Manaslu Circuit Trek
we are heading on manaslu circuit trek on 06 nov , if you like to join the trip please contact me on
our itinerary is as follow:
Day 1 (06 nov): Drive to Soti Khola
we will head to Soti Khola. It is a total of 8 hours drive and as we pass through Arughat. You can enjoy the bus ride as it offers you the view of village fields and farmlands. We will cross Dhading Besi and take an off-road route to get to Soti Khola.
After driving a total of 8 hours, we will finally reach Soti Khola. We will spend the night in Soti Khola, located at an altitude of 710 meters.
Day 2 (7 nov): Trek to Machhakhola
The trekking on this day is much demanding. There will be few moderate climbs as we head out from Soti Khola. We will take a forest trail and will cross few suspension bridges. We will walk past many pasture lands and fields on the edge of the forest trails.
After walking for about 5-6 hours, we will finally reach Machhakhola where we will rest for the night at a humble guesthouse.
Day 3 (08 nov): Trek to Jagat
we will come across several uphill and few downhill paths. After walking for an hour and then crossing the Tharo Khola, we will get to the village of Khorla besi. A gentle incline will lead us to Tatopani which has natural hot springs. Later we cross a ridge and then cross the suspension bridge which goes over Budhi Gandaki river.
We will carry on with our journey until we reach Dobhan. We will then cross the suspension bridge which goes over Yaru Khola. We will then take a steep decline until we reach the banks of Budhi Gandaki and then reach Jagat. On this day we walk for about 6-7 hours and spend the night in Jagat situated at an altitude of 1410 meters.
Day4 (09 nov): Trek to Deng
We will initially take the uphill trail which leads to flatland after a while. We cross the Budhi Gandaki river again. This indicates we have entered Philim. In this village, you will see people of Gurung community.
This village has several small monasteries too. On this day, we will also cross through several forests of Rhododendron trees. We will walk a total of 6 hours on this day and rest in Deng(1804m) for the night.
Day 5 (10 nov): Trek to Namrung
we will be crossing the 2500 meters mark as we reach Namrung located at an altitude of 2630 meters. On our way to Namrung, we will come across spectacular trails that will give an idea about the things to come and how exciting and challenging this trek is going to be.
We will also cross several villages in which the ethnic group called the Gurungs live. There are few numbers of gompas and monasteries in this region. You will realize how beautiful this region is, naturally as well as culturally. We will walk a total of 5-6 hours on this day.
Day 6 (11 nov): Trek to Samagaon (Sama Village)
The trail now becomes exciting as we head towards the 3500 meters mark. On this day the increase in altitude will be about 900 meters, but we get a spectacular view of Mount Manaslu which will be a treat after about 6 hours of walking.
Samagaon is famous for being the stop where you can have an unhindered view of the mountains. Samagaon is situated at an elevation of 3530 meters.
Day 7 (12 nov): Explore Samagaon and Acclimatization
On this day, we give our body a well-deserved rest and let it acclimatize to the change in altitude. There are monasteries laden with prayer flags, chortens and mani walls, a perfect depiction of the Buddhist culture. We will explore surrounding areas for about 6-7 hours this day and we return to Samagaon for the night.
Day 8 (13 nov): Trek to Samdo
We will wake up early in the morning to catch the spectacular sunrise. We will then leave for Samdo. This trail from Samagaon to Samdo is not very difficult. We will come across massive pasture lands where you can see yaks grazing. We will also catch the view of other mountains. On this day, we will walk a total of 4 hours and will rest in Samdo at an elevation of 3860 meters.
Day 09(14 nov) : Samdo to Dharmasala
we will finally cross the 4000 meters mark and reach a total of 4460 meters to reach Dharamsala. The trail to Dharmasala is beautiful and we will also see an exceptional view of the mountains.
Dharamsala was once an important trading village. Now, it has become a resting point for trekkers who come to cross the Larke La Pass. On this day we prepare ourselves and go to bed early so we can leave early next morning.
Day 10 (15 nov): Dharmasala to Bhimtang via the Larke La Pass.
trek is the most important day of our trek. We will be crossing the Larke La Pass, the highlight of the trek. This renowned pass boasts an altitude of 5213 meters. It is quite difficult but an awesome experience.
We will see some spectacular views of the mountains like Himlung, Annapurna II, Cheo Manaslu among others. After crossing the majestic pass, we will head to Bhimtang located at an altitude of 3720 meters. On this day we will walk a total of 6-7 hours.
Day 11 (16 Nov): Trek to Tilje
On this day we will take a downhill trail and so the altitude decreases. We will pass through trails that are laden with rhododendron forests. The trail will again take us through farmlands and small villages until we get to Tilje. Tilje is located at an altitude of 2310 meters so the altitude we descend on this day is 1440 meters. We will spend the night in Tilje after walking a total of 5 hours.
Day 12 (17 nov): Tilje to Jagat
This will be the final day of trekking for us. On this day we will head to Jagat. The trail gets simpler and less challenging. We will come across few spectacular waterfalls. We will also come across few small settlements. After about 4 to 5 hours of walking, we will reach Jagat located at an altitude of 1300 meters.
Day 13 (18 nov): Jagat to Kathmandu via Besisahar
We head back to Kathmandu on this day via Besisahar. It will take about 9 hours to get back to Kathmandu.