The Manaslu circuit trekking trail has come to be an overnight hit alongside adventurous trekkers. Close to Kathmandu, it is not burdened alongside flight issues. The complete route trek concerning Manaslu is quite hard; the long way protest to the Larkya pass (8163m.) is challenging, alongside a little exposed tracks and sheer stages. Although the stunning dramas across the gorge of the Budhi Gandaki. The trek takes you along the border of Nepal and Tibet where you get to see cultural diversities, natural scenery in high altitude, beautiful glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna all around. And that makes this region one of the finest tourist destinations in Nepal.
Basically the circuit can be done in two to three weeks, which allows a few extra days for side trip and acclimatization. The Manaslu circuit Trek is more reliable in between March to May in spring and September to November in autumn. Alpine Excursion Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd will manage the perfect and reliable trekking itinerary as per your requirements.
Day 01Arrival in KathmanduNamaste and welcome to Nepal. Alpine Excursion Treks and expedition's representative welcome you warmly at the Tribhuwan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02Sightseeing, shopping and document preparation day in Kathmandu After the breakfast, you set out for the sightseeing trip in the Kathmandu valley. Our expert tour guide shows you the UNESCO world heritage sites, which include Pashupatinath (the Hindu temple), Boudhanath (Buddhist stupa), Swayambhunath (Buddhist stupa and temple). Then, return back to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03Drive to Arughat (640m), 8-9 hours We set off early today for Arughat. During the drive, we enjoy views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We will be driving on a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading (1050m)but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a rough road. Upon reaching Arughat, a major town in the region. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 04Trek to Sotikhola/Lapubesi (775m), 5-6 hours After taking hot breakfast, for the first day trek will start. We need to walk around 2-3 hrs off road where we can also take some local vehicles. During the period we feel a bit hot, we go through the Budhigandaki river bank. After Sotibazar we have to walk up and down by hillside which is not the road, now the real trekking route starts. After sotikhola around 2-3 hrs we reach to Lapubesi which will our place for night. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 05Trek to MachhaKhola (900m), 6-7 hours At the crossing of the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 06Trek to Jagat (1340m), 6-7 hours The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Thado Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this place, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Thado Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river where very unique bridge which is attached to the hill which we need to cross and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 07Trek to Dyang (1850m), 5-6 hours We begin today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then trek down to Sirdibas/Philim. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatte Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to EkleBhatti. The route now enters a steep. At this point, we trek down to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Dyang Khola. Upon crossing the Khola(river), we reach the small village of Dyang. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 08Trek to Namrung (2550m), 6-7 hours After a hot breakfast, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana (1910m). From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then move west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through Pine forests and Maniwall where we turn towards a corner that follows to Ghap. We further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several Gompas during the trail. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 09Trek to Lho (3180), 4-5 Hours After a very good sleep at night early morning we wake with hot tea and take hot breakfast, after this, we start trek for today as well, after a little trek we cross the wooden bridge then we climb gradually and pass through forests and reach Shyo Village, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. During the trail we see very stunning views of Shring ji and Ganesh Himal I (7429 m) and from the village one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli (7893 m), Manaslu (8156 m) in the south. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. Finally we reach to our destination for the day Lho. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 10Trek to Samagoaun (3500m), 5-6 Hours Again another beautiful for the trek starts here, when we leave Lho village, we climb a little bit where we found a gate for the Lho Monastery then we immediately trek down to river side around 100 m. After then we again cross wooden bridge and we climb up to Syala (3520 m.) Village around 2 hours. In Shayla village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Mt. Himal Chuli (7893 m), and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) 7871 m. to the left, Manaslu (8156 m) and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal I (7429 m). Today’s journey ends in Samagaon. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 11Trek to Samdo (3780m), 4-5 hours Today, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two branches of the river. After river we climb up and where we found first chorten of Samdo village then we found another maniwall after this we found Samdo. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 12Acclimatization and excursion day (Go up to Tibet border) This is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. There are two options for us today. The option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village. This hike will take us to one of the trade passes to Tibet for excellent views of Mt. Manaslu (8156 m) along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli (6441 m), Ngadi (7871 m), Larkye Peak (6249 m), Cheo Himal ( 6820 m) and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass. On route to these viewpoints we pass many seasonal herding settlements called doksas and sight some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin soaring high above us. Another option for today could be a trip to the Gya La ('large pass') to the north of Samdo, a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. But, this is a rather longer hike (whole day) and hence could be a little tiring. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 13Trek to Dharmasala (4800m), 4-5 hours With the beautiful morning and hot breakfast again our day starts, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki again and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and viewing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 14Cross Larkya La pass (5106m) and trek to Bhimthang (3590m), 8-9 hours Today a final challenging of the trek, we wake early morning around 4 o'clock and take breakfast whatever we get and we start our trek at 5 o'clock. We climb about 2 hours then we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II (7937 m). It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 15Trek to Tilje (3900m), 5-6 hours Hopefully yesterday's tiring body will come up in a shape today. Another trek will start again. From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Himlung Himal (7,126 m) and Cheo Himal (6820 m). We descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Due to yesterday's tiredness we might take an overnight rest at Gho but better lodges are available at Tilje, so Alpine Excursion Treks recommends to at Tilije. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 16Trek to Tal (1725m), 5-6 hours After a hot and sweet breakfast at Tilje, We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and after quite a bit of walking we cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We also come across some mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 17Trek to Syange (1080m), 4-5 hours Almost we are end of the trek, we follow the trail to Chyamje village crossing the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends through rhododendron and pine forests to Syange. Overnight at Lodge/Tent.
Day 18Drive back to Kathmandu by bus, 5-6 hours The drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers one an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes. The drive is often along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. In Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. The day in Kathmandu can either be spent in leisure or perhaps we catch up with some last minute shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 19Rest, shopping, Sightseeing day in Kathmandu Today, you have the whole day for your personal business. You can enjoy shopping, buying things for your loved one and relatives. Enjoy the time roaming around and selecting the things. Make your last day memorable. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20Final Departure The last day of the trip, the representative of the Alpine Excursion Treks and Expedition drops you to the airport. Thank you for joining us for your memorable trip. See you again.
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