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Harka turned out to be a relaxed, caring and social guide
when my father and I met Harka it immidiately felt right. In the ten days that followed after our first meeting, Harka turned out to be a relaxed, caring and social guide with a lot of knowledge of Nepali nature, culture and people. more..
Jolijn Peters, The Netherlands.
The Manaslu Trek offers a perfect combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan beauty, and a rich mountain biological diversity.
The trek starts after driving 7/8 hours driving from Kathmandu to Arughat. The trek ascends follow Buri Gandaki River to Larkya La Pass 5113m with attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29) and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna. Manasluâ€™s incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. Fantastic Mountain views, rich culture. This part of trekking area is known as part of really Nepalese life style and their way of living. It becomes attraction these days for the trekkers. Many trekkers would like to trek this part. You can do camping trek as well as tea house trek in Manaslu. Manaslu is fully tea house supported Trek. Nowadays ,you can trek Lodge to Lodge.
Manaslu trek is located east of the Annapurna range. We can extend this trek with Annapurna Circuit, Rupina La Pass and Tsum Valley hidden trek.
Destination: Manaslu Region
Trip Duration: 20 Days
Best Season:March to May & Sept to Nov
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Trek Start/End: Arughat/Beshishahar
Per day hiking: 4-8 Hours
Trek Type: Camping and Lodge
Accommodation: Camping, Tea house
Altitude:Min 700m -Max 5113m
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, reception at the airport and transfer to hotel and rest of day personal activities.
Â Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing,preparation and trekking brief as well as introduction with all the staffs.
Â Day 03:Drive to Arughat (600m,7/8 Hours Driving)and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
This day we drive to Arughat. During our drive to Arughat we pass Trisuli River (famous for rafting), Akhu River (from Ganesh himal) and Budi Gandaki (from Mt.Manaslu). The road is nice until Dhading Bensi after that there is gravel road.It is big town of this area.
Day 04:Trek to Mangaltar-Shanta bazaar-Arkhet Bazaar-Keurenipani-Sati Khola(730m,4-5hrs)O/N at Camp or Lodge.
Trek to Soti Khola is easy and nice walking. We pass the terrace of rice and millet. During our walking we see the view of Sring Himal. During our hike we pass many small villages like Mangltar, Shanta Bazaar, Arkhet etc. It takes us 4/5 hours walking to Soti Khola.
Day 05:Trek to Khursani Bari â€“Lapubensiâ€“Nauli Kholaâ€“Khanibesiâ€“Machhakhola(930m,5-6 hrs)O/N at Camp or Lodge.
During our trek we see many local Village and their life style. It makes us more pleasure. Most of the people are from gurung caste in this area. They have their own language and cultural dress.The trail is up and down hill. We walk left side of the Buri Gandaki River. Finally we get the Â nice Machhakhola Goan. It lies near the Buri Gandaki. It is nice village of Gurung people.
Day 06:Trek to Khorlabesi â€“Tatopani â€“Dovanâ€“Thuludungaâ€“Yaru Khola-Jagat(1330m,6-7hrs)O/N at Camp or Lodge.
During our trek, We also pass this day Tatopani (Natural Hot spring). From the hot spring the trail climbs over another ridge, and then crosses the Buri Gandaki on a suspension bridge in a state of moderate decay. Now on the eastern side of the river, the trail climbs on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide. The route climbs on a rugged, rocky trail to Yarukhola. After walking while we cross to the west bank of the Buri Gandaki. We continue along the river to nice village of Jagat (Conservation and Restricted entry point).
Day 07:Trek to Salleri â€“Sirdibasâ€“Philim-Ekle Bhatti â€“ Nigala Gari â€“Pewa Khola â€“Deng (1800m, 6-7hrs)and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
In this day, the trail are decrepit stone mani walls indicate that the trek is now entering a region of Tibetan influence, although the people are still Gurung. Cross the bridge and climb up to Philim, a large Gurung village with fields of corn and millet. It is the beautiful walking trail with water fall and pine trees. This day, we split the trail to Tsum Valley trail near from Ekle Bhatti. We cross the bridge of Buri Gandaki many times before the Pewa Khola and we walk through the Bamboo to Deng.
Day 08:Trek to Ranagaon - Bihi Phedi â€“ Ghap â€“Ghapsya (2250m,4-5hrs)and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
This day, we start with downhill to the River, cross the Buri Gandaki. We climb up to Ranagaon. It is nice and typical village. After walking little bit you can see the Bihi village. We walk through Bihi Phedi not the village. You can see the view of Buri Gandaki is looking like a tranquil lake above a collection of that form a dam. After walking little bit, there are two trails. One goes through Prok. The Prok has several Gompas. We have to cross Buri Gandaki Bridge to go to Prok. The other trail goes straight to Ghap. We have cross the Sringi Khola Bridge and then continue to Ghapsya.
Day 09:Trek to Namrung â€“ Ligaon â€“ Syogaon â€“ Lho (3180m,5-6hrs)and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
Beginning of the trail, we walk through the jungle. When we are close to Namrung village the trail is steep up. As soon as we reach in Namrung village we can see view of Himal Chulli and others small mountains. Now we enter in upper side of Manaslu where the dialect change to a form of Tibetan and most people dress in chubas, the Tibetan â€“style wraparound cloak. We pass many walls. Lhogaon is nice village from where you can see the view of Manaslu.
