Manaslu Circuit Trek

From $1,480 Per Person

18
Days

Trip Facts

Highlights of the Treks

  • Trekking around the world eight highest peaks
  • Side trip to Punhyen Glacier, Gompa or Birendra tall
  • visiting mount Manaslu B.C from Sama Gaon
  • Traditional Buddhist stupas & monasteries.

Manaslu Circuit Treks Highlight
Trekking around the Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters world eight highest peaks.
Side trip to Punhyen Glacier, Gompa or Birendra tall.
visiting mount Manaslu Base Camp from Sama Gao.
Traditional Buddhist stupas, monasteries entire route.

Manaslu Circuit Trek comprise sub tropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans Himalayan high pastures bordering to Tibet. Manaslu Region is located in western central part of Nepal about forty miles far east of Annapurna. The trek has a very pleasant contrasting features to it. Narrow gorges and ravines turns into wide pastures and meadows, lush green valleys turns to glacial moraines and Hindu shrines are replaced by chortens and stupas as the trek progresses. Along with these changes, views of Manaslu (8156 meters) and several other peaks rising in the sky makes Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of the unforgettable treks of Nepal.

Like most of the treks in Nepal, Manaslu Circuit Trek starts through terraced villages and gradually climbs on to alpine meadows and pastures. Similarly to every other trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek also follows a river (it is Budhi Gandaki this time) and passes through Aarughat, Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat and Phillim before the trek enters the higher lands inhabited by people from Tibetan origin. After Phillim, increasing numbers of mane walls and small chortens mark the trek’s entry into the Tibetan Buddhist villages of Manaslu Region.

The main trail after Phillim, passes through pine forests, pastures and villages of Deng, Namrung, Lho, Sama Gaon and finally reaches Samdu, the last settlement of the valley. Sama Gaon is the biggest settlement among all these villages, and from Sama Gaon, side trips to Pung Gyen Gompa and Manaslu Base Camp can be done. Larkya La Pass (5135 meters) is at the end of valley, separating the busy Annapurna Region and serene Manaslu Region. From Larkya La Pass, dramatic views of Cheo Himal (6621 meters), Himlung Himal (7126 meters), Kang Guru (6981m), Annapurna II (7937 meters), Annapurna IV (7525 meters) can be seen. Manaslu Circuit Trek ends at Dharapani, only a day and half away from Larkya La Pass.

After the devastating earthquake Tea House and lodges are well constructed along the route of Manaslu Circuit Trekking. So now you can trek in Manaslu Circuit Treks staying in Tea house, lodge without doing Camping; however we organizes Camping base trip as well client’s request. Please contact us for Camping base trip details and Get a quote.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters) .

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)

  • Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation .

    A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)

  • Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola (530m) .

    We leave early in the morning for Sotikhola via Arughat. We stay on a highway in the morning but most part of the driving is done on the dusty newly built roads. Over night at Sotikhola. (8 to 9 hours drive) at Tea House)

  • Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters) .

    The trek heads north and follows the Budhi Gandaki River for the whole day. The trek stays close and follows the Budhi Gandaki River all way up to the base of the pass, and crosses and re-crosses the river several times through suspension bridges. The trail undulates through Lapu Beshi, then continues on the sandy banks of the river, and finally reaches Machha Khola. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)

  • Day 05: Trek to Jagat. (1120 meters)

    The trail stays relatively easy in the morning and goes through Khorlabesi. A brief stop at Tatopani, to check out the hot spring is followed by a steep climb through Dobhan. The trail drops down into the banks of the Yaru Khola at Yaru Beshi, campsite for the day and is followed by couple of good climbs until Jagat, a small village by the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 06: Trek to Deng. (1860 meters)

    The trail once again enters the sandy banks for a brief period. The path gets steep near Sirdibas and after crossing a dramatic suspension bridge, another good climb leads to a beautiful village of Phillim, the biggest village until the pass. The trail steadily loses height and heads into a new valley, leaving the trail to Tsum Valley behind. The path gets steeper for a while and then steadies near Pewa. After Pewa, another uphill walk continues for the rest of the day and ends at Deng. The change in culture can be experienced at Deng. The people, culture and the houses in the villages from Deng are heavily influenced by Tibetans and completely differ with the people and their culture from the people lower in the valley. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 07: Trek to Namrung. (2630 meters)

    A quick drop down to the river is followed by a steep climb until the village of Rana. The trail yet again drops and gradually ascends to Bihi Phedi and then undulates into the valley and finally reaches Ghap. The trek continues gradually gaining more height through the forest following the now much smaller Budi Gandaki River. A steep climb through the forest until the village of Namrung ends the day. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 08: Trek to Lho. (3180 meters)

    From Namrung onwards, the trek now enters into the higher altitude. After a brief walk on an easy terrain, the trail starts to go uphill until the village of Shyo. View of Manaslu (8163 meters) appears towards west as the path drops into a river and yet again gets uphill until it reaches Lho. (4-5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaon. (3525 meters)

    The trail once again drops into a river and yet again, is followed by a climb. The climb ends at Shyala and the valley starts to open up with the trail turning into an easy walk through the pasturelands. (4-5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 10: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaon.

