Manaslu Circuit Trek

Mt. Manaslu is the world’s eighth highest mountain at the altitude of 8,163 meters situated in the west-central part of Nepal about 64 km east of Annapurna. Toshio Imanishi and his Sherpa Gyalzen Norbu were the first two people to ascend the great Manaslu on May 9, 1956. The region offers various trekking options including Manaslu Circuit Trek. Around fifteen mountains over 6,500 meters are visible on the way to the base camp. This part of the Himalayan range has a varied range of flora and fauna conserved safely in Manaslu Conservation Area. The trail is supposed to be one of the restricted trails of Nepal reasoning the fact that some sections have possible occurrence of avalanche and might cause fatality. Manaslu is also known for the local mixed culture built on the influence of Tibet and Nepal. This trek is adventurous and will definitely prove to be a one of a kind.

Recently, it has been in the list of people’s favorite tea-house trek. While some call this trek to be the closest alternative to the Annapurna Circuit, some believe it to be the best trek in all respects. The expedition starts off as we drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and then go along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River leading you to another village called Deng. Annapurna Massifs, Ganesh Himal Peaks and Mt Dhaulagiri are some other striking peaks you will get chance to explore. Since it is a restricted trail, the region is rich in its culture and wide biodiversity. The region is inhabited by two major communities called Nubri and Tsum whose culture is an interesting combination of typical Nepali and Tibet culture. Trekkers admire Sherpa culture and somehow always leave an impression to most of them. Sherpas are known for their genuineness and friendliness. If you ask a child walking baby yaks to the mountains about anything, he will reply with the world’s most adorable smile even if he doesn’t have an answer. If you are looking for a trek that’s off the beaten path, Manaslu Circuit trek has to be the first option. The highest point of this trek is at Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5,106 meters. The trek begins from Arughat whereas ends at Besishar which happens to be the starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. Syala, Sama Gaon, Samdo are those remote villages en route to the base camp of Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Tsum valley and Ganesh Himal Base Camp is where the trekkers stay for acclimatization prior moving on to the high passes. The Tsum region has recently been attracting trekkers as it has not been long that the Government of Nepal has allowed tourists to trek the region. The place is geographically abundant and culturally pristine. A number of endangered animals like Snow Leopard, Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep and Musk Deer can be found in this region. If you are planning for untouched and remote trails to trek to the mountains, Manaslu Circuit Trek is what you should go with. Make sure to get the trekking permits. According to the rules, two or more people can only obtain special permits. Consult your guide at such situations. For more information please contact us or leave us a message.

Itinerary

Day to Day Itenary

Day 1  Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.


Day 2  Kathmandu to AruGhat (510m),


Day 3   Arughat to Sotikhola (710m)


Day 4  Sotikhola to Khorlabesi (900m)


Day 5  Khorlabesi to Jagat (1410m)


Day 6  Jagat to Serchung (1650m)


Day 7  Serchung to Ghap (2380m)


Day 8  Ghap to Lho (3180m), 6 hours trek.


Day 9  Lho to Sama Gaun (3360m)


Day 10  Rest at Samagoun


Day 11  Samagoun to Samdo (3780m), 5 hours trek.


Day 12  Samdo to Dharamsala (4480m), 4 hours trek.


Day 13  Dharamsala to Larkya pass (5213m)


Day 14  Bimthang to Dharapani (1890m)


Day 15  Dharapani to Jagat


Day 16  Jagat to Bahundanda.


Day 17  Bahundanda to Besishahar


Day 18  Besishahar to Kathmandu


Day 19  Departure to home

Itinerary Detail

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel.We provides an airport pickup facility on which we will pick you up from Tribhuvan international airport and drop you to hotel. On arrival day we will brief you about trekking and required equipment’s and visit surrounding city as time availability.


Day 02 Kathmandu to AruGhat (510m), We can take private or local bus service to reach Arughat Bazar. Half of this road is Offroad and little bit rugged trail. We pass through many zig zag road, lots mountain and severl small big rivers including Budi Gandaki Gorge. A lot of ascending and descending through the forest and village we reach arughat bazar on the beach of Budi Gandaki River.


Day 03  Arughat to Sotikhola (710m)Arughat to Sotikhola (710m), follow the Buri gandaki river valley for the trekking, pass the forest with full of monkeys to Sante bazaar, shady pipal tree then steep climb to Arkhet through fields and over a rock outcrop. Then descend to high cascading and climb to Kyorpani village and down to Sotikhola.


Day 04 Sotikhola to Khorlabesi (900m)Sotikhola to Khorlabesi (900m), trekking through beautiful sal forest to the ridge, the route is a bit precarious as it passes over a big rock and crosses a stream, rocky trail weaves up and down. Pass the terraced rice fields to Gurung village, climb behind a rocky outcrop to School and drop to the Machha khola. The narrow trail passes a waterfall and makes some minor ups and downs to rocky ravine Khorlabesi.


Day 05 Khorlabesi to Jagat (1410m)Khorlabesi to Jagat (1410m), the valley is streamly steep and the trail climbs over a small ridge then descends to Tatopani (hot spring). There are a lot of ups and downs for the day; crossing the bridge over Buri gandaki and some other river as well rocky trail passes big landslide, Dhovan Duman, Yuru khola Tharo bhanjyang to Jagat.


