Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Price inclusive $ 1950
20 days


Manaslu Circuit Trekking is increasing its fame among the trekkers from different corners of the world. Due to the restricted area, the trek requires a restricted area trekking permit. This lodge (tea house) trek offers a lifetime adventurous experience. The Manaslu Circuit Trekking trek goes through the authentic ethnic village and wilderness that eventually makes a circuit via Larke pass and join the Annapurna circuit trail.

Round Manaslu Trekking was opened in 1991 as a restricted area trekking in Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP). The trek hush-up around Mt. Manaslu (8156m), which is the seventh highest peak in the world and adjoins the world’s one of the demanded trails. The foothill journey consists of the two-week itinerary that begins and heads through the Budi Gandaki valley and sweeps forward passing the hilly gorges at the lower altitude region. You need to cross numerous hanging steel bridges and walk through the terraced farms. This trail was popular in the historical salt trade with Tibet. Walking higher, from the last huddle of the homes, the villages look like the Tibetan territories that are prevailed with the colorful monasteries and Chhortens. Sama Gaon and Samdo are the representative villages for cultural prosperity. The architectures are similar to the Tibetan communities. Heading from the base camp, you gradually ascend to the Larke La (5160m) with the exploration of panoramic views, including Mt. Manaslu and its surrounding parts of the Annapurna region.

Larke La is quite challenging. So, better to avoid winter. March to May and September to November are the best Manaslu trekking seasons. Please, contact Shiva Excursion for the perfect trek arrangements with the professional trek guides.

Note: Manaslu Conservation Area Project is a pocket zone of Snow leopard that has preserved various other wild animals. If you love to enjoy extra adventure, you can join the Tsum valley trek at the beginning or Annapurna Circuit trek after crossing the Larke pass.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparation for a trek

Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola   (775m)–8 Hours

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)–6 Hours

Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m)–6 Hours

Day 06:  Jagat to Dang  (1860m) – 6 Hours

Day 07: Dang to Namrung  (2830m ) –6 Hours

Day 08:  Namrung to Lho   (3180m ) – 6 Hours

Day 09: Lho To Samagaon  (3320m) – 6 Hours

Day 10:  Samagaon To Sando (3875)–6 Hours

Day 11: Exploration day at Samdo (3875m)

Day 12: Samdo to Larkya Phedi (4460m)\-5 Hours

Day 13: Cross Larkya La Pass (5160m) and to Bhimthang (3590m) – 8 Hours

Day 14: Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m) –5 Hours

Day 15: Tilje to Tal (1725m) –5 Hours

Day 16: Tal to Jagat (1300m) – 5 Hours

Day 17: Jagat to Bahundanda (1310m)–5 Hours

Day 18: Bahundanda to Besishahar – 5 Hours

Day 19: Besishahar to Kathmandu – 7 Hours

Day 20: Farewell

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and shift-in to Hotel

There will be a warm welcome to you on Nepal after landing your flight at TIA. Representative of Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd. will there for your arrival. He/she will shift you toward your place of accommodation. After having rest for some time there will a brief description of the upcoming program with your guide.

Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley

Our today’s day is spent by sightseeing all around Kathmandu Valley. Having a breakfast we will visit Pashupatinath (regarded as the holiest temple of Lord Shiva). Next will be Bauddhanath (Little Tibet). Then Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) is our next destination.  Lastly we will drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. It will end our Kathmandu tour we will return back & make preparation for our trekking.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Aarughat

With a drive of 5 to 6 hours to Arughat we will start our climbing. Roadside houses in the corner of wide forest are so much entertaining journey. Our lunch will be in the way. On reaching Arughat we will rest for few times and explore around the beautiful valley. Finishing our visit we will be back for our night.

Day 04: Aarughat to Soti Khola

First day of our trek leads us to Soti Khola. Our walking track will be from the path of Budhi Gandaki River. Without stopping we will reach Morder and Simre village. Resting little time we will walk again and reach Arkhat River. In this we will finally reach at Soti Khola for spending our first walk night.

