Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek


Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft) above sea level. Its name, which means "Mountain of the Spirit", comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul". Manaslu was first climbed on May 9,1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,106 metres (16,752 ft). As of May 2008, the mountain has been climbed 297 times with 53 fatalities.The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. Manaslu trek starts from Arughat after a 6-7 hrs drive from Kathmandu through Dhading. The track heads up the valley of the Buri-Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic group. You will have two options to conclude your trek either to Jomsom or further more to Beshisahar.The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991.  

Trip Facts

Trip Duration

29 Days


Country: Nepal

Trekking region : Manaslu

Trek Duration: 29 Days

Max. Elevation: 5416 meters

Mode of Trek: Tea House

Trip Price: US$ 2345 (4 Persons)

Group Size: Min. 4 / Max.12

Best Season: April - Jun , Sept - Nov

Trip Details

Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu (1310 m.)
Arrive to Kathmandu. Beautiful view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight. The No NAme Treks and Travel’s Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and
take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final procedures.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour/ trek preparation
Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The temple is two storied pagoda houses with a sacred lignum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors.
Bouddhanath Stupa is the world's largest stupa of its kind. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal mandala design. After your blessingful tour, you have to final prepare your trekking equipment for Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit trek.
Day 03 - Kathmandu to Arughat (600 m.)
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat following the Pokhara road. Cross Trishuli River bridge, the drive proceeds to Dhading Beshi passing Muralibhanjyang, Nigalpani, Golbhanjyang, and Taribeshi before finally arriving at Arughat in lower altitudes of 600 meters.
Day 04 - Arughat to Soti Khola (710 m.)
The route first enters the eastern part of Arughat, a large bazaar.The trail further passes through the forest of monkeys to Sante Bazaar (630meters). The trail becomes steeper. Descending from the small Magar and Gurung village of Kyorpani (820meters) then you will reach to Soti Khola (710meters).
Day 05 - Soti Khola to Labubesi (880 m.)
The trek crosses the bridge and onwards through the beautiful forest and reaches Khursane (820 meters). The rocky trail climbs up around to the Gurung village of Labubesi in altitudes only 880 meters.
Day 06 - Labubesi to Tatopani (930m)
Dropping to the sandy river bed at 860 meters from Lobubesi and climbing about 110 
meters over a side ridge to bring you to Machha (machha=fish) Khola village (900m).
Crossing Tharo Khola you reach to Kholabesi and climbing over a small ridge, then making another step climb the route reaches Tatopani; where you can relax in the natural hot springs.
Day 07 - Tatopani to Jagat (1410m)
From the hot spring Tatopani, the trail climbs over the ridge and reaches Dovan (1000m). Cross a 93m long suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola and climb some stone stairs to reach into the Tharo Bharyang. Trekking along the river for a while and climbing through small villages you will reach to Jagat (1410 meters). 
Day 08 - Jagat to Ekle Bhatti (1600m)
Slowly climb over a rocky ridge to salleri (1440m). The trail descends to Setibas (1430m) and climbing some while you reach to Ghatta Khola.From here you climb up to Philim; a large Gurung village. On the north side, you will reach to Ekle Bhatti (1600 meters).
Day 09 - Ekle Bhatti to Deng (1800m)
The road enter into to abandoned gorge of Budhi Gandaki. The trail leads its way up the western side offering a pleasant walk through bamboo forests. And to the tiny village of Deng (1800 meters).
Day 10 - Deng to Ghap (2100m)
A short distance beyond Deng, and passing some houses the trail climbs high above the river and drops into the Sringi valley. The trail makes further goes ups and down through the forest until you  arrive to Ghap- almost 2100 meters.
Day 11 - Ghap to Lho (3150m. / 10,335 feet)
We enter the alpine zone forest of bamboo, oaks and rhododendrons. The
trail leaves the Lihi village and enters another village of Sho (2960m). Climbing some time you reach to the village of Lho (3150m. / 10,335 feet).
Day 12 - Lho to Kargyu Chholing Gompa (3500 m.)
Trek via Shala to Sama Gompa. The trail emerges into the plateau of Shyaula with the view of Himalchuli (7893m), Ngadi Chuli (7879m) and Manaslu. Cross the ridge the trek
proceeds to Samagaon and climbing up you reach to Kargyu Chholing Gompa (3500m. /
11483 feet).
Day 13 - Kargyu Chholing Gompa to Samdu (3860m. / 12664 feet)
From Kargyu Chholing Gompa a shorter day up to the valley of Samdu. The route passes the juniper and birch forest and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka and finally reaches to Samdu (3860m. / 12664 feet).
Day 14 - Samdo to Larkya Rest House (4480m)
From Samdo you descend on a wide gentle trail pass through a stone archway. 
Climbing Gently over the huge Larkya Glacier you get to a ridge at about 4000 meters. After some climbing you reach Larkya Rest House (4480 meters).
Day 15 - An acclimatization day at Larkya Rest House (4480m)
An acclimatization day at Larkya Rest House (4480m).
Day 16 - Cross the Larkya La (5135m. / 16847feet) to Tanbuche (3900m)
From Larkya Rest House, descending past four frozen lakes you reach to the Larkya La
(5135m. / 16847feet). From here there are tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m).A further hour on a moraine ridge path leads to Tanbuche 3900m in pleasant forest.
