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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 16 days

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Min 2
All ground transportation as per itinerary 
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Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house / Lidge during the trek
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
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    • Adventure from green paddy fields to cooler hills and around arctic cold zone.

    • Explore former forbidden high country of scenic Manaslu valley a restricted area.

    • From dense tall tree lines to windswept picturesque terrain of high snow peaks.

    • Crossing high Larke-La Pass facing stupendous panorama of Mid-West Himalayas. 

    • Walk through traditional heritage villages adorned with age-old colorful cultures
Manaslu Circuit Trekking takes you to the former forbidden high country enclosed within a towering snow-capped mountain range. The high country of Manaslu was closed to outside visitors, which flung its door open from 1992 onwards.
But remains one of the restricted areas of Nepal Himalayas, where few trekkers seldom dare to venture. Over the past few decades, the isolated high country of Manaslu valley gaining much popularity. At present, it has become one of the most favorite adventure destinations for all wide-world trekkers and adventurers. Where walk takes you to picturesque land full of charm and beauty with its scenic landscapes. As well as walking in the harmony of age-old heritage and colorful cultures, where villages are steeped with beautiful prayer monuments. A great change in landscapes, temperatures, vegetation, and cultures on daily walks from the start to the end of the adventure. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is an adventure around the world's 8th highest Mt. Manaslu towers high at 8,163 m. The mountain's first conquest was in 1956 by Japanese Expeditions, since then Mt. Manaslu is frequently climbed by wide-world mountaineers. As well the Manaslu Circuit draws more trekkers and adventurers every good season of the year.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking, the adventure begins with an exciting overland journey heading Mid-West around the district of Gorkha. Around the low sub-tropical farm country, as walk follows the raging Buri Gandaki River upstream. 
Heading towards cooler Himalayan hills covered in a green forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees. Walking through lovely villages of Jagat, Philim, and Namrung, then entering beautiful high Manaslu valley at Lo and Sama-Gaon villages. Spending extra days at Sama-Gaon to explore its scenic viewpoints, cultural villages, and monasteries.
The walk leads on dry high altitude terrain heading at the end of Manaslu valley reaching Dharmasala or Phedi. The base of the high Larke-La pass, where the next early morning adventure leads to a long steep climb on top Larke-La. On the highest point of the adventure at above 5,106 m, overlooking an overwhelming panorama of a towering mountain range. Includes views of the Manaslu range of peaks with Damodar, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna Himalayas.   The top of Larke-La pass which is the end of Manaslu and Gorkha district.  Where walk takes you to another scenic area of Manang and back into beautiful lush green vegetation and tree lines. The walk slowly heads downhill to Dharapani village at the end of the walk. An exciting drive from Dharapani brings you back to Kathmandu, after a wonderful adventure and experience on Manaslu Circuit trekking.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport get transferred to respective hotels. Check into your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join with other trekking members for group briefing. Your guide or Group Leader, will provide useful information regarding trekking, hotels, and local lodge on Manaslu Circuit. 

A day in Kathmandu for familiarization with local Nepalese cultures and historical background. Morning after breakfast, our city / cultural guide will take you for a short drive in the heart of Kathmandu city.  Where most UNESCO World Heritage Sites located of great cultural and historical interest.

After an exciting tour, back to hotel rest of the afternoon preparation for Manaslu Circuit.

An early morning start for a long drive, heading towards Nepal Mid-West around the district of Gorkha. An interesting overland journey through rural farm villages and towns and then reaching Machha Khola for overnight halt. Located around low warm farm areas close to Buri Gandaki River. 

From Machha Khola, walk begins heading north on pleasant path through several  farm settlements and villages. Walk into cool forest of Sal trees and bamboo to a small place of Tatopani a place with natural hot-spring. The walk continues with climb past Burlung Khola Besi, reaching cooler hills at Jagat. A moderate size nice village for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge.   

After a pleasant stop at Jagat, morning walk follows to enter the restricted area of Upper Manaslu. The trail follows uphill through small patch of forest as walk leads ups and down. Then reaching Philim, a nice farm village with neat terrace fields, having lunch stop. Afternoon walk continues further up to Deng for overnight halt, one can notice the change of culture. From Deng onwards with more strong Buddhist religion and custom, similar to its Tibetan predecessors.

