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Around Manaslu Trek - 17 Days

Manaslu circuit trek is one of the adventurous trekking in the central-west part of Nepal. Which lies about 64 km east of Annapurna is the World’s eighth highest mountain called Mt. Manaslu. This mountain is surrounding by long ridges and valley glaciers from all sides and the mountain dominates the landscape of that area.

Around Manaslu circuit trek revolves the circuit of Mt.Manaslu massive and passes down to Annapurna along the trails of Budi Gandaki River. Manaslu trek is a great tea house trek. This is a test of endurance. Animals of the mountain like blue sheep; musk deer and Himalayan Thar are the most found animals of this region. The winter season becomes extremely cold. The month of October is the busiest month for trekking around the Manaslu region.

Trekkers and travelers can witness Hindu as well as Tibetan Buddhist Culture. The trek starts from Gorkha, continues over Larkya La pass (5,133 m) down to Marshyangdi and ends up at Besisahar. The lifestyles of people and their work can be visible for the travelers on their around Manaslu trekking journey. The best season for this trip is from March to May in the Spring season and from September to November in the Autumn season.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Weather and Temperature.

March

The coldest of the spring months is March. The beginning days of March have weather that’s fairly kind of like that of February. In certain regions of the hike, the temperature is as low as -6 degrees. The rainfall observed in March is nearly twice as high as in February. within the lower regions of the hike a median of fifty mm of precipitation is observed, within the regions with a better altitude 30 mm.

April

The spring season is the preferred trekking season after the autumn season. Of all the spring months, April is also the preferred among hikers. The gentle amount of rainfall and rainfall brings the vegetation of this region to life. The forests, flowers and vegetation of the agricultural areas are lush green. Clear skies with a touch sun will refresh your trekking mood. Rainfall within the lower regions of Manaslu in April is larger than in March. In regions like Samdo, Smagaon and Larkya La Pass, however, precipitation is significantly lower in April than in March. The average temperature in Samdo and Samagaon is 6 degrees, which makes for wonderful trekking conditions.

May

May is known as the last month of the spring season. As this month is fairly near the monsoon, the subsequent month starts, this can be the wettest of the spring months. The temperatures are pretty warm. Even in Samdo, the minimum temperature isn’t below the 0-degree mark.

October

October is the best month for trekking. There is almost no rainfall this month that you would see in September. Since winter is also a month from October, the temperature is not quite low either. The precipitation in the higher regions of the hike averages 23 mm, in the lower regions about 60 mm. A slight cold is observed this month, as the minimum temperature in Samdo is only -2 ° C. In the lower regions such as Jagat and Arughat, the average temperature is around 15 ° C.

November

November is the coldest month in the fall season. It is also the driest month of the fall season. The rainfall that has been observed this month in high altitude locations such as Larkya La, Samdo and Samagaon is only 3 mm. This gives you a very good idea of ​​how dry this month is for hikers. Low rainfall also leads to a breathtaking view of the mountains of the Manaslu region. As the Manaslu hike begins in lower altitude regions, expect a major change in weather in lower altitude regions compared to higher altitude regions. You can feel this difference strongly in November. The average temperature in Arughat, the starting point of your hike, is 13.7 ° C in November. In Samagaon and Samdo, however, the minimum temperature is only -3.4 and -6.6 ° C.

Overview

  • World’s eighth highest mountain called Mt. Manaslu.
  • Manaslu trek is a great tea house trek.
  • Animals of the mountain like blue sheep; musk deer and Himalayan tahr is the most found animals of this region.
  • Trekkers and travellers can witness Hindu as well as Tibetan Buddhist Culture.
  • The lifestyles of people and their work can be visible for the travellers on their around Manaslu trekking journey.

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu-overnight at the hotel with -/-/WD.

Today after arriving at Tribhuwan international airport. Our airport executive will bring you to the Hotel. Overnigh at Hotel. 1350m.

Day 2
Drive to Soti khola-overnight at a lodge with B/L/D.

Early in the morning you drive via Arughat to Soti Khola 615 m. The last part leads through Magar and Gurung villages, passing some rivers and bumpy sections of the trail. Finally you will arrive at Soti Khola. Where you will get to know your porter team. Overnight in a lodge. (Travel time about 8-9h). 615m.

Day 3
Trek to Macha Khola-overnight at a lodge. B/L/D.

On the first days of hiking you bring the damp-hot climate and the many ascents and descents certainly to sweat. The terraced fields shine in lush green forest and many waterfalls. Enjoy the lush subtropical vegetation! On the way you will meet colorfully dressed Gurung and Magar and get an insight into their lifestyle. After reaching the small village of Lapubesi, which towers over the river valley in a promising position, you will run down to the riverbed, where the expanse of the Himalayas will captivate you. In the late afternoon you reach the lively Machha Khola (815 m). Overnight in a lodge. time approx. 5hrs. (815m.)

Day 4
Trek to Jagat-overnight at a lodge. B/L/D.

Over the suspension bridge you will take to the other side of the river where you will have lunch at Dobhan. Continue uphill along the Budhi Gandaki river before reaching Tatopani, where you will see the first view point of Ganesh Himal mountain range. The narrow valley of the Bhudi Gandaki with its many waterfalls will inspire you on the way to Jagat (1325 m). Overnight in a lodge. Time approx. 7-8h (1325m.)

Day 5
Trek to Dyang-overnight at lodge.B/L/D.

Today you have to first walk uphill along a rock face and then climb to the terraces of Philim. Your efforts will be rewarded with a beautiful view of the mountain Shringi Himal (7161 m). Next, along the river, you will reach after a climb Nyak and finally Deng (1875 m). Overnight in a lodge.Time approx. 7-8h. (1875m.)

