Manaslu Circuit - 15-day itinerary - Group Departures - October / November 2017

Kimkim travel specialists are running a number of set departures for the Manaslu Circuit Trek in Autumn 2017. Dates, cost and availability are listed below, along with a day by day itinerary.

Autumn 2017 Departures

Below our the departure dates for the 15 day Manaslu Circuit Trek itininerary from kimkim local specialists in Nepal, with available spots and cost. 

Date Duration Spots available Cost per person
October 9 15 days 3 / 8 spots available $1380 USD
October 16 15 days 6 / 8 spots available $1380 USD
October 30 15 days 6 / 8 spots available $1380 USD
November 13 15 days 6 / 8 spots available $1380 USD

 

Price includes:

• Tea house accommodation
• All meals as per itinerary (with boiled drinking water)
• Transport as per the itinerary in private vehicles
• Your trekking guide and porter/s, with all their transport, equipment, insurance and including meals and accommodation
• A first aid kit appropriate for the group size and
activities
• Trekking permits and registration fees


Day 1: Drive to Sotikhola via Arughat by jeep

Our adventure starts with a 8 - 10 hour drive in a private jeep along spectacular (and bumpy!) roads. You will see the incredible variation of scenery in Nepal and get a glimpse of life in buzzing roadside towns.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 2: Trek to Maccha Khola (800m)

The first stage of the trek follows the narrow, deep Buri Gandaki valley, through dense forests and terraced farmland. Expect hot and humid weather at the early stages of the trek.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 3: Trek to Jagat (1370m)

© Alex Treadway

Today we experience some of the best aspects of trekking through a deep gorge: suspension bridges, waterfalls and impressive rapids, and we’ll enter the Manaslu Conservation Area in the beautiful paved village of Jagat.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 4: Trek to Philim (1570m)

© Alex Treadway

Today we’ll have more steep ups and downs, and suspension bridges, as we get our first views of high, snow covered mountains. The day is a bit shorter than usual, with only about 3 hours of hiking.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 5: Trek to Deng (1865m)

After crossing several bridges and more spectacular waterfalls we will pass the entrance to Tsum Valley before we enter the area where natives are ethnically Tibetan.

Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Trek to Ghap (2165m)

© Alex Treadway

We enter deeper into Tibetan influenced territory, with the first mani stones (prayers etched onto wayside rocks) making their appearance along the trail, while enjoying spectacular views.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 7: Trek to Lho (3180m)

The landscape turns increasingly Alpine as we continue to gain altitude, and we get our first views of Manaslu itself! The village of Lho is lively and has a small gompa (shrine) that’s worth a visit.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 8: Trek to Sama Gaon/Ro (3525m)

More mani walls and gompas line the trail today, as we continue to see the snowy peak of Manaslu in the distance ahead of us.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 9: In Sama Gaon – acclimatisation day

© Alex Treadway

We’ll have our first rest day here, to give our body’s time to adjust to the altitude. Explore the village or take a day hike to PungGyen Gompa.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 10: Trek to Samdo (3850m)

Another day of incredible mountain views during the walk up to Samdo, just three hours away to limit our elevation gain.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 11: In Samdo

© Alex Treadway

Today is our second rest day which will give you the opportunity to visit the border with Tibet. If we’re lucky we can visit and see inside some of the local houses for chang (Tibetan barley beer), salt butter tea and perhaps a few carpets to buy!

Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 12: Trek to Dharamsala (4460m)

We get closeer and closer to the high mountains today, as we climb past glaciers while enjoying spectacular views. You’ll likely feel the altitude, so take it slowly today and save your energy for the big day tomorrow.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 13: Cross Larkya La (5135m) to Bimtang (3590m)

Today we get up very early and cross glacier moraines in the dark before we reach the highest point of the trek: The Larkya La Pass. After enjoying the truly unbelievable views, get ready for a steep, ankle straining drop to a trail following the glacial moraine. It’s a long spectacular day, and one that you likely will remember forever!


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 14: Trek to Dharapani (1860m)

From here we continue our descent into the land of apple pie, cold beers and hot showers - the Annapurna Circuit trail and almost the end of our trail. We continue through the bamboo forest and our last stop of our trek, Dharapani.


Accommodation: Local Tea House
Meals: B, L, D

Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu

In the morning we say our goodbyes to the crew, load up the jeep and start the drive back to Kathmandu, giving you a chance to reflect on the impressive experiences of the past 2 weeks.


Accommodation: None
Meals: B, L