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Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days

Destination Covered : Kathmandu, Manaslu base camp, Sama gaon, Samdo, Besi sahar, Jagat, Dharmasala, Bhimtang

Tour Activities : Adventure, Road Trip, Trekking, Hiking

Tour Themes : Adventure Tours

USD 1300

Per Person


* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.

Kathmandu, Manaslu base camp and Sama gaon Tour Overview

Trip Highlights
Crossing the highest point at Larkya La Pass (5,125M)
Unspoiled and less commercialized trekking route
Typical ethnic villages and magnificent views of the Himalayas!
Stunning view of some of the highest peaks in the world- Manaslu, Himlung, Annapurna II
Friendly people, and rich culture of the region which includes both Nepalese & Tibetan ethnic groups


The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging and rewarding trek that takes you around the world’s eighth-highest mountain, Manaslu, at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft). The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, diverse landscapes, rich culture, and wildlife. The trek typically lasts 10 to 14 days and requires a special permit1. The highest point of the trek is the Larkya La Pass at 5,106 meters (16,752 ft), which is often covered with snow and ice. The best time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek is generally during the spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November) seasons. These seasons offer moderate temperatures, clear skies, less rainfall and snowfall, and great visibility of the mountains and landscapes. The spring season also brings colorful flowers such as rhododendron along the lower trails32. The autumn season coincides with some major festivals in Nepal such as Dashain and Tihar.

However, some trekkers also choose to do the trek during the winter (December, January, and February) and monsoon (June, July, and August) seasons. These seasons are less crowded and cheaper than the peak seasons, but they also pose more challenges and risks. The winter season can be very cold and snowy, especially at higher altitudes, making the trek more difficult and dangerous. The monsoon season can be very wet and humid, causing landslides, leeches, muddy trails, and poor visibility. Therefore, depending on your preference, budget, experience, and physical condition, you can choose the best time to do Manaslu Circuit Trek. However, it is advisable to consult with a local specialist before planning your trek to get the latest information on weather, permits, trails, and safety.

Kathmandu, Manaslu base camp and Sama gaon Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Early morning, drive to Arughat to Maccha Khola, some 8 hours by bus, and then connect the jeep to Machha Khola or rent a private jeep for a more comfortable drive. After getting to Arughat we have a connecting local bus/jeep ride to Machha Khola, at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight in trekking lodge. 
Day 2
Manaslu Circuit Trek
After a few more ups & downs, we reach Tatopani. From the hot spring climb over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs on a rugged trail to Duman. we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Trek along the Budhi Gandaki river then climb towards the village of Jagat.
Day 3
Manaslu Circuit Trek
The day begins by following the river bank again for the first hour up to Ghata Khola. We then cross to the eastern bank before ascending to Philim, one of the few large settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office.
Day 4
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Slowly and gradually we gain altitude and enter into the alpine territory. We also have increasing mountain views. On the way to Namrung, we find more Mani walls and three more crossings of the Budi Gandaki. Finally, we reach Namrung where we will stay overnight.
Day 5
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Continuing from Namrung the trek climbs steadily into the alpine where you’ll see a first stunning glimpse of Manaslu North and Manaslu. From this point on many of the locals dress in traditional Tibetan clothing called chubas. Still keep going to Sama Gaun through the villages of Shyo, Lho, and Shyala. This will be a long day of 7-8 hours walk. Overnight in Sama Gaun.
Day 6
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Rest day to get physically acclimatized. We can spend the day exploring surroundings such as Pung Gyen Ghumpa Birendra Taal (lake), Buddhist monasteries, Samagaun, a big Tibetan cultured community, and a side trip to Pun Gyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp but both side trips require almost a full day for each. We will see a marvelous view of Manaslu.
Day 7
Manaslu Circuit Trek
This is a short day to allow you to better adjust to the altitude. Here is a land of yaks, plentiful marmots, and pastures where only barley and potatoes can grow (due to the high elevation) and where we finally depart to above the tree line. A pleasant walk brings us to the picturesque village of Samdo –a town known for its yak herding. Samdo is also at the convergence of 3 valleys and is only a day’s walk from Tibet. You are quite likely to see traders coming from the valley carrying Chinese and Tibetan goods. Stay overnight at Samdo.
Day 8
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Continuing on from Samdo follow along a wide, broad path, crossing the Bhuri Gandaki River and traversing along a mani wall. Continue climbing over the Larkya Glacier until coming to a ridge that offers grand views of a huge gorge. We will spend the night here, before embarking on the high Larkya La the next morning. Overnight at Dharmasaala.
Day 9
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Today; it is a demanding walk, though not technically difficult trek over the Larkya La at a breathtaking 5160m. From Larkya Phedi, cross the glacial moraine and pass four frozen lakes as you make your way to the pass. It takes approximately 5 hours to reach this point. From here you can see incredible views of Himlung Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyaji Kung (7,030m), Kang Guru (6,981m), and Annapurna II (7937). Begin your descent down a trail along a steep gully. Eventually, the trail peters out into the more level area of the grassy moraine. The valley opens up as you continue your descent to Bimthang and we’ll overnight here.
Day 10
Manaslu Circuit Trek
Cross a glacial stream and climb over the side of the moraine descending into a spectacular forest of rhododendron and impressive pines, with a view of Manaslu providing an equal amount of splendor. Descend down towards the Dudh (milk) Khola then continues through a more agricultural landscape until reaching the village of Goa, Tilje, and finally down to Dharapani.
Day 11
Manaslu Circuit Trek
After our breakfast, we will catch a local jeep/Hice or bus get a bus to Beshisahar, connect to the local Hiace van drive to Kathmandu. This is will be a long day's drive. Considering extending a night and staying overnight in Besi Sahar allows you to travel relaxingly to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

More Details about Kathmandu, Manaslu base camp and Sama gaon Tour

Inclusions

  • AP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
  • Hotel
  • Sightseeing
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Private Cab
  • Private Guide
  • Entry Tickets/Passes
  • Sim Card
  • Welcome Drink
  • Accommodation
  • Visa Services
  • Non Veg Meals
  • Veg Meals
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals
  • One porter for 2 people
  • All government taxes.
  • One trekking map per person
  • Sleeping bags and Down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after the trek)
  • First aid kit
  • Special permit for Manaslu

Exclusions

  • Your travel and rescue insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Tips for guide, porter, and driver.
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills, and Personal expenses.
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 10 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

Payments Terms

  • Any due amount with Mount Adventure Holidays must be cleared within 48 hours from the time of booking made. We reserve the right to treat your booking as canceled if the payment is not cleared within a specified period.

Price & Rates

No of pax Age Limit Price per pax (Rs)
No of pax Adult Age Limit Above 12 years Price per pax (Rs) $ 1300 / Adult ( With Tax )

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellation before 45+ days of departure will be done free of charge.
  • Cancellations made between 30-44 days ahead of departure will be subject to a loss of 30% of the total trip price.
  • Cancellations made between 15-29 days ahead of departure will be subject to a loss of 60% of the total trip price.
  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations made 14 days ahead of departure
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