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Duration

Nepal

Country

Easy Trek

Grade

5213 m

Max altitude

Flight and private vehicle

Transportation

Hotel/Mountain lodge

Accommodation

Mid Feb to May, Mid Sept to Mid Dec

Best season

All meals during trek

Meals

Trip Overview

Experience one of kind societies and conventions of the general population inserted in the overwhelming scene of Manaslu with our Manaslu Circuit Trek. With all-encompassing perspectives of the mountains joined by the regular brilliance of the landscape, the trek is a standout amongst the most energizing travel bundles that you can experience. The Manaslu Circuit Trek was before a disengaged trecking in Nepal indication as there was a significant absence of tea houses along the trekking trails. Along these lines, this trek was essentially the worry of explorers who cherished outdoors in the wild and the remoteness of the territory. 

In any case, now, as the tea houses are worked in plenitude, it has been increasing more consideration by explorers and travelers. The regions around the Manaslu Region still can't seem to touch upon the modernization. Therefore, a significant number of the zones and settlements along the Manaslu Circuit Trek offer segregated acreages which radiate the sentiment isolation. Its off-beaten trails and an absence of infrastructural congress give the consequence of a large portion of the antiquated conventions.

Trekking along the settlements and towns in the Manaslu Circuit Trek gives you a chance to encounter the way of life, traditions, and customs of the general population in the sequestrations of the Himalayas. Manaslu Circuit Trek was opened in the year 1992 and rapidly developed in ubiquity due to its enamoring common pith, dazzling perspectives of the mountains and the dainty towns in the locale. The Manaslu Circuit Trek permits you the chance to encounter eminent perspectives of the mountains like Mount Manaslu, the eighth-most astounding mountain on the planet, alongside a considerable lot of its encompassing pinnacles like the Sringi Himal, Himlung, Cheo Peak, Gyagi Kung, Kang Koru, and Annapurna II among numerous others. 

These enormous mountain tops present an astonishing sight while trekking on the trails, their cold unpredictability designing the pleasant scene of the locale in an ethereal mood. Trekking along the amethyst tracks, you would walk on the old salt exchanging course with the chipper waterway of Budhi Gandaki streaming affably adjacent to you. The trekking trails go through numerous verdantly rich backwoods of rhododendron trees in lovely sprout and high woods like pine, cedar, birch, and junipers. These lavish vegetations give a characteristic shade to the voyagers; the zone is loaded with their luxurious emerald gossamer. 

The trekking trails are additionally ornamented alluringly with Mani stone-divider carvings which give the trails a divine quality. The natural life and the biodiversity of the area is additionally a matter of incredible respectability in light of the fact that the backwoods of the Manaslu Region are home to a large number of wild creatures and heterogeneous faunas. The fatigued bamboo woods radiate a brilliant sight under the shines of the Sun, giving the trekkers an excellent perspective of the chartreuse landscape. You will likewise be excursing numerous religious communities up and down the trekking trails, their towers designed extravagantly with vivid petition hails that is a difference to the ivory scene. As you climb up to the Larkya La Pass, you will be honored with the stunning perspective of the cerulean icy mass ornamented superbly with seeing Mount Manaslu. 

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is consolidated inside the edges of the Manaslu Conservation Area and you would be given the chance to experience the peculiar vegetation of the locale very close while on the trek. Wild and imperiled types of Snow-Leopards have their natural surroundings in the protected territory and you may get looks of it while on the trip. The foliage changes from sub-tropical wildernesses in the Himalayan lower regions to high forests as you advance from Soti Khola additionally up to the town of Namrung, and the Larkya La at 5000 meters. Manaslu Circuit Trek is indeed the most prolific restricted trekking trail of Nepal. 

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu (1,350 m)

When you land at the International airport in Kathmandu, our hotel representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal. Then he will drive you to the hotel, and after resting there for a while, we will have a short briefing about the trek. Later you can explore around Thamel, which is a tourist hub of Kathmandu.

Day 02 Drive to Soti-Khola 730 m (730 m)

After breakfast, we leave for Dhading Besi from Kathmandu, which is about 3 hours drive. On the way, you will pass by many small villages and rivers. From Dhading Besi, we drive to Soltikhola, the starting point of the trek, for about 5 hours. The road is bumpy and winding dirt.

Day 03 Trek to Machha-Khola 930 m (930 m)

We start our trek heading toward Machha Khola(river), which is about 6 hours walk. The trail goes full of ups and downs through narrow and rocky fields. We will pass through many beautiful waterfalls and cross Labubesi village (a Gurung community).

Day 04 Trek to Jagat 1,410 m (1,410 m)

We start walking across the path on the bank of Budi Gandaki. Entering the forest, you will see many monkeys and langurs. Walking further, we will reach a hot spring called Tatopani, where you can take a warm shower. After crossing some bridges and walking ups and downs, we will reach Jagat, a Gurung Village. You have to verify your trekking permit at the check post before entering this village. 

