Manaslu Circuit Trek With Syarang Gompa

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Manaslu, Trek Samagaun, Nepal
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Duration

15 Days 14 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English, Nepali

About this tour

The Manaslu Circuit Trek, along with a visit to Syarang Gompa, gives you a special and culturally rich experience in the faraway parts of the Nepalese Himalayas. It all starts in the small town of Machha Khola, and the trek takes you through beautiful landscapes with greenery, stepped fields, and villages where Gurung and Tibetan people live. As you keep walking, you go through the tough Larke Pass, which is really high at 5,160 meters, giving you amazing views of Manaslu and the nearby mountains.

One of the best parts is visiting Syarang Gumba, a Buddhist monastery in the peaceful mountain area. The monastery has prayer flags and shows you the spiritual and cultural side of the region. The trek goes on through meadows, thick forests, and valleys with ice, showing you all the different land in the Manaslu area. Along the way, you see more Buddhist monasteries, prayer wheels, and special walls called Mani walls, letting you be a part of the rich culture of the place.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek with Syarang Gumba is a special and less-traveled adventure, giving trekkers a chance to see both the beautiful nature and the cultural history of this amazing Himalayan region.

Essential Tips for a Successful Manaslu Circuit Trek With Syarang Gompa

  • Obtain Permits: Secure the necessary permits, including a special permit for the Manaslu region, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) plus (MCAP), and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • Plan for Altitude: Prepare for varying altitudes, including the challenging Larke Pass at 5,160 meters. Acclimatization is crucial for a safe trek.
  • Coordinate with Trekking Agencies: Work with registered trekking agencies for permit coordination, and consider joining guided groups, especially for permit acquisition.
  • Weather Considerations: Choose the right season for trekking. Autumn (September to November) is generally the best time, offering clear skies and pleasant temperatures.
  • Pack Wisely: Pack according to the season, including essentials like trekking gear, layers, a good pair of boots, and a reliable backpack.
  • Physical Fitness: Prioritize physical fitness, as the trek involves challenging terrains and high altitudes. Regular exercise before the trek is beneficial.
  • Cultural Respect: Embrace the local culture and traditions. Syarang Gumba, a Buddhist monastery, offers a unique cultural experience.
  • Stay Hydrated and Nourished: Carry a reusable water bottle and be mindful of your nutrition. Meals provided along the trek contribute to your energy levels.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Carry a basic first aid kit and be aware of emergency evacuation procedures. Ensure your travel insurance covers trekking in high-altitude areas.
  • Enjoy the Journey: Take time to appreciate the breathtaking landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and cultural richness of the Manaslu region, including the visit to Syarang Gumba.
Manaslu Circuit Trek with Syarang Gompa Cost and Itinerary

The Manaslu Circuit Trek with a visit to Syarang Gumba is a special journey that combines exploring different cultures with seeing the beautiful Himalayan landscapes. The overall cost of this trek is around 1400$ – 2200$ includes things like permits, transportation, where you stay, food, and if you have a guide. Trekkers need a special permit for the Manaslu region, and this adds to the total cost. The trek usually starts in Machha Khola, and follows a carefully planned path that goes through pretty landscapes, villages, and tough areas like the Larke Pass, which is really high at 5,160 meters.

The Package also includes visiting Serang Gumba, a Buddhist monastery where you can learn about the culture. There are different places to stay, from basic teahouses to little more comfortable guesthouses, to fit different preferences. Food is usually part of the trek Package, and the cost can change based on extra what you like to eat and if you want extra snacks or drinks. On this trek you have to hire a guide its mandatory, it’s a good idea for safety and finding your way. The total cost and plan for the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Syarang Gumba depend on things like how long you trek, where you stay, and if you want extra services. Planning for these things helps make sure the trek is organized and enjoyable, letting participants enjoy both the local culture and the natural beauty of the Manaslu region.

Manaslu Circuit Trek with Syarang Gompa Altitude

The Manaslu Circuit Trek with a visit to Serang Gumba gives trekkers a special experience at different heights in the Himalayas. This trek starts from Machha Khola  at a lower level, and then the trek goes up, taking you through different landscapes. The Larke Pass is the highest point of the trek, standing at 5,160 meters. From there, you can see amazing views of the nearby peaks, including Manaslu. Because the trek includes a visit to Syarang Gumba, trekkers also get to explore higher areas where the Buddhist monastery is, letting them experience the culture in the mountains.

