KATHMANDU - ARUGHAT - SOTI KHOLA - JAGAT - NAMRUNG - SAMAGAON - DHARMASALA - BIMTHANG - DHARAPANI
Why Manaslu Trek?
- Kathmandu City Tour,
- Drive to Arughat Bazaar through several typical Villages,
- Budi Gandaki river, beautiful field, and unbelievable Landscapes,
- Old buddies Stupa and Gompas,
- Larky- la pass and really touching nature as well as panorama view from the top.
The Manaslu trek guide is one of the finest treks in Nepal. It has only recently opened to tourists and offers a once in a lifetime experience to explore the beautiful, rugged northern border of Nepal with Tibet. This is a remote wilderness area, relatively untouched by tourism and rich in wildlife and culture, and is an excellent alternative to the Annapurna Circuit.
The Manaslu trek guide begins in the fascinating ancient city of Gorkha (the ancestral home of the Nepalese monarchy and the home to the world-famous infantrymen). It then follows the Buri Gandaki Valley over the thunderous River, under towering cliffs, and through dense Jungle. As you ascend you will experience many landscapes and climatic zones until you reach the lunar Tibetan Plateau. The trail now lined with temples, Chortens, and Monasteries. The scenery here is magnificent and your panorama includes Himalchuli (7,893 m), Peak 29 (7,835 m), and the mighty Mt. Manaslu (8,118 m – the eighth highest mountain in the world). The high point of this trek is the crossing of the Larkya La Pass (5,213 m). From here there are unsurpassed views of Himlung Himal (7,125 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Kang Guru (6,981 m), and Annapurna II (7,939 m). You then descend into the Marshyangdi valley and onto Besisahar to complete your trek.
The culture and traditions of the people in this area remain intact as it is a conservation area. The Manaslu trek guide gives you the chance to explore primitive villages where westerners are still a rare sight and where the way of life has lain unchanged for decades, even centuries. The region is mainly inhabited by the Gurung people who mainly practice Buddhism but as you travel north into the Nupri region the area is populated by descendants of Tibetan immigrants. This amazing contrast of culture and scenery will leave you with unforgettable memories and a desire to explore this beautiful region further.
Manaslu Trek Outline
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu Airport,
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar. 7 Hrs,
Day 03: Trek to Soti Khola (5,50 m.)- 6 Hrs,
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (8,85 m.)- 6 Hrs,
Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,350 m.)- 6 Hrs,
Day 06: Jagat to Deng (1,860 m.)-7 Hrs,
Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2,625 m)-6 Hrs,
ay 08: Namrung to Lho-gaon (3,100 m.)-4 Hrs walk,
Day 09: Lhogaon to Samagaon (3,400 m.)-4 Hrs,
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Samagaon,
Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3,690 m) 4 to 5 Hrs,
Day 12: Samdo to Dharmasala (4,480 m)- 5 Hrs,
Day 13: Cross Larkya La (Pass) (5135 m) then trek to Bimthang (3,59o m.)-7 Hrs,
Day 14: Bumthang to Dharapani (1,860 m.) 6 to 7 Hrs,
Day 15: Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besishahar- 8 Hrs,
Day 16: Depart way Home.
- Airport Pickup & Drop by private Transport,
- Transportation for trekking by local Bus(private transport will cost you extra), you have a choice,
- 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast,
- 3 times meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner),
- All the necessary Permit of the Manaslu conservation area, Annapurna permit, and TIMS card,
- Profesional Manaslu trekking guide who can speak good English and got a license,
- Strong local Porter(2:1 Porter),
- Emergency helicopter managements.
What's not included?
- Your Travel Insurance,
- International airfare/Domestic airfare,
- Items of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Laundry etc,
- Nepal entry visa fee,
- Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of the temple in Kathmandu and Pokhara valley,
- Lunch and Dinner in the city,
- Tip for Guide and Porter after your trek which is highly expected.
Day by Day Itinerary
30 Minute Drive Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Hotel in Kathmandu
Our team members will pickups you by private transportation as per the size of your group we will provide the size of vehicles. When you land in Kathmandu airport there will be someone belongs safe holiday adventure who will pick up you and drop to your hotel than trek preparation and payment if rest to pay.
