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Manaslu Circuit Trek – Explore The Hidden Beauty Of Manaslu Valley In 2 Weeks

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  • 15 Days 14 Nights
  • Max People : 2 - 20
  • Wifi Available
  • 365 Days
  • Age : No Age Limit
  • Pickup: Airpot

Manaslu Circuit Trek details

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging and remote treks of Nepal, offering a pristine experience in the lap of the Himalayas. Situated in the Gorkha district of Nepal, the trek encircles the eighth-highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters), providing trekkers with a spectacular blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and adventurous trails.

The Manasu circuit trek begins from Kathmandu by Drive to Arughat, and it goes through diverse landscapes, including green valleys, terraced fields, dense forests, and high alpine meadows. Along the way, trekkers are treated to awe-inspiring views of snow-capped peaks, including Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, and of course, the towering Manaslu itself. The trail passes through several remote villages inhabited by ethnic Gurung and Tibetan communities, offering an opportunity to experience their unique cultures, traditions, and hospitality.

One of the highlights of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is crossing the Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters), which is challenging but rewards trekkers with unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The pass is often covered in snow, adding an extra layer of adventure and difficulty to the trek. Trekkers should be well-prepared physically and mentally to tackle this high-altitude pass and the rugged terrain.

Throughout the journey, trekkers can expect to stay in tea houses or lodges operated by local communities, providing basic yet comfortable accommodation and meals. The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a less crowded alternative to the popular Annapurna Circuit, Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a more remote and off-the-beaten-path adventure in the Himalayas. With its stunning scenery, cultural richness, and physical challenges, the Manaslu Circuit Trek promises an unforgettable experience for those willing to embark on this remarkable journey.

Departure & Return Location

Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop off
  • Twin sharing accommodation throughout
  • An English speaking guide and porters
  • All ground Transportation, sleeping Bag, duffle bag
  • 1 main course meals 3 times a day while on trekking and climbing with a cup of tea or coffee
  • Manaslu conservation permit, Manaslu resticated area permit, and Annapurna Conservation area permit

Price Excludes

  • Flights To/From Nepal, Tourist Visa, and Travel insurance
  • Meals in the Cities
  • Personal expenses: Boiled and bottled water, hot shower, battery charging, Wi-Fi, snacks, drinks etc.
  • Any extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances and Tips for your trekking staffs

Complementaries

  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Company T-Shirt
  • Certificate of Achievement and Medal
  • Entrance Fees
What to Expect

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a unique and rewarding adventure for trekkers seeking a less crowded and off-the-beaten-path experience in the Himalayas. With its stunning scenery, rich culture, and physical challenges, it’s an unforgettable trekking experience for those willing to take on the adventure.   Here’s what you can expect from the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

  • Diverse Landscapes: The Manaslu Circuit trek takes you through a variety of landscapes, including dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, high alpine meadows, and barren glacial moraines. Each day brings a new and stunning backdrop and you'll be surrounded by the natural beauty of the Himalayas throughout the journey.
  • Remote and Less Crowded: Unlike the popular Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit treks, the Manaslu Circuit trek is relatively less crowded, providing a more quiet and peaceful experience. However, its popularity has been increasing in recent years.
  • High Mountain Passes: The manaslu circuit trek involves crossing high mountain passes, including the Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters), which offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. These passes present both physical and mental challenges due to their altitude and steep terrain.
  • Altitude and Acclimatization: The trek involves crossing high mountain passes, including the Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters), Like all high-altitude treks in Nepal, acclimatization is crucial. Larkya la pass is physically and mentally challenging due to its altitude and steep terrain. The itinerary typically includes rest days to allow your body to adjust to the increasing altitude gradually. Hydration, proper nutrition, and a slow ascent are essential for avoiding altitude sickness.
  • Food & Accommodations: Accommodation along the Manaslu Circuit trek is mostly in basic teahouses or lodges run by local families. Food and accommodation are available throughout the trek. While facilities may be more basic compared to higher-end trekking regions, but you'll get a chance to interact with locals closely.
  • Permits and Regulations: The Manaslu region falls under restricted trekking areas in Nepal, requiring a special permit. You'll need to obtain permits through a registered trekking agency and be accompanied by a licensed guide. Additionally, you'll need to follow local regulations and respect the environment and culture of the region.
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Itinerary
Please note that this itinerary is a general guideline and may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, group pace, and individual preferences. It's essential to consult with your trekking agency (Sali Trekking) to customize the itinerary according to your needs and preferences. Additionally, travel insurance is highly recommended for this adventure to cover any unforeseen circumstances or emergencies.

