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Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • Manaslu Circuit Trek

Code #HT009 •   17 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 16 nights / 17 days
  • Group Size: Min 02
  • Ends In: Jagat, Nepal
  • Availavility: Sept-Nov & March-June
  • Departure City: Kathmandu
  • Max altitude: 5215 meters
  • Activities: Trekking

Overview

Trip Information

This is an adventurous and physically demanding trek around of the highest mountains in the world. It’s a journey of 15 days around the magnificent Manaslu Peak through the Larkya La pass.

The trek is a great way to experience both the inspirational natural beauty of the region as well as the people who call this area home.

Those that have explored the region that trekking around Manaslu reminds them of the Annapurna Circuit, but the region nevertheless is much more distinctive and less explored. This trail takes visitors through spectacular natural landscapes and culturally rich local people.

 

The trek starts at Arughat, passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Buri Gandaki gorge. After trekking through Lho village, trekkers enter the Nupri region, inhabited primarily by Tibetan immigrants. The colourful prayer flags, mani walls are symbols of Tibetan culture and religion practiced in the region. After passing through Samdo village, travelers prepare themselves for the Larkya La pass. The pass is physically demanding and takes a whole day to cross it. Nevertheless, it is still manageable for those who are in good physical shape but may not have previous mountaineering experience. The views at Larkya La are stunning, featuring unhindered views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and the Himlung Himal mountains.

This is a brilliant trek with chance to learn more about the lifestyles of people in the region and also to explore the natural riches of the region.

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Accommodation & Transportation

Transportation

Private Car

Local Lodging

14 nights

Hotel

02 nights

Meal: Three times

  • The meals in Tea Houses and Lodges are plentiful and delicious. For the breakfast it’s usually a variety of cereals, bread and eggs. And for lunch and diner it is usually rice, noodle or soup and seasonal vegetables. If you want to buy snacks, the accommodations sell plenty of biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will fi nd fresh fruit in season.

Physical Rating: Strenuous

  • This trekking take a longer period of time to trek through, between 2 and 3 weeks with an altitude that can reach 5500 meters. Trekkers should note that these trekking routes are far away from the village settlements and are much more rarely visited than the other easier treks. Having these things in mind, physical fitness and good health conditions, as well as a true adventure spirit, are a must!

Age Requirement: 18+

  • All travellers age should be 18+ and  under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Service Type: Deluxe

  • We provide deluxe service for this adventure using 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Best Available Accommodation during the Hike

Detail Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrival at Kathmandu

After your trip to Kathmandu, Himalayan Vista Team will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. On the way you could have your first impress about Nepalese culture.

Change of sceneries guaranteed. Sounds, smell, rickshaws, colours, streets…

 

 

DAY 2 – Drive to Arughat (640 m) / 7 hours

It is a long way through Nepal on roads both tarred and earth-surfaced, but you won’t be disappointed. You will discover the beautiful countryside of Nepal. Lush greeneries, villages, farms, rivers, lifestyle of local people in the streets and the panoramic view on the Himalaya range.

 

 

DAY 3 – Trek to SotiKhola (775 m) / 6 hours 

This first trekking day will be on a flat rough road to SotiKhola. It will be a good training before to start the trail, which is going to go up to 5,300 meters of altitude.

 

 

DAY 4 – Trek to MachhaKhola (900 m) / 5 – 6 hours

The trail goes through the Sal Forest, leads several suspension bridges and goes neartwo tropical waterfalls, which reach a hillside rocky path, which goes through few rice terraces. During this day, the wooden landscape will radically change to leave sheer cliffs.

 

 

DAY 5 – Trek to Jagat (1,340 m) / 6 hours

The trek will be punctuated by crossing several rivers and by a number of stone stairs to go up and down through the mountains. Also, on the way you will discover the small hot springs of Tatopani before to reach the village of Jagat.

