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Manaslu Trek

The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the town of Arughat Bazaar and the trek ends in Besi Sahar which is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit.
From Arughat, heading northwards for several days the valley opens up to reveal the delightful alpine meadows and small Tibetan-style villages which cluster beneath Manaslu's sweeping North Face. The trek passes Jagat, Ghap, Bihi, Lhi, Lho and Shyo, typical Tibetan villages with rows of prayer wheels and mani stones. Eventually the trail reaches Samagaon the largest and most important village in the region. 

 

Group Size:

min 2 pax

Trip Level:

Easy

Destination:

Nepal

Max Altitude:

5135 m

Starts At:

Arughat Bazar

Ends At:

kathmadnu

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu (trek preparation to make special permit)
Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar
Day 04: Arughat Bazaar – Soti khola
Day 05: Soti Khola – Machhe Khola
Day 06: Machhe Khola – Jagat
Day 07: Jagat – Philim
Day 08: Philim – Deng
Day 09: Deng – Namrung
Day 10: Namrung – Lho
Day 11: Lho – Sama Gaun
Day 12: Sama Gaun (restday, visit Ice Lake and Buddhist school)
Day 13: Samagaon – Samdo
Day 14: Samdo – Larkya Phedi
Day 15: Larkya Phedi – Larkya La – Bimthang
Day 16: Bimthang – Chyamche
Day 17: Chyamche – Besi Sahar
Day 18: Besi Sahar – Kathmandu
Day 19: Kathmandu departure

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1330m) [B]: Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents, photos, passport copies etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you’ll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02 Kathmandu (Preparation) [B]: Trek permits preparation. Day at leisure or you may do a city tour of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur or Patan (optional tour in extra cost).

Day 03 Kathmandu to Arughat by bus/Jeep (810m) [B, L, D]: After 5 hrs drive to Arughat the Manaslu trekking begins. Beautiful rivers local village, Waterfalls, rice fields makes your drive more excited. This place is the finest place for camp. Overnight at Hotel/Guest House.

Day 04 Arughat to Arkhet to Soti Khola (875m) [B, L, D]: Trail follows the Budhi Gandaki and many local village and paddy field can be visited. Soti Khola is on the lap of Himalaya and is also in the bank of the river. The trails are all flat and easy. Overnight at Hotel/Guest House.

Day 05 Soti Khola to Machhe Khola (885m) [B, L, D]: The zigzagged way through different vegetation leads you to Khorla besi and hot spring at Tatopani. Again through the zigzagged way takes to Machhakhola, where small market is available. Overnight at Hotel/Guest House.

Day 06 Machhe Khola to Jagat 6hrs (1350m) [B, L, D]: after crossing the stream head upstream to the small village to Khorla Besi. The trails will be bit challenging to Doban through the forest. Doban is fine place to see the rapids of Budhi gandaki then keep ascends to Jagat. Jagat is Tax collection place and where the permit will be check. The control area is started.

Day 07 Jagat to Phillim (1700m) [B, L, D]: First part of the trails is up hill but rest is all flat. Soon you are crossing the suspension bridge to Phillim. Phillim is the Gurung inhabited large village. Tsum Valley will begin from here to the right side of your trails. Over night at Guest house.

Day 08 Phillim to Deng (2090m) [B, L, D]: You are trekking through flat land forest of pine and rhododendron. Few suspension bridges must be crossed to Deng. Mainly, potatoes, barley, buch wheat corn are in this land as many people are involved in agriculture.

Day 09 Deng to Namrung (2900m) [B, L, D]: slowly you are trekking above the tree lines where the oxygen is less comparatively. The day begins with flat and scenic views of Mt. Manaslu and many others, chorten, Gumba; fluttering prayer flags in the sky then uphill comes all the way to Nan rung.

Day 10 Namrung to Lho Gaun (3100m) [B, L, D]: today you are trekking over a windy path into the inner Himalaya range, Manaslu, Gorkha himal, Lajing peak and many more snow capped mountain can be seen. Along the way many Mani walls, chorten and rumba will visit.

