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Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal
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Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu has formed a natural barrier between Nepal and the Tibetan plateau and the area is relatively new on the trekking scene, having opened its trails in 1992. Manaslu Circuit Trek offers beautiful wilderness surroundings and leaves its visitors speechless!

As you hike from village to village, tackling the challenging terrains, you will experience an array of indigenous wildlife, geological wonders, the ruins of an ancient civilization, and some of the best mountain vistas and panoramas in the world. The hills are home to the most wonderful wildflower blooms that transform this landscape into an explosion of color, definitely an unforgettable sight. Manaslu Circuit Trek attracts trekkers from all over the world to enjoy the marvels of the pristine environment and to get up close and personal with the eighth highest mountain in the world.

Manaslu Circuit Trek route is an awesome amalgamation of diverse culture, breathtaking scenery and environmental marvels. It takes you on an epic journey into the serenity of the Himalayas with breathtaking views of the highest peaks in the world towering over 8000 meters. This high altitude adventure is a perfect trip for all thrill seekers and adventurers alike, with its magnificent scenery and peaceful environment to help you leave your stresses and troubles behind and fully immerse yourself into this mountain wonderland.

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!
Activities: We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.
Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.
Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu

Activities: Meeting with trekking guide, last minute shopping for your trek and Kathmandu sightseeing.
Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.
Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

Day 3: Soti Khola

Destination: Drive to Soti Khola via Arughat on local vehicle (bus/jeep).
Duration: 7-8 hours bus ride
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 4: Machha Khola.

Hours walking: 6.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 890m.
Terrain: Forest paths, well-defined trekking trails, gradual inclines.
Views on offer: Colourful forests and the wonderful flora and fauna of the area.
Highlights: Sleeping besides the Machha Khola River and enjoying the delicious local food.
What’s to see: The Machha Khola River
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 5: Jagat.

Hours of walking: 6.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 1350m.
Terrain: Gentle inclines, forest paths.
Views on offer: The surrounding mountains, lush green forests.
Highlights: Hopefully you will see some endangered species in the forests.
What’s to see: Lots of wildlife and natural hot springs.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 6: Deng.

Hours of walking: 7.5.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 1860m.
Terrain: Some moderate inclines and rocky tracks, “Nepali flat” and riverbank trails.
Views on offer: Bamboo forests, snow capped peaks and the surrounding Himalayas.
Highlights: Crossing the River Budhigandaki on some impressive suspension bridges.
What’s to see: Many Buddhist memorial sites.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 7: Namrung

Hours of walking: 6.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 2660m.
Terrain: Some steep inclines, hilly terrain and “Nepali flat.”
Views on offer: The Ganesh Himal Range.
Highlights: The spectacular views.
What’s to see: The local Buddhist monastery in Namrung.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 8: Lhogaon.

Hours of walking: 4.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3180m.
Terrain: Some steep inclines and rocky paths.
Views on offer: Manaslu Mountain, Naike Peak, Himalchuli Mountain, Sinnang Mountain.
Highlights: The views of course! Watching the monkeys play in the trees.
What’s to see: Buddhist chortens and manis, grazing yaks, grey langur monkeys and an ornate monastery in Lhogaon.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 9 & 10: Samagaon. We spend 2 nights here and do some exploring in the area to help us acclimatize.

Hours of Walking: 4 hours to reach Samagaon.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3525m
Terrain: Some steep inclines, riverbank and forest trails.
Views on offer: Manaslu glacier, Manaslu Mountain and Naike Peak.
Highlights: Visiting Birendra Lake, if you visit in the monsoon season you will see its crystal blue waters, in contrast, if it is winter the lake will be a spectacle of glistening ice.
What’s to see: The local people and houses of the traditional villages and the magnificent scenery.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 11: Samdo.

Hours of walking: 4.
Difficulty : Moderate.
Elevation reached: 3860m.
Terrain: Steep descents, well defined trekking paths.
Views on offer: The mountains and Manaslu become more prominent.
Highlights: Reaching the serenity of higher altitudes.
What’s to see: You will see all vegetation disappearing as the altitude increases.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 12: Larka la Phedi.

Hours of walking: 4.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 4460m.
Terrain: Narrow tracks, riverbank trails, gentle inclines.
Views on offer: The surrounding Himalayas.
Highlights: Walking through the wilderness with only the mountains for company.
What’s to see: The scenery, there are no villages or people for a while, so enjoy the peaceful environments.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 13: Bimthang via the Larkya la Pas and Glacier.

Hours of walking: 8.
Difficulty: Difficult.
Elevation reached: 5106m on the Larkya pass and 3610m at Bimthang.
Terrain: Steep inclines, rocky and narrow trails.
Views on offer: Cho Danda, Larkya Peak, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru Himal and Annapurna II
Highlights: Standing on the Larkya Glacier and Larkya La Pass for the most spectacular views.
What’s to see: The village of Tanbuche and mountains as far as the eye can see.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 14: Tilche.

