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Trip Code: NET-TR-MNT

  • Trip Type Lodge/Camping
  • Duration 18 days
  • Grade Strenuous
  • Max.Altitude 5135 m.
  • Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Land
Manaslu Trek (mesmerizing mountain view in Manaslu region)

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 (8156m), 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 Larke 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. 

overview

 Trip code: NET-TR-MNT
  Region Manaslu Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 18 days
 Trip Type: Lodge/Camping
 Trip Grade: Strenuous
 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

itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel.
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan).
 
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (730m.) via Arughat (570m.) takes about 7 hours.

You drive along well paved road up to Dhading Besi along the bank of Khani Khola, Trishuli River and Thopal Khola. It is a beautiful picturesque journey passing through green hill, flowing stream, farming terraces, villages, small market and mountain views at far distance. Leaving Dhading Besi you continue on a un-graveled road to Soti Khola passing through Arughat Bazaar. Arughat  is an old market situated at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Soti Khola is a river on the bank of which is a small settlement featuring few lodges.

Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m) takes about 6 hours.
 
Follow the river bank on a level path passing through jungles, villages and fields. Ever half an hour you will find teashops. The trail features Armala, Liding, Lapubesi and Kani villages before reaching Nyauli Khola where a splendid waterfall exists. The trail is surrounded by high hills on both sides. Maccha Khola is a traditional bazaar famous for local fish dishes. Stay overnight in lodge.
 

Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about 7 hours.

The trail follows uphill track alongside Budi Gandaki hemmed in by cliffs on both sides. Within 1hr of walk you will be in small town called Khorlabesi. Tatopani (hotspring) is at a distance of another 1 hour hike from Khorlabesi. Tatopani and Dovan is also separated by another 1 hour of hike. After spending lunch hour in Dovan, we will go gradually up for 2 hrs to be in Yaru. A little ahead of Yaru you will cross around 300m long cantilever bridge which was built right after 2015 earthquake.  From the bridge to Jagat will require almost 1 hour trek. There is a tourist checkpost and Manaslu Conservation Project office in Jagat.

Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Jagat to Deng (2095m) takes about 7 hours.

Leaving Jagat you will find an easy trail to negotiate decorated by a waterfall. In 1hr you will enter beautiful Salleri village followed by Sirdibas. The trail goes via Ghatte khola village to a point where there is a suspension bridge. 20 min uphill walk after the bridge will take you to Philim bazaar, which is the second district headquarters of Gorkha district. Chispani and Eklebhatti are two major spots you will touch leaving Philim and then descend slightly to Gampul (New Bridge). Now cross Budi Gandaki river and then walk up to Nyakphedi for 25 minutes. Continue uphill walk to Pewa for one hour through the jungle and another 1 hr to Deng on a forested path. A short moment before arriving in Deng you will witness Siringi Himal named after the Siringi Monastery nearby.

Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m) takes about five hours.
 
20 minutes after you leave Deng you will cross Budi Gandaki and then the trail goes uphill via Rana to Bihi. On your right is Siringi range and Prok village while on left is a sight of huge rocky hills.  From Bihi to stone bridge via Gaap village the trail is horizontal. The trail ascends from Gaap village through jungles of Himalayan pine and bamboo up to Namrung.
 
Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Namrung to Shyala (3500m) via Lho Gaon (3200m) takes about 6 hours.

For 45 minutes straight you take a horizontal trail through buckwheat fields and then 30 minutes uphill trek to Lihi. You will gradually walk uphill for 2 hrs and 30 minutes to Lo witnessing great Manaslu and Himchuli ranges. After taking lunch in Lho, continue trek for another 1.30 hrs up to Shyala.

Stay overnight in lodge with beautiful views of mountains.

Trek from Shyala to Sama Gaon (3390m) via Pung-gyen Gumpa (4800m) takes about 5 hours.

After breakfast take 45 minutes and then turn left from here. 2 hours trek from here with a combination of uphill and horizontal path will reach you Pung-gyen Gumpa.  Along the trail you can enjoy spectacular views of Himchuli, Manaslu I & II and Shyaula peak. Return all the way down to Sama Gaon for 2 hrs.

Stay overnight in lodge.

This day is for acclimatization.

