Trip Introduction: 17 Days Manaslu Circuit Short Trek 2022, 2023 with a low-cost guarantee
17 Days Manaslu Circuit Short Trek 2023, 2024 with Trekking Planner will be an enjoyable and exciting adventure, accompanied by an expert guide and field staff. Followed by strong cheerful porters to carry your heavier baggage, all your needs and requirement will be well-taken care of. From the first arrival to the final departure from amazing Nepal, a country full of Himalayan wonders and colorful cultures.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the restricted areas and very scenic regions of North Mid-West Nepal around the Mansiri Himalaya range. Which was open for outside visitors since 1991, a special permit is a must to enter the high Manaslu valley. Located in the higher areas of the Gorkha district, with some parts after the Larke-La pass falling within the Manang region.
Mt. Manaslu stands as the world’s eighth highest peak at 8,163 m and 26, 781 feet high. First summited by the Japanese Expedition on May 9th, 1956, since then it is climbed by various national expeditions every year.
Manaslu comes from the ancient Sanskrit word ‘Manas’ which means the mind/soul of a god and holy spirit. Similar to Lake Manasarover in Tibet near holy Mt. Kailash, the native calls Quoting, which translates as a heavenly mountain or abode.
Upper Manaslu is also an Old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade and Caravan Route from Nepal to Tibet border. Where bartering and trade of goods still exist but in smaller numbers than in the early days. Dharmasala or Larke Phedi / bottom was also a marketplace known as Larke Bazaar in the past years. Where all local villagers from Gorkha, and Manang including Tibetan used to exchange and trade their goods from grains to wool.
At present exists few lodges for trekkers to stay overnight before crossing the high Larke-La Pass to reach the Manang area. Trekking Planner Manaslu Circuit leads you to all scenic and cultural villages, leaving no stone unturned. The standard itinerary allows trekkers to enjoy and explore around with ample time for acclimatization, before heading towards Larke-La Pass. Where trekkers can enjoy immersing them\n as elves with the lovely local culture of age-old heritage interwoven into Buddhism religion. On crossing over the highest point Larke-La Pass is 5,106 m / 16, 752 feet high. Trekking Planner guide, staff will make sure that every person is in good health to cross the pass.
Checking every time at the end of the walk, and providing excellent services throughout the journey, taking immense care. Which makes Trekking Planner's every trip successful, as you can witness on this great Manaslu Circuit Short Trek.
On Arrival in Kathmandu -Manaslu Circuit Short Trek 2023/2024 :
Trekking Planner has set the itinerary of 16 nights and 17 days, from the main arrival to the final departure from Nepal. Which allows enough time for preparation before setting off for the wonderful Manaslu Circuit Trek. Itinerary days include a guided sightseeing tour at places of interest, a wonderful way to get in with local Nepalese culture. As well as staying in a lovely hotel in the main part of the city at Thamel. A great place with easy assistance to all your requirement for the adventure to Manaslu.
On the first arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal’s international airport, receives you with a traditional welcome of garland. Then TP staff and guide transfer to your respective hotels, after checking your nice room and getting a refresher.
The briefing takes place in a suitable ambiance either in the lobby or in a meeting hall, the guide will provide the necessary information. Regarding your stay in Nepal, and full detail about trekking, overland journey, and facilities of the local lodge on the route. Includes culture, religion, climate, landscapes, and safety measures while walking at high altitudes and crossing the high Larke-La Pass.
The next morning after a hearty breakfast, our city and cultural guide will take you on an exciting tour around impressive places. Including old historical and religious monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, places of interest are Kathmandu Royal Durbar Square. The old palace courtyard stepped with ancient Hindu temples, then a tour of old Swayambhunath the famous landmark of the country. Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2, 600 years old, tour extends to another highlight at Bouddhanath a huge Buddhist Stupa. Located inside an interesting colorful square filled with handicraft shops, yoga centers, and rooftop restaurants. Lastly, visit of Hindu Pashupatinath Temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River, the Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. One of the main deities in the world of Hindu religion, after completing an interesting day tour. In the evening Trekking Planner staff takes you for a wonderful dinner in an authentic Nepalese restaurant in the harmony of a live cultural show!
The Route and Trail of 17 Days Manaslu Circuit Short Trek :
Trekking Planner’s 17 Days Manaslu Circuit Short Trek begins in the early morning after breakfast when everyone should be ready for departure from the hotel. An overland journey on a bus, coach, or car as per the size of a group, drive leads on the main highway. The busy road that connects to Kathmandu from all of Nepal, is an interesting way to observe Nepalese rural farm life.
