Our representative will be at airport with your name card. Once you grab him you will be heartily welcomed by him putting garland on your neck which means welcome to Nepal. Then you will be driven to the hotel by car. Trekking brief and welcome dinner . Rest and enjoy the day around the town.
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and shopping.
Trek preparation and sight seen. Today need to make special permits. Need your original passport to have restricted area permit. After breakfast around 9 am a tour guide with vehicle come to your hotel to do sight seen in Kathmandu valleys world heritage sites including Pashupatinath ( One of the biggest Hindu temple with cremation centre), Boudhanath (One of the biggest Stupa), Swayambhunath calles monkey temple as well and Patan Durbar square (An old palace with ancient art and architect). After sight seen you can shop the trekking gear whatever you need.
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola about 7 hours.
Today we long drive by jeep to Sotikhola. This is an interesting drive throughout highway and off road. Until Dhadingbesi we drive paved road after that we take off road uphill and downhill. During our driving we will stop for lunch in local restaurant for Daal Bhat, noodle soup or fried noodle.
Day 04 Trek from Sotikhola to Machhakhola about 6 hours
After having breakfast we cross the suspension bridge and walk through the saal forest on to a ridge above high rapid of Budhi Gandaki River. Then we enter to the rocky cliff trail toward Lapubeshi by passing some waterfalls and scene of waterfalls on another side. We further climb rocky trail towards Machha Khola following the River bank.
Day 05 Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat about 7 hours.
After breakfast we again follow narrow trails which make some up and down, after crossing Tharo Khola we reach at Khorlabesi. Then we walk some more up and down to Tatopani (hot spring) where we can take quick wash. The trail divert to the left bank of river by crossing the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki. After that the trails lead toward to Jagat.
Day 06 Trek from Jagat to Deng about 7 hours.
At the beginning of the day starts uphill to the rocky ridge to Salleri and descend to Setibas. The valley takes you to the suspension bridge and climb up to Philim, which is big Gurung village. After crossing the Budhi Gandaki the trail leads the west bank. We continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng.
Day 07 Trek from Deng to Namrung about 7 hours.
After morning breakfast we cross the Budhi Gandaki after short walk from Deng and follow the north bank and then climb to Rana at 1980m. Then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. Cossing various streams and rivers we drop into the Sringi Valley. After few ups and downs in forests by passing many mani walls. Then we head to Prok village from where e could see stunning view of Siringi Himal. We cross the River many times with monasteries en route. After few up and down and at end steep up we arrive at Namrung.
Day 08 Trek from Namrung to Samagaon about 7 hours.
After early morning stunning view of Mt Ganesh Himal, Mt siringi and Mt Himal Chuli on the south we head toward Samagaon. We climb up and pass through forest arrive Lihi where we can observe many Chortens and beautiful barley terrace fields. We pass through Lho and Shyala village during our walking. From Lho we could see picturesque view of Mt. Manasalu. Furhter more to Samagaon we can see Glaciers and other mountains as well.
Day 09 Rest and acclimatization at Samagaon.
We will walk around the village and visit monastery which is Buddhist monastery where you can visit. We can see the rich Sherpa culture in this village. We can hike up to the ridge for the views of the mountains and the village. Hike to either Birendra Lake/Manaslu Base camp or Pungen Gumpa.
Day 10 Trek from Samagaon to Samdo about 5 hours.
The trail drops down to the Budhi Gandaki River to cross the side stream. The trail leads towards north and follow in to a bridge over a side. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to wider. It is an easy walk through the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. Then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can see a large white kani which we do have to cross to get Samdo. If you have extra day we can enjoy by hiking to Tibet border and rest again at Samdo.
Day 11 Trek from Samdo to Dharamshala or Larkya la B.C. about 5 hours.
The trails lead st down to the Budhi Gandaki River to cross the wooden bridge. After short walk through the valley the trail leads up to the Larkya Phedi. It is also called Dharmasala because there is a huge stone a kind of Shelter. Evening walk around the hill to get acclimatize and overnight at Larkya rest house.
Day 12 Trek from Larkya la B.C. to Bhimthang (3720m) via Larkya pass (5160m) about 9 hours.
Today is the big and tough day of trekking. After short climb we reach north side of Larkya glacier. We walk across the moraines of the glacier and a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to get to the pass. From the top of the pass we can see gorgeous view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. From the pass we steeply all the way down to Bhimthang.
Day 13 Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani about 8 hours.
The trail descends into a rhododendron forest towards narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche (2785m). On the way one can enjoy the view of Manaslu, Annapurna and many more mountains. From here we cross a slide, then go across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. Then after the trail continue through the fields, over a stream, passing through the houses and fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests to Tilje. Then we walk further to Dharapani Annapurna circuit section.
Day 14 Drive from Dharapani to Besisahar to Kathmandu or Pokhara about takes 8 hours drive
Today we drive by local sharing jeep to Besisahar. Then take a vehicle to Kathmandu or Pokhara about takes 8 hours drive.
Day 15 Fare well Day.
Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards you will be taken to the airport. See you next time.