Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

At 8163 meters (26, 775),Manaslu is the 8th highest peak in the world. Also known asKutangManaslu is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name which means Mountain of the Spirit, comes from the Sanskritword Manasa, meaning intellect or soul. Only open to tourists since 1991, The Masalu trekking trail via Larkya La follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. Along the trek you can experience rich cultural heritage, biological diversity and pristine mountain views, including 10 peaks over 6,500 metres and a few over 7,000 metres. The trek ascends following the BuriGandaki River toLarkya La Pass5113m which offers spectacular views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, NgadiChuli (7879m.) and more.

The Mansalu adventure starts with a 7 hour drive from Kathmandu toArughat. From Arughat, the trek begins to climb to the pine-forested Syala village, which has the backdrop of many giant breathtaking peaks. Continuing along, through green countryside, the valley opens up to reveal delightful alpine meadows and small Tibetan-style villages before reaching the village of Samagaon (Sama) at the foot of Manaslu. Samagaon is the largest and most important village in the region, with a Buddhist monastery where many monks and nuns reside. After half a days trek from Samagaon, we reach the village of Samdo. Samdo is the highest village in the BudhiGandaki valley and is inhabited by Bhatias. This village hosts a view of the valley Pang Phuchi with a backdrop view of the Tibetan border. The trek continues on a classic and tough route along The Buri Gandaki River toLarkya La Pass5113m. Larkya La is a secondary major valleyin Langtang which offers spectacular views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, NgadiChuli (7879m.) and occasional views of The Annapurna Massif.From here, the meadowland of Bimtang (Bimdakhoti) at elevation 1,500 metres is reached, from where Manaslu is undoubtedly visible. From Manaslu, the trip passes through DudhKhola, crosses TheMarsyangdi River before reaching Bhubhule Trukha Ghat, crosses the ChepeKhola and DorandiKhola before returning to Gorkha at the beginning of the Annapurna Circuit trail.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 2 :Kathmandu valley sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1,300m)

Day 3 :Kathmandu- Arughat 525m, 1722ft, 7-8 hours drive. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 4 :Arughat - Sotikhola 710m, 2329ft. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 5 :Sotikhola - Macha Khola 887m, 2919ft. 5-6 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 6 :Macha Khola - Jagat 1345m, 4412ft. 6-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 7 :Jagat - Dang 1960m, 6430ft. 6-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 8 :Dang - Namrung 2700m, 8858ft. 5-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 9 :Namrung - Samagaun 3520m, 11546ft. 6-7 hours walk. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 10 :Acclimatization and rest in Samagaun, explore surroundings or day hikes. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 11 :Samagaun - Samdo 3860m, 12402 ft. 3-4 hours of leisure walk. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 12 :Samdo - Larke Rest home/Dharmasaala 4460m, 14532ft. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 13 :Larke Rest Homes - Bimtang 3750m, 12300ft via Larke Pass/5160m. Stay overnight in lodge

Day 14 :Bimthang - Dharapani (1860m) on Annapurna Circuit) 7 to 8 hrs

Day 15 :Dharapani – Besisahar by Jeep (1430m) – 4 to 5 hrs

Day 16 :Besisahar - Kathmandu 6 -7 hrs Driving and we go for a farewell dinner in the evening

Day 17 :Transfer to airport for your onward flightsweet home

What is Included

  • Private pick up and transfer between airport/ hotel, on arrival and departure.
  • Three  nights accommodation in Kathmandu a 2-3 star. hotel , with breakfast.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle, as per the above itinerary.
  • Full-board teahouse/ lodge accommodation during the trek with breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas and coffees.
  • At least 1 experienced, fully trained, government licensed and English-speaking trekking guide for the duration of the trek.
  • Assistant guides to offer support for the trek duration, as per the group size. (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).
  • Sherpa porters to carry your luggage for the trek duration, as per the group size. (2 trekkers : 1 porter).
  • Coverage of all expenses for the guide(s) and porters, i.e. food, accommodation, salary, equipment and transportation, plus insurance for all staff (as per state law).
  • Special Trekking Permit, 75 USD per person  9 days from Jagat to Tilje. If you wish to stay longer than 9 days in the restricted area, you will be subject to an additional charge of 10 USD per person, per day.
  • Manaslu and Annapurna conservation area permit fee.
  • All ground transportation between Kathmandu and Arughat and back to Kathmandu , by private vehicle.
  • 1 warm down jacket and sleeping bag per person (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Coordination of emergency rescue, if required. (Helicopter Evacuation available at clients’ expense).
  • Access to comprehensive first aid medical kit for the trip duration. (Clients are advised to bring their own personal medical supplies as well).
  • 1 Asia Adventure Nepal T-shirt, per person.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes.

What is Not Included

  • Entry Visa fees – 25USD for 15 day visa, 40USD for 30 day visa and 100USD for 3 month visa on entry into Nepal (correct at time of writing)
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast (and in the case of early return from the mountain other than scheduled).
  • All entrance fee of temple and monastery in Kathmandu.
  • All entrance fee of temple and monastery in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry.
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights. (Fares and flights can be arranged upon request).
  • Hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing.
  • Insurance to cover emergency helicopter evacuation.
  • Tips for guide, porters and drivers. (Tipping is expected, but not mandatory).
Start Date End Date Cost Status
29 November 2014 15 December 2014 US$1050 Available Book

Trip Facts

Duration: 17 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Challenginng

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: Nepal

Advantage: Few Tourists Undying culture Rough Trekking

Total Days of trek: 14 Days

Max Elavation: 5160m

Trek Style: Tea House And Home Stay

Best Season: Autumn and Spring

Transportation: Jeep and Local Bus

Group Size: 02 to 14 People

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