The Manaslu Circuit Trek features everything you'd want from a classic trek in Nepal: Epic scenery, intimate encounters with local people and their ancient culture and a 5100m (17,000-ft.) Himalayan pass crossing. Kimkim's trusted partners in Nepal organize weekly group departures during the Spring and Fall trekking seasons, as well as private treks that can run on any date from February to June and September through November.
Nepal 18-Day Trekking Tours & Itineraries
Over 18 days you can travel from one historic area of the country to another, from hiking around the Everest Region to taking a wildlife safari through the lowland jungles of Chitwan National Park. For a more off-the-beaten-path adventure, trek around Manaslu Mountain, which includes walks over suspension bridges and crossing a 17,000-foot (5,100-meter) Himalayan pass. Yet another option is the Annapurna Circuit Trek which passes exotic cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as high-altitude lakes.
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This tour takes you into the heart of the Everest region, staying in Sherpa villages along the way, including a spectacular helicopter flight by Mt. Everest. Then, you'll head south to Nepal's jungle and to Buddha's birthplace in Lumbini. To break up the drive from Kathmandu to Chitwan, you'll take a short rafting trip and overnight at a cozy resort in the village of Kurintar.
For those who have the time, this is a unique version of the Annapurna Circuit which includes the remote valley of Nar Phu as well as a visit to the high-altitude Tilicho Lake. Tucked between the more popular Annapurna and Manaslu regions, Nar Phu is a true hidden gem that offers trekkers a rare opportunity to explore unspoiled valleys, raw Himalayan nature, and ancient Buddhist culture. This trek combines high passes, glaciers, canyons, gorges, forests, rock formations, and ethnically Tibetan cultures.