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Manaslu Circuit

Level: Moderate - Hard; suitable for practiced hikers

Manaslu massifManaslu Circuit Trekking is suitable for all moderately fit trekkers, and does not require previous trekking experiences. However, it is demanding and participants should prepare themselves with an exercise program before the trek. The fitness program should consist of regular running, walking, hiking (including hiking and climbing stairs) or swimming. If you are suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases you must seek medical advice before considering any trek. Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience a fairly untouched region of Nepal. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and unspoiled. Manaslu trekking has been open since 1991; it provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet and is now a restricted trekking route, allowing organized trekking groupsí special permits to gain entry into this region to venture round its spectacular circuit.

The majestic Himalayan ranges of this area offers a unique environment, exceptionally rich in bio diversity, and ecosystems, which makes this region one of the finest tourist destinations for trekking in Nepal. The region is also rich in cultural diversity, as it traverses many different communities of varying ethnicities.†These are the reasons why many consider Manaslu one of the best overall trekking routes of Nepal

Manaslu Circuit Nepal, LhoAlong the route, we provide the best possible camping service complete with comfortable two person tents with good mattresses. A kitchen, dining, shower, toilet tents, chairs with tables are also provided. Refer to the equipment list for items you will need to bring. We usually camp in or near a village, which allows you to buy chocolates and drinks, which we do not carry with us. We provide a limited amount of toilet paper and facilities for hand and face washing before meals. You will also get a bowl of hot water each morning in your tent for a quick scrub up. Snowy Horizon offers expert camping cook to prepare specially requested food as per your advice during the Manaslu Circuit camping Trek. September to December and February to May are the best seasons for this Round Manaslu Camping Trek.

The weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler while during the day it is generally warm - but there are huge differences depending on the altitude. There will be snow during the months of December to February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected when it comes to the weather! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C toas low as -10 deg C low at night.

Manaslu Circuit itinerary

Day 01:† Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m)

Monkey TempleUpon your arrival a representative will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel in Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: none

Day 02:† Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. The major sightseeing attractions are; Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Swoyambhunath (the Monkey temple), and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek with same overnight accommodation with BB Plan.
Accommodations: Hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast

Day 03:† Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (640m)

The Trekking guide will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up and take you for an 8 hours car journey to Arughat by public surface transport (or private transportation). From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi about 3 hours is comfortable drive however from there to Arughat for another 4 hours the drive will be on dirt road.
Accommodation: Teahouse in Arughat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04:† Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m)

This trek will follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin and takes about 6 hours to walk. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat River, we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Accommodation: Teahouse in Soti Khola.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05:† Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)

The trail descends slowly before climbing again to the mountain ridge to Almara; pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail leads down to the sandy riverbed of Budhi Gandaki. Within in 5-6 hours walk you reach our teahouse accommodation.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Manaslu Circuit

Day 06:† Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m)

After crossing Machha Khola (River) and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail runs through forested area toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where the checkpoint of your trekking permit is situated.
Accommodation: Teahouse in Jagat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07:† Trek from Jagat to Ngyak (2310m)

After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177m), we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from here with soaring precipitous walls takes about 6 hours.
Accommodation: Teahouse in Ngyak
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Manaslu Circuit, Mani WallDay 08:† Trek from Ngyak to Ghap (2100m)

Follow the trail from Deng, a tiny 4 house hamlet, upstream along the river. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and Chortens all around with about 6 hours walk.
Accommodation: Teahouse in Ghap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09:† Trek from Ghap to Lho (3200m)

After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki, you follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 m) and Manaslu (8150 m) are visible from here. Tonight we camp near a spring at Lho Gaon - a small village with overnight teahouse accommodation in full board plan.
Accommodation: Teahouse in Lho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Choerten, Manaslu

Day 10:† Trek from Lho to Samagompa (3500m)

You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stones-wall of the village after Lho with full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama after about 6 hours, from where it takes another 20 minutes to reach Samagompa for night halt at teahouse.
Accommodation: Teahouse in Samagompa
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11:† Trek from Samagompa to Samdo (4500m)

In total about 6 hours walk today we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement - Samdo. Here amid the most sever conditions of nature live some 200 villagers in forty houses check-by-jowl. Overnight teahouse accommodation at Samdo.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Day 12:† Trek from Samdo to Dharamshala

A short 3-4 hour walk to the last campsite before the pass, a defiant oupost of human habitation. Conditions here are harsh and basic, a constant struggle for survival.
Accommodation: Camp huts
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Larkya La

Day 13:† Cross Larkya La (5215m) and trek to Bhimphedi (3590m)/Bimthang

In a long day walk, about 8 - 12 hours today you first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the pass. From the top, the panorama is magnificent of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981m) and the Annapurna II (7937m). The descent is steep and slippery through moraines, towards Bhimphedi.
Accommodation: Teahouse in bhimphedi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14:† Trek from Bhimphedi (3590m)/Bimthang to Dharapani (1300m)

Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chyamche and Himal pani and after about 6 hours walk, we will have overnight stay at Dharapani at teahouse accommodation.
Accommodation: Teahouse in Dharapani
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15:† Drive back to Kathmandu by Bus

From Dharapani, you take a Jeep transport for all trekking members and trekking staffs back to Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16:† Leisure day in Kathmandu

Today is set for your rest day to explore your free time shopping in Kathmandu or a scenic mountain flight of Mt. Everest exploration as an extra activity if required. In the evening we provide a Typical Nepalese Cultural Dinner in a renowned local restaurant.
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17:† Departure

The trip ends, and a representative will drop you off at Kathmandu International airport for your final departure from Nepal to your port of destination.
Meals: Breakfast

Rates upon request. Please email info at sacredearth-travel.com

Notes:
Cost depends on Group size and Hotel Category for Hotels in Kathmandu
The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers
Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified
Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost
The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters
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