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Manaslu Circuit

Trip Overview

The Manaslu Trekking is yet one untouched trekking trail in Nepal.Manaslu region is located in the western part of Nepal and Mt. Manaslu at [8163m] is the eighth highest peaks in the world. The Manaslu region was opened for trekking only in 1992 AD. Manaslu is a well-known and much loved trekking trail in Nepal’s Himalayan landscapes. Manaslu Circuit  trek offers great views of some of the highest mountains in the world. Furthermore, Manaslu offers cultural heritage, a genuine outing in the outback, incomparable beauty and biological varieties that’s amazing.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1327m) and transfer to hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Tour

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti-khola(700m) 8 hours  drive

Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m) 6 hrs

Day 5: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat( 1340m) 8 hrs

Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Phewa(1600m)6 hrs

Day 7: Trek from Pewa to Namrung (2630m) 6.5 hrs

Day 8: Trek from Namrung to Lho (2957m) 4 hrs

Day 9: Trek from Lho to Sama Gong (3540m) 4 hrs

Day 10: Acclimatization Day – side trip to Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal

Day 11: Trek from Sama Gong to Samdo 3865m 4 hrs

Day 12: Acclimatization Day – side trip to Tibetan Border (5100)

Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Dharamasala 4460m 4 hrs

Day 14: Cross the Larke pass (5213m) trek down to Bimtang (3720 m)

Day 15: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije(2300m)6-7 hours

Day 16: Trek from Tilije to Tal (1,680m) 6 hours

Day 17: Trek from Tal to Syange (1,400m) 6 hours

Day 18: Drive from Syange to Pokhara 6 hrs drive

Day 19: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Day 20: Final Departure

This trip can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1327m) and transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival, our representatives from Mountain Sun Valley Treks will come to pickup you on the airport and transfer you to hotel by the tourist car.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Tour

Today you will have UNESCO world heritage sight-seeing around Kathmandu Valley. 

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti-khola(700m) 8 hours  drive

After having breakfast, we will drive from Kathmandu to Soti-khola by our private jeep, enjoying the views of the hilly areas, terraces, fields, and rivers. Overnight at Teahouse in soti-khola.

Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m) 6 hrs

You will start your trek of the day through the forest, colorful villages, clean streams, wonderful waterfalls and green valley until we reach Lapu Besi. After few hours of the trek, we will reach to Machha Khola and overnight at Teahouse in Maccha Khola

Day 5: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat( 1340m) 8 hrs

we follow a narrow trail that takes us to Tharo Khola and finally to Khorlabesi. After a few ascends and descends, we reach a popular hot-spring, Tatopani. We will spend some time here and can enjoy the natural sauna in the hot -spring and relieve all our tiredness and stress of the trek. we cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, climb over a ridge, walk along the river to reach Jagat.

Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Phewa(1600m)6 hrs

The trail is beautiful with unique sculptures over the boulders on the river bank formed due to river water. Leaving the river bank, you proceed through forests of rhododendron, Himalayan pine and the overhanging rocks on the towering peaks. Finally, you will reach Pewa, the final destination of the day.

Day 7: Trek from Pewa to Namrung (2630m) 6.5 hrs

you will walk across the bamboo forest to reach Deng. On the trail, you can see White Faced monkeys visiting villages on the lookout for a free feed.The trail then proceeds to Ghap through several landslide zones.After about 1hr on the uneven trail, you will climb a zigzag from the river to the neat village of Namrung. 

Day 8: Trek from Namrung to Lho (2957m) 4 hrs

Exploring the Tibet-influenced typical lifestyle you will walk past several mani walls, lush terraces and houses through Banjam to enter the fir, rhododendron and oak forest before climbing to Lihi then to Sho. Walking across the rocky hillside routes, you will finally reach Lho.

Day 9: Trek from Lho to Sama Gong (3540m) 4 hrs

The next morning, you will start with a short trek, after crossing the Shyala village, we reach the Sama village where one gets to witness the amazing views of Mount Manaslu and explore the famous Ribung Gompa. The breathtaking view of the high mountains along with glaciers is the highlight of the trip. 

Day 10: Acclimatization Day – side trip to Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Basecamp or Birendra Tal

This is the day of acclimatization at Sama Gaon to prevent altitude-related illness.  You will walk to Pungyen Gompa on the east of the Nubri Valley.At the hilltop; you will get the enticing views of Manaslu. Nearby, you will see many Himalayan Thars and Yaks grazing.

Day 11: Trek from Sama Gong to Samdo 3865m 4 hrs

You will have a short trek to Samdo.Once you reach at Samdo, you can explore the nearby villages or you can hike to Samdo Peak. The Larkya La trail is on the left above the valley. You can also see the main track for Tibet over the Larjyang La forming slopes on the Larkya La trail.

