Kathmandu- Sothikhola- Machhakhola- Jagat- Deng- Namrung- Samagaun- Samdo- Dharmasala- Bhimtang PAss Larkey La Pass- Bhamtang- Tilije- Tal- Beshisahar- Kathmandu
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"Come close to nature's heart…and break clear away once in a while and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean" as said JohnMunir, No landscapes excite and inspire you as the mountains do. Listed among the best trek in Nepal, ManasluCircuit Trek will take you around the ManasluConservationArea and Manaslu Mountain, the world's eighth highest mountain at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft).
Enriched with snow-clad mountains and enchanting landscapes Manaslu is a mandatory trek for mountain lovers. Manaslu Circuit trek is considered to be the least crowded and peaceful trek. You can find a green beautiful forest and abundant wildlife including Tahr (Mountain Goat), Agali (Blue Sheep), Pika (Highest living Mammal), Himalayan Marmots. You can also see snow leopard which is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List. Mighty waterfalls and glaciers are the complementing elements of this trek. Manaslu Circuit trek is undoubted, one of the great and adventurous Himalayan treks. Besides Manaslu, you will be astonished by the view of Annapurna, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, andGyaji. This trek will lead you to Larky La Pass, which is the highest point on the trek (17,000feet). You will be amazed by the beauty of the Rhododendron forest and Sal forest. This trip will pass you to the villages of local inhabitants, Sherpa, Ghale, Gurung. You can closely observe their lifestyle, food, cultural attire, and ornaments. You will be able to witness the diversity of culture among Hindu and Buddhist tribes and you will come closer to the Tibetan border.
The highest altitude in Manaslu Circuit trek is 4460m. Therefore, there is a gentle increase in altitude-related problems every next day which is common nevertheless as a matter of precautions visitors are suggested to carry some medicines in case of any emergency. Manaslu Circuit Trek is a full package trek for mountain lovers.
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A representative from our office will pick you from the airport after you arrive in Kathmandu. He/She will take you to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may visit the office or take a rest if you are too tired. You will also be provided a welcome dinner hosted by our institution. You will be served authentic Nepali cuisine that tells you the Nepalese culture. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Before heading to the Himalayas you must be conversant with several things. Training and preparation for the trek are obligatory to everyone as you will be dealing with an unusual experience but eventually, with some preparation you can deal with it. You ought to be careful with your bag pack. Carrying unnecessary equipment will make your journey difficult. We will catch up on some last-minute shopping if there is leisure time.
After early breakfast, your tour to Manaslu Circuit trek begins from Kathmandu to Arunghat and eventually towards SothiKhola. We will be exceeded by beautiful landscapes and an amazing view of the Trishuli river. A two-hour drive from Arunghat will take us to SothiKhola, located in BudhiGandaki where we will have dinner. On the journey, you will be amazed to see the southern sloped of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang.
After having breakfast at the tea house of SothiKhola, the journey begins by crossing a bridge, before you trek through a forest, then climb into a ridge above the wild rapids of Budi Gandaki River. You will reach Khursane on a rocky trail, with an amazing view of two tropical waterfalls on the step, a towering cliff, and Sal forest. You will encounter the dispersed settlement where you can enjoy local food from the local inhabitance, Ghale, and Gurung. As you reach Nayakhola, you can see trekkers and locals praying to the local deities, rivers, and mountains to protect them throughout the journey. You need to be alert on the way, better walk on the wall side to prevent yourself from slipping down hillside and mules.
The following day after having a warm breakfast you will begin to walk across the twisting road on the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. On the way to TharoKhola, you will be walking through the forest where you see many Monkeys and Langurs. As you come across Khorlabeshi, a Grung village you will witness Gurung people in their beautiful traditional attire. Walking further you will reach Tatopani where you can take a warm shower and relax your body. After reaching YaruKhola you cross a long cantilever bridge to reach Jagat, Where you verify your trekking permits at check-post as we will be now walking in a restricted region.
After the warm breakfast in the village of Jagat, you will pass through various landscapes and dense sub-tropical forests, rivers, and villages to get to your final destination. Trek begins from climbing over an edge to Salleri and inclined to Sirdibas. Through Ghatta River you will continue to walk on a long suspension bridge in Philim and from here the trail crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The trek widens through the valley and you will pass through a beautiful bamboo forest to the Deng Khola.
After breakfast in Deng, you will first, cross the Budhi Gandaki river and climb up to the bridge, where you'll climb a bit further to join a trail from Bhi. Then head west up the valley passing through lush forests, and attractive villages housing ethnic groups of the Manaslu region. From here Major peak starts to appear, the astonishing view of snowcapped Siring Himal can be captured. Walking shall be continued until the forest becomes less dense. You will be refreshed to walk through Manaslu Conservation Area and one last steep climb will get you to the village of Namrung.
Early morning after having breakfast in Namrung you can explore the village, the local people their lifestyle. The village has a good viewpoint of Mount HimalChuli, Syringe, and Ganesh Himal. Once on track, you climb steadily and pass through the forest to reach Lihi and the track then drops and crosses the side valley of SimnangHimal and Ganesh Himal. then you will pass through Sho, Lho, and Shyala before reaching Sama Village. While in Shyala village you'll be surrounded by high mountains like HimalChuli and Peak 29 (NgadiChuli), Manaslu, and large glaciers.
