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The Manasalu circuit trek became a very popular trek these days and become alternative trek to Annapurna Circuit Trek. This trek is getting popular to explore the hidden nature ,culture and Himalayas. This trek takes you to the different routes engulf with different cultures, natural beauties, arts, and architecture along with beautiful view of mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and glaciers. Due to its popularity the number of good teahouses and lodges are established on the trekking trail of Manaslu Circuit. A few years back,  Manaslu Circuit Trek used to be a camp or tented trek, but recently with the flow of trekkers  it change to tea house .In this trek there must be minimum 2 people to issue a restricted permits and License holder experience  Trekking guide .

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Upon  arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport , You  will be greeted by our  representative from Miteri Nepal International Trekking Pvt. Ltd and transfer you to the Hotel . After checking in the hotel you will take rest and have refreshment after long distance flight  .Evening you can stroll around. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Today after breakfast we start our sightseeing tour to several places of  historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu.  These places are  listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites .Today we will visit some of them , Kathmandu  Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupa  . Evening you will meet with  our trekking guides  and discuss   about the trek and things require for trek .Overnight at hotel in  Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu-Arughat-  Sotikhola (710m, 8 - 9 hours)
Today we will  drive towards Sotikhola. On the way , we will  enjoy a  views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We will be driving on a smooth road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a rough road.  Upon arrival at Arughat,  we will  furtherdrive  towards Sotikhola.  Overnight at Guest house in  Soti Khola.(B/L/D)

Day 4: Soti Khola - Maccha Khola (900m, 6 - 7 hours)
Today we will cross the bridge  and start our  trek through the beautiful Sal forests. Then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. After that we will reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It  makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki twist among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Then cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village.  Overnight in Machha Khola.(Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 5:  Maccha Khola -Jagat (1410m,6 - 7 hrs)
The narrow trail makes some pretty ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and to  reach Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge to  cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this, point we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we will  climb the stone stairs to  drop  river,again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. We climb  over  ridge crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki.T hen, trek along the river and  climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.(Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 6:  Jagat - Deng (1,804m, 6 - 7 hrs)
We begin our day  by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri,  then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. Then trail turns to  north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail to Ekle Bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes to cross the Budhi Gandaki. Then  trek along the west bank for a while to  cross  the east bank . As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola.  Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight  at  Deng.(Breakfast/ Lunch /Dinner)

Day 7: Deng - Namrung (2630m, 6 - 7 hrs)
Today, we will climb steeply up onto a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river. Once we cross the river we will climb through an impressive valley to pass through some small settlements. The trail also passes through forests and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, we take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. We further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight at  Namrung. (Breakfast/ Lunch /Dinner)

Day 8:  Namrung – Samagaon [3530m, 6-7 hours
Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Ganesh Himal  and Mt. Himal Chuli . We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal and  Ganesh Himal . We further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. There  we explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers extend  ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal.  Overnight at Smagaon . (Breakfast/ Lunch /Dinner)

Day 9:  Samagaon - Pungyen gompa - Samagaon(3500M, 6 - 7 hours )
Today, we get familiarize with the rich Sherpa culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures  along with Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village, there  is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu Pungyen which  means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later they met with a lot of resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They were finally successful in 1959. Overnight in Samagaon.(Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 10: Samagaon - Samdo (3860m,4 - 5 hours)
Today  we will descends upto  Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.(Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo
This is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. There are two options for us for the day spend  first  option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village. This hike will take us to one of the trade passes to Tibet for excellent views of Mt. Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass.  En route e can see  some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin soaring high above us. Another option for today could be a trip to the Gya La ('large pass') to the north of Samdo, a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. But, this is a rather longer hike (whole day) and hence  it could be a little tiring. Overnight at Samdo.(Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 12 : Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya Base Camp (4460m, 4 - 5 hours)
Today our trial descends till the Budi Ghandaki . Cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight at Dharmashala. .(Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 13:Dharamsala - Larkya la - Bimthang (3720m, 8 - 9 hours)
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight at Bimthang.(Breakfast /Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 14: Bimthang - Tilije (2300m, 5 - 6 hours)
From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Due to yesterday's tiredness we might take an overnight rest at Gho but better lodges are available at Tilije, so Himalayan Glacier recommends we stay at Tilije. Overnight in Tilije Village.(Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

Day 15:  Tilije - Tal [1700m, 5 - 6 hours)
We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. Then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall to reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. From this point we will  entered the Annapurna circuit section . Further down, we come across Karte village and after quite a bit of walking we cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. Then we  come across some mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight in Tal.(Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 16:  Tal - Syange (1080m, 6 - 7 hours)
We follow the trail to Chyamje village crossing the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its terrace fields and villages bond very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends through rhododendron and  pine forests to Syange. Overnight at  Syange.(Breakfast /Lunch /Dinner)

Day 17: Syange - Kathmandu(8-9 hours)
The drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes. The drive is often along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. In Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. The day in Kathmandu can either be spent in leisure or perhaps we catch up with some last minute shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening .Overnight in Kathmandu.(Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner)

Day 18: Final departure
With lots of beautiful memories and capture photograph of Nepal .Today you will leave Nepal . A representative from Miteri Nepal International Trekking Pvt.Ltd will transfer you  to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On our way to home, we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.(Breakfast)

 

  • Accommodation at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • All airport Picks and  drop .
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management Systems)
  • Manaslu Special Restricted Area Permit ( Which required minimum 2 people in the group)
  • Manaslu Conversation Area Project ( MCAP Permit)’
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit)
  • All necessary ground transportation (Local Bus ride to Soti Khola, Local Sharing Jeep till Besishahar and Public Bus to Kathmandu) or private Laxurious Vehicles during your whole trip as per itinerary
  • Trekking Map
  • Entrance fees
  • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
  • Full Board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An experienced Government licensed holder  Trekking Guide
  • Trekking Porter will be provided only for minimum group of 2 pax (1 Porter Sharing 2 Guest)
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team)
  • Accommodations and  food for  guide & porter
  • Insurance of guide and porter
  • Kathamandu Sightseeing
  • All Government taxes and Service charge
  • Your travel insurance
  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during trekking
  • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking
  • Cost extra than mentioned in the itinerary .

 

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