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The massive Manaslu (8156m) famous as “the mountain of the spiritâ€Â, located at the east of Annapurna range is the 8th highest mountain in the world. The manasalu circuit trek is considered a labyrinth full of challenges to the trekkers. The journey around the isolated region offers a wonderful and thrilling experience through the high alpine and extravagant Himalayan tradition. The trekking route opened to foreigners in 1992, accomplishes north of the Himalayas and encircles the grand Manaslu and Himalchuli. The trek provides an exclusive experience to explore the nature as it is with the combination of rare species of flora and fauna, sumptous traditions and excellent beauty along with the varied geographical features. The trek climbs through Buri Gandaki River and reaches Larkya La pass (4930m) where magnificent views of Himalchuli, Manaslu (8163m), Ganesh Himal and many other glistening white mountains can be spotted. The trek offers more than one path to decide from; one of the path takes up to Manaslu Base Camp while next path enters the Marsyangdi valley through Larke La Pass in Annapurna region. Another possible choice leads to Dudh pokhari, a milky pond which is a harmonious sacred site for both Hindu and Buddhist devotees.


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Trek Facts

Country: Nepal

Grade: Hard

Area: Manaslu Region

Group Size: 1/ 20 pax

Activities: Trekking

Total Duration: 22 days

Season: Mar - May, Sep Dec

Altitudes: 4450m

 

 

 

Day 01:   Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:   Kathmandu
This day we have to prepare the Manslu permit. So you will be free for this day in Kathmandu such as city sightseeing tour, enjoy the day in Kathmandu, hotel

Day 03:   Kathmandu - Arughat Bazaar (570 m)
We will drive for 6 hours by jeep or approximately 8 hours by local bus to reach Arughat Bazaar. This is a starting point for Tsum valley and Manaslu circuit trek. We will stay at lodge/tented camp in Arughat Bazaar. 

Day 04:   Arughat - Lapu Bensi (880 m)
This day we will walk 6 hours through straight trail to reach Lapu Bensi. Upto Khursani Bari it is a normal road afterwards it is little narrower till Lapu Bensi. Lapu Bensi village mainly consists of Gurung community one of the main ethnic community in Nepal. Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 05:   Lapu Bensi - Tatopani (hot spring) (990m)
This day we will walk 5 hours through bank of Budhi Gandaki river, crossing jungles mainly consisting sal trees. In Tatopani we can take a dip in hot spring and enjoy. Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 06:   Tatopani - Philim (1650 m)
This day we will walk 6 hours, we have to pass several villages, cross Budhi Gandaki river, on the way towards Philim we will find high school built by Japanese people, we will have good views of Shringi himal. Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 07:   Philim - Deng (1860 m)
This day we will walk for about 6 hours. Walking through slightly uphill trail we will reach Deng. Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 08:   Deng - Namrung (2540 m)
This day we will walk for about 7 hours. We will walk along Budhigandaki river side, on the way we will cross few villages and suspension bridges over Budhigandaki river. Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 09:   Namrung - Samagaun (3390 m)
This day we will walk through pine forest and cross suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki river. We will cross several villages and terraced wheat and potato fields. After walking 7 hours from Namrung to Samagaun from there we will see good views of Manaslu Himalayan range. Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 10:   Acclimatization or Rest day.
We will visit Monastery, Ice fall and lake, hike around the area. Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 11:   Samagaun - Samdo (3690 m)
This day we will walk for about 3 hours. We will walk through slightly uphill trail to reach Samdo. Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 12:   Samdo - Dharmasala (4450 m)
This day we will walk for about 3 hours. Crossing few river streams in the afternoon we will reach Dharmasala. After having lunch stroll around the area, Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 13:   Dharmasala - Bhimtang (3700 m)
This day we will walk for about 7 hours. Wake up early in the morning cross Larke Pass (5200 m), after that walk through downhill trail to Bhimtang. From the pass we can have beautiful views of Himlung, Annapurna II, Lamjung himal and many others. Overnight at local teahouse/tented camp.

Day 14:   Bhimtang - Dharapani (1860 m)
This day we will walk for about 7 hours. We will walk through Rhododendron and pine forest. Cross suspension bridges over Dudhkhola river and Marshyangdi river near Dharapani. In the evening we will reach Dharapani. Overnight at lodge

Day 15:   Dharapani - Jagat (1300 m)
This day we will follow the trail along Marshyangdi river. Cross this river approximately four times, walk along narrow valleys. After walking for about 6 hours from Dharapani we will reach Jagat. Overnight at lodge

Day 16:   Jagat - Bhulbhule (840 m)
This day we will walk for about 7 hours. On the way we will cross Marshyangdi river. Walk up to Bahundanda (1300 m) and walk downhill towards Bhulbhule. Overnight at lodge.

Day 17:   Bhulbhule - Kathmandu
This day we will drive by private vehicles 6 hours and local bus 8 hours to reach Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 18:   Kathmandu
This day you will be free for various activities such as shopping ,sightseeing and etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 19:   Final Departure day
Transfer to international airport and fly to your destination.

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your requirement.

 

 

 

SERVICE INCLUDES:

  • Transportation airport - hotel - airport
  • 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Transportation Kathmandu - Arught and Bhulbhule – Kathamndu by private vehicle/local bus
  • Manaslu restricted area Permit + Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fee  
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee) at lodge/tented camp during the trek.
  • Accommodation at lodge/tented camp during the trek
  • One guide and 1 porter every two person basis during the tea house trek
  • Guide and porter-s all meal, accommodation, transportation, daily wages and  insurance with full cloth 
  • Farewell dinner
  • Company service charge
  • All necessary government taxes


SERVICE EXCLUDES:

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal and medical Insurance 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Bar bills (mineral water, coke, beer etc) 
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any other services, which is not mentioned above