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Manaslu Trek (15 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-MNT

  • Trip Type Lodge/Camping
  • Duration 15 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 5135 m.
  • Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Land
Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Trek (mesmerizing mountain view in Manaslu region)

Manaslu Trek is one of the strenuous treks in the Himalayan region. The objective of the trek is to approach in the vicinity of Mt. Manaslu (816m), the eighth highest mountain in the world.
 
The trek starts at Arughat, the gateway to Buri Gandaki Valley. There are very few tea houses along the trail which are of basic standards. You will be passing through Manaslu Conservation Area which is home to 11 types of forest. This is a prime habitat for snow leopard, Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep. At Samagaon, you can go on an excursion to Manaslu Base Camp
 
 The challenging section of this trek comes up while crossing Larkya La Pass at 5160m. The pass offers spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna, Himalchuli etc.  Along the trail you will have plenty of opportunities to interact with local people who are called Nupris who have culture and lifestyles akin to Tibetans. Take time out to visit Shringi Gompa, Mu and Rachen Gompas, some of the most popular and ancient Buddhist shrines. The trail joins the Annapurna circuit at Dharapani and drops down to Besisahar. If anyone would like to continue trekking to Annapurna region, it is also possible.
 
Manaslu Trek can be done in different duration and at different times of year. Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov) are two best seasons for trekking in this region. Trekking here is a mix of camp and tea-house. 

 Trip code: NET-TR-MNT
  Region Manaslu Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 15 days
 Trip Type: Lodge/Camping
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Max Altitude: 5135 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge/Camping Accomodation during Trek

Early morning after breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.) takes about seven hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day then drive towards to Arughat Bazaar. Stay overnight in lodge/camp.

Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.) takes about four hours. You trek over a flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, some pretty waterfalls and green forest. To reach Soti Khola, the trail fluctuates uphill and downhill through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Soti Khola is a village at the bank of Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) takes about six hours. The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly covered by Mongolian inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about six to seven hours. You cross the Machha Khola [Fish Stream] and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Jagat to Deng (2095m.) takes about 7 and half hours. The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Trek from Philim to Deng (2095m.)

You trek over a flat leveled path mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross a few bridges and can see villages at a far distance. From Deng, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture in this area. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Deng to Namrung (2900m.) takes about five hours. In the beginning, you trek almost a flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. Stay overnight in lodge/local home

Trek from Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.) takes about four hours. You trek over a winding path moves through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. As you go up the vegetation decreases. You come across Mani walls, Chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. You can catch panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak and others from Lho Gaon. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Lhogaon to Samagoan (3390m.) takes about four hours. You follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Rest day at Samagoan. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Samagoan to Samdo (3690m.) takes about four hours. You trek gently uphill all the way to Samdo through a desert path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo. This is an excellent view point for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and several other majestic peaks. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.) takes about three hours. The trail is rocky and zigzags all the way to your destination. Before you reach Larkya La Phedi, there is a market called Larkya Bazaar (market) where seasonal fairs are held for the local folks. You will also find a Dharamshala at Larkya La Phedi. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) takes about eight hours. Early in the morning you begin to trek a steep ascent until Larkya La through a rocky and windy path. From here, you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna Chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. Crossing this pass, you follow a steep downhill path through rock and ice. On the way, you will encounter many icy lakes. Bimthang is a broad and level ablation valley with a number of Mani walls and deserted houses. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.) takes about eight hours. Crossing this high pasture you descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, you descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Walking down you cross a stream to reach Tilje. Leaving Tilje, you trek uphill for nearly 45 minutes and reach Dharapani crossing a bridge over the Marshyangdi River. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) takes about six hours. You trek all the way over a descended path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marshyangdi River. On the way, you walk through pleasant villages such as Taal is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall and you can enjoy the sight of lush green hills. Eventually, you come across Jagat is a stone village situated on a shelf, that juts into the precipitous Marshyangdi valley. Stay overnight in lodge/local home.

Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu takes about eight hours. It is a picturesque drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road.


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trrekking guide and Sherpas
  • Porter (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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    Olga Tolmacheva, Anastasiia Belysheva, Mikhail Tolmachev. Krasnoyarsk,
    Russia

    Manaslu Trekking - November 2013

    We was at trekking around Manaslu november 2013th with organization from Nepal Environmental Treks and get only good feelings.
    Thank you very much for the best organization of trekking we ever seen. Some letters, and man from your team meet us at Kathmandu when we just arriving. And next day we already have all our permits. Very fast and reliable service.

    Some word about guide, we call him Ram shortly, he is the best guide we ever seen. He bring absolutely assurance and calmness in our very fast and hard trek. Thank you, Ram! Our porter, Khorna (I'm not absolutely sure about writing right), did his work very well and we never wait our stuff at endpoint.

    And individual thanks to director - Mr. Nava Raj Dahal. His concernment about our journey made it absolutely easy and comfortable.

    With best regards,
    Olga Tolmacheva,
    Anastasiia Belysheva,
    Mikhail Tolmachev.
    Krasnoyarsk, Russia.