|Group Size||2 or more|
|Transportaion||Private 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)|
|Meals||Welcome and Farewell dinner at Katmandu, All meals during treks|
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
· 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
· 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.
Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
- Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Lightweight gloves
- 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)
- 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
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.