Annapurna Circuit Trek Circuit Trek is a journey full of adventure and natural splendor. You can rejoice the grandeur of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Annapurna along with other ranges in Annapurna massif as you hike along the trail of Manaslu with Annapurna Circuit Trek. Manaslu with Annapurna Circuit Trek is unique in its own way as it offers an opportunity to explore two different regions, their cultural, climatic and geographical variance and resemblance in a single go. It lets you endeavor the beauty that lies in majestic mountains, lush landscape, charming villages and hostile villagers of Annapurna and Manaslu region.
As you opt for Manaslu with Annapurna Circuit Trek, you can walk through Manaslu Conservation area and Annapurna Sanctuary. These two conservation area are full of wildlife and unique species of floras and faunas. You can spot some if lucky. You can also observe the variation and similarities in those conservation areas in terms of plants, climate and many other aspects. Manaslu with Annapurna Circuit Trek is a real adventure as you will come across and pass two different high passes in those areas. Thorong La pass is the highest pass that offers some splendid views of mountains in Annapurna range namely Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri and may more. Likewise, Larkya La pass is a challenge that offers some gorgeous views of Mt. Manaslu with Tibetan plateaus and other mountains in the Annapurna range.
Apart from these, Manaslu with Annapurna Circuit Trek provides an opportunity to walk through some warm villages like Samagaon, Dharmashala, Bhimtang, Manang, Pisang, Jomson, etc. Muktinath is a popular spiritual hub in Annapurna region and you can visit this temple as you walk along the trail of Manaslu and Annapurna circuit trek. The wilderness of Manang and Pisang valley is quite appealing and the beauty of these valleys can be experienced with this trek. So, are you ready to relish this beautiful journey that comprises of natural beauty, Himalayas, high passes, forests, waterfalls, hostile people and warm villages? Nepal Intrepid Treks offers Manaslu with Annapurna Circuit Trek to quench your thirst for nature and adventure.
- Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
- Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
- Day 03: Drive to Arughat and trek to Soti Khola
- Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola
- Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat
- Day 06: Trek to Philim
- Day 07: Philim to Deng
- Day 08: Deng to Namrung
- Day 09: Namrung to Sama gaun
- Day 10: Acclimatization in Samagaun
- Day 11: Samagaun to Samdo
- Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala
- Day 13: Dharmashala to Bhim phedi
- Day 14: Bhim phedi to Tilije
- Day 15: Tilije to Chamje
- Day 16: Chame to Pisang
- Day 17: Pisang to Manang``
- Day 18: Acclimatization in Manang
- Day 19: Manang to Yak Kharka
- Day 20: Yak Kharka to Thorong Phedi
- Day 21: Thorong Phedi to Muktinath via Thorong La Pass
- Day 22: Muktinath to Jomsom
- Day 23: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara
- Day 24: Drive back to Kathmandu
- Day 25: Farewell
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Nepal Intrepid Treks will be your dedicated travel companion until you return to your home country. Once you arrive at Kathmandu airport, we will be there to pick you up and take you to your hotel. Accommodation for our valued customers includes room and breakfast in a three star hotel in Kathmandu.
Take in the impressions of Nepal as we drive you from the airport to your hotel. We will assist you with the check-in and provide you with further information regarding your Manslu with Annapurna Circuit Trek. You may then have a rest or stroll through the bustling, colorful streets and alleys of Kathmandu.
Prepare for a day of immersion into the Nepalese culture, while visiting the most important landmarks of this fascinating city and its outskirts. Our experienced guide will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO heritage site which represents the political and historical values of Nepalese civilization.
We then proceed to Swayambhu Nath Temple, also known as ‘Monkey Temple’ thanks to its adorable colony of monkeys that run free. This temple is the symbol of harmony between Buddhists and Hindus. At the top of the stupa you will have a splendid birds-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its surroundings.
We continue to the sacred Pashupatinath Temple, a holy place for Hindu devotees. Especially interesting is the holy cremation area where preparations and daily cremation ceremonies take place. From here we return to the hotel.