Slowly drive diverts from the main highway towards the Gorkha district and then reaches Arughat a farm town. From here on the rough dirt road to Soti-Khola the starting point of the trek of Manaslu Circuit.
Spending the first overnight in the farm village of Soti-Khola, a place with a tributary stream that joins the main Buri-Gandaki River. Manaslu Circuit is one of few treks that follow the river right up to its near glacial source on upper Manaslu valley.
The walk starts on the gentle gradual path through several farm areas to reach cooler hills, leaving the rice paddy areas. Spending overnights at Machha-Khola and Jagat village, then head towards Dying, as you can notice a change of vegetation and landscapes. The adventure continues towards beautiful and scenic Manaslu valley as the walk enters lovely Ghap, Namrung, and Lo-Gaon villages. Views of Sringi Himal and Manaslu peak can be seen at close distance, enjoy your time exploring these wonderful places.
The journey leads to the main village Sama-Gaon, which is en route to Manaslu base camp, Larke-La pass, and to the Tibet border. Spending an extra day for acclimatization, as well to explore the surrounding beautiful area and its interesting village. Where one can visit the viewpoint to catch more stunning scenery of the Manaslu range of peaks at a close distance. As well tour of the village of great cultural interest enriched with ancient heritage similar to its Tibetan predecessor. Enjoy your lovely day visiting the old monastery closely linked with Tibetan Buddhism and the way of life.
From Sama Gaon, the adventure gets closer to the high Larke-La Pass and walks to Samdo the last village of Manaslu valley. Journey then reaches Dharmasala or Larke Phedi the base of the pass, which houses a few simple lodges. Herewith time in the afternoon to relax and prepare for an early morning climb to traverse over Larke-La Pass.
Next early morning before the crack of dawn, having a good breakfast walk takes to a steep climb, heading past the moraine section. Adventure proceeds following the guide, with refreshing stops in between, as altitude gains towards the highest point of the trek. On top marked with a board with the name and height of the pass, festooned with thousands of Buddhist prayer flags.
Enjoy a mind-blowing spectacular panorama of snow-capped peaks that surround you, and views of the whole Manaslu range, with Annapurna and Himlung peaks.
The view includes Ganesh Himal in the east, on achieving great success, where the walk takes you towards Manang district. A long downhill awaits you heading past small icy ponds to reach the other side and base of Larke-La. Back into lush green vegetation and forest of tall rhododendron, pines, and fir tree lines to Bumthang. A beautiful place for overnight rest amidst lovely woods at the end of the long and toughest part of the adventure. From here Trekking Planner's marvelous adventure completes upon reaching the end of the Manaslu Circuit trek at Dharapani village. Located within the Manang area on the mid-way of the Annapurna Circuit and the finishing point of the Manaslu Circuit. From here on the road to Kathmandu conclude the most overwhelming adventure of a lifetime experience.
Optional activities in Kathmandu before or after Manaslu Circuit Short Trek
We do have the best alternatives to choose from during your spare time within the scheduled time frame. It provides you with one of the best opportunities for you to unite with nature, your traditional way of life, and age-old culture. Besides getting an insight into the Himalayan dwellers you can indulge in various activities. You get to visit; an old age home, ethnic cooking classes, attend a yoga session and be at the orphanage or a community school. An exciting option to get a different perspective and a refreshing experience while trekking in Nepal.
- This trip departs every day of the year.
- This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
- This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
- This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or privately or with family.
- Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- We accept online payment
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Best Season for Manaslu Circuit trek:
The most preferable season is from the mid-spring beginning of March to the end of May, as well autumn/fall starts from September to early November month. March to May when sunlight is longer, lower areas can be very warm, and on hills with cooler air, as you get higher sunlight is brilliant on an open area. But cooler in shade and late afternoon time, including night as well early morning till the sunlight shows. Clouds during the late afternoon can get snow sometimes around higher areas and on Larke-La Pass. Higher above sunlight is strong with UV rays due to thin air.
Next, the best season is autumn or fall from September to early November, when days are fine with crystal clear blue skies. But short sunlight hours can be very cold in the late afternoon, night, and morning times. Can get snowed in on a higher region, but mild and perfect temperatures for pleasant walks.
November is also a fine month for Manaslu Circuit Trek, but most of the lodges and villages will be empty. Where villagers migrate to lower warmer areas to escape the harsh winter cold.