Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Manaslu Region, Nepal
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Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best off the beaten trekking trail of the Manaslu Region of Nepal. Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. is proud to present this diversified trekking trail of Nepal which consists of the Himalayas, Villages, Forests, Waterfalls, and Passes. Therefore, embarking on this Himalayan mystical trail of Nepal with us.

The journey of the Manaslu Circuit Trek starts after the bus drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat. The journey from the Dhadingbeshi of Dhading district to the Soti Khola in Gorkha district can be bumpy because of the hilly road. However, the thrill and excitement of seeing the hilly villages and forests along with rivers make your road trip enthralling. The proposed Budigandaki Hydro Power Project might even ignite the place more attracting lots of trekkers and tourists. Moreover, the trekking starts from the small town of Soti Khola towards Machhakhola on the first day of walking. The spectacular views of the waterfalls and the villages on the hills at both sides of the trail might be an amazing thing for the trekkers. The ever-present Gandaki River makes your trip the friendship walk with the stream. The journey consists of the numerous crossing of the suspension bridges. The journey passes by the gorgeous villages of Jagat, Namrung, Deng, Samagaon and finally to Larke La Phedi. The hot natural water springs in Jagat might help you revitalize the muscles and soul of the tiring trekking body. Furthermore, the sight of the Mt. Manaslu (8156m) which is the world’s eighth tallest mountain could be an enthralling experience. The crossing of the Larke La Pass is the test of ultimate wilderness adventure in this trekking. If the pass is snow covered then it would present the feeling of mountaineering as well. Therefore, you should be in the closer distance with the guides of Bharal Adventure. After crossing the pass you will reach the Bimtang and eventually to Dharapani. The bus ride will take you to Besisahar of Lamjung eventually to Kathmandu. You can extend the trekking towards Annapurna Circuit Trekking as well.

Book the glorious culture and nature-oriented Trekking in Nepal package at mystical Manaslu region of Nepal. Manaslu Circuit Trek package of the Bharal Adventure Pvt. Ltd. consists of all aspects of amazing Nepal trekking.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport – TIA) (1,350 m/4,450 ft)
  • Day 2 : Drive to Arughat (5to 6 hrs) then drive to Soti Khola (730m/2896ft) – about 2 hrs
  • Day 3 : Trek to MachhaKhola (890m/ 2,965 ft) – 6–7 hrs
  • Day 4 : Trek to Jagat (1,365 m / 4,545 m)-6–7 hrs
  • Day 5 : Trek to Deng (2,095 m/6,985 ft) – 5 to 6 hrs
  • Day 6 : Trek to Namrung (2,900 m/ 9,670 ft)– 5 to 6 hrs
  • Day 7 : Trek to Sama Gaon(3530m) – 6 to 7 hrs
  • Day 8 : Rest day in Samagaon (3,530m)
  • Day 9 : Larkya La Phedi (Dharma Shala) (4,465 m) – 5 to 6 hrs
  • Day 10 : Trek to Bimtang (3,590m) via Larkya La Pass(5100m) – 8 to 9 hrs
  • Day 11 : Dharapani (1,860m) – 6 to 8 7rs
  • Day 12 : Drive to Besisahar (760m) – 5 to 6 hrs
  • Day 13 : Drive to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) – 6-7hrs
  • Day 14 : Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your international departure
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport – TIA) (1,350 m/4,450 ft)

Bharal Airport Representative will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. The trip details and itinerary will be discussed. You can enjoy the clamor of Thamel in Evening.

Day 2 : Drive to Arughat (5to 6 hrs) then drive to Soti Khola (730m/2896ft) – about 2 hrs

The hilly road trip waits on this day. Immediately after breakfast bus or private vehicle will take you to Dhadingbesi – Arkhet along the Prithvi Highway and Bhakti Thapa Highway. The road from Dhadingbeshi to Arkhet and up to Soti Khola is bumpy and dusty. While you stop for a while or from bus itself you will be welcomed by the Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Himal Mountain ranges.

Day 3 : Trek to MachhaKhola (890m/ 2,965 ft) – 6–7 hrs

The journey continues along the Budhi Gandaki River and the trail is sandwiched between two gigantic hills. The route encompasses waterfalls, forests, terraced farmlands and villages. The short uphill climbing will take you to Lapubeshi eventually towards Machha Khola.

Day 4 : Trek to Jagat (1,365 m / 4,545 m)-6–7 hrs

The journey will be continued through the terraced farmlands and end up near the Tatopani (natural hot water springs). Once you have enjoyed this delightful gift of nature the overnight will be in Jagat for this day’s trekking.

Day 5 : Trek to Deng (2,095 m/6,985 ft) – 5 to 6 hrs

The trip then climbs further upwards along the Budhi Gandaki River Valley. The forests of the rhododendrons and pines will be on trail while the magnificent village of Deng waits us for the overnight sleep.

