Despite several world famous circuit treks like the Annapurna Circuit Trek or the Everest Base Camp Trek, the Manaslu Circuit Trek located in Lamjung district of Nepal is widely considered as one of the most difficult and challenging treks in Nepal.The Manaslu Circuit Trek opened in the year 1992 and it immediately grew in popularity because of its captivating natural essence, the exclusiveness and the untouched beauty.The Manaslu circuit trek is a relatively new trekking circuit and most challenging outdoors across Manaslu region where the trail remains peaceful and breathtaking Mountain views can be seen all around. The Manaslu region Trek is in a league of its own in comparison.The hiking trail in this region called Manaslu circuit trekking is cross over Larkya La Pass which is linked to Annpurna round trail at Dharapani. Manaslu trekking is starts from Arughat, which need 9 hours drive from Kathmandu to get thereTrekkers can pass various villages, suspension bridge, waterfalls, Buddhist Chorten & monasteries. Sama Gaon, Samdo, Dharmshala are the most popular Buddhist villages & Larkya La pass (5170m) is the highest altitude point of the trip.
From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will invite to visit our office for briefing about the each day program. Today you will receive your Langtang National park Permits and TIMS. Overnight at hotel.
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. The Durbar Square sheds light on the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Boudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, we are introduced to our trek guide and porters and discuss our trip at office. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We will start the day early after breakfast. We take a drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi on a nice, paved road enjoying the views of the hilly areas, terraces, fields and rivers. Then drive from Dhading Besi to Arughat is a little rough one on rocky trails. From Arughat 2 more hour driver to reach Soti Khola or to drive there and rest the night.
After breakfast in Soti Khola, you'll begin this epic trek up and down through various landscapes including forests, rice paddies, a cliff-face ridge, a rushing river, and several beautiful waterfalls. You'll then reach Khursane on a rocky trail. You'll eventually descend past a few ride paddies, then continue up and around to the picturesque Gurung village of Labubesi. From here, you'll further climb near a rocky outcrop where the valley opens up next to the river, which flows more peacefully here. Dropping down to the river shore, you'll walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach the village of Machha Khola. Overnight in Machhakhola.
Today you will enter the Manaslu Conservation Area while trekking to Jagat following the river towards the north. You may find a glimpse of bird and animal life along the banks. Facilitated by the Gurung ethnic group, Jagat has a very old settlement, clean streets and mani wall of Tibetan Buddhist culture. Overnight at Jagat.
We begin today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in Deng.
Today you will get a little bit harder as the trail continuously climbs and dives until Bihi Phedi. Have lunch and some rest at Bihi Phedi and trek to Namrung. Namrung has small shops, new lodges, camping areas, and security checkpoint. From this village, the people are mostly of Tibetan origin. O/N at Namrung village.
You trek over a winding path which moves through the inner Himalayan range enjoying mountain views of Rupina la pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped peaks. Climbing through a forest of firs, rhododendrons and oaks the trail enters the closely packed houses of Lihi and several Buddhist villages along the way. You will find many monasteries, chortens and mani-walls. Having over one hundred and fifty houses, Samagaon is surprisingly
large and bustles with the energy of remote village life. From Samagaon you can see Mt. Manaslu and the Kutang Himal Massif.
This day is set aside to rest and acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. We stay in Samagaon and explore the surrounding areas or visit Birendra Tal and Anie Gompa. The main attraction of the day is the Pungyen Gompa with a spectacular view of the glaciers but it rather log day only recommended for the fit hikers. It is situated on a hill near Samagaon. We hike up to the Gompa named after the two peaks of Manaslu which means bracelet. It was destroyed when the Japanese first tried to summit
the peaks. It was believed that the expedition to reach the summit might have angered the Gods. After the detour, we come back to Samagaon and spend the night there.
We follow the Budhi Gandaki River up to a stream which we cross on a suspension bridge. From here we take the trail on the right to Larkya la. It is a fairly easy trail, passing through Mani walls and juniper and birch forests. We again cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki and continue forward. From a stone arch, we can see a kani and after crossing it, we reach Samdo where we spend the night.
We start our day trip by crossing a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and begin a hike upwards. After crossing a few streams and seeing a glimpse of the Larkya glacier, we go around a valley and make our way upwards again to reach a guesthouse called Dharmashala. This short walk to Larke Phedi provides enough time and rest to acclimatize for the further trek.
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer 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 an overwhelming experience. Overnight in Bimthang.
After breakfast in Bimthang, head out to a nearby ridge where you can enjoy great views of Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal. Keep descending on the trail and cross a high pasture followed by a bridge over the Dudh Khola River, rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach at Karche. Pass through lush fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho where some trekkers choose to stay the night, but you'll continue walking until you get to Tilije.
The trail goes down to Dharapani where the Annapurna circuit trail is joined. But you will trek other routes to the village called Tal located on the sandy banks of the Marsyangdi River. This village is the last Buddhist place on the trek indicating prayer flags, mani wall and chortens. Dinner and O/N at mountain lodge in Tal.
After breakfast in Tal, follow the trail down a sometimes steep trail to the village of Chyamje crossing the beautiful Marsyangdi Khola (once again) via a suspension bridge. The valley of the same name opens with its terrace fields while villages clung very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends further through picturesque rhododendron and pine forests to get to the village of Syange where you'll stay the night. This is your last night on the trail! Before dinner, make sure to check out Syange's magnificent waterfall.
Wake up with breakfast in Syange and perhaps take one last walk around the village before you hit the road. The drive from to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes often coming into direct view with the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. You'll also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road.
Our trekking in Nepal ends today. Everest Buddha Treks P. Ltd. representative will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before the scheduled
flight. We give you much fun and memory that you'll never forget about.
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