Manaslu Round trek

destination Manaslu circuit
duration 17 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
max altitude 5215m
meal Available
season Spring/Autumn

Overview

Manaslu round trek or Manaslu circuit trek is a prominent trek in the Manaslu district that lies in between Nepal and Tibet. As the name implies, Manaslu, “The Spirit Mountain”, is a trek to the dashing unparalleled snow-clad mountains with the organic exploration of typical cultures, wildlife, and their attributes. The eight highest mountains in 8163 meters are the most isolated and have a unique landscape in western Nepal. The trekking authorization in this region was legally permitted in 1992.

Manaslu round trek is a great opportunity to experience the Gurung and Buddhist culture. The trekking trail of this route takes travelers to the Larke La Pass at the elevation of 5160 meters. The circuit supports you to have different perspectives of typical Tibetan society. The journey to the Manaslu circuit begins from Kathmandu and guiding a way to Soti Khola, Machi Khola, Jagat, Phidi and so on. The captivating forest of bright rhododendron, blasting greeneries with bamboos, pine backwoods and blue-green lakes refreshes travelers throughout a journey. The round trek also supports a magnificent view of gigantic mountains like Himal Chuli 7893 meters, Manaslu Himal 8153 meters, Ganesh Himal 7319 meters and Shringi Himal 7187 meters. The trails encompass several Buddhist landmarks with tremendous Mani dividers, powerful feeling, and petition to God Banners, sanctuary, Chorten and old cloister. 

Manaslu round trek is a restricted area trekking which makes it more expensive than other circuit treks. This round trek requires a special authorization from Restricted Area Permit (RAP), Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP), and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). This conservation area is rich in wildlife like musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan Thar and home to 33 species of other mammals. We can find over 110 species of birds and 1500-2000 species of flowering plants in this region.

Seasonal highlights of the Manaslu Round/ Circuit trek.
  • The best time to trek around the circuit is autumn and spring.
  • The months of March-May and September- November offers clear views and moderate temperature.
  • Monsoon and winter seasons incurs the risk of Landslide and Avalanche
  • The trails get wet and moist and the temperature is cold.
  • Disturbance invisibility and has unconditional weather.

Trip Highlights

  • Momentary at Larkya La at 5215 meters.
  • Walk across the monasteries, Chorten and typical villages like Deng, Namrung, and Samdo.
  • Get a panoramic view of high mountains like Manaslu, Annapurna range, Him Chuli, and other gigantic mountains.
  • Observe and practice the Nepalese and Tibetan mixture culture
  • Explore the Budi Gandaki, a deep, long river gorge.
  • Trek and hike between the borders of Nepal and Tibet.

Itinerary

Day 1: Advent at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport.


Upon your arrival, the frontier treks team greets you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu valley cultural sightseeing and preparation for trek.


Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700 meters). Duration: 8-9 hours.


Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola (869 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.


Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1340 meters). Duration: 6 hours.


Day 6: Trek to Philim (1570 meters). Duration: 5 hours.


Day 7: Trek to Deng (1860 meters). Duration: 5 hours.


Day 8: Trek to Namrung (2630 meters). Duration: 5 hours.


Day 9: Trek to Samagaon (3520 meters). Duration: 6 hours.


Day 10: Acclimatization and exploration day at Samagaon.


Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3875 meters). Duration: 3 hours.


Day 12: Trek to Dharmashala (4460 meters). Duration: 4 hours.


Day 13: Trek to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass (5160 meters). Duration: 8-9 hours.


Day 14: Trek to Tilje (2300 meters). Duration: 5 hours.


Day 15: Trek to Chamje (1430 meters). Duration: 6-7 hours.


Day 16: Trek to Besisahar and drive to Kathmandu. Duration: 8 hours.


Day 17: Final Departure.


Inclusion / Exclusion

Inclusion

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • 3 Nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with professional English-speaking tour guided
  • Transportation as per itinerary KTM- Soti Khola/ Dharapani- KTM
  • Meals (BLD including hot drinks and tea/coffee)
  • An English-speaking Professional guide and assistant & porters as per requirements
  • Special Permit, Trekking permit, National park & TIMS card fee (ACAP, MCAP)
  • All wages, equipment, meal, medical and accident insurances for trekking staff
  • First aid medical kits for emergency
  • Frontier trek Duffle bag, T-shirt, or cap
  • Trekking Map
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Exclusion

  • International Flight Fare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Personal Insurance (Travel, Emergency Medical, Rescue)
  • Meal (Lunch and dinner) during stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal Trekking Gears, extra expenses Phone Calls, Water, Laundry, Bar Bills, Battery Recharge, Internet etc.

All Inclusive Cost

USD 1685

Per Person

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