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Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek

Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek

Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek lies in 100 Km northwest from Kathmandu on the lap of Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu Larke pass combine with Thorong la trek became very famous to explore Buddhism tradition and lifestyles.

Hike to Manaslu combine with Larke Thorong la pass offers to explore the beautiful mountains such as Himal Chuli (7,893m), the complete Annapurna range including Tilicho peak, Shringi (7,187m) Ngadi Chuli (7,871m) and Ganesh Himal.

Manaslu Himalayan ranges are a source of the Budi Gandaki River. Lho, Sama Gaun, Samdo, Bimthang, and as well as Manang village are the best areas to make some side trips to get incredible views of Manaslu and Annapurna Mountain ranges. You can hike to Manaslu base camp via Pungyen Monastery where you can see an impressive view of Mt. Manaslu glacier and Himalchuli and Birendra Lake.

Further more, there are some pristine lakes (Dud Kunda Lake) along the Larke la. Watching these Himalayan ranges and descend to Beautiful village of Bhimthang and Dharapani where you met the Annapurna circuit trail route and you walk continue over the Thorong la pass passing some beautiful villages. Thorong la pass 5,416m is the most highlighted and highest footsteps of this journey. Manaslu and Annapurna circuit Trek can be done any time (except winter) throughout the year.

Why people choose the Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek?

Around Manaslu and Annapurna Trek is a moderate adventure trek combines with the great scenery of Tallest Mountains combine with most beautiful terrain and Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 5,416 meters with relatively short distances. Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek offers comfortable accommodation along the trekking routes run by the local inhabitants. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.

Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek highlights and Himalayan Sights

Hike to Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) including Manaslu north, Manaslu south, Manaslu central above sea level. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, Himchuli 6441m, Shringi Himal, Himlung Himal, Samdo peak, Lamjung Himal 6931m, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV, Tilicho peak, Gangapurna, Khangsar peak, Walking up to the borders of Nepal and Tibet, explore the old monasteries, Ethnic group with unique culture, Explore the Tibetan Buddhism and tradition, Mystical flora and faunas.

Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek grade

Around Manaslu Annapurna trek is appropriate for any trekkers who is looking for moderate adventure trekking around 5000-meter high altitude experience. As it is an easy to moderate trek destination of Nepal, you do not need any mountaineering experience. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking.

However it would be more good to do daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country. Our program has been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek covers

Arughat – Samagaon – Larke la pass – Dharapani – Manang – Thorong la pass – Jomsom

Best season to explore Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek

March, April, May and September, October, November & early December.

Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek outline itinerary

01 Day: Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu
03 Day: Express drive to Arughat than Soti Khola (775m/2,534 ft) 6 hours.
04 Day: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft) 5.30 hours.
05 Day: Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 ft) 6 hours.
06 Day: Trek to Ngyak phedi(2310m/7,554 ft) 6 hours.
07 Day: Trek to Ghap (2100m/6,867 ft) 7 hours.
08 Day: Trek to Lho (3200m/10,464 ft) 7 hours.
09 Day: Trek to Sama gompa (3500m/11,445 ft) 6 hours.
10 Day: Samagaon exploration – Hike to Birendra lake & Phungen Gomba.
11 Day: Trek to Samdo (4500m/14,715 ft) 5 hours
12 Day: Cross Larkya La (5215m/17,053 ft) and trek Bhimthang (3590 m) 8 hours
13 Day: Trek to Tilje (3900m/12,753 ft) 5 hours.
14 Day: Trek to Tal (1725m/5,640 ft) 5 hours.
15 Day: Trek to Jagat (1300m/4,251 ft) 5 hours.
16 Day: Drive back to Kathmandu city
17 Day: Departure to Kathmandu (TIA AIRPORT)

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Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek detail itinerary

Our Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek or Around Manaslu Annapurna trek is a classical with 15 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike within relax manner than try this special itinerary. However if this itinerary doesn’t suits you than email us for tailor made itinerary.

Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 02: Kathmandu city guided tour – World heritage sightseeing, 6 hours.

After breakfast, we start a guided tour to the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are landmarks as World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu city with our professional tour guide. The day tour includes the historic Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square (or Basantapur Durbar square of Kathmandu durbar square), the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine Bouddhanath stupa.

It is one of the largest Stupas of Nepal and one of the large stupa in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. However, we can make all official documents and make ready your permits.

Day 03: Express drive to Arughat – Soti Khola (775m/2,534 feet), 9 hours

Your trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up; from there we have 9 hours driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is a comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours, we will be driving on a dirt road. Drive continues with passing the beautiful village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani and than we reach Soti Khola in the evening.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 feet), 5.30 hours.

The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 feet), 6 hours.

After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Stay overnight at the guest house.

Day 06: Trek to Ngyak phedi(2310m/7,554 feet), 6 hours.

After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 m). we continue towards Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Stay overnight at the guest house.

Day 07: Trek to Ghap (2100m/6,867 feet), 7 hours.

Follow the trail upstream of Deng River – a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Stay overnight at the guest house.

Day 08: Trek to Lho (3200m/10,464 feet), 7 hours.

After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 m) and Manaslu (8150 m) are visible from here. Tonight we fix the camp near a spring at Lho gaon – a small village.

Day 09: Trek to Sama gompa (3500m/11,445 feet), 6 hours.

You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with a full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa.

Day 10: Samagaon exploration day.

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for a local excursion to visit Birendra lake. You might take a long excursion roughly about 8 hours to get Manaslu base camp. Return to the lodge to stay overnight.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (4500m/14,715 feet), 5 hours.

