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Destination: Manaslu Circuit Trek
Group Size: 2-14 pax
Arrival on: Kathmandu
Depature From: Kathmandu
Max-Altitude: 4990 m
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
Accomodations: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek

Trip Indroduction

Manaslu Circuit Trek is always a good idea for your vacation in Nepal because it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Manaslu Circuit Trekking is not just a business of walking from one stop to another and heading towards the final destination. It is more of an ongoing experience of Nepal's diversity in terms of landscape, people, their culture, and tradition. Opened in 1992, Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a mix of wealthy cultural heritage, optimum beauty and an excellent biodiversity where Tibetan people dwell on the foot of the Manaslu. Although it’s Nepal, geographically it feels like you are in Tibet. You’ll get an insight into authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist cultures and traipse past prayer flag adorned villages, exquisite Buddhist arts, and monasteries.

Manaslu circuit Trekking starts from the historic place of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the conqueror, in Gorkha. Our itinerary across the Manaslu gives trekkers a chance to marvel at the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth tallest mountain in the world and Chuli, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Larke peak, Annapurna II. This trail gives everything Nepal has to offer. The first part of the trail follows the Buri Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge, with many suspension bridge crossings. Manaslu Circuit trek crosses a wide range of landscapes along the rivers, traveling through forests or glaciers with peaks at 7000 m and 8000 m around you, particularly once you pass the Larkya pass at 4990 m. Larkya Pass is the highest vantage point in Manaslu Trekking and is also believed to be one of the most exciting passes crossing the chain of mountains. Although staying under 4990 meters, the views are attention-grabbing and also there are fewer trekkers than on other trails. 

Manaslu circuit Trek also known as Larkya La Pass Trek is a complete package of walking on mountain trails and exploring, which can be done in 18 days or so in Manaslu Region. You will trek from the subtropical jungle at lower elevations and through the Himalayan foothills to the high, cold and challenging crossing of the Larkya. The best seasons for this trek are during autumn, from mid-September until end November and spring, from the beginning of March until the mid-May. The stunning landscape with the mighty Himalayas towering straight above you and the spectacular glaciers make it even more than worth the effort. The walk is a rewarding feast for the eye. All popular treks do inevitably lead to the Himalayas, but the Manaslu region is one of the most fascinating places to trek in Nepal. If you want to capture the spirit of adventure and awe but less trodden trekking in Nepal, then Manaslu Circuit Trek is definitely for you.  Moreover, the trekking route can be extended to the Tibet like Tsum valley as our trek intersects the Tsum valley Trek

Himalayan Monk Travels & Treks is glad to operate this trek for you to make it your life experience. With carefully designed itinerary, professional and quality service, we shall help you make this trek a memorable one. Remember us for this trek and other different packages for Trekking in Nepal.

Included in the Cost

  • Transportation as per the itinerary
  • 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel on B/B
  • Trek in full board in the lodge
  • English speaking guide
  • 1 Porter for 2 people, carrying baggage up to 13 kg/person during the trek
  • National park fees (ACAP & MCAP)
  • Staffs insurance

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha (5 hrs), and trek to Baluwa (2 hrs)

Day 4: Trek from Baluwa to Barpak (1800m; 6hrs)

Day 5: Trek from Barpak to Laprak (2200m; 5 hrs)

Day 6: Trek from Laprak to Khorla Bensi (970m; 6hrs)

Day 7: Trek from Khorla bensi to Sirdibas (1370m; 7hrs)

Day 8: Trek from Sirdibas to Gnyak Phedi (2280m; 6hrs)

Day 9: Trek from Gnyak Phedi to Ghap (2380m; 6hrs 30min)

Day 10: Trek from Ghap to Lo gaun (3020m; 6hrs 30min)

Day 11: Trek from Lo Gaun to Sama Gaun (3390m; 4 hrs)

Day 12: Trek from Sama gaun to Samdo (3690m; 4hrs)

Day 13: Trek from  Samdo to Bhimtang (3800m; 8hrs)

Day 14: Trek from Bhimtang to Tilche (2300m; 6hrs)

Day 15: Trek from Tilche to Chamche (1430m; 6hrs)

Day 16: Trek from Chamche to Besisahar and drive to Kathmandu.

Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 18: Departure at the airport.