Day 11 Lho gaun to Sama gaun (3390m) [B, L, D]: as soon you leave the village, walking in the bank of the river heading to peak 29. In a distance you can see the Sama Gaun and some other Tibetan border village which is near by Sama Gaun. Over night at Guest house.

Day 12 Sama Gaun (Restday) [B, L, D]: you are having a rest day in Sama Gaun and do your own things like village sightseeing and Manaslu Base camp.

Day 13 Sama Gaun to Samdo (3700m) [B, L, D]: Walking in the windy valley through uphill to Samdo village which is the best view point to all the entire mountain range. Over night at Guest house.

Day 14 Samdo to Larke Phedi (4500m) [B, L, D]: The path is rocky to your next destination.  Arrive in Larke Bazaar where local fair held. Most of the goods were bought from Tibet and called Trans Himalaya trade.

Day 15 Larke Phedi to Larke top (5135m) to Bhimtang (3590m) [B, L, D]: You are starting your trek early morning due to the rocky and windy path. When you arrive on top all panoramic view of mountain and the valley can be seen. Global Adventure Trekking staffs prepared a packed lunch for you due to the lack of water and long descend to Bhimtang. Over night at Guest house. 

Day 16 Bhimtang to Chyamche (1350m) [B, L, D]: You are descending all the way to Chyamche passing Dharapani. Here the popular Annapurna Circuit trek meets. Overnight at Guest House in Chyamche.

Day 17 Chyamche to Besi Sahar (900m) [B, L, D]:  We trek down to Syange for about 1.5 hours. From Syange we take Jeep to Besi Sahar which takes 3 hours. Overnight in the Guest House in Besi Sahar.

Day 18  Besi Sahar to Kathmandu (1330) [B, L, D]:  After the breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu by private transport.  It takes around 5 hours to reach Kathmandu.  In the evening there  will be a typically Nepali dinner organized by Himalayan Rock in the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program.

Day 19 Kathmandu to Departure [B]: After breakfast, a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • Airport departure drop at Kathmandu airport by private coach
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 1 night accommodation in Pokhara (Lakeside)
  • Transfer Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar by private car
  • Flight Jomsom – Pokhara
  • Local Airport Taxes
  • Transfer Pokhara - Kathmandu By Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation During Trekking In Tents
  • 3 Meals A Day During Trek
  • English Speaking Experienced Guide (Trained By Ministry Of Tourism)
  • Porter(S), Generally 1 Porter For 2 Pax (Max 12 Kg Per Person)
  • Food, Salary, Transportation, Accommodation And Insurance For Our Nepali Staff
  • Special Manaslu Trekking Permit
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee
  • Tims (Trekking Registration Card)
  • Annapurna & Manaslu Region Trekking Map
  • Service From Our Office In Kathmandu, Thamel

Cost Exclude

  • International flight to and from Nepal / airport taxes
  • Vaccination and Nepal visa
  • Meals and drinks when not on trek
  • Personal insurance and other personal expenses
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)
  • Any extra cost due to delay / cancellation of the Jomsom - Pokhara flight

Trekking Equipment Checklist

The weather can be cold, unpredictable and challenging while in the mountains. Hence the travelers need to be prepared to cope up with the weather. While you can take the different kind of equipment to make things comfortable for you, there are some basic things that you must carry with you for completion of the trek in comfortable manner.

Sun Hat
Fleece/Wool hat that covers ears
Sunglasses
Scarf to cover face (dust/wind)

Upper Body:
At least 4 pair of T-shirts
2 lightweight thermal tops
2 Merino/Fleece long shelve tops
Water and wind proof shell jacket
Down Jacket
Raincoat (Poncho)

Lower Body:
Under garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight walking pants
Light weight thermal leggings
Fleece or tracksuit pants
Water and wind proof pants

Feet:
At least 4 pairs of  thick warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots (with spare laces)
Walking sneakers
Sandals
Walking poles (Walking Stick)
Hands:
Lightweight fleece gloves
Water and wind proof gloves

Note: Sleeping bags come handy in case of difficult circumstances. We recommend every trekkers to take one with them while on the mountains. You can bring your own or it can be hired here.