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Manaslu Trek with Kathmandu Tour

Trip Highlights:

Duration: (18+4=22days)

Type of Trek: Tea House /Camping

Max Altitude: 5545 m.

Minimum Pax: 2 +

Mode of travel: Drive

Grade: Strenuous 

Manaslu trek is the opt choice for those trekkers who are looking for a physically challenging trek as it involves trekking to the some of the toughest trail in the Himalayan region.

In spite of the remote location and arduous climbing involved during the Manaslu trek your sweat and toil will be amply rewarded with the mesmerizing scenery and fascinating cultures of the inhabitants of the Manaslu region.

The inhabitants of this region are the direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants and this fact is evident in their attire, speech and customs. The mountain views from Nupri are breath taking and Larkya La is one of the most impressive passes of the Himalayan region. 

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.) takes about seven hours. Stay overnight at camp in Arughat Bazzar.

Day 04: Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.) takes about six hours. Stay overnight at camp in Soti Khola.

Day 05: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) takes about six hours. Stay overnight at camp in Machha Khola.

Day 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about six hours. Stay overnight at camp in Jagat.

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.) takes about three hours. Stay overnight at camp in Philim.

Day 08: Trek Philim to Deng (2095m.) takes about six hours.Stay overnight at camp in Deng.

Day 09: Trek Deng to Namrung (2900m.) takes about five hours. Stay overnight at camp in Namrung.

Day 10: Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.) takes about four hours. Stay overnight at camp in Lhogaon.

Day 11: Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.) takes about four hours. Stay overnight at camp in Samagaon.

Day 12: This is a day for rest at Samagaon to give you some acclimatization. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 13: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.) takes about four hours. Stay overnight at camp in Samdo.

Day 14: Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.) takes about three hours. Stay overnight at camp in Larkya La Phedi.

Day 15: Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) takes about seven hours. Stay overnight at camp in Bimthang.

Day 16: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.) takes about four hours. Stay overnight at camp in Dharapani.

Day 17: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) takes about six hours. Stay overnight at camp in Jagat.

Day 18: Trek from Jagat to Nagdi (850m.) takes about four hours. Stay overnight at camp in Nagdi.

Day 19: Trek from Nagdi to Besishahar (823m.) takes about four hours. Stay overnight at camp in Besishahar.

Day 20: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu takes about seven hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: 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 turn towards the hill bazaar of Gorkha. After Gorkha the road gets a bit rough but you will reach your destination Arughat Bazaar in approximately seven hours from Kathmandu. Stay overnight at camp in Arughat Bazzar.

Day 04: Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.) takes about six 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 are almost surrounded by green forest. Today you take lunch at Arket Bazaar which lies mid way to Seti Khola. This is the best place to relax where you can enjoy swimming to ease your tiredness from walking. 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. The swimming spot is near to this. Stay overnight at camp in Soti Khola.

Day 05: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) takes about six hours.

The zigzagged path passes through forest, villages, streams, eye catching waterfalls and green valleys until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly populated by Mongolian inhabitants. Once again you traverse the zigzagged path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with a few shops, lodges and donkeys that are kept there. Stay overnight at camp in Machha Khola.

Day 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about six 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 valley sides are steep until they are impassable and the route then switches to the left bank by way of a suspension bridge. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. Above Doban, the Buri Gandaki descends on an impressive series of rapids. Beyond this steep section, the river is much more placid, meandering across a broad gravel bed. At Lauri, you cross the river on another suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp. Stay overnight at camp in Jagat.

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.) takes about three hours.

The early part of trek moves gently uphill and somewhat through 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. Small monasteries, chortens and prayer flags fluttering in the sky, graves and typical houses will be seen around here. Stay overnight at camp in Philim.

Day 08: Trek Philim to Deng (2095m.) takes about six hours.

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. A few houses are seen at Deng. From here, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall flowing at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage and spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture in this area. Stay overnight at camp in Deng.

