Manaslu Circuit Trek

Facts of the Trip

Duration: 18 Days

Highest access: 5160m

Group Size: Min 2 to Max 14

Location: Manaslu region

Grade: Strenuous

Best season: Oct / Nov/ Mar/ April

Culture: Cultural program with Special Dinner

Transportation: Private vehicle/Local bus

Accommodation: Hotel/Tea House

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + Tea or Coffee

  • Manaslu Circuit Trek
  • Itinerary:
  • Cost Info
  • Guideline
  • Date & Price

Manaslu Circuit Trek is located in Gorkha district along an ancient salt-trading route through the bank of Budi Gandaki River valley. Manaslu Trek continues through the different beautiful village towards Larkye-La pass to Bhimthang , Tilje, Dharapani gate way of Annapurna Circuit Trek to Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) During the trek you will travel the length of several remote villages which are inhabited by Gurung mostly people around these villages are involved in British and Indian army i.e. called as Gurkha army. We also passes along the several forests that consist of huge varieties of vegetation, most of the forest during the lower part of the trekking whereas rhododendron and oak at the higher altitude consists of Himalayan blue pine, diverse variety of medicinal herbs and aromatic plants etc can be found in these forests.

The Manaslu conservation area is a sanctuary for large diversity of birds and animals. Huge species of wildlife like grey musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan Thar along with endangered animals like snow Leopards and red pandas are conserving in the conservation area. We able to have phenomenal view above the 8000m landmarks, deep gorges of Budi Gandaki Khola(river) and several mountains range; Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Himalchuli etc.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking will be start from Gorkha district moving along the series of green foothills through the side of gorge of Budi Gandaki then we steadily make our path to Arughat. Moving from North side of Aurghat our journey will to Dyang, following our path from Dyang to Lhogaon. The splendid views of Manaslu begin to appear vivid and clearer. The route heading to Syala village along the thick pine forest, we are able to have vies of many snow-capped peak in Manaslu . Samagaon lies at the fort of Manaslu, this village possesses many Buddhist shrines where many nuns and monks inhabit. Samdo is an amazing village that is inhabited by Tibetan Nepali.  The superb view of the whole Budi Gandaki valley and Pang Puchi village with a backdrop of the Nepal-Tibet border can be seen from the Samdo Village. This trekking trail moves ahead to a major valley of Larkye-La from where Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal and Kang Guru is visible. Similarly we lead towards meadowland of Bhumthang , from where we can have clear view of Manaslu peak. The Manaslu circuit trek makes a route of Manaslu then treail head to Dudh khola which later meets with Marsyangdi River making our way to Bulbule and drive back to Kathmandu.

Trip info:

Accommodations:

We give our first priority to our guest to serve them at superior level that is what making us today Himalayan Magic Treks. For the accommodation we have been providing star hotels in Kathmandu and even normal guest house according to the guest demands and need. During the trek we provide standard Guest House with sound environment and hygienic food for the guest to make their trip happening and healthy. Being one of the rising destination in the world Manaslu region collecting many tourist. so, there obviously better Lodge and facilities in compared to previous times. Since, Manaslu Circuit Trek is camping trek we provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents and sleeping materials like mattress, Sleeping bags etc. We provide twin tent for our guest.

  • Meals:

We get paradise of food especially in the cities areas especially in Kathmandu valley. We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine in city but during the Manaslu Circuit camping trek we get to eat from Continental, Indian and Nepali menu especially choices like Pasta, Pizza, Mo. Mo, soup items, Potatoes items, Dal Bhat, Hot drinks Tea & Coffee etc. Our camping cook are well trained and certified from Nepal Academy of Tourism and hotel Management.

