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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 Days

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
Manaslu Circuit is the challenging world’s eighth highest peak
Experience subtropical landscape and the glacier world in one journey
Challenging journey through the 5,213 m high Larkya Pass
Quieter trail than its world popular neighbor, Annapurna Circuit
Walk through Budi Gandaki valley, villages, variety of forests, into Marshyangdi


Manaslu Circuit Trek is the challenging world’s eighth highest peak. It will reward the adventurers with a tremendous alpine enjoy. It gives an aggregate of the rich way of life history, unsurpassed splendor, and natural variety. Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a unique opportunity to experience “untouched” region of Nepal along with super beauty of the border of Nepal and China. Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Ghanesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu (eight,8,163m) and different mountains are breathtaking attractions of this trek. Wide floras and faunas, plant life of all ecological zones: tropical, subtropical, temperate, alpine and sub-alpine add the natural attractions of this trek.
Our Journey starts from Gorkha Budi Gandaki Valley River, we will be crossing the snowbound Larkya La pass (5213m). Snow-included peaks over 6500m towers. The descent, once off the snow, takes us through alpine then tropical areas, bursting with ferns, bamboo, pine timber, waterfalls and aqua-blue-green lakes laced with cotton-white beaches. We pass via exciting and one of a kind Buddhist village of Samagaon, Sirdibas, and Samdo and pass the numb valley descend to Marsyangdi valley in Annapurna Circuit path where in Manaslu Trekking leads to Besisahar. Macchakhola (930m), Philim (1570m), Ghap (2050m), Lho (3180m), Namrung (2660m), Samagaun (3525m), Samdo (3690m), Dharmasala (4470m), Larke La (5160m), Bhimtang(3800m) are explored. Manaslu circuit trek is rewarded with the enthralling environment, fascinating cultures and traditions of the residence of the Manaslu region.


Outline Itinerary (Manaslu Circuit Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (1400m)
Day 03 : Drive to Soti Khola (775m), 6-7 hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 04 : Trek to Machha Khola (900m), 6 hrs,overnight at lodge.
Day 05 : Trek to Jagat (1340m), 5/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 06 : Jagat trekking to Ngyak Bensi (2300m), 4 hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 07 : Ngyak Beshi trekking to Ghap (2165m), 6 hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 08 : Ghap trekking to Namrung (2660m), 5/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 09 : Namrung trek to Samagaon (3530m), 4 hrs,overnight at lodge.
Day 10 : Samagaon trekking to Samdo (3860m) 3/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 11 : Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya Rest house (4480m), 3 hrs.
Day 12 : Dharmashala to Bimtang (3720m), 6 hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 13 : Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) 4/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 14 : Trek to Shree Chaur (1100m) 5/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.
Day 15 : Drive to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar, 7-8 hrs, overnight at hotel.
Day 16 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this amazing Manaslu Circuit Trek if you are interested for other activities like Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.


NOTE : All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 1,450

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.

On your arrival in Kathmandu, a designated individual will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Day 2
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing (1400m).

Today after breakfast, we go sightseeing and explore around Kathmandu Valley. These include various UNESCO worlds’ heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and many more. In the afternoon you will be briefed about the itinerary planned ahead to make the necessary preparations.

Day 3
Day 03 : Drive to Soti Khola (775m), 6-7 hrs, overnight at lodge.

The drive to Aarughat takes about 6-7 hrs from Kathmandu. The journey takes us through serpentine highways along the hills. The scenic drive involves various roadside villages before reaching Aarughat in Dhading. We continue to drive about 2 hours to Soti Khola via Aarkhet and spend overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4
Day 04 : Trek to Machha Khola (900m), 6 hrs,overnight at lodge.

The trail begins through green Sal forests that climb over the Budhi Gandaki River. The rocky trail continues past waterfalls and rice terraces before reaching Labubesi village. The trek leads up a valley before descending to Gandaki River and across a suspension bridge to Machha Khola village where we spend overnight.

Day 5
Day 05 : Trek to Jagat (1340m), 5/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.

Today’s trek ascends up and descends down a couple of times before crossing over Budhi Gandaki River in a suspension bridge. The trail climbs up on the wide staircase which then crosses a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola. The trail climbs again up to Tharo Bharyang before reaching Jagat village where we spend overnight.

Day 6
Day 06 : Jagat trekking to Ngyak Bensi (2300m), 4 hrs, overnight at lodge.

Climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri (1440m) where you have excellent views of Sringi Himal. The trail descends to Setibas (1430m), and then the valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to the stone houses of Ghatta Khola. Following the old trail up to Pangsing, climb to Ngyak, one of the few large settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office. From here, you can view Mt. Lapuchun (5,950m).

Day 7
Day 07 : Ngyak Beshi trekking to Ghap (2165m), 6 hrs, overnight at lodge.

The trail descends grassy slopes dotted with tall pine trees. The trek takes us through a heavily forested area in a narrow valley and finally widens, offering a pleasant walk through bamboo forest and a collection of rock as we reach the little settlement of Deng (1800m). A short distance beyond Deng crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, the trail climbs to Rana (1980m). After passing some houses the trail climbs high above the river and drops into the Sringi valley. The trail makes further ups and down through the forest giving us views of the Manaslu Massif before reaching Ghap.

Day 8
Day 08 : Ghap trekking to Namrung (2660m), 5/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.