Day 09: Trek Deng to Namrung (2900m.) takes about five hours. I

n the beginning, you trek almost a flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, rock hills, a green valley and ridges. Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are monasteries, a water turbine, hydro electricity power house, mani walls, chortens and prayer flags which can be seen fluttering in the sky. The typical houses remind you of Tibetan architecture. Stay overnight at camp in Namrung.

Day 10: Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.) takes about four hours.

You trek over a winding path which 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. In the afternoon, the area becomes quite windy. While walking, you once again come across mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. Before you reach Lho Gaon, you pass a Tibetan village and Lihi Gaon. There is a monastery named Chon on a ridge and also a Buddhist school at Lho Gaon run by Buddhist monks. People mainly grow oat, barley, buck wheat, potatoes and vegetables in this area. You can catch panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak and others from Lho Gaon. Stay overnight at camp in Lhogaon.

Day 11: Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.) takes about four hours.

Leaving the village, 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. You camp at Sama Gompa, 20 minutes beyond the village, or Samdo, near the Tibetan border. Stay overnight at camp in Samagaon.

Day 12: This is a day for rest at Samagaon to give you some acclimatization.

Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest, you take a breather to acclimatize and relax. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda which is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 13: Trek from Samagaon 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, but visitors are not allowed to pass the border. There is a Tibetan refugee village at 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 peals. Stay overnight at camp in Samdo.

Day 14: 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 Larka La Phedi, there is a market called Larkya Bazaar (market) where seasonal fairs are held for the local folks. People bring goods from Tibet to sell it here. You will also find a Dharmasala at Larkya La Phedi. Stay overnight at camp in Larkya La Phedi.

Day 15: Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) takes about seven hours.

Early in the morning you begin to trek a steep ascending path until Larkya La through a rocky and windy trail. Today you carry a packed lunch. From the top, you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, sunrise, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. Crossing this pass, you hike to 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 at camp in Bimthang.

Day 16: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.) takes about four 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. Here is an apple orchard which is quite famous for local wine. Leaving Tilje, you trek uphill for nearly 45 minutes to reach Dharapani crossing a bridge over the Marshyangdi River. Stay overnight at camp in Dharapani.

Day 17: 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 which is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall all the while enjoying the sight of lush green hills. Eventually, you come across Jagat which is a stone village situated on a shelf that juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Stay overnight at camp in Jagat.

Day 18: Trek from Jagat to Nagdi (850m.) takes about four hours

A steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley. You cross Marshyangdi River at Syange and walk through Ghermu Path (Ghermu field). This part of the trek is pleasant through a flat leveled path with views of green valleys and villages at some distance. Past this Ghermu field and a village, your trail goes uphill for nearly half an hour to reach Bahundanda. This village is mainly populated by Brahmins, Chhetris and a few other ethnic communities. At this point, you descend all the way to Nagdi. Nagdi is a Gurung village and the local lodges are run by people who have migrated from Manang and other places. Stay overnight at camp in Nagdi.

Day 19: Trek from Nagdi to Besishahar (823m.) takes about four hours.

You trek over a flat leveled path all the way to Besishahar through villages such as Bulbule, Khudi and others. Your route cuts across terraces, ridges and sometimes even crossing small streams. Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of the local people. This headquarters is the junction from where daily essential commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns around the area. Stay overnight at camp in Besishahar.

Day 20: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu takes about seven 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. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Option 01: Lodge/ local home arrangements

Trip Cost Includes

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 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 Conservation Area and Annapurna Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide/s
  • 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/local house
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks etc.
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for the 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, you should have travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)

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. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. I will book it as per your suggestion.

Option 02: Camping arrangements

The price includes the following services:

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 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 Conservation Area and Annapurna Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking  guide/s
  • Cook
  • Kitchen helper
  • Sherpa
  • Necessary porters
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Insurance and equipment's for the Nepali 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, you should have travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)

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. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. I will book it as per your suggestion.

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