Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
The Manaslu circuit trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. It takes you around the Manaslu conservation area and leads to a breathtaking view of the eighth highest mountain in the world. Beside incredible views and sceneries of high mountains of Manaslu-Boudha-Himal- Chuli extends to Ganesh Himal towards east and Annapurna Himalaya in the west. On this trek exploring varied range of culture of Hindu religion in the low and mid hills to Tibetan culture interwoven with Buddhism religion on higher areas of Manaslu. The Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with an overland drive on a nice highway and then on a rough scenic road to reach at Soti-Khola after Arughat town, where this trek starts towards high Manaslu valley entering interesting villages of Jagat-Dyang-Logaon and Samagoan. At Samagoan with acclimatization and rest day visiting interesting Tibetan Buddhist culture villages with close views of Manaslu world 8th highest peak at 8,163 m.Our adventure continues over high Larkya-la pass to reach Dharapani around Manang area where this fabulous Manaslu Circuit trek concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our Wongchhu Peak Promotion's representative will welcome you and escort you to your confirmed hotel. After wrapping up the reservation process, you can relax and get freshen up for a mini tour of Thamel. Our company's team will guide you to get familiarize with some fantastic eateries, ATMs, currency trading houses, and other spots you may require during your stay in Thamel.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflect the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour.
A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, the day ends with an Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
Day 3: Drive to Soti-Khola (730m/2,395ft) via Arughat by Bus / Private Jeep
Arughat, a large town within the district of Gorkha near the Buri-Gandaki River,which flows from the glacier of Manaslu, is where this adventure to the Manaslu Circuit begins. . From here, take a jeep or similar vehicle for a few hours on a dirt road to Soti-Khola, a small rural village beside the Soti-khola, for an overnight halt.
Day 4: Trek from Soti-Khola to Machha-Khola (930m/3,051ft)
Our first day's walk begins at Soti-Khola, following the Buri Gandaki River upstream, then passing Nuali-khola with views of spectacular waterfalls, leading to Machha-Khola for an overnight halt. Machha-Khola means "stream with fishes."
Day 5: Trek from Machha-Khola to Jagat (1,410m/4625ft)
After Macha-Khola, walk to Khorla Beshi, a small farm village, and continue on a winding path to Tatopani "Hot Spring," where you can take a hot bath. After a nice break, continue walking through Dovan and Yaruphant villages, and finally arrive at Jagat village, a modest sized settlement with shops and stores, after crossing a short suspension bridge.
Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Dyang (1,800m/5,905ft)
From Jagat, the walk leaps higher, following the Buri Gandkai River, then across small farm villages of Sidibas Bazaar, then a short climb with a downhill to cross a bridge to reach Nagjet, then climb to Philim village, a large spread out farm village, from Philim trek onwards through terraces of golden wheat and barley, as the climb reaches a rocky ridge top and into bamboo forest area, finally ending at Dyang village for overnight stop
Day 7: Trek from Dyang to Ghap (2,160m/7,086ft)
After passing through Dyang and approaching the high Himalayan alpine area, the hike proceeds with a descent to Bihi Bazaar, a tiny village by the river, from where the walk extends on a gentle track with a few short ups and downs until reaching Ghap village for an overnight halt.
Day 8: Trek from Ghap to Lho-Gaon (3,180m/10,433ft)
From Ghap village, take a pleasant tracks along the Buri Gandaki River's bank, crossing the bridge through scattered local farm villages with cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat, and millets, and arriving at Numrung village with spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu's North Face, continue walking through Banjham, Lhi, and Sho villages, then increase altitude with an hour climb to Shrip village, where you will spend the night.
Day 9: Trek from Lho-Gaon to Samagaon (3,530m/11,581ft)
After Dyang and Lho-Gaon, the altitude decreases to a cooler temperature, where tree lines reduce for a few shrubs, juniper bushes, and Juniper trees, traveling progressively on a pleasant track with views of snow-capped peaks and eventually reaching Samagaon, a big village on the way to Manaslu base camp.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon
On this free day trip around intriguing Sama-Gaon villages, a fantastic site with the right altitude for a rest day, important for acclimatization before travelling higher area and over Larkya-la pass.
Day 11: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m/12,664ft)
The morning stroll takes you to Samdo village, which is located on the Tibet border road. Locals have been visiting Tibet for trade for hundreds of years. Our morning hike begins with a long rise through barren dry territory with vistas of spectacular peaks, eventually arriving at Samdo for an overnight halt.
Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala / Larkyaphedi (4,460m/14,632ft)
Today a brief day climb to Larkya phedi / Dharmasala, crossing waterways and heading towards more parched and barren region, the trek to Larkya phedi is not difficult apart from high altitude hiking with a few short highs and lows, and then ending the morning walk at Larkya phedi, at the base of Larkya-la pass, afternoon free at leisure for a short hike after lunch.