Accomodation

You will stay in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu as per B/B, probably in Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu. The rooms are clean, spacious and simple with comfortable beds, along with attached bathrooms with hot water supply. The rooms are usually double bedrooms, but it can be supplemented with single rooms with additional fees. Most of our suggested hotels are located in peaceful inner parts of Thamel, surrounded by beautiful gardens. The hotels have in-house restaurant bars as well as spas. The restaurants provide popular courses over the world and also delicious local cuisines.

Accommodation during the Manasalu circuit trek includes lodging in guest houses or tea houses with basic furnished rooms and attached bathroom. Many lodges have the modern type sitting toilets attached with the room, but as we get further, the lodges get more basic with only bed and a side table in the room and squat-type toilets, mostly common toilets, located outside the room. Hot water supply also depends on the location of the lodge/guest house. Most of the bathrooms have solar powered running hot water. We would discourage the use of hot water boiled over the fire woods that could cause some environmental concerns.

Meals

Meals, while you are in Kathmandu, include only breakfast. It depends on you whether you want to eat in the hotel or outside the hotel, all on your cost, and you choose where to eat and what to eat. Food in the city is not much to worry about as you will find every type of cuisine, form authentic Nepali to international dishes (continental, Italian, Tibetan, Indian, etc) around every corner of the city. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be on the basis on B/B in the city while it is included in the package during the trek.

A traditional meal during the trek is the favorite Dal-Bhat, cooked rice with lentil soup, along with freshly cooked vegetables and pickles.  You can have other dishes as per the menu of the hotel or lodge. Some lodges and guest houses have a lavish menu with new dishes to try including some western type food like pizza, chips, and pasta. Every tea house along the trek route serve you with refreshing Nepali milk tea, that you can alternate it with black tea, lemon tea or a more traditional type of tea made with ghee and salt along with snacks.

Travel season

Manaslu Circuit Trek is best during spring and autumn season. The spring (March-May) is a warm period of the year with blossoming flowers, and more birds and animals available to spot during the trek. This is the season to view the glorious rhododendron forest in its full bloom. Autumn (September to mid-December) is also a good season as the weather is neither hot nor cold. There is a chill in the air with clear Himalayan mountain ranges, making the trek a pleasant and astounding walk through the mountains.

It is reasonable to not trek in the Himalayas during the winter as Himalayan Mountains experience heavy snowfalls during the winter seasons. It is also not advisable to trek during summer and monsoon season, but trekking during summer could be a boon to many botanists.

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

A Himalayan monk representative will pick you up at the Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to a hotel on B/B basis. After some refreshment in the hotel, you can visit the Himalayan Monk office to discuss the tour and trekking itinerary, required items and equipment and any further queries you have. You will also meet the team members and your guide for the trek. In the evening, we provide you a welcome dinner with a delicious Nepali cuisine. You can experiment with the Nepali delicacies that you will have more in the coming days.

Day 2: Free day in Kathmandu

It is a free day in Kathmandu.  You can use this day for sightseeing around Kathmandu. There is a number of world heritage sites around the Kathmandu valley like the Durbar square (old palaces and temples), Pashupatinath (a sacred Hindu temple), Swyambhunath (a Buddhist stupa on a hilltop) and Boudhanath (a mandala style Buddhist stupa). In the mid-afternoon, we have a meeting, a pre-trek group discussion to prepare the members for the trek. In the evening, you can walk around Thamel to gather any other necessary types of equipment and essential items required during trekking.  You pack your bags for the next day and rest in the same hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Baluwa via Gorkha (1000m; 4 hrs))

We travel from Kathmandu to Gorkha in the morning. You can view many interesting landscapes while driving along the highway to Gorkha. The elegant rivers with green fields on the other side are the most amazing sight of the travel.  Gorkha is a very ancient town with its own historical significance. We move through the Gorkha market and start an easy trek to Baluwa. We trek through many traditional Nepali villages with magnificent scenery of rivers winding along the hills. We skip through mountains over the suspension bridges and pass through elegant waterfalls to reach Baluwa.

Day 4: Baluwa to Barpak (1800m; 6 hrs)

We trek early from Baluwa through the cool forest and river valleys. We come across more Nepali villages and observe the culture and lifestyle as we pass by. We ascend mountains, cross rivers and pass excellent white waterfalls before reaching Barpak. Barpak is a wonderful village situated just at the ridge of a mountain, overlooking the mist layered valley below. Although the village had been badly damaged during the massive 7.8 earthquakes, it has been reconstructed to its full functionality. We stay at a lodge for the night in Barpak.

