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Manaslu Circuit Trek With Trekking Over High Altitude Pass

Manaslu Base Camp, Samagaun, Western Development Region, Nepal

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Manaslu Circuit Trek is measure trekking trail in Himalayan range although have to travel with having restricted (exceptional) trekking permits. Manaslu (8,156 m) the world's eighth highest peak is one of the classic treks in Nepal. Apart from going around the grand splendor of the Manaslu, you will also get to experience walking along a more than 160 years old salt-trading way and witness the natural torrents of the Budhi Gandaki River.

Plus, you will also discover the magnificence of pine, rhododendron, and bamboo forests. Exploring monasteries, lined up walk on mani walls and gain insights visiting naturally and culturally attractive region will be really unforgettable. Manaslu Larkya La pass trek is suits for adventure trekker's who are thinking of taking up challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalaya.

This isolated peak haven and Manaslu conservation region area of 1,663 Square kilometers is home to the rare and endanger snow leopard, red penda and other common flora and fauna. The Manaslu region was only opened for eremites (trekker's) from 1992 but the expediter began to reconnaissance effort to climb Mount Manaslu and visited Nubry valley from 1950. As number of climber often apply to get permission to visit Manaslu area in early 1950, the presence government take attention and the researcher team traverse ascend alongside the Budi Gandaki River with gorge to Samagaon, a physical base camp of Mount Manaslu for early climbing decade. Till early 90 the local are more attached with Tibet because the lack of infrastructure for journey. The high horseshoe shave rugged mountains, unmatched landscapes and likely Tibetan culture allure the tourist then Nepal government open Manaslu trekking route for foreigner with special applicant fees. The first phase of Manaslu Larkya La pass trek was began as camping trek then continuing till 2005. After that turn into the home-stay and community style trek. From 2008 fully operating tea house base trek with comfort accommodation and delicious local and international & national meals. Now as driving track expand further up on Budi gandaki gorge the trekking route cut-off and getting shorter. The standard outline trip is 13 days Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek or 13 Days Manaslu circuit trek to and fro Kathmandu even can do short Manaslu circuit trek in 9 days. If your holiday time-frame allow can extend trek then can do both Manaslu Tsum valley trek in single journey.

Trek to Manaslu region begins with scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nauli Khola by private drive and Soti Khola by public transportation, the grassy green-yellow landscapes of paddies field capture in your camera on first day. Next day's follow trail foot of massive ravine with get stunning waterfall sinking down from boulder formation. The Buddhist terrain (Nubri valley) is decorated of ancient mani wall, engraved of Buddhist words spur for prayers, it is live platform to observe Himalayan Buddhist culture. The local ethnic provides basic accommodate with warm and genuine smiling hospitality that’s help you to ascend further up on high altitude in mountainous. As trek higher up leaving tree lines behind, reaching yak grazing pasture and get magnificent view of mountains on backdrop of the Buddhist monastery. You will visit intriguing monastery with panoramic view of Himalayas at Lho village, Samagaon and Samdo then stunning sunset and sunrise view over the mountain from Dharamsala and Bhimthang. We ascend up reverse of Budi Gandaki River up to Larkya La Pass (5,135 m/16,842 Ft) with cultural excursion then drop down on follow of Marshyandi River anti-clock of Annapurna circuit then drive onward from Chamje to Kathmandu. It is completely Musical Adventure Trekking job to keep you comfortable and give you the best times you will ever have in your life.

Arrival location:

Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

Departure Location:

Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu

Included in your experience:

International airport pick-up and drop-off service

Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast plan as per the itinerary

All the required ground transportation as mention in the Itinerary

Guided Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private transportation

Annapurna Conservation Area Project Fees

Manaslu Conservation Area Project Fees

Experienced English speaking licensed guide with salary, accommodation, food & Insurance

Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks)

Seasonal fresh fruits where available

Musical Adventure Trekking complimentary trekking equipment's like four seasonal sleeping bag, down Jacket and duffel bag(should be returned upon completing the trek)

Kathmandu to Nauli Khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu by Jeep/Bus with together your guide

First aid medical kit, oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude

Normal lodges base accommodation during trek in the mountain

Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepalese restaurant

Ground Transportation, Airport transfers, English Speaking Guide, Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Not included in your experience:

Nepal visa fees 30 Day in cost of U$D40

Travel and medical insurance which should cover emergency helicopter rescue

Meals and extra night accommodation in Kathmandu (breakfast included)

Personal expenses (battery charge, telephone call, laundry, hot shower, internet etc)

Kathmandu valley sightseeing entrance fees

Bar and beverage bills

Gratitude (Tips) to guide and porters

Required Equipment:


Daypack up to 50 litre.

