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Manaslu Circuit Trek 19 Days

Mount Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Explore the Spirit Mountain – MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK.

Manaslu Circuit Trek, also called Manaslu Round Trekking. This adventurous trip is possible to do in both way – Tea House and Camping, on your own choice. Teahouse is most popular because of the easiest and cheapest way to manage. Hiking around the 8th highest mountain peak in the world, Mount Manaslu 8163 mtr. This Trek is less touristy and best alternative replacement for Everest region and Annapurna region trekkings.

 

This trek has all the features of other trekking destinations of Nepal; beautiful view of mountains, landscapes, villages, raging rivers, stream and amazing waterfalls. Diversity in flora and fauna, precarious suspension bridges, and both Hindu and Buddhist religion. Tibetan culture in Nepali land and comparatively less-trekkers than other trekking routes.

 

Inside the Manaslu conservation area is not only for Manaslu Circuit Trek. There are other trails as well, such as Tusm Valley Trek, on the same route but need to add 7 days more.  After cross, Larke La Pass 5160m, during Manaslu circuit trek; if you wish, to continue for more adventure, then you can enjoy the beauty of Annapurna Circuit Trek to Thorong La Pass 5416m; world’s most popular and widest trekking pass.

 

Manaslu Circuit Trek starts a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and follows the Budi Gandaki River and end in Marasandi River. Trekking trails on Budi Gandaki river gorge being easy by improving greatly each time. Manaslu Circuit Trek is an alternative trek for Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek.

 

THIS TREKKING TRAIL WAS DAMAGE BY AN EARTHQUAKE IN 2015 BUT NOW BECOME NORMAL.

 

BEST TIME TO DO: Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Spring:  March,  April, and mid of May.

Autumn: September, October, and November.

 

This two season is the perfect time to do a hike on Manaslu Himalaya Region; Because at spring season just left the cold and begins the dry season; and also, the Rhododendron flowers welcome you in there. In the autumn season rain season just finish and all the greenness, rivers and beautiful waterfalls give you a great time in there. If you love to play with snow then in the winter season also ok to do Manaslu Trek.

 

ACCOMMODATION.

Hotel in Kathmandu.

Lodge/ Guest House/ Tea House/  Tent during the trek.

 

TREKKING ITINERARY. 

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Trek preparation

Day 3: Drive to Sutikhola (710m/2328ft)

Day 4: Sutikhloa to  Khorlabesi (900m/2952ft)

Day 5: Khorlabesi to Jagat (1340m/4395ft)

Day 6: Jagat to Philm (1700m/5576ft)

Day 7: Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft)

Day 8: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft)

Day 9: Namrung to Lho Gaun. (3180m/10435ft)

Day 10: Lho Ghau to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft)

Day 11: Acclimatization day at Samagaon

Day 12: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft)

Day 13: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft)

Day 14: Dharmashala to Bhimathang (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5106m/16752ft)

Day 15: Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m/7544ft)

Day 16: Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft)

Day 17: Chamje to Besishahar and Kathmandu

Day 18:  Rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Farewell.

 

Special Note:

This itinerary is our tailor-made program for Mount Manaslu Circuit Trek. Days in the trek is always flexible it can increase and decrease depending on your holiday length schedule and choice. If you are thinking about some change please email us at jrntreks@gmail.com

Detail Itinerary

TREKKING ITINERARY. 

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.

You will greet by our one of the team member in Airport and arrange transfer to hotel.

 

Day 2: Trek preparation.

Trek preparation day. You will have free day during morning time while we are preparing for trekking permits and necessary documents for trek and at the evening you will breef by lead guide about the trek.

 

Day 3: Drive to Sutikhola. (710m/2328 ft)

You will eat breakfast at hotel, after finish breakfast you will take (Local Bus/ Jeep) depend on what kind of package you chose for trek together with guide and porters. First few hours you will drive on black top road till Dhadang Besi from there your real journey starts on bumpy and Jumpy road till Arughat and then Soti Khola. Total drive approximately 7 to 8 hours.

