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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Created with Sketch. Tekhacho, Bhaktapur, Nepal
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16

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

16 people

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Overview

  • Dates: Daily
  • Best Season: March/April/ September/October
  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Trekking Days: 13 Days
  • Grade: Hard
  • Commences At: Sotikhola
  • Ends At: Beshisahar
  • Code: NPMC

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrival Kathmandu :

Welcome to the beautiful Himalayan country Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will be glad to greet you and assist you to the hotel. After you check in at the hotel, a pre-trek briefing will be given regarding the official formalities required for the trek. After the short pre trek briefing, we are free to explore the surrounding area of Thamel or to repose at your comfort in the hotel. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be served to you in a traditional Nepali Restaurant where you will be able to savor the authentic Nepali cuisine followed by a cultural program.

Day 2 - Half Day Cultural guided sightseeing in Kathmandu: :

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, We will pick you up for the guided tour of various UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley. Traditional Newari Temples and Palaces in the Kathmandu valley flaunt the rich artistry and architecture of the state. The valley boasts a unique culture which is a perfect blend of Buddhism and Hinduism. We will be exploring the diverse culture of the valley by visiting the famous temples like Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath temple. You will have plenty time to visit and explore all these areas at your own pace. After the wonderful tour around the city, there will be a brief pre-trip discussion followed by trek preparation.

Day 3 - Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft]: 6-7 hrs:

We put off early today for Arughat. During the 5 hour drive into the western mountains, we enjoy the view of Nepalese landscape, villages, farms along with the mountain sceneries. We will be riding on a paved route from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a bumpy dirt road. Arughat is a major town which is divided into two parts by the Budhi Gandaki River flowing between them. We will spend our night at Arughat.

Day 4 - Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6-7 hrs :

After crossing the bridge to the dense Sal forests, we climb onto the ridge along the Budi Gandaki River. On reaching Khursane, the rocky trail weaves its way upward and downward through several tropical waterfalls on the way. The track then follows terraced rice fields up to the Gurung Village of Labubesi. We further climb up the boulders, where the valley spreads out up to the Budhi Gandaki meandering among wide gravel bars. We descend to the extensive, sandy riverbed to continue on a winding mountain path overlooking the river. As the trail continues, we stop at Machi Khola for the night.

Day 5 - Maccha Khola to Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6-7 hrs :

The trail is undulating, crosses streams and rocky ravines and reaches Khorla Besi. After walking for a short while, we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopan. A suspension bridge leads us to the eastern bank where we climb on a wide well crafted staircase to Dobhan. Resuming on a steep rocky trail, we skirt landslips in challenging landscape to cross a suspension bridge over Yaru Khola. We climb numerous stairs to reach Thado Bharyang from where we cross to the west bank of Budhi Gandaki to climb towards our night’s perch at the village of Jagat.

Day 6 - Jagat to Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6-7 hrs :

We begin our trek to Deng with an ascent over a rocky ridge to Salleri. We descend to Setibas and continue to Ghatta Khola where we cross a hanging bridge to reach the Gurung village of Philim. Passing along the millet fields to Ekle Bhatti from where the trail enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. As we keep walking the valley widens through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. As we cross the Deng Khola, we arrive at a tiny village called Deng to spend the night.

Day 7 - Deng to Ghap [2165m/7102 ft]: 3-4 hrs :

We walk from Deng to cross the Budhi Gandaki to climb to Rana. We head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley crossing various streams and rivers to reach the Sringi Valley. We traverse up and down in the forests and Mani Walls to spend overnight at Ghap. We can also make a side-trip to visit Tibetan Gompas at Prok

Day 8 - Ghap to Lho [3180m/10,430 ft]: 7-8 hrs :

The trail starts up through the forest densely vegetated with pine and birch to cross the river roaring down a narrow gorge . We continue on the narrow path through the forest to Namru with its check post, then continue through the forest path past small Tibetan villages towards Lihi. A Chorten with detailed paintings welcomes us to the Sho village with cluster of stone houses. With increasing altitude, the mountain views become more sensational. Manaslu, Manaslu North, Himalchuli, Saula Himal and Dwijen Himal rise either side of the trail as we move towards the village of Lho to spend the night.

