All about Manaslu Circuit Trek
Other than regular mainstream treks like Everest And Annapurna, Manaslu trek is one of the classic treks where you get to experience the wilderness of unspoiled corner of Nepal. Manaslu circuit trek is less-travelled route and its exquisite. Be sure to enjoy the grandeur of stunning Himalayan ranges and awe-aspiring natural beauty of Manaslu region. This trek takes you to the base of Nepal's 8th highest mountain Mt. Manaslu(8156m).
Now the Manaslu circuit trek is also known for a great tea-house trek. Being the part of The great Himalayan Trail Manaslu has got the recognition it deserves. Manaslu circuit trek could be the great alternative to Annapurna circuit trek. The trail begins from Arughat to reach Soti Khola & finally at Machhakhola. Following the trail, you will witness epic sceneries, remote valleys and different traditional villages. Larkya-La pass(5213m) being the highest point of the trek offers amazing views all the way from Himlung Himal and Annapurna. All in all, you shouldn't miss Manaslu trek
Our airport representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader.
n this day you will explore the delightful capital city Kathmandu. Take a visit to UNESCO world heritage site sites - the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath).
Today you will drive to the town of Arughat which lies in western Nepal. You will be escorted through our private vehicle or tourist bus. The whole journey takes about 6 hours through carved road. Soti Khola trail is a dirt road that passes through several small villages. During the trail, you will witness several farmlands & waterfalls.
On this day you will chase the budi gandaki river straight into a forest. Since its a hill You will be walking uphill & downhill during the trek. Finally you will reach the village of Laphubesi. Following the river afterwards is Machha Khola.
Today our destination is set for Jagat. Following the course of the Budi Gandaki, , we climb and descend through many ridges and crossing suspension bridge too. We will finally reach Jagat after crossing the west bank of Budi Gandaki.
Today you will gain an altitude as you are at the elevation of 3000 ft. Later you will be climbing uphill for 6 hours to reach Nagyak.
Today you will follow the Deng river until you reach a tunnel. You will walk through the tunnel & reach the village of Ghap. It takes about 6 hours to reach here.
Today you cross the Hinan Rivers & trek towards Lho. From here you will see a clear view of Manaslu massif and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa.
You will walk for 6 hours through the rhododendron forests to reach the village of Sama. Manaslu & surrounding peaks can be seen from here. Our staff will set a camp near the Samagompa Monastery.
Today you will climb the hill above the budhi gandaki river. After reaching village of samdo you will hike for 5 hours through the Source of Budi Gandaki river. Later you will be staying overnight at camp set by our staff.
Today you will have rest for a day to save energy for next day. stroll around the local villages -see yak & their grazing pastures.
On this day you climb up steeply towards the Larka La pass. You will walk through the snowy path on the bottom of glacier followed by frozen lakes to reach the top of Larkya La. After ascending over an altitude of 17000 ft you will get the best view of the entire trip. After crossing Larkya la You will descend down towards Bhimphedi.
Today you will walk downhill in a forest till you reach the large Gurung village Tilije. En route you will enjoy the majestic view of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal.
You will trek for 5 hours this day to reach Tal. En route you will pass through Marshyangdi river & several villages. Tal village lies at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight at Tal
You will retrace your step back to Jagat this day. A downhill walk for 5 hours will take you to Jagat.
After going uphill for about 5 hours you will reach Bahundanda Hill. This uphill climb is tough since its a hill but once you made it to the top the beauty of the valley below will catch your eyes for sure
After downhill walk for 5 hours through the several small villages, you will reach Besi Sahar. you will be having a comfortable stay & good food here. Its relaxing after a long journey.
You will get back to Kathmandu by tourist bus & later in the evening, there will be a farewell dinner planned for you to celebrate your successful trip.
We will escort you to the airport, Have a safe journey back home.