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Manaslu Trekking | 17 Days

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At a Glance:
Tour Code: MT017
Style: Trekking | Hiking Holidays
Grading:
Maximum Altitude: 5106 m
Transport: Private
Duration: 17 Days
Start in: Kathmandu |Airport
End in: Kathmandu |Airport
Price: US$ 1699 per person
Best Season: March-May, Sept-Nov
Trip Description

With its amazing scenery, rich culture and easy access, The Manaslu Trekking has been increasingly popular as the new trekking destination in Nepal. However, it witnesses less number of trekkers compared with other established trekking routes.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an amazingly beautiful trek with breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu (8163m) and the Ganesh Himal massifs. Along the trail, you encounter 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 the trail ascends one can enjoy different landscapes ranging from the 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 Manaslu trekking. 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.

Let you find the reason why manaslu trekking would be the great trekking destination for anyone from 10 Reason to do Manaslu Circuit Trek

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 1: Arrival and transfer to hotel
  • Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Day 3: Kathmandu-Arugath (550 m) 7 hours bus/ jeep; 1-2hours more by jeep to Soti Khola (597 m)
  • Day 4: Soti Khola (597 m) - Machhakhola (825 m) 6 hours
  • Day 5: Machhakhola (825 m) - Jagat (1330 m) 7-8 hours
  • Day 6: Jagat (1330 m) - Deng (1860 m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 7: Deng (1860 m) - Namrung (2580 m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 8: Namrung (2580 m) - Samagaon (3480 m) 6 hours
  • Day 9: Rest day Samagaon (3480 m); acclimatization walk to Birendra Tal and eventually to Manaslu Base Camp (4500 m)
  • Day 10: Samagaon (3480 m) - Samdo (3865 m) 3-4 hours
  • Day 11: Samdo (3865 m) - Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) 3-4 hrs
  • Day 12: Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m)-Bimtang (3740 m) 8-9 hours walk via Larkya La (5106 m) (Time depending on your pace and weather conditions)
  • Day 13: Rest day at Bimthang
  • Day 14: Bimtang (3740 m) - Dharapani (1860 m) 8 hours
  • Day 15: Drive from Dharapani (1860 m) to Besisahar(760 m) 6 hours, bus to Kathmandu 5-6 hours
  • Day 16: Day at leisure/ reserve day in case of flight cancel/Hotel
  • Day 17: Drive to Airport for Return flight
Highlights of the tour:
  • One of the most popular trek in Nepal
  • Breathtaking view of great Himalayas
  • Passes through beautiful alpine meadows
  • Follows the spectacular Budhigandaki river
  • Encounter an intresting Buddhist village mixed with Hindu and Tibetan religion and culture
  • Cross the Larke La pass
  • EXplore Samagaun, Manaslu Base Camp & Pungyen Gompa
What's Included:
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All sightseeing trip as mentioned
  • All entry fees during sightseeing
  • All Hotel accommodation as mentioned with breakfast
  • All Transport on Private Coach
  • 3 meals during trek
  • Special manaslu Permit
  • Annapurna Conservation and Manaslu conservation fee
  • TIMS permit
What's Not Included:
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa
  • Tips for Guide and other trek staff
  • Lunch & dinner in the city
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Personal drinks and Bar Bill
  • Battery charge ( about 1$)  and hot shower cost (2-4$)
Holiday Information

Joining Arrangements & Transfers

All Clients travelling to Kathmandu will be met at the airport by a TTG representative who will arrange the transfer to the group hotel.  Please look our logo at the arrival gate. 

 

Accommodation

While in Kathmandu the group will stay in a mentioned hotel or hotels with similar categories as on itinerary.  We choose hotels not too far from the main downtown. Most of our hotels will be in central Thamel so that you can shop, eat and go anywhere easily.

