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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 20 Days

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Manaslu Circuit Trek
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Manaslu Circuit trek is one of the popular trekking package with full of excellent views of mountains. Trekking to Manaslu is getting popular as the alternative route of famous Annapurna Circuit  trek in Nepal. The trekking route is popular day by day because of the road construction on the route of Annapurna round. Manaslu Round trekking package offers an opportunity to experience the local culture with closeup views of mountains.

Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Kathmandu city cultural tour
  • Scenic drive through hills and fields on dirt roads
  • Beautiful traditional villages with unique cultures
  • Crossing Larkya la pass at an elevation of 5215 meters
  • Views of the mountains towering over 8000 meters
  • Breathtaking views of glaciers and moraines

Manaslu Circuit Trek-21 Days is one of the best trekking routes in Nepal, taking you to one of the most remote, untouched, and tranquil wilderness adventures of Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek was opened to international tourists only in 1992, the trek to the natural border between Nepal and Tibetan plateau is a truly new and unique experience.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek attracts adventure junkies from all over the world for a chance to witness or even summit the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu peak looming at a height of 8,163 meters is a truly majestic sight that leaves all its audience speechless. The destination of the trek is to the lap of the mountain, Manaslu base camp, at 4800 meters.

The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is often paralleled with Annapurna Circuit but the scenery is somewhat diverse. The national parks of the two regions are next to each other so they are associated. Manaslu is much nearer to Tibetan side, so the culture you will see here is more Tibetan influence. Up to this day, it remains a remote and untouched trail which make less crowded than any other treks in Nepal.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek starts from Arughat and ends at Besi Sahar, covering a varied terrain from lowlands to glaciers and moraines, passing through traditional villages with unique cultures. The trek requires a special entry permit to enjoy the biodiversity, majestic mountains, huge waterfalls and tranquil lakes in the beautiful trails adorned with bloomers during the spring season.

The summit was first conquered in 1956 by the Japanese who had tried numerous times to ascend the mountain. Manaslu is also called ‘Kutang’ and derives its meaning ‘mountain of the spirits’ from the Sanskrit word ‘Manasa’. The Manaslu Circuit Trek with its challenges, beautiful scenery, and tranquility is an adventure that truly enriches your soul.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is possible in all the seasons throughout the year but spring and autumn are considered as the best seasons as the views are awe inspiring in these seasons in a clear blue sky. This Manaslu Circuit Trekking is of Moderate level and can be completed by all the enthusiastic trekkers of any age group with stable health and keen desire with positive attitude.

Day 1
Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1340m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative will be waiting for you in the arrival hall, located after passing out of the customs area. Look out for your name in play card outside of arrival hall. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes.

Day 2
Free day in Kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (option are)

After breakfast, boarding the public bus from New bus park. Drive through the tropical and sub tropical landscape along a famous rafting river Trishuli Nadi. Our bus turns toward Baluwa along the bumpy road, 15 Km before Gorkha Bazar, head quarter of Gorkha district. Our bus resumes picturesque villages and finally, brings a little village Baluwa next to Daraudi River offers a chance to bath on frace water.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Arughat bazar (870m) by local bus. the bus journey will take 6 -7 hours.

The road till Dhading has a asphalt. The unsealed road from Dhading to Arughat bazaar is sometimes impassable after heavy monsoon rain. In this case it takes 3 to 4 hours of walking.

Arughat Bazar is small market town which lies next to Buri Gandaki river. This village is a strategic point of the road from Trisuli bazaar to Gorkha and than to Pokhara. It is the largest village in the Buri Gandaki gandaki basin and there are many stores .

Day 4
Arughat to Soti Khola (790m) 4-5 hours of walking

The path will go along the Buri Gandaki all the way to its headwaters. The trail goes across forests populated by monkeys. When you reach wide area of rice paddies you will come to Arkhet. From here trail descend to a high cascading waterfall to kyorpani. This is a small village where there is Magar and Gurung people are living. From here, trail descends to Soti Khola. There is a good swimming hole and a small water fall just above the trail.

Day 5
Soti khola to Machha Khola (869m) 5 hour of walking

From here, the course will repeat ascents and descents to Almara, a village on the flank .move on , traversing the forest area. Continue a steep ascent on the rocky path , you will come across a stream. The trail eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up to the Gurung village of Lapubesi.

