Manaslu Circuit Trekking
- Trekking Days:21
- Trip Grade:Moderate
- Max. Altitude:44480
- Min. Altitude:1335
- Walking per day:6 hrs
- Accomodation :Hotel,camping
- Trek Nature:Trekking
- Best Season:Spring,Autumn
- Group Size:2+
Manaslu circuit trekking is the travel adventure that takes place around the Manaslu Himalayan Range of western Nepal and is an alternative to the Annapurna circuit trekking. Manaslu circuit trekking is one of the best trekking destinations of great Himalaya trails of the world. Mount Manaslu has a reputation of being 8th highest peak of the world resides in the Lamjung district of western Nepal. It is one of the noteworthy peaks of western Nepal due to its photogenic beauty and independent existence that make it different from other peaks. Mount manaslu is one of the scared Himalayas of Nepal giving the meaning as mountain of the spirit or soul as locale take this mountain as the residence of lord shiva. Mount Manaslu is a notable picturesque Himalayan summit from distant view due to its high beautiful white peaks living in solitary landscape surroundings. Manaslu is a gem among the beautiful Himalayan crest of the western Nepal dwelled at Kali Gandaki valley which lies at east of Annapurna. Being first ascended by Japanese trekkers it is the matter of triumph for Japanese trekkers for their verifiable ascending just as the British has their heart on Everest. There is an axiom for mount manaslu “due to their daring attempts and ascending the British consider Everest as their mountain; Manaslu has consistently been a Japanese mountain”.
Manaslu circuit trekking is generally a travel activity of three weeks starting from a vehicle ride from Kathmandu to Arughat bazar, a little town on the bank of Buddhi Gandaki ending at Besi Sahar of Lamjung district of Nepal. This trekking adventure is categorized under the tea house trek where camps can be used if a traveler doesn’t adjust on local accommodation. This trekking route is based on newly developed Great Himalaya Trail. The trekking route follows the ancient business route of salt traders of Nepal, Tibet and India along the steep road on the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. The travelers pass through the narrow valley until they reach Ligaon where the views of snow peaks start appearing on the horizon leading the trekking to Lhogaon with impressive double peak view of Mt. Manaslu above the terrain fields. The travelers will make their way through pinewoods of syala village dominated by horseshoe shaped peak around it until they reach Samagaon on the foothills of mount Manaslu. After half day walking from samagaon village the travelers will reach a traditional village named as Samdo which is highest village of Budhi Gandaki valley occupied by Bhotias. The photographic landscapes of Budhi Gandaki valley and Pang Phuchi village on the background of Tibetan border is witness from this region. Then travelers ascend further uphill to the another valley towards the Larkha La till the highland pasture zone of Bimtang or Bimdakhot at 1500 meters of elevation from where Manaslu is clearly visible. The fascinating landscape views along with encompassing Himalaya peaks of mount Himlung, mount Cheo, and mout Kang Guru and occasional views of the Annapurna massif are encountered during the route from Larkha La. Manaslu circuit trekking travels through Dudh Khola, a branching canal of Marsyangdi river, Bhulbule, Tarukha Ghat, Chepe Khola, Dorandi Khola ending to Gorkha. During Manaslu circuit trekking the travelers will have clear focal eye views of ten peaks of 6500m and-7000m height.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport/ Transfer to hotel (1320m/4330ft)
We will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel by private coach. After refreshment, we have a meeting at our office and go through the process of equipment checking, discuss the trekking and meet your trekking guide.
Day 02:Sightseeing of Kathmandu
Leave for full-day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley including the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit the Monkey Temple Swayambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to HOTEL AND stay.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (570m) drive
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and overnight stay in a camp. The drive is about 8hours from Kathmandu to Arughat.
Day 04:Arughat to Soti Khola (710m)
The trek heads forSati Khola via Sante Bazaar and Budhi Gandaki valley and reaches Koir Pani, a small village of Magar and Gurung. The trail descends to Ahati Khola. There is a small waterfall just above the trail; a larger waterfall with a 60m drop is visible by climbing upstream. This valley is famous for honey.
Day 05: Sati Khola to LabuBesi (880m)
After crossing the bridge, the trek climbs up onto a ridge above the huge rapids of Budhi Gandaki and reaches Khorsaani. Then the trail gets a bit precarious as it passes over a big rock and crosses a stream. The rocky trail then goes up and down through large areas of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls and again returns to the banks of Budhi Gandaki. The trek goes up again on a steep rocky trail, down, then up to the Gurung village of Labu Besi and we rest overnight.
Day 06: LabuBesi to Doban (1000m)
The trek goes to Machha Khola after crossing several streams on the way,onto Doban Khola via Khorlavesi, Tatopani etc.
Day 07: Doban to Jagat (1410m)
The route climbs on a rugged rocky trail to Duman. Then it passes the villages of Yaru Khola and Thado Bharyang, crosses Budhi Gandaki again and climbs over a ridge.We trek along the river for a while and reach the compact village of Jagat at 1410m.
