Manaslu circuit trek – around Manaslu circuit Nepal
Manaslu circuit trek is an opportunity to explore mount Manaslu the eighth highest mountain in the world. It has height of 8163m and though it was a comparatively less trekked place in the past, the Manaslu circuit trek over Larkya pass is becoming popular day by day. The views of Manaslu from this trek are spectacular and the trekkers pass through villages of both Hindu style and Tibetan style. The Manaslu valley is full of alpine meadows and small villages of the Tibetan style. The trek trail passes through Samagaon, Sirdibas, Samdo, the largest village of this region. From Samagaon, trekkers proceed towards the west and cross the Larkya pass which is at a height of 5160m. The Larke pass connects Budi Gandaki with Marsyangdi valley. Prior to joining Annapurna circuit route this trek passes through the alpine meadows of Bimtang. Now a day, there are tea houses at this Manasulu circuit trail so for small group of trekkers doesn’t necessary to make a camping trek.
Main attractions of Manaslu circuit trek are panoramic view of Himal Chuli, Shringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Tibetan villages, Buddhist culture, breathtaking scatters of wild flora and fauna, lively rivers and natural trails. The Around Manaslu circuit trek is a challenging trek in Manaslu region bordering with Tibet. This is one of the most remote regions of Nepal. The geographical beauty and the cultural fascination of this trek can be well compared to that of the Annapurna circuit trek. The trek passes through interesting and exotic Buddhist villages and cross the Larkya la pass to descend to Marshyangdi valley in Classic Annapurna circuit route. The trekkers enter the Nupri region at Lho. The immigrants from Tibet are settled in Lho and here one can find prayer flags, Mani walls and the ancient monasteries. Crossing the Larkya pass is the most challenging part of this Himalayas trek. This will be a wonderful experience for the novice trekkers.
Manaslu circuit trekking opened for foreign trekkers since 1992. Manaslu is controlled trekking area to preserve its distinctive cultural and natural heritage, in this way limited number of traveler visit Manaslu conservation area each year. Manaslu circuit trek is considered as an alternative to the Annapurna circuit. The trek along the rapids of the Budi Gandaki River was in fact an ancient trading route that was used by salt merchants. One can start the Manaslu trekking either from Arughat Bazaar or from Gorkha Bazaar. This trek ends at Besishar which is the starting point for the Annapurna circuit trek. Depending on the duration of walking, one can make this trek shorter or longer. Around Manaslu trek offers a perfect combination of Nature, culture and biological diversity. The Manaslu circuit trek is in the Great Himalaya trail and is one of the best off the beaten path all-round treks in Nepal.
Manaslu circuit trek itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu tours and preparation for Manaslu circuit trek.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m).
Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Lapubesi (880m).
Day 05: Trek from Sotikhola to Khorlabesi (970m).
Day 06: Trek from Khorlabesi to Jagat (1410m).
Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1590m).
Day 08: Trek from Philim to Dyang (1800m).
Day 09: Trek from Dyang to Namrung (2660m).
Day 10: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3530m).
Day 11: Rest day for Acclimatization and exploration.
Day 12: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m).
Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4470m).
Day 14: Trek to Bimtang (3720m) via Larkya La (5160m).
Day 15: Trek from Bhimtang to Tilche (2300m).
Day 16: Trek from Tilche to Tal (1700m).
Day 17: Trek from Tal to Syange (1100m) .
Day 18: Drive from Syange to Beshisahar (760m).
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu, evening farewell dinner.
Day 20: After this amazing Around Manaslu circuit trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
5 star hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights twin sharing with breakfast.
Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Transportation KTM to Arughat and Besisahar to KTM bus / jeep
All meals and accommodation during Manaslu trekking period
An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov of Nepal
Highly experienced Around Manaslu trekking staffs
All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes.
Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag (optional), medical kit etc.
Travel and rescue arrangements
Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant.
Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
Hot shower, battery recharge during Around Manaslu trek
Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc.
Personal around Manaslu trekking equipment’s / gears
Tips for guides, porters and driver
All others expenses not mentioned on price include section
Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; it is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Trekking is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Around Manaslu circuit trekking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary.
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