Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Trekking in the Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The Manaslu Circuit trek is one of them, which is getting more popular.

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    All about the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    Overview

    Trekking in the Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The Manaslu Circuit trek is one of them, which is getting more popular. Manaslu circuit trek offers breathtaking mountain views, old remote Buddhist village, culture, close to the Tibetan border, and a variety of geographic diversity that rivals any other trek in the Nepal Himalaya.

    The trek trail follows an ancient salt–trading route along the Budhi Gandaki river. Also, the trekking route follows the beautiful pine-forested from Deng village to Sama village, which has many beautiful mountains and every village has beautiful Buddhist Gumba. Samagaon village at the foot of Manaslu we will do acclimatization or we can hike to Manaslu base camp. After Walking 4hrs from sama we will reach samdo. Samdo is the highest village in the Manaslu region.

    Larkya pass (5160m) is the highest pass of the Manaslu circuit trek. The crossing of the Larkya Pass can be rugged when there is snow. However, the incredible scenery of the Himalayas towering straight above you and the magnificent glaciers make it more than worth the effort.

    From the larkya la pass we can view the Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal (Nemjung), and Kang Guru along with the Annapurna massif. From larkya top, continue descent the meadowland of Bhimtang is reached, from where we can see the Manaslu range again.

    Short Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu(1300m)
    Day 02: Prepare for trekking
    Day 03: Drive to sotikhola (750m). 8-9 hours
    Day 04: Trek from sotikhola To Khorlabesi (970m) .5 hours
    Day 05: Trek from khorlabeshi To Jagat (1340m). 6-7 hours
    Day 06: Trek from Jagat to pewa (1840m).6-7 hours
    Day 08: Trek from pewa to Namrung (2900m). 6-7 hours
    Day 09:Trek from Namrung To sama village (3500m).6-7 hours
    Day 10: Acclimatization day
    Day 11: Trek from sama To Samdo village (3900m). 3hours, rest day
    Day 12: Trek from samdo To Dharamsala Larkya Phedi (4400m). 3/4 hours.
    Day 13: Trek from Dharamsala – Cross Larkya La (5140) to Bimtang (3590m) 9/10hrs.
    Day 14: Trek form bhimthang To Ghoa (2515m). 6/7 hours.
    Day 15: Trek from gho To Tal (1700m). 6 hours
    Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu
    Day 17: Departure to international airport

     

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after)  with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal/Tibet Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking water, shower, bar bills etc)

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    1. Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu(1300m)

      Arrival in Kathmandu, we are greeted at the airport by our local team and transferred to the hotel, to take advantage of a time of rest, briefing of presentation of the progress of the trek, then free time. In case of arrival in the morning, free day: rest or the possibility of making free visits for those who wish. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse you in Nepalese culture and to test the local gastronomy.

    2. Day 02 Prepare for trekking

      Have breakfast and then you have the whole day to explore the best Kathmandu Sightseeing spots with your guide. You can visit and explore one of the most famous Shiva temples, Pashupatinath, recognized as the monkey temple; Swyambhunath, the largest Stupa in the world, also called Boudhanath Stupa; and finally the Royal Palace, Kathmandu Durbar Square. The next day, you will begin your trek on the Annapurna Circuit, so you have to check your equipment to make sure that you are ready for your adventure and climb. Have dinner and stay overnight in the same hotel at Kathmandu.

    3. Day 03 Drive to sotikhola (750m). 8-9 hours

      From Kathmandu, we drive west towards Pokhara, following the zigzag road over the valley and alongside the Trisuli and Budi Gandaki River. we will have fun with clear views of the Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal as we cross through many villages before reaching sotikhola.

    4. Day 04 Trek from sotikhola To Khorlabesi (970m) .5 hours

      Today first hiking of trek, we follow a road track and continue ups and downs through the forest as we continue to head upstream along the Budi Gandaki. We descend to the wide, sandy riverbed for lunch then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river. After crossing many suspension bridges, we stop in the small village of Khorlabesi.

    5. Day 05 Trek from khorlabeshi To Jagat (1340m). 6-7 hours

      The Buri Gandaki gorge is narrow with sheer cliffs on either side and the morning’s trail begins by following a cliff path along the east bank before passing hot springs at Tatopani and then crossing the Dodan Khola. Today we enter inside the Manaslu Conservation area and we camp in a Rocky Valley above Budi Gandaki.

