Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Overview

  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5160 Meter
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Manaslu Region
  • Best Season September to late December and March to late June

Highlights

  • Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet.
  • The beginning part of the trail follows the Budi Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge, with many suspension bridge crossings.
  • The trailhead is stretched over land, avoiding the need for domestic flights.
  • You’ll trek from the subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayan foothills to the high, cold, and challenging crossing of the Larkya La above 5,100 meters / 17,000 feet.
  • Practicing the Nepalese and Tibetan mixture culture.
  • Passing Larkya La in excess of 5215 meters.

“ True beauty with an amazing pass, come and explore the nature within.”

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an alternate prominent trekking goal in the Manaslu district. It is an "untouched"characteristic of heaven trekking in Nepal and is placed on the fringe between Nepal and Tibet, it was authoritatively opened as an enterprise strolling excursion for trekkers in 1992. Manaslu Circuit trek is thought of a standout amongst the most testing treks in Manaslu district and it remunerates the dashing with an unparalleled snow-capped encounter and quite less measure of vacationer went to in Manaslu Circuit trek throughout every year due to Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the limited trekking track of Nepal, obliges extraordinary trekking grants.

Manaslu circuit trek offers the ideal consolidation of rich social legacy, unsurpassed Himalayan beautiful excellence, and the interesting Tibetan society with its rich mountain organic differences; individuals are exceptionally legit and respectable with their society and convention. Manaslu at 8153m is the eighth most noteworthy crest on the planet and named Manaslu implies "The Spirit- Mountain" in the nearby tongue, alluding to the kind solid god, which stays inside. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a standout amongst the most delightful enterprises, in the event that you might want to specimen both extremes of the trekking knowledge in Nepal, and truly need to see what all the fervor is about as far as the most amazing mountain landscape on earth, then look no more remote than the Manaslu Circuit Trek. This trek is surely an extraordinary elective to the Annapurna Circuit Trekking.

Strolling truly the Manaslu Circuit trek, you have room schedule-wise to investigate true Nepalese life and experience by numerous Buddhist "MONKS" tenant hallowed religious communities and joined together with the perspectives of Tibetan level against stark white Himalayas all demonstrate it as a verifiably otherworldly place. On the track of the Manaslu Circuit trek, we keep strolling further you can visit the exceptionally old religious community "Sama Gompa" at Sama Gaou as well as close up perspective of Mt Manaslu and our greatest test will be the intersection Larka La Pass 5215 meter here by you are remunerated with incredible mountains sees then we dive from elevated to tropical zones, blasting with greeneries, bamboos, pine backwoods, waterfalls bright rhododendron woods and water blue-green lakes bound with cotton- white vacation spots. This trek offers the fantastic perspective of Himal Chuli 7893m, Ganesh Himal 7319m, Manaslu Himal 8153m as well as Shringi Himal 7187m, and numerous greenery scenes.

Grand drive from Kathmandu to Arughat, then your exploit Manaslu Circuit Trek starts and lead you the trail proceeds bank of Budi Gandaki River, through the beautiful valley and provided for them you the vigor feeling of entering a mystery Buddhist universe of religious communities as we might be seen and passing numerous Buddhist landmarks on the trail incorporating tremendous Mani dividers and vivid petition to God banners, extremely old cloister, sanctuary and Cheriton and landscape gets significantly more great as we move up into high environment on the methodology to the Larkya La Pass 5215m/17109ft and it at last addition you to Mt. Manaslu territory and in the wake of having a complete journey all around, the trail takes you over along the Annapurna Classic trekking tracks to Besisahar and afterward, you will get a private vehicle or open transport and return again to Kathmandu.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Elevation Profile

The graph below shows the altitude profile for the classic Manaslu Circuit Trek. The graph makes it easier to see the gradual ascent and more rapid descent of the trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking Elevation Profile                                                                 Day-to-Day Elevation Profile of Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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NOTE: It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days beside actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.

