Manaslu Circuit Trek is located in Lamjung District of Nepal which is widely considered as one of the chanllenging treks in Nepal. The Manaslu trek offers a perfect combination of the rich cultural heritage in the region with the unsurpassed natural beauty of the Himalayan Range. Manaslu trek provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet and is now a controlled trekking route, allowing organized trekking groups with special permits to gain entry into this region. Manaslu has a unique environment, which is exceptionally rich in biodiversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Nepal for many years. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna.
|Trip Code:||MATREK01||Trip Grade:|
|Best Season:||Sep to Dec, Jan to||Tour Starts/Ends:||Kathmandu|
|Places Covered:||Kathmandu, Soti Khola, Maccha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Samagoan, Samdo, Dharmasala, Larkya, Bimthang, Tilije, Tal, Syange||Activity:||, landscape, hiking, scenery, culture & sightseeing|
|Trek Staff||Guide, Porter||Accomodation:||3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu, Guest House during trek|
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Upon arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu, guests will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to hotel. Today you are free and easy to spend time on your own.
After breakfast drive to famous Kathmandu Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is one of the major attractions in Katmandu Valley.
Then we will visit the Great Stupa of Boudhanath (UNESCO World Heritage Site) a vast dome-shaped monument representing the Mind of the Buddha.
Free time for trek preparation and shopping if any.
Today we will set off early towards Sotikhola. The drive is an enjoyable drive where we can see the countryside with some beautiful mountain views. The road till Dhading is good raod but once we starts towards Arughat the raod will be rough and bumpy. ON reaching Arughat we continue to Sotikhola and overnight.
Today we will cross a bridge and trek through the Sal Forest and climb to aridge above the Budi Gandaki River. Then we reach Khursane and then continue to the Gurung Village of Labubesi. We will further climb behind a rocky hill where the valley is open to the Budhi Gandaki River. We head down to the river and cross a suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola Village. Overnight.
We will walk up and down through a narrow trail which brings us to Khorlabesi. After few more up and down walking we will reach a famous place for many trekking spots called as Tatopani (Hot Sprint). From there we will walk uphill and then we will cross a suspension brige over Budi Gandaki. We will continue our walk over a ridge to Dobhan and upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we will climb the stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. We trek over a ridge along the river and climb towards the village of Jagat where we will stay for the night.
We bigin todays trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri and the descend to Sirdibas where the valley widens a bit and the trail continues to Ghatte Khola. Passing a long suspension beidge in Philim which is a big Gurung Village. We will walk north and towards millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The route will enter a steep gorge from where we will descent to the grally land sloples. We sontinue to walk the trail towars a valley and pass through bamboo forest to Deng Khola. Once we cross the river we will reach our desintaiton for the night, the Deng Village.
Today morning we will cross Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at a height of 1910m. Then we will head towards Budi Gandaki valley passing through forests. Then we walk towards Prok Village from ehre the sights of Siringi Himals looks spectacular. We cross Budi Gandaki and then reach a spot which trails to a narrow gorge leading to lesser dense forest and a good train to walk. The walk will be a pleasant one with a climb to reach Namrung where we overnight.
Today we can have agood views of Siring and Ganesh Himal from Namrung village and also Himchuli in the south. We have to climb steadly and pass through forests to reach Lihi village which has many Chortens and barley terraces. The train now descends and crosses the valley of Simnang Himal and Ganesh Himal. Then we reach Sho and Lho village from where amazing views of mount Manaslu can be seem. We then continue to Samagoan or Sama Village where we will spend our night.
Today is a free day for azzlimatization in Samagaon. We can spend the day by doing some tour around the village and know the Sherpa culture of the village. We can see thousand of mani stones, Buddhism related pictures and sights, traditional clothes & ornaments. We can even explore and old Gompa Pungyen Gompa) which lies near to the village on a small hill. Overnight in Samagaon.
Today we descend the Budi Gandaki river and walk the trails to reach the Manaslu Base Camp. The Larkya La trail passes through several mani walls and the trails also passes throught juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We then cross a wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and finally reachSamdo. Overnight at Samdo.
Today we will rest and acclimatize again. So we can make use of the day by hiking to the trade passes to Tibet which is just behind the Samdo village and from there you will have beautiful sights of Mount Manaslu along with other Hialayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Pea, Cheo and also Kang Guru behind the pass. Back to Samdo and overnight.
Today we will walk down the edge and cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and walk upwards crossing streams and witnessing Larkya Glacier and then the valley of Salka Khola and ascend to the stone guest house (4450m), which is a shelter called Dharamshala also known as Larke Phedi. Overnight in Dharmashala.
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of theLarkya Glaciers from ehere we can enjoy amazing views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Then we cross moraines of the glacier, making gradual ascent through the pass. From the pass there are outstanding ives of Humlung Himal, Chee Himal, Hangguru and the huge Annapurna II. In the evening the views of Mount Manaslu will make an overwhelming expereicne. Overnight in Bimthang.
You can enjoy the great views of Mount Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung HImal and Cheo Himal. We will walk to Tilije today by descending from Bimthang by crossing high pastures (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We will walk throught the rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley till we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche (2785m). We will pass the village of Gho and finally arrive at Tilije where we will overnight.
Today we will ascend through a village on stone paved trail and cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and reach Thonje Village. We proceed to Dharapani passing a police check point on the way. From Dharapani the famous Annapurna Circuit section starts. Later we cross Karte Village and cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We will now reach the village of Tal which is located at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight.
Today we will walk a trail to reach Chyamje Village crossing the Marshyangdi Khola. Then we walk trhough terrace fields and villages of the hillside. We then descend through rhododendron and pine forests to Syange where we overnight.
Today we will drive from Syange to Besi Sahar which offers beautiful views of the mountains and landscapes along the banks of Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We can also see small villages along the way with farming terraces. We continue our journey till we reach Kathmandu. Once we arrive in Kathmandu, check in to hotel and then proceed for last minute shopping and farewell dinner with cultural show. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today you are free until your departure time to Airport. You can rest or relax or do some shopping if you have some time. Our representative will come to pick you up 3 hours prior to departure time and transfer you to Airport. Have a good flight back home with beautiful Himalayan memories of Nepal.
– Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square & Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
– Beautiful landscape and greeneries during trek
– Chance to see village lifestyle & culture
– Manaslu Base Camp
– Breathtaking views of Manaslu, Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Pea, Cheo and also Kang Guru
03 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
14 nights’ accommodation during Trek in a Tea House or Guest House on twin sharing
All meals while on trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Airport – Hotel – Airport Transfers (Arrival & Departure)
Kathmandu – Soti Khola transfers
Half day guided sightseeing of World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
Entrance fees to all sightseeing places and monuments
English speaking Trek leader/Guide
Porters to carry your bags (1 porter for 2 guests)
Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance and equipment’s for all staffs
TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) & Shivapuri National Park Permit Fee
All Paper works for trekking
Farewell dinner (Authentic Nepalese cuisine with cultural show)
All ground transfers on private air con car/van/coach
All government, hotel and other applicable taxes.
International Airfare and taxes
Nepal Entry visa (Visa is obtained in Nepal Airport immigration on arrival. USD 25 per visa for 15 days, USD 40 per visa for 30 days and USD 100 per visa for 90 days. All the visas are multiple entry visas. Please carry 02 passport sized photograph for the visa.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
All items of personal nature like telephone bills, laundry, drink etc.
Tipping to guide and driver (Tipping is expected)
Any other item which is not mentioned in the price inclusion list.