Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Duration : 17 days Accommodation : Standard | deluxe hotel | Lodges
Season : Sept – June Transport : Jeep | Private vehicle

 

About Manaslu Circuit Trek

In contrast to conventional treks in the Annapurna and Everest areas, tourism keeps the Manaslu Circuit Trek untouched and is ideal for those who want to get away from the crowd.

The Manaslu trekking path, which was just launched for trekking in 1991, still has to reach the quantity of modernization, resulting in the  villages along the Manaslu Circuit Trek being mostly secluded providing quaint solitude. It’s off-beaten paths and in a metaphorical time capsule, an absence of parliamentary infrastructure has maintained the ancestral traditions and customs. Manaslu’s captivating scenic quintessence, amazing Himalayan landscapes, and the dainty villages are rapidly getting fame.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most exciting in Nepal, with panoramic views of the mountains followed by the terrain’s intrinsic luster. Trekking along the Manaslu Circuit Trek towns and villages allows you to encounter distinctive styles, traditions and lifestyles of people located in the beguiling Manaslu scenery – the 8th largest mountain in the globe.

Witness pictures of huge mountain peaks covered with snow decorating the Manaslu region’s scenic landscape while walking on the trails. The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers you the chance to encounter beautiful mountain landscapes such as Mount Manaslu, along with many of its neighboring peaks such as the Shringi Himal, Himlung, Cheo Peak, Gyagi Kung, Kang Koru, and Annapurna II among many others.

The foliage moves from subtropical jungles in the foothills of the Himalayas to alpine forests as you travel from Soti Khola to the village of Namrung and the 5220 meter Larkya La Pass. As you ascend to the Larkya La Pass, you’ll be welcomed with the amazing panorama of the majestically decorated cerulean glacier with Mount Manaslu’s sight.

In lovely blooming and alpine forests like wood, birch, pine and junipers, the paths run through many verdantly rich woodlands of rhododendron trees. These colorful vegetations provide a unique canopy as you walk along the old salt trading route with the below running river Budhi Gandaki. Walk previous Tibetan-Buddhist settlements decorated with stone-wall sculptures of Mani and colourful prayer flags contrasting with the ivory landscape.

The region of Manaslu is proud of its wealthy biodiversity, rendering it host to many wild animals and heterogeneous flora. The Manaslu Circuit Trek, which is located within the perimeters of the Manaslu Conservation Area, provides you the chance to see them up-close. If you’re fortunate, get a glimpse of the endangered Snow-Leopard species that call back to the Manaslu Conservation Region.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek provides you the opportunity to remain in the towns of Gurung, Rai, Magar and Limbu and experience their customs of Buddhism. Wrap your aesthetics in the lovely natural environments as you experience opal mountain tops ‘ amazing attractions. Explore the magnificent Tsum Valley along with the Manaslu Circuit on our Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek, which will provide you with an all-around Manaslu Region trip. The Manaslu Circuit Trek provides you the opportunity to remain in the towns of Gurung, Rai, Magar and Limbu and experience their cultures.

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DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU, NEPAL

One of our representative will be there at the airport to welcome and pick you up. The he/she will escort you to the hotel in Kathmandu where you will be briefed about the trek. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02 - Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

You would be undergoing a sightseeing tour of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley, which includes excursing Kathmandu Durbar Square, the holy Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

Day 03 - Drive from Kathmandu to Soti khola (710m/2328 ft) Distance: 140 kilometers, Duration: 8 hours

Our guide will pick you up at about 8:00 am. Drive to Arughat for 8 hours. The drive is rather pleasant through paved roads for the first four hours to Dhading Bensi, Dhading’s 1050-meter district headquarters. But for Arughat’s second segment, we’ll be on rougher floors. We’re going to ride from Arughat to Soti Khola for another hour and a quarter. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04 - Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Walking Distance: 14.2 Kilometers/8.8 Miles, Duration: 5-6 Hours

Today’s trek continues to follow an ondulating path primarily through forests as we proceed downstream along the Gandaki Budhi. Then we will go down to the broad, sandy lake bed and proceed along a winding mountain path that overlooks the river. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05 - Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Walking Distance: 22.2 Kilometers/13.8 Miles, Duration: 5-6 Hours

We’re going to pass through the hot springs at Tatopani after crossing the Machha River and Khrolabesi. The path follows a forested region until we pass the Dovan Khola from where we head to the Budi Gandaki Valley. The landscape gets a dramatic transition with white sandy areas along the river bank as the altitude rises until we achieve Jagat. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06 - Jagat to Deng (2095m/6871ft) Walking Distance: 20 Kilometers/12.4 Miles, Duration: 8-9 Hours

