Detail Itinerary Manaslu Round Trekking
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
Upon arrival at international airport, our representative will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel. And rest of the day you can take rest.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Today you travel around around Kathmandu valley for the sight scene. You will visit historical and spiritual attractions; including Durbar Square, Bouddhanath; one of the largest stupas in Nepal, Swayambhunath; top on the hill in the city known as the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath; Hindus holy place. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m)
From Kathmandu we head to Arughat, by bus or car which is a picturesque drive. You will have a sight of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal wonderful view and terraces and lush hills. After Dhading Bisi or Gorkha Bazaar the road is difficult. Arughat Bazaar is huge, spotless and well-off with hotels and shops. Spend overnight at Tea House or Tented camp.
Day 04: Trek Aarughat to Soti Khola (720m)
Today, we trek to Soti Khola from Aarughat passing through Budhigandaki river bank. En route we enjoy splendid views of Shringri Himal and local settlement. The path goes through the Gurung and Magar villages, past fields and beautiful waterfalls, we reach Soti Khola. You have an alternative of staying at Tea house or set up camp on the banks of the Soti Khola.
Day 05: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m)
From Soti Khola, today we see the rice field and explore local village and their way of life today while moving to Machha khola (Fish River). Machha khola is a village, which is situated above a stream with the same name of Budhigandaki. Tonight we either set camp or look for Tea house.
Day 6: Machha Khola – Dobhan (1 000m)
While moving ahead from Macha khola, the slender track has minor ups and downs before crossing the Thado Khola and passing through a rocky gorge to Khorlabesi. Then you will see a small hot spring at Tatopani. The path then goes up a ridge before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. A fine stairs leads to a landslide before a final edge to Dobhan. Overnight at Dobhan.
Day 07: Dobhan – Philim (1 590m)
We today go after the east bank to a 93m suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, then climb stone stairs up and back to the river before climbing to Thado Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb a ridge and follow the river tenderly upwards to the village of Jagat. Reaching Salleri, you will be rewarded with views of Sringi Himal (7187m) to the north. You will move down to Sirdibas; and see the first signs of Buddhist culture. Another suspension bridge takes you to the east bank, and a exhausting climb up to Philim: a prosperous Gurung village. Overnight at Philim
Day 08: Philim – Deng (2360m)
From Philim, we move to the Larkya La, all the way through eye-catching forest with views up the narrowing valley to Ekle Bhatti. Then go across high above a fantastic gorge, ingoing an uninhabited area of pine trees before moving down to New Bridge. Follow the trail to the left to Ghap. We now cross the Budhi Gandaki and enter its contracted ravine. After a suspension bridge the path enters bamboo forest and rises to the village of Deng. Overnight at Deng.
Day 09: Dang - Ghap (2165m)
Today, the trail goes through the valley with across the bridge from Dang. We climb through beautiful woods of pine and we get to Bihi Phedi and see sights of Kutang Himal, Mani stones and more. We ahead twice cross the large Budhi Gandaki and walk many wavering path and all the time enjoy impressive views. Eventually we reach Ghap, magnificent village where we set up camp.
Day 10: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m)
With superb views of thick forest we cross Budhi Gandaki and rise tenderly up to Tibetan-run lodge Namrung, views of mountains while trekking from Ghap to Lho. Then the trail goes to broad pastures land to the prehistoric Lihi village and movingdown the Lidanda Glaciers we will reach the striking Tibetan village of Sho. On the way to Lho, the extravagant views of Ngadi Chuli and Manaslu itself mesmerizes the trekkers. We set up camp in Lho, sprawling village decorated with many prayer flags, in the yard of a small lodge and Gomba. Sunset and sunrise from the camp are breathtaking.
Day 11: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (3525m)
The track takes us to new Gomba and then climb to the peaceful Tibetan settlement of Shayla with astonishing peak scenery. Then, the treks moves through the typical alpine leading us to Pung Gyan Gomba, through the fields and finally to the 500 years old settlement Sama Gaon. Dzongka Dzong (fortress) at the border of Tibet, a few days walk from Sama Gaon, as late as the 1940's until it was taken over by Gorkhas in the late 19th century. In the afternoon, you can trek up to the old Gomba settlement above town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village.
Day 12: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization
We have a rest day in Sama Gaon for becoming accustomed with the environment. Today you can explore the village and Gombas. On the other hand, you can hike towards Manalsu Base Camp where we'll have eye-catching views of the lake, glacier and valley. A different option is a hike up to Pung Gyen Gompa, at 3870 meters and witness unique natural beauty.
Day 13: Sama Gaun - Samdo (3850m)
We leave behind Sama Gaon through the long Mani walls and Chorten at Kermo Kharka then move down to the Budi Gandaki and explore old herding settlement of Samdo inhabitants, Tibetan. This is trading point of China and India in long time ago. You will be seeing people herding their yaks, sheep and goats, training their horses and planting barley. Camp tonight in Samdo.
Day 14: Trek Samdo - Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi) (4460m)
From Samdo, the trail leads us to the old trade route towards Tibet. We cross a bridge, and go up through the trade markets of Larkya bazaar. After about three hours of hiking passing through glaciers, with more and more awesome vista, we come to the campsite at Dharamsala, the high camp for the Larkya La pass which is surrounded by magnificent mountains panorama and blue sheep territory, grazing nearby on the infertile hill-sides.
Day 15: Trek Larkey Phadi - via Larkya La (5,160m) - Bimphedi (3590m)
We begin our track which goes to north side of the Larkya Glaciers where we have sights of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Then walking about approximately four hours we will get on the top of the Larkya La (4930m), view of superb mountains; Himlung Himal (7126ms), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981m) and the Annapurna II (7937m). The fall is vertical, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. We move down smooth track following the glacial moraine finally to the Bimphedi.
Day 16: Trek Bimphadi - Tilje (2300m)
Today the path moves down along the fig tree and rhododendrons through the stony river-bed and descending hill-sides to several small lush villages. Ultimately, the scenic dat takes us to the large village of Tilje, inhabitants of mix of Manangis and Chettris. Here, we see in front marks of Annapurna Circuit Trekking board.
Day 17: Trek Tilje - Tal (1680m)
From Tilje the Dudh Khola through bamboo forests down to Dharapani we perceive an impressive Tibetan village with prayer flags waves at the gompa in Thongje on the old Annapurna trail. Moving further to the south on the main Annapurna Circuit trail, and following down the Marsyangdi River, we cross bridge twice to reach the small village of Karte. And, we slide down along the cliff rocky trail before crossing the Marsyangdi river. Then, we witness the large plain and waterfall at scenic Tal (lake). We will make our campsite on the grassy lawn of the last tea-house in Tal.
Day 18: Trek Tal - Syange (110m) and drive - Besi Sahar (825m)
On this day we steadily walk down along the Masyangdi riverside, Tal Phedi and small teahouses at Sattale through the green forest and wild Mariana to the another suspension bridge nearby Chamje with a eye-catching cascade. Now, we descent through the woods, that takes us to the attractive paved village of Jagat, after that we arrive at the small village of Syange, and drive to Besi Sahar where we set up our last camp.
Day 19: Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu
This morning we will return back to Kathmandu with our picturesque driving. We got to travel 106 km to reach Pokhara from Besi Sahar and 170 km to reach Kathmandu. And, we will take you back to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Farewell Day
On the last day, we bid goodbye to the guest as visit in Nepal comes to the end for this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and purchasing the token of love from Nepal. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, you will be driven to the TIA by our company representatives. On your way home, we hope you make plan for another adventure trip in Nepal.