Manaslu Circuit Trek - 17 Days

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights:

“Adventure around world eighth-highest Mt. Manaslu and its great range of peaks
Beautiful scenery throughout the walks from low warm paddy field to cooler alpine hills
Lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-oaks-magnolia-hemlocks-blue pines and fir tree lines
Explore various impressive cultures of low land to hill and around high Manaslu villages
Interesting farm country visiting lovely hill people adorned with Buddhist cultures and custom
Traverse from high Manaslu valley to scenic area of Manang crossing over Larke-La pass”

  • A brave customary trek into the immaculate zone of Nepal gives a monstrous chance to experience the mountain scene, excellent scenes, waterway drops, and woods.
  • An all-encompassing drive from Kathmandu into SotiKhola
  • Trek over the BudhiGanadaki River pig out
  • Brimming with biodiversity and common landscape
  • Spellbinding fauna and verdure
  • A philosophical investigation including Hindu’s and Buddhists
  • The probability of seeing an insane imperiled animal variety, for example, Snow Leopard.
  • Advantages It’s a critical file to perceive early indications of looming height ailment and other conceivably wellbeing risks.

Best Seasons for Manaslu Circuit Trekking:

From March to May and September to November months of the year, where March to May longer days with much sun-light hours till late afternoon with clear days for excellent views of snow-capped peaks and pleasant walks, can get cloudy with light rains and can snow on higher elevation sometimes.

March to May where hills are alive with seasonal wild-flower in bloom especially rhododendron of various species from tall trees to bush, September to November another best time for clear views of peaks and walks but shorter days and sunlight hours due to autumn or fall season.

Much colder nights and morning including around shades can snow sometimes around higher hills with more freezing temperatures with chances of snow on Larke-La pass.

Introduction:

The Manaslu Circuit Trek began in the logbook year 1992. it in a flash developed in fame because of its alluring all-characteristic character, the selectiveness and the immaculate magnificence. Situated along the fringe of Nepal and Tibet, we’ll encounter and watch the way of life and culture of the Hindu’s and Buddhists. The off beaten ways take us through a few verdantly rich timberlands of rhododendron trees blooming delightfully, snow-capped backwoods, for example, walnut, cedar, birch and juniper, and excellent grades.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with a picturesque drive from to SotiKhola through Arughat which takes the whole day. On an ensuing day, our trek begins to MachhaKhola. All through the trek, we’ll be strolling through wonderful woods. in the same way, climbing onto edges, strolling past rice patios and intersection suspension spans. In the wake of climbing for around four days, we’ll be coming to Deng. Deng is where it starts to give us looks at snow tops. As we continue trekking, we’ll be crossing a little town then more remote accomplishing Namrung town. it offers a brilliant view for Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and Mt. Himalchuli (7,893m).

Additionally, Trekking somewhat more remote, we’ll touch base in the greatest town at Budi Gandaki valley; the Samagaon town. We’ll adopt this town the following day and proceed with our trek. Then, going towards Samdo took after nearly by Dharamsala. As of now, we’ll be remunerated with all the astounding perspectives of Larkya Glacier and in addition the Larkya summit. Additionally continuing to Dharapani we’ll go through territories and towns, after the Annapurna Circuit trek backward. On the earlier day, we’ll come back to Besisahar back to Kathmandu for individual lodging.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking region falls within Nepal Far North Mid-West Himalaya in between massive mountain range of Ganesh Himal in the east with Annapurna and Lamjung Himal towards west, Manaslu a mountain with series of high peak range.

Mt. Manaslu listed as world 8th highest peaks towers high at above 8,163 m and 26,781 ft which was first summited by Japanese Expeditions way back on May 9th, 1956 with support of Nepalese Sherpa guides.

Manaslu also called Kutang by the native of high Manaslu valley, originally the word comes from ancient Hindu where ‘Manas’ means soul and mind of the god, a beautiful name for the mountains where the adventure leads you around with high Larke-La pass crossing to reach Manang area.

Starting our marvelous adventure Manaslu Circuit Trekking with an exciting drive towards low and warm sub-tropical country within Gorkha district where the walk begins following raging Burigandaki River right up to its glacial source near Sama-Gaon around high Manaslu valley.

The walk leads with the climb and crossing several bridges entering into river gorge and wide valley within lovely hill villages as route leads from warm low area to alpine cool forest the continues reaching at high and scenic Manaslu valley with a further walk at the end of Gorkha and Manaslu area.

The journey leads you through interesting farm villages of Jagat, Namrung, Lo-Gaon and then at Sama-Gaon with rest days to explore the local impressive culture adorned with Buddhism religion as well similar traditional life of Tibetans as the border locate close to Sama and Samdu villages.

High Manaslu villages located on old Trans Himalaya Salt and Caravan Trade of Nepal and Tibet, where trade still exists in a smaller way, after an exciting time and exploring the local villages of great interest where walk leads to a steep adventurous climb to reach on top Larke-La the highest spot of the adventure.

Facing breathtaking panorama of high peaks that surrounds you at the pass, then journey leads to long descend reaching into lush green forest around district of Manang at Bhimthang and then on easy gradual downhill walk to reach a road head at Dharapani village.

