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Manaslu Trekking - 19 Days


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Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Pristine Budhi Gandaki River valley
  • Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others
  • Cross Larkya la pass (5153m)
  • Tibetan culture of Nuri people
  • Diversified unspoiled eco systems
  • Walking through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests
  • Unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Neplease people
Here you can get Complete and free information about the Manaslu Trekking in Nepal. Manaslu circuit trek is a great, inexpensive tea-house trek, the best all-round trek, Nepal. Manaslu Trekking became one of the most popular tea house trekking in Nepal since 2 years and connecting to the Annapurna circuit trek. The highest point of the Trekking is Larkya pass which represents the exceptionally little Tibet in Nepal. Lho village, Samagaon, Samdo village, Larkya pass represented the best viewpoint of the Manaslu region are wide with walls of Mani which inscribed the traditional mantra and mystery. Mt. Manaslu is located at 40 miles east from the Annapurna.
Manaslu Circuit Trek is nearest trek areas after the Langtang valley. Manaslu at 8163 meters is the eighth tallest mountain in the world, situated close to Nepal’s border with Tibet about 100km northwest of Kathmandu. The Manaslu area is relatively virgin with less beaten paths in comparison to other more popular regions of the Annapurna and Everest.
While entering the Manaslu region, we have a feeling of entering the secret Buddhist world of monasteries, many walls and prayer flags. Manaslu trek offers a variety of landscape like staring from lowland to touching almost to Tibet border. In Manaslu trekking, we found to see geographical variation the ethnic composition of the people living in the area also varies. And we will find more Bhrahmins and Magars in the lower parts and Gurungs and Tibetan origin people in the highland.
Core trek itinerary for Manaslu Trekking has been designed in consultation with professional mountaineers and guides ensuring adequate time for nice acclimatization.
It takes up to 17 days for the Manaslu circuit, a challenging route east of the Annapurna area that ventures into the extremely remote Manaslu conservation area over a Larke pass. It provides the flexibility to down Bhimtang to Dharapani. After crossing Larkya La, Bhimtang is very stunning place for the rest.
In the first half trek to Manaslu circuit route only we can enjoy the greenery view and stunning waterfall. Manaslu region offers different attractive peak of mountain views. Trek to Manaslu provides the beautiful views including Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 meters high. In Manaslu region people have their own lifestyle. Manaslu trek offers us an experience to endangered animals like blue sheep, snow leopard and much more. Manaslu region is covered with mass of natural varieties which attract the tourist.
Best seasons for Manaslu trekking are March to May and September to mid December. This trek is affordable and cheap so you can make your trekking days according to the schedule of your holiday.
Manaslu Trekking is the perfect composition of adventure, travel, sightseeing and exploring the cultural values of the local ethnic communities. The region is blessed with the magnificent views of the Himalayas that will for sure make you remember for rest of your life. Every year thousands of trekkers explore this naturally blessed land which is too far from the modernization and offers you the glorious sensation of nature itself. You will be mesmerized as the entire package takes you from the Capital city i.e. Kathmandu to the preserved land of Manaslu region which is naturally and culturally rich and sound. The circuit is best known for the 8th highest peak in the world, Manaslu. Manaslu is also named as “the killer mountain” as it is one of the dangerous peaks to climb for the Mountaineers. Mount Manaslu (8163 m) is the 4th dangerous mountain to attempt among the peaks above 8000 meters.
Core Trek Pvt. Ltd. has designed the Manaslu Circuit Trek of 19 days in order to meet the trekker’s expectation to get a 100% authentic trek where they can grab the optimum benefit by enjoying and exploring the natural and cultural aspect, in one of the best trekking destinations of the country- Manaslu. Manaslu Circuit is an up growing trekking destination which is gifted by the scenic beauty and magnificent landscapes that are enough to make someone trapped in heavenly illusion.
Being close to the Annapurna region, the trek compensates you if you have missed the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The white giant snow-capped mountains and beautiful Himalayas range is something special worth to see there. Also, the trekking trails present you to explore the endangered flora and fauna under the shadow of Himalayas. The trek proves to be the perfect destination as it is comprised of both natural beauty and cultural aspects which are highly influenced by Tibetan culture. This adventurous trekking destination is mostly located in the Gorkha district which is known for the bravery all around the world as the ancestor from this region shows their bravery during the two world wars fighting for Great Britain.
The 19 days Manaslu Trekking is designed and customized in such a way that you will experience each and every moment that the trekkers want to achieve for making it more memorable. People around here are friendly and are known for their kind heart. You can also visit the monasteries and gumbas during the trek which represents the Buddhist culture, traditions, norms and values. Don’t get panic about the food & accommodation and other services during the trek as we Core Trek will manage you and would be offering you the best service in the region. We have co-partnered with the local bodies, tea houses, guesthouses and hotels who will look after your comfort and best hospitality. Also, we are here to arrange all sorts of documents, paper works, permits so that you can make your journey being free from stress and fear.
Choose Core Trek as your trekking partner and make the best and unforgettable journey of your life in the land of Mount Manaslu. During the trek, we will also offer you sightseeing at the UNESCO’s heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati Nath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and much more before preparing for the trek. Our best men will be there to assist you during the entire journey. Our representatives are friendly, experienced, fluent in English and the most important, local to the trekking regions. We can manage the porters too who could carry your stuff and materials. Also, Core Trek will look after the arrangement of other essentials during the trek which also includes emergency rescue and contact with the local officials.
Here we will provide you the information about Manaslu trek in detail which will definitely help you in making your valuable decisions. As you go through the article, you will able to know the best season to visit there, permit issue, adventurous level, route and maps, cost of guides and porters, physical fitness level and the equipment/gears required to accomplish the adventurous Manaslu Trek. You can freely contact us if you want to customize the trek as per your desire and availability for your full convenience.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport (1300m.) Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: City tour and trek preparation day (1300m) Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat  (600m)  5-6 hours by drive. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 04: Arughat  to Soti Khola (730m) 5-6 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 05: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) 6 -7 hours, Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m) 6-7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 07: Jagat  to Deng (1,800m) 5 – 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 08: Deng  to Ghap (2,160m) 5- 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 09: Ghap to Lho (4,295m) 5- 6 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 10: Lho  to Samagaon (3,530m) 4- 5 hours Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 11: Acclimatize day exploration Samagaon. Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 12: Samagaou  to Samdo (3,690m) 3-4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 13: Samdo to Larkya rest house (4,470m) 3 – 4 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 14: Samdo to Bimtang (3,720m) via Larkya La pass (5213m). 8-9 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 15: Bimtang  to Dharapani (1,860m) 6 – 7 hours. Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 16: Dharapani to Bahundanda (1,310m) 6-7 hours  Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 17: Bahundanda  to Besisahar (760m) Overnight at Guesthouse.
 
Day 18: Besisahar  to Kathmandu (1,300m) by 7 hours drive. Overnight at Hotel.

Day19: Departure 

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • Kathmandu – Arughat by Bus.
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu by Bus.
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide.
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking permits  and TIMS
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

​Arrive at Tribhuvan international airport (1300m.)

Upon your arrival at international airport in Himalayan country Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative member of core trek we will bring you to the hotel. At the evening upon your reception, core trek will organize a welcome dinner at an excellent Nepalese restaurant with traditional Nepalese food. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included: Dinner) 

Day 2

​Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m)

After taking mouth watering breakfast, we depart for a sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, which is known as the “city of temples”. At first we will visit Durbar Square with the Kasthamandap temple, Kumari Ghar( home of living goodness), Kal Bhairav, Hanuman Dhoka and Taleju Temple. Then we will visit the scared Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath. At last we move to visit Buddhists shrine Buddhanath which is the one of the largest stupa in the world. After finishing short sightseeing we return back to the hotel and at evening there will be a pre trip discussion with our trek leader. Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included: Breakfast) 

Day 3

​Kathmandu to Arughat (600m) 5-6 hours by drive.

At morning we will take a bus to lead ahead to Arughat. We drive through countryside of Nepal enjoying the beautiful mountains view over green hills, drive continues on the main highway to Maleku town from there our route diverts over the Trishuli River to Dhading. From Kathmandu to Dhading bensi is about three and half hours comfortable drive after there is a four hours dirt road to the first overnight at Arughat village. Arughat village is excessive village with markets situated by the Budhi  Gandaki River. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) 

Day 4

​Arughat to Soti Khola (730m) 5-6 hours.

