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Manaslu trek - (16 days)

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Manaslu trek

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Manaslu Trek - 16 days | Manaslu Trek 16 days Cost / Price: $1254.00 per person
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  • Overview
  • Duration 16 days Days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (14)
    Grade moderate Max Altitude 5160m
    Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation 3*** Best Hotel in Kathmandu.
    Meals Three meals a day and tea/ coffee.
    Transportation Airport pip up Drop private Vehicle until Sotikhola, and from Jagat to Besi Shahar by local Jeep, Besi Shahar to Kathmandu by car.

    The Manaslu Conservation Area, located in Gorkha, Nepal, is home to diverse biodiversity. The Manaslu Trek takes you around the Manaslu Conservation Area, through the absolute most rustic villages, open just through small and thrilling trekking trails. Travel to Sotikhola, a small village that lies on the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. Take trails through forests of Sal, in order to reach the village of MachhaKhola. Additionally, to achieve the villages of Deng, you will go through the forest of bamboo trees. During the Manaslu Trekking, you will witness wonderful views of mountains like the Ganesh Himal and Siring Himal among a few.

    Trek to some of the most rural parts of Nepal, with the Manaslu Trek like the village of Lho, which houses a beautiful Gompa. Through your journey, you will also come across villages that are majorly inhabited by the Gurung community of Nepal. This gives you a chance to collaborate with them and witness their day by day way of life which is implanted with the excellence of their unique culture and customs.

    Trek up to an altitude of 5160m, as you walk through the Larkya La Pass. Journey through steep mountain roads and snowy paths, you will likewise witness the loftiness of snowy peaks very close that makes up for an amazing sight. Likewise, the Manaslu Trek is a one of a kind trail that will take you from Manaslu Conservation Area to the Annapurna Conservation Area which additionally has its remarkable biodiversity.

    Malung Treks and Expedition has brought you this trip with an incredible amount of attention towards details. This attention also has been drawn onto planning trails that will provide you with maximum recreation and required the amount of challenge to satisfy your soul. Special regards have also been given to the safety of travelers, as days for acclimatization has been set aside. Malung Treks and Expedition truly has worked hard to make this journey a serene and adventurous travel journey. While Trekking in Nepal, enjoy the Himalayas and take the Manaslu Trek.


    Itinerary

    Day 1:
    Arrival to Kathmandu
    on your arrival representatives from Malung treks will be there at the airport to give you a warm Nepali welcome and transfer to your hotel.

    Day 2:
    Kathmandu to Arughat(600m) and Sotikhola
    Driving distance:7 to 8 hrs

    Day 3:
    Sotikhola to Machha Khola: 900m
    Trekking times:6 hrs

    Day 4: 
    Maccha Khola to Jagat(1,410m)(4,653f)
    Trekking times:7 to 8 hrs

    Day 5:
    Jagat to Deng(1,804m)
    Trekking times:7 to 8hrs

    Day 6:
    Deng to Namrung(2,630m)
    Trekking times:6 to 7 hrs

    Day 7: 
    Namrung to Lho(3,180m)
    Trekking times:4 to 5 hrs

    Day 8: 
    Lho to Samagaun(3,530m)
    Trekking times:4 to 5 hrs

    Day 9: 
    Explore day  
    4 to 5 hrs 

    Day 10:
    Sama Gaon to Samdo(3,860m)
    Trekking times:4 to 5 hrs

    Day 11:
    Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya( 4,460m)
    Trekking times:4 to 5 hrs

    Day 12:
    Dharamsala to Larkya La(5,160m) Bhimthang (3,720m)
    Trekking times:8 to 9 hrs

    Day 13:
    Bhimthang to Tilije(2,300m)
    Trekking times:6 to 7 hrs

    Day 14:
    Tilje to Jagat: (1,300m)
    Trekking times:6 to 7 hrs

    Day 15: 
    Jagat to Kathmandu(1,300m)
    Driving time:8 to 9 hrs

    Day 16:
    Departure.
    Our representative will convoy you to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight with your soul full of triumph over your achievement and camera full of elegant pictures.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day one Kathmandu to Arughat (600m,1980f) and Sotikhola (710m)

      Driving distance 7 to 8 hrs.
      Wake up early morning and drive to
      Arughat. Drive through the countryside and beautiful landscape rivers, mountains, small villages, and many more things to see during the driving period. After arriving Arughat we catch the next bus or jeep tSotikhola another 2hrs. Drive and overnight at a hotel.

