Manaslu Circuit Trek With Pungyan Gompa

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Manaslu Circuit Trek Nepal
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Duration

12 Night 13 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Manaslu Circuit Trek with Pungyan Gompa is an exciting Trekking trip that takes you through remote and less-traveled areas of Nepal. It combines beautiful nature, cultural richness, and a challenging trek. The journey starts in the busy city of Kathmandu, where trekkers get ready and get the necessary permits.

During the Manaslu Circuit with Pung Gyen Gompa , you’ll experience the stunning landscapes of the Manaslu region, known for its diverse terrain—from green forests and terraced fields to high-altitude deserts. The trek goes around the impressive Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain globally, offering breathtaking views of its snow-covered peaks.

Pungyan Gompa is a significant highlight, a traditional Buddhist monastery in the mountains. This special place gives trekkers a peaceful and spiritual experience, with colorful prayer flags in the Himalayan breeze. The Gompa is a quiet spot where trekkers can learn about local culture, talk to monks, and take part in religious ceremonies if the timing is right.

The trek also goes through authentic Tibetan-influenced villages, letting you see how local people live. Villagers are welcoming, providing a real cultural experience. The trail goes over the challenging Larkya La Pass, at about 5,160 meters (16,930 feet), a tough but rewarding climb with panoramic views.

During the Manaslu Circuit with Pungyen Gomba Trek, you can see various plants and animals, including rare wildlife like the elusive snow leopard. The trek follows ancient trade routes, giving a sense of isolation, as this region hasn’t been much affected by modernization.

As you come down from the high-altitude areas, the trek ends with a feeling of achievement and a better understanding of the cultural and natural wonders of the Manaslu region. The Manaslu Circuit Trek with Pungyan Gompa is an adventure for those who want both a physical challenge and a deep cultural experience in the Himalayas.

Highlights

  • Explore less-traveled regions of Nepal on the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Pungyan Gompa, offering a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience.
  • Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Manaslu region, featuring lush green forests, terraced fields, alpine meadows, and rugged high-altitude deserts.
  • Trek around the eighth highest mountain in the world, the majestic Manaslu, and enjoy breathtaking views of its snow-capped peaks.
  • Visit the traditional Buddhist monastery nestled in the mountains, providing a serene and spiritual experience with colorful prayer flags fluttering in the Himalayan breeze.
  • Interact with local villagers in authentic Tibetan-influenced villages, experiencing warm hospitality and gaining insight into their lifestyle and customs.
  • Conquer the challenging Larkya La Pass at an elevation of around 5,160 meters (16,930 feet), enjoying a demanding yet rewarding ascent with panoramic views.
  • Witness diverse flora and fauna, including rare wildlife like the elusive snow leopard, as you traverse through the pristine natural environment.
  • Follow ancient trade routes, experiencing a sense of isolation as the region remains relatively untouched by modernization.
  • Participate in religious ceremonies and immerse yourself in the local culture by interacting with monks during your stay at Pungyan Gompa.
  • Descend from high-altitude landscapes with a profound sense of accomplishment and a deeper understanding of the cultural and natural wonders of the Manaslu region.

Included/Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • One porter for two person who carry only two trekking member’s bags, including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • If single trekker booked then guide will help you to carry some of your stuffs.
  • Equipment like sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, and Crampons will be provided (Returned after the trip is complete).
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue services provided, Pay By your Insurance or By Your Self.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara, in case if you return earlier from the Treks.
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.

Itinerary

  • Depart from Kathmandu in the morning.
  • Scenic drive to Maccha Khola, passing through picturesque landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in Maccha Khola.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Start trekking along the Buri Gandaki River.
  • Pass through small villages, terraced fields, and forests.
  • Reach Jagat for an overnight stay.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Continue trekking along the river.
  • Pass through the village of Pewa and reach Deng.
  • Experience the local culture and landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in Deng.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.
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  • Ascend through forests and quaint villages.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Arrive at Namrung for the night.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek through picturesque villages like Lho.
  • Reach Shyala Gau for stunning mountain views.
  • Short trek allowing time for acclimatization.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Visit Pugyen Gumba along the way.
  • Trek to Sama Gaun, a Tibetan-influenced village.
  • Explore the local culture and monasteries.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Optional side trip to Manaslu Base Camp or Birendra Lake.
  • Rest and acclimatize in preparation for higher altitudes.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue trekking through beautiful landscapes.
  • Reach the village of Samdo for an overnight stay.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Ascend to Dharmasala, also known as Larkya Phedi.
  • Prepare for the upcoming Larkya Pass crossing.
  • Overnight stay in Dharmasala.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Early morning ascent to Larkya Pass (5,106 m).
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
  • Descend to Bimthang for an overnight stay.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Descend through rhododendron forests.
  • Pass through Goa village.
  • Overnight stay in Goa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek to Dharapani, passing through quaint villages.
  • Reach Dharapani and take a sharing jeep to Besishar.
  • Overnight stay in Besishar.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the scenic landscapes.
  • Arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon or evening.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.

Durations

13 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The Manaslu Circuit Trek with Pungyan Gompa is a trekking adventure in Nepal that takes you through remote and less-traveled areas, offering a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and a challenging trek around the eighth highest mountain in the world, Manaslu.

The trek typically takes around 13 to 16 days, depending on the specific itinerary. It is considered a challenging trek, especially due to the high-altitude terrain and the ascent over the Larkya La Pass.

Trekkers need to obtain the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (RAP), (MCAP) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) for this trek. Additionally, a trekking agency and a licensed guide are usually required.

The best trekking seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, offering clear skies and pleasant temperatures.

Teahouses and lodges are available along the trekking route, providing basic accommodation and meals. The options may vary, but most places offer a variety of local and international dishes.

Yes, the trek provides numerous opportunities for cultural experiences. Interaction with locals in Tibetan-influenced villages and a visit to Pungyan Gompa, a traditional Buddhist monastery, offer insights into the local culture.

It is mandatory, hiring a licensed guide and a porter on this reason for a safer and more enjoyable experience, especially considering the challenging terrain and potential altitude-related challenges.

The highest point is Larkya La Pass, standing at an elevation of around 5,160 meters (16,930 feet). It presents a challenging but rewarding ascent, providing panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.

Yes, the trek offers opportunities to witness diverse flora and fauna, including rare wildlife such as the elusive snow leopard, as you traverse through the pristine natural environment.

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