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Manaslu circuit Trek is getting more and more popular as new destination of its delightful and well-loved trekking route in Manaslu region of Nepal. Manaslu Trek encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist village with great pristine of mountain views, rich culture heritage, unsurpassed beauty, biological diversity and genuine adventure. Manaslu circuit Trek was officially opened for trekkers since 1992 for trekking. Manaslu Trek lies in between the two big rivers; Budhi Gandaki River and Marshyangdi River. Mt. Manaslu (The spirit mountain) the world’s 8th highest peak in the planet also lies in this region. Manaslu Circuit Trek from Barpark-Laprak offers another delightful and adventurous experience. Manaslu Trek commence from Gorkha Bazar, the old kingdom of Nepal. Around Manaslu Trek from Barpark-Laprak offers you the great views of Annapurna Ranges, Langtang ranges and massif view of Boudha Himal, Mt. Hiunchuli, Srigni Himal and Ganesh Himal than the trekking from Arughat. Trekker can avoid long drive to Gorkha, which is normally of 5 hours driving. It is very important to take our time when we are at high altitude with less walking hours per day or get well acclimatized while going in the high altitude. This trekking offer you with enough acclimatized as one will have already adopted upto the height of 2950m (Gupsi Dada) the border of Barpark and Laprak village and going to 970m (Lapu Benshi). Besides this, you will have great fun and great moment by exploring the culture, tradition, ritual and life style of Gurung community of great village of Barpark-Laprak.

Fact of Manaslu Circuit from Barpak-Laprak Trek

Name of Trek:

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Location:

Manaslu Region

Trekking Grade:

Moderate to Strenous 

Activities:

Tour and Trekking

Minimum Altitude:

800m

Maximum Altitude:

5,200m

Season:

Spring and Autumn

Accommodation:

Lodge Trek

Transportation:

Land Transportation 

Trek duration:

20 Days (16 Days for Trek)

Trekking Starting Point:

Gorkha

Trekking Ending Point:

Shree Chaur

Walking hour per day:

5 to 7 hours

Group Size:

6 to 12 peoples

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu (1300m).

At the airport; you will be meet by representative of our company and transferred to the Hotel, where you will meet us. A pre-trek briefing will be held at approx. 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the evening and is a great opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow group members before heading out to dinner. Welcome dinner at the authentic and typical Nepalese cusine with culutural dance.

Day 2

Full day Guided Tour in Kathmandu with City Tour Guide

SWOYAMBHUNATH, also known as the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great views of Kathmandu. BOUDHANATH STUPA has many traditional Gompas hung with strings of multi-coloured prayer flags; it attracts many Sherpas and Tibetans for the circumambulations of the stupa (koras). PASHUPATINATH is a Hindu temple with burning Ghats on the banks of the Bagmati River. KATHMANDU DURBAR SQUARE, which is one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, has a blend of Hindu and Buddhist temples

Day 3

By Bus: Kathmandu to Gorkha (1,135m/140km)

After a breakfast, drive to Gorkha Bazar, which is of 5 hours drive. Enroute, one can observe beautiful landscapes, various streams and following the bank of Darundi Khola. In the evening excursion to Gorkha Durbar at the top of hill, from where you will good mountain panaromic and sunset views.

Day 4

By Jeep: Gorkha to Barpak (1,945m)

Trek to Barpak after haveing big breakfast this morning; you drive to Barpak along the Darundi Khola and Ranglung Khola. You will have steep drive from Ranglung Khola to Barpak, the wonderful village of Barpak, situated perfectly on a green ridge overlooking the misty valley below. The villagers often organize "cultural shows", the proceeds of which go to improving the village, so we might be treated to one in the early evening. We are towered over by Bouddha Himal, a high, snow-capped peak which makes for wonderful sunrise and sunset photos.

Day 5

Barpak to Laprak (2,100m)

Another early start and a picturesque climb, with Bouddha Himal providing a spectacular back-drop to the sprawling, scenic Barpak as we ascend the narrow ridge; we take the small, stone trail to the right of the main trail after an hour or so, and a total of three hours later, we reach the ridge, officially a pass, Gupsi Dada (2,950m) which separates Laprak and Barpak, and are rewarded with panoramic mountain views along with herds of sheep grazing on the grassy hillsides from the peak. Bouddha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal and the Langtang range all span the horizon; a truly breath-taking view. The rhododendrons are blooming brilliantly in sprint season, in many hues of pink and red, around us, providing great photographs with the snow-peaks in back. Another steep down of an hour or two of trekking brings us down to another large Gurung village, Laprak. Again, we have the afternoon free to explore the village; take a walk down the hill and a look into some of the houses, all with symbolic murals on the mud-brick walls.

