Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Overview

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft)   
above sea level. Its name, which means "Mountain of the Spirit", comes from the
Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul". Manaslu was first climbed on May 9,1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. 
 
The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,106 metres (16,752 ft). As of May 2008, the mountain has been climbed 297 times with 53 fatalities.The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River.  
Manaslu trekking is exciting adventure trekking route;  offers huge mountain scenery, Tibetan culture, amazing glacier lakes, old monasteries, leading ethnic groups, typical Nepalese houses, green forest full of pines, oaks, rhododendrons bamboo and fascinating flora and fauna, providing with pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure sum up the trek experience around the 8156m Manaslu. 
 

Trip Facts

Trip Duration

23 Days

Facts

Country: Nepal

Trekking region : Manaslu 

Trek Duration: 23 Days

Max. Elevation: 5200 meters 

Mode of Trek: Tea House

Trip Price: US$ 1735 (4 Persons)

US$ 1690 (5-8 Persons)

US$ 1645 (9-12 Persons)
 
Group Size: Min. 4 / Max.12 

Best Season: April - Jun , Sept - Nov

Minimum 4 persons 

 

 

Trip Details

Day 01 - Arrive Kathmandu (1310 m.)
Arrive to Kathmandu. Beautiful view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.The No NAme Treks and Travel’s Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel. After arrival to hotel, Short briefing and final procedures.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseeing (1320 m.)
We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip. Final checking of your trekking equipments.
After breakfast, take time to enjoy a day of sightseeing on a guided tour of some of the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath. Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The temple is two storied pagoda houses with a sacred lignum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors.
Bouddhanath Stupa is the world's largest stupa of its kind. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal mandala design. After your blessingful tour, you have to final prepare your trekking equipment for Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit trek.
Day 03 - Kathmandu to Arughat (600 m.)
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat following the Pokhara road. Cross Trishuli River bridge, the drive proceeds to Dhading Beshi passing Muralibhanjyang, Nigalpani, Golbhanjyang, and Taribeshi before finally arriving at Arughat in lower altitudes of 600 meters.
Day 04 - Arughat to Soti Khola (710 m.)
The trail passes through the forest of monkeys to Sante Bazaar (630meters) where you have views of Sringi Himal (7187meters). The trail becomes steeper and crosses the Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge. Descending from the small Magar and Gurung village of Kyorpani (820meters) then you will reach to Soti Khola (710meters).
Day 05 - Soti Khola to Labubesi (880 m.)
The trek crosses the bridge and onwards through the beautiful forest and reaches Khursane (820 meters). The rocky trail climbs up around to the Gurung village of Labubesi in altitudes only 880 meters.
Day 06 - Labubesi to Tatopani (930)
 Dropping to the sandy river bed at 860 meters from Lobubesi and climbing about 110 meters over a side ridge to bring you to Machha (machha=fish) Khola village (900m). Crossing Tharo Khola you reach to Kholabesi and climbing over a small ridge, then making another step climb the route reaches Tatopani; where you can relax in the natural hot springs.
Day 07 - Tatopani to Jagat (1410m)
From hot spring Tatopani the trail climbs over the ridge and reaches Dovan (1000m). Trekking along the river for a while and climbing through small villages you get to Jagat (1410 meters) which is a beautiful flag stone village.
Day 08 - Jagat to Ekle Bhatti (1600m)
Slowly climb over a rocky ridge to salleri (1440m) where you have excellent views of Sringi Himal. The trail descends to Setibas (1430m) and climbing some while you reach to Ghatta Khola.From here you climb up to Philim; a large Gurung village. Turn your trek to the north and you will reach to Ekle Bhatti (1600 meters).
Day 09 - Ekle Bhatti to Deng (1800m)
The steeps enter to abandoned gorge of Buri Gandaki, cross metal bridge of  Budhi Gandaki. The trail leads its way up the western side offering a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola and to the tiny village of Deng (1800 meters)
Day 10 - Deng to Ghap (2100m)
A short distance beyond Deng, the trail climbs to Rana (1980m). After passing some houses the trail climbs high above the river. The trail makes further ups and down through the forest before you arrive to Ghap- almost 2100 meters.
Day 11 - Ghap to Lho (3150m. / 10,335 feet)
We enter the alpine zone forest of bamboo, oaks and rhododendrons. The trail leaves the Lihi village and enters another village of Sho (2960m) where you get spectacular and first views of Manaslu North 7157 meters and Naike peak (5515m) and further you reach the small settlement of Shrip. After climbing some time you reach to the village of Lho (3150m. /10,335 feet).
Day 12 - Lho to Kargyu Chholing Gompa (3500 m.)
Trek via Shala to Sama Gompa The trail emerges into the plateau of Shyaula with the view of Himalchuli (7893m), Ngadi Chuli (7879m) and Manaslu. Cross the ridge the trek proceeds to Samagaon and climbing up you reach to Kargyu Chholing Gompa (3500m. / 11483 feet).
Day 13 - Kargyu Chholing Gompa to Samdu (3860m. / 12664 feet)
From Kargyu Chholing Gompa a shorter day up to the valley of Samdu. The route passes the juniper and birch forest and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka and finally reaches to Samdu (3860m /12664 feet).
Day 14 - Samdo to Larkya Rest House (4480m)
From Samdo you descend on a wide gentle trail pass through a stone archway. Climbing gently over the huge Larkya Glacier you get to a ridge at about 4000 meters where there is a view point at the edge of a huge gorge. After some climbing you reach Larkya Rest House (4480 meters).
Day 15 - An acclimatization day at Larkya Rest House (4480m)
An acclimatization day at Larkya Rest House (4480m)
Day 16 - Cross the Larkya La (5135m. / 16847feet) to Bimthang (3855m)
From Larkya Rest House crossing several moraines, descending past four frozen lakes, you reach to the Larkya La. From here there are tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m). Cross the Larkya La (5135m. / 16847feet) and descend along the grassy moraine to a small meadow to Bimthang (3855m. / 12648feet).
Day 17 - Bhimtang to to Tilje village (2400m. / 7874ft.)
The trail from Bhimtang and crosses a glacier stream then it descends into a beautiful pine and rhododendron forest to Hompuk (3430m). Further descending you reach the fenced field of Karache , Excellent views of Manaslu and Annapurna II to Tilje village (2400m. / 7874ft.)
Day 18 - Tilje to Chamje village (1390m. / 4560 feet)
From Tilje; descending through a scrub forest you reach to Dharapani, join the Annapurna Circuit trail just 10 minutes north of Dharapani and follow the river down to Chamje (1390m. / 4560 feet).
Day 19 - Chamje to Bhulbule
Trekking south through the steepest part of the Marsyangdi gorge you can reach Synge. Follow the south of the Marsyangdi River and enter into an large terrace fields area get to Bhulbule.
Day 20 - Bhulbule - Khudi to Beshisahar
Final day of trekking down to the roadhead at Kudi, and trek/drive down to Bshisahar.
Day 21 - Beshisahar to Kathmandu (6-7 hours drive)
Return drive to Kathmandu from Beshisahar. It would take 6 to 7 hours. Check into hotel and celebratory meal in Kathmandu.
Day 22 - A Spare day in Kathmandu
A spare or contingency day in case of delays. Free day for shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 23 - Departure from Kathmandu
Transfer to the International airport.
 

