Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek
Price inclusive $ 845
15 days

Overview

Manaslu Trekking leads you to Nepal North Mid-Western Himalaya region around the district of high Gorkha district and then entering at Manang areas at Dharapani and finally into Lamjung district within a warmer sub-tropical zone around Besisar town and then back to Kathmandu with an exciting overland drive.

Manaslu Trekking was closed for outside visitors in the past decades and then opened its door for trekkers, climbers and adventurer to witness its rare treasures of beautiful scenery and age-old cultures of Manaslu villages.

The villagers of high Manaslu Valley interwoven with old Buddhism religion with close relations with Tibetan, as the border of Nepal and Tibet a mere distance from the route of this marvelous Manaslu trekking.

On Manaslu trekking where walk leads you to follow the raging Buri-Gandaki River from the low warm sub-tropical climate of Arughat village and town towards cooler mid hills right up to its glacial source near SamaGaon, the major village of upper Manaslu valley before heading towards high Larke-La pass at above 5,106 m and 16,849ft.

Manaslu trekking leads you around great Mt. Manaslu range of peaks which is world 8th highest at 8,163 m, the local name of Manaslu is called Kutang from Tibetan origin as the culture and Buddhist religion of Manaslu region are similar.

Walking into the cooler alpine region covered within enchanting rhododendron and pine forest and then vegetation and tree lines fade for dry and windswept terrain as our journey enters high and scenic Manaslu valley within nice villages of Namrung, Lo-Gaon, and Sama-Gaon with daily views of towering Manaslu peaks.

With acclimatization days and exploring interesting villages around high Manaslu valley then our adventure leads to cross high and scenic Larke-La offering a spectacular panorama of high peaks that surround the pass.

From the pass, downhill to enter back into woodland at Bhimthang around Manang district, where walk finally ends at Dharapani village and beyond within famous and popular Annapurna circuit trail.

An interesting and exciting overland drive leads you back to Kathmandu after completing a marvelous journey and adventure on Manaslu Trekking.

Trip Profile:

Mode of Trekking: On hotels & Lodges basis
Trekking Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
Highest elevation: At Larkya-La 5,135 m high.
Trekking: 14 nights and 15 days (With both way overland drive)
Total Trip: 17 nights and 18 days ( Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season: April to June and September to November.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel. Day 02: In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest. Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m – 05hrs
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola 930m – 06 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Dying 1,800 m – 06 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs
Day 10: Rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya Phedi 4,460 m – 04 hrs
Day 13: Cross Larkya la 5,135 m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m – 05 hrs
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Chamje village 1,360 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhesisar – 07 hrs.
Day 18: International departure homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

On reaching Kathmandu International Airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome than a short drive to your hotel in the main areas of Kathmandu city, here joining with other members of Manaslu Circuit Trek, our guide will brief with full information about the trek - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, include welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant with folk programs.ams.
As per the given time for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, after breakfast our city and tour guide will pick you with short interesting drive for an impressive and exciting tour, Kathmandu although a metropolitan city retaining its ancient culture and traditions, where most of the World Heritage Sites are located for your interest, includes medieval period custom and culture as it was for hundreds of centuries, Kathmandu valley a blend of Buddhism and Hinduism in perfect harmony, after an interesting tour afternoon free preparation for Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with an exciting overland drive to Soti Khola past Arughat village around Dhading and Gorkha district of Mid West Nepal Himalaya, drive leads to warmer area passing many farm villages and towns following Trisuli river for few hours, and as the drive leads further Arughat village and taking another four-wheel drive to reach Soti Khola for overnight stop, a small farm village by the stream called Soti Khola where it joins with raging Buri-Gandaki river. 
From this small interesting farm village, walk leads on the nice trail following upstream of Buri Gandaki River through many farm fields and villages, as the walk reaches at Nuali Khola with views of beautiful waterfalls, from here on stone steps crossing a stream to Machha Khola for an overnight stop. This village named as Machha Khola means Fishing streams.
After a overnight at Macha Khola morning leads Buri Gandaki River upstream, to reach at Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on pleasant winding path to reach Tatopani “Hot Spring,” here with wonderful opportunity for hot bathe time permitting, after a nice break with rest walk carry’s on to Yaruphant, following the river to reach Jagat village, after crossing a short suspension bridge, this is a moderate sized farm villages with shops and stores.
From Jagat, journey continues to higher encountering many small farm villages of Sidibas Bazaar, which is pretty village, after rest then a short climb with downhill crossing over suspension bridge to reach Nagjet, then climb up to Philim, a large village with scattered farmhouses, from Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our an overnight stop at Dyang village. 
Dyang onwards into cooler area where one can feel the altitude, entering Himalayan alpine region, morning walk continues with a descend towards a riverside to reach Bihi Bazaar a small village near Riverside, the area from here onwards of more Tibetan influence with Tibetan culture, walk leads on gentle trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.
From Ghap village with pleasant walk along Budhi Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets then reaching Numrung village with superb views of Mt. Manaslu North Face with adjoining peaks, walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi, and Sho, then with an altitude gain, an hour up to Shrip village and then reaching our overnight stop at Lo Gaon.
After Lo Goan, feel the altitude gain with much cooler temperaturefrom here tree lines fades for few short juniper bushes and willow trees, walking gradually on a nice trail with views of snow-capped peaks and finally reaching Samagaon a large mountain village located on the route Manaslu base camp and Larkya-la pass including way to Tibet border.
An important rest or free day for good acclimatization before heading high areas and to Larkya-la pass, on this free day explores the villages with a short hike around.