Day 6 : Trek to Namrung (2,900 m/ 9,670 ft)– 5 to 6 hrs

Again on this day also the journey continues amidst the jungle of unique vegetations however the shape of forests starts to change. While climbing the trail you will be enlightened by the mere view of Mt. Manaslu. Once you have reached the Buddhists village of Namrung you will be amazed to see how the cultural differences exist in Nepal in just a day’s walk.

Day 7 : Trek to Sama Gaon(3530m) – 6 to 7 hrs

After witness the spectacular views of the Mountains the trekkers trek towards Samagaon. The Tibetan influenced villages that you see on the way have one thing in common as the village gate called Kanis. The trekking descends down and cross the Damonan River and then take uphill climbing to plateau at Syala. This place offers the breathtaking mountain views as well. The view of Mt. Manaslu, Himchuli, Ngai Chuli etc can be seen very clearly. The village is referred as Samagaon because of the monastery present in it.

Day 8 : Rest day in Samagaon (3,530m)

Before crossing the daunting Larkya La Pass trekkers are required to take acclimatization break. This village is the closest village from the Manaslu Base Camp. You can stroll around the thousands of the Mani with Buddhists scripts as well as pictures. You can explore the Birendra Lake or Pungyen Gompa. We take a rest day at Sama Gaon for proper acclimatization. Sama Gaon, the closest village to Manaslu base camp. Ponder at the thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures. We see women wearing a nice silver spoon as jewelry at Sama Gaon. Today is a rest day but we take a side trip to explore surrounding attractions with sightseeing to Birendra Lake or Pungyen Gompa.

Day 9 : Larkya La Phedi (Dharma Shala) (4,465 m) – 5 to 6 hrs

The journey then heads towards Dharma Sala or Larkya La Phedi. The first place trekkers reach is Samdo. The terraced farmlands, wooden bridge on Budi Gandaki River and the valleys will be passed before making towards the Dharmasala. You can have the outstanding view of the Larkya Glacier from this place. Take proper rest for the daunting trekking and crossing of the high altitude pass tomorrow.

Day 10 : Trek to Bimtang (3,590m) via Larkya La Pass(5100m) – 8 to 9 hrs

You should be extremely careful during this time of the trekking. As it is very challenging because of the possibility of storms and windy conditions trekkers are take very early to cross the pass. The trip starts with the subtle crossing across the moraine. When trip descends to Lake it becomes rugged rough and vivid towards the steep grassy slopes on south. You will descend and cross about four frozen lakes and finally make the pass. From the tip of the pass you will be rewarded with the remarkable views of the Mountains like Himlung, Cheo, Kangguru, Menjung and others. The journey then reaches the small meadow and as you move forward it becomes large. Bimthang is the village for the day’s trek stop point.

Day 11 : Dharapani (1,860m) – 6 to 8 7rs

From this beautiful village Bimtang trip continues towards the Dharapani along the Dudh Khola. The crossing of the wooden bridges, rhododendron forests and villages of the Gurung community make the trip thrilling experience again. The beautiful Marshyandi Valley looks larger and then the houses of the Dharapani area starts to appear

Day 12 : Drive to Besisahar (760m) – 5 to 6 hrs

From Dharapani the adventurous jeep drive will take you to the Besisahar of Lamjung district. You will have good hotel or lodge in Besisahar for the relaxation.

Day 13 : Drive to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,450 ft) – 6-7hrs

Along the Prithvi Higway the journey then heads to Kathmandu. You can see the highway lifestyle of the people on the way as well.

Day 14 : Transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for your international departure

The amazing Nepal trekking ends once we bid farewell. Our Airport Representatives will take you to Airport and with promise to meet again we bid farewell. Bharal Adventure is always there for the best arrangement of your holidays.

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The following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choices and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotel’s storage room for no extra cost.

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

  • Gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

 

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Arughat by private jeep and Arughat to Soti Khola by local jeep. Similarly transport from Jagat – Beshisahar by public jeep and Beshisahar – Kathmandu by private car
  • Manaslu trekking special permit fee (Manaslu region is in restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Drinks (hot and cold), snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Recommend Bharal Adventure to everyone

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Switzerland

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Coralie,
Paris, France

An Amazing Trekking Company

I came to know Bharal Adventure (BA) by chance with my previous trekking to Everest Base Camp Short Trek at the end of last year and This was my second time with Sujan (Founder of BA) for organising such a wonderful trip to Everest base camp short with my friends and it was truly amazing, enjoyable trip, it leaves us a profound experience with spectacular view of some highest peak in the Himalayan range and beauty of vast wildness.

Trekking in Himalayan range can be strenuous, but with our guide, Nirajan help us every step of the way in which make the trip a complete hassle free, we are very thankful for his service and would recommend to anyone coming to Nepal for Trekking.

Once again, thank you for all to make our trekking trip an unforgettable event to us And we are definitely coming back to Nepal again.

Pierre Vidaillac,
Cahors, France