Manaslu Trek

Activity Manaslu Trek

Lowest Altitute 606 m

Highest Altitute 5135 m

Diffuculty Moderate

Duration 14 Days

Best Season March-May, September-November

Cost $ 796 / Person

Group size 1 to 50

Manaslu trek is trekking in the untamed Manaslu region, famed as Shangri la of Nepal that leads you through numerous rich timberlands of blooming rhododendron trees and snow covered vegetation. Manaslu region nestled between Annapurna mountain and Langtang valley is less trodden trekking region taken as alternative to crowded Everest Base Camp and Annapurna region trek furnishing sensational beauty of crafted art and architectures like stupa, mani stones, monasteries along with natural diversity comprising of spectacular sights of snowy mountains like Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang with world’s eighth highest mountain Manaslu, and green pastures, swinging bridges hanging over deep gorges, emerald torrents and many more.  Manaslu trek is as pristine as Annapurna cicuit trek was 30 years ago and is appropriate for novice trekkers as well as adventurers to indulge in natural beauties.

Manaslu mesmerizing trek, starts from Arughat after 7 hours’ drive from Kathmandu where first part of trek moves through rain forest and tropical vegetation and takes you to the maximum height of 5167 meters from sea level passing through culturally elevated villages inhabited by ethnic community Gurung and Magar, rice fields, verdant land that appeals your sensation during every moments of trek to make trekking awesome. Trek to remote and countryside region Manaslu bestows chance to enjoy changing scenario from sub-tropical wilderness to snowcapped forests as you follow uphill trail from Sotikhola along with insight into Tibetan Buddhist cultures exploring Buddhist temples with in scripted mani walls, architecture and blending with friendly local people.

Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuvan International airport and transferred to the hotel by private vehicle.


Day 02: Enchanting journey to Sotikhola from Kathmandu on seven hours’ drive

We depart Kathmandu following downhill curves of Prithvi Highway on the first part of the day and head towards SotiKhola for overnight stay.


Day 03: Soti Khola to Macchi Khola

We begin our trek from Soti Khola following the flat trail along Budhi Gandaki river coast perceiving a breathtaking glimpse of green hills, pretty waterfall. We pass numerous villages and cross Sal, Chilaune and other vegetation forests on our way to Macchi Khola.


Day 04: Macchi Khola to Jagat 

We head to Khola Besi crossing Machha khola walking on narrow trail through a hot water spring commonly known as TatoPani. We pass the first Cantilever Bridge of Nepal and numerios suspension bridges, beautiful waterfalls wandering on trail lining on coast of Budhi Gandaki river on our way to Jagat from Machhakhola.


Day 05: Jagat to Deng(Enter Restricted Area)

We climb rocky ridge up to Salleri then move down to Sirdibas. Then, pass through pine, rhododendron forest walking on flat leveled and easy path to arrive at Deng; beautiful village renowned for food like potatoes, buck, wheat and many more.


Day 06: Deng to Namrung

We proceed our journey crossing Budhi Gandaki river to climb uphill path that passes waterfall, stream till we reach Shringi Khola then finally we arrive at Ghap; beautiful village residing on Tibetan areas.

We cross Budhi Gandaki river to enter into alpine territory for fabulous mountain views then we climb upward till we reach Namrung.


Day 07: Namrung to Lho Gaun 

 We follow flat steadily uphill trail that passes Tibetan village Sho from Namrung to find ourselves at Lho Gaun for overnight stay with a beautiful and mesmerizing view of Mount Manasulu for the first time during your trek.


Day 08: Lho Gaun to Samagaon

We head to Samagaon with eye catching glimpse of peak 29 following the path that runs right bank of the river.


Day 09: Visit around Samagaun and Trek to Punging Gumba or Manasalu Base Camp

Rest day at Samagaon; beautiful and tranquil village surrounded mountains, for acclimatization. We visit a beautiful Lake called Birendra taal and Punging Gumba or Manasulu Base Camp as per your desire.


Day 10: Samagaun to Samdo

We leave Samagaon climbing gently uphill path that passes windy valley to arrive at Samdo located on alpine zone near the Tibetan border for overnight stay. If the Physical condition is all well we can also climb samdo peak.


Day 11: Samdo to Dharmasala

We follow gently upward serpentine trail crossing wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki river towards Dharmasala residing on Larkya la Phedi. We stay overnight in Dharmasala with the view of the mountain larke Peak and the backside of Manasalu.


Day 12: Dharmasala to Larkela Pass to Bhimthan (End of Restricted Area)

We gradually ascend Larkya la pass trekking on the rocky trail then walk steep downhill crossing pass through rock and ice trail, to arrive at Bimthang for overnight stay. Sometimes, we have to wait for another day to cross pass due to heavy snowing.


Day 13: Bhimthan to Goa or Tilche

We head our journey to Tilche leaving Bhimthan on downhill trail that runs amidst pine and rhododendron forest till we reach Dudh koshi river and finally arrives at Goa or Tilche for Night stay.


Day 14: Trek from Goa or Tilche to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar

After about an hour trek from Goa or Tilche we reach Dharapani and we drive on a jeep (sharing or reserve) to besisahar.


Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist vehicle peeping beauty of green sceneries and rice terrace fields.

Day16: Return Flight

We drive you to the airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.




Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuvan International airport and transferred to the hotel by private vehicle.


Day 02: Enchanting journey to Sotikhola from Kathmandu on seven hours’ drive

We depart Kathmandu following downhill curves of Prithvi Highway on the first part of the day and head towards SotiKhola for overnight stay.


