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18 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Rajendra Bahadur Lama

Friends Adventure Team

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18 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is demanding. Sightings of high mountains, canyons, wild ponies and ethnic villages are common. Some even call it the best all-round trek in Nepal. The Manaslu Circuit trek is certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit trek.

DAY 1

Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel

Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Welcome by one of our company representative and transfer to the Hotel. Short briefing about Trip, Free/Rest day. Overnight in Lodge.

Kathmandu 1 Night
DAY 2

Drive to Sotikhola (7,00m)

Early morning breakfast in Hotel then reporting Tourist Bus Park at 6:45 AM. It will takes 6/7 hrs drive from Kathmandu. Lunch on the High way.

Sotikhola 1 NIght at Hotel
DAY 3

Trek to Labu Besi (8,84m)

At the crossing of the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Overnight in Labu Besi. Read more

Labu Besi 1 Nights
DAY 4

Trek to Jagat (1,340m)

Day is Starting point cross the Machha Khola then passing through large Gurung Villages are way above the track passes few houses, like lower Khorla Bensi 960mtrs which was largely destroyed by a huge rocks before 22 years ago as well as they sell own their organic coffee and continue up and down over a couple of ridge to Tatopani 930mtrs (hot spring) where there are hot water spout under the sheer cliff. Climb up- River a ridge and cross Buri Gandaki on a rickly suspension bridge and arrive Dovan 1070mtrs, which is place of lunch break. After lunch passing the Thulo Dunga, Yaru phant as well as cross the left bank Buri Gandaki then we will reach neatly flagstoned Gurung village where jagat is collected on Tibetan trade and checking point of Manaslu Conservation Area Project permit over night at lodge Jagat. Read more

Jagat 1 Night
DAY 5

Trek to Phillim (1,570m)

After a 10 minutes cross the suspension bridge of Dudha Pokhari Khola and walk slidly up hill to salleri then walk through Nepali flat and view of Sringi Himal 7161mtrs then climbing up and down to the Sirdibas and cross a Buri Gandaki suspension bridge and climb up to Philim over night at lodge.

Phillim 1 Night
DAY 6

Trek to Deng (1,860m)

We begin today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in Deng. Read more

Deng 1 Night
DAY 7

Trek to Namrung (2,630m)

After a brief walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forests and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, we take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. We further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung. Read more

Namrung 1 Night
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DAY 8

Trek to Lho (3,180m)

Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho, Overnight in Lho Read more

Lho 1 Night
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DAY 9

Trek to Sama Gaun (3,390m)

Early in the morning after having breakfast we are heading up to Sama Gaun, We enjoy extraordianary views of Mt. Manasly from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where we spend the night. Read more

Samagaun 1 Night
DAY 10

Acclimatization Day at Sama Gaun

This is full day rest, relax day so you can wash your clothes and read your book and taking hot shower or acclimatize day for Larkya Pass 5135mtrs which day you can hike to Punggyen Gomba, Manaslu Base Camp as well as Monastry of Sama village and can visit Birendra Tal for day hike over night at lodge. Read more

Sama Gaun 1 Night
DAY 11

Trek to Samdo (3,690m)

Today, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. Overnight in Samdo. Read more

Samdo 1 Night
DAY 12

Trek to Dharamsala (4,460m)

we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharmashala. Read more

Dharamsala 1 Night
DAY 13

Trek to Bhimthang via Larke La (5,160m)

Day climb gradually over the ridge behind Dharamsala and beside the large lateral moraine of the Larkye Glacier. The climb is not very difficult but it is long and rocky underfoot, particularly as you top the moraine. Look for cairns and metal snow poles which assist route finding. Descend past four frozen lakes and make a final tiring climb to the left up to Larkya La 5160mtrs, the is top marked by pray flags hanging on snow poles. It takes about 3-4 hours to reach the pass and it can be very cold and windy with risk if there is late afternoon. The peaks to the west are Himlung Himal 7126mtrs near Tibet and Kang Guru 6981mtrs, Annapurna II 7937mtrs range and other peaks. The way long descent on lose gravel to a welcome more level area with grassy moraine, where the angle eases. The trail now runs left of the large lateral moraine, rocky at times, in a widen and beautiful valley all the long way to very scenic Bimtang 3590mtrs "plain of sand" a descent of 1400mtrs in about 3-4hours ant over night at lodge. Read more

Bhimtang 1 Night
DAY 14

Trek to Tilije (2,300m)

After the breakfast trek start to walk and after 25 minutes we cross the Kechakyu Khola Glacier and enter the rhododendron forest. If you are season of March and April will see the paradise of rhododendron forest with different colors. The view of the back of Mt. Manaslu 8163mtrs is equally stunning. The way is down rapidly along the true right bank of the aptly name Karche 2700mtrs, which is place to have lunch after 3-4hours day walk. Then way steeply over a point and drop to Gurung village Gho 2515mtrs the first real village after the Samdo. The valley becomes more agricultural as you pass through field, copses of oak and rhododendron and over night at Gurung village Tilije. Read more

Tillje 1 Night
DAY 15

Trek to Dharapani (1,300m)