As a day of rest, we will spend a day at Sama Gaun. Sama Gaun is the village of the Nubri people which holds a large gompa, many shops, a health post, heliport, and telephone/wifi access. Enjoy a refreshing breakfast and then spend the day at Samagaon getting some rest and sleep. You can explore the village; the Sherpa people, their lifestyle, their traditional attire and ornaments, mani stones with Buddhist texts. Near Sama village, you will find an old gompa—Pungyen Gompa—a monastery with great views of the glacier.
After having a rest day your journey to Samdo begins, once in the trek, you will pass several mani walls. This is a short day trek as you are at a high altitude you need to walk slowly. On the way, you will see extended yak pastures up a broad valley with long mani walls, with different species of birds. From here you will climb to a ridge across the wooden bridge of Buri Gandaki before you reach white Kani, which is the neighboring village of SamaGaun. On the way you will find a stone archway, from there you need to continue your walking till you reach the village of Samdo.
With the rise in altitude, you need to be more careful about your body and do not neglect the sign your body gives. Another adventurous day begins after having a warm breakfast in Samdo. You will move through a seasonal Tibetan market called Larke Bazaar and descend to the Budi Gandaki River. After crossing Wooden Bridge walk upwards until you witness Larkya Glacier. Along the routes, you will be able to see some traditional monasteries. Then you head towards the valley of SakhuKhola and walk slowly across the rugged terrains of the Manaslu region before you reach Dharmasala aka LarkePhedi.
This is another adventurous and special day as you will walk to Larkya la Pass (5160) which is the highest point of the trek. You will cross the pass before the afternoon so you need to wake up early and leave the teahouse quite early as you will set out on a longer hike so you need to have a proper breakfast. After a climb, you'll reach a valley on the side of the Larkya Glacier from where you'll enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. You will catch incredible views of Himlung (7126m) near Tibet and Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m) within the Annapurna Range spending your special time at the pass, you will walk down from around three hours towards Bimthang for an overnight stay. You will be excited to see Manaslu Mountain approaching you.
After having a warm breakfast in Bimthang, head towards the nearby point where you can enjoy great views of Manaslu, LamjungHimal, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal. Keep descending on the track and cross the bridge of DudhKhola River and walk through beautiful rhododendron forest. Walk till you reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karcher. The track comes off the edge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank, continue walking until you get to Tilije.
After having breakfast on Tilije, we head towards Tal. The valley becomes more agricultural and plush as you pass fields and copses of oak and rhododendron, staying on the north bank until Tilije. From there, you will continue to able towards Dharapani and continue to Tal.
After breakfast in Tal, follow the track down to the village of Chyamje crossing the beautiful Marsyangdi Khola in a suspension bridge, and move towards Beshisahar. The way to Kathmandu through BesiSahar offers a chance to adore both hill and mountain landscapes often coming into direct view with the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. You'll also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on each side of the road.
Although the mountain trek is over, you are yet to encounter the beauty of the capital city. You will feel delighted to visit the seven sites that are enlisted in the world heritage by UNESCO. You will be dazzled to see the artistic and creative work of local Newari people their lifestyle, their culture, and their food. You can buy beautiful gifts (local paintings, beautiful clothes, sculptures, carvings) for your loved ones and yourselves as a memory of trek from the streets of Kathmandu valley. In the evening you will be provided with a beautiful dinner that will be reflecting authentic Nepali taste and the beauty of Nepali culture.
Our journey to Nepal will finally end today. A representative from the office will drop at the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. You will have plenty of time to plan about the next adventure on the way home.
Trekkers will enjoy 3 hearty meals on each day of the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will stay at night. You will be provided lunch at teahouses or small restaurants along the way. You can easily choose your favorite food from the menu provided to you. Our leaders will make sure that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or locally sourced in the villages. Your diet will comprise complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We may arrange vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice.
Many travelers also might think about who they are traveling with. You don’t have to worry about this. You will be traveling with compatible travelers from all around the globe. There is no such age limit for doing this trek. The only thing is you need to be healthy and have the willingness to trek. Your previous hiking experience, as well as mental fitness, counts a lot. We will be trying to include the same age group persons in a group so that the hiking pace among trekkers matches.
Besides, altitude sickness has been a major problem for most of the visitors. Here are the few tips that are tried and tested by our professional leaders:
Safety and Security
Here are the few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
You will be provided the following trekking equipment by our office
You will be provided an experienced guide for a group of 1-5. However, for the group of 6-12 individuals, you will have 2 professional guides. The package consists of 2 porters for every 2 individuals. You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal.
Yes, the trek is fixable. We can continue to other trekking as per guest request. However, visit other trekking sites may include additional charges.
Trekkers will enjoy 3 hearty meals on each day of the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will stay at night. You will be provided lunch at teahouses or small restaurants along the way. You can easily choose your favorite food from the menu provided to you. Our leaders will make sure that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or locally sourced in the villages. Your diet will comprise complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The chefs are well trained in hygienic food preparation and allergy safety. We may arrange vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice.
You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. However, essential items should be kept at least for 8 days. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have been to camp multiple times for years. Our guides are locals who communicate in English. They acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, hygiene, and safety.
The trek is comparatively easier than any other trek. This is because it involves shorter days of trekking. You have to reach elevations of a maximum of 4460m. You only have to stay for a few days on higher elevations. Despite this, it is very essential to take precautionary measures. There are green forests in the low altitude which provides plenty of fresh air. The trek begins at an altitude of 800m/2,625 feet which allows sufficient days for adaptation.
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