Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek is popular long classic trek in Nepal. The two adventure treks start from area of Manaslu region at Arughat first and end at Annapurna region, Jomsom. This Manaslu Annapurna round trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in Nepal Himalaya. The trail passes through a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating area in both Manaslu and Annapurna regions.
Both can provide trekkers with different experience that will last them for a lifetime. Manaslu Circuit Trek is famous for the diverse and remote trekking trails. While Annapurna is famous for its teahouse trek. These vast difference in the trails can give you different experiences. This combined trek is somehow considered as moderate to challenging trek in Nepal and one should be fully prepared and physically fit. The mountain scenery of this trek is wonderful and trek itself a lifetime experience.
This is a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating trek combining both Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit trek. This unique itinerary crosses two high mountain passes over 5,000m both the Larkya La and Thorong La. These are long days however would be a good objective for most hill walkers. After crossing Larkya La you join the Annapurna Circuit then approach your next high pass called Thorong La. After the day crossing the pass you trek down the deep Kali Gandaki valley to Jomsom where you fly out to Pokhara and onto Kathmandu.
Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek Highlights:
- The high, cold and challenging crossing of the Larkya La above 5,100 meters / 17,000 feet.
- The trek is wild and remote, yet there are teahouses at everyday stage
- Descend into one of the deepest gorge’s in the world – the Kali Gandhaki
- Reach 5,416 m over Thorung La, the highest point of the Annapurna Circuit trek
- Customize this trek in a variety of ways to match your interests
- The Muktinath Temple, one of the most important shrines of both Hindus and Buddhists.
Accommodation Facilities during the Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trek
Each night, you’ll be staying in local teahouses run by the local communities along the trek. Most teahouses are quite basic but comfortable, with two single beds in each room. There is a common area for meals and relaxing, which is a great place to stay warm around the fire at night. To see what teahouses look like, check out our article on Teahouse Trekking in Nepal.
Manaslu and Annapurna Trek Seasons
If anyone would like to continue trekking to Annapurna region, it is also possible. Manaslu Trek can be done in different duration and at different times of year. Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov) are two best seasons for trekking in this region. Trekking here is a mix of camp and tea-house.
Required Permits for Manaslu + Annapurna Circuit
The Manaslu trek is within a restricted region of Nepal, meaning you’ll need a trekking permit to access this route. Solo trekkers are also not allowed, where a minimum group size of two people is required. While Annapurna Circuit trek has no restrictions put in place.
Manaslu + Annapurna Circuit Trek Difficulty
However, Manaslu + Annapurna Circuit trek might be slightly more difficult than other trekking destinations in Nepal like Everest Base Camp trek, Gosain Kunda Trek. This is because of the different factors like high altitude, cold weather, and slippery routes. The trek starts from a lower altitude of Soti Khola at 700m and reaches a higher altitude of 5213m at the Larkya La Pass. Everyone is at a risk of altitude sickness so being well informed about altitude sickness can lower the risk of it.
Request a Custom Itinerary
Do you have any questions about this adventure trek or would you like to see how it can be customized to your needs? Adventure Connexion also run private treks just for you. To start organizing a private trek, get in touch here.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 3: 4*4 Jeep drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola – 8 hours drive
Day 4: Trek Soti Khola to Macha Khola
Day 5: Trek Macha Khola to Jagat (1,430m)
Day 6: Trek Jagat to Deng (1,860m)
Day 7: Trek Deng to Namrung (2,540m)
Day 8: Trek Namrung to Lho (3,020m)
Day 9: Trek Lho to Samagaon (3,450m)
Day 10: Day walk / Rest day at Samagaon (3,450m)
Day 11: Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m)
Day 12: Day walk from Samdo (3,860m)
Day 13: Trek Samdo to Larkya Phedi / Dharmashala (4,460m)
Day 14: Cross the Larkya La, trek to Bimthang (3720m)
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani (1,860m)
Day 16: Trek to Chame (2,700m)
Day 17: Trek to Pisang (3,190m)
Day 18: Trek to Manang (3,500m)
Day 19: Rest and acclimatization day in Manang (3,500m)
Day 20: Trek to Yak Kharka (4,090m)
Day 21: Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,490m)
Day 22: Cross the Thorong La pass (5,400m) and to Muktinath (3,800m)
Day 23: Trek to Jomsom (2,670m)
Day 24: Fly to Pokhara. Relax day at Pokhara
Day 25: Fly to Kathmandu and Day in Kathmandu
Day 26: Depart Kathmandu for flight home
Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast basis
Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast basis
Kathmandu to Arughat transportation by private 4*4 Jeep
Local tea house accommodation during the trek
Three time meals a day during the trekking
Desert (Fresh fruit/Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with his meals, accommodation and salary
Porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Maximum weight 20kg in two people)
Manaslu and Annapurna conservation entry fee
Manaslu special trekking permit
Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS) card
Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight for guest and guide
Jomsom to Pokhara flight tickets for guest and guide
Necessary Porters during the trek (2 guests=1 Porter)
Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge
Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
Your Travel insurance.
Items and expenses of personal nature
Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
Personal Trekking Equipments
Tips for guide, porters, driver.