|Package name||Manaslu Circuit Trek|
|Max. elevation||5120 Meter|
|Transportation||Private vehicle, Public bus tickets|
|Accomodation||Tea house Lodges during the trek|
|Trip route||Kathmandu-Sotikhola-Machha Khola-Jagat-Deng-Namrung-Lho-Samagaon-Samdo-Bhimtang-Dharmasala-Larke LA Pass-Dharapani-Besisahar-Kathmandu|
|Cost||USD 835 per person|
Manaslu circuit trek is known as one of the best treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit trek takes you to the land of Gorkha in the Manang-Gandaki Zone and offers you the view of the eighth highest mountain in the world, Manaslu at 8163 m. Also known as the Mountain of Spirit, Manaslu lies peacefully in the untrammeled trails of Gorkha.
The Manaslu circuit is known best for the awestricken natural beauty surrounding the Manaslu region. The rich culture of the diverse ethnic tribes of Nepal and Tibet residing in the wanderlust of the Manaslu region under majestic mountains Manaslu, Cheo, Himlung, Nemjung, Gyanji Kang, Kang Giri, and Annapurna II, will keep you astonished throughout the trek.
Even the abundance of flora and fauna like Thar, Blue Sheep, Pika, Himalayan Marmots, and luckily enough Snow Leopards will have you excited to the tips of your toes. To add further adventure to the unraveled Manaslu Circuit is the Larke LA Pass at an elevation of 5167m which stands as the highest point of the trek.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek begins from Machha Khola and heads toward Jagat. Eventually, you Deng, Nemrung, Sama Gaon, Lho Village, and Samdo which show you the real culture of the Nepalese and Tibetian people. From Dharmashala, you lead to Bhimtang through the Larke La Pass and then Gho Dharapani, Besi Sahar, and end the trip to Kathmandu. To experience this raw and mesmerizing beauty of Nepal, hop on for the net adventure to the Manaslu Circuit trek here in Nepal.
A side trip to Tsum Valley Trek requires an extra week, and there are many other day-long destinations such as Kal Lake (Death Lake), Hinang Gompa, Himalchuli Base Camp, Manaslu Base Camp, Pungyen Gompa, Lajung La, etc; Travel schedule is determined according to your time, your interests and your previous trekking habits and physical fitness. Our 11-day pre-scheduled trip is a short version of the Manaslu trek that meets the budget and deadline for moderate hikers. For customized travel, please contact us.
Pulses, rice, vegetables, momo, noodles, etc. You can find simple Nepali food on the menu of all tea houses. Pulses and rice are considered fresher, and healthier and are recommended to eat during the trek. The price of food increases during trekking.
There will be rest days so that your body can adapt to the cold around it. Also, our travel guides are trained to handle such situations. Your health and safety will always come first before hiking. you are joining the trip with the hiker Himalaya treks company our first priority is your safety.
We will be amazed to experience the most pleasant atmosphere of the year in Nepal in autumn. We are mesmerized by the magnificent mountain views with clear skies. The temperature is also mild which makes our Manaslu circuit trek more convenient in autumn.
However, the spring season also is the best time for the Manaslu circuit trek, second, go with the spring because they like the fun environment with greenery on the trekking trails. Waterfalls are on the horizon and snow-capped peaks bloom along the way, making the Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal more attractive in the spring.
A water bottle should be carried with you. We recommend you bring two water bottles (minimum of one liter). You can also buy mineral water at the tea house. But we advise all our customers and local people not to use plastic bottles due to environmental concerns.
Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.
For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.
For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket
For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.
For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.
Other Useful Items: one sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag; A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional); Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; Multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).
Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.
The Manaslu Circuit trek begins with a scenic drive from the city of Kathmandu to Machha Khola. You can either take a private jeep which will take around 7-8 hours, or you can take a public bus which will take about 9-10 hours. You will stop for lunch on the highway and head towards Dhading Besi.
