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The Manaslu Circuit Trek is an awe-inspiring teahouse trek at the foothills of the Manaslu region that provides you with a breathtaking trekking experience. This thrilling Manaslu Circuit Trek starts with a tour of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage sites, then takes you into the incredibly beautiful river valleys, captivating mountain hamlets and thrilling high passes of the Manaslu region.
The Trek offers you the chance to view incredible highland panoramas, luscious vegetation and to check out Sherpa hamlets. You will also be able to experience impressive mountain vistas, including Annapurna II.
The Manaslu Circuit trekking package is suitable for trekkers who are fit, healthy and have previous trekking experience.
Flying to Kathmandu on a clear day is itself an awe-inspiring experience. You will be stunned by the exotic views of the snow-capped mountains. Our support team will pick you up at the airport and escort you to your comfortable hotel. The rest of the day is reserved for rest.
You follow the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day and then head towards the bazaar of Gorkha. It will take around seven hours to reach Arughat from Kathmandu. Here, you will roam around the town, walk across the suspension bridge and spend the night in a hotel.
You will head North from Arughat, following the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail takes you through spectacular rice paddies and quaint villages on your way to your next destination, Kyoropani village. It will be a nice, short hike to Sundhi Khola with the potential for an energizing swim during the day.
From Sundi Khola, the scenery changes. The vast and wide valley narrows with the trail, at times, transforming into a steep and densely forested valley. You will walk through several enchanting villages with serene landscapes, until you reach the village of Lapbesi.
From here, you will walk down to the wide, sandy riverbed and follow a path that runs below the steep valley side. After, you ascend to Machha Khola to spend the night.
You walk across the Machha River and head upstream to the small village of Khola Bensiand, where you will experience the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is exposed, thrilling and challenging.
After a short hike along the forested way, you will reach the single teahouse at Doban. Here, you will have the opportunity to explore the series of rapids of the Buri Gandaki River. From Doban, you will continue hiking to Jagat, crossing the river by way of suspension bridge at Lauri.
From Jagat, you will descend down a long stretch of stone steps to the river and again climb a terraced hill to Saguleri. Saguleri is the perfect hill to view the imposing and captivating Sringi mountain. The trail continues uphill from Saguleri through a gorge with gigantic walls. From here, you take an easy to navigate route, crossing the river three times in the next two hours, before ascending another path to reach the Deng village.
The sheer-sided valley is an amazing sight to see. From here, you walk through the Lama villages, observing the mani stones. Mani stones (Prayers imprinted onto the rocks) symbolize the entrance into the high Buddhist region.
After walking a windy trail for around four hours, you reach Ghap village. You will feel the drastic change in climate and culture here at the high Tibetan area.
The trail takes you into alpine territory, meaning you notice the increasingly present views of the mountains. You will find many more mani walls and prayer flags en route to Namrung.
Your special trekking permit will be checked at Namrung, then you continue to gradually climb. After crossing a large stream, which flows down from the Lidanda Glaciers, you finally reach the Tibetan Lho village.
The trail leading to Sama Gaon takes you via the right side of the river, offering the chance to observe the views of 29 different peaks. After this next trail of the trek you reach Sama Gaon, which is where you visit the Sama Gompa, situated circa 20 minutes from the village.
Set aside for rest that is much needed. Surrounded by awe inspiring summits in a serene woodland, today is the day you get to acclimatize and relax.
Now that you are well rested, you continue to climb up from the Sama Gaon. The captivating Budi Gandaki river reveals itself.. From here, the view of Mount Manaslu is especially impressive.
As you head to the eastern edge of the river, the trail takes you to the last permanent hamlet of the valley called Sumdu.
From here, you continue to climb above the Sumdu village, cross the stream and reach an abandoned village called Larkya Bazaar. Nearby the Larkya Glacier, you arrive at a lodge sitting at 4450m, which, has been built to serve travelers crossing the Larkya La pass.
Follow the trail that leads to the ablation valley. The valley treats you with stunning views of Cho Danda and Larkya Mountain. You will continue to make a slow ascent, crossing the debris of the glacier.
The trail becomes steeper in the last part of the pass. From here, a sharp descent is made to reach the ablation valley trail to Larcia Kharka, then the debris ridge leads you to Tanbuche (3,900m).
This is known for being a fantastic place to explore the huge valley system. However, if you worn out from the trek, then you can also utilise this time to take a rest.
Below Tanbuche, you will find Bimthang ablation valley, which is home to numerous mani stone walls and abandoned houses.
Walk through the high meadow land and climb down to a part of the base camp to reach the western side of Manaslu, where you will get to soak up stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna II.
After, you will traverse a trail that descends into the rhododendron forests. From here, you continue to walk until you reach Karche (2785m); the highest cultivated land in the valley.
Today, you ascend through terraced fields to the Karche La pass. A green and thickly woody valley lies ahead, leaning to the distant Marshyangdi river.
Thonje village is your final check post. Here, you cross the Marshyangdi river and join the main Annapurna Circuit with the crowds of trekkers and soon reach Dharapani.
The gorge here was shaped when the valley was obstructed by a landslide and a dam was formed behind the lake.
The lake has long dried up, now the village of Tal sits on the flat land.,You pass through the main Himalayan range, between Manaslu and Annapurna over the next day and a half.
You descend from Jagat to Syange on day 18. At Syange, you cross a suspension bridge to the east side of the Marshyangdi Khola and hike onto easier terrain. After, you will be guided to take a short ascent, which leads to Bahundanda.
Today, you descend to Ngadi and Bhulebhule, exploring the amazing Rice and paddy fields.
With is predominantly undulating topography, this is an easy day’s walk. You might take the little-known east bank route from Bhulebhule to Besi Sahar.
It is about seven hours drive to Kathmandu, where you have lunch at a fine roadside restaurant.
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