Exit the village through a stone curve, cross the Dudh Khola and follow along it`s descending through scrub forest. The walls of the Marsyangdi Valley loom larger and finally join Annapurna circuit trail of Dharapani village which is check point of ACAP permit and we descent to follow the Marsyangdi Gorge pass through Thonje via wooden bridge and through a Chorten-shaped arch and Dharapani lies across a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi. Then will reach Katre 1850mtrs and Tal 1700mtrs for hungry lunch. After lunch we should walk around 2 hours for day camp in Chamje over night at lodge. Read more

Dharapani 1 Night
DAY 16

Drive to Besisahar

After the breakfast we can decide all the way walk to Besisar or over night at lodge and take a bus to Kathmandu next morning which is depend on clients. If we walk to Besisahar we can take walking trail left to the Marsyangdi River passing through the Gurung village Simal chaur, Badagaun, Khasur, Bhanjakhet and again cross suspension bridge of Marsyangdi River to Right site then walk 30minuts to Besisahar over night at logde. Read more

Besisahar 1 Night
DAY 17

Drive to Kathmandu

The drive from Besi Sahar offers one an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes. The drive is often along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. In Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. The day in Kathmandu can either be spent in leisure or perhaps we catch up with some last minute shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.Overnight in Kathmandu. Read more

Kathmandu 1 Night
DAY 18

Final Departure

This is your departure day, One of our company representative will take you from your hotel to the airport for final departure.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Kathmandu, Thamel
Day 2
Location While on the Trip
Hotel General Lodges
Day 17
Location Kathmandu, Thamel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Welcome/Farewell dinner with tipical Nepali cultural program.
  • Airport Pick and Drop in Kathmandu by Private vehicle.
  • Tourist Standard Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu B/B basis.
  • Standard Lodge Accommodation with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Sotikhola, Besishahar-Kathmandu by Local jeep.
  • Full Board Meals while on the Trip.
  • Trekking permits and TIMS Card fees.
  • Professional Government Licensed Trekking Guide.
  • 2:1 Porters.
  • All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment.
  • All the necessary trekking gear for Staffs like jacket/trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Friends Adventure Team's Sleeping Bag, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team's special Souvenir.
  • Agency service charge.

Package excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Any other item not included in "Product Includes" Section

More information

  • All conditions stated in the above Itinerary are for the guests who prefer full package trip. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make Shorter and Longer. We design your holidays accordingly.
  • The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative night stops. Physical, Technical and Natural condition may change this above itineraries.
  • Trip cost may differ from the quoted cost above. Guest's specific requirement's like TIME, GROUP SIZE, LEVEL OF SERVICES and ACTIVITIES determine the actual cost.
  • Book with Confidence: Found less Activity we will Refund all !

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Brandon, United States

My wife and I hired Friends Adventure Team to guide us on our 9 day Trek to Annapurna Base Camp, with a few extra days in Kathmandu and Pokhara. From the second we landed until the day we left Nepal, Friends Adventure Team took every step to make sure we were comfortable, happy, and having fun. They basically took care of everything- transportation, accommodations, meals, and much more! Thank you to Rajendra for ensuring our vacation ran smoothly, for taking us out to dinners, and for offering us a day guide in Kathmandu at no extra charge. BIG THANK YOU to our fabulous guide Raju and our fearless porter Karma. I learned so much from Raju about Nepal and the Himalayas during our trek and he went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed every second, which we did. Karma also went out of his way, always ensuring we had hot food and tea and even brought dinner to my wife in her room when she was too tired! My wife and I truly enjoyed Raju and Karma's company and we will never forget watching the sunrise over Annapurna I, drinking Rakhsi on our final night, the numerous thoughtful conversations, and many, many laughs with them! Our trip would not have been the same without Raju and Karma and I look forward to another trek with them in the future!! Read more

Eliane, France

Tout d'abord un grand merci à Rajendra. Malgré nos changements de date répétés, Rajendra a pu organiser de la meilleure façon possible notre trek et répondre à nos demandes. Ce trek s'est magnifiquement déroulé dans la très belle région qu'est le Mustang. Nous y avons fait de belles rencontres, certainement grâce à notre tout jeune guide Ngawa de 23 ans qui parle bien le français. Celui-ci nous a fait découvrir de très jolis endroits notamment une petite grotte en montant vers Lori Gompa qui bientôt ne sera plus accessible. Nous avons apprécié également notre tout jeune porteur "Guelbu", discret et très attentionné. Merci à Ngawa et à Guelbu pour le très bon déroulement du trek et merci encore à Rajendra pour l'organisation, pour notre accueil à l'arrivée à l'aéroport et son accompagnement à notre départ. Cordialement Read more

Dmitry, Russian Federation

Friends Adventure Team organised trekking to the Everest Base Camp for our group (8 people). Their packages includes everything (all transfers, hotel in Kathmandu, local flight, trekking permissions, meal in Kathmanu and on the track) and that's extremely handy, you don't need to worry about anything during your travel. The guides were very nice guys, who helped us on the route. On the way to Lukhla, the weather conditions wasn't good and the planes wasn't able to fly. And the company organised a helicopter transfer with pretty reasonable additional pay. Nepal is not the most organised country, but all depending on the Friends Adventure Team was done really well. Read more

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