Manasalu Circut Trek by Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition
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Manaslu Trekking Manaslu Trekking is a well-loved trekking routes, providing with pristine mountain views, rich culture and genuine adventure sum up the trek experience around the 8156m Manaslu. Opened in 1992, Manasalu trekking area offers a combinati
- Departure times: Varied
- Duration: 17 Days
- Takes Place In: Kathmandu
- Single room supplement: 45.00 USD
- Accommodation upgrade: 35.00 USD
What to bring:
- Comfortable Footwear
- Change of Clothes
- Warm Clothing
- Waterproof Clothing
- Sleeping Bag
- Light Refreshments
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Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.). It takes about seven hours.Drive along the Prithivi High way for the first part then you will drive many villages and terraces to Arughat.
Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.): Your trek over a flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills and you are almost surrounded by green forest.
Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.): The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This village mainly covered by Mongolian inhabitants. Again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola where small market with a few shops, lodges and donkeys that are kept there.
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.): Cross the Machha Khola and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The valley sides are steep until they are impassable and the route then switches to the left bank by way of a suspension bridge. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. Above Doban, meandering across a broad gravel bed. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat,
Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.): The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then somewhere through a flat leveled path. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Small monasteries, chortens and prayer flags fluttering in the sky, graves and typical houses will be seen.
Trek from Philim to Deng (2095m.): Trek over a flat leveled path mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross a few bridges and can see villages at a far distance. A few houses are seen at Deng, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture in this area.
Trek Deng to Namrung (2900m.): In the beginning trek almost a flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, rock hills, a green valley and ridges. Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are monasteries, a water turbine, hydro electricity power house, mani walls, chortens and prayer flags can be seen fluttering in the sky.
Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.): Trek over a winding path which moves through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. As you go up the vegetation decreases. In the afternoon, this part becomes quite windy. While walking, you come across mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. Before you reach Lho Gaon, you pass a Tibetan village and Lihi Gaon. There is a monastery named Chon on a ridge and also a Buddhist school at Lho Gaon run by Buddhist monks.
Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.): Follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail, you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m.
Rest at Samagaon: for acclimatization. Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest, you take a breather to acclimatize and relax. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda which is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp.
Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.): Trek gently uphill all the way to Samdo through a desert path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo. But visitors are not allowed to pass the border. There is a Tibetan refugee village at Samdo. This is an excellent view point for Mt. Manaslu Range himal.
Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.): The trail is rocky and zigzags all the way to your destination. Before you reach Larka La Phedi, there is a market called Larkya Bazaar (market). People bring goods from Tibet to sell it here.
Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang. (3590m.): Early in the morning you begin to trek a steep ascended path until Larkya La through a rocky and windy path. From the top, you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, sunrise, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. Crossing this pass, you hike to a steep downhill path through rock and ice. On the way, you will encounter many icy lakes. Bimthang is a broad and level ablation valley with a number of Mani walls and deserted houses.
Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.): Crossing this high pasture, you descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West.
Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m): All the way over a descended path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marshyangdi River. Walk through pleasant villages such as Taal which is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall and you can enjoy the sight of lush green hills. Eventually.
Trek from Jagat to Bhulbhule: A steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley. You cross Marshyangdi River at Syange and walk through Ghermu Path (Ghermu field). This part of the trek is pleasant through a flat leveled path with views of green valleys and villages at some distance.
Bhulbhule to Pokhara or Kathmandu ( Driving)
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