Day 13: Cross Larkya la (5,214m/17,106ft) and to Bimthang (3,720m/12,204ft)
A tough and long day, starting early morning to reach on top of Larkya-la pass at 5,214 meters, the walk leads on a long steep climb with amazing views of surrounding hills and valley and Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29. After a tiring climb reaching on top of the pass, the top ridge festooned with Buddhist prayer flags. From here with short rest and catching amazing views then a long descent leads back into the green forested area to Bimthang for overnight stop, after a hard long day walk.
Day 14: Trek from Bimthang to Tilje
After a strenuous hike the day before, take a leisurely stroll downhill today. It begins with a modest ascent through rice fields to the little Karcha La pass, then descends through fir and rhododendron forests to Tilje.
Day 15: Trek from Tilje to Tal (1,720m/5,643ft)
Cross the suspension bridge across the Dudh Khola as you descend through Tilje village on a magnificent stone-paved path. The trail next ascends to Thonje village, passing through a chorten-shaped arch. Subsequently proceed to Dharapani and then Karte village. We'll proceed to Tal village after passing a bridge over Marsyandi Khola.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu from Tal by Jeep
After breakfast, drive for a few hours on a gravel road through several ranch villages to the large town of Beshishar, the Lamjung district headquarters, then onto the solid path to Kathmandu with a fascinating scenic drive, finally arriving in Kathmandu after completing this mesmerizing awesome adventure with Wongchhu Peak Promotion.
Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu
A day off in Kathmandu. You can book a tour of the city of Kathmandu Valley from our guide. On this day, you can explore several museums throughout the valley, including the Narayanhiti Museum, which was once the residence of Nepal's last king. You can also visit Nagarkot's hilltop. After some sightseeing in the valley's world heritage sites, you'll enjoy a farewell supper with your Nepali friends and guide. You and your guide may decide to prolong your stay for a Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and other activities.
Day 18: Departure
Finally, it's TIME TO SEE OFF. Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time, with the hope of seeing you again. You'll have plenty of time on the way home to plan your future excursion in Nepal's beautiful country.
- Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM,
- Hotel in KTM (Nepali Ghar) for 2 nights pre and two nights post trek, including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis,
- City tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Swyambhunath,
- Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during city tour,
- Transportation full board during trek,
- Manaslu circuit trekking permit & special Manaslu permit,
- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project),
- Tims (Trekkers Information Managemant System) card,
- Tents during trek
- Accommodations including food during trek,
- Boiled water, tea, coffee, including all food,
- Guide & Porter during trek,
- Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag and trekking map,
- Salary & insurance for all Nepali staff,
- Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
- Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek,
- Personal trekking equipment,
- All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
- Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
- All other additional charges for additional services,
- Additional tips for tour guide,
- Personal purchases,
1.0 Travel Documents
- Valid passport
- Credit/Debit card
- Passport size photo (6 pieces)
- Insurance paper and contact address
- Family contact number
2.0 Upper Body Wear
- Thermal Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Down Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Cotton T-Shirt (2 Pcs)
3.0 Lower Body Wear
- Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
- Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs)
- Mid Weight Pants (1Pcs)
- Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)
- Gaiters for trekking boots
- Sun Cap
- Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
- Neck Gaiter (2 Pcs)
- Thin fleece gloves
- Wind stopper/screen tap gloves
- Normal Socks (2-3 Pairs)
- Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex)
- Slipper (1 Pair)
7.0 Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
- Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
- Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
- Sleeping bag Liner
- Inflatable Pillow
8.0 Trekking Equipment
- Power Bank
- Pee Bottle
- Altimeter watch
- Pocket Knife
- Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
- Satellite Phone with credit
- Headlight 500-700Lumens
- Spare Tape Slings/240cm
- Unlock Carabiner
- Lock Carabiner
9.0 Bag packs
- Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
10.0 Sun stuff
- Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (-20 Spf)
- Lip Guard -20 (Spf)
- Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
11.0 Toiletries (Personal)
- Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
- Garbage Bag
12.0 Eating & Drinkings
- 1 ltr. Water Bottle
- 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
- Spoon / Fork (opt.)
- Bowl (opt.)
13.0 Medical / First Aid
- Brufen / Ibuprofens
- Handy Plaster
- Crack Bandage
- Tincture Iodine
- Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
- Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
- Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
- Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
- Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
- Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
- Menstrual Products
- Nail cutter
- Umbrella /Raincoat
- Hot water bag
- Trails Maps
- GPS Tracker (Recommended)
- Hand & Toe Warmer
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