Manaslu trekking or Trekking in Manaslu is challenging, controlled / restricted trekking trail lies on western central part of the Nepal & assemble with a part of the Great Himalayan trails. Manaslu trek is less trodden trekking in Nepal and opened in 1991 AD for foreigners. Mt. Manaslu 8163m is eight tallest mountains in the world. Trekking in Manaslu manifest the sensational mountain panorama, fascinating culture ,beautiful landscape, biological diversity with fantastic Himalayan views of Annapurna Himalayan range, Himalchuli (7,893m), Shringi (7,187m) Ngadi Chuli (7,871m) and Ganesh Himal (7604m) & one of the Nepal’s last Himalayan jewels. Manaslu trekking is known as Manaslu circuit trekking required special trekking permit & minimum two person required through the government registered Nepal trekking agency. Nepal Manaslu treks take to you heart of the Manaslu region & touch the Annapurna circuit trekking route. Now a days Manaslu Larkya la pass trekking can do tea house / Lodge trekking but trekkers may join camping / tented trekking as per choice. Manaslu larkya pass (5135m) is highest point of Manaslu trekking tour. Autumn & Spring season is best time trekking in Manaslu but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per travelers wish and holiday frame.
Manaslu circuit trekking commence Arughat Bazaar Gorkha after 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Himalaya Journey Trekking guide led you through the beautiful valley of Machhakhola Jagat Dang Namrung samagaun & finally reach to Larkya la pass then descend Bhimtang Dharapani Beshishar & drive back to Kathmandu. Minimum three weeks holidays required for Manaslu circuit trekking but we HJT arrange customized trekking service as per trekker’s wish and holiday frame. Manaslu region has four different options ( Lower Manaslu trekking, Manaslu tsum valley trekking, Tsum valley trekking, Manaslu Rupinala pass trekking) among them Manaslu Larke pass trekking is most popular trekking route in Manaslu region. Around Manaslu trekking take you heart of the Manaslu trekking trails & Annapurna trekking route with fantastic 3 above 8000m mountains Dhaulagiri, Manalsu & Annapurna I. Manaslu trekking trekking take to you two high Himalayan mountains of Manaslu & Annapurna region.
Manaslu trekking itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1334m), transfer Hotel, Manaslu trekking / Manaslu circuit trekking briefing with officially arrangments. overnight at kathmandu.
Day 02: After breakfast, excursion or sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with own activities & prepare for the Manaslu trekking because this day is required to make Manaslu special trekking permit with original passport. Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 03: Kathmandu – Arughat 525m, 1722ft
Early morning, drive to Arughat, 7/8 hours by bus or jeep through the beautiful landscape. Arughat is the biggest market in the area for local trade, at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Explore the surrounding area. After getting there we trek heads to the north along Budhi Gandaki River and we pass the villages of Santi Bazar, Arukhet and ascend slowly toward Kyoropani near the confluence of Soti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We walk 3-4 hours today. We stay overnight in lodge at Soti Khola.
Day 04: Arughat – Sotikhola 710m, 2329ft.
Our first day of trek heads to the north along Budhi Gandaki River and we pass the villages of Santi Bazar, Arukhet and ascend slowly toward Kyoropani near the confluence of Soti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We walk 6 hours today. We stay overnight at Soti Khola.
Day 05: Sotikhola – Macha Khola 887m, 2919ft.
We head to Machha Khola, 5-6 hours walking. The trail descends slowly until we climb again to mountain ridge to Armala. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy riverbed of Budhi Gandaki. Stay there overnight in lodge at Macha Khola.
Day 06: Macha Khola - Jagat 1345m, 4412ft.
We walk continue to Jagat, 7-8 hours walking. In the beginning we cross Machha River and head upstream along the river´s edge. After crossing Khorla besi, there is a hot spring “Tatopani". The trail follows woody area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. Stay overnight in lodge at Jagat.
Day 07: Jagat – Dang 1960m, 6430ft.
Trek to Dang, 8 hours walk, ascend a rocky ridge up to Salleri then to Setibas. We have lunch at Filim today; the trail enters a steep uninhabited gorge and descends through grassy slopes dotted with tall Pine trees via Budhi Gandaki. Further on, the tiny village Deng comes after crossing a bamboo forest and Dang Khola. Stay overnight in lodge at Deng.
Day 08: Dang – Namrung 2700m, 8858ft.
We walk today to Namrung 4/5 hours walking. The trail crosses over Budhi Gandaki enters woods then it climbs up to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trek climbs over a big rock, continues up through deep fir and rhododendron forest, and then enters Namrung at the crest. Stay overnight in lodge at Namrung.
Day 09: Namrung – Samagaun 3520m, 11546ft.