At Dharapani our walks ends where drive brings you back at Kathmandu after overnight at Besisar town around Lamjung warm low areas, a scenic and enjoyable overland ride brings you into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, where our remarkable adventure and memorable experience on Manaslu Circuit completes.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest and world heritage sites.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola past Arughat town 710 m -07 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Maccha Khola 900m -06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,340 m-06 hrs.

Day 06:  Trek to Dying 1,804m – 06 hrs.

Day 07:  Trek to Namrung 2,630 m-06 hrs.

Day 08:  Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs.

Day 09:  Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m/11,578 ft – 06 hrs.

Day 10:   Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization and with short hike.

Day 11:   Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs

Day 12:   Trek to Dharamsala /Larke Base Camp 4,460m /14, 628 ft – 04 hrs.

Day 13:   Climb /cross Larke-La pass 5,160 m /16, 924 ft descend to Bhimthang 3,720 m -08 hrs

Day 14:   Trek to Ghoa 2,940 m -05 hrs.

Day 15:   Trek to Dharapani 1,963 m (04 hrs) with 2 hrs drive to Besisar for overnight.

Day 16:   From Besisar drive to Kathmandu -05 hrs.

Day 17:   International departure for homeward bound.

Day 1
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to hotel.

On fresh arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport received by staff and guide with short transfer into the heart of Kathmandu city around exciting areas at Thamel where your hotels situated, here our guide will brief about treks and other necessary information regarding your stay and of the treks.

At evening group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural program to give you the glimpse of local culture with music and dance while having your dinner.

Day 2
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest and world heritage sites

A free day in Kathmandu after breakfast join in our exciting and interesting sightseeing tour led by our expert city guide to show you the historical wonders of Nepal within world heritage sites, after a great and enjoyable tour with time for trek preparations.

Day 3
Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola past Arughat town 710 m -07 hrs.

Morning overland journey on scenic and exciting highway on Kathmandu and Pokhara main road following Trisuli River, and then route diverts to reach around low warm farm areas of Gorkha and Dhading districts to reach at farm town in Arughat, where drive follows Burigandaki River for few hours to reach end of the drive at Soti-Khola for overnight stop in a nice farm village located next to Soti stream that joins into Burigandaki River.

Day 4
Day 04: Trek to Maccha Khola 900m -06 hrs.

Starting first morning walk with climb for few hours heading past nice hill village within farm area and views of cascading waterfalls, walk continues on winding ups around cultivated terrace fields of Lapbesi on mid hill village as walk descend to a wide, sandy riverbed and follow a path that meanders below a steep, craggy valley side.

Trek continues with climb towards Machha Khola for overnight stop, a small farm village with teashops and nice simple small lodges for overnight stay, where Maccha means Fish hence the name as Machha Khola (stream).

Day 5
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,340 m-06 hrs.

From Machha-Khola walk through farm villages with nice cultivated fields, where vegetation changes gradually as altitude gains slowly with cooler air, morning walk lead to cross a stream where Machha Khola (Fish stream) name comes from.

From here walk upstream towards Bensi village a place with natural hot spring known as ‘Tatopani’ in Nepali.

As walk continues where valley becomes turns narrow and crossing over bridge to reach at Doban located on a high shelf of Burigandaki River, with refreshing stops walk leads across Lauri stream to cross again over bridges and then descending into an open valley of Yara Khola, then walk for another hour to reach Jagat village for overnight stop.

Jagat a nice looking farm village of moderate size after Arughat; people are of mix race with Magar, Chettries, Brahman, Manaslu Bhotia (Tibetan looking tribes) and some Newar people.

Day 6
Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,804m - 06 hrs.

From Jagat village, morning heads to higher hill around rural farm villages where trail descend to cross a bridge towards Nagjet and then walk past Philim, a nice farm village with scattered houses.

After Philim walk leads around farm terraces of golden agriculture fields of wheat, barley, as climb leads above rocky ridge within a forest of bamboo to reach at Dyang village for overnight stop.

Day 7
Day 07: Trek to Namrung 2,630 m-06 hrs.

After overnight in Dyang, from here walk leads to much cooler climate, journey continues for few hours on steep sided within scenic valley, coming across rows of Mani prayer stone walls as walk leads to Ghap a nice village with possible stop for lunch break.

After Ghap enter into alpine woodland as trail meanders to climb as valley opens out and crossing a large stream flowing from Lidana peak glacier.

On walks views of Manaslu the local name is Kutang (Manaslu) with Pang Phuchin 6,335m, Saula Himal 6,235m with range of unnamed peaks, walk from here on slow uphill as altitude gains slowly heading past farm village to reach at Namrung for overnight stop, this village with other name as Sho Namru.

Day 8
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.

With pleasant stop at Namrung, morning heads into spread out farm field with Yak herder huts and shelters, Manaslu valley people are much engaged in farming during summer.

From here walk leads to high and scenic valley all the way to Lo-Gaon a nice village for overnight stop, an attractive villages of high Manaslu valley, at Lo-Gaon enjoy close views of towering Manaslu North Face.

