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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trekking around Manaslu Circuit offers quite a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably untouched region of Nepal. This region sees few trekkers which makes the visit here more exclusive and unspoiled. Manaslu, open for trekking since 1991, provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet. It is now a controlled trekking route, allowing organized trekking group’s special permits to gain entry into this region to venture round its spectacular Manaslu circuit.

Manaslu has a unique environment which is exceptionally rich in biodiversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna. All features of this region have made it as one of the most attractive places of Nepal. The trekking route is less crowded and provides the basic facilities to the trekkers.

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$2,175

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Duration

18 days

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  • What's included :
    • 17x Breakfast
    • 15x Dinner
    • 14x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 17 nights
    • Airport transfers
    • Twin-share/double room in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights)
    • Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu
    • Guesthouse accommodation in twin-share and dormitory rooms (13 nights)
    • Licensed English-speaking trekking guide
    • 1 porter for every two clients
    • All permits for trekking including restricted area
    • Transfer from Kathmandu to Soti Khola from Tal to Kathmandu in 4WD vehicle
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek (to be returned back)
    • Entrance fees during guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • All government taxes, VAT, tourist service charges, official expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Dharamsala
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1,400 m)

    Stop At: Ace the Himalaya, A1 Business complex, Thamel Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Note: Either on Day 01 or Day 02, there will be a pre-trek meeting in our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. Please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 2: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River.It is a square two tiered pagoda temple built on a single tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu.It was built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal
    Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 3: Drive to Soti Khola (710 m) via Arughat (640 m) by Jeep – 8 Hours

    Stop At: Soti Khola, Nepal
    After the morning breakfast we leave for Soti Khola, the starting point of our trek. From Kathmandu to Dhading Besi is a 3-hour comfortable drive after which will be a 5-hour bumpy and winding dirt road to Soti Khola. The total drive for the day will approximately be 8 hours.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola (900 m) – 6 Hours

    Stop At: Machhakhola, Uiya, Nepal
    Today we start walking to Machha Khola. The trail is full of ups and downs and goes through narrow and rocky terrain. We come across many beautiful waterfalls. Before reaching Machha Khola, we pass through Labubesi village which is a Gurung community. After walking for almost 6 hours, we arrive at our destination for the day which is Machha khola (River).
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1,340 m) – 6 Hours

    Stop At: Jagat, Jagat, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    After crossing Machha River and Khrola Besi, there is a hot spring called Tatopani. The trail follows a forest reaching Dovan, below which flows the massive Budi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 6: Trek to Deng (1,860 m) – 7 Hours

    Stop At: Deng, Bihi, Nepal
    After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7,177 m) from Jagat, we continue towards Sirish Gaon. Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. The trail goes through a bamboo forest. We follow the trail upstream of Deng River and arrive at a tiny village called Deng.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 7: Trek to Namrung (2,630 m) – 8 Hours

    Stop At: Namrung, Prok, Nepal
    Today the trek is quite longer and harder than previous days. We can see amazing fields of flowering mustard. After some hours of walking, we reach Ghap (2160m). After reaching Ghap we can hear the pleasant sound of waterfall and observe ancient writings and art in the stones. After 4 hours of walk we reach Namrung.
    Duration: 16 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 8: Trek to Samagaun (3,530 m) – 7 Hours

    Stop At: Samagaun, Nepal
    After Namrung, we walk across the Hinan River originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike Peak, Manaslu North (7,774 m) and Manaslu (8,150 m) are visible from here. After some hours of walking we reach Lho Gaon, a beautiful village with nice view of Mt. Manaslu. On the top of the hill, we can have a look around the Buddhist monastery Ribung Gompa. Our destination village is Samagaun and that’s where we will head to after that.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 9: Exploration Day at Samagaun (3,530m)

    Stop At: Samagaun, Samagaun, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    We stay today at Samagaun for acclimatization and take this time to explore around. We can either visit Pungyen Gompa and glacial Lake Birendra Tal (4-5 hours) or we can take a walk to Manaslu Base Camp and return back to Samagaun (7-8 hours).
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3,860 m) – 5 Hours

    Stop At: Samdo, Samagaun, Nepal
    Today we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River and then towards a most remote permanent settlement – Samdo.
    Duration: 19 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 11: Acclimatization at Samdo

    Stop At: Samdo, Samagaun, Nepal
    We will spend a day acclimatizing to the thinning of the air. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be adjusted for higher altitudes in the days to follow.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 12: Trek to Dharmasala (4,460 m) – 4 Hours

    Stop At: Dharamsala, Samagaun, Nepal
    We walk to Dharmasala on the trail that is quite similar to the trail from Sama Gaun to Samdo. Dharmashala is also known as Larke Phedi. There is one small stone guest house here which gives the basic facility of fooding and the lodging will be in dormitory styled rooms.
    Duration: 20 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 13: Trek via Larkya La Pass (5,160 m) to Bimthang (3,720 m) – 8 Hours

    Stop At: Larkya La Pass, Thoche 33500, Nepal
    We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981 m) and the Annapurna II (7,937 m). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimtang.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 14: Trek to Tilche (2,300 m) – 7 Hours

    Stop At: Tilche 33500, Nepal
    The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La Pass and descend through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilche.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 15: Trek to Tal (1,430 m) – 6 Hours

    Stop At: Tal, Dharapani 33500, Nepal
    We start to pass through villages with denser population on our way to Tal. After a few hours of walking we reach Dharapani (1860m) where we can take lunch. From this point, we enter the Annapurna Circuit section. The trail goes through several streams and fields of wheat. We cross a suspension bridge over the Marshyangdi River and arrive at Tal. The beautiful village is situated on the bank of the river and there is a large waterfall you can enjoy watching.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 16: Drive from Tal to Kathmandu via Besisahar (760 m) - 9 Hours

    Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    We hop onto a jeep to reach Kathmandu via Besisahar. The road is rough and bumpy up to Besisahar and smoother from then. Enjoying the sceneries of hills and rivers along the highway, we reach Kathmandu after 9 hours of drive.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 17: Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

    Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, mountain flight, mountain biking and other activities.

    In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 18: Transfer to International Airport for Your Final Departure

    Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from the airport even if you arrive earlier. Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Ace the Himalaya

Activity ID: V-33122P26

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