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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Start From:   US$ 1875

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:20 Days

Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:Private and Local Transportation

Accommodation:Hotel, Lodge and Tea House

Max. Altitude:5106m/16748ft

Best Season:October, November, March, April and May

Activities:Driving, Sightseeing, Trekking and Hiking

Group Size:02 - 16 Pax

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The Manaslu Circuit is an amazing trek displaying rich culture, tradition and local lifestyle with diverse natural beauty and superb Himalayan views. The trek offers an interesting mix of varied ethnic groups, their religion, tradition and lifestyle. The trail follows the Budhi Gandaki River from Arughat towards the Larkey Pass (5100m/16728ft). The trek starts at fairly low elevation at around 700m/2296ft and gradually ascends towards spectacular high altitude landscapes skirting moraines and glaciers. The Larkya Pass can be tough when there is much snow. However, the breathtaking views of the high Himalayan peaks and stunning landscape worth the effort. The pass links the Budhi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley of the Annapurna Circuit trekking. After the pass, the trail descends through beautiful alpine meadows at Bhimtang before joining the main Annapurna Circuit route in Dharapani.
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is still not affected with the modernization thus the villages and local settlements are isolated where trekkers can witness authentic lifestyle of the locals and enjoy the feeling of ultimate solitude. Due to the lack of modernization and infrastructural development most of the ancient traditions, rituals, lifestyle and costume of the local people are preserved dramatically. This trek offers an authentic experience of the age old tradition, ancient cultures, colorful costume and interesting religious practices of the local ethnic people.

Trip Highlights

• Sightseeing Tour of UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu valley
• Trekking through beautiful landscape and traditional villages
• Exploring the local culture, tradition and lifestyle of different ethnic groups
• Day hike to Manaslu Base Camp
• Trekking over the Larke La (pass) at an altitude of 5106m/16748ft and enjoying the breathtaking mountain views
• Learning  the Buddhist religion and exploring many interesting age old monasteries and nunneries

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1335 m/4379ft) - Pick up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu Valley sightseeing (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) and Trek preparation

Day 03:Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) via Arughat (695m/2280ft) 8-9 hours drive

Day 04:Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) 5-6 hours trek

Day 05:Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) 5-6 hours

Day 06:Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft) 5-6 hours

Day 07:Phillim to Deng (1800m/5904ft) 5-6 hours

Day 08:Deng to Namrung (2660m/8528ft) 5-6 hours

Day 09:Namrung to Lho (3180m/10430ft) 5-6 hours

Day 10:Lho to Samagaun (3530m/11578ft) 4-5 hours

Day 11:Acclimatization day in Samagaon - Day hike to Manaslu Base Camp 7-8 hours

Day 12:Samagaun to Samdo (3860m/12661ft) 3-4 hours

Day 13:Samdo to Dharamshala (4480m/ 14694ft) 3-4 hours

Day 14:Dharmashala to Bhimthang (3720m/12202ft) via Larkey La (5100m/16728ft) 8-9 hrs

Day 15:Bhimtang - Tilje (2300m/7544ft)/ 6-7 hours

Day 16:Tilje - Taal (1700m/5576ft) 4-5 hours

Day 17:Taal to Ghermu Phant (1140m/3739ft) 4-5 hours

Day 18:Ghermu Phant to Besisahar (790m/2591ft) 6-7 hours

Day 19:Drive back from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1335m/4379ft) 6-7 hours drive

Day 20:Drop to the airport for farewell and departure Or Extend the trip with other activities

Cost Include

  • Necessary ground transportation and airport transfers on private vehicle
  • Three nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing including all entry fees, tour guide and private transportation
  • Lodge/ Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural program
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle and/or local transportation as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek Guide and necessary number of strong and friendly Trekking Porters
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, meals and accommodation
  • Necessary trekking equipments including down jacket, sleeping bag, trek poles, gaiters, water bottles, emergency blanket, duffel bag, waterproof bag covers, micro spikes etc. (to be returned after the trek completion)
  • Authentic Adventures stickers, trekking map and Trip Achievement Certificate are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (MCAP, Manaslu Special Permit, ACAP Permit and TIMS Card)
  • Basic First-Aid Medical kit
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Exclude

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International flight and excess baggage charge
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and diners in Kathmandu besides welcome and farewell dinner
  • Expenses of personal nature like communication bills, laundry bills, spa, bar bills, cold drinks, mineral and boiled water, extra snacks, special coffee drinks (espresso, latte, mocha, cappuccino, americano etc.) during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
  • Extra expenses due to unexpected and unavoidable circumstances
  • Any extra services, activities or tours besides scheduled itinerary
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in ‘Cost Includes’ section
  • Heli evac (if in case of emergency)
  • Tips and gratuities to the staffs

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