Day 1Welcome to Kathmandu (1,350m)

Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, where you’ll be greeted by our team and transferred to your hotel. Spend the day resting and preparing for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2Kathmandu free and easy day (1350m)

Kathmandu free and easy day. We need a day to issue the special permit for Manaslu, as they want to see passport and visa before giving permit. 

Day 3Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)

Begin your trekking adventure by following the trail alongside the Budhi Gandaki River. You’ll pass through forests, terraced fields, and several small villages. Today’s trek takes around 6-7 hours, covering a distance of approximately 14 kilometers. Overnight in Machha Khola.

Day 4Machha Khola to Jagat (1,400m)

Continue trekking along the river, crossing suspension bridges and ascending and descending through rugged terrain. You’ll pass through the village of Tatopani, known for its natural hot springs, before reaching Jagat. Trekking duration is approximately 6-7 hours, covering about 13 kilometers. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 5Jagat to Deng (1,800m)

The trail ascends gradually, passing through charming villages and terraced fields. You’ll cross the Budhi Gandaki River multiple times via suspension bridges and witness stunning views of waterfalls and towering cliffs. Trekking today takes around 6-7 hours, covering approximately 12 kilometers. Overnight in Deng.

  Day 6Deng To Namrung (2,630m)

As you ascend higher, the landscape changes, and you’ll notice the influence of Tibetan culture in the architecture and lifestyle of the local people. The trail passes through dense forests of rhododendron and pine, offering glimpses of the surrounding peaks. Trekking duration is approximately 6-7 hours, covering about 14 kilometers. Overnight in Namrung

Day 7Namrung To Samagaon (3,530m)

Today’s trek takes you through picturesque villages, with views of the snow-capped peaks becoming more noticeable. You’ll pass through the village of Lho, with its traditional Tibetan houses and monasteries, before reaching Samagaon. Trekking duration is around 6-7 hours, covering approximately 15 kilometers. Overnight in Samagaon.

Day 8Acclimatization Day In Samagaon

Take a rest day in Samagaon to acclimatize to the altitude and explore the surrounding area. You can hike to the nearby Pungyen Gompa or simply relax and enjoy the breathtaking mountain views. Overnight in Samagaon.

Day 9Samagaon To Samdo (3,860m)

 Continue trekking towards Samdo, gradually gaining altitude. The trail offers stunning views of Manaslu and its surrounding peaks. You’ll pass through yak pastures and may encounter Tibetan nomads along the way. Trekking duration is approximately 4-5 hours, covering about 8 kilometers. Overnight in Samdo.

Day 10Samdo To Dharamsala/Larkya Base Camp (4,460m)

 Today’s trek is relatively short but involves a significant altitude gain as you ascend towards Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Base Camp. The landscape becomes more rugged and barren as you approach the base camp. Trekking duration is around 3-4 hours, covering approximately 7 kilometers. Overnight in Dharamsala.

Day 11Dharamsala To Bimthang Via Larkya La Pass (5,160m)

 This is the most challenging day of the trek as you ascend to the high point of the journey, Larkya La Pass. The pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks before descending to Bimthang on the other side. Trekking duration is approximately 8-9 hours, covering about 15 kilometers. Overnight in Bimthang.

Day 12Bimthang To Tilije (2,300m)

 Descend through rhododendron forests and alpine meadows, passing picturesque villages and terraced fields. The trail offers stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and other peaks as you make your way towards Tilije. Trekking duration is around 6-7 hours, covering approximately 12 kilometers. Overnight in Tilije.

Day 13Tilije To Kathmandu 1350m

 Tilje you’ll meet your transport for the journey back to Kathmandu. The drive takes approximately 8-10 hours, allowing you to reflect on your trekking adventure and enjoy the changing scenery. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 14Kathmandu Free Day

 Enjoy a leisurely day in Kathmandu, exploring the city’s cultural sites, shopping for souvenirs, or simply relaxing. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 15Departure Or Extent Your Stay

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey, taking with you memories of the stunning landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality of Nepal.

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