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Overview

“Experience the majestic lifestyle of typical Nepalese mountain people and explore the wonderful and magnificent geography, mountain views, flora, and fauna toward the off-the-bitten route in Manaslu circuit with exclusive Larkya Pass trekking.”

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is suitable for all moderately fit trekkers, which requires no previous experiences in trekking. To condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek. Trekking around Manaslu offers a unique opportunity to experience a reasonably untouched region of Nepal. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers gradually increasing now though, which makes a visit here more exclusive and unspoiled. Manaslu Circuit trekking has been open since 1991 AD. It provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet and is now a restricted/protected trekking route which allow for the organized trekking through trekking agencies like Snowy Horizon Treks requires the special permits to gain entry into this region to venture round its spectacular circuit.

Manaslu Trekking Area has a unique environment, which is exceptionally rich in bio diversity that has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Trekking in Nepal for many years. The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna.  All features of this region have made it one of the most well liked places of Nepal. Team Snowy Horizon provide the best possible teahouses accommodation with experienced, trained and certified trekking guides along with strong and honest porters while you choose the trekking as teahouse trekking or professional complete camping service with comfortable two person tents, good mattresses, a kitchen, dining, shower, toilet tents, chairs with tables etc. if you intend to experience the Camping Trekking along the Manaslu Circuit Trekking with Larkya La Pass.

We usually camp in or near a village, which allows you to buy chocolates and drinks, which we do not carry with us, we provide a limited amount of toilet paper and facilities for hand and face washing before meals, you will also get a bowl of hot water each morning in your tent for a quick scrub up, Team Snowy Horizon offers expert camping cook to prepare specially requested food as per your advice during the Manaslu Circuit Camping Trek. However these days the route is with full of nominal teahouses and lodges having continental meal and better accommodation offering to the trekkers. Thus the small size group from 2-15 people is to be easily managed for this trek with reasonable and affordable prices where as the camping trekking might be an expensive offer if the group size is small. September to December and February to May are the best seasons for this Round Manaslu Trekking.

The weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are generally warm. There will be snow during the month of December to February. It is important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected weather! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg. C to -10 deg. C low. For the experienced trekkers if you haven’t done it before the Manaslu Circuit trekking through Larkya La Pass is strongly and highly recommended and Team Snowy Horizon is always eager to welcome you with big hands for the warmest services possible.

Day-to-Day Itinerary (16 Nights/17 Days): 

Day 01:  Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02:  Preparation, shopping, explore city and permit formalities.

Day 03:  Drive to Soti Khola (775m-7 Hrs.) via Arughat (640m); lodge.

Day 04:  Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05:  Trek to Jagat from Machha Khola (1340m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06:  Trek to Ngyak from Jagat (2310m-5/6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 07:  Trek to Ghap from Ngyak (2100m-5/6 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 08:  Trek to Lho from Ghap (3200m-5/6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 09:  Trek to Samagoan from Lho (3500m-4/5 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 10:  Acclimatization and exploration day at Samagaon.

Day 11:  Trek to Samdoo from Samagompa (3700m-4/5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 12:  Trek to Dharamshala from Samdoo (4500m-4/5 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 13:  Trek to Bhimtang (3590m-7/8 Hrs.) via Larkya La (5215m) pass; lodge.

Day 14:  Trek to Tilje (2150m-5/6 Hrs.) from Bhimtang; lodge.

Day 15:  Trek to Dharapani (1300m-3/4 Hrs.) and drive to Besisahar (760m), lodge.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (6/7 Hrs.) transfer to Hotel; farewell dinner.

Day 17:  Final departure to your port of destination

Day-to-Day Itinerary (16 Nights/17 Days): 

Day 01:  Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1350m).

Day 02:  Preparation, shopping, explore city and permit formalities.

Day 03:  Drive to Soti Khola (775m-7 Hrs.) via Arughat (640m); lodge.

Day 04:  Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m-6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 05:  Trek to Jagat from Machha Khola (1340m-7 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 06:  Trek to Ngyak from Jagat (2310m-5/6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 07:  Trek to Ghap from Ngyak (2100m-5/6 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 08:  Trek to Lho from Ghap (3200m-5/6 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 09:  Trek to Samagoan from Lho (3500m-4/5 Hrs.); lodge. 

Day 10:  Acclimatization and exploration day at Samagaon.

Day 11:  Trek to Samdoo from Samagompa (3700m-4/5 Hrs.); lodge.

Day 12:  Trek to Dharamshala from Samdoo (4500m-4/5 Hrs.); teahouse.

Day 13:  Trek to Bhimtang (3590m-7/8 Hrs.) via Larkya La (5215m) pass; lodge.

Day 14:  Trek to Tilje (2150m-5/6 Hrs.) from Bhimtang; lodge.

Day 15:  Trek to Dharapani (1300m-3/4 Hrs.) and drive to Besisahar (760m), lodge.

Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu (6/7 Hrs.) transfer to Hotel; farewell dinner.

Day 17:  Final departure to your port of destination.

Full Board Service Cost : Please contact us by email or call us 

Cost Include

  • Pick up and drop from and to Kathmandu International airport.
  • 3 Night Hotel accommodations on BB Plan in Kathmandu.
  • 1 day guided city tour in Kathmandu.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Accommodation of teahouse/tents in twin sharing basis during the trek. 
  • Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit and fees.
  • Eight (8) days special Manaslu restricted area trekking permit and fees.
  • TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card.
  • One experience trekking Guide and porters for the trek 15kg baggage each member. 
  • Transport for Kathmandu-Arughat –Soti Khola and Dharapani –Besisahar-Kathmandu. 
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available). 
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina etc.)

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, etc.
  • Laundry, phone calls, Internets uses etc.
  • All kind of Personal Nature Expenses.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on cost Includes section.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs. 

Notes

  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  •  Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.  
Trip Facts
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Elevation: 5215m.
  • Location: Gorkha Region
  • Season: spring (March –June) autumn (Sept-November)
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Group Size: 02-15 person per Group
Trekking FAQs

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter to fly you down to Kathmandu or Pokhara using your rescue insurance.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick verbatim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks; average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacity to be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses.

You can find it in our below link: https://www.snowyhorizon.com/termsandcondition

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions and be mentally comfortable with multi-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In Nepal it is not customary to tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routes having local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15 kg to 25 kg and camping porter would carry load up to 40 kg.

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multi day walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500 m/18000 ft.

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provide you with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously available as well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the tea house or camping crew.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You will trek anywhere from 5 km to 15 km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000 m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidentally it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Tea house trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.