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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 and drive to Nagarkot (-/-/WD)

Upon arrival, a member of staff / guide will be waiting for you at Tribhuwan International Airport in comfort the minibus takes you to Nagarkot (2175 m), where you will meet the guide and his assistant at the welcome dinner to get to know.
Driving time approx. 1 hour. Overnight at hotel. (2175m)

Day 2
Small hike to Changu Narayan Temple and drive to Kathmandu. (B / L / -)

After the breakfast you have the breathtaking view of the sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot and drive to Changunarayan temple. From there it goes on a short hike through the villages to the Changunarayan Temple (1900 m). After visiting the temple, drive to Kathmandu where you will have the afternoon and evening at leisure. Driving time approx. 1.5 hours, walking time approx. 3 hours.
Overnight at hotel. (1300 m)

Day 3
Drive to Soti Khola (B / L / D)

In the early morning, you start with a jeep via Arughat to Soti Khola (615 m). The journey leads over the famous “Highway No. 1 ”with a lunch break in a restaurant on route. The last part of the ride leads through the villages of Magar and Gurung, passing some rivers and over bumpy sections until you reach Soti Khola. Driving time approx. 8-9 hours. Overnight in a lodge. (615 m)

Day 4
Trek to Macha Khola (B/L/D.)

On the first few days of hiking, the warm, humid climate and the many climbs will certainly make you sweat.
The terraced fields and forests shine in lush green. Many small waterfalls loosen the subtropical vegetation again and again! 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 picturesquely above the river valley, it goes along the river bed, where you can see the expanse of the mountains of the Shringi Himal will bewitch you. In the late afternoon you will reach at Machha Khola (815 m) that you then you can explore yourself.
Overnight in a lodge. Walking time approx. 5 hours. (815 m)

Day 5
Trek to Jagat (B/L/D)

The narrow valley of Bhudi Gandaki with its many waterfalls will inspire you on the way to Jagat.
The suspension bridge takes you to the other side of the Budhi Gandaki River, where you go to Dobhan Lunch. Then continue uphill along the river to Tatopani, from where you can see the first view on the Ganesh Himal Mountains before continuing to Jagat (1325 m). Overnight in a lodge.
Walking time approx. 7-8 h (1325 m)

Day 6
Trek to Dyang. (B/L/ D).

After a constantly rising path you reach the picturesque terraced fields of Philim. your efforts are rewarded with a beautiful view of Mount Shringi Himal (7161 m). Further along after another ascent of the river you reach Nyak and finally Deng (1875 m). overnight stay in a lodge. Walking time 7-8 hours. (1875 m)

Day 7
Trek to Namrung. B/L/D).

Today the route leads only a few kilometers from the Tibetan border via Ghap to Namrung (2605 m). You cross the Budi Gandaki river several times and overcome several climbs. Traveling pass many Mani walls and prayer flags. Finally the path leads you through Fascinating forest with its ancient giant trees in extraordinary vegetation. You come to that Manaslu getting closer. Overnight in a lodge. Walking time approx. 8-9 hours. (2605 m)

Day 8
Trek to Lho. (B/L/D).

After a shorter hiking stage, you will reach Lho (3200 m) around noon. Above the village lies a large hilltop monastery that was rebuilt after the 2015 earthquake. From the hilltop you can enjoy the view of the Manaslu in the afternoon. Overnight in a lodge.
Walking time approx. 4 hours. (3200 m)

Day 9
Trek to Sama Gaon. (B/L/D).

If you get up early today, you can enjoy the magical sunrise at Manaslu. From Shayla you have a spectacular view of the Manaslu (8163 m) and the surrounding mountain giants. After lunch in Sama Gaon (3530 m) there is the opportunity to see the surrounding area
To explore monasteries, temples or the Birendra lake with its glacier. Overnight in a lodge.
Walking time approx. 3 – 4 hours (3530 m)

Day 10
Trek to Samdo. (B/L/D).

