Trekking in Nepal

Manasalu Circuit Trek

Trip Overview

Manasalu Circuit TrekThe Manaslu Circuit trek is amazing ethnic and scenic diversity, still relatively un-trekked; the lush rice paddies and traditional villages of Nepal's 'Middle Hills'. This Manaslu trek lead us to high Himalayan passes, purely Tibetan villages, spectacular snow-peak panoramas and wonderful campsites. The trekking around Manaslu has long been a restricted area due to the close proximity of the Tibetan border and is now open, but only for organized groups. The route initially traverses a ridge line before descending into the Budi Gandaki River Valley, where we ascend gradually from lush sub-tropical terrain into alpine forest and then the barren yet mystical rain shadow area to the north of Manaslu and Himalchuli peaks. The regions through which we trek are predominantly Buddhist and there are few large villages. This is a remote trek into one of Nepal's most beautiful areas. We're permitted access to a restricted region granted only a limited number trekkers each year, which simply adds to the appeal of this trek.
Manaslu trek continues through the traditional villages with their flat-rooted timber houses and workshops in secluded Buddhist monasteries. Enjoy inspiring views of Manasalu. Larkya La Pass marks the divide between Manasalu less trekked western flanks and the Marshyangdi River valley. From the top of the pass, it is almost down-hill through the serene alpine forests and meadows till we come to the main trail of the Annapurna circuit, after being on the main track for a few days our journey continues towards Pokhara via another secret route seldom used by trekkers offering stunning views of the Manasalu and Annapurna range including the magnificent majestic Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) with the traditional mid hills villages with some highlights of world heritages sites in Kathmandu valley are an another attractions of this visit and life time memories after this journeys.

Sample day on "Manasalu Circuit Trek"

Our trek is managed by a team of professionally trained Leader/guide responsible for all aspects of the running of the trek. Our special departure trek is well versed in the culture and natural history of the Himalayas. Your day start with a cup of hot tea served in your room. A member of the trekking staff followed by a bowl of hot washing water, after which you will be required to pack your luggage and the porters loaded whilst we are having breakfast. After breakfast we set off on the trail, enjoying the pleasant cool of the morning. Your day's trek involves navigating numerous picturesque forests, hills, mountains and the local villages for the next three hours. Around mid-day we usually stop for a pleasant spot along the way for lunch. Your midday lunch break usually lasts around an hour and is a time to relax, pop the boots off and air those feet! Plenty of time is allowed for photograph in the route. After lunch you'll walk another three hours or so, before you stop for the night. You have enough time to change, freshen up, before exploring an area.
Each evening is spent as per your interest for reading or chatting with the fellow trekkers and crew members or a pack of cards is an advantage; the crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Our porters and Sherpa's also like to have singing and dancing competitions in which they love you to join in! Finally, it's off to bed for a well deserved night's rest before you start it all again.


Day 01:  Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02:  Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & trek preparation
Day 03:  Kathmandu to Arughat (550m/1,804ft), 8-9 hrs drive
Day 04:  Trek to Liding (860m/2820ft), 5 to 6 hours walking
Day 05:  Trek to Korlabesi (970m/3181ft), 5 - 6 hours walking
Day 06:  Trek to Salleri (1,360m/4460ft), 5 - 6 hours walking
Day 07:  Trek to Deng (1,860m/6100ft), 6 - 7 hours walking
Day 08:  Trek to Ghap (2,380m/7806ft), 3 - 4 hours walking
Day 09:  Trek to Lho (3,180m/10430ft), 4 - 5 hours walking
Day 10:  Trek to Samagaon (3,450m/11316ft), 5 - 6 hours walking
Day 11:  Acclimatization day at Samagaon
Day 12:  Trek to Samdo (3,860m/12660ft), 3-4 hours walking
Day 13:  Trek to Larkya Phedi (4,460m/14628ft), 3 - 4 hours walking
Day 14:  Cross the Larkya La (5,135m/19842ft), trek to Bimtang (3,590m/11811ft), 7 - 8 hours walking
Day 15:  Trek to Tilje (2,300m/7544ft), 5 - 6 hours walking
Day 16:  Trek to Chamje (1,430m/4690ft), 5 - 6 hours walking
Day 17:  Trek to Nyagdi (920m/3017ft), 5 - 6 hours walking
Day 18:  Trek to Khudi, (790m02, 591ft), 5-6 hours walking
Day 19:  Drive from Khudi to Kathmandu, 7-8 hours drive
Day 20:  Leisure at Kathmandu
Day 21:  Departure from Kathmandu.

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