Start the morning with short steep climb and then descent to a fresh running stream near Buri Gandaki River. The trail follows with climb through forest of pines and rhododendron, as the air gets much cooler. As altitude gains gradually reaching Namrung for overnight halt, facing views of majestic Mt. Manaslu.

A nice moderate size hill village with several good lodges for overnight stop Having nice rooms with a view.

Enjoy the morning glorious views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, as walk starts entering a lovely forest above the river. Walk down on short winding path past small settlements with tea-houses and shops. As walk continues further high and then ending the lovely day reaching Lo-Gaon. One of the loveliest village and quite large with fine lodges to offer, stands beneath Mt. Manaslu North Face.

Includes views of Sringi and Boudha Himal, a wonderful place to explore the village and its old monastery of great religious interest.   

From here onwards within high and scenic upper valley of Manaslu, facing grand morning views of Mt. Manaslu. Walk follows from Lo-Gaon towards the main village of Sama-Gaon. The trail follows on the high terrain 

Following a high trail past smaller settlements of Yak herder, a summer grazing pastures. Enjoying the lovely views of snow peaks, as walk finally ends on reaching Sam-Gaon. One of the major settlements of Upper Gorkha and Manaslu valley, transfer into a nice homely type lodge.

A perfect place and the right altitude for rest and acclimatization day at Sama-Gaon. The village the vantage points, located on route Manaslu Base Camp as well to Birendra Tal, a glacial lake. From Sama-Gaon where old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade passed through with yaks and mules carrying goods to and from Tibet border. Enjoy the day exploring around the village adorned with rich culture of Buddhism heritage. A hike to some of its view-points is worth visiting facing grand vista of high snow-capped peaks.  

Morning walk leads to another lovely village at Samdo, as trail follows further north-west within a dry, arid terrain. Altitude gains gradually as you feel the thin air, a short steep climb brings you to a large plateau. Where Samdo village located. A large interesting village of about 50 houses for near 200 villagers which falls on route to Tibet border. At Samdo, transfer into a nice simple lodge facing grand views of surrounding snow peaks.

Leaving Samdo, the last village around Gorkha and Manaslu area, a short day hike to Dharmasala. Also known as Larke Phedi, which is the base of Larke-La Pass a temporary small settlement. A shelter for trekkers and locals on route to Manang areas. Walk leads on a river valley, over rocky path and crossing streams. to reach Dharmasala for lunch and overnight stop. Rest of the day enjoy relaxing and saving energy for next early morning long steep climb to Larke-La. 

Start the day, early morning for the long climb of the adventure carrying packed lunch. As walk follows past Dharmasala heading for a steep climb over moraine of rocks and boulders. Heading close across the ablation of Larke Peak glacier, facing grand views of Cheo Himal with Larke Peak. After a tough steep climb reaching on top Larke-La Pass. The top marked with blessing of colorful Buddhist prayer flags and rock cairns, with time to enjoy spectacular panorama. Overlooking towering snow peaks. 

Includes Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna-II with views of Manaslu Himal range. Extends as far towards Ganesh Himal in the Far East, after a great joyous moment a long descent to Bhimthang. A lovely area in the middle of beautiful forest of rhododendron and pines. Transfer into a nice lodge after a long day of the adventure, and feeling glad the tough day is over. 

From Bhimthang, a pleasant short day walk, as morning leads downhill with few short ups within lovely woods. After a good walk of some hours reaching a small settlement at Gho for an overnight stop. 

After Larke-la and Bhimthang within Manang district, the last day trek of the adventure, leads to long descent. The trail follows through cool shade of lovely forest reaching a nice village at Tilje for lunch stop. Enjoy the afternoon and final walk to Dharapani with short climb crossing a bridge over Masrsyangdi River.

Finally ending the day on reaching a lovely village at Dharapani. A nice area where popular and famous Annapurna circuit joins, Dharapani offers Many good lodges. Enjoy the last day on mountain village in the comfort of nice guest house. 

