Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is an off the beaten trekking trail in Nepal. Manaslu circuit trekking is a wild and remote trekking around Manaslu Massif (8163 m.), the eighth-highest mountain in the world. A less crowded trekking route than other classic treks, Manaslu circuit trek route is also the part of The Great Himalayan Trail.

During the trek, you can collect the mesmerizing views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges. The trail starts in the low altitude at Soti Khola (869 m.) then constantly rise up to Larke La Pass (5160 m.) covering the wonderful landscapes, green countryside, lush forests and the huge glaciers along the way.

The locals here are a mix of the Hindu and Buddhist religions, and the villages reflect of Hindu and Tibetan style. This trekking is a restricted area trekking, so you need to have at least two travelers and a registered local trekking guide.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our representatives will greet you and will transfer you to the hotel. In the free time, you can take a good rest and get refreshed from the jet lag. Overnight at hotel.

Full day Kathmandu Valley sightseeing is dedicated to introducing four of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in Kathmandu. Those four sites you will be visiting are Soyambhunath, The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath- a temple dedicated to Hindus and also known as the crematory place, next Boudhanath- the largest Buddhist Stupa in South Asia and Kathmandu Durbar Square- an ancient palace place.
After the sightseeing, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with a cultural program. Overnight at hotel.

Early morning, you will catch your bus from New Bus Park to Sotikhola. Along the way, you will pass several small and big settlements. Once you arrive in Soti Khola, your guide will transfer to the teahouse for the overnight. Overnight at the teahouse.

Here you start your trekking. The trail is an easy trekking trail. Along the way, you will cross the small Gurung settlement called Lapubesi. From there you will continue your trekking through Khanibesi and ultimately to Machha Khola. From Machha Khola you can collect the North East view of Ganesh Himal. Overnight at a teahouse.

From Machha Khola the trails slowly ascend to Khorlabesi which offers you the wonderful view of Ganesh Himal. Along the way, at Yaru Phat, you can see an amazing waterfall. You then trek through the rock and stone paved trail. Just before Jagat, you will pass a bridge that is made of the rock. From Jagat, you can enjoy the superb views of Sringi Himal. Overnight at a teahouse.

The trail to Deng is mostly rough at uphill. Deng is another small Gurung settlement which offers the superb views of Siringi Himal. Mani wall is another attraction of Deng. Overnight at the teahouse.

The trail from Deng to Ghap combines uphill, downhill and the easy trekking path. From Deng you will first get to Ghap, then you will trek through the dense pine and rhododendron forest to get Namrung for the overnight. Namrung is a small Gurung village which offers the stunning views of Siringi Himal and Ganesh Himal. Namala Gompa is another attraction of Namrung. Overnight at Namrung.

The trail from Namrung to Lho is an easy trekking route. The wonderful view of Manaslu mountain greets us all the way. At Lamagaon you can collect the magnificent views of Himchuli. Little ahead, Sho welcomes with wonderful views of the Manaslu North face and Naike Peak. From Lho you can catch the panoramic view of Manaslu Massif. Rimung Monastery and the Mani walls are the another attractions of Lho. Overnight at Lho.

Walk through the Mani walls then pass a big Chortens before Shyala then you will continue the trekking to Samagaon. Manaslu will accompany you all the way to Samagaon. Samagaon is a wonderful Gurung village with Tibetan like traditions and culture plus the views of Manaslu, Larke peak and Naike Peak is absolutely fantastic. Overnight at a teahouse.

An extra day in Samagoan is always worthwhile. Today you can either hike up to Manaslu Base Camp(4400 m.) or visit the incredible Birendra Tal. On the free time, you can just relax. Overnight at the teahouse.

From Samagaon, you will take steep uphill trail first to Kyonggma Kharka where you can see the stone huts plus long Mani walls. Samdo will welcome you with stunning views of Naike and Pangboche peak. You can also explore the Taka Chouling Gompa in Samdo. Overnight at Samdo.

The trail from Samdo first ascends to Larkya Bazar which is a fair seasonal Tibetan market. Further, you will trek to Larkya Phedi. You can enjoy the superb views of Larkya Peak and Naike Peak from Dharamsala. Overnight.

One of the tough trekking day when you will first walk through the Moraine route to the pass. You can see the Larkya Glacier along the way. During the pass, you can enjoy the magnificent views of Kanguru, Annapurna II, Himlung Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kang, Larkya Peak, Namjung Himal plus Ranta Chuli.After Larya La pass, the trail is a steep descent plus grassy moraine. As it is a rock fall area, walk carefully.

Upon your arrival in Bumthang, you can take a good rest with stunning views of Lamjung, Manaslu, Phungi south face, Himlung plus Cheo Himal. Overnight hotel.

First, descend down to Hampuk, a rock shelter cave, then to Yak Kharka. Further, you will be trekking through Gho-a Gurung village. Furthermore, you will trek to Tilije for the overnight. Overnight.

The final day of the trek, this day you will drive back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you will have time for the last-minute shopping. Overnight.

You will be transferred to the Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight back home. Trip Ends. (Breakfast Included)

Inclusion

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Teahouse accommodation during trekking
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation (Kathmandu-Sotikhola, Dharapani-Besisahar-Kathmandu)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide and their all expenses
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and his all expenses
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trek)
  • Necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit

Exclusion

  • International airfare
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, Wi-Fi charge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping

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Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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