Whilst on Manaslu Circuit trek we spend in lodges/tea houses. The Nepalese trekking lodges also known as 'tea-houses' are simple, friendly and atmospheric. As they are far from the nearest road is it not surprising that they are simple establishments as everything must be carried up by porters or animals. Most of these lodges have heated dining areas which are often attractively decorated. Bedrooms tend to be quite basic and are unheated with wooden beds and foam mattress. You will need a sleeping bag. The lodges have shared washing and toilet facilities. Some lodges have solar powered showers (charged at $3 - $5 per shower) and battery charging facilities (also charged at a rate per hour). Staying at the lodges is a great way to meet fellow hikers and the locals. Most accommodation is arranged on a twin sharing basis and if you are travelling by yourself you will room with another single traveller of the same sex. Please note, however, that at several of the places we stay above Samagoun, there is a limited choice of accommodation and all the lodges have only multi-bedded rooms. Where this is the case, the group will be split amongst the available rooms and this could be unsegregated male/female. Hotel nights in Kathmandu and Pokhara single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. One the trek only sharing rooms.

 

Solo Travellers

Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and we do not charge a single supplement. We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel. Single travellers joining group Manaslu trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the entire trip. If you prefer to have your own single room then you have to pay single supplement, however the single room is only possible in Kathmandu not on the trek.

 

Food

Typical meals provided in the lodges of Manaslu trekking will include some Nepali dishes and some international cuisine from pizza and chips. However as a responsible tour operator we encourage you to eat local food whenever possible because this will help the local economic and these local foods are always fresh.

We order meals in advance and your trip leader will suggest you what is safe and good to eat there. Breakfast will usually be porridge, eggs, bread, lunch will be a simple meal with a like noodle, rice, and dinner will be 2 courses consisting of soup, main meal. All drinks & beverages and Deserts are extra. In Kathmandu breakfast is included if you have booked the hotel with us. If you are vegetarian is great if not we still recommend you to stay vegetarian especially during the Manaslu Circuit trek.

 

A Typical Day

Shortly after first night you should wake and start packing your kitbag and making preparations for the day. Coming down to the dining room we will be served breakfast from the lodge kitchen before setting off on the day’s trek. We will generally reach our lunch stop by mid-day after around 3 or 4 hours of Manaslu trekking. Lunch is taken at tea houses along the route. This is normally a leisurely affair and is a great time for relaxing, reading and sitting in the sun. Our porters usually catch up with the group during lunch and then are well on their way to the evening’s stop by the time we set off again. It is usual for the afternoon’s walk to be shorter than the morning session. On arrival at the lodge the trek leader will organise everyone’s room. After checking in to your room you may wish to relax with a beer on the terrace of your lodge before taking dinner. Dinner is taken in the dining room which normally has some form of heating. This is a great time of day for reliving the events of the trek so far and for general socialising. By 9.00pm most trekkers will have retired to bed and by 10.pm the whole lodge will be asleep.

 

Group Leader & Support Staff

The group will be led by an experienced English-speaking local leader, and on Manaslu Circuit trek will have the services of porters to carry luggage. 

 

Spending Money

Approximately US$400-600 (or equivalent Australian dollars, Euros etc.) changed into local currency, should be sufficient for miscellaneous personal expenses including tips for guide/porters, drinks for all trips & meals in the city. It is not necessary to obtain local currency (Nepali rupees) prior to departure. Sterling, US Dollars and Euros are equally acceptable for exchange in Nepal. We recommend that you carry your travel money in the form of cash, since you will exchange the majority of this on the day of your arrival in Kathmandu. If you prefer not to carry all of your spending money in cash, it is possible to withdraw money (rupees only) from ATMs in Kathmandu using your debit or credit card. During the Manaslu Circuit trek it is possible to buy snacks, chocolate, tea, coffee, soft drinks and beer on most days. Please be aware that since everything has to be carried up, these items become more expensive as you gain altitude.