Cost Details

Trip cost:

US$ 1735 (4 Persons) US$ 1690 (5-8 Persons) US$ 1645 (9-12 Persons)

Price Include

Airport pickup and drop

Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
Guided sightseeing tour in private vehicle
Transport Bus to Arughat and back to Kathmandu
Twin sharing accommodation in lodge during the trek
Manaslu Area Trekking-Tims and National park permit of Annapurna Conservation Area (Acap) and Manaslu Conservation Area (Mcap)
Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek
Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance
First Aid Kit
Celebratory meal in Kathmandu. with Culture Dance Program
Service Charge of our office

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Airport pickup and drop
Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
Guided sightseeing tour in private vehicle
Transport Bus to Arughat and back to Kathmandu
Twin sharing accommodation in lodge during the trek
Manaslu Area Trekking-Tims and National park permit of Annapurna Conservation Area (Acap) and Manaslu Conservation Area (Mcap)
Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek
Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance
First Aid Kit
Celebratory meal in Kathmandu. with Culture Dance Program
Service Charge of our office

Price Exclude

Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Alcholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages
All Trekking equipments and personal items
Tips for Guide/Sherpa and porters
Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation insurance
Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.

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Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Alcholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages
All Trekking equipments and personal items
Tips for Guide/Sherpa and porters
Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation insurance
Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.

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