Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Namaste and welcome to the city of temples, Katmandu. Member of Northern Trekking Team will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and will transfer to the hotel. You will meet your trek guide. He will be assisting you through the trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek. If time permits, you can stroll in the streets of Thamel and enjoy the sightseeing of this prime touristic hub of the country.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing/Trek preparation
Early in the morning after breakfast, we will lead you to UNESCO listed four cultural heritage sites—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhu, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath—of Kathmandu. You will be assisted by the city tour guide. It is also a day to prepare for the trek. Your trek guide will brief about the adventure and produce a list of things to bring for the trek. In the evening, you can roam around Thamel.
Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (810m)
We will drive to Soti Khola (river) after breakfast. Roughly, it is a drive of seven hours. Riding along the bank of Budi Gandaki river, we proceed ahead to get in Soti Khola.
Day 04: Trek to Khorlabesi (920m)
Well, an adventure begins today as you will start hiking from today. At first, we will be crossing a suspension bridge built over Soti Khola. Following the forested and uneven trail and passing through Gurung settlement of Lapubesi, we get in Machha Khola. A further couple of hours walk will take us in Khorlabesi.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,340m)
The trek from today is gradual uphill. After crossing Khorlabesi, we reach Tatopani. It is a natural hot spring where you can take a dip and it is believed that bath in Tatopani will cure you of several diseases related to skin. The further walk will bring us at suspension bridge built over Budi Gandaki river. Jagat is over an hour walk from here.
Day 06: Trek to Deng (1,860m)
The trail today is uneven and rocky. The uphill climb will bring us in Salleri. We cross Sirdibas and cross a suspension bridge to arrive at Philim. The further walk will lead us to Deng but prior to it, we need to pass through Ekle Bhatti and bamboo forest.
Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2,630m)
The trail today is a bit tough but is rewarding as well because you will witness waterfalls on the way to Namrung. Walking through rhododendrons forests, crossing a wooden bridge and passing through pine woods, we arrive in Namrung.
Day 08: Trek to Samagaon (3,520m)
Walking across Honang River, we reach Lho gaun (village). The view of Mt. Manaslu from this place will capture your heart. the walk through the woods—pine and rhododendron—will bring us in Shyala. A further couple of hours walk will get us in Samagaon.
Day 09: Acclimatization/ Hike to Manaslu Base Camp (4,400m)
Acclimatization becomes essential as we gain elevation. To adjust our body with increasing altitude, we take rest for a day in Samagaon. Despite this, we will hike to Manaslu Base Camp (MBC). The astounding view Mt. Manaslu from MBC is majestic. SIMPLY MAJESTIC! We return to Samagaon after spending a couple of hours in MBC.
Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3,875m)
Following Budi Gandaki River and crossing the suspension bridge, we head ahead. Trek today is easy and pleasant as you will be walking amid woods. It takes nearly four hours to arrive in Samdo from Samagaon.
Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala (4,460m)
It’ an interesting part of trek where you will witness monasteries and gompas. The destination is highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Crossing bridge built over Budi Gandaki river will bring you in Larkya Bazaar. A further walk to Dharmasala from here is pleasant as you will experience uphill climb on the moraines of Syacha glacier followed by Mani Walls and snow-capped peaks in front of your eyes. Isn’t it interesting?
Day 12: Trek to Bimthang (3,590m) via Larkya La Pass (5,160m)
Hike to Bimtang is full of surprises. It will unfold the beauty of various mountains. At first, you get a spectacular view of Cheo Himal (6,812m) and Larke Peak (6,249m). Following a steep and icy trail, we reach the top of Larkya La Pass. It is the highest altitude that we gain on this trek. Annapurna II (7,937m), Himlung (7,126m) and Cheo Himal is the key attractions of today which you will witness from the pass, Larkya La.
Day 13: Trek to Tilije 2,300m
The trail today is steep downhill. We walk through bamboo, rhododendron and pine forest to get in Tilije. It is a large village where the majority of the inhabitants are Gurung. Their unique culture and traditions are fascinating to you.
Day 14: Trek from Tilije to Tal (1,700m)
Walking along the bank of the Marshyangdi river and through a bamboo forest, we arrive in Dharapani. The gompa in Thonje will halt you for a while from where you will capture a beautiful picture of Mt. Manaslu. We cross suspension bridge built over the Marshyangdi river and proceed further to arrive in Tal.
Day 15: Trek to Syange (1,100m)
Following downhill course and passing through the jungle, we head toward Syange. The waterfall on the way to today’s last destination —Syange—will stop you for a while for pictures. Say Cheese!! A further couple of hours walk will bring us in Syange and with it, ends our Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Day 16: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besisahar
We will drive to Kathmandu from Besisahar. It will take nearly seven hours to get in the capital. In the evening, we will offer you a farewell dinner.
Day 17: Back to your Destination
Here ends your Manaslu Circuit Trek and with it, your Nepal stays as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to scheduled flight. See you next season for another trip in a different destination as Nepal is a country with more than 100 trekking trails!