Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Key Infomation

  • Duration:16 Days
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,106 m
  • ActivityTrekking and Hiking
  • Group Size15
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Highlights

 

  • Newly open trekking and less people trekking
  • See the different types of flora and fauna
  • See the local people activities with their culture
  • Mountain drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu
  • A lot of insights of Tibetan and Nepalese people
  • Exotic Budhi Gandaki River valley
  • Fabulous views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, and others
  • Larkya La pass (5153m/16901ft) crossing, one of the highest passes in the world
  • Tibetan culture of Nuri people bordering to Tibet and Nepal
  • Unspoiled nature and culture

Manaslu trekking is restricted and well-preserved area trekking requires special permission. The trek is popular for unique Tibetan culture, lifestyle, Buddhist monasteries, incredible landscape, scenic mountains views, beautiful flora, and faunas.

Manaslu Region Trekking is a popular trekking package in Nepal, where there are some recently opened trails. It is also famous for unspoiled trekking and trekkers love to explore the virtual beauties in this region. Trekking in the Manaslu region offers enchanting mountain sceneries and surprising landscapes. Mt. Manaslu (8156), located in the Manaslu Conservation Area is the 8th highest mountain in the world. Manaslu region treks give you the lifetime experience to explore the hidden beauties and the local ethnic people along with their superb hospitality.

Mostly, the Manaslu region trek begins from Soti Khola and crosses several beautiful villages, terraced rice fields, and heads through the lush forests from sub-tropical to alpine altitude. The Larke La Pass (5160m) is the highest elevation and the Himalayan pass of the trek in the Manaslu region. The wonderful views of the trekking are Mt. Manaslu (8156m), HimalChuli (7893m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m), Shringi (7187m), Larke Glacier along with Annapurna and Lamjung Himalayan range. The trekking trails are distinct and rich in flora and fauna. The lush forests are found in Himalayan Blue Pine, Oak, Birch, and rhododendron along with 19 types of forests. 110 species of birds are recorded there including, Eurasian Griffon, Himalayan Griffon, Blood, Impeyan, Kalij, etc.

Various species of fauna including endangered species are found in the Manaslu conservation area. They are Snow leopards, Lynx, Grey Wolf, Himalayan Black Bear, Pandas, Musk Deer, Himalayan Tahr, and many others. Various species of birds around 110, some species of butterflies and reptiles are found in this region. Please, contact Praznik Travels and treks for trekking in the Manaslu region.

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Itinerary

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Here is the complete itinerary of our special Manaslu Circuit Trek. If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us.

You will be met by Footprint Adventure Treks and Expedition’s representative at Airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure for you to explore, and shopping for trekking. A pre-trek briefing will be given this evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1400 m

Next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a whole day sightseeing and visiting around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and swyambhunath, especially old and fundamentally enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Preparation for another day Trip. 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,400 M

After breakfast, you'll drive west along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway towards the village of Soti Khola, turning off toward the hilltop village of Dhading. The drive passes through rural communities, small towns, green terraces, and lush hillsides. The road will eventually become a rutted, dirt path and you'll start to see views of the southern slopes of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal.

You'll arrive at Soti Maccha Khola located in the Bhuri Gandaki Valley, in time for dinner. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time8-9 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude930 m

After breakfast in Machha Khola, you'll begin today's trek, which follows the gorge and continues up the river. The trail is narrow at first and gently heads up and down, eventually crossing the Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. After more ascending and descending, you'll arrive at a small hot spring in Tatopani—a good place to take a break!

From here, you'll climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. You'll then climb up a staircase and head over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing another suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, you'll climb a stone staircase and then drop to the river and climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Keep an eye out for neat Gurung villages in the jungle high above, as well as Langur monkeys, which roam the region.

Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, you'll climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs.
  • Maximum Altitude1340 m

As we leave Jagat we cross a ridge taking us to village of Salleri after which we descend to Sirdibas, then cross, using a large suspension bridge the Buri Gandaki river and later ascend sharply to Philim. After crossing a hillside, we encounter Ekle Bhatti (“lonely teahouse”) before crossing the river again. The trail then enters an amazing part of the gorge, surrounded by orchids on the top. After that, a steep climb to the west side of the valley will lead us through bamboo forests to Deng, where we overnight.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs.
  • Maximum Altitude1,804 m

After breakfast in Deng, you'll start one of the most important and culturally significant sections of the trek. First, cross the Budhi Gandaki river and climb up to the bridge, where you'll climb a bit further to join a trail from Bhi. Then head west up the valley passing through lush forests, alpine vegetation, and quaint villages housing ethnic groups of the Manaslu region, with major peaks starting to appear in the distance

Even though there is another route, you will take the trail through Prok. This village has a beautiful vantage point of the snowcapped Siringi Himal. Take a break here and then continue to cross the Budi Gandaki several times today running into several gompas along the way. The trail then follows the river upstream through a dense forest and leads to a narrow gorge. Keep going until you notice the forest becomes less dense. This rewarding part of the walk is a magnificent way to experience the Manaslu Conservation Area. You'll eventually reach one last steep climb to get you to the village of Namrung. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hrs.
  • Maximum Altitude2,630 m

We hike to Lho on this date. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 Hrs
  • Maximum Altitude3180 M

Namrung is a small village surrounded by forests. This small village offers the viewpoints to witness Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, and Siring Himal. From Namrung, we climb gradually up through the forest to Lhi. You can find beautiful Barley terraces and several colorful chortens with the carving of holy Buddhist mantras and various sketches. Passing through the villages of Sho and Lho, we arrive at Shyala village. You can visit the famous Ribung Gompa in Lho offering you the magnificent views of Manaslu. From Shyala, you can witness the great views of Peak 29 and Himalchuli. From Shyala, the valley gets wider and flatter and we eventually arrive at the village of Samagaun. Stay overnight at a local guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4 hrs.
  • Maximum Altitude3,530 m

Today is a rest and acclimatization day, or you can spend the day exploring the treks around the village of Samagaun, which include a half-day and full-day trek. The full-day trek takes you towards the Manaslu Base Camp, which lies at an altitude of 4,750 meters, and takes around 7-8 hours for the round trip. The half-day hike is a trek to either the glacier across the valley from Samagaun or to the Birendra Tal Lake.

Stay overnight in Samagaun.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we follow along the Buri Gandaki river and as the valley widens we pass juniper and birch forests until reaching Kermo Kharka. There, the trail descends and passes a wooden bridge; we then reach Samdo after walking through the White Stone Kani. Today can be a bit windy and sometimes exposed but with stunning views.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time4-5 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude3,860 m

Our days starts with a descent through beautiful fields to an old stone arch before we cross the river via a wooden bridge to Larka Bazaar. This used to be a thriving market but nothing today remains. An old Mani marks the start of the climb to Larkya La pass. Crossing juniper and tundra we come to a ridge crossing the two ravines at their top. There, we have magnificent views of Larkya Glacier. The climb gets steeper at the side of a gorge reaching 4000m, nearing the glacier. Further up we arrive at Larkya Phedi (4460m) and rest there for the night.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude4,460 m

Early in the morning, a short walk will take us to the Ablation Valley, on the left side of the Larkya Glacier, which offers amazing views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Following along the glacier moraine we start a steady ascent to Larkya La pass. The path is well trodden and easy to follow. We walk slowly and listen to our body as we gain altitude some may feel nauseous or suffer from headaches. It' important at this stage to drink a lot of fluid and to keep warm. After few hours of walking we reach the top and gaze at the unique sight of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II. Later a steep and sometimes slippery descent to Bimtang awaits us. Trekking poles are useful for this section. The slope gradually becomes smoother when reaching the snow on the moraine, then on from that a small meadow is at 4080m and finally the valley widens as we arrive in Bimtang at 3800m.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time8-9 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude3,720 m

This is the last and one of the longest days of your actual trek. Today you will cover a total distance of 34km.

However, after crossing the pass and reaching the base camp, this part of the trek will seem easy.

Dharapani extends from Gorkha to Manang district. On the way, you will pass through Karche, Goa, Tilche and finally reach Dharapani.

The trail descends to Dudh Koshi river. You will trek through deep pine forest and forests of rhododendron.

From here you will also get an amazing view of the Marsyangdi valley. Then you will reach Tilije, the Gurung village that is famous for its local made brandy.