Day 6
Trek to Namrung-overnight at lodge.B/L/D.

Today the path leads just a few kilometers from the Tibetan border via Ghap to Namrung (2605 m). By crossing the river several times and overcome big climbs. On the way you will visit lots of Mani-walls and prayer flags and leads through enchanted forests with extraordinary vegetation. They are getting closer and closer to the Manaslu. Overnight in a lodge. Time about 8-9hrs. (2600m.)

Day 7
Trek to Lho-overnight at lodge.B/L/D

Lho is dominated by a large Gompa, the Gompa and its dormitories are located on the slopes of a hill above the village. The top of the hill is a recommended viewpoint for the finest view of Mount Manaslu. Time 4 hrs. (3200m.)

Day 8
Trek to Sama Gaon: overnight at lodge.B/L/D.

Today if you are getting up early in the morning, you will get the magical sunrise view at Manaslu. Today you will have an early lunch break in Shyala, where you can enjoy spectacular views of Manaslu (8163 m) and the other mountain giants. On the way to Sama (3530 m) there is the possibility for a three-hour acclimatization visit to Pung Gyen Gompa, a Buddhist temple with 360-degree panoramic views 4130 m. Walking time approx. 3h- 4 hrs. (3500m.)

Day 9
Trek to Samdo-overnight at lodge.B/L/D.

Today you have to hike up to Samdo (3870 m), the last village before passing the pass. From here branches off a traditional trade route, which leads over the 5098 m high Lajyung La Pass to Tibet. Overnight in a simple lodge. Walking time approx. 4hrs. (3850m.)

Day 10
Rest day and acclimatization day at Samdo-overnight at lodge B/L/D.

Now today is the rest and acclimatization day in Samdo. If you want, you can climb the technically less challenging Samdo peak 5100 m. from where you will get the magnificient view of Manaslu (8163 m), Pang Phuchi (6335 m) and also the mountains of Tibet border. At the same time you acclimatize yourself for the upcoming passing of the pass. Overnight as the day before. Walking time to the Samdo-peak and back, about 7-8h

Day 11
Trek to Larkey phedi-overnight at a lodge. B/L/D.

Continue uphill by passing Larkya Bazar to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi, 4480 m). On this high alp are only a few shelters and permanently built tents. Here you have reached your highest sleeping place on this tour. In the evening, it’s time to get into the sleeping bags, as on the following day the 5135 m high Larkya La is on the program. Overnight in a shared tent or in a very basic lodge. Walking time approx. 3hrs. (4480m.)

Day 12
Trek to Bimthang-overnight at Lodge B/L/D.

Now today is the most exhausting day of the entire tour. In the morning you will make ready for the pass. The trail leads first over the moraine of the Larkya glacier, possibily on this day you will walk on the snow, but it depend upon the season and weather. After few hours of your starting early morning you reach the 5135 m high pass. Shortly after the pass you have a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains, especially on Himlung (7126 m) and Annapurna II (7937 m). After few rest you have to descent down to Bimthang (3710 m). Overnight in a lodge. Walking time about 8-9h (3700m.)

Day 13
Trek to Tilje-overnight at lodge B/L/D.

Today you will continue down through the valley of Dudh Khola. Here it is again much warmer than in the higher elevations and you will pass through the terrace fields and rhododendron forests and a various vegetation. Your destination for the day is the Gurung village Tilije, Walking time approx. 7-8h, (2300m.)

Day 14
Trek to Jagat. lodge B/L/D

On your final stage of the day, head down to Jagat, the last lodge of your trek. At first you walk above the river to Tilije through the forests. After that, you will gradually return to civilization and cross several construction sites before reaching Dharapani Suspension Bridge. The rest of the way leads natural stone steps and the highway along the Annapurnatreks. From the beautiful village of Tal, which is located directly at the bank of the river, we continue down through the green Marsyangdi Valley. In the evening you reach the Lodgesiedlung Jagat. Overnight in a lodge. Walking time approx. 7-8h (1300m.)

Day 15
Drive to Bandipur-Hotel B/L/D

After breakfast, you will be picked up directly from the lodge. First, it goes over a bumpy mountain road, which is soon replaced by more pleasant road conditions. In the afternoon you will reach the picturesque mountain resort of Bandipur, where you will say goodbye to the peaks of the Himalayas. Overnight at hotel. Travel time 5-6h. (1100m.)

Day 16
Driving to Kathmandu-Hotel-B/-/-

Today after the breakfast you will bring back to Kathmandu. After a few hours of drive you will arrive at Kathmandu, the rest of the day is as leisure. shopping for some souvenirs around Thamel etc. (1350m.)

Day 17
Reserve day in Ktm./ sightseeing (B/-/FD

Today after the breakfast our city guide will pick you up from the Hotel and bring you for the sightseeing of World Heritage site of Kathmandu valley.

Day 18
Final departure. (B/-/-)

According to your flight schedule, Our airport executive will brigng you to the airport for the final departure to Germany.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up/drop,
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel,
  • Ground transportation,
  • Necessary permits ( including special permit), entrance fees,
  • Professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipment,

Cost Excludes:

  • Alcoholic drinks,
  • Extra mineral water, soft drinks-coke, Fanta, Sprite and Hot shower,
  • Tips for staff.
  • Telephone call charges,
  • Battery charges,
  • Private health insurance etc.
  • Rescue charges.

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Around Manaslu Trek
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Trip Facts

  • Bus/Plane
  • 2-10 pax
  • 5133 m
  • 17 Days
  • 3 Star Category Hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, & Bandipur. Simple Lodges & twin sharing bed during trekking.
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