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    Manaslu Circuit Trek - <span class="font-light">16 days</span>
    • DestinationNepal
    • Durations16 days
    • Trip DifficultyStrenous
    • ActivitiesTrekking
    • AccommodationHotel/Lodge
    • VehicleCar/Jeep/Bus
    • Group Size15+

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    Trip Overview

    Trip Highlights

    • Tibetan-influenced Buddhist communities
    • Ancient monasteries and chhortens
    • Larke La (5160 meters)
    • Manaslu (8156 meters) and its surrounding range
    • The eye-catching landscape of Manaslu and Annapurna range

    Exploring the Tibetan Buddhist communities, Manaslu Circuit Trek goes over the adventurous Larke Pass and offers the astonishing sceneries of the Manaslu Himalayas. 

    Manaslu Circuit Trek offers an opportunity to explore the aura of the Manaslu region. It is loaded with natural and cultural diversities. Larke Pass (5165 meters) is the peak point of the trek, which is the ultimate adventure spot to cross this high pass. Beginning the trek through the stunning Budi Gandaki valley, it leads you through the Tibetan Buddhist communities.

    The Manaslu circuit trail is incredible. In the beginning, the terraced fields and green hills above the Budi Gandaki River allure you. The trail is quite challenging and frequently you have to walk through the trail on the jaw-dropping rocky boulder. This Round Manaslu trekking route is also a pocket zone of snow leopards, bounded up by the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP). Heading towards the alpine zone, the treeless region begins that is prevailed by the meadows. The high pass region is dominated by the glacier, Lake, and offers an exclusive view of the world’s 7th highest peak, named Manaslu (8156 meters), and its vicinity. Even after descending to the Annapurna region, the trek lets you feel the pleasure of walking with eye-catching waterfalls and streams.

    The cultural divinity discloses the significance of why the trek to Manaslu has been marked highly.  Mixed communities are located in the lower region, whereas Tibetan Buddhist communities are located in the upper parts of the Manaslu region. Deng, Namrung, Sama Gaon, and Samdo are typical villages that have ancient monasteries, chhortens, and Mani walls. Exploration of Tibetan Buddhist heritages, remarkable lifestyles, and hospitality make you feel excited.

    Manaslu Circuit Trekking itinerary can be customized. You can connect this trek with the Tsum Valley route to have extended cultural exploration. March to May and September to November are perfect seasons for the Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Acclimatization is a primary matter. For more information, please, feel free to contact us.

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    The best season/time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Spring: March-April-May

    Autumn: September-October-November

    Manaslu Circuit Trek is an adventurous excursion in the Himalayan terrain and for this, it's better to catch the best time to cross the high Himalayan pass. Spring welcomes trekkers with an abundant number of wildflowers in the alpine terrain. Along with the majestic Himalayan views, it offers you a clear sight of the cultural perspective. March is the beginning of the trekking season and April will be the ideal month for the high pass trek. 

    Let's talk about the second best time to trek, which is actually regarded as truly the best time for the Himalayan journey. The mid-September welcomes trekkers after the end of the monsoon. October, which is also the festival time in Nepal, is the best month in the year for the mind-blowing views and perfect weather for the excursion in the Manaslu Circuit route. Till November, Manaslu Trek can be done amazingly, before the snowfall begins. 

     

    Accommodation in Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Once Manaslu Circuit Trek was a tent camping-based route. But now, there are hotels, lodges, and restaurants that have made food and accommodation easily accessible. The hotel and lodge rooms are clean and cozy. You can take a hot shower in every hotel but need to cover the extra cost. The beds will be clean, however, if you have any doubts, you can use the sleeping bag.

     

    Food availability in Manaslu Circuit Trek

    A wide range of food menus is available in all the overnight stops during the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Typical Nepali Dishes, Chinese, Indian and continental food items are available. 

    -Dal Bhat Power, 24-hour (Rice, lentil, curry, papad, pickle, meat)

    -Chapati, curry

    -Mo: Mo (dumplings)

    - Pizza

    -Noodle

    -Thukpa etc.

     

    High altitude sickness in Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Manaslu Circuit Trek's ultimate altitude is 5165 meters, which is Larke La Pass. The thin air region makes it tough to breathe if you don't acclimatize well. Thus, proper acclimatization is essential to avoid Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). In the case of mountain sickness, you will get some symptoms and you need to follow some procedures. 

    - Trek gradually

    - Drink plenty of water

    - Drink hot soup mixed with garlic

    - Sleep being warm

    - Don't trek high if you feel dizziness, vomit, fever, insomnia, or any other high altitude sickness symptoms 

    Itinerary

    • Day 01

      Arrival at Kathmandu (1350 meters) and transfer to hotel.

      Namaste and welcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, the Nepal Kameleon Holidays representative receives and transfers you to the hotel. After a short refreshment, we briefly explain to you about the sightseeing trip and the preparation for the trek. Overnight at hotel. (A) 

    • Day 02

      Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation.

