Manaslu Trek

  • Manaslu Trek

Overview

Highlights

  • Trekking through beautiful village including Samagaon, samdo as well as Gandaki and Marsyangdi valley
  • Visit ancient monastery in Samagaon, Larkya La bazaar
  • Exploring around aqua-blue green lake Birendra
  • Crossing snow covered high pass Larkya La

The trek normally starts in Gorkha, first heading east and then north up the valley of the Budhi Gandaki, finally making a circuit behind Mt. Manaslu (8163m). Over the Larkya La (5213m) there is huge amount of climbing as you trek up and down over ridges and onto shelves to bypass cliffs. The trail is rough and steep and it offers literally hangs on a bluff high above the river and many bridges. This trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating however it is challenging while crossing the Larkya La Pass.

Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world  which lies on the border of Gorkha and Manang districts in Nepal. It is just 64km away to the east of Annapurna. Literally, Manaslu is derived from Sanskrit word manasa means “Mountain of the spirit.”The region encompasses the sub tropical foothills of the Himalaya to the arid Trans-Himalaya high pastures bordering Tibet.

Manaslu circuit is one of the most amazing and an ethnically attractive trek. Opened only after 1991 AD and getting popularity as the best trekking destination in Nepal Himalaya. The region has a combination of rich cultural heritage and unsurpassed Himalayan beauty with its rich biological diversity. The trek begins from Budi Gandaki River and ascends to Larkya la pass 5213m with superb glimpse of attractive Himalaya such as Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape with different floras and faunas.

Trekker may have option to choose the routes to trek this area. One option passes through Dudh Pokhari --a milky lake that is a common pilgrimage destination for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Another route takes you up to Manaslu Base Camp. While the most popular option is to trek over the Larke La pass to arrive in the Marsyandi valley in the Annapurna region.

Itinerary Details

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu for trip preparation, overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Aarughat (550 meter) from Kathmandu (1350 meter), 6.30 hrs drive, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Aarkhet (730 meter), 6 hrs walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (950 meter), 5.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1450 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Deng (1850 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2500 meter), 7 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Shyala (3400 meter – the best view point in entire Manaslu trek), 4.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek to Sama Gaun (3500 meter) via visiting Pungyen Gompa (view of Manaslu North Face and Pungyen Glacier is great from here), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11: Rest in Sama Gaun for acclimatization (excursion around Manaslu Base Camp), 3 hours excursion, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Samdo (3800 meter), 4.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek to Larkya Phedi (4450 meter), 5 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Bhimthang (3700 meter) after crossing Larkya La Pass (5219 meter), 8.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek to Tilje (2300 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Shree Chaur (1100 meter), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu via Besisahahr 7.30 hours drive. 

Day 18: Transfer to airport, departure onward destination.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu.
  • Pre – meeting before the trek.
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast. 
  • All transportation: Kathmandu – Aarughat by local bus / jeep, and Shree Chaur - Kathmandu via Bensishahar by local bus / jeep.
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
  • Well experienced trekking porter to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 guest’s luggage carry maximum 30kgs). 
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner and with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Manaslu Special trekking permit fee.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • All applicable taxes as pre the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizational requirements.

What is not included?

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.

Info

Note

All the conditions stated in the itinerary are intented to applicable only for the visitors prefering full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement.

 

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Trip Price

US $ 1,050 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 18 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 1522 meter
  • Max Altitude : 5213 meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min – 2