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Join us on this unforgettable 16-day Manaslu Circuit adventure through Nepal. Unlike the more frequented trails, this circuit promises a truly authentic Himalayan experience, leading you through remote regions teeming with breathtaking vistas and untouched beauty. Traverse the majestic Budhi Gandaki gorge adorned with turquoise waters and witness the grandeur of yak herds grazing amidst the mountains. Each day brings a new spectacle, from encounters with diverse wildlife to immersion in the vibrant cultures of the Gurungs, Tamangs, and Tibetans. With rustic tea houses offering cozy accommodation and delicious meals, this journey seamlessly blends celestial mountain panoramas with an enriching cultural odyssey.

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  • Cultural diversity

    Encounter the Gurungs, Tamangs, and Tibetans, each with their own unique culture, traditions, and lifestyles

  • Larkya La Pass

    The challenging yet rewarding Larkya La Pass stands at 5,160 m / 16,930 ft, offering breathtaking panoramic views

  • Remote and untouched landscape

    Explore pristine landscapes, dense forests, terraced fields, and remote villages that have retained the traditional way of life

Itinerary

Unveil the wonders of the Manaslu Circuit trek, a mesmerizing expedition encircling the eighth highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu. Delve into a realm of remote and untouched landscapes, where dense forests, terraced fields, and secluded villages await exploration. Behold awe-inspiring vistas of the Himalayan range, including the iconic Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Himalchuli, as you traverse through ancient monasteries and ornate chortens steeped in Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Challenge yourself with the ascent of the formidable Larkya La Pass, rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The Manaslu Circuit promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Nepal's Himalayas.

  • Begin your journey in Kathmandu, Nepal’s bustling capital city. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will pick up you up at the airport and take you to your comfortable hotel in the city. You will meet the team of trekkers and together we’ll prepare for the trek. You’ll have some time to rest before heading out for a welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of the city. After dinner, head back to your hotel for the night.

    Meals: Dinner
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Altitude: 1,400 m / 4,593 ft

     

    Patan .Ancient city in Kathmandu Valley. Nepal
  • Today we’re exploring the many historical and heritage sites of Kathmandu, such as the Hindu pilgrimage temple of Pashupatinath, the Boudhanath Stupa, and the “Monkey Temple.” This is a great starting point for learning about Nepalese culture and traditions before embarking the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Your hiking equipment and mountain gear will also be checked—if you’re missing anything, you’ll have enough time to purchase it before the trek. Kathmandu is your last chance to stock up on supplies for the remainder of the journey. You can also do some souvenir shopping during the sightseeing. After sightseeing, we head back to the hotel and get our clothing and trekking equipment ready and prepare for the trek.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Duration: ~6-hour walk
    Altitude: 1,400 m / 4,593 ft

  • After an early morning breakfast, we begin our lovely journey heading out of the valley towards the trail-head at Soti Khola. Crisscrossing several hills, our journey continues to wind down the Prithvi Highway with the roaring Trishuli River by our side. Enjoy the stunning hilly landscapes which dominate the skyline, as we reach the town of Arughat, beyond which lies the hamlet of Soti Khola. Overnight stay at Soti Khola.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Duration: 8-hour drive
    Elevation: -531 m / -1,742 ft
    Altitude: 869 m / 2,851 ft

    River in Nepal
  • Up and over the suspension bridge with Soti Khola beneath us, we head deeper and deeper into the lush green forests and towards the opening valley. The trail begins its gradual rise through the hill as Budhi Gandaki continues to flow beneath us. Reaching the village of Khursane, we take a short break before once again picking up the pace through the terraced farmlands and reaching Lapubesi Followed by Machha Khola. Overnight stay at Machha Khola.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Duration: 5-hour hike
    Altitude: 930 m/ 3,051 ft

    River budhi gandaki 3700m altitude in gorkha nepal on the way to Manaslu Circuit Larke Pass Trek
  • Start with the walk through the narrow trail that takes us to the bank of another river. We continue the walk and after some time, we reach the trail meandering along the bank of Budi Gandaki river. The trail will lead us to a beautiful countryside village. We walk further ahead and head towards Jagat. Upon reaching Jagat we prepare for our night’s stay.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Duration: 7-hour hike
    Altitude: 1,410 m/ 4,625 ft

    A beautiful shot of Marshyangdi river flowing in Jagat village, Annapurna circuit trek, Nepal
  • We’ll start the day off with an uphill climb. The trail will take us to Salleri and from there, downhill to Setibas. Further ahead, we’ll come across a suspension bridge. Passing the bridge, we’ll reach a village called Philim. The village is mostly populated by Gurung community. As we pass Budi Gandaki river and walk along the bank of the river, the surrounding beauty will be beyond explanation. We continue our walk until reaching Deng village, where we’ll spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Duration: 7-hour hike
    Altitude: 1,800 m/5,905 ft

    Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village in rural Nepal.
  • Today we start our trek early in the morning leaving Deng behind. We walk through the bank of Budi Gandaki river. From there the trail takes an uphill turn and leads us to Rana. We then take the trail towards Budi Gandaki valley. We come across beautiful streams and waterfalls on our way. The natural beauties around energize us uplift our spirit. We then walk down towards Sringi valley. The trail then takes us through the forest area and finally to Ghap. 