Day 08: Jagat to Ngyak Bensi (2300m)
The day begins by following the river bank again for the first hour up to Ghata Khola. We then cross to the eastern bank before ascending to Philim, one of the few large settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office. From here you can view Mt Lapuchun (5950m). Overnight stay in camp.
Day 09: Ngyak Bensi to Ghap
The trek takes us through a heavily forested area in a narrow valley until we reach the little settlement of Dang. We then cross the Budhi Gandaki River where the valley opens and we begin our ascent to Rana. The trail now takes us high above the river, giving us views of the Manaslu Massif, before descending to Ghap. Overnight at camp.
Day 10: Ghap to Namrung (2660m)
We work through a dense, forested river valley finishing with a 50-minute ascent to Namrung. The campsites here are managed by the Manaslu Conservation Area Project. Overnight at camp.
Day 11:Namrung to Samagaon (3530m)
The trek goes through forests to Samagaon, passing several Buddhist villages along the way. These areas have been influenced by Tibetan culture due to their proximity to Tibet and, as a result, you will find many monasteries, chortens and mani walls. Having over one hundred and fifty houses, Samagaon is surprisingly large and bustles with the energy of remote village life. From Samagaon you can see Mt Manaslu and the Kutang Himal Massif. Overnight at camp.
Day 12: Rest Day in Samagaon
Spend the day resting, exploring Pungen Gompa or make an excursion to Mt Manaslu Base Camp. Overnight at camp.
Day 13: Samagano to Samdo (3860m)
Trek along the river, before finally ascending to Samdo. Samdo is the site of a Tibetan refugee camp and affords you a rare glimpse into the lifestyle of the Tibetan people. This settlement is along the old salt-trading route with Tibet, and is still used today.Overnight at camp.
Day 14: Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya Rest house (4480m)
The trail rises high above the Larke Khola leading all the way to Dharmashala where it finally meets the river. Overnight at camp.
Day 15: Dharmashala to Bimtang (3720m)
This is a more strenuous day as we have to cross over the Larkya Pass (5213m). The terrain consists of glacial moraine with a lot of scree to scramble up and over. Overnight at camp.
Day 16: Bimtang to Tilje (2300m)
Make a gradual descent through rhododendron and pine forest seeing the north face of Manaslu along the way. We will make camp in the apple orchards of Tilje. Overnight at camp.
Day 17: Tilje to Tal (1700m)
Trek goes along the Dudh Khola, a tributary of the Masryangdi River, before arriving at the confluence in Dharapani. From here we join the Annapurna Circuit route.We will continue on to Tal where the river appears as a lake, and make camp next to a waterfall. Overnight at camp.
Day 18: Tal to Syange (1100m)
Trek goes down to the foothills of the Himalaya, returning to the lush terraced fields and the densely populated Hindu/Gurung villages. Overnight at camp.
Day 19: Syange to Khudi
Trek down to Khudi and overnight at camp.
Day 20: Khudi drive back to Kathmandu
We will drive back to Kathmandu city. You can have the rest of the day for a leisurely walk. In the evening, we will have a dinner with cultural programme.
Day 21: Farewell Departure
We will drop you at the airport for your departure flight.
- All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airports, both Domestic and International, with other necessary surface transport (by A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary.
- Assistance at the International Airport by Himalayan Alpine Adventure Trek representatives while arriving and departing.
- Six night accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
- 11 nights twin sharing accommodation at guest houses during the trek.
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Durbar Square).
- Local English speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
- All necessary staff including experienced guide and porters during the trekking and climbing.
- Flight ticket for Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu sector for all climbing members and staff.
- All trekking and camping equipment such as camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tent, guest tents, etc.
- 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea and coffee.
- Per person 60kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carried by porters or yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from base camp after climbing Mt Everest.
- Trekking permit and Sagarmatha National Park entry fee.
- Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt Everest along South-east Ridge route.
- One experienced, trained, Government licensed, and 2 times Everest summiteer Climbing /Expedition Guide (Sherpa).
- All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for all staff involved in the trek and expedition.
- First aid medical kits for the group and staff.
- Satellite phone carried by Guide / Sherpa for communication and available for climbing members with the cost of US$.3 per unit call.
- Appropriate foods for high altitudes and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
- Emergency Oxygen mask and regulator provided on requirement of climber with appropriate charge.
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp.
- Solar panel for light and battery charger.
- All tents for camps 1, 2, 3, 4 and Khumbu Icefall charge.
- 4 Oxygen bottles (4l) with mask and regulator (if requested by client).
- Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
- Company service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
- Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and Visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
- Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.
- International air ticket and airport tax.
- Nepal Visa charge.
- Personal climbing equipment.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Items of personal nature, Laundry expenses, Tips.
- Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
- Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobile, Walkie-talkies or satellite phone and internet expenses.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various /unforeseen situations such as natural calamities, landslide, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulation etc.
- Transportation is strictly as per the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be charged extra.
- Any additional staff other than specified.
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicine, Medical test and hospitalization.
- Emergency evacuation and Helicopter rescue.
- Any extra services or products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
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