    • Day Two SotiKhola to Machha Khola (900m)

      Trekking times: 6 hrs

      After breakfast trek will start at the beginning we cross the bridge, and trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a bridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach to Khursane. The rocky trail then weaves its way 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 Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along with rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at the hotel. 

    • Day Three Maccha Khola to Jagat (1,410m)

      Trekking times: 7 to 8 hrs

      The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola, flowing in a rocky ravine, then reaches Khorlabesi. After a few more walk-ups and downs, there is a small trailside hot spring, from where we reach to Tatopani. From the Hot Spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, 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. Crossing to 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 at the hotel. 

    • Day Four: Jagat to Deng (1,804m)

      Trekking times: 7 to 8hrs.

      Today, in the beginning, we climb over a rocky ridge to Seller and then descend to Setibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge. While the climb up to Philim we will be at a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays fairly in level as it traverses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. Beyond Ekle Bhatti the route enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this moment, 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 keep walking the valley widens through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola.  Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. 

    • Day Five Deng to Namrung (2,630m)

      Trekking times: 6 to 7 hrs

      After early breakfast trek will start by walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki on to the north bank and then 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. Making ups and downs in forests, we pass Mani walls and then turn to a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route; we take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint from where we see a beautiful view of Siringi Himal. We further cross Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several Gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb, we reach Namrung. Overnight at the hotel.

    • Day six Namrung to Lho (3,180m)

      Trekking times 4 to 5hrs

      Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring Himal and Ganesh Himal. There is also an MCAP office, health post, police station in Namrung. To the south rises, we will have the view of Himal Chuli, a huge peak. Climbing steadily in the shade of a forest takes us to Lihi, a fine village with many shortens and many barley terraces. We still have quite a bit of trail to reach Lho. Ganesh Himal Rises high into the sky when we turn around.

      The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal. A Chhorten with detailed paintings announces Sho, another nice village with fine views up the open valley. We cross a stream shortly after leaving Sho and one final steep climb takes us to the village with a superb view of Mt. Manaslu. It is Lho Village where we explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Overnight at the hotel. 

    • Day Seven Lho to Samagaun (3530m)

      Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

      The Budi Gandaki is far down but we follow a small tributary instead. Walking in the shady fir forest is very enjoyable. Upon a short climb to a plateau, we will be at Shyala village. Our arrival at the village will be surrounded by huge mountains and those are Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, other snow summits to the right, at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. From a large Chhorten, we look down into a little dip where two rows of houses form the main part of Sama. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama. Overnight at the hotel.

    • Day Eight Day exploration

      hiking times: 6 to 7 hrs exploration

      We spend the day at Samagaon rest and acclimatization. We pay our attention to ponder at the thousands of Mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures. At this juncture, we meet the village women in Samagaon who wear a nice silver spoon as Jewellery. On a little hill near Samagaon is an old Gompa. We take a side trip to Pungyen Gompa, a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu; Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. 

    • Day Nine Sama gaon to Samdo (3,860m)

      Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

      Early morning descends to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north; we 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 at the hotel. 

    • Day Ten: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya (4,460m)

      Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

      After breakfast continues trek 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 and come to the stone guest house (4450 m) which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmashala, also known as Larkya Phedi where we will spend the night. 

    • Day Eleven Dharamsala to Larkya la (5160m, 65597ft) Bimthang (3,720m)

      Trekking times: 8 to 9 hrs

      After a short climb, we reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers. Upon this moment we will have the views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. At here, we enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the pass. It is a longer day then usual to Bimtang. But to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in and Manaslu will be an experience not to be missed. 

    • Day Twelve Bimthang to Tilije (2,300m)

      Trekking times 6 to 7hrs

      From a ridge at Bhimthang, we will have very beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Him lung Himal, Cheo Himal. We further walk down and cross the high pasture(ShangureKharka)Beyond a bridge over Dudh Khola, we descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karte, 2785 meters. From here we cross a slide, then go 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 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Overnight stay at the hotel and rest.