Today, we leave Kathmandu city and take a drive to Arughat. We drive along the lush hills, rivers and river to Dhading Besi. The highway route till Dhading Besi is concrete and smooth. We enjoy our drive with views of hills, terrace fields, countryside houses on the way. From Dhading Besi, we further drive to Arughat. The way from Dhading Besi to Arughat is quite rough and bumpy. After around four hours of smooth ride and then another four hours of rough ride, we reach Arughat. We get off from our ride and take a local jeep that will lead us to Soti Khola in around one and half hours. We stay at a guesthouse in Soti Khola for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today we initiate our actual trekking journey. The day consists of around six to seven hours walk to Maccha Khola. We take our breakfast and follow our trail. At first, we cross a popular suspension bridge over the Soti Khola and walk through a forest until we reach top of a ridge. We can see and hear the water of Budhigandaki river splashing with its rapids. At Khursane, our trail gets rocky as we pass the stunning waterfall, terraced farmlands and few settlements until we reach a Gurung village popular as Lapubesi. We further climb a cliff and walk along the sandy river bed until we reach Maccha Khola. We even cross some suspension bridges in between. As we reach Maccha Khola, we stay at a guesthouse for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Our trail narrows as we walk ahead towards Khorlabesi. After few ups and downs, we reach a popular place with natural hot springs known as Tatopani. Here we can enjoy a hot water bath to stimulate ourselves for our journey ahead. Leaving Tatopani, we climb up a ridge and cross a suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki river. We climb up the stone paved staircases to Doban which further leads us to the Thado Bharyang. We again climb up a ridge and cross Budi gandaki river and ascend up until we reach the village of Jagat. We stay at a guesthouse in Jagat for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today, we start our walk along the well paved path in Jagat and climb up through a rocky ridge to reach Salleri. From Salleri, we walk along an easy path to Ghatta Khola. Leaving the river, we walk up stream and cross a long suspension bridge over the river to reach Philim. Philim is a village of Gurung people. As we reach the village, we spend our time exploring around the village and stay at a guesthouse in Philim for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Leaving the village, we turn north and continue our walk along a leveled path that goes through rice and maize fields to Ekle Bhatti. We then ascend up through a steep gorge from where our trail descends down through grassy slopes to the bank of Budi gandaki river. We pass a bridge over the river and continue walking through bamboo forests until we reach a river called as Deng Khola. We further walk towards the village and stay at a guesthouse in Deng village for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
After walking a short distance from Deng, we reach Budi Gandaki river. We cross the river and ascend up through the trail to Rana. We pass some small settlements on the way and ascend up until we open up to the Budi gandaki valley. We pass various mani stones that gives us the feeling of entering the Tibetan border area. We can feel the influence of Tibetan Buddhism with a glimpse of mani stones and prayer flags adorned on our path. As we follow the trail, we reach the village of Prok. Upon arrival, we explore around the village where we can get some awesome views of Siring Himal, Ganesh Himal and Hiuchuli. We conclude our exploration with an overnight stay at a guesthouse in Namrung. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Early in the morning, we fuel up ourselves with a delicious breakfast. We leave Namrung and head towards our next destination – Samagaun. Our trail climbs up steep and passes through a dense forest. As we move ahead, we come across a village with chortens and terraced fields of barley known as Lihi. We pass the villages of Sho and Lho and continue walking until we reach Samagaun. As we reach the village of Sama, we will be blessed with the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu with other mountains and glaciers. We visit Ribung gompa in the village and stay at a guesthouse in Samagaun for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Day 10 is set aside for acclimatization in Samagaun. We can either walk up to Manaslu Base Camp or explore the places around the village. We can also hike up to a hill to Pungyen gompa for some outstanding views of glaciers. In the evening, we return back to the guesthouse for overnight stay. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
As we leave Samagaon, we follow the Budi Gandaki River upstream until we cross a suspension bridge over the river. We continue through a trail that will lead us to Larkya La. The trail for the day is comparatively easy as we pass the grazing areas, pastures, mani stomes and forests. We admire the views of Mt. Manaslu until we reach a village of Samdo. Upon our arrival, we explore around the village and applaud the fascinating views of mountains and hills around. We stay at a guesthouse in Samdo for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We start our day with a delicious breakfast in the guesthouse. We then cross an old wooden bridge over the Budi Gandaki river and start hiking upwards. We cross a couple of streams on our way until we reach Larkya Bazaar. We can catch a glimpse of Larkya glacier on the way as we move ahead to Dharmashla which would be our stopping point for the day. We stay at a guesthouse in Dharmashala for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today, we climb uphill until we reach the north side of Larkya glacier. Further, we ascend up through a steep path until we reach a pass. From the pass, we can enjoy some magnificent views of mountains like Himlung Himal, Kanggaru, Cheo Himal, Annapurna Himal and many others. After admiring the views of mountains from the pass, we descend down to Bhim Phedi for an overnight stay. The walking hours for the day is quite long but the fascinating views around us will keep us going. The appealing view of Mt. Manaslu from Bhim Phedi is adorable which a reward to our long walk today. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Early in the morning, we relish the splendor of mountains from Bhim phedi and continue our journey towards Tilije. The path leads us to Dudh Khola via a high pasture. We cross a bridge over the river and pass fields of paddy, forests and valleys to a river bank. We further pass the village of Gho and walk until we reach Tilije. We stay at a guesthouse in Tilije for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today, we leave Tilije and walk through a stone paved path to a beautiful village. We pass the village and cross a bridge over Dudh Khola to climb up a chorten shaped arch. We further pass mani wall to reach a village of Thonje. Leaving the village, we come across a police check post from where we make our way to Dharapani, the same place from where we had entered the Annapurna region earlier. Moving ahead, we pass various villages to Tal where we encounter a stunning waterfall. We continue walking until we reach Chame which would be our stopping point for the night. We stay at a guesthouse in Chame for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Our walk for the day is comparatively easy as we walk through flat trail that winds up through dense forest in the valley. We re-cross the southern bank of Marsyangdiriver and walk to DhukurPokhari. We take lunch on the way and continue ahead. We will get a glimpse of rock face of Paungda Danda at Dhukur Pokhari. From here, we climb up steadily and gradually until we reach Pisang. The views of mountains like Pisang Peak, Chulu West, Chlu east, LamjungHimal, Annapurna II and Annapurna IV from Pisang is magnificent. We stay at a guesthouse in Pisang for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We continue our journey and walk towards the upper drier part of Manang district. On the way, we pass through the pine forests. The walk for the day winds up to the dry upper part of the Manang district through pine forests. There are actually two routes that take us to Manang. We take the upper route to Manang i.e. Ghyaru to Ngawal to Mungji. We pass a village of Bragha Gompa where we visit the gompa and move ahead to Manang. As you arrive in Manang, you will be blessed with the fascinating views of Gangapurna and other peaks in Annapurna region. We stay at a guesthouse in Manang for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
We spend the day in Manang exploring the beauty of wild and secluded landscape. This day is important to acclimatize ourselves with the gaining altitude. Today, we hike up to Gangapurna Lake and explore the local villages. We also visit the Himalayan Rescue Association Clinic. In the evening, we come back to the guesthouse in Manang. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Today, we start ascending up to Yak Kharka. We climb up steadily to Tenki village and continue our climb up until we leave Marsyandi valley. As we ascend up, we can notice the change in vegetation that gets sparser. Leaving the valley, we turn northwest to the valley to JarsangKhola. We walk ahead until we reach the meadows where the yaks and other herds can gaze. We then cross a wooden bridge over a stream and pass mani walls to reach Yak Kharka.We stay at a guesthouse in Yak Kharka for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Our walking hours for the day is comparatively short. We continue walking along the trail until we reach Thorong Phedi. You can find Thorong Phedi as a busy settlement because it offers the service of accommodation and food to the trekkers and climbers. It is a climbing point for the climbers who would like to summit the peaks in Annapurna region. Today, we relax and sit back to get rid of all the tiredness and recover our energy back. The rest can also be helpful to adapt ourselves with the gaining altitude and wild atmosphere. We stay at a guesthouse in Thorong Phedi for the night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
In the morning, we pay our visit to the famous religious hub – Muktinath temple. Muktinath is a popular religious destination amongst Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. A Buddhist gompa, a Vishnu temple and the Jwalami (Goddess of Fire) Temple is the major attraction of this place. This temple has a spring and natural gas that provides Muktinath a famous eternal flame. Muktinath is also famous for its fascinating views of Annapurna ranges. After beholding the beauty of the mountains, we descend down to the isolated and wild landscape of Jomsom. Overnight at a guesthouse in Jomsom (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
Leaving Jomson, we take a flight back to Pokhara. Upon our arrival, we check in to the hotel and wander around the city for utilizing the remaining time. We visit the lakeside, opt for boating and pay our visit to Barahi temple, a temple in between the Fewa Lake. The views of the mountains from the lake are awesome. What is more fascinating is the reflection of mountains in the undisturbed water of the lake. After enjoying the boating in Fewa Lake, we visit other touristic destination in Pokhara like David’s fall, Bindabasini Temple, Gupteshwor Mahadev and International mountaineering museum. Spend your night at a hotel in Pokhara. (Breakfast included)
After exploring the glory of Pokhara and Annapurna region of Nepal, we drive back to Kathmandu with the scenery of country side landscape all along which is a beautiful experience in itself.
