Manaslu Trekking

Manaslu trekking

Manaslu trekking is one of the newly introduce trekking in Nepal. This is located in the western part of Nepal. Likewise, it lies in mansari himal which is part of Nepal Himalayas. Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the word. First of all, this route is opened for trekking in 1992. This manaslu mountain is in the east of Annapurna Himalayan range. Manaslu circuit trek is restricted area in Nepal. This trek is controlled by Nepal government. People need special permits from government to visit these sites. Similarly, visit in this trek you need to take permits from government authorized company.  Finally, Nepalese government only permitted this area in 1991.These trekking trails follow ancient salt routes.

Finally, manaslu is first climbed in 1956 by members of Japanese group. It is known that British always consider Everest as their mountain. Likewise, manaslu has been always a Japanese mountain. Manaslu Trekking begins with the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. Swyambhunath, Pashupatinath  and Bouddhanath are places where people visit. This all are declared by UNESCO in list of world heritage site. The next day we begin from driving on jeep to Arughat or possibly sotikhola. Trekking in manaslu region provides you the chances of getting the stunning views of Mt manaslu (8163 m).

Furthermore, manaslu area have chance to observe the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region. The highest point in trek is larkya la pass. It is uniquely impressive pass crossing the Himalaya. This is made keeping in mind about the altitude and importance of acclimatization. In Addition, Magic Himalaya introduce manaslu trekking and providing government permits. By this way, we provide you a golden chances to know about this region. Natural beauty, culture, landscapes, and traditions are the things people can see here. In conclusion, we will request you to travel Nepal without delay. Furthermore, it will help to find out why magic Himalaya for Nepal travel.

Short Itinenary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,300m/4264 ft] [note: (B) =breakfast, (L) =lunch, (D) =dinner]

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to sotikhola ([710m/2328 ft] 10 hours drive)

Day 3: soti khola to maccha khola [900m/2952 FT]:6-7 hours walk.

Day 4: machha khola-jagat [1410 m/4625 ft]:6-7 hrs.

Day 5: Jagat to deng[1804m/5917 ft] 6-7 hrs.

Day 6: deng-namrung [2630m/8626ft):6-7 hrs.

Day 7: Namrung –samagaon([3530 m/11578 ft]:6-7 hrs.)

Day 8: Rest day, 6-7 hours of exploration.

Day 9: Samagoan –samdo[3860 m/12660 ft]:4-5 hours.
Day 10: Rest day in samdo

Day 11: Samdo – dharamsala/larkya base camp. [4460 m/14,628 ft]:4-5 hours.

Day 12: Dharamsala-larkya la (5160m/16,924ft)-Bimthang (3720m/12201 ft) 8-9 hours walks.

Day 13: Bimthang –Tilije (2300m/7544 ft):5-6 hours

Day 14: tilije-jagat (1300 m/4264 ft):7-8 hours

Day 15: jagat to kathmandu10 hour drive

Day 16: rest day in Kathmandu:

Day 17: final departure

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu [1,300m/4264 ft] [note: (B) =breakfast, (L) =lunch, (D) =dinner]
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, magic Himalaya treks and expeditions will arrange you to pick you up from the airport. You will be transferred you to hotel in thamel. You can either visit magic Himalaya treks in thamel or take rest at your hotel room during the late afternoon. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be served to you in a traditional nepali restaurant where you will be able to enjoy nepali food and nepali cultural programs. Overnight in Kathmandu, Included meal: Dinner (D)

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to sotikhola ([710m/2328 ft] 10 hours drive)
We set off early today fro sotikhola,during the drive, we enjoys views of Nepalese countryside along with mountain sceneries. we will be driving on a paved road from Kathmandu to dhading Bensi ,district headquarter of dhading(1050m) but the drive from dhading bensi to arughat will be on rough road. after reaching arughat we will drive further to soti khola. Overnight stay in soti khola (B,L,D)

Day 3: soti khola to maccha khola [900m/2952 FT]:6-7 hours walk.
Today we will trek on a beautiful sal forests and some villages and climb above huge rapids on the budhi gandaki. we then reach khursane upon which the rocky trail waves its up and down ,past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the gurung village of labubensi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the budhi gandaki meanders among over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach machha khola village. Overnight in machha khola (B, L, D)

Day 4: machha khola-jagat [1410 m/4625 ft]:6-7 hrs.
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 hot spring in tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge then cross the budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. at this juncture, we climb over another ridge ,then cross the budhi gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this junction, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the yaru khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to tharo bharyang. After you will reach jagat we will stay in jagat. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Jagat to deng[1804m/5917 ft] 6-7 hrs.
We begin today trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to salleri and then descend to sirsibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to ghatta khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in philim, a large gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trails as it crosses millet fields to ekle bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the budhi gandaki,then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the deng khola. Upon crossing khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in deng (B, L, D)

Day 6: deng-namrung [2630m/8626ft):6-7 hrs.
After a brief walk beyond deng, we cross the budhi gandaki and climb to rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from bhi, then head west up the budhi gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forests and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to ghap .even through there is another route, we take the route through prok village .prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of siringi himal. We further cross the budi gandaki several times today and come across several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through dense forests. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forests become less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung (B, L, D)