    • Day Thirteen Tilje to Jagat (1,300m)

      Trekking times: 6 to 7 hrs

      after breakfast, we ascend over a small bridge to the stone-paved village and wind among the closely spaced houses of this large village. Upon leaving the village, we cross the Dudh Khola and trek along the river embankment. Crossing at a wooden bridge back to the northern side of the Dudh Khola and climbing up through a shorten-shaped arch and passing a mani wall, we will be at Thonje village. At the village of Thonje, we go through a police checkpoint and then continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down we come across Karte village and after quite a bit of walk we cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. Further, we come across some Mani Walls before reaching the village of Tal where there is ACAP office. Tal Village is situated at the foot of a large waterfall. from Tal to Syange begins. In the beginning, the trail continues on to Chyamje the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its banks' terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends through forests of rhododendron and pine to Jagat where spend the night.

    • Day Fourteen Jagat to Kathamandu (1,300m)

      Driving time: 8 to 9 hrs

      After breakfast drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers offers splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages on both sides of the road. And rest in the Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
  • Includes:

     

    • Airport picks up and drops private vehicle.
    • 3***best hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Three meals a day with tea/coffee.
    • Best available twin sharing room during the trek.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek. 
    • highly experienced, helpful and English speaking friendly trekking guide. 
    • 1 porter between 2  Trekkers.
    • Kathmandu to Arughat private Jeep, from Arughat to Stikhola local bus.
    • Jagat to Besishar local Jeep, Besishar to Kathmandu by car.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek.
    • Duffle bag to pack your trekking equipment.
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid kit only for emergency.
    • Manasalu Conservation and Restricted area  Entry  Permit.
    • TIMS Card, Trekkers' Information Management System. 
    • Government taxes & office service charge.

           

    Excludes:

     

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
    • Personal Travel insurance for Travel to Nepal
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos for the visa process
    • you can also check online before you come: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
    • Soft and Hard drinks including water
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the Trek 
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Wifi, Battery charger, and phone Charger.
    • Tips, Gratuities for trekking staff and Drivers
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  • Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
    Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated

    If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 
    Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.
    Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date

Overview - Manaslu trek - 16 days

Duration 16 days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (14)
Grade moderate Max Altitude 5160m
Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation 3*** Best Hotel in Kathmandu.
Meals Three meals a day and tea/ coffee.
Transportation Airport pip up Drop private Vehicle until Sotikhola, and from Jagat to Besi Shahar by local Jeep, Besi Shahar to Kathmandu by car.

The Manaslu Conservation Area, located in Gorkha, Nepal, is home to diverse biodiversity. The Manaslu Trek takes you around the Manaslu Conservation Area, through the absolute most rustic villages, open just through small and thrilling trekking trails. Travel to Sotikhola, a small village that lies on the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. Take trails through forests of Sal, in order to reach the village of MachhaKhola. Additionally, to achieve the villages of Deng, you will go through the forest of bamboo trees. During the Manaslu Trekking, you will witness wonderful views of mountains like the Ganesh Himal and Siring Himal among a few.

Trek to some of the most rural parts of Nepal, with the Manaslu Trek like the village of Lho, which houses a beautiful Gompa. Through your journey, you will also come across villages that are majorly inhabited by the Gurung community of Nepal. This gives you a chance to collaborate with them and witness their day by day way of life which is implanted with the excellence of their unique culture and customs.

Trek up to an altitude of 5160m, as you walk through the Larkya La Pass. Journey through steep mountain roads and snowy paths, you will likewise witness the loftiness of snowy peaks very close that makes up for an amazing sight. Likewise, the Manaslu Trek is a one of a kind trail that will take you from Manaslu Conservation Area to the Annapurna Conservation Area which additionally has its remarkable biodiversity.

Malung Treks and Expedition has brought you this trip with an incredible amount of attention towards details. This attention also has been drawn onto planning trails that will provide you with maximum recreation and required the amount of challenge to satisfy your soul. Special regards have also been given to the safety of travelers, as days for acclimatization has been set aside. Malung Treks and Expedition truly has worked hard to make this journey a serene and adventurous travel journey. While Trekking in Nepal, enjoy the Himalayas and take the Manaslu Trek.