Day 05 Trek to Dyang 1,800 m (1,800 m)

Today’s trek starts from Jagat and ends at Dyang. The snow-capped trail will be engrossed us with impressive waterfalls on either side of the valley. As we poll towards the northward, traversing the terraced fields to Ekle Bhatti. We enter a steep, deserted gorge, and then we descend to the grasslike land incline with lofty pine trees thwarting the Budhi Gandaki overbridge. As we travel along the occident bank, we will see the Shar Khola and the Tsum Valley that connect the Budhi Gandaki on the opposite bank. The trail takes us to the occidental side where the valley ultimately widens, and we have a pleasant walk through the bamboo sylvan to Dyang.

Day 06 Trek to Ghap 2,160 m (2,160 m)

Followed by a seasonable morning breakfast, we will escalate up to Bihi Phedi, stepping to the Sringi Khola that promontory westward up the Budhi Gandaki. As we attend the imposition upstream of Deng affluent, we will be coming across a little town include four dwellings. As we persevere our travel with furthermore elevated scale and upwards and downs in the woodland, we will care a course with mani partition and chortens that precedence us to Ghap. This is an omen of Tibetan Buddhist educate. The mani partition in Ghap has a richly ornamental sculpture that compels it seems so delightful and absorbing. The educate lifestyles and the tribe in Ghap are fully selfsame to the Tibetan lifestyle.

Day 07 Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m (3,180 m)

We oblique the stiff overbridge over Budhi Gandaki as we chase the footway lined with the household that is broadcast with cultured fields. As we begin the upper Nupri, the idiom changes to Tibetan. The pursue has mani rampart, which is beautifully carven as the Tibetan educate stands out. We journey through a woodland of firs, rhododendrons, and oaks, promptly after, exceeding through a stone arch and entering the Lihi exhibit, the extraordinary workmanship of this neighborhood. As the exaltation grows, our trekking with the appearance of pry like Mt. Manaslu and Naike Peak (5,515m). Shortly, we will cross a small stream that will lead us to Lho. Lho is a major league settlement with a monastery, a rough cobble archway at the entrance and chortens, and immense mani wale denoting the Tibetan civilization.

Day 08 Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m (3,530 m)

We start our trek walking across the Hinan river, originating from Linda Glacier, and continue to Sho. We can have an amazing view of Naike Peak, Manaslu North (7,774 m) and Manaslu (8,150 m). After some hours of walking, we reach Lho Gaon, a beautiful village with a nice view of Mt. Manaslu. Reaching the top of the hill, we can look around the Buddhist monastery Ribung Gompa. From there we head towards our destination i.e, Samagaon.

Day 09 Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization

Today is an acclimation day at Samagaon, so we utilize this time exploring around the village. We can either visit Pungyen Gompa and glacial Lake Birendra Tal (4-5 hours), or we can take a walk to Manaslu Base Camp and return to Samagaon (7-8 hours).

Day 10 Trek to Samdo 3,860 (3,860 m)

Another day of the trek starts heading to another destination i.e., Samdo. It is going to be a short day trek because you are in high altitude and you need to walk slowly. Along with the variety of birds, you will see extended yak pastures and long mani walls. We continue leaving the tree line and ascend to a ridge across the wooden bridge of Buri Gandaki, which will take us to white Kani. Upon reaching Samdo, we explore nearby villages and hike to Samdo Peak.

Day 11 Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,470 m (4,470 m)

This new day is going to be another adventurous day in the high altitude. The trail to Dharmasala is quite similar to the path from Sama Gaun to Samdo. Dharmashala is also known as Larke Phedi. Enjoying the scenic views of some of the best-snowcapped mountains, you will walk slowly across the rugged terrains of the Manaslu region before you reach Dharmasala. There is one small stone guest house here, which gives the basic facility of flooding, and the lodging will be in dormitory styled rooms.

Day 12 Trek to Larkya-la 5,106 m and to Bimthang 3,720 m (3,720 m)

After a good breakfast, we start to climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top, the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (, Cheo Himal, Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru and the Annapurna II. The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimtang. We stay overnight at Bhimtang.

Day 13 Trek to Gho 2,560 m (2,560 m)

After breakfast, we step down towards Gho, which is about 5 hours walk. Passing through the sub-tropical jungle and rural village, we reach Gho. On the way, enjoy the beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu. People here are mostly doing agriculture and animal husbandry.

Day 14 Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m (1,860 m)

This is the final day of your trekking in Manaslu Circuit. We climb downhill through the forest of rhododendron bushes and reach Karch, where we take our lunch. As we continue to hike the path becomes quite rough, there will be signs of a glacial flood, with tree trunks smashed and banks undermined. We pass through fields and copses of oak and rhododendron and continue to walk till we reach Dharapani.

Day 15 Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotels. (1,345 m)

After a good breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu via Beshisahar. Road up to Besisahar is rough and bumpy but then onwards, it will become smoother. You will enjoy the sceneries of hills and rivers along the highway, we reach Kathmandu after 9 hours of drive, and you will be transferred to the hotel. In the evening, in your leisure time, you can explore around the Thamel area.

Day 16 Final departure day.

It’s the final day of yours in Nepal. We will pick you from the hotel and drive you to Kathmandu International Airport according to your flight schedule. We will always remember those moments we spent together and wish you all the best for your future life. Have a safe flight back home.

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