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Manaslu trek - (16 Days )

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Manaslu trek

Description
Manaslu Circuit trek offers magnificent views of Manaslu (8163m) which is the eighth tallest mountains in the world coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region.
Price 1735 USD
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  • Overview
  • Duration 16 Days Group Size Min 2 Pax Max 14
    Grade moderate Max Altitude 5160
    Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation 3*** Base Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house in Mountain part
    Meals Break fast, Lunch, Lunch and dinner in trekking part with seasonable fresh fruits and tea coffee
    Transportation private Vehicle until sotikhola, and from Jagat to Besi shahar by local Jeep , Besi shahar to kathamandu 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.

    Basic Information

    Geography:Mountain/ Countryside/ Forest/Village

    Level of Difficulty: Moderate

    Duration of Trek: 16 Days

    Altitude: 5160m maximum

    Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism

    Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge/Guest House

    Transportation:Bus /Private Car


    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,1980ft and Sotikhola: 710m,2343ft, Driving distance 7 to 8 hrs.

    Day 3: SotiKhola to Machha Khola: 900m,2970ft Trekking times: 6 hrs

    Day 4:  Maccha Khola to Jagat: 1410m,4653ft Trekking times: 7 to 8 hrs

    Day 5: Jagat to Deng:1,804mTrekking times: 7 to 8hrs.

    Day 6: Deng to Namrung: 2630m,8679ft Trekking times: 6 to 7 hrs

    Day 7:  Namrung to Lho: 3180m,10494ft Trekking times 4 to 5 hrs

    Day 8:  Lho to Samagaun: 3530m,11649ft Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

    Day 9:  Rest day hiking times: 6 to 7 hrs exploration

    Day 10: Sama gaon to Samdo (3860m/1,2733ft Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

    Day 11: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya: 4460m, 14718ft Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

    Day 12:Dharamsala to Larkya la:5160m, 65597ft Bimthang: 3720m, 12276ft Trekking times: 8 to 9 hrs

    Day 13: Bimthang to Tilije: 2300m, 7590ft Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs

    Day 14: Tilje to Jagat: 1300m, 4290ft
    Trekking times: 6 to 7 hrs

    Day 15: Jagat to Kathamandu: 1300m/3900ft Driving time : 8 to 9 hrs

    Day 16: Departure

    Malung treks and expedition bids you farewel with all the best wishes until we see you again.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day one Kathmandu to Arughat (600m,1980ft) and Sotikhola (710m,2343ft),

      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 next bus or jeep to Sotikhola another 2hrs. Drive and over night at hotel.

    • Day Two SotiKhola to Machha Khola (900m,2970ft)

      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 rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at hotel. 

    • Day Three Maccha Khola to Jagat (1410m,4653ft)

      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 hotel. 

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

      Trekking times: 7 to 8hrs.

      Today at 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 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 at the tiny village of Deng. 

    • Day Five Deng to Namrung (2630m,8679ft)

      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 route through Prok village. Prok village has a view point from where we see 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 hotel.

    • Day six Namrung to Lho (3180m,10494ft)

      Trekking times 4 to 5 hrs

      Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring Himal and Ganesh Himal. There are also a 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 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 chorten with detailed paintings announces Sho, another nice village with fine views up the open valley. We cross a stream short after leaving Sho and one final steep climb takes us to village with superb view of Mt. Manaslu. It is Lho Village where we explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Overnight at hotel. 

    • Day Seven Lho to Samagaun (3530m,11649ft)

      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 chorten 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 hotel.

    • Day Eight Rest day

      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 (3860m.)

      Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

      Early morning descending 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. Over night at hotel. 

    • Day Ten: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya (4460m, 14718ft)

      Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

      After breakfast continue 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 (3720m, 12276ft)

      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 (2300m, 7590ft)

      Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs

      From a ridge at Bimthang, 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 (Sangure Kharka). 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 Karche, 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 hotel and rest.

    • Day Thirteen Tilje to Jagat (1300m, 4290ft)

      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 village of Tal where there is ACAP office. Tal Village is situated at the foot of a large waterfall. from Tal to Syange begins. At 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 (1300m/3900ft)

      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 road. And rest in Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
    • Conservation and all other entry permits
    • TIMS Card
    • English speaking trekking guide
    • 1 porter between 2 trekkers
    • Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
    • Accommodations during the trekking part
    • Transport by land
    • Insurance for staff
    • Airports pick up and drop 2 times.
    • Personal equipment for trekking gear
    • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Emergency rescue evacuation
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities (tips)
    • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
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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

Duration 16 Days Group Size Min 2 Pax Max 14
Grade moderate Max Altitude 5160
Starting Point kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation 3*** Base Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house in Mountain part
Meals Break fast, Lunch, Lunch and dinner in trekking part with seasonable fresh fruits and tea coffee
Transportation private Vehicle until sotikhola, and from Jagat to Besi shahar by local Jeep , Besi shahar to kathamandu 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.

