Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek - 21 Days

Manaslu Himal

Trip Overview

Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek is a grand Himalayan trekking adventure that takes you across two mountainous regions in Nepal, Manaslu Region and Annapurna Region. These two regions are known as storehouses of rich ethnic mountain cultures and for their wild terrain that has long inspired trekkers and explorers.

Experience the wonders of these two fascinating regions by booking this combo Manaslu Annapurna Circuit Trek. Walk under the foothills of two of the world’s highest peaks, Manaslu (8,163m) and Annapurna I (8,091m).

Cross two high mountain passes – Larkya La Pass (5,165m) and Thorung La Pass (5,416m)- which are the two highest points in these regions. Visit Ice lake, a High-Altitude mountain lake. Walk past ancient villages inhabited by Gurung, Magar, Bhotia and Thakkali communities.

Experience Hindu as well as Buddhist and animistic mountain cultures. Journey across a diverse landscape – lush tropical forest and paddy fields in the lowlands and an arid lunar like landscape in the higher reaches.

Find yourself surrounded not only by an amazing landscape but endangered Himalayan wildlife and vegetation as you cross the protected Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area.

This Manaslu and Annapurna Trek is truly an unbeatable Himalayan trekking experience that every passionate trekker should experience at least once in his or her lifetime.

Manaslu & Annapurna Circuit Trek Route

Begin your Annapurna and Manaslu Trek with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat. It will be a welcome change to leave the city behind and drive on the hillside with panoramic views of villages and mountains.

Start your trek from Soti Khola and do the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal rarely done by trekkers. Visit the villages of Samado, Sama Gaon, Deng, Namrung and Dharamsala and experience Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Interact with the locals and learn about their customs and traditions that has remained unchanged for centuries. Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, appears very close from Samagaon.

With the crossing of Larkya La pass you soon leave behind Manaslu Region enter Annapurna Region. Take the trail to the Annapurna Circuit Trek in Nepal one of the most popular trekking trails in the world.

Walk past villages decorated with prayer flags and dotted with traditional flat-roofed houses and chortens. Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries, some of the oldest in Nepal.

During your Thorong La Pass trek you spend an extra day at Manang and visit the Ice Lake, a high-altitude mountain lake. Cross the Thorung La, the highest point of your trek at 5,416 meters and enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna Massif as well as Tibetan peaks.

Descend to the sacred pilgrimage site of Muktinath and the Kali Gandaki River valley. At Jomsom, enjoy the warm Thakkali hospitality.

An exciting mountain flight filled with glorious views of the Annapurna Range, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri brings you once again to the lakeside city of Pokhara.

The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu marks the end of your unforgettable Himalayan journey.

Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty

Annapurna & Manaslu Base Camp Trek is graded moderate to difficult.

As the trek takes you across two high mountain passes above 5,000 meters and challenging terrain, this trip is not for the fainthearted or the inexperienced.

Experienced trekkers who have some high-altitude trekking experience and hikers who are used to walking in challenging terrain can do this trek. You stay overnight at local teahouses, sometimes with very basic facilities.

Minimum time spent walking on the trail is 3 hours and maximum 9 hours. On average you will be walking for 5 to 6 hours each day.

Manaslu & Annapurna Circuit Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft) via Arughat
Duration: 7-8 Hours (139 km) Drive

Day 2
Day 2

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m/2,854ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m/4,396ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,865m/6,118ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,630m/8,627ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 6
Day 6

Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (3,520m/11,549ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 7
Day 7

Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon

Day 8
Day 8

Trek from Sama Gaon to Samado (3,875m/12,713ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek from Samado to Dharamsala / Larkya Base Camp (4,460m/14,633ft)
Walking Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang (3,590m/11,778ft) via Larkya La pass (5,165m/16,929ft)
Walking Distance: 8-9 hours trek

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani (1,930m/6,440ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 12
Day 12

Trek from Dharapani to Chame (2,660m/8,725ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 13
Day 13

Trek from Chame to Upper Pisang (3,300m/10,824ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 14
Day 14

Trek from Upper Pisang to Manang (3,540m/ 11,612ft) via Ngawal
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 15
Day 15

Manang: Acclimatization Day, Hike to Ice lake (4,600m/15,088ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 16
Day 16

Trek from Manang to Yak Kharka (4,050m/13,284ft)
Walking Distance: 3-4 hours trek

Day 17
Day 17

Trek from Yak Kharka to Phedi (4,525m/14,842ft)
Walking Distance: 3-4 hours trek

Day 18
Day 18

Trek from Phedi to Muktinath (3,800m/12,464ft) via Thorong La Pass (5,416m/17,765ft)
Walking Distance: 7-8 hours trek

Day 19
Day 19

Trek from Muktinath to Jomsom (2,700m/8,856ft) via Lupra
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 20
Day 20

Fly back to Pokhara (800m/2,625ft)
Duration: 25 minutes flight

Day 21
Day 21

Drive from Pokhara (800m/2,625ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 7-8 Hours (200 km) Drive

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Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Moderate to Difficult
  • 5,416m/17,765ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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