Start the morning early for a long drive to Kathmandu. 
The rough dirt road leads downhill to large town of Besisar town, and then on good road. After reaching the main highway following the Trisuli River, as drive climbs on winding road. Then entering Kathmandu valley suburb and into the city after a long exciting drives of near 8 hours. 

Reserved as free day, enjoy individual activities in Kathmandu or explore around the three historical sites of Kathmandu valley. As well enjoy a shopping spree and buying souvenirs of Nepal.  

Last final day in Kathmandu and Nepal, as per your international flight time.
All Destinations Holiday staff transfers you to the airport, and then bidding farewell to your guide and staff. As you enter the airport terminal for homeward bound, after a memorable adventure on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

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    • All arrival and departure ground transportation from airport to hotel
 and vice-versa. 
    • Hotel accommodation on 3 stars or in tourist standard hotels in 
Kathmandu as per the itinerary and related trip cost. 
    • On treks, full board from accommodation with three time meals B-L-D 
includes afternoon tea and light snacks.

    • All needful applicable trekking permits, including national park entry fee.
    • All guided tours with professional guides, tour escorts, and good drivers.
    • Wages, medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance of guide, 
trekking staff, and porters or yak or mule drivers.
    • Comprehensive Medical / First Aid Kit with trek briefing on arrival.

    • Private vehicles to the start and end of trekking as per the trip cost.

Doesn't Include

    • International air-fare, Personal medical / travel insurance as well Nepal 
Entry Visa. 

    • Expenses of individual nature drinks, laundry, telephone bills, gratitude and 
meals in Kathmandu. As well laundry service, recharge of electronic items 
and hot-showers on treks.
Personal Trekking gear including down jackets, sleeping bags if not 
provided by the company as per the trip cost.
Single Supplement on hotel rooms as well on trek in lodge where clients 
should inform ahead on booking with extra charge on booking single 
private rooms where available
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportations including 
immediate Helicopter services if required on accidents, sickness and 
personal problems.

    • Early return from the tour or treks will not be entertainment with refund, 
where client should borne all the expenses incurred including accompany 
guide-porters services.
Gratitude / Tipping at the end of trek.


Frequently Asked Questions

It is not difficult as one can expect, where all travelers are well aware; that Nepal is a country of high hills and mountains. Trekkers will encounter steep climbs and downhill, having few gradual winding paths. 

The only problem is catching high altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). But taking slowly, having short rest will overcome the difficulties on steep climb uphill. As well enjoying beautiful scenery along the walks will make you forget the toughness and difficulties. The only hard and tough days is crossing Larke-La Pass of more than 8 hours. Rest of the walk is moderate with few hours climb with gradual trail. 

Depending upon one interest, it is an adventure to experience once in a lifetime. Standing beneath close to the world's 8th tallest Mt. Manaslu within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers. Well worth a visit to high Manaslu valley facing tremendous views of giant towering peaks. You will have an exciting time exploring the local immense colorful cultures of the highlanders the Manaslu native of Tibetan origin.

Depending upon the itinerary of various local companies that you booked, normally the standard itinerary of 12 / 13 days. Starting and ending with long drives, where all itineraries have rest days for acclimatization, before heading to a higher region. Especially at Sama Gaon at above 3,500 m high. 

Making the trip itinerary flexible provides ample time for short hikes and to explore the local cultures. But one can enjoy having a customized or tailor-made itinerary to suit the itinerary with your time in Nepal.

Yes, Internet, Wi-Fi, and phone are available around every village and large settlement on route Everest base camp. But from Sama-Gaon onwards sometimes the internet and WI-FI are slow and might be disturbing due to weather-wise.

As well depending on the landscapes around the gorge and deep valleys, the internet and WI-FI will not reach the areas. One must be prepared and wait until you reach certain high places, where the communication works.

The most standard itinerary provided on booking, have acclimatization days at certain designated overnight stops at high altitude. Which is best to prevent altitude sickness, and as precautionary measures against AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). As well as walking slow and steady, having short rest to enjoy the views and catching your breath on the climb. Listening to advice from your guide or group leaders will make you feel safe and sound from altitude sickness.

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