Down jacket

4 Seasons sleeping bag.

Sleeping bag liner.

Water bottle

Trekking pole


1 Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.

1 Elevation water proof wristwatch.

1 Nail cutter.

1Pair wind/waterproof gloves.

Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes

Sun head or Gulf cap

Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case.

Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery.

Ear muffs

Sun Lotions /Sun cream.

Main Body

2 Cotton t-shirts.

1 Synthetic t-shirt.

2 Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. V-neck.

Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures.

1 Soft shell jacket water & wind resist.

Inner cloths as required

* Rental equipment is availabel, see 'Additional activities' for details
    None Available for this package
  • Day1 - 2
    Arrive or meeting at Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,429 Ft) On arrive at Tribhuwan International airport our official representative will meet you then transfer to hotel. It takes 20-30 minute to reach airport to Thamel depend on traffic condition as well.
    Kathmandu Garden Home | Breakfast Included
  • Day2 - 3
    Free Day in Kathmandu We are preparing official paper and special permits of Manaslu circuit trekking in that time you can go with your guide and explore beautiful Kathmandu valley and colorful local market. We advise you and visit following places around Kathmandu Boudhanath stupa: Largest Buddhist Stupa in south-Asia. Pashupatinath Temple: Hindu shrine and cremate of death body. Kathmandu Durbar square: Home of living goddess and Newari architecture. Swayambhunath Temple: Blend culture of Hinduism and Buddhism and great view of the Kathmandu valley. Ason Bazar: Old colorful street market in Kathmandu with verities of goods.
    Kathmandu Garden Home | Breakfast Included
  • Day3 - 4
    8 hour drive to Nauli Khola then 2 hour trek Machha Khola (1,000 m/3,280 Ft) Drive along Prithivi highway passing Nepalese village with spectacular view of the Himalaya and landscape. Passing Dhading Beshi and then bumpy dusty road drive ends at Nauli Khola. The gentle up trek lead along Budi Gandaki river with viewing beautiful scenery of landscape, passing typical Nepalese villages, crossing stream with stunning massive waterfall.
    Tsum valley and Manaslu Guesthouse | Breakfast Included
  • Day4 - 5
    6 hour trek to Jagat (1,440 m/4,723 Ft & 6 hrs trek) Trek starts along Budi Gandaki River on boulder gorge with crossing couple of suspension bridge. Stop while at hot spring for lunch then resume gradually up trek on the ravine of massive boulder with pass Syauli Bhatti, Yaru beshi then finally arrive at Jagat.
    Karki Guesthouse Jagat | Breakfast Included
  • Day5 - 6
    6 hour trek to Deng (1,840 m/6,035 Ft) Jagat has first restricted permit check post in our trek after breakfast and check the permits trek again follow along the Budi Gandaki River with passing gurung village Sirdibas, Ghatekulo and beautiful cluster villages Philim, it is administration of Nubry and Tsum valley. After an hours trek from Philim, we follow gentle descend trail to Larkya la Pass, the upper path leads to Tsum valley. We cross the suspension bridge and trek in silence jungle with sound of Roaring River to Deng.
    Shangrila Guesthouse | Breakfast Included
  • Day6 - 7
    7 hour trek to Namrung (2,618 m/8,588 Ft) The gentle walk take us at river then gradually climbing up pass Ranagao village then finally arrive at Bhi Phede. After lunch here trek resume classical Manaslu trail with admire beautiful landscapes and beautiful waterfall. We will cross suspension bridge of Budi Gandaki then reach small village called Gyap with Tibetan culture influence rest for while on lunch break. From here our trek goes into the dense forest of pine, fir and rhododendron to Namrung.
    Namrung Thakali Guest house | Breakfast Included
  • Day7 - 8
    6 hour trek to Shyalla (3,517 m/11,535 Ft) The Nubri ravine begins from here, the single day approaches verities of bio-diversity through alpine forest with monasteries, stupa, gompa and praying flags blowing into the thin air in the typical mountain villages Banjam, Lhi, Sho, Lho and Shyala. The largest Nubry monastery located at Lho village with Mount Manaslu view on backdrop. After delicious lunch gradually climb up into the pine forest to Shyala village, best viewpoint which expose grand view of the surrounding Himalayas.
    Shyala Guesthouse | Breakfast Included
  • Day8 - 9
