On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge.
Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swyambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history. A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for Manaslu Circuit trek.
An interesting overland journey to Nepal Mid-Western Nepal, the drive leads on the main highway for some hours. Then our route diverts heading towards Gorkha district, reaching the mid-hills and down to low warm farm country.
After an exciting journey reaching Arughat town and then on dirt tracks to Machha Khola for overnight stop. A small farm village slowly turning into a town due to the construction of motorable road.
After a long drive from Kathmandu, having a pleasant overnight in a nice local lodge at Machha Khola farm village. A long day walk but interesting, after breakfast, start the first day trek heading north. Follow the Buri-Gandaki River for some hours, as the trail leads through spread-out farm villages. Entering a serene forest of Sal and pine trees to a small settlement of Tatopani, a place with natural hot-spring. Having short refreshing break continue walk past Khorla Besi village.
The trail leads on steep uphill for few hour, reaching Jagat a nice large village with mixed race of hill tribes. Check into a nice lodge for overnight stop after a long days walk, with time to browse and observe the village life. The villagers of both Hindu and Buddhism religions and cultures.
From Jagat morning walk follows to a short climb into a forest of pines trees and bamboo grooves. As trail heads higher air gets cooler facing lovely scenery of landscapes, then reach another lovely farm village at Philim.
A possible lunch stop time permitting, from Philim on the high trail overlooking grand views of beautiful green hills. After few hours of steady walk reaching our overnight halt at Deng, a small farm village with nice simple lodges.
Enjoy the morning walks on leaving Deng, from here onwards with strong Buddhism religion. As you can notice every houses adorned with prayer flags with Mani stone walls. The trail leads to a climb and down to a tributary stream of Buri-Gandaki River. From the river side head for a steep climb within forest of pines and rhododendron trees. The altitude gains gradually as walk leads to Namrung for overnight halt in the comfort of nice lodge. Namrung a moderate size village, with views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range of peaks.
After an enjoyable overnight stop at Namrung village, start the morning with steep climb into dense forested trail above Buri-Gandaki River. The walk follows short down with more ups and on winding path past few small settlements with shops smaller tea-houses. Slowly the day completes reaching a nice village at Lo-Gaon, offers many good lodges. Located beneath majestic North Face of Mt. Manaslu facing views of Sringi and Boudha Himal. A charming village to explore with an old monastery of great cultural, religious Interest worth a visit.
From Lo-Gaon onwards enter the scenic Upper Manaslu valley, the trail follows through several smaller settlements. Walking past summer camp of cattle herder beneath the mighty Mt. Manaslu and adjoining peaks. The walk is pleasant with slow rise in altitude, overlooking fabulous views of peaks on both side of the valley. The trek continues on gradual ups to Sama-Gaon, a lovely large village with nice lodges for overnights stops.
Sama Gaon the major village around Upper Manaslu, the main route to Manaslu base camp. As well to the border of Tibet and towards Dharmasala and Larke-La Pass.
At Sama-Gaon rest day for acclimatization before heading towards our final highlight of the adventure. A perfect place and altitude to have leisure time for short hike to view-points. Enjoy a short day hike on route to Manaslu base camp where beautiful glacial pond called Birendra Tal situated. Rest of the day explore the village of immense Buddhism culture.
After a pleasant rest day at Sama-Gaon, leaving the lovely village on windswept high terrain. Walk leads to Samdo the last village of Gorkha and Manaslu valley,the trail follows on gradual ups. Enjoy the grand beautiful views of snow-clad peaks, as walk continues, a short steep climb leads to Samdo village.Located on a wide small plateau, a moderate size settlement of more than forty houses for near two hundred inhabitants.
Morning, on leaving the last Samdo village of Gorkha and Upper Manaslu valley, walk leads on a wide river valley. Overlooking views of giant snow peaks with Mt. Manaslu also called Kutang in native language of Tibetan origin language.
The trail follows to cross few streams and then reaching Dharmasala or Larke Phedi. Which means the base of a hill or pass, the name Dharmasala for rest house or shelter for travelers. After checking into simple room, having lunch afternoon free for short walk, and preparations for early morning climb to cross Larke-La pass towards Manang areas.
