|Lowest Altitude||Approximately 606 meters Arughat|
|Highest Altitude||Approximately 5135 meters Lharkya la pass|
|Duration||16 Days Trip,14 Days trek|
|Start-End||Kathmandu-Arughat-Lhogaon-Lharkya la pass-Bimthang-Sanghe- Besishahar|
|Group Size||Minimum two to Maximum Fifteen|
|Best Season||March-May, September-November|
|Cost||$1150 per person|
Manaslu trek is trekking in the untamed Manaslu region, famed as Shangri la of Nepal that leads you through numerous rich timberlands of blooming rhododendron trees and snow covered vegetation. Manaslu region nestled between Annapurna mountain and Langtang valley is less trodden trekking region taken as alternative to crowded Everest Base Camp and Annapurna region trek furnishing sensational beauty of crafted art and architectures like stupa, mani stones, monasteries along with natural diversity comprising of spectacular sights of snowy mountains like Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang with world’s eighth highest mountain Manaslu, and green pastures, swinging bridges hanging over deep gorges, emerald torrents and many more. Manaslu trek is as pristine as Annapurna cicuit trek was 30 years ago and is appropriate for novice trekkers as well as adventurers to indulge in natural beauties.
Manaslu mesmerizing trek, starts from Arughat after 7 hours’ drive from Kathmandu where first part of trek moves through rain forest and tropical vegetation and takes you to the maximum height of 5167 meters from sea level passing through culturally elevated villages inhabited by ethnic community Gurung and Magar, rice fields, verdant land that appeals your sensation during every moments of trek to make trekking awesome. Trek to remote and countryside region Manaslu bestows chance to enjoy changing scenario from sub-tropical wilderness to snowcapped forests as you follow uphill trail from Sotikhola along with insight into Tibetan Buddhist cultures exploring Buddhist temples with in scripted mani walls, architecture and blending with friendly local people.
Day One: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day Two: Enchanting journey to Arughat from Kathmandu on seven hours’ drive.
Day Three: Trek begins from Arughat to Soti Khola consuming six hours.
Day Four: Wander on zigzag path through villages, green valley to reach Machhakhola taking almost six hours.
Day Five: Trek from Machha khola to Jagat that takes about six hours.
Day Six: Enjoy magical vision of pine, rhododendron and waterfall on six hours’ trek to Deng from Jagat.
Day Seven: Cross mani walls, chortens, prayer flags, monasteries and catch panoramic view of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha himal, Ganesh Himal and many more on eight hours’ trek Lhogaon from Deng.
Day Eight: Trek from Lhogaon to Samagaon that takes about four hours.
Day Nine: Climb gradually uphill trail through desert and windy valley to arrive at Samdo taking four hours.
Day Ten: Continue journey on serpentine and rocky trail to reach Dharmashala that takes about four hours.
Day Eleven: Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) and it takes about seven hours.
Day Twelve: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani crossing high pasture consuming almost four hours.
Day Thirteen: We trek downhill along bank of Dudh koshi and Marshyangdi river to reach Jagat taking almost six hours.
Day Fourteen: We trek from Jagat taking two hours to Sanghe to catch bus for three hours’ drive to Kathmandu.
Day Fifteen: Return drive to Kathmandu from Besishahar taking almost seven hours.
Day Sixteen: We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.
Note: We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuvan International airport and transferred to hotel by private vehicle.
Day 02: Enchanting journey to Arughat from Kathmandu on seven hours’ drive
We depart Kathmandu following downhill curves of Prithvi Highway on first part of day and head towards Arughat for overnight stay.
Day 03: Trek begins from Arughat to Soti Khola consuming six hours
We begin our trek from Arughat following the flat trail along Budhi Gandaki river coast perceiving breath taking glimpse of green hills, pretty waterfall. We pass numerous villages and cross Sal, Chilaune and other vegetation forest on our way to Soti khola from Arughat.
Day 04: Wander on zigzag path through villages, green valley to reach Machhakhola taking almost six hours
We trek steeply uphill along rugged path at beginning then move on downhill path till we reach at Lapu Besi; beautiful village settled by Mongolian people. Finally, we arrive at Machha Khola trekking on up and down trail from Lapu Besi.
Day 05: Trek from Machha khola to Jagat that takes about six hours
We head to Khola Besi crossing Machha khola walking on narrow trail. We pass suspension bridges, beautiful waterfalls wandering on trail lining on coast of Budhi Gandaki river on our way to Jagat from Machhakhola.
