Manaslu trek is the experience of nature and cultural trek in Nepal. Manaslu round trekking itinerary is various it’s all depending on your number of days and your interest for the trek. Sometime one itinerary couldn’t be feet to everybody. However, Manaslu circuit trek is an epic adventure trek where you will experience different beautiful landscapes on the trek. Manaslu circuit trek package cost, itinerary it’s all depending on your budget and a total number of days to stay in Nepal.
There are various sample trekking itineraries is presented in different trekking company. But in real Manaslu circuit trek is starting from minimum 10 days to maximum 23 days trail which covers Manaslu with Tsum valley and next one is Manalsu and Narphu valley trek.
Trekking duration is all depending on your walking speed and your previous experience of the trek. However, it’s all up to the place where and how long do you take your acclimatization on the trek. Not only that nowadays there is the expansion of motor road up to the Machine Khola but before was road access up to Arughat and Soti Khola. There is accessible of good road condition up to the Arughat than before. Manaslu region trek has a different route if you want to see the more monasteries and gompa you can do Manaslu with Tsum valley trek. You can explore amazing old Gompas, Ani Gompa in Tsum valley area. Manaslu trek is new and virgin trekking route in Nepal. Manaslu trek is never comparable with another trek incredible Himalayas and enchanting nature and cultures is the attraction of the Manaslu trek. Amazing views of Mount Manaslu, Manaslu base camp, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna ranges are the main eye catchy for the trekkers. Breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu 8163, Dharmasala, Larke La pass, hidden wilderness, and enchanting nature is the main highlight of the Manaslu region trekking. Naturally, paradise, untouched Tsum valley and Narphu valley and unique cultures influence to any trekkers.
Similarly, you can check few below different Manaslu circuit trek itinerary is suitable for your time and interest of your trekking.
10 Days Short, Manaslu circuit trek
11 Days Lower Manaslu trekking
12 Days Manaslu circuit trek
10 days Short, Manaslu circuit trek –
Some trekkers are really faster and they like to do short Manaslu circuit trekking. Those who have previous experience and having well experience of the trek they can finish Manaslu this Manaslu trek within 10 days.
The highlight of short 10 days Manaslu trekking –
Scenic drive to Soti Khola and amazing views of countryside and rivers, flora and faunas
Friendly people and the influence of Tibetan cultures,
Larke La passes 5160m, stunning views of Himalayas ranges, Manaslu base cam
Day 1: Kathmandu to Soti Khola drive about (710m) 7/8 hours drive
Day 2: Soti Khola to Macha Khola(930m, 20 km,) 7 hours walk
Day 3: Macha Khola to Jagat(1,410m, 22 km) 6/7 hours walk
Day 4: Jagat to Deng(1,804m, 21km) 6/7 hours walk
Day 5: Deng to Namrung(2,630m, 20km) 6/7 hours walk
Day 6: Namrung to Sama Gau(3,530m, 22km)trek for 6/7 hours walk
Day 7: Samagaun to Samdo(3910m, 12km) 3/ 4 hours
Day 8: Samdo to Bimthang (3,700m) via Larkye Pass (5160m, 28 km) 8/9 hours walk
Day 9: Bimthang to Dharapani(1860m, 24 km) 6/7 hours walk
Day 10: Dharapani to Kathmandu (1340m, 220 km, 9/10 hours)
11 Days Lower Manaslu trekking –
Next option 11 days Lower Manaslu circuit trekking. Some people don’t like to do higher Manaslu circuit trail at that time they can do lower Manaslu trekking which is comparatively easier then Manaslu circuit trek.
