trek would demand by anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalayas. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a new trekking destination but it still sees fewer trekkers compared to other regular trekking regions. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a stunning trek with spectacular views of Mount Manaslu (8163 m) and the Ganesh Himal Range, among others. Along the trail, you encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. The trail follows the spectacular Budhi Gandaki River all the way from Arugath to its source just below the Larkya Pass (5125 m). As you start low, at around 700 m, the landscapes are incredibly varied ranging from the green countryside and lush forests to spectacular high altitude landscapes skirting huge glaciers.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu. It originally started in the town of Arughat Gorkha but now we can start at Soti Khola a bit further up the trail. Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with a scenic drive from to SotiKhola via Arughat which approximately takes the whole day. On the following day, our trek begins to MachhaKhola. During the trek, we will be walking through beautiful forests, climbing onto ridges, walking past rice terraces and crossing suspension bridges. After trekking for about four days, we will be arriving at Deng, which starts to give us appearances of snow peaks. As we continue trekking, we will be crossing a small village and then further-reaching Namrung village where it’s an amazing viewpoint of Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and Mt. Himalchuli (7,893m). Trekking a bit further, we will arrive at the highest village in Budi Gandaki valley; the Samagaon village. We will acclimatize at this village the following day and then continue our trek, heading towards Samdo followed by Dharamsala. At this point, we will be rewarded with the astonishing views of Larkya Glacier and the Larkya peak. We will be crossing the highest pass in Manaslu, Larkya Pass (5125 m) can be tough when there is snow. However, the stunning landscape with the mighty Himalayas towering straight above you and the spectacular glaciers make it more than worth the effort. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows at Bhimtang before joining the main Annapurna Circuit Trek route heading to the trailhead at Besisahar.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Highlights:

  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to SotiKhola
  • Views of highest peaks in the world like Mt. Manaslu, LamjungHimal, Mt. Annapurna II etc.
  • Trek along the BudhiGanadaki River gorge
  • Experience natural scenery, flora and fauna
  • Discover unique moutnain cultural of Hindu’s and Buddhists

Key Information

Arrival City:
All meals included during trekking
Tourist Bus
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Group Size:
1 - 10 Persons

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