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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

        Manaslu Circuit Trek an adventure around magnificent Mt. Manaslu listed as world’s 8th highest mountains Explore high Manaslu valley villages of the immense and interesting culture of Buddhism religion Trekking from low warm sub-tropic to cooler alpine hills and towards the arctic zone of ice with glaciers Enchanting forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia, oaks, pines, birch to arid and barren country Crossing high and scenic Larke-La pass offering out the most glamorous scenery of mountains and hills From remote high Gorkha areas towards Manang district around Annapurna circuit route

      Manaslu Circuit Trek an exciting and marvelous adventure with Well Plan Treks where you will soak within the beautiful scenery of high green hills, snowcapped peaks of Manaslu Himalaya range and cultural villages of great fascinating traditions. Manaslu Circuit Trekking, which was closed for outside visitors for long period and was re-opened for the last two decades, Mt. Manaslu was first climbed by a Japanese Expedition in 1956, the mountain stands at 8,163 m and 26, 781 ft with its range of satellite peaks includes Bouddha, Sistine, Himalchuli with other smaller mountains. The Manaslu comes from the ancient Hindu Sanskrit word Manas ‘the mind or soul of the god’ like Holy Lake Manasarovar in Tibet near Mt. Kailash, located within Nepal Mid northwest Himalayan around remote and high of Gorkha district, since the areas were opened where few trekkers ventured, at present becoming more popular due to its remoteness and isolation from the outside modern world.
     Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with the exciting and interesting drive from Kathmandu to reach warmer low areas of Gorkha valley near raging Buri-Gandaki River, where walk follows the river upstream right up to its glacial source at high Manaslu valley near Sama Gaon and Larke Phedi (bottom).
As walk leads through the number of farm villages and terraces entering into the lovely cool forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks and fir tree lines then reaching into more Tibetan origin cultured villages of Buddhism religion from Dying onward past Lo-Gaon to reach Sama-Gaon, the main and large village of high Manaslu areas. With time for rest and acclimatization at Sama-Gaon exploring its interesting colorful custom and monastery then heading further with scenic views of Manaslu range of peaks as walks brings you to Larke Phedi in Dharamsala the bottom of Larke-la pass. Where climb leads over Larke-la at above 5,106 m high overlooking the outstanding panorama of peaks that surround this beautiful spot festooned with Buddhist colorful prayer flags, and then descend towards Manang area and back into woodland, where walk follows Marysangdi River downstream after Dharapani village to the road head for the drive back to Kathmandu after a most mesmerizing adventure on Manaslu Circuit Trek. if  you want Manaslu   trek  Package Here


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu to prepare the permits
Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola730 m via Arughat – 07 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Rest-Day for acclimatization and local excursion to scenic viewpoints.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12:. Trek to Dharamsala  4,470 m – 04 hrs.
Day 13: Cross Larkya-la 5,106 m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels – 06 hrs.
Day 16: International departure for homeward bound or to respective countries

Note: For the  Manaslu Circuit Trek we need special Permits and do we need a Passport for this so that you should be in Kathmandu a day before starting the trek.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and  transfer to respective Hotels
      On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels located.After checking into your lovely rooms getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant. 

