Highlights

  • Trek through marvelous unspoiled nature and less crowded remote areas of Nepal
  • Explore ancient caves, forts and monasteries
  • Restricted Area Trekking to the Tibetan Border
  • Cross the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,106 meters, 16,752 ft), one of the highest mountain passes in the world
  • Explore and experience rare species of plants and animals in both Annapurna Conservation Area and Manaslu Conservation Area

Overview

14 days Manaslu Trek is a perfect adventure and ideal trek itinerary for Manaslu Circuit Trek in the off-the-beaten region of Nepal. Manaslu Trek is a less crowded and off-the-beaten trail trekking in a remote area of Nepal located in the Gorkha district bordering Tibet. If you are an adventure lover and passionate about experiencing a challenging and thrilling trekking trip in Nepal, then, of course, you should go with Manaslu Trek which is also known as Manaslu Circuit Trek. This 14 days Manaslu Trek takes you to the closest viewpoint to see Mt. Manaslu 8,163 meters (26,781 ft.), the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The trekkers who are doing the Manaslu Circuit Trek can also witness Annapurna-II, Ganesh Himal, Lakey Himal and Lamjung Himal.

In this 14 days Manaslu Trek, the trekkers will ascend to the border of Tibet and can view and capture astonishing mountain summits on the Tibetan as well. And, you will marvel at experiencing the blend of Nepalese and Tibetan culture and civilization on the trail while bordering Tibet. The Tibetan plateaus, arid landscapes, the winding river, Budhi Gandaki, suspension bridge, paddy fields, natural waterfalls, deep woods and rare species of animals and birds make your journey to Manaslu Circuit Trek more fascinating. Actually, Manaslu Trek refers Manaslu Circuit Trek which Takes you to Larkya Pass (5106m) which is the highest point of this trek and offer you an unexpected mountain views and thrills of adventure of being into the wild, virgin and unspoiled nature. The natural spledors you celebrate during Manaslu Circuit Trek will be a lifetime achievement.

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel

    On your first arrival at Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport, a Haven Holidays representative will receive you. After getting introduced to the staff, your baggage will be loaded either in car, coach or bus as per group size. A short drive to the centre of Kathmandu city, where your hotel is located.

    On checking into your lovely rooms, getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, then get ready for group briefing. Where you will meet with other members of Manaslu Circuit Trek.
The guide or group leader brief with related information regarding the trek, culture, accommodation and foods. Includes information about hours of walks and overnight stops and views along the treks.

  • Day 2 - Drive to Machha Khola 900 m / 2,952 feet.
Driving distance: 160 km / 99. 5 miles. Approx. 8 hr

    Starting the Manaslu Circuit Trek an adventure, the early morning for a long and interesting overland journey. Heading beyond Kathmandu valley, and down to low warm farm villages and towns.
    You begin this long drive with a packed breakfast from the hotel where you stay. The drive follows the main highway, then diverts from the busy road, heading towards the mid-hills of Dhading and Gorkha areas. On leaving the main good road, the drive continues on country dirt tracks towards low farm areas at Machha-Khola. A moderate village, slowly developing into a town, having several good simple lodges. Check into the best lodge available for an overnight halt

  • Day 3 - Trek to Jagat 1,340 m via Dovan 1, 070 m -06 hours.


    Another early morning starts after breakfast for the first day of trekking, which leads to a long walk to Jagat village. Trekkers might feel better walking than the long drive of yesterday, beginning the morning following the Budi Gandaki River.

    They head past several spread-out farms and smaller villages to enter a cool shade of forest. As the walk continues up the river on a narrow path with short up and down. The trail leads to cross Tharo Khola / stream to Khorla Besi, then climbs and descends. Then reach Tatopani, a place with natural hot springs, from here climb over a ridge across the Budhi Gandaki. Crossing a suspension bridge, the walk follows on stone stone-paved staircase to Dovan for possible lunch. A small farm with few simple lodges to accommodate travellers

  • Day 4 - Trek to Deng 1,860 m via Philim village-06 hours.


