Manaslu Circuit Trek 9 Days

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Highlights
View of the 8th highest peak in the world, Mt. Manaslu

Diverse ethnic communities of the Manaslu

Manaslu Conservation Area

Observe monasteries, mani walls, and prayer wheels in the area

Overview

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft.) above sea level.it is located about 64 km (40 mi) east of Annapurna. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that “just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain”.

9 Days short, Manaslu Circuit Trek is the shortest package that follows the same ancient route of Budi Gandaki River which people used to walk for salt trading then. This is a wonderful trekking experience into the isolated Manaslu region. The region, which is also termed the Manaslu Conservation Area, comprises sub-tropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans- Himalayan high pastures bordering Tibet. The trekking route is through mountainous terrain prone to the consequences of monsoon rainfall, landslide, and landfalls. The area covered conservation zone is 1,663 square kilometers (642 sq. mi) and is managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) OF Nepal.

Short Manaslu Short Trek is a challenging trek where we will get a chance to explore the biodiversity and rich global heritage of the Manaslu region. The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. As we trek to Manaslu Circuit, you will be amazed by the breathtaking view of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Similarly, in our 9 days short Manaslu Circuit Trek, ten peaks of over 6,500 meters (21,300 ft.) in height are visible through the Manaslu region.

Manaslu short trek is an ideal trek that is far less crowded than other treks in Nepal. Manaslu region is touched and newly famous trekking region of Nepal which passes through the beautiful villages, landscapes, flora, and fauna. Manaslu trekking is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Manaslu short trek allows us to explore the remote wilderness of the high Gorkha District. Furthermore, you get an opportunity to witness the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the Gurung people. This trek holds the perfect blend of amazing cultural heritage with unparalleled natural beauty. It is one of the most dramatic passes crossing the mountains. The highest point reached along our 9 day Manaslu trek route is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,235 meters (17,175 ft.)

We need special trekking permits to trek the Manaslu Circuit such as Manaslu Restricted Permit, MCAP, and ACAP, as the Manaslu route is a restricted trekking area. Similarly, it is not possible to do the Manaslu Circuit trek without a guide. And the best season to trek Manaslu is March to May and September to December.  

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Itinerary

On the first day of our trek, we get up early in the morning and drive to Machha Khola from Kathmandu. During the drive, we enjoy views of the Nepalese countryside, cultivated land along with the mountain sceneries. Driving from Kathmandu to Tari Besi, through Dhading beshi (district headquarter of Dhading) (1050m) is the paved road whereas the drive from Tari Besi to Machha will be a rough road. Upon reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Machha Khola. Machha Khola will be your the starting point of the Manaslu circuit trek. Overnight in Machha Khola.

Today we start our trekking to Jagat from Machha Khola, The trail narrows down leading through densely forested hillsides, adorned with some stranded villages. Viewing tropical waterfall and passing terraces,

We cross Machha Khola and walk upstream towards Khola Bensi. we trek through a forest path to Dohan and then walk to Lauri, where we switch back to the side of the river through a suspension bridge. A little climb and the sight of Jagat’s field. On reaching Jagat, see the fabulous view of Sringi Himal; Mani walls, and Chortens representing the Himalayan culture. Overnight at local lodge.

Today after breakfast we head toward Deng. It is around 7 hours walk to Deng village. From Jagat, we descend towards the river through stone steps and then ascend up a terraced hillside Saguleri. We can have an impressive view of Singrin Himal (7187 m) from Saguleri. Then, after a few more crossing over the river, we ultimately climb to Deng. Overnight in Deng

From Deng we cross Budhi Gandaki and climb Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we will climb a bit to join the trail from Bhi, then head west up to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forest and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, we take the route through Prok village. Prok village several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders downs to narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Namrung village is agood viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and we can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. Overnight in Namrung

Today, we climb steadily and pass through the forest and reach Lihi, then the trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. Further we pass through Sho, Lho and Shyla village before reaching Sama village. We will enjoy the great views of Mt. Manalu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gomba. The high mountains like Himal Chuli, Peak 29, Manaslu and other summits surround us, in Shyla village. Overnight in Samagaun

From Samagaun, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, which has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base Camp. The Larkya La trail goes through several mani walls as the valley begins widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the Kani we find Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.

Today after breakfast, we continue our walk down the edge and cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki and begin walking upward. We witness the Larkya glacier, after crossing two streams. After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north of the Larkya glacier from where we can enjoy the great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent that becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the Larkya pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru, and the huge Annapurna ll. Continue walking in a steep descend on a high moraine ridge of Salpudana glacier. Now onwards, the trail will be the grassy moraine rockfall of Dangboche Kharka. Walking for a while will take us to the beautiful Bimthang vi