This trek starts in the lowlands in Soti Khola, where the 19-day Manaslu Circuit Trek usually begins. We will hike along the scenic Budigandaki River Valley passing though terraced farmlands, villages and forests. We will hike to Samdo (12,703ft), the last village before Larkya Pass, and then hike back to back to Sama Village from where we will take helicopter flight out to Kathamndu. This program is designed for hikers who do not wish to hike over Larkya Pass. You can see and enjoy the beauty of nature and culture in the Himalaya of Nepal without crossing high altitude passes. This program is also good for people with two-week vacation time.
Even if you are coming from sea level, you will be okay to join this journey as we will begin our hike at 1,870ft. We will get well acclimatized as we hike up. Anyone with hiking experience is welcome to join. Hike in and helicopter transfer out plan requires advance arrangement.
Comfortable Lodging in Kathmandu Valley:
Quality boutique hotels Nepali Ghar Hotel or Hotel Thamel House close to the hustle and bustle of Thamel will be your comfort when traveling with Sherpa Travel.
If these hotels are full, similar lodging will be provided. We strongly suggest to book your trip far in advance to get the best desired lodging and airfares.
Comfortable and Economical Lodging while on Manaslu Circuit Trek:
We will provide mix of both comfortable and economical lodging while on this trek as we are traveling in remote areas where standard of accommodation varies from one place to another. We will book and confirm the best available comfortable and economical lodging along the trekking route. During peak tourism season, some locations will be very full. We strongly suggest to book your trip far in advance to get the best desired lodging and airfares.
Lodge to lodge Trek Program:
This trek involves overnights in lodges and trekking on the main trail as well as less traveled trails from one lodge to another. Breakfast and dinners are served at the lodges where we spend the night. Lunches are served at local inns and restaurants while on the way.
Contingency Plan: if we cannot secure lodge booking at all overnight stops, we will employ camping crew to carry camping equipment and food to use wherever we are short of lodge rooms. This is necessary during peak tourism season as there are limited lodge facilities. Our camping is luxury that we pitch and fold tents, our cooking crew will cook fresh delicious meals that are hygienically prepared.
Trip leadership by local English-speaking Nepali guide throughout the trip and support staff guides (1 porter per 2 clients) are employed to carry your luggage on the trek.