Today we go from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3870 m) the last village before the pass. From here a traditional trade route branches off, which leads over the 5098 m high Lajyung La Pass to Tibet. After lunch, the afternoon is free to explore the town, for example.
Overnight in a simple lodge. Walking time approx. 4 hours. (3850 m)

Day 11
Acclimatization in Samdo. (B/L/D).

Today in Samdo is for acclimatization at high altitudes. If you want, you can climb the technically less demanding Samdo-Ri (5100 m). From here you have a wonderful view of Manaslu (8163 m), Pang Phuchi (6335 m) and the mountains of the Tibetan border. Alternatively, you can explore the area around Samdo, where blue sheep and snow leopards have been sighted.
Overnight as the day before. Walking time to the Samdo summit and back, approx. 7-8 hours. (3850 m)

Day 12
Trek to Larkey Phedi. (B/L/D).

It continues uphill, passes the Larkya Bazar to Dharamsala, the Larkya Phedi, (4480 m). In addition to fragrant juniper bushes, there are only a few shelters and fixed tents on this high alpine pasture.
Here you have reached your highest sleeping place on this tour. It is advisable to go to bed early, because the next day the 5,106 m high Larkya La is on the program.
Overnight in a very simple lodge. Walking time approx. 3 hours. (4480 m).

Day 13
Trek to Bimthang. (B/L/D).

Today is the highlight and hardest day of the entire tour. Before sunrise, after breakfast, set out for the pass. The path first leads over the moraine of the Larkya glacier.
You may be hiking on the snow that day., It depends on the time of year and the weather. After a few hours you will reach the 5106 m high pass. Shortly after the pass you have a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains, especially of Himlung (7126 m) and Annapurna II (7937 m).
The demanding descent finally takes you to Bimthang (3710 m). Overnight in a lodge.
Walking time approx. 8-9 hours (3710).

Day 14
Trek to Tilje. Overnight in a lodge. (B/L/D).

Today we continue through the valley of the Dudh Khola River. On the way you have a spectacular view of the west side of the Manaslu Himal. Here it is much warmer than in the higher altitudes and you come along ancient coniferous and rhododendron trees in an ever-varied vegetation with sea buckthorn trees and fairy-tale forests. Your destination for the day is the well-tended Gurung village of Tilje (2300 m).
Overnight in a lodge. Walking time approx. 7-8 hours (2300 m).

Day 15
Trek to Jagat. Overnight in a lodge. (B/L/D).

On your last trekking stage, the path leads you to Jagat (1300 m). First you cross the river several times after Tilje and finally you get to Dharapani, from where the path along the road crosses the Annapurna Trek. You will pass several villages and steep valleys before entering the green Marsyangdi Valley. In the evening you will reach the beautiful village of Jagat.
Overnight in a lodge. Walking time approx. 7-8 hours. (1300 m).

Day 16
Drive to Bandipur. (B/L/D).

After breakfast you will be picked up directly from the lodge in a jeep. First, it goes over a bumpy mountain road, which will soon be replaced by more pleasant road conditions. After changing to a comfortable minibus, you will reach the picturesque mountain town of Bandipur (1100 m) in the afternoon, from where you can watch a spectacular sunset over the peaks of the Himalayas on a clear day.
Overnight at hotel. Driving time 5-6 hours. (1100 m)

Day 17
Drive to Kathmandu. (B/-/FD)

Today we go back to Kathmandu in the minibus after breakfast. After a few hours of driving, you will arrive in Kathmandu, where the afternoon and evening are at your leisure. For example, enjoy a stroll through Thamel for souvenirs etc.
Overnight at hotel. (1350m).

Day 18
Transfer to the airport.

The day is free for you to spend your last souvenirs in Thamel. According to your flight plan, our staff / guide will take you to the airport in the minibus, from where you will fly back to your home country.

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
  • 5106 m
  • 17 Days
  • 3 Star Category Hotel in Kathmandu, Nagarkot, & Bandipur. Simple Lodges & twin sharing bed during trekking.
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