Manaslu Circuit Trek is another best Trekking in Nepal as like Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek in Manaslu Region. Manaslu Trekking is the best for the unique and wilder experience of the Himalayas where everyone enchants for living for a whole life.
Manaslu Circuit Trek or Manaslu Round Trek is one of the popular trekking destinations in Nepal attracting lots of trekkers who come for Nepal Trekking. Manaslu Circuit Trek difficulty is a little high and strenuous compared to other easy trekking and short trekking in the Annapurna region and Manaslu trekking area. Both Manaslu circuit trek and Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is done around the Manaslu Conservation area. This Circuit trek’s best highlight is the incredible views of Manaslu Mountain and other several peaks of the Manaslu Range while typical Nepalese cuisine tasting, typical villages visiting, wonderful landscapes showcasing the diverse Nepal, rivers, beautiful pine and oak forest, and the slope with beautiful Rhododendron flowers, etc are the major highlights of Manaslu Circuit trekking.
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Trekking to Manaslu Circuit begins with driving from Kathmandu to Soti Khola we start to trek heading toward Samagaon via passing Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, and Namrung respectively. In Samagaon, we spend one whole day for rest. This day we visit the villages around, and make a short hike to Manaslu Base Camp via the Ridge of Birendra Lake for stunning views of the Manaslu Region or hike to Pungen Gomba. The trails also give a chance of encountering yaks, blue sheep, and other Himalayan animals and birds as well. From Samagaon we continue to trek and reach Samdo village which is similar to Samagaon. From Samdo we again trek further and reach Dharapani via passing Dharmasala, Bhimtang, and Gowa respectively and drive to Besisahar. The next day after reaching to Besisahar, we drive back to Kathmandu.
The trails of Manaslu Circuit trek is full of cultural and natural blessings where we will be greeted with great Nepalese Hospitality and culture. The trails are full of natural beauties of Rivers, lakes, lush forest and green hill in front of the giant white snow-capped Himalayan colossal.
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After breakfast, drive to Soti Khola via Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway. The drive passes through rural communities, small towns, green terraces, and lush hillsides. The road will eventually become a rutted, dirt path and you'll start to see views of the southern slopes of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal. Overnight at Soti Khola.
After breakfast, you'll start the trek up and down through various landscapes including forests, rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, a rushing river, and several beautiful waterfalls. The journey begins by crossing a bridge, before you trek through a forest, then climb onto a ridge above the wild rapids of Budhi Gandaki River.
You'll then reach Khursane on a rocky trail, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. You'll eventually descend past a few ride paddies, then continue up and around to the picturesque Gurung village of Labubesi.
From here, you'll further climb near a rocky outcrop where the valley opens up next to the river, which flows more peacefully here. Dropping down to the river shore, you'll walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach the village of Machha Khola. Overnight at Machha Khola.
After breakfast, you'll start your trek, which follows the gorge and continues up the river. The trail is narrow at first and gently heads up and down, eventually crossing the Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. After more ascending and descending, you'll arrive at a small hot spring in Tatopani—a good place to take a break!
From here, you'll climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. You'll then climb up a staircase and head over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing another suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, you'll climb a stone staircase and then drop to the river and climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Keep an eye out for neat Gurung villages in the jungle high above, as well as Langur monkeys, which roam the region.
Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, you'll climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.
After breakfast, you'll make your way through various landscapes and dense sub-tropical forests, as well as small rivers and rustic villages to get to your final destination.
Begin the trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues to the Ghatta Khola river. You'll continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. From here, the trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti.
The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge where you'll descend to the grassy slopes, and then cross the Budhi Gandaki river. Trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank before you return to the west side again. The trail widens through the valley and you'll pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola river. Upon crossing, you'll reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight at Deng.
After breakfast, you'll start one of the most important and culturally significant sections of the trek. First, cross the Budhi Gandaki river and climb up to the bridge, where you'll climb a bit further to join a trail from Bhi. Then head west up the valley passing through lush forests, alpine vegetation, and quaint villages housing ethnic groups of the Manaslu region, with major peaks starting to appear in the distance
Even though there is another route, you will take the trail through Prok. This village has a beautiful vantage point of the snowcapped Siringi Himal. Take a break here and then continue to cross the Budi Gandaki several times today running into several gompas along the way. The trail then follows the river upstream through a dense forest and leads to a narrow gorge. Keep going until you notice the forest becomes less dense. This rewarding part of the walk is a magnificent way to experience the Manaslu Conservation Area. You'll eventually reach one last steep climb to get you to the village of Namrung. Overnight at Namrung.
After breakfast, you can walk around the village for a good viewpoint of Siring, Ganesh Himal, and also Mount Himal Chuli to the south. Once on the trail, you'll first climb steadily and pass through forests to reach Lihi, a fine village with many stupas and barley terraces. The trail then drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by.
Further along, you'll pass through the villages of Sho, Lho, and Shyala before reaching Sama Village. You can enjoy the extraordinary views of Manaslu from Lho and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village you'll be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead. Other snowcapped peaks can be seen to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where you'll spend the night. Overnight Samagaon.
After breakfast, you'll descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. You'll pass several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. The mountain views along this route are amazing and get you close to the Tibetan border.
