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Manaslu Circuit Trekking-17 Days

Adventure/ High Pass Trekking, Restricted Trekking Region


Trip Facts

Mode of Trip : Lodge/ Tea house

Trek Grade : Moderate to Adventurous

Highest elevation : 5,200m / 17,060 ft

Trek duration : 16 Nights & 17 Days

Season : Sep/Dec and Feb/ Jun

Group Size : 2+

All price inclusive
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Manaslu Circuit Trekking  is a virgin area been opened for trekkers just last two decades due to its sensitive border with Tibet, which is just mere distance from high Manaslu valley of Sama and Samdu villages.

Manaslu Trek is  a great combination adventure from semi-tropic temperature to alpine forested area to remorseless ice-fields and glaciers of arctic terrain at Larkya-la.This marvelous trek ends at famous and popular Annapurna Circuit Trekking listed as world top Ten Adventure Destinations.

Beside incredible views and sceneries of high mountains of Manaslu-Boudha-Himal- Chuli extends to Ganesh Himal towards east and Annapurna Himalaya in the west.On this trek exploring varied range of culture of Hindu religion in the low and mid hills to Tibetan culture interwoven of Buddhism religion on higher areas of Manaslu.

This marvelous journey starts with an overland drive on nice highway and then on rough scenic road to reach at Soti-Khola after Arughat town, where this trek starts towards high Manaslu valley entering interesting villages of Jagat-Dyang-Logaon and Samagoan. At Samagoan with acclimatization and rest day visiting interesting Tibetan Buddhist culture villages with close views of Manaslu world 8th highest peak at 8,163 m.
Our adventure continues over high Larkya-la pass to reach at Dharapani around Manang area where this fabulous Manaslu Circuit trek concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.
  • Free Day- prepare for Manaslu Trekking 
  • Drive to Soti-Khola 730 m via Arughat  by Private Jeep – 07 hrs journeys
  • Trek to Machha-Khola 930m – 06 hrs
  • Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs.
  • Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs.
  • Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
  • Trek to Lho-Gaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs.
  • Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs
  • Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization.
  • Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs
  • Trek to Dharamsala / Larkyaphedi 4,460 m – 04 hrs
  • Cross Larkya la 5,214m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs.
  • Trek to Tilje – 5 -6 hrs
  • Trek to Tal,  1,720 m -5 – 6 hrs.
  • Tal to Beshishar by Local Jeep- then  Kathmandu by Bus. 8 Hour Drive
  • International departure homeward bound.

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be well received by AGH guide and staff for transfer to your hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide / leader briefs of Manaslu Circuit trek, hotels, lodge, includes responsible trekking with welcome dinner in a nice Nepali restaurant includes culture programs.

In Kathmandu free day preparations for the trek with last minute of buying and hiring of gears required for the trip, optional half day sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu around world heritage sites with temples-monasteries-Stupas and of old royal palace courtyard.

An early morning start for a long drive to begin this adventure to Manaslu Circuit towards warmer areas around Nepal North Mid West, passing farm villages and towns as the drive reaches at Arughat a large town within district of Gorkha near Buri-Gandaki River which flows from the glacier of Manaslu.

From here transfer on a jeep or similar type vehicle for few hour drive on dirt road to reach Soti-Khola for overnight stop, a small farm village by the Soti-khola (stream).

From Soti-Khola starting our first day walk following Buri Gandaki River upstream, then crossing over Nuali-khola with views of beautiful waterfalls, walk leads on stone steps to reach Machha-Khola for overnight stop, Machha-Khola means “stream with fishes”.

After Macha-Khola, walk to Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path reaching at Tatopani “Hot Spring” an opportunity for a hot bathe, after a nice stop walk continues passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, and finally walk ends at Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge, a moderate size village with shops and stores.

