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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 Days

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Manaslu Circuit Trek
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Trip Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek:

  • Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others
  • Cross Larkya la pass (5153m)
  • Visit ancient monasteries.
  • Dig into the pristine ecosystem.
  • Amazing view of Mt Manaslu, Ganesh, Himchuli and others.
  • Wilderness hike to the vivid valley.
  • Pristine Budhi Gandaki River valley
  • Diversified unspoiled eco systems
  • Walking through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests
  • Unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Neplease people
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Manaslu Circuit Trek is the mythical journey in the tranquil region of Nepal Trekking trails. Full of hilly and Himalayan experience the route traverse to the remote parts of Nepal. The trail on the bank of Budi Gandaki River in the shadow of world’s 8th tallest mountain Mt. Manaslu (8163 m). The famous Larke La Pass (5135 m) crossing to the authentic rural Nepal villages can be explored in this trekking route of Nepal. The mountain Manaslu is also called as the Mountain of Spirit as the peak name is derived from the Sanskrit word “Manasa” which means soul. The Mansiri Himalayan range is its home and has numerous valleys which are very mythical.

17 days of the adventure contains infinite thrilling activities. This can be termed as the deity of all the outdoor holiday activities. Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with the bus ride to the Soti Khola of Gorkha district passing by the hilly towns and villages of Dhading district. The trail along the glacial river Budi Gandaki passes by the temperate to alpine forests and hilly to Himalayan community villages. The crossing of the numerous suspension bridges too is the unique adventure to experience. The gigantic waterfalls and lofty mountains scenery will definitely remind you of any fairyland. Our expert team of the trekking crew members will guide you expertly through the high pass of Larke La. Tibetan culture experienced will provide the proof of Nepal being culturally diversified and multi ethnic nation. Snow walking to the crossing of the rivers and village life will forever get set in your mind. The sound of the falling waterfalls, whistling of the mountain air, sound of rivers and chirping birds will definitely raise the compassion and passion inside you. Raise your spirit along with the eternal splendors of the Mother Nature.

Book the Manaslu Circuit Trek for the authentic experience of Nepal. Most of the trekking crew members of Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage Treks are from this region. Therefore, your every query will get the appropriate answers.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) via Arughat (695m/2280ft) Duration: 8-9 hrs

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 06: Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 07: Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 08: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 09: Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon

Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 hrs

Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 hrs

Day 13: Dharmashala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m/17121ft) Duration: 8 hrs

Day 14: Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 15: Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

Day 16: Chamje to Kathmandu (1337m) Duration: 8 hrs

Day 17: Farewell

Physical Conditions and Experience Requirements

17 days of Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered as moderate. If you jog or perform morning walks regularly then it would not be any problem for you to walk on the trail. However, it is highly recommended that you should start doing mild exercises one month prior to your trekking date. This would help in creating best Himalayan walking holiday experience. Having said that, it should be noted Technical Skill are not needed. The major hurdle is an altitude. Therefore, person having past medical history of lung, heart and blood diseases are extremely advised to consult your doctor before embarking on this journey.

Additional Information

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Day 1
Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu

You will be welcomed at the airport by our staff and transferred to a hotel for check in. Our airport representative will explain further details of the program and answer your questions. Overnight stay at the hotel (breakfast included)

Day 2
Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Today, we start our sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley which includes the cultural heritage experiences including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Enjoy the artistic palace, culture, paintings, sculptures and a brief history of Nepal. Overnight at the hotel breakfast included.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) via Arughat (695m/2280ft) Duration: 8-9 hrs

Your Trekking guides will pick you up at 8:00 am. Then, we will start our 8 hours’ drive to Arughat. The first four hours to Dhading Besi, the district headquarters of Dhading (1050m), is on paved roads, but for the section to Arughat, we will be driving on a rougher surface. From Arughat we drive another 1.5 hrs to Soti Khola by public jeep. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 4
Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Today’s walk follows a constantly undulating trail mainly through woodland as we continue to head upstream along the Budhi Gandaki. We then descend to the wide, sandy riverbed and then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 5
Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Duration: 6 hrs

