● Trek to one of the most isolated parts of Nepal and unwind yourself from the daily hustle of your life. ● Get to see the fascinating Himalayan landscape.
● Experience rich culture and unique lifestyle of the locals.
● Explore secluded village.
● Cross challenging Larkya La Pass.
● Witness astounding views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many other snow-capped mountains
Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you to the base of Mt. Manasalu, and along the way, it provides you with surreal views of the Birendra Lake and ancient Tibetan settlements. Manasalu region was once a restricted area, and in recent years it has been made open to the foreign travelers. The trail is less crowded in comparison with other famous trails of Nepal and visited by only a handful of travelers every year. There is a lot to explore in the Manaslu region. The team at Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition have carefully designed the Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary. Embarking on Manaslu Circuit Trek 19-days is the best way to explore pristine and extremely raw nature.
There are so many things to explore and look around during Manaslu Circuit trekking. Along with picturesque valleys and culturally rich villages, you will also trek on trodden paths. Likewise, on Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will get to see astonishing views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many other snow-capped mountains. As the entire region is isolated and untouched by any modern facilities, you will get an opportunity to spend some quality time amidst the Himalayan environment.
Manaslu Circuit Trek landmark
There are so many things to see and explore during Manaslu Circuit Trek. From picturesque villages to dense forests and completely isolated areas. The Larkya La Pass is one of the major highlights in this trek, and as you conquer it, you’ll be overwhelmed by emotions of happiness and vigor. The chorten filled trails inspire religion whereas the frosty winds inspire valor. Take this trek to truly bring out the best in you.
During Manaslu Circuit Trek, you will come across several mani walls, prayer wheels, chortens fastened with colorful prayer, and monasteries. Similarly, the villagers here practice Buddhism. The entire region is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. This trek will give you an opportunity to experience rich tradition, beliefs, and values of people here.
Along the trail, you will encounter an intriguing blend of Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. Manalsu region is resided by people from several different ethnic groups in which Nubri and Tsum are major ones. While in the central hills, people from the Gurung community resides. As the region gets closest to Tibet, you will find Bhutias. All of these communities have their own language, major festivals, dress, and assortments.
Manaslu Circuit Trek will present you diverse climatic range, vegetation, and wildlife. As the trail passes by Manaslu Conservation Area, you will get to see numerous flora and fauna. The natural richness of the region has become home to many rare species as well. If you are lucky enough, you might come across these species on the trail.
Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty
These 19-days journey sees you climb steep stairs and walk along the densely forested trails. There are not many settlements in this area, and you might have to make do with what you have. Insects like leeches and mosquitoes may pester you too. You will gain elevation during the trek, and to summit the trail carefully, you need to have strength and endurance. If you want to take this trek, then we advise you to prepare yourself thoroughly both physically and mentally.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness is one of the major issues while embarking on any high altitude journey. Anyone can suffer from altitude sickness regardless of their physical condition and age. Manaslu Circuit Trek is also a high elevation journey that will take you above 5,000 meters and so do carry chances of AMS. Therefore, it is very important to walk gradually acclimatizing your body properly to a lower altitude. Also, drink plenty of water during the trek to decrease the chances of altitude sickness.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Manaslu Circuit Trek begins with a scenic drive to Soti Khola via Arughat. From here, you will slowly gain elevation and trek through several beautiful villages.
Food and Accommodation during Manaslu Circuit Trek:
Manasalu region is one of the most isolated trekking regions in Nepal. During the trek, you will be staying in small teahouses. There aren’t many lodges here. The food in these lodges are mostly dhido and if lucky you can get dal bhat. As you venture along, in some parts you cannot find houses. At that time, you may have to make a camp and stay put. You won’t have to worry about staying in the city as there are plenty of 3-star and 5-star hotels here that you can choose as per your budget.
Best time to go on Manaslu Circuit Trek
The best time to take this trek is undoubted from late September to mid-December. The sky is crystal clear and the temperature is also moderate. You can witness ideal views of numerous sky-piercing mountains. You can also choose to trek from March to Late May. During this time, rhododendrons start to bloom and you can even visit the beautiful Birendra and Ponkar Lakes. In spite of occasional snowfalls, the trails are beautiful and it will pave the way for an incredible journey.
Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost
Manaslu Circuit Trek cost depends on the itinerary, facilities you are looking to have during the trek, and the company you are traveling with. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition promises you to offer the most comprehensive package and affordable cost in the market. For further information, feel free to contact us anytime.
● Collect enough information on the weather and temperature.
● Get yourself a nice map.
● Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily.
● Walk slow and safely.
● Take out insurance that will cover any emergency evacuation and property loss.
● Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way.
● Pack light.
● Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get picked up by one of the members of our company. He will transfer you to the hotel and help you check-in. You can rest for the day, and later, in the evening, you will join a traditional welcome dinner organized by the company.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with trek preparation and optional tour
This day is for preparation of the trek. If you want, you can go on a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. The tour will include places like Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. In the later afternoon, you and your trek guide will arrange all the gears and necessities needed for the trek.
Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (730 m) via Arughat (600 m); 7 hrs
After a quick breakfast, you will drive to Sotikhola. The drive will offer countryside views along with mountains. Passing by Arughat, you will reach Sotikhola, the main town in the region.