Day 10:Trek to Syalagaon â€“ Samagaon (3517m,4 hrs) and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
At the beginning, we drop down to the Damonan Khola, crossing bridge and then ascend to Syalagoan. It is nice, old village. We can see the nice view of Himalchuli (7893m.), Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) and the Manaslu (8163m.). Local people call Manaslu as Ghanpurge. When we cross the Thosang Khola then we descend to Samagaon. It is a big town in this area. In the afternoon we can walk around Kargyu chholing Gompa and the village.
Day 11:Rest and acclimatization day and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
It is the day for acclimatization day for us. We do small hiking this day. There are many places for hiking.
- Birendra tal (1 hours hiking).
- Pungyen Gompa (3-4 hours).
- Manaslu Base camp (full day hiking).
- Walk around the village.
Note: The acclimatization is for Larka La pass so better not to do long day hiking.
Day 12:Trek to Sando (3800m. 3hrs) and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
Today, we follow it to a wooden bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to Manaslu Base camp. Another trail is for Larke La.The Larya La trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is easy trail on shelf above the river past juniper and birch forests. It is small village. Youâ€™ll likely have some time to kill so consider hiking up pass the prayer flags to Samdo Peak for fine views of Manaslu.
Day 13:Trek to Dharamashala (4480) 5-6 hours walking and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
We decend on a wide, gentle trail from Sando past many fields to a large mani wall and stone archway. Drop to the river, which is now very small and narrow, and cross it on a wooden bridge. Iron pole marks the trail climb to Dharmashala. The right trail goes to the Tibet border. We are not taking this trail. The trail becomes hard at the beginning but later on it becomes easier. Dharmashala / Larke Rest house has a clammy large stone house for porters and Kitchen. Now there are two nice lodges as well. We can do some hiking rest of the day.
Day 14:Larkya La pass (5113m) 7-8 hours walking and trek down to Bhimtang (3890m)and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
Today is one of the hardest and long days in this trek. We start our trek in the morning. The trail is not very steep but it is high so we do not feel comfortable to walk here. It takes about 4-5 hours to get top of Larkya La pass. During our trek, we see many Mountain views of Himlung Himal (7126m.), Cheo Himal (6820m.), Gyaji Kung (7030m.), Kang guru (6981m.) and the Annapruna II (7937m.). We also see the many small lakes. We stay at the top for couple of minutes and then we trek down. The downhill trail is very steep. If there is ice, it will be very difficult to get down. It is better if you have crampon, rope and ice axe.
Day 15:Trek to Puktu Kharka â€“ Surki â€“ Gho (3010m,6 hrs)and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
It is the best place to see wonderful mountains view of Himlung Himal (7126m.), Cheo Himal (6820m.), Gyaji Kung (7030m.), Kang guru (6981m.),Annapruna II (7937m.) and others peaks around us in the morning. The trail from Bimtang to Gho is the entire downhill. We walk through the jungle but still we can see the view of Mt. Manaslu and others mountains. This part of walking is very interesting part. If you are lucky you can see wild animal Longur (Monkey) and others. We follow all the way Dudh Khola.
Day 16:Trek to Tilcheâ€“Dharapaniâ€“Karte â€“Tal â€“Chyamje (1430m,6-7hrs)and O/N at Camp or Lodge.
It is way back to Kathmandu. Now most of the trail goes downhill. But we still can see the view of the Manaslu ranges. It is about 2 hours walking, we get Dharapani. It means, we inter in Annapurna region. This is touristy area. Many tourists visit this place. We can see many tourist who is doing annapurna circuit trek.
If you have time, we can extend our trip to Annapurna circuit from Dharapani. If you do not have time or tire you can drive from Dharapani to Beshisahar by Local Jeep at this time but if you have time you can trek down. it is still nice there.
Day 18: Trek to Besishahar (825m,5-6 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp Tea House)NgadiÂ Bazar - BhulbhuleÂ - Khudi â€“ Besishahar.
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu and O/N at the selected Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Departure to your Home.
- Pick up and drop at Trivuwan international airport at Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
- Kathmandu Vallley Sightseeing by tour guide.
- Full board meal during trekking with Tea/ coffee (if it is camping trekking our cook prepare all meals).
- Â Tented / lodge accommodation during the trek. (If it is camping trekking we provide two men share tents, dining tents and tables, kitchen gears, toilet tents etc.)
- A local government license holder Trekking Guide during the trek., a cook, Kitchen boy, Spare, Sherpa required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
- Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
- Manaslu restricted trekking permit fee.
- Manaslu / Annapurna Conservation area (MCAP) and (ACAP) permit fee.
- Surface Transfer to and from Kathmandu.
- First aid box.
- All the government taxes.
- Tourist service charge, vat.
- Official expense.
- Local seasonal Â fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc
- Farewell dinner in Kathmandu after the trekking.
- Three night hotel in Kathmandu.
- Soft and hard table drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water.
- Rescue operation charge.
- Your travel insurance and trekking gears.
- Meals in Kathmandu.
- Personal shopping.
- International airfare and visa fee (15 days for USD$25 and 30 days for USD$4O).
- Tips for the staffs.