Day 06: Enjoy magical vision of pine, rhododendron and waterfall on six hours’ trek to Deng from Jagat
We climb rocky ridge up to Salleri then move down to Sirdibas. Then, pass through pine, rhododendron forest walking on flat leveled and easy path to arrive at Deng; beautiful village renowned for food like potatoes, buck, wheat and many more.
Day 07: Cross mani walls, chortens, prayer flags, monasteries and catch panoramic view of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha himal, Ganesh Himal and many more on eight hours’ trek Lhogaon from Deng
We proceed our journey trekking on winding path that crosses mani walls, chortens, prayer flags, monasteries enchanting on bewitching vision of snow clad mountains. We pass Tibetan village Lili Gaon on our way to Lhogaon from Deng.
Day 08: Trek from Lhogaon to Samagaon that takes about four hours
We head to Samagaon with eye catching glimpse of peak 29 following the path that runs right bank of the river.
Day 09: Climb gradually uphill trail through desert and windy valley to arrive at Samdo taking four hours
We leave Samagaon climbing gently uphill path that passes windy valley to arrive at Samdo located on alpine zone near Tibetan border and settled by Tibetan descendants.
Day 10: Continue journey on serpentine and rocky trail to reach Dharmashala that takes about four hours
We climb gently upward on serpentine trail crossing wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki river to arrive at Dharmasala residing on Larkya la Phedi for overnight stay.
Day 11: Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) and it takes about seven hours
We ascend steep Larkya la pass trekking on rocky trail then walk steep downhill crossing pass through rock and ice trail, to arrive at Bimthang for overnight stay. Sometimes, we have to wait for another day to cross pass due to heavy snowing.
Day 12: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani crossing high pasture consuming almost four hours
We trek down to Burdin khola and have magnetic vision of Manaslu, Annapurna second. Then wander through rhododendron forest to reach Karte and descend to Gho village. Finally, we cross wooden bridge over Dudh Koshi to arrive at Dharapani for overnight stay.
Day 13: We trek downhill along bank of Dudh koshi and Marshyangdi river to reach Jagat taking almost six hours
We leave Dharapani trekking downhill up to rive and follow ascending path for short duration. Finally trek downhill passing beautiful village Tal, Karte to find ourselves at Jagat for overnight stay.
Day 14: We trek from Jagat taking two hours to Sanghe to catch bus for three hours’ drive to Kathmandu
We trek to Sanghe from Jagat consuming two hours to catch bus for three hours’ drive to Besishahar.
Day 15: Return drive to Kathmandu from Besishahar taking almost seven hours
Day 16: We drive you to airport on the basis of your scheduled flight
We customize itinerary as per your interest to manage your specific requirements.
The Cost Includes:
- A guide
- Special trekking permit for Manasalu.
- Entry permits for Manasalu Conservation Area
- Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
- Necessary transportation
- All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) for our guide during the trek
- Accommodation in teahouses (lodges)
- Rescue help (It is provided by your insurance company)
- First aid kits
- Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs
- Necessary Equipment (Sleeping bag, Down Jacket)
The Cost Excludes:
- Bar bills (coca cola, mineral water etc.)
- Personal Insurance & emergency rescue charges if necessary
- Extra porter & transport charges in the event of landslides
- Other personal expenses, airport tax, Kathmandu city entrance fee
- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance
- Laundry, cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.
- Tips and any other expenses, which are not mentioned above.
- Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (We can arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget).
To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired.
- Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.)
- Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary)
- Duffel Bag
- Flash Light (Head lamp)
- Sun glass
- Water purifier
- Trekking boots
- Lightweight sandals
- Woolen socks (3 pairs)
While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes.
- Hat (For warmth)
- Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts
- Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material
- Fleece Jacket or pullover
- Underwear (4 pairs)
- Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Thermal Clothing (As per the Season)
- Lightweight rain Jacket
- Warm Gloves or mittens
- Sports bra
- Sun block
- Toilet articles and towel
- Small Knife
- First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you)
- Batteries backup
Accommodation: You would be accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And offered to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during trek.
Meal: You would be offered breakfast, Nepali meal at homestay during time at Kathmandu while on trekking you would be provided Nepalese meals three times a day during trek.