After an early morning breakfast we follow the Budhi Gandaki River towards its point to origin. We will start our journey with drive through the beautiful river view and Nepalese countryside to reach at Soti Khola. We begin our trek by following trail that leads us past an ever changing plant of rice fields and Gurung villages. Our trail is easy, gentle and affords us our first views of Shringi Gimal from Shanti Bazaar from where we can see clear glacial run off of the Budhi Gandaki provides a constant back drop to our trail up into the Himalayans . after crossing a suspension bridge then our trail goes down to Soti Khola and into the land of the famed “Honey Hunters”. Trek continues on the riverbank passing Arkhet Bazaar then climbing to a small settlement at Soti khola. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 5

​Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) 6 -7 hours.

From Soti khola village our trail leads to descend along the river bank. On the way we pass several teahouse and coming across mule caravan on the way to machha Khola. Then our trail leads to a suspension bridge over Nauli khola and to Khanigaon, then we reach to the bridge over Machha Khola after the bridge on the uphill trail reaching at Machha Khola. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6

​Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m) 6-7 hours.

Today our journey continues to a small khorla Beshi village and towards Tatopani with natural hot spring. From here our trek pass through Dovan and yaruphant village, then walking along the Budhi Gandaki River and crossing the bridge we get into the large village of Jagat. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7

Jagat to Deng (1,800m) 5 – 6 hours.

From Jagat heading towards the coolest mountains area called Deng village. Our morning walk follows river, passing several small scattered farm village called Sidibas Bazaar. We need to climb uphill and crossing a small suspension bridge at Nagjet and we reach to Philim village with a small primary school which is supported by Japanese people. From there our trek pass through terrace field of wheat, barley then with an uphill on a rocky ridge as walk passes a bamboo forests and climb to reach Deng village. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8

​Deng to Ghap (2,160m) 5- 6 hours.

Today after leaving Deng we move towards to Ghap. Our trail goes descend along the river bank reaching at Bihi bazaar from this village onwards which is near to the Tibetan border, as one can observe a Tibetan influence traditions and culture on this area. On the way we will see mani stones carved into wayside rocks, a sign that we are now in a Buddhist area. After walking down once more to the river there is a short climb to Ghap. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 9

​Ghap to Lho (4,295m) 5- 6 hours.

Today morning our trail cross Budhi Gandaki River and passing by few small settlements with terraced fields then reaching at Numrang village. The trail climbs out of Lho and follows the valley with great views of peak 29 ahead. As we pass through majestic mountains surround us, Himal chuli and peak 29 to the left, then Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead then walking through several small villages like Banjham, Sho,then walking on the winding up hill for few hours through rocky step and then towards to Lho. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10

​Lho to Samagaon (3,530m) 4- 5 hours.

Our trail progress reaching slowly towards higher Manaslu at Samagaon and then to Larkya Phedi, in the morning trail begins with a stunning sunrise views over the Mt. Manaslu with sufficient time to capture this stunning scenery, then heading towards to Samagaon passing along rhododendron forest and our walk leads to higher landscapes and sparse vegetation. Walking for few hours we reach to Samagaon. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 11

​Acclimatize day exploration Samagaon.

Today we take rest at Samagaon. A complete free day on this high area for acclimatization, we will go short walk around to visit village. Here we can visit Tibetan Buddhist religions and their culture with old traditions. Meet the village women in samogaon who wear a nice silver spoon as jewelry.  On a little hill near Samagaon there is an old Gompa. It is worthwhile to take a side trip to Pungyen Gompa a monastery with great views of the glacier. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 12

​Samagaou to Samdo (3,690m) 3-4 hours.

After acclimatization day our trail crosses grazing areas and climbs gradually up the valley. Here we can see fantastic views of the mountains with Manaslu looking particularly impressive then after walking few hours we reach to Samdo valley. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 13

​Samdo to Larkya rest house (4,470m) 3 – 4 hours.