    The options at Sama Gaon are a short hike to the nearby beautiful lake named Birendra Taal or a full day hike (6 hours) to the Pungyen Gomba, Pungyen Glacier, or Mount Manaslu Base Camp. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 11: Trek to Samdo. (3860 meters)

    The trail gradually climbs through the valley and continue to follow the river. The path then gets steeper at the end of the day and reaches the village of Samdu, with Samdu Ri (6335 meters) towering on the east direction. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 12: Acclimatization day at Samdo.

    The best option from Samdo is to hike towards the valley into the northeast of Samdo. This hike also provides spectacular view of a towering Samdu Ri (6335 meters). (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 13: Trek to Dharmasala. (4460 meters)

    The trail gradually descends briefly and then starts to ascend afterwards towards the Larke Glacier. The path becomes easier and ends at the start of the next day’s climb at Dharmasala. (3 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 14: Cross Larke La (5106 meters) and trek to Bhimthang. (3610 meters)

    An early start and a gradual ascend into the Larke Glacier only ends at the top of the pass. The top rewards with the views of Himlung, Annapurna II, Kangguru and several other pinnacles standing above 6000 meters. A steep drop starts on the snow and later on, the glacial moraine continues for the rest of the day. The descent finally ends with the view of Bhimthang located on a huge flat ground. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 15: Trek to Tilche. (2300 meters)

    The trail quickly drops in and out of a glacier and then starts to drop towards the lower valley through the forest. The path once again follows the river by its banks and finally passes through Surki Khola and Goa while consistently losing more altitude. The path continues to get downhill and finally ends at Tilche. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 16: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar (760 meters)

    Short walking lead us to Dharapani we connected popular Annapurna Circuit trail, not trails are much more busier then Manaslu part because driving road is accessing now from Dharapani. Now take local Jeep land transport take us to Besisahar and stay overnight at Besisahar. About 4 hour’s durt road drive to Besisahar. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu.

    After Breakfast we will drive to Kathmandu with our private Car along the Marshyangdi river valley. Following the Prithivi high way and enjoy the afternoon in Kathmandu. (5-6 hours drive) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)

  • Day 18: Departure.

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)

  • Note:

    ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.

Includes

  • Arrival, departure land transport by private car, van. (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport and transfer to Hotel)
  • 3 nights 2 in sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast. (2 nights before and 1 night after the trek 3* stander self rated Hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, with city guide and necessary land transport.
  • Kathmandu sotikhola land transport by private jeep and on the way back Dharapani to Besisahar by Local public jeep and Besisahar to Kathmandu by private car.
  • Manaslu restricted entry permits, including Manaslu Conservation entry permits, Annapurna Conservation entry permits, and TIMS.
  • Best available tea house/ lodges accommodation, including all meal, and drinks. (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner)
  • Experience English speaking guide, including his accommodation, food, and salary, insurance.
  • Two In sharing porter, including his accommodation, food, salary, insurance. (Our porters carry 20 to 25KG so we suggest having your backpack 10 to 12 KG each for Porter.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Government taxes and service charges.

Excludes

  • : Nepal entry visa fee (more details please refer to Nepal visa information section)
  • Entrances fee while on sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance (compulsory)
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu if staying more than above itinerary suggested.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu, accept breakfast.
  • Personal expenses like drinks while on trek (water) bar bills, laundry, and telephone, personal tips for your Driver, guide and Porter.

Gear List

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
You must bring the following items:
Hiking boots
Socks
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overt rousers / rainpants
Baselayer shirts
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Waterproof jacket
Sunhat
Warm hat
Sunglasses
Thermal gloves
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Antibacterial handwash
Small towel
Daypack, 25/30Litres
Trekking poles
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*

Medical
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills
Anti-headache pills
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.

Dates and Price

Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPriceBooking
Nov 02,2017Nov 21,2017 Closed $1480 N/A
Nov 07,2017Nov 26,2017 Available $1480 Book Now
Nov 13,2017Dec 02,2017 Available $1480 Book Now
Nov 20,2017Dec 09,2017 Available $1480 Book Now
Nov 27,2017Dec 16,2017 Available $1480 Book Now

Note: Contact us if the departure dates doesn't suit you. We can also arrange you a personalized trek according to your convenience. For more details, Contact Us