Day 9 - Lho to Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 5-6 hrs :

We start our trek with a steep descent crossing a rock-strewn torrent, the Thusang Khola. Walking through the shady fir forest, we climb to the Village of Shyala on a plateau. The village is surrounded by gigantic mountains offering us the splendid panorama of Himal Chuli, Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli), Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. As we move forward as we pass a large chorten into a little dip where two rows of houses makes the main part of the village of Samagoan. We spend our night at Samagoan which holds well known monastery called Sama.

Day 10 - Samagaon to Pungyen gompa – Samagaon :

We spend our day at Samagoan for acclimatization. We can walk to Pung-gyen Gompa, a renowned monastery from where we can enjoy the great views of the glacier. We spend our day exploring and immersing oneself into the daily lifestyle of the village.

Day 11 - Sama to Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4-5 hrs :

We start from Sama through the foot of the great Manaslu Glacier as the trail to Manaslu Base Camp branches off. We take the trail towards Larkya la and pass several Mani walls as the valley begins to widen. We enter a forest of birch, juniper and rhododendron, cross a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the rivers before reaching Samdo to spend the night.

Day 12 - Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4-5 hrs :

We start our walk by crossing the wooden bridge over the Budi Gandaki River. After crossing a couple of streams, the Larkya Glacier appears on the opposite bank. We steadily climb, skirting around the Sarka Khola towards the stone guest house called Dharmashalaat Larkya Phedi.

Day 13 - Dharamsala to Larkya la [5100m/16, 728 ft] – Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8-9 hrs :

After a short ascent we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. We walk across the moraines of the glacier while making a gradual ascent to the pass where the outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the Annapurna II awaits us. Savoring the spectacular view from the pass, we continue our walk onto yak pastures towards Bimtang enjoying the evening mist.

Day 14 - Bimthang to Gho [2560m/8396 ft]: 4-5 hrs :

We descend the valley of the Burdin Khola as we cross the high pasture. We cross the bridge over the Dudh Khola while entering a pristine forest of pine and rhododendron. We follow a trail through a narrow valley to the Karche as we pass the fields making a steep climb over the ridge to the river bank. After a short while we reach a tiny village of Gho to spend the night.

Day 15 - Gho to Dharapani [1920m/6297 ft]: 3-4 hrs :

We start from Gho to Dharapani passing through the village of Tilije along the stone paved village. We cross the Dudh Khola walking along the river bank until we again pass over the wooden bridge to the northern side of the river. We pass a chorten shaped arch and Mani Wall to the village of Thonje and continue towards Dharapani where we will rest for a night.

Day 16 - Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu / Bhaktapur by car 7-8 hrs :

We take 7 to 8 hours long exciting drive to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We enjoy the splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages as we drive back to Kathmandu. It is time to relax and may be stroll around the city for souvenirs. After arriving Kathmandu, bid goodbye to your guide with some gratuities if you wish.

Included/Exclude

  • -- 4wd drive To/ from the Trekking point
  • -- Half Day Guided Cultural Sightseeing
  • -- All the accommodation and full board meals and hot beverages on the trek
  • -- All the International arrival and Departure Transfers
  • -- ACAP and Remote area Trekking permit
  • -- Experienced English speaking Sherpa Guide with porter services
  • -- Field staff Insurance
  • -- Extensive First aid medical kit
  • -- Quick Rescue supporting services in case of Emergency
  • -- Applicable government Taxes
  • -- All the managerial and administrative expenses for trekking
  • -- trekking gears
  • -- All the personal expenses like Alcoholic beverages, extra snack/chocolates, Bottled drinks etc.
  • -- Medical and Travel Insurances
  • -- International Airfare and taxes
  • -- Visa Fees
  • -- Gratuities/Tips
  • -- Emergency Helicopter Rescue charges
  • -- Main Meals in Kathmandu
  • -- Pre and Post Trek Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Tekhacho, Bhaktapur, Nepal

FAQs

Can I customize this tour?
Yes, this tour can be customized and adjusted according to the available time and budget of the travelers.
Can I travel alone in Manasalu ?
For Manasalu trekking permit, Nepal Government issue permit to minimum of two pax group trekking. If you are alone, you can still do trekking. In that case, we have to find the co travelers travelling at the same time.
Do I need to hand over my Original passport to the agency for permit procedures?
Yes Please, Nepal government issue special permit for restricted area trekking only after inspecting the original passport and visa validity. So, you have to give your passport to one of our office representatives.

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