NepalHiking.com-Manaslu Trek - 16 Days-1
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  • Trip Duration: 16 Days
  • Max Altitude: 5135 m.
  • Group Size: 02-15 Pax.
  • Best Travel Time: March through May and October through December

Manaslu Trek - 16 Days

Manaslu has unique environment and exceptionally rich bio diversity which have made this region as the finest tourist destination of Nepal for many years. The region consists of varieties of cultural diversities, natural cenery of the majestic Himalayan ranges, high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna, all these natural and cultural features of this region have made it one of the most popular tourist destination of Nepal and is restricted area requiring special trekking permit to get entry into the region for foreginers.

Day 01: Your arrival in Kathmandu. Pick up and transfer to airport. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 02: Trekking preparation day. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.

Day 03: After breakfast about 5-6 hours scenic drive to Arughat Bazaar (550m) by private jeep. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 04: Trek to Labubesi (884m).

Our first day trek starts from Arughat to Labubesi via Soti Khola by following Budhigandaki river. It is about 6 hours easy walking. This day could be hot / warm due to low elevation. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 05: Trek to Tatopani (990m) via Machha Khola (930m) The trek starts by following the Buddhigandaki river (old river) and trail gradually goes up with the river gorges. It is a 5-6 hours easy walking. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 06: Trek to Salleri  (1353m).

Today we walk through some hamlets and scattered houses through Gurung villages (Gurung is one of an ethnic group among the many ethnic groups of Nepal). When we approach to the village of Philim, we will see the good view of Sringri himal. It is a 6-7 hours walking. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 07: Trek to Deng (1860m)-

After an easy climbing we will reach at a chautara from where we can see good views of Shringi Himal to the north. On the way ahead; we will cross suspension bridges and walk through pine forest. It is a 6 hours walking. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2560m)

When we trek ahead westwards, the same of local houses seem of dry-stone structure and artitecture of houses are influence of Tibet. We will see many Mani walls, chorten, buckwheat and barley fields. It is a 6-7 hours walking. Overnight at Guest House, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 09: Trek to Sama (3620m)

Today we will leave Namrung by crossing a small river known as Therang Khola. As we just walk for a while, we will see a waterfall. As we just arrive at a place called Lho (3180m); we will spend our sometime by enjoy the view of Mt. Manaslu and its  surroundings. It is a 6 hours walking. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10: Rest day or acclimatization day....

Explore the village and gompas or visit Birendra Kund for reflections of Mt. Manaslu and its northern icefall. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3875m)

Samdo is a Tibetan refugee settlement of about 40-50 houses.

Today we walk through the grassy Khakas (yak pasture land), which is parallel to the Budhi Gandaki river. After about an hour walking, we will reach summer herding area of Kermo Kharaka from wwhere we can see an excellent view of Mt. Manaslu. It is a 3-4 hours walking. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12: Trek to Larkey Phedi (Dharmasala)- 4460m.

The trail decends to a river by crossing a bridge over the Gyala Khola. Today we will see a view of Larkye Peak and North face of Mt. Manaslu. It is a 3-4 hours walking. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13: Trek to Bimthang (3590m) via Larkye Pass (5135m) 8-10 hrs walking.

Today is the longest and toughest day of the whole trek and also the day to see the magnificent views of the Himalayas including Mt. Himlung,Cheo Himals, Gyagi Kang and Annapurna III. It is about an 8 hours walking. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 14: Trek to Tilje (2300m) or Dharapani
 
Today we may see good view of west face of Mt. Manaslu if weather is good enough. The trail descends steeply down through rhododendron and pine forest. It is a 6- 7 hours walking.
 
Day 15: Drive to Benshisahar (35 k.m, bummpy road) and another 175 km drive to Kathmandu through the nice highway. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast.
 
Day 16: Departure. Transfer to airport to board your flight back home. ***End of services***
Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by car / Van / Bus.
  • 3 nights twin sharing accommodation at standard hotel in Kathmandu (2 - 3*) inclusive of breakfast.
  • An experienced Guide (trained by Ministry of Tourism Nepal), required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments.
  • Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu by private car /Jeep or Mini Bus.
  • Accommodation at guest houses with full board meal during the trek.
  • Manaslu Trekking Permit, Manaslu Conservation permit, Annapurna conservation permit and all necessary permits.
  • Tourist service charge, Vat.
  • Office Service charge.
Excludes
  • Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
  • Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
  • Personal equipments like sleeping bag and down jacket
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.

         NOTE: Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.

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