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Manaslu Circuit Trek

18 Days

Manaslu Circuit, a wild and farther journey around Manaslu and Larkya La Pass. The total circuit of Manaslu (8163metres) must without a doubt be one of Nepal’s best kept secrets. This three week journey around the world’s eighth most elevated mountain could be a inaccessible path as we path nearby the forceful Buri Gandaki River northwards. Afterward,asthe glut contracts, we’ll rise tall over the stream on marvelous ways, passing little towns set on either side of the valley. As we advance northwards the valley opens up to uncover delightful snowcapped glades and small Buddhist Tibetan fashion villages which cluster underneath Manaslu’s north confront. From Samagoan, the foremost vital town within the locale, we climb up to the Larkya La Pass (5213m), with marvelous all-encompassing sees of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal. The plummet will lead us through the wonderful snowcapped knolls at Bimthang sometime recently we connect the most Annapurna Circuit course towards the trail head at Besisahar.
18 days round manaslu trek will start after you arrive in Kathmandu where your accommodation and transfer from the airport are taken care of by us. We will also give you a tour of Kathmandu city where you can enjoy and buy your trek equipment if you need it. Keep in mind that we provide a free duffle bag when you arrive, also we provide a down jacket and sleeping bag for hire if needed, and we would appreciate it if you would give us the details when you book our trip.
The next day we will drive to Arker Bazar from where our trek starts and is a total of 15 days of walking, we will be spending our night in a teahouse through different places as stated in the itinerary. We give extra care to our clients with our excellent and certified English-speaking guide who will help you with all the things you need and with their knowledge of the route you will find the trek more enjoyable. If you have more time on your hand, we would also recommend you to CHECK OUR EVEREST REGION TREK HERE which is longer and you can enjoy many amazing places along the way, including Gokyo lakes and Everest Base Camp.

Trip Info

  • Kathmandu
  • Hotel and tea-houses
  • Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Bus
  • Moderate to High
  • Breakfast
  • 5100 metres
  • Trekking, Adventurous, Trekking in Nepal
  • 1-16 persons
  • 4 - 16

Overview

The fork shaped eight-thousander Himalaya, Manaslu, homes in this beautiful and serene protected area of Manaslu region. Tsum valley is a part of Manaslu region which is more pristine and preserves its primitive culture till the day. To everyone’s surprise.

Itinerary

Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel and evening free.

Breakfast
3 Stars Hotel

After breakfast we drive to Arket Bazaar. The road leaves the Kathmandu Valley over a low pass and drops down to the Trisuli River. We follow the river to the Dading Bridge, and head north into the hills. Past Dading the road gets bumpy and dusty as we continue on to Arughat in the Buri Gandaki Valley.
Reaching Arket Bazar we start our trek to Soti Khola. Approximate 2 hours of walk takes us to Soti Khiola.(Occasionally the road to Arughat is blocked so we may have to vary the route slightly for the first few days of our trek).

2 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

We continue following the Buri Gandaki as we climb high above the river through fairly dense forest. Throughout the day the trail undulates, passing several small hamlets and farms. We reach at Machha Khola (fish river), which is a tributary running into the Buri Gandaki. Approximately 5 hours of walk

6-7 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

We cross a bridge at The Machha Khola and follow the rocky trail to Tatopani. The water for the natural hot springs here is funnelled through a few taps in the centre of the village. Crossing the river at an undulating section of the trail brings us to Dovan, where there are a few tea houses. Above the village the Buri Gandaki descends in an impressive series of rapids. After some steep sections the river and trail level out until we cross a suspension bridge at Lauri. The trail climbs up on to a high path and then drops down into the valley, taking us to the well-kept village of Jagat. Approximately 5-6 hours walking.

7-8 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

Climbing up to Deng, the trial continues up to the valley through the Salleri, sirdbas and Ghate Khola villages. We then, drop down to cross the long suspension bridge and climb acutely up to the Philim, where we have out lunch. From Philim as we pas series along the the impressive waterfall on the either side of valley. we Descend a little and cross the bridge after passing the small settlement of Chispani and Eklabatti. Crossing the River for twice moretime as we flicker up the valley through the forest to Phewa and forward onto Deng.

8-9 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

From Deng, we walk down and cross the river by bridge. We then climb steeply up till a spectacular trial. We can see Mani stone (prayer Stone) carved into wayside rocks, which is indicate that we are now on the Buddhist area. Passing the snakk settlements of Rana and Bihi Phedi, the trial continues ascending some way steeply up but, at one point we descend and again cross the river to reach the Ghao. we reach Ghap by Lunch time and explore around at the evening.

5-6 hours
Breakfast
Tea House
Day 07 :
Trek to Lho

Crossing he river for three times today, we climb steadily up through the forest to Namrung. A short walk to downwards by another climb takes us to lihi village. At Lihi village we have a short lunch break. After lunch again we descend to the river and climb a little to Sho, further we continue our climb to Lho. The trial passes through the Tibetan style villages and offer the breathtaking view of Mountains.

