Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world which is located in the border of Nepal and Tibet. This area offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. The name Manaslu means "The Spirit-Mountain" in the local dialect, referring to the benevolent and strong deity, which dwells within. We start our journey from Gorkah which is the home of world renowned Gurkha Soldiers. The Manaslu circuit has its own special appeal, because it penetrates the secret valley behind the mountain. Here villages with the names like Li, Lo and Sho betray the origin of a forgotten place that once lay on a busy trade route with Tibet. Linking the valleys is the 5213 meter pass of Larkya La. The approach and descend routes to and from this high point of our trek afford unparallel views of mighty Manaslu and surrounded peaks.
Manaslu circuit trek, a beautiful trekking which is comparable to massive unfrequented Annapurna Round trek. Beautiful panoramas, many villages inhabited by different ethnic groups. Manaslu ( 8163 m ) stands isolated , away from the crowds. On a tropical atmosphere between rice paddies and forest zone you cross the Budi Gandaki river on a suspension bridge to arrive in high glacial valleys with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains as Manaslu ( 8163m ), Himal Chuli ( 7893m ) and West Peak ( 7540m ). Similarly the legendary peaks, prayer wheels and ancient monasteries are the other attraction of this trek. The recent construction of lodges provides a more authentic contact with the inhabitants of this valley.
Meet our representative at the airport who will transfer you to the Hotel. Hotel checking-in and go for sightseeing tour. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early morning, drive to Arughat, 7/8 hours by bus or jeep through the beautiful landscape. Arughat is the biggest market in the area for local trade, at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Explore the surrounding area. After getting there we trek heads to the north along Budhi Gandaki River and we pass the villages of Santi Bazar, Arukhet and ascend slowly toward Kyoropani near the confluence of Soti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We walk 3-4 hours today. We stay overnight in lodge at Soti Khola.
Our first day of trek heads to the north along Budhi Gandaki River and we pass the villages of Santi Bazar, Arukhet and ascend slowly toward Kyoropani near the confluence of Soti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We walk 6 hours today. We stay overnight at Soti Khola.
We head to Machha Khola, 5-6 hours walking. The trail descends slowly until we climb again to mountain ridge to Armala. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy riverbed of Budhi Gandaki. Stay there overnight in lodge at Macha Khola.
We walk continue to Jagat, 7-8 hours walking. In the beginning we cross Machha River and head upstream along the river´s edge. After crossing Khorla besi, there is a hot spring “Tatopani". The trail follows woody 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. Stay overnight in lodge at Jagat.
Trek to Dang, 8 hours walk, ascend a rocky ridge up to Salleri then to Setibas. We have lunch at Filim today; the trail enters a steep uninhabited gorge and descends through grassy slopes dotted with tall Pine trees via Budhi Gandaki. Further on, the tiny village Deng comes after crossing a bamboo forest and Dang Khola. Stay overnight in lodge at Deng.
We walk today to Namrung 4/5 hours walking. The trail crosses over Budhi Gandaki enters woods then it climbs up to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trek climbs over a big rock, continues up through deep fir and rhododendron forest, and then enters Namrung at the crest. Stay overnight in lodge at Namrung.
We head to Sama Gompa 7/8 hours walking. We follow to Nupri region; the trail passes Barcham and crosses Himan Khola and reaches to Shyo. The trail then follows to Lho and drops down across Damonan Khola. Ascend again to a plateau at Shyo. Crossing a ridge the trail descends onto a rock - strewn moraine and goes onto a ridge overlooking pastures and fields of Sama Gaon. The Sama Gompa is nestled against a wooded moraine at the end of the valley. We stay overnight in lodge at Sama Gaon.
Rest days to get physically acclimatized. We can spend the day exploring surroundings such as, Birendra Taal (lake), Buddhist monasteries, Samagaun, a big Tibetan cultured community and a side trip to Pun Gyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp but this both side trips requires almost a full day for each. We will see a marvelous view of Manaslu. Stay overnight at same place.
We trek to Samdo 3-4 hours walk, as trail widens we walk through juniper and birch forest. The trail passes several Mani walls and a stone hut at Kermo Kharka. The trail then climbs steeply to find Samdo nestle behind a ridge.
We trek to Larke rest house 4 hours walking. We go further on to Larke La. The trail forwards and climbs in and out of the gorge and reaches the only shelter on the route to the pass, Larke Rest House. Stay there overnight in lodge at Samdo.
After having an early breakfast we start the trek at 06:00AM today. The trail reaches at the top of the moraine at 4,700m. (15,420ft) and climbs steeply to the pass at 5,135m/16,847ft. with the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6826m), Gyaji Kang, Kangaru Himal (6981m) and Annapurna 2nd (7937m). from the top of Larke Pass then the trail descends to Bimtang “Plain of Sand" in Tibetan Language. This huge valley surrounded by high peaks. Stay there overnight in lodge at Bimtang.
6 hours walk down to Goa at 2560m; the trail crosses glacial stream and rhododendron forests on the way to Hampuk (Rock shelter cave) and trail passes Yak Kharka, Surti Khola on theway down. Stay overnight in lodge at Goa.
4/5 hours walk down to Dharapaani. Trail continues through the fields, oak and rhododendron forest and reaches to Tilche (a Gurung village) and cross a suspension bridge at Tilche over Dudh Khola then descend to Dharapaani. Stay there overnight in lodge at Dharapani.
Walk 5/6 hours. Trek down through the steepest part of the Marsyangdi Gorge. Stay there overnight in lodge at Jagat.
Drive to Besisahar by bus or jeep and drive to Kathmandu by hiace van.
Today you have a free day in Kathmandu to relax your body after long trek. You can go for shopping or massage to feel better for next day's long flight back to home. Evening, you can go for short walk to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to home. End of the package.
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