 

 

DAY 6 – Trek to Ngyak (2,310m) / 6 hours

The trail will go down to lead the river and up to a terraced hill of Saguleri. From here, you can see the Peak of SringiHimal (7,177 m). Afterward the Gandaki Valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls.

 

 

DAY 7 – Trek to Ghap (2,100 m) / 6 hours

There are still along the way some rivers and bridges of all types to cross. We will also, pass through forests and just before to reach the village, the trail lined with many “mani” (engraved stones), which indicate the Buddhism culture.

 

 

DAY 8 – Trek to Lho (3,200 m) / 6 hours

The trail will gradually goes up through wheat fields and the small village of Li, which overhangs the BudhiGandaki Valley. Afterward the trail goes up and down to reach another village’s entrance door. We have to keep walking for another hour to reach Lho. Lho has extraordinary view of Mt. Manasly and also provides a Gompa that you could explore (Buddhism Tibetan Temple).

 

DAY 9 – Trek to Samagompa (3,500 m) / 6 hours

We recommend an early wake-up to go up further (20 minutes more) to enjoy the sunrise on the Northeast face of Manaslu. A breath-taking view, which will change gradually with the rise of the sun… blue, orange, pink on the white snow peak… Get out your camera to save this moment. After this unforgettable open-air show, we will walk through hardwood forest on a flat trail to Samagompa. Once upon arrival to the village you could visit it and share a time with local people. Moreover, you couldn’t miss the Gompa of the village. This religious edifice is located in the middle of the village and like the local you could make turning the prayer wheel.

 

 

DAY 10 – Trek to Stone Hut (4,500 m) / 5 hours

Today we will climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of BudhiGandaki River and pass through a small village of forty houses check-by-jowl. A permanent settlement, where 200 villagers lives all year long, isolated and far from everything. We keep walking to Stone Hut.

 

 

DAY 11 – Acclimatisation day in Stone Hut

We are over 4000 meters of altitude,we need to have a rest day to acclimate our bodies to the reduction of the air. We will stay in the Stone Hut village to explore the area, relax, meet local people and share time with them to understand their lifestyle.

 

 

DAY 12 – Trek to Bhimphedi (3,590 m) – via Larkya La (5,215 m) / 7 hours

We will first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the summit the panorama on the others highermountains is beautiful: HimlungHimal (7,126 m), CheoHimal (6,820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981m) and the Annapurna II (7,937m). The descent is steep to Bhimphedi.

 

 

DAY 13 – Trek to Tilje (3,900 m) / 5 hours

Today is a nice walk, which gradually climb to Karcha La Pass through paddy fields. Afterward the track descendsthrough fig tree and rhododendrons forest. The colourful of the wild flora is mixing perfectly with the natural mountain environment around us.

 

 

DAY 14 – Trek to Tal (1,725 m) / 5 hours

Approaching the end of the trek and being near to the valley we will meet lot of villagers on the trail, who come from the city with «doko» on their heads full of supplies. Men as women carry those woven bamboo baskets to their villages. We will cross the Marsyangdikhola River on a suspension bridge and follow it to Tal.

 

 

DAY 15 – Trek to Jagat (1,300m) / 5 hours

For this last trekking day, we will firstly go up to the mountain pass, which closes the Manaslu circuit and follow a path carved in the cliff. As on the first way, we will spend the night on Jagat Village.

 

DAY 16 – Drive to Kathmandu – via Besishahar / 8 – 9 hours

After more of a trekking week in the mountain it will be time to go back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the beauty of the countryside, green hills and thundering rivers. The bus will drop you to your hotel and it will be a free time if you want to visit the surrounding area or have a rest.

 

DAY 17 – Fly back home

We will transfer you to the airport and hoping you spent a beautiful time with Himalayan Vista Team in the Himalaya.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel
  • 2 nights in a 3-4 star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Shangrila or any other hotel of similar standard) with breakfast
  • Private Transportation to Arughat and from Jagat to Kathmandu
  • 14 nights in standard lodges/teahouses during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek
  • An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons each of the group
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara  because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
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