 

Day 3: Sutikhloa to  Khorlabesi (900m/2952ft)

First day of Manaslu circuit trek for walk.  After breakfast in Hotel, your trip starts towards Khorla Basi walk on the bank of Budi Kali Gandaki river, You will pass terrace farmlands, local villages, small stream and waterfalls. You will have lunch on the way together with guides and porters. In this day you just walk around 5 to 6 hours  to ascend around 200m to reach in Khorla Besi (Along the way you will find place called Machhekhola, Machhekhola is a quite big village where you can find some shop where you can buy some things if you need for trek. Also there is police permit check point where you need to show your trekking permits.

 

Day 4: Khorlabesi to Jagat (1340m/4395ft)

Second day of the trek for walk. Similar like day one of hike you will start to walk after finish your breakfast. Todays journey to Jagat also similar like day one pass through local villages, terrace farmlands, suspension bridges over the small steams and Budi Kali Gandaki river. Along the way you will find a natural hot water at place called Tatopani. Today you will walk around 6 to 7 hours by ascending 400m approximately to Jagat. From Jagat you need to have special permit of Manaslu circuit trek so you need to register your permit there.

 

Day 5: Jagat to Philm (1700m/5576ft)

Third day of walk of Manaslu Circuit Trek. After two long day, today the short day walk around 4 to 5 hours. Again you will follow Budi Kali Gandaki river by cross some suspension bridges before little climb to Philm Village.

 

Day 6: Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft)

Day 7: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft)

Day 8: Namrung to Lho Gaun. (3180m/10435ft)

Day 9: Lho Ghau to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft)

Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon

Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft)

Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft)

Day 13: Dharmashala to Bhimathang (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5106m/16752ft)

Day 14: Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m/7544ft)

Day 15: Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft)

Day 16: Chamje to Besishahar and Kathmandu

Day 17:  Rest day in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Farewell.

Include

√  Airport Pick Up and Drop.

  4 Night Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. 2 Night before trek and 2 night after trek.

  Permits (MCAP Permit, ACAP Permit, TIMS CARD, and Special Permit) and all necessary documents for trek.

  Accommodation during trek besic on twin sharing base best possible lodge/guest house even in tent at Dharmasala.

  Government license holder english speaking guide.

√  Strong and experiences porter. 1 porter for 2 trekkers.

  Road transportation. (Kathmandu to Soti Khola before trek and Jagat to Kathmandu after trek)

 

Exclude.

×  Food in Kathmandu.

×  Food during trekking.

×  Unexpected cost by act of nature if that happend.

×  Your personal health insurance.

×  Emergency evacuation in need.

×  Monuments entrance fee or donations.

×  Tips for guide and porters.

Equipments list

Here is a recommended Equipment list for Manaslu Circuit Trek. You could bring the ones you already have and rest can be bought even hired and buy in Kathmandu.

  1. Lightweight trekking boots with spare laces
  2. A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet
  3. 4-season sleeping bag
  4. Warm jacket (Fibber or down)
  5. A rainproof jacket with hood or a rain poncho.
  6. Woolen shirts and thick sweaters or fleece.
  7. A pair of lightweight/ heavyweight windproof/ waterproof trousers.
  8. Thermal underwears.
  9. A tracksuit useful for wearing in Lodge in the evening.
  10. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.
  11. 1 lightweight long sleeved –shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sunburn.
  12. A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night and a sunhat with a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
  13. A pair of gloves.
  14. 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
  15. 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
  16. Mask or other dust protective items (Upper Mustang area is the dry area so a little wind can make difficult during the walk.
  17. Duffle bag to gear while trekking.
  18. Daypack/ rucksack to carry the personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
  19. Water bottle.
  20. Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  21. Polyethene plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
  22. Toiletries with large and small towels.
  23. Small headlamp/torch with spare batteries
  24. Snow gaiters essential during winter and all treks going over at other times.
  25. Reading materials, camera, game items (optional), notebook, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional).

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