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Duration: 6-hour hike
    Altitude: 2,160 m / 7,086 ft

    Vies of Manaslu and teahouses
  • The day starts with the walk alongside the river and then through the forest area. We cross the river and continue our walk through the flat trail. Walking further ahead, we reach Narmu village and get to see the beauty of Himal Chuli mountain and Ganesh Himal. The trail then takes downhill turn and we pass through barley fields. We then finally reach Lho and prepare for the night’s stay.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Duration: 6-hour hike
    Altitude: 2,630 m / 8,626 ft

    Nepal, Annapurna Conservation Area, Singu Chuli (Fluted Peak) one of the trekking peaks in the Nepali Himalaya range. The peak is located just west of Ganggapurna in the Annapurna Himal.
  • The trek starts with a walk through the dense forest area. On our way ahead, we can enjoy the views of mountain ranges. The walk ahead will take us to Shyala and from there, downhill, where we finally reach Sama village. The vistas from there are simply amazing. We will spend the night at Samagaon.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Tea house
    Duration: 6-hour hike
    Altitude: 3,530 m / 11,581 ft

    Manaslu at 8,156 metres (26,759 ft) above mean sea level is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna.
  • Today is an acclimatization day and a rest day, which means that we’ll try to adjust our bodies to the changes in environmental and weather conditions. We stroll around the village and visit popular Buddhist monastery Pungyen Gompa. Enjoy the surrounding views and spend your night at Samagaon.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse

    Mount Manaslu from Shayalagaun. Early morning View with prayers flags. Manaslu, Nepal. The Killer Mountains.
  • We start our day with a downhill walk towards Budi Gandaki river. The trail moves further north and crosses the suspension bridge on the way. From here, the Larkya La Pass (5,098 m/ 16,723 ft) trail begins, passing through juniper and birch forest. We continue our walk towards Samdo, where we’ll also spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Duration: 4-hour hike
    Altitude: 3,690 m / 12,106 ft

    Crossing Larkya La Pass on the Manaslu circuit in Nepal at an altitude of 5106 meter above sea level, November 2018
  • We continue walking through the same trail and shortly afterwards come across the bridge over the once large Budi Gandaki river. Walking further ahead the trail takes us to another stream and crossing the stream we move towards Larkya Phedi. Crossing the tundra, the trail winds its way to the foot of the immense Larkya glacier. Surrounding you are mighty mountains and snow-capped peaks, including Manaslu. We will spend our night at larkya rest house.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Duration: 5-hour hike
    Altitude: 4,470 m / 14,665 ft

    Trekking trail to Larkya pass in Manaslu circuit trekking route, Himalaya mountains range in Nepal, Asia
  • We start off the day with a walk through the northern side of Larkya glacier. Catch amazing views of Larkya peak from there as we walk further uphill and reach the highest point of Larkye La Pass. The view from the top is simply amazing—you’ll see the mountain peaks like Annapurna II, Kanguru, Cheo Himal and many others, all above 6,800 m (22,310 ft). You’ll be welcomed by colorful Tibetan flags encircling the “Congratulations for the Success” sign. Celebrate your achievement before you head downhill towards the valley, where you’ll spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Tea house
    Duration: 9-hour hike
    Altitude: 5,106 m / 16,752 ft to 3,720 m / 10,728 ft

    Larke La Pass
  • Today starts early with a walk through dense rhododendron forest and paddy fields. The view of Mount Manaslu on the way is up close and exotic. We can also see Mount Annapurna and other snowy peaks. We then pass through beautiful landscapes, fields, streams, forests, and reach settlement areas on our way to Dharapani, where we spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Accommodation: Teahouse
    Duration: 6-hour hike
    Altitude: 1,860 m / 6,102 ft

    Hikers on Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Get ready for your big transit day—you’re driving back to Kathmandu for 6-7 hours. Reminiscing of the remote mountain villages and purity of their modest lives, Kathmandu is a stark contrast with its swarming businesses and buzzing streets. As we meander along the Prithvi Highway, you’ll have time to explore the city before setting out for a farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the trek and prepare for final departure.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel
    Duration: 7-hour drive
    Altitude: 1,400 m / 4,593 ft