Start the day, early morning having breakfast, and carrying packed lunch for the long hours. From Larke Phedi the path leads to steep climb over moraine of rocks and boulders, following north of Larke glacier. Facing view of Cho Danda and Larke Peak.
Slowly the undulating climb reaches on top of Larke-La Pass, the highest point of the adventure. The pass is festooned with thousands of Buddhist colorful prayer flags and rock cairns as a marker of Larke-La top. Although a strenuous climb rewards you with glorious morning views of surrounding Himalayan range. Includes views of Larke Peak, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna-II includes all of Manaslu Himal range.
From the top enter the Manang district, a long descend past a small settlement of Tambuche. Finally the downhill ends reaching the bottom of Larke-La other side base at 3,900 m. From the bottom few hour walk brings you at Bhimphedi also called Bhimthang for overnight stop after a long day walks.
Bhimthang a lovely spot, amidst a green wide meadow surrounded by tall trees of rhododendron-pines and oaks. This nice settlement provides good lodges and food menu to enjoy after a vigorous walks of the day.
From Bhimphedi or Bhimthang, a short and pleasant day walk heading downhill as altitude get lower. The trail leads into dense tree lines with few small climb but more or less downhill to reach Gho for overnight stop. Gho a small settlement with few nice lodges, situated in the midst of lovely woodland.
After a pleasant overnight halt at Gho, enjoy the last day trek of the adventure, heading down to Dharapani village. An exciting leisure walk to Tilje, a nice village, located on the shelf of Marsyangdi River. At Tilje for refreshing break or for lunch stop, from Tilje a short climb to cross a bridge towards Dharapani.
Enjoy the last overnight stop at Dharapani village, located on motorable road Which is also on route of famous and popular Annapurna Circuit trek. At Dharapani transfer into a nice lodge, the accommodation are much better standard than other previous overnights.
Start early morning for a long interesting drive to Kathmandu, an exciting journey following the Marsyangdi River downstream. Reaching low warm farm villages of Syange and Bulbule to Bhesisar a big town, headquarter of Lamjung district.
From here either transfer to another vehicles or carry on chartered four-wheel drive, heading on the good highway. As drive follows through several town and villages, then uphill to enter the Kathmandu valley and city area.
Finally the long drive ends reaching Kathmandu and back to your hotel by evening or late afternoon.
We have reserved a free day in Kathmandu, where all can relax and enjoy leisure activities. Interested people can join in for exciting sightseeing tour of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.
Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.
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Depending upon the starting point of the trek till the end at Dharapani village, from Machha-Khola. Covering the walking distance approx. 160 k.m. / 100 miles, average 5-6 hours of walks with a distance of more than 10-12 k.m. per day.
Not counting the rest day at Sama-Gaon and side hike or excursion, the longest walks is from Machha-Khola to Jagat about 15 k.m. The other long walks is from Dharmasala to Bhimphedi or Bhimthang crossing over Larke-La approx. 18 k.m.
The trek overall is not too tough or difficult, the trail is well defined leading to strenuous ups facing with great views. The rise in altitude makes the walk tiring and tough. But taking slowly and having rest will overcome the difficultness as well stopping to enjoy the surrounding views.
For several reasons the Upper Manaslu from Jagat village onwards (Day 04) remains as restricted area. Due to its close border with Tibet-China, the other reason is to preserve its pristine country with limited number of trekkers.Where individual / solo trekkers are not allowed has to travel with minimum of 2-3 pax, using the service of a Government Registrated guide and porters.
Every villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power, where trekkers can charge electronic items. A fee is charged for each gadgets as per hour basis, the price differs from one place to another.
Manaslu region is slowly gaining popular, every villages offers best lodge accommodation. Only at Dharmasala the lodge accommodation are simple and basic, with common bath and toilets.
But all lodges restaurants provides comprehensive food menu to choose from, with options for overnight accommodations from budget, moderate to standard rooms. Trekkers can enjoy having rooms with attached bath / toilets, or using common bathe and toilets around big villages and at Dharapani village.
Foods are served in a large warm dining room, the foods served as per the menu from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali. Some lodge restaurants also serves fresh homemade bakeries products.
The most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice).