Manaslu Circuit Trek

14 days

“adventure around remote and high mid west Himalaya with scenic Larkya-la pass”

Highlights:
Exciting drive to scenic Nepal’s North Mid West Himalaya around Gorkha and Manaslu
Exploring traditional farm villages of Manaslu hill tribes with interesting Buddhist culture
Lovely woodland of tall rhododendron-birch-pines and fir tree lines within beautiful mountains.
From warm rice paddies to alpine cool areas and at arctic mountainous zone at Larkya –La”

Trip Profile:

Trip Mode:                  Hotel-Lodge on treks.
Trek Grade:                 Moderate and Adventurous with high Larkya-La pass.
Activities:                    Sightseeing tour- interesting drive and scenic trekking.
Highest Altitude:         5,106 m on top of Larkya-La Pass.
Trek duration:             13 Nights and 14 Days (With drive both ways)
Total Trip:                   16 Nights and 17 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Season:                        Nepal for all Seasons (July to August wet months with monsoon rains).
March and April- October to November best months with clear blue sky
March to May flowering months with hills alive with wild-flowers.

Introduction:

Nepal Holiday Organizer present a fabulous and beautiful adventure ‘Manaslu Circuit Trekking’ offers you with fantastic views of dramatic landscapes with giant snow-clad peaks all along the walks towards high Manaslu valley and Larkya-La pass our highest point of the adventure.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking area located around Gorkha district after crossing the high Larkya-la at 5,106 with tremendous views reaching at Manang and Lamjung districts as our walk follows raging Buri-Gandaki River right up to its source near Samagaon village and beyond.

Mt. Manaslu listed as world 8th highest peaks at 8,163 m high, first climbed by Japanese Expeditions in 1956. Mt. Manaslu with local Tibetan origin name as Kutang the word Manaslu derived from Sanskrit which means Manas as “Mind of the God” like Manasarover Lake of
Mt. Kailash in Tibet.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking starts with an exciting overland drive towards mid hills of Dhading and Gorkha district areas to reach our put in point of the adventurous trek, and then following the Buri-Gandaki River upstream past nice farm villages Jagat-Philim-Dyang and heading higher towards cooler temperature of alpine country and into beautiful pines, rhododendron and fir forest with marvelous views of Manaslu peaks and Ganesh Himal also known as Yangra stands at 7,422 m in the eastern direction.

Walk slowly reaches at Samagaon with rest day to explore this highland village of tremendous Buddhist culture of strong Tibetan influence as the border to Tibet is close by where old Trans Himalayan Caravan Trade Route still exists today.

From Samagaon heading towards high Larkya-la pass of arctic zone cold climate where tree lines drops to ice and glacier, after the top descend towards lovely forested area around Manang district at Dharapani, where famous and popular Annapurna circuit trail joins.

After Dharapani heading back to Kathmandu on completing our fabulous adventure Manaslu Circuit Trekking with mesmerizing and enjoyable experience.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparations
Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola 730 m – 05hrs
Day 04: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m – 06 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs
Day 07:  Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
Day 08:  Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs
Day 10:  Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization.
Day 11:  Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,470 m – 04 hrs
Day 13: Cross Larkya-la 5,106 m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m – 05 hrs
Day 15:  Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16:  Drive back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
Day 17:  International departure homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu after your international flight.
On arrival in Kathmandu received by Nepal Holiday Organizer staff and guide for short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Manaslu Circuit Trekking, our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding trekking - hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Morning after breakfast our tour guide will receive you for sightseeing tour around interesting part of Kathmandu, as Kathmandu city a blend of modernization and old lively cultures where you can witness medieval period villages and way of life of the locals as it was for past hundreds of years. Kathmandu valley steeped with ancient history-old traditions full of world heritage sites of Buddhism and Hinduism temples / monasteries.

After an interesting tour afternoon free at leisure preparation for Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola 730 m via Dhadingbesi and Arughat - 07hrs.
Manaslu Circuit Trekking begins with an overland drive on busy highway for few hours, and then our route diverts from the main road to reach at Dhading Bhesi a large town. From Dhading heading towards Gorkha areas at Arughat town by the River Burigandaki, from here taking another vehicle with interesting ride towards mid hills following Bhuri-Gandaki River and farm villages to reach at Soti-Khola village.

