Manaslu circuit trekking

Duration : 15 days

Nepal, Manaslu

Level : difficult

from 1380 € / p. from 2 to 10 persons

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Description

The Manaslu circuit trekking takes you around the world's 8th-highest peak, Mt. Manaslu (8163m). Located in a region opened to foreigners in 1991 only, much of the trek lies in the Manaslu Conservation Area (MCAP).  Today, many people consider this trek as an alternative to the famous Annapurna circuit trekking.

This 15-day Manaslu tour is one of Nepal's best high altitude treks, offering an amazing experience of contrasted landscapes and cultures. This trekking takes you from the low valleys to high-altitude areas bordering Tibet. You will walk through the ancient salt trading route following the Budigandaki River for about a week.  Then, after Larke Bazar, the trail heads west towards the Larke Pass (5160m) and finally ends in Tilje

During the trek, you will be fascinated by the stunning mountain panoramas with every day, new views of mountain ranges like Shringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, Cheo, Himlung, etc. You will also have the opportunity to see wild animals like Himalayan Langur, Himalayan Marmot, Blue Sheep, etc. You will have frequent encounters on the trail with the caravan of yaks and mules.

The Manaslu tour offers a close-up experience of the rich cultures and traditions of ethnic communities like the Gurung and Nubri. You will pass by beautiful lively villages, Buddhist monasteries, chortens, mani walls, lush forests, rivers, gorges, suspension bridges, etc. The region boasts plenty of ancient Buddhist monasteries where millennium-old teachings still prevail. 

This Manaslu circuit trekking Iasts 15 days. However, it can be customized as per your budget, time frame, fitness level, etc.  Just let me know and I will do my best to prepare the best one for you. 

Highlights:

  • A high-altitude trek with a varied culture, landscape, and nature.
  • Walk around the world's 8th-highest peak, Mt.Manaslu (8163m).
  • Larke La (5160m), the highest point of the trek offers an up-close view of the surrounding peaks.

If you're interested in other trekking itineraries in Nepal, you can also follow me around Kanchenjunga, on the Khumbu trails at the foot of Everest or on the 5-day Mohare Danda trek.

Program

D1: Arrival in Kathmandu.

D2: Trek preparation and Kathmandu valley sightseeing.

D3: Drive to Machhakhola (869m).
8 hours of driving.

D4: Machhakhola - Jagat (1340m).
7 hours of walking.

D5: Jagat - Dang (1860m).
6 to 7 hours of walking.

D6: Dang - Namrung (2630m).
6 to 7 hours of walking.

D7: Namrung - Lho (3180m).
4 hours of walking.

D8: Lho - Sama (3520m).
3 to 4 hours of walking.

D9: Acclimatization hike to Manaslu Base Camp.
7 to 8 hours of walking.

D10: Sama - Samdo (3875m).
2 to 3  hours of walking.

D11: Samdo - Dharamshala (4450m).
4 hours of walking.

D12: Dharamshala - Bimtang (3620m) via Larke La Pass (5106m).
8 to 10 hours of walking.

D13: Bimtang - Tilje (2300m).
6 to 7 hours of walking.

D14: Drive to Kathmandu.
10 hours of driving.

D15: Final departure.

The price includes

  • Supervision by the English-speaking guide equipped with a satellite phone and an oximeter.
  • One porter for two people (maximum weight: 12 kg per client) and an assistant guide for group sizes above 4 people.
  • 3-night accommodation in Kathmandu on a B/B basis.
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • Lodge/tea house accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Kathmandu-Machhakhola and Tilje-Kathmandu transfers by private vehicle.
  • Rescue and evacuation arrangements in case of emergency.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a guide in a private vehicle.
  • Government taxes, service charges and official expenses.
  • All staff’s salary, meals, accommodation and insurance.
  • All the necessary permits and paperworks.
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off.

The price does not include

  • Meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner).
  • Medical evacuation costs (in case of emergency).
  • Travel insurance (mandatory).
  • Tips for all the staff.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in "The price includes".

Accommodation

  • Hotel Moonlight or Apsara Boutique Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Lodges and guesthouses during the trekking.
Next departures :

No scheduled departure, but you can contact me to book your dates.

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