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Manaslu Circuit Trek
18 Days $1325

US $ 1325
  Accomodation : Hotel & Best Tea House
 Duration : 18  Days
 Grading : Moderate Difficult
 Max Altitude : 5100
 Activity : Hiking and Camping
 Starts at : Kathmandu
 End at : Kathmandu
 Best Season : Oct-Nov-Dec-Mar-Apr-May

Overview

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the classic treks in Nepal that leads you towards the abode of an arduous golden pinnacle of Manaslu. Not only this, the trek introduces you with the hidden world of ethnic communities of Nepal, their culture, lifestyle, and traditions. Mount Manaslu is the 8th highest peak in the world with an elevation of 8,163 meters which is locally known as “Pungyen”. The highest point in this trek is Larkya La Pass (5,167m) which is considered as the most dramatic pass crossing the Himalayas. You will witness the stunning views of Manaslu, Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Kang Guru, Cheo Himal, and many more. Trekking in the unspoiled, less crowded, and unmodernized regions of Nepal via the Manaslu Circuit Trek will be your life’s extraordinary trekking journey!

The team of Himalaya Hero Adventures are dynamic and carry years of experience in the traveling arena. We offer our professional trekking and tour guides who hold a license from the government of Nepal. Traveling with us provides you an excellent opportunity to mark your voyage one of the best decisions taken ever!

What does the Manaslu Circuit Trek Offer you?

The Manaslu Circuit trek; one of the beautiful treks in Nepal offers you a perfect blend of history, nature, and culture. Visiting the Manaslu region, you will enjoy the breath-taking views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himalchuli, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Kang Guru, and so on. The trek passes through the Manaslu Conservation area which offers you an opportunity to encounter a diverse range of abundant wildlife such as Mountain Goat, Blue Ship, Himalayan Marmots, Snow Leopard, etc. Via the Manaslu Circuit Trek, the highest point you reach is snowy Larkya La Pass. The trekking trails of the Manaslu Circuit are decorated with the strings of prayer flags, beautiful rivers, heavenly terrains, traditional settlements, and teahouses. The trails pass through several suspension bridges over the Budi Gandaki River, terraced fields, Tibetan Buddhist villages, pasturelands, waterfalls, local museums, and ancient monasteries. Trekking to this forbidden land, you will experience the mixture of Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist culture.

The Trekking Route to the Manaslu Circuit!

The trekking route to the Manaslu Circuit begins from a scenic drive to Sotikhola from Kathmandu. Then, the actual trekking journey continues towards Machhakhola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Lho, Samagaun, Samdo, Dharmasala, Bhimthang via Larkya La pass, Tilije, Dharapani, Besisahar, and finally back to Kathmandu. Unfolding views and hidden valleys of different parts of Nepal, you reach Sotikhola; a small settlement via a private tourist bus from the capital city. Trekking via these small, traditional, and attractive villages, you will be blessed with the views of several Himalayan ranges. The trails pass through many suspension bridges over the Budi Gandaki River, Himalayan Glacier, dense forests beautified with rhododendron flowers, and many more. Walking through the trails, you will encounter diverse floras and faunas, experience unique culture and traditions. These villages are rich in local heritage and biological diversity which will add amusement in your trekking voyage.

Before heading towards the trekking journey, we will visit some of the historical, cultural, and popular tourist attractions in Kathmandu valley. We will explore Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square which are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Pashupatinath temple is located at the bank of the river where Hindu devotees from the world visit to worship Lord Shiva. In this temple, tourists are not allowed to enter but you can explore it from the eastern side. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest Buddhist Stupa in Asia built in the 5th century where you will see four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha observing the place. Visiting Swayambhunath temple, you will enjoy the entire valley look from the top. This temple is popular among tourists as a Monkey Temple. Furthermore, Kathmandu Durbar Square reveals the ancient arts and architecture of Nepal.

 

Note: 
* If you have any questions regarding the Itinerary Price and Date please don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to organize a customized trip based on your own itinerary and budget.

*  We can Modify given Itinerary,s according to the weather condition and client,s physical condition in the Himalaya 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Trail passes through the rhododendron forests, hillside
  • Experience Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition
  • The highest point Lyarka La Pass (5,167m)
  • Exploration around the remote villages of Manaslu like Samagaun, Beshisahar
  • Fantastic views of other mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli
  • Mesmerizing vista of world’s eighth highest mountain; Manaslu (8,163m)
  • Visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive to Sotikhola via Arughat from Kathmandu
  • Trekking to one of the forbidden Himalayan land; Manaslu

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Nepal (Kathmandu International Airport)


One of the representatives from Himalaya Hero Adventure warmly welcomes you at the exit gate of the Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu). You will be then transferred to the hotel and hotel check-in. Take rest for a while! In the evening, stroll around the most delightful area in Kathmandu; Thamel after an informal meeting. The meeting will be held for introducing you with the members of Himalaya Hero Adventure and providing trekking information such as trekking equipment. If you need or lack any kind of trekking equipment, you can buy it from Thamel. Later, you will be invited to join welcome dinner offered by our team. You will get the chance to taste the Nepali cuisine.

