Mt. Manaslu is the highest peak of the Gorkha massif and is the eight highest mountains in the world. It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna. The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as mountain of the spirit.The Mountains long ridges and valley glacier offer feasible approaches from all directions and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surroundings landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from far.
The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The Manaslu Circuit Trek now usually starts in Arughat Bazaar and ends two to three weeks later in Besisahar, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Until recently the trek used require camping, but building of tea-houses means the trek can be completed using local accommodation.
The trek requires a Restricted Area Permit of $50 per week and that trekkers travel in a group of two with a registered guide. The trek lies on the newly developed Great Himalaya Trail.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, We will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of (Pashupati Nath), the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.
Day 03 Drive to Arughat Bazar, 7 hrs by bus
You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day and then drive towards the hill bazaar of Gorkha. After Gorkha the road gets a bit rough until reaching Arughat Bazaar.
Stay overnight in camp.
Day 04 Aarughat to Soti Khola (810 m)
The trail ascends through rice paddies and farm fields until you pass the small hamlet of Kokethar. Continue along the level path and you will see a huge rock to your left. From Kyoropani, repeating ascents and descents, you will be traversing until you arrive at the shores of Soti Khola.
Day 05 Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930 m)
From Lapubesi traverses the slope that has farmed fields and rice paddies. The trail soon goes down to shores of white sand and back again onto the mountain flank. In approximately an hour you will reach the Machha Khola.
Day 06 Machha Khola to Jagat (1,350 m)
Cross the suspension bridge to the left bank, pass a forested area, then follow the path which looks like it is carved into the rock and you will reach Doban Khola. Trek further along the path across farmed fields and you will reach Jagat, a small village with a police check post and lodges.
Day 07 Jagat to Filim (1590 m)
Leaving the village descend a stone path leading to the wide river shores. Cross the Pangour Khola (flowing from the left) before traversing rapidly and you will reach Saguleri, from where you can see Sringi Himal beyond the valley. Further along the right bank begin ascending until you reach Filim. Though it is a Nepalese Gurung it has a strong Tibetan influence.
Day 08 Filim to Deng
we live the village and a small ascending traverse. The trail then goes down to the river shores. Ascend a little while along the Buri Gandaki and cross the suspension bridge to the opposite bank.
Day 09 Deng to Namru (2,630)
Cross to the right bank of the Buri Gandaki using the wooden bridge and more on through houses and farm fields. The path then enters a forested area where Himalayan cedars stand out. More on through the forest and cross over a wooden bridge again. Keep ascending in the forest until you reach Namru.
Day 10 Namru to Lo village (3,150)
The trail begins to descend then ascend until you reach a meadow. After passing the meadow you will enter Bengsam village. Walking through the village the view opens up. Here you can see Naike peak, Manaslu North peak (7,157 m) and the long-awaited Manaslu (8,163 m). The houses in the village are scattered amongst the surrounding farmed fields. Leaving this village and continuing through the Kanni you will reach the Neighbouring Lo village (3,150).
Day 11 Lo village to Sama Gaun (3,500 m)
From Lo village the path descends to the valley of Damonan Khola. Cross the wooden bridge over the stream and climb back up the steep slope. The trail will continue for about 10 minutes along this stream and then fork into two. The path going straight ahead leads directly to Sama (the other which turns to the left will go to Sama via Honsan ho Gompa. From Honsan ho Gompa it then descends along the stream in the forest before joining the main path). The valley ahead of you soon opens wide and you will descend to a wide, flat meadow where Yaks are left to graze.
Day 12 Sama Gaun (Rest day for acclimatization)
You can visit Sama Gompa in about 20 minutes from this village. The gompa, located on top of the hill, is well worth visiting. After passing the gompa there is a wide, grassy area of land from where you can see Manaslu (best in evenings and in the mornings). So beautiful that you may think you are in another world.
Day 13- Day 41 Climbing Period
Day 42-Cleaning up Base Camp
Day 43- Sama Gaon
Day 44- Sama Goaon to Nyak
Day 45- Nyak to Jagat
Day 46- Jagat to Macha Khola
Day 47- Macha Khola to Arket
Day 48- Arket to Gorkha
Day 49- Drive to Kathmandu
Day 50- Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 51- Extra day in Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.
Day 52- Departure from Kathmandu
Matterhorn treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport your departure flight to your on wards destination.
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