Manaslu & Larke-La Pass-17 Days
From forests, grasslands, and traditional Tibetan culture, all the way to to the glory of the eight highest mountain in the world, this trek encompasses some of the greatest highlights Nepal has to offer.
Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Large Group
A glittering array of panoramas, peaks and a hidden valley of Tsum awaits you!
The seemingly endless beauty of Nepal has made it one of the best trekking destinations around the globe. It has both challenge and beauty; therefore,making it suitable for both nature lovers and thrill seekers.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is a wonderful trekking experience that lets you experience the glory of the eighth highest mountain in the world i.e. Mt. Manaslu. The trekking route takes you to the secluded part of Nepal and showers you with an opportunity to witness rich culture and beautiful mountainous landscapes of Nepal at its finest.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek starts from Soti Khola after a 8-9 hour drive from Kathmandu. We include a forrest walk and pass various settlements within Machha Khola. We then, cross streams, suspension bridges anda rocky gorge to Dhoban. Eventually, we continue our journey along rocky trails and unique landscapes to Jagat and then to Philim. pushing forward, the wonderful sights of the waterfalls and beautiful surrounding wilderness of Namrung and Samagaun will leave you entranced.
The trail takes us from grasslands to rocky peaks. Moving forward, we pass Samdo, Dharmashala and cross Larkya pass at an elevation of 5160m. The route from Samagaun to Larkya pass is the toughest part of the route that links Buri Gandaki with Marsyangdi valley. From Larya Pass, we start our decent to Bimtang through beautiful alpine meadows and head back to Besisahar where we finally end our journey.
Unlike other treks, Manaslu Circuit Trek is a bit more challenging and demanding than others. The untamed environment of Manaslu still preserves the traditional Tibetan culture which make this trek fascinating; both culturally and naturally.
- Assistance at the International airport by Step By Step Treks & Adventures representative on arrival and departure as per provided flight details
- Accommodation on Deluxe Category in Kathmandu 03 Night as per Itinerary with open choices Breakfast
- Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple sightseeing with Owned Guide and Transport
- Open choice Full board meals during the trek period (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Tea or coffee)
- Neat & Clean Twine shared Private room during the trek period
- Round ways Transport by Private Deluxe Bus/Car/Jeep between Kathmandu / Arughat/ Besishahar
- Private Transport while Trekking start point and ending point
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader; well trained in wilderness First Aid, assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Free Trek Map
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
- Travel & Rescue Arrangement for in case
- All necessary Paper works for Annapurna Conservation area entry permits
- TIMS Card (Trekking information management system)
- Fare well Dinner
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 15 to 20 per person per day)(Except Farewell dinner).
- Kathmandu Sightseeing entry fee(Cost USD 5 to 15)Per person on each spot.
- All kinds of drinks in the mountain ( cold drinks and alcoholic)
- Personal equipment
- International airfare Departure/Arrival from Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.
Arrival at Kathmandu
Kathmandu (1310m/4298ft). Our airport representative will be received you at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight at hotel
Sightseeing in Ancient historical Durbar squaer
An Morning at 9am Breakfast and sightseeing in Ancient historical Durbar squaer with Monkey Temple.evening trek/tour preparation.overnight at Hotel.
Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat
Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) via Arughat (695m/2280ft) Duration: 8-9 hrs
Soti Khola to Machha Khola
Today Our beautiful Trekking begin from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft)
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Duration: 6 hrs
Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft)
Trek contineu from Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft)
Trek Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft)
Trek from Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft)
Trek contineu from Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 hrs
Acclimatization day at Samagaon
Acclimatization day at Samagaon. Explore around countryside.
Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft)
Trek contineu from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 hrs
Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft)
Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Dharmashala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft)
Trek contineu from Dharmashala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m/17121ft) Duration: 8 hrs
Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft)
Our trek contineus from Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Tilje to Chamje
Trek Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Chamje to Beshisahar and Kathmandu
Last day to trek from Chamje to Beshisahar and Kathmandu by drive 8 Hours.
Trip Ends, Airport Representative will drop you to Ktm Int'l Airport
After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal
In order to fully enjoy your trekking and climbing tour in the Himalayas, or any other trek in the Nepal, having the right equipment is essential. The equipment is necessary depends on the type of trekking, teahouse or camping, and on the time of year, weather conditions, terrain, and maximum altitude.
A properly packed backpack is light and includes multipurpose clothing items. Moreover, please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during winter (Dec – Feb). Not having the required equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could in a worst case scenario be life threatening.
Below is a list of suggested clothing and equipment items to bring:
- Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
- Backpack 70-75ltr for Carrying porter during the trek with cover
- Day backpack for self carry 40-45ltr with cover
- Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
- Sleeping bag and silk liner(4 season)
- 2 x water bottles or camel bag but avoid cheap ones that can burst inside your backpack
- Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
- Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
- Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
- Thermal underwear
- Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
- Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting
- Shorts and trousers, or skirt
- 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
- 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
- Proper hiking boots
- Running shoes and flip-flops
- 2-3 t-shirts
Additional winter clothing comments
- The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
- Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
- Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
- Snow gaiters
- A small light weight and quick drying towel
- Bar of soap
- Sunscreen (SPF +20)
- Insect repellants
- Personal First aid kid
- Water purification tablets or a water filter
- Toilet paper(Available number of tea houses along the trek)
- Camera, battery etc
- Trekking poles(provide from Company)
- GPS unit if have
- Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
- Sewing/repair kit
- Pocket knife
- Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen
Adapters (Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor)
Personal snacks (candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu or at every guesthouse)
Typically our trekking holidays involve 4 -8 hours hiking per day, including a lunch stop. The trail varies from easy hiking on the lower elevation to the strenuous walking over 5000 meter in Himalayas. A common misconception is that if you are a slow walker you may hold people back – NOT SO. The group members often string out and there will be an hour or two between the first to arrive and the last. You walk at your own pace and stop when you fell like it. There will be always our trekking Sherpa, guides and porters at the front and the rear ensuring no one get lost.