The Manaslu Circuit

The Manaslu Circuit

Overview

Manaslu, the fourth highest peak in Nepal at 8463m provides the spectacular centre piece for this circular trek. The Larke La pass is the highest crossing on the Manaslu trek. This is a classic trek that follows a tough ancient salt trading route that literally links the Buri Gandanti with Marsyandri valley the Manaslu region to Annapuran region. It was first crossed by members of Bill Tilman’s early expeditions that ventured into the heartland to explore an approach and possible route to the summit of Annapurna. The views from the Larkya La are simply outstanding by any account with Chuli, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Larke Peak, Annapurna II and Manaslu. The surrounding beautiful alpine valleys at Bhinthang and Jagat and of the Annapurna Circuit make this an extremely eco diverse trek.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport 1345m you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel, inclusive B & B

Day 02: A morning of guided sightseeing followed by lunch and then a trek briefing after which there will be time for last minute purchases and packing before your complimentary Welcome Dinner, a meal of Nepali cuisine and cultural dance

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 9 hrs depending on traffic

Day 04: Trek to Maccha Khola 800m 5 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1370m 6 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Philim 1570m 4 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Deng 1865m

Day 08: Trek to Ghap 2165m

Day 09: Trek to Lho 3180m 5hrs

Day 10: Trek to Sama Gaon 3525m 6 hrs

Day 11: Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon

Day 12: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo 3875m 4 hrs

Day 13: Acclimatization Day in Samdo

Day 14: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala 4460m

Day 15: Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang 3590m via Larkya La 5135m

Day 16: Trek Bimtang to Dharapani 1860m

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 18: Kathmandu

Day 19: International departure