Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Price

USD 1396

Trip Duration

15 days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Highest Altitude

5200m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

local Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Introduction

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you around the majestic Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. This trek offers a less crowded alternative destination to the Annapurna and Everest regions, providing a pristine and culturally rich experience. The trekking trail takes you through diverse landscapes, including lush greenery, terraced fields, quaint Tibetan villages, and High Mountain passes.

Key highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trek include crossing the challenging Larkya-La Pass, exploring the unique Tibetan-influenced culture of the region, and enjoying panoramic views of several snow-capped peaks. Our tailor-made customize trek takes 15 days. The trek is known for its natural beauty, cultural immersion, and the adventure of trekking in a remote and less-explored part of the Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Trekking Experience on the lap of 8the highest peak (Manaslu8163m)
  • Experience Nubry Vally, Tibetan culture & Hospitality
  • Reaching Birendra Lake & Base Camp
  • Many waterfalls, rivers, springs & flora fauna of the region
  • Larke -La pass(5200m) the most beautiful pass
  • Alpine hiking experience

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Machi Khola
  • Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat
  • Day 4: Jagat to Deng
  • Day 5: Deng to Namrung
  • Day 6: Namrung to Samagaun
  • Day 7: Acclimatization day in Samagaun
  • Day 8: Samagaun to Samdo
  • Day 9: Acclimatization day in Samdo
  • Day 10: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi
  • Day 11: Dharamsala to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass (5160m)
  • Day 12: Bimthang to Tilje
  • Day 13: Tilje to Dharapani than Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Full Day Kathmandu sightseeing (UNESCO)
  • Day 15: Departure Day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to The capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. our representative will be waiting for you just outside of your arrival terminal. They will transfer you to your respective hotel then Rest and prepare for your Manaslu trek. Explore the vibrant streets and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the city. Meet your trekking crew in the evening then trip briefing. Stay at the hotel in Kathmandu (1250M).

Day 2: Kathmandu to Machi Khola

Drive from Kathmandu to Machi Khola, the starting point of the trek. The drive takes around 8-9 hours, passing through scenic countryside, villages, rivers & snowcapped mountains. Overnight stay in Machi Khola(900m) 

Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat

Continue trekking along the Budi Gandaki River and pass through charming villages like Khorla Besi, Tatopani, and Dobhan. Cross a suspension bridge and ascend to Jagat, a small village with traditional houses. Stay at Jagat(1410m).

Day 4: Jagat to Deng

Trek through terraced fields and forests, and cross several suspension bridges. Pass through Philim, a picturesque village, and continue to Deng after crossing the split point for Tsum Valley & Budi Gandaki River, a village with stunning mountain views Stay at Deng(1804m).

Day 5: Deng to Namrung

Trek through lush sub-alpine forests with oak, juniper & rhododendron trees, cross a bridge and pass through beautiful villages like Bihi and Ghap. Ascend to Namrung, a village with traditional Tibetan-style houses and prayer flags. Stay at Namrung(2630m). 

Day 6: Namrung to Samagaun

Trek through rhododendron forests and pass through villages like Lihi and Sho. Enjoy panoramic views of Manaslu & surroundings and reach Samagaun, a picturesque village with stone houses and Buddhist monasteries.Stay at Samagaun(3530m).

Day 7: Acclimatization day in Samagaun

Spend a day in Samagaun for acclimatization. You can explore the village, Birendra Lake, Manaslu Base Camp, visit the ancient Pungyen Gompa, or hike to nearby viewpoints for stunning mountain vistas.

Day 8: Samagaun to Samdo

Trek along the Budhi Gandaki River and ascend to Samdo, a remote village near the Tibetan border. Samdo is known for its pristine landscapes and cultural richness. Stay at Samdo(3860m).

Day 9: Acclimatization day in Samdo

Today you can take a side trip to the borderlands of Tibet, hike to nearby viewpoints, or interact with the locals to learn about their lifestyle and culture. Stay in Himalayan Shangri-la.

