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Manaslu Circuit Trek

18 days Package | (Based on 1 Review)

  • Availability
    Anytime of The Year

  • Trip Duration
    18 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Moderate

  • Group Size
    Private and Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    5112m

  • Guide Language
    English

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Quick Overview

  • Start:Kathmandu
  • End:Kathmandu
  • Country:Nepal
  • Duration:18 day
  • Best Season:Sept-Dec, Feb-May

Introduction

The wonderful feeling of being surrounded by majestic mountains, setting your feet on most famous off the beaten trail in the world, discovering amazing mountain scenery, glacial terrain, high mountain pass, the secrets hidden in the snowy slopes of the Manaslu Region of Nepal. Manaslu circuit Trek provides a clear view of the world's eighth highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu along with, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Machhapuchchhre, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, and Ganesh Himal. Manaslu Conservation Area is also a major highlight of this trek which serves precious kinds of flora and fauna. Also, meet the friendly locals of Manaslu Region and spend some quality time with them learning about their culture and history. It is advisable that trekkers with previous trekking experience set out on this expedition as the climatic change and geographical conditions of the place may not suit novice or amateur trekkers.

Manaslu Region sees very fewer visitors so that the trails are less crowded making the trek a peaceful, natural and beautiful experience at the same time, perfect for those seeking a getaway from the everyday busy lives. Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with a scenic drive to Arughat from Kathmandu and the trek follows the version trail to the Larkya pass at (5,112 m.). After the Larkya La pass, you continue trekking to the Annapurna trails for your return to Bulbule via Tilche-Chamje, Ghermu & then drive back to Kathmandu through a scenic highway to end our trek in Kathmandu.  Months of Sept-Dec and Feb-May are best for this trek.

Trek Highlights

  • Off the beaten trail trek
  • World's 8th highest mountain-Manaslu
  • Spectacular mountain views
  • Nepali culture, tradition, and history
  • Larkya Pass at 5,112m
  • One of the best place for photography

Food

The food menu is a mixture of traditional local, India, American and continental cuisines and the foods will be all home-cooked, hygienic, fresh, tasty and nutritious. You'll get the best dishes available at the teahouse or lodge including Bhat, Pasta, Cereals, Eggs, Noodles, Potatoes, Vegetables, Fried rice, Soup, and many other dishes. We suggest you to have organic food and vegetable from their own garden and lemon tea, hot lemon, garlic soup, green tea, ginger tea, etc to stay away from high-altitude problems. You'll have more and varieties of food options during your stay in Kathmandu.

Accommodation

Accommodations during the Manaslu Circuit Trek are at teahouses which will give you homely feel where you'll get a chance to experience the renowned Nepalese hospitality. In peak season, due to high demand most of the tea houses are full, so we need to  book in advance. You'll find all the room simple and comfortable usually with two beds with mattress blanket and pillows. Some will have an en-suit bathroom but most have shared bathrooms with the squat toilet in mountain areas. When you're in Kathmandu, you'll be staying in a single room with attached bathrooms,  24 hours hot water, power,  TV, and laundry facility.

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 : Drive to Arughat
Day 3 : Trek to Labu Besi  
Day 4 : Trek to Khrola besi
Day 5 : Khrola besi -Jagat
Day 6 : Jagat- Dyang  
Day 7 : Dyang – Ghap
Day 8 : Ghap- Lho
Day 9  : Lho- Samagaun
Day 10 : Samagaun- Samdo
Day 11 : Rest day in Samdo
Day 12 : Samdo -Darmasala refugee camp.
Day 13 : Darma sala – Larkya Pass -Bimtang
Day 14 : Bimtang – Tilche
Day 15 : Tilche- Chamje
Day 16 : Chamje- Ghermu
Day 17 : Ghermu – Bulbule
Day 18 : Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Kathmandu arrival, one of our representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in our private vehicle. On the way to the hotel, you'll have beautiful views over the valley. After hotel check-in process, and refreshment, our staff will brief you about the trek. Overnight stay at the hotel.


Day 2 : Drive to Arughat

Early morning after breakfast, we drive along the Prithivi Highway to reach Arughat. Drive along the dirt path and you'll start to see stunning vistas of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal. Overnight at Arughat.


Day 3 : Trek to Labu Besi  

The trek begins passing through shady sal forests then ascends up and down for some time to reach Labubensi. Stunning vistas of Annapurna and Manaslu can be seen from our guesthouse. Overnight stay.


Day 4 : Trek to Khrola besi

We start our day following the Machha Khola then passes below big Gurung villages. We come across a few houses in a village which was largely destroyed by huge rocks 22 years ago. Then we walk on over a couple of ridges to reach Tatopani (hot spring) and cross Buri Gandaki to reach Khrola Besi for an overnight stay.


Day 5 : Khrola besi -Jagat

 Today, we pass through Thulo Dunga and Yaruphant crossing the left bank of Buri Gandaki river we will reach a Gurung settlement of Jagat which is also a checkpoint of The Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit. Overnight at Jagat.


