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MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK

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Tour Details

The Manaslu region offers many trekking options. This trek starts from Arughat Bazaar and ends in Besisahar, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trek Lead us an ancient salt–trading route along the steep sided Budhi Gandaki River. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks start appearing from Ligaon. Further, from Lhogaon, an impressive view of Manaslu, with its double peak, appears described as “a soaring monarch with a double-edged summit towering above fields of barley.

From verdant rice, paddies with water buffalo and thatched huts, we trek north along the implausible, mountain-capped high direction, from side to side extensive Gurung villages suspended on high, terraced hilltops covered in Rhododendron, to reach Kutang/ lower Nubri. The ethnically Tibetan populace converse their own language, partially Tibetan and partially Gurung, and live a standard of living that spans Nepal and Tibet.

Trip Facts

Starts From Kathmandu
Ends in Kathmandu
Trip Grade Moderate
Duration 13 days
Price $1,895 per person
(minimum 2 persons on sharing basis)
Max. Elevation 4,460m | 14,633ft

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers (international & domestic) by private vehicle,
  • x2 nights each in Kathmandu and Pokhara in 3 star category hotel,
  • Daily breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara,
  • Kathmandu-Arughat by private vehicle and by public vehicle (jeep) to Soti Khola
  • Drive back Jagat - Besishar and Beshishar to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Entry Permit,
  • Manaslu region Special Entry permit
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) Permit,
  • Tea-House/lodge accommodation during the trek,
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) while on the trek,
  • English speaking professional trekking guide and porters,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staff during the trek,
  • Complimentary duffel bag and a trip map,
  • Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • Local and government taxes etc.

Price Excludes

  • International airfare (if you wish we will be happy to book)
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any additional expenses (hotels, transfers etc) due to international or internal flight schedule change
  • Visa fee, travel/medical insurance, emergency evacuation etc
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • All expenses of personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcoholic/soft drinks, shopping, airport tax, etc
  • Expenses incurred due to unforeseen natural calamities, political events/unrest etc or situation beyond our control
  • Any others expanses not mentioned under "Price Includes"
Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU (1,350 m | 4,387ft).

Arrive in Kathmandu airport. Met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 2: KATHMANDU - SOTI KHOLA (710m | 2,328ft). 8-9 hrs.

Your journey starts today with 8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. At first, the
journey is smooth as you go through the highway. You will encounter an amazing view
of terrace farms, villages, and hillocks on the way.
However, from  Gorkha  the path gets rough. Upon reaching Arughat, you will take some
rest before changing the vehicle to go to Soti Khola.
Overnight Soti Khola. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).
Soti Khola is approx 13 km away from Arughat and is the starting point of the trek.

DAY 3: SOTI KHOLA - MACHHA KHOLA (900m | 2,952ft). 5-6 hrs..

Your actual trek begins today. Machha Khola is 15km away from Soti Khola and it will
take around 5 hours to reach there.
Just a little further from Soti Khola, you will come across an army’s lighting camp. And
from there you will walk till you reach the place named Khursani Baari.
From the opposite side of Khursani Baari, you can view the 100m waterfall. Walking on
the same side will lead you to Machha Khola. In this area, you will witness the landslide
view from the massive earthquake of 2015.
Here you will find very few houses around 20 -30 with 4 popular hotels. 
Overnight in Machha Khola. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

DAY 4: MACHHA KHOLA - JAGAT CHECKPOINT (1,340m | 4,395ft). 6 hrs.

Today after the permit checking in the police checkpoint in Machha Khola, you will
continue your trek towards Jagat. You will trek through up and down trails and also
climb a steep uphill trail. This takes you to Tatopani.
Tatopani is a hot spring site where you can enjoy a bath in the hot spring. This will help
to relax your muscle and joints.
From here you will have a horizon view of cantilever bridge from Yaru Bagar which will
take 20 minutes to reach there. This bridge is 158 m long and is the first bridge of the
kind in Nepal.
After trekking a distance of about 22 km for approx 7 hours, you will reach Jagat. Jagat
is the entry checkpoint of Manaslu Conservation area.
Overnight in Jagat. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

DAY 5: JAGAT - DENG (2,095m | 6,871ft). 6 hrs.

After the permit check-in upper Jagat, you will continue your trek early in the morning. It
is about 7 hrs walk to Deng village which consists of just around 4 houses and 3 hotels.
On the way to Salleri after about 40 minutes of walk, you will need to cross one river.
Here you will see two hydro-powers (one new and one old).
Further, you will walk from Salleri to Sirdibas, overviewing the mountain named Siring.
Later you will cross a bridge and walk for about 15 to 20 minutes where you will reach
Philim. The place has different administrative offices, land revenue office, police stations
and many more.
From Philim, you will trek to Chisapani where you will have your lunch. Later you will
take the path towards Nayak Phedi and proceed to Pewa which will take about one and
a half hour to reach.
In Pewa, you will cross a suspension bridge twice which will be a nice experience. From
Pewa to Deng, it is 45 minutes walk.
Overnight in Deng. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

