Manaslu Trek (17 Days) 17 Days

Trip Code : DH/T-02
Duration : 17 Days

Overview

Situated in the Gorkha District, Manaslu (also known as Kutang) with its 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is one of the most famous destinations due to its physical scenery, rich local heritage and biological diversity, the sensational mountain vistas, fascinating culture and biological diversity, elevations from 600 to 5200 meter of the remote region. This region has recently been de-restricted and opened to international tourism. Lies in the lap of Gorkha, near a Tibetan border Manaslu offers us the breathtaking Himalayas such as; Mount Manaslu (8163 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal Range, and others breathtaking snow-capped peaks. the major attraction of this trek is the Larkya Pass (5125 m), which also offers you a breathtaking view from the top of Larkya Pass. Trekking through the beautiful Budi Gandaki Valley with the mountain people settlement make this trek worth visiting.

The meaning of this mountain comes from its name, which means “Mountain of the spirit”, originates from the Sanskrit word Manasa, implies “intellect” or “soul”. Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu who were members of a Japanese excursion climbed first time on Manaslu on 9 May 1959. That is why some British consider that Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain. It is one of the enthralling trekking mountains and also it is extremely rich in natural beauty and cultural heritage. It offers a variety of adventure trekking options for trekkers.  We start the trek from the fascinating old city of Gorkha, the antique kingdom of the Shah Dynasty that has a mixed Buddhist and Hindu culture.
 
During the way of Manaslu, trekkers will get a chance to views some of the magnificent Mountains such as; Himalchuli, Shringi, Langpo, Ngadi Chuli, and Saula, including the majestic Mt. Manaslu. furthermore, they will also see its glacial lakes, Waterfalls, and various floras, and faunas. The most interesting things about this trek are close interactions with the native ethnic groups living around the routes which provide a great opportunity to augments multi-cultures insights in the trekkers.
 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Walk through a typical mountain village with beautiful rhododendron forest.
  • Visit the famous town Gorkha.
  • Long walk up through the Budi Gandaki Valley.
  • Charming views of Manaslu and surrounding Himalayan range.
  • Long walk up through the Budi Gandaki Valley.
  • Traditional village lifestyle and unique culture.
  • Terraces of crop fields.
  • Breathtaking views of the Glaciers, The Mountains, and Landscape.
  • Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola

Itenarary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu


Warmly, welcome to Kathmandu, charming and glamorous city which is immersed in primeval temples and traditions. Fused with lively markets and the bustle of the spice sellers and traders, Kathmandu city with its exhilarating attraction will captivate you and you won’t forget it ever and never!  You’ll be met with Nepal Guide info (Nepal Planet Treks) at the airport and he/she will guide you and moved you to your hotel.

In the afternoon, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the free streets and markets in Thamel. It depends on the area where you will stay and in the evening we’ll have a delicious dinner at a native restaurant that represents Nepalese culture.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Tour


The next day, you need to be well-prepared for the trek. Before going for the trek you need to make your special permit for a Manaslu conversation trek and famous places of Kathmandu valley so you should give your original passport to your tour guide. He/ She will make it and will take you around Kathmandu Valley to show its background, history, religious temples, monasteries and many more major places of the valley.

Day 3: Jeep to Soti Khola (800m) 8-9-hour drive


Your travel starts from the third day you need to take a private vehicle like Jeep or local bus and drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha region of Nepal. You need to continue around 8 to 9 hours’ drive through small villages and bustling bazaars, then you will arrive in the settlement of Seti Khola in the Bhuri Gandaki Valley. There you will spend a night in a tea house with a guide, guest, and Porters.

Day 4: Seti Khola to Machha Khola (890m)


In the 4th day, you will start your trek from Bhuri Gandaki River towards its point of origin. Then you will pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach beautiful Arkhat River. From this river, you will slowly drive towards the wonderful Gurung Village of Labubesi and through along the Seti River (an ideal place to take a freshwater bath), until we reach the village of Machha Khola. There you will spend overnight in a local guesthouse. This guest house will provide you with a good hospitality.

Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m)


On the fifth day, early in the morning after having breakfast, you will follow the gorge and continue up the river. On the way, you can see and enjoy Langur monkeys usually playing above in the jungle. Finally, you will reach the large Gurung villages and stay over there the whole night in the famous Jagat Guesthouse and have a cultural Gurung food.

Day 6: Jagat to Deng (1800m)


After having a pleasing night in the Jagat guesthouse, your journey will begin to climb a rocky ridge from where you can view wonderful Sringi Himal (7187m). And then you will Continue your trek through gorgeous fields of maize, potato, and millet before entering the Nupri ( the Western Mountains) through bamboo forests you will reach Buddhist Village. Then in the sixth night, you will stay in Deng guesthouse of this village with amazing local dinner.

Day 7: Deng to Namrung (2660m)


On the seventh day, you will get the chance to see numerous stunning Tibetan mani walls which are knottily hand-carved stone walls with Buddhist scriptures. You will continue your trek by weaving in and out of canyons then you will enter into an unimaginative colorful forest of firs, oaks, and rhododendrons ( national flower of Nepal) before reaching in the Namrung. Finally, on the 7th night, you will stay at Namrung which place is very famous for best viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal as well as Mt. Himalchuli.

