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.
Kathmandu – Ghorka – Arughat (550 m) – Driving, approximately 7/8 hours.
Arughat – Soti Khola (720 m.)
Follow the river Budhi Gandaki toward its point of origin. 5 hours walking.
Soti Khola – Machha Khola (930 m.)
6 hours walking.
Machha Khola – Jagat (1140 m.) Cross Machha river and head upstream along the rivers edge, passing a waterfall. 6 hours walking.
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.
Deng – Namrung (2,630 m.) 5 hours walking.
Namrung – Lho (3,180 m.)
4 hours walking Day trip to Pung Gyen Glacier and monastery. Close up views of Manasulu.
Lho – Sama (3,520 m)
Passing Manasulu Base Camp Area. 4 hours walking.
Rest / Acclimatization Day. Visit Manasulu Base Camp.
Sama – Samdo (3,875 m)
4 hours walking – good view point of Himalays just outside village.
Samdo – Larkye Phedi (4,460 m.)
5 hours walking. Under the Larkye La Pass (5160m)
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.
Bimtang – Tikhe (2,300 m)
6/7 hours walking.
Tikhe – Syange
6 hours walking.
Syanage – Kathmandu
By Bus – 8 hours.
Cost: Euro 1500 Per Person.
or: Hire Your Own Guide and make it a much cheaper small group option!
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
English Speaking Guide with their own equipment and Insurance.
International airport pick up and drop.