Manaslu circuit trek is one of the most challenging trekking routes in Nepal, which was established in 1991 AD. This trek offers excellent combination Himalaya range along the border of Nepal and Tibet. Manaslu circuit trek passed over the larke-pass (5100m) is gaining more and popular as a new trekking destination. This trek offers you with spectacular views of world 8th highest peak Manaslu(8163m) and much higher peak of Nepal. In this trek, you will get a wonderful experience of the stunning Tradition of Gurung people, ancient monasteries and glorious Himalaya view of Annapurna range, Glacial lakes and the living lifestyle of Himalaya people which make an absolutely amazing adventure in Himalayan. Manaslu Circuit trail Follows the spectacular Budhi Gandaki river all the way from Arugat to its source just crossing off the Larkya pass can be tough when there is Snow. On this trek, you will pass many villages such as Sotikhola, Machhakhola, jagat, Lho, Samagaon and tiche Villages, etc. This trek is certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit.
We began our 18 day trip in Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage sites and we will start heading to the ultimate trekking adventure in Nepal “The Manaslu Circuit Trek”.
Aarohi holiday will make your trip remarkable and highly professional team.
Arrival in Kathmandu (13,45m) at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Pick up by our office representative, transfer you to your hotel, evening brief you about your trip, overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu
Today is for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. . Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.
A westward 70km scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway, through the forested Middle Hills, leads to Malekhu. A 30km secondary tarred road heads north, over the Trisuli Nadi, towards Dhading Besi and a rutted 35km dirt road northwest to Arughat on the Budhi Gandaki.
We set off early today for Sotikhola. While travelling, we enjoy beautiful views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We go through a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading (1050m)but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a difficult road. While reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Sotikhola.
While crossing the bridge, we trek through the wonderful Sal forests, then move onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. After that we reach Khursane upon which the hard stream weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among huge gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village.
The small stream makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more moving upwards and downwards we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, and then we cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. During this period, we climb on a big, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. While crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. After crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat.
We start our today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then move downwards to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the stream continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a vast Gurung village. The stream turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level stream as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The path now enters a sharp, wild gorge. At this point, we move downwards to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then we start trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. While continuing the trek we go through the stream where the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. After crossing the Khola, we reach the samll village of Deng.
After an extensive walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The stream also passes through woods and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another path, we take the way from Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a mesmerizing sight of Siring Himal. After that we cross the Budi Gandaki many times today and come across several gompas on our way. The stream follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasing walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung.
Namrung village is a wonderful viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The stream drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. After that we go through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We enjoy extraordianary views of Mt. Manasly from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and vast glaciers straight ahead, and other snow peaks to the right and at the far end stand Ganesh Himal.
Today our guide will bring you to explore around Birendra lake or nearest view point/day trip to Manaslu Base Camp
Today, we move downwards to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The stream to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la stream passes many mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb harldy onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo.
As always, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and move upward. While crossing two streams and observing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi.
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy amazing views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes harder only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are overwhelming views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the vast Annapurna II. It is a lenghty day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is a great experience.
From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy outstanding views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We move downdwards again and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We go through rhododendron forest and follow a stream through a small valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a difficult climb over a ridge. The stream comes off the ridge in a huge, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Then we reach tilije .
We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved stream as it passes through a wonderful village. After that we cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and after quite a bit of walking we cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We also come across some mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, located at the foot of a huge waterfall.
We follow the stream to Chyamje village crossing the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The stream then we go downwards through rhododendron and and pine forests to Syange.
After breakfast, a jeep ride along the dusty and bumpy road to Besi Sahar and the paved road back to Kathmandu
Final departure to your onward destination or additional trip
1 Meals and drinking in Trek
The meals are included in our package which is taken in lodges. We will get breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights. Our guide will choose and stop for lunch on the available place for every day on a trek. We will request you to bring water and use medicine and drink freely or therefore you can also have options of buying purification water bottled or boiled water in every place as well
2 Medicines and first kits
Proper medicines and first aid kits are very essential for trekking. You might get physically hurt at high altitudes is easy due to the terrain and change in atmosphere. Unsuspecting trekker must always be prepared for any adversities that they could face even while walking through easiest trek some of the most essential items anyone must have in their first aid kit are below
Pain relief spray, ointment
Crepe bandage for sprain
And my other that are necessary which are hard to found in a rural area.
3 Trekking Seasons in Nepal
The trekking season in Nepal is generally known best as two seasons after falls and after the winter. Ever best season of trekking in Himalayan consider in the mid of September to mid of December. Each season has its distinct attraction to offers Nepal. Trekking season is classified as below
Autumn ( Sept- Nov)
Winter ( Dec-Feb)
Spring ( March-may)
Summer ( Jun- Aug)
This season is also considered as the best trekking season for the trekking in Nepal. Sep, Oct, and Nov are the fall in this trekking season in Nepal. This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.
Winter (Dec- Feb)
This season is clear in Nepal. Dec, Jan, and Feb Months are a cold day in Mountain during this season Nepal is usually snowfall in the higher elevations with risks winds and colder temperatures. It will be ideal for trekking in the lower elevation.
During this season different varieties of wildflowers, especially the rhododendrons make the hillside which makes higher altitude trekking more comfortable and interesting. April and May’s months are fall-in this trekking.
Summer ( June- August)
June, July, and August months are the main rainy season. It also involves monsoon with heavy rainfall which makes trekking condition unfavorable. During this season, it is times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valley and meadows blossom with flower and lush vegetation. Desert park of Nepal like mustang Nar-Phu valley and Dolpo region are the best season to do trekking which is summer trekking a great alternative behind the Himalayan rains shadow area.
4 Travel insurances
One of the most popular destinations in the world for the adventure trekking, Climbing and expedition is in Nepal, so most of that area is located in remote part in the Himalayan
Travel insurances in Nepal is definitely an Important consideration:-It play the vital role that you need to have travel insurance while doing traveling to Nepal and doing trekking, Climbing, and Expedition or any other adventure in Nepal. There are many types of travel insurance policies and which they all come with an incredible amount of fine print so, we request you need to very clear that what is covered and what is not covered on the travel insurance policy that you are going to buy in case if you need more information about travel insurances, please feel free to contact us.
5 Physical fitness
Physical fitness is an important part of any outdoor activity. It is probably less of an issue at the start than you might think. Trek is about taking your time settling your own pace and enjoying the experience to its fullest basically they are three components of in Nepal trek preparation:- Aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trek in thinner air, up to 40 percent less than at sea label how as with good aerobic conditioning you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you.
Before your arrival in Nepal, you should plan on doing at least one hours of aerobic 3/4 times per week for 1 month. Jogging, hiking, cycling and walking on alley floor to ridgeline ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise so long as your strengthening ley muscles and building stamina. speed is not the essence confidence stamina and continuity are.
6 personal belongings
We are not answerable for any damage or loss of your any luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, ponies airport or vehicles. That means your personal possessions luggage are at your risk at the times.
7 how to book your tour/ how to book with us
We request you, before booking any tour with us, please read all the term and conditions slowly read all the term and conditions slowly and thoroughly. You might also call us with any question prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Please fill out the form completely so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process The most important thing to understand that all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded and also to the level of service or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take as much as the time to get all questions answered so that when booking the trip/it is without trepidation.
8 Acute Mountain Sickness
Acute mountain sickness is common at high altitudes and depends on the elevation, the rate of ascent and individual susceptibility. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, loss of appetite and lethargy, nausea, bread hopelessness, and irritability. An altitude over 3000 meters (9843 Feet) is usually defined as high altitude. Treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take almost caution. We will also equip our staffs with a cell phone and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are always greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
9 Flight delays Internal
The major reason for the flight delays and the cancellation is due to the climate conditions and horal geographical setting of Nepal. The heavy rainfall the fog and unusual al winds cloud results in flight delays or sometimes cancellation airport lucks the instrument landing system for the domestic flights in case of any cancellations or flight delays do occur (highly chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla,Everest Reagan) we will also provide service to arrange a helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of civil aviation rule of Nepal which can state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. Therefore the cost ranges from used 350 to 650 according to the number of passengers.
10 Arrival Instructions
Outside the arrivals hall there will be a large group of people, Agents and individuals from many companies please don’t be a hassle by their people. We request you to Stop and look carefully for your name Our Aarohi Holiday representative will holding your name and encored you to the car and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will also see Men/taxi driver offering you to carry luggage at the Airport. So just ignore them and walk out the door with our airport representative and follow these instructions you also have to take care and keep an eye on your luggage and belonging to avoid any complicacies.
11 Visa Entry procedures
For entry into Nepal, the visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa entry procedure in Nepal can be obtained at The Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad Nepal visa is an important issued at the entry points like Kathmandu international airport upon arrival. We must not pay any visa fee for under 10 years children. If you’re willing to get Nepal visa required filling form truth passport, Photograph.
Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Single entry 15 days us $ 25
Single entry 30 days us $ 30
Multiple entry 90 days us $ 100
Please, we request you to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry and also have cash ready in us dolor for more information to the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa, Visit the Nepal Department of Immigration Website.
12 Trekking Day
We will have to walk around 6 to 8 hours per day/ 10 to 12 km per day more or less. We will have our breakfast at the tea house and begin our trekking as in the middle of long trekking we will have our lunch at the tea house and after some time we will start the trekking again. However, will end our night will dinner at tea house take rest to have some fun and remaining trek we will start it again tomorrow after breakfast.