Manaslu Circuit Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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Manaslu Circuit Trek an adventure of a lifetime experience, where walks start from low warm sub-tropical temperatures to cooler mid hills and towards an arctic zone of remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.

Mt. Manaslu listed as world’s eight highest mountains where altitude rises above 8,163 m and 26,781 ft, first conquest made by Japanese expeditions on May 09th, 1956, since then it was closed to the outside world. Manaslu Circuit Trek areas were once re-opened for travelers since last two decades where one can witness culture and ancient heritage villages of high Manaslu valley with strong Tibetan Buddhism influence as the border to Tibet located a mere distance from the route of the trek.

Mt. Manaslu range situated between a massive range of peaks with Ganesh Himal in the east and Lamjung, Annapurna range towards the west where walk leads above high Larke-La pass to reach at Manang district and then ending our magnificent adventure Manaslu Circuit Trek with an exciting drive back to Kathmandu.

What to expect on Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Walking through lovely and interesting farm villages with well tended terraced fields wheat, barley and buckwheat the main crops of higher hill people, where walk follows raging Buri-Gandaki River upstream to its glacial source around high and scenic Manaslu Valley. Wonderful walk into villages with overnights in nice and cozy lodges and inns with great hospitality of the native of Manaslu region with rooms facing magnificent views of Manaslu peaks.

Trek from green woodland as tree lines fades entering at high windswept country around Manaslu valley explore the mountain villages of Bhi-Logaon-Samagaon and Samdu of interesting culture with constant views of high snow-capped mountain views. After crossing high and scenic Larke-La back into the dense lush forest and then ending the walks at Manang area on the route of the famous Annapurna Circuit in Dharapani village.

Places and Culture of interest:

A walk full of exciting moments where one can observe Gorkha district rural villages within low-warm areas with mixed cultures of Buddhism and Hindu religions, as walk leads higher dominated with Tibetan sect of Buddhism known as ‘Mayana or Greater Wheel’.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our staff who will transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed from jet lag, View Nepal guide/leader will brief on Manaslu Circuit Trek that includes information of hotels, lodges on the route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Starting this wonderful journey around Manaslu Himal area with morning drive on the main road for few hours, and then over Trisuli River to reach at Dhading Besi, a hill town, from here on the dirt / rough road to Arughat Bazaar.
From here transfer to another vehicle taking a rough drive on dirt road to Soti Khola passing several villages and farm areas, with views of Mt. Manaslu driving ups and downs till Soti Khola is reached for overnight stop.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

600m

From this village, the first-day walk starts on a good trail following Buri Gandaki River, passing farmland and villages, and then crossing a bridge over Nuali Khola with nice views of waterfalls. The walk leads on neat stone steps with another bridge to cross to reach Machha-Khola for an overnight stop, this village named as Machha- Khola which means a Fish streams.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

930 m

Morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding trail to Tatopani “Hot Spring”. At Tatopani time permitting enjoy the refreshing hot bathe, after a fine stop walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, following Buri Gandaki River to Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge. Jagat a nice village with the lodge, shops, and stores that make this village important for travelers to stop for overnight.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,410 m

From Jagat continue to walk to a higher area still following Buri Gandaki River, coming across small farm village of Sidibas Bazaar, a lovely neat village with rest here a short climb and downhill to cross a suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet. From here climb up to Philim, this is quite a large village with scattered farmhouses, after Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then climb a rocky ridgetop into bamboo forest to our overnight stop at Dyang village.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,800 m

After Dyang onward heading to more cooler climate into alpine zone, morning walk continues with descending to a river reaching at Bihi Bazaar. A small village near Riverside, villages from here higher up with more Tibetan culture of Buddhist religions, walk leads on a gradual trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,160 m

Morning from Ghap village walk along Budhi-Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat, and millets, and then to Numrung village with of Mt. Manaslu North Face, from here continue walk passing villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, gaining much altitude with an hour up to Shrip village, from here few hours walk to Lo Bazaar for overnight stop in a nice lodge with local hospitality.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,180 m

After Lo village, feel the altitude with cool temperature, from here onward tree lines disappear for few short juniper bushes and some Willow and Juniper trees, walk on a nice trail with views of snowcapped peaks and finally reaching a large village of Sama-Gaon for two overnight stops, situated on route Manaslu base camp and Larke-la.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,530 m

A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher area and over Larke-la pass, on this leisure day explore the interesting village of Sama-Gaon with strong Tibetan culture and custom, this village lies on an old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade and Caravan route of Nepal / Tibet, where trade and bartering still exists between in smaller number at present.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,530 m

With pleasant and exciting morning facing views of Annapurna range of peaks, morning leads to a short walk up to reach our main destination at Annapurna base camp, starting our trek heading higher up on grassy hill slopes to reach a small plateau and a level ground. As walk advance towards Annapurna Base Camp, with breathtaking views of Annapurna peaks that surround you within the sanctuary with giant wall of Mt. Annapurna I. After a good scenic walk reaching at Annapurna Base Camp a magnificent spot with few large lodges, offers incredible views of giant snowcapped peaks that encircles this scenic spot at base camp, afternoon at leisure to enjoy mountain views. Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been christened as "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,860 m

Today a short walk to Larkw phedi or Dharmasala, after Samdo village leading to cross few streams towards a dry and barren area, the morning walk is not tough except for altitude. Walking with few short ups and downs and then completing the day at Larke Phedi, means the base of Larke-la pass.
The afternoon takes a short hike and explores this beautiful area, where a strong trade market used to take place with Tibetans in the early days.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,460 m

Adventure with long daily walks, starting early morning to reach on top Larke-la pass at 5,106 meters, climb leads with amazing views of surrounding hills and valley including Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29. After a hard climb reaching on top, the pass festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, after enjoying the views and rest, descend to reach back into the forested area and at Bimthang for an overnight stop after a hard long day walk.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

5,106 m

After a tough and long days walk of previous day, today an easy moderate trek with downhill most of the way to Gho, located in the middle of pristine forested area.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,560 m

From Gho morning last day walk on a downhill to Telje village by Marysangdi River, after this nice village an hour climb to Dharapani village, a nice large village of alpine climate standing at a junction of Manaslu and popular Annapurna circuit trail of Manang area.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,860 m

Last day in high Himalaya, morning drive leads downhill past nice villages of Syange, Ngadi, Bulbule following the Marysangdi River all the way to a big town at Besisahar, the headquarter of Lamjung district, from here few hours’ a drive to Dumre, located on Pokhara and Kathmandu highway, from here an interesting drive reaches you at Kathmandu after a great mesmerizing time and adventure on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

Meal

Breakfast and Lunch

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

760 m

A free and leisure day in Kathmandu for individual activities or shopping, interested people can join in for interesting sightseeing tours around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan cities, as these city steeped with historical and World Heritage Sites.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Last day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Manaslu Circuit trekking, as per your flight time our staff transfers you to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • Manaslu restricted area permit.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems), Manaslu and Annapurna Area Conservation and Special Permit for Manaslu Area.
    • Transportation on Private Vehicle before and after trek with trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of your international air tickets also.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
    • Note: We strongly advise you to take out your personal travel insurance from home.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Drinks items (soft & hard), personal expenses.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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18
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