Day 6

Laprak to Khorlabenshi (975m)

We descend through Laprak's maze of village paths and then to the Jyabru Khola. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb equally steeply back up, past terraced fields of pink sorghum and rice. We contour around several hillsides on a narrow trail, barely visible at times, up to a small chorten just below the village of Singla. From here, the going is easy, and we enjoy the views of Kutang Himal and Sringi Himal to the north as we walk down through more terraced fields and papaya trees, through the Gurung village of Khorla, and then down along a narrow, winding trail to Khorlebeshi on the Budhi Gandaki River. Take care as the rocky steps just before the long suspension bridge to Khorlabeshi are treacherous. Look out for the local women weaving straw mats in the village. We will probably get a visit in the evening from this village's cultural ambassadors, and perhaps have another show.

Day 7

Khorlabenshi to Jagat (1,370m)

A five hour day today, starting with an hour of walking along the river, by tobacco and buckwheat fields, past rocks washed smooth by the river, often climbing up stone steps, to reach the hot springs in the center of the small, terraced village of Tatopani, where can enjoy for a time to soak our grungy bodies in the gushing hot water, and then perhaps go for a swim in the icy river below, drying off on the wonderful river-side beach. A gentle climb through the woods past with a spectacular waterfalls, across an old, wooden suspension bridge and through a short section of forest path and we reach Dovan. Above Dovan, the Budhi Gandaki River descends in an impressive series of steep rapids. Here, our trail climbs high above the river to descend through the river calms. We cross the river on a long, new suspension bridge and climb high on stone steps before coming into our camp below Jagat, the entrance to the Manaslu Conservation National Park. It is worth wandering around this beautiful, paved village, where proud villagers have recorded how much they contributed to these paving schemes.

Day 8

Jagat to Deng (1,865m)

After descending a long series of stone steps back down to the river from Jagat, we climb on wonderful stone steps along a terraced hill-side to the small hamlet of Saguleri, from where we can see the impressive view of Sringi Himal 7,187 meters high. We pass through the charming, paved village of Sirdibas. We Cross the river again on a long, high suspension bridge at Ghata Khola, the path splits, with the right-hand branch heading off towards the Ganesh Himal. Our route continues upstream, and again we have a steep climb to reach Philim. We cross the river first at a narrow section of the gorge on a new suspension bridge, ascend gradually along a wide hillside through an open forest, and then cross the river two more times in the next two hours on small, very badly maintained bridges, Nepali style. The first bridge sits at the intersection to Tsum valley, a remote valley leading to Tibet. After trekking through dense woods for over an hour, we pass the cold campsite of Pewa on the river, and after another hour we leave the gorge and climb briefly to the small village of Deng. Deng is the start of the lower Nubri region called Kutang, where the people are ethnically Tibetan but speak a different dialect than the people of upper Nubri where the people are pure Tibetans. We have views of Lumbo Himal to the rear, as well as Lapuchen and Dwijen Himals. It's worth a visit to the upper floor of their house above us, perhaps for a glass of local "chang", or Tibetan beer and for a chat around the hearth.

Day 9

Deng to Ghap (2,165m)

We switch back steeply up to the small, poor village of Lana, where the women usually have their looms out. After climbing through lovely woods of pine and crossing a small bridge, we reach Bihi Phedi, where there is a good shop and views of Kutang Himal, and start to see mani stones (prayers etched onto wayside rocks, particularly mani stones with pictures of gods and goddesses), a sure sign that we are entering another of the tiny Tibetan footholds that mark the high Himalayan places. We have three or four hours of trekking ahead of us, twice crossing the large Bhudi Gandaki River and twice over smaller tributary streams, staying mostly high with many ascents and descents as we walk through the gorge, all the time enjoying spectacular views. Eventually we reach Ghap, where we set up camp for the night at the house of some wonderful villagers.

Day 10

Ghap to Lho (3,180m)

Today is a wonderful trekking day; soon after leaving Ghap, we ascend for an hour through a dense, cool forest, crossing the Bhudi Gandaki River once on a wooden bridge, climb on smooth, stone steps and eventually arrive at Namrung, at 2540 meters. As we gain altitude, we reach alpine territory and are treated to increasingly broad mountain views. Namrung village is the start of Nubri, the region of purely Tibetan inhabitants speaking a dialect of western Tibet. A few hours later, we reach the village of Lihi at 2,840 meters, a substantial altitude gain. Lihi houses an old gompa, and is spread along the trail with its billowing fields of barley, guarded by "bear watches". We are climb gently now; soon we cross a large stream flowing down from the Lidanda Glaciers and reach the picturesque Tibetan village of Sho at 3000m, where we stop for lunch. After an hour we reach at Lho, where we are treated to breath-taking views of Manaslu itself. We set up camp in Lho, Sunset and sunrise from the campsite are wonderful and the small Gompa.