The highlight of Lower Manaslu trekking 11 Days
Visit around few world heritage site in Kathmandu,
Amazing view of incredible landscapes and breathtaking Manaslu ranges
Trek to untouched trekking trails of Manaslu region
Experience cultural and natural beauty of Manaslu area
Day 1: Kathmandu to Ghairung trek via Kuringtar- (1090mm) about 3 hrs Drive & 5 hrs Trek
Day 2: Trek to Gorkha Bazaar via Bungkot, Kaule Bhangar about (900m) 5 hrs Trek
Day 3: Gorkha Excursion Day – Gorkha Palace, Gorkhanatha Cave, Gorkha Museum etc
Day 4: Drive and Trek to Sirandada – (1900m) about 6/7 hr drive
Day 5: Trek to Barpak Village – (1920m) about 7 hrs Trek.
Day 6: Trek to Laprak village – (2100m) about 6 hrs Trek.
Day 7: Trek to Nambai Kharka – (2700m) about 5 hrs Trek.
Day8: Wake up early and hike to Dharche Danda – (3220m) about 4 hours
Day9: Trek to Gyampesal via Sita cave – (1165m) 6 hrs Trek.
Day10: Drive back to Kathmandu. About 6 hrs drive
Day11: Finally departure to your destination
12 Days Manaslu circuit trek –
12 Days Manaslu circuit trek – Some people can do Manaslu circuit trekking around in 12 days. All the way drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Dhading Besi and Salyantar. You can see amazing landscape and rivers, Massif view of Manaslu Mountains on the trek.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m) drive around 7 hours 160 km overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 02: Trek to Machha Khola (869m) trek around 6/ 7 hours 20 km overnight in a trekking lodge
Day 03: Trek to Jagat (1340m). Trek around 6/ 7 hours 15 km overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 04: Trek to Deng (1860m) trek around 6/ 7 hours 14 km overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 05: Trek to Namrung (2630m) trek around 6/ 7 hours 12 km overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 06: Trek to Sama Gaun ( 3520m) trek around 6/ 7 hours 17 km overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 07: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaun trek around 6/ 7 hours overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 08: Trek to Samdo (3860m). Trek around 5/6 hours 13 km overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 09: Trek to Dharmasala, Larke La (4460m). Trek around 4/5 hours 10 km overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 10: Trek to Bimtang (3750m) via Larke Pass (5160m). Trek around 8/9 hours 22 km overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 11: Trek to Dharapani (1963m) trek around 6 hours 18 km overnight stay in a trekking lodge
Day 12: Drive from Dharapani to Besi Sahar 3 hours drive back to Kathmandu around 7 hours 190 km overnight stay in Hotel
14 days Manaslu circuit trek –
The highlight of Manaslu circuit trekking-
Experience of the cultural and natural beauty of the Manaslu region.
Walking around Nepal and the Tibetan border
Experience of mixed Nepalese and Tibetan cultures and their lifestyles.
Day: 1 Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345m/4428ft)
Day: 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (775m/2542ft) – 7 hrs –
Day: 3 Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) – 5/6 hrs
Day: 4 Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4396ft) – 5 hrs
Day: 5 Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m/6102ft) – 7 hrs
Day: 6 Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m/8628ft) – 8 hrs
Day: 7 Trek from Namrung to Shyala (3200m/10498ft) – 4/5 hrs
Day: 8Trek from Shyala to Sama Gaon (3525m/11564ft) – 2 hrs
Day: 9 Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3800m/12467ft) – 3/4 hrs
Day: 10 Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi/Dharmasala (4460m/14632ft) -4/5 hrs
Day: 11 Trek from Larkya Phedi to Larkye La Pass (5135m/16847ft) to Bhim Thang (3855m/12647ft) – 8 hrs –
Day: 12 Trek from Bhim Thang to Dharapani (1963m/6440ft) – 8 hrs
Day: 13 Trek from Dharapani to Jagat – 7 hrs
Day: 14 Trek from Jagat to Besi Sahar (760m/2490ft) & Drive to Kathmandu – 5 hrs trek – 6 hrs drive
21 Days Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek –
The main highlight of Manaslu and Tsum valley trek –
Trek close one of the eight highest mountain of the world called Mount Manaslu. You can savor the beautiful people and their cultures on the trail. Highly influence of Tibetan Buddhism so it’s mixed Nepalese and Tibetan cultures. Thus Manaslu and Tsum valley trek is one of the novel treks in Manaslu region. Explore the hidden wilderness with amazing Buddhist cultures during Manaslu and Tsum trail.
