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Manaslu Circuit Treks - 21 Days

Manaslu Circuit Treks

Manaslu circuit trek which was opened in 1992 is one of the unexplored and controlled trekking routes in the western part of Nepal. It is the challenging trek around the eighth highest mountain of the world, Manaslu. To trek in the Manaslu region, trekkers require the special permits. It offers the culture of Hindu and Buddhist people, protected endangered wildlife, forest of rhododendrons and wild flowers, raging rivers, precarious bridges and stunning mountain scenery. During the Manaslu trekking you can enjoy the wonderful vistas of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Shringi Himal and other snow peaked mountains, views of glaciers, gorgeous landscapes. This trek offers the various type of flora and fauna, the culture and tradition of the Himalayan people of Tibetan descendants, the forest of rhododendrons and other flowers, rare wildlife, raging rivers etc. which make your trek a superb. During the Manaslu circuit Trek you get opportunity to explore the rich cultural diversity, biodiversity, as well as the natural scenery.
The high and remote Mt.Manaslu trek commences from Aarughat of Gorkha district and ends at Besisahar making a Circuit around Mt. Manaslu. It gives the experience of wilderness to the trekkers. Trekkers are awestruck with the serene beauty of this region. From Aarughat you follow the bank of the Budhigandaki River and passes through alpine and tropical areas full of ferns, bamboo and pine high waterfalls, Budi Gandaki Valley, various monasteries and Tibetan settlement, lakes, with a view of high enchanting view of snow covered mountains like Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Shringi Himal, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal etc. in this trek you can also hike to the T-usm valley which retains the age old culture and tradition untouched by modernity. You also cross the high Manaslu Larkya La Pass which is the highest point of this trek. To get full enjoyment of the pristine nature and culture of Manaslu circuit trekking, you have to venture in spring season and autumn season, i.e. from March to May and from September to December.

Outline itinerary:

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Gorkha

Day 02: Trek to Khanchowk (1000m)

Day 03: Trek to Arughat (530m)

Day 04: Trek to Khursani bari / Korsanidanda

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola

Day 06: Trek to Jagat

Day 07: Trek to Filim

Day 08: Trek to Deng

Day 09: Trek to Namru

Day 10: Trek to Lo Village

Day 11: Trek to Sama Gaun

Day 12: Sama Gaun (rest day for acclimatization)

Day 13: Trek to Samdu or Dharamsala

Day 14: Trek to Bimthang via Larkya La

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani

Day 16: Trek to Jagat

Day 17: Trek to Nadi

Day 18: Trek to Besisahar

Day 19: Drive to Pokhara/Kathmandu

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Drive in/ Drive out
  • Trekking permit and National Park entry permit fees
  • Accommodation at lodges and 3 meals a day while on the trek
  • English speaking licensed holder trekking tour leader & each 2 persons 1 porter
  • All programs according to itineraries on full board basis.
  • Nepali staff wages, equipment, insurance and other facilities


  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal spending money & all bar bill
  • Items of personal nature ie. Soft/hard drinks, tips etc
  • International Airport Departure Tax
  • Personal Insurance
  • Emergency rescue.

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