Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m and then transfer to Hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff/representative with warm greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of 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 02: Full day in Kathmandu/trekking preparation day
The exploration of this culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritages in a guided sightseeing shall be the main attraction of today’s itinerary. Star attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism besides the beautiful view of Kathmandu city from its premises. We then head on to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, which has the Tibetan community, Sherpas and tourists circumambulating around it alike every day. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhist mantras and observe the pilgrims paying their respect to Lord Buddha. We shall then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, in the complex of which you shall find several small temples, statues and ancient heritages. People find the meaning of life when they observe the open cremation at the bank of holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident, and feel the positivity. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
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 02: Drive to Soti Khola (730 m) via Arughat (570 m) 07-08 hrs.
Morning taking an interesting overland journey heading Nepal Mid-West on country and main highway as journey continues heading into low warm areas past farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks.As the drive 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.
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 m) - 06 hrs.
First day 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 overnight stop, with number of teashops with small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.
Today a 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.
Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hrs.
After a pleasant overnight stop at Jagat village 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 nice village of Philm. After Philim walk leads to neat farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb towards rocky ridge within bamboo groves area to our overnight stop at Dyang village.
Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs
Starting morning walk from Dyang leads to cooler area with slow rise in elevation, as walk enters within Himalayan high areas, where first day walk leads downhill to 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 gradual path with few short ups and downs to reach at Ghap village for overnight stop.
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.
From Ghap village 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.
Day 09: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs.
Today’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.
Day 10: Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization.
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 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.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs
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 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.
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larke Phedi 4,470 m - 04 hrs
From Samdu 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.
Day 13: Cross Larke-la 5,135m and descen to Bimthang 3,720 m - 08 hrs.
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, a long descend to reach at Bimthang for overnight stop. Bimthang located on beautiful green valley surrounded with tall rhododendron and pines trees, enjoy the afternoon with rest after the longest walk of the adventure.
Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m - 05 hrs
After a tough long walk of previous day, from here on an easy trek with much descend into forested areas all the way to Gho, located in the middle of enchanting forest.
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m - 06 hrs.
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 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 Besisar / Lamjung - 07 hrs.
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 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.
Day 17: Final International departure from Nepal.
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.