    Today’s walk is fairly moderate with a slow climb with some descent, after a good breakfast, start the morning from Jagat. The trail follows various landscapes and walks into dense forest to cross a small stream. The journey continues past farm terraces and villages, and over a rocky ridge to Salleri, then down to Sirdibas. The valley widens as the walk heads towards Ghatta Khola / stream, following the path to cross a suspension bridge. On reaching a large farm village at Philim, from here head north above the village. Walk leads on a fairly level trail through crop fields of millets, then reaches a small settlement of Ekle Bhatti.

    After having a few refreshing stops, the trail leads to a steep, uninhabited gorge downhill to a grassy slope. The trail gets wider on reaching a bamboo forest to Deng Khola, crossing the stream then the day walk ends reaching an overnight stop at Deng. A small, nice village, and from here onwards one can experience the Tibetan culture.

  • Day 5 - Trek to Namrung 2, 660 m-06 hours.


    The walk from Deng onwards gets better and more interesting around important and culturally significant sections of the adventure. The morning walks head across the Budhi Gandaki River with climb further to Bihi a small place.

    The walk follows the north-west of the valley through a forested path and dense vegetation past a few smaller farm villages. On a walk with a great glimpse of the giant peaks of the region, facing views of Sringi Himal. The trail leads to cross Budi Gandaki River several times and then comes across Buddhist prayer monuments and Gompa. The last part of the walks rewards the magnificent experience of observing the Manaslu Conservation Area which has preserved the region to its pristine form. The trek leads to the last steep climb of the day to Namrung for an overnight halt, a lovely village. Namrung with good guest houses and lodges provides a comprehensive food menu to enjoy overnight stop in Namrung.

  • Day 6 - Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m-05 hours.


    After a pleasant overnight halt in a lovely lodge at Namrung, having a nice breakfast. The morning begins with a gradual walk towards Lo-Gaon, another beautiful village, as the walk leads enjoying grand views of snow peaks. Overlooking views stunning views of Sringi, Ganesh Himal, and Himal Chuli towards the south.

    The trail climbs through a lovely cool forest to Lihi, a small farm village with many stupas and terraces of barley and buckwheat. The walk heads down across the side of the valley floor, the trek continues further to Sho village. Slowly the day walks complete reaching Lo-Gaon for an overnight stop. A nice village, located on beautiful, scenic landscapes amidst lovely woods of pines and rhododendrons.

  • Day 7 - Trek to Sama-Gaon ( 3,500 m /11, 480 feet)-05 hours

    From Lo-Gaon, having a pleasant overnight stay, today’s walk heads towards Sama-Gaon, the main village around Upper Manaslu Valley.

    Start the morning walks on a gradual trail, with slow winding ups and down to Shayla, a nice small village. The walk continues along with impressive views of 
Mt. Manaslu, Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli). Includes views of Manaslu massif glaciers straight above from the trail with an array of snow-capped peaks.

  • Day 8 - At Sama-Gaon rest day for acclimatization and excursion.


    Enjoy a well-earned rest and a free day in Sama-Gaon, the best place and right altitude for acclimatization. Very important before heading towards the highest point of the adventure on top of Larke-La. Several options that one can enjoy on a free day, explore Sama-Gaon the traditional village of great culture.

    Energetic trekkers can take a short day hike in old Pungyen Gompa. A monastery with dramatic grand views of the glacier as well as visit the serene glacial pond of Birendra Tal. Sama-Gaon is also on route Mt. Manaslu Base Camp, a walk of more than 4 hours. It will be a tiring walk with a rise of high altitude, both ways take nearly more than 6 hours. Not recommendable unless the trip involves base camp, staying overnight in a tented camp.

  • Day 9 - Trek to Samdo (3,875 m/12,713 ft) -04 hours.


    njoying a pleasant moment at Sama-Gaon, the morning walks heads down to Budhi Gandaki River. The trail follows to a small bridge coming across rows of Mani walls, as the walk proceeds, the valley opens wider after an hour of good scenic walks. During the walk facing views of giant snow peaks, as the walk leads closer towards Samdo village. A short climb to Samdo village the last village of Gorkha and Manaslu Valley, located on a high plateau. Which is en route to the Nepal and Tibet border as well as to Manang areas via Larke-La Pass (5160m).

  • Day 10 - Trek to Dharamsala ( 4, 450 m /14, 596 feet)-04 hours.