Today walk for about 5 hours, heading towards the last village at Samdo which is close to Tibet border, the locals have long traditions trading with Tibet where you can find many Chinese goods. Morning walk leads with a gradual climb into the dry barren country with views of snowcapped peaks and then finally ending the day walk at Samdo village for an overnight stop. 

A short day to Larkya Phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice stop at Samdo village, crossing an icy stream then heading towards drier barren area, trek today is not that hard except for rapid altitude gain and then with few short ups and downs to complete the morning walk at Larkya Phedi, meaning base of the hill or pass, afternoon free at leisure for short hike.
Starting early morning to reach at the top of Larkya-la pass at 5,135 m, strenuous and long climb overlooking awesome scenery of surrounding hills and valley with Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29, after a steep climb reaching top of the pass, festooned with Buddhist prayer flags and stunning views, after a rest enjoying the scenery, along descend reaching forested area to Bimthang for overnight stop after a hard day walk.
After a tough walk on Larkya-la pass, today will be a pleasant walk on gradual downhill to reach our overnight stop at Gho, located in forest surrounding, from Bimthang walk enters through pristine woodlands full of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines passing several farm shades to reach at Gho a small settlement with few lodges for overnight stop.
From Gho morning walk is much easier on the downhill path most of the way to Manang area at Telje village by the Marysangdi River, after this village an hour climb brings you at Dharapani a large village with many fine lodges on Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.

With an enjoyable stop in Dharapani village with the nice and cozy lodge, our last day walk of this great wonderful adventure leads downhill to cross over Marysangdi River and towards Talbesi which is a lovely village and end of Manang area.

From here walking on the gradual path for few hours crossing over Marysangdi River to Chamje village, situated in Lamjung district area. At Chamje with last final overnight stop on the high hills of North Mid West Himalaya of Lamjung district, here like Dharapani with the fine nice lodge.

Morning an overland drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje village, after completing an exciting adventure on Manaslu Circuit trekking, after breakfast drive leads past Himalayan countryside villages of Jagat, Syange, Nagdi, Bulbule following Marysangdi River all the way to Bhesisar a large town and a headquarter of Lamjung district.

From here a few hours’ drives brings at Dumre on Pokhara /Kathmandu highway and then another 3-4 hours drive brings you back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful time around Manaslu.

Your last day in Nepal, amazing country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time leaving your hotel where our staff transfers you to airport, after a great memorable adventure with enjoyable time on Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: Two night’s standard Hotel in Katmandu.
  • During the trek three times meal (Breakfast, lunch and Dinner)
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.Manaslu special  permit and ACAP permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by tour guide,syambhu,Bouda,pashipatinath.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat ,Besi sahar to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Four times tea or coffee
  • During the trek fresh fruit.
  • Government register expert and knowledgeable trekking Guide
  • One porter for two guest to carry belongings  And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Adventure Certificate of Nepal High Trek.
  • Nepal High Trek’s  down jacket and sleeping bags (if you needed)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Trekking map and poles
  • Welcome and farewell Dinner.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower..
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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