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Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal 17 Days Itinerary 2024 — The Ultimate Guide

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“Leave your footprints on Manaslu Circuit Trek and fly back home with pleasant memories!”

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal features epic scenery, ancient culture, intimate encounters, and much more, offering you a best trekking experience. If you want to avoid crowds and spend quality time with yourself, Manaslu Circuit Trek will suit you!

In this guide, I will explain Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal 17 days itinerary in detail. So let’s start!

Features of Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal Itinerary

The notable attributes of Manaslu Circuit Trek include the following:

  • Permit: ACAP
  • Tallest peak: Mount Manaslu (8163m)
  • Best part: Waterfalls, rivers, mountains, and suspension bridges
  • Distance: 180 km 
  • Days: 17 days
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Accommodation – Guest houses and restaurants 
  • Best time for this trek: March to May and from October or November 

Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal 17 Days Itinerary — Everything You Need to Know

If you want to explore amazing facts about Manaslu Circuit Trek, consult Mosaic Adventure or any other tour company now! The detail of Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary include:

Day, 1 Kathmandu

On your first day, you will reach Kathmandu and explore its valleys and terraced fields. The representative will give you detailed information about its initial culture by passing through its narrow, winding streets until you reach into your hotel. 

Day, 2 Kathmandu to Soti Khola (8-10 Hours, 720m)

Next day, you will drive towards the village of Soti Khola and Dhading via Prithvi Highway. On this trek, you will explore rural communities, green terraces, small towns, white water rivers, and lush hillsides. You will also see stunning views of the Southern slopes such as Manaslu, Annapurna, Langtang Himal, and Ganesh Himal until you reach Soti Khola. You will spend your night here. 

Day, 3 Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6-7 Hours, 900m)

After having breakfast in Soti Khola, you will start your trek via various landscapes such as rice paddies, forests, a rushing river, a cliff-face ridge, and beautiful waterfalls. You will cross suspension bridges, Sal forests, and Budhi Gandaki River, reaching Khursani and Gurung village of Labubesi to the village of Machha Khola.

Dy, 4 Jagat (6-7 Hours, 1370m)

Next, you will start your trek, following a gorge and crossing the Tharo Khola to reach Khorla Besi. After more descents and ascents, you will reach a small hot spring in Tatopani — an amazing site for relaxing. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki and Yaru Khola, you will arrive over a ridge to Dobhan and Tharo Bharyang. See Gurung villages, and Langur monkeys, until you reach the village of Jagat. 

Day, 5 Jagat to Deng (6-7 Hours, 1,804m)

After having breakfast in the Jagat’s village, cross various landscapes, rivers, rustic villages, and dense sub-tropical forests, reaching the tiny village of Deng. On your way, you will see the rocky ridge of Salleri, Sirdibas, Ghatta Khola river, Gurung village, Budhi Gandaki & Deng Kholav river, suspension bridge in Philim, bamboo forests, and millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. Calm your senses and spend your night here!

Day, 6 Deng to Namrung (6-7 Hours, 2,630m)

Next, you will pass through the Budhi Gandaki river, lush forests, quaint villages, alpine vegetation, Pork’s village, and snow capped Siringi Himal. At that time, you will be able  to experience the Manaslu Conservation Area, eventually reaching the village of Namrung.

Day, 7 Namrung to Samagaon (6-7 Hours, 3,530m)

After breakfast in Namrung, walk through villages of Ganesh Himal and Siring to get knowledge of their culture. Next, you will reach Lihi by passing through various barley terraces, stupas, side valleys of Simnang Himal, villages of Lho, Sho, & Shyla, the famous Ribung Gompa, snow capped peaks, and surrounding mountains. Finally you will reach Samagaon — your next overnight destination. 

Day, 8 Rest Day at Samagaon

This is your acclimatization day at Samagaon, so sleep and relax. Enjoy your delicious breakfast, explore rich Sherpa culture, take your picture in traditional clothes and ornaments, refresh your mind with the captivating view of glaciers. These things will take away all your worries and bring you back to your life. 

Day, 9 Samagaon to Samdo (4 Hours, 3,875m)

Next day, you will descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and pass various main walls while experiencing mountain views and birch forests in Kermo Kharka. You will reach a stone archway and from here you will start walking until reaching the village of Samdo – a Tibetan refugee village.

Day, 10 Rest Day in Samdo (3,875m)

This is your acclimatization day at Samdo. You can rest or trek to the Gya La (large pass) north and behind Samdo. 

Day, 11 Samdo to Dharamsala (4,460m)

On that day, you will cross a seasonal Tibetan market called Larke Bazaar while descending Budhi Gandaki River. You can witness the Larkya Glacier, the valley of the Salka Khola, several traditional monasteries, and finally the Dharamsala also known as Larke Phedi. 

Day, 12 Dharamsala to Bumthang (7-9 Hours, 3590m)

On that day, you will witness various rustic villages, glacier lakes, snow capped peaks, valleys, and many beautiful flora and fauna, making it a challenging trail. After sometime, you will reach a valley where you can experience mesmerizing views of Cho Danda, Larkya Peak, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, and the massive Annapurna II, while crossing moraines of the glacier. Finally, you will reach Bumthang — highlighting Mani walls, large meadows, and small houses. 

Day, 13 Bumthang to Tilije (5-6 Hours, 2,300m)

Next, you will descend from Bumthang and cross a bridge over the Dudh Khola River. At that point, walk through a rhododendron forest and a narrow valley until you reach the valley at Karche — the highest cultivated land. Pass through these lush fields and refresh your mind until you reach Tilije. 

Day, 14 Tilije to Tal

On that day, descend from Tilije, climb up through a stupa-shaped arch, and pass Mani walls until you reach the village of Thonje. Continue your trek to Dharapani and witness the Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area. Next, cross a bridge over the Marsyangdi Khola River and reach Tal. 

Day, 15 Tal to Syange (6-7 Hours, 1,080 M)

After having breakfast and a short trek, you will reach the village of Chyamje. On this trek, you will cross the beautiful Marsyangdi Khola via a suspension bridge, letting you experience terrace fields, pine forests, and hillsides. In the end, you will reach the village of Syange — your next overnight destination.

Day, 16 Syange to Kathmandu

Wake up, have your breakfast, and walk through the village of Syange. After this, start your trek from Syange back to Kathmandu and witness mountain landscapes, Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers, farming terraces, and much more.

Day, 17 Kathmandu/Back to Home

Enjoy your last day in Kathmandu, eat your favorite food, or go shopping. A representative will take you to the airport. Now, it is time to say farewell to Nepal. 

The Verdict

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the adventurous treks, letting you witness unique culture, lifestyle, and heritage, snow-capped mountains, majestic views of forests, rivers, and landscapes, and amazing hospitality of local people. Wipe away all your worries and take this trek right now!