Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal

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Manaslu trekking is restricted and well-preserved area trekking requires special permission. The trek is popular for its unique Tibetan culture, lifestyle, Buddhist monasteries, Hindu culture, incredible landscape, scenic mountain views, beautiful flora, and faunas along with the beautiful Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), the 8th highest mountain on earth. The complete Manaslu Circuit trail is surrounded by the Annapurna Himalayas range on the western side and Ganesh Himal & Langtang Himal range on the easter side. Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek - UNESCO World Heritage Site excursion in Kathmandu - Scenic and beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola - Explore the rich culture of Buddhist and Hindu people - Explore the beautiful traditional villages such as Namrung, Samagaon, and Samdo along with amazing viewpoints - Discover your spiritual self in the region's most well-known monastery in Lho Gaun - Ribung Gompa and collect the colorful collection of religious artwork - Explore one of the least explored trekking trails where you can experience the Tibetan culture, lifestyle, and habits - Explore the diverse exotic flora and fauna in the restricted Manaslu Conservation Area - Crossing numerous suspension bridges, walking alongside the Budi Gandaki river and dense forest of Rhododendron and biodiversity - Stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Himlung, Annapurna Himalayan range, and many more snowy peaks - Larkey pass (5,106m), the highest point on the trek Cost Included- - Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle - 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan (Kumari Boutique Hotel) - Kathmandu city excursion in private vehicles with a professional city tour - Best available teahouse accommodation during the trek - All the ground transportation ( Kathmandu to Soti Khola by Private Jeep, Dharapani to Besi Sahar in - - Private Jeep, and Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus) - Full board meal ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) - Welcome or Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali kitchen with a cultural performance - An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trekking guide for the entire trek - Experience porter ( one porter for two clients) - Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation for the entire trek - A trekking/Duffel bag will be provided ( to be returned at the end of the trip) - Footprint Adventure t-shirt, trip completion certificate, trekking map from the company side - All the necessary permits and paperwork (Special permit, MCAP, ACAP, and Tims Card) - Medical kit (carried by your trek leader) - All government and local taxes along with company service charge Cost Excluded- - Nepalese visa fee. Details of visa fees in Nepal, here - International airfare to and from Kathmandu - Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu - Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary - Travel and rescue insurance, emergency transfer, and medical expenses - Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.) - Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s) - Things that are not mentioned in included list
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Trip Itinerary


Day 1-2
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in work. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well.


Day 2-3
After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories, and all the information related to these sites. Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. After your amazing whole day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries.

Soti Khola

Day 3-4
After early morning breakfast, we'll leave Kathmandu and drive towards our trekking destination. The 6-7 hour drive in a private jeep would be a scenic and fantastic drive as you'll pass through the traditional villages, rivers, forests, and farmlands. You'll explore the best landscapes from your window seat. En route, you'll stop at a few places for a short break, lunch break, and tea break according to your requirements. In the early evening, we'll arrive in Soti Khola and we stay nearby the Budi Gandaki river.


Day 4-5
you will start your trek fromBhuriGandaki River towards its point of origin. Then you will pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach beautiful Arkhat River. From this river, you will slowly drive towards the wonderfulGurung Village of Labubesi and through along the Seti River (an ideal place to take a fresh water bath), until we reach the village of MachhaKhola. There you will spend overnight in a local guesthouse.This guest house will provide you a good hospitality.


Day 5-6
early in the morning after having breakfast, you will follow the gorge and continue up the river. On the way, you can see and enjoyLangur monkeys usually playing above in the jungle.Finally, you will reach the large Gurung villages and stay over there whole night in the famous JagatGuesthouse and have a cultural Gurung food.


Day 6-7
After having a pleasing night in the Jagatguesthouse, your journeywill begin to climb a rocky ridge from where you can view wonderful Sringi Himal (7187m). And then you will Continueyour trekthrough gorgeous fields of maize, potato, and millet before entering the Nupri ( the Western Mountains) through bamboo forests you will reach Buddhist Village.Then in the sixth night, you will stay in Deng guesthouse of this village with amazing local dinner.


Day 7-8
After your breakfast, you'll cross the bamboo forest, cross the suspension bridge and climb Rana village and Bihi Phedi. between this point, you'll encounter white-faced monkeys and lower alpine forest before crossing small landslides and reaching the Ghap village. When you are crossing the landslide area, you must be extra careful and have to listen to the guide for your safety. After an hour's walk in the lower alpine village, you'll ascend up for like 2 hours to reach the beautiful Namrung village. The place is popular for the best teahouses, coffee shops, and other glossary shops along with you'll see the large apple farm near Namrung. Overnight stay at this beautiful Namrung village.


