20 Days Manaslu Region and spirit mountain- Mount Manaslu in Nepal

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Destination Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna region
Activities Trekking
Difficulty Moderate
Lowest Altitude Approximately 606 meters Arughat
Highest Altitude Approximately 5416 meters Thorong la pass
Start-End Kathmandu-Arughat -Samagaon- Bimthang -Tilje- Pisang- Thorong la pass-Muktinath- Jomsom- Pokhara
Group Size Minimum two to Maximum Fifteen
Best Season March-May, September-November

Manaslu circuit trek, less crowded trekking route combining with Annapurna trek, renowned trekking route provides chance to cross Larkya la pass on Manaslu region and world highest pass Thorong la pass on Annapurna region perceiving epic scenery of breathtaking snowy mountains, terraced fields, green meadows, cascading waterfalls, thundering bridges above deep gorges makes trekking memorable.  

 

Manaslu trek with Annapurna circuit trek takes you to the dream destination which offers wilderness of Manaslu conservation area at first part of trek combined with well facilitated accommodation of Annapurna trek on second part of trek. The trek to restricted and unbeaten region begins from Arughat following the trail which most part runs alongside of Budi Gandaki river and lined by colorful houses, green terrace fields offering exuberant sensation of melodious sound generated from the collision of raging rapids on rocks of river. During the entire trek that leads you to dry Tibetan zone from sub-tropical forest ignites your joy with eye-catching natural setting that changes each and every moments of trek. Finally, trek concludes on Jomsom; of Annapurna region granting moment to perceive Thakali culture which is showcased by the local people of Jomsom through their culture, lifestyle, tradition and hospitality.

Itinerary Overview

Day One: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day Two: Enchanting journey to Arughat from Kathmandu on seven hours’ drive.

Day Three: Trek begins from Arughat to Soti Khola consuming six hours.

Day Four: Wander on zigzag path through villages, green valley to reach Machhakhola taking almost six hours.

Day Five: Trek from Machha khola to Jagat that takes about six hours.

Day Six: Enjoy magical vision of pine, rhododendron and waterfall on six hours’ trek to Deng from Jagat.

Day Seven: Trek from Deng to Ghap that takes about eight hours.

Day Eight: Trek from Ghap to Lho Village consuming about seven hours.

Day Nine: Trek from Lhogaon to Samagaon that takes about four hours.

Day Ten: Rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization.

Day Eleven: Trek from Sama Gaon to Larkya Lodge hosting comfortable Dharmashala to rest for visitors that takes about six hours.

Day Twelve: Trek from Larkya La Phedi and cross Larkya La (Pass) to reach Bimthang that takes about seven hours.

Day Thirteen: Trek from Bimthang to Tilje that takes about five hours.

Day Fourteen: Trek from Tilje to Bagarchhap crossing Karche la pass consuming about five hours.

Day Fifteen: Trek from Bagarchhap to Chame climbing uphill trail through pine and rhododendron forest taking about six hours.  

Day Sixteen: Trek from Chame to Pisang consuming about about five hours.

Day Seventeen: Trek from Pisang to Manang that takes about five hours.

Day Eighteen: We ascend world highest Thorong la pass to meet our next destination Muktinath that consumes almost eight hours.

Day Nineteen: Trek from Thorong Phedi to Muktinath and it takes about nine hours.

Day Twenty: We pass through culturally and naturally adorned villages Jharkot, Khinsar and Marpha on our five hours’ trek from Muktinath to Jomsom.

Day Twenty-One: Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes thirty-five minutes and return flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Day Twenty-Two: We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.

Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.

Day one

 

You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuvan International airport and transferred to hotel by private vehicle.

Day two

 

We depart Kathmandu following downhill curves of Prithvi Highway on first part of day and head towards Arughat for overnight stay.

Day three

 

We begin our trek from Arughat following the flat trail along Budhi Gandaki river coast perceiving breath taking glimpse of green hills, pretty waterfall. We pass numerous villages and cross Sal, Chilaune and other vegetation forest on our way to Soti khola from Arughat.

Day four

 

We trek steeply uphill along rugged path at beginning then move on downhill path till we reach at Lapu Besi; beautiful village settled by Mongolian people. Finally, we arrive at Machha Khola trekking on up and down trail from Lapu Besi.

