Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) stands proudly as the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is situated in the west-central part of Nepal. The local people of Manaslu (meaning in Nepali “mountain of the spirit”) believe that this mountain has some spiritual significance in relation to spirits. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. Since then it is also called the Japanese mountain.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best-selling treks from Nepal. If you want to see the Tibetan culture in Nepal, this is the trek for you. Hindu and Tibetan culture, wildlife, stunning and snow-capped mountain scenario, the greenery of forests are the major fascinating elements of Manaslu Circuit Trekking. The one feature which makes people eager to trek in Manaslu circuit is that Manaslu Valley/Tsum valley is a privileged region for foreign tourists; it is one of the easier treks, which is followed by the gorge of the river Budhi Gandaki. Every year nearly 2000 to 3000 people do this trek.
Trekkers planning to travel to controlled areas in Nepal opened for group trekking need to get trekking permit issued by the Department of Immigration under the Home Ministry. The govern-ment has opened following previously restricted trekking areas for the group trekkers. Trekking permits will not be issued to individual trekkers in those trekking areas. Require minimum 2 Pax to do this trekking because it is a restricted area.
Arrive at Kathmandu airport, pick up and drop to hotel.
Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat Bazaar (570m.) by bus
Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.)
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.)
Trek Jagat to Deng (2095m.)
Trek Deng to Lhogaon (3100m.)
Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.)
Rest day at Samagaon. Explore around village.
Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.)
Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m.) Larkya La Phedi
Trek from Dharmasala (4460m.) Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) and trek towards Bimthang (3590m.)
Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.)
Drive from Dharapani to Besishahar (823m.). Group jeep drive
Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus