Day 01 Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be met by a representative of your trekking company and transferred to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to rest and explore the city.
Day 02 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of great interest, enjoy your day visiting around Kathmandu best wonderful places and World Heritage Sites, with time for trek preparation.
* Kathmandu Durbar Square
* Swayambunath Monkey Temple
* Boudhanat Buddhist Stupa
* Pashupatinath Hindu Temple
Did you know that the Kathmandu Durbar Square is filled with nice handicraft shops and red cobbled alleys leading from old palaces to incredible architectural temples. Swayambunath is located on top of a hill giving view over the entire Kathmandu Valley, furthermore it’s the home of hundreds of monkeys that reside in the hill side forest. Boudhanath is said to be the Tomb of one of legendary sages who achieved the rank of enlightenment. Pashupatinath is a holly burial site for Hindus and many devotees or Gurus residing here. If you’d like you can request one of these holly men to pose for a picture with you!
Day 03 Drive to Machha Khola 900 m / 2,952 feet. Approx. 8 Hours
After breakfast, you will drive to Soti Khola, which is the starting point of the trek. The drive will take around 8-9 hours, and you will pass through beautiful landscapes and rural villages along the way. You will pass through small villages and cross several suspension bridges before reaching Machha Khola.
Day 04 Trek to Jagat 1,340 m/4, 395 feet 22.2 Kms /13.8 Miles. Duration: Approx. 06 Hours.
Today’s trek takes you through a lush forest and up a steep climb to reach the village of Jagat. Along the way, you will pass through several small villages and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Day 05 Day 06: Trek to Chumling 2, 386 m / 7,827 feet via Chisapani. Approx. 7 Hours.
From Jagat, morning walk leads to higher area past scattered farm villages with short climb and down to cross again over a bridge towards Nagjet and Philim, a large village with spread-out farm houses.
After Philim walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to reach at Lakuwa and Chisapani on leaving from the main trail of Manaslu trekking route.
As walk continues then enter within first village on route to Tsum valley, as our route enters narrow gorge then with short descend and uphill climb into rhododendron and pine tree forest walking past small farm villages then climbing above Lunwa Khola to reach at Chumling village for first night stop around Tsum Valley.
Day 06 Trek to Chokhangparo 3, 010 m / 9,903 feet. Approx. 05 Hours.
From Chumling onward into Tsum Valley area as altitude gains slowly with views of Ganesh Himal peaks and Manaslu towards west, as walk proceeds where villages and landscapes changes into Tibetan windswept plateau.
Morning walks leads on downhill path to cross a bridge over Smatiking Khola, with views of Ganesh Himal also known as Yangra at the height of 7,422 m high, and then reach at Chokhangparo village for overnight stop.
Day 07 Trek to Nile 3, 361 m / 11, 058 feet. Approx. 06 Hours.
After nice and pleasant overnight halt in Chokangparo, walk towards upper Tsum area to reach at Nele (Ne-lay), start climb within wide open valley within windswept landscapes where only few small trees of juniper and willow survives around this harsh and arid country.
Walk continues uphill facing views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal, after a wonderful and scenic walk reach Nele for overnight stop, on route Nele as time permitting for interesting short visit to old holy mediation cave of 11th Century Saint Millerepa, famous and popular among Buddhist as poet, singer, tantric guru his folk-tales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans and Buddhist followers.
Day 08 At Nile for Hike to Mu Gompa 3,700 m / 12,174 feet.07 hours round trip.
Staying at Nile for overnight, where morning walks takes to our first main highlight of the adventure at Mu Gompa, walk leads to climb within high barren country facing grand views of high peaks on-route to Mu Gompa.
At Mu Gompa explore around its pristine and unexplored areas within high Tsum valley visit around its weather beaten villages with tour of interesting old Mu Gompa that treasures ancient, antique idols and scrolls, statue and relics, this is an important monastery within Tsum valley and around Manaslu area.
The village of upper Tsum beyond Mu Gompa located on route to Tibet border, on least ventured region by trekkers and adventurer, here enjoy the scenery and culture in complete natural surroundings and then return back on same route to Nile for overnight stop.
Day 09 Trek back to Chumling – 07 hrs.