Day 6
Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) 6-7 hour of walking (Resticated area start)

From here , traverse the slope that has farm fields and rice paddies .further ahead the valley will become a wider. There is views of Sringi Himal also called Chamar ( 7187m) . The path will will go down to the shores of white sand .trail still descends and ascents to mountain flank. After short decent you will reach to Kani Goan. It is one of the big village . soon after passing the village and crossing the Machha Khola and Namyung Khola you will reach to Kholabesi. Pass the village and the valley , follow the narrow path soon you will reach to Taopani. where it has a hot spring.

Day 7
Jagat to Nyak Phedi (1760m) 6-7 hour of walking

Crossing the suspension bridge and passing through forested area. following the path looks like it is carved in the rock to reach to Doban. Soon after crossing villages and suspension bridge in Doban khola, trail repeating ascents and descents will come to Jagat. It has a beautiful flagstone .

Day 8
Nyak Phedi to Bi Phedi (1990m) 5-6 hour of walking

Climbing over a rocky ridge of Salleri , there are a good views of Sringi Himal. Passing through the Gurung villages to reach to Ekle bhati. Where it has strong influence of Tibetan.

Day 9
Bi Phedi to Namrung ( 2630m) 6-7 hour of walking

Leaving the village and make a small ascending traverse.the path will go down to river shores. Pass the Gata khola village and Shar khola .finally it offering a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. You will reach to Deng.. at the tiny village of Deng you enter to Nepri. This part of Nepri is known as Kutsang. It is small village of Gurung and it has a strong Tibetain influence.

The path will go down to river shores. Steep cliffs continue to surround the valley. Crossing a suspension bridge to reach to Lana. The path will becomes a gentle ascent till Bih. From here on, traverse through the forest to come to farm fields and go through the khani then you are in Ghap.

Moving on to the forest and crossing a few times wooden bridge over in Buri Gandaki the path will becomes steeper till Namru village. At this stage the Tibetan border is only a few kilometers to the north.

Day 10
Namrung to Sama Goau (3520 ) 6-7 hour of walking

After passing through Bengsam village, LI and Khani you will come to Hinan khola. Crosses the streams, you will come to Sho village. From where the views are open Naike peak, Manaslu north peak and Manaslu. Lho has wide farm fields on the gentle mountain flank, it is a large village with many houses and a fine Gimpa. The view from here are excellent.

Soon after the junction, you will cross the stream using the wooden bridge and zigzag up the forested area to reach to Honsanho Gompa. Where it has an open view. After crossing Pungen glacier valley will become a wider. Move on from one Chorten to another to reach sama. Which is surrounded by a large number of Mani stones and Chortens. The Gompa on the top of the hill is very fine and worth visiting.

Day 11
Sama Gompa to Manasulu base camp and return back to Sama Gompa

Passing by the foot of the great, white slide that is the Manaslu Glacier we pass the trail that branches off to Manaslu Base Camp. Our path enters a woodland where we might see marmots in the birch and juniper bushes, before a final steep ascent brings us to the charming village of Samdo. The village has a well-established Tibetan refugee community –with Tibet being only a morning’s walk away.

Day 12
Sama Goau to Samdo (3790m) 3 hour of walking

Passing by the foot of the great, white slide that is the Manaslu Glacier we pass the trail that branches off to Manaslu Base Camp. Our path enters a woodland where we might see marmots in the birch and juniper bushes, before a final steep ascent brings us to the charming village of Samdo. The village has a well-established Tibetan refugee community –with Tibet being only a morning’s walk away.

Day 13
Samdo to Tibet Border ( Rui-la 5000m) and at the evening return back to Samdo.