.Day 12: Acclimatization Day – side trip to Tibetan Border (5100)

Today, you will stop at Samdo for a day trip to the Tibetan border. From the border, you can also see parts of Tibet and Nepal.

Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Dharamasala 4460m 4 hrs

This is another adventurous day in the high altitude. Enjoying the scenic views of the chain of Himalayas you will walk slowly across the rugged terrains of Manaslu region before you reach Dharmasala.

Day 14: Cross the Larke pass (5213m) trek down to Bimtang (3720 m)

You will walk to Larkya La Pass (5160m) on this day.This is the challenging part of the trek but if you walk steadily, you can walk to the pass successfully.You will catch views of Himlung (7126m) near Tibet and Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m) in the Annapurna Range.

Day 15: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije(2300m)6-7 hours

After enjoying the splendid views of the mountains from a ridge in Bhimtang, We walk through rhododendron forests, narrow valleys and fields before making a climb to the river bank that leads to the village of Gho. A short walk takes us to Tilije with better accommodation options. 

Day 16: Trek from Tilije to Tal (1,680m) 6 hours

We observe mani walls as we aascend ahead to a village of Thonje. We cross security checkpoint at Dharapani which is a part of Annapurna Circuit section. We hike through Karte Village before we cross suspension bridge over Marshyangdi Khola several times. Further, we go ahead along the trail with mani walls before we arrive in Tal. 

Day 17: Trek from Tal to Syange (1,400m) 6 hours

In the morning once we walk down the gentle path and ascend until we get the view of Marshyangdi River. We cross a suspension bridge over the river before we reach a Chyamje village. 

Day 18: Drive from Syange to Pokhara 6 hrs drive

Today, you will drive back to Pokhara by private jeep for 6 hours witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers and valleys and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains. 

Day 19: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Today, you will fly back to Kathmandu.

Day 20: Final Departure

We will take you to the Kathmandu Airport for your final departure 3 hours before your flight.

Equipment List

Document List:

  • Valid passport
  • 2 extra passport size photos
  •  Photocopies of passport and visa form 
  • Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
  • Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Headlight with batteries
  • Water bottles
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel                 

Personal Clothing items:

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • warm fleece hat
  • Black Sunglasses

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket 
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down vest or jacket 

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof pants

Feet:

  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:

  • Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
  • toothpaste/brush set;
  • hand sanitizer gel
  • 1 synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:

  • First-Aid kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) 
  • Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen)
  • cold medicine.
  •  antibiotics for stomach infection
  • anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide)
  • water purification tablets

Useful Info

The trek can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at mountainsunvalley@gmail.com.

FAQ

1. What preparations should I make before trekking?
It is always a good idea to involve yourself in doing physical exercises before trekking. Not that you have to be all athletic and muscular to trek. An average level of physical fitness will make the journey less stressful.

2.Is drinking water easily available?
Availability of drinking water is not the problem. The problem is the cost of it at higher altitude. As you gain height, the price of water rises up to 2-3$ per liter.

An alternative way of getting drinking water is by having your water bottles filled in tea houses. Tea houses will provide you boiled water for about 1$ per liter. They are completely safe for drinking.

3.What kind of food is available during trekking?
Food is not of any concern while trekking. You will get all kinds of cuisines. For breakfast, tea houses will provide you with eggs cooked in your preferred style along with pan cakes, bread butter, roti, and so on.
Various other dishes like pizza, pasta, momo, chowmein and many more are also available. The most preferred dish is Dal Bhaat. It is a typical Nepali meal. Rice is served with vegetable curry, lentils, tomato chutney and meat curry. 

4. What are the risks associated with trekking?
Trekking is an extreme sport and does come with a lot of risks. Some unavoidable risks are avalanche, heavy rainfall, earthquake, landslide and other such natural calamities.

You might fall and injure yourself or catch some viral flue. The deadliest risk of trekking is AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness. This sickness occurs when a great altitude is gained and the body fails to adjust to the changing pressures associated with it. Anyone can fall a victim of the sickness and if not treated in time, it can be fatal.

5. Do I need a guide/porter to trek?
There is no such hard and fast rule that you must have one. But it is highly advisable to travel with them. Some of the treks cannot be trekked without a guide most of them are the restricted ones.

A guide is someone who will help you with navigations. He will also have a better idea about the places to live in and eat at can negotiated prices for you. They will also help you during medical emergencies.

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Duration 20 days
Transportation Bus/Jeep
Group Size 2-12
Difficulty Moderate
Max Elevation 5130m
Accomodation TeaHouse
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