Manaslu Circuit Trek is regarded as the best all-around trek in Nepal and it’s on the Great Himalaya Trail. It’s another name is green tea- house trek. While on the trip to Manaslu we get to marvel at the magnificent views of snowy Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eight tallest peaks in the world which is in the very center of the Nepalese Himalaya ranges. The low-to-high range of altitudes presents you a varied flora and fauna of this regions.
Wide cultural spectrum which includes strong influences from Tibet mixing up with typical and diverse Nepalese culture, tradition and ethnicity. The hospitality and the respect of the local communities make the trip so memorable and pleasing. The highest point in this trek is ‘Larkya La Pass’ which is one of the most dramatic and serious passes crossing the Himalayas ranges.
The trekker needs to note that the trekking at altitudes above 3000m/10,000ft is more demanding on the body than walking at lower elevations. One needs to have good cardiovascular fitness to go on this trek. We will start our trek with the drive to Arughat from Kathmandu and follow the Budhi Gandaki River northwards to reach the village of Deng.
The trail now takes you high above the river giving us views of the Manaslu Massif. However, much of this trek involves walking on mountain trails. The Annapurna’s Thorung La (Pass) is not the same degree of challenge as Manaslu’s Larkya La. It is in the almost permanent shadow of Manaslu’s north face and that results in more severe snow conditions. There are a few places where unbelievably beautiful and awesome scenery can be sightseeing.
Additionally, the best months for Manaslu Circuit Trek are March to May in spring season and September to mid-December during the autumn season. It is not suggested to go trek in monsoon season.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
After arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative of Mountain Treks Nepal who will drop you off at your hotel. You then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening short brief and Plan instructions about your trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
From Kathmandu, we drive through the lower regions of the Himalaya via the town of Arughat Bazaar (670m) in the Burhi Gandaki Valley .overnight at Soti Khola a lodge.
We start to walk ascent of the Burhi Gandaki on an undulating trail, finally climbing to reach the town of Machha Khola (890m).
We walk through backwoods of bamboo and rhododendron and after that area where the trail moves high over the waterway to arrange profound chasms, previously touching base at a wide and open piece of the valley. Here we register with a tea house in the town of Jagat (1410m).
We walk through terraced hillside on an undulating trail. We cross the river on a suspension bridge at Nugget to climb to Nyak. From here the trek continues to the Gurung village of Deng (1860m), a superb viewpoint for the peaks of the Shringi Himal to the northeast. We overnight in a Tea house at Deng.
Downhills to the Rivers we cross toward the east bank before continuing with the north. We navigate an extremely emotional segment of the chasm as the River turns towards the west and we achieve the Buddhist town of Ghap (2040m). Intersection now toward the south bank, we keep on Namrung (2630m) where there is a check post. Overnight in a lodge.
Walking consistently we enter the alpine zone and get our first views of Manaslu North. Our lodge tonight is in the village of Lho (3150)
We are surrounded by the frigid pinnacles of Kutang Himal toward the north east and Manaslu toward the south west. We pass the town of Shala before achieving Sama Gaon (3520m) which has a Gompa with amazing perspectives of Manaslu. We check in with one of the lodge of this town.
We have a shorter day today, ascending to the last changeless settlement in the valley at Somdu (3860m). This is as high as we can go for now until the point when we are better acclimatized to the new elevation.
An important day for acclimatization and also a welcome rest day at Somdu. It is also possible to climb above Samdu to a viewpoint peak overnight at the lodge with Tibetan village.
Passing tough the trail to the Gya La, a centuries old trading route into Tibet, we ascend to Duwang (4450m) also known as Dharamsala. There is a basic lodge here or we may opt to stay in tents.
A major day however with the reward of panoramic view of the Himalaya as we move to the Larkya La (5135m) and descend to Bimthang (3855m.) Overnight in a hotel.
We have panoramic views of Manaslu and Annapurna II as we descend through the villages of Kharche, Gho and Tilje to reach Dharapani (1963m), where we joined the Annapurna Circuit trail. Overnight in a lodge in Dharapani.
We are currently in the Marsyangdi valley we are probably going to pass numerous trekkers simply beginning on their Annapurna Circuit. At Jagat (1300m) we are back in the damp sub tropics and we register with our last mountain lodge of the trek at jagat.
From Jagat we drive on a rough road by 4X4 vehicles as far as the large town of Beshisahar and Drive back to Kathmandu.
Since it’s your last day in Nepal! After breakfast, walk around the Thamel. Last minute shopping. Preparing for departure. Transfer to the Kathmandu International airport for final departure. From your hotel, we will suggest you that leave before three hours to the Kathmandu international for departure.