The trail remains through Jagat, a well-paved village, climbing up the valley to Sirdabas, providing excellent Shringi Himal views. Then we move down to the river, cross a lengthy suspension bridge and walk up to Philim steeply. Then the path runs today on either side of the valley through amazing waterfalls. We’re going to pass Ekle Bhatti from where we’re going to the river and cross it over suspension bridges twice. We trek from Ekle Bhatti to cross Pewa, cross a small campsite and proceed through the valley until we reach Deng village. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07 - Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Walking Distance: 19.4 Kilometers/12 Miles, Duration: 5-6 Hours

Walking through the village of Lho’s long Mani stone walls with an amazing glimpse of Peak 29 ahead, we’re going to cross a large stone gate. For up-close views of the amazing Manaslu from this village, we will bring a small detour to the Pungen Glacier. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08 - Namrung to Lho Gaun (3180m/10430ft) Walking Distance: 10.5 Kilometers/6.5 Miles, Duration: 5-6 Hours

Walking through the village of Lho’s long Mani stone walls with an amazing glimpse of Peak 29 ahead, we’re going to cross a large stone gate. For up-close views of the amazing Manaslu from this village, we will bring a small detour to the Pungen Glacier. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09 - Lho Gaun to Samagaun (3500m/11480ft) Walking Distance: 8.1 Kilometers/5 Miles, Duration: 6-7 Hours

The route then traverses Pungen Glacier’s lateral moraine to Samagaun, perhaps the most beautiful village of the whole journey. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10 - Acclimatization Day at Samagaun

For adequate acclimatization, it is recommended that you always hike during the day and sleep at a lower altitude. Specifically for that, this day has been set  down and you can either choose a complete day or a half day walk. If you want to walk the whole day, we will walk back and forth to the Manaslu Base Camp (4750 m), which is about a 7-8 walk. Alternatively, you can walk through the valley to the glacier or to Birendra Ta for half a day. We’re going to return to Samagaon. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11 - Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Walking Distance: 8.1 Kilometers/5.03 Miles, Duration: 3-4 Hours

We pass pastures and gradually climb down into the valley. Witness wonderful mountain views, particularly Manaslu, which sits ahead of us as we approach Samdo, a Tibetan village of refugees. This distant village is just a day’s trek from the border of Tibet. We’ll be exploring the village and surrounding hills in the afternoon and returning to Samdo to spend the night. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12 - Samdo to Dharmasala (4450m/14596ft) Walking Distance: 6.6 Kilometers/4.10 Miles, Duration: 4-5 Hours

We will reach the Larkya Bazaar after crossing a few streams. This village started to thrive years earlier from trade with Tibet. We will arrive at our lodge in Dharmasala after a constant ascent where we will remain the night and plan for tomorrow’s big pass climb.  Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13 - Dharamsala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) Via Larkya La Pass (5220m/17122ft) Walking Distance: 24.5 Kilometers/15.22 Miles, Duration: 8-9 Hours

From Dharamshala, walking about 8-9 hours, we’re going to trek to Bhimphedi the Cross Larkya La Pass at 5220 meters, 17121 feet! We’re going to climb Cho Chanda and then go up gently to the high snow-covered pass. The panoramic views from the top of the mountains are truly gorgeous. Witness spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayas such as the Himlung Himal (7126 m), Cheo Himal (6820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Koru (6981 m) and Annapurna II (7937 m). Then it’s a steep descent as we move to Bhimphedi through moraines. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 14 - Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Walking Distance: 26 Kilometers/16.1 Miles, Duration: 8-9 Hours

We’ll move towards the small Karcher La crossing with a smooth climb through paddy fields. To reach Tilje, the route goes down through fig trees and rhododendron forest. Guesthouse overnight, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 15 - Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Walking Distance: 19.4 Kilometers/12 Miles, Duration: 6-7 Hours

We start with a walk over a small ridge and enjoy a paved stone track as it traverses a lovely village. We will hike up through a Chorten-shaped across the Dudh Khola River and pass a Mani wall to Thonje Village. From Thonje we’ll reach Dharapani’s Annapurna Region where we’ll have to go through a police checkpoint before proceeding for our journey. Continuing down, we will pass the village of Karta to pass a bridge over the Marshyangdi Khola subsequently. Before approaching the village of Tal, at the foot of a big waterfall, we can enjoy the Mani walls along the way.A shorter ascent, and for the night in the village of Chamje we will reach our destination. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in guest house.

Day 16 - Drive from Chamje to Kathmandu by Private Vehicle, Distance 215 Kilometers/133 Miles, Duration 8-9 Hours

This is the final day of our trip into the mountains of Manaslu. We will take a jeep from Chamje to Besisahar, then take our private car to Kathmandu. Afterwards you will check in at a hotel where you can rest and reflect on everything you have experienced. Stay at hotel overnight, including dinner and breakfast.

Day 17 - Departure

A representative from our company will see you off at the airport about 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

Quick Inquiry

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Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Manaslu trekking special permit fee (Manaslu region is in restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees
  • First aid medical kit with provision of Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat
  • Government taxes and office service charge

 

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Drinks coke, Fanta, juice, water etc.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

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