The Manaslu Circuit is one of the most beautiful, challenging and diverse treks offered today in Nepal. The path is a cultural exposé of Nepal and its different ethnic and religious groups – Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Gurung, Buddhist and others. Additionally, you get a vivid sense of the terrain in this tiny country, hiking from the tropical areas around Aarughat Bazaar at 1,870 feet all the way up to the glacial moraines of Larkya La at 17,175 feet a difference of 15,305 feet!
This is not a trek for the faint of heart, but a spectacular experience for the adventurous in good physical condition.
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Namaste! A profound journey awaits you
Welcome to Kathmandu! As soon as you landed in this mystical city, you will be amazed by the site it offers. Your journey to the Himalayas has just begun but you will find yourself feeling you are in this country for many months now. Our representative then will drive you to the hotel at the central Kathmandu where you will be spending comfy nights.
Home of the living goddess
The home of living goddess Kumari; Kathmandu Durbar Square used be also a palace of royalties. Out of three durbars square Kathmandu Durbar square is one of the UNESCO listed cultural sites. The palaces and the pagodas are rich in arts and the superior examples of wooden craft that flourished in 14th century. Spending plenty of quality time now you will head towards the Swayambhunath or monkey temple. Monkey temple is not just home to many monkeys but also it is the perfect example of religious harmony between Hinduism and Buddhism.
Culture and Nature
Nepal has such a unique culture, the cremation process usually is a private and family affair but today you will see it live. Take pictures and videos but make a good distance. From here you then move to Boudhanath; one of the tallest stupa in Nepal. Try some good lunch in one of the roof top café before you head towards Nagarkot cause its 2 hour journey through the winding road. Nagarkot is popular hill station for sunrise, sunset and viewing of mountains. Get an early nap since you will be waking up before the dawn.
Culture and Nature
Bhaktapur Durbar Square is located in the town of Bhaktapur, known variously as the 'City of Devotees', 'City of Culture', and 'Living Heritage. Along with Kathmandu and Patan, Bhaktapur is one of the three royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley. The city of Bhaktapur reminds you going to the past. Heading towards Kathmadnu its free time. Explore Thamel or try some local delights.
Ride with the tide
The thrilling journey that takes approximately 3 hours from Kathmandu to rafting starting point is adventurous as well as filled with lots of fun. Get soaked with the tide that you encounter in every rapid. Trishuli river rafting is for all. The mixture of lazy paddle or the high rapids it suits for the new rafters or the frequent rafters. Late afternoon prepare yourself for river side camping. Enjoy the evening with great meal, music
and your favorite drinks.
One horned rhinos and sleek tigers await you
It’s time to start your journey through the water highway, the remaining journey is again filled with obstacle, high rapids and lazy river gorges. After the immense hard work and paddling it’s now time to head towards Chitwan Jungle adventure. Get filled with amazing lunch at the resort then rest for a couple of hours. In, the evening head towards the village tour, sunset view and Tharu cultural program. Evening spend the time leisurely.
Continue with your Chitwan jungle adventure
Your morning starts with various activities, such as jungle walk, bird watching and canoe ride are the most popular activities that Chitwan program offers.
To the city of nature
Pokhara is a sub metropolitan city and is the second destinations and third large city of Kathmandu. It takes around 6 hours by bus and 198 km west of Kathmandu. This is the most famous place for trekking and other activities. Pokhara is one of the popular tourist destinations of Nepal. Many tourists visit Pokhara Valley in order to view the stunning Himalayan range and gorgeous lakes. In addition to that, Pokhara is also famous for boating, trekking, rafting and thrilling adventurous sports. You can see most of the hotel near to Phewa Lake
Under the sky and over the lake
Pokhara is a city of leisure and adventure activities. You will be guided to the major places of interest in Pokhara such as Phewa lake, Davi’s fall, Mahendra Cave, Bat cave, Tibetan refugee camp and museum Optionally, Being an adventure city you could cross your limit paragliding above the city, traveling 160km/hour in Zip flyer or if you are daring and love adventure Sky diving is recently added adventure. Mountain biking is another added assets of this tranquil city.
Embark on your first trek
The sunrise and a 360degree view of the mighty Himalaya—one of the best viewpoints in Nepal. From here, you’ll be able to see the entire Annapurna range. Descending back down for breakfast, you will warm up and recharge for the rest of the hiking. A village with spectacular views of Machapuchare. Here, monkeys run wild, so keep your cameras and snacks out of sight!
The city of lake
This should be a lazy day to start. Since it is a free day in Pokhara you can engage in various activities that suits your interest. Cycling around the lake side or paragliding; you can sit down and relax or test your limit with various adventure sport.
Back to the city of temple and pagodas
After such a luxurious slumber in your hotel bed and a sumptuous breakfast, you'll be heading back to Kathmandu today. Evening relax with your favorite drinks but before you can explore the Touristic Mecca Thamel.
Follow your own steps
Its free day today so follow your step where it leads to you. Try places where tourist never go or try local delights. Kathmandu has lots to offer. Prepare yourself for the next day for trekking to the Everest Base Camp.
Top of the world
Especially mountains hold a great potential for personal challenge. Nepal is home the highest peaks of the world, Mount Everest, with 8848 m (29,029 feet) being the highest. The trek towards the base of this ancient giant is one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges you could possibly imagine.
Rest because you need it!
Enjoy your day today on your own. Gap Year Nepal suggests you to stroll around the local areas where normally tourist won’t go. Try local delights that suit your taste bud. The list of to do things in your free are more than you have imagine, get some information from our expert.
Live like a local, at a Nepali homestay
Our work includes helping rural communities develop their infrastructure, capacity building and education, creating awareness about and developing information communication and technology, improving literacy, building economically self‐sustaining activities, working on various women, children, and gender issues.
Reflection of the great work at the community
Your precious time in the community and your expertise in building the communities have and will prove to be one of the best experiences in your life. Reflect the moment that you had spent in the community surely it will enlightens you in many aspect.
Take back a glimpse into your soul
Transfer to the Airport for the flight back to your home with sweet memory of Nepal, Kathmandu, different temples, mountains, nature, peoples and smile.
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