Manaslu Circuit and Nar Phu Valley Trek
Manaslu Circuit and Nar Phu Valley trek is more and more popular as a new trekking destination. The hidden treasures of Nepal are still seen relatively few trekkers however compared to the established trekking routes. The Kang La (5315m) and Larkya la pass have amazing mountains view like Annapurna II, Kangaroo, Chyoo, Manaslu south, Larkya peak, Gangapurna, Tilicho peak then join to Manang for Annapurna circuit trek. Manaslu Circuit and Nar Phu Valley trek is a fantastic journey for exploring wildness with unexplored vicinity located north of Annapurna; this rugged and unspoiled trek takes us to the exotic and enthralling valley of Nar Phu. It’s an amazingly beautiful trek, with spectacular views of Mount Manaslu (8163m) Annapurna (8081m), Dhaulagiri (8161m), Ganesh Himal (7422m) Range, Mansiri 7187m, and Himal Chuli 7893m, among others. Along the trail, you encounter an interesting mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages, caves, and Stupas. Manaslu Circuit and Nar Phu Valley trek trail continue up with spectacular Budhi Gandaki River all the way from Arughat till just below the Larkya Pass (5125 m). As you start, the encounter with another trek Annapurna region Nar Phu trek is another distinct hidden incredibly varied, ranging from the green countryside, lush forests, to spectacular high altitude landscapes, and walking alongside huge glaciers with another splendid pass.
However, Manaslu circuit and Nar Phu valley trek has a stunning landscape of Annapurna Range, with the mighty towering Himalayas straight above you and the spectacular glaciers of Gangapurna, make it more than worth the effort to put on Nar Phu valley Trek. The pass links the Nawal of Manang Village with the Marsyangdi valley. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows Manang, with joining half way of main Annapurna Circuit route, heading to the trailhead at Besisahar.
Manaslu circuit and Nar Phu valley trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Manaslu circuit and Nar Phu valley trek originally begins either in the town of Arughat or Gorkha; however, in a combination, many trekkers start in either only Nar Phu trek directly to Koto Village of Manang from a bit further along. You may end trek Besisahar bypass two high passes or continue to Thorong pass 5416m is just 3 day to go for Annapurna circuit.The itinerary below is one of the many possibilities of joining various trekking route of Nepal. The trek can be longer or shorter; depending on the length of your walking days and your desired.There are basic guesthouses all along the trail, until Narphu pass. You can lead trek combing the Manaslu Circuit and Nar Phu valley trek with Thorong la pass and Tsum valley a beautiful, secluded valley where century old Tibetan traditions prevail.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 1: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola 869m [3,181 feet] 6 hours trekking
Day 2: Machha Khola to Jagat 1340m [4,438feet] 6 hours trekking
Day 3: Jagat to Deng 1700m [6101 feet] 6 hours trekking
Day 4: Deng to Ghap 2000m [7085 feet] 6 hours trekking
Day 5: Ghap to Lho 3180m [10,171 feet] 4 hours trekking
Day 6: Lho to Samagaon 3520m [11,483 feet] 2 hours trekking
Day 7: Acclimatization day in Sama (Here you may explore Pungen Gumba 5 hours or Manaslu Base camp 6 hours hiking)
Day 8: Samagaon to Samdo 3850m [12,467 feet] 4 hours trekking
Day 9: Samdo to Dharmasala 4460m [14,633 feet] 4 hours trekking (limited available lodges)
Day 10: Dharamsala to Bhimtang 3590m [11775 feet](Need to wake up early for Crossing Larkya 5160m pass and descend down reach Bimtang) [12,139 feet]; 10 hours trekking
Day 12: Bimtang to Tilje 2300m [7,290 feet] 6 hours trekking
Day 13: Tilje to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours
Day 14: Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours
Day 15: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours
Day 16: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon
Day 17: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours
Day 18: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours
Day 19: Nawal to Chame (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours
Day 20: Chame to Besisahar by Jeep 6 hours
Day 21: Besisahar to Kathmandu 6 hours
Not really satisfied with this our itinerary? Make your own..
Note: We do also operate only Nar Phu trek on client’s request.
Note that: We loved to organized trekking; in your interest according to our Cultural and religious date, please let’s ask with us. We operate Homestay and local lodge trek and do only operate trek in co-operation with local guide and porter for this programs.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
- Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
- Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- A government license holder guide
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
- Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
- All necessary staff with experienced leader (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/Nar Phu)
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Travel and rescue arrangements but prices
- All government taxes, VAT and service charges
- Farewell dinner prior to departure
- First Aid Kit
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for Trekking Staffs
- Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
- Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips for activates and sightseeing if extended
- All items not listed in Cost included section
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Notes: Costs may prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tours days get modified.
About Accommodations/Meals: All Meals on full board basis will be served during Manaslu / Narpu Valley trekking. During trekking; three meals a day will be served according to the tea house/lodge/ homestay menus. Everyday's dinner and breakfast are taken in the same place that we stay the night. Lunch will be taken in a tea shop on the way. Please know that the Manaslu region does not have a well-established tourist infrastructure as like as Annapurna or Everest region (and this is the main beauty of this region). I.e. variety of foods will not be available or possible on menu. We mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal bhat, tsampa porridge, fried potato, and other simple local organic foods.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Sun protection cream
- Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
- Non-cotton underwear briefs
- Pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
- Sleeping bags and Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
- Basic First Aid Kit
- Leaps care and moisturizer
- Down vest and/or jacket *
- Water bottles
- Trekking pole
- Trekking shoes
- Thick and thin both type of socks
- Warm clothes
- Tissue, Toilet papers and Wet wipes (baby wipes)
- Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the bag
- Towel etc…..
- Small Mats
- Travel games like Chess, Playing card etc.