Itinerary

Manaslu Region is unexplored and unknown by many travelers, we have been there creating our own itinerary to help explorers find and travel this diverse landscape. You can learn about the trails and destinations after reading the Manaslu Larkya Pass Detailed Itinerary.

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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off at our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.

On the second day of arrival, we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast, every guest needs to arrive at Company to review their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip we will be taking our guests on a cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley.

The destination for sightseeing includes Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

Before starting our trek we need to reach the starting point. The starting point for the Manaslu Circuit trek is Budhi Gandaki. So it will be a long drive along Prithvi Highway along the bank of the Trishuli River. We will be getting a glimpse of the rural life of Nepal. Guest can learn about the local lifestyle of people in Soti Khola, a beautiful valley near the bank of Budhi Gandaki. Then, we will be staying overnight in the guest house of the Macchha Khola.

From the fourth day onward we will organize official trekking. We are all set to start on the adventure trekking part of our trip. On the first day of trekking in the Manaslu region, we feel the excitement within us that takes us forward on hours-long walking the day. The trail will follow Budhi Gandaki River valley with exciting sceneries and beautiful sights of village, nature, forests, terraced farmlands, and waterfalls along the trail. We will stay overnight at Jagat.

After finishing our breakfast we will prepare for our second-day trek. We will then follow a narrow trail ascending and descending toward Tatopani's natural hot spring. After that, we climb over another ridge and cross Budhi Gandaki over a suspension bridge. We then head forward to Tharo Bharyang climbing stone stairs.

We go past Khola Besi village and several other interesting sights that give us an exciting mixture of culture and nature in the region. We will then cross the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, climb over a ridge, trek along the river, and then will climb towards the village of Jagat. From here we walk past Salleri and Sirdibas villages before reaching Deng for the overnight stay.

We start the day after breakfast and trek towards GHAP/Tsak. The trail winds up and down and gives us a thrilling experience of walking. We can enjoy spectacular views of Srigi Himal along the trail. About five hours of walking experience on the third day of trekking adventure brings joyful moments along the trail that will be motivating us to go further along the adventure journey.

We start the day after breakfast and trek towards Lho. The trail winds up and down and gives us a thrilling experience of walking. About five hours of walking experience on the third day of trekking adventure brings joyful moments along the trail that will be motivating us to go further along the adventure journey.

We relish the breakfast and set off on about five hours of trekking journey for the day. We walk to Samagaun as the destination today. We are trekking in the Nubri valley now which feels highly remote and secluded. Peaceful surroundings, thinning air, sparser settlement, and changing landscape and vegetation give us a different experience of trekking than in the lower region. We trek along with wonderful views of the mountains and the surroundings. We will eventually reach Samagaun for our overnight stay.

We have already reached the point where we need an acclimatizing time. We are doing the same today as we go around Samagaun to explore and acclimatize. We engage the day on a beautiful hike, monastery exploration, and soaking in the charm of the surrounding. The view that the day brings is stupendously charming. Mountains and nature give out most of their fascinating wonders to make our day. We stay overnight today at Samagaun.

The mission for the day is to trek across the surrounding meadows, then descend gradually to the valley below as you travel towards Samdo, facing Mount Manaslu. One day's walk from the Tibetan border, this small Tibetan refugee village is just a Tibetan refugee village. Once you've had lunch, you can explore the village and its environs.

We are traversing the trail to Dharmasala, the base camp to go for a high mountain pass called Larke pass. We see a complete change in the landscape as we go higher towards the destination. The walk that takes us almost to 4,500 meters above sea level brings stunning views of Himalayan peaks and high-altitude landscapes.

Dharamshala, also known as Larke Phedi, has breathtaking views to keep us engrossed so that the increasing altitude is not too much of a concern so to spoil the joy of the view.

We reach the highest point on this trek today. On our walk to Bimthang (3,720 meters), we are going to walk across Larke pass which stands 5,160 meters above sea level. Although the walk up to the pass is strenuous, it is worth going for an as breathtaking panoramic view of the Himalayas awaits us there. As the meaning of the name “Larke Pass” means “Victory Hill”, we really feel victorious on the achievement of crossing the 5,000-meter pass. And the panoramic view of Annapurna II, Namjung Himal, Pang Phuchi, Himlung Himal, and the whole mountain stretch makes the day the highlight of this trip.

Later we descend steeply towards the destination. The path taken down towards Bimthang is a little difficult so we need to step carefully. We eventually reach Bimthang to stay overnight. This day of adventure concludes with a joyful experience.

After an adventurous day of crossing the Larke pass, we will start the day at ease. Our trek starts after devouring the breakfast and heads towards Tiliche. The trail passes through Sangure Kharka, Dudh Khola, and goes towards Gho village.

As we trek towards the lower elevation, we see the change in landscape, weather, and vegetation. We are walking down towards the Mashyangdi River valley after walking through the beautiful Budhi Gandaki and Nubri valleys. We will spend overnight at Dharapani today.

Today we take Jeep to Besi Sahar 800m, 4-6 hours’ drive by local Jeep or bus. Cross the Marshyandi River catch the Jeep drive to Besi Sahar. If you are interested to walk all the way to Besi Sahar also Possible but you need to follow the road so we recommend taking a Jeep to Basi Sahar. If you walk all the way to Shyange (1100m), 5-6 hours and next day directly drive to Kathmandu 7-8 hours, overnight at hotel.

 

We drive along the route of the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River, observing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers, and valleys. Enjoying the views of the hilly areas and splendid mountains, we reach Kathmandu after a few hours of journey. If time is left you can utilize it through the exploration of Kathmandu city or you can go shopping also. Overnight stay in hotel.    

    On the last day of our trip, a representative of Himalayan Scenery Treks will drive you to the airport according to you flight schedule back to home or onward destination. Meeting you has been such a wonderful experience, and we do hope our relationship will keep going long. 

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    Trip Map

    Manaslu Circuit Trek map

    Cost Details

    Included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • All needed surface transfer as per the itinerary.
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
    • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
    • Accident insurance for all staff
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, duffel bag, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • Restricted Area Trek permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge
    • Assistant guide group size above 6 + person.

    Excluded

    • Personal Travel insurance
    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

    Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Permits:

    Manaslu Circuit Trek is a restricted area trekking, so a special trekking permit i.e. restricted area permit is required to do the trekking in this locale. This permit is issued by the Nepal Immigration Office. Besides the restricted area permit; you will also need ACAP and MCAP permits for the trekking. In order to acquire the permit, a minimum of two trekkers is mandatory. 

    Hotel and Accommodation:

    Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodation around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

    We provide you with the 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Manaslu CircuitTrekking, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow, and a blanket. We put us every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in the local lodge available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked in all places). 

    In Kathmandu besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

    Food and Beverages:

    All the food and Beverages included on the package of Manaslu Circuit Trekking are provided by the company itself. The foods are provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying bottled water and boiled water as well.

    Transportation:

    We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick-up and sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have other options like traveling through private vehicles such as cars or a van.

    You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded in our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.

    Luggage and Backpack:

    The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, to carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things that are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. Weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

    Guide and Porters on Trek:

    We provide you with a well-trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for 2 trekkers each. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg from each trekker). We provide one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide the additional guide for your trip.

    Personnel Expenses:

    Personnel Expenses are largely influenced by your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Manaslu Circuit Trekking. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provided to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

    Rescue and Evacuation:

    Nepal is a country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for thrill and adventure seekers all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover, thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing off to your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover up all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive in Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip in Nepal, please do visit the Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.   

    Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

    The Manaslu Circuit Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

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    • Easy cancellation conditions

    Booking Requirements

    Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

    Cancellation Policy

    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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