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 m); 6 hrs
Crossing a bridge, you will walk through sal forests and ascend on a ridge above Budhi Gandaki. Further, you will trek on a rocky trail and pass by two beautiful waterfalls. The trail descends and takes you to Labubesi. From here, you will move up and again drop down to a sandy river bed. Trekking on a stone path, you will ascend & descend to a river. Crossing the river on a suspension bridge, you reach Machha Khola for night stay.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,410 m); 6 hrs
After a few ascends and descends, you will cross Tharo Khola to reach Khorla Besi. The trail takes you to Tatopani and ascend to a ridge. Crossing Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge, you will ascend on a staircase and come across the landslide-prone area. Further, crossing Yaru Khola, the trail move up and down to take you to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, you will ascend, trek along a river, and a final ascend will take you to Jagat.
Day 06: Trek to Deng (1,800 m); 6 hrs
Leaving Jagat behind, you will trek through subtropical forests, small villages, and rivers. The trail will take you to Salleri and descend the Sirdibas. From here, you will trek and reach Ghatta Khola and continue trekking until you reach a suspension bridge. You will cross the bridge and reach Philim. Further, trekking in the north, you will reach Ekle Bhatti and descend to a grassy slope. You will then cross Budhi Gandaki river a few times and pass by bamboo forests to reach Deng.
Day 07: Trek to Ghap (2,160 m); 4 hrs
After having breakfast, you will cross Budhi Gandaki and ascend to Rana. The trail from here will take you to Bhi village. From here, trekking forests, you will reach Ghap.
Day 08: Trek to Lho Gaon (3,180 m); 6 hrs
Passing by Prok village, you will cross Budi Gandaki several times. On the way, you will get to see superb views of the mountains and come across many gompas. The trail then ascends through the forest, cross a river, and descend to a narrow gorge. You will reach Namrung and walk uphill. Further, trekking through the forest, you will reach Lihi and descend where you will cross a valley. Passing by Sho village, you will reach Lho Gaon for night stay.
Day 09: Trek to Samagaon (3,530 m); 5 hrs
After having breakfast, you will trek and reach Shyala village, which is surrounded by Himal Chuli, Peak 29, Manaslu, and huge glaciers. The trail from here will take you to Samagaon for night stay.
Day 10: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization
Today is your rest day in Samagaon. You can go on a short hike to Pungyen Gompa. You will see numerous mani stones all around the region. You will also get a chance to interact with locals and see their rich culture and lifestyle.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,860 m); 5 hrs
Trekking through the deserted area, you will reach Kargyu Chholing Gompa. The trail then goes through birch & juniper forest and take you to Kermo Kharka. Further, the trail ascends to Samdo through small villages. On the way, you will get to see wonderful views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, and Simnang Himal along with Manaslu icefall and Manaslu glacier.
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya Phedi (4,460 m); 4 hrs
The trail descends to a large mani wall and stone archway. From here, you will trek on a rocky path and ascend. Crossing the east bank of the river, you will reach the last settlement in the valley, Sumdu. Further, crossing a stream, you will descend from Gya La Pass. The trail will take you to an abandoned village called Larkya Bazaar and ascend to Larkya Khola that lead to Dharmasala.
Day 13: Cross Larkya La (5,135 m) and to Bimthang (3,720 m); 8 hrs
You will trek along a moraine on a rocky trail and reach a beautiful turquoise lake. From here, the trail becomes a little challenging. Crossing Larkya Pass, you will descend on a slippery path to the moraine of Salpudanda glacier. Further, you will walk and reach Bimthang that will welcome you with fantastic views of Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, and Kang Guru.
Day 14: Trek to Gho (2,560 m); 5 hrs
After having breakfast, you will trek through small villages. The trail descends through a forested area and takes you to Gho village for night stay.
Day 15: Trek to Dharapani (1,860 m); 6 hrs
Leading Gho behind, you will trek towards Dharapani. On the way, you will pass by small settlement areas and lush forests enjoying wonderful views of snow-capped mountains.
Day 16: Trek to Talbesi (1,680 m); 5 hrs
Today is a short trekking day. After having breakfast, you will gradually ascend to Talbesi through beautiful villages. Crossing bridge over Dudh Khola, you will reach Thonje village. From here, the trail will take you to Dharapnia and descend to Karte village. You will again cross one more bridge over Marshyangdi Khola and reach Talbesi.
Day 17: Trek to Syange (1,140 m); 5 hrs
Following the trail to Chyamje, you will cross Marshyangdi Khola. The trail opens up to terrace fields and villages. You will then descend through rhododendron & pine forest and reach Syange.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar; 7 hrs
After a quick breakfast, you will drive along the bank of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. Passing by Besishar, you will drive and reach Kathmandu. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner and prepare to fly back to your home.
Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound
You will be picked up by one of our representatives at the hotel lobby. He will drop you at the international airport terminal gate and bid our last goodbye to you.
Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner - one menu item) with a cup of tea/coffee per day.
Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
Licensed English speaking guide.
The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
All Necessary permits for trekking (Restricted area permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, TIMS Permit etc).
Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
Kathmandu - Soti Khola drive by private vehicle.
Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant on second last day.
Trekking duffel bag.
All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance).
Air travel to/from Nepal.
Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature.
Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations.
Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
● T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
● Thermal Wears
● Lightweight woolen jumper/sweater
● Down jacket or down vest
● Fleece or wool trousers
● Breathable Underwears
● Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
● Casual Sandals
● Insulating Jacket
● Rain jacket
● Sleeping bag
● Trekking Pole
● Toiletries (sunscreen, Multipurpose Soap, Shampoo, Hand sanitizer, Toilet Paper, Sanitary pads, Lip guard, moisturizers, etc)
● Miscellaneous (Binoculars, eye mask, camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
● Documents (passport, visa, travel insurance, voucher, passport-sized photos)
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Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner
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Spring and Autumn
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