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Manaslu circuit trekking itinerary

 

 

Manaslu circuit trekking itinerary

 

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a stunning trek in Nepal that takes you around the world’s eighth highest mountain, Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters / 26,781 feet). The trek offers a mix of natural beauty, diverse landscapes, and rich culture. The following is a typical itinerary for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, which usually takes around 15 to 18 days to complete. Keep in mind that this itinerary can vary based on your preferences and the pace of your group.

Day 1: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700 meters / 2,297 feet)

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat.
  • Overnight stay in Soti Khola.

Day 2: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (930 meters / 3,051 feet)

  • Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola.
  • Pass through various villages and lush forests.
  • Overnight stay in Maccha Khola.

Day 3: Maccha Khola to Jagat (1,410 meters / 4,626 feet)

  • Trek to Jagat.
  • Enter the Manaslu Conservation Area.
  • Enjoy beautiful views and diverse landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in Jagat.

Day 4: Jagat to Deng (1,804 meters / 5,919 feet)

  • Trek from Jagat to Deng.
  • Cross the Budhi Gandaki river multiple times.
  • Pass through quaint villages and terraced fields.
  • Overnight stay in Deng.

Day 5: Deng to Namrung (2,630 meters / 8,629 feet)

  • Trek to Namrung.
  • Begin to see the influence of Tibetan culture.
  • Experience changing scenery as you gain altitude.
  • Overnight stay in Namrung.

Day 6: Namrung to Samagaon (3,530 meters / 11,581 feet)

  • Trek to Samagaon.
  • Pass through forests, cross streams, and enjoy mountain views.
  • Explore the traditional village of Samagaon.
  • Overnight stay in Samagaon.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Samagaon

  • Rest and acclimatize in Samagaon.
  • Optional side trips to explore the village and surrounding areas.
  • Prepare for the upcoming higher altitudes.

Day 8: Samagaon to Samdo (3,860 meters / 12,664 feet)

  • Trek from Samagaon to Samdo.
  • The landscape becomes more barren and alpine.
  • Reach the Tibetan-influenced village of Samdo.
  • Overnight stay in Samdo.

Day 9: Acclimatization Day in Samdo

  • Another day for acclimatization.
  • Short hikes around Samdo to help with altitude adaptation.
  • Relax and enjoy the mountain views.

Day 10: Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi) (4,460 meters / 14,632 feet)

  • Trek to Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi.
  • Prepare for the upcoming high pass crossing.
  • The terrain becomes more rugged and demanding.
  • Overnight stay in Dharamsala.

Day 11: Dharamsala to Bimthang (3,720 meters / 12,205 feet) via Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters / 16,929 feet)

  • Early morning start to cross the Larkya La Pass.
  • Reach the highest point of the trek.
  • Descend to Bimthang with stunning mountain views.
  • Overnight stay in Bimthang.

Day 12: Bimthang to Tilije (2,300 meters / 7,546 feet)

  • Trek to Tilije.
  • Walk through lush forests and picturesque villages.
  • Cross the Dudh Khola river via suspension bridge.
  • Overnight stay in Tilije.

Day 13: Tilije to Tal (1,700 meters / 5,577 feet)

  • Trek to Tal.
  • Re-enter the Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Enjoy a more tropical landscape as you descend.
  • Overnight stay in Tal.

Day 14: Tal to Syange (1,100 meters / 3,609 feet) and Drive to Kathmandu

  • Trek to Syange.
  • Reach the road head and drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Reflect on the incredible journey you’ve had.

Day 15: Spare Day (for any unexpected delays or buffer)

Please note that this itinerary is just a guideline and the actual duration of the trek might vary based on your pace, acclimatization needs, and any side trips you choose to take. It’s important to consult with a local trekking agency and guide to plan your trek according to your fitness level and preferences. Additionally, permits are required for this trek, so make sure to obtain the necessary permits before starting your journey