Manaslu circuit trek is one of the most challenging trekking route in Nepal, which was established in 1991 AD.this trek offers excellent combination Himalaya range along the border of Nepal and Tibet.Manaslu circuit trek passed over the larke-pass(5100m)Is gaining more and popular as a new trekking destination.This trek offers you with spectacular views of world 8th highest peak Manaslu(8163m) and many higher peak of Nepal In this trek you will get a wonderful experience of the stunning Tradition of Gurung people, ancient monasteries and glorious Himalaya view of Annapurna range,Glacial lakes and the living lifestyle of Himalaya people which make an absolutely manaslu circuit trail folloues the spectacular Budhi Gandaki river all the way from arugat to its source just crossing of the larkya a pass can be taugh when there is Snow .On this trek ,you will pass many village such as Soti khola ,machhakhola,jagat ,Lho,samagaon and tiche Villages etc . This trek is certainly a graat alternative to the Annapurna Circuit.
We begain our 18 day trip in Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritages sites and we will be start heading to the untimate trekking adventure in Nepal “The Manaslu Circuit Trek”.
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Arrival in Kathmandu (13,45m) at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Pick up by our office representative, transfer you to your hotel, evening brief you about your trip, overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu
Today is for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. . Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.
A westward 70km scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway, through the forested Middle Hills, leads to Malekhu. A 30km secondary tarred road heads north, over the Trisuli Nadi, towards Dhading Besi and a rutted 35km dirt road northwest to Arughat on the Budhi Gandaki.
We set off early today for Sotikhola. While travelling, we enjoy beautiful views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We go through a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading (1050m)but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a difficult road. While reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Sotikhola.
While crossing the bridge, we trek through the wonderful Sal forests, then move onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. After that we reach Khursane upon which the hard stream weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among huge gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village.
The small stream makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more moving upwards and downwards we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, and then we cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. During this period, we climb on a big, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. While crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. After crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat.
We start our today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then move downwards to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the stream continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a vast Gurung village. The stream turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level stream as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The path now enters a sharp, wild gorge. At this point, we move downwards to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then we start trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. While continuing the trek we go through the stream where the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. After crossing the Khola, we reach the samll village of Deng.
After an extensive walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The stream also passes through woods and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another path, we take the way from Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a mesmerizing sight of Siring Himal. After that we cross the Budi Gandaki many times today and come across several gompas on our way. The stream follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasing walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung.
Namrung village is a wonderful viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The stream drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. After that we go through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We enjoy extraordianary views of Mt. Manasly from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and vast glaciers straight ahead, and other snow peaks to the right and at the far end stand Ganesh Himal.
Today our guide will bring you to explore around Birendra lake or nearest view point/day trip to Manaslu Base Camp
Today, we move downwards to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The stream to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la stream passes many mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb harldy onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo.
As always, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and move upward. While crossing two streams and observing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi.
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy amazing views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes harder only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are overwhelming views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the vast Annapurna II. It is a lenghty day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is a great experience.
From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy outstanding views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We move downdwards again and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We go through rhododendron forest and follow a stream through a small valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a difficult climb over a ridge. The stream comes off the ridge in a huge, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Then we reach tilije .
We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved stream as it passes through a wonderful village. After that we cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and after quite a bit of walking we cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We also come across some mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, located at the foot of a huge waterfall.
We follow the stream to Chyamje village crossing the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The stream then we go downwards through rhododendron and and pine forests to Syange.
After breakfast, a jeep ride along the dusty and bumpy road to Besi Sahar and the paved road back to Kathmandu
Final departure to your onward destination or additional trip