Basic Information

Geography:Mountain/ Countryside/ Forest/Village

Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Duration of Trek: 16 Days

Altitude: 5160m maximum

Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism

Accommodation: Tea House/Lodge/Guest House

Transportation:Bus /Private Car


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,1980ft and Sotikhola: 710m,2343ft, Driving distance 7 to 8 hrs.

Day 3: SotiKhola to Machha Khola: 900m,2970ft Trekking times: 6 hrs

Day 4:  Maccha Khola to Jagat: 1410m,4653ft Trekking times: 7 to 8 hrs

Day 5: Jagat to Deng:1,804mTrekking times: 7 to 8hrs.

Day 6: Deng to Namrung: 2630m,8679ft Trekking times: 6 to 7 hrs

Day 7:  Namrung to Lho: 3180m,10494ft Trekking times 4 to 5 hrs

Day 8:  Lho to Samagaun: 3530m,11649ft Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

Day 9:  Rest day hiking times: 6 to 7 hrs exploration

Day 10: Sama gaon to Samdo (3860m/1,2733ft Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

Day 11: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya: 4460m, 14718ft Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

Day 12:Dharamsala to Larkya la:5160m, 65597ft Bimthang: 3720m, 12276ft Trekking times: 8 to 9 hrs

Day 13: Bimthang to Tilije: 2300m, 7590ft Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs

Day 14: Tilje to Jagat: 1300m, 4290ft
Trekking times: 6 to 7 hrs

Day 15: Jagat to Kathamandu: 1300m/3900ft Driving time : 8 to 9 hrs

Day 16: Departure

Malung treks and expedition bids you farewel with all the best wishes until we see you again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day one Kathmandu to Arughat (600m,1980ft) and Sotikhola (710m,2343ft),

    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 next bus or jeep to Sotikhola another 2hrs. Drive and over night at hotel.

  • Day Two SotiKhola to Machha Khola (900m,2970ft)

    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 rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Day Three Maccha Khola to Jagat (1410m,4653ft)

    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 hotel. 

  • Day Four: Jagat to Deng (1,804m)

    Trekking times: 7 to 8hrs.

    Today at 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 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 at the tiny village of Deng. 

  • Day Five Deng to Namrung (2630m,8679ft)

    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 route through Prok village. Prok village has a view point from where we see 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 hotel.

  • Day six Namrung to Lho (3180m,10494ft)

    Trekking times 4 to 5 hrs

    Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring Himal and Ganesh Himal. There are also a 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 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 chorten with detailed paintings announces Sho, another nice village with fine views up the open valley. We cross a stream short after leaving Sho and one final steep climb takes us to village with superb view of Mt. Manaslu. It is Lho Village where we explore the famous Ribung Gompa. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Day Seven Lho to Samagaun (3530m,11649ft)

    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 chorten 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 hotel.

  • Day Eight Rest day

    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 (3860m.)

    Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

    Early morning descending 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. Over night at hotel. 

  • Day Ten: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya (4460m, 14718ft)

    Trekking times: 4 to 5 hrs

    After breakfast continue 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 (3720m, 12276ft)

    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 (2300m, 7590ft)

    Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs

    From a ridge at Bimthang, 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 (Sangure Kharka). 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 Karche, 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 hotel and rest.

  • Day Thirteen Tilje to Jagat (1300m, 4290ft)

    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 village of Tal where there is ACAP office. Tal Village is situated at the foot of a large waterfall. from Tal to Syange begins. At 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 (1300m/3900ft)

    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 road. And rest in Hotel in Kathmandu.

Extensions & Optional Tours

Weather

Accommodation

Departure

No departure dates as of now

Trip Includes/ Excludes

  • Conservation and all other entry permits
  • TIMS Card
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • 1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
  • Accommodations during the trekking part
  • Transport by land
  • Insurance for staff
  • Airports pick up and drop 2 times.
  • Personal equipment for trekking gear
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Bar bills, mineral water on trek

Tour Notes

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 needs
The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipments to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not 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

Light weight 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 item dry inside trek bag

 Day pack

 Water bottles

 Shower towel 

 Walking stick
 

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