Here you will come across various police checkpoints till you reach Dharapani. It is the entry point of the popular Annapurna Circuit trek.

Overnight stay at Dharapani.

  • Accommodation Standard Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude1,970 m

Today is the last day of your trek. From Dharapani you will catch a jeep and drive to Besisahar. Again from Besisahar, you will drive on the bank of Marsyangdi river to reach Kathmandu.

It is a 7- 11 hrs journey by road. You will cover a distance of 377 km on this day enjoying the beautiful view of the green forest, small houses, and huts, bridges etc.

Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

With this, you come to an end of an amazing 12 days Manaslu trek.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Time11 hrs
  • Maximum Altitude1300 m

Footprint Adventure  Treks and Expeditions has enjoyed the time we spent together and if you wish to enjoy any other programs, please let us know, we will be glad to help you and our prices are some of the best in the country.

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • MealsFarewell Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1400 m

our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport for your final departure from Nepal. 

  • Accommodation Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1400 m

What's Included

  •     Airport Pick up and drop by necessary transport
  •    3 Star catagories Hotel in Kathmandu 
  •     Kathmandu sightseeing with tour guide and private transport
  •     Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  •     Full board meals ( breakfast, Lunch, dinner ) in trekking
  •     During the trekking region Lodge or Guest House accommodation
  •     English speaking guide.
  •     One porter Can help two trekkers
  •     Food, Accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicines and insurance for trekking staff
  •     Manaslu Conservation Permit (MCAP), ACAP and TIMS
  •     Surface ground transfer on necessary place
  •     Farewell dinner with culture show program in typical restaurant
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Your travel and rescue insurance, Helicopter rescue
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver
  • Mineral water, soft drink , Hot drinks  and hard drinks, laundry
  • Donation for local people, hospital, school (not compulsory)
  • Rest of expenses which are not mentioned on Cost includes.

Additional Info

High Altitute Sickness-
Manaslu Trekking  would be life time memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend to do this trekking. While you are going toward the high place, you may have high altitude problem so  you  drink lot of liquid, Ginger soup  good for high altitude, we will recommend diamox medicine for high altitude. If you have other serious problem you have to admit the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help to you for your treatment. If you haven medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be cover by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to go this trekking.


Trekking Grade -
Manaslu Trekking  is pretty long trek that goes right into high mountain country so, it is physically quite strenuous which involves approx 5-6 hours trekking along the way. There is no previous experience is required, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in the high altitude conditions.


Weather-
The Manaslu Trekking  best season  start  from mid September till November end and from the beginning of March until end of May. The morning time  usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon, & disappearing at night. Trekking during the monsoon and winter is also possible.


Food-
We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks.

Transportation-
Manaslu Trekking  start your transfort from your Kathmandu airport  to Hotel then Kathmandu Hotel to Aarughat and  Beshisahar to kathmandu by jeep or by public bus.

Telephone and Internet-
There is few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and internet cost would be extra.

Electricity-
Most of the lodges/ guest house take an additional charge for battery charging. There is no electricity in the Langtang Region. There is electricity or solar power where you can re- charges your camera batteries,laptop, mobile etc. that cost you need to pay extra.

Drinking Water-
The bottle water is available along the trail until the last village. You can take buy boil water from the lodge or restaurant or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines.

Luggage -
In Kathmandu you will get 4 to 5 star  standard Hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attach bathroom as well as but they will cost extra.

Group Leader and Crew-
We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honest with local Trekking Guide  and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipments-
It's not necessary to spend a lot of money for extra equipment and clothing before your trip. Majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu.

Trekkking Days-
The time schedule is very important for enjoy trip with among the Guide porters and trekkers Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk .  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customise Itinerary-
As per your time schedule if there is not suitable date for trekking departure from kathmandu so place mention your suitable time and date then we will organized your great trip to Manaslu Trekking.

Trip Extensions-
In addition to Manaslu Trekking , we can organize  trip to Annapurna, Everest, Manasalu, Mustang  trekking, Mountain Flight , the water rafting,  jungle safari, City tour (kathmandu, Pokhara  or Lumbini ) ,home stay Tour, Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour ,Bhutan tour  or India tour  extension as per your time limit.