Arrival in Kathmandu and hotel
On arrival day at Kathmandu, you will be received by our office staff or representative with a warm greeting and then you will be transferred to your hotels in the city. Checking into your rooms and getting refreshed. If you have time you could visit around the town, dinner and stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing in Thamel preparation day for trekking
On the second day you will have a short sightseeing in Thamel areas. Later in the afternoon, the whole trip is briefed about the trekking. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here. Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the well come dinner with the whole group.
Drive to Soti Khola via Arughat
In the Morning, our journey will be heading towards Nepal's Mid-West on the country and the main highway as the journey continues heading into low warm areas past farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks. As the journey continues with few refreshing stops heading west to reach at Dhading and towards Gorkha district unto Arughat town by the raging Buri-Gandaki River, from here drive continues on newly built dirt along Buri-Gandaki River past farm villages reach our first overnight stop at Soti Khola, a small farm village.
Trek to Machha Khola
On Fourth day our walk begins from Soti-khola, where route leads into a steep valley, within densely forested areas and into number of villages to reach farm cultivated field villages and then path descends towards wide, sandy river banks following a trail that meanders below along the valley side. After a good walk of the day with last short climb on the trail to Machha Khola for over night stop, with a number of teashops with small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream.
Trek to Jagat
On the fifth day, we will have a very long day walk to reach at Jagat village, as our route leads following winding up hill path leaving the river for sometimes then reaching past Tato-pani ‘hot spring’ time permitting enjoy the refreshing bathe on hot-spring. As journey continues heading cooler areas into forested areas then finally our day walks ends at nice village in Jagat, which is a moderate size village of mixed hill tribe that makes this place more interesting.
Trek to Dyang
After a pleasant overnight stop at Jagat village. On the sixth day, a morning walk leads to cooler areas as walk leads uphill into farm villages with well tended fields of rich crops of barley, wheat as per the season around the nice village of Philm. After Philm walk leads to neat farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on the way to rocky ridge within the bamboo groves area to our overnight stop at Dyang village.
Trek to Ghap
On seventh day, we will be Starting morning walk from Dyang on the seventh day leads to the cooler area with the slow rise in elevation, as walk enters within Himalayan high areas, where first – day walk leads downhill to the river side to reach Bihi Bazaar a small village by the river. From here on where you will soak into more Tibetan culture of Buddhist religion, as our walk continues on a gradual path with few short ups and downs to reach at Ghap village for an overnight stop.
Trek to Lo - Gaon
On the eighth day from Ghap village we will be walking along Budhi Gandaki River after a short walk cross the river towards small farm villages at Numrung village with closest views of Mt. Manaslu North Face includes its range of peaks. Our journey continues past villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, as altitude gains to reach with an hour up to Lo-Gaon for overnight stop.
Trek to Sama - Gaon
On the ninth day’s walk leads to main large village of upper Manaslu at Sama-Gaon where tree lines disappears for short juniper bushes with some willow trees, morning walk follows a nice trail with views of Manaslu peaks, as walk proceeds to end the day at Sama-Gaon for overnight stop, one of the largest villages of upper Gorkha district which lies route Manaslu base camp.
Rest day at Sama Gaon
This day is an important day at this high altitude for acclimatization before reaching higher terrain unto Larke-la pass, here with enough time to explore around village of great interest adorned with Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture. On this leisure day enjoy walk up to Sama Gompa just above the village one of the major Nyligpa (red hat sect) Monastery of the region.
Trek to Samdo
Today walk will lead us to remote and last village of Manaslu area of Upper Gorkha region, where Samdo lies close on route to Tibet border, the native of the area have long history trading with Tibet, the trade continues till present. As walk leads with slow up with fabulous views of peaks and then reaching at Samdo village, a moderate size village with shops and stores selling many Chinese goods.
Trek to Dharamshala Larke Phedi
From Samdu we will enjoy half day walk to Larke Phedi means bottom of the hill or pass also called Dharmasala, after overnight at Samdo village, morning walk heading into dry and barren country. As altitude gains walking on trail that leads to few short ups and downs then completing the day walk on reaching at Larke Phedi, with afternoon free at leisure and preparation for the next day early climb over highest point of the adventure Larke-La at 5,106 m high.
Cross Larke - la to Bhimthang
Today is one of the longest and big days of the adventure, start with early breakfast and then heading to a slow climb to reach on top Larke-la pass, as walk progress encountering a steep path rewarded with fabulous views of Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli and Peak 29. After a strenuous climb on reaching the pass, the top marked with Buddhist prayer flags and cairns of stones, enjoy the super views of great giant peaks, after a refreshing break, along descend to reach at Bimthang for an overnight stop. Bimthang located on a beautiful green valley surrounded with tall rhododendron and pines trees enjoy the afternoon with rest after the longest walk of the adventure.
Trek to Gho
After a tough long walk of previous day, from here we will be on an easy trek with much descend into forested areas all the way to Gho, located in the middle of the forest
Trek to Dharapani
On the 15th day from this small resolution in the middle of the woods at Gho, morning walk leads downhill all the way to reach at Telje village located by the Masrsyangdi River, after a rest at Tilje, continue our last day walk of the adventure with last final climb to reach at Dharapani for overnight stop in a nice lodge. Dharapani a large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.
Drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar Lamjung from Dharapani
Ending our adventurous and scenic Manaslu Circuit Trekking at Dharapani, the early morning drive leads into several farm villages following Marysangdi River downstream reaching low and warmer areas, past Tal, Chamje and another Jagat village, as drive leads continues on good road to large town at Besisahar, headquarter of Lamjung district. From Besisahar with time for rest and possible lunch stop, continue drive back to Kathmandu on good road, on reaching Kathmandu check into your hotels with rest of the evening free at leisure with last day in Nepal.
Final International departure from Nepal
This day will be your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time back home or to respective connecting destinations. Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.