Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
After arrival in TIA, Kathmandu, you will finish your custom formalities. Our representative will be waiting for you with nameplate in his hand. He will greet you and transfer you to hotel. You will get briefing regarding your itinerary. Have luxurious stay overnight.
Day02: UNESCO Tour in Kathmandu
After breakfast, you will be taken for half day UNESCO tour in Kathmandu. The tour starts with visiting Pashupatinath- the holiest Hindu temple of Nepal that is located near the bank of sacred Bagmati River. Next stop will be at Bouddhanath- the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal where you can witness Tibetan monks chanting hymn. We will also explore the ancient Royal Residence at Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will be on your own for remaining part of the day. You can go for shopping in Thamel.
Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m) via Arughat (695m) 8-9 hrs
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will leave Kathmandu and take 8 hours of drive to Arughat via Dhading Besi which is the district headquarter of Dhading (1050m). You will have a bit off-road experience after Dhading Besi. Another one and half hour of drive from Arughat will take us to Soti Khola where we will stay overnight.
Day04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m) 5-6 hrs
Manaslu Circuit Trek begins on fourth day. We will leave Soti Khola and follow the series of ups and downs through the Budhi Gandaki. After brief descend, we will climb to the Armala. An hour of walk through forest will take us to Lapubesi which is a Gurung village. From Lapubesi, we will move further to Machha Khola which greets us with scenic views of Ganesh and Buddha Himal. Stay overnight in Machha Khola.
Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) 6 hrs
Crossing Machha River, we will reach Khorlabensi. Passing through the paddy field, we will make it to hot spring known as Tato Pani. The water from Tato Pani is believed to cure skin disease. From Tatopani, we will follow the path through forest and arrive at a new suspension bridge. We will cross the suspension bridge and arrive at Dobhan. Walking above Dobhan village, we will arrive at scenic Jagat village.
Day 06: Jagat to Philim (1700m) 5 hrs
We need to show our trekking permit to the officials at Jagat. We will follow the stone steps to river and then climb to Salleri. We will enjoy the view of Sringi Mountain (7190m) before making it to Sirdibas village. Passing along local water-mill, we will arrive at Philim. Headquarters of MCAP is located in Philim. Stay overnight in Philim.
Day 07: Philim to Deng (2095m) 5 hrs
Leaving Philim, we will walk through farmlands to Ekle Bhatti. The trail continues through tapered gorge and waterfall. We will cross the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and head north to Nyak. The route is scenic with views of Ganesh Himal IV Mountain. We will cross Dyang River and reach Deng village. Enjoy views of Ganesh Mountain, Dwijen Mountain and other mountains and stay overnight.
Day 08: Deng to Namrung (2900m) 5 hrs
We will follow the downward path from Deng before taking ascending trail to Rana. Walking through forest area, we will reach Bihi Phedi. Enjoy the view of Kutang Himal. A sense of Buddhism can heavily be found in this area. Cross Serang River and climb to Ghap. Brief walk through the stone steps from Ghap will take us to Namrung where we will stay overnight.
Day 09: Namrung to Samagaon (3500m) 6 hrs
Leaving Namrung, we will walk through Banjam village to Lihi (2920m). We will visit local monastery, we will follow the scenic path with picturesque view of Simnang Himal (6251 m). We will cross the Tibetan village of Sho from where we can get first view of Manaslu Mountain. We will reach Sama Gaon village where we will stay overnight.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon
This is rest day. Manaslu Base Camp and Birendra Lake are places of interest near Samagaon. We will reach to the cave located above 4000m. It takes full day to reach Manaslu Base Camp while trek to Birendra Lake can be completed in half day. Stay overnight in Samagaon.
Day 11: Sama Gaon to Samdo (3690m) 3hrs
We will pass through the pasture field and reach to the place that offers scenic view of Manaslu Mountain. The journey continues to Samdo village (3860m). Samdo is a settlement built by Tibetan refugee. Samdo village is located near to Tibetan border. We will explore Samdo village and visit local monastery. Stay overnight in Samdo.
Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m) 4 hrs
Leaving Samdo, we will cross a bridge and head west above Larkya Bazaar. Following the pasture land, we will enter forest of rhododendron. The path offers views of Syacha Glacier and Manaslu Mountain. We will reach Dharamsala which is considered as the High camp for Larkya La pass. Stay overnight in Dharmasala.
Day 13: Dharmashala to Bhimphedi (3590m) via Larkya La (5220m) 8 hrs
Leaving Dharmasala, we will climb Cho Chanda. After difficult ascend, we will reach to the top of Larkya La pass. The top of the Pass allows views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Mountain (6820m), Kang Kuru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m). We will lower down through moraines to Bhimphedi where we will stay overnight.
Day 14: Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m) 5 hrs
We will leave Bhimphedi and follow the ascending trail uphill for about couple of hours along paddy field to arrive at Karcha La pass. From the pass, we will lower down through rhododendron forest to Tilje where we will stay overnight.
Day 15: Tilje to Chamje (1410m) 6-7 hrs
From Tilje, we will follow the stone path to the bridge over Dudh River. Passing through chorten, we will arrive at Thonje village where our permit will be checked at police checkpoint. We will make it to Dharapani which marks our entrance to Annapurna circuit section. We will reach Karte village and cross Marshyangdi River to reach Tal village. Brief descend from Tal will take us to Chamje where we will stay overnight.
Day 16: Local jeep to Besisahar, Drive to Kathmandu (1337m) 8 hrs
Manaslu Circuit Trek ends at Chamje village. We will take a local jeep to Besisahar and then drive all the way to Kathmandu in a private vehicle. Stay overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure
Ask us if you need help in packing your luggage. You will be transferred to TIA three hours before your scheduled flight. Have a Safe Journey. See you again.
Airport Pick up and Drop
Accommodation in Kathmandu in B/B plan as per itinerary
Guided UNESCO Tour in Kathmandu
All land transportation
Experienced Guide during trekking period
Necessary number of Porters
All Government taxes
Manaslu Trekking special permit fee
Annapurna and Manaslu Conservation Fees
Trekkers’ information Management System (TIMS) Fee
Guide and porter salary
Beverage and Drinks
Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
Other things not included in Cost Include section