Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of the off beaten trekking trails of the Nepal awards you with the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eight tallest peaks in the world, coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region. The capturing beauty of the country as the higher elevation is achieved will surely demonstrate intoxicating phase of the trek. The wonderful landscapes, green countryside, lush forests and the gorgeous views of the huge glacier and snow-capped mountain make the trip worth visiting. With the exports you will be along the entire route adorned with the perfect views of the snow-capped mountains, unique combination of rich cultural heritages and adventure amidst vantage points with incomparable beauty and rare bio-diversity. The traditional norms and culture with the most satisfying hospitality of the local people is the most adorable part that you will enjoy the most.
Arrival in Kathmandu, meet & greet at the airport and transfer to hotel by our representative. Upon your arrival time the briefing will be done on the same day or next day for the trek.
Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, this activity will not only let you see the valley but will also let you know the culture from the root level. We will mainly cover three places Pashupati Nath, Boudhnath & Bhaktapur. If we have not done the briefing on the day 1st, then this day is for short briefing and final preparation for the trek.
We start our adventure from Kathmandu early in the morning with an 8-10-hour exciting drive in a private jeep along spectacular and bumpy road to Sotikhola. The incredible variation of scenery in Nepal will certainly make you more energetic and electrify you to explore more. Glimpse of life in buzzing roadside towns will reflect our urban lifestyle and slowly developing towns. We spend the overnight in hotel in Sotikhola.
After the early breakfast, the actual trek begins here. The first stage of the trek follows the narrow path through deep Budi Gandaki valley. Then the trail passes through dense forests and terraced farmland to reach our destined place for today; Macchakhola. We are expecting the hot and humid weather at the early stages of the trek. Overnight stay inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner is arranged in guest house.
The trek goes on more and more exciting as days get on passing. Today we experience some of the best part of trekking through a deep gorge: suspension bridges, waterfalls and impressive rapids. That is thrilling aspect, isn’t it? And then we’ll enter the Manaslu Conservation Area in the beautiful paved village in Jagat. Your night stay is arranged in hotel in Jagat with best facilities.
After having breakfast, the trail with more steep ups and down, and over the suspension bridges will take us to Philim; beautiful village which offers you the first stimulating view of high, snow-covered mountains. The day is a bit shorter than usual, with only about 3 hours of hiking. Overnight stay inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner is arranged in guest house.
Passing through several bridges and more spectacular waterfalls will surely make you crazy about feeling the waterfalls. We will have plenty time to enjoy the water fall. After the refreshment from the cold and dynamic waterfall, the trail will take us to the entrance to Tsum Valley; natives place of ethnically Tibetan. The Tibetan culture will surely amuse you and you will their hospitality inexpressible. Overnight stay inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner is arranged in home stay so that you will get more time to explore out the native people.
You will surely find the trek more and more enthusiastic as more and more divine scenery are yet to be explored. We enter deeper into Tibetan influenced territory; with the first Maani stones (prayers etched onto wayside rocks) making their appearance along the trail that will make your journey with each step on the trail admirable. Overnight stay inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner is arranged in home stay/lodge.
After the breakfast, begins our journey with the trail that ascends up. The landscape turns increasingly Alpine as we continue to gain altitude. And here comes the most awaited part of our trip; the first view of Manaslu. The village of Lho is lively and has a small gompa (shrine) that’s worth a visit. We spend the overnight in Lho.
The trail passes along Mani walls and Gompas. The journey is exciting here as spectacular view of the snowy peak of Manaslu in the distance ahead of us can be felt.
Congratulation, you are above 3500 meters and you are in good health. With a viewpoint of avoiding any risk of high altitude sickness and for refreshment, we’ll have our first acclimatization day here. After some rest we will explore the village or take a day hike to Pung Gyen Gompa.
You are gaining height on each step on our trail and day is incredible as views of snowy covered mountain during the walk up to Samdo will make you restlessness until you make it closer. It is just three hours away and the trip is scheduled accordingly as to limit our elevation gain.
Second refreshing day will give you the opportunity to visit the border with Tibet. We will visit and observe some of the local houses for chang (Tibetan barley beer), salt butter tea and perhaps a few locally weaved carpets to buy in case of plenty time.
The trail climbs past glacier that offers you the most magnificent view. We get closer and closer to the high mountains today and observe their amazing beauty from close. You are likely feel the altitude, so take it slow today and save your energy for the big day tomorrow.
Here comes the most awaited and exciting trip day that you were curious about. We start an early morning trek across glacier moraines in the dark before we reach the highest point of the trek; The Larkya La Pass. After enjoying the truly unbelievable views of the icy mountains, get ready for a steep, ankle straining drop to a trail following the glacial moraine. It’s a long spectacular day and one that would make memorable moment in life.
The trail descends into the land of apple pie, cold beers and hot showers. Here comes the end of the Annapurna Circuit trail and almost the end of our trail. The trail continues through the bamboo forest to makeup to the last stop of our trek, Dharapani.
And you will be proud to take off and you are admiring the trek by collecting all wonderful and unforgettable memories you made during these two weeks in Nepal and you feel good about this. Your safe and adventurous journey with exciting and thrilling warmness in Nepal is always our slogan. Evening in Kathmandu followed by the farewell dinner.
Our representative will transfer you to the airport, Airport time is 3 hrs. before your flight time.