Manaslu Trekking

Manaslu lies between Annapurna and Ganesh Himalayan range. It is locally known as Khang Pungen and Kutang. Round Manaslu Trekking is one of the first-hand trekking destinations. It offers attractive vistas of  Ganesh Himal, Manaslu (8163m), NgadiChuli (7879m) etc. In this region, the Major inhabitants of this region are Gurungs of Tibeto-Burman family. They follow Buddhism as well as Hinduism too. Besides that, the lifestyle and practices of Nubri people are very unique. The cultures, customs are simply great. Similarly, you will be happy to hear the local legend and believe interacting with locals. Precious Adventures bring you to the beautiful and diverse landscape, an assortment of plants and wildlife.

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TRIP HIGHLIGHT

  • Camping and Tea house trek is possible.
  • Restricted Area permit needed
  • Living culture & tradition of Himalayan people specially Gurung and Bhotia people
  • Rucky hills and Glacier walk with Larkye pass (5160m) high pass
  • Beautiful Gandaki and Marsyangdi valley.
  • Breathtaking scenery of Annapurna, Manaslu, Himchuli, Buddha Himal, Ganesh Himal, shringi Himal, Himlung, Gyasung khang, Lamjung Himal, Ratna Chuli and many mores

TRIP ITINERARY

As you will arrive in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our agent from preciousadventures at the Kathmandu International Airport and then you will move to the hotel. You will be for a short time described about your travel around and then rest at the Hotel. Overnight at hotel.
You will have an awesome experience to going around Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Specially, the tour includes visit to cultural heritage sites enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage list. In Kathmandu – you will visit the Hindus’ holiest place Pashupatinath; the world’s major Stupa, Boudhanath; Swoyambhunath Stupa which is popular as monkey temple falls at the hillock; and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. In Bhaktapur, you will explore Bhaktapur Durbar Square and see the beauty of different shrines having attractive arts. Similar experience can be expected when visiting Patan Durbar Square. Overnight at hotel again.
From Kathmandu we will move to Aarughat by our office accessibility with a beautiful view of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Himal as well as magnificent view and terrace, lush hills on the way until Dhading Besi. We will continue our drive to Soti khola via Arughat by jeep along the Budhigandaki River. Overnight at Soti khola.
Finally we will start our destination to Machha khola. We will walk to Gurung Village Lapu Besi through the geroge, rocky trail, rice field and shorea Robusta. We will have our lunch in Labu Beshi. We will further continue our journey enjoying the beautiful natural waterfall from suspension bridge. We will see the north east face of Ganesh himal from machha khola. Overnight at Machha Khola.
Today we will walk partly through Small Forest, Grassland, Corn and Cereals Fields. We will walk along the Budhi Gandaki River and at the bottom of the valley we will reach the hot springs in Tatopani and later the place Doban (about 1,100 m) where we will take lunch break. Afterward through Caliber Bridge in Yaru Bagar, the path leads over the roaring water before the valley suddenly opens and widens. Through this contrasting landscape, we will continue to the Gurung settlement Jagat (about 1,350 m).Jagat is the entry point of Manaslu Conservation Area. We rest here for the night.
Today we will enter to the restricted areas of Manaslu Trekking from Jagat permit check point where we will show our permits of Manaslu restricted area and MCAP. We will walk moderately ascending to Sallari and descend downward to Sirdibas. After crossing suspension bridge we will climb up to Phillim and further to Eklebhatti for lunch break. We will cross wooden bridge in Budhigandaki to the Nyak Phedi through pine forest and himalayan bambos. From next settlement Pewa, we will reach to Deng in an hour with the view of Shringi Himal and Ganesh Himal. The village Dang is a Buddhist village where we can observe the Buddhist Shrine Stupa and Maniwalls. Stay overnight at Deng.
We will cross the Budhi Gandaki several times through wooden bridge of Budhi Gandaki, we will ascend up to Ranagaun and further to Bihi Phedi. We will go further to Ghap either direct trail or through Prok where we will have lunch. Our route leads to the village Lungachet to Namrung through the Pine and Rhododendron and oak forest. We will see Potato, Corn and Barley and Cereals Field in our journey. The Maniwalls, Chorten , Monastery and Tibetan origin Sherpas and Gurung ethnic settlement and their culture, traditions and practices are the major attraction in our journey.
Today’s route leads through Coniferous, Oak forest to the beautiful Bhotia Village Li, So, Lo and finally to Syala with the feeling of nice view of Manaslu, Himchuli and Neike Himal. After walking 4 hrs, we will take lunch break as well as we will visit shortly to the Monastery of Lo. Then we walk further 2 hours to Shyala. There are possibilities to see the wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Musk Deers and soon. Stay overnight at Syala.
Today we are heading to Samagaun. The route lead to Pungyen(bracelet ) Lake and further to Pungyen Gunpa which is the nice view point of Glacier, Manaslu main summit(8156m) as well as Nadi Chuli. If you want to take short way, it will take 3 hr to Samagoun. Sometime we may encounter with domestic animal Yak/Nak, Horse etc.
Sama Gaun is ancient settlement of Tibetan origin ethnic group. Their custom, culture, traditions, dress etc are similar to Tibetan tribes. The village is surrounded by Monastery, Chorten, Mani Walls and Mani Mantras and Prayer Flags. We will visit these monuments and it makes you feel like local people. Or if you wish to do some more activities, we can go for day hiking to Birendra Lakes where probably we may see Blue Sheep and other wild animal. We will move back through same trail to Samagaoun.
We will walk further north to Samdo leaving Manaslu base camp trail to the left side through Conifer Trees, Yak and Horse grazing area. After crossing the wooden bridge, we climb up to Samdo. We will have our Lunch and overnight at Samdo. The free afternoon serves us for further acclimatization.
Gradually we will walk to Tibetan seasonal market crossing the wooden bridge of Budhi Gandaki for the final time. We will continue moderate ascending to Dharmasala enjoying the scenery view of Manaslu and Neike Hiamal. Then further to Samdo. Today, we will stay overnight in tent instead of home stay. Lunch and overnight at Dharmasala. Through we have time at afternoon will save the energy for next day pass of larkya- pass.
Today is our most adventurous day in our whole trekking. We will start our trip early in the morning through glacier trail. We ascend gradually until to the pass. We will have magnificient view of Larkye Peak, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna ii , Ratna Chuli, Cheo Himal and Manaslu and many more. We descend downward until Bimthang which is surrounded by a magnificent glacier.Bhimthang is located between Bhimtang Glacier and the slopes of Larke Himal. Stay overnight at Bhimthang.
After having breakfast, we will descend downward to the south direction towards village Yak kharka and further to Kharche where we will have lunch break. Afterwards we will head to Gho (Goa) village where some Tea House and Yak Shed can be seen. From here, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We hike further down to Tilje with the view of Barley, Potato, Corn and Cereals Terrace. Overnight at Tilije.
After walking an hour from Tilje to Dharapani, we will arrive on the way to Annapurna Circuit. We will show our special permits as well as ACAP permits in Dharapani. We will further descend down to a beautiful village Tal in the Bank of Marsyangdi River. Today, we will cross Marsyangdi River several times. After having lunch in Tal, we will walk further down to Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.
After breakfast, we will walk downward to Sangye Village where we will cross Marsyangdi River once again. The route leads to Bahundanda through Ghermu Village where we will take lunch break. Along the Marsyangdi River we will walk further down to Bulbule where we may stay overnight. Or directly drive from Sangy to Besishahar by Jeep trail.
Today we will start jeep drive to Beshisahar and from besishahar either we take local bus or private vehicles to Kathmandu. It takes about 7-8 hrs until Kathmandu and check in to Hotel.
Bhaktapur, Pashupati, Boudhanath or Swyambhunath
Note : The itinerary we have made is based on our previous experiences and clients' reviews. This itinerary can be customized according to your interest, schedule and budget.