The different heights on this trek make it interesting, showing off different environments, from green valleys to high meadows. This altitude overview shows that the Manaslu Circuit Trek with Syarang Gumba is an exciting journey where trekkers can feel the challenge of going up high and enjoy the culture of the Himalayan landscape.

Manaslu Circuit Trek with Syarang Gompa Permit

If you’re planning the Manaslu Circuit Trek with a visit to Syarang Gompa, getting the right permits is super important. Trekkers need a special permit just for the Manaslu region, and also other permits like the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) plus (MCAP) and the Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits help control the number of trekkers, making sure everyone is safe and taking care of the environment. Our company will manage all these permits, and sometimes, trekkers might need to be part of guided groups to get them.  This makes sure your journey through the amazing landscapes of the Manaslu region, including the cultural visit to Syarang Gompa, goes smoothly and follows the rules.

Manaslu Circuit Trek with Serang Gumba Weather

The weather conditions along the Manaslu Circuit Trek with a visit to Syarang Gumba vary throughout the year, influencing the trekking experience in the Nepalese Himalayas. During the spring months of March to May, trekkers can expect mild and pleasant temperatures with blooming rhododendrons adding vibrant colors to the landscapes. The monsoon season, from June to September, brings heavy rainfall and increased risks of landslides, making this period less favorable for trekking.

Autumn, from September to November, is widely regarded as the best time for the Manaslu Circuit Trek, featuring clear skies, crisp air, and breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Winter, from December to February, brings colder temperatures and the possibility of snowfall at higher elevations, making this season less popular but still feasible for those prepared for the chilly conditions. Understanding the seasonal weather patterns is essential for trekkers planning their journey, ensuring a safe and enjoyable exploration of both the natural and cultural wonders along the Manaslu Circuit, including the visit to Syarang Gumba.

Highlights

  • The Manaslu Circuit is less crowded compared to the Annapurna and Everest regions, providing a more remote and unspoiled trekking experience.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and diverse landscapes ranging from lush green valleys to alpine meadows.
  • Encounter a rich tapestry of ethnic communities along the trail, including Gurungs, Tamangs, and Tibetans.
  • Syarang Gumba, or Samagaun, is a Tibetan-influenced village with a unique blend of Tibetan culture and traditional Nepali hospitality.
  • Syarang Gumba is home to a monastery that showcases Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery is often adorned with colorful prayer flags, and you may witness monks performing rituals.
  • The trek takes you to the base camp of Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The views of Manaslu and the surrounding peaks are awe-inspiring.
  • Larke Pass is the highest point of the trek, situated at an altitude of over 5,100 meters (16,732 feet). Crossing this pass is a challenging but rewarding part of the trek, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas.
  • Experience the warmth of the local communities in villages like Lho, Samagaun, and Samdo. The people here are known for their hospitality, and you can learn about their traditional customs and lifestyles.
  • The trek falls within the Manaslu Conservation Area, promoting responsible tourism and preserving the unique flora and fauna of the 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

  • Early morning departure from Kathmandu.
  • Picturesque drive through scenic landscapes and local villages.
  • Arrival at Machha Khola, a riverside village.
  • Check into teahouse and Overnight rest.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Begin trekking alongside the Buri Gandaki River.
  • Pass through lush forests, picturesque waterfalls, and terraced fields.
  • Cross the Machha Khola and reach the village of Jagat.
  • Overnight stay at Teahouse in Jagat.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Continue trekking upstream along the Buri Gandaki.
  • Pass through Salleri, Sirdibas, and Ghatta Khola.
  • Cross the Deng Khola and reach the village of Deng.
  • Overnight at Teahouse stay in Deng.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Ascend through lush forests and charming settlements.
  • Pass through Rana and Bihi Phedi.
  • Reach Kwak, a small settlement with scenic surroundings.
  • Overnight at Teahouse stay in Kwak.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Ascend to the Syarang Gumba, home to a beautiful monastery.
  • Experience the unique culture and spirituality of the monastery.
  • Rest and acclimatize for the next day's trek.
  • Overnight stay in the monastery.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the Monastery.

