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- Standard hotel in Kathmandu
- Finally the environment teahouse during the trek.
Breakfast , lunch and Dinner as itinerary.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is definitely one of the most alluring trails you could choose to go trekking in Nepal. Unlike ABC and EBC, you will not find a huge crowd of trekkers in the Manaslu circuit because other mainstream trekking trails are more popular amongst the tourists. Manaslu Trekking is not that much difficult for regular trekker and climbers. People may be wondering about the Manaslu Trek difficulty but those who have previous trekking experience they may find this route easy. Inexperienced trekkers must be physically and mentally sound to trek 17 days in Manaslu. This is a physically demanding trek, so beginners may find it a bit difficult.
The world’s eighth highest peak may not be as famous as the Everest and Annapurna, but it is really challenging due to its fickle weather. On the trail to Manaslu, Trek Nepal do not have many trekkers during the peak season because most travellers have not heard of the trek so it is advised that you trek with a guide along. Because the trek is not as safe as others, it is not permitted to go on your own. Trek with a guide will give you information about the villages and the mountains seen along the trail.
It is not advised to trek alone means trek with someone because the region is dangerous and after the 2015 earthquake, it is also prone to landslides and rockfall. A reason why it is better to be in the know to make sure you are safe. The danger zones come along as you pass from Khorlabesi to Tatopani and in route to Yaru and after crossing the Larke Pass. The guides and the locals tell about more danger zone and keep yourself safe. And because of that, there are not many tea house lodges around the place and during the peak season finding a good lodge spontaneously can pose up to be a big problem. So, a smart move would be to book a proper night’s sleep beforehand by talking to the owner of the place you stayed a day earlier, and they shall avail you the contact details of lodges for the next day.
The main problem might come at a place called Dharmashala where there are only limited lodges with around certain rooms. Which why it is advised to book in advance, otherwise you will have to spend the night in tents. For 14 days Manaslu Circuit Trek, we take a bus from Kathmandu to Arughat of Gorkha. From there, you can take a jeep or walk 5 hours to Solti Khola from where the trek normally starts. It is completely up to you where you start your trek from. After Soti Khola, it is time to stretch your happy feet along. The official Manaslu trek ends at Besisahar. However, you can short a little by catching a jeep from Dharapani.
Networks in the Manaslu trek is pretty poor so we advise taking a CDMA SIM along with you as NTC and NCell do not have proper connectivity around Manaslu trek. Besides the telephone network, the power in Manaslu Circuit is supplied through solar panels and local hydropower projects. Some places do not have access to power. The charging is easily facilitated in places supported by the hydropower projects. But you will definitely face difficulties in charging phones where solar power is used.
The weather is really favourable one while trekking in Manaslu during the winter season. The monsoon season is about to end at the starting of September month. The skies are pretty clear in winter with bright sunshine which lets trekkers enjoy the best views of sparkling snowcapped peaks. Few rainfalls may occur in the month of September but it does not last long. Then, October temperature is at its best, it is very moderate. In November it is quite cold in higher elevation areas whereas lower elevation it is very cool. But in December the temperature rises in the freezing zone in higher altitude areas.
- DayArrival in Kathmandu Valley (1300m)
- Day Sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley
- Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m).
- Day Trek to Machhakhola (870m).
- Day Trek to Jagat (1340m)
- Day Trek to Deng(1860m)
- Day Trek to Namrung (2630m).
- Day Trek to Lho (3180m).
- Day Trek to Samagaun (3500m).
- Day Acclimatizing day at Samagaun.
- Day Trek to Samdo (3860m).
- Day Trek to Dharamasala (4480m).
- Day Cross the Larke pass (5213m) trek down to Bimtang (3720 m).
- Day Bimtang to Tilije (2300m).
- Day Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besishar (760m).
- Day Besishahar to Kathmandu.
- Day International Departure.
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Arrival in Kathmandu Valley (1330m)
After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives will be there to greet you. Shortly after the welcome, you will be transferred to a good hotel in Kathmandu. You will meet your trekking guide after you've freshened up who will detail you on the trip. You will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine for dinner as a welcome gesture.
Sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley
After your morning breakfast, you will be taken for the tour of spiritual attractions around Kathmandu Valley. These historic, religious landmarks are world heritage sites and you'll immerse yourself in the different rituals and the cultural diversity found in the capital. The Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), Lord Shiva Temple (Pashupatinath), Buddhist Shrine (Bouddhanth) are the popular destinations where you will find lots of different religious activities and rituals being performed. At the afternoon, you will have an orientation and trip discussion. You should prepare for your trip starting tomorrow.
Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m).
Take an early morning bus drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Dhading Besi on a nice, paved road enjoying the views of the hilly areas, terraces, fields and rivers. The drive from Dhading Besi to Arughat is a little rough one on rocky trails. From Arughat 2 more hour driver to reach Soti Khola and rest the night.
Trek to Machhakhola (870m).
Breakfast and trek for5- 6 hours through Sal forests, waterfalls and cliffs along the Budigandaki river past the terrace rice fields and up to a Gurung village of Labubesi. we climb behind a rocky cliff where the valley opens up. Walking through a sandy river bed, climbing over stone ridges and then again moving down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges, we climb behind a rocky cliff where the valley opens up. Walking through a sandy river bed, climbing over stone ridges and then again moving down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges, we reach Machcha Khola village and overnight at tea house.
Trek to Jagat (1340m)
Breakfast and trek following a narrow trail to Khorlabesi. After a few ascends and descends, we reach a popular hot-spring, Tatopani. We will spend some time here and can enjoy the natural sauna in the hot-spring and relieve all our tiredness and stress of the trek. we climb another ridge and cross the Budhi Gandaki on another suspension bridge. After this, we climb a staircase and then cross a landslide and a ridge to reach Doban. After crossing a suspension bridge, we again climb the stone staircase then go down to the river and climb some stairs again to reach Thado Bharyang. Then we cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, climb over a ridge, walk along the river to reach the village of Jagat where we spend the night.
Trek to Deng(1860m)
Breakfast and first trek to Salleri after climbing a rocky ridge and then go towards Sirdibas. We continue to Ghatta Khola and then walk upstream through a long suspension bridge to reach a Gurung village in Phillim. From the lower points of the village, the trail turns north and through levelled trails amidst maize fields, we reach Ekle Bhatti, where you will have lunch and continue our trip from a steep gorge and then descend through grassy slopes to cross the Budhi Gandaki and then cross bridges from west to east bank and back again. As the trail widens, we pass through bamboo forests to reach the Deng Khola. After crossing the river, we reach the tiny Deng village where we spend the night.
Trek to Namrung (2630m).
Breakfast and a short trek from Deng and then we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to reach Rana. From here we climb for a while and then head west to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail passes through forests and painted Mani stones and a corner from where we reach Ghap. Then we take the trail through Prok village which allows us to witness the beautiful view of Siring Himal. We follow the river, crossing it at many places and pass through dense forests and Gompas along the way. After crossing the river at a gorge, the trail becomes levelled and after a last steep climb, we reach Namrung where we stay the night. Namrung is the best viewpoint for Springy and Ganesh Himal as well as Mt. Himal Chuli.
Trek to Lho (3180m).
From Namrung a steep climb and passage through forests take us to Lihi, a village well known for its chortens and barley terraces. After crossing the side valley of Simnang, we pass through Sho and then reach Lho where we spend the night. Late afternoon visits the local monastery after you reached there.
Trek to Samagaun (3500m).
Breakfast and trek to Samagaun via Shyala village offers the amazing views of Mount Manaslu and explore the famous Ribung Gompa. The breathtaking view of the high mountains along with glaciers is the highlight of the trip. We stay in Samagaon for the night.
Acclimatizing day at Samagaun.
