Nepal Trekking Trail

Manaslu circuit trekking

The word “Manaslu” means “Mountain of the Spirit” in Sanskrit language. Manaslu region is one of the best selections for trekkers which provide variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometers (110 miles), skirts theManaslu Mountain over the pass down to Annapurna.This is one of the most happening and remarkable Himalayan journey that goes across Budi Gandaki, passing stunning valley with astonishing view of Manaslu and crossing the famous Larkya La pass with contrast with Sama region before returning via Marshyangdi. Despite of its grand natural beauty, it receives few trekkers compared to other established trekking route in Annapurna and Everest region.

Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters)
After arriving in Kathmandu representative of Nepal Trekking Trial associate with Actual Himalayan Group will pick up you by our private vehicle and transfer you to the Hotel.
DAY 02: Kathmandu
Sight-seeing around Kathmandu valley which includes the Hindu temple, Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old Stupa) and visit Patan city of fine arts and finally back to hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu
DAY 03: Kathmandu to Arughat
After an early breakfast we'll start our beautiful journey with drive through the beautiful river view & Nepalese countryside to reach at Arughat, Arughat is on the footsteps of Manasalu. It takes about 5 hours (142km) from Kathmandu to reach Arughat, our trek start point. Overnight in Arughat
DAY 04: Arughat-Soti Khola (710m)
After breakfast this morning we will begin our trek by walking from Arughat to Soti khola which takes about 5 hours. Overnight in Soti khola
DAY 05: Soti Khola- Maccha Khola (900m)
After having breakfast we cross the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola
DAY 06: Maccha Khola– Jagat(1410m)
Today, the narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani and Budhi Gandaki. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat
DAY 07: Jagat-Deng 1804m)
Today we begain our trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in Deng
DAY 08: Deng- Ghap (2165m)
Today we will trek from Deng to Ghap which will take about 4 hrs walking. After we pass through some small settlements we ascend to the impressive valley where we can get chance to see prayer stones carved into wayside rocks. It is a sign that we are now in a Buddhist Region. Then we continue our walk by dropping down once more to the river and from there is a short climb to Ghap (2165m). Overnight in Ghap
DAY 09: Ghap- Lho (3180m)
Today we will walk through alpine forests, home to white-faced monkeys with beautiful nature. From Ghap we have a long climb to Namrung, and we pass the Tibetan village of Sho and just above the village we get our first heart taking view of Mt. Manaslu. In Lho we will find mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and a large monastery.
DAY 10: Lho- Samagaon(3530m)
We enjoy extraordianary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Then move to Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where we spend the night. Overnight in samagaon
DAY 11: At Samagaon
We spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, we get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two. Overnight in Samagaon
DAY 12: Samagaon- Samdo (3860m)
Today, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. Overnight in Samdo
DAY 13: Samdo- Dharamsala
Even today, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharmashala
DAY 14: Dharamsala-Lartka La (5213m)-Bimthang (3720m)
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight in Bimthang
DAY 15: Bimthang-Gho (2650m)
Today you will have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Descending through a rhododendron forest and following a trail through a narrow valley, we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. From short distance beyond there is the village of Gho. Overnight in Gho
DAY 16: Gho-Dharapani
Today we cross a wooden bridge back to the northern side of the Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch and past a mani wall to Thonje. At the village of Thonje, we go through checkpoint, and then continue our trek to Dharapani. Overnight in Dharapani
DAY 17: Dharapani-Syange(1080m)
Our trek follows trails used on the first few days of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. Then we will Trek from Dharapani to Syeange climbing up and away from the river and hike through a broad, flat valley to the village of Tal (1,675m), situated at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight in Syange
DAY 18: Syange- Besi Sahar (800m)
After having breakfast we will trek from Syange to Besi Sahar which will take about 7 hours. Overnight in Besisahar
Day 19: Besi Sahar to Kathmandu
After breakfast drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu which will take approximately 7-8 hours. Then transfer to Hotel. Afternoon free at Kathmandu Hotel
Day 20: Departure
A representative from Nepal Trekking Trial will transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with lots of a hope of seeing you again in the future.

Included

  • from airport to hotel and hotel to airport transfer by private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with Buffest breakfast
  • Welcome or farewell dinners (depend up to your arrival and departure time)
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu surface transportation By private vehicle (flight is surcharge )
  • Transportation for Guide and Nepali crews while applicable
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and High Altitude trekking local Sherpa porters to carry your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter maximum weight 20 kg) including their allowance wages ,salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging expenses during a trek
  • Full board meals BLD ( breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek as per available food menu in tea houses/Lodges
  • Three times a cup of tea or coffee during the trek
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek on twin sharing basic (will provide single bedroom where ever available if you traveling solo travelers)
  • Down jacket and trekking Equipment for local Staff
  • Annapurna Conservation area Permit (Acap)
  • Manaslu Conservation area Permit (MCAP)
  • Manaslu restriction area permit
  • TIMS card Permit (Trekkers Information Management System) for responsible tourism and porter protects
  • Basic group medical supplies for normal health problem and injured (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • Medical and health insurance for local crew members
  • All government and local taxes (25% income tax and 13% Vat )

Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee USD25 for 15 days, USD40 for 30 days or if extending your stay USD100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. You will also need a passport photo. The visa fee can be paid in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International flight ticket to arrive in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fee/ monument heritage site fee/ museum fee while sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
  • Excess baggage charges( 15kg allowed ok Kathmandu Lukla flight ) 1kg = $1 USD
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara
  • Horse ridding
  • Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu if early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses ( Telephone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Extra Tea coffee, Snacks, energy chocolates ETC
  • Personal travel and medical insurance and medicine if you using any regular medicine
  • Helicopter evacuation and emergency rescue
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any other items which is not in include section

 

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