Manaslu Circuit is one of the popular restricted area trekking trails situated at the north-west region of Nepal, attracting thousands of travelers each year to find the adventure on Larkya La Pass while witnessing the grand view of world 8th highest Manaslu (8163m). Opened in 1992 for foreigners, this route became popular since the development of road construction on starting section of Annapurna Circuit, which is also an ending point for Manaslu trek.
Manaslu trekking is an excellent opportunity to observe the long-preserved isolated lifestyle of people and their cultural values by visiting the old ancient monasteries and being part of hospitality provided by local people. It is well-appreciated trekking route and regarded as one of the best choices to experience the blend of nature and culture with awe-inspiring adventure.
“Manaslu” means “mountain of the spirit”, derived from Sanskrit language and giving the meaning of “intellect” or “soul”. It was first ascent on 1956 by Japanese Expedition team and also considered as “Japanese Mountain”
Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (600m / 1995 ft) Drive: 6-7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 2Trek from Arughat to Lapubesi (884m / 2900 ft) Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 3Trek from Lapubesi to Doban (1070m / 3510 ft) Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Dobhan to Philim (1570m / 5151 ft) Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Philim to Deng (1804m / 5917 ft) Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Deng to Ghap (2400m / 7874ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Ghap to Lho Gaon (3180m / 10433 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon (3530m / 11581 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Rest and Excursion day at Sama GaonWalk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m / 14633 ft)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Cross 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 13Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1963m / 6440 ft)Walk: 7 - 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Drive from Dharapani to Besisahar to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel Drive: 9-10 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Included: B, L, D
Day 15Final Departure | Rest Day at Kathmandu Valley | Other Travel Plan
I went on the Manaslu Trek with Archaic Nepal and I was extremely happy and pleased with the service provided. Milan, the owner, is very helpful and supports the planning of the trek and tailors everything to your needs. He is an experienced guide himself and knows all the treks by heart and gives valuable recommendations. And he is a very nice guy speaking perfect English. Our guide, Om Prakash Pun, was exactly what we wished for and a lot of fun too. Whenever I plan to go back to Nepal - my first stop will be Archaic Nepal.
Christian Schanz, Germany
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 trip is safely coursed. We truly understand the essentiality 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.
Room to Customize: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the average level of fitness of travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time and budget plan of travelers. There is always a room for customization of the given standard itinerary if it does not meet your way of interest and then please pass your opinion. 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. 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.
Trip Price and Group Size : The given price is valid for group size of 2 to 8 only. All of our trekking plans 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 optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Single Traveler : If you are a single traveler and want to have private trip then please let us know your preference and we shall furnish you an ideal price based on your choice.
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 in no time.