Day 6 : Jagat- Dyang  

The snow-capped trail will be accompanying us with majestic waterfalls on either side of the valley.  Jagat to Dyang trail is interesting with several ups and downs. We conclude today's trek in Dyang.


Day 7 : Dyang – Ghap

First, we climb up to Bihi Phedi stepping the Sringi Khola. We follow the same trail to reach a beautiful settlement of Ghap. You'll see Tibetan influenced culture all over. Overnight at a lodge in Ghap.


Day 8 : Ghap- Lho

Early morning walk following Budhi Gandaki river we reach Namru, you'll see police check post again. After reaching Namrung, we proceed with our journey towards Lho and we'll be blessed by the spectacular scenery of Naike peak, Manaslu north, and Manaslu, etc. Overnight at a lodge in Lho Village.


Day 9  : Lho- Samagaun

We continue our journey with a steep descent and cross a rock-strewn torrent called Thusang Khola. You can witness the stunning vistas of Manaslu and Himalchuli dominating the entire landscape. The gradual walk takes us to Samagaun for an overnight stay.


Day 10 : Samagaun- Samdo

The trail goes down towards the Budhi Gandaki River and follows the river to a bridge over a side stream. You'll pass several mani walls towards the widening valley. The spectacular mountain views along this trail are amazing as you get close to the Tibetan border. We conclude today's journey at Samdo and spend overnight.


Day 11 : Rest day in Samdo

Today is another day at Samdo for proper acclimatization. You'll have several option to make your day an amazing one. You can interact with Tibetan people, know about their culture, and hike up to the valley for spectacular mountain panorama. Overnight at Samdo.


Day 12 : Samdo -Darmasala refugee camp.

After breakfast, we start our walk and the first cross a Tibetan market called Larke Bazaar and go downhill to the Budi Gandaki River. we cross the wooden bridge and ascend up and cross two streams while witnessing the Larkya Glacier. Along the route to Darmasala you can visit many monasteries. Overnight at Darmasala.


Day 13 : Darma sala – Larkya Pass -Bimtang

Day 13 is the most important day of our itinerary as we are crossing the Larkya Pass at 5,112m. After reaching a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glacier you can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. We descend to Bimtang for an overnight stay.


Day 14 : Bimtang – Tilche

On the way to Tilche from Bimtang we come across rustic villages, clear glacier lakes, and beautiful mountains. The trail is easier one which leads us to beautiful settlements of Tilche for an overnight stay.


Day 15 : Tilche- Chamje

The trail to Chamje gets easier as we mostly walk through the forest of rhododendrons local Gurung settlements. You'll come across Gurung settlements to reach Chamje village. Overnight at a lodge in Chamje.


Day 16 : Chamje- Ghermu

Today, we continue our journey towards Ghermu and many trekkers stay overnight at Ghermu, where you'll find many lodges and especially in the peak season. Overnight at Ghermu.


Day 17 : Ghermu – Bulbule

Today's walk goes down passing through the scattered villages and crossing the iron bridge to reach Bulbule. Overnight at Bulbule


Day 18 : Drive back to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu through green hills, lush forests, and local settlements. After reaching the capital city, our travel representatives will help you to find our next destination.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  •  -Two night hotel in Kathmandu one on arrival and one in departure B/B
  • – Three times meals on trek (breakfast, lunch &, dinner)
  • Hot drinks Tea or coffee.
  • -Fresh fruit after dinner everyday
  • -Accommodation in normal basis twin sharing room.
  • – Experience English speaking guide.
  •  -Porter. (Two people one porter) each porter carry 25kg .
  • -Manslu conservations fee
  • . Manslu restrict area permit
  • – Rural municipality entrance fee.
  • -All the ground transportations
  • – Treated drinking water.
  • – All the Ground transportation.
  • – First aid kit.
  • – Nature explore trek down jacket (refundable after trip)
  • -Duffle bag for the trip (refundable after trip
  • – Last night dinner at Nepali kitchen with cultural dance show.
  • – Nature explore t- shirt.
  • – All the trip necessary documents
  • -Gov. Vat and tax

Cost Excludes

  • -Personal insurance
  • -International airfare
  • – Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • -Trekking equipment
  • -All type of beverage
  • -Extra expenses like   Buttery charge, WIFI-  Hot shower, Laundry during the trek.
  • -Tipping for staff.
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Dswwilson

Published: Feb 20, 2020

California
Rating:

These guys are great !

We have been on two treks in Nepal with Dinesh Karki ( one of the partners in Nature Explore ) as our guide. Most recently my daughter and I did the Masnaslu and Tsum valley trek with Dinesh for my seventh, and my daughter's first, trip to Nepal. I can't recommend Dinesh enough. He is a capable, honest and warm individual that makes trekking a real pleasure. I strongly recommend Dinesh and Nature Explore to anyone planning a visit.

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