Manaslu Trek-Manaslu Circuit Trek 15-Days

Manaslu Trek-Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Highlights

Experience unique cultures and traditions of the people embedded in the beguiling landscape of Manaslu with our Manaslu Circuit Trek. With panoramic views of the mountains accompanied by the natural lustre of the terrain, the trek is one of the most exciting travel packages that you can undergo.

The Manaslu trek is gaining more and more popular. It has sort of taken over the previously great Annapurna Circuit trek which in recent years has gotten too much road-construction.

The Manaslu Trekking region is culturally rich and has great and authentic trekking trails. In fact, it is considered to be one of Nepal’s best treks. The trail offers you spectacular mountain scenery, the firsthand experience of ancient Tibetan culture, amazing glaciers, and age-old monasteries, and a high altitude variation allowing for changing landscapes and climatic zones.

The entire trail runs through the Manaslu Conservation Area was which was established in 1998. It covers an area of 1663 square kilometers and harbors 33 different species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies, and 3 species of reptiles. You will trek through 6 different climatic zones: tropical, subtropical, temperate, sub-alpine, alpine and arctic. The extreme contrasts within this approximately 200 km trail are associated with tremendous differences in topography and precipitation.

The eighth highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu (8163 m) is located near the border of Nepal and Tibet. Actually, the name Manaslu literally means ‘The Spirit Mountain’ in the local language. Trekking Manaslu is one of the most delightful adventures in the Nepalese Himalayas.

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 4,470m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Medium
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges.

Upon your arrival, our Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. you will be introduced with the trek leader/guide at the hotel. This pre-trip meeting is for briefings on the trek and other necessary details. You can use your free time to rest or explore around for some last minute shopping. A visit to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu including Swayambhu, Boudha, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square et cetera is also arranged as per request. B&B at the hotel.

A 7~8 Hrs drive from Kathmandu towards the western hills takes us to Arughat-Sotikhola via Dhadingbesi. we experience views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries.From Dhading Besi to Soti Khola will be on a rough road. Overnight at Sotikhola

Our trek crosses the bridge and passes onward through the beautiful forest and arrives at Khursane. We then move through the rocky trail and around the Gurung Village of Labubesi. Machhi Khola will be our accommodation tonight.

Today, our trail makes some mirror ups and downs. After some ups & downs, there is a small hotspring, from where we reached to Tatopani.from there we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budigandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, properly-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs on a rugged trail to Duman. Ascending up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we reach Yaru Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and once more climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Overnight at Jagat.

After breakfast in Jagat, you may make your way through numerous landscapes and dense sub-tropical forests, in addition to small rivers and rustic villages to get in your final destination.

Begin the trek with the aid of mountain climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, after which descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a chunk because the path continues to the Ghatta Khola river. You’ll continue taking walks upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. From here, the path turns north simply above the lowest residence in the village and stays on a fair degree path because it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti.

The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge wherein you’ll descend to the grassy slopes, after which cross the Budhi Gandaki river. Trek alongside the west bank for a while, then pass to the east bank earlier than you come to the west side once more. The path widens through the valley and you may skip through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola river. Upon crossing, you will reach the tiny village of Deng.

Today, our trail climbs up to Rana which is a short distance beyond Deng. After passing some houses, our trail climbs high above the river and drops into the Shringi Valley. Our trail makes further ups and down through the forest before reaching Gap where we stay overnight.

Today, our trail makes a serious and long ascent through the forest of bamboo and rhododendron crossing the river several times before entering Namrung through a stone archway. We stay overnight at Lho.

We climb through a forest of oaks, fir, and rhododendrons today while entering closely packed houses of Lihi. Further, our trail leaves the Lihi village and enters another village of Sho (2,960m) where we get some spectacular views of Mount Manaslu North (7,157m) and Naike Peak (5,515m). Walking further will bring us to the settlement of shrimp. We then climb through a trail some time to reach the village of Samagaon where we stay overnight.

Our route passes the juniper and birch forests and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka today. Trekking further for some hours, we eventually reach Samdo where we stay overnight.

We spend a day in Samdo for getting used to with the climate there. We acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air. You can also take this opportunity for the local excursion. We stay overnight at Samdo.

Today, we descend on a wide and gentle trail from Samdo. We pass through a stone archway. We climb gently over the huge Larkya Glacier and get to the ridge where there is a viewpoint t the edge of a huge gorge. We reach Dharmasala after trekking for some hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse in Dharmasala.

Today, we leave Dharmasala crossing several moraines. We descend past four frozen lakes and reach Larkya La from where we can witness the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7,126m) and others including Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru. We further descend along the grassy moraine to a small meadow called Bhimtang where we stay overnight.

Our trail today drops from Bhimtang and crosses a glacier stream. We then descend into a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron to Hompuk. After descending further, we reach the fenced field of Karachi and to the village of Gho. Tilche is nearby, where we spend overnight.

Today, our trail drops down and passes through several fields, houses, and forests of rhododendron and oak. We descend through a scrub forest and reach Dharapani. Trekking for some time, we eventually reach at Chamche, where we stay overnight. Chyamje marks the end of our trek.

Today, in the morning, we drive back to Kathmandu from Chamche . It takes approx. 7 hours to arrive at Kathmandu. We celebrate the farewell dinner together with North Nepal Team.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle.
  • 3 nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu breakfast included.
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation etc.
  • 13 nights accommodations while you are on trekking.
  • 3 times meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Private Jeep to SotiKhola from Kathmandu.
  • Public Jeep from Chamche to Besisahar.
  • Private Jeep from Besisahar to Kathmandu.
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel Insurence Company.
  • Sleeping bag and trekking Sticks, if necessary ( return after the trek).
  • All special trekking permits for Manaslu region.
  • ACAP entry permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project).
  • MCA permit (Manaslu Conservation Area Project).
  • All Government taxes, VAT and service charge.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel Insurences(Compulsory).
  • Your Personal expenses, entrance fees and & personal expenses
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

FAQs

  • An insight into Tibetan culture can be acquired through various monasteries and Tibetan settlements along with views of Tibet and mountain ranges. Bathing pools, lakes, and waterfalls surrounded by alpine and tropical forests are abundant as you pass through tea houses and enjoy home stays.
  •  The magical/mystical view of the mountains along with balanced ecosystems, rich culture and genuine adventure for trekkers as they climb to the base of Mount Manaslu makes the trek very special.
  •  Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (trek start point) and Chamje (trek end point) to Kathmandu
  •  Imaging views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others
  •  Larkya La pass (5153m/16901ft) crossing
  •  Tibetan culture of Nuri people
  •  Walking through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests at the beginning of the trek

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of China, as well as citizens of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), get a free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Nepal. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having security advantage of traveller’s cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Pokhara itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 25,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind.
We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.
Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

The most importantly, tipping is at travellers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, a tip is an accepted and honoured way to say thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- a trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

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