7 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House/Lodge
After breakfast at your hotel we have to go to the new bus park, which is about 15-minute drive from Thamel, most of the buses leaves early morning because it is quite a long off-road drive for 3 hours after Dahling Beshi and as it is public bus they need to stop many times to drop and pickups for local passengers. After a long drive by local bus, you will reach Arughat bazaar which is near the Budi Gandaki river at the bottom of the massif mountains both sides. Overnight at Arughat bazaar.
6 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Local Lodge
When you ready after your breakfast we start our trek to Soti Khola. It must be your exciting day to explore the village life, nature, and the local peoples. This day you go to walk on a flat road and also You're going to pass many traditional houses, subtropical forest, greens and vegetation scenery, terrace filed of rice and corn, it is 5 to 6 hours (walking) then you reach Soti Khola located at the bank of the Budi Gandaki river where you will sleep your night.
6 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
It is your lovely walking day has many zigzag walking routes at most of the places and the similar scenario like another day that you are passing the forest, terrace field, local people, valley view and their traditional houses. There is also some Tibetan residence, Mongolian inhabitant along the trekking route. After going through that local village you will have to walk again a zigzag way before you reach Machha Khola, mainly suspension bridges and the cliff of the mountain are the major attraction of this day. Overnight in a lodge.
About 6 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Local Tea House
This day, in the beginning, you are going to follow the small trekking path takes you to Thado Khola (stream) then continue to Khorlabeshi. After passing those villages there will be some up hills and downhills both for some time, then you will reach at Tatopani, where you can have a natural bath at the pool to recover your tiring legs and body for a while than trek to the ridge of the hill and cross a suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki again. When you pass those bridges there are some dangers part such landslide, small and isolated area so you should walk in a group and guide. After crossing few times those bridges and ridge you will arrive at Jagat where you're going to sleep at night.
7 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Your first passing village will be Salleri and Sirdibas when you start your walk than trails leads you to Ghatte Khola(stream) then you will have to cross a long suspension bridge to reach big Gurung community In Phillim. Instead of Deng, some travelers used to stay at Phillip too. Mainly this day you are walking into the valley, bamboo trees, rocky trails and some suspension bridges take you to Deng village. You sleep a night there in a Local base lodge.
6 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Your short walking at begging is an easier start than the walking path goes over the bridge again to the other side of the river than after trails climb up to Rana after short time walks from Rana you will be at the west wide valley of Gandaki river. We walk most of the time through forest and colorful panted Mani walls of buddies’ religion and some monastery (too) than we will reach Gap, it is a wonderful spot to explore the high mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Siring Himal, and Hiuchuli. The trails still go through the valley and last uphill take you to Namrung village where you will spend your night.
4 Hrs Walk Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
It is quite a windy day move towards the high Himalaya region. At first, you're going to walk steeply for some time, then you will reach Lihi, which is popular among the localities for Chortens and many kinds of crops. A peaceful area and the magnificent green views make you feel more strength to walk as you inspire like that you will reach Simpang which is the best small area after some walk you will be at Lho Gaon. Overnight sleep at a local lodge.
4 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
Your first few minutes walking takes you to the Ayala village than walk to Sama villager, which is the loveliest spot for picture and views. A natural beauty, Mt Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other many peaks you can see over the massif Glacier. This night you sleep at Samagaon.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Lodge
It is your rest day, but if you are fit enough you can go to Birendra Tal(pool), which is picturesque and magnificent views of high mountains. We only suggest going there for strong and train trekkers as it can be the longest walking day. If you are just happy to go around trying to go to Nun Gompa which is near your hotel where you can experience buddies traditions and lifestyles of Himalayan minks than this sight trio you can go back to the hotel. Spent the night there again.
4 to 5 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
It is another adventures day, but the view and scenario are insane. You are still following the beautiful Gandaki valley and cross the bridge to the other side, pas some juniper and small forest as it is calm and peaceful. Your exciting mind and strong legs continue towards Samdo passing some small tea house and slop down hills finally you are there at Samdo, you're going to sleep in the Tea House.
