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Nepal - Manaslu Circuit Trek (16 days)

The Manaslu Trekking is  hardly touched trekking trail in Nepal that wades into real virgin territory where only a few dare to venture into in Nepal's vast Himalayan territory where beauty even sometimes has its price in some unpredictable tragic circumstances where it would be better not to comprehend but even then this  does not deter the bold and the brave who thirst for the wild. Manaslu known as "The Spirit Mountain" in Nepal is believed as the sacred mountain and the native people from the Manaslu region believes that the deity dwells in the Manaslu mountain. Mount Manaslu is located in the east of Annapurna Himalaya range and the trekking within the Manaslu circuit is controlled and government regulated issue because it's a restricted area, therefore, permission must be taken prior to organizing treks in this region. Manaslu Trek is one of the bests isolated trekking region in Nepal.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Welcome! to Kathmandu Nepal. Asian Heritage Treks & Travel Representative welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate.  After Arrival at Nepal airport transfer you to the hotel. On the way Airport to Hotel, you will pass by the Open cremation Place (Pashupatinath temple), Royal Palace Museum i.e NarayanhityGarden Of Dream and reach the Thamel. Your hotel will be in downtown of Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.Overnight in a hotel.

Our tour guide will come to pick you up along with the private vehicle. Firstly you will be visiting the UNESCO world heritage site Kathmandu Durbar Square where you can observe the typical wood carved temples and buildings reflecting the ancient Kathmandu city and then you will be heading towards Swyambhunath- the monkey temple where you can observe the religious harmony and tolerance between the Buddhist religion and Hindu religion along with that enjoy the panoramic view of Kathmandu city and the Himalaya ranges from here. After that you will be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest pilgrimage site for the Hindu religion people in south-east Asia, explore the surroundings and you can observe the ritual body cremating ceremony process of the Hindu people at the bank of holy Bagmati river and then visit another pilgrimage site nearby to the Pashupatinath Temple known as Guweyswori Temple, explore the surroundings and then you will go to visit the another UNESCO world heritage site Boudhanath Stupa. It was built in 600A.D. and is the only one of a kind of stupa reflecting Buddhism in the world. Explore the surroundings of Boudhanath Stupa and after completing your sight seen get back to the hotel and rest. Overnight in a hotel.

Today, our guide will receive you and then drive you to Patan. You’ll be driven to one of the ancient cities inside Kathmandu valley i.e. Patan Durbar Square for sightseeing. In Patan, you will be visiting another UNESCO World Heritage sites: Krishna Temple and Patan Durbar Square. Later on, visit the Patan Museum, where you can learn more about the history of Patan and the kings who reigned here. Later, visit the Golden Temple, a major attraction for the both Hindu and Buddhist people, and Banglamukhi Temple. Then after we will be visiting Bhaktapur, you will be amazed by the architecture, as until today the city has been able to be kept intact in its old form. You can observe the old wood carved buildings all around Bhaktapur and then you will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Explore the surroundings and afterward visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temple in Nepal. Explore the surroundings and afterward visit the Nyatapola Temple, one of the biggest temple in Nepal. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. You will visit the Pottery Square. Here, you can also take the pottery making class using the traditional methods. You will be taught to design your own pot and once you have your basic shape hammered out, you can even choose to adorn your creation with beautiful patterns and inscriptions. Overnight accommodation at the hotel.

Today, you will drive towards Soti Khola. The road passes through the Dhading Besi and then through the place called Arughat. From Arughat, we will head towards Soti Khola, driving through this countryside will give you a pleasant experience through the roads are rough over here. Overnight in local lodge.

The trail will take you through across the bridge and then you will be walking through the dense beautiful Sal forest.  After crossing the Budi Gandaki river, you will reach a place called Khursane. As we leave Khursane behind, the trail weaves you up and down throughout your path. Also, you will be passing through the two subtropical waterfalls on your way as well and then reach Labubesi, a Gurung village. From Labubesi, you will cross another suspension bridge and reach Machha Khola village, Overnight in local lodge.

Your trail will be a little bit difficult for today as mostly you have to climb your path all the way up and the trails are bit narrow as well. After some decent walk, you will reach Tharo Khola and then to Khorla Besi. Then, you will walk across the hot spring and then after a gradual walk, you will cross the suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki followed by a climb up a beautifully crafted staircase leading you to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, you will climb the stone stairs and then you will descend towards Tharo Bharyang and later on you will cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki again and finally you will reach to Jagat. Overnight in local lodge.

You will 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 and continue further walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philip, 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 you continue, through the trail the valley widens and you will pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, you will finally reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in local lodge.

After a brief walk beyond Deng, you will cross the Budhi Gandaki and ascend to Rana village. From the bridge, you climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forests and mani where you will turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, you will take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. You further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across a few gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb, you reach Namrung. Overnight in local lodge.

Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village, one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. After some sightseeing, you will climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. You will further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. Enjoy extraordinary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village you will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where you spend the night. Overnight in local lodge.

Today, you will rest at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, you will get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. You enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later they met with a lot of resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They were finally successful in 1959. Overnight in local lodge.

Descending to the Budhi Gandaki River, cross a bridge over a side stream and take the left path which leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. Cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch, you can view a large white Kani. Finally passing through the Kani you find Samdo. Overnight in local lodge.

Today is another tough walk for you as you will continue your walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier, you go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in local lodge.

After a short climb, you will reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where you can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, 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 local lodge.

Today is a strenuous day. After breakfast, descend down and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. Pass through the rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Cross the fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. After a short walk, we reach the village of Gho followed by Dharapani. Overnight in local lodge.

After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar. The route is along the side of Trishuli river along the Prithvi Highway as the road is located high above the rivers in gentle slopes with the vegetation, the scenic drive to Kathmandu will include rice fields, terraced farms, flowing rivers, vegetation, green hills, and small villages and after hours of drive finally you will reach to Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel.

Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. You will be advised and assisted with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination. Have a safe journey onwards.

Includes

Note: Minimum 2 person required
Private vehicle transportation from Kathmandu to Soti Khola & Dharapani to Kathmandu.
4* hotel Yatri Suites & Spa in Kathmandu including breakfast.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included throughout the trek.
Domestic Flight Ticket from Kathmandu -Lukla- Kathmandu.
Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge.
Manaslu restricted trekking permit, MCAP, ACAP, TIMS & other necessary permits.
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
All Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes.
First aid kit.


Excludes

Your personal expenses, drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost.
Entrance Fees for Heritage sites.
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
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