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17-Day Manaslu Circuit Trekking by Freedom Adventures

Low carbon footprint
Support local business
On-the-ground prices


Private trip
16 days 15 nights
A spectacular alternative to the Annapurna Circuit or Khumbu region, the dramatic landscape of the Manaslu Circuit is a trek truly off the beaten track. It starts at the town of Sotikhola, passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Buri Gandaki gorge. After Lho village, we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colorful prayer flags, mani walls, and monasteries along the way. After Samdo village, we head towards Larkya La pass. The view from the Larkya La offers a breath-taking view of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal mountains.

Meet your guide


Freedom Adventures

Social Enterprise
Basic English, Fluent English
17 years experience
Freedom Adventures is a locally based company in Nepal with highly trained staff members in both mountaineering and adventure sports while promoting sustainable tourism.


Prices start from USD$1,134 per person Prices start from NPR125,533.80
Prices may differ based on no. of travellers. Please select no. of travellers in the booking form to see the final adventure price.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Kathmandu Airport - Hotel

Arrival in Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel - N/A

  • - Arrive in Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel
  • - Short briefing about your trip
  • - Overnight at Hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu City

Kathmandu city tour

  • - Guides will be obtaining permits today with your documents
  • - Explore Kathmandu City and visit world heritage sites
  • - Full briefing about your trip
  • - Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Kathmandu - Soti Khola (608m) - 7hrs

Beautiful landscapes, Local shops

Accommodation: Lodge -

  • - Drive from Kathmandu
  • - Pass Dhading district, Arkhet Bazar, Kuerepani, local shops or Arkhet Bazar
  • - Arrive at Soti Khola, stay overnight
Day 4: Soti Khola (608m) - Machha Khola (869m) - 6hrs

Start of trek

  • - Start trek from Soti Khola
  • - Pass Budhi Gandaki
  • - Arrive at Machha Khola village, stay overnight
Day 5: Machha Khola (869m) - Jagat (1340m) - 7hrs

Hot spring

  • - Start trek from Machha Khola
  • - Reach Khola Besi, break at hot spring
  • - Pass Doban, Philim, Yara Khola
  • - Arrive at Jagat, stay overnight
Day 6: Jagat (1340m) - Deng (1860m) - 8hrs

Manaslu Conservation Area, Tibetan villages

  • - Start trek from Jagat
  • - Cross Manaslu Conservation Area
  • - Pass through villages (Mani, Barchham, Lihi, Sho, Lho)
  • - Arrive at Deng village, stay overnight
Day 7: Deng (1860m) - Namrung (2630m) - 7hrs

Wildlife sightings

  • - Start trek from Deng
  • - Trek past Shring Khola suspension bridge
  • - Pass dense mixed forest, see monkeys and bird life
  • - Arrive at Namrung, stay overnight
Day 8: Namrung (2630m) - Lho (3180m) - 4hrs

Mountain views

  • - Start trek from Namrung
  • - View of Manaslu, Himalchuli Saula Himal and Dwijen Himal
  • - Arrive at Lho, stay overnight
Day 9: Lho (3180m) - Samagaon (3520m) - 4hrs

Village stay

  • - Start trek from Lho
  • - Pass Thusang Khola and Numla Khola
  • - Arrive at Samagaon, stay overnight
Day 10: Samagaon

Interaction with locals

  • - Acclimatization day at Samagaon
  • - Hike around to Pung-gyen Gompa
  • - Interact with locals, experience Tibetan culture
  • - Overnight at Samagaon
Day 11: Samagaon (3520m) - Samdo (3875m) - 4hrs

Meet Tibetan refugee community

  • - Start trek from Samagaon
  • - Arrive at Samdo village, a well-established Tibetan refugee community, stay overnight
Day 12: Samdo (3875m) - Dharmasala (4460m) - 5hrs

Larkya La glacier

  • - Start trek from Samdo
  • - Arrive at Dharamshala, stay overnight
Day 13: Dharmasala (4460m) - Bhimtang (3590m) via Larke-La Pass - 8hrs

Glacial Lake, Start descent

  • - Start trek from Dharmasala
  • - Pass glacial lake, reach the head of the moraine
  • - Pass Larke La Pass
  • - Arrive at Bhimtang, stay overnight
Day 14: Bhimtang (3590m) - Chyamche (1430m) - 6hrs

Meet Annapurna Circuit Trail

  • - Start trek from Bhimtang
  • - Pass Dudh Khola, meet Annapurna Circuit Trail
  • - Arrive at Chyamche, stay overnight
Day 15: Chyamche (1430m) - Nadi Bazaar (930m) - 6hrs

Holy Marsyandi River, End of trek

  • - Start trek from Chyamche
  • - Pass forests and waterfall, alongside Holy Marsyandi river
  • - Arrive at Nadi Bazaar, stay overnight
Day 16: Nadi Bazaar (930m) - Besisahar (760m) - Kathmandu

Back to Kathmandu

  • - Drive from Nadi Bazaar to Besisahar
  • - Drive back to Kathmandu, stay overnight
Day 17: Departure

Goodbye Nepal!

  • - Choose to stay in Kathmandu to explore the city; or
  • - Continue your adventure elsewhere!

What's included

  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing via private vehicle
  • Transfer from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via private vehicle
  • Transfer from Beshishar to Kathmandu via private vehicle
  • All accommodation on twin-sharing basis
  • 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tea-house during trek
  • 1 Leader from arrival to departure
  • Assistant leader during trek on 4:1 basis
  • Porter on 2:1 basis (Max weight 15kg)
  • Insurance, wages, meals and accommodation of crew members
  • Permits, entrance fees and government tax where applicable
  • Industry-standard first aid kit
  • Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airport tax
  • Meals and drinks
  • Optional activities
  • Late check out on hotels
  • Tips and gratuities

Where you'll be staying

Bed Types
  • Twin Beds

Transport Information

Return transport included

Pick-up Time
Pick-up Point
Kathmandu Airport
Drop-off Time
Drop-off Point
Kathmandu Airport

What to bring

4 passport-sized photos
Comfortable clothes(t-shirts, tracksuits, and others)
Personal medication
Sleeping bag
Sleeping bag
Sunblock and other hygienic products
Toiletries supplies (toilet paper, toothbrush and paste and others)
Trekking gears and supplies (Shoes, trekking pole, duffel bags, and others)
Warm clothes (eg Down jackets and inner thermo layers)

Important info

Booking Policy

Bookings should be made at least 7 days before the desired start date. If you require an earlier booking, please contact us and we would be happy to help!

Strict Cancellation Policy

The adventure can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. Cancellations after this date will not be eligible for a refund, unless your spot is booked and completed by another traveller. If your spot is booked and completed by another traveller, a full refund will be processed within 14 days of the adventure start date.

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