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Begin the trek from the historic centre of Gorkha after a 6-7 hrs drive from Kathmandu. The trail heads up the valley of the Buri Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic group.
MANASLU CIRCUIT TREK (22 Days / 23 Days) Begin the trek from the historic centre of Gorkha after a 6-7 hrs drive from Kathmandu. The trail heads up the valley of the Buri Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic group. The trail circumvents interesting Manaslu peak [8156m.] crossing Larkya pass at 5100 meter and finally emerges onto the Marshyangdi river valley along the main trail of Annapurna circuit. You will have two options as where to conclude your trek. OPTION 1: trek further to Jomsom at Kali Gandaki river valley crossing which is another high and arduous hike through Thorung la pass at 5416 meter and conclude the trek by flying down to Kathmandu via Pokhara, or you can also avoid a flight by walking down to Pokhara from Jomsom following the Annapurna trail in 4-5 Days. Along the way you will be rewarded with magnificent views of the Annapurna Massifs and Dhaulagiri peaks. OPTION 2: continue descending along the Marshyangdi river valley through the rhododendron & oak forests and finally conclude the trek at Besi Sahar and Drive to Kathmandu. Any physically fit person can do this trip anytime from Mar to May [spring season] and Sept to Nov [autumn season]. TRIP FACTS Trip duration: 22 days / 23 days Grade: Strenuous Trek Activity: Sightseeing & trekking Starts in: Kathmandu Ends in: Kathmandu Trek type: FOT (Fully Organized Trek or Camping Trek) Transportation: Flight optional, private car or tourist bus Accommodation: Hotel & camping Maximum altitude: 5416m OUTLINE ITINERARY OPTION 1 OPTION 2 Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Day 03 Drive to Arughat Bazaar Day 03 Drive to Arughat Bazaar Day 04 Trek to Sundi Khola Day 04 Trek to Sundi Khola Day 05 Machha khola Day 05 Machha Khola Day 06 Jagat Day 06 Jagat Day 07 Deng Day 07 Deng Day 08 Ghap Day 08 Ghap Day 09 Lho village Day 09 Lho village Day 10 Sama gaon Day 10 Sama gaon Day 11 Rest day Day 11 Rest day Day 12 Larkay lodge [Dharmashala] Day 12 Larkay lodge [Dharmashala] Day 13 Tanbuche Day 13 Tanbuche Day 14 Karche Day 14 Exploring from Tanbuche Day 15 Bagar Chaap Day 15 Karche Day 16 Chame Day 16 Dharapani Day 17 Pisang Day 17 Jagat Day 18 Manang Day 18 Bahundanda Day 19 Thorung phedi Day 19 Bhulbhule Day 20 Muktinath Day 20 Besi Sahar Day 21 Jomsom Day 21 Drive to Kathmandu Day 22 Fly to Pokhara/Kathmandu Day 22 Depart Kathmandu Day 23 Depart Kathmandu Contact as at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information http://www.explorehimalaya.com/manaslu.php
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