Manaslu Circuit and Nar-Phu Trekking one of the longest and most rewarding adventure, where very few trekkers and adventurer seldom dares to cover both beautiful sides of Nepal Far North Mid-West Himalaya.
An exceptional, special and elusive journey around wildest and remote Himalayan destinations crossing over three high passes of above 5,000 meters high, facing breath-taking panorama of giant mountain range of Ganesh, Manaslu, Himlung Himal with Annapurna and Chulus group of peaks includes grand views of Mt. Dhaulagiri at the end of the treks.
Manaslu Circuit and Nar-Phu includes walks around popular and famous areas of northern Annapurna Himalaya range also within high and scenic Manang valley where walks takes you to the highest spot over Thorang-la at 5,416 m to reach and complete the walks at lovely Jomsom town around Mustang district.
Adventure begins with exciting overland journey to reach at low warm and heavily farm areas of Gorkha to follow raging Burigandaki River upstream to reach cooler hills and traditional farm villages within lovely forest of pines and rhododendron trees.
Walk continues further higher elevation to reach within scenic valley of Manaslu with time around interesting villages of Namrung, Lo and Sama-Gaon where you can witness impressive local culture enriched with Buddhism religion, and then slowly walk heads far side of Manaslu valley to reach on the bottom of high Larke-La pass.
From here onward end of Manaslu valley and Gorkha district as early morning takes you with steep climb to reach on top Larke-La pass with panorama of high mountain range facing whole Manaslu Himalaya, Annapurna peaks with some mountains of Nar-Phu area.
A long descend to reach back into green forested area and then following pleasant downhill walks to reach around Manang area at Dharapani village, where routes of Annapurna and Manaslu circuit joins.
After Dharapani walk on main trail for few days to Koto village, and from here onward our direction diverts heading into deep river gorge and then reaching into open and wild windswept valley to reach around most remote and isolated Phu and Nar villages.
Around Phu and Nar areas with time to explore the village culture located within weather beaten country visiting villages and old monasteries in the harmony of giant mountains that surrounds this beautiful wild country.
From Phu heading past Nar to cross another high scenic pass over Kang-la with exciting views of high array of peaks to reach around Manang valley where main trails of Annapurna circuit meets.
At Manang enjoy lovely times around its impressive cultural villages visiting old monastery in the shade of high peaks of Annapurna, Gangapurna and Chulus peaks, after a wonderful time around Manang village adventure continues heading towards west of Manang valley.
On reaching at the base of high Thorang-la Pass with steep climb to reach on the highest top of the adventure at above 5,416 m facing incredible awesome views of close mountain range of Chulus, Annapurna and Damodar Himal with Dhaulagiri range.
From the highest point of the journey downhill towards Mustang area to reach at holy premises of Muktinath, a place for pilgrimage for Hindu and Buddhist followers and then heading lower areas at vast river valley of Kali-Gandaki to complete our longest walking journey at Jomsom.
Jomsom headquarter town of Mustang district located on high shelf of Kaligandaki River and main hub of Thakali people the native of Kaligandaki and lower Mustang area an interesting people who have been trade on this ancient Trans Himalaya Salt and Caravan trade of Nepal and Tibet.
Jomsom a lovely place with many good lodge and hotels where next early morning a swift scenic flight takes you to land at most scenic city of Himalaya in Pokhara, a beautiful place on the laps of high Annapurna and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish-Tail’ that touches the surface of serene Phewa Lake.
In Pokhara with time to enjoy its beautiful surrounding of mountains and lakes and then head back to Kathmandu to conclude one of the most overwhelming adventure and experience of a lifetime on Manaslu Circuit and Nar-Phu Trekking with one and only great services of Rock Everest Treks and Expedition.
Short outline Itinerary:
Day 01: On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport 1,320 m, received by Third Eye Treks guide or staff for transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu for trek preparation with option for tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola village 745 m past Arughat town 620 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Machha-Khola 1,300 m- 05 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Dovan 1,070 m via Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Philim 1,600 m via Jagat 1,340 m- 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Deng 2,130 m from Philim – 04 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Bihi Phedi 1,990 m -05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Namrung 2,630 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m -05 hrs.
Day 12: At Sama-Gaon rest day for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 13: Trek to Samdo 3,690 m – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Larke Phedi / Dharmasala 4,470 m – 04 hrs.
Day 15: Cross Larke La 5, 106 m / 16,849 ft high and to Bhimthang 3,720 m -07 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Gho 2,760 m – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Koto 2,560 m near Chame Town 2,670 m – 05 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Dharmasala 3,230 m – 05 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Kang 4, 100 m – 05 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Phu village 4,080 m – 06 hrs.
Day 22: Rest day in Phu village for acclimatization and exploration.
Day 23: Trek to Nar Phedi 3, 545 m – 06 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Nar-Gaon 4,206 m – 06 hrs.
Day 25: Trek to Kang La Base Camp 4,530 m – 05 hrs.
Day 26: Cross Kang-La Pass 5, 322 m trek to Nagwal 3,650 m – 07 hrs.
Day 27: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.
Day 28: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,100 m – 04 hrs.
Day 29: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,640 m – 04 hrs.
Day 30: Trek to Muktinath 3,800 m crossing high Thorang-la at 5,416 m – 06 hrs.
Day 31: Trek to Jomsom town 2,715 m with afternoon free -04 hrs.
Day 32: Flight from Jomsom of 22 minutes to land at scenic Pokhara city 860 m
Day 33: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs / 30 mins via air.
Day 34: International departure for home ward bound.
Seasons for Manaslu Circuit and Nar-Phu trekking:
Best times from March to May with mid September to early November months, March to May lively during spring season with wild flowers in full blooming times especially the national flower of Nepal the Rhododendron with magnolia and other wild-flowers makes a pretty pictures to capture.
Days are longer with much sunlight hour cold in the morning and night times as well in shady area, late afternoon can get cloudy but with clear morning till mid noon for excellent views of peaks and walks, expect snow, expect some snow sometimes around higher elevation and passes during best time of the year also.
Mid September to November months around autumn / fall season most days are crystal clear for spectacular mountain views and pleasant walks, but much cold with freezing temperatures during morning and night times can get snowed in sometimes around higher sides at Larke-La, Kang-la and Thorang-la passes.
- Fabulous adventure on wild-west of Nepal exploring scenic villages and local culture
- Amazing scenery of dynamic landscapes on walks around Manaslu and Nar-Phu areas
- Crossing high Larke-la and Kang-la passes overlooking sweeping mountain panorama
- Exceptional and elusive adventure on least visited areas of Mid Western Himalaya
- From low warm paddy fields to cooler alpine hills towards remote arctic cold climate
- Great bio-diversity from green forested areas to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers