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Manaslu Trekking - 17 Days

Manaslu Trekking
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Manaslu Trekking area  just opened for trekkers in the mid 1990`s. The Manaslu region lies close to the border of Tibet.  just in the past the locals still trade with Tibet as it is just a day walk to the border. The trek to Manaslu Trekking follows the age-old trade rout all the way to Larkya Bazar and Phedi. This is in the bottom of the pass.

Manaslu Trekking lies in mid-western of Nepal. It follows the Budigandaki River upstream from the sub-tropical forest to the dry Tibetan zone offering outstanding views of Mount Manaslu (8156 m). As well as the eight highest peaks in the world along with a panorama of the surrounding magnificent peaks that straddle the border with Tibet.

The trek passes the highest point of the journey at Larkya-la. This is beginning from the top of the pass. It is almost all downhill through the serene alpine forests and meadows until the main trail of the Annapurna circuit. After being on the main trek for a few days, the journey continues towards Pokhara via another secret route seldom. This  used by trekkers, which offers stunning views of the Manaslu and Annapurna ranges, including the magnificent majestic Mount fishtail situated among traditional mid-hills villages.

When we start Manaslu Trekking we are able to see beautiful green valley, Landscapes, Rice field and Snow capped Ganesh himal Peaks in lower elevation. Kind and Beautiful people with cultural trade we are found on this trip.

At lower Manaslu section 2015 April Earthquake it was effected but it is already rebuilt. There is not any problems for Accommodation and meal. This area is totally safe for trekking.

Trip Highlights

  • Walk through typical mountain village with beautiful rhododendron, Pine forest
  • Long walk up through the Budi Gandaki Valley.
  • Charming views of Manasalu and surrounding Himalayan range.
  • Traditional village lifestyle and unique culture.
  • Terraces of crop fields.
  • Breathtaking views of the Glaciers, The Mountains, and
  • Excellent panoramic Mountain view
  • Pung Gyen Gompa

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Ace vision Treks & Tours who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Ace vision Treks & Tours office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Ace vision Treks & Tours for dinner; you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Dinner

Day 2
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There will be a brief pre- trip group discussion followed by trek preparation during late afternoon at Ace vision Treks & Tours office in Thamel around noon. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] 8 - 9 hours

We set off early today for Sotikhola. During the drive, we enjoy views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We will be driving on a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading (1050m)but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a rough road. Upon reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Sotikhola. Overnight in Soti Khola. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 4
Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 - 7 hours

At the crossing of the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 5
Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 6
Jagat - Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

We begin today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We further continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti/Chisapani The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in Deng

Day 7
Deng - Namrung [2630m/8626ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

After a brief walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forests and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route.We further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 8
Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 6-7 hours

Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We enjoy extraordinary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where we spend the night. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 9
Samagaon - Pungyen gompa - Samagaon: 6 - 7 hours exploration

We spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, we get acquainted with the rich Gurung culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Gurung women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later they met with a lot of resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They were finally successful in 1959. Overnight in Samagaon. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10
Samagaon - Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 - 5

Today, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. Overnight in Samdo. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11
Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 - 5 hours

Even today, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4450 m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharmashala. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12
Dharamsala - Larkya la [5106m/16, 870 ft] - Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 - 9 hours

After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight in Bimthang. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13
Bimthang - Goa [2515m/7759ft]: 4 - 5 hours

From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Due to yesterday's tiredness we might take an overnight rest at Goa. Overnight in Goa Village. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14
Goa - Tal [1700m/5576 ft]: 5 - 6 hours(1700)

We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and after quite a bit of walking we cross a bridge over Marshyangdi river. We also come across some mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight in Tal.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15
Tal - Syange [1080m/3542 ft]: 6 - 7 hours

We follow the trail to Chamje village crossing the Marshyangdi river once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends through rhododendron and and pine forests to Syange. Overnight in Syange. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16
Syange - Kathmandu: 8-9 hours

The drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers one an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes. The drive is often along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. In Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. The day in Kathmandu can either be spent in leisure or perhaps we catch up with some last minute shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch

Day 17
Final departure

Your adventure comes to an end today. There is nothing to do but we trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. A representative from Ace vision Treks & Tours will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On our way to home, we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

THE PRICE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation : Basic tea house accommodation during the trek.Deluxe accommodation for 2 nights in Kathmandu, in Tourist Hotels on twin/king basis with breakfast included.
  • Food : Three meals a day(Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner) During trek,&Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Transportation : Kathmandu-Arughat by Local bus,Besishar-Kathmandu by tourist bus,Airport transfer by private vehicle.
  • Documents : Trekking permit of Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) and Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) card, Manaslu Special permit.
  • Human Resourse : A professional & experience English Speaking Guide & one porter(20/22kg) per two trekkers.All expenses(wages,accommodation,meals,transportation,insurance) of the Guide & Porters are covered.
  • tax/Service Charge : we assure you of no hidden charges later in the day.fees,service charges,& taxes are fixed.

THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Beverages or food bought at will.
  • Personal expenses (battery-charging fees, Hot shower, Photography,
  • Wifi, Laundry, Phone calls etc).
  • Tips for Guides and porters.
  • Travel insurance and Nepal visa fee.
  • All expenses not mentioned in inclusions.

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Price From USD$1,370 USD$1,270/person
1,270
Total $ 1,270 USD

Trip Facts

  • Min 2
  • 5106 meters
  • 17 Days
  • Advance
  • March-May, September-November
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during trek
  • Basic teahouse accommodation during the trek. 3 nights in Kathmandu Hotel in Tourist Hotels on twin/king basis.