Day 06 Jagat to Serchung (1650m)Jagat to Serchung (1650m), the trail crosses the rocky ridge, herder huts to Setibas where you see some Buddhist indication however still Gurung people are living there. The trail continues upstream to long suspension bridge up to Philim Gurung village then turn northern site just above the village is call Serchung.


Day 07 Serchung to Ghap (2380m)Serchung to Ghap (2380m), the trail follows the Buri Gandaki valley also come to meet the route to Tsum valley and Nupri valley in Shar khola. There are lots of ups and downs crossing the bridge over Buri gandaki and Sringi Khola to the contours of Ghap.


Day 08 Ghap to Lho (3180m), 6 hours trek. Ghap to Lho (3180m), 6 hours trek. Still we follow the same valley of Buri Gandaki by turning left to right/ right to left, climbing up and down across the terraced field. Buddhist mani stones are increasing which shows that we are in the home land of Tibetan culture. Pass the village Namrung, Lihi and sho before reaching Lho.


Day 09 Lho to Sama Gaun (3360m)Lho to Sama Gaun (3360m), few hours of walking to Khani provide a wonderful views of Manaslu, slowly the trail leads you up to the paradise land. Cross the ridge and stream and emerge into overlooking extensive pasture field of Samgaon.


Day 10 Rest at SamagounRest at Samagoun, Explore around high-hills with pack lunch and get back down to same camp for overnight which is definitely beneficial for altitude acclimatization. If you are able you can go to Manaslu base camp for day exploration


Day 11 Samagoun to Samdo (3780m), 5 hours trek.Samagoun to Samdo (3780m), 5 hours trek. The Larkya La trail passes several Maniwalls as the valley begins to widen. Passing the stone huts, juniper and birch forest, crossing the river and bridge takes you into the beautiful Buddhist village Samdo.


Day 12 Samdo to Dharamsala (4480m), 4 hours trek.Samdo to Dharamsala (4480m), 4 hours trek. A fine old mani walls marks the starts of the climbing to Larkya La, climb gently opposite the Larkya glacier becomes an indistinct. On the way you will see troupes of blue ships, yak pasture and beautiful landscape and mountains.


Day 13 Dharamsala to Larkya pass (5213m)Dharamsala to Larkya pass (5213m), and descending to Bimthang (3630m), 8.5 hours trek. The day is very demanding, we have to start very early in the morning in order to pass safely. The trail goes through sloppy, grassy fields, rocky moraines to the pass which is very long to Larkya La. The descending is also very steep down hills for a long time, eventually the valley becomes larger and the trail heads down to a large meadow, a Mani wall and some teahouse is Bhimtang.


Day 14 Bimthang to Dharapani (1890m)Bimthang to Dharapani (1890m), cross the glacial stream and follow the ancient salt trade route of Dudh khola. The valley is very impressive full of oak, rhododendron, blue pine, hemlock, birch and bamboo forest. Pass the pasture field, old Gho village and follow the descending valley to Tilche Gurung village to Annapurna classic route Dharapani.


Day 15 Dharapani to JagatDharapani to Jagat, it is easy walking downhill on the way up from Besishahar to Thorong pass. We will meet many people who are intending to get Thorong la, cross the village Tal, Chyamtse and overnight at Jagat.


Day 16 Jagat to Bahundanda.Jagat to Bahundanda. Follow the rough road along the valley of Marsyandi until you arrive to Syange then cross the suspension bridge on the opposite site of waterfalls. The trail goes easy walk through rice field of Ghermu phant and climbs for a while to Bahundanda.


Day 17 Bahundanda to BesishaharBahundanda to Besishahar, gradual trekking trail down to Ngadi village and continues to Bulbule. You have to follow the dusty rough road from Bulbule until you reach to Besishahar.


Day 18 Besishahar to KathmanduWe can take Local Landover or local route transportation for back to Kathmandu. During this drive you can catch several natural phenomens and traditional culture of western nepal. This route join to the middle of Pokhara Kathmandu road passing through blue Marsyandi River .


Day 19 Departure to homeWe transfer you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. So, as per your flight schedule, we check out from the hotel and leave you at International terminal side at airport.

Include/Exclude

Service Include:

  • Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All land transportation as per trip itinerary
  • Manaslu conservation permit & Annapurna conservation permit
  • Special Manaslu trekking route permit
  • Twin sharing mountian lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meal during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea/coffee
  • An english speaking,government licenced trekking guide
  • All the necessary trekking staff: One porter for 2 clients
  • Food,salary,insurance,acccommodation of nepali staff
  • Sleeping bag to each trekkers
  • All the government and local tax with paper work
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant

Service Exclude:

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls etc
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips to Guide and Porter
  • Food and extra night’s hotel in Kathmandu & due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets
Equipment List

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
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Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing. We are fully approved and licensed under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

 

  • When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost advance as per the company’s policy,it help us to reserve Hotels in city, domestic flights and all other trip arrangements for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

  • All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip

  • You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day. 

  • Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

->You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

->A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

->Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

->Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

->Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

->You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 25
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 40
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 100

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30

 

Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Trekking grades

Trekking grades

Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.



Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration19
  • Starting PointArughat
  • Ending PointBeshisahar
  • TransportationBus
  • Group Size2-20
  • MealsBB in city | 3 meals during trekking
  • ActivitiesTrekking,Tours,Adventure
  • Max. Altitude5,216 m
  • Best TimeMarch to may and september to December

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