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EXTREME TREK - Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking trails in the Manaslu region. The major attractions of this trek are natural and cultural diversities of remote Himalaya region. Best time to travel - September to May.
Embarking on our journey begins from Kathmandu, the city with the remarkable architecture dated back to 16th Century. Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your designated hotel. Our representative will help you to check in to the hotel. You will be welcomed, facilitated and served with a beautiful hotel room. The first arrival day is entirely a break day. In the evening, you can walk around nearby touristic hubs like Thamel and Basantapur Durbar square.
Kathmandu Valley is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal with a rich artistic and cultural heritage. Kathmandu has been one of the popular destinations for international tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The valley offers a wonderful mix of Hinduism and Buddhism. Right after having breakfast we are off to visit one of the greatest Hindu temple- Pashupatinath, two famous Buddhist Temples- the Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhunath Stupa followed by Kathmandu Durbar Square sightseeing. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, you will be driven to Arughat Bazaar of Gorkha district through the Prithivi Highway. We witness splendid views of mountains, villages and cities and forests along with the banks of Trishuli and Marsyangi rivers below us. Overnight at lodge/camp.
Today is the important day as it marks the beginning of our trek. Our journey starts from Arughat bazaar. The trail follows the path along the Budi Gandaki and on the way, we see picturesque hamlets surrounding us. After making a brief climb to Kyoropani, we descend once again to the river that is at the confluence with the tributary of Sundi Khola. It’s a nice first day, not too long, and perhaps we have time for a refreshing swim sometime during the day, as being hotter in the lower part of Nepal. Overnight at lodge /camp.
Today we trek up to Machha Khola. For this, firstly we hike down towards Sundi Khola until the trail begins to take off in the later part of the day. Finally, we pass a forested trail exploring rich flora and fauna before we reach Machha Khola. Overnight at lodge / camp.
From Machha Khola, with the rising altitude the trek will get intense. However, the trail will offer us some recess in between like, hot springs and lush green forests with endangered species running around the forests. Moreover, the vegetation changes with every few hundred meters of rising altitude. Overnight at lodge / camp.
Leaving Jagat, we descend a long series of stone steps to the river and then climb a terraced hill to Saguleri, from where one can see the impressive Sringi Himal (7,187 m). The path then splits, with the right-hand branch heading towards the Ganesh Himal while crossing the river at Gata Khola. The trail then continues upstream, through a gorge with towering walls. Overnight at lodge / camp.
From Deng, today we move ahead towards Deng by crossing the Lama village, inhabited by people who are following Buddhism, with Tibetan Culture. Our walk continues with descend towards Bihi Bazaar, a small village near river side. Our walk leads on gradual trail with few short ups and downs. After some hours of walking, we finally reach valley of Ghap. Overnight at lodge / camp.
Today we trek up to Lho Gaun. After gaining some altitude we get comfortable with the alpine climate. En route we can enjoy phenomenally large number of mountain views, pasturelands, and glaciers and up streams. We take the best and the easiest trail all the way up to the Gompa. In addition, on our way to destination, we walk along the trail that cuts through Lho village, predominantly a Buddhist settlement with chortens and Mani. Overnight at lodge /camp.
Leaving Lho village we follow the right bank of the river with views of Peak 29 ahead. As we continue along the main trail, we soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon. Twenty minutes of walk beyond the village, we reach Sama Gompa which is very near to the Tibetan border. Overnight at lodge / camp.
Today is another rest day after continuous walk for several days. We spend our entire day taking complete rest, planning for forthcoming trips and getting habituated to our trekking destinations. We can also walk around Samagaun and explore villages. Overnight at lodge / camp.
At this point, we are thrilled to know that we are above the tree line and in the alpine zone. We enjoy the icy trails; bear Mountains, snowy peaks and glaciers. We pass through lots of Chorten and prayer flags on the way to Samdo. Overnight at lodge /camp.
Leaving Samdo, we continue the journey to Larkya La Phedi. It is a small old bazaar from where we can see towering Mt. Manaslu and other surrounding mountains. We also see the old trade route to Tibet along the river. We need to remember to have plenty of food and a good amount of sleep as tomorrow is going to be a big day for us. Overnight at lodge / camp.
From Larkya la Phedi, we walk ahead to Larkya Pass, which is most awaited destination for the day. After a short hike, we get close to Larkya north glacier that offers a great view of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Throughout the way to Bimthang, we get magnificent views of beautiful mountains right before our eyes including Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru Himal and Annapurna-II. Overnight at lodge /camp.
Leaving Bimthang, we trek to Dharapani which is the point of departure for Annapurna Circuit. We continue the journey ahead enjoying the beauty of Himalchuli and start descending down to Jagat following Tilije Khola. Overnight at lodge / camp.
Like previous day, we make descend until the trail reaches the river. Further ascent ahead leads to sharp-edged cliff facing the riverbank. En route, Chyamje comes into picture amidst the glorious backdrop of towering Annapurna mountain ranges. On treading along a succession of rock-strewn trails, we descend to a grassy riverbank that leads to Tal and Karte. Overnight at lodge / camp.
Bahundanda – literally means “Brahmins hills”, mostly inhabited by Brahmins. As we move away from Jagat, we catch and see the magnificent Annapurna mountain ranges. Besides, this trail offers us variety of interesting places and rural villages. On the way we will be captivated by terraced fields, waterfalls, dense forests and rivers. Overnight at lodge / camp.
Today we follow the path to Bhulbhule. This route follows the way that consists of lush forests, waterfalls, rivers, landscape, hills and some villages where we can observe and explore the local lifestyle and culture. Overnight at lodge / camp.
The day marks the end of the trek. We walk for couple of hours to reach the destination. Besisahar is a municipality and the district headquarters of Lamjung District in Gandaki Pradesh. It is inhabitant by different caste, religions and culture. Today we trek up to Besi Shahar. Overnight at lodge / camp.
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu by tourist vehicle. The entire day in the capital is free for some shopping and relaxation. We share our adventurous stories and celebrate the success of our trip together. Overnight in Kathmandu.
This is the last day of your visit. You can enjoy shopping and buying souvenir to friends and relatives. We will drop you to the airport 3hrs prior to the departure time.
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Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.
In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.
Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.
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To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.
Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.