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Manasulu – Circuit Trek

Trip Title: Manasulu – Circuit Trek

Trip Length: 15 Days

Trip Grade: B       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Manasulu

National Park: Manasulu / Annapurna       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 4+       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Manasulu base camp

Months: March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December,

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Description:

Manasulu Circuit Trek. Mighty Manasulu (8156m) stands like a timeless sentry between Tibet and Nepal. This epic trip circumnavigates the entire massif. As we walk the gentle Somrie Khola river valley, with its Tamang and Chetri villages, we wee sal and pine forests. Next we travel high up the Buri Kandaki river where the small villages are inhabited by Sherpa people. In Sansgoan the people are Gurung, living a Sherpa lifestyle and speaking a Sherpa/Gurung language. The landscape becomes more barren and the only visible inhabitants are the crows and eagles overhead. A fine trip for those seeking an unspoilt, tranquil Himal.

Itinerary:

Remember if you have a group of 2 or more we can arrange this trip for you on your prefered date during any of the available months listed.

Day 01.
Kathmandu – Ghorka – Arughat (550 m) – Driving, approximately 7/8 hours.

Day 02.
Arughat – Soti Khola (720 m.)
Follow the river Budhi Gandaki toward its point of origin. 5 hours walking.

Day 03.
Soti Khola – Machha Khola (930 m.)
6 hours walking.

Day 04.
Machha Khola – Jagat (1140 m.) Cross Machha river and head upstream along the rivers edge, passing a waterfall. 6 hours walking.

Day 05.
Jagat – Deng (1,860 m.)
Cross-the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki to follow the path lined with houses interspersed with cultivated fields. Great view of Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu North (7,774 m.) and Manaslu (8,150 m.) 6/7 hours walking.

Day 06.
Deng – Namrung (2,630 m.) 5 hours walking.

Day 07.
Namrung – Lho (3,180 m.)
4 hours walking Day trip to Pung Gyen Glacier and monastery. Close up views of Manasulu.

Day 08.
Lho – Sama (3,520 m)
Passing Manasulu Base Camp Area. 4 hours walking.

Day 09.
Rest / Acclimatization Day. Visit Manasulu Base Camp.

Day 10.
Sama – Samdo (3,875 m)
4 hours walking – good view point of Himalays just outside village.

Day 11.
Samdo – Larkye Phedi (4,460 m.)
5 hours walking. Under the Larkye La Pass (5160m)

Day 12.
Larkye Phedi – Bimtang (3,590 m.)
8 hours walking – up the glacier and over the Larkye La Pass (5,160 m). Magnificent view of Himlung Himal (7,126 m.), Cheo Himal, Gyaij Kang, Kang Guru (7010 m.) and Annapurna II.

Day 13.
Bimtang – Tikhe (2,300 m)
6/7 hours walking.

Day 14.
Tikhe – Syange
6 hours walking.

Day 15.
Syanage – Kathmandu
By Bus – 8 hours.

Price:

Minimum Group of 02 – Euro 888 Per Person.
Group of 3-6 Pax – Euro 777 Per Person.
Group of 7-12 Pax – Euro 710 Per Person.
Group of 13+ Pax – Euro 555 Per Person.

Price Includes:

Accommodation in Tea House Lodges (Alpine Style)
Three Meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
MCAP and ACAP entry fee, Trekking permit and TIMS Card.
Ground transportation: Bus – KTM – Arughat + Sange – KTM
Governmental taxes
English Speaking Guide with their own equipment and Insurance.
International airport pick up and drop.

Prices Do not include:
Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping et. personal insurance, visa, airport tax.

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