Faqs

How do I know that your company is a legit company?
On the home page of our website, under the section, company profile, all the legal documents are present.
What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked trip?
What happens if I have to cancel or postpone my booked trip?
How far in advance can I book?
A trip can be booked as far as one year in advance. We do not book more than one year ahead because of possibility of huge fluctuations in the international exchange rate.
Can I customize trips to make them suite me?
We always try to be flexible with our trips for our client’s convenience. We are open to changes on the trips as long as the proposed itinerary does not harm your own chances of acclimatization on the trips.
Before a trek: What do I need to bring for the trek?
On confirmation of a trek, full lists of required gears would be sent to you or please view our Gear List section on website.
What kind of insurances do I need?
Proper travel insurance is necessary before confirming a trek. At times of emergency cases like evacuation, it will cover your expenses. Make sure to consult with your insurance company about the coverage of the insurance that you have bought.
How do I prepare myself for the physical requirement of the trek?
An average physical fitness should be maintained on prior of booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you a maximum time to acclimatize and pace setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience.
How long will be an average day on the trek?
On average, a day on a trek would be 5-6 hours long. The longest day can be up to 10 hours and 3 hours is the shortest day. It all depends on the region that your are trekking.
How safe are the treks?
Our main objective is your safety. Safety is never compromised and all our guides are properly trained and equipped to take care clients’ safety in even the wildest region of the country.
Is there any arrangement made for emergency while on trekking Tour?
In case of severe sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers you for both- medical as well as emergency evacuation costs.
On a trek: How are the food and the logistics on the trek?
All the lodges used on the treks are frequently used and trusted by our company. We take our clients review very seriously and never repeat any lodges with complaints on their food on lodge/ tea house trek. On Camping Trek our trekking cook will provide food cooked in our own camp.
I m a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?
It is not a problem at all because in a mountain tea house / lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide well take care at the time and on a camping trek our cook will care well for the vegetarian food.
How is the standard of the lodges that we use on treks?
Most of the lodges in the mountains are quite basic. On few major towns or settlements, when possible we provide the best lodges possible. There are luxury lodges but it’s not included on the standard treks.
What is the stander of gears use on camping trek?
We use stander quality of (Camping Gears) like tents, dining tents, mattress, etc on a camping trek, Also we provide proper warm jacket, trouser, shoes for the porters too.
Will I be able to charge my mobile and camera during the trek?
Lately, most of the teahouses on the trekking routes have electricity. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. However, on some teahouses which run on solar power, you would have to pay additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx.), in order to get your gadgets charged.
Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
Now a day’s most of the major village cell phone is work however such a remote place cell phone does not work but land line phone is available. You can use land line Local phone to call to your relatives.
Can I use credit cards in the places I visit in trekking?
You can’t use credit card on a trekking unless in a certain luxuries hotel.
Can I use foreign currency in the place I visit in trekking?
Well! You may use foreign currency during the trekking but exchange rate may not meet correct rate as city so we recommended you to take enough Nepali currency from Kathmandu where you can exchange.
What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Most of the place they have shower heated by gas and some places headed by solar so you can have shower paying extra cost. However in Camping trek our staffs will provide hot water in bucket for wash and shower.
What safety measures are in place? What safety equipment do your guides carry with them on trek to deal with sickness/accidents?
In every trekking our guide carries first aid kit with basic requirement tools and some medicine for preventing out in an emergency condition.
Is Visit Himalaya's staff insured?
All our staffs are fully covered by Insurance and high altitude evacuation if necessary.
Do I get refund if trek finished earlier then the schedule?
After conformation your trip we manage our field staff giving them a full wages of the trip duration so you won’t get refunds. If any case you drop from the trip by illness or any case there will be not any refundable.
Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
We provide 2 in sharing porter for carry your gears in Tea house trek (Lodge Trek) and such a demanding camping trek we use Yak, Mules, for carry the loads. Our porter carry 20 to 25 kilograms so we suggest each person‘s good weight 10 to 12 Kilograms. You need to carry your own day pack with your valuable items.
Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?
Yes either you can store same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.
Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?
Yes you can obtain your Nepal Visa upon arrival in Kathmandu Nepal. More details of Nepal visa please follow the link given. Nepal Visa Information.
How much luggage is allowed on treks?
The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilos. A trekking helper (porter) carries a baggage of less than 15 kilos. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.
About Tipping and Suggestion:-
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs.
The best time to Visit Nepal - October to November:-
October to November also referred as the autumn season, this is the time of the year with the clear blue skies and green and lush valleys, easily making it the best time in the year to visit Nepal. Adding to the weather is also the festive season that falls in these months, Tihar, the festival of lights (also known as the festival of the brothers and sisters) being the highlight of the many festivals. The temperature can be hot in the days with clear sky with no rains and can be very pleasant for the views of the mountains.
December to February:-
December to February it is winter in Nepal in these 3 months in Nepal. High altitude trekking can be unbearable because of the freezing cold, with many treks with high passes being close at this time of the year. This could be easily the best time to visit and do some moderate treks like Annapurna Base Camp, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek etc if a quiet, peaceful and less people on trails is your priority. The weather remains calm, rainfall is rare during these months and trekking is still very much possible and enjoyable as well.
March to May:-
March to May The spring season falls during this time and is easily the busiest time of the year in some parts, Everest Trekking trail in particular being the busiest region. The days can get really hot, at times temperature crossing 30 degrees Celsius mark but the jungles with blossoming colourful Rhododendrons and other flowers with towering snow capped pinnacles at the background are an absolute delight to watch. March to May, along with October to November are the best months to trek in Nepal.
June to September:-
June to September The worst time to trek in Nepal as heavy rains, floods and landslides are common until mid September. However, places like the Upper Dolpo and upper parts of Mustang are the places to be at this time of the year because of the least rainfall in these areas. Apart from these areas, all other areas are a nuisance to trek during these times because of the rains and the problems like leeches, muddy trails, cancelled flights.

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