Manaslu Trek, the world’s 8th highest mountain, marks the geographical mid-point of Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail, and there are few 8000 meter peaks that allow trekkers to get up so close. Its Sanskrit name means “Mountain of the Spirit” and this spirit seems to reflect into the peaceful villages and valleys that encircle it. The journey around Manaslu, is known as the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Since 2010 it has been possible to complete the trek in traditional teahouses without the need to camp, and many people now compare it to the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Along the cliffs of the lower Budhi Gandaki river valley the trails are narrow and challenging, and wind through fascinating villages of varied character.
Higher up valleys widen and the mountain views are breath-taking. The highest point on the trek, the Larkya La (5135m) commands views over four converging glaciers and the steep walls of the Lamjung and Annapurna ranges. It’s the perfect trek for adventurous trekkers who want an authentic, off the beaten track experience.
The end of the trek connects to the beginning section of the Annapurna Circuit so they can be combined into one epic trek crossing two of Nepal’s most spectacular mountain passes
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||5160 m|
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] 8 – 9 hours
Soti Khola – Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 – 7 hours
Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Jagat – Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Deng – Namrung [2630m/8626ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 6-7 hours
Samagaon – Pungyen gompa – Samagaon: 6 – 7 hours exploration
Samagaon – Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Rest Day in Samdo
Samdo – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Dharamsala – Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] – Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 – 9 hours
Bimthang – Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 – 6 hours
Tilije – Tal [1700m/5576 ft]: 5 – 6 hours(1700)
Tal – Syange [1080m/3542 ft]: 6 – 7 hours
Syange – Kathmandu: 8-9 hours