  • Our Team:

Being homeland of Himalayas, it’s obvious to have challenging routes, High altitude problems, Weather and other conditions; any of those situations is big enough to ruin your trip. Leading around the steeply hills and rocky routes is not a job of common climbers and trekkers. Himalayan Magic Treks have been providing native leaders and staffs working in this field perfectly since long years to overcome tough challenges and make your trip a golden memory. They are trained and well certified by the Government of Nepal. All of our staffs have received emergency guidance in Himalaya’s and have knowledge of first Aid for our guest. We never compromise giving safety to our staffs, therefore we provide insurance and medical services during the trek and compensation when they need especially to Porters, Kitchen member and other.

  • Field Staffs:

we are  very much concern about the comfort of our guest and whenever it is about the staffs in the field. When we are on trek trekking through challenging route we need proper number of workers like Guide, Porter, Assistance guide, Camping members and other staffs. We provide 1 assistance guide with every 4 - 9 guests and 2 assistance guide with 10 guests. We do need strong and portable Porters to carry our weights, We provide 1 porters for 2 guest depending on guest stuffs and we allow only 25 kg for porters. We have professional and expert Guide, Leader and City guide in the field and can speak proper English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other required. We can also manage any other staffs as per your demand.      

  • Equipment’s:

We believe equipments does matter to make your trip easy and comfortable. Caring excessive quantity of equipment doesn’t make your adventure more interesting but the drawback. So, we request you to carry only selected and needed one and save your extra expenses for other need in trek though we have our potential porters. Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, Trouser, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day back pack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag etc. These are the equipments which you most carry during the trek.

Clothing

Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zip off bottoms

Outer layers

down vest, wind/rain proof over layer - jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in tent and while sleeping. Pair flip flops (for late night bathroom runs)

  • Safety & Security:

Security is our primary concern! From your beginning day (we will be there to pick you up with our staffs and identity) to departure date (airport drop services) we are always there to help you. We have proper remedial services during the trek with professional staffs; first aid kit, oxygen bag and Helicopter service for emergency rescue whenever trekkers get physical Loss or altitude sickness. We have focused more on acclimatization days to get rid of altitude sickness too.

  • Best Season to Trek in Nepal:

Autumn (September - November) and Spring (March - May) is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly clear and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season. 

Summer (June - August) and Winter (December - February). Though Summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around Mustang, Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest,  Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

  • Experience & Fitness:

Trekking in Nepal for Manaslu Circuit Trek does not require past experience, though we have challenging route in Everest compared to Annapurna our itinerary suggests to walk comfortable distances. Trekking in Himalayas always takes us to challenging altitudes and rocky routes, demands proper rest time and acclimatization to sustain their strength. We always have both listed properly in our itinerary. However certain training like Running, Skipping and other workout will definitely help you in roots. 

  • Acclimatization:

Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent from altitude sickness. Every trekkers needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this we have life saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guest require.

  • Eco Friendly: 

We only leave foot prints! Himalayan Magic Treks is very much concern agency on environment pollution and Global Warming. We are always serious and genuine towards our garbage during the trek especially in Camping type. We collect all the rubbish and deposit it to proper place to protect our environment. We also partake in every program conducted in KEEP Kathmandu Environmental Education Project. We also suggest all travelers to protect our environment and Stop Global Warming. 

  • Helping Hand

Profit oriented is not only our priority! we have been helping some of ours very villagers from different corners of Nepal to sustain their social life and help them with education and required materials. We are always looking forward for interested candidates in this field to give helping hand to support and inspire them for their better beginning and good future. If you are interested please contact us: info@himalayanmagictreks.com They really need us, Support us to be their Helping Hand.

  • Note:

We have tailor-made program for Manaslu Circuit Trek. Days in the itinerary are always flexible, can be increased & decreased depending on your holiday and time schedule. Trekking in Everest around the Himalayan region goes through unexpected complication like natural and health challenges resulting chances in the itinerary for your security during the trek by our professional guides and leader to take you to final point safe and sound so, please cooperate with your guide for you protection.

