- Duration 16 days
- Vacation Style
- Activity Level Hard
- Group Size Min-Max
Manaslu Circuit is one of the exemplary treks in Nepal around Manaslu the world's eighth most elevated Mountain followed by intersection Larkya La pass.
This trek would speak to any individual who is searching for a difficult trek in a remote district of the Nepal Himalaya. The path goes through a topographically stupendous and socially intriguing region with the landscape like the exemplary Annapurna Circuit.
The trek begins at the town of Arughat going through bamboo timberlands and Gurung towns in the thin Buri Gandaki gorge. After Lho town we enter the Nupri district possessed by Tibetan workers where you will see beautiful petition banners, mani dividers and cloisters en route.
After Samdo town, we start walking towards the Larkya La pass, Crossing this high Himalayan pass could be considered as the hardest part of the whole trek. The view from the Larkya La is amazing where we will see Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal mountains.
- Mount Manaslu (8156 m) is the eighth highest peak in the world from where 10 peaks of over 6500 m are visible.
- Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu as a part of Japanese Expedition team first climbed Mount Manaslu on 9th May 1956.
- This trek features all the great aspects of the classic trek in Nepal: epic scenery, spectacular suspension bridge crossing and a 5100 m Himalayan pass.
- You walk from lush sub-tropic to the highest mountains in the world experiencing the wonderful culture with Tibetan people encountering the beautiful flora and fauna and also blue sheep.
- It sounds like acliché but Manaslu is an authentic Nepali trekking experience which is really like the Annapurna Circuit to its way back.
- Wonder what Tibet is like? You can gaze into Tibet from the border point which is a short trek from Samdo.
- From Larkya La, you can see four glaciers covering above amazing views to Lamjung Himal and the Annapurna’s.
- Ancient Gompas along the trail. Not big but often frequented by Rimpoche due to the relative accessibility of Nobri Valley.
- The very beautiful backdrop of Ganesh Himal mountain range, Mount Manaslu, rich cultural heritage, Sama Gaon and many other.
Why this trip?
Manaslu Circuit Trip is far less crowded than its more well-known peers Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit proffering the trekkers with the wonderful cultural experience with Tibetan and mountain people, Buddhist temples, architecture and traditions along with the beautiful and mesmerizing natural scenery and wildlife including the alluring view of Nepal Himalayas.
- Day 1 KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
This is going to be the first day of Nepal adventure. At the arrival section of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, one of our representatives will be waiting with a placard-carrying your name on it. The airport representative will explain the program upon arrival and escort you to the hotel on a private vehicle;
Overnight in Kathmandu.
- Day 2 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, Kathmandu tour begins. Kathmandu valley is an incredibly diverse city with a breathtaking Newari culture, centuries-old Hindu and Buddhists cultural sites alongside a plethora of ancient monuments. The capital of the country and home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kathmandu, bridges modern facilities with centuries-old traditions and cultures with its tourist-friendly accommodations and the ancestral etiquette “Atithi Devo Bhava” meaning "Guest is equivalent to God". Throughout the day, most of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu will be observed.
Overnight stay at the hotel;
- Day 3 KATHMANDU TO SOTIKHOLA (720 M)
In the morning, we leave Kathmandu and drive all the way to Arughat. From Arughat we pass through hydroelectricity project, well-cultivated -rice/millet fields until Maltar. Buri Gandaki valley now appears narrow and steep; trail crosses through Arkhet Khola and finally reaches Sotikhola.
Overnight stay at Sotikhola;
- Day 4 SOTIKHOLA TO MACHHAKHOLA (930 M)
This day is the start of our trek. After having breakfast, we trek towards Gurung village Labubesi (880m). Leaving Labubesi behind we further trek to Machhakhola (900m), from where we can have access to the area of Ganesh Himal.
Overnight at Machhakhola;
- Day 5 MACHHAKHOLA TO JAGAT (1440 M)
Leaving Machhakhola and passing through Khrolabesi, we reach a hot spring called Tatopani. Here we can relax for some time but we need to continue our trek to Jagat (1410 m) along with beautiful forests. We will reach Dovan after few hours, below which flows the massive Budi Gandaki River. As the elevation increases, the trails and the scenery undergo a complete transformation. Jagat is a small village with an average accommodation teahouses and above-average sceneries.
