Dates of trips

  • 01/04/2022-19/04/2022

Description

Manaslu Circuit is a perfect trek for all mountain hiking enthusiasts who dream of seeing the Himalayas of Nepal and who prefer less crowded trails. In terms of views, nature or culture Manaslu Circuit is not inferior to classic treks in ​​Everest or Annapurna regions, but at the same time it is still not so popular. So while on the trail we can take a break from the hustle and bustle of civilization and enjoy the nature and learn about the authentic local culture. Furthermore, Manaslu Circuit is technically simple, and accommodation is organized in local lodges. For these reasons this trek can be recommended not only for experienced hikers, but to anyone who has no health contraindications and who has a basic trekking experience.

Trekking around Manaslu is also a chance to see Nepal, the villages picturesquely embedded in the slopes of the Himalayas, or the colorful and full of noise of Kathmandu. It is an opportunity to plunge into the fascinating mix of cultures, religions and traditions.

Group

6-12 persons

Time

19 days

Mountains

Himalaya

Activity

trek

Teams

6-12 persons

Price

3850 PLN + 1000 USD

Country

Nepal

Level

basic

Trip program

Day 1 – members’ flights from selected airports;

Day 2 – arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel ***. Accommodation in double rooms. Afternoon walk around Thamel, the tourist and commercial district of the city. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 3 – preparation day in Kathmandu: meeting with a Nepalese guide, equipment briefing. Obtaining Manaslu Circuit permits. Afternoon sightseeing of Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel.

Day 4 – early morning transfer from the hotel to the bus terminal. Around 6-7-hours bus transfer to45-minute flight to Lukla (2750m a.s.l.). Breakfast. Then, about 3-hour easy trek along the Soti Khola (700m a.s.l.). Overnight in a lodge;

Day 5 – the first day of trek is not hard. After crossing the Budi Gandaki River, it traverses hills with the villages of Almara and Riden Gaun. Later we will descend into the river valley again, reaching the village of Machha Khola (900m a.s.l.). Overnight in a lodge.

Day 6 – about 6-hour trek, first along the river valley, passing the hot spring Tatopani, then up to Dovan, where two rivers meet. After Dovan, ascent to Jagat (1340m a.s.l.). From here the natural surroundings changes into a more mountainous. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 7 – on this day, after about 7 hours of walking, we will gain about 1000 meters of height. Also, for the first time, we will see the high peaks of the Himalayas, incl. 7,000th Shringi Himal. At the end of the trek we will reach the village of Ngyak (2310m a.s.l.).Overnight in a lodge.

Day 8 – an easy several-hours-long trek up to the village of Ghap (2100m a.s.l.) in the valley of the Deng river. Human settlements are becoming rarer here, but on the way we will pass beautiful objects of Buddhist sacred art: rocks with carved mantras and chorten. Overnight in a lodge in Ghap.

Day 9 – this will be the day of quite demanding ascent. After crossing the Budhi Gandaki River and wandering through the villages surrounded by picturesque terraces of fields we cross the next river, Hinan. From now we start quite demanding, but full of beautiful views on Manaslu massif, ascent to the village of Sho. In the next village, Lho (3200m a.s.l.) we will stop for the night in a lodge.

Day 10 – on this day we hike through the high mountain landscape of the stony moraine of the Pungen Glacier. Our goal is the village of Sama, behind which the Buddhist monastery of Sama Gompa (3500m above sea level) is located. Overnight in the lodge near the monastery.

Day 11 – acclimatization day – a trip around the area of ​​Sama Gompa. Overnight in lodge.

Day 12 – short, approx. 3-4-hour trek to the village of Smado (3875m a.s.l.). Then acclimatization trek around the area. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 13 – picturesque and easy trek along the Budhi Gandaki River Valley via the former trade route. We will cross the pass, from which the route led further to Tibet. Also we will see the ruins of the historical trade center Larkya Bazaar. Finally we will reach the village of Dharmasala (4450m a.s.l.), where we will stop in the lodge.

Day 14 – the most beautiful and demanding day of the trek: ascent to Larkya La pass (5215m a.s.l.). From here we will admire the peaks of Himlung, Cheo, Kang Kuru and Annapurna II. Then descent to the villages of Bhimphedi and Bhimtang (3590m above sea level). Overnight in a lodge.

Day 15 – descent through picturesque hills cut with terraces, alpine forests, rhododendrons and fig trees to the village of Tilje (2300m a.s.l.). Overnight in a lodge.

Day 16 – final 3-4-hour long descent to Dharapani. From there, we take a local bus to Besi Sahar. Overnight in a lodge.

Day 17 – bus transfer to Kathmandu (6-7 hrs). Transfer to a hotel ***. In the evening, a gala dinner in traditional Nepalese style.

Day 18 – free time in Kathmandu, then transfer to the airport and departure home;

Day 19 – flight to homes

The trip price includes

  • service of 1 BluEmu leader and a Nepali guide (English speaking) per group (up to 12 people);
  • all accommodations listed in the program: 2 nights in a comfortable *** hotel in Kathmandu and one night in a hotel of a similar standard in Pokhara, as well as accommodation in local guesthouses – lodges during all days of trekking;
  • half board: 2 meals a day (breakfast and dinner – any dish to choose from the menu in lodges) during all days of trekking, breakfasts in Kathmandu;
  • all local transfers listed in the program: by bus from Kathmandu to Soti Kohla and from Besi Sahar to Katmandu, aby a local bus from Dharapani to Besi Sahar, by private transport in Katmandu: from and to the airport, to and from the bus terminal;
  • all necessary permits;
  • participation in a farewell gala dinner in traditional Nepalese style in Kathmandu (Nepalese cuisine, folklore show);
  • medical expenses insurance and accident insurance for the entire duration of the trip (while in the mountains, the policy covers high-risk sports);
  • unique t-shirt and buff;
  • Polish Tourist Guarantee Fund contribution.

The trip price does not include

  • air ticket from the chosen airport to Kathmandu and back;
  • Nepali visa (purchased on arrival at Kathmandu airport);
  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, additional meals during trekking;
  • bottled drinks, bottled mineral water, as well as boiled water, coffee or tea in lodges during trekking;
  • porter services. One porter carrying up to 25kg is about 25 USD per day (the price includes maintenance and insurance of the porter);
  • personal expenses (e.g. additional meals / snacks / desserts, fees for charging electronic devices in the mountains, WI-FI, fees for photographing, hot shower, laundry, telephone, etc.);
  • possible journeys by public transport or rented car through Kathmandu while visiting the city, entry tickets to visited sites in Kathmandu or the surrounding area;
  • customary obligatory tips for a Nepalese guide;
  • individual transfers from or to Kathmandu airport in case of arrival or departure at a different time than most group members.

Equipment

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