Day 11

Lho to Samagaon (3,525m)

Walking through the upper reaches of Lho, with the snowy peaks of Manaslu ahead of us in the distance, we pass the new gompa and then ascend through light forests next to a small river to reach the high, idyllic Tibetan settlement of Shayla, where the villagers are often out in the fields. Another few hours of trekking through classic alpine scenery leads us past Tibet grazing settlements, the trail to Pung Gyan Gompa off to the left, and eventually past checkered fields of barley and potato to Sama Gaon. Sama The people settled here from Tibet over 500 years ago. The Tibetan villages in this region of Manalsu have distinctive entrance gates (manes), and they maintain an active trade with their co-religionists in Tibet over several high passes nearby. If the weather is good, you will see the village women weaving wool from Tibet into gowns - which are then traded back to Tibet. Take the afternoon to hike up to the old gompa settlement above town and to wander the streets of the fascinating Samagaon village.

Day 12

Acclimatization day at Samagaon

Hike to Birendra lake and Manaslu Base Camp (2-3 hours walking)

Day 13

Samagon to Samdo (3,800m)

Another day of incredible mountain views, past craggy woods of Himalayan Birch, during the walk up to Samdo, an easy three hours away. En route we pass the long mani walls at Kermo Kharka, after which we spot the entrance chorten of Samdo high on a bluff. We descend back to the Bhudi Gandaki and cross a small bridge before another short climb to the "kane" entrance of Samdo. There is a small home gompa in a house mid-village which we can visit during our last village, a puja being held by several of the reincarnated lamas living in the Samdo. We're at the high and the wind can be chilling in the evenings, so tuck into the little tea-house next door to our campsite for a cup of salt-butter tea to warm you up!

Day 14

Samdo to Dharamshala (4,460m)

We leave Samdo on the old trade route towards Tibet, cross a bridge, and climb through the ruins of Larkya bazaar, one of the trade markets that flourished years back. After about three hours of climbing past glaciers, with increasingly awe-inspiring panoramas, we come to the campsite at Dharamsala, the high camp for the Larkya La pass, where we have lunch and gaze out at the views. You'll really feel the altitude and the cold here, so enjoy a more leisurely afternoon and keep warm. We'll have an early dinner in preparation for our pass crossing tomorrow.

Day 15

Cross Larkya La Pass (5,170m). Trek to Bhimtang (3,590m)

After a short climb above the campsite, we reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers where we have views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya-La. We continue across the moraines of the glacier, often through the snow, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass, which should take us about four hours to crest. The views from the top of the pass are wonderful; a mountain panorama of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II, equally stunning from both sides. After hanging our Tibetan prayer flags, get ready for a steep, often slippery drop to a trail following the glacial moraine. We'll lunch below the pass on smooth rocks before continuing the descent, still three hours to go to our campsite. A boulder-strewn descent brings us, finally, to Bhimtang. It's all worthwhile now.

Day 16

Bhimtang to Gowa (2,515m)

The hardest part of the journey is over. We leave the Bhimtang valley, cross the river and descend through the pine and Rhododendron forests. One of the most beautiful transitions on the track.

Day 17

Gowa to Tal (1,700m)

Today is the last day of the trekk. After 1.5 hours of travel, we pass Tilije, the big settlement of the Gurung, the highlanders known for their bravery, to this day they serve in selected units of the British and Indian army. But they are not at all warlike and grow very tasty apples. Then another 1.5 hours descend along the river Dudh Khola to its confluence with the river Marsyangdi in Dharapani. After another 2 hours we arrive at the pretty village of Tal, where we will stay for the night.

Day 18

By Jeep: Tal to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, departure from Tal to Besisahar by jeep (around 4 hours on the way) and then transfer to Kathmandu by minibus (5 hours, 170 km).

Day 19

Free day in Kathmandu for self shopping an other activities

Day 20

Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure

  • Airport pickup and drop on private vehicle
  • 4 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at twin sharing room on BB plan
  • One day full sightseeing in Kathmandu with English speaking Tour Guide.
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Barpak and Tal to Kathmandu on private Jeep.
  • Completely lodge trekking with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Twin sharing rooms on best available Guesthouses in trekking routes
  • Manaslu Conservation Area project (MCAP) & Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP) entrance fees
  • Special permit of Manaslu (8 days)
  • Local English Speaking Trekking Guide, Assistant Guide and Porters
  • First aid and medical kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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