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Manaslu Trekking

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 19 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 15 people
Destination(s): Nepal  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1699 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1699 US Dollar (USD)

However, it witnesses less number of trekkers compared with other established trekking routes. Manaslu Trekking is an amazingly beautiful trek with breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu (8163 m) and the Ganesh Himal massifs. Along the trail you encounter an interesting Buddhist villages mixed with Hindu and Tibetan religion and culture. The trail follows the spectacular Budhigandaki River all the way from Arughat till its source just below the Larkya Pass (5125 m).

You start the trek from low altitude, at around 700 m. As trail ascends one can enjoy different landscapes ranging from green countryside, lush forests, to spectacular high altitude landscapes while walking alongside glaciers. The crossing of the Larkya Pass (5125 m) is the highlight of the trek. It can be tough when there is snow. However, the stunning landscape with the mighty Himalayas towering straight above you and the spectacular glaciers along the way make it an unforgettable experience.

The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows at Bimtang before joining the main Annapurna Circuit route for Besisahar.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel. Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. A traditional warm welcome by our airport representative. Short briefing about the package in the hotel. Typical welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing. Your first day begins with breakfast at your Hotel. You will be taken for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley to explore the vibrant city after breakfast at your hotel. Drive to famous Buddhist Stupa Swayambunath, also known as Monkey temple, on the hill of Kathmandu Valley where you can see stunning view of mountains and Kathmandu valley. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. After exploring Pashupatinath you will visit fascinating sights of Patan Durbar Square, one of the most glorious examples of traditional Nepalese architecture, full of centuries old temples and palaces.

Day 3: Kathmandu-Arugath (550 m) 7 hours bus/ jeep; 1 ½ more by jeep to Soti Khola (597 m). After breakfast you will be taken to the scenic drive to Arughat bazaar along the Trishuli river. One can explore scenery and rural lifestyle. You will be driving to Dhadingbensi from Kathmandu. Further you will drive north to Arughat from Dhadingbensi, the district headquarters of Dhading, for few hours. Finally you reach Arughat Bazaar (670 m), a clustered settlement on both sides of the Budhigandaki river linked by a suspension bridge. It is the popular trade centre in the region. Drive further towards Soti Khola. Overnight in Soti Khola.

Day 4: Soti Khola (597 m) - Machhakhola (825 m) 6 hours. Your day will begin with breakfast at your hotel. After crossing a bridge the trail passes through beautiful Sal forest. Then you climb into a ridge above huge rapids of the Budhigandaki. You will pass a number of small of villages.You will climb further behind a outcrop until you reach a wide valley at the confluence where a large tributary mixes at the Budhigandaki river. You will descend along the wide sandy riverbed. Cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.

Day 5: Machhakhola (825 m) - Jagat (1330 m) 7-8 hours. You will cross a stream named Machha Khola. The trail is full of ups and downs. After crossing the Tharokhola stream you will head upstream to the tiny village of Khorlabesi. After few more ascends and descends you will come across a small hot spring in Tatopani. The route now switches to the left bank of the river through a suspension bridge. Climbing on a wide, well-crafted staircase you will finally reach tea house at Doban after crossing a short section of forest. After crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, you will climb again over a ridge, trek along the river and ascend towards beautiful village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 6: Jagat (1330 m) - Deng (1860 m) 6-7 hours. You will descend to the river bank through a long series of stone steps. Your trekking will begin by climbing over a terraced hill to Salleri from where you can see Sringi Himal (7187 m). Now you will cross the hillside which offers stunning views of a waterfall. Then descend to the grassy slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki river. The trail continues along the west bank of the river for a while, then cross to the east bank and back again. Upon crossing the stream, you will reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in Deng.

Day 7: Deng (1860 m) - Namrung (2580 m) 6-7 hours. Today you will trek to Namrung from Deng. Descend about 40 minute, cross the Budi Gandaki river to reach Rana (1910 m). Climb about an hour up and down to reach Bhi, head west to the Budi Gandaki valley beyond the village by crossing the Serang Khola. The trail passes through the impressive mani stone through forest where you will turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. It will take approximately two and half hours to reach Ghap from Bhi. You can see the Tibetan influence at Ghap village. There is another route as well. Prok has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. Cross the river again and climb some steep staircases up to the village of Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.

