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MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK 18 DAYS


Trip Details


Group Size: 2-12 People Max-Altitude: 5,160m/16,924 ft
Destination: Nepal ​Fitness Level: Difficult
Duration: 18 Days Trekking Style: Tea House

The Manaslu Circuit trek is a challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalayas. The trek starts in Arughat after a 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail starts out passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages beside the Budi Gandaki River. The scenery is similar to the popular Annapurna Circuit, but without the crowds. The Manaslu Circuit is a trek that goes off the beaten track. After Lho village we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colourful prayer flags, mani walls, chortens and monasteries along the way. Sama Gaun is a wide open area with great mountain views. The walk from Sama Gaun village to Manaslu Base Camp and back is a good acclimatisation day. After Samdo village, we stay one night at Dharamsala before approaching the Larkya La Pass. The climb to Larkya La pass is a challenging day which is suitable for a fit hill walker with no previous mountaineering experience. From Larkya La, we have views of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal and many other surrounding Himalayas.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Three nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Private transportation (Kathmandu -Soti Khola, Syange -Kathmandu) by van/jeep
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Manaslu) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes
Welcome and farewell dinner

ITINERARY


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the lovely and historic capital of Nepal! We'll be at the airport waiting for you when you step off the plane, ready to transfer you to your hotel. You've had a long flight, so get some rest.
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m) via Mugling, Dhading, Jyamire village, Arughat

Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola (930m)

Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1440m)

Day 6: Trek to Deng (1860m)

Day 7: Trek to Namrung(2560m)

Day 8: Trek to Lho (3180m)

Day 9: Trek to Sama Gaun (3500m)

Day 10: Rest day - visit Manaslu Base Camp (4400m)

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3875m)

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala (4460m)

Day 13: Climb Larkya La (5160m) - descend to Bhimtang (3590m)

Day 14: Trek to Gowa (2500m)

Day 15: Gowa - Tal (1700m)

Day 16: Tal - Jagat [1200m)

Day 17: From Jagat drive to Beshisahar and Kathmandu: 7- 8 hours

Day 18: Kathmandu: Departure Day
Today we'll ensure that you get to the airport with time to spare, taking our final leave. Hopefully you have made the kind of memories that will last a lifetime.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Three nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Private transportation (Kathmandu -Soti Khola, Syange -Kathmandu) by van/jeep
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Manaslu) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes
Welcome and farewell dinner

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Nepal entry Visa fees
Your travel insurance (compulsory)
International airfare and airport tax
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Trekking equipments
Tips for trekking staff
Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks, desserts, laundry etc.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the service included section.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Proof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers up to 6000m. We usually suggest World Nomads which costs around $125. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking.

EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONS

Nepal entry visa ($40 USD). Sleeping Bag Rental $12 and Down Jacket $12 if needed. All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu. We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek - Plan on a at least $80 (more will be appreciated). We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle). The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour. Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

SOLO TRAVELERS

We generally don't charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request. If you are a solo travelers and planning and not joining one of our group treks you will be charged an extra $10 a day for a porter.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your fund minus a 25% cancelation fee. Once we have booked your flight between Kathmandu and Lukla your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

HEAD

* Sun hat or scarf
* Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
* Sunglasses
* Head torch

UPPER BODY

* Cotton t-shirts or thermals
* Fleece jacket
* Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

* Lightweight cotton pants (long)
* Waterproof pants

FEET

* Thin inner socks
* Thick, warm wool hiking socks
* Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

* Gloves

ACCESSORIES

* Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
* Trekking bag/duffel bag
* Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
* Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
* Water bottle or camel bag
* Toiletries

All inclusive price.

$1899USD


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