TRIP HIGHLIGHT :
This trek offers you a very unique opportunity to experience relatively "untouched" region of Nepal and provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and China. Controlled trekking route, which allows organized trekking groups special permits to venture round its spectacular circuit opened for trekking only since 1991. This is not a busy trek by any means, but it is becoming ever more popular for its range of scenery, cultural variety and its fledging lodges are geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating.
Manaslu region located in west central Nepal is 336km provides strong walkers the best that Nepal has to offer fantastic mountain scenery, spanning altitudes from 375m to 5300 m. a diverse range of ecosystems and ethnic cultures, and a trail that puts one physically closer to Tibet than any other trek in Nepal. Because of its isolation and newness to tourism, this trip must be done as a full service trek through an official trekking company. The inhabitants of the upper Budhi Gandaki, a region known as Nupri (the western mountains) are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants pass crossings in Himalaya.
Minimum Gropup size : 2
Grade : Moderate Area : Manaslu
Best time : Feb -May /Sep-Nov
Accomodation :Trekkers Lodge
Taken care by :Professional Trekking Guide and Porters(Carry your luggage)
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY :
Day 1: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat Driving duration: 8 to 9 hours
We will be driving from Kathmandu to Arughat early in the morning. The landscape along with the lifestyle of the habitant changes radically as we proceed on. Arughat is a bustling town which is cut into half by the Budhi Gandaki River. We can enjoy the pleasant stay here and make the necessary preparation for the amazing trek next morning. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.
Day 2: Arughat to Khursani bari (820m) Hiking Duration: 6 to 7 hours
We start off our trek to Khursani bari by crossing a steel suspension bridge and walking on stone paved street. There is an ACAP office where we can get brochures describing the region and some useful information. Here you will also have to show the trekking permits and entry permits. After the paper works are done, we will proceed on and pass through fields of rice, millets to maltar. Continuing past forests full of monkeys, we will arrive at Sante bazaar; a collection of thatched houses, shops and a shady Pipla tree with view of Singri Himal (7187m). The trail then runs along Soti Khola and we may enjoy a dip in the chilly water of the river and can get refreshed. After Soti khola, the trail crosses a bridge and treks through beautiful Sal forests on the way to Khursani bari. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 3: Khursani bari to Khorla Besi (970m) Hiking Duration: 6 to 7 hours
The trail today becomes a bit precarious as it passes over a big rock and crosses a steam on a single log that is perched high above the stream. The rocky trail then weaves its way up and down past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. The trail eventually makes its way down and past few rice terraces, up and around to the Gurung village of Lapu besi (880m) where we can rest for a while. As we proceed on, the trail drops to the sandy riverbed at 860m and we will find ourselves walking along rounded stones until the Macha Khola (930m). The narrow trail then makes some minor ups and downs, often dropping onto gravel bars alongside the river. The trail then crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rockey ravine, then reaches Khorla Besi. Overnight will be on Teahouse lodge.
Day 4: Khoralabesi to Jagat (1370m) via Tatopani (Hot shower) Hiking Duration: 6 to 7 hours
Today we will be