 

Guidance on Tipping

Tipping is the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ for good service. Tips do not form part of the wages of your guides, porters and trek crew but they are very much appreciated. It is important to remember that tipping is voluntary and should be dependent on good service. Normally the tips are given at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group rather than from individuals. Most groups will give the tips with a bit of ceremony (or sometimes a party) on the last evening, to mark the end of the trip. The level of tipping should be determined by the group as a whole with everyone contributing an equal amount that all are comfortable with. As a rough guide, we recommend about 10% of your trip.  At the end of a Manaslu trek many people also like to donate various items of their equipment to the porters and trek staff who work so hard to make the trip a success. Boots, gloves, hats, scarves and even socks (clean of course) are always warmly received by the porters. Technical clothing and equipment such as head-torches and trekking poles are highly prized by the Shepa crews. If you think you would like to donate equipment at the end of your trip, your local trip leader will make arrangements for a fair distribution among the trek crew.

 

Baggage Allowance 

Your baggage on trek will be carried by porters. The packed weight of your trek bag whilst Manaslu trekking should be no more than 12kg. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trek at the hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Altitude

This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your Manaslu trekking you will reach altitudes in excess of 4200m metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatize successfully. When we plan an itinerary we consider this very carefully and plan our holiday so spend many nights before getting to high point.

Here you can find further information about Altitude Sickness.

 

Equipment List

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 12 kgs.

You must bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers
  • Waterproof over trousers
  • Underwear
  • Baselayer shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Warm jacket (down)
  • Sunhat
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre x2 ( one for hot and one for cold)
  • Sleeping bag (comfort rated -10°C)
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Toilet paper (you can also buy this in the lodges if necessary)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel
  • Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
  • Small padlock (to lock trek bag)
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets.

The following items are optional:

  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Trainers or similar
  • Spare laces
  • Shorts
  • Thermal baselayer - leggings
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Travel clothes
  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)

Find more details about Equipment Checklist.

 

Notes

The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Therefore to avoid embarrassment on both sides we recommend that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is preferable to wear trousers or a long skirt.

 

Passport & Visas

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit. 

All nationalities require a visa. The visa fee is $30 for 15 days, $50 for 30 days, $125 for 90 days and is obtainable on arrival. Payment must be made in cash and USD, GBP or Euros are accepted. Please bring small change. Bring 4 passport size photos for different permits.

 

Trekking Permits – what do we need from you?

We need your passport copy to make the necessary permit and arrangement for Manaslu Circuit trek. Please make sure we have this one month ahead of your trip.

 

Health & Vaccinations

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is not usually required for trips in the mountains, however if you are visiting rural and remote low lying areas then they might be necessary. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist checkup. 

Know more about how you can stay healthy in Nepal: Staying Healthy in Nepal.

 

Currency

The unit of currency in Nepal is the Nepalese Rupee. We can change this money in Kathmandu which has better rate than hotels and Airports. Guides will show you the place after arrival.

 

Electricity Supply & Plug

We recommend you check if you require an adaptor for your electrical items at Plugs and Sockets

 

Preparing For Your Trip

It makes a lot of sense to spend some time before coming on a Manaslu trekking holiday, getting some additional exercise. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. We suggest that you adopt a weekly exercise regime leading up to your trip. Regular hiking in hill country is the best training but jogging, squash and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina. Note that you will encounter a lot of steps on the trail while ascending and you might wish to tailor your exercise to take this into account. Whatever your preparation you should make time to spend at least a few days prior to your trip making long walks in hilly country. It is also a good idea to do some reading about the country and the culture of the local people before you embark on an adventure holiday.

 

Climate

October to November and March to May are the best times for Manaslu Circuit trekking in Nepal. These months either side of the summer monsoon season are neither too hot in the foothills nor too cold in the higher elevations and they offer the best conditions for trekking. Pre-monsoon is the best time to see the colourful blooms of the rhododendron at lower elevations. The post-monsoon months usually offer the clearest skies and the most settled weather. At either of these periods you will encounter a wide range of daytime temperatures during your trip from approximately 25ºC in Kathmandu to approximately 14ºC at 3000 metres, and approximately -1ºC at Larke La Pass. The ‘real feel’ temperature in the middle of the day will be much warmer than this but at night in the rarefied air the temperatures plummet and you can expect to experience overnight temperatures below freezing anywhere above 3000 metres. In the Dharmasala or Larke La pass, the night time temperatures may reach –5ºC or exceptionally, below this. Extended periods of rain or snow are very unlikely outside of the monsoon period but short lived storms can and do occur.