Our trail moves from Samdo to Larkya we need to walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki and begin walking upward go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again and come to we reach the ablation valley on the North side of the Larkya glaciers. We can see the views of Cho Danda and Larkya peak and climbing up for few and come to the rest house. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 14

​Samdo to Bimtang (3,720m) via Larkya La pass (5213m). 8-9 hours.

Today we need to start our trek early in the morning. Our trail will be little tough and extended day. After a long gradual climb alongside a moraine, we make a short descent to a glacial lake and reach the head of the moraine which we cross to climb to the ridge top. Larkya La pass (5213m). The reward for these difficult trek conditions is brilliant westerly view of Himlung Himal, Kangurru and Annapurna II as well as the loom omnipresence of Manaslu. Our trail then levels off onto yak pastures before reaching to Bimtang. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 15

​Bimtang to Dharapani (1,860m) 6 – 7 hours.

Our trail moves continue through the fields, over a clear steam, passing through the houses and fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests. Climb over a small ridge to the stone-paved village and wind among the closely spaced houses of this large village. After leaving the village, we need to cross the Dudh khola and our trail along the river embankment. Crossing at Dudh koshi River through wooden bridge climb up through a chorten- shaped area and past a mani wall to Thonje. At the village of Thonje, we go through a police checkpost and continue walk towards to Dharapani. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 16

​Dharapani to Bahundanda (1,310m) 6-7 hours.

Today our trail ascending gently for 30 minutes down to Sanjee village, then our trail goes up for 20 minutes to Gharmuu phant. From Gharmuu phant walking about 2 hours easy walk and 30 minutes uphill take us to the village of Bahundanda. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 17

Bahundanda to Besisahar (760m).

Today, our last day trek, and a hot five hour walk through gentle downstream of the river passing the village of Naadi. From here our trail takes us to the bank of marshyngdi River and town of Bhulbhule, Khudi, then continue walk to Besi sahar. Overnight at Guesthouse. (Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 18

​Besisahar to Kathmandu (1,300m) by 7 hours drive.

Today, we drive back to Kathmandu from Besisahar. Within 6 hours we reach to Kathmandu, After arriving in Kathmandu take you to the hotel and take rest and you can utilize your time for last minute shopping  at night you will have a welfare dinner in Traditional Nepalese restaurant Overnight at Hotel. (Meal Included: Breakfast, & Dinner)

Day 19

​Departure day.

The trip ends, after breakfast. Our staff will drop you to the international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport)
  • 3 starts Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (03 nights)
  • Kathmandu – Arughat by Bus.
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu by Bus.
  • Guest house accommodation while trekking.
  • Government license holder experienced local English speaking guide.
  • Potter service.
  • Staffs cost including their salary, accommodation, insurance & Food.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Trekking meals 3 times a day.
  • All applicable trekking permits  and TIMS
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag & duffel bag. (To be return after trek finished)
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • 1 Core Trek T. shirt.
  • Trip Certificate
  • Local and government taxes.
  • Medical Kid box (Carried by your team leader)
  • Welcome & Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew 
  • Lunch & Dinner in kathmandu
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
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A pair of light hiking boots
A pair of sandals
2 pairs of woolen socks and 2 pair of hiking socks
1 medium poly pro shirt
1 pile jacket
1 down jacket
1 woolen hat
A pair of sunglasses
A pair of glove shells with liner or ski gloves (opt.)
A pair of woolen gloves
One Trekking pack 3000 cubic inches capacity
One Sunscreen lotion
Two Reading books (Optional)
One Walkman (Opt) and Music tapes (Opt)
A one liter water bottle
A pair of Trekking poles.
One flash light with 4 sets of batteries
One -10 to -20 sleeping bag  ( Which is provide by company during the trek)
Two T-shirts and one long sleeve T/city shirt
One Thermocot
One Trekking baggy pant

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Trip Facts

Duration: 19 Days
Accomodation: Hotel / Guest House
Seasons : March , April , May , Aug, Sep, Oct & Nov.
Type: Moderate
Activities : High altitude trek / Sightseeing
No. of Pax : 1-12 pax.
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

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