17-Day Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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At a Glance

At a Glance

A spectacular alternative to the Annapurna Circuit or Khumbu region, the dramatic landscape of the Manaslu Circuit is a trek truly off the beaten track. It starts at the town of Sotikhola, passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Buri Gandaki gorge. After Lho village, we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colorful prayer flags, mani walls, and monasteries along the way. After Samdo village, we head towards Larkya La pass. The view from the Larkya La offers a breath-taking view of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal mountains.


16 days 15 nights
Private trip
Up to 50 persons


Culture & Sightseeing
Mountain / Volcano Hikes
Explore Villages

Suitable For

Solo Travellers
Small Groups

Trip Highlights

Soti Khola
Machha Khola
Mount Manaslu

What's included

What's included

  • Local Guesthouse (Various accommodations) - Standard Twin Room (Private)
  • Return Transfer from Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing via private vehicle
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via private vehicle
  • Transfer from Beshishar to Kathmandu via private vehicle
  • Tea-house during trek
  • 1 Leader from arrival to departure
  • Assistant leader during trek on 4:1 basis
  • Porter on 2:1 basis (Max weight 15kg)
  • Insurance, wages, meals and accommodation of crew members
  • Permits, entrance fees and government tax where applicable
  • Industry-standard first aid kit
  • Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airport tax
  • Meals and drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Late check out on hotels
  • Tips and gratuities
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Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) Timing of your choice Details

What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
Day 1: Kathmandu Airport - Hotel

Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) (Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), Ring Rd, Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • - Arrive in Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel
  • - Short briefing about your trip
  • - Overnight at Hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu City

Kathmandu city tour

  • - Guides will be obtaining permits today with your documents
  • - Explore Kathmandu City and visit world heritage sites
  • - Full briefing about your trip
  • - Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Kathmandu - Soti Khola (608m) - 7hrs

Beautiful landscapes, Local shops

  • - Drive from Kathmandu
  • - Pass Dhading district, Arkhet Bazar, Kuerepani, local shops or Arkhet Bazar
  • - Arrive at Soti Khola, stay overnight
Day 4: Soti Khola (608m) - Machha Khola (869m) - 6hrs

Start of trek

  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) (Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), Ring Rd, Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • - Start trek from Soti Khola
  • - Pass Budhi Gandaki
  • - Arrive at Machha Khola village, stay overnight
Day 5: Machha Khola (869m) - Jagat (1340m) - 7hrs

Hot spring

  • - Start trek from Machha Khola
  • - Reach Khola Besi, break at hot spring
  • - Pass Doban, Philim, Yara Khola
  • - Arrive at Jagat, stay overnight
Day 6: Jagat (1340m) - Deng (1860m) - 8hrs

Manaslu Conservation Area, Tibetan villages

  • - Start trek from Jagat
  • - Cross Manaslu Conservation Area
  • - Pass through villages (Mani, Barchham, Lihi, Sho, Lho)
  • - Arrive at Deng village, stay overnight
Day 7: Deng (1860m) - Namrung (2630m) - 7hrs

Wildlife sightings

  • - Start trek from Deng
  • - Trek past Shring Khola suspension bridge
  • - Pass dense mixed forest, see monkeys and bird life
  • - Arrive at Namrung, stay overnight
Day 8: Namrung (2630m) - Lho (3180m) - 4hrs

Mountain views

  • - Start trek from Namrung
  • - View of Manaslu, Himalchuli Saula Himal and Dwijen Himal
  • - Arrive at Lho, stay overnight
Day 9: Lho (3180m) - Samagaon (3520m) - 4hrs

Village stay

  • - Start trek from Lho
  • - Pass Thusang Khola and Numla Khola
  • - Arrive at Samagaon, stay overnight
Day 10: Samagaon

Interaction with locals

  • - Acclimatization day at Samagaon
  • - Hike around to Pung-gyen Gompa
  • - Interact with locals, experience Tibetan culture
  • - Overnight at Samagaon
Day 11: Samagaon (3520m) - Samdo (3875m) - 4hrs

Meet Tibetan refugee community

  • - Start trek from Samagaon
  • - Arrive at Samdo village, a well-established Tibetan refugee community, stay overnight
Day 12: Samdo (3875m) - Dharmasala (4460m) - 5hrs

Larkya La glacier

  • - Start trek from Samdo
  • - Arrive at Dharamshala, stay overnight
Day 13: Dharmasala (4460m) - Bhimtang (3590m) via Larke-La Pass - 8hrs

Glacial Lake, Start descent

  • - Start trek from Dharmasala
  • - Pass glacial lake, reach the head of the moraine
  • - Pass Larke La Pass
  • - Arrive at Bhimtang, stay overnight
Day 14: Bhimtang (3590m) - Chyamche (1430m) - 6hrs

Meet Annapurna Circuit Trail

  • - Start trek from Bhimtang
  • - Pass Dudh Khola, meet Annapurna Circuit Trail
  • - Arrive at Chyamche, stay overnight
Day 15: Chyamche (1430m) - Nadi Bazaar (930m) - 6hrs

Holy Marsyandi River, End of trek

  • - Start trek from Chyamche
  • - Pass forests and waterfall, alongside Holy Marsyandi river
  • - Arrive at Nadi Bazaar, stay overnight
Day 16: Nadi Bazaar (930m) - Besisahar (760m) - Kathmandu

Back to Kathmandu

  • - Drive from Nadi Bazaar to Besisahar
  • - Drive back to Kathmandu, stay overnight
Day 17: Departure

Goodbye Nepal!

  • - Choose to stay in Kathmandu to explore the city; or
  • - Continue your adventure elsewhere!
  • Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

Meet your guide

Meet your guide

Freedom Adventures

Freedom Adventures is a locally based company in Nepal with highly trained staff members in both mountaineering and adventure sports while promoting sustainable tourism.
19 years experience
Basic English, Fluent English

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Policies and Practices

Covid Cancellation Policy
If there are strict Covid-19 regulations that prevent you from going on your trip, you may get a full refund via Seek Sophie credits (can be used on multiple bookings with no expiry) or reschedule at no additional costs. Otherwise, we would do our best to help you reschedule in other cases. Read our full policy here.



Usual Cancellation Policy (for Non-Covid reasons)
As Freedom Adventures would be holding the slot for you and turning down other potential customers, you won’t be able to cancel after you book.

Helpful Questions from Other Travellers

What should I pack?
4 passport-sized photos
Comfortable clothes(t-shirts, tracksuits, and others)
Personal medication
Sleeping bag
Sunblock and other hygienic products
Toiletries supplies (toilet paper, toothbrush and paste and others)
Trekking gears and supplies (Shoes, trekking pole, duffel bags, and others)
Warm clothes (eg Down jackets and inner thermo layers)
Pre-Requisites for The Trip
No solo bookings allowed; minimum 2 travellers
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