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1,400m welcome by Himalayan Magic Treks member and direct transfer by car / Van to Hotel on Bed & Breakfast.
Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu world Heritage sites Pasupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swaymbhunath (Monkey temple) overnight at Hotel on Bed & Breakfast
Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m / 2328 ft] 8/9 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 04Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft] 6/7 hours overnight at  Lodge
Day 05Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft] 6 /7 hrs overnight at Lodge
Day 06Jagat - Deng [1,804m/5917 ft] 6/7 hrs overnight at  Lodge
Day 07Deng - Namrung [2630m/8626ft] 6/7 hrs overnight at Lodge
Day 08Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft] 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 09Samagaon - Pungyen gompa - Samagaon 6 / 7 hours exploration overnight at Lodge
Day 10
Samagaon - Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft] 4/5 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 11
Rest Day in Samdo overnight at Lodge
Day 12
Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft] 4/5 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 13
Dharamsala - Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] - Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft] 8/ 9 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 14
Bimthang - Tilije [2300m/7544ft] 5/ 6 hours overnight at  Lodge
Day 15
Tilije - Tal [1700m/5576 ft] 5/6 hours (1700) overnight at Lodge
Day 16
Tal - Syange [1080m/3542 ft] 6/7 hours overnight at Lodge
Day 17
Syange - Kathmandu 8/9 hours overnight at  Hotel on Bed & Breakfast
Day  18
Departure from Hotel to Kathmandu Airport for your onward destination services END of Himalayan Magic Treks

The Trip cost will very depending on the Group Size duration of days and Services required please contact us via our email info@himalayanmagictreks.com with your Details to obtain a quote

Cost includes:

  • Airport pick up & drops by private transport
  • All  Ground Transportation above program
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) including cup of Tea or coffee each meals times
  • Accommodation on Guest House (Lodge) or provided Tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type
  • 3 Night's Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & Breakfast
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • One porter for two Guest's during the Lodges Trekking or extra porter as per your request of loads( Backpack) porter carry only 25 KG 
  • All Government local Taxes
  • (MACAP) Manaslu National park Fees
  • Manaslu Special permits
  • (TIMS) Trekkers information Management System
  • Annapurna conservation fees
  • First Aid kit Compulsory from Agency
  • General equipment for Porter
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide porter insurance during the trekking
  • Tour Certificate
  • Duffle Bag to protect your stuff
  • Farewell Dinner with typical Nepali Culture

Cost excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone and Laundry
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips
Acute Mountains Sickness (AMS) sign:

Headache, often with the loss of appetite, nausea vomiting, tiredness, dizziness, distributed sleep. What to do? Stay at height for 1-2 days in lower place to acclimatization, descend or use diamox (250mg every 12 hours).

HACE signs:

Severe headache, loss of balance/coordination, staggering, irrational behavior, confusion, drowsiness, coma, death (Sometimes in a few hours)
What to do? Check with straight-line heel-to-toe walking.  HACE victims cannot do it. DESCEND immediately, even at night, at least 1000m with someone else, oxygen, Gamow bag, keep patient warm, diamox to be safe also take hot garlic soup

HAPE Signs:

Breath (even at rest), dry cough/pink or rusty spit, blue lips/nails, very tired, low fever, gurgling breath, drowsy, coma, death.
What to do? See HACE + nifedipine

PREVENTION:

Ascend slow (300-500m/day) don’t exert yourself, eat high carbohydrate foods, drink lots of water and locals recommend garlic soup avoid alcohol and caffeine. Our Guide will more taking care of you as well as giving better suggestion during the Trek

Safety FIRST:

Sprains and stains
Probably the most common accident in the area, Steep terrain and rough trails may cause many people strain their knees and ankles. Remember stretch before you start walking, take your time avoid trekking in the night time, and bring joint support bandages if you require hem.
Health posts. There are at least one health post in every VDC of the Area. This facility is open to trekkers who require medical attention. A novel a you can help the Health post is to leave any unwanted medicines at the center at the end of your trek. This may help other fellow trekkers ho need urgent medical care.

Rescue operation- how to be prepared?