Day five

 

We head to Khola Besi crossing Machha khola walking on narrow trail. We pass suspension bridges, beautiful waterfalls wandering on trail lining on coast of Budhi Gandaki river on our way to Jagat from Machhakhola.

Day six

 

We climb rocky ridge up to Salleri then move down to Sirdibas. Then, pass through pine, rhododendron forest walking on flat leveled and easy path to arrive at Deng; beautiful village renowned for food like potatoes, buck, wheat and many more.

Day seven

 

We proceed our journey crossing Budhi Gandaki river to climb uphill path that passes waterfall, stream till we reach Shringi Khola then finally we arrive at Ghap; beautiful village residing on Tibetan areas.

Day Eight

 

We cross Budhi Gandaki river to enter into alpine territory for fabulous mountain views then we climb upward till we reach Namrung. We follow flat steadily uphill trail that passes Tibetan village Sho from Namrung to find ourselves at Lhogaon for overnight stay.

Day nine

 

We head to Samagaon with eye catching glimpse of peak 29 following the path that runs right bank of the river.

Day ten

 

Rest day at Samagaon; beautiful and tranquil village surrounded mountains, for acclimatization.

Day eleven

 

We leave Samagaon climbing gently uphill path that passes windy valley to arrive at Samdo located on alpine zone near Tibetan border then follow gently upward serpentine trail crossing wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki river to arrive at Dharmasala residing on Larkya la Phedi for overnight stay.

Day twelve

 

We ascend steep Larkya la pass trekking on rocky trail then walk steep downhill crossing pass through rock and ice trail, to arrive at Bimthang for overnight stay. Sometimes, we have to wait for another day to cross pass due to heavy snowing.

Day thirteen

 

We head our journey to Tilije leaving Lhogaon trekking on downhill trail that runs amidst pine and rhododendron forest till we reach Dudh koshi river and finally arrive at Tilije for overnight stay.

Day fourteen

 

We cross Karche la pass climbing upward trail through terraced fields then walk down up to Marshyandi river.  Finally, we cross Marshyandi river to land at Annapurna circuit trek to mingle with many other trekkers.

Day fifteen

 

We leave Bagarchhap following rough, rocky uphill trail till we reach Tyanja elevation of 2360 meters from sea level then move ahead wandering on path midst of forest to reach Chame for excellent vision of Annapurna second.

Day sixteen

 

At continue our journey climbing uphill passing through apple orchard, fir, pine forest then we follow the path to Bratang; military station for troops in past. We walk along the trail that runs via steep and narrow valley to find ourselves on large and beautiful village Pisang.

Day seventeen

 

We move from Pisang to Manang passing through Upper Pisang crossing Geru with breathtaking vision of Mt. Annapurna, Pisang peak as well as giving sensational experience of standing horizontally front of stunning snow peaks bathed in golden sunlight. We have chance to explore Barge monastery; biggest monastery in Manang district.

Day Eighteen

 

We trek ascending trail that leads to beautiful village Tengi then pass village Gunsang to cross Gundon Khola via wooden bridge following gently uphill trail from Tengi and finally reach Thorong Phedi trekking on up and down path from Gundon Khola.  

Day nineteen

 

We move from Thorong Phedi at early morning climbing steep uphill trail immersing on magical vision of glistening snow peaks due to sunlight and tempting view of Kali Gandaki river below till we reach Chorten. Then, we trek down from Thorong la; highest passes in the world from east to west, easiest and safest direction to arrive at Muktinath for overnight stay.

Day twenty

 

After relinquishing visit of Muktinath, we continue our journey to kali Gandaki on downhill trail and pass through Jharkot, Khinsar village following wide and flat path from Kali Gandaki that leads to Jomsom situated on bank of Kali Gandaki river.

Day twentyone

 

Fly from Jomsom to Pokhara which takes thirty-five minutes and return flight to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Day twentytwo

 

We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.

Accommodation:

You would be accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And offered to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during a trek.

Meal:

You would be offered breakfast, Nepali meal at homestay during the time at Kathmandu while on trekking you would be provided Nepalese meals three times a day during a trek.