7-8 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

Today is the short but Pleasant walk. As we continue up the valley, we acquire altitude. we then, climb way up to the monastery then we follow the valley with majestic views of Manaslu ahead. We climb up for about couple of hours to Shyaula village, where we are surrounded by beautiful views. We can salo visualize Himalchuli , Peak 29, Maike and Larkya Peak. Soon we reach the farmland and stone made houses of Samagoan.

3-4 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

Samdo is the last permanent settlement in the valley.Today is the easy half day walk to reach Samdo. Walking through the trial we have a fantastic views of mountain especially Himalchuli behind us. As we reach Samdo, Samdo peak rears up behind us.

3-4 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

Leaving the Samdo viallage, we cross a stream and walk steadily up to the Larkya Bazar. Climbing with a few steps section throughout we reach Dharmasala.

4-5 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

A long day as we cross the pass. The trail climbs onto the moraine of the glacier with views of Larkya Peak. The ascent is gradual at first with a final steep climb to the top of the Larkya pass (5213m). This is the highest point of the trek and the views are outstanding – a wonderful panorama of peaks including Annapurna 2, Himlung Himal and Kang Guru. Descending carefully steeply over snow and scree the trail eventually eases off onto a path which takes us down to Tanbuche. Further down the valley is Bimthang.

10-12 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

A spare day is to be used if required but, if every things goes as per plan then we will saty at Bhimtang and explore around. Bhimtant there is a Half day walk to a beautiful glacial lake called Pongkar lake.

3 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

From Bhimtang to Tilje it is one of the spectacular walk as the wall of mountainas lies behind and infront of us.

7-8 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

We descend through Tilje and several other small villages before we join the main Annapurna Circuit trail. We then, follow the old trial which climb above the river and undulates until we descend to Tal for night.

6-7 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

Continue steeply down to the village of Chyamje. From Chyamje to Jagat we climb above the road and follow the old trekking trial. Now we cross the river to Germu and have a final climb upto Bahundanda.

6-7 hours
Breakfast
Tea House

Today we take a short walk and board our local bus with high clearance due to the road condition till Besishar. There we change our our vehicle and drive back Kathmandu having our lunch on the way.

Breakfast
3 Stars Hotel

Free day for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You may wish to visit the monkey temple at Swayambunath, one of the largest Buddhist Stupas in the world at Bodnath, or the most important Hindu temple in the valley at Pashupatinath, visit Durbar Square in the heart of the old city where the old Royal Palace, with its intricate woodcarving is located. Outside is Kumari Chowk, home of the Kumari, the young girl who is revered as a living goddess. The whole area is a maze of temples and images. Leading away from the square in all directions are narrow alleys, full of the most amazing variety of shops and stalls. Sightseeing tours can be booked locally.

Breakfast

Having the early breakfast, departure transfer to the airport.

Breakfast

Cost Includes

  • Trekkers information management system (TIMS) registration card
  • All necessary permits
  • First aid medical Kit
  • International airport arrival and departutre transfers
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary
  • Manaslu Special Permit
  • Staff Insurance
  • Trekking Map
  • RT Bags 1 per client
  • All accommodation (B&B twin sharing basis) with Breakfast during trek (As per Itinerary).
  • Oxygen backup for Emergency
  • Government license holder experienced English-speaking Nepali Guide.

Cost Excludes

  • All the lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and on trek days.
  • Personal medical insurance.
  • Personal trekking gear.
  • Alcoholic Beverages.
  • Telephone calls
  • Nepal Visa Fee.
  • Personal Nature Expenses
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
  • The services not mentioned in “cost Includes
  • International air ticket and airport tax
  • Major meals (lunch and dinner)

FAQ- Manaslu Circuit Trek

Is the service of ATM available on the way of the Manaslu Circuit trek?

There are some ATM on the trekking route of Manaslu Circuit trek. Still, it is advisable to carry sufficient cash before starting the trek.

How fit do I need to be for Manaslu Circuit Trek ?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is categorized as tough (Difficulty Level: D-Tough).
Trekkers should be in good physical condition with some prior trekking experience for the Manaslu Circuit trek.

How long do we have to walk on average everyday while on Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The average walking time per day varies but generally ranges from 6 to 8 hours, depending on the specific day.
Trekkers should be prepared for moderate to long daily walks.

What is the maximum altitude we reach on this Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek Trek reaches a maximum altitude of 5213 metres at Larkya La pass.

Is the service of battery charging and hot shower available during the trek?

Charging facilities and hot showers are available at some teahouses during the trek.
However, it’s recommended to bring a portable charger.

Is the internet service available on the trek?

Wifi is available at some points during the trek. You might be required to pay certain amount to use the internet service.
However, it’s advisable not to rely solely on it, as connectivity can be unreliable in remote areas of the trek.

What is the ideal group size for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The group size for Manaslu circuit trek range from the size of 1 to 16 persons.

What is the best time to go on Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The best time to venture on Manaslu circuit trek is during Pre-monsoon season (September-december) and post-monsoon season (March-May). The summer season is not favorable because of heavy rain and the risk of flood landslides.  On the other hand, the winter season is risky because of extreme cold and snowfall.

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