Day 17 - Tanbuche to Karche (2785 m.)
We descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp, the West side of Manaslu. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, we descend into a rhododendron forests and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche,2785 meters.
Day 18 - Karche to BAGARCHAP
We climb through terraced fields to the Karche La (Pass),where we can see ahead a green and heavily forested valley. Here we cross the Marshyangdi River and join the main Annapurna Circuit, and the hoards of trekkers. We arrive at Bagarchaap, a Tibetan-Bhote village with prayer flags fluttering in the breeze.
 Day 19 - Bagarchhap to Chame (2630 m.)
We continue to climb through forests of pine and oak. Further on, the Marshyangdi Khola enters a gorge and the path consists of steep stone steps. Pausing for breath, we can look back for views of Manaslu. From here the trail climbs through a fir and pine forest to Chame. Chame (2630 meters) is the administrative headquarters for the Manang district.
Day 20 - Chame to Pisang (3190 m.)
We continue to walk through a fir and pine forest, climbing to a high, rocky area. From this point the valley becomes extremely steep-sided as we follow the path to Bratang. We now walk through a pine forest and as the forest ends, the valley changes from a V-shape to a gentle U-shape, opening up a wonderful scenary before us. We can see the east peak of Annapurna II as well as Pisang Peak to the northeast. We come to a long mani wall by a bridge and the lower village of Pisang (3190 m)
Day 21 - Pisang to Manang (3520 meters)
Beyond Pisang, the trail climbs a steep ridge which affords good views of the Manang valley and Tilicho peak. Descending Manang's airstrip at Hongde, we come to a level area. Cultivated fields appear on both sides of the path. We can see the village of Bryaga with its splendid monastery. Large chortens and mani walls abound. and the tall peaks of the Himalaya spread out before us. After a short steep climb we reach Manang (3520 meters) which is a surprisingly large village for this remote mountain region.
Day 22 - Rest day/Acclimatization at Manang (3520 meters)
An important rest and Acclimatization day today before crossing the Thorong La.
There you can do activitie such as crossing the river to see the tremendous ice-fall
coming down from the Annapurnas, or climbing high above the village for a full panorama of the Annapurna range and the Manang Valley. 
Day 23 - Manang to Letdar (4250 meters)
From Manang, we climb to the next village of Tengi, with the magnificent Annapurna Himal in view all the way. From here we can see ahead the mountains surrounding the Thorong La pass which we will cross tomorrow. An hour beyond this, we come to the small settlement of Letdar (4250 meters). 
Day 24 - Letdar to Thorong Phedi (4500 meters)
Leaving Letdar, we climb gradually to a ridge before descending to the headwaters of the Marsyangdi and crossing via a covered wooden bridge. After a short ascent up the mountain path, we follow a narrow trail across an unstable scree slope and then descend to Thorung Phedi (4500 meters). 
Day 25 - Cross Thorong La (5416 m) and trek to Muktinath (3800 meters)
An early start today for our crossing of Thorong La pass (5416 m). The trail becomes steep immediately on leaving camp but as this trail has been used by local people for hundreds of years.To the head of the Kali Gandaki valley below and the brown and purple hills of Mustang which are spread out before us. Eventually the moraines give way to grassy slopes before a pleasant walk along the Jhong Khola Valley to  Muktinath (3800 meters) and its shrines and temple. 
Day 26 - Muktinath to Jomsom (2713 meters)
We now begin the descent down the dramatic Kali Gandaki valley, initially through the same geographical and climatic zone as Tibet. Jomsom is a large town sprawled along both banks of the Kali Gandaki River, and it is here we will spend the final night of your trek. 
Day 27 - Flight Jomsom -Pokhara
Fly back to Kathmandu via Pokhara or continue trek to Kalopani (2530 m.) We take an early morning flight to Pokhara. It is a spectacular flight along the Kali Gandaki Gorge and provides wonderful views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. Enjoy your happy Lunch in to the Lakeside view restaurant. Enjoy your day to Pokhara;
Davis Fall and Gupteswork Cave, World Peace Stupa are attractions but the best would be enjoyable boating to Phewa Lake and Tal Barahi Temple.
Day 28 - Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus that takes 6-7 hours. You may also fly
from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes. From Naubishe your Bus would climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. Check into hotel and celebratory meal in Kathmandu with Cultural Dance.
Day 29 - Departure from Kathmandu
Transferred to the International airport with Independent Himalayan Adventure's representative for your onward journey.

Cost Details

Trip cost:

US$ 2345 (4 Persons) US$ 2290 (5-8 Persons) US$ 2245 (9-12 Persons)

Price Include


Airport pickup and drop
Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Guided sightseeing tour in private vehicle in Kathmandu
Transport Bus to Arughat and back to Kathmandu
Twin sharing accommodation in lodge during the trek
Manaslu Area Trekking-Tims and National park permit of Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) and Manaslu Conservation Area (MCAP)
Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek
Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance
Airfare of Jomsom to Pokhara
First Aid Kit
Celebratory meal in Kathmandu. with Culture Dance Program
Service Charge of our office

Price Exclude


Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages
All Trekking equipment and personal items
Tips for Guide/Sherpa and porters
Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation insurance
Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.

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