We head to Sama Gompa 7/8 hours walking. We follow to Nupri region; the trail passes Barcham and crosses Himan Khola and reaches to Shyo. The trail then follows to Lho and drops down across Damonan Khola. Ascend again to a plateau at Shyo. Crossing a ridge the trail descends onto a rock - strewn moraine and goes onto a ridge overlooking pastures and fields of Sama Gaon. The Sama Gompa is nestled against a wooded moraine at the end of the valley. We stay overnight in lodge at Sama Gaon.
Day 10: Acclimatization Day
Rest days to get physically acclimatized. We can spend the day exploring surroundings such as, Birendra Taal (lake), Buddhist monasteries, Samagaun, a big Tibetan cultured community and a side trip to Pun Gyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp but this both side trips requires almost a full day for each. We will see a marvelous view of Manaslu. Stay overnight at same place.
Day 11: Samagaun - Samdo 3860m, 12402 ft.
We trek to Samdo 3-4 hours walk, as trail widens we walk through juniper and birch forest. The trail passes several Mani walls and a stone hut at Kermo Kharka. The trail then climbs steeply to find Samdo nestle behind a ridge.
Day12: Samdo – Larke Rest home/Dharmasaala 4460m, 14532ft.
We trek to Larke rest house 4 hours walking. We go further on to Larke La. The trail forwards and climbs in and out of the gorge and reaches the only shelter on the route to the pass, Larke Rest House. Stay there overnight in lodge at Samdo.
Day 13: Larke Rest Homes – Bimtang 3750m, 12300ft.
After having an early breakfast we start the trek at 06:00AM today. The trail reaches at the top of the moraine at 4,700m. (15,420ft) and climbs steeply to the pass at 5,135m/16,847ft. with the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6826m), Gyaji Kang, Kangaru Himal (6981m) and Annapurna 2nd (7937m). from the top of Larke Pass then the trail descends to Bimtang “Plain of Sand" in Tibetan Language. This huge valley surrounded by high peaks. Stay there overnight in lodge at Bimtang.
Day 14: Bimtang – Dharapaani 1963m, 6438ft.
6 hours walk down to Dharapaani. Trail continues through the fields, oak and rhododendron forest and reaches to Tilche (a Gurung village) and cross a suspension bridge at Tilche over Dudh Khola then descend to Dharapaani. Stay there overnight in lodge at Dharapani.
Day 15: Dharapaani – Jagat 1300m, 4264ft.
Walk 5/6 hours. Trek down through the steepest part of the Marsyangdi Gorge. Stay there overnight in lodge at Jagat.
Day16 : Jagat - Ngadi 967m, 3171ft.
walk 5-6 hours down to the Ngadi, Trail continues through the fields, oak and rhododendron forest, reach Ghermu phat where you will have lunch then trail flat and descend to Ngadi. ovenight at Ngadi.
Day 17: Ngadi - Beshishar 823m /2699ft
walk 4-5 hours. trail continue flat and descend to Bulubule where you will have lunch and after two hours walk will reach Besishar then by bus drive back to Kathmandu. Drive approximately 5-6 hours . overnight at Kathmandu
Day 18: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour
After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.
Day 19: After breakfast, relaxing or shopping with own activities then our representative will drip to you Kathmandu International airport forward journeys or As you have time for Nepal will arrange accordingly such as Chitwan jungle safari tour, Lumbini Pokhara Nagarkot tour , Rafting etc.
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- Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
- Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
- Kathmandu Arughat bazaar overland transportation by private jeep as mentioned in itinerary
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
- Trekking accomodation in Tea house / Lodge entire the manaslu trekking as mentioned in itinerary
- Required trekking porter/sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking. ( two person will get one trekking porter ( 1 porter carry 30 kg as per rule and regulation of Nepal workers Union )
- Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
- Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
- Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
- Manaslu speicial trekking permit
- Manaslu conservation area project ( MCAP permit)
- Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP permit)
- Besishar to Kathmandu overland transportation by bus as mentioned in itinerary
- Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary
- Kathmandu valley tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
- All program as mentioned in itinerary
- Overland transportation
- Trekking guide both way flight ticket
- Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide, and porters)
- Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
- Airport drop
- Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
- International flight ticket
- Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
- Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal - approx. US$ 24. al equipments
- High risk medical insurance
- Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
- Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
- Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
- Nepal Visa Fee
- Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
- Purely personal nature expenses
- Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).
Manaslu Trekking Equipments
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Trekking Hat, cat
- Trekking woollen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
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Manaslu trekking is controlled trekking destination in western part of Nepal categorized as strenuous trekking can do with in 2 weeks in Tea house / Camping trekking but good physical fitness is required as well as minimum two person required to obtain special Manaslu trekking permit as per government rule and regulation thourgh legal Nepal trekking Agency. Manaslu trekking offer 3 above 8000m mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Manaslu 8163m & Mt. Annapurna I 8091m with 14 snowy capped mountains of three different Himalayan region.