Nepal

Manaslu Circuit - 15 Days

A hidden gem - the Manaslu Trek remains remote and off the beaten track

Manaslu Circuit - 15 Days

A hidden gem - the Manaslu Trek remains remote and off the beaten track

Mt. Manaslu (8156m ) is the eighth highest mountain in the world and one of the fourteen 8,000 metres plus peaks. It dominates the Manaslu Himalaya range bordering the Ganesh Himal range on the East and Annapurna to the West. Since the border with Tibet in the north isa strategic location, the area is considered a restricted trekking destination; treks must be fully organized through a adventure travel trekking agency like us. The area is relatively untouched by tourism, however, the number of visitors to the region is increasing in recent years. The Manaslu circuit trek starts from a small village of Soti Kholar reached after a jeep ride of 8 hours from Kathmandu. As the trek proceeds, we pass through lush hills and canyons, dotted with enchanting villages, on our way to Larkya La (5135m), one of the beautiful Himalayan high passes, we drop down from Larkya La to Marshyangdi Valley, part of the Annapurna circuit trek, and to the road which leads us back to Kathmandu by jeep. As the Annapurna circuit has been impacted by road construction, Manaslu circuit is fast becoming a popular alternative trekking region in the Himalaya.

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Kathmandu Arrival

Day 2 – Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Day 3 – Drive (6 -7 hours) Kathamndu to Arughat and to Soti Khola

Day 4 – Trekking (7 hours) Soti Khola to Machha Khola

Day 5 – Trekking (7 hours) Machha Khola to Jagat

Day 6 – Trekking (7 hours) Chhekam Paro to Deng

Day 7– Trekking (7 hours) Deng to Namrung

Day 8 – Trekking (7 hours ) Namrung to Sama Gaon

Day 9 – Trekking (4 hours) Samdo, Half day rest at Sama or Samdo

Day 10– Trekking (4 hours ) Dharmashala Half day rest

Day 11 – Trekking (10 hours) Dharamshala to Larkya Pass (5160 meters) and to Bimghang

Day 12 – Trekking (6 hours) Bimthang to Goa

Day 13 – Trekking ( 7 hours) Goa to Taal

Day 14 - Drive to Beshishahar by jeep (3 hours) and from Beshishahar to Kathmandu (6 hours)

Day 15 – Kathmandu > Flight Home

Trip ITINERARY

Additional Trip Info

  • Airport Pick up/drop
  • Transfer to Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu
  • All the paper works, (TIMS, ACAP)
  • Hotel room in Kathmandu (Kathmandu Guest House - or similar)
  • 3 meals a day with a cup of hot drinks
  • An experienced, English speaking and government licensed mountain sherpa
  • Trekking Map
  • Entrance fees sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Porters
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Travel Insurance - We recommend  World Nomads, or Global Rescue
  • Personal expenses (Phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, extra tea, shower etc.

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