Day 5: Barkpak to Laprak (2200m; 5 hrs)

After trekking for 4 hours, from Barpak, we reach Gupsi dada which separates Barpak and Laprak. The panoramic view of the surrounding Himalayas from the hilltop is magnificent. You can encounter herds of sheep grazing lazily as the sun rises above the snow-capped mountains. Trekking further downhill from the mountain, in few hours we reach another beautiful village, Laprak, near the Himalayan mountain range. We observe the lifestyle of the village people in Nepal and rest at a lodge in Laprak after dinner.

Day 6: Laprak to Khorla Bensi (970m; 6 hrs)

Laprak is a village with many settlements at the top of the mountains. The morning view of the village and the Himalayan range in the backdrop is a view once in a lifetime. We move from the amazing maze-like village of Laprak to a Gurung village, Khorla Bensi. We climb up the steep mountain, pass through terraced rice fields and enjoy the wonderful view of Shringi Himal. We stay at a lodge for the night in Khorla Bensi.

Day 7: Khorla Bensi to Sirdibas (1370m; 7 hrs)

After trekking for an hour from Khorla Besi, we come across a fresh river, and then after a short climb, we reach the hot water spring, Tatopani. We can only rest for a while in the hot water as it is the longest trek day. After a short relaxation and treating the sore muscles with the natural healing property of hot water, we walk through the forest, pass amazing waterfalls and climb mountains with stone steps to reach Sirdibas. We stay the night in a lodge in Sirdibas.

Day 8: Sirdibas to Gnyak Phedi (2280m; 6 hrs)

We have our breakfast early in the morning in Sirdibas and begin our trek towards Philim. On the way to Philim, we come across the point of intersection to Tsum Valley Trek. We move ahead from the junction taking the route to Gnyak Phedi. We move gradually, acclimatizing with the elevating altitude of the mountains.  We stay the night in a lodge in Gnyak Phedi.

Day 9: Gnyak Phedi to Ghap (2380m; 6 hrs)

Trekking higher from the Gnyak Phedi we can see the beautiful sunrise and the slowing glistening Himalayan range. After breakfast, we begin another long trek to Ghap, a small village amidst the mountain ranges protected by the Himalayas. We cross mountains and forests and enjoy the sight of the beautiful snow-capped mountains.

Day 10: Ghap to Lo Gaun (3020m; 6 hrs 30 min)

 After leaving Ghap, we come across a dense forest and then we cross the Budhi Gandaki River. We reach Namrung at 2540m and then enter Nubri region. There appear alpine trees as altitude increase and temperature decrease.  We also come across cold waterfalls directly descending from the melted ice glaciers in the Himalayas. Finally, we reach Lho village located at an altitude above 3000m. We are welcomed by an amazing, breathtaking view of the Manaslu Himal in the background of the amazing slope-roofed houses of the village.

Day 11: Lo Gaun to Sama Gaun (3390m; 4 hrs)

We have another glorious sunrise view over the Himalayan mountains and leave the wonderful Lho village towards Sama Gaun. We move ahead to pass through mysterious Gompa and trek through a light forest through the beaten tracks. We come across many smaller Tibetan settlements on the way before we reach Sama gaun. The village is said to have been established about 500 years ago by the people of Tibetan origin known as Sama. You can enjoy the Tibetan culture and lifestyle that has been preserved in the Himalayan areas. You have dinner in the lodge and stay the night in Sama Gaun.

Day 12: Sama Gaun to Samdo (3690m; 4 hrs)

Sama gaun is also another wonderful village with a beautiful view of the Hiamalayn range. We savor the snow-peaks from the village in the morning and descend to reach Budhi Gandaki river, from where we take the trail which leads to Manaslu Base Camp. We ascend and descend through the mountain forest and we finally reach the stone paved path with several mani walls that indicate we have reached close to our destination. We enjoy the ancient rich culture of Samdo and rest in a lodge in Samdo.

Day 13: Samdo to Bhimtang (3800m; 8 hrs)

We walk through the trail which is believed to be the old trading route to Tibet from Samdo. We pass through the ruins of Larkya bazaar, a trade market, and further trek leads us to real glaciers and moraines under the amazing Himalayan mountains. We climb the peak to trek through the Larkya La pass (4930m) and view the panorama of the Manasalu and nearby mountain ranges from the summit. After that, we descend carefully through the icy trails which may be slippery. Further downhill, trekking through the amazing mountain trails along the beautiful Himalayan mountain sceneries, we reach Bhimtang and rest in a lodge for the night.

