Among the well-known trekking routes of Nepal, Manaslu Circuit trekking is one that ensures that you get the adventure that you seek for. Being an 8156 meters high mountain, and the eighth highest peak in the world, this humble giant is sure to provide you with the thrill of a lifetime. Manaslu Circuit Trek is situated between the border of Nepal and Tibet. The name of the mountain derives from the word “Manas” meaning “the spirit of the mountain” in Tibetan dialect. Surely the mountain is well-known for its strong deity that dwells within its snowy caps. If you are searching for the true Nepalese essence in your journeys through the wilderness of Nepal, Manaslu Circuit treks will surely provide you with the pristine views of the Himalayas and panoramic landscapes dotted in ancient Nepalese tradition.
If you heard the rumors about the most extreme mountain scenery, then Mount Manaslu is the place. In Manasly trekking, visitors are taken through snowy trails that showcase ancient monasteries that display the Buddhist culture of the people in the Himalayas. The trek circuit of Manaslu via the Larkya La pass is believed to be one of the most spectacular trekking routes of Nepal.
But everything spectacular comes at a price. Due to the high altitude of the trails, it is necessary that the trekkers be in pristine health conditions so that problems of altitude sickness may not arise during the expedition. Ensuring health and safety measures beforehand ensures the success of the trip. Health care in the area is rare and far reached, so there are no rooms for errors.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu airport (TIA) (1345meters).Our Airport Representative will come to pick up you and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.BB
Day 02Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour and Preparation for TrekkingSightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath . Overnight at hotel.BB
Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (640meters) 8 hours.Your Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up; from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi (The district headquarter of Dhading1050m) for 4 hours is comfortable drive but from there to Arughat for another 4 hours we will be driving on rough road. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 04Arughat to Soti Khola (775meters) 6 hours.Along the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River -an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 05Soti to Machha Khola (900meters) 5.30 hours.Trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 06Machha Khola to Jagat (1340meters) 6 hours.After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 07Jagat to Ngyak (2310meters) 6 hours.After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 08Ngyak to Ghap (2100meters) 6 hours.Follow the trail upstream of Deng River -a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 09Ghap to Lho (3200meters) 6 hours.After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 meters) and Manaslu (8150 meters) are visible from here. Tonight we camp near a spring at Lho gaon -a small village. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 10Lho to Samagompa (3500meters) 6 hours.You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for night halt. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 11Acclimatization and exploration day.We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the reduction of the air and also for local excursion. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 12Trek to Dharmasala (4450meters) 6 hours.The thundering Budi Gandaki trickles to a stream as we continue to follow its course ever upwards. We are surrounded by spectacular mountains from all sides. Manaslu is particularly impressive. After crossing to the east bank of the river, we reach the last permanent settlement in the valley, which is called Sumdu. Above the village we cross the stream, which runs down from the Gya La (Pass), the pass to Tibet. We come to the ruins of an abandoned village,known as Larkya Bazaar. Presumably this village thrived as a trading point, with Tibet lying over the Gya La. The commerce seems to have dried up leading to the migration of the settlers. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 13Trek to Bhimphedi (3590m) via Cross Larkya La pass (5215m) 8 hours.We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 14Bhimphedi to Tilje (3900meters) 5 hours.We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through fig tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 15Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Duration: 6-7 hrsWe Start to climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a Chorten-shaped arch, pass a Mani wall and reach the village of Thonje. Here we need to go through a police checkpoint before continuing to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and later cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We can examine the Mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. There is now a short descent to Chamje village.
Day 16Chamje to Kathmandu (1337m) Duration: 8 hrsWe have reached the end of the Manaslu Trek and a local jeep will take us to Beshisahar. We then drive to Kathmandu in a private car.Overnight at Hotel. BB.
Day 17Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel. B.B
Day 18Transfer to international Airport for Your onward destination.
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In November 2012 we just return back home from a adventure trekking around the Manaslu Circuit. The Guide was Sujan, made it a success for us. If someone is looking…
David & Susan, Australia
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