This day is set aside to rest and acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. We stay in Samagaon and explore the surrounding areas or visit Birendra Tal and Anie Gompa. The main attraction of the day is the Pungyen Gompa with a spectacular view of the glaciers but it rather logs day only recommended for the fit hikers. It is situated on a hill near Samagaon. We hike up to the Gompa named after the two peaks of Manaslu which means bracelet. It was destroyed when the Japanese first tried to summit the peaks. It was believed that the expedition to reach the summit might have angered the Gods. After the detour, we come back to Samagaon and spend the night there.
Trek to Samdo (3860m).
Breakfast and trek following the Budhi Gandaki River up to a stream which we cross on a suspension bridge. From here we take the trail on the right to Larkya la. It is a fairly easy trail, passing through Mani walls and juniper and birch forests. We again cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki and continue forward. From a stone arch, we can see a Kani and after crossing it, we reach Samdo where we spend the night.
Trek to Dharamasala (4480m).
Breakfast and trek crossing a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and begin a hike upwards. After crossing a few streams and seeing a glimpse of the Larkya glacier, we go around a valley and make our way upwards again to reach a guesthouse called Dharmashala. This short walk to Larke Phedi provides enough time and rest to acclimatize for the further trek.
Cross the Larke pass (5213m) trek down to Bimtang (3720 m
Early morning breakfast and the hardest day of whole 14 days Manaslu circuit trek. We trek a short climb and reach a valley on the north side of Larkya glacier with exquisite views of Larkya peak. We ascend the moraines of a glacier which becomes quite steep at the end before reaching the pass. From the top of the Larya La Pass, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Himlung, Cheo, Kanggru and the Annapurna. It is a longer walk than other days and you reach the guesthouse among the low pastures at the dim lights of dusk. When we finally reach Bhimtang, the exquisite view of Mount Manaslu makes every step worth it.
Bimtang to Tilije (2300m).
Breakfast and enjoying the splendid views of the mountains from a ridge in Bhimtang, we trek down towards a high pasture and then a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forests, narrow valleys and fields before making a climb to the river bank that leads to the village of Gho. A short walk takes us to Tilije with better accommodation options where we spend the night.
Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besishar (760m).
Breakfast and trek in a stone-paved path passing through a beautiful village and then cross a bridge over Dudh Khola, move past an arch and Mani walls to get to the Thonje village. After passing through a police checkpoint we make our way towards Dharapani from where we enter the Annapurna circuit section. From Dharapani we take sharing Jeep drive from Dharapani to Besishahar which takes 4-5 hours. We spend our last night of the trek at Besishahar.
Besishahar to Kathmandu.
Breakfast and We drive along the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River, witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terrace farms, rivers and valleys and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains. After a few hours’ journeys, we reach Kathmandu where we will spend the last night in Nepal.
The amazing, wondrous, strenuous journey has officially ended. You will have enough time before your flight to organize photos, trade emails with your companions, or shop/stroll around. Our representative will drop you at the International Airport and say goodbye. As you board your flight and reach the clouds, you will remember trekking above the misty clouds, and you will wish to come back to Nepal for another exciting adventure.
The Trip Cost Includes
- airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
- 3-night accommodation standard hotel in Kathmandu breakfast/wifi included.
- welcome dinner Nepali culture dance program.
- Kathmandu sightseeing with private car.
- Kathmandu/Sotikhola by bus transfer.
- Dharapani to Besishahar by sharing jeep transfer.
- Besishahar to Kathmandu by bus transfer.
- 3-time meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Basic twin sharing tea houses accommodations during the trek.
- Manaslu Special Restricted Area Permit Which required a minimum of 2 people in the group.
- Manaslu Conversation Area Project ( MCAP Permit).
- Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit).
- TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems).
- English speaking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
- Government taxes and company service charge.
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Meals and hotel in Kathmandu.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- International airfare.
- Personal expenses like telephone, hot shower, wifi, laundry, battery charge fee and trekking person equipment)
- Any kind of drinks like tea, coffee, water, hot water and of bar bills like coke, Fanta, beer, whisky.
- Porter to carry your luggage.
- Travel Insurance in case of emergency for helicopter rescue and other medication.
- Private car or jeep transfer- Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu. on your request.
- Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
- All the cost not mention the above cost.
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver
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