The road to Machha Khola is bumpy and dusty Salintar to Machha Khola is between the road, but the mesmerizing views of Langtang range and Ganesh Himal from a distance will cover up the ride. cross-bridges while following the Budi Gandaki River. You can also take a bath on the river bank to feel fresh.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, (Breakfast Kathmandu Hotel), Accommodation: Teahouse Machha Khola (Kathmandu Hotel,- we will manage if you request it), Distance: 150 Kilometers
On this day, After having breakfast you will take a 6 to 7-hour walk to reach Jagat from Machha Khola. After having your lunch in Dovan you can enjoy the natural hot springs in Tatopani. The path will then cross six suspension bridges and a cantilever bridge until you reach Lower Jagat. It is the entry point of the Manaslu Conservation Area where you have to show a permit.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Machha Khola, Distance: 22 Kilometers
After breakfast, you will head on for a 6-7 hour walk from Jagat to Deng, having your lunch at Chisapani. You will then cross Philim, which is a village inhabited by the Gurung community, and take a special permit at the check-post there. After crossing six suspension bridges on the way, you will also spot small Chortens, and enter a forest with rhododendron and bamboo planted everywhere. Deng, a lovely village has around three tea houses. Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal are visible throughout the day.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Deng, Distance: 20 Kilometers
Reaching Namrung from Deng takes around 6 to 7 hours. Along the way, you will pass the lush pine forest and be blessed with fantastic views of Sringi Himal, Lopchan Himal, Rani Peak, and Syaula Himal. You will be crossing seven suspension bridges to reach Namrung after having lunch at Ghap. If you are not tired enough, then you can visit the famous Namla Gompa. Namrung is a developed area in the Manaslu region; so you will find tea houses and even a resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Namrung, Distance: 19 Kilometers
On this day, after having breakfast you will begin your trek from Namrung crossing Lho village to reach Sama Gaon which will take about 6 to 7 hours. The village is situated at an elevation of 3100m where the views of the Nike peak, Himalchuli, and North are amazing. You will then get up-close and panoramic views as you reach Shyala at an elevation of 3520m. While there, you should visit the Ribung Gompa since it is a famous tourist attraction. You will then cross six suspension bridges to Sama and stay at a tea house for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Sama Gaon, Distance: 18 Kilometers
On this day, you will stay at Sama to take a rest and visit the nearby areas. You can either go to the Manaslu Base Camp which is at an elevation of 4800m or can visit the Pung Gyen Ghompa at 4200m. Both the treks will be long, but you can make it to the Birendra Lake in an hour from Sama no matter which hikes you want to take. Going to the base camp takes around 8 to 9 hours while Pung Glen takes 4 to 5 hours. Stay overnight at Samagaon for lunch.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Sama Gaon
On this day you will take a gentle walk on flat terrain for almost 3 hours to reach Samdo village. The mesmerizing views of Manaslu North, Nike peak, and Samdo peak are incredibly overwhelming. On the way, you will cross two wooden bridges where you may spot mountain goats and yaks grazing on the field. You can stay in the nearby tea houses in Samdo.
Descending back to Budhi Gandaki and crossing a small bridge, we climb to 'Kane', the entrance to Samdo. A village with 3 valleys converging upon it, Samdo is known for traditional yak herding and it depicts the traditional Tibetan lifestyle—rearing sheep and goats, training horses, and planting barley.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Samdo, Distance: 9 Kilometers
On this day you will head from Samdo to Dharmasala. Dharmashala is the highest point of the trek where you will be sleeping at 4460m. After crossing the suspension bridge, you will spot two different routes to reaching Dharmashala. You can either take the path that passes from the Tibetian border from Larkey Bazar or take the one which is mentioned here.
The availability of tea houses becomes thin, and there aren't many rooms, which means that you will have to do some sharing. On the way, you will spot Mountain Goats, Marmot, and some yaks grazing peacefully in the field. Dharmashala is the starting point of the Budi Gandaki River.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Dharmashala, Distance: 8 Kilometers
After breakfast, you will head on to Gho, taking about 5 to 6 hours. After lunch at Suki Khola, you will walk amidst the forest of rhododendron and pine. The views of Lamjung Himal and Putang Himal will follow you all along the way. Follow the Dudh Koshi River on the road and cross one suspension bridge and two wooden bridges to reach the tea houses in Gho for the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Gho, Distance: 18 Kilometers
On this day you will take a short trek to Dharapani from Gho. From Dharapani you will be heading towards Besisahar which will take two to three hours along a bumpy road. If you have the time and the energy, then you can also visit the Chimchay waterfall and Syange waterfall which are equally mesmerizing. On the way, there are check posts to show the permit.
Upon reaching Besi Sahar, which is the headquarter of the Lamjung district, you will see a line of Lodges and hotels throughout the way. You can even stay in the homestays if you want to have a real experience of the lifestyle of the ethnic people living there.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Guesthouse, Distance: 54.2 Kilometers
The drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar takes anywhere from 6 to 7 hours drive. After lunch on the highway, you will revert to Kathmandu. You can even plan for your next tour in Nepal after the excellent Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Kathmandu or Pokhara:
Drive time: 5 to 6 hours, Distance Besisar Kathmandu 178 kilometers, Distance: Besisar to Pokhara 106 kilometers, Accommodation: we will manage if you request it, Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
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