Day 05: Soti Khola to Machha Khola

Sleeping a cool night we will be fresh and our today’s destination is Machha Khola. Walking slowly we will climb again to mountain ridge of Almara. Passing through the track of forest we will reach Riden Gaon. Reaching on Lambeshi, we will follow down to sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki to Machha Khola.

Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours

From Machha Khola, we head our walk to Khrola Besi. We will walk to Tatopani. Over here we can enjoy natural hot spring water. Being fresh we will again continue our track of forest and reach Dovan. Again we will walk ahead to Jagat for our night at tented camp in the fresh natural environment.

Day 07: Jagat to Ngyak (2310m) – 6 Hours

In the rocky trail, we will walk to Ngyak. It is an entrance of the Manaslu conservation area after crossing the long suspension bridge. Walking on the Humpty Dumpty trial of forest walk will be so much interesting. In our way, we will be offered with the Dramatic view of Shringi Himal. We will cross Sirish Gaon and reach Ngyak.

Day 08: Ngyak to Ghap (2100m) – 6 Hours

Early morning having breakfast we resume walking to Ghap. We will be walking through forest upstream of Deng River & a newly built rock tunnel. In this way, we will finally reach Ghap for spending our night. Over here we can explore Mani stones & chortens of Tibetan culture in our leisure time if interested.

Day 09: Ghap to Lho (3200m) – 6 Hours

Without stopping we continue our journey to Loh. In the beginning, we will cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki River. We will be walking on track of houses interspersed with cultivated fields. During our walk, we will be pleased with many panoramic views. Like this, we will be at Lho for our night at tented camp.

Day 10: Lho to Samagompa (3500m) – 6 Hours

Resuming our journey leads us to Samagompa. Humpty Dumpty trial we offer us a beautiful view of peak 29. Our walk passes through the stone gate & long Mani stone wall. Then only we will be able to reach samagompa for our night. We will have leisure time & we will spend it by roaming around villages.

Day 11: Samagompa to Stone Hut (4500m) – 5 Hours

Having breakfast in early morning, we hike to the terraced hill to Stone hut. Located on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River is very beautiful. The most remote village Samdo will be our resting point. Resting some time in Samdo we continue our walk to reach Stone Hut for spending our cool night.

Day 12: Exploration day at Stone Hut

Walking continuously for a long day we will take one day rest at Stone Hut. It is only the named as a rest day but we will have an exploration of the places. We accumulate our self in thin air to be fit and fine. Later on, we will go to inner village & start exploring with local people. finishing all this we will return back to our place.

Day 13: Cross Larkya La pass (5215m) and trek to Bhimthang (3590m) – 8 Hours

We will walk to Bhimthang. We will start our trek by climbing Cho Chanda. Resting for some time we will be ready and go slowly ahead steeply uphill to Larkya La Pass. Reaching on the top of the pass we will be offered with a panoramic view of snowcapped mountains. Then we descend down to Bhimthang for our night.

Day 14: Bhimthang to Tilje (3900m) – 5 Hours

Rounding up the Manasalu Circuit trekking route, it is time of returning back. And our today;s destination is Tiliji. We don’t need to walk stepper, only in paddy fields to Karcha La pass. Fig trees & forests of rhododendrons will be our main walking path until we reach Tilje and set our camp for our night with the group.

Day 15: Tilje to Tal (1725m) – 5 Hours

From Tilije, we walk to Tal. We will walk through the downstream trail of Marshyangdi River. Resting some time we will ahead on a flat trail. Scattered villages will be passed in our walk. Walking continuously for about 5 to 6 hours we will be finally at Tal. Having a short hike on Tal we will return back to our teahouse for the night.

Day 16: Tal to Jagat (1300m) – 5 Hours

We will return back through the different track. We need to walk on a steep way to rocky trial. We will be fully relaxed as our returning journey is very easy. We will be offered with the beautiful things but our looking angle will be different. We will rest fully as we have round up the Manasalu circuit.