    Day hike to Pungyan glacier then trek to Samagaon (3,517 m/11,535 Ft & 6 hour trek) The ancient Buddhist gomba laying at east face of Mount Manaslu on the side of pungyen glacier. Pun Gyen gomba journey will be a day trip from Syalla. There is glacier stream in between Syalla and Samagaon, the Pun Gyen gomba trail lead uphill pass reverse of the glacier river into the forest. After forest trek on grassy pasture, the magnificent view of surrounding Himalayas will make your day hike worth than expected. The Buddhist gomba situated at end of the meadow and before reaching to glacier. A pasture probably offers best vividly view of mount Manaslu. The small Buddhist gomba has main temple hall then some compartment for monks and visitor. The Pungyan Gomba often celebrate festival and numbers of local participant with monks. The travelers whoever willing to visit Pun Gyen Gomba should do round trip with sufficient foods and drinks or camp go with camping equipment.
    Mount Manaslu hotel | Breakfast Included
  • Day9 - 10
    7 hour day hike to Mananaslu base camp (4800 m) If you want to do well acclimatize in alpine territory should ascend to Manaslu base camp. Manaslu base camp laying at height of 4,750 m. As you leave from Sama village, the gradual up trail pass into the shrubs of different vegetation and moraine. The path continuous north of Birendra lake. As soon as you reach at boulder, the strenuous up begins on switch-back up on rocky trail. As soon as we walked on gravel, we trek on end of north Manaslu glacier to Manaslu base camp. Manaslu base camp will be colorful in spring season where hundreds of climbers are waiting to go summits of Mount Manaslu. As the base camp stand height of 4800 m at ridge, it offers wider view of Nubry valley, turquoise Birendra Lake and surrounding Himalayan range. It will be 4 to 5 hrs trek up to base camp of Mount Manaslu and 3hrs back down to Samagaon.
    Mount Manaslu hotel | Breakfast Included
  • Day10 - 11
    4 hour trek to Samdo (3,740 m/12,270 Ft) The trail is very easy with little gentle up to Samdo (last village of Larkya La Pass trek) from Samagau. After leaving village, trail leads along west of river and shrubs with exceptional view of Mt. Manalsu and nearby peaks. There is no teashop between Sama and Samdo, after Crossing River and short climb up bring us to Samdo. Samdo village will offers more mountain view than Sama. First we will have lunch then short hike to the ridge, which make better for your inhalations system and good for sleeping. An evening we will get awesome sunset view on the Himalayan peaks.
    Samdo: Tibetan twin | Breakfast Included
  • Day11 - 12
    5 hour trek to Dharamasala (4,480 m/14,698 Ft) We will see amazing sunrise on Himalayan range, then gentle trek down to river and short climb up to Larkya Bazaar, where Tibetan used to selling garments and goods. From here right trail leading to Tibet, local go to Tibet border for buying goods by horse. We are taking left trail to further up, gradual up trail continuous with looking north crest of Mt. Manaslu and numerous of other peaks. After arriving Dharamsala and eating lunch, we do short trek with ascending few hundreds meter more than Dharamsala, this short acclimatize help you for your respiration.
    Dharamsala Camp | Breakfast Included
  • Day12 - 13
    8 hour Trek over Larkey La Pass (5,153 m/16,906 Ft) to Bhimthang (3,890 m/24,467 Ft) Today is one of the most challenging and exciting day on our trek. Trek begins very early morning with ascending up from Dharmsala, we will climb nearly 700 m up from Dharamsala to summit of Larkya La Pass. Most part of trail going gradual up and short descend on the lake. There is one teashop along the pass but only open in peak season. We have short sturdy up just reaching to Larkya La Pass with numbers of colorful praying flags. We will get breathtaking Himalayan view of Annapurna range and Manaslu range from the summits. The trail descending from summit to Bhimthang with view of huge glaciers. There is beautiful lake on middle of glaciers. You will see beautiful sunset from Bhimthang on the Hiuchuli, Peak 29, Dr. Hark Gurung himal and few other peaks.
    Pongker Lake Cottage Guesthouse | Breakfast Included
  • Day13 - 14
    7 hour trek to Tilche (2,300 m/7,545 Ft) The trail descend through dense forest along the river, passing beautiful village and landscapes before reaching the Gurung village, Tilche and Dharapani.
    Dharapani Guesthouse | Breakfast Included
  • Day14 - 15
    4 hour drive down to Besisahar (900 m) We take bus jeep from Dharapani then 4 hour off-road drive ends at commercial Besi Sahar town.
    Thorong Peak Guesthouse Besisahar | Breakfast Included
  • Day15 - 16
    6 hour drive to Kathmandu (1350 m) 6 hour deluxe bus drive takes us Kathmandu then evening Musical Adventure Trekking arrange fare-well Dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant.
    Kathmandu Garden Home | Breakfast Included
  • Day16 - 17
    Transferring to international airport 3 hour before your international flight.
    Kathmandu Garden Home | Breakfast Included
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Manaslu Circuit Trek With Trekking Over High Altitude Pass

Manaslu Base Camp, Samagaun, Western Development Region, Nepal

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