Manaslu circuit trek

  • Hidden valley in Kutang

Difficult level : Moderated

Trekking Duration : 18days

Trip Starts : Barpak-laprak

Trip Ends : Nache- Tal

Accommodations : Hotel-Lodge

Meal : Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Max : 5000m

Best Season :

Hightlight Strong Point

A great diversity of landscapes: subtropical valleys, icy solitudes
Larkya pass (5160m) is the highest pass
A magnificent trek around the very aesthetic summit of Manaslu
many beautiful Gurungs and lamas

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

Day 1: 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

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.

We reach Gorkha by minibus by a road along the river Trisuli with beautiful views of the Himalayan range. Then we continue by local transport in the Daroundi Khola to Baluwa valley.we walk along the Daraundi river to Ranglung where we start a rather steep climb to Barpak, the largest traditional Gurung village in the Gorkha region. Beautiful view of Boudha Himal culminating at 6672 m.

Early in we will ascent to the crest of Pusahu (3000 m) and first views of the summits, the Himal Buddha (6672 m), and the various peaks of Ganesh Himal (7100 m). The descent through a thick rhododendron forest to Laprak, a village inhabited by Gurungs, famous elite soldiers, and main recruits of the Gorkhas regiments and mountaineer.

We begin this day of walking with a short descent to cross a Jerphu Khola (1800 m) on a suspension bridge. Then a gradual ascent to the balcony towards Singla. We have a beautiful view of the villages of Laprak and Gumda, hung on the mountainsides, entirely carved by fields as far as the eye can see. From Singla, we see again the imposing massif of Ganesh Himal. Descent to Khorla Bensi, where we recover the classic trail of the Manaslu tour.

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.

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:

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.

sWe 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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



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  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • A government license holder guide
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu/Nar Phu)
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements but prices
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure
  • First Aid Kit

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for Trekking Staffs
  • Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips for activates and sightseeing if extended
  • All items not listed in Cost included section
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Notes: Costs may prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tours days get modified.

About Accommodations/Meals: All Meals on full board basis will be served during Manaslu / Narpu Valley trekking. During trekking; three meals a day will be served according to the tea house/lodge/ homestay menus. Everyday’s dinner and breakfast are taken in the same place that we stay the night. Lunch will be taken in a tea shop on the way. Please know that the Manaslu region does not have a well-established tourist infrastructure as like as Annapurna or Everest region (and this is the main beauty of this region). I.e. variety of foods will not be available or possible on menu. We mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal bhat, tsampa porridge, fried potato, and other simple local organic foods.

All Inclusive Price

1500$ per person

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