5 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Hotel
You're going to start this walking day after crossing a wooden made bridge over the Gandaki river that takes you to the ridge where you need to walk (upwards) than explore the beauty of mountain Glacier. Dharmasala is not the longest walking trail, but the cause of altitude, it is better to take your enough rest while you are walking and drink lots of warm water. After many zigzag ways passing through for 5 hours, you will reach Dharmasla where you're going to sleep in a lodge or tent, depends on the availability of the room because there are only a few small lodges and in high season we might get tent belongs hotel.
7 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
You have to begin your walk in the morning as early as possible because you have to walk quite long today. You are walking up to Lara pass steeply uphill on a rocky trail and strong wind. When you stop at the top Larke pass you will have a magnificent snowcap Mountain View such as Ma. Manaslu, Ratna Chuli, Lara peak, the Himal, many small peaks 5000 m high. After crossing Lara pass recently the trails leads you steeply down on a rocky path and you will also encounter many icy lakes which are just stunning over the high mountain. Walking past through some small icy lake you are reaching there at Bhimtang which buddies area that you can see many, Mani walls, Buddhist art and you will experience the culture of those locals. Overnight at Bumthang.
6 to 7 Hrs Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Tea House
Exploring such a stunning Mountain View In Bhimtang village your trails take you downwards to the Bridge over Dudh khola. There is Rhododendron forest, small valley walking and field to walk after that bridge than trails upwards to the Gho. There are still many beautiful views and valley passing through Tilije and some other small village where you can experience the localities and their farming work. Descending walk and crossing some bridges you will reach Dharapani, which is such a cozy small village and it is also the part of the Annapurna conservation area, where you sleep one night.
8 Hrs Breakfast Hotel in Kathmandu
It is the last day of your mini Manaslu trek in Nepal as you have seen many magnificent views, flora, fauna and the cultural experience might be your great part of your trip. So from Dharapani, you're going to get the bus or private jeep is available too if you consider the price than drive to Kathmandu via Besishahar. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.
30 Min Breakfast
we will provide a comfortable private Car/Jeep to the Airport to drop you.
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Where is Manaslu trekking located?
Manaslu trek, located to the west-north of Kathmandu in Gorkha District. It is one of the popular trekking regions for few years. You can get the bus from Kathmandu new bus park to go to Manaslu trek via Arughat. Your last bus station will be Arughat then you have to take local transport to go to so Khola that will be your trekking starting point.
Can I go to Manaslu trek myself?
As you know that the Manaslu region is restricted area trek, where you should hire Guide or Porter then per the rules of Nepal Tourism Board. The geographical features of Manaslu trek are quite dangerous as it has deep gorge. Landslide area, very narrow path and many small alternative paths so having a guide are more secure, and less risk while you walking.
How much Manaslu permit cost?
Manaslu is a restricted area trek. There have to be at least 2 trekkers to get permit otherwise you are not allowed to trek in the Manaslu conservation area. The cost of the Manaslu trek is as follows:
- Spring season: 50 USD Per person for one week and on top of 1 week each day cost 7 USD per person.
- Winter season: 70 USD per person for one week and on top of 1 week each day cost 10 USD per person.
- Tsum valley permit: 25 USD per person.
How to find best Manaslu Guide?
Manaslu itself is quite strenuous trekking path as it is geographically different from other trekking routes in Nepal so you should have a professional guide who has made this trek so many times. There are many travel agencies, freelance guide services you can see if you google it and once you find some guide you can see his past reviews, working profile, the license (etc) then you can decide. You can check with a freelance guide too, which is easier to chat.
What is the shortest time & longest time to complete Manaslu trek?
Manaslu trekking has few alternative routes for walking, so we can tell roughly about the days to complete it. The shortest Manaslu trek via Larke la pass will be 14 Days and longest time will be 24 Days.
How much Manaslu trek cost?
There are many factors differ the cost, but roughly for 15 days Manaslu trek including restricted Permit, all essential Permits, Documents, Food during the trek all-inclusive per pax cost 1399 USD.
- Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure
- 30% of the total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled between 60 to 30 days prior to departure date
- 60% of total cost of the trip will be charged if cancelled in between 30 to 14 days prior to departure date.