      Breakfast at the hotel. Then we set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring some of the unique monumental sites that are enlisted in the World Heritage Sites UNESCO. Visit the Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple). Visit Pashupatinath Temple Visit Boudhanath Stupa. Then drive back to the hotel and buy something that you want to take in trekking. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)

    • Day 03

      Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m). 8-9 hrs

      After breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to Sotikhola through the winding road exploring the Trishuli River valley. We can begin from Aarughat, but the road extension up to Soti Khola has shortened the itinerary of the Manaslu circuit trek. The road drive is about 9 hrs. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 04

      Walk from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m). 5-6 hrs

      A long drive from the previous day makes you feel tired. It is the first walking day and begins after breakfast. We walk exploring the enticing landscape and forest, walking down and up to the Buri Gandaki River bank, through which we make an excursion. The trail is mixed, sometimes gentle and sometimes adventurous. Gradually, we reach Machha Khola and take a rest. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 05

      Walk from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m). 6-7 hrs

      Commencing today’s walk, we walk through the isolated canyon, cross the stream and climb up to Khorlabesi, which is a wonderful Gurung village. We head more peaceful and melodious trail with the birds’ singing. Walking continuously, we reach Tatopani and Dovan, which is a meeting point of stream and river. Our destination today is Jagat, walking via Yaru Khola. Now, we are getting closer to the typical Tibetan Buddhist villages and are more isolated than the lower villages. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 06

      Walk from Jagat to Deng (1804m). 5-6 hrs

      Beginning the trek after breakfast, the route is quite challenging and it enters into the rhododendron forest. Wildflowers have made the surroundings cheerful. Frequently, we repeat the same action: walking down to the River bank and climbing up. The scattered rustic villages around the terraced landscape can be seen as amazing. Reaching Deng, we stop our journey for today. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 07

      Walk from Deng to Namrung (2630m). 5-6 hrs

      Moving out from Deng, we continue walking down and up the Budi Gandaki River valley. The lifestyles of the local people around the villages throughout the trail are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. As we head upwards, we come closer to the white Himalayas. From the trail, we can explore the Sringi mountain range. Again we head through the Budi Gandaki River bed. Some of the cultural heritages begin to appear and passing them, we reach Namrung. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 08

      Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3530m). 5-6 hrs

      Moving out from Deng, we continue walking down and up the Budi Gandaki River valley. The lifestyles of the local people around the villages throughout the trail are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. As we head upwards, we come closer to the white Himalayas. From the trail, we can explore the Sringi mountain range. Again we head through the Budi Gandaki River bed. Some of the cultural heritages begin to appear and passing them, we reach Namrung. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 09

      Rest and acclimatization day at Samagaon.

      As the altitude increases to the alpine level, it’s a good idea to take a rest day. In fact, it is an exploration day for acclimatization. We hike in the surroundings of the village and visit the striking monasteries. It’s an opportunity to witness the scattered communities and their spiritual traditions. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 10

      Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m). 4-5 hrs

      Now, as the altitude is increasing, we leave the tree-dominated trail and walk through the meadows. Again, we trek down to the River bank, we have a gentle walk. From the trail, we can explore the stunning Mt. Manaslu (8156 meters). Samdo is another outstanding village that preserves Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 11

      Walk from Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m). 4-5 hrs

      We begin to ascend from Samdo, enjoying the view of Larke glacier. Walking thoroughly, we reach to the stream, named Sarka Khola, and crossing it, we reach a stone hut. Dharmasala means a place to stay for travelers. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 12

      Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya La (5160 meters) to Bimthang (3720 meters). 8-9 hrs

      This is the most adventurous day in the Round Manaslu Trekking. We begin the trek early in the morning. The route is steep up and also thrilling. The Larke top (5160 meters) is a stunning viewpoint of Mt. Manaslu, the Annapurna range, Himlung Himal, and the vicinity peaks. it is a challenging trek down through the steep and slippery trail continually to Bimthang. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 13

      Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1960m). 5-6 hrs

      We begin to trek down from Bimthang, exploring the Lamjung Himalayan panoramas. Walking through the meadows, we cross the stream and reach Karche. Walking through the woods, we walk down to the Marshyangdi River bank. Then we trek down to Tilije and walk for one hour down to Dharapani village. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 14

      Walk from Dharapani to Syange (1100m). 6-7 hrs

      Passing the check post, we begin to walk down through the bank of the stream. Then we reach to Dovan. Gradually, we reach Taal village, beside the awesome waterfall. Walking through the woods, we reach Jagat village. We can stay at Jagat if you feel it's okay for today; otherwise, we continually trek to Syange from where we can catch the bus/jeep for the following day. Overnight at lodge/tea house. 

    • Day 15

      Drive back to Kathmandu. 9-10 hrs

      From Syange, we drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Driving takes about 10 hours. Stay relaxed in the evening or walk around the local place. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)

    • Day 16

      Departure.

      It's time to bid farewell. A Representative of Nepal Kameleon Holidays drops you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to serve you time and again. (B)

    If the provided schedule isn't suitable for you, we are able to create personalized travel arrangements according to your preferences and requirements.
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    Cost Details

    Cost Includes

    • Airport picks up and drop off.
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis.
    • Kathmandu – Sotikhola, Syange – Kathmandu drive.
    • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trekking.
    • Lodge base accommodation during the trip.
    • Professional trekking guide and porter, their food, accommodation, and insurance.
    • Manaslu Conservation Area entrance/restricted Permit and fees.
    • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
    • First Aid medical kit.
    • Nepal Kameleon Holidays T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate.
    • All government taxes.

    Cost Excludes

    • All personal expenses
    • Kathmandu sightseeing tour
    • Drinks Items: Coke, Fanta and Mineral water bottle
    • Alcoholic drinks and chocolates
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Your travel insurance.
    • Emergency rescue service if needed

    Dates & Availability

    • 22nd Apr 2024From Kathmandu
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      US $1800Per person
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    FAQS

    Travellers‘ reviews

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      Mr. Henrick

      Vienna, AT

      Manaslu and Larke Pass- excellent

      Last year I had done Annapurna Base Camp and this year I was planning Manaslu Trekking. Larke Pass was quite tough for me, but thanks to our guide Furba, who made my trek outstanding. The landscape was so dramatic and alluring. The trek arrangement was brilliant. Amazing experience. 

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