After this wonderful adventure, it’s finally time to bid you a farewell. We will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport for your journey home! We hope with all our hearts that we served you well and look forward to seeing you or your friends again someday.
April/May 2019 16-Day Trek to EBC
Had an extraordinary trek with Nepal Intrepid to Everest Base Camp. I got sick from the food in Kathmandu, and by day 4 I was too dehydrated and weak to continue. One of the guides stayed with me as my group continued so that I can rest. We eventually caught up with the group and made it to EBC! Such excellent and professional guides and porters!
You Need This Team To Make It To The Top. 100% Mera Peak Summit Success Rate. Looked After From Day 1.
I owe our success in reaching the Mera Peak summit safely to our amazing guide Lal and his amazing team of porters! We were a team of four women and we had a 100% summit success rate.
Lal went above and beyond from Day 1 when I missed my connecting flight to Kathmandu from Guangzhou due to bad weather in China. I finally arrived in Kathmandu late at night, tired and stressed out about my bags since it did not make my flight. As soon as Lal found out that I made it to Kathmandu, he made it to the airport in a flash, waiting to pick me up and take me to the hotel with a warm smile and a big welcome - and this was really late at night! When my airline failed to get my bag in time for the trek, Lal organised my luggage to arrive in Lukla before I even made it to Lukla! My luggage had all my gear and summit clothing, without this luggage I could not have started the trek. It was a huge relief seeing my luggage and it was all thanks to Lal and his efficiency for getting my luggage in time. There would have been no other way.
This was my first time doing a multi day trek, let alone climbing a mountain, I was nervous but Lal made sure I enjoyed the trek and most importantly I was safe. Lal and his team made sure it was their priority to make sure we were well prepared, safe, looked after and most importantly we all make it to the top. Little things like telling us to slow down while ascending to make sure we don't get altitude sickness, while other groups sped in front of us and did not make the summit because they were sick, making sure we were all well fed so that we had all the energy to endure the full 13 days, giving us water when we ran out of our own and believing in us all added up to our successful summit! His porter team Bupendra and Tula Raj all took turns to lead the party and helped us to carry our gear.
Every morning we would wake up and see their smiley faces ready to start the day trekking, while they were getting ready to carry our 50kg bags in tough terrain. Without hesitation, Lal and his porter team always offered a hand when us ladies weren't comfortable going down a steep hill and believe me the passes were insane! They made the trip much more enjoyable and memorable as we all had our funny and scary moments together.
Summit day was unbelievably the hardest and craziest day of my life! One to remember for the rest of our lives but we couldn't have made it without his team, his positivity and his patience. It took us 6 hours to reach the summit and Lal was with us every step of the way - feeding us snacks, opening our water bottles so that we can drink, carried our back packs to putting our polarised sunglasses on our faces to protect us from the sun. His team absolutely went above and beyond! Making the summit was an epic experience and to do it with a team that we grew closely with, who supported and believed in us made the experience even more special.
Lal and his team were always looking out for us and I could not be more grateful. We were constantly surrounded by positive attitude the whole way up and the whole way down, even after our summit day.
Although, we successfully summited and made it to Lukla, Lal did not stop working. Leaving Lukla was such a mess and super stressful as I had an international flight to make. Lal was always alert, always on call to see if there was an available seat for me on any of the outgoing flights.
Lal is honest and professional and I would definitely choose Nepal Intrepid Treks again. What an incredible ascent. I will never forget this trip. Until then my friend!
Mera Peak 14 day hike & 100% Success Rate!
This was my first trip to Nepal, and thanks to Lal and his amazing team, climbing Mera Peak was an awesome experience. Our group of 4 had a 100% success rate, when a lot of other travelers we met along the way, did not make it to the top.
Nothing was a problem for Lal, we had lost luggage and bad weather delays – which meant he had to reschedule accommodation/flights several times for us. He was so gracious, professional, and incredibly helpful every step of the way (literally!). Both him and our two incredible porters, really made our trip, going above and beyond on so many occasions.
Summit day was tough, but the support of Lal and his team – helped us all get through and make it to the top!
Lal always made us feel safe, supported and that nothing was a problem – and there was always a smile on his face. I would absolutely recommend trekking with Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions, I’m so grateful for the experience, and can’t wait for my next adventure with Lal and his team.
Patan historic and good adventure
Was such an awesome trip and loved getting to try local cuisine. Our guide Amit was very knowledgeable and showed us many spiritual sites which were really cool. A must do if in the Kathmandu area.
