Trip profile Length of trip: 20 days Grade: Easy to Moderate Highest Alt: 4480m Type of trek: Tea house/ Camping Manasalu trek is restricated trekking trail of the Nepal.Tour Details
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Length of trip: 20 days
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Highest Alt: 4480m
Type of trek: Tea house/ Camping
Manasalu trek is restricated trekking trail of the Nepal. Mount Manaslu (8163m) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu is standing isolated and yet in the very center of Nepalese Himalayas. Trekking in Manasalu offers you to explore the majestic height and exceptional views of glorious Mount Manaslu. The low-to-high range of altitudes presents such varied flora and fauna and mostly a wide cultural spectrum which includes strong influences from Tibet mixing with typical and diverse Nepalese culture and ethnicity. Well, the contrasting ascent and descent gradients and the spacing of lodges at the higher altitudes represent the area as the best trekking destination of Nepal. During Manaslu trekking, we ascend to the foot of the north face of Manaslu. We will be rewarded with a stunning panorama and finest aspects of spectacular massifs. We start our trek with the drive to Arughat from Kathmandu and then follow the meandering Budhi Gandaki River northwards to the village of Deng. Apart from Manaslu, we will also get chance to explore the stunning panorama of other mountains including, Dhaulagiri, Himlung Himal (7125m), Annapurna massif, and Ganesh Himal Peaks. Nepal Himalayas Trekking welcomes you for this wonderful Manaslu Trek. I assure you to make your Nepal holidays worth remembering forever.
All accommodations for trek are in local lodges on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, and standard of location. During the trip, we will provide three nights in hotel, Hotel Moonlight or similar category hotel in Kathmandu and during our trek we will spend 13 nights at standard tea house or at lodge or at hotel in which there are unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses
Manaslu Trekking Itinerary
Normally you will walk about 5-6 hrs a day. You will have plenty of time to stop for refreshments. Our guide will be there to assist you every step of the way during your trek. Your meals will be provided in teahouses according to your choice. Your guide will take your order from the menu and check in the kitchen that everything is fresh and well cooked. For accommodation you will be provided with a double room. Your guide will also act as your interpreter and be able explain about our culture and traditions and any other queries you may have. Our guides are well versed in English and their main duty is to help you in any way at all times. Our porter will be well equipped and insured. We want to you to feel safe and taken care of so that your trek is as enjoyable as possible.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Today, upon your arrival Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives will welcome you and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
With the help of our experienced tour guide, you will spend this whole day for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. The main places will be: Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square among others.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (Gorkha) (700m)
Today, after the breakfast, we drive to Arughat (570m) from Kathmandu, which will take approx. 8-9 hours via private vehicle or local bus. We will be travelling via the Prithvi Highway before Malekhu we turn north taking the single track road for Dhading Besi and beyond to Arughat. We will stay there at guesthouse overnight.
Day 04: Arughat to Sati Khola (815m)
We today, will start trekking from Arughat. Our today’s destination will be Soti Khola (730m), which will take approx. 5-6 hours. A well-defined path through verdant paddy fields climbs past Gurung villages. At Shanti Bazaar, you will have the first view of Shringi Himal. From here Budhi Gandaki will be our uphill companion. After crossing the suspension bridge of Soti Khola, we then reach into the village which is famous for famed Honey Hunters.
Day 05: Sati Khola to Labu Besi (900m)
Today, we start trekking in the morning. And after crossing the bridge, the trek climbs up onto a ridge above the huge rapids of Budhi Gandaki and reaches to Khorsaani. Then, the trail, gets a bit precarious as it passes over a big rock and crosses a stream. The rocky trail then goes up and down through large stand of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls and again backs down to the bank of Budhi Gandaki. The trek goes up again on a steep rocky trail and down then up around to the Gurung village of Labu Besi and rests overnight.
Day 06: Labu Besi to Jagat (1250m)
From Labu Besi, we move onwards today. And we follow the trail gradually uphill to Jagat. We reach at Jagat via Doban. We stay at Jagat overnight.
Day 07: Jagat to Ngyak (1950m)
The day begins by following the river bank again for the first hour up to Ghata Khola. We then cross to the eastern bank before ascending to Philim, one of the few large settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office. From here you can view Mt. Lapuchun (5,950m). Overnight, we will stay at Guest House.
Day 08: Ngyak to Ghap (2050m)
The trek takes us through a heavily forested area in a narrow valley until we reach the little settlement of Dang. We then cross the Budhi Gandaki River where the valley opens and we begin our ascent to Rana. The trail now takes us high above the river giving us views of the Manaslu Massif before descending to Ghap. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Ghap.
