Manaslu circuit trek

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Activity type: Hiking
Activity level: Moderate
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28 May 2018 - 31 May 2023

Duration: 16 Day(s) / Tour with flexible start dates
Price: from $1099 / Negotiable

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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1320m).

Our representative will be at airport with your name card. Once you grab him you will be heartily welcomed by him putting garland on your neck which means welcome to Nepal. Then you will be driven to the hotel by car. Rest and enjoy the day around the town.

Hotel in Kathmandu – B

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and shopping.

Trek preparation and sight seen. Today need to make special permits. Need your original passport to have restricted area permit.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti (620m) about 9 hours.

Today we long drive by local bus to Arughat. This is an interesting drive throughout highway and off road. Until Dhading besi we drive paved road after that we take off road uphill and downhill. During our driving we will stop for lunch in local restaurant for Daal Bhat, noodle soup or fried noodle.

Tea House in SotiKhola- B, L, D

Day 04: Trek from SotiKhola to Machha Khola (900m) about 7 hours.

After having breakfast we cross the suspension bridge and walk through the sal forest on to a ridge above high rapid of Budhi Gandaki River. Then we enter to the rocky cliffy trail toward Lapubeshi by passing some waterfalls and scene of waterfalls on another side. We further climb rocky trail towards Machha Khola following the River bank.

Tea House in Machha Khola- B, L, D

Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m) about 7 hours.

After breakfast we again follow narrow trails which make some up and down, after crossing Tharo Khola we reach at Khorlabesi. Then we walk some more up and down to Tatopani (hot spring) where we can take quick wash. The trail divert to the left bank of river by crossing the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki. After that the trails lead toward to jagat.

Tea house in Jagat- B, L, D

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1804m) about 7 hours.

At the beginning of the day starts uphill to the rocky ridge to Salleri and descend to Setibas. The valley takes you to the suspension bridge and climb up to Philim, which is big Gurung village. After crossing the Budhi Gandaki the trail leads the west bank. We continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng.

Tea House in Deng- B, L, D

Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m) about 7 hours.

After morning breakfast we cross the Budhi Gandaki after short walk from Deng and follow the north bank and then climb to Rana at 1980m. Then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. Cossing various streams and rivers we drop into the Sringi Valley. Ater few ups and downs in forests by passing many mani walls. Then we head to Prok village from where e could see stunning view of Siringi Himal. We cross the River many times with monasteries en route. After few up and down and at end steepy up we arrive at Namrung.

Tea house in Namrung- B, L, D

Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (3530m) about 7 hours.

After early morning stunning view of Mt Ganesh Himal, Mt siringi and Mt Himal Chuli on the south we head toward Samagaon. We climb up and pass through forest arrive Lihi where we can observe many Chortens and beautiful barley terrace fields. We pass through Lho and Shyala village during our walking. From Lho we could see picturesque view of Mt. Manasalu. Furhter more to Samagaon we can see Glaciers and other mountains as well.

Tea House in Samagaon- B, L, D

Day 09: Rest and acclimatization at Samagaon.

We will walk around the village and visit monastery which is Buddhist monastery where you can visit. We can see the rich Sherpa culture in this village. We can hike up to the ridge for the views of the mountains and the village.

Tea House in Samagaon- B, L, D

Day 10: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m) about 5 hours.

The trail drops down to the Budhi Gandaki River to cross the side stream. The trail leads towards north and follow in to a bridge over a side. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to wider. It is an easy walk through the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. Then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can see a large white kani which we do have to cross to get Samdo. If you have extra day we can enjoy by hiking to Tibet border and rest again at Samdo.

Tea House in Samdo- B, L, D

Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Dharamshala or Larkya la B.C. (4460m) about 5 hours.

The trails lead st down to the Budhi Gandaki River to cross the wooden bridge. After short walk through the valley the trail leads up to the Larkya Phedi. It is also called Dharmasala because there is a huge stone a kind of Shelter. Evening walk around the hill to get acclimatize and overnight at Larkya rest house.

Tea House in Larkya La B.C. - B, L, D

Day 12: Trek from Larkya la B.C. to Bhimthang (3720m/12201ft) via Larkya pass (5160m/16924ft) about 9 hours.

Today is the big and tough day of trekking. After short climb we reach north side of Larkya glacier. We walk across the moraines of the glacier and a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to get to the pass. From the top of the pass we can see gorgeous view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. From the pass we steeply all the way down to Bhimthang.

Tea House in Bhimthang - B, L, D

Day 13: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani (1963m) about 8 hours.

The trail descends into a rhododendron forest towards narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche (2785m). On the way one can enjoy the view of Manaslu, Annapurna and many more mountains. From here we cross a slide, then go across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. Then after the trail continue through the fields, over a stream, passing through the houses and fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests to Tilje. Then we walk further to Dharapani Annapurna circuit section.

Tea House in Dharapani- B, L, D

Day 14: Drive from Dharapani to Besisahar.

Today we drive by local jeep to Besisahar overnight stay at Besisahar.

.Tea House in Besisahar- B, L, D

Day 15: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu about 6 hours.

We take long drive to Kathmandu today. If we take local vehicle we need to change it in Beshisahar and direct head to Kathmandu. Rest, leisure and shop. In the evening we will have farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program.

Hotel in kathmandu- B

Day 16: Fare well Day.

Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards you will be taken to the airport. See you next time.

Note of above Itinerary:

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner

Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.

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Price includes

  • Cost Includes: • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea. • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek. • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu as per itinerary. • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek. • Special permits for Manaslu circuit. • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters. • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees. • Respective region (Manaslu) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Not included in price

  • • International airfares • International Airport Departure Tax. • Trekking Equipment • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry. • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal. • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance. • Tips & Gratuities

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Ganesh Neupane

 Ganesh Neupane 

38 years, Nepal

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