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Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Trek is one of our favorite treks and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

The Manaslu Trek is challenging experience that offers a perfect blend of rich cultural heritage and impressive landscapes and –above all – stunning views of Manaslu itself, the world’s 8th highest mountain (8,163m).

The Manaslu circuit includes the challenging Larke pass (5,213m) from which you can enjoy dramatic views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal. And unlike the Everest Base Camp Trek or the Annapurna Circuit, this route is a lot less busy. The Manaslu Circuit also offers interesting geographical and ethnic variation. The different ethnic groups living in this region include Gurng, Tibetan and Brachman.

The Manaslu trek was only officially opened in 1991. It starts at the historically significant Gorkha Bazar and Dhading Arughat (or as an alternate route from Trisuli Bazaar). We follow the Budi Gandaki valley and enjoy its fascinating and hugely precipitous course. We cross the snow covered Larke La and descend into the Marsyangdi river valley. Some trekkers continue their trek to the famous Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake or Narphu valley as well as the Rupinala Pass. You can also just trek to Manaslu, cross the Larka La pass and then finish the trek in the Marsyangdi valley.

Contact us and start planning for this ultimate experience. We are happy to adjust the course according to your preferences.

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Highlights:

  • The world longest pass Larkya La and enjoy incredible picturesque views of 8th highest mountain 8,156 m with lot of other stunning mountain vistas
  • Explore picturesque Tibetan villages and experience unspoiled Tibetan cultures
  • Enjoy one of the most beautiful sections of trail in Nepal

Itinerary

01

Day 01

Scenic drive to Soti Khola (700m/2296ft.), 7-8hr drive

Himalayan trek commence with scenic drive to reach Soti Khola following the Prithivi highway that lead to Pokhara till Dhading, after turn off the road and take the road which is decreasing in width and comfort. We will enjoy the beautiful sight of typical Nepalese houses, Buri Gandaki River, valleys and so on. By leaving the main settlement like Arughat, Arkhet Bazar and Khyorpani, finally we reach to Soti Khola.
Overnight at Teahouse

02

Day 02

Trek to Machha Khola (870m/2854ft .), 7-8hr walk

The initial day of the Manaslu Circuit trek begin with gentle walk through the mule track, after climb on perilous steps blasted into a cliff face before dropping down to Lyabrubesi. We continue our trek to Nauli Khola and cross the suspension bridge. From there we follow the Buri Gandaki and reach at Machha Khola.
Overnight at Teahouse

03

Day 03

Trek at Jagat (1410m/4625ft.), 6-8hr walk

We follow the original route which goes through the river to Khorlabesi and the warm spring at Tatopani. From here we follow the route lead from eastern bank of Buri Gandaki to Doban, Thulo Dunga and Yara Bagar. The trail lead back and forth across the river and reach a suspension bridge. Finally enter the gateway to the Manaslu Conservation Area at Jagat.
Overnight at Teahouse

04

Day 04

Trek to Deng (1860m/6102ft.), 6hr walk

Trek begin with ascend to Sirdibas and continue to Philim. The terrain become increasingly arid as the trail snakes past waterfall to reach the Ekle Bhatti. As we trek forward, the road turnoff to Lokpa on the trail to Tsum Valley and climb above the confluence of the Buri Gandaki and Shar Khola to Pewa and further short walk bring us to Deng. From here we enjoy unique geographical formation.
Overnight at Teahouse

05

Day 05

Trek to Namrung (2660m/8727ft.), 6-7hr walk

From here we follow side trail of the stone curving village of Bhi, we continue the Buri Gandaki until we reach the Bhijam and pass through the side trail from Bhijam to the Buddhist village of Pork. Soon, we drop to Ghap and continue climb up to Tom Khola to Longa Chuta. We then enter an enchanting forest of fir and rhododendron full of birds, langur monkeys on the north bank of the Buri Gandaki and we cross back to south bank and further short walk bring us to Namrung. 
Overnight at Teahouse

06

Day 06

Trek to Sama (3530m/11581ft.), 6-7hr walk

We enjoy another the huge cultural difference comparing to previous days.From here we follow the route beyond the Namrung and climb up to the Upper Nupri where the dialect changes to a form of Tibetan and most people dressed in Chu-bas, the Tibetan-style wraparound cloak. We then past the village of Barsam, Lhi, then turn off the route to the series of monastery and the base camp to ascend Himalchuli (7893m). We continuous across a series of valleys, passing trail to more rural gombas and reach at Sama.
Overnight at Teahouse

07

Day 07

Acclimatization day hike to Manaslu Base Camp

Today we are taking rest to gain altitude and adjust our body to the height.We explore to gompa at Pungyen (4070m) and hike to Manaslu base Camp
Overnight at Teahouse

08

Day 08

Trek to Samdo (3860m/12664ft.), 3-4hr walk

Trek begin gentle slope and flat . We follow the route which bring us back to the Buri Gandaki, passing the turn off to Birendra Tal and Manaslu Base Camp. After sometime, as we reach to Kermo Kharka, the valley widens and the trail from here to kani(gateway) of Samdo. Our trek offers us adventure on snow.
Overnight at Teahouse

09

Day 09

Trek to Dharamsala (4480m/14698ft.), 3-4hr walk

Initial section of trek begin with descend through the fields before we start to climb the Larkya La. Trek offer us stunning view of Manaslu and the Syach Glacier, and a chance of spotting blue sheep, as we climb to reach Dharmasala which is the only one shelter before the Larkya La.
Overnight at Teahouse

10

Day 10

Trek to Bimtang (3720m/12204ft.),7-9hr walk

It is considered world’s longest pass. Initial walk begins with ascend on pile of snow, moraine to four frozen lakes, show-stopping line up of peaks:Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m). After conquering the highest point of our treks Yarkya La, descend is over treacherously slippery scree to reach Taubuche and then gentle walk bring us to Bimtang.
Overnight at Teahouse

11

Day 11

Trek to Dharapani (1920m/6299ft.), 7-8hr walk

Initial trek begin on horizontal and soon enter on marine. Although the path is all downhill, the unrelenting slope places a strain on the knees and trekking poles will come in handy. We follow a sweeping arc off the ridge down to the river bank and the village of Gho (2560m). As we descend down, the landscape will change to greenery. We continue to Dharapani.
Overnight at Teahouse

12

Day 12

Scenic drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.), 8-9hr drive

Scenic and wild drive. The first few hour of drive will be bone-shaker but later we have a smooth and relaxing drive to Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel

 

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Our Offer

We offer 3 packages: Basic, comfort & Full Board. Our Basic takes care of your trek, comfort include trek with your stay in Kathmandu along with all airport transfers personally while Full Board include entire meals in the mountains during the trek. Three can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements. 

Basic Offer

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary
  • Sharing bus tickets from KTM-Soti Khola & Dharapani-KTM
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

Comfort Offer

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com


Trek Duration:

The Trek duration can be shorten or extend depending on time and fitness


Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-Aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Information

Additional Options:

+Additional porter: 240 USD [20 USD per day]

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

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Duration

12 days

Season

Mar-May & Sept-Nov

Region

Manaslu

Grade

Medium

Altitude

700m - 5100m

Walking

5hr

Accommodation

Tea-house

Trip Type

Private & Group Join

Transportation

Sharing & Private Vehicle

Certificate of Excellence

Based of services & review

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