Itinerary

Day 1:
Arrival to Kathmandu
on your arrival representatives from Malung treks will be there at the airport to give you a warm Nepali welcome and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2:
Kathmandu to Arughat(600m) and Sotikhola
Driving distance:7 to 8 hrs

Day 3:
Sotikhola to Machha Khola: 900m
Trekking times:6 hrs

Day 4: 
Maccha Khola to Jagat(1,410m)(4,653f)
Trekking times:7 to 8 hrs

Day 5:
Jagat to Deng(1,804m)
Trekking times:7 to 8hrs

Day 6:
Deng to Namrung(2,630m)
Trekking times:6 to 7 hrs

Day 7: 
Namrung to Lho(3,180m)
Trekking times:4 to 5 hrs

Day 8: 
Lho to Samagaun(3,530m)
Trekking times:4 to 5 hrs

Day 9: 
Explore day  
4 to 5 hrs 

Day 10:
Sama Gaon to Samdo(3,860m)
Trekking times:4 to 5 hrs

Day 11:
Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya( 4,460m)
Trekking times:4 to 5 hrs

Day 12:
Dharamsala to Larkya La(5,160m) Bhimthang (3,720m)
Trekking times:8 to 9 hrs

Day 13:
Bhimthang to Tilije(2,300m)
Trekking times:6 to 7 hrs

Day 14:
Tilje to Jagat: (1,300m)
Trekking times:6 to 7 hrs

Day 15: 
Jagat to Kathmandu(1,300m)
Driving time:8 to 9 hrs

Day 16:
Departure.
Our representative will convoy you to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight with your soul full of triumph over your achievement and camera full of elegant pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day one Kathmandu to Arughat (600m,1980f) and Sotikhola (710m)

    Driving distance 7 to 8 hrs.
    Wake up early morning and drive to
    Arughat. Drive through the countryside and beautiful landscape rivers, mountains, small villages, and many more things to see during the driving period. After arriving Arughat we catch the next bus or jeep tSotikhola another 2hrs. Drive and overnight at a hotel.

  • Day Two SotiKhola to Machha Khola (900m)

    Trekking times: 6 hrs

    After breakfast trek will start at the beginning we cross the bridge, and trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a bridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach to Khursane. The rocky trail then weaves its way 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 Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along with rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Day Three Maccha Khola to Jagat (1,410m)

    Trekking times: 7 to 8 hrs

    The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola, flowing in a rocky ravine, then reaches Khorlabesi. After a few more walk-ups and downs, there is a small trailside hot spring, from where we reach to Tatopani. From the Hot Spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, 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. Crossing to 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 at the hotel. 

  • Day Four: Jagat to Deng (1,804m)

    Trekking times: 7 to 8hrs.

    Today, in the beginning, we climb over a rocky ridge to Seller and then descend to Setibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge. While the climb up to Philim we will be at a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays fairly in level as it traverses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. Beyond Ekle Bhatti the route enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this moment, 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 keep walking the valley widens through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola.  Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. 

  • Day Five Deng to Namrung (2,630m)

    Trekking times: 6 to 7 hrs

    After early breakfast trek will start by walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki on to the north bank and then 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. Making ups and downs in forests, we pass Mani walls and then turn to a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route; we take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint from where we see a beautiful view of Siringi Himal. We further cross Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several Gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb, we reach Namrung. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day six Namrung to Lho (3,180m)

    Trekking times 4 to 5hrs

    Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring Himal and Ganesh Himal. There is also an MCAP office, health post, police station in Namrung. To the south rises, we will have the view of Himal Chuli, a huge peak. Climbing steadily in the shade of a forest takes us to Lihi, a fine village with many shortens and many barley terraces. We still have quite a bit of trail to reach Lho. Ganesh Himal Rises high into the sky when we turn around.

    The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal. A Chhorten with detailed paintings announces Sho, another nice village with fine views up the open valley. We cross a stream shortly after leaving Sho and one final steep climb takes us to the village with a superb view of Mt. Manaslu. It is Lho Village where we explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Day Seven Lho to Samagaun (3530m)

    Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

    The Budi Gandaki is far down but we follow a small tributary instead. Walking in the shady fir forest is very enjoyable. Upon a short climb to a plateau, we will be at Shyala village. Our arrival at the village will be surrounded by huge mountains and those are Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, other snow summits to the right, at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. From a large Chhorten, we look down into a little dip where two rows of houses form the main part of Sama. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day Eight Day exploration

    hiking times: 6 to 7 hrs exploration

    We spend the day at Samagaon rest and acclimatization. We pay our attention to ponder at the thousands of Mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures. At this juncture, we meet the village women in Samagaon who wear a nice silver spoon as Jewellery. On a little hill near Samagaon is an old Gompa. We take a side trip to Pungyen Gompa, a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu; Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. 