Hours of walking: 5.5.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 2300m.
Terrain: Steep descents and forest trails.
Views on offer: Snowy Peaks and the River Valley.
Highlights: Returning to lower altitudes!
What’s to see: Rhododendron, pine and bamboo tree forests.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besi Sahar (4 hours by local jeep).

Hours of walking: 1.
Difficulty: Easy.
Elevation reached: 1920m at Dharapani and 760m at Besi Sahar.
Terrain: Steep descents and forest trails.
Views on offer: Last views of the mountains today!
Highlights: The last day of walking, congratulations on finishing you trek.
What’s to see: Local villages and farmland.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 16: Kathmandu

Activities: Drive to Kathmandu by local bus.
Duration: 6 hours.
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Goodbye and farewell from Nepal!

A short transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Standard Package

Trip Date
Availability
Price
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  • Sep 8, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017

    available
    USD 1250
  • Sep 22, 2017 - Oct 08, 2017

    available
    USD 1250
  • Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017

    available
    USD 1250
  • Oct 19, 2017 - Nov 04, 2017

    available
    USD 1250
  • Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

    available
    USD 1250
  • Mar 20, 2018 - Apr 05, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • Apr 1, 2018 - Apr 17, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • Apr 15, 2018 - May 01, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • Apr 29, 2018 - May 15, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • May 13, 2018 - May 29, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • Sep 16, 2018 - Oct 02, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • Sep 30, 2018 - Oct 16, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • Oct 14, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • Oct 28, 2018 - Nov 13, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • Nov 11, 2018 - Nov 27, 2018

    available
    USD 1250
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run.
  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available

Cost Include(s)
1. International airport arrival/departure
2. Three star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
3. Guided Kathmandu city tour with entrance fees.
4. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
5. Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
6. Licenses English speaking Guide and porters to carry your luggage (1 porter for 2 trekker); along with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
7. All required entry permits (Annapurna Conservation area fee, Manaslu Conservation area fee, restricted area fee etc)
8. Duffel bag, down Jacket and Sleeping bag to use during the trek (on request)
9. Government imposed taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)
1. Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
2. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc.,
3. All kind of beverages
4. Travel Insurance (Essential that covers emergency evacuation).
5. Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
6. Tipping (expected by guides and porters but not mandatory)
7. Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond Mosaic Adventure control.

Rated 5/5 based on 14 reviews

Reviews

Noel Ng
rating Review date : 10 Oct, 2015

I was on the less popular 21 days Manaslu trek with Mosaic. Mosaic offered one of the most competitive pricing for this trek but be assured that the good price in no way compromise the level of service rendered. Madhav, the business manager, was very prompt in replying to all my pre-trip enquiries which prompted me to sign up the trek with Mosaic ultimately. Many other agencies took ages to reply if they did reply at all.After meeting Madhav in person, I find that he is very friendly and helpful and is always ready to help with any matters regardless they are trek or non-trek related which is a really nice gesture. Administratively wise, I have absolutely no issues with Mosaic. Also, the accomodation that Mosaic arranged in Kathmandu is one of the best if not the best in its class The company also appears to have strict hiring criteria and their guides are of exceptional quality. My guide for Manaslu is Krishna who is in his early thirties and has a very good command of English. He's very familiar with the route having been on Manaslu trek for the 10th time (unlike other guides I've met on the trek, some could not even identify which is the manslu peak!). Krishna was very competent and was able to advise accurately the terrain and the places we are crossing or about to cross. On the big day of crossing Larke pass, my group was the only one that set off after daylight (quarter to 6) while other groups with guides less familiar with the trek decided to set off in the dark as early as 2am. My group was the 2nd to reach the destination that day but took the least time albeit me and the danish girl in the group may not be the fittest person around. I attribute the efficiency to Krishna's familiarity of the trail and because we did not have to spend unnecessary energy trekking in the dark. I can't say for other treks, but for Manaslu Krishna is definitely the guy. Members and guides of other groups often came to him for advice which says a lot about his competency on this trek. Beside being competent, Krishna was also very caring and attentive to all our needs. He pays attention to the food we eat and will do the cooking himself if he feels the cook at the tea house is not good enough. He also carried a lot of fruits with him that last us throughout the trek even though it means additional load for him. Having fruits every night was one of the few luxuries you will learn to appreciate on the manaslu trek. In short, I simply could not fault him in any ways. I simply could not imagine myself signing up with another company for a Nepal trek especially after having seen other trekkers having lots of issues with their guides (poor English, overcharging, lying, under aged porters etc). I was really glad I chose Mosaic and I will definitely go back to them the nest time I'm in Nepal. I would highly recommend Mosaic to anyone looking for an enjoyable trip in Nepal.



From USD 1250
17 Days Difficult
2 - 12 people max

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