Night stay in the hotel. Dinner Included.


Day 2: Kathmandu Valley tour (1,300 m)


After having breakfast, we will move towards the popular and historical UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley along with your trekking guide. Today, you will explore Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath Stupa. Later, we will again conduct a brief meeting regarding trekking in the Himalayan land. Returning from one-day short tour, take full rest and pack your bag for tomorrow early morning travel.

Night stay in the hotel. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.


Day 3: Drive to Sotikhola (710 m) by bus or Jeep from Kathmandu


 

Traveling Duration: 7 to 8 hours

After having early morning breakfast and hotel check-out, we will drive to Sotikhola in our private jeep from the city. Following the bank of Budi Gandak River, within 7 to 8 hours of driving, we reach Sotikhola. The drive will offer you the view of beautiful landscapes of Nepal, green lush forests, fast-flowing rivers, waterfalls, and hills. You will pass through Dhading Besi and Arughat to reach the place.


Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola (900 m) from SotiKhola


 

Traveling Duration: 5 to 6 hours

The actual trekking journey begins from here. After having healthy morning breakfast, we will continue our walk towards Machha Khola. It is situated at an elevation of 900 meters. The trail crosses beautiful waterfalls, rocky terrains, uphill and downhill way, many suspension bridges over the Budi Gandaki River, green hills, and several small ethnic settlements. Reaching Machha Khola interact with local people and learn their living style and culture!


Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1,410 m) from Machha Khola


 

Traveling Duration: 5 to 6 hours

After having morning breakfast, we will continue our walk towards Jagat which is situated at an elevation of 1,410 meters. Walking through many up and down hills, terraced fields, stone steps, crossing rivers via suspension bridges, dense forests decorated with rhododendron and pine trees, and passing several small settlements filled with strings of colorful prayer flags, we reach Jagat. Before reaching Jagat, we reach Tatopani which is famous for taking hot water shower. Dipping down into naturally hot water, all your tiredness will go away and your muscles will relax. Among the devotees, it is believed that dipping into this hot water, you will get rid of all types of skin diseases. Tonight, explore the village!


Day 6: Trek to Deng (1,810 m) from Jagat


 

Traveling Duration: 5 to 6 hours

After having breakfast, we will commence our steps towards Deng that is situated at an elevation of 1,810 meters. The trail first ascends towards the terraced hill of Salleri that will offer you the fantastic view of Sringi Himal (7,177m). The trail then moves towards the valley to Ghatta Khola, crosses suspension bridge in Philim; a largely inhabited Gurung village, and descends to the sloppy land to reach Deng. On the way, you will pass green hills, forests filled with pine and bamboo trees, traditional villages like Sirdibas, Ekllebhatti, and Nyak. Roam around the village and communicate with local people!


Day 7: Trek to Namrung (2630 m) from Deng


 

Traveling Duration: 6 to 7 hours

After having breakfast, we will follow the trail along the beautiful Budi Gandaki River to reach Namrung. You will cross many suspension bridges, beautifully decorated dense forests, ancient villages, and largely cultivated terrains. Today, you will witness the incredible vista of many Himalayan peaks such as Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal.


Day 8: Trek to Lho (3520 m) from Namrung


Traveling Duration: 4 to 5 hours

After having breakfast, we will continue our walk towards Lho. You will witness the majestic views of Naike Peak, Manaslu North (7,774 m) and Manaslu (8,150 m). Before reaching Lho, you will visit the famous Ribung Gompa. This gompa is the ancient Buddhist monastery. Explore around the village and experience the Himalayan lifestyle interacting with local ethnic communities!


Day 9: Trek to Samagaun (3500 m) from Lho


 

Traveling Duration: 2 to 3 hours

After having morning breakfast, we will move ahead to Samagaun; a beautiful village of Manaslu region. Around 2 to 3 hours of walking along the hillside, we reach the village. You will witness the breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu from this place.


Day 10: Samagaun exploration Day


 

Today, after having breakfast, we will spend our entire day in this beautiful village. We will explore Birendra Tal, Pung Gyen Monastery, and if you wish, we will also hike up to Manaslu Base camp. These sites offer an impressive view of Mt. Manaslu and other Himalayan peaks. Hiking up to the Manaslu base camp take 7 to 8 hours which will add extra adventure in your voyage.


Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,860 m) from Samagaun


 

Traveling Duration: 5 to 6 hours

After having morning breakfast, we will the trail left to the Manaslu base camp by following Larkya La Pass. You will pass several Mani-walls, strings of prayer flags, and Budi Gandaki river via suspension bridge to reach Samdo village.


Day 12: Trek to Dharmasala (4,460 m) from Samdo


 

Traveling Duration: 4 to 5 hours

After having breakfast, we will continue our walk towards Dharmasala at an elevation of 4,460 meters. Today, you will pass beautiful river beds, Mani-walls, glacier, traditional villages such as Gorge, Larke Phedi. Reaching Dharmasala, roam around the village!

 


Day 13: Trek to Bhimthang (3,720 m) via Larkya La Pass (5,167m)


 

Traveling Duration: 8 to 9 hours

After having morning breakfast, we will continue trek onwards to Bhimthang, which is situated at the elevation of 3720 meters. As we will follow the challenging trek around 8 to 9 hours, first we will climb up to the Larke La Pass, which offers us stunning views of the Himalayas such as; Annapurna II, Himlung Himal, Manaslu Peak, Kangguru Himal, Cheo Himal, and many more. After exploration, we will continue trek and witness wildlife such as; blue sheep, marmot, Tibetan snow-cock tracks and snow leopard paw prints if you are lucky enough.


Day 14: Trek to Tilije (2300 m) from Bhimthang


 

Traveling Duration: 5 to 6 hours

After having morning breakfast, we will departure Bhimthang and trek ahead to Tilije enjoying the views of beautiful Himalayan peaks. As we continue trek from a ridge at Bimthang, the great views of Mt. Manaslu, LamjungHimal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal will accompany us. The further descend trail will cross a high pasture (SangureKharka) followed by a bridge over the Dudh Khola. You will also follow the amazing glacier, and cross the steel Bailey’s bridge, and eventually reach the small village of Karcher. The further trail on the rocky terrain along the riverbed which is situated at the contour of the sliding hillsides towards the lower altitude and reach the village of Tilije.


Day 15: Trek to Dharapani (1700 m) from Tilije


 

Traveling Duration: 5 to 6 hours

After having an early morning breakfast, we will continue to trek back to Dharapani, which is situated at an elevation of the 1,700 meters. We will leave the famous Tilije village famous for agricultural activity and we will trek further to Thonche, the ending point of the Manaslu trail. We will cross another beautiful bridge and eventually reach to Dharapani where the Annapurna tourist highway is met and you start missing the quaint Manaslu trail. After 5 to 6 hours trek will take us to the Dharapani.


Day 16:  Drive to Besisahar (800 m) from Dharapani


 

Traveling Duration: 4 to 5 hours

After morning breakfast and exploration around Dharapani, we will begin our journey back to Besisahar following the same trail. On the way, we will get chance to admire the splendid view of mountains and Rhododendron forest. We will get the chance to enjoy the fascinating views of heavenly landscapes, Himalayan peaks, dense and green forests, and rivers.


Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu from Besisahar


 

After having an early morning breakfast, we will depart the beautiful Besisahar village and begin our journey towards Kathmandu valley by private Jeep. Around 6 to 7 hours of drive from the village will allow take us to the city. On the way, we will witness the sceneries of hills and rivers along the highway. As we reach to Kathmandu, after hotel check-in, take rest for a while! You can also do some souvenir shopping in the tourist hub of Thamel Bazaar. In the evening, we will host a farewell dinner for you, where you can also enjoy an evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey with the typical Nepali cultural program.


Day 18: Final Departure


 

According to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport. Before three hours of your flight time, you will be transferred. Enjoy your morning breakfast with our team. We wish to see you again in Nepal! Have a safe journey ahead!


Inclusions

  • Airport - hotel -airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per category.
  • Best available accommodations during the trek in tea house
  • Manaslu and Tsum valley area Trekking map, one in a group.
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1, max 20 KG baggage/porter.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment's, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters.
  • All local transportation by bus and Jeep before trek and after trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) if required.
  • All necessary permit and special paper work,s
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking Equipment's.
  • Tips ,drinks and personal expenses
  • Trekking and Travels insurance

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  • Monday 30th of November -0001

    Thanks to Chintan's experience in promoting tourism in Nepal, we managed to organize an excellent visit to the main places in Nepal. After our arrival in Kathmandu, we planned together the various visits and transports for Pokhara, Lumbini, Chitwan. Thanks to their deep knowledge of the various places we have been able to understand throughout the package, the various experiences, such as paragliding and jungle safari, unique and absolutely to be done. I thank Chintan, Madan and the whole Himalayan Hero Adventures Company.

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