Manaslu Circuit Trek

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An ancient route along which caravans of Yaks hauling salt from Tibet, The highest point of the Larkya la Pass at height 5135m and the path sweeps through gorges where glacier hang and drain the frozen eaves of planet. This trek really gets to view an amazingly beautiful twin peaks of Manaslu (8163m) mountain and a perfect landscape for a worthy trekking.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Itinerary

An ancient route along which caravans of Yaks hauling salt from Tibet, The highest point of the Larkya la Pass at height 5135m and the path sweeps through gorges where glacier hang and drain the frozen eaves of planet. This trek really get to see what all the excitement is about the terms of the most awesome mountain scenery on earth, then look no further than the circuit of Manaslu via the Larkya la.. The name Manaslu means "The Spirit-Mountain" in the local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity, which dwells within. Trekking in Manaslu is one of the most delightful adventures. This trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalaya.

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu.

You are welcomed at airport and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel (A)

Day 02: Trek Preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour.

Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Durbar square (which is one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, has a blend of Hindu and Buddhist temples.) , Swayambhunath Temple (also known as the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great views of Kathmandu). Overnight at hotel. (A)

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (570meters) 8 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 (The district headquarter of Dhading) for 4 hours is comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours we will be driving on rough road. (A.B.L.D)

Day 04: Arughat to  lapubensi (830 meters) 6 hours.

Our route heads northwards following the Buri Gandaki  river passing through terraced fields and scattered farmhouses. After climbing briefly to Keurenipani, we descend once again to the river and pass Moti Khola. Our staying is few villages further along at Lapubensi after passing through a forest. (A.B.L.D)

Day 05: lapubensi to Dovan village (1070meters) 5.30 hours.

Trail descends slowly until you climb again to 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 follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Hour walking to Tatopani, the hot springs. The trail winds its way along the gorge of the Buri Ghandki. After crossing a suspension bridge then we get the Dovan village. Overnight (A.B.L.D)

 Day 06: Dovan to Philim (1570meters) 6 hours.

 After a long climb we reached a sandy plain, village of Jagat, 1350m, with beautiful stone houses and cobbled streets. Large chorten of stones. Special entry Check point for a restriction permits. And walks continue through small villages Salleri & Sirdibas, cross the suspension bridge on Burigandaki river and hike up some 45 minute up to Philm village.Here are nice lodges, thatch houses and japanes made modern school building. Overnight   (A.B.L.D)

Day 07: Philm to Deng (2310/1800meters) 6 hours.

The trail traverses the hillside and passes Ekle Bhatti before crossing back over the river below the confluence of Buri Gandaki and Siyar Khola. From here we enter a dramatic section of the gorge high above the river. Look out for orchids on the walls of the gorge above the trail. The trail makes its way up the west side of the valley and offers a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to the village. Follow the trail upstream of Deng River - a tiny village of 4 houses (A.B.L.D)

Day 08: Deng  to Namrung (2630meters) 6 hours.

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. 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. Namrung village that is the gateway of Manaslu trekking. This is a beautiful village inside the forest. (A.B.L.D)

Day 09: Namrung to Lho (3200meters) 6 hours.

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. (A.B.L.D)

Day 10: Lho to Samagaon (3530meters) 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. (A.B.L.D)

Day11: Acclimatizationa and exploration day at Samagaon.           

                                                                                 We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the reduction of the air and also for local excursion. We mainly hike up to Birendra Tal, a beautiful lake and surrounding marvelous views of Manalsu mountain.

DAY 12 : Samagaon to Samado (3860 meters)

The trail from Samagaon to Samdo goes north on the upper part of the Budhi Gandaki. It climbs gradually towards Samdo, and just before entering the village passes through the point where the Budhi Gandaki actually starts – at the confluence of Larke Khola and the river coming from Samdo Glacier.A couple of hours climbing through the forest brings us to the village of Shyala, offering superb views of Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli. Crossing a wide pasture with many marmots we enter the village of Samdo. Samdo is a tiny lovely village located just under the majestic Samdo peak (6335m) and the Samdo  glacier. (A.B.L.D)

Day 13: Trek to Dharmasala (4460meters) 6 hours

The thundering Buri Gandaki trickles to a stream as we continue to follow its course ever upwards. We are surrounded by spectacular mountains from all sides. Manaslu is particularly impressive. After crossing to the east bank of the river, we reach the last permanent settlement in the valley, which is called Sumdu. Above the village we cross the stream, which runs down from the Gya La (Pass), the pass to Tibet. We come to the ruins of an abandoned village, known as Larkya Bazaar. Presumably this village thrived as a trading point, with Tibet lying over the Gya La. The commerce seems to have dried up leading to the migration of the settlers. (A.B.L.D)

Day 14: Trek to Bhimtang (3720m) via Cross Larkya La pass (5215m) 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 Bhimtang. (A.B.L.D)

Day 15: Bhimtang to Goa (2515meters) 5 hours.

We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through fig tree and rhododendron forests to Goa. (A.B.L.D)

Day 16: Goa  to Jagat (1330meters) 5 hours.

Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Jagat village via Tal Tibetan village. overnight at hotel.(A.B.L.D)

Day 17: Drive to Besishahar ) 5 hours.

Today drive to Beshishahar . This ends the walking day of our trekking. overnight stay at lodge. (A.B.L.D)

Day 18: Drive to kathamndy by bus or jeep ( 6 hr) (A.B)

We take local bus to Kathmandu. The way returning to Kathamndu is impressive. Rice field, Marshandgi river and Trishuli river with the view of Manaslu mountains and lamjung himal we drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 19: Free day Or shopping day

Day 20: Transfer to the International Airport for your home departure. “Farewell”

(Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)

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