From Jagat, walk leads higher following Buri Gandkai River, then across small farm villages of Sidibas Bazaar, from here a short climb with downhill to cross a bridge reaching at Nagjet, then climb to Philim village, a large spread out farm village, from Philim trek onwards through terraces of golden wheat’s and barley, as the climb reaches a rocky ridge top and into bamboo forest area and finally ending at Dyang village for overnight stop, from here air gets cooler where Tibetan culture villages starts.

After Dyang altitude gains slowly, entering high Himalayan alpine area, walk continues with a descend towards Bihi Bazaar, a small village near river side, from here onward with much Tibetan culture, walk leads on gradual trail with few short ups and down till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.

From Ghap village on pleasant trail along the bank of Buri Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages with cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets then reaching at Numrung village with super North Face views of Mt. Manaslu, walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, then altitude gains with an hour climb to Shrip village, from here few hours of good walk to Lho-Gaon for overnight stop.

After Dyang and Lho-Gaon, altitude gains to cooler temperature, where tree lines drops for few shrubs, juniper bushes and Juniper trees, walking gradually on a nice trail with views of snow capped peaks and finally reaching a large village of Samagaon, which lies on route to Manaslu base camp.

A perfect place with right altitude for rest day, necessary for acclimatization before heading higher area and over Larkya-la pass, on this free day hike around interesting Sama-Gaon villages.

Morning walk leads towards Samdo village located on route Tibet border, the local visits into Tibet for trade been on line of trading since hundreds of years. Here you can find many Chinese goods, Our morning walk starts with slow climb on barren dry country with views of stunning peaks, walk finally reachingat Samdo for overnight stop.

Today a short day walk to Larkya phedi / Dharmasala crossing rivers, heading towards more dry and barren country, trek to Larkya phedi is not tough except for high altitude walking with few short ups and downs and then completing morning walk at Larkya phedi, at the base of Larkya-la pass, afternoon free at leisure for short hike after having lunch.

A tough and long day, starting early morning to reach on top of Larkya-la pass at 5,214 meters, walk leads on a long steep climb with amazing views of surrounding hills and valley and Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29.
After a tiring climb reaching on top of the pass, the top ridge festooned with Buddhist prayer flags. From here with short rest and catching amazing views then a long descend leads back into green forested area to Bimthang for overnight stop, after a hard long day walk.

After a tough trek of previous day, today a leisure  easy walk on downhill , It start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descends through fir tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje.

Descending through Tilje village with beautiful stone paved route,  cross the suspension bridge over the Dudh Khola. The trail then climb up through a chorten-shaped arch entering into Thonje village. then l continue towards Dharapani and then to Karte village. After crossing a bridge over Marsyandi Khola we will head towards the village of Tal.

A last day in the Himalayan mid hills after breakfast drive on the dirt road for few hours passing through several farm villages and to the large town of Beshishar the headquarter of Lamjung district from here on the good road to Kathmandu with an interesting scenic drive then finally reaching at Kathmandu after completing this mesmerizing awesome adventure with Adventure Great Himalaya.

After a fantastic time in Nepal Himalaya and with great service and expert guidance of Adventure Great Himalaya as per the flight time our staff will transfer to international airport for the flight home or to respective destination

What’s include

  • Airport/ Hotel/ Airport Transportation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Three Nights 2 Star Hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast/ Free WI-FI /
  • Meals In Trekking:  standard meals during the Trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Manaslu Circuit Trekking Permit:  Manaslu Conservation permit, Annapurna Conservation permit, and Special Manaslu permit and  Company necessary paper works
  • Transportation:  From Kathmandu to Sotikhola by 4*4 wheel by Private Jeep.and  returned from Synge  to Kathmandu by Bus.
  •  Accommodation In Trekking: All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  •  Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking guide , everything for him.
  • Trekking porter:  A porter to Carry your Backpack ( One Porter between every 2 members)  their food, accommodation and well paid salary.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Trekking equipment: Sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Adventure Certificate.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
  • Service charge.

What’s excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu).
  • Travel insurance.Emergency rescue Evacuation
  • Lunch Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the bar bills like coke, beer, bottle of water, hot water etc.
  • International airfare
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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