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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 15 Days

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 to Soti Khola (775m) drive – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 03 : Trek to Machha Khola (900m) walk – Duration:  6 hrs
Day 04 : Trek to Jagat (1340m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 05 : Jagat to Ngyak Bensi (2300m) walk 6.5 hrs
Day 06 : Ngyak Beshi to Ghap (2165m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 07 : Ghap to Namrung (2660m) walk – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 08 : Namrung to Samagaon (3530m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 09 : Samagaon to Samdo (3860m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya Rest house (4480m) walk  – Duration: 4.5 hrs
Day 11 : Dharmashala to Bimtang (3720m) walk – Duration: 6.5 hrs
Day 12 : Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 13 : Trek to Shree Chaur (1100m)  walk – Duration: 5.5 hrs
Day 14 : Shree chaur to Kathmandu drive – Duration: 7-8 hrs
Day 15 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination


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


Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 1,400

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 3
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Soti Khola (775m) drive - Duration: 7 hrs

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 03 : Trek to Machha Khola (900m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 04 : Trek to Jagat (1340m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 05 : Jagat to Ngyak Bensi (2300m) walk 6.5 hrs

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 06 : Ngyak Beshi to Ghap (2165m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 07 : Ghap to Namrung (2660m) walk - Duration: 7 hrs

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 08 : Namrung to Samagaon (3530m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

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 09 : Samagaon to Samdo (3860m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

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 10 : Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya Rest house (4480m) walk - Duration: 4.5 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 11 : Dharmashala to Bimtang (3720m) walk - Duration: 6.5 hrs

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 12 : Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

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 13 : Trek to Shree Chaur (1100m) walk - Duration: 5.5 hrs

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 14 : Shree chaur to Kathmandu drive - Duration: 7-8 hrs

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 15 : 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
  • 2Night's accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation by A/C Private Vehicles (Kathmandu - Soti Khola and Shree chaur to Kathmandu)
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Porters for carrying luggage, 20 Kgs – 25Kgs (1 porter 2 guest’s)
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
  • Standard & comfortable Guesthouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Trekking TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Permits
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photos)
  • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery charge, wifi, boiled water and shower
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation during trekking in need
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslide, political disturbance and strikes
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for guide, porters

Manaslu Ciricuit Trek – 15 Days: (Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 1400
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 1300 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 1200 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 1100 per person

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.

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

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Trip Facts

  • 15 Days
  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • 5106 Meter
  • September - December & February - May
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • A/C Private Vehicle
  • Guesthouse/Lodge

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