Overnight stay at Jagat;
- Day 6 JAGAT TO DENG (1860 M)
Leaving behind Jagat, we continue our walk to Deng through the rocky ridge to Salleri that has a wonderful view of Shringi Himal (7187m) and descend to Sirdibas. We continue our walk passing through Gurung Villages, millet fields and grassy land slopes. As we continue to walk through the rough trail, we finally reach Deng after about 7 hours of walk.
Overnight at Deng;
- Day 7 DENG TO NAMRUNG (2560 M)
This day, we take a brief walk from Deng and cross Budi Gandaki through the trail that passes through forests and painted Mani stones and Gompas. We then take the trail to Prok Village that allows us to witness the spectacular view of beautiful Sringi Himal. Moving ahead from Prok Village, we walk through the trail passing through forests and Gompas along the way. After the long steep climb, we then reach to a beautiful village of Namrung which is capable of stealing anyone's heart with its panoramic and enact houses of stone.
We stay overnight in Namrung which will take overall about 7 hours of walk from Deng;
- Day 8 NAMRUNG TO SYALA (3450 M)
After our warm breakfast in the early morning, on this day, we depart for the scenic village of Syala from Namrung. Syala is a beautiful village that proffers a 360-degree panoramic view of beautiful landscapes and nature.
We have to walk for 3-4 hours to reach Syala from Namrung and we will stay there for the rest of the night;
- Day 9 SYALA TO SAMAGAON (3500 M)
After Syala Village, we head forward for Sama Gaon this day. We start our easy hike today and walk for about 4 hours to reach Sama Gaon where one gets to witness the amazing views of Mount Manaslu and explore famous Ribung Gompa. The breathtaking view of high mountains along with glaciers is the highlight of the trip.
We stay here at Sama Gaon and rest for the night;
- Day 10 SAMAGAON TO SAMDO (3800 M)
From Sama Gompa, we head towards Samdo via Kargyu Chholing Gompa and pass through rivers, juniper and birch forest and stone huts of Kemo Kharka. From Kemo Kharka, the trail gets rougher, crosses the Buri Gandaki and after a long walk, we reach to Samdo. The total walk for this day is about 5 hours and after reaching Samdo,
we fresh up and rest there for that night;
- Day 11 SAMDO TO DHARAMSALA (LARKE PHEDI) (4460 M)
Today, we start our day by crossing a wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki River and hike. We hike for a short period of time until we see Larkya Glacier. We cross through the beautiful fields and rivers and reach Dharamsala after about 5 hours of walk.
Overnight at Dharamsala;
- Day 12 DHARAMSALA TO BHIMTANG (3700M)
On this day, we make a short climb after wrapping up with our morning breakfast and reach a valley on the north side of Larkya Glacier with exquisite view of Larkya Peak. The trail is now going to be rougher and indistinct as it crosses the moraine to the south and grassy slope. We cross through the Larkya Pass (5100m) and reach Tauhuche. Later, we walk further towards Bhimtang to spend the night. The whole walk will take us about 5 hours that day.
Overnight at Bhimthang;
- Day 13 BHIMTANG TO TILJE (2300M)
The trail drops down from Bhimtang and crosses glacier stream. After enjoying the splendid view of mountains, we walk through rhododendron forest, narrow valleys and fields. We pass through Karache, Gho and finally reach Tilje after about 5 hours of walk where
We spend our night;
- Day 14 TILJE TO BESISAHAR (760M)
This morning, we walk through stone-paved path passing through beautiful village alongside river and reach Dharapani where our trekking journey stops and we hop onto a jeep and reach Besi Sahar after few hours of bumpy jeep ride.
We rest at Besi Sahar for overnight;
- Day 15 BESISAHAR TO KATHMANDU
From Besi Sahar, we drive along the Trishuli River and Marshyangdi River witnessing beautiful rice fields, terraced farms, rivers and valleys along with the beautiful scenario of hilly areas and mountains. We head back to Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu;
- Day 16 DEPARTURE
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M.
- Entrance fees
- Airport Transfers
- Travel Map
- Farewell/Welcome Dinner
- Local sim card
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