 

Books

  • Lonely Planet Guide to Nepal. Lonely Planet
  • Rough Guide to Nepal. Rough Guides
  • Trekking and Climbing in Nepal. Steve Razzetti
  • Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Stan Armington
  • Kathmandu and the Kingdom of Nepal. Prakash Raj
  • Portraits of People: Nepal Himalayas. Eric Valli

 

Maps

Manaslu Circuit Trek. 1:50,000. Nepal Maps

A good scale map with contour interval at 40 metres. This is the definitive map for the Manaslu Trekking.

 

Not to forget?!

Please do not forget to come with a positive attitude, flexibility, a sense of humor and appetite of adventure and discovery.

What others are saying about us ?

What Lonely Planet said about us: “Long-established trekking company with a breadth of experience and an easy-to-find location.” 

What Rough Guide said about us: "A very reliable, super friendly agency offering top-notch service.”

What Stefan Loose said about us: Ein Absolut verlässlicher, superfreundlisher veranstalter  mit erstlkassigem Service.” 

What Petit Futé said about us: “une agence engagée avec une belle expertise du terrain.” 

Dates & Price:

The Following dates and prices are LAND ONLY itinerary joining in Kathmandu. Please make your own flight arrangements. If you need some help to arrange an international flight, we can suggest you some agents who are specialized on ticketing.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE - No surcharge guarantee whether you are booking for this year or the next, we have undertaken to guarantee that all of our Land Only prices will not change once you have booked your holiday.

DATE WITH FESTIVAL & EVENTS - recommended If you are planning your holiday and want to have once in a life time experience then chose the date that combined with events or festivals. It will enhance an experience of life time in your holiday.


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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.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

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. This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the world. Swayambhunath Stupa is the most ancient and enigmatic of all the holy shrines in Kathmandu valley. Its lofty white dome and glittering golden spire are visible from far and wide. Next is Pashupatinath, the temple of Lord Shiva. This is probably the most famous temple for Hindu in Indian Sub-continent. There is crematorium beside the temple where dead bodies are burnt to ashes. 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.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B

Day 3: Kathmandu-Arugath (550 m) 7 hours bus/ jeep; 1-2hours 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 (670m), 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.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 800m
  • Distance:170km
  • Time:6-7Hrs

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.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 100m
  • Distance:12km
  • Time:6-7Hrs
  • Ascent:228m

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.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 150m
  • Distance:11km
  • Time:6-7Hrs
  • Ascent:504m

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 (7187m). You will then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail reaches at Ghatta Khola. At Ghat Khola, you will cross the river through a suspension bridge and climb steeply to Philam. Philam is a large Gurung village. Your next destination is Chisopani. Now you will cross the hillside which offers stunning views of a waterfall. Then descend to the grassy slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki river. This region is alpine zone where you can see pine trees. The trail continues along the west bank of the river for a while, then cross to the east bank and back again. The trial passes through the bamboo forest to Deng Khola. Upon crossing the stream, you will reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in Deng.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 200m
  • Distance:11km
  • Time:6-7Hrs
  • Ascent:530m

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 (1910m). 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. You can take that route through Prok village. Prok has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. The trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. Trekking will be pleasantly cool as you start to gain the height and enter the alpine forest of pines and juniper. Cross the river again and climb some steep staircases up to the village of Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.