Walking north from Samdo and crossing the Athahra Saya Khola . The trail climbs gradually along the Athahra Saya Khola, then descends gently towards the river bed crossing a side river on a wooden bridge. It then climbs again and goes beside the river on its western side. After 3 hours walk from Samdo the Athahra Saya Khola turns west. On this point there is a small wooden bridge and on the other side of it a clear slope that leads to a distant mountain pass. Cross the bridge and begin to climb on the slope. At its bottom, the trail may seem unclear as there are several Yak trails going up, but as you climb it is clear that your way is… up… The climb to the top of the Rui La pass, at 4998, takes another 2 hours. Along the way there are beautiful sights of Manaslu in the distance, as well as the Hindu and Fukang glaciers just behind you as you climb. The Rui La pass is a "classic” "U” shaped mountain pass. Prayer flags mark the pass and a border stone marks the border between Nepal and "Dzong Who” – China. Numerous mountain ranges can be seen on the Tibetan side, and if you are patient enough, wait to see a Yak caravan crossing the pass to bring goods into Nepal.

Day 14
Samdo to Larke Bazaar (4460m) 4 hour of walking. it is good day for acclimatization before crossing Larke pass.

After an easy first part today we cross the Budhi Gandaki for a final time before the trail gradually rises through juniper and tundra with a viewpoint overlooking the Larkya La glacier. Climbing further we arrive at the Spartan Larkya Rest House.

Day 15
Rest house –Larke pass to Bhimathang (4066m) 7-8 hour of walking

An early morning start is needed for what is to be a particularly tough and extended day. A pre-dawn start to avoid gale force wind which usually gains in strength after mid-day at the pass.

After a long gradual climb alongside a moraine we make a short descent to a glacial lake and reach the head of the moraine (4,700m) which we cross to climb to the ridge top. Four frozen lakes lie below and then it is up to the crest of the Larkya La (5,100m).

The reward for these difficult trekking conditions is brilliant westerly views of Himlung Himal, Kangurru and Annapurna II as well as the looming omnipresence of Manaslu.

On the steep descent we drop around 600m in less than an hour. Our trail then levels off onto yak pastures before finally reaching Bimtang, a collection of typical summer kharkas .

Day 16
Bhimthang to Dharapani ( 1963m) 8-9 hour of walking

We descend on easier terrain through meadows and pine and rhododendron forest, until arriving in Hampuk. Then the path drops further, following the course of the Dudh Khola, crossing the stream fed by the snows of the Kichke Himal and arrive at Karche and then onto the village of Gho – where rice is back on the menu and Nepalese ‘dhal bhat’ is revisited. Keeping to the west bank of the river, the afternoon is one of gradual descent to the Gurung settlement of Tilije which is famous for its apple brandy.

Day 17
Dharapani to Besisahar by local sharing Jeep

From this point , we will take local sharing Jeep to Besisahar.

Day 18
Local bus to kathmandu

The Bus journey will take 6 to 7 hours.

Day 19
Free day in kathmandu or self visiting around the valley

Patan

The ancient city of Patan, lying 5 km southwest of kathmandu, is known as the city of fine arts, The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors.

Patan Durbar Square:

Situated in the heart of the city, constitutes the focus of visitor’s attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, Temple and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan durbar Square consist of three main chowks or countryards, the Central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshar narayan Chowk, The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture. The Royal Bath called Tushahity. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument list in 1979.

Bhaktapur durbar Squares:

The Golden Gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 Windows.Built by King Ranjit Malla. The gate is one of the most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world. This gate is embellished with deities and monsters with marvelous intricacy. The palace of 55 windows was built in 1700 AD. Among the brick walls in their gracious setting and sculptural design, is a balcony of 55 windows. This balcony is a masterpiece of wood carving. The stone temple of Batsala Devi which is also located in the Durbar Square is full of intricate carvings. This temple also sets a beautiful example of Shikhara style architecture in Nepal. There is a bronze bell on the terrace of the temple which is also known as the Bell of Barking Dogs. This colossal bell, placed in 1737 AD, was rung to signal curfew those days.

Day 20
Departure to Home

It is finally time to bid farewell to this amazing country. Our representative will transfer you to the airport from where you will catch your flight. Bid goodbye to this beautiful nation as you fly to your next destination

Price Includes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basic (One Night) (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Fee
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Manaslu Special Permit
  • 16 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 16 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • 16 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat by Local Bus
  • Dharapani to Besisahar by Jeep Sharing
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu by Local Bus
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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Trip Facts

  • Private Jeep / Local Bus
  • 2 Minimum - 10 Maximum
  • 5100m/16731ft Larke pass
  • Moderate/Strenuous