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu to prepare the permits 

       We will collect your passports and photos to prepare your immigration permits. Original permits are needed to collect Nepal immigration permits. You can explore the town on your own. We will have a trip briefing and introductory program with your guide after the permits are collected. Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola730 m via Arughat - 07 hrs.
       Starting our fabulous adventure Manaslu Circuit trekking taking a long and exciting overland journey to reach warmer areas of Gorkha district at Arughat a moderate size town with sub-tropical temperature, where our drive continues on da dirt road for an hour to reach our first overnight stop at Soti-Khola a small farm village, slowly turning into a town due to motorable road facilities. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m - 06 hrs.
   The First-day walk starts following Buri-Gandaki River upstream heading into a gorge covered within the dense forest as walks lead to a climb into the cool shade of the forest, after a nice and pleasant trek of about six hours then arriving at our overnight stop at Machha-Khola. A moderate size farm village, where name Maccha means Fish and Khola for the stream, a popular place for fishing silver craps and other varieties of fish that found in this Himalayan stream. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.
    From this fishing villages, morning leads following Buri-Gandaki River upstream for few hours, as walk leads past Khorla Beshi a small farm village and on winding trail to reach at Tatopani village with natural “Hot Spring,” as per time permits enjoy the warm refreshing bathe then walk uphill to Jagat village for the overnight stop. This is a nice village with many shops and stores including a fair number of simple good lodges to stay in. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hrs.
      After the pleasant stop at Jagat, the journey continues a higher walking past number of farm villages and then on a downhill to cross over a bridge to reach Nagjet and Philim, a large village with many scattered farmhouses. After Philim walks into farm terraces of golden fields of wheat and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Dyang village. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs
      Morning walk from Dyang leads to a cooler area where you can feel the rise in altitude, on entering the Himalayan alpine region, continue to walk downhill to a riverside to reach at Bihi Bazaar a small village near a riverside. From here onwards encountering more villages of strong Tibetan culture, walk leads on a gentle trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village is reached for the overnight stop. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Lo Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.
   From Ghap village with the nice good walk following Buri Gandaki River, then crossing this river through small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat, and millets to reach at Numrung village with first close views of Mt. Manaslu North Face and adjoining peaks. The walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi, and Sho, then as altitude gains with an hour up to Shrimp village to Lo Gaon for an overnight stop in a nice cozy lodge. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs 
    After Lo Gaon tree lines fade only for few short juniper bushes and some willow trees, walk leads on a nice path with views of peaks and finally, the day ends at Sama Gaon for the overnight stop, this is a large mountain village located on route Manaslu base camp, Larke-la pass and to Tibet border. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization.
    Rest Day in Sama Gaon, which is an ideal place for necessary acclimatization before the climb and to reach high Manaslu base camp, at Sama Gaon explore this interesting village similar to Tibetan culture and traditional way of life. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,780m -05 hrs.
       After a nice stop at Sama Gaon, where our route leads to a climb to Samdu and onward, walk to Samdu is not too far can be done in few hours, due to high altitude within dry air makes the walk slower. Our route slowly leads to Samdu village which is the last village before Larke-la base and pass, at Samdu overnight in this interesting village of strong Tibetan influence due to its closeness to the border of Tibet, where trade still exists. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12: Trek to Dharmashala 4,450 m - 4 hrs 
      Our journey starts in the morning with a downhill trek up to Budhi Gandaki River. Then we cross the river and again march upward through Larkya Bazaar and Valley of Salka Khola towards Dharmasala which is not actually a lodge but an easy place to stay for a night. It is 7km away and will take about 4 hours to reach there on normal days. We have a high chance to see blue sheep. This place is also known as Larke Phedi. Stay overnight at Dharmasala. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13: Traverse Larke pass at 5,106 m and descend to Bhimtang - 08 hours.
      Starting early morning to reach over Larke-la Pass above 5,106 m, where walk first heads with gradual winding uphill, and then steep up to reach the highest point of the adventure on top Larke-La festooned with hundreds of Buddhist colorful prayer flags and marked with stones piles. From the top offers excellent views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II, after a great moment a long descend leads you over snow and scree, to reach a valley to Garcia. Further walk on moraine leads to Tambuche at 3,900m from here short walk to our overnight stop at Bhimtang, a lovely place on a wide valley with the number of a good lodge to stay. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14: Trek to Dharapani village 1,943m. 5-6 hours.
       From here the track leads downhill into the forest passing small summer settlement and then climb on terraced fields to Karcher La, and then down to Marsyangdi River. After few hours walk reaching Tilje village on following Dudh (milky) river downstream, the assigned number of villages, including Thonje. From Tilje an hour climb after crossing a bridge and then joining at the main trail of Annapurna circuit joins in Dharapani village. Dharapani a lovely large village will be a civilization after being in the complete wilderness, where one can celebrate with a beer and buy a hot shower from the lodge. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels - 06 hr
     After a marvelous experience and adventure on high hills and mountains, where morning drive brings you back at Kathmandu, at Kathmandu where our wonderful adventure concludes, with an afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, 
Day 16: International Departure for Homeward Bound.
     Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable experience and great scenic adventure on Manaslu Circuit trekking, as per your international flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries. Meals included: Breakfast


  • Airports pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu.
  • Pre-meeting before the trek.
  • 3 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (3 Star hotel ) 
  • Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government  license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodations, and insurance
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch, and dinner and with tea/coffee)
  • A strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people - porter will carry a maximum of 25 kilos )
  • Seasonal fresh fruits as Available
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • 1 Well Plan Trekking T-shirt
  • Kathmandu – Macha  -Khola -  Dharapani - Kathmandu transportation on a public vehicle 
  • Manaslu Special trekking permit fee.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant 

OPTIONAL ADDONS(Available during check-out)

  • Private Jeep


  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Your personal expenses. (Phone call, Wifi, Laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, a bottle of water or hot water, Mineral water,  Hot  shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic drinks and bar bills.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Extra Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure. early arrive from the mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Services not mentioned in the 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara lunch and Dinner 
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Physically  condition & experience requirements
    For physically fit person of all ages with sound health who have done moderate to strenuous walk and activity before or at present. This type of treks involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well experience people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around Himalaya or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek .we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered to your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouse in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities .also  note that single rooms are available the trekking regions at the lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

     In the city, only breakfast is included on the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals including noodles item, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Drinking Water

Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery-powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).


      Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problems arise and situation beyond companies control. If such a situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportations services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

   Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving process and transportation to nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well of you next to kin, family members, close relatives or friends in case of emergency purposes.

Climate and Weather
    The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.


  This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.


  • A warm hat that covers your ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece wind –stopper jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
  • Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Underwear
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece or woolen trousers
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
  • Thin lightweight inner socks
  • Heavy poly or wool socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)


  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)Toiletries
  • Toothbrush /paste
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorants
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Small mirror
  • Female hygiene products

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hand wash


  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • A cough and /or cold medicine
  • Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic

Extras /luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map /guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
  • Modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

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