On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where 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.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Thamel preparation day for trekking
On the day second you will have a short sightseeing in Thamel areas. Later in the afternoon, the whole group 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.
Day 3: Drive to Soti Khola via Arughat
In the Morning, an interesting overland journey heading Nepal 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 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.
Forth day walk begins from Soti-Khola, where the route leads into a steep valley, within densely forested areas and into a number of villages to reach farm cultivated field villages and then the 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 an overnight stop, with a number of teashops with the small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream.
On the fifth day, long daily walks to reach Jagat village, as our route leads following winding uphill path leaving the river for sometimes then reaching past Tato-pani ‘hot spring’ time permitting enjoy the refreshing bathe on hot-spring. As the journey continues heading cooler areas into forested areas then finally our day walks end at a nice village in Jagat, which is a moderate size village of mixed hill-tribe that makes this place more interesting.
Day 6: Trek to Dying
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 towards rocky ridge within the bamboo groves area to our overnight stop at Dying village.
Day 7: Trek to Ghap
Starting morning walk from Dying on the seventh day leads to the cooler area with the slow rise in elevation, as the walk enters within Himalayan high areas, where first – day walk leads downhill to the riverside to reach Bihi Bazaar a small village by the river. From here on where you will soak into more Tibetan culture of the 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.
Day 8: Trek to Lo - Gaon
On the eighth day from Ghap village walking along Budhi Gandaki River after a short walk across 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 an overnight stop.
Day 9: Trek to Sama - Gaon
On the 9th day’s walk leads to the main large village of upper Manaslu at Sama-Gaon where tree lines disappear 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 an overnight stop, one of the largest villages of upper Gorkha district which lies route Manaslu base camp.
Day 10: Rest day at Sama Gaon
On the 10th day is an important rest day at this high altitude for acclimatization before reaching higher terrain unto Larke-la pass, here with enough time to explore around the village of great interest adorned with Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture. On this leisure, day enjoys walking up to Sama Gompa just above the village one of the major Nyligpa (red hat sect) Monastery of the region.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo
Today walk leads 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 has long history trading with Tibet, the trade continues till present. As walk leads with slow up with fabulous views of peaks and then reaching Samdo village, a moderate size village with shops and stores selling many Chinese goods.
Day 12: Trek to Dharamshala Larke Phedi
From Sam's enjoy a half-day walk to Larke Phedi means the bottom of the hill or pass also called Dharmasala, after overnight at Samdo village, morning walk heading into the dry and barren country. As altitude gains walking on a trail that leads to a 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 the highest point of the adventure Larke-La at 5,106 m high.
Day 13: Cross Larke - la to Bumthang
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 superb views of great giant peaks, after a refreshing break, a long descend to reach at Bimthang for an overnight stop. Bimthang located on a beautiful green valley surrounded by tall rhododendron and pines trees enjoys the afternoon with rest after the longest walk of the adventure.
Day 14: Trek to Gho
After a tough long walk of the previous day, from here on an easy trek with much descend into forested areas all the way to Gho, located in the middle of the forest.
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani
On the 15th day from this small settlement 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 an 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.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar Lamjung from Dharapani
Ending our adventurous and scenic Manaslu Circuit Trekking at Dharapani, 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 a good road to large town at Besisahar, headquarter of Lamjung district. From Besisahar with time for rest and possible lunch stop, continue to drive back to Kathmandu on a good road, on reaching Kathmandu check into your hotels with the rest of the evening free at leisure with last day in Nepal.
Day 17: Final International departure from Nepal
On the 17th 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 a great time on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.