 

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 150m
  • Distance:10km
  • Time:5-6Hrs
  • Ascent:720m

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. There are extensive barley field and pastures as you trek through the village. Climbing quite steeply, you will reach the picturesque village of Lihi (2920m). It is a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. 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. Lho is a large village with a lovely little monastery and numerous chortens, mani walls and a very ornate white stupa. You will enjoy extraordinary views of Mt.Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. 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.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 100m
  • Distance:11km
  • Time:7Hrs
  • Ascent:900m

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). Make fit yourself for the further journey. This day is for acclimatization. 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. Enjoy breathtaking views of the granite pyramid of Manaslu. You will walk to Birendra Tal and also go to visit Manaslu Camp.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 1020m
  • Distance:9km
  • Time:7Hrs
  • Ascent:1020m

Day 10: Samagaon (3480 m) - Samdo (3865 m) 3-4 hours

Today you will descend to Budhi Gandaki River and follow its course upward. You will have excellent mountain views around. 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 (3860m). Somdu is the last permanent settlement in the valley. Overnight in Samdo.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Distance:8km
  • Time:6Hrs
  • Ascent:385m

Day 11: Samdo (3865 m) - Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) 3-4 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. This place is also known as Larkya Phedi which means the “Foot of Larkya” and this is the place where the climb of Larkya La begins. Overnight in Dharmashala.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 100m
  • Distance:8km
  • Time:6Hrs
  • Ascent:605m

Day 12: Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m)-Bimtang (3740 m) 8-9 hours walk via Larkya La (5106 m) (Time depending on your pace 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. You can see the summit cairn and its lines of fluttering prayers flags. You have incredible panoramic views of Himalayan peaks including Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II. There is steep descent first which is likely to be over snow and then scree to reach the ablation valley trail leading to Dangboche Kharka. It is a good place to take rest before continuing the descent to the welcome lodges of Bimthang (3855m), located in a broad and level ablation valley. A long, hard but ultimately rewarding trekking of the day in the Himalaya. Overnight in Bimthang.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 1385m
  • Distance:19km
  • Time:10-12Hrs
  • Ascent:665

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. You can enjoy the day with beautiful scenery. You can have stunning view of mountains like Mt Manaslu, Mt Kangaru, Himlung, Cheo Himal, Lamjung  Himal, Phungi  Himal and Poker Mountain etc. Overnight in Bimtang

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D

Day 14: Bimtang (3740 m) - Dharapani (1860 m) 8 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 2580m. Within a short distance there is the village of Gho where we will take a lunch break and Walk further to Dharapani. Overnight in Dharapani village.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L D
  • Descent: 1880 m
  • Distance:20 km
  • Time:8 Hrs

Day 15: Drive from Dharapani (1860 m) to Besisahar(760 m) 6 hours, bus to Kathmandu 5-6 hours

Today after having an early breakfast, we will further continue our trip to drive from Dharapani to Besisahar in local transport. Here we will stop for our lunch break and continue our trip to Kathmandu in private transport. Enjoy the scenic drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu. After reaching in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel and rest.

  • Accomodation: Lodge
  • Meals:B L
  • Descent: 1050 m
  • Distance:230 km
  • Time:11 Hrs
  • Ascent:300 m

Day 16: 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.

  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals:B

Day 17: 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. 

  • Meals:B
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Zikmund Schwarzkopf
Belgium

Oct 19 2019

We would like to thank Trekking Team Group for professional approach, exclusive behavior to us and friendly atmosphere during the whole Manaslu trek.

We wil recommend your team to all our friends in the future.

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JirkaPodebrady
Czech Republic

Jun 12 2017

Totaly professional and friendly team - guide, porters and office background. They have very high knowledge, everything was perfect prepared, during our trip they were abble very easy and quickly propose and organise next things, any changes. We had a very safe and comfortable feeling. Excelent!
Totálně profesionální a přátelský tým - průvodce, nosiči i kancelářské zázemí. Mají velmi dobré znalosti, vše bylo perfektně připravené, během naší cesty bylo velmi snadné a rychlé navrhnout a organizovat další věci, jakékoliv změny. Měli jsme velmi bezpečný a pohodlný pocit. Fakt dobré!