Gokyo Lakes and Everest Base Camp 19days
Unreal experience! I opted for the longer trek as I wanted to see as much as possible in the time I had. I'm so glad I did.
My wonderful Guide Prem Karki and my assistant guide Lukpa were sensational! We laughed so much on the trek, with these 2 guiding us there was never a dull moment. Our success in reaching the Lakes and Everest Base Camp are purely down to their hard work and dedication. Plus I was lucky enough to meet another 6 legends who also opted for this unreal trek. We are now all the best of mates.
The trekking was hard at times and and some days were super easy. We had rain, snow, sunshine and everything in between. Each day we witnessed another insanely beautiful mountain and watched the landscape change the higher we went.
The Gokyo Lakes were stunning, I'm so glad we opted for this trek. The pictures attached are unfiltered!
Everest Base Camp was great! Such an amazing feeling to finally get there. We just sat and took it all in. Photos don't do it justice.
All the villages and places we stayed along the way were awesome! These tiny lodges and tea houses in the middle of the mountains were so cosy and the food is delicious. We met quite a few Sherpas who had summited Everest and we spoke to them at length about their expedition. Great bed time stories :)
Do yourself a favour and get on board this trek, you wont regret it!
Everest Base Camp & Gokyo 925-1010/2019
Kamal, Tilak and Prince were our guide. They have done an excellent job in ensuring we had everything we needed - water, wifi, food and so on. They explained Nepalese culture and identified the peaks for us as we were asking for the names every day, it is one of the most precious thing about having the locals with us. The tour was a huge success and thank you guys and team for making it happen, it would not be the same without you. I had really enjoyed every moment on the trek. Highly recommend the agent and guides to anyone considering paying a visit to the beautiful Himalayas.
Perfection EBC trekking
Professional risk control on EBC trekking. About airplane change the landing place on lukala or change the trekking schedule, your team also can find good guest house and restaurant.
It was wonderful experience in my life. Our guide Kamal is professional, patient, and kindly. In this trekking journey still had some situation from uncontrollable mother nature. But this team also can control and change it perfectly. If you will come to Nepal to explore, don't miss Nepal Intrepid Treks and Expeditions!
Our Visit to Nepal
I dont know where to Start. There are barely any bad points to talk about. The service was exceptional and everbody was so polite and friendly. Everything was well organized. The places we used to rest and eat where always nice and clean. The employees and shepards where dedicated for their jobs and tried to accomplish our goals in the best way possible. I want to send my best wishes Lal, Ram, Tulla and Santos.
Luca & Ludovico
Unforgettable solo trek in Nepal
I did the Mardi Himal trek with Nepal Intrepid Treks as a solo hiker in November 2019. I learned that I would be traveling in the region on business only a few weeks in advance, and after some research I reached out to Lal for help in customizing an add-on personal trip that worked for my tight schedule and my desire to do a beautiful and challenging trek in the iconic Annapurna region. Mardi Himal was the perfect trek:
- It offered epic views of Annapurna South and Fishtail nearly the entire time, getting closer and closer each day until High Camp and Base Camp when you’re right in between them and it feels like you can reach out and touch them!
- It offered a good balance of physically demanding sections and relatively easy sections, as well as spots to catch your breath, have some masala tea and take in the scenery.
- It offered great elevation gains, so that you can experience firsthand the way the environment, weather, and level of exertion changes as you climb higher and higher.
- The trekking camps were comfortable and the meals were very good. The people who ran the camps as well as the other guides and trekkers were lovely.
Lal put together my entire itinerary, including a couple nights in nice hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and a yoga class at a beautiful retreat outside Pokhara. He ensured that every detail was covered during my stay, and he was in touch throughout to make sure everything was going smoothly. As an experienced hiker and marathon runner we were able to shorten the trek to 5 days by combining some days for greater distance each day; this was great for me both for the level of difficulty I was seeking as well as my tight schedule. My guide Nisan and my porter Prabin were skilled, knowledgeable, professional, extremely helpful and attentive, and fun to be around (not to mention they were great sports about the fast pace).
I’m beyond thrilled with the experience and the service level of Nepal Intrepid Treks. I will definitely come back for a longer trek, and I recommend them to anyone seeking an unforgettable experience in the Himalayas. Thank you Lal, Nisan, Prabin, and the entire Intrepid team for being excellent guides in every sense of the word, going above and beyond to make my unique solo trip a success and a truly life-changing experience.