Manaslu Circuit trekking offers astounding views of the Manaslu which borders the Tibetan Plateau to the north and east and Annapurna Conservation Area to the west. Since 1991, Manaslu trekking is conducted around Mt. Manaslu the 8th highest mountain among the entire world which offers an ability to see into unadulterated natural and cultural settings of the region.
Manaslu Circuit trekking lets you pass through Hindu and Tibetan-style villages and green landscape. Moving northwards, the gorge brings in to expose charming alpine meadows and small Tibetan-style villages which gather below North Face of Manaslu. For decades, Tibetan immigrants have settled to this far-flung region of Nepal, and the villages here represent generations of these people. The stone-roofed Buddhist villages such as Namrung, Lho, Samaguan, and Sambdo set against the towering giants of Manaslu and the Himalchuli Massif are really splendid.
Manaslu Circuit trekking path ultimately takes us to Samagaon, the main and most important village in the region. In Sama gaon we take an extra day to acclimatize and explore Samagaon monastery. We cross the long glacier of Larkya La pass (5106m), a typical and rough route between the Budhi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley which will let you enjoy a panoramic scene including Manaslu, Cheo and Himlung. Over the pass we walk out through the Marshandgi valley, following the Dudhkoshi River in now the Annapurna Conservation Area in Manang through Magar villages. We then, move down passing alongside stunning alpine pastures at Bimtang, before combining the main Annapurna Circuit road and finally the trailhead to Besi Sahar.
Manaslu Trekking region is a restricted zone for individuals. However Government allows exploring Manaslu Trekking region with organized team. So, get ready to explore Manaslu Region with Vista adventure Nepal and visit in the restricted trekking area of Nepal.
Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02:Kathmandu sightseeing day
Day 03:Drive Aarughat (550m.) and Soti Khola from Kathmandu
Day 04:Trek Machhakhola (825m.) from Soti Khola (597m.)
Day 05:Trek Jagat (1330m.) from Machhakhola
Day 06:Trek Deng (1860m.) from Jagat (1330m.)
Day 07:Trek Namrung (2580m.)
Day 08:Trek Samagaon (3480m.)
Day 09:Free day at Samagoan, hike to Birendra Tal and Manaslu base camp
Day 10: Trek Samdo (3865m.)
Day 11: Trek Dharmadala/Larke Phedi (4470m.)
Day 12: Trek Bimtang (3740m.) via Larke La (5125m.)
Day 13: Trek Tiliche (2255m.)
Day 14: Trek Chyamche
Day 15: Trek Nagdi Bazaar from Chyamche
Day 16: Back to Besisahar and Kathmandu
Day 17: Final departure
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- transportation from Kathmandu Pokhara.
- transportation from Birethati- Pokhara.
- transportation from Pokhara Kathmandu.
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Two nights standard accommodation in Pokhara ( First night of the trekking and last night of the trekking).
- All government taxes.
- Your Travel insurance.
- Your personal expenses.
- Food while you are in Kathmandu .
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
- Sweet things like chocolate.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
• 1 large duffel bag: This will carry all your personal gear on the trek. It should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.
• 1 small padlock: Your duffel bag should be locked.
• 1 rucksack or day pack: This should accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you want to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.
• 1 small duffel bag or suitcase: Items not needed on the trek can be left at the hotel in Kathmandu. This bag should also have a lock. Be sure to leave room for purchases, or buy one in Kathmandu they have many good quality ones available.
Head and Face Gear
• A Bandana
• Lightweight gloves
• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
• Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
•2 Long shorts
•2 Trousers- (loose and comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm
• Down Jacket
• Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
• Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
• Waterproof pants
• Baggy pants
• 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
• 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket
• Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)
• Spare laces
• 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
• 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
• One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp
• 1 thermos- Water tends to freeze in ‘normal’ water bottles at high altitude temperatures.
• 2 one-liter water bottles
• Purification equipment- Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.
Sleeping and Carrying Equipment
• 30-40 liter daypack
• Rucksack- Without aluminum support
• Water Proof Bag- A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
• Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius.
Personal Medical Kit
• Bandage for sprains
• Iodine or water filter
• Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
• Antiseptic ointment for cuts
• Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
• Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
• Oral rehydration salts
• Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
• Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
• Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
• Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria
• Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
• Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
• Reading book
• Trail Map/Guide book
• Journal & Pen
• Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble