Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trekking is wonderful three weeks adventure on a combined trip of two popular major route — Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit — and excellent opportunity to explore the diversity of nature, people, floras, faunas, landscapes and mountains.
Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek is a perfect gateway for any travelers who are keen to understand the socio-economic aspect of different ethnic groups living in remote lands for centuries along with the adventure of high altitude passes enjoying the uphills and downhills narrow barren and snowy trails, soothing with the grand view of more than thirty mountain peaks including world eighth and tenth highest — Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and Mt. Annapurna (8091m). Both region supplies abundant chance to experience the thrill of adventure, make a blissful visit to sacred monasteries, witness awe-inspiring view of the mountains and learn about the diversity of people and culture.
Trekking to Manaslu Annapurna Circuit begins with 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar, and a trail ascends up into Budi Gandaki valley passing through small villages, lush vegetation, chortens, waterfalls and warm natural hot spring. After crossing several suspension bridges, long Mani walls, prayers flags, monasteries and authentic villages, we reach Sama Gaon, a place where we take rest and acclimatize and visit Manaslu Base Camp. We start early in the morning from Dharmasala with a gentle uphill walk for Larkya La Pass (5160m) and then descend towards Bhimtang and further to Dharapani village to join the Annapurna Circuit Trails.
Despite the development of roadways on Besisahar – Manang section, we would walk to Chame and further continue towards Manang village where we can explore the surrounding lakes, hills, viewpoint, monastery, and village itself. Now, we continue towards the world biggest pass — Thorang La Pass (5416m) and go steady until we reach the top and start descending to Mustang Valley. We descend to Ranipauwa and visit the sacred temple of Muktinath Temple — deity of both Hindu and Buddhist — and continue exploring more monasteries at Jharkot and Kagbeni. Our last day on the trek include a walk from Muktinath to windy Jomsom valley and stay overnight to catch an early flight to Pokhara, the next day.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m / 2329 ft)Drive: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m / 3051 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m / 4625 ft)Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Jagat to Philim (1570m / 5151 ft)Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Philim to Deng (1804m / 5917 ft) Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Mfeals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Deng to Ghap (2400m / 7874 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Ghap to Lho Gaon (3180m / 10433 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon (3530m / 11581 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Rest and Excursion day at Sama Gaon (Visit Birendra Lake)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3875m / 12713 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m / 14633 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Cross Larkya la pass (5160m / 16929 ft) and descend to Bhimtang (3590m / 11778 ft)Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Bhimtang to Tilje (2320m / 7612 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Trek from Tilje to Chame (2670m)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang (3300m)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 18Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang via Ngawal Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 19Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4050m / 13287 ft.)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 20Trek from Yak Kharka to Thorang Phedi (4450m / 15600 ft.)Walk: 4 –5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 21Cross Thorang-La Pass (5416m / 17769 ft.) and trek to Muktinath (3760m / 12336 ft.)Walk: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 22Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2720m / 8924 ft.) via Kagbeni VillageWalk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 23Early Flight from Jomsom to Pokhara (820m / 2690 ft)Flight: 20 min | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Day 24Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer to HotelDrive: 7- 8 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: B, L, D
Day 25Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 26Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 60 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.