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Simply the best trek I’ve experienced, very professional and great fun.
Ian Scott (UK) | K2 & Gondogoro La, Pakistan

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  • TMC Group at Larkya La pass
  • Approaching Larkya La pass
  • Buri Gandaki valley
  • View from Larkya La
  • Mt Manaslu
  • On the Thorong La pass
  • Relaxing in Ngawal village
  • Buddhist mani wall
  • Trail to Thorong La
  • Muktinath village

Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit

This is a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating trek combining both Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Circuit treks. This itinerary crosses two high mountain passes over 5,000m both the Larkya La and Thorung La. These are long days however would be a good objective for most hill walkers.

This trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalaya. The trail passes through a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating area in both Manaslu and Annapurna regions.

The trek starts at the town of Arughat passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Buri Gandaki gorge. After Lho village we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colourful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries along the way.

After Samdo village we start the approach towards the Larkya La pass, crossing this high Himalayan pass is a challenging day although would be a good objective for a fit hill walker with no previous mountaineering experience. The view from the Larkya La is superb where we will see Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal mountains.

After crossing Larkya La you join the Annapurna Circuit then approach your next high pass called Thorung 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.


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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 27 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2019 - £2,395 (US$3,095 or €2,695) 2020 - £2,395 (US$3,095 or €2,695)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • Internal flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • All transfers including private airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle 
  • Twin share room in Kathmandu at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador and in Pokhara at Hotel Mount Kailash
  • Twin share room with common bathroom while on trek
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu, all meals included while on trek. Trek meals include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and biscuits plus two course dinner (soup and main meal) plus up to two cups of hot drinks per meal
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus 
  • Bespoke weather forecasts for Manaslu and Annapurna region from throughout the duration of this trek
  • Thuraya satellite phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
  • Complimentary Manaslu and Annapurna trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40 (approx £25)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • October 5th to 31st 2019
  • October 26th to November 21st 2019
  • April 25th to May 21st 2020
  • October 3rd to 29th 2020
  • October 24th to November 19th 2020

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 3Drive to Soti Khola 
  • Day 4Trek to Macha Khola 
  • Day 5Trek to Jagat (1,430m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Deng (1,860m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Namrung (2,540m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Lho (3,020m) 
  • Day 9Trek to Samagaon (3,450m) 
  • Day 10Day walk from Samagaon (3,450m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Samdo (3,860m) 
  • Day 12Day walk from Samdo (3,860m) 
  • Day 13Trek to Larkya Phedi (4,460m) 
  • Day 14Cross the Larkya La, trek to Bimthang 
  • Day 15Trek to Dharapani (1,860m) 
  • Day 16Trek to Chame (2,700m) 
  • Day 17Trek to Pisang (3,190m) 
  • Day 18Trek to Manang (3,500m) 
  • Day 19Rest and acclimatization day in Manang (3,500m) 
  • Day 20Trek to Yak Kharka (4,090m) 
  • Day 21Trek to Thorong Phedi (4,490m) 
  • Day 22Cross the Thorong La pass (5,400m) and to Muktinath (3,800m) 
  • Day 23Trek to Kagbeni (2,800m) 
  • Day 24Trek to Jomsom (2,670m) 
  • Day 25Fly to Pokhara and Kathmandu 
  • Day 26Day in Kathmandu  
  • Day 27Depart Kathmandu for flight home 
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