• Last Updated on Sep 6, 2018

Kutang, another name for Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world. Manaslu refers to ‘The Mountain of spirit’. It’s the biggest mountain in the Gorkha region of Nepal. The region is not modernized. Hence, it follows ancient tradition and culture. Manaslu trek has become the trending trek in the modern era. Not only the views of mountain ranges, high hills, unique wildlife, and natural resources but also the lifestyle and sense of respect of Sherpa people are completely attractive features of Manaslu trekking.
A trek to Manaslu follows an ancient trading route along the Budi Gandaki River. Since the region falls under a restricted area, a trekking permit along with Tim’s card is mandatory for the region. The region shares its territory with Tibet. So, the people living in this region have a similar tradition and culture to the Tibetan people.

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Manaslu Trek Best Time of the Year

A daring and adventurous trekker never worries about the best time for the Manaslu circuit trek. But, it’s a matter of our life. So, September, October, and November are the best months for the trek to Manaslu. The weather remains clear with less rainfall and a crystal clear sky. Also, the temperature remains moderate. Adventure White Mountain trekking team is always there to make your trek the best you ever had.

Manaslu circuit trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu, pick up and transfer to hotel

Our team will be welcoming you to Kathmandu. You will be taken to the hotel. Now, it depends upon you whether you want to roam around the valley or take a rest at the hotel.

Day 2: Travelling around the Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu valley is full of religious places. The nearest religious places where you will be traveling are Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Basantapur, and Swoyambhunath Temple. This will bring a bit of energy to you for the upcoming days.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to SotiKhola (7100m) (8-9 hours)

On the very morning, you will be packing your bag and getting ready for a drive from Kathmandu to SotiKhola either by our private vehicle or by public bus. The roads are curvy and you may feel a headache. We will pass through DhadingBesi and reach Arughat. Going forward, the road gets rough but the outer scenario will make you feel wonderful. After a few hours, we will reach SotiKhola where we stay for a night.

Day 4: Trek to MachhaKhola (900m) (6-7 hours)

On our fourth day of the Manaslu trek, we will trek to Machhakhola by crossing the Seti Khola Bridge. Then, we walk through the dense Sal forest. Now, the difficulty level increases because of rocky up and downs. Soon after that, we will reach Khursane which is a landslide area. So, you must be careful while walking through it. Finally, we will reach Machhakhola village.

Day 5: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat (1410m) (6-7 hours)

The difficulty level increases on the fifth-day trial because you have to face difficult paths, ups, and downs. After crossing the Tharkhola, we will reach Khorlabesi. On the trail, we will reach ‘Tatopani’ which is a natural hot spring. You will be given little time to enjoy it. Then, we cross the suspension bridge over YaruKhola, climb the stone staircase and go down to the river. We climb it again to reach ThadoBharyang. After a few hours of walking, we will reach Jagat which is an entry point to the Manaslu Conservation Area. We will spend our night in the hotel at Jagat.

Day 6: Jagat to Deng (1840m) (6-7 hours)

Early in the morning, we will trek towards Sirdibas to the Ghattekhola. Then we will walk through a suspension bridge which will lead us to Philim. Philim is a central village in the region. The trail begins heading down from EkleBhatti, we cross the Budi Gandaki Bridge and pass through the bamboo forest. After a few minutes of walking, we will reach our destination place, Deng where we spend our night.

Day 7: Deng to Namrung (2630m (6-7 hours)

On the seventh day of the Manaslu trek, we will trek through the windy forest. After a few hours of walking, we reach Prek village which is a viewpoint to Ghap and pass through a forest having a wide range of birds and animals. We will cross the Budi Gandaki River and walk towards Namrung village and stay there for the night.

Day 8: Hiking to Lho (3180 m) (3-4 hours)

The trial is easier than the other days. We will be heading towards Lhi which is a small village rich in Barley and is a viewpoint of the Himalchuli range. Crossing the valley of SImna, we pass through Sho and then reach Lho.
Lho is a big Sherpa valley with a large number of Gompas and monasteries. We stay at Lho for the night.

Day 9: From Lho to Samagaon (3530 m) (3-4 hours)

The ninth day of the Manaslu trek is full of eye-catching views of mountain ranges. After a few hours, we reach Shyala village. Passing through different monasteries and rivers, we reachPungyen.We cross the bridge to reach the beautiful Samagaon village where we spend our night.

Day 10: Exploration day to Samagaon

We get too much tired and restless due to the Manaslu trek up to Samagaon. So, we rest for a day at Samagaon. We also explore the monasteries around it. We will gain knowledge about the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the Sherpa people living there. The night at the tea house will be lovely.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo from Samagaon (3860m) (6-7 hours)

The trek is going to be adventurous and exciting enough to make your heart blow. After crossing the suspension bridge near the Samagaon, we will walk through Juniper forest. 
You will start getting a spectacular view of Mount Manaslu from Samdo which is a Tibetan Refugee village.

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala (4480 m) (4-5 hours)

The wooden bridge over the Budi Gandaki River adds flavor to your Manaslu trek during this day. On moving ahead, you will observe Larkya Glacier. The mani walls on the path symbolize Buddhism. We go upward towards Dharmasala or Larkya La Phedi where we spend our night.

Day 13: Cross the Larky La pass, trek down to Bhimtang (3720 m) (5-6 hours)

On this day, you will get a chance to see the close-up views of mountain ranges like HumlungHimal, Annapurna II, and Cheo Himal. We will first cross the Larkya La pass and head towards the west. Further, we move towards moraine and climb down another grass moraine. Finally, we reach Bhimtang.

Day 14: From Bhimtang to TIlije (2300 m) (5-6 hours)

We will pass the deep pine forest on this day. You can observe Rhododendron flowers in different colors. On your way, you can see the Lamjung Mountain shining to welcome your trek. After a few hours of walking, we will reach TIlije where we stay for the night.

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Beshishar (760 m) (5-6 hours)

It’s a boring day because we need to go for a drive for 4-5 hours from Dharapani to Beshishar. But, the scenario will be worth the trek. As soon as we cross the bridge over the Dudhkoshi River, we move towards Thonje village. Then, we enter the Annapurna Circuit Section and take a drive to Beshishar.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu from Besishar

It’s almost the end of the trek. We will arrive back in Kathmandu passing many beautiful villages. You can observe the theMarsyangdi River, rice fields, and flowers on your way.
  As soon as we reach Kathmandu, we drive to our respective guesthouses and stay there for the night.

Day 17: Final transfer to Airport for your flight home

The seventeenth day is the last day of your Manaslu trek. We will drive you to the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Dipak Sapkota

Namaste This is me Dipak Sapkota Born in the mid-west part of Nepal called Dhading district Ganesh Himal region. I want to personally thank you for visiting my blog. My experience includes over 15 years of traveling and trekking in Nepal. I want to share my experience with you and help you to accomplish your goals. As an Adventure, I understand the stress and excitement that coincide with travel.

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