Manaslu circuit Yoga trek is one of the restricted trekking regions in Nepal. If you choose to trek in this restricted area then you have to get a special permit from the immigration office. Manaslu circuit trek includes the famous Larke la Pass 5102 m. This is one of the wilderness trekking which lies in between two different districts of Nepal. The trekking in Manaslu Circuit starts by driving to AArughat or Machikhola from Kathmandu. The duration of this trekking is 14 days. After Machikhola we will start hiking on the rough road which is under construction. We will pass different villages with different cultures, people, dresses, and terrace land. In this region, you can do another trek like the Manaslu trek via Tsumvalley and Tsum valley trek.
Manaslu Circuit Trek leads you to the lap of Mt. Manaslu with a height of 80163m. There are many natural beauties on the way to Manaslu. When you reach Shyala there is Pungin gomba where you can do a day site trip and acclimatize for the next few days. In Shama, there is a Birendra lake and you can either go to Mt. Manaslu Base camp at the height of 4319m for the side trip. This village people follow Buddhism and there is no killing of animals. You can see yak grazing in the high Himalayas with the snow-capped mountains. After reaching Shyala the trail is not that hard but you have to well acclimatize to go further high up. Samdo and Dharmasala are the last spots before doing Larke La pass. Everest Base Camp Trek
Drive Kathmandu to soti Khola (710m). We will begin early after breakfast. We will drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi on a nice, paved road enjoying the views of the hilly areas, terraces, fields, and rivers. The drive from Dhading Besi to Arughat is a little rough one on rocky trails. From Arughat, we can decide whether to trek to Soti Khola or to drive there and rest the night.
Trek to Machha Khola (870m). Starts the day early to reach our destination, which will take about 6-7 hours. After crossing a popular suspension bridge of Soti Khola, we trek through Sal forests to reach a ridge above the splashing rapids of the Budhi Gandaki River. After reaching Khursane, the trail becomes rocky, passing through waterfalls and cliffs. We make our way past terraced rice fields and up to a Gurung village of Labubesi. Finally, we will reach Machcha Khola village and for an overnight stay at the tea house.
Trek to Jagat (1340m). From Machhakhola, we will follow a narrow trail that takes us to Tharo Khola and finally to Khorlabesi. After a few ascends and descends, we reach a popular hot-spring, Tatopani. We will spend some time here and can enjoy the natural sauna in the hot -spring and relieve all our tiredness and stress of the trek. Then, we proceed towards Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. After this, we climb a staircase and then a ridge to reach Doban followed by a stone staircase down a river to reach Thado Bharyang. Then, we will cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, climb over a ridge, walk along the river to reach the village of Jagat for an overnight stay.
Trek to Deng(1860m). On this day, we will first reach Salleri after climbing a rocky ridge and then go towards Sirdibas. We continue to Ghatta Khola and then walk upstream through a long suspension bridge to reach a Gurung village in Phillim. From the lower points of the village, the trail turns north and through leveled trails amidst maize fields, we reach Ekle Bhatti, where we will have lunch and continue our trip. As the trail widens, we pass through bamboo forests to reach Deng Khola. After crossing the river, we reach the tiny Deng village for an overnight stay.
Trek to Namrung (2630m). We take a brief walk from Deng and then cross the Budhi Gandaki to reach Rana. From here, we will climb for a while and then head west to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail passes through forests and painted Mani stones and a corner from where we reach Gap. Then we take the trail through Prok village which allows us to witness the beautiful view of Siring Himal. We follow the river, crossing it at many places and pass through dense forests and Gompas along the way. After crossing the river at a gorge, the trail becomes leveled and after a last steep climb, we reach Namrung where we stay the night. Namrung is the best viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal as well as Mt. Himal Chuli.
Trek to lho (3180m). From Namrung, a steep climb awaits and a passage through forests that will take us to Lihi, a village well known for its chortens and barley terraces. After crossing the side valley of Simnang, we pass through Sho and then reach Lho for an overnight stay.
Trek to Samagaun (3500m). After crossing the Shyala village, we reach the Sama village where one gets to witness the amazing views of Mount Manaslu and explore the famous Ribung Gompa. The breathtaking view of the high mountains along with glaciers is the highlight of the trip. We stay in Samagaun for the night.
Day 08: Acclimatizing day at samagaun This day is set aside to rest and acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. We stay in Samagaon and explore the surrounding areas or visit Birendra Tal and Anie Gompa. The main attraction of the day is the Pungyen Gompa with a spectacular view of the glaciers but it is rather logs day only recommended for the fit hikers. It is situated on a hill near Samagaon. We hike up to the Gompa named after the two peaks of Manaslu which means bracelet. It was destroyed when the Japanese first tried to submit the peaks. It was believed that the expedition to reach the summit might have angered the Gods. After the detour, we come back to Samagaon and spend the night there.
Trek to sambo (3860m). We follow the Budhi Gandaki River up to a stream which we cross on a suspension bridge. From here we take the trail on the right to Larkya La. It is a fairly easy trail, passing through Mani walls and juniper and birch forests. We again cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki and continue forward. From a stone arch, we can see a Kani and after crossing it, we reach Samdo where we spend the night.
Trek Dharamsala guesthouse (4480m). We start our day trip by crossing a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and begin a hike upwards. After crossing a few streams and seeing a glimpse of the Larkya glacier, we go around a valley and make our way upwards again to reach a guesthouse called Dharmashala. This short walk to Larke Phedi provides enough time and rest to acclimatize for the further trek.
Larke pass (5213m)to Bintang (3720 m). On this day, we make a short climb and reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya glacier with exquisite views of the Larkya peak. We ascend the moraines of a glacier which becomes quite steep at the end before reaching the pass. From here we can enjoy the breathtaking views of Himlung, Cheo, Kanguru, and the Annapurna. It is a longer walk than other days and you reach the guesthouse among the low pastures at the dim lights of dusk. When we finally reach Bhimtang, the exquisite view of Mount Manaslu makes every step worth it.
Bimtang to utilize (2300m). After enjoying the splendid views of the mountains from a ridge in Bhimtang, we make our way down towards a high pasture and then a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forests, narrow valleys, and fields before making a climb to the river bank that leads to the village of Gho. A short walk takes us to Tilije with better accommodation options where we spend the night.
Dharapani to Besi Sahar(760m). We move in a stone-paved path passing through a beautiful village and then cross a bridge over Dudh Khola, moving past an arch and Mani walls to get to the Thonje village. After passing through a police checkpoint we make our way towards Dharapani from where we enter the Annapurna circuit section. From Dharapani, we will take a jeep or bus from Dharapani to Bashar for an overnight stay at Besishar.
Beshishar to Kathmandu. We drive along the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River, witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers, and valleys, and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains. After a few hours’ journeys, we will reach Kathmandu for the last night in Nepal.
Nepal Trekking Equipment List
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The following equipment list is required for Nepal Trekking and climbing and a list, you have to have suggested equipment just have with you, however, that you just might have your own personal first choice equipment which can be equally as appropriate
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.
Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Alcoholic beverages, personal nature expenses, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, Internet.
Emergency rescue evacuation if required such as personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
Extra luggage and personal trekking gear.
Extra porter cost US$15 per person per day per 20 Kg.
International flight tickets, date change, or re-issue If required.
Nepal visa fee, Visa issuance is easy upon arrival.
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