  • Day Nine Sama gaon to Samdo (3,860m)

    Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

    Early morning descends to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north; we 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 at the hotel. 

  • Day Ten: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya (4,460m)

    Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

    After breakfast continues trek 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 and come to the stone guest house (4450 m) which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmashala, also known as Larkya Phedi where we will spend the night. 

  • Day Eleven Dharamsala to Larkya la (5160m, 65597ft) Bimthang (3,720m)

    Trekking times: 8 to 9 hrs

    After a short climb, we reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers. Upon this moment we will have the views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. At here, we enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the pass. It is a longer day then usual to Bimtang. But to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in and Manaslu will be an experience not to be missed. 

  • Day Twelve Bimthang to Tilije (2,300m)

    Trekking times 6 to 7hrs

    From a ridge at Bhimthang, we will have very beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Him lung Himal, Cheo Himal. We further walk down and cross the high pasture(ShangureKharka)Beyond a bridge over Dudh Khola, we descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karte, 2785 meters. From here we cross a slide, then go 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 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Overnight stay at the hotel and rest.

  • Day Thirteen Tilje to Jagat (1,300m)

    Trekking times: 6 to 7 hrs

    after breakfast, we ascend over a small bridge to the stone-paved village and wind among the closely spaced houses of this large village. Upon leaving the village, we cross the Dudh Khola and trek along the river embankment. Crossing at a wooden bridge back to the northern side of the Dudh Khola and climbing up through a shorten-shaped arch and passing a mani wall, we will be at Thonje village. At the village of Thonje, we go through a police checkpoint and then continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down we come across Karte village and after quite a bit of walk we cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. Further, we come across some Mani Walls before reaching the village of Tal where there is ACAP office. Tal Village is situated at the foot of a large waterfall. from Tal to Syange begins. In the beginning, the trail continues on to Chyamje the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its banks' terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends through forests of rhododendron and pine to Jagat where spend the night.

  • Day Fourteen Jagat to Kathamandu (1,300m)

    Driving time: 8 to 9 hrs

    After breakfast drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers offers splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages on both sides of the road. And rest in the Hotel in Kathmandu.

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Trip Includes/ Excludes

Includes:

 

  • Airport picks up and drops private vehicle.
  • 3***best hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three meals a day with tea/coffee.
  • Best available twin sharing room during the trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek. 
  • highly experienced, helpful and English speaking friendly trekking guide. 
  • 1 porter between 2  Trekkers.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat private Jeep, from Arughat to Stikhola local bus.
  • Jagat to Besishar local Jeep, Besishar to Kathmandu by car.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek.
  • Duffle bag to pack your trekking equipment.
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • First aid kit only for emergency.
  • Manasalu Conservation and Restricted area  Entry  Permit.
  • TIMS Card, Trekkers' Information Management System. 
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

       

Excludes:

 

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance for Travel to Nepal
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos for the visa process
  • you can also check online before you come: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
  • Soft and Hard drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the Trek 
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Wifi, Battery charger, and phone Charger.
  • Tips, Gratuities for trekking staff and Drivers

Tour Notes - Manaslu trek - 16 days

Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated

If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 
Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.
Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date

Equipment List

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camping & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Given this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu as well. Besides, keep in mind that trekking gear can be bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu, the majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.

 
Personal need
The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15kg.
 
Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece wind-stopper jacket 

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) Shell jacket

Down Jacket

Down sleeping bag

Lightweight gloves

Sun hat or scarf

Sunglasses 

Sun cream

Extra T-shirts

Underwear

Lightweight cotton long pants

Fleece or wool pants

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots 

Sneakers or sandals

 Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

 Basic first aid kit

 Large plastic bags for keeping an item dry inside trek bag

 Day pack

 Water bottles

 Shower towel 

 Walking stick
 

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