Day 8: Namrung (2580 m)-Samagaon (3480 m) 6 hours. Today you will trek from Namrung after exploring Sringi and Ganesh Himal as well as Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. Climbing quite steeply, you will reach the picturesque village of Lihi (2920 m). You will cross a large stream flowing down the Lidanda Glacier and pass through the Tibetan village of Sho. Just about the village you will get a splendid view of Manaslu north and Manaslu itself ahead. Further pass through Lho and Shyala village before reaching Samagaun village. In the Shyala village you will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Nagi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and glaciers straight ahead and other snow clad summits to the right. And at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. You will stay tonight at Samagaun.

Day 9: Rest day Samagaon (3480 m); acclimatization walk to Birendra Tal and eventually to Manaslu Base Camp (4500 m)
Today is a rest day at Samagaun (3520 m). Prepare physically and mentally for adaptation in the changed climate or environment. We suggest you to stay active even in the rest day as it is helpful for further journey. You will enjoy thousands of mani stones with Buddhist text and pictures. You will see Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. One can have opportunity to explore the impressive Sama Gompa. You will walk to Birendra Tal and also go to visit Manaslu Camp.

Day 10: Samagaon (3480 m)-Samdo (3865 m) 3-3 ½ hours. Today you will descend to Budhi Gandaki River and follow its course upward. Manaslu, which is now behind you, is particularly impressive from the meadows at Kermo Kharka which also marks the start of the trail to Manaslu Base Camp. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. Drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. After crossing to the east bank of the river you will reach Somdu (3860 m). Somdu is the last permanent settlement in the valley. Overnight in Samdo.

Day 11: Samdo (3865 m) - Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) 3-3 ½ hrs. Today you will continue your trek walking down the edge. You will cross the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Again cross the stream which runs down from the Gya la, another pass crossing into Tibet. You will pass another village here known as Larkya Bazaar. Nearing the Larkya Glacier, you will reach Dewang (4450), which is known as Dharmasala. Overnight in Dharmashala.

Day 12: Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m)-Bimtang (3740 m) 8-12 hours walk via Larkya La (5125 m) (Time depending on shape and weather conditions). Today’s trek is the longest during the trip. Initially you will climb to the north to reach the ablation valley of the Larkya Glacier. You will pass small frozen lakes from where you can enjoy views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. You will cross boulder fields and crest several times. Overnight in Bimthang.

Day 13: Rest day at Bimthang. Today is for rest. You can explore Bimthang and its surroundings. You will get extraordinary views of Himlung, Cheo, Kangguru and Annapurna II. Overnight in Bimtang.

Day 14: Bimtang (3740 m) - Tiliche (2255 m) 6 hours. Today you will descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. You will walk through rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche (2785 m). You will 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 2580 m. Within a short distance there is the village of Gho. Walk further to Tilije. Overnight in Tilije village.

Day 15: Tiliche (2255 m)-Chyamche, about 6 hours. Today you will climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. You will descend the Dudh Khola by crossing the bridge and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach Thonje village. Further down, you will cross Karte village and cross a bridge over Marshyandgi Khola. Continue walking until you reach Chyamche. Overnight in Chyamche.

Day 16: Chyamche-Ngadi Bazar 6 hours. Your day begins with breakfast at your hotel. You will continue your trek from Chyamche to Ngadi Bazar. On the way, you can explore the beautiful scenery and visit the picturesque village in-between Chyamche and Ngadi. It will take 6 hours to reach Ngadi Bazar from Chyamche. Overnight in Ngadi Bazar.

Day 17: Ngadi Bazar-Besisahar 4 hours, bus to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. You will trek today from Ngadi Bazar to Besisahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung. Enjoy the spectacular views of mountain on the way. And explore the beautiful village along the trail. It will take about 4 hours to reach Besishar from where you will be taken to a scenic drive to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel. It’s a leisure time in Kathmandu, where the rest of the day is free for shopping, sightseeing or relaxing. This is an extra day in case of bad weather. Free time to explore Kathmandu before setting for the airport.

Day 19: Drive to Airport for Return flight. Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day. You do as you like. Many people take the time for shopping others enjoy exploring the cultural sites of the city. Our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area. Farewells! Our airport representative will travel with you to the airport.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Airport pick up and drop
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All sightseeing trip as mentioned
- Internal flights and land transport involved in the itinerary
- All entry fees during sightseeing
- All Hotel accommodation
- All Transport on Private Coach
- 3 meals during trek.

Price Excludes:
- Lunch and dinner in the city
- Drinks and bar bill
- Tipping
- Personal Insurance
- Other things not mentioned
- Nepalese Visa.

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