Manaslu Circuit Trek (15 days) - 15 Days

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the best off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal. The most prominent of the peaks are Baudha Himal, Gorkha Himal and Himal Chuli. the area is bordered by two major river systems. To the east Budhi Gandaki and to the west Marshandi Khola. The biggest attraction of this trek is the views of the Manaslu range and the Annapuna ranges, combined with the forest and animal life along the ridge. The route starts from Gorkha. The route follows the rugged gorge of the Budhi Gandaki river through native Gurung country. A number of large Buddhist monasteries are to be seen in the upper reaches of the Budhi Gandaki.

The range of geographical and climatic regions has led to a diverse variety of flora and fauna with in this region. These parts of area are heavily cultivated and the landscape, therefore, largely consists of terraced paddy fields and rolling hills. The area is also famous for its winter crops of oranges, which can be purchased fresh from the trees along the trails in the foothills. As you progress higher up into the hills the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. These finally give way to coniferous forests of pine and, ultimately, juniper just below the tree line. In the rain shadow, to the north of the mountains, the landscape is quite barren being an extension south of the Tibetan plateau. The higher up in the hills the natural vegetation changes from the tropical species to more temperate stands of forest trees including oak, beech and rhododendron. There is a variety of animals that can be spotted, including the barking deer and Himalayan marmots above the tree line. Pheasants may be seen in the jungles just below the tree line as well as all of the usual alpine birds including ravens, coughs and various birds of prey.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1340m)
Day 02:Free day in Kathmandu or self sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 03:Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (870m) by local bus, jeep to Soti Khola
Day 04:Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m) 5 hour of walking
Day 05:Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) 6-7 hour of walking (Resticated area start)
Day 06:Jagat to Deng (1860m)
Day 07:Deng to Namrung ( 2630m) 6-7 hour of walking
Day 08:Namrung to Sama Goau (3520 ) 6-7 hour of walking
Day 09:Sama Goau to Samdo (3790m) 3 hour
Day 10:Samdo Rest Day.
Day 11:Samdo to Dharmasala (4450m) 4 hour of walking. it is good day for acclimatization before crossing Larke pass.
Day 12:Dharmasala to Larke Pass (5219) to Bhimthang (3700m) 7-8 hour of walking
Day 13:Bhimthang to Tilje (2300m) to Dharapani(1860m) 8-9 hour of walking
Day 14:Dharapani to Besisahar by Jeep, local bus from Besisahar to Kathmandu
Day 15:Departure from Nepal

What's Includes:

11 nights and 12 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
Transportation from Kathmandu to Arught bazar by bus and jeep to sotikhola
English speaking local expert guide, porters(porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
Special permit for Manaslu region
Annapurna Conservation permit (ACAP)
Three nights’ accommodation with three star category Hotel in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
Airport transfers and escort
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Nepali cultural dance
Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
Insurance for all staff & porters.

What's Excludes:

Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 30 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu valley
Extra accomodation and meals outside itineraray.
Tips for Trekking guide and trekking porter

Listing created Jun 14, 2019

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