Manaslu Circuit Trekking Itinerary

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trekking main attraction is Mt. Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8163 meters.  Today, Short Manaslu Circuit is approaching road development on the Annapurna Round path as the most popular adventure.

You should walk for 6 to 7 hours every day on average.

Difficulty of Manaslu circuit trekking varies with season and itinerary. Being a trip of a Moderate to Strenuous level, the Manaslu Circuit Trek requires careful planning before beginning to travel. You can improve your physical fitness by regularly practicing yoga, jogging in the morning, hiking with a light pack every weekend, climbing satires frequently, dancing, and performing cardiac exercises, among other activities. You must be mentally ready. The short Manaslu Circuit Trekking should be finished in 11 days.

This is an easy way of trekking, specifically created for hiker who are physically less capable and prefer to spend time enjoying of joyful natural view. You should walk for 4 to 6 hours every day on average. To prepare for the Manaslu Circuit Trekking, focus on your physical fitness by yoga, jogging in the morning, hiking every weekend, among other activities in the last one month before trek start. The easy way of Manaslu Circuit Trekking should be finished in 16 to 20 days. The best time for manaslu circuit trek during four season ( spring , fall , mansoon , winter )

Shortest possible itinerary for really fit people Manaslu Circuit Trekking

  1. Day 1:  Ktm to machhakhola and trek to kholabesi.
  2. Day 2:  Trekking to jagat entrance point for restricted region.
  3.  Day 3:  Trek jagat to deng.
  4. Day 4: Hiking start Deug to namrung.
  5. Day 5: Trip start Namrung to Sama Gaun.
  6. Day 6:  Trek Sama Gaun to Manaslu Base Camp.
  7. Day 7:  Trek to Samdo.
  8. Day 8:  Trek to Samdo to Dharmashala.
  9. Day 9:  Trek Dharmashala to Bhimtang by trekking are Larkey Pass, overnight at Bhimtang valley.
  10. Day 10:  Trek started from Bhimtang to Tiliche.
  11. Day 11:  Tiliche to Besisahar by jeep and drive to Pokhara by car.
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Another Manaslu Circuit Trekking Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (Drive)

Soti Khola – 700 m / 2296 ft – 7 hrs

Day 2: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola

Maccha Khola – 930 m / 3051 ft – 6 hrs

Day 3: Maccha Khola to Jagat

Jagat – 1340 m /4396 ft – 6 hrs

Day 4: Jagat to Pewa

Deng – 1804 m / 5918 ft – 6 hrs

Day 5: Pewa to Namrung

Namrung – 2630 m / 8628 ft – 6 hrs

Day 6: Namrung to Lho

Lho – 2957 m / 9701 ft – 4 hrs

Day 7: Lho to Sama Gaun

Sama Gaun – 3530 m / 11581 ft – 4 hrs

Day 8: Acclimatization Day (Day Trip to Manaslu Base Camp or Pungyen Gompa)

Sama Gaun – 4400m / 14435 ft – 7 hrs

Day 9: Sama Gaun to Samdo

Samdo – 3865 m / 12680 ft – 3 hrs

Day 10: Acclimatization Day (Day Trip to Tibet Border)

Samdo – 5000 m / 16404 ft – 8 hrs

Day 11: Samdo to Dharmasala

Dharmasala – 4460 m / 14632 ft – 4 hrs

Day 12: Dharmasala to Bimthang via Larkya Pass

Bimthang – 3590 m / 11778 ft – 10 hrs

Day 13: Bimthang to Dharapani

Dharapani – 1970 m / 6463 ft – 7 hrs

Day 14: Dharapani to Kathmandu (Drive)

Kathmandu – 1300 m / 4265 ft – 10 hrs


Nepalgram Adventure have lots of packages for you, according to your interest mentioned below.

How many days do I need for Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

Basically, manaslu circuit trek should be finished in the 11 to 20 days, its depends upon the your physical fitness&psychologically, your chooses travel and trekking company policy.

What is the best itinerary for Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

There are 2 types of itineraries such as rapid itinerary and easy itinerary etc. and you could find different itinerary with different travel and trekking company. Basically, it depends upon your holiday duration and your desire to spend the manaslu circuit, on your desired price.

Where is the best place to start Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

There are numerous trekking alternatives in the Manaslu region. The Manaslu Circuit Trek currently typically begins at Arughat Bazaar and concludes in Besisahar. The Manaslu Circuit Trek begins in Soti Khola, a charming village on the Budhi Gandaki River at an elevation of 700 meters above sea level.

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