    Evening or night view of Boudha or Bodhnath or boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, Bodhnath stupa is the biggest stupa in Kathmandu city
  • Today is the final day and we get ready for the departure. We can drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport, where we’ll exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. Have a pleasant journey home! In case you’re not yet ready to say your goodbyes, ask your guides for recommendations.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Woman tourist passenger getting in to airplane at airport, walking from the terminal to the plane.
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Trek Central are a team of young, energetic, and hardworking professionals, helping people from across the globe to experience and explore Nepal — one of the most spectacular natural and cultural destinations in the world. They have been working in this field for more than 6 years with a new vision and direction. At the core of their business lies a genuine passion to make a difference in the world. They are dedicated to creating a positive impact and actively supporting the local communities we engage with. Trek Central Nepal is an official member of the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Trekking Agents Association of Nepal (TAAN), Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP), and many more local tourism bodies.
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Jenny T (source: Tripadvisor)

We had a wonderfull Experience with trek central. From the start the connection with Sittal was really good and he provide us with all the information we needed.

We where provided with the guide Ganga and the porter Dumber. Both men where very nice and helped us completing our journey. We couldn’t have wished for more. Really recommend this company and especially the knowlodge of Ganga and Dumber!

Go for it!
Tan S (source: Tripadvisor)

Kudos to Sittal and his brilliant team led by Ganga and both his assistants, Gopal and Nara.
It was a tough and challenging trekk but Ganga, Gopal and Nara ensured we felt comfortable in any way possible.
Once again, many thanks for the professionalism and excellent service.
Highly recommend TrekCentral Nepal

Amazing Guild & Porter under a Superb Company
Hoo Wan C (source: Tripadvisor)

I have been hiking for over 35 years & this is the best organizer with best guild team & porter team that I have ever encounter so far…..they r extremely reliable, friendly, trustable & most importantly very dependable with all requests. Although, I have to admit that some of the members’ request were very sudden & hard to meet….to my surprise the chief guild Ram met them all w/o a single reluctant & deny…they r committed & really amazing team to be around at this harsh extreme cold weather condition….I personally highly recommended this company to all the hikers who seek adventure hike in Nepal…

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, certified mountain guide with extensive knowledge of the area and a local Nepali certified guide
      • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
      • Transportation from and to the airport
      • Transportation for the duration of the tour
        • Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Dharapani to Kathmandu by private 4×4 jeep
      • Hotel accommodations with breakfast in Kathmandu
      • Teahouse and mountain hut accommodations with all meals for the duration of the hike
      • Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu
      • 1 hour trekkers massage / yoga after the trip completion
      • First aid medical kit
      • Local sim card
      • Company duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map
      • Down jackets and sleeping bags (upon request)
      • Government taxes
      • Porter services
      • Trekking permits/TIMS (MCAP, ACAP & Manaslu Special Permits)

    What’s not included:

      • International flight to/from Kathmandu
      • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
      • Luggage transportation for the duration of the hike
      • Personal mountain gear
      • Guide gratuities
      • Trip insurance
  • Hiking the Manaslu Circuit is a challenging trek that requires excellent physical fitness. If you want to fully enjoy your trip to Nepal, you should be able to hike for up to 6 hours a day on steep, rocky, and slippery terrain with significant elevation changes. A lot of the hiking will be done in high altitudes (up to 5,106 m / 16,752 ft), so some experience dealing with high elevation is recommended. Keep in mind that you’ll also be carrying a backpack for 15 days and that weather can be unpredictable.

    The Manaslu Circuit trek isn’t for beginners who have no experience with longer hikes, rugged terrain, and high altitudes. Make sure you’re fit enough to endure multiple days of trekking with a loaded backpack and that you’re ready for higher altitudes.

  • Every 1000 m/ 3,200 ft you travel above sea level makes aerobic exercise 10% harder. Here are a few tips on do’s and don’ts for adapting to high altitude and avoiding altitude sickness:

      • Do not eat heavy food the day before traveling to Kathmandu.
      • Make sure you drink between 6-8 glasses of water the days before your trip and during your trek.
      • Once you arrive at your accommodation, lie down a few minutes before going out to explore the area.
      • Once you are ready to go out and explore the area, try not to become agitated climbing stairs or walking fast. The best thing is to enjoy every corner of Kathmandu with calm and respect.

    You should also try to include cardio and strength training in your schedule. Cardio means getting your heart rate up by doing things like running, cycling, skipping and burpees. Strength training means using resistance, weights or your body weight to grow your muscles. The fitter you are, the less oxygen your muscles need to move — something invaluable in low-oxygen environment.

    If possible, do some training hikes at high altitudes before heading to Nepal. This will prepare you for the increased strain placed on your body when engaging in high-altitude trekking.

  • Yes. Embarking on the Manaslu Circuit trek without a porter is an invigorating choice and your guides will provide 1 porter per 2 participants to help with the load. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

  • Suitcases or duffel bags are not allowed on this tour as you will be hiking with the backpack. If you want to bring extra clothing and luggage in a suitcase or duffel bag, you will have to leave them in the city.