Day 8: Namrung to Lho Gham (3180m)


You will continue your trek and during your journey, you will see a first stunning glimpse of Manaslu and also many locals dress in traditional Tibetan clothes called chubas. Then you will stay overnight in the best and famous guest house in Lhogham.

Day 9: Lhogham to Samagaon (3,530m)


On the 9th day, you will have a short trek that allows you to enjoy the spectacular mountain views and you will be refresh with gully of mosses and rhododendron flower over the mountain. Samagaon is situated at the altitude of 3530m.you will reach in the Samagaon and you will spend the whole night over there.

Day 10: Accommodation Day at Samagaon


Samagaon is the perfect place for the rest because of its wonderful altitude. And also Manaslu Base Camp and Pungent Gompa are the wonderful places for the magnificent views of the glacier, lake and awesome mountain from all viewpoints. In this day, you will start your Trekking early in the morning, during your journey you will get the chance to enjoy greenery forest. You need to walk around 4 to 5 hours to reach Manaslu Base camp. During your journey, you will see Glacier Lake and Birendra Tal where you will enjoy with the fresh ice water in the BirendraTal and you will also enjoy snowcapped peaks and finally, you will reach a large beautiful village of Samagaon. Then after you will make a short trek throughout the beautiful forest where you will get an opportunity to discover the Gompa that was destroyed by the avalanche during the winter of 1953. Then you will stay in Manaslu Base camp whole day and night for the purpose of rest

Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m)


On the 11th day, early in the morning, after having breakfast, you will start your trek from Samagaon to Samdo which is located near a Tibet border. Samdo is situated at the altitude of 3,860m. You need to walk around 5 hours to reach there. During your trek, you will see long Mani wall and Chorten at Kermokharka then you will move down to the Budi Gandaki, where you will see some different animals such as; goats, sheep, and Yaks over there. Most of Samdo resistant are Tibetian traders where you can see some Chinese and Tibetan goods, if you like some goods then you can get them as well. Throughout the journey you will view some of the stunning peaks and then finally you will stay overnight in the beautiful Samdo hotel with traditional food.

Day 12: Samdo to Larkya Phedi or Dharmshala (4480m)


In this day, your destination will be to Larkya Phedi or Dharmshala which is situated at the altitude of 4,480m. You will need to walk around 4 hours to reach the peak of Larkya Phedi or Dharamshala. From where you will get chances to views wonderful Cheo Himal(6820m), Kang Kuru (6981m), Himlung Himal (7126m), Gyagi Kung (7937m), and the greatest Annapurna(7937m). With the pleasing glimpses of different mountains, you will stay overnight in the Larkya Phedi with special food.

Day 13: Larkya Phedi to Bhimthang (3,720m) – Climb the Larkya La (5,100m)


In 13th day, you will start your trek early in the morning before having breakfast because it will be your longer and challenging trek. Even though you will enjoy the scenic environment with fresh air throughout your journey, not only that, you do get chances to see clear and close Himalayan views. When you will reach in the pick of Larkya La, then you will view wonderful Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Gyajj Kung, Guru and beautiful Annapurna II. After your awesome sightseeing, you will again return back to Bimthang and you will stay whole night in the best tea house in Bimthang.      

Day 14: Bumthang to Tilje (2,300m)


In the 14th day, you will have a breakfast early in the morning and you will start your trek down toward Tilje, where you will pass through a spectacular forest of impressive pin trees, and beautiful Rhododendrons flowers along with numerous minor villages. There you will also see Manaslu views and then you will continue your trek down towards Dudh (milk) Khola, where you will see more agricultural landscape until you will reach the village of Tilje. Finally, you will stay the 14th night of your trek in the village of Tilje.

Day 15: Tilje – Chamche (1,410m)


On this day, you will trek From the Tilje to Chamche which is situated at the altitude of 1,410m and finally, it is your last trekking day. During your trek, you will cross a bridge of Dudh Khola and you will continue your treks throughout the Karte Village with the beautiful scenario. And then you will head towards Dharapani, there you will enjoy in the Marsyandi Khola which is one of the most famous Khola of Nepal and finally you will end your trek by making your last way to the well-trodden trail of the Annapurna Circuit. Then you will stay overnight in the Tiliji hotel and celebrate your success in completing the Manaslu Circuit.

Day 16: Jeep or Local Bus drive to Kathmandu


Unfortunately, it is the ending day of your adventure trek. In this day, you will have a breakfast early in the morning then you will hire a private Jeep or a local bus in which you will feel comfortable, then you will make your way to the Kathmandu with the beautiful experience of Manaslu circuit.

Day 17: Depart for Home


When you will arrive in the Kathmandu valley, Save Himalaya Trek's  group will provide you with all the services and prepare for the final departure. A representative will help you to reach the final destination.

What's included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by a private tourist vehicle.
  • All meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
  • Guest house accommodations during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms.
  • Local Save Himalaya Trek’s licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • All Land Transportations, to and from the trek. (Flight is optional)
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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This package doesn't include your personal insurance you should have travel insurance covering emergency evacuation.

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