After marvelous time at Nile and Mu Gompa, return journey with long day walks to reach at the end village of Tsum valley, as morning trail leads to long descend to Chumling village heading past farm areas and then back into tree lines, after a long downhill walk of more than six and seven hours to reach Chumling village for last overnight stop within Tsum valley area.
Day 10 Trek to Deng 1,860 m / 6,100 feet. Approx. 08 Hours.
On leaving the last village of Tsum Valley at Chumling, where walk heads to reach within high Manaslu valley on route to Larke-La pass, as walk lead past scattered farm villages with climb through terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, to reach a rocky ridge top covered within bamboo forest area towards Eklai Bhatti means a lonely Inn.
After short rest walk to higher region within upper Manaslu, where route diverts North West to reach our overnight stop at Deng a small nice village.
Day 11 Trek to Namrung 2, 900 m / 9,512 feet. Approx. 5 Hours.
Today’s trek takes you through a dense forest and up a steep climb to reach the village of Namrung. Along the way, you will pass through several small villages and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Day 12 Trek to Lo-Gaon 3, 180 m/ 10, 430 feet. Approx. 04 Hours.
From Namrung, adventure leads into a wide spread farm fields within Yak herder camps walking in the heart of scenic and beautiful Manaslu valley, as walk lead to high, scenic valley and then reach at Lho Gaon for overnight stop, a nice lovely village in the backdrop of towering Mt. Manaslu. At Lho village with time to explore around villages and visit monastery decorated with many Chorten and Mani walls includes views of Ganesh Himal towards east.
Day 13 Trek to Sama-Gaon 3, 500 m/11, 480 feet. Approx. 06 Hours.
Today’s trek takes you through a beautiful valley and up to the village of Samagaon, which is located at the foot of the Manaslu mountain. Along the way, you will pass through several small villages and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Day 14 At Sama-Gaon rest day for acclimatization and local excursion.
Today is a rest day, and you will spend the day acclimatizing to the altitude. You can explore the village of Samagaon and take a short hike to the nearby Birendra Tal, which is a beautiful glacial lake.
Day 15 Trek to Samdo 3,690 m / 12,103 feet. Approx. 3 Hours
Today’s trek takes you through a rocky terrain and up to the village of Samdo, which is located on the border of Tibet. Along the way, you will enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Day 16 Trek to Dharmasala 4, 450 m/ 14, 596 feet. Approx. 4 Hours
Today’s trek takes you through a rugged terrain and up to Dharamsala, which is also known as Larkya Phedi. Along the way, you will pass through several small villages and enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains.
Day 17 Trek to Bhim-Phedi 3, 590 m / 11, 775 feet via Larke-La Pass 5,106 m / 16,752 ft. Approx. 8 Hours.
Today is the most challenging day of the trek as you cross the Larkya La Pass, which is one of the highest mountain passes in the world. After crossing the pass, you will descend to the villageDay 01 Kathmandu to Benighat by bus 0.0 km (300 m)
Day 18 Trek to Tilje 2, 300 m / 7, 544 feet. Approx. 5 Hours
From Bhim-Phedi or Bhimthang rest of the journey easy with nice downhill includes short climb to reach at Tilje unto Dharapani, morning walk starts on gradual path into dense woodland.
Enjoy last day walk of the adventure as morning heads on nice, pleasant trail downhill within cool shade of forest to Tilje, a lovely village, located near Masrsyangdi River for last overnight stop around high hills of Manaslu and Manang areas.
Day 19 Trek to Dharapani drive to Kathmandu 2 hrs. Approx. 09 Hours.
Morning with last short climb to reach large village at Dharapani, a spread-out village, located on the junction of Annapurna and Manaslu Circuit route. From Dharapani taking a long exciting drive to reach Kathmandu as ride takes towards lower warm farm country, further down around Lamjung area on winding downhill to Syange and then reach Besisar, headquarter town of Lamjung district, with time here then on good road to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu, transfer to your respective Hotels.
Day 20 International departure for home ward bound.
After a great and wonderful experience in Nepal with amazing time in high Himalayan mountains with exciting adventure on Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit trekking, and with last day in Nepal, our staff or guide transfer you to airport for your flight homeward bound or to next port of call.