Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 15 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Challenging
Activity Trekking
Transportation Car/hiace/bus
Accomodation Teahouses and Lodge
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Trekking
Max. Altitude 5135m
Group Size 1-above
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Manaslu Circuit Trek is a world class journey into the Himalayas. Some consider it the best all-around trek in Nepal, and a great alternative to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.  It is a strenuous trek in northwest Nepal that goes through the Tibetan Buddhist influenced ethnic communities. It joins two different regions: the Manaslu with Annapurna region. The trail begins from Soti Khola (700m), along the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River.  The area is home to rice paddy fields, water buffalo, and welcoming villagers.  From here, we climb continually north and toward higher altitude.  As we gain altitude, we pass through Gurung villages and eventually reach villages where the population is completely ethnically Tibetan, where a different dialect is spoken.  Local people are Tibetan Buddhist influenced and offer brilliant hospitality.  High in these mountains, we may even share the path with yak caravans.  A major highlight of the trip is the Larke Pass, where trekkers reach the altitude of 5135m and are exposed to once-in-a-lifetime Himalayan views.  The pass is usually covered in snow, which makes it a bit more of an adventure.  The majestic views of the high Himalayas, dense forests, deep gorges and the scattered mixed and ethnic settlements not to be missed.

This trip is suitable for the adventure lovers and those who have a long trekking vacation. This itineraryis rather quick, and we are open to slowing down depending on the wants and needs of the trekkers.  The best times to hike the Manaslu Circuit Trek are Spring and Autumn. The restricted trekking in Manaslu requires a special trekking permit (MCAP) for your trip. Ascent Holidays arranges the trek with complete management, including TIMS card. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information. 

Trip Highlights

  • Gurung and Tibetan ethnic villages
  • Panoramic Himalayan and green hill views
  • Enjoyment of various landscapes
  • Rhododendronforests and rice paddy fields
  • Beautiful flora and fauna
  • Remarkable hospitality
  • Snow-covered Manaslu Larke Pass

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Meet and greet at airport, transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu, get permits, visit UNESCO sites.
  • Day 03:Drive to Soti Khola (700m)
  • Day 04:Trek to Machha Khola (869m). –5 Hours
  • Day 05:Trek to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours
  • Day 06:Trek to Deng (1860m). – 6 Hours
  • Day 07:Trek to Namrung (2630m). —6 Hours
  • Day 08:Trek to Samagaun (3520m) – 6 Hours
  • Day 09:Rest and acclimatization day.
  • Day 10:Trek to Samdo (3860m). – 4 Hours
  • Day 11:Trek to Larke Rest home/Dharmasaala (4460m). – 4 Hours
  • Day 12:Trek to Bimtang (3750m) via Larke Pass (5135m) – 8 Hours
  • Day 13:Trek to Dharapani (1963m). (Long day downhill walk).
  • Day 14:Drive to Besi sahar – Kathmandu (Long day drive)
  • Day 15:Fly back home or extend the trip

Detail Itinerary

Cost Includes

  • Airport and Hotel transfers in private vehicles.
  • Hotel in B&B method in city.
  • All land transportation.
  • Government authorized guide and supporting team.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
  • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals

Trip Note

Ascent Holidays is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.

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