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The Manaslu Trekking is  hardly touched trekking trail in Nepal that wades into real virgin territory where only a few dares to venture into in Nepal's vast Himalayan territory where beauty even sometimes has its price in some unpredictable tragic circumstances where it would be better not to comprehend but even then this  does not deter the bold and the brave who thirst for the wild. Manaslu known as "The Spirit Mountain" in Nepal is believed as the sacred mountain and the native people from the Manaslu region believes that the deity dwells in the Manaslu mountain. Mount Manaslu is located in the east of Annapurna Himalaya range and the trekking within the Manaslu circuit is controlled and government regulated issue because it's a restricted area, therefore, permission must be taken prior to organizing treks in this region. Manaslu Trek is one of the bests isolated trekking region in Nepal.

Included in the Cost

  • Private vehicle transportation from Kathmandu to Soti Khola & Dharapani to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge on room only basis
  • Manaslu restricted trekking permit, MCAP, ACAP, TIMS & other necessary permits.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
  • Government Tax charge
  • First aid kit 

Not Included in the Cost

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
International Flights
Extra cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind

Recommended gear list:

Good wind/rain Jacket
Warm fleece jacket or Jersey
Good boots, either light-weight trekking boots or light full leather boots.
Sun hat or scarf
Sunglasses with UV protection
Hiking shorts
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

FAQ

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  • Day 1

    Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat (710 m), Driving Duration: 7/8 hours

  • Today, you will drive towards Soti Khola. The road passes through the Dhading Besi and then through the place called Arughat. From Arughat, we will head towards Soti Khola, driving through this countryside will give you a pleasant experience though the roads are rough over here. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 2

    Solti Khola to Maccha Khola (930 m), Hiking Duration: 8/9 hours

  • The trail will take you through across the bridge and then you will be walking through the dense beautiful Sal forest.  After crossing the Budi Gandaki river, you will reach a place called Khursane. As we leave Khursane behind, the trail weaves you up and down throughout your path. Also, you will be passing through the two subtropical waterfalls on your way as well and then reach Labubesi, a Gurung village. From Labubesi, you will cross another suspension bridge and reach Machha Khola village, Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 3

    Machha Khola to Jagat (1410 m), Hiking Duration: 6/7 hours

  • Your trail will be a little bit difficult for today as mostly you have to climb your path all the way up and the trails are bit narrow as well. After some decent walk, you will reach Tharo Khola and then to Khorla Besi. Then, you will walk across the hot spring and then after a gradual walk, you will cross the suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki followed by a climb up a beautifully crafted staircase leading you to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, you will climb the stone stairs and then you will descend towards Tharo Bharyang and later on you will cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki again and finally you will reach to Jagat. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 4

    Jagat to Deng (1804 m) Hiking Duration: 6/7 hours

  • You will 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 and continue further 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. 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 you continue, through the trail the valley widens and you will pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, you will finally reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 5

    Deng to Namrung (2630 m) Hiking Duration: 6/7 hours

  • After a brief walk beyond Deng, you will cross the Budhi Gandaki and ascend to Rana village. From the bridge, you 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 you will turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, you will take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. You further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across a few 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, you reach Namrung. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 6

    Namrung to Sama Gaon (3530 m), Hiking Duration: 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. After some sightseeing, you will 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. You will further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. Enjoy extraordinary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village you 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 you spend the night. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 7

    Rest Day & explore MBC or Birendra Lake

  • Today, you will rest at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, you will get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. You enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Sherpa 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 local lodge.

  • Day 8

    Sama Gaon to Samdo (3860 m), Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours

  • Descending to the Budhi Gandaki River, cross a bridge over a side stream and take left path which 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. Cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch, you can view a large white Kani. Finally passing through the Kani you find Samdo. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 9

    Samdo to Dharmasala (4460 m), Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours

  • Today is another tough walk for you as you will continue your walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier, you 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 local lodge.

  • Day 10

    Dharmasala to Bimthang via Larke pass (5160 m) Hiking Duration: 9/10 hrs

  • After a short climb, you will reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where you can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, 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 local lodge.

  • Day 11

    Bimthang to Dharapani, Hiking Duration: 8/9 hours

  • Today is a strenuous day. After breakfast, descend down and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. Pass through the rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Cross the fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. After a short walk, we reach the village of Gho followed by Dharapani. Overnight in local lodge.

  • Day 12

    Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu, Driving Duration: 9/10 hours

  • After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar. The route is along the side of Trishuli river along the Prithvi Highway as the road is located high above the rivers in gentle slopes with the vegetation, the scenic drive to Kathmandu will include rice fields, terraced farms, flowing rivers, vegetation, green hills and small villages and after hours of drive finally you will reach to Kathmandu.

Trip Grade

Moderate

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