After crossing the Machha River and Khrolabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until we cross Dovan Khola. We then make our way to Budhi Gandaki Valley. As the elevation increases, the scenery undergoes a complete transformation, with white sandy areas along the riverside. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 6
Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Day 6 on the Manaslu Circuit Trek includes relatively easy undulations. The trail continues to Jagat, a well paved village, and the non up the valley to Sirdabas, offering great views of the Sringi Himal. We then drop down to the river, cross a long suspension bridge and climb steeply up to Philim. In the afternoon, we’ll explore the village and surrounding hillside. Stay overnight at guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).A

Day 7
Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Here the trail will fascinate you with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. We pass Eklebhatti; head towards the river and cross it twice over suspension bridges. Then, we pass Euwa, traverse a small campsite and continue through the valley until we reach the village of Deng. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 8
Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 hrs

Today we will scramble steeply up onto a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river. We pass through some small settlements and then climb to an impressive valley. There we will encounter Mani stones (prayer stones) carved into wayside rocks - a sign that we are entering Tibetan territory. In the afternoon, we take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok - a two hour round trip. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 9
Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 hrs

We’ll pass the stone gate and the long Mani stone wall of the village of Lho, with an astounding view of Peak 29 ahead. You can take a side excursion to Pungen Glacier in order to get a very close up view of Manaslu from here. The trial follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for our night halt. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 10
Acclimatization day at Samagaon

This day has been set aside for acclimatization and you can opt for a full or half day walk. The full day walk is towards Manaslu Base Camp (approximately 6-7 hour round trip). Alternatively, there are half day walks either to the glacier across the valley or to Birendra Ta. Stay overnight at the guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 11
Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 hrs

The Manaslu Circuit Trek now crosses grazing areas and gradually ascends the valley. Fantastic views of the mountains especially Manaslu are ahead of us as we reach Samdo (3860m), a Tibetan refugee village. This remote village is only a day's walk from the Tibetan border. In the afternoon we will explore the village and surrounding hills. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 12
Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 hrs

After crossing a couple of streams, we’ll reach the Larkya Bazaar. This is a village which thrived from trade with Tibet years ago. After a steady climb we will arrive at our lodge at 4450m. It is the last overnight before the pass. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 13
: Dharmashala to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m/17121ft) Duration: 8 hrs

We will climb Cho Chanda and then slowly head uphill towards the steep snow covered pass. The panorama from the top is truly magnificent. You will see Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and Annapurna II (7937meters). The descent is steep as we pass through moraines to Bhimphedi. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 14
Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 hrs

With a gentle climb through paddy fields, we will head towards the small Karcha La pass. The trial descends through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 15
Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs

We’ll climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a Chorten-shaped arch, pass a Mani wall and reach the village of Thonje. Here we need to go through a police checkpoint before continuing to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and later cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We can examine the Mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. There is now a short descent to Chamje village. Stay overnight at a guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

Day 16
Chamje to Kathmandu (1337m) Duration: 8 hrs

We have reached the end of the Manaslu Trek and a local jeep will take us to Beshisahar. We then drive to Kathmandu in a private car. Stay overnight at the hotel (Breakfast and Lunch Included)

Day 17
arewell

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from the Nepal Adventure Pilgrimage, will take you to the airport and bid you farewell. You will take with you wonderful memories of a truly outstanding experience.

Trip Includes:

  • Airport Pick up & Drop
  • Twin sharing deluxe accommodation at Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner with culture show.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with Guide
  • Transportation/Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation in tea house during trek
  • Trekking map Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
  • All necessary paper work and special Permit.
  • A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide
  • (One Porter between each two clients while on trek)
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes.

Excludes

  • International AirfareNepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee in KathmanduMedical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)Tips, any expenses of personal nature, clients insurance
  • Soft/hard drinks
  • Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
  • Anything not specified in cost include section
Price From USD$1,100/person
1,100
Total $ 1,100 USD

Trip Facts

  • All ground transportation
  • 2-10
  • 5220 Meters
  • We will be staying at 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu, Hotel Mount View in Pokhara and Normal Hotel during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast In Kathmandu and all the meal During the Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Moderate
  • Nepal
  • During spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November).