Day01 – Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 – Drive from Kathmandu to (710m/2328ft) Arughat, duration: 8 hrs.
Day 03 – Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m/2542ft) – 6 hrs
Day 04 – Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
Day 05 – Machha Khola to Philim (1590m/5215ft) Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 06 – Philim to Ripche (2470m/8101ft) Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 07- Ripche to Nile/Chhule (3360m/11020ft), visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave, 8-9 hrs.
Day 08 – Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700m/12136ft), visit Dephyudonma Gompa, 5 Hrs
Day 09 – Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m/10630ft) Duration: 05 hrs.
Day 10- Trek to Deng (1860m) Duration: 7 – 8 hours walking. Stay overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).
Day 11 – Trek to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 12 – Namrung to Lho Gham (3180m/10430ft) Duration: 3-4 hrs.
Day 13 – Trek to Samagaon (3540 m/11480ft) Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 14 – Acclimatization day at Samagaon
Day 15 – Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 hrs
Day 16 – Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Day 17 – Trek to Bhimtang (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m/17121ft) Duration: 8 hrs. –
Day 18 – Trek to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 19 – Trek to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Day 20 – Drive to Kathmandu (1337m) Duration: 8 hrs / Hotel Pilgrims –
Day 21 –Farewell finally we will drop you to the airport fly back to your home
23 days Manaslu and Narphu valley trek –
Main highlight of Manalsu and Narphu valley trekking
Experience beautiful different landscape and high pass to Larke La pass.
Visit Nar Phu valley and cross to the Kang La pass on the trail
Completely trek to the of the beaten trail with less tourist
Explore Tibetan cultures and Buddhism also known as the cultural trail.
Day: 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)
Day: 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Arkhet and next drive to Soti Khola
Day: 3 Soti Khola to Maccha Khola 869m [3,181 feet] 6 hours trekking
Day: 4 Machha Khola to Jagat 1340m [4,438feet] 6 hours trekking
Day: 5 Jagat to Deng 1700m [6101 feet] 6 hours trekking
Day: 6 Deng to Ghap 2000m [7085 feet] 6 hours trekking
Day: 7 Ghap to Lho and Samgoan 3520m [11,483 feet] 7 hours trekking
Day: 8 Acclimatization day in Sama (Here you may explore Pungen Gumba 5 hours or Manaslu Base camp –
Day: 9 Samagaon to Samdo 3850m [12,467 feet] 4 hours trekking
Day: 10 Samdo to Dharmasala 4460m [14,633 feet] 4 hours trekking (limited available lodges): 9 hours
Day: 11 Dharamsala to Bhimtang 3590m [11775 feet](Need to wake up early for Crossing Larkya 5160m pass and descend down reach Bimtang) [12,139 feet]; 10 hours
Day: 12 Extra day trek if in a case for late to arrive in Bimantang
Day: 13 Bimtang to Tilje 2300m [7,290 feet] 6 hours trekking
Day: 14 Tilje to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours
Day: 15 Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours
Day: 16 Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours
Day: 17 Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
Day: 18 Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours
Day: 19 Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Nyawal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours
Day: 20 Nyawal to Chame (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours
Day: 21 Chame to Besisahar by Jeep 6 hours
Day: 22 Besisahar to Kathmandu 6 hours
Day: 23 Farewell/ Departure
In nutshell, the Manaslu region has different trekking route. Manaslu circuit trek provides you to Ariel view of massif Mount Manaslu and classical cultural and amazing landscape. You explore the unique wilderness and different flora and fauna during round Manaslu trekking.