Day 14: Bhimtang to Tilije (2300m; 6 hrs)

Bhimtang, which is located on the ridge of a mountain, also has some magnificent views of the towering Himalayan mountain ranges during the sunrise. After a brief morning routine, we descend from the ridge and pass the Sangure Kharka and further cross Dudh Khola over a rugged bridge. The trail ahead takes you through beautiful rhododendron forest with many birds and animals available for playing a game of spotting. Further ahead the trail, we reach Karche valley located at 2785m. We also pass the cultivated land at the highest altitude in the world. We climb more high mountains and finally cross through Gho before we reach Tilije village and stay the night in a lodge in Tilije.

Day 15: Tilche to Chamche (1430m; 6 hrs)

We take the stone paved path leading to a beautiful traditional village of Nepal. We also cross the Dudh Khola and pass through wonderful Buddhist monuments and mani walled paths. We cross the Marsyangdi river and pass huge waterfalls on the way to Chamche. After a long yet exciting day to Chamche, we rest in a lodge in the village.

Day 16: Chamche to Kathmandu via Besisahar (8 hrs)

Once again, we cross the Marsyangdi River and walk through green paddy fields. The Marsyangdi valley is filled with terrace fields with overseeing villages at the top of the hills. We descend the other side of the hills and trek through the rhododendron and pine mixed forest path. We pass through the beautiful Sange village and then reach Besisahar, from where we ride a bus to return to Kathmandu. We arrive late in Kathmandu, so we have dinner and rest for the night in the hotel on B/B basis.

Day 17: Rest day in Kathmandu

After a long trek, this day is reserved to rest in Kathmandu. There are saunas and spas to treat your body after a treacherous trip that may have caused soreness in your muscles. Nevertheless, if your body is fit enough to see more of Nepal, you can visit the museums in Kathmandu or take a stroll around Thamel for some souvenirs. You rest in the same hotel for the last day in Nepal.

Day 18: Departure at the airport.

We bid you farewell on your final day in Nepal. A Himalayan monk representative will drop you at the airport and you depart from Nepal. We hope you have enjoyed your stay and will come soon to visit other interesting places as well.

Dates and Cost

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

Included in the cost:

  • Transportation as per the itinerary
  •  4 nights in Kathmandu hotel on B/B
  • Trek in full board in the lodge
  • English speaking guide
  • 1 Porter for 2 people, carrying baggage up to 13 kg/person during the trek
  • National park fees (ACAP & TIMS)
  • Staffs insurance

Excluded in the cost:

  • Clients’ insurance
  • Visa for Nepal (Visa fee for 30 days: $ 40)
  • Visits and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses (tips, hot shower, sleeping bag, drinks, recharging of batteries, etc)
  • Rescue if needed

Supplement:

  • Single Room if needed

 

Accomodation

You will stay in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu as per B/B, probably in Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu. The rooms are clean, spacious and simple with comfortable beds, along with attached bathrooms with hot water supply. The rooms are usually double bedrooms, but it can be supplemented with single rooms with additional fees. Most of our suggested hotels are located in peaceful inner parts of Thamel, surrounded by beautiful gardens. The hotels have in-house restaurant bars as well as spas. The restaurants provide popular courses over the world and also delicious local cuisines.

Accommodation during the Manasalu circuit trek includes lodging in guest houses or tea houses with basic furnished rooms and attached bathroom. Many lodges have the modern type sitting toilets attached with the room, but as we get further, the lodges get more basic with only bed and a side table in the room and squat-type toilets, mostly common toilets, located outside the room. Hot water supply also depends on the location of the lodge/guest house. Most of the bathrooms have solar powered running hot water. We would discourage the use of hot water boiled over the fire woods that could cause some environmental concerns.

Meals

Meals, while you are in Kathmandu, include only breakfast. It depends on you whether you want to eat in the hotel or outside the hotel, all on your cost, and you choose where to eat and what to eat. Food in the city is not much to worry about as you will find every type of cuisine, form authentic Nepali to international dishes (continental, Italian, Tibetan, Indian, etc) around every corner of the city. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be on the basis on B/B in the city while it is included in the package during the trek.

A traditional meal during the trek is the favorite Dal-Bhat, cooked rice with lentil soup, along with freshly cooked vegetables and pickles.  You can have other dishes as per the menu of the hotel or lodge. Some lodges and guest houses have a lavish menu with new dishes to try including some western type food like pizza, chips, and pasta. Every tea house along the trek route serve you with refreshing Nepali milk tea, that you can alternate it with black tea, lemon tea or a more traditional type of tea made with ghee and salt along with snacks.

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