Day 17: Jagat to Bahundanda (1275m) – 5 Hours

Returning journey leads us to Bahundanda. We just need to trek downward following the main trial to reach Bahundanda. The beauty of nature with mountain ranges from different angel will be so much impressive. Continuing in downhill track we will reach Bahundanda for spending our night.

Day 18: Bahundanda to Besishahar – 5 Hours

Our today’s walk will be the last walk of our trekking. We will walk through the main track of Marshyangdi River. We will be at the Annapurna conservation area. Many panoramic views can be seen during our walk. On reaching Besishahar we will make confirmation of our tomorrow’s vehicle to Kathmandu and rest the remaining time.

Day 19: Besishahar to Kathmandu – 7 Hours

We need a return back to Kathmandu. We will return back through the prithivi highway. We will be pleased with the houses and greenery of the highway. Our lunch will be in the highway under the beauty of nature. Driving around seven hours we will be at Kathmandu. We will be shifted toward our hotel which will end Manasalu Circuit Trekking.

Day 20: Farewell

Spending a rest night at Kathmandu, it’s a time for returning back to your home land. There will be a small farewell program for you. You will be guided all the things of returning journey by our team for your departure. Hope you will be back to Nepal to visit the remaining side of beautiful Nepal.

Cost Details

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 3 nights your standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat by Local Jeep and Back to Kathmandu
  • Accommodation during trek
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D]
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag And duffel bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork.
  • Manaslu special permit.
  • MCAP & ACAP Permit.
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal city like Kathmandu
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Manual Note

The Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd offer by Reasonable  Cost, And if you need more facilities and more group size and Extra Actives. Do not hesitate Call or Email us.

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    Assalammualaikum. Good day everyone. MARDI HIMAL BASE CAMP TREK 11-16th.November 2017 WHAT WE PUT OURSELVES INTO? Those are the words that we say about ourselves on the first day of our trekking. This is my first trekking and my friends second. We both don't realise this trekking was very challenging…

  • Name : Leka Shandra

    From the time we landed in Kathmandu, Shiva Excursion took care of us and led us successfully to Annapurna Base Camp. They display exceptional professionalism and took great care in ensuring our safety and made the whole trip so fun. We look forward to having more trekking experiences with Shiva…

  • Name : Svan Kannan

    My second trip to Nepal with Shiva Excursion was rewarded with more than just a fulfilling feel. They take full commitment on your safety , your expectations and your welfare. I had another wonderful trekking trip filled with joy and happiness with them. I'd be coming back to Nepal soon…

  • Name : Yi Zhu

    Great guide service. Arjun never limited us on the food we could order, unlike some guides which limit you to one dish per meal. They were also extremely flexible with the schedule and would be open to making days longer when we felt ready to trek more and cutting days…

  • Name : Ute Pahle

    I met Arjun in 2000 when I travelled through Nepal together with my husband. By that time Arjun was working as a trekking and/or porter-guide in Pokhara. He guided us through the Annapurna Mountains and even carried our backpack for six days.  We enjoyed our hike with him very much!…

  • Name : Taylor Caldwell

    My experience with shiva excursions was unforgettable. Arjun went above and beyond to make our trek to Annapurna base camp special – he even bought me a cake on my birthday! Shiva excursions is not just another trekking company, it’s like a family and I would highly recommend to anyone…

  • Name : Khairul Fahme Selamat

    My maiden trekking trip was from Lukla to Namche. I was guided througout the journey by Arjun. He was very patient, supportive and helpful. He knew that as a first time trekker, I need all the support and assistance to ensure that I complete this journey without any glitches and…

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    Shiva Excursion led my first trek in Nepal. Being new to traveling, I was extremely pleased with their hospitality helping us get settled in Kathmandu. Arjun picked our group up from the airport, took us to dine at the finest restaurant in the city and arranged all of our travel…

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