Meal:

Package cost includes the full board meal during the trek (Lunch, breakfast and dinner with a cup of coffee/ tea in each meal). We will have dinner and breakfast in the same hotel where we overnight. We have lunch on the way in the simple tea house. In dinner, you will have one soup and one main course in dinner and one main course in lunch. Because of less effect of tourist in Tsum valley area, we will have fewer options in Menu in Guest house/ homestay. We recommend bringing some dry food and chocolate for small hunger. So please do not expect verities of food. Mainly available foods are Dhal Bhat, Tibetan bread, Chapatti, potato items, Tsampa porridge and other simple local food. There are many excellent restaurants in Kathmandu to try verities of food

Accommodation & toilets

The accommodation in trekking is very simple. There will be normally two beds in the room but sometimes the only dormitory. There may not have a single room available. The toilet may not be always in the house. Sometime it will be outside the house. There will not be the proper hot shower in every homestay. If you need the hot shower, you can order bucket shower in payable basis.

Physical condition

Manaslu trekking with Larkye Pass(5160m) is a high pass trekking. There will be almost snow from November to May but it is possible to do the trek in March-April and October-November. So you to be prepared for it. We have to walk per day 7-8 hours almost every day. It means you have to be fit for walking.

Excess

If there is too much snow in the Larkye Pass and if it not possible to cross the pass, we will come back from Barpak, Laprak trail. In the upper part of Manaslu and Tsum valley area, there is less electrical energy to charge the battery. So we recommend bringing extra battery charger for your gadgets. It does not work Handy after Jagat but there is landline excess in some tea houses. In some places, there are internet facilities but sometimes it does not work and it is not available everywhere.

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Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • otel in Kathmandu, Boudha(2 night at the beginning and 2 night at the end)
  • Special permit of Manaslu trekking, Tsum valley trekking, MCAP, ACAP TIMS
  • All meal full board basis during the trek
  • A porter, his food, accommodation and insurance and equipment
  • Ktm-sotikhola Jeep drives and pick up from Beshisahar or Bulbule.
  • A trekking Map
  • All arrangement cost.
  • All government Tax and service charge.
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