Duration: 15 days
Best Season: September-May
Max Attitude: 5213m.
Transportation: 4WD/ Bus
Starts in/Ends in: Arughat/Dharapani, Besisahar
Rising 8,163m, Mt. Manaslu lies just east of the famed Annapurna Region and shares a border with its northern neighbor Tibet. Opened to trekkers recently, Manaslu’s unsurpassed beauty and rich cultural traditions offer the dedicated trekker a genuine adventure. This trekking trail offers brief glimpses into the simple lives and ancient ways of the areas inhabitants. Here the trekking is moderately strenuous with ample opportunity to stop, relax and catch your breath amidst a land seemingly lost in an earlier era. In a few days, the Himalayas disappear from view as you descend into the Budhi Gandaki River Valley and proceed upstream. The Budhi Gandaki River is fed by innumerable rivers and waterfalls, and the rushing, rumbling tumult of the frigid waters accent the silence of towering pines and lush bamboo groves. During the day, the sun shines with clear intensity, while the nights are a bit more than cold. Moreover, villages and people become less frequent as the trekking becomes fairly strenuous. At this point you are more likely to pass a yak, cow or a sheep along the trail, rather than a person.
Day-01: Arrive Kathmandu , Transfer to the Hotel .
Day 02:Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar and to Soti Khola(700m.) by Land Cruiser.
We take a 8- 9 hrs bus ride to Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola in Gorkha district. Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling cloth, food and hardware. Crossing aarughat Bazar we cross the Budhigandaki by motorable bridge through Shanti Bazar and Arkhet bazaar to reach Soti Khola and sleep there. The journey will be 9 hours approx.
Day 03: Trek to Khorla Besi (1000m.) – 6:30 hours.
From Soti Khola we take the trail to Lapu bensi. Lapu Bensi is a village situated above a stream with the same name. and trek to Machha Khola and Khorla Besi through the bank of Budhi Gandaki river.
Day 04: Khorla Besi to Salleri(1350m.) – 6 hrs.
Today we trek to Jagat Salleri through the village of Tatopani and Dobhan which has a good good hot spring, The river meanders serenely among gravel bars to Thulo Dhunga and the trek leads up to beautiful village Jagat and to Salleri.
Day 05: Salleri to Deng (1850m.).6-7 hrs.
From Salleri we trek to Philim. Philim is the big village of Gurung. The local people are farmers and grow potatoes, gucchi mushrooms and Soybeans. The trek is through the river valley and Banks. After we get checking in jagat then the trek starts to SirdiBaas to Philim. After Philim the trek leads up to Ekle Bhatti and to Nyak and to Deng. Today we start Manaslu Trek leaving Tsum Valley route. This 19km (7 hrs) trek takes us through a heavily forested area in a narrow valley until we reach the little settlement of Deng.
Day 06: Deng to Namrung(2630m.)- 7 Hours
Today the trek is gradually up crossing Budhi Gandaki several times and hike on wooden ladders before Bihi Phedi. We then cross the Budhi Gandaki River where the valley opens and we begin our ascent to Rana. The trail now takes us high above the river giving us views of the Manaslu Massif before descending to Ghap. The trek still leads up through the forest and reach finally to Namrung after climbing steep of for an hour in the final day.
Day 07: Namrung- SamaGaun( 3520m.)- 7 hours
Today our trek is through a dense forested river valley finishing with a 40-minute ascent to Namrung. The campsites here are managed by the Manaslu Conservation Area Project.
The trek is through the forests to Lho Gaun, passing several Buddhist villages along the way. These areas have been influenced by the Tibetan culture due to its proximity to Tibet, and as a result you will find many monasteries, chortens and mani-walls. Having over one hundred and fifty houses, Samagaon is surprisingly large and bustles with the energy of remote village life. From Samagaon you can see Mt. Manaslu and the Kutang Himal Massif.
Day 08: Samagoan Rest.
Spend the day resting, exploring Pungen Gompa (4,200m/13,818ft) or trekking to Mt. Manaslu Base Camp (4,000m/13,160ft). Both day trips are roughly 4 hours round-trip. When leaving the village consider taking the brief one-hour side trip to see Lake Birendra , named after Nepal ‘s past King who officially opened the area in 1992.
Day 09: Samdo (3,780m.) – 4hrs.
Trek 12km (3 hrs) along the river, before finally ascending at the end to Samdo. A short fifteen kilometers from the Tibetan border, Samdo is the site of a Tibetan refugee camp and affords you a rare glimpse into the lifestyle of the Tibetan people. This settlement is along the old salt-trading route with Tibet, and is still used today (though much less since the Chinese occupation of Tibet).
Day 10: Dharmashala (4,480m.)- 5 hrs.
Trek 11km (4 hrs) to the west leaving the Budhi Gandaki River and entering a sparsely vegetated area. The trail rises high above the Larke Khola leading the all the way to Dharmashala where the trail finally meets the river.
Day 11: Dharmashala to Larke La and to Bimtang (3,800m.) – 10 Hours
This is a more strenuous day as we trek 15km (8 hrs) over the Larkya Pass (5,213m/17,151ft). The terrain consists of glacial moraine with a lot of scree to scramble up and over. The pass is as long as Thorong-La if you have done it but the descending down from the Top to Bhimtang is quite far compare to Throng la top to Muktinaath.
Day 12: Bhimtang-Gho(2520m.) 6:30 hrs
We will trek 18km (7 hrs), making a gradual descent through rhododendron and pine forest seeing the north face of Manaslu along the way. We will have relaxed stop in beautiful village Gho.
Day 13: Gho to Dharapani and drive down to Besisahar.
Today the trek is almost down through the settlement of lower Manang district and the forest are features of the trek, The trek through Gurung village Tilje takes down to Dharapani the Annapurna route and drive by jeep to Besisahar and stop in Gateway Himalayan Resort.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu -5 hrs.
The final day admires you no walking anymore, You will be driven to Kathmandu through Nepal’s popular highway between Pokhara and Kathmandu through the banks of Marshyangdi and Trisuli River.
Day 15: Fly Back to home
1, Service in Kathmandu
* Kathmandu airport Pick up and Drop.
* Trekking and Permit Arrangement.
* Instruction Before Trek.
* 2 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB.
2, During the Trip
-All Surface Transportation. Kathmandu- Soti Khola, Dharapani – Kathmandu by Toyota
-3 times, delicious/standard foods except Alcoholic beverages, bottled, can soft drinks during the Trekking Days.
-Small Lodge, Homestay or Monastery stays Accommodations during the trek.
-Special Permit for Manaslu.
-Manaslu Conservation Fees.
-Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
-All Local Taxes.
-Our Sincere Guiding service.
-Kind and honest porter(1 Porter between 2 People) – Maximum 15 to 20 KGs)
-Necessary climbing equipments for the Larke Pass.
-Salary for the guide porter.
-Food for guide porter.
-Accommodation for Guide porter.
-Insurance for guide porter.
-Transportation for Guide porter.
-Food in Katmandu.
-Alcoholic and Bottled, canned, soft drinks and some essential things during the trek.
-Sudden rescue Charge, If incase
(Unlimited U.S Dollar Travel Insurance)
-Clinical treatment and drugs.
-Buying personal wanted materials, souvenir, gift etc.
– Spike for Ice walking ,
-Tipping for Guide and Porters after your trek if you are happy.
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