    Ensure that all items fit securely within your backpack without anything protruding, keeping everything dry during the hike. The recommended maximum weight for your backpack is 15 kg/ 33 lbs, with an optimal limit around 8kg/17.6lbs. The quantities listed for specific items are indicative and based on guides’ recommendations.

    Here’s a list of personal equipment you need to bring:

      • Backpack or duffle bag (50-70 L/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
      • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
      • Large duffle bag — optional
      • Valid passport & passport scanned photocopies
      • Visa (easy to obtain on arrival)
      • 2 passport-sized photos for your permits
      • Sleeping bag with comfort temperature of -15°C to -20°C / 5°F to -4°F
      • Fleece sleeping bag liner — optional
      • Waterproof bag for your clothes
      • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
      • Sunglasses with UV protectio
      • Swimsuit and towel
      • Personal toiletries
      • Personal first-aid kit (make sure to take all you need with you)
      • Camera — optional
      • Power bank
      • Watch or alarm clock
      • Hiking poles — highly recommended
      • Water bottle and thermos
      • Large Ziplocs
      • Ear plugs
      • Small personal first-aid kit (simple and light) — first-aid tape, Band-Aids, alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc.
      • Tissue /toilet roll
      • Anti-bacterial hand wash
      • Skin blister repair kit
      • Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) — one pack
      • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
      • One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine
      • One course antibiotics for chest infection
      • One course antibiotics for stomach infection
      • One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions & chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer
      • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
      • Medium-sized quick drying towel

    Here’s a list of clothing you need to bring:

      • Waterproof hiking boots with a sturdy sole
      • Waterproof jacket & pants (GoreTex recommended, 1)
      • Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
      • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
      • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
      • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
      • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
      • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket and pants
      • Down vest and/or jacket — optional
      • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
      • Hiking pants (1-2)
      • Short sleeve t-shirts (3-5)
      • Long sleeve t-shirts (1-2)
      • Hiking shorts (1)
      • Hiking trousers (1)
      • Lightweight thermal bottoms (1)
      • Fleece or wool trousers (1)
      • Non-cotton underwear briefs
      • Thin, lightweight inner socks
      • Heavy poly or wool socks
      • Cotton socks for free time — optional
      • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
      • Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
      • Trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
      • Lightweight poly-liner gloves
      • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves

    Please do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant. Due to the difficult terrain, it’s highly recommended to bring good quality mountain gear. Your guides will contact you about any additional equipment at the time of contracting the trip.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this adventure, the max client-to-guide ratio is 5:1, while groups usually consist of 10 hikers and 2 guides. The cost does not decrease as the group grows.
      • There will be 1 porter for every 2 participants.

    Annapurna Circuit trek can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors older than 16 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.
      • This tour isn’t appropriate for children and minors under 16 years old.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • From the moment you step on the trail, you won’t have to worry about food, as all meals, tea and coffee are included—no matter how many cups or how many pots you want to drink! Your guide’s goal is to keep you hydrated at all costs to avoid the altitude sickness and (of course) to have the tranquility of not needing to pay extra money for something as basic as an extra cup of tea. 

    The accommodation used is always the best possible. In Kathmandu, you will stay at one of the best hotels in town. On the trail, you’ll stay in teahouses,  local ones with the best services (rooms, food & facilities) so you can really rest and enjoy after the daily treks.

  • To get to the Manaslu Circuit in Nepal, most people fly into Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, they will arrange for your pickup at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After that, all you have to do is stay safe and have fun on this Nepal trekking tour!

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures on the Manaslu Circuit, Nepal, please refer to the US Embassy’s foreign travel advice for Nepal.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • For set dates, secure your spot with a 30% deposit due upon booking. The remaining 70% of the amount is paid the latest 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.

    Secure your spot for the following season with a 10% deposit! This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you’ll be the first one to know. Pick the month that suits you best and we’ll let you know once the dates are live—don’t risk missing out on your bucket list adventure!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure any time in case the dates don’t suit you.
      • Once the dates are set, you can confirm your booking by the end of this year by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.
      • Once the trip has been confirmed, your chosen cancellation policy applies.

    Tour confirmations are typically sent out 2 months before the start date to ensure all logistical arrangements are in place. For the same reasons, Clients are required to book at least 2 months in advance to secure their spot on the tour.

    If you want to formally cancel your participation, the following cancellation policy applies:

      • 100% of the price of the trip is refundable before the group is guaranteed
      • 50% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 59 days or more before departure, once the trip has been confirmed
      • 25% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 30-59 days before departure
      • 0% of the tour price is refundable if canceled 0-29 days before departure

    All cancellations must be made by e-mail. You can read more about our Terms of service here.

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