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Manaslu Circuit Trek - 14 Days

Manaslu Circuit Trek
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If you’ve done the Annapurna Circuit Trek and would love to do an alternative trek, then Manaslu Trek could be the best option for you. It is mostly a tea-house trek, just like Annapurna Trek, but you can do some camping as well if you go to remote, less-visited areas of this region. The accommodation and other facilities are not as developed as the Annapurna or Everest region since it was only opened for not that long ago. However, basic accommodation and similar services can be easily found. In fact, Manaslu Trekking is one of the restricted trekking routes. We need a special permission to do this trekking. Only a handful of people have done trekking in this region.

Since this region is quite secluded, it makes quite a contrast to the popular regions like Annapurna or Everest. Most of the cultural and religious values and artefacts as well as the natural beauty of this place are still intact and untouched. Your route follows an ancient salt-trading path along the steep-sided Budhi Gandaki river. You will pass through beautiful pine-forests, Buddhist monasteries and, if you are lucky, you will also get glimpses of endangered animals, such as snow leopards and pandas. And, of course, you will also get a spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) along the way. The views of the mountains in Nupri are marvelous and the crossing of the Larkya La Pass is one of the most remarkable and dramatic among all of the passes in Nepal.

The inhabitants of this region are called Nupri, direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress, customs and way of life are almost exclusively Tibetan. There is still a continuous trade between Nupri and Tibet. Here you can find products more of Tibet than of Nepal; for example, Chinese cigarettes are found more frequently than Nepali cigarettes.

The best time to do Manaslu trek is in spring (March-June) and autumn (September - November). Summers tend to be hot and rainy and winters tend to be cold and snowy, and hence they are not recommended seasons for traveling around this region.

Note:

Trekkers planning to travel to controlled areas in Nepal opened for group trekking need to get trekking permit issued by the Department of Immigration under the Home Ministry. The govern-ment has opened following previously restricted trekking areas for the group trekkers. Trekking permits will not be issued to individual trekkers in those trekking areas. Require minimum 2 Pax to do this trekking because it is a restricted area.

Day 1
Day 1

Arrive at Kathmandu airport, pick up and drop to hotel.

Day 2
Day 2

Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat Bazaar (570m.) by bus

10 hours.

Day 3
Day 3

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.)

6 hours.

Day 4
Day 4

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.)

6 hours.

Day 5
Day 5

Trek Jagat to Deng (2095m.)

8 hours.

Day 6
Day 6

Trek Deng to Lhogaon (3100m.)

9 hours.

Day 7
Day 7

Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.)

4 hours.

Day 8
Day 8

Rest day at Samagaon. Explore around village.

Day 9
Day 9

Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.)

4 hours

Day 10
Day 10

Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m.) Larkya La Phedi

4 hours.

Day 11
Day 11

Trek from Dharmasala (4460m.) Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) and trek towards Bimthang (3590m.)

9 hours.

Day 12
Day 12

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.)

7 hours.

Day 13
Day 13

Drive from Dharapani to Besishahar (823m.). Group jeep drive

5 hours.

Day 14
Day 14

Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus

7 hours.

Cost Includes

  • A guide
  • Entry Permit for Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • TIMS card
  • Special trekking permit for Round Manaslu Trek
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) only for our guide during trek
  • Accommodation sleeping in typical Nepali lodge (Tea house) only for our guide during trek
  • Necessary transportation (Kathmandu – Soti Khola by bus, Besisahar to jagat by group jeep and Besishahar to Kathmandu by bus )
  • Airport pickup and drop services
  • Insurance and equipment’s for guide and porter.

Cost Excludes

  • Emergency Mountain Medical Rescue (Provided by your insurance company. Please buy in your country. You cannot buy in it Nepal.)
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch & dinner cost in Kathmandu.
  • Meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) for you during the trek
  • Accommodation in typical Nepali lodge (teahouse) for you during the trek.

Personal Trekking Equipment List

  • Lightweight walking boots, spare laces
  • Sleeping bag (You can rent from here)
  • Down Jacket (You can rent from here)
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or a Punchoo
  • 2 pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts
  • 2 cotton T-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • One pair of sandals
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woollen socks
  • Personal medical supplies (first aid kits)
  • Flashlight
  • Toiletries with towels
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan cream
  • Water bottle
  • Iodine for the purification of drinking water
  • Daypack
  • Rucksack
  • Things of personal interest
  • Lip guard

Note: You can either bring your own sleeping bag and down jacket or rent them here. The temperate drops to around - 10-degree Celsius.

Price From USD$777/person
777
Total $ 777 USD

Trip Facts

  • Sotikhola
  • Besisahar
  • Moderate
  • 5135m
  • Trekking
  • Tea House
  • Nepal
  • Western Region
  • Sep - Nov and Mar - Jun

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