Mansalu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is considered one of the most challenging treks in Nepal; it is rewards the adventurous with an unparalleled alpine experience. The Manaslu circuit offers a perfect combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan beauty, spectacular scenic beauty, fascinating Tibetan culture and a rich mountain biological diversity. Manaslu at 8118 meters is the 8th highest peak in the world and is located near to the border of Nepal and Tibet. The name Manaslu means "The Spirit-Mountain" in the local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity, which dwells within.

Trekking in Manaslu region is one of the most delightful adventures. If you would like to sample both extremes of the trekking experience in Nepal, and really get to see what all the excitement is about in terms of the most breath-taking mountain scenery on earth, then look no further than the Manaslu circuit via the Larkya La. Pass. It is challenging trip requiring good physical fitness and stamina.

The standard Manaslu circuit trekking usually begins from Arughat and ends at Dharapnai in Annapurna region.
Manaslu trek offers a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably "untouched" region of Nepal. This trek follows a route that has long been covered by Himalayan buffs, going north behind Himalchuli Peak 29 (7,835 m.) and Mt. Manaslu (8,118 m.)

Itinerary in Details

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sihgtseeing tour.
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple , Boudhanath Stupa & Pashupatinath Temple. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (640meters) 8 hours.
Your Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up; from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi (The district headquarter of Dhading1050m) for 4 hours is comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours we will be driving on rough road. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (775meters) 6 hours.
Along the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River - an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 05: Soti to Machha Khola (900meters) 5.30 hours.
Trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340meters) 6 hours.
After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 07: Jagat to Ngyak (2310meters) 6 hours.
After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 08 : Ngyak to Ghap (2100meters) 6 hours.
Follow the trail upstream of Deng River - a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 09: Ghap to Lho (3200meters) 6 hours.
After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 meters) and Manaslu (8150 meters) are visible from here. Tonight we camp near a spring at Lho gaon - a small village. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 10: Lho to Samagompa (3500meters) 6 hours.
You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for night halt. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 11: Samagompa to Stone Hut (4500meters) 5 hours.
Today we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement - Samdo. Here amid the most sever conditions of nature live some 200 villagers in forty houses check-by-jowl. Camp at Stone Hut. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 12: Acclimatization and exploration day.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the reduction of the air and also for local excursion. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 13: Stone Hut - Cross Larkya La (5215meters) and trek Bhimphedi (3590meters) 8 hours.
We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 14: Bhimphedi to Tilje (3900meters) 5 hours.
The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through fig tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 15: Tilje to Tal (1725meters) 5 hours.
Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 16: Tal to Jagat (1300meters) 5 hours.
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal pani We will have overnight stay at Jagat. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 17: Jagat to Besisahar (720m) 6 hours.
Descending gently for 30 minutes and the trail runs gently down to Syange village, and then catch the jeep to Besisahar, Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 18: Drive back Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus 7 hours. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20: Transfer to the International Airport for your home departure. “Farewell”

Service Includes

  • All local transportation by suitable vehicle (car, van, bus) in Kathmandu
  • Four nights’ accommodation with breakfast at 3 – 4 star category hotels in Kathmandu.
  • A day Kathmandu sightseeing as per itinerary with tour guide & entry fees
  • Kathmandu to Arughat & Besisahar to Kathmandu both ways by bus
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) prepared by our expert camping cook.
  • Twin sharing accommodation on tented camp during the trek
  • An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments. Manaslu conservation & Annapurna conservation entry fees and TIMS Permit
  • Trekking equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, Table with chairs, kitchen utensils, Down sleeping bag / Jackets, walking sticks, and other necessary equipments during the trek).
  • Special Manaslu permit (Manaslu Circuit Trekking is in Restricted zone, we need special permit to visit this area)
  • Annapurna conservation entry fee and TIMS Permit
  • Safe drinking water, Boiled/Iodine tablets
  • First aid medical kit bag
  • All government and local taxes
  • Office service charge
  • Service Excludes

  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu allow US$ 10 - US$ 12 per meal.
  • Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa , you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.) US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call and internet.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver. ( Tipping is expected)

 

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Trip Highlights

  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by Experience Tour Guide,
  • Scenic Bus Driving to Arughat,
  • Exciting bamboo bridge to cross,
  • The trek familiarizes to the multi-ethnic villagers of the region including Nalma, Sho and others,
  • Pristine Mountain views,
  • The beautiful backdrop of Ganesh Himal mountain range,
  • Gorkha palace, Mt. Manaslu, Rich Cultural heritage, Sama Gompa, Larkya La pass, best views of waterfalls,

Manaslu Trekking Route Map

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Trip Facts

Tour Code:
NHTO 01
Max. Altitude:
5215m
Trip Duration:
20 Days
Trek Grade:
Moderate to Streneous
Activities:
Trekking + Tour
Accommodation:
Tent/Hotel
Transportation:
Jeep/Bus
Group Size:
2 (minimum)
Best Time:
March - May, Sep - Nov.
Per Day Hiking:
5 to 6 hours
Trip Cost:
USD 1990.00 Per Person

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We had brilliant trip to Manaslu Trekking this spring, your hospitality and friendliness was absolutely fantastic and we enjoyed very much during our adventure! Thank you very much for whole Team !! See you soon...
Marcelo and Mario, Brazil


We had never been to Nepal before or indeed done any trekking. I can honestly say that this was the best holiday ever, and that it was made better by Nepal Adventure Trek. The guides, porters, accommodation (Tented /Hotel) and food were wonderful.

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