    From Samdo a short morning walk to the end of the valley rim at Dharamsala, or Larke Phedi. At the base of Larke-La Pass (5106m), the walk follows down to a river bed and crosses streams towards our overnight stop. As well as for lunch, an exciting small place with few huts, serves as a lodge and guest houses. During the high seasons of trekking, this place can be crowded, and some visitors have to spend overnights in tents. The camping is provided by the lodge, but foods are served in the dining of the guest house. Afternoon enjoy the surrounding views of towering peaks with glaciers fed from the Larke peak.

  • Day 11 - Trek to Bhimtang 3, 590 m via Larke-La Pass 5,106 m -08 hours.


    A big and long day of adventure, rising early for breakfast and then on the move, following the lead guide. The walk leads past Dharmasala and then climbs on an undulating uphill path over a moraine and a few traces of glaciers.

    After hours of strenuous climb having few stops, they reach on top of Larke-La Pass. The top is festooned with Buddhist prayer flags and rock cairns, the sign board stands with the name of the pass and altitude. From Larke-La pass enjoy the stupendous panorama of the Snow Mountains. Overlooking views of Manaslu as far towards Ganesh Himal with Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, with peaks of Annapurna II-III, IV. From the top, after a spectacular panorama, a long descent leads past Cheo Danda and Larcia, small yak herder settlements. Finally after a long downhill reach the bottom of Larke-La.

  • Day 12 - Trek to Gowa 2,535 m- 04 hrs.

    Today’s walk is much shorter to Gho, a small settlement with few nice lodges for overnight stops. We have allowed short day, due to tough long walks of previous day, start the morning having leisure breakfast. The trail follows downhill through dense woods, a pleasant morning walks with few short ups to reach Gho. 
After a great lovely morning walk to Gho for overnight lunch and overnight halt, having time to relax and enjoy the surrounding magnificent views.

  • Day 13 - Trek to Dharapani (1,860 m (6,100 ft) and drive to Besishahar 760m ( 7 hrs)

    Walk down to Dharapani through picturesque landscapes and local villages for 3-4 hours via Tilche. Tilche is a beautiful local town with some teahouses for lunch and some light snacks.

    After arriving at Dharapani, you will take a jeep drive to Besisahar. This drive will last for 3-4 hours again with marvellous views and experiences driving along the country off-road. You will encounter some natural waterfalls and paddy fields before you arrive at Besisahar.

  • Day 14 - Drive Back to Kathmandu (1320m-7 hrs)

    Enjoying a pleasant overnight stop at Bhesisar town, morning having breakfast taking a ride on vehicle. As per the size of the group, the overland journey on a good motorable road to Kathmandu. On leaving Bhesisar town, the drive heads towards Dumre town, situated on the main Pokhara and Kathmandu highway.

    From here the ride is more enjoyable and exciting on the busy highway, following the Marsyndi and Trisuli River for some hours. Then on winding uphill to the valley rim, overlooking views of Kathmandu city. After an hour from the valley outskirts reach back to the hustle and bustle of city life of Kathmandu.

    On arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your respective hotels for the last overnight in Kathmandu and in Nepal. Evening a farewell group dinner before parting from each member of different nationalities.

    Evening farewell dinner in a nice authentic Nepali restaurant, dinner with an exciting Nepali cultural program.

    You can prepare for the next day's departure to homeward or can begin another trip.

  • All Arrival and Departure transfers from airport to airport.
  • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis only.
  • Transport Kathmandu to Machha-Khola and from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Bhesisar.
  • Twin-sharing accommodation on best available lodges/Guesthouse includes Breakfast. And if you go with a full Board meal it means Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are added only (US$, 240 per person)
  • Service of guide and Porter as per the size of the group(It means, two people and one porter)
  • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides and porters.
  • Gift of Haven Holidays T-shirt or Cap.
  • Applicable Special Trekking Permits for Restricted Areas, include MCAP, ACAP and TIMS.
  • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our staff if required for minor 
wounds and sickness.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Gratitude or tipping for trekking staff, porters and guides.
  • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.
  • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation, including
 any quick transport Service.


Important Information

Physical Fitness: Ensure you are in good physical condition. Regular cardiovascular exercise and strength training will help.
Acclimatization: Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. Take rest days as needed and stay hydrated.
Gear: Pack appropriately for varying weather conditions. Essential items include a good pair of trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, and trekking poles.

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