This is an easy trek on a shelf above the river that passes juniper and birch forests in Kermo Kharka. Drop down and cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge, and then climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. You'll come to a stone archway and continue walking until you find the village of Samdo. Overnight at Samdo.
This day is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. After breakfast, you can either rest in Samdo or choose between two hiking options:
Take an easy trail up the valley directly behind of Samdo to one of the trade passes headed for Tibet. This route has excellent views of Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo, and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass. En route to these viewpoints, you will pass many seasonal herding settlements called doksas and see some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer, and Himalayan Griffin soaring above.
A more challenging route is the trek to the Gya La (large pass) north of Samdo—a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. This is a longer full-day hike and not advised for those seeking a little rest. Overnight at Samdo.
After breakfast, you'll pass a seasonal Tibetan market called Larke Bazaar and descend to the Budi Gandaki River. Cross the wooden bridge and begin walking upward, crossing two streams while witnessing the Larkya Glacier. You'll head around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi. Along the route, you'll see many traditional monasteries. Overnight at Dharmasala.
After breakfast starts your Trek to Bimthang. Though it's a more challenging trail, you'll encounter a number of rustic villages, clear glacier lakes, beautiful valleys, and a wide range of flora and fauna, not to mention some notable snowcapped peaks.
After a short climb, you'll reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glacier from where you can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. You'll walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent, which becomes steeper in the last section of the pass. From here, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and the massive Annapurna II. You'll finish with a rewarding walk into misty low pastures in the early evening with Mount Manaslu looming in the distance. Overnight at Bimthang.
After breakfast start your Trek. A long day walks from the gorgeous flat ground of Bimtang with its mountain views, we plunge along a technical forested trail with a lot of descent. Beyond the small village of Tilije, we follow the track to Dharapani where we meet the trekkers on the Annapurna Circuit. Overnight at Dharapani.
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. The drive from to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes often coming into direct view with the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. You'll also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. At evening farewell dinner with cultural program. Overnight at Kathmandu.
We just finished Manaslu and had the most amazing experience. Everything from the organization to the quality of accommodation on the trek was above what I expected. We also had a very experienced guide called Krishna and he made our journey a safe and enjoyable one with lots of local knowledge and experience. I would definitely recommend Krishna and Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Just wanted to say THANK YOU for providing a wonderful experience. LHN did everything possible to make my trek incredible. The guide for my trek, Ram, was very good and he was jovial to be around. So, I enjoyed myself a lot. Manaslu Trek was the best trekking journey that I had ever done in my life! It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain. The accommodations at the trek with the guesthouses and the lodges were comfortable. I love Luxury Holidays Nepal and I will definitely recommend it to my friends.Published: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
My husband and I did 12 days Manaslu Circuit Trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal. The guides and porters were informative, helpful, observant, and fun as well. The trek was definitely an experience of a lifetime. The view of the mountain on the trek was amazing. Luckily, the weather was good throughout the trek and the landscape views were amazing and very real. From our trek, we understood the Nepali culture and lifestyle which was truly so amazing to see. It was the most memorable trip we’ve ever had. Overall it is a very good experience and surely will plan another holiday with their help very soon.Published: Thursday, October 10, 2019
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with LHN. They were very professional and helpful from the first email inquiry sent to them. Every question I had was answered promptly and courteously. I have never received such good and cordial care from any other travel agency as I have received from LHN. The trekking journey was one of the most beautiful journeys I had ever taken. The views of the snowy mountains and the villages and the landscape were all extremely beautiful and something that I hadn’t ever experienced before! It was an amazing experience in my life. Enjoyed a lot. The team is so good and well organized. My special thanks to Mr.Resham for making this a wonderful trip. Would like to come back for another trip with Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides a Standard tourist Guest house throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicles for airport transferal, sightseeing and Local bus Kathmandu-Soti Khola and Dharapani-Kathmandu.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
Communication during Journey:
This Trek is trekking in a remote area so there may not be the full facilities of the telephone. But during the trial, you can find the telephone and internet facilities in most of the places.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy.
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30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 3 per day
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Additional USD 25
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Late fee USD 5 per day
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Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
www.makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com, www.expedia.com
They usually have good offers. (See the flight details page for more information)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at [email protected]
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies are accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATMs in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude-related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Trek, Langtang Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is from USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.
The highest point of Manaslu Circuit Trek is Larke La Pass and its elevation is 5106 m.
Autumn and spring are the best seasons for Manaslu Circuit Trekking as well as for Trekking in Nepal.
Manaslu is an isolated remote area in the western part of Nepal. This is less cultivated and virgin undistorted land. There are very few hotels and lodges in the Manaslu Circuit Trek and Star Hotels are far from the imagination. Maybe there will be lots of star Hotels in the upcoming time, till the date there are no star hotels all on the exclusive trekking trail.
One most challenging pass has to be crossed to complete Manaslu Circuit Trek. After reaching Dharmasalan, the next stopover is Bhimtang. The trail of Dharamsala to Bhimtang requires crossing the Larke La pass which has the elevation of 5106m.
Larke La is the biggest difficulties of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Along with this, remote and isolated areas, almost empty path, snowfalls and bad weather, extreme cold and chilly winds, tough steeply ascends and descends are the major difficulties of Manaslu Circuit Trek. Low crowed and very few numbers of hotels and lodges are other problems causing little hardness in this Trekking.
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