  • Spend the day exploring the monastery and its surroundings.
  • Engage with the local monks and understand their way of life.
  • Relax and acclimatize for the upcoming trekking days.

  • Descend from the monastery and resume the trek.
  • Pass through Namrung and continue to Ghap.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscapes.
  • Overnight stay in Ghap.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek through dense forests with views of Manaslu and Himlung Himal.
  • Pass through Namru and Lihi villages.
  • Reach the picturesque village of Lho.
  • Explore the village and overnight stay.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek through alpine landscapes with panoramic views.
  • Pass through Shyala village and enjoy views of Manaslu.
  • Reach Sama Gaun, a beautiful village beneath the Manaslu range.
  • Overnight stay in Sama Gaun.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Spend a day acclimatizing in Sama Gaun.
  • Optionally explore nearby Birendra Lake or visit the Pungyen Gompa.
  • Rest and prepare for the upcoming trekking days.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Trek through a valley with stunning views of Manaslu.
  • Pass through the villages of Kermo Kharka and Samdo.
  • Reach Samdo and rest for the night.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Ascend to Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Samdo Peak and surrounding landscapes.
  • Rest and prepare for the challenging Larkya La Pass crossing.
  • Overnight stay in Dharamsala.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Early morning start for the challenging ascent to Larkya La Pass.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.
  • Descend to Bhimthang and rest after a long day of trekking.
  • Overnight stay in Bhimthang.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Descend through rhododendron forests to Dharapani.
  • Pass through alpine meadows with stunning mountain views.
  • Complete the trekking circuit and rest for the night.
  • Overnight stay in Dharapani.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Drive from Dharapani to Beshisahar, the starting point of the trek.
  • Continue the journey back to Kathmandu.
  • Arrive in Kathmandu, marking the end of the trekking adventure.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the teahouse.

Durations

15 Days

Languages

English
Nepali

Frequently asked questions

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a trekking route in Nepal that circumnavigates Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. It offers a less crowded and more remote alternative to popular trekking destinations like Annapurna and Everest.

Syarang Gumba, also known as Samagaun or Sama Gompa, is a village along the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It's known for its Tibetan Buddhist culture, monasteries, and stunning views. The village provides a unique cultural experience with its blend of Tibetan and Nepali influences.

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered moderately challenging to strenuous. The trek involves high altitudes, and the crossing of Larke Pass (5,106 meters or 16,752 feet) requires a good level of physical fitness. It's essential to acclimatize properly and be prepared for changing weather conditions.

Permits are necessary for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. You will need a Manaslu Restricted Area Permit and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). It's advisable to check the latest permit requirements and fees before starting the trek.

The best time for the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is relatively stable, and the views are clear. Winter months can be extremely cold, and monsoon season (June to August) brings heavy rainfall.

The duration of the Manaslu Circuit Trek varies, but it typically takes around 14 to 18 days to complete the entire circuit. This includes acclimatization days, trekking, and potential rest days.

Accommodation options include teahouses or lodges along the trail. These are basic but comfortable, providing meals and a place to rest. Accommodations can vary in facilities and comfort.

Manaslu region requires a licensed guide, and trekking independently is not allowed. Additionally, trekkers need to be part of a minimum of two people for the trek.

Yes, side trips to Manaslu Base Camp or Pungyen Gompa are common from Serang Gumba. These side trips offer additional breathtaking views and cultural experiences.

Yes, hiring a porter is common and can significantly lighten the load for trekkers. It allows you to enjoy the trek without carrying a heavy backpack.

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Manaslu, Trek Samagaun, Nepal

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Manaslu Circuit Trek With Serang Gumba Larke La pass
Juniper Roy
12/17/2023

Hike at Himalayan of nepal manaslu

During our 24 days at nepal we have done manaslu trek pokhara visit and Kathmandu.we organize our trek from this company and feel comfortable with them. They provide all service in fair prices we love their support. Recommend agency
Manaslu Circuit Trek With Serang Gumba Larke La pass
Ferner
12/02/2023

Serang Gumba stay and larkey pass

Me and my friend completed this trek on November month.It was an amazing experience for us. This trek is more difficult then other normal trek. Not to much croud and the accommodation are just basic food we eat during this trek was dal bhat its common and good also. Agency is very good provide us good guide thank you all for your help and cooperation

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