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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

21 Days
  • Trip Detail at-a-Glance

  • Strenuous

    Ventures at this grade are 'Tough Treks' and must be fully supported. The altitude attained is between 3,500 to 5,000m. These treks also involve several nights stay above 4,000m. These are genuine expeditions where preparation and a willingness to 'rough it' are necessary. You must have be physically fit for this trek.


  • Trip Code: ATH313
  • Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
  • Country Visited: Nepal
  • Trip Start: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trip Route: KTM-Arughat-Jagat-Lo-Samagompa-Larkya La-Beshisahar-KTM
  • Trip Style: Tented Camp Trek
  • Activity: Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
  • Max. Altitude:
    5,215 m /17105.2 ft
  • Group Size: Min. 2 pax pax
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking per day
  • Trip Category: Remote Area Trek
  • Trip Highlight

    • Kathmandu city tour
    • Scenic dirt road driving to Arughat from Kathmandu
    • Exploring the Budhi Gandaki River valley
    • Experience the Nepalese and Tibetan mixture culture
    • Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet
    • Crossing Larkya La over 5,215m

Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably untouched region of Nepal. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and unspoiled. Manaslu, open for trekking since 1991, provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet and is now a controlled trekking route, allowing organized trekking groups special permits to gain entry into this region to venture round its spectacular circuit.

Manaslu has a unique environment, which is exceptionally rich in biodiversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Nepal for many years. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna, all features of this region, have made it one of the most well liked places of Nepal.

Itinerary Overview

  • Day  01 - Arrival at the Tribuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,345m). Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day  02 - Pre-trip meeting and sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 03 - Drive to Arughat (640m) by 4wd Jeep - 8 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 04 - Trek to Soti Khola (775m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 05 - Trek to Machha Khola (900m) - 5.5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 06 - Trek to Jagat (1,340m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 07 - Trek to Ngyak (2,310m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 08 - Trek to Ghap (2,100m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 09 - Trek to Lho (3,200m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 10 - Trek to Samagompa (3,500m) - 6 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 11 - Trek to Stone Hut (4,500m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 12 - Acclimatization and exploration day. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 13 - Cross Larkya La (5,215m) and trek to Bhimphedi (3,590m) - 8 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 14 - Trek to Tilje (3,900m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 15 - Trek to Tal (1,725m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 16 - Trek to Jagat (1,300m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 17 - Trek to Baundanda (1,275m) - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 18 - Trek to Beshisahar - 5 hrs. Overnight at tented camps.
  • Day 19 - Drive back to Kathmandu by Local Bus - 7 hrs. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 20 - Leisure day and farewell dinner in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.
  • Day 21- Transfer to international airport for your final departure.

The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

NOTE: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes this trip different ?

Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal Foundation, a non-political and non-profit social organization. We contribute our support to the remote village of Arupokhari (Gorkha, Nepal) through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Ace the Himalaya donates a percentage of business profits to the foundation on a yearly basis, which supports the ongoing maintenance cost required for Bhairabi Primary school, a community-based school in Arupokhari (plus few other schools in the region).

One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in  Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal.

For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website