DAY 6: DENG - NAMRUNG (2,900m | 9,512ft). 6 hrs

After breakfast, you will start your trek early in the morning. You will walk the trail
downhill to Budhi Gandaki river. And uphill to Rana gaon where you will get the view of
beautiful landscape and river.
About 45 minutes walk from Rana gaon, you will reach Bhimphedi. From there you will
walk towards Gap village where you will have your lunch.
After the lunch, you will continue your trek for about 1 hour through the dense forest,
dead pine trees and many more.
Later you will reach Suksum and from there you will climb to Namrung which will take
about 1 and a half hour. In Namrung you will find a resort. The room at the resort cost
around USD 35 for room and extra for food.
Overnight in Namrung. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

DAY 7: NAMRUNG - SAMAGAON (3,500m |11,480ft). 6 hrs

Today, you will walk to the beautiful village of Samagaon. To reach Samagaun from
Namrung, you will pass through the places like Banjam, Lihi, Sho, Lho, and Sayla.
On the way, you will cross the Budhi Gandaki river, walk through the alpine forests,
stone arch, Chortens, and barley terrace fields.
Once you reach Lho, you can rest and have lunch. Here you can explore the Buddhist
monastery. Also, you will have great views of the Himalayas.
From here the path towards Lihi is steep. You will continue your trip towards Sho to Lho
which will take 1 and a half hour plus 2 hours to reach Syala. From Syala, it will take
another 1 hour to reach Samagaun.
In Syala you will get the panoramic view of the north Himalchuli, Nadi Chuli Manaslu,
Saula Himal, and Siringi Himal. You will also get to see a real yak. It is also a popular
place for commerce and is the route to Manaslu Base Camp.
Overnight in Samagaon. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

DAY 8: ACCLIMATIZATION/REST DAY

Today is the rest day in Samagaon. You can spend the day sitting in the hotel and roaming
around in surrounding. But if you prefer to hike you have three options. You can visit Birendra
Taal which is 3km from Samagaon, Base Camp or the Pungen monastery.
Base Camp is 6 km far and will take about 5 hours to reach there. It is at an elevation of
4800m. From here you can also view Manaslu glacier.
The Pungen monastery is 6- 7 km far from your acclimatization spot. This place gives a
better panoramic view of Mt. Manaslu and its neighboring peaks than the Base Camp.

DAY 9: SAMAGAON - SAMDO (3,690m |12,103ft). 3hrs,

From Samagaon village first, you will walk for around 3 hours across a steep hill and
proceed on flat land for 15 minutes walk before you reach the destination- Samdo.
Samdo is a Tibetan refugee village at the height of 3800m. On this day, you will trek
through beautiful juniper and birch forests to the base camp.
Once here, you will witness the awe-inspiring mountains. Added, you will get one of the
clearest views of Mt. Manaslu.
Overnight in Samdo. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

DAY 10: SADMO - DHARMASHALA (4450m | 14,596ft). 4hrs

Today’s trek starts with a downhill trek up to Budhi Gandaki river. You will then cross
the river and again climb upwards through Larkya Bazaar and valley of Salka Khola
towards Dharamsala.
Dharamsala is also known as Larkya Phedi. It is 12km away and will take about 4 hours
to reach. You will come across the magnificent Larkya Glacier today.
Overnight in Dharmashala. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

DAY 11: DHARMASALA - BIMTHANG (3,720m | 12,201ft). 8-9hrs

Today you walk to the highest point of your Manaslu trek 12 days. It is the famous and
most challenging part i.e the Larkya La Pass at 5213m.
Here you will get the best views of the Himalayan ranges. You can witness Mt.
Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Himlung Himal.
After crossing the pass, you will move down towards a grassy moraine. The trail then
becomes easier from there.
Further trek of about 6 hours will lead you to the beautiful village of Bimthang. With this,
you cover a distance of 25km.
Overnight in Bimthang. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

DAY 12: BIMTHANG - DHARAPANI (1,860m | 6,102ft). 7-8hrs

This is the last and one of the longest days of your actual trek. Today you will cover a
total distance of 34km.
However, after crossing the pass and reaching the base camp, this part of the trek will
seem easy.
Dharapani extends from Gorkha to Manang district. On the way, you will pass through
Karche, Goa, Tilche and finally reach Dharapani.
The trail descends to Dudh Koshi river. You will trek through deep pine forest and
forests of rhododendron.
From here you will also get an amazing view of the Marsyangdi valley. Then you will
reach Tilije, the Gurung village that is famous for its local made brandy.
Here you will come across various police checkpoints till you reach Dharapani. It is the
entry point of the popular Annapurna Circuit trek.
Overnight in Dharapani. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D).

DAY 13: DRIVE FROM DHARAPNI - BESISAHAR AND TO KATHMANDU. 6 -7hrs

This is the last and one of the longest days of your actual trek. Today you will cover a
total distance of 34km. However, after crossing the pass and reaching the base camp, this part of the trek will
seem easy. Dharapani extends from Gorkha to Manang district. On the way, you will pass through
Karche, Goa, Tilche and finally reach Dharapani.
The trail descends to Dudh Koshi river. You will trek through deep pine forest and
forests of rhododendron.
From here you will also get an amazing view of the Marsyangdi valley. Then you will
reach Tilije, the Gurung village that is famous for its local made brandy.
Here you will come across various police checkpoints till you reach Dharapani. It is the
entry point of the popular Annapurna Circuit trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu. (D).

DAY 14: FLY BACK HOME.

After breakfast transfer to airport for your homeward bound flight.

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