Duration: 21 days
Best season: Oct, Nov, March, April
Trek type: Camping
Per day walking: 6 - 7 hours
Maximum elevation: 5,260 m.
Manaslu Circuit trek is another challenging trekking route that takes you all the way through an ancient salt-trading route along Budi Gandaki River encircling around the Manaslu massif and crosses the Larkya la pass down to Annapurna. Manaslu (8,156m) which literally means mountain of the spirit is the eighth highest mountain of the world and is located in the Mansiri Himalayan range of Lamjung district at the west-central part of Nepal. Manaslu conservation area is established to conserve the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage, this region. Manaslu Himal trek offers the most spectacular views of the various snow-capped mountains and glaciers of the Himalayas and allows you to experience the culture and traditions of different ethnic groups of people who live in the remote villages scattered along the trek route.
Manaslu Circuit trek can be an idyllic trek for the nature lovers and bird watchers as the Manaslu region offers different variety of bird various species of wildlife like grey wolf, musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan Thar along with endangered animals like snow leopards and red pandas. It also offers the incredible view of panoramic landmarks, deep gorges of Budi Gandaki River and several mountains range like Manaslu, Himchuli, ganesh himal etc.
Manaslu circuit trek starts from the historical city of Gorkha. On the trail we pass through emerald foothills along the side of Budi Gandaki, several remote villages inhabited by Gurung, forests of Rhododendron and oaks in the lower elevation and as we climb higher trail pass through the Himalayan blue pine forests and several other medicinal herbs flourishing its aroma in the vicinity. We also visit samogaon village situated at the foothill of the Manaslu which possess many Buddhist shrines where many nuns and monks reside. On reaching the major valley of Larkya La we can observe the clear view of Himlung himal, Cheo Himal and Kang guru and moving a little further to the Meadow land of Bhumthang offers a clear close up view of Manalu Himal. On the way back to our trek we pass the Marsyangdi river valley to reach back to Gorkha walking via places like Bulbule, Tarukha Ghat and crossing the Cheapen Dorandi khola.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport Welcome by Crown Himalaya Treks Member and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city- Historical Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal's most popular attractions and lunch break will be during the tour at best restaurants available/overnight at hotel in Bed & Breakfast basis.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat 5,25m approx. 9-10 hrs drive/ overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Trek Arughat 5,25m to Soti Khola 620m or Korsane/overnight at tented camp.
Day 05: Trek Soti Khola / Korsane to Maccha Khola 900m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 06: Trek Maccha Khola 900m / to Jagat 1,410 m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 07: Trek Jagat 1410 m to Philim 1,590m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 08: Trek Philim 1590m to Deng 1,920m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 09: Trek Deng 1920m to Namrung 2,700m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 10: Trek Namrung 2700m to Lho 3,180 m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek Lho 3180 m to Sama Gaun 3,530m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun/explore around/overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo 3,780m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek Samdo 3780m to Larkya Base Camp 4,480m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek Larkya Base Camp (Phedi) to Bhimthang, cross Larkya - La Pass 5,100m /overnight at tented camp. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served by our own kitchen team)
Day 16: Trek Bimthang 3700m to Tilje 2,300m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trek Tilje 2300m to Tal 1,700m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Trek Tal to Syange/Ghyarmu 1,130m /overnight at tented camp.
Day 19: Drive back Syange / Ghyarmuphat 1,130m to Kathmandu approx. 9-10 hrs/ transfer to hotel. (Breakfast will be served at tea-house lodge restaurant and on the way of Journey Lunch at highway restaurant & Dinner self in Kathmandu and Bedroom & Breakfast Basis)
Day 20: Free at Kathmandu,evening farewell dinner in Typical Nepali culture and say good bye
Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu to your onward destination
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* This trip is fully customizible on Client Request!!!