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Manaslu Trek

19 Days

“Traverse through Manaslu: The Mountain of the spirit”

A stunning alternative to the Annapurna Circuit or Khumbu region, the vivid landscape of the Manaslu Circuit is a trek truly off the beaten track. Experience the grand beauty of the Manaslu Massif in this secluded mountain trek. Explore monasteries and gain insight into a culturally fascinating region. Along the trail you encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. This trek consists of an ancient salt-trading route along the wild rapids of the Bhuri Gandaki River. Also discover the splendor of pine, bamboo and rhododendron forests. Trek over awe-inspiring high mountain pass; walk over glacial terrain and witness why Manaslu, the 8th highest peak in the world is called the mountain of the spirit.

Manaslu trekking from Arughat offers a combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. The trek described here starts from Arughat and ends in Besi Sahar which is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. Travelling via Arughat to the south of Manaslu, we ascend the outstanding gorge of the Burhi Gandaki for several days, passing through tiny villages settled on the steep valley sides, to reach the Tibetan world beyond the village of Ghap. The itinerary below is one of the many possibilities. The trek can be made longer or shorter depending on the length of your walking days and starting point. There are basic guesthouses all along the trail so you can choose if you want to camp or stay at the tea houses/guesthouses. You can combine the Manaslu Circuit with the Tsum Valley, a beautiful, secluded valley where century old Tibetan traditions prevail. This remote mountain haven and conservation area is home to the endangered snow leopard and was only opened to trekkers in 1992. The Manaslu Circuit trek is rapidly increasing in popularity, ever since tea houses were built here in 2010 but it is far less crowded than its well known peers Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit. The route has only just become available to do as a tea house trek and is part of The Great Himalayan Trail so presently it’s a great place to go for trekking.

As Manaslu is a restricted area, you need a trekking permit for the Manaslu Trek. Solo trekkers are not allowed. A minimum group size of 2 is required to trek in this region. As of now the best months to trek here will be March, April, May and the last week in September to mid-December. October is also the busiest month. Limits are the monsoon (June to September) as the route is not favorable. The trail and lodges are now open for trekkers after the 2015 earthquake. Join the Incredible Mountains as we take you through these classic trails of Nepal.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival Kathmandu

Day 02:

Free time to Kathmandu buy trekking  equipment

Day 03:

Drive to Arughat around 7 hrs

Day 04:

Trek to Lapubeshi around 6 hrs

Day 05:

Trek to Machhaikhola  (900 m) around 6 hrs

Day 06:

Trek to Jagat (1410 m) around 6 hrs

Day 07:

Trek to Philim (1510 m ) around 6 hrs

Day 08:

Trek to Deng  (1920 m) around 6 hrs

Day 09:

Trek to Namrung (2700m ) around 7 hrs

Day 10:

Trek to Samagaun (3530 m) around 5 hrs

Day 11:

Trek to Samagaun (3530 m) around 5 hrs

Day 12:

Samdo Rest

Day 13:

Trek to Dharamsala(4480 m) around 4 hrs

Day 14:

Trek to Bimtang(3700 m) around 8 hrs

Day 15:

Trek to Tilche(2300 m)  around 6 hrs

Day 16:

Trek to Tal around 6 hrs

Day 17:

Trek to Syange around 7 hrs

Day 18:

Drive to Kathmandu from Beshisahar

Day 19:

Final Departure to home