The challenging adventure around Manaslu Circuit offers a unique opportunity to experience the real beauty of the border land between Nepal and Tibet. Manaslu is the world seventh highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 8156m.
Your Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up; from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is the comfortable drive but from there to Arugat, we will be driving another 4 hours. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Follow the Budhi Gondaki River toward its point of origin passing the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat river. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today near the confluence of the seti river an ideal place to take a fresh water bath, Overnight at Tented Camp.
The trail descends slowly until another climb to the mountain ridge to Almara passing a forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Overnight at Tented Camp.
After crossing Machha River and Khola Besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani" The trail follows a forested area after this towards Dovan. Below Dovan. there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Overnight at Tented Camp.
After ascending a terraced hill of Saguleri and a view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon. Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Follow the trail upstream of Deng River - a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Overnight at Tented Camp.
After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, we cross the Han river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 meters) and Manaslu (8150 meters) are visible from here. Tonight we camp near a spring at Lho gaon - a small village. Overnight at Tented Camp.
We will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with a full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close view of Manaslu. We then follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for overnight stop at Tented Camp.
Today we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River and from there towards a most remote permanent settlement - Samdo. Here amid the most severe conditions of nature live some 200 villagers in forty houses cheek-by-jowl. Camp at Stone Hut. Overnight at Tented Camp.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for a local excursion. Overnight at Tented Camp.
We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed- up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126 meters), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyogi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters), The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Overnight at Tented Camp.
The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcho La pass and descend through fig trees and rhododendron forests to Tilje, Overnight at Tented Camp.
We follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal pani We will have an overnight stay at Jagat. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Ascending gently for 30 minutes the trail runs gently down to Sanjee village, then ascending for 15 minutes to Gharmuu Phant. From here another 2 hours easy walk and 30 minutes up will take us to the village of Bahundanda. Overnight at Tented Camp.
The trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Naadi. From here the trail takes you to the bonk of Marshyngdi River and a town of Bhulbhule, Khudi. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Trailfinder. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; However, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain regions, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, the health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Tims card and national park entry permit.
Experienced guide and porter one for two guests.
Kathmandu-Chautara-Melamchi bazar and all ground transportation during the trip.
Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and accommodation in local family house/lodge.
Emergency rescue arrangement.
First aid kit.
Water resistant kit bag.
High quality Italian camping equipment (Ferino, La Sportiva, Salewa).
Down sleeping bag, Down jacket air mat on request.
Drinks, beverage water.
Visa fee on arrival