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Ghr A

Jun 12 2017

I have trekked to Manaslu with my friends and had a great trip. Our guide and porters were among the best and were very friendly and a persons with sense of humor. They were ready to help anytime. Our guide were making sure your food is well prepared and comes on time so he was going to kitchen and checking everything as he was so familiar with the villagers on the trails head.
The company had a great philosophy of responsible tourism. They were discouraging trekkers to use bottle water, instead provide them TAP bottle and purify water to drink through StriPen during the entire trek. They are encouraging to eat the local food so that locals get more benefit.
The owner shree came to pick up us and had dinner with us and we had great time with him discussing about the Philosophy of his company. We were very lucky to be connected with such a great company who love their country and people so much. Thank you Shree, Arjun , Sam and Maila for such a life time experience.
We will come back soon for Mustang trip!
Namastee!

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Garwal4444
Czech Republic

Jun 08 2017

It was a perfect time on Manaslu trek with Trekking Team. Everything is easy with this company. Thamel office is always ready to give accurate information. Our guide and all porters were so helpfull in the mountains. Thanks to their job we had no problem at all and we could enjoy the beauty of Himalaya. When I will go to Nepal again I will for sure organize my tour with Trekking Team Group.

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A TripAdvisor Me

May 06 2017

For a trip my son and I had long planned to make together, it was important that everything be well planned out, that we have an experienced and capable guide and porter, and that the 'customized' elements of the trip be considered and integrated into our trek. Trekking Team Group did not disappoint! From the first contact we made with Shreehari Thapaliya, the owner, I knew we had chosen the right outfit. Shreehari was very attentive to all of our needs and put together a trek that met all of our expectations. We met our guide, Birman Tamang, the day we arrived in Kathmandu and he was available to us from that day until we left Nepal. Birman knew the area not only as a Nepali but also from many previous treks he had gone on - he was a familiar face to all the locals along the way. Our porter, Om Bahadur, was equally at home at all the guesthouses. Both Birman and Om worked tirelessly to make sure our experience was a memorable one. They provided us with interesting history and anecdotes about each village and guesthouse, they shared an amazingly complete knowledge of flora, fauna and cultural aspects of our trip, they looked out for our comfort and safety. We formed a friendship with all the staff at Trekking Team Group, and we look forward to returning in the future to explore other parts of Nepal with the team. I could not recommend them more highly, they truly offer a unique and excellent experience.

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Additional Information

This is ADVENTURE travel, and many of the trip destinations in this site are remote areas, within under developed countries, where events are less predictable than is usually the case in. The unexpected is the norm in these areas and, despite painstaking planning and organization, our adventure trips can never be taken for granted like regular trips. Many of the places that we visit do not have the same quality of emergency health and safety services that you are used to in the developed world. Internal flights can be canceled, road transport is generally uncomfortable and unreliable, and hotels often do not approach the standards of the West.

 

IF YOU ARE NOT PREPARED FOR THIS, YOU SHOULD NOT TRAVEL WITH US.This unpredictability also means that the itineraries that we put forward for each of our trips should be seen as statements of intent, rather than as contractual obligations. A variety of factors, including weather, transport difficulties and political instability, might dictate that we change any itinerary. The trip leader will make any changes that are necessary, after consultation with the group. Only rarely will such changes be significant, and we will always do everything within our powers to minimize the effects of the enforced changes. We cannot be held responsible for the results of changes or delays, irrespective of how they are caused.

What makes this trip different ?

Trekking Team Group is the major supporter of Ambe Foundation, an apolitical and not-for-profit organisation. We contribute our support for the development of some community schools in remote villages in Nuwakot district. We have been supporting Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School, both community-based educational institutions, through donation, sponsorship and partnership in various projects.

Donation

Trekking Team Group donates one percentage of its total business profits to the foundation on yearly basis. The donated amount supports the ongoing maintenance of Gramin Devi School and Khumbeshwori School in Nuwakot.

Sponsorship

One of the major activities of Ambe Foundation is the children sponsorship programme. It is conducted in full collaboration with Trekking Team Group.

Partnership (Volunteering Program)

The Ambe Volunteer Programme, organised by Ambe Foundation and Trekking Team Group, aims to mobilise teams of experts and interested individuals effectively for education, health and community development in Nuwakot district.

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