Day 8-9
Our trek starts after breakfast. The trail goes through Gurung villages and in the dense forest to Sho village. It is an exciting and interesting trek where possible to hear the roaring of deer and birds in the deep jungle. Onward from Sho, the trail is gentle up in the middle of the apple orchard and old-style mountain villages. You will have a close Mountain View from Sho village then pass Lho village and also stop at Ribum monastery. The trail ahead to Shyala is slightly climbing up into the pine forest to Shyala village. Around 10 basic guest houses are available plus gorgeous sights of panoramic mountain views.


Day 9-10
This day is the short day of the entire trek, as you start a day a little bit late as compared to other days and start moving towards the Sama Gaun after a delicious breakfast. Walking on the picturesque view of Mt. Manaslu and other beautiful snow-capped mountains. Passing the rhododendron forest, alipine vegetetaion. You'll cross a big suspension bridge before touching the Sama valley. Once you enter the village, mountain views fade, however, the yak pastures and typical settlements will attract you. Sama Gaun is the principal village of the Nubri people which holds a large gompa, many shops, a health post, heliport, telephone/wifi access, etc.


Day 10-11
Today is acclimatization day at Sama, there are few options to spend a day around the Samagaon. We advise you to utilize your day with ascending a couple of hundreds more than sleeping elevation. Please kindly go through the below sentence for the details of a detour around Samagaun. Tough Hike: Highly recommend the hike to Manaslu base camp (4820 m), also advice set off from the lodge with sufficient water/soft drinks as well as do not forget to pack an energy bar. Manaslu base camp hike takes around 6/7 hours to and fro Sama. A path to the Manaslu base camp is steeply up on the sloppy mountains aside from the large Manaslu glacier. The Manaslu base camp route offers a breathtaking view of the panoramic mountain vista with a wider valley as well as a picturesque view of Birendra Lake. Easy Hike: This easy hike takes you around the village, monastery, and Birendra lake.


Day 11-12
Today we follow along the Buri Gandaki river and as the valley widens we pass juniper and birch forests until reaching Kermo Kharka. There, the trail descends and passes a wooden bridge; we then reach Samdo after walking through the White Stone Kani. Today can be a bit windy and sometimes exposed but with stunning views.


Day 12-13
You’ll see an awesome sunrise view on the nearly massive peaks then the trek starts. The trek starts on yak pasture with semi-mountains landscapes. After crossing a suspension bridge and short ascends take us to a junction known as Larkya Bazaar which used to be a trade center between Tibetan people and local people. The trek continues climbing- up with an exceptional view of Giant Mountain and the north side of Mt. Manaslu to Dharamsala.

Larkya La Pass

Day 13-14
Today is one of the tough, challenging, and exciting days in entire your Manaslu Tsum valley trek. As it is a hard day, we need to start the trek early morning from Dharamsala. The trails ascend on an off-beaten track with a view of the high Himalayas with a deep valley. As you ascend higher the Himalayan view gets closer and closer to us. The trail continues, passing stunning frozen lakes at bottom of the mountains and the trail became tougher as we came close to the summits of Larkya La Pass because rapidly gaining of altitude in a short period. The summit is located at the ridge between the base of two massive giant peaks and it is decorated with a multi-color of Tibetan flags. After spending some time at Larkya Pass and taking photographs, trek on down with the superb view of mountains, lakes, and huge glaciers. The trail is often slippery from summits to the bottom but more slippery in springs. As we trek descending, we back to lush and green at Bimthang. Bimthang is located at the base of the massive Himalayas and it offers awesome sunrise and sunrise view of the Himalayas.


Day 14-15
Our trek drops down after passing through the meadows to the Dudh Khola river where we cross it via a wooden bridge. We then descend further into rhododendron and pine forests before climbing to a ridge decorated with prayer flags. We then drop again to the riverbank at Gho, where the trail crosses rice fields, rhododendron, and oak forests before reaching Tilje. You can take a jeep or walk an hour to reach Dharapani.


Day 15-16
We jump on the jeep from Dharapani, a scenic drive that offers picturesque sights of a thundering waterfall, deep gorge and villages then pass the rice terrace to Besisahar. It would be like a 3-hour drive to reach Besi Sahar. Relax and enjoy the time in Besisahar.


Day 16-17
Early morning, we took the nice tourist bus to come back to Kathmandu. It would be like a 6-hour scenic and pleasant drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu.
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