    6. Day 06 Trek from Jagat to pewa (1840m).6-7 hours

      Today will be a long day, we will walk on a rugged trail. the trails follow alongside scenic views of natural waterfalls and rustic villages. Continuing walk on narrow gorges also has a chance to meet mules on the very narrow trail. The trail takes us through pine forest scattered with rhododendron:

    7. Day 08 Trek from pewa to Namrung (2900m). 6-7 hours

      We start by ascending to Deng village and then descend to cross a suspension bridge. There are riverside moving smoothly up and down and mani walls and chortens can be seen, signs of the clearly Tibetan territory into which we are entering Kanu Gate. The trail keeps Rana village, Bih, ghap village. On the way, we can view Shringi and Ganesh Himal and continue along the northern bank of the Budi Gandaki until we reach the Ghap village for lunch. Then, we continue up through the dense pine forest and reach Namrung.

    8. Day 09 Trek from Namrung To sama village (3500m).6-7 hours

      We descend to cross a small stream and continue through small Tibetan villages towards Li gaon shyo and lho village. Today, It is likely that we will meet our first yak and there are also common monkeys who often come down drink water in the river. behind us, we have stunning views of Ganesh and Baudha Himal range and Kutang Himal stands high border between Nepal and Tibet on our right side. From the lho village, we can views Mt. Manaslu very near. Continue climbing on pine forest we reach to shyala and sama village, and we walk along grassy slopes a which finally gives way to the cultivated fields of Sama village. The trail takes us out of the grasslands and into the wider territory as we skirt around some glacial moraine then descend to the riverbed. The view of Manaslu is superb today.

    9. Day 10 Acclimatization day

      Today has been set aside for acclimatization. There is an optional walk up the ridge below Manaslu to base camp (4500m), approximately 1500ft, in snow, to gain spectacular views of Manaslu, glaciers, and lakes. Overnight: Wilderness camp

    10. Day 11 Trek from sama To Samdo village (3900m). 3hours, rest day

      Today, we walk the grasslands trails and into the wilder territory. Also, we trail takes around some glacial moraine then descends to the river bank to cross a beautiful wooden bridge. We can observe Excellent views of the Manaslu, himchuli pang pechs peak. We soon reach the samdo a Tibetan village, a wild place with a substantial village of some 200 permanent residents.

    11. Day 12 Trek from samdo To Dharamsala Larkya Phedi (4400m). 3/4 hours.

      After a couple of stream crossings with Suspension Bridge, the Larkya Glacier appears on the opposite. We steadily climb on grassland, walk around the Sarka Khola reach Dharamsala now there is a lodge

    12. Day 13 Trek from Dharamsala - Cross Larkya La (5140) to Bimtang (3590m) 9/10hrs.

      Early morning, after a short ascent, we will reach on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. It takes us approximately 4- 5 hours to reach the larkya pass. we walk across moraines glacier From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Chap Himal, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru (6981m), and Annapurna II (7937m). The descent from the pass is very steep across ice and as we follow the glacier. Progress is slow and careful but eventually, we enter the valley of the Burdin Khola and continue to Bimtang.

    13. Day 14 Trek form bhimthang To Ghoa (2515m). 6/7 hours.

      The trail now basically follows the Marsyangdi downstream, before entering a pristine forest of pine and rhododendron which during the spring months puts on a brilliant display of color. Keep your camera handy today as the views of the Himlung and Manaslu Himal are again spectacular.

    14. Day 15 Trek from gho To Tal (1700m). 6 hours

      Today we pass through a few small villages where we meet the road goes to the Annapurna circuit which is inside the Annapurna conservation area. Tonight we will camp in the bank of Marsyangdi river with a view of the Natural waterfall at Tal.
      Overnight: Wilderness camp

    15. Day 16 Drive to KathmanduDrive to Kathmandu

      Today after breakfast we will directly drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu.

    16. Day 17 Departure to international airport

      We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight to your destination.

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

    Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in a 3 or 4-star hotel.

    Accommodation during the trek will be in tea house or lodges. Some accommodations at lower altitudes offer fully equipped rooms with electricity, western toilet facility, wi-fi, and hot showers. Whereas some tea houses, especially at the higher altitude offer very basic kind of services.

    You will be accommodated on a twin-basis during the trek. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. If you want a single room for yourself, let us know in advance before the trek.

    Normally, beds contain pillow and sheets. Almost all tea houses provide blankets but it is advisable to use your sleeping bag which will be provided by us in case it becomes too cold.

    Some tea houses especially those at lower altitudes have proper western toilets. As you move higher some tea houses use squat toilet facilities. Also, it is important to know that some tea houses do not provide toilet paper in the toilets.

    In higher altitudes, you will usually have to pay extra for charting electronic devices or taking a hot shower. Laundry services are also available in some lodges at an extra price. Wifi cards can also be bought at these lodges. There are multiple options available depending on the data limit and speed.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    What is included in this tour Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after) in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag, and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, bar bills etc)