Today, we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement to Samdo. Here amid the most sever conditions of nature live some 200 in forty houses check-by-jowl. Stay overnight at the guest house.

Day 12: Cross Larkya La (5215m/17,053 feet) and trek Bimthang (3590 m), 8 hours.

We first climb towards Cheo danda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed covered over the moraine and glacier up to Larke pass. Larke pass summit offers an excellent view of Himlung Himal (7126 m), Cheo Himal (6820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981 m) and the Annapurna II (7937 m). Descending is more difficult rather than ascending as the trail is thin and steep. However, we walk over the landslide and old moraines towards Bimphedi. Bimthang is a great place of wide-open sandy ground. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek to Tilje (3900m/12,753 feet), 7 hours.

The route gets easier today. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through big tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Stay overnight at the guest house.

Day 14:Trek to Chame (2,630m /8,600 feet), 5 hours.

From Tilije we descend first then cross a suspension bridge and ascend until we reach Thoche village. After which we follow a fairly straight trail and come across a Power House for electricity production in Bagarchhap village. On the way from Bagarchaap to Chame, we negotiate a few steep forested ridges, along with several landslides on a route. Remember to look up though, as you will be rewarded with sensational views of some of the major Himalayan peaks like Lamjung Himal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7,525m).

Day 15:Trek to Pisang village (3,300m/10,791 feet), 5 hours.

The day starts through deep forest in a steep and narrow valley, crosses a river on a long bridge at 2910m. Then we cross another bridge at 3040m, from there the view of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face really begins to appear. From there the trail joins to climb to Pisang, which sprawls between 3200m & 3300 m. Visit upper Pisang for Managers and their lifestyles and as well as an amazing Himalayan view.

Day 16: Trek to Braga village (3,475m/11,363 feet), 8 hours.

The trail leads you through the drier upper part of the Manang district, cut off from the full effect of the monsoon. Leaving Pisang, we have alternate trails north and south of the Marsyandi River which meets up again at Mungji. The southern route by Humde, with its airstrip, at 3325m which involves less climbing than the northern route via Ghyaru, though there are better views on the trail that follows the northern bank of the river. From Mungji the trail continues past the picturesque but partially hidden village of Braga where we stay overnight.

Day 17: Trek to Manang Village (3535m/11,559 feet), 40 minutes.

As you just hiked to Manang village, you can stay there for exploring around. This helps you some how-to acclimatize your body. We recommend you to spend doing some fine walks to the Gangapurna viewpoint and glacier for a better view. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 18:Trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,244 feet), 4 hours.

Trek leads through cultivated land of Tanki Manang. We make the climb steadily through Tenki Manang, leaving the Marsyandi Valley. The trail makes an ascent of nearly 500m to the Yak Kharka. Continuing along the Jarsang valley, you can see some Yaks grazing. Finally, we reach at Yak Kharka where we stay overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 19:Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,450m/14,552 feet), 3 hrs.

After ascending for two hours the trail descends to cross the river at 4310m, then we climb up to Thorong Phedi at 4450m. There are good guest houses and offers very good foods, Bakery, as well as Internet and telephones, are also available here. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 20:Trek to Muktinath (3,800m/12,426 feet) via Thorung La pass (5416m/17,710 ft), 8 hours.

We need to set out early to complete the crossing of the Thorong La at 5416 m, steep right from the start, but with a slow and steady pace, we should reach the summit within three hours. Prayer flags and hot tea await us as we reach the highest point of our trek. Our descent to Muktinath is long, but the views of the Dhaulagiri family are simply amazing. Muktinath is a large settlement with several modern lodges.

Day 21:Trek to Jomsom Bazzar (2,665m/8,715 feet), 5 hours

For the first part, you need to walk downhill to get Ekle Bhatti than the trail goes through kali Gandaki river bank up to Jomsom Bazaar. Stay overnight in Guesthouse.

Day 22: Fly out to Pokhara city, 25 minutes.

After early breakfast in the morning we check in the airport at Jomsom and fly about 25 minutes to reach Pokhara. When you land in Pokhara our guide will transfer you to Hotel at Lakeside. The rest of the day enjoy walking around the lake, shopping or boating in the lake. Or you can do half day sightseeing such as visiting Devi’s fall, Gupteswor cave, Tibetan refugee camp, Tal Barahi temple / Seti George… etc. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 23:Drive to Kathmandu

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, a guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at the hotel.

Day 24:Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

How much does the Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek cost?

Around Manaslu Annapurna Thorong la pass trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury Tent style trekking tour plan, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know the new quote. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within Breakfast
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side within Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Domestic flight: Jomsom to Pokhara flight fare with applicable airport departure tax
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Guest hose basis accommodation while you are on trekking days
  • Around Manaslu special trekking permits USD 70 per person per week
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and Manaslu conservation permits fees.
  • World heritage sites seeing with tour guide and transfer by private vehicle.
  • Express drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by private 4×4 comfort jeep
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara Fewa lake side to Kathmandu.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

We can organize private Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Freequently Asked Questions

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight’s details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Around Manaslu Annapurna standard trek?.

Answer: Actually for Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Around Manaslu Annapurna budget trekking?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?.

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Manaslu trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek?.

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on express Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek?.

Answer: There are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?.

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Around Manaslu Annapurna Lodge Trek?.

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek?.

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on lodge Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?.

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?.

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.

Manaslu Annapurna circuit trek note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes Manaslu Annapurna circuit Trek special?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

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