Day 10: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi

Trek along rocky terrains and ascend to Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi. This is the base camp for crossing the challenging Larke-La Pass. Stay at Dharmashala(4460m). 

Day 11: Dharamsala to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass (5160m)

Cross the high mountain pass of Larke-La (5160m), which offers breathtaking & panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas & surrounding peaks. Descend to Bimthang, a beautiful valley long walk with stunning landscapes. Stay at Bhimtang(3720m).

Day 12: Bimthang to Tilje

Trek through the most beautiful part of Manaslu trek with rhododendrons, oaks, junipers & so many subalpine vegetation forests, and terraced fields, stay at beautiful Tilje village(2300m).

Day 13: Tilje to Dharapani than Kathmandu

Today we start early after breakfast to hike down to Dharapani village to catch the jeep to Besisahar then a long Drive Back to Kathmandu after your big adventure in the Nepal Manaslu Himalayas. Stay in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Full Day Kathmandu sightseeing (UNESCO)

Today after breakfast we will take you to show the Kathmandu Valley which is known as the highest density of UNESCO world heritage sites also known as the “City of Temples” or “City of Gods”

Visiting Swyamnhunath Maha chaitya, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple & Bouddhanath stupa. 

Day 15: Departure Day

After breakfast we will drop you off at the airport for final departure for your home or your next destination we bid our see you again until next time. 

 

Includes

  • Simple tea houses in trekking on a twin-sharing basis with a full board meal. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cups of tea each) 
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, accommodation, transportation & insurance. 
  • Necessary permits like Semi Restricted area permit, Manaslu Conservation area permit, Annapurna Conservation area permit & local Municipality fees.
  • Both way Local Bus/Jeep transportation Kathmandu-Machi Khola & Dharapani to Basisahar than Kathmandu
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis & best available lodges on trek with full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with a cup of tea each meal).
  • All grounded transportation like pickups & drops  
  • A group medical kit with an Oximeter 

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping and trekking gear. 
  • International/domestic flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • Travel insurance (must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)
  • Tips for driver, guide & porters. 
  • If the plan is changed by any other problem such as a landslide, political disturbance, changing plan, cancellation of flight. Or the things not mentioned above 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
The Manaslu Circuit Trek typically takes around 14 to 18 days to complete, depending on the chosen route, itinerary, and pace of the trekker.
What is the best time to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
The best time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear.
How difficult is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to be a challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers. The trail involves steep ascents, descents, rugged terrain, and high altitude, reaching over 5,100 meters (16,700 feet) at the Larkya La Pass.
What permits are required for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Trekkers need to obtain permits for both the Manaslu Conservation Area and the Manaslu Restricted Area. These permits can be obtained through registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu or directly from the Department of Immigration.
What is the altitude of the highest point on the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
The highest point on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Larkya La Pass, which stands at an altitude of approximately 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) above sea level
What are the accommodation options along the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Accommodation options along the trekking route include teahouses, lodges, and camping. Teahouses and lodges are available in villages along the trail, providing basic amenities such as meals and shelter. Camping may be required in more remote areas.
Is it possible to trek independently or should I hire a guide?
While it is technically not possible to trek independently on the Manaslu Circuit trek as this is the restricted area & you obtain your permit only along withyour guide. hiring a licensed guide mandatory due to the remote and challenging nature of the trek. A guide can provide valuable assistance, ensure safety, and offer insights into the local culture and customs.
What should I pack for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Essential items to pack include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, first aid kit, water purification tablets, and high-energy snacks. It's also important to carry appropriate permits, documents, and insurance.
Are there any health risks associated with the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Altitude sickness is a significant concern due to the high elevations reached during the trek. Trekkers should acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness. It's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the trek.
What wildlife can be seen during the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
The Manaslu Conservation Area is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including Himalayan Thars, blue sheep, snow leopards, and various species of Birds & Mammals.

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