Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • Price:US$ 1355
  • Duration:16 Days
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Grade:Moderate

Destination: Nepal

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Max. Altitude: 5400m

Itinerary: Fixed or customized (group, single, family and senior packages available)

Group size: 2 people

Group size max: 10 people.

Splendid breathtaking place: relaxing with different traditional culture, mountain

During Trek: Local Guide

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Manaslu is the world’s eighth-highest peak. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word “Manaslu”, meaning “intellect” or “soul”, leading to the most common translation “Mountain of the Spirit”. Opened to tourists in 1991, Manaslu's unsurpassed beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. The inhabitants of the upper Buri Gandaki region are known as the Nuri; their language and dress are similar to the neighboring Tibetans. These local Himalayan people still earn their living through trade with Tibet.

[Manaslu Circuit Trekking] Although the Larkya La (5100m) is not a difficult pass, the trek around Manaslu is harder than most in Nepal. However, the mountain views are sensational and the Larkya La is one of the most dramatic pass crossings in the Himalaya.  Himalayan Unforgettable Adventures arranges the Manaslu Circuit all year round. Trekking in Manaslu Circuit itinerary.

As the documented Nepal visitors the end, the spotlight has been refocused on this beautiful Himalayan country as it continues to recover from April 2015's catastrophic earthquake. For many travelers, reaching Nepal's.

Nepal is a safe and welcoming country to visit, and tourism supports both the local economy and rebuilding efforts around the country.

All our guides and porters are experienced, licensed and covered by insurance

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Day to day outline itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu,
  • Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m)8 - 9 hours
  • Day 03:Soti Khola - Maccha Khola 900m) 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 04:Maccha Khola -Jagat (1410m)6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 05:Jagat - Deng 1,804m)6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 06: Deng - Namrung (2630m) 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 07: Namrung – Samagaon [3530m) – 6-7 hour
  • Day 08:Samagaon - Pungyen Monastery - Samagaon: 6 - 7 hours exploration
  • Day 09:Samagaon - Samdo [3860m) – 5-6 hours
  • Day 10:Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya (4460m) – 5-6 hours

  • Day 11:Dharamsala - Larkya la pass (5160m) Bimthang : 8 - 9 hours

  • Day 12:Bimthang - Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 - 6 hours

  • Day 13:Tilje - Dharapani (1680m) 5 Hours

  • Day 14: Drive Dharapani to Kathmandu 7 Hours

  • Day 15:Final departure

Cost Details

Cost Include

  • All airport/hotel/land transfers by private  vehicle unless otherwise requested
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals during trekking 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners with Tea, coffee each meal in a cup during the trek
  • Teahouse Accommodation Twin bed sharing basic entire trip per as available
  • Sightseeing tours in Kathmandu, Syambu Nath, Boudha Nath, Paten and Bhaktapur including a tour guide (if the option is chosen)
  • Government license holder experienced Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more then  5, 6  peoples and experienced Porter (between every 2 person basis) Max.25 kg. Plus their food, Insurance for all staff.
  • TIMS Card  (Trekking Information Management System) permits.
  • Special Trekking Permit for Manaslu Trek. Manaslu National park permit, Annapurna Conservation permit fee necessary.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes wherever applicable

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa fee ($30 and two passport photographs are required).
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch in Kathmandu, unless requested for
  • Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, cold drinks extra porters, chocolate, beverages, showers etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters



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Note

We will inform you some time we could face problem due to flight delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather or road condition. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe and the mountain weather is un predicable. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish.

As the  documented Nepal visinears the end, the spotlight has been refocused on this beautiful Himalayan country as it continues to recover from April 2015's catastrophic earthquake. For many travelers, reaching Nepal's.

Nepal is a safe and welcoming country to visit, and tourism supports both the local economy and rebuilding efforts around the country.                   Come and join us for a life changing experience – with Himalayan Unforgettable Adventure!

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive at Tribubhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, And transfer to the hotel, welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m)8 - 9 hoursWe set off early today for Sotikhola. During the drive, we enjoy views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We will be driving on a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading (1050m)but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a rough road. Upon reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Sotikhola. Overnight in Soti Khola at Guest House

Day 03Soti Khola - Maccha Khola 900m) 6 - 7 hoursAt the crossing of the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola at Lodge (B, L, D )

Day 04Maccha Khola -Jagat (1410m)6 - 7 hrsThe narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat. at Lodge (B, L, D )

Day 05Jagat - Deng 1,804m)6 - 7 hrsWe begin today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As 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. Overnight in Deng. at teahouse (B, L, D )

Day 06 Deng - Namrung (2630m) 6 - 7 hrsAfter a brief walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forests and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, we take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. We further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung at teahouse (B, L, D)

Day 07 Namrung – Samagaon [3530m) – 6-7 hourNamrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We enjoy extraordianary views of Mt. Manasly from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where overnight stay in Samagaon at teahouse (B, L, D)

Day 08Samagaon - Pungyen Monastery - Samagaon: 6 - 7 hours exploration We spend res day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, we get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old visit (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later they met with a lot of resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They were finally successful in 1959. This is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. There are two options for us today. The option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village. This hike will take us to one of the trade passes to Tibet for excellent views of Mt. Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass. En route to these viewpoints we pass many seasonal herding settlements called doksas and sight some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin soaring high above us. Another option for today could be a trip to the Gya La ('large pass') to the north of Samdo, a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. But, this is a rather longer hike (whole day) and hence could be a little tiring. Overnight in Samdo at teahouse (B, L, D,)

Day 09Samagaon - Samdo [3860m) – 5-6 hoursToday, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, 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 view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. The option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village. This hike will take us to one of the trade passes to Tibet for excellent views of Mt. Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass. En route to these viewpoints we pass many seasonal herding settlements called doksas and sight some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin soaring high above us. Another option for today could be a trip to the Gya La ('large pass') to the north of Samdo, a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. But, this is a rather longer hike (whole day) and hence could be a little tiring. Overnight in Samdo. at teahouse (B, L, D)

Day 10Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya (4460m) – 5-6 hoursEven today, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharmashala at teahouse (B, L, D)

Day 11Dharamsala - Larkya la pass (5160m) Bimthang : 8 - 9 hoursAfter a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight in Bimthang at teahouse (B, L, D)

Day 12Bimthang - Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 - 6 hoursFrom a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Due to yesterday's tiredness we might take an overnight rest at Gho but better lodges are available at Tilije. Overnight stay in Tilije Village at teahouse ( B, L, D)

Day 13Tilje - Dharapani (1680m) 5 HoursIt's an easy trekking day following the Dudh Khola through bamboo forests down to Dharapani, an atmospheric Tibetan village with prayer flags fluttering at the gompa in Thongje on the old Annapurna trail. Trekking south on the main Annapurna Circuit trail, and following down the Marsyangdi River crossing bridge twice to reach the small village of Karte. And continue decent along the cliff rocky trail before crossing the Marsyangdi river and the village of the Lower Manang region. Over night stay in Dharapani at teahouse(B, L, D)
We see ahead marks of Annapurna Circuit Trekking board.

Day 14 Drive Dharapani to Kathmandu 7 HoursIn the morning we will back to Kathmandu with our scenic drive, so we'll try to head off early and stop for lunch en route back. It is a different world back in the Nepali hills, and the gentle light sends us on our way back to the bustle of Nepal's capital city Kathmandu. A celebration is definitely in order tonight!

Day 15Final departureYour adventure comes to an end today. There is nothing to do but we trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. we will escort you to the airport approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight.On our way to home, we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

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21 March, 2021 06 April, 2021 1355 Available Book Now

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