Day 09: Ghap to Lho (3148m)
Today we trek from Ghap to lho village (3020m). It is the distance of about 6 to 7 hours normal walk. Slowly and gradually we would be gaining altitude and with the increase in altitude, we enter into alpine territory and accordingly we would have increasing mountain views. On the way to Manrung, we would find more number of Mani walls and three more crossing of the Budi Gandaki. Finally we will reach at Lho where we will stay overnight.
Day 10: Lho to Samagaon (3517m)
Today, we will be resuming the trek with a steep descent and a crossing of yet another rock-strewn torrent called Thusang Khola. You will realize that Manaslu and Himalchuli dominate the entire landscape. Then on, across the glacier-fed Numla Khola, the valley drops away to a moraine while we follow the ancient trans-Himalayan trail now a just very few kilometers from Tibet. We then reach at Samagaon. Samagaon (3390m) is one of the classic Lama settlements in the region with monatery and mani walls and all things totally Tibetan.
Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3738m)
Today will be a rest and acclimatization day in Samagaon. You can have an optional hike to Punggyen Gompa or the day can be spent immersing oneself in the daily life of Sama Gompa.
Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4480m)
Today’s walk starts easily enough. We cross Budhi Gandaki for a final time and pause at the old stone wall of mani inscriptions bidding us well for progress over the pass. The trail gradually rises through juniper and tundra with a viewpoint overlooking the Larkya La Glacier. Further climb will bring us to memorably Spartan Larkya Rest House. We now reach at Dharmashala (4460m) for our overnight stay.
Day 13: Acclimatization day
Today, we will have full-day acclimatization at Dharmashala. We can explore the surrounding areas of Dharmashala today and stay here tonight.
Day 14: Dharmasala to Bhimtang (3890m) the day of Larky La Pass (5113m)
An early morning start is needed for what is to be a particularly tough and extended day. We start at approx. 4 am to avoid gale force wind which usually gains in strength after mid-day at the pass. After a long gradual climb alongside a moraine, we make a short descent to a glacial lake and reach the head of the moraine (4700m) which we cross to climb to the ridge top. Four frozen lakes lie below and then it is up to the crest of the Larkya La (5100m). The reward for these difficult trekking conditions is brilliant westerly views of Himlung Himal, Kangurru and Annapurna II as well as the looming omnipresence of Manaslu. Well, the descent is hardly any easier; we drop around 650m in less than an hour. Our trail then levels off onto yak pastures before finally reaching Bimtang (3590m), a collection of typical summer kharkas.
Day 15: Bhimtang to Tilje (3010m)
Now, the toughest days on the trail are behind us. We descend through meadows and through pine and rhododendron forest to reach Hampuk and then after dropping further following the course of the Dudh Khola we arrive at Karche and then onto the village of Gho. Keeping the west bank of the river, the afternoon is one of the gradual descents to the Gurung Settlement of Tilije which has a certain notoriety for apply brandy. We stay overnight in Tilije (2300m) at local lodge.
Day 16: Tilje to Tal (1725m)
Trek goes along the Dudh Khola, a tributary of the Marsyangdi River, before arriving at the confluence in Dharapani. From here, we will continue on to Tal where the river appears as a lake. We will stay at Tal tonight.
Day 17: Tal to Syange (1175m)
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Syange where we stay overnight.
Day 18: Syange to Besisahar (825m)
Today, we follow the trail downstream to Besisahar. We pass through the picturesque villages, forests and mountain views. We will stay at Besisahar tonight.
Day 19: Besisahar to Kathmandu by road service.
After completing this wonderful Manaslu Trek, we today drive back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, in the evening, we will enjoy our farewell dinner party.
Day 20: Final Departure
Today, after having breakfast, we will accompany you to the airport for the returning flight. We bid you farewell at the airport hoping to see you again!
- Pick up & drop off at arrival and departure to/from Kathmandu Airport
- 2 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Trekking Entry permit
- TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner during trek
- Accommodation during the trek
- Flight for you and guide to Kathmandu-Lukla- Kathmandu
- Road transportation
- Emergency rescue arrangement (Makes sure your insurance will cover it)
- Insurance for guide & porter that includes their emergency rescue
- Necessary equipment for guide & porter
- First aid kits
The cost includes:
- All airport and hotel transfers
- hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast,bed and guesthouse accommodation and full meal during the trek
- Farewell dinner
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley and entrance fees
- Domestic flights to and from Lukla and airport departure taxes
- An experienced trekking guide, assistant trek leader and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- Pure Vision Adventure duffel bag, and trekking map
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
Services not included:
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Hotel for more than 2 nights in Kathmandu
- Alcohol and any drinks on trek
- Hot shower and washing.
- Tips for guide and porter
- All expenses of a personal nature e.g. toilet paper, medicines, confectionery etc
- Nepal entry visa fee
The cost excludes:
- Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters.
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