Day 04: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m - 06 hrs.

From this village, starting our walk following Buri Gandaki River upstream through many farm villages, crossing over Nuali khola with views of waterfalls and then cross a stream to Machha Khola for overnight stop. The village name as Machha Khola means “Fish stream”.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.

After pleasant overnight at Macha-Khola, morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to reach Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path to reach at Tatopani village with “Hot Spring,” an opportunity for hot bathe as time allows. After a nice rest walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages to reach at Jagat for overnight stops, Jagat a moderate size farm villages with shops and stores.

Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hrs.

From Jagat, morning walk leads to higher areas passing scattered farm villages with short climb and downhill to cross over a bridge to reach at Nagjet and Philim, a large village with spread-out farm houses. After Philim walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Dyang village.

Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m - 04 hrs
Morning walk from Dyang leads to cooler area where you can feel slow rise in altitude, on entering Himalayan alpine region, walk downhill to a river side to reach at Bihi Bazaar a small village near a river side.

From here onwards encountering more villages of strong Tibetan culture, walk leads on gentle trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.

Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m - 06 hrs.

From Ghap village with nice good walk following Burhi Gandaki River, then crossing this river through small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets to reach at Numrung village with first close views of Mt. Manaslu North Face and adjoining peaks. Walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, then as altitude gains with an hour up to Lo-Gaon for overnight stop in a nice cozy lodge.

Day 09:  Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m - 05 hrs

After Lo-Gaon tree lines fades only for few short juniper bushes and some willow trees, walk leads on nice path with views of peaks and finally the day ends at Sama-Gaon for overnight stop, this is a large mountain village located on route Manaslu base camp, Larke-la pass and to Tibet border.
Day 10: Rest day in Sama-Gaon for acclimatization.
A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading over Larke-la pass, at Samagaon explore around this interesting village of Tibetan culture.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 05 hrs
Today walk leads to last village of Manaslu area at Samdo which lies close on route Tibet border, the villagers of this area have long history of trading with Tibet, the trade still continues as you can find many Chinese goods around the village shops and stores.

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala / Larke phedi 4,470 m - 04 hrs

A short day walk to Larke phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice overnight at Samdo village, morning walk leads towards more dry and barren country. As the altitude gains slowly with few short ups and downs then completing the morning walk at Larke phedi, means base of the hill or pass with afternoon free to relax or short walks.

Day 13: Cross Larke-la 5,135m and to Bimthang 3,720 m - 08 hrs.

A great and tough day, highlight of the adventure, starting early to reach the top of Larke-la pass at 5,135 m, a long climb with views of surrounding mountains Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli and Peak 29. After a strenuous climb reaching the pass, our highest point of the trip marked with Buddhist prayer flags, offering super views of surrounding great giant peaks, after a short rest enjoying the views a long descend leads to Bimthang for overnight stop a beautiful place surrounded with forest of tall rhododendron and pines trees.

Day 14: Trek to Gho 2,560 m - 05 hrs

After a hard and tough walk of previous day, today an easy trek on downhill path most of the way to Gho, located in the midst of a lovely forested area, as our walk lead through woodlands of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines passing several farm shades to reach at Gho for overnight stop.

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m - 06 hrs.
From Gho with pristine surrounding of lovely forest, our last day walk leads downhill most of the way to Telje village by the Marsyangdi River, after Tilje an hour climb to reach at Dharapani. A large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Enjoying time around scenic high hills and mountains around Nepal North Mid West at Manaslu Circuit trekking with glorious views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive to Kathmandu after a grand time around Manaslu circuit trekking, on reaching Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 17: International departure for home ward bound.
As per your flight time Nepal Holiday Organizer guide and staff transfers you to airport after a memorable and enjoyable time in Nepal, a country of Himalayan wonders.

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Traveller Reviews

Jacky Killy
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Mich Pung
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