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Manaslu Circuit (20)

Basic Info ( MC ) $ 1450 per person

Duration 20
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate car & Tourist bus
Altitude 5100m/16, 728 ft
Accomodations Hotel in Kathmandu, Tea House/Lodge during trek
Best Seasons Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
Activities Trekking, Hiking
Meals Welcome and Farewell dinner at Katmandu, All meals during treks

Basic Intro

Manaslu valley is offers you the most amazing ethnic and scenic diversity, providing with pristine mountain views, rich culture heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan beauty, and a rich mountain biological diversity. Manaslu at 8163 meters (26, 775') is the 8th highest peak in the world which literately 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 which lead us to high Himalayan passes, purely Tibetan villages, spectacular snow-peak panoramas and wonderful campsites. This region is restricted because of its close immediacy with Tibetan border and is now open, but only for organized groups.

This trek starts right from Arughat Bazaar which is 8 hours drive from Kathmandu city and goes along the Gandaki River, with great view of Manashlu and Himal Chuli. We continue our trek through the several villages like Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat and so on. The trek accomplishes an altitude of 5100m at the Larke La La pass, connecting the periphery of the legendary Tibetan plateau. We continue descend passing through villages like Samagaon, Bhimmanthang and finally to Beshisahar where our trek ends.

Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation 

Day 03:  Drive Kathmandu to Arughat [600m/1968 ft] 

Day 04:  Arughat - Soti Khola [710m/2328 ft]: 5-6 hrs 

Day 05:  Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Day 06:  Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Day 07:  Jagat - Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Day 08:  Deng - Ghap [2165m/7102 ft]: 3-4 hrs 

Day 09:  Ghap - Lho [3180m/10,430 ft]: 7-8 hrs 

Day 10:  Lho - Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 5-6 hrs 

Day 11:  Samagaon – Rest Day 

Day 12:  Sama - Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4-5 hrs 

Day 13:  Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4-5 hrs 

Day 14:  Dharamsala - Larkya la [5100m/16, 728 ft] - Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8-9 hrs 

Day 15:  Bimthang - Gho [2560m/8396 ft]: 4-5 hrs 

Day 16:  Gho - Dharapani [1920m/6297 ft]: 3-4 hrs 

Day 17:  Dharapani - Syange [1080m/3542 ft]: 6-7 hrs 

Day 18:  Syange - Besi Sahar (800m/2625 ft):  4 hrs 

Day 19:  Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by bus: 7-8 hrs 

Day 20: Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home


Includes


·         All airport/hotel transfers.

·         Three star hotel in Kathmandu(Hotel Bliss International or simalar catagory) with breakfast.

·         Welcome and farewell dinner.

·         A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide by private cap/jeep.

·         Kathmandu-Arughat & Besisahar-Kathmandu by bus.

·         Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek with all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

·         An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging

·         Four seasonal sleeping bag and trekking map (sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)

·         All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )

·         A comprehensive medical kit

·         All government and local taxes


Not Includes


·         Nepal Visa fee.

·         International and Domestic airfair.

·         Excess baggage charges.

·         Private vehicle (Kathmandu-Arughat & Besisahar-Kathmandu $200 one way by jeep upto 6 pax).

·         Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu.

·         Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and during trek.

·         Travel and rescue insurance.

·         Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc).

·         Tips for guides and porters.


Equipment List


Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: 
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts 
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet :
- Thin, lightweight inner socks 
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks 
- Hiking boots with spare laces 
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Upper Body: 
- T-shirts 
- Fleece jacket or pullover 
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket 
- Down vest and/or jacket *

Hands: 
- Lightweight gloves

Accessories: 
- Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * 
- Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries 
- Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
- Basic First Aid Kit 
- Large plastic bags 
- for keeping items dry inside trek bag 
- Trekking Poles * 
- Water bottles 
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)

Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort lable): 
- 1 medium sized quick drying towel 
- Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable) 
- Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) 
- Deodorants 
- Nail clippers 
- Face and body moisturizer 
- Feminine hygiene products 
- Small mirror

Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort lable):
- Wet wipes (baby wipes) 
- Tissue /toilet roll 
- Anti bacterial hands wash 
- Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase) 
- Water purified pills

Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort lable) 
- Binoculars (optional) 
- Reading book 
- Journal & Pen 
- Pencils and small notebooks 
- Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Useful Information


Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.