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Manaslu Base Camp / Manaslu Circuit Trekking / Itinerary / Cost / Spring & Autumn / Fixed departures 2023/2024
The Manaslu Circuit Trekking Vai Larkya Pass is one of the best treks in Nepal for those looking for an alternative to the more popular Everest Base Camp trek or Annapurna Circuit trekking. The Manaslu region is a restricted area and despite it becoming more popular each year, it is nowhere near as developed as the Khumbu or Annapurna regions. Nepal Guide Info has been leading treks to this area since 2008, when we organised an Trekking and Hiking that Manaslu trail, the crossing of the Larkya La (5,213m) being the high point and highlight of the trip. Typically covered in snow, but not overly steep, it is normal to cross the pass without the use of crampons (we take them just in case!) Overall, the trek is suitable for first-time trekkers, as well as those who have trekked in Nepal before.
Your adventure begins with an exciting drive to the town of Arughat, a large prosperous bazaar in central Nepal. From here the trail leads through bamboo forests and deep gorges, penetrating into the heart of the Kutang Region. This region is inhabited primarily by Gurungs, who practice Buddhism. You continue into the higher mountains of the Nupri Region, a fascinating area inhabited by descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Samagoan (3,541m) is a growing village and a good place to spend two nights acclimatizing, before continuing via Samdo to Larkya Phedi at the base of the Larkya La. From the top of the pass you feel incredibly close to the colossal snow-covered peaks and it is not uncommon to see avalanches cascading down their flanks. Once you have descended to Bimtang, there are four more days of trekking to reach Bhulbule where you meet your transport for the drive back to Kathmandu.
Manaslu Trekking Day Via day itinerary
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing & trek preparation, gear, permit and bus
Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (550m/1,804ft), 8-9 hrs drive
Day 04: Trek to Liding (860m/2820ft), 5 to 6 hours walking
Day 05: Trek to Korlabesi (970m/3181ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 06: Trek to Salleri (1,360m/4460ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 07: Trek to Deng (1,860m/6100ft), 6 – 7 hours walking
Day 08: Trek to Ghap (2,380m/7806ft), 3 – 4 hours walking
Day 09: Trek to Lho (3,180m/10430ft), 4 – 5 hours walking
Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3,450m/11316ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Samagaon
Day 12: Trek to Samdo (3,860m/12660ft), 3-4 hours walking
Day 13: Trek to Larkya Phedi (4,460m/14628ft), 3 – 4 hours walking
Day 14: Cross the Larkya La (5,135m/19842ft), trek to Bimtang (3,590m/11811ft), 7 – 8 hours walking
Day 15: Trek to Tilje (2,300m/7544ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 16: Trek to Chamje (1,430m/4690ft), 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 17: Trek to Syange and drive to Kathmandu (2 to 3 hour walk), 6 – 7 hours driving
Day 18: Leisure at Kathmandu
Day 19: Departure from Kathmandu
So our cost is: per person: 1250$ per person:
All airport/hotel transfers
Accommodation in a -star hotel, in Kathmandu with breakfast for two Night.
Guest house accommodation during trekking in the mountains.
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trek.
All ground transportation as per the itinerary by bus from Kathmandu and back to Kathmandu.
Food and accommodations during the trekking
All necessary staff with experienced, guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu)
Welcome and farewell dinner for lasd day before depature home.
Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
All government and local taxes.
Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
Tips for guides and porters.