We will be serious in this case to protect our clients in the Mountain and it should be able to organize a rescue evacuation for you quickly in your critical situation. If not the following precautions may prevent a long wait for a helicopter for rescues during emergency.
 Have travel insurance and carry your insurance policy number with you.
 Carry a credit card with you.
 Do the coordination with your Tour Guide to connection with responsible person of HMT to quick Rescue services to save your Life
 Clients should keep in touch with Company Manager during your travel time and do not trust only Guide for this Emergency case
 Guest should be able to check First aid kit with your Guide , who goes to Mountains to guiding you and avoid trekking on your own.

Other problems:

•    Sick, Doctors at VDC health posts
•    Helicopter evacuation, you have to call in Kathmandu HMT Office 01-4378206 or 9849166578 (Nabin) directly with your guide support
-    Have a credit card and travel insurance number
•    Donkeys/Mules/yak: stay on the uphill side of these beasts.
•    Leeches: stay on trail use salt to get rid of them, avoid the monsoon season.
•    Full lodges: stop early don’t arrive in a place with 1-2 lodges at dusk, carry a tent
•    Hypothermia: when cold and or wet. Starts with shivering, progressing to slurred speech, stumbling, confusion, death
•    Iodine tablets: Use 1 tablet per liter and wait 30 min. Hide foul taste with lemon or orange flavored powder.
•    Boiled and filtered water fairly safe but not so good if boiled with firewood
•    Your own water filter would be recommended during the Trek

Reducing pollution and environmental impacts

•    Carry out what you carry in
•    Take your empty batteries home stay / eat in loges than cook in gas/kerosene and have solar showers
•    Order the same food for several people at the same time to cooking easily to saving time to reach for destination on time without any risk
•    Wear warm clothes rather than having the rooms heated
•    Don’t defecate new after sources
•    Dump garbage only at proper bins or pits
•    A high altitudes (4000m) do not even throw way biodegradable junk
•    Do not disturb wildlife
•    Do not hurt or remove animals and plants in the protected areas
•    Do not buy items made from wildlife parts; It will be illegal in the sum of dangerous case
•    Don’t accept “free” plastic bags.

Important to take along

•    Copy of passport, travel insurance and entry permit should have always with you or Guide
•    Credit card (in case of evacuation)
•    Iodine tablets, water bottle sunscreen, long-sleeved shirt, hat, sun glasses, lip balm, insect repent.
•    Warm clothes, thermal underwear, gloves, good boots, trekking pole (optional)

Culturally acceptable behavior

You are a guest In Nepal and it is appreciated if you behave like one:
•    Dress decently (no short shorts or revealing clothes) and respect the peoples and their culture
•    Do not show affection in public
•    Do not buy antiques
•    Do no point your feet (unclean) to people and point with full hand not with one  finger
•    Do not step over persons
•    Do not touch or step over offerings (re powder, flowers/rice)
•    Do not use your left hand ( dirty)
•    Receive and give with two hands
•    Ask permission before taking people’s photographs.
•    Do not ask local kids for school pens or sweets (don’t give either)
•    Discourage begging, pay fair prices
•    Take off your shoes before entering a monastery
•    Go clockwise around Stupas, Temples or world Heritage sides etc
•    Do not eat smoke or be loud a religious sites
•    Women should avoid touching monks/lamas

Some National Park activities:

Together with local communities
•    Visitor centers:  info + leaflets on local villages and culture, local guided tours, festival dates. In Jorsalle- Check post
•    Everest Eco Museum at Namche Bazaar Local culture, nature, geology
•    Garbage/pollution control: awareness, incinerators clean-up campaigns, toilets.
•    National Park: tree planting oil conservation river bank protection biodiversity surveys and projection.
•    Alternative emery; micro Hyde plans, solar water heaters, light etc.
•    Trail improvement: widening, paving, bridges, signs.
•    Agriculture and endear development community infrastructure.
•    Health services support
•    Conservation education
•    Heritage conservation
•    Lodge management and training
•    Training of guides and porters
•    Signs and notice boards
•    Safe drinking water stations

October, 2017

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