Manaslu Mountain

Manaslu Circuit Trek - 21 Days from Kathmandu

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What You'll Do
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour
  • Scenic dirt road driving to Arughat from Kathmandu
  • Exploring the Budhi Gandaki River valley
  • Experience the Nepalese and Tibetan mixture culture
  • Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet
  • Crossing Larkya La over 5215 meters
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.
What to Expect
Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters)

There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to your hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley

In the morning after breakfast at 9 AM, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduced your trek leader/guide mean time and it will provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the your trek and to introduce you to other participants. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip.

Please advise us if you will be arriving late and are therefore unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

In the pre-trip meeting all passengers must bring:
1. Passport
2. Four copies of Passport size photos each
3. Travel Insurance Policy
4. A writing pen
5. Notepad

After the pre-trip meeting and breakfast your sightseeing trip will start at 9.45 AM in the morning. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world. After Bodhnath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. We also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty five windows, Art Galleries, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Later, we are supplied with our Trek Pack and departure information for tomorrow. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - Drive to Arughat (640 meters) 5 hours

Your Trekking staff will come to your hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up, from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours we will be driving on dirt road. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 04 - Trek to Soti Khola (775 meters) 6 hours

Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River - an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05 - Trek to Machha Khola (900 meters) 5.30 hours
The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. Camp tonight at Machha River. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 06 - Trek to Jagat (1340 meters) 6 hours

After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows forested area after this 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 your trekking permit will be checked. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 07 - Trek to Ngyak (2310 meters) 6 hours

After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 08 - Trek to Ghap (2100 meters) 6 hours

Follow the trail upstream of Deng River - a tiny village of 4 houses. 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. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 09 - Trek to Lho (3200 meters) 6 hours

After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we 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 meters) and Manaslu (8150 meters) are visible from here. Tonight we camp near a spring at Lho gaon - a small village. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 10 - Trek to Samagompa (3500 meters) 6 hours

You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone 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 up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for night halt. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 11 - Trek to Stone Hut (4500 meters) 5 hours

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. Camp at Stone Hut. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 12 - Acclimatization and exploration day

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for local excursion. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 13 - Cross Larkya La (5215 meters) and trek Bhimphedi (3590 meters) 8 hours

We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 14 - Trek to Tilje (3900 meters) 5 hours

The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through fig tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 15 - Trek to Tal (1720 meters) 5 hours

Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 16 - Trek to Jagat (1300 meters) 5 hours

Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal pani . We will have overnight stay at Jagat. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 17 - Trek to Baundanda (1275 meters) 5 hours

Ascending gently for 30 minutes and the trail runs gently down to Sanjee village, then trail goes up for 15 minutes to Gharmuu Phant. From here another 2 hours easy walk and 30 minutes up will take to the village of Bahundanda. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 18 - Trek to Beshisahar 5 hours

The trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Naadi. From here the trail takes you to the bank of Marshyngdi River and town of Bhulbhule, Khudi all the way to Besisahar. Overnight at Tented Camp.

Day 19 - Drive back to Kathmandu by bus 7 hours
Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 - Leisure day in Kathmandu

If you are interested in continuing onto Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight.

Day 21- Transfer to international airport for your final departure

The trip ends, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.
What's Included
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in four/five star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (4 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus
  • Full board meal during camping, prepared by our cook with Tea & coffee
  • Twin sharing tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek. A cook, required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek
  • All special trekking permits & fees
  • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu
  • Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag by Ace the Himalaya (which needs to be returned after the trek)
  • Ace the Himalaya T-shirt
  • Government taxes
What's Not Included
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance (must)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency is required to obtain Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days. Likewise, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. You will also require 2 pp size photos.)
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for staff (Tipping is expected)
  • Entry fees
  • Expenses not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Note: US$70 per person per night for Single room and US$ 45 per person per night for Double(twin sharing) room if you neeed extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
Meeting Point

Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal.

What to Remember
Please note:
It is also a charity trek. A part of the charge will go for the projects of a social organization 'Sambhav Nepal Foundation'.

Besides, the trek can also be affected by technical problems, weather and local political scenario.

Please do not forget to bring:
1. Passport
2. Four copies of Passport size photos each
3. Travel Insurance Policy
4. A writing pen
5. Notepad

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