Manaslu circuit trek is the remote and least explored trek. The Nar-Phu Valley is bordered by the Annapurna and Manaslu region. The Nar Phu valley is located in a hidden corner of the Annapurna region. This trek takes you through high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, beautiful forests, amazing rock formations, and Tibetan cultures that are unique in their ethical practices. This trail offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Macchapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, and Tilicho Peak.
Manaslu Trek adventure, including lush forests, deserted and rocky terrains. This trek’s highlights include passing through Rhododendron and Oak forests. The Path leads you from the warm lowlands with their rice and millet terraces to the mighty Budi Gandaki gorges with their aqua waters and amazing waterfalls. It allows you to see how religious and cultural aspects of the region differ depending on location. The Nar-Phu trail winds through wild and desolate landscapes. Following the small Gurung Village, there is an old monastery. This trek is the ideal combination of culture and nature. This trail also passes through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to 105 mammals, 518 bird species, 23 amphibians, 40 reptiles, and 1,226 flowering plant species. You should be aware of the situation and mentally prepare yourself. You can complete this trek if you dare. The environment, culture, and wildlife on this expedition are all diverse.
The 22-days trek begins with a seven- to eight-hour drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat. The trek begins in Soti, a small village on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. At the foot of Manaslu, reaches the village of Samagoan. Samdo, the highest village in the Budhi Gandaki valley and home to Bhotias, may be reached after a half-day hike from Samagaon. You will continue your hike to the Larkya La pass, the highest point on your journey, and then descend to the Bimtang meadowland. From there, make your way to Dharapani. From there we move toward Koto is the starting point for our trek to Nar Phu Valley, where the trail splits. You will cross the George and suspension bridges. You’ll pass through several villages, including Meta, Phu Gaon, and Nar Phedi. Kang La Pass, one of the world’s highest passes, will be crossed. From there, you’ll make your way down to Pisang village. You will drive to Besisahar.
Manaslu Circuit and Nar-phu Valley Trek Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1. Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Day 2. Drive to Soti Khola via. Arughat (700m/2,296ft), 7-8hrs
Day 3. Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m/2,854ft), 5-6hrs
Day 4. Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat (1,340m/4,396ft), 6-7hrs
Day 5. Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,865m/6,118ft), 6-7hrs
Day 6. Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,630m/8,626ft), 6-7hrs
Day 7. Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (3,525m/11,565ft), 6-7hrs
Day 8. Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon (3,525m/11,565ft)
Day 9. Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3,850m/12,631ft) 4-5hrs
Day 10. Acclimatization Day in Samdo (3,850m/12,631ft)
Day 11. Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4,460m/14,632ft), 4-5hrs
Day 12. Trek from Dharmasla to Bimtang (3,590m/11,780ft) Via Larkya La (5,106m/16,752ft), 8-9hrs
Day 13. Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani (1,963m/6,440ft), 7-8hrs
Day 14. Trek from Dharapani to Koto (2,600m/8,528ft), 5-6hrs
Day 15. Trek from Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,677ft), 7-8hrs
Day 16. Trek from Meta to Phu Goan (4,080m/13,383ft), 7-8hrs
Day 17.Acclimatization day at Phu Goan (4,080m/13,383ft)
Day 18. Trek from Phu Goan to Nar Phedi (3,490m/11,450ft), 4-5hrs
Day 19. Trek from Nar Phedi to Nar Village (4,110m/13,481), 2-3hrs
Day 20. Trek from Nar Village to Ngawal (3,660m/12,005ft) via Kang La Pass (5,320m/17,450ft), 11-12hrs
Day 21. Trek from Ngawal to Pisang (3,200m/10,496) and Drive to Besisahar, 7-8hrs
Day 22. Drive back to Kathmandu, 6-7hrs
Day 23.Rest Day at Kathmandu
- Arrival and Departure: Airport – Hotel – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 3 nights in a star category hotel (Twin sharing and BB basis.)
- Welcome Dinner and farewell dinner at Nepali culture restaurant in Kathmandu.
- Food & Lodging: 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) along with accessible accommodation sharing at Hotel/Lodge/teahouse during the trek.
- Permits: All necessary Permits and Paper works- Manaslu Rap, MCAP Permit, ACAP Permit, and TIMS Card.
- All government and local taxes if necessary.
- Member transportation: Road Transportation: Kathmandu- Soti Khola, Pisang to Beshisahar, and Beshisahar to Kathmandu.
- Drinking water: 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
- Guide: Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek
- Porter: Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) up to 15kg during the trek.
- Insurance: Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
- Comprehensive Medical kit.
- Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ expenses in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
- Personal Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance. *Mandatory
- Personal Expenses: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
- Personal Equipment: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking equipment.
- Rescue Evacuation: Medical and emergency rescue evacuation costs if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs).