Manaslu circuit is one of the most engaged route for trekkers and climbers in Nepal. The Manaslu circuit trek takes roughly 18 days. Your journey will be adventurous and difficult from the first day because of the diverse environment, climate, landscapes, people, and wildness you encounter.
You will start the day after arrival by exploring Kathmandu with sightseeing of heritage sites. After that, you take a road trip to Aarughat Bazaar, in the Gorkha district, and rest there for a day. You can also enjoy remote village area sightseeing located on the bank of the river. Then, you increase your trek elevation from Aarughat Bazaar (620m) to Sotikhola(700m). On the way up to Sotikhola, you will pass by a narrow road, fast-flowing rivers, terraced fields, and a suspension bridge. After 4 hours of hike, you finally get to rest in a hotel or lodge.
The next day will be the fifth day of the Trek. It is the final road hike with Maccha Khola as a destination. After 5 hours of trek, you finally rest at the hotel. For day 6, you head up towards Jagat. On the way, you can enjoy a natural hot spring, Tato Pani. It takes about 6- 7 hours of trek to reach Jagat which resides at an elevation of 1340m. The next day, as you ascend to Deng from Jagat you trek up to 8-9 hours of hike and cover up to 20 km distance. Deng is a small village surrounded by rocky hills and provides you with beautiful mountain scenery.
After a rest in the local lodge with an authentic taste of foods and people gestures, you will head up towards Namrung (2630m). Namrung village is famous for its waterfalls, Chorten, and traditions. Resting for a night after an 8-hour long hike in Namrung, prepare yourself for the next day's hike towards Samagaun(3540m). On the ninth day, you will reach Samagaun after covering up to the 18km distance in 8 hours of walking. For day 10, you can explore the beautiful Samagaun village, and monasteries or do an alternative hike to the glaciers. On day 11, you ascend towards Samdo(3875m) for 3 to 4 hours doing the easy walk and resting up for the day. Afterward, the Samdo trail leads you to Dharmasala (4460m) which is also called La Larkya Phedi. You can rest up here overnight to prepare for the next day to explore La Larkya Pass.