This day you will visit Birendra Lake which is at the bottom of the Manaslu glacier. This trail will also take you to Manaslu Base Camp.

Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3690m.) takes about 3 hours.
 
Follow the horizontal path which is windy while enjoying great views of Samdo, Manaslu and Naike peaks. Cross Budi Gandaki River and walk uphill for 15 minutes to Samdo.
 
Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4460m) via Larkey bazaar takes about 4 and a half hours.

Today you will see many beautiful mountain peaks and rock hills such as Samdo, Manaslu, North face, Pawar, Peri, Larkey La and Naike peaks along the trail.

Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Dharmashal to Bimthang (3590m) via Larkya La (Pass) (5106m) takes about 7 hours.

Early in the morning you begin 4-5 hrs steep ascent until Larkya La through a rocky and windy path and another 2-3 hrs to Bimthang. Along the way you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna Chuli, Cheo Himal, Mt. Himlung and Himlung glacier, Punker glacier and Punker lake, Mt. Kimlung and Kimlung glacier. 

Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.) takes about 8 hours.

From Bimthang, take a 20 minute downhill trek and then cross a river fed by three glaciers. Follow all the way down through rhododendron forest enjoying Manaslu views on your left until Yak Kharka. The trail ahead gradually descends to Surki Khola and you will step on to easy trail to beautiful Goa village where you will have lunch. After lunch, 1 hr flat level path to Tilije and another 1.30 hrs down to to Dharapani.

Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) takes about 4 and half hours. 
 
The trail ahead crosses Marsyangdi River and then follows left trail for one hour to the beautiful village of Taal. There is a big waterfall in Taal. From Taal, you will climb down for 1.30 hrs to Chyamje which also features a huge waterfall. Trek for another hour to arrive at Jagat. 
 
Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Jagat to Nagdi (930m) takes about 6 hours.

Today follow the shores of Gandaki to Syange for one hour before crossing Marshyangdi River. Next 15 minutes you will spend walking up to Ghermophat followed by 2 hrs horizontal path and 30 minutes ascend to beautiful village of Bahun Danda. The trail thereafter goes downhill for 2 hrs to Nagdi.

Stay overnight in lodge.

Drive from Nagdi to Kathmandu takes about 7 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 road from Ngadi to Besi Sahar is graveled and from there to Kathmandu is well paved.

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.


SERVICE INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

The price includes the following services:
 
a) Kathmandu
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking

  • Special trekking permit for Manaslu Area
  • Entry permits for Manaslu & Annapurna Conservation Areas
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter/s (one porter carries up to 25 kg of luggage for 2 persons)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges (tea houses) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking poles if required
  • All land transportation before and after the trek
  • Insurance and equipment for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural show at authentic Nepali restaurant
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

The price does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner 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.


    Maksym, Dmitrig & Olga,
    Ukraine

    We all received unforgivable memories about Manaslu Trek

    We had a trek from 08-11-2013 to 20.11.2013 in Manaslu region with our guide Ratna.

    Our guide show himself as responsible and experienced man. We all received unforgivable memories about this trip and a lot of  thanks for this to our guide Ratna.

    He has an excellent style of walking and guiding so all our groupe without any problems pass throw Lakya Pass at the high of 5160 meters.

    In hard moments of the trek he offered his help and always gave usefull advices.

    Next time we get to Nepal for trekking we would like to have Ratna as our guide and recommend him to all trekkers like guide.

     

    Maksym, Dmitrig & Olga

    Kiev, Ukraine


    Christine Janich & Simon Claudius Janich ,
    Germany

    Memorable Manaslu Trekking !!!!

    Dear Team, 
    Thank you very much for evaluating us to spend more then 2 weeks in the great Himalaya! 
    Even though the Larkya Pass was closed we experienced great days around the Manaslu- something we can just recommend! 
     
    Special thanks to Bharat, who carried all our stuffs up and down, through snow, ice and rivers. 
     
    Special thanks to Ramesh, who was a responsible, calm, and patience guide and a great “door-opened” to local peoples’ houses and heart. 
     
    Great thanks to both of you for your ever jolly spirit! All the best and hopefully “See you soon”! 
     
    Christine Janich 
    Simon Claudius Janich 
    Stuttgart, Germany 
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