Day 03: Soti Khola to Macchi Khola

We begin our trek from Soti Khola following the flat trail along Budhi Gandaki river coast perceiving a breathtaking glimpse of green hills, pretty waterfall. We pass numerous villages and cross Sal, Chilaune and other vegetation forests on our way to Macchi Khola.


Day 04: Macchi Khola to Jagat 

We head to Khola Besi crossing Machha khola walking on narrow trail through a hot water spring commonly known as TatoPani. We pass the first Cantilever Bridge of Nepal and numerios suspension bridges, beautiful waterfalls wandering on trail lining on coast of Budhi Gandaki river on our way to Jagat from Machhakhola.


Day 05: Jagat to Deng(Enter Restricted Area)

We climb rocky ridge up to Salleri then move down to Sirdibas. Then, pass through pine, rhododendron forest walking on flat leveled and easy path to arrive at Deng; beautiful village renowned for food like potatoes, buck, wheat and many more.


Day 06: Deng to Namrung

We proceed our journey crossing Budhi Gandaki river to climb uphill path that passes waterfall, stream till we reach Shringi Khola then finally we arrive at Ghap; beautiful village residing on Tibetan areas.

We cross Budhi Gandaki river to enter into alpine territory for fabulous mountain views then we climb upward till we reach Namrung.


Day 07: Namrung to Lho Gaun 

 We follow flat steadily uphill trail that passes Tibetan village Sho from Namrung to find ourselves at Lho Gaun for overnight stay with a beautiful and mesmerizing view of Mount Manasulu for the first time during your trek.


Day 08: Lho Gaun to Samagaon

We head to Samagaon with eye catching glimpse of peak 29 following the path that runs right bank of the river.


Day 09: Visit around Samagaun and Trek to Punging Gumba or Manasalu Base Camp

Rest day at Samagaon; beautiful and tranquil village surrounded mountains, for acclimatization. We visit a beautiful Lake called Birendra taal and Punging Gumba or Manasulu Base Camp as per your desire.


Day 10: Samagaun to Samdo

We leave Samagaon climbing gently uphill path that passes windy valley to arrive at Samdo located on alpine zone near the Tibetan border for overnight stay. If the Physical condition is all well we can also climb samdo peak.


Day 11: Samdo to Dharmasala

We follow gently upward serpentine trail crossing wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki river towards Dharmasala residing on Larkya la Phedi. We stay overnight in Dharmasala with the view of the mountain larke Peak and the backside of Manasalu.


Day 12: Dharmasala to Larkela Pass to Bhimthan (End of Restricted Area)

We gradually ascend Larkya la pass trekking on the rocky trail then walk steep downhill crossing pass through rock and ice trail, to arrive at Bimthang for overnight stay. Sometimes, we have to wait for another day to cross pass due to heavy snowing.


Day 13: Bhimthan to Goa or Tilche

We head our journey to Tilche leaving Bhimthan on downhill trail that runs amidst pine and rhododendron forest till we reach Dudh koshi river and finally arrives at Goa or Tilche for Night stay.


Day 14: Trek from Goa or Tilche to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar

After about an hour trek from Goa or Tilche we reach Dharapani and we drive on a jeep (sharing or reserve) to besisahar.


Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist vehicle peeping beauty of green sceneries and rice terrace fields.

Day16: Return Flight

We drive you to the airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.




Cost Included

- One well trained and professional guide.

- The airport picks up and drop up.

- Insurance, food, accommodation, and fees for porter and guide for the whole trek.

- Rescue help.

- First aid and medical for guide and porter.

- All government TAX and VAT.

- Restricted area permit for 7days $100 per person included.

- Manaslu conservation area permit $30 included.

- Annapurna conservation area permit (ACAP) $30 included.

- Travel information Manuel TIMS card $10 included

- All national park and permits

Cost Excluded

- Accommodation, Meals and drinks during the treks and your stay in Nepal.


- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance


-Cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.


- Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.

<p>To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired. Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.) Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary) Duffel Bag Flash Light (Head lamp) Sun glass Water purifier Feet Trekking boots Lightweight sandals Woolen socks (3 pairs) Clothes While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes. Hat (For warmth) Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material Fleece Jacket or pullover Underwear (4 pairs) Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants Gaiters (Optional) Thermal Clothing (As per the Season) Lightweight rain Jacket Warm Gloves or mittens Sports bra Miscellaneous Items Sun block Toilet articles and towel Small Knife First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you) Batteries backup</p> <p>Proper trekking shoes ( Waterproof and snow resistance)- Good one not available in Nepal</p> <p>Sun hat, warm woolen socks &amp; warm cap- can be bought in Nepal for cheap</p> <p>Warm trekking Clothes - Can be bought at cheap cost in Nepal</p> <p>Water purification pills - can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Altitude sickness resistance pills - Can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Down Jacket - can be Rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>Down-Sleeping Bag- Can be rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>personal small trekking bag- can be bought for cheap in Nepal and a duffel bag will be provided to carry your 10 kg up the Himalayas by the porter.</p> <p> <br> </p>

Food

No meals are included on the cost but our staff and guide will help you get access to the best restaurants and hotels in Kathmandu and also help you get access to good organic and healthy meals during your trek. Our sister Agency Everest Trekkers Fuel is also the sole provider of freeze-dry trekking and climbing meals and can be provided to you with small Additional Cost.

Accomodation

You would recommend you accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And recommend you to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during a trek. But the cost does not include any accommodation. Our guide and staff will help you to get access to the best accommodation at the budget value.

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