Total 18 days 5106m Trek days 14 Hard

Manaslu Trek

Manaslu Conservation Area

MANASLU TREK

TREK HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The most breathtaking trekking, fairly untouched by tourists.
  • We surround Manaslu peak, the eighth highest mountain in the world (8163m).
  • Variety of landscapes, flora and fauna. Rododendro and blue pine forests, and high snow-capped mountains panorama: Himalchuli (7893m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m), Shringi (7187m), Langpo (6668m), Saula (6235m).
  • Recently open to tourism and less exploited. This region has a strong rooted fascinating Tibetan culture and tradition in the north part.
  • Ideal trek for the high mountain lovers and culture lovers.

ABOUT MANASLU TREK

This is one of the most breathtaking trekkings in Nepal. Manaslu Conservation Area, one of the most untouched regions of Nepal, was officially declared in 1998 with the purpose to preserve the natural resources, culture, legacy, animal life, and promote eco-tourism to develop the local life.

Manaslu is known as the “Mountain of the Spirit”. It is a serrated huge wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky. Situated in the centre-west part of Nepal, in the Gorkha District.

Manaslu Trek passes through Nupri Valley, where we find a very strong Hindu and Tibetan culture and tradition. As we ascend, the valley opens up to spectacular alpine meadows and beautiful Tibetan villages.

Manaslu Trek is one of the greatest treks that we can find in the trekking panorama in Nepal. It is a privileged region fairly untouched with a very dramatic and powerful scenery.

We enter in the Tamang etnic group region. They are known as the original horse traders of Nepal. The region is full of Tibetan Buddhist art and tradition. We find numerous Buddhist monasteries, stupas and manis (Buddhist mantras carved on stone), along the path.

This itinerary offers approximately 177Km of circuit style of trekking path surrounding Manaslu mountain. The highest point we reach is Larkya La Pass (5160m), and finishes in Annapurna Conservation Area.

This region is home to numerous animals like the snow lepard, red panda, linx, Asian black bear, grey wolf, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, horseshoe bat, and aroun 110 bird species including golden eagle, koklass pheasants, and Tibetan snow cocks. Vegetation varies according  to the region where we are at; Rododendron and Himalayan blue pine forests.

 

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”
John Muir (“John of the Mountains”. naturalist and preservationist. 1838 – 1914)

What’s included:

  • Nepali Licenced Guide English fluent (from 4 persons an assistant guide will be added, from 10 persons 2 assistant guides will be added).
  • Porter (1 porter every 2 persons. Each porter will carry maximum 15Kg).
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): this is the trekking permit.
  • Fees for both Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Areas.
  • Special permit for the restricted area.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to start of the trek and back to Kathmandu at the end of the trek.
  • International airport pick up and drop off.
  • High comfort Hotels before and after the trek with Breakfast included (4 nights in total).
  • A welcome dinner on the arrival day.
  • Accommodation during the trek in lodges/tea house.
  • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Cup of tea or coffee in every meal during the trek. 
  • Souvenir
  • Medical kit.
  • Staff insurance.
  • Taxes.
  • Personalized attention during the previous months in preparation to the trek via email and other contact means.

What’s not included

  • International flights.
  • Visa. Check our page About Nepal for Visa information.
  • Insurance with mountain rescue and repatriation compulsory. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask us when booking your trip and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
  • Meals before and after the trekking adventure (except breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner included)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and snacks
  • Bottled water (*Click here to know more about our environment compromise).
  • Necessary trek equipment and personal material. See our list of things to bring to a trek to have an idea of what you need.
  • Personal medicines
  • Hot shower during the trek (often available in lodges under cost)
  • Electronic devices battery recharge (often available in lodges under cost). It is advisable to carry a portable charger if you have electronic devices to be charged during the trek.

Best time to trek: spring and autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.

MANASLU TREK MAP

MANASLU TREK COST

01Day One: Arrival Kathmandu

Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.

02Day Two: Kathmandu

Exploring day in the city. You will be able to explore the city as well as make the last preparation for the trek. We will provide you with all information you need to explore the most emblematic places in Kathmandu. If you wish to have a Guided City Tour, do not hesitate to request this service when booking with us.

03Day Three: Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m) / Time: 8 to 9 hours

We will travel by jeep to Sotikhola. The trip will take around 8 to 9 hours with stops included. An excellent oportunity to get to know the geography of Nepal and the rural areas along the road.

04Day Four: Sotikhola to Machha Khola (900m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

The landscape keeps changing as we gain altitude. The wide valley becomes more narrow and occasionally we find some steep paths surrounded by magic forests. We walk through some villages and terrace fields. Before arriving to Machha Khola we have a bit of a steep terrain.

05Day Five: Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours.

After leaving Machha Khola, we find the village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs of Tatopani. The valley is now more steep until we cross a suspension bridge. The journey is a bit challenging and we find some trails a bit exposed. We go through a deep forest and walk along the powerful rapid river Buri Gandaki. After a while, the river is more calm. We cross again another suspension bridge to then ascend to Jagat village.

06Day Six: Jagat to Deng (1804m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

The path takes us through steep terrain and terrace fields. Once we arrive to Saguleri village, we obtain beautiful views of Sringi Himal (7177m). The path starts narrowing down through some valleys and big rock walls.

07Day Seven: Deng to Namrung (2630m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

We follow the Deng river to pass through a rocky tunnel recently constructed. The influence of the tibetan culture appear the more we ascend. We cross paths with mani walls (walls with stones carved with mantras) and chortens (or stupas).

08Day Eight: Namrung to Samagaon (3530m) / Time: 6 to 7 hours

We cross Hinan and Sho rivers. During this journey we will have views of Naike peak, Manaslu North (7774m) and Manaslu peak!

09Day Nine: Samagaon to Samdo (3860m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

We will walk along the right side of the river from where we will have views of peak 29 in front of us. Then we will follow the path to Samagaon (3500m). We get to Samdo, close to the Tibetan border.

010Day Ten: Aclimatization day in Samdo

Today we will have a rest and acclimatization day, surrounded by big mountains and forests, we will explore the area and relax.

011Day Eleven: Samdo to Dharamsala / Larkya Base Camp (4460m) / Time: 4 to 7 hours

We follow the Buri Gandaki river that will become a small long stream. Always surrounded by magestic mountains. After crossing the stream, Manaslu exhibits incredibly beautiful. We reach the last abandoned village of the valley, Sumdu. After, we will cross a stream comming from the Gya La Pass (the pass to Tibet side).The abandoned village known as Larkya Bazaar gives us some clues where we can guess this was a trading point between Tibet and Nepal. Our day ends in a shelter built specially for the trekkers at 4460m.

012Day Twelve: Dharamsala to Bimthang (3720m) via Larkya La (5160m) / Time: 8 to 9 hours

Today is a long adventurous journey. The path ascends towards Cho Chanda and slowly it becomes more steap towards Larkya La pass, where we will have to give all our power and energy. Once we reach the top of the pass, we have privileged views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7126m). After enjoying the views and taking the most ouststanding photographs, we will start descending to Bimthang.

013Day Thirteen: Bimthang to Tilije (2300m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

The path will be a gift to our muscles. Easy and nice. This journey will take us through rice fields. We will cross the Karcha La pass and after the trail descends through rodhodendron forests.

014Day Fourteen: Tilije to Tal (1700m) / Time: 5 to 6 hours

Our journey follows the Marshyangdi river. We pass through many villages before arriving to Tal. Today we are in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

015Day Fifteen: Tal to Syange / Time: 4 to 5 hours

We continue our descent to Syange along a narrow valley surrounded by spectacular waterfalls falling from big rocky walls. We can also spot bee hives in the rocks where the most delicious honey comes from. The locals climb to the impossible bee hive locations with ropes and handmade ladders to collect the precious honey. Some of these honey can be toxic and can provoque alucinations including stomackage and vomits.

016Day Sixteen: Syange to Kathmandu by transport

From Syange we take a jeep to Besisahar and then from there we will get another transport to the capital of Nepal.

017Day Seventeen: Kathmandu day

Last day to explore the city of Kathmandu or visit the surroundings (Bhaktapur, Nagarkot, Dhulikel and Namo Buddha...) and find special artisan crafts to take home as a memory of a Country that Inspired You.

018Day Eighteen: Transfer to the international Airport and end of our services unless arranged differently

We hope to see you again soon!

Date Spaces Status Prices
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*Our rates are established in US Dollar. The exchange rate to € is from 03/05/2019 and is likely to be revised if there is a strong fluctuation. · The price is for a minimum of 4 people. Individual, 2 people or 3 people bookings can have an additional charge. Please check with us. Prices can be reduced from 8 participants. · All accommodations are based on twin room. It is possible to request a single room in Kathmandu under supplement. During the trek single room can be requested only if available. · Please, contact us and we will accommodate your needs.

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