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Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Overview

Entering Manaslu is like stepping back in time as you follow an ancient salt-trading route that snakes along the sides of Budhi Gandaki, a tributary of the larger Gandaki before crossing Larkya Glacier and rapidly descending to connect with the Annapurna trail. There are two main ethnic groups inhabiting the Manaslu region: Tsum and Nubri. Of these, the Tsum have remained a relatively untouched traditional culture and can be best appreciated by including a visit to their secluded valley, one of the eight sacred valleys known as “beyuls” in the inner Himalayas and its century old Tibetan traditions, as part of your adventure… Incorporating a Tsum Valley diversion into your Manaslu circumnavigation adds an extra unique dimension that will leave you feeling spiritually fulfilled and re-connected with life’s simple pleasures.


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 1650

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    19 Days 18 Nights

  • Region

    Manaslu

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5106m

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three Star Hotel, Tea House

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

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Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel , welcome dinner overnight Hotel

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu,preparation day, overnight Hotel.

Day 3

Drive to Soti Khola (570m), 6-7 hrs - overnight guesthouse

Day 4

Trek to Tatopani (990m) 7-8hrs via Machhakhola (930m), overnight teahouse

Day 5

Trek to Jagat (1340m) 6-7hrs via Yuru (1330m), overnight teahouse

Day 6

Trek to Philim (Deng Village) (1600m) 6-7hrs, overnight teahouse

Day 7

Trek to Bihi Phedi (1985m) 5-6hrs via Pewa, overnight teahouse

Day 8

Trek to Namrung (2660m) 5-6hrs via Prok (2380m), overnight teahouse

Day 9

Trek to Lho (3180m) via Lihi (2910m), 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse

Day 10

Trek to Samagaon (3530m) 6-7hrs via Shyala (3520m), overnight teahouse

Day 11

Acclimatisation day, trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4600m) 4-5hrs and return to Samagaon, overnight teahouse

Day 12

Trek to Samdo (3800m) 4-5hrs overnight teahouse

Day 13

Acclimatisation day, option: trek to Tibetan border taking the main road through Rui La Pass (4998m) and return to Samdo 6-7hrs overnight teahouse

Day 14

Trek to Dharamshala (4460m) or Larke Phedi, 7-8 hours, overnight teahouse

Day 15

Trek to Bhimtang (3720m) via Larke La Pass (5106m), 9-10 hours, overnight teahouse

Day 16

Trek to Dharapani, (1550m) 7-8hrs overnight teahouse

Day 17

Trek to Syange (1100m) 6-7hrs overnight guesthouse

Day 18

Drive to Kathmandu, 8-9 hrs, a farewell dinner, overnight Hotel

Day 19

International Departure

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle: airport – hotel – airport transfers
  • Sharing Bus/Jeep transport: Kathmandu- Arughat Bazar- Soti khola, Syange - Kathamandu
  • Private vehicle transfers hotel – restaurant for welcome and farewell dinners
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights twin-share at Kathmandu (3 star) with breakfasts included.
  • 15 nights staying at guesthouse on trek
  • Meals

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • *Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Trekking

  • English speaking guide, Sherpa (assistant guide) and porter service (ratio: 1 porter: 2 clients; carrying 15kg of personal equipment per client).
  • All required permit ( restricted area permit, MCAP, ACAP and TIMS card)
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountain pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff
  • Other 

  • Opportunities to experience authentic local culture and sample traditional foods and drinks.
  • Complimentary four season sleeping bags with hot water bag, waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear)
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffel bag (to store personal kitbag to be carried by porter), down sleeping bag and down jacket hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary Manaslu region Trekking map, trek shirt and cap.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included.
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu.
  • Accomodation

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary (see terms and condition for more detail)
  • Food / Drinks

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Personal snacks
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • 4 passport photos required for trekking permits
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation and trekking 5000m+)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

Meet Our Experts

No matter what the inquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is always on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

Lakpa Sherpa

Kipa Sherpa

Swekshya Tamang

Devi Ojha

Bimal Basnet

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