At Lo-Gaon, visit the village old interesting monastery with numerous chhorten and Mani walls facing views of Ganesh Himal in the east.

Day 9
Day 09: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m/11,578 ft - 06 hrs.

From Lo-Gaon morning walk on gradual path as altitude gains gradually with slow climb facing views of Peak 29, after hours of scenic walks enter into a small forest area at Shala village offers excellent view of Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli.

Walk for few hours further as day ends on reaching at Sama-Gaon a village, with super close views of Mt. Manaslu.

Day 10
Day 10: Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization and with short hike.

At Sama-Gaon village rest day for acclimatization before climb to high Larke-La pass, on this day explore around visit old Monastery of Nyligpa (red hat sect) sect of Buddhism, as native of Manaslu valley originally migrated from South West of Tibet way back some 400 years as the culture of ancient Buddhist religion similar to its Tibetan predecessor.

The local villagers are still active with trade and bartering across the border with Tibet taking few days to reach the frontier of Nepal and Tibet, actually located on old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route of the two countries.

Day 11
Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs

After rest at Sama-Gaon, today a short walk of few hours to reach last village of Gorkha and Manaslu valley, start the trek with slow climb as altitude gains slowly then taking time with short break to enjoy surrounding wonderful views of peaks and dramatic terrains.

As walk continues finally ending at Samdo village with short climb to reach a small flat plateau where the village located, moderate size village of more than forty houses with about two hundred villagers living this high harsh country.

Day 12
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala /Larke Base 4,460 m / 14, 628 ft-04 hrs.

From Samdo farewell to the last village of upper Manaslu valley within Gorkha district as walk leads at the end of valley, with view of peaks includes towering Mt. Manaslu.

As walk continues crossing few icy streams to reach at Larke Phedi means bottom of the pass, also known as Dharmasala means ‘travelers rest house / shade’, where in early days also called Larke Bazaar, (where trade and bartering was held between merchant-traders of Gorkha-Manaslu-Manang people and Tibetans on this remote isolated spot).

At Larke Phedi afternoon free for short walks and preparations for next early morning long climb and descend crossing high Larke-La pass to reach Manang areas.

Day 13
Day 13: Climb /cross Larke-La Pass 5,160 m descend to Bhimthang 3,720 m -08 hrs

Early start from Larke base at Phedi walk lead to steep climb past Dharmasala in snow conditions tough to find the right trail), walk continues over ablation section north of Larke glacier, facing views of Cho Danda with Larke Peak, and then ascent gets steeper to reach on top of Larke-la, festooned with thousands of Buddhist colorful prayer flags.

From the top of Larke-La panorama of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II includes series of Manaslu peaks, and the descend back into tree lines through Larcia, as walks leads on moraine ridge to Tambuche at the bottom of Larke-la pass, where short walk takes you at Bhimthang for overnight.

Bhimthang a wonderful spot situated on a wide green valley with number of lodges adorned with prayer Mani walls, surrounded by green tall trees of rhododendron-pines and oaks.

Day 14
Day 14: Trek to Ghoa 2,940 m -05 hrs.

From Bhimthang rest of the walks is much easier on downhill path with short ups on route to Ghoa and Dharapani villages, morning enjoy views of peaks then on gradual path and into thick alpine woodland.

Walk into beautiful forest to reach a small clearing in the middle of a forest at Ghoa for overnight stop, a cattle and yak herders summer pasture with temporary settlement.

Day 15
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,963 m (04 hrs) with 2 hrs drive to Besisar.

After Ghoa today will be the last day walk of the adventure on reaching at large Dharapani village as walk follows downhill trail through forest to reach a nice village at Tilje village, a nice place by the raging Marysangdi River.

From Tilje with short stop climb for short while after crossing over a bridge to reach at nice village of Dharapani located on the junction of popular Annapurna and Manaslu circuit route with the district of Manang.

After refreshing break at Dharapani drive following Masrsyangdi River downstream to reach low warmer farm area and at large area of Besisar, a headquarter town of Lamjung district with overnight stops in a nice lodge and hotels.

Day 16
Day 16: From Besisar drive to Kathmandu -05 hrs.

Ending our adventure at the foot hills of Manaslu where morning drive takes you to Kathmandu as drive leads around nice farm villages and town then on main road to reach Kathmandu, the transfer to your respective hotels with afternoon free for own individual activities with farewell dinner.

Day 17
Day 17:International departure for homeward bound.

Last day in Nepal a country of high Himalaya with colorful culture, our guide and staff transfer you to the airport for your international flight homeward, after a grand memories and experience on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
  • Three-time Meal During trekking(Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Arughat to soti khola and from dharapani to Besisahar then back to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (10 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
  • Restricted areas permit.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking map
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation during the trek.
  • Trekking certificate after trek.

What's not included

  • International flight ticket and Nepal Entry Visa
  • Personal travel insurance (Which should include coverage for trekking)
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and pokhara.
  • Personal gear for trekking (Including any you may wish to hire in Kathmandu), any personal expenses (i.e. soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks etc.)
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Trekking equipment
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.) Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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Manaslu Circuit Trek