Pass a few houses and three streams in a forest of big fir alive with birds including Danphe (national bird of Nepal). The trails make a severe and long climb through bamboo and rhododendron forests crossing the river several times. The trail crosses the Budhi Gandaki twice on wooden bridges above beautiful gorges before entering Namrung through a stone archway. Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are monasteries, a water turbine, hydro electricity powerhouse, Mani walls, chortens and prayer flags which can be seen fluttering in the sky.

Day 9
Day 09 : Namrung trek to Samagaon (3530m), 4 hrs,overnight at lodge.

You trek over a winding path which moves through the inner Himalayan range enjoying mountain views of Rupina la pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow-capped mountains and peaks. Climbing through a forest of firs, rhododendrons and oaks the trail enters the carefully packed houses of Lihi (2900m) and several Buddhist villages along the way. The Tibetan culture has influenced these areas due to its proximity to Tibet, and as a result, you will find many monasteries, chortens, and mani walls. Having over one hundred and fifty houses, Samagaon is surprisingly large and bustles with the energy of remote village life. From Samagaon you can see Mt. Manaslu and the Kutang Himal Massif.

Day 11
Day 10 : Samagaon trekking to Samdo (3860m) 3/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.

You trek gently uphill to Samdo through a desert path and windy valley. From Kargyu Chholing Gompa the route passes the juniper and birch forest and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka. It climbs gradually towards Samdo, and just before entering the village passes through the point where the Budhi Gandaki starts – at the confluence of Larke Khola and the river coming from Samdo Glacier. Samdo is the site of a Tibetan refugee camp and affords you a rare glimpse into the lifestyle of the Tibetan people. This is an excellent viewpoint for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall, and several other majestic peals. Stay at local guest house.

Day 12
Day 11 : Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya Rest house (4480m), 3 hrs.

Descend on a full, gentle trail from Samdo past many fields to a large Mani wall and stone archway. The trail is rocky and zigzags to your destination. The thundering Buri Gandaki trickles to a stream as we continue to follow its course ever upwards surrounded by spectacular mountains from all sides. After crossing to the east bank of the river, we reach the last permanent settlement in the valley, which is called Sumdu. Above the village, we cross the stream, which runs down from the Gya La (Pass), the pass to Tibet. We come to the ruins of an abandoned village, known as Larkya Bazaar. The trail rises high above the Larke Khola leading the to Dharmashala where the trail finally meets the river.

Day 13
Day 12 : Dharmashala to Bimtang (3720m), 6 hrs, overnight at lodge.

The trail becomes rocky as it goes along a moraine and reaches a beautiful turquoise lake that reflects the surrounding snowy mountains. The path becomes somewhat tedious as it climbs on numerous rocky moraines hills surrounded by rocky cliffs and snowy ridges beyond. This is a more strenuous day as having to cross over the Larkya Pass (5213m). The impressive Larke Pass is followed by a steep tiresome descend through a slippery trail towards the moraine of Salpudanda glacier. The path then becomes gradual as it goes along the moraine and parallel to Bimtang glacier towards Bimtang. From here, there are tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m). Bimtang is a broad and level ablation valley with several Mani walls and deserted houses.

Day 14
Day 13 : Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) 4/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.

The trail drops from Bimtang and crosses a glacial stream, the headwater of Dudh Khola on a wooden bridge. Make a gradual descent through rhododendron and pine forest seeing the north face of Manaslu along the way. You reach the highest cultivated land in this valley of Karche at 2785m and walking down you cross a stream through fig tree and rhododendron forests to reach Tilje. We will make camp in the apple orchards of Tilje.

Day 15
Day 14 : Trek to Shree Chaur (1100m) 5/30 hrs, overnight at lodge.

Today we make our way to Shree Chaur. The trail passes through several villages and over Marsyangdi River. After 6.30 hours of walking, we reach Shree Chaur where we spend overnight at a local guesthouse.

Day 16
Day 15 : Drive to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar, 7-8 hrs, overnight at hotel.

Today we drive from Shree Chaur to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar. The 7 hours of the drive includes the scenic view of both hilly and mountain landscapes. In Kathmandu, the day can then be spent by leisurely exploring Kathmandu or by getting a much-needed rest.

Day 18
Day 16 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.

We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu by private AC vehicles as per group size
  • All ground transportation by private AC vehicles
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Well experienced and equipped trekking porters
  • Guesthouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Guide, assistant guide and porters’ insurance
  • Trekking permit and Annapurna Conservation fee
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • International airfares and Nepal travel visa
  • Your personal entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Bar and beverage bills
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Helicopter rescue
  • Staff tips

Manaslu Ciricuit Trek – 16 Days: (Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge

(All rates are in Euro)

PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 4 Person basis : Eur 1450 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-8 Person basis : Eur 1400 per person
⇒ All inclusive Trek Cost for 9-12 Person basis : Eur 1350 per person


NOTE :  We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities.  Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.


NOTE : We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities. Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen


NOTE :  We would kindly like you to know that we try our best to follow up the set programs as given all above but at times, because of some local trails or weather conditions may compel us to have a slight changes in necessities.  Similarly, the itinerary may also vary slightly subjected to our trekkers’ acclimatization rates. We always prefer the secure and precious life of yours along with the best of the best adventures.

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Trip Facts

  • 16 Days
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • 775 - 5106 Meter
  • September - December & February - May
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Private Jeep
  • 4

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