Day 7: Namrung –samagaon([3530 m/11578 ft]:6-7 hrs.)
Namrung village is a good viewpoint for siring and ganesh himal and from the village one can also see MT.himal chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach lihi,a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and cross the side valley of simnang himal with ganesh himal always close by. We further pass through sho,lho and shyala village before reaching same village. We enjoy the best view of manaslu from lho village and also explore the famous ribung gompa. In 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 ends stands ganesh himal. Today’s journeys ends in a village called samagaon. Where we spend the nights.(B,L,D)

Day 8: Rest day, 6-7 hours of exploration.
We spend the day at samagaon both for rest and acclimatization .today, we get acquainted with rich Sherpa culture. we enjoy the sights 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 glaciers. it is named after manaslu, pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese come back a year later they met 1959. Overnight in samagaon (B, L, D)

Day 9: Samagoan –samdo[3860 m/12660 ft]:4-5 hours.
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 mini walls as the valley begins to 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 the stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find samdo. Overnight in samdo(B,L,D)

Day 10: Rest day in samdo.
This is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. There is two options for us today. The option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the samdo village. This hike will take us to one of the trades passes to Tibet for excellent views of mt manaslu along with other Himalayan range including simrang, hiunchuli,ngadi, larkye peak.cheo and possibly kang guru behind the pass enroute to these viewpoints we pass many seasonal herding settlements called doksas and sight some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal),Lammergeyer and Himalayan griffin soaring high above us. Another options for today could be a trip to the gha la (‘large pass’) to the north of samdo ,a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. But, this is a rather longer hike (whole day) and hence could be a little tiring. Overnight in samdo (B, L, D)

Day 11: Samdo – dharamsala/larkya base camp. [4460 m/14,628 ft]:4-5 hours.
Even today we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over budhi 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 houde (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 dharamashala (B, L, D)

Day 12: Dharamsala-larkya la (5160m/16,924ft)-Bimthang (3720m/12201 ft) 8-9 hours walks.
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of 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 view of humlung himal,cheo himal,kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual than 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 (B, L, D)

Day 13: Bimthang –Tilije (2300m/7544 ft):5-6 hours
From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt Manaslu, lamjung himal, himlung himal and cheao himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture (sangure kharka) followed by bridge over dudh khola. We walk through rhodendrons forests and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at karche, 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. the trail comes off the ridge in a big sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580 m. a short distance beyond is the village of gho. Due to yesterdays tirednesswe might take an overnight rest at gho but better lodges are available at tilije,so we stay at Tiliji. Overnight in tiliji village (B, L, D)

Day 14: tilije-jagat (1300 m/4264 ft):7-8 hours
We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over dudh koshi and climb up through a chorten-shapped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the thonje village. At the village we go through a police checkpoint and continue to dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from dharapani. Further down, we come cross karte village and walk straight to jagat. You will pass tal and chamche on the way to jagat. Stay Overnight in jagat. (B, L, D)

Day 15: jagat to kathmandu10 hour drive
Drive on jeep to besisahar in an early morning after breakfast. After lunch in besisahar we will drive to Kathmandu. (B, L, D)

Day 16: rest day in Kathmandu:
Today we will walk around some markets and some places around thamel. We will do some shopping. In the evening visit the magic Himalaya treks office. In the evening we will be enjoying the farewell dinner together. (B)

Day 17: Final departure
This is the time to say bye from the mountainous country and is the end day of your trip to Himalayas. About the three hours before you flight you will be taking off you will be taken to airport for final departure. On the way back to home you will have a plenty of time to think about your trip to manaslu trekking with Magic Himalaya Treks and expeditions.

Cost Include

1. Annapurna conservation permits.
2. Manaslu trekking map.
3. Full board plan (breakfast lunch, dinner) provided during trekking.
4. Hotel on bed and breakfast plan during Kathmandu stay and pokhara stay.
5. An experienced license holder guide and required porters. (1 porter for two trekker and there will be 1 assistant guide for more than six trekkers.) .
6. International and domestic pick up/drop.
7. Medical kit box and required medicine for the trek.
8. Jeep to Kathmandu arughat-soti khola and jagat to Kathmandu.
9. Trekking equipment like down jacket, duffels bag will be provided.
10. Special permits for manaslu trekking.
11: All necessary transportation during sightseeing.
12: Food, drinks, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, accommodations and local tax for guides and porters.
13. All government tax and vat.
14. Welcome and farewell dinner with us.

Cost Exclude

1. Your travel insurance.

2. Your international flights and departure tax.

3. Any expenses of personal nature.

4.Tips for guide and porters.

5. Nepal entry visa fee.

6. Any kinds for bar bills (alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.)

7. Rescue operation in case of emergency.

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Cost Strat from - USD on Request
Trip Duration: 17 days
Max. Altitude: 5213m
Minimum Altitude: 580m
Grade: Strenuous
Activities: Trekking,Hiking,sightseeing
Accommodation: Lodges/Tea houses/hotel
Meals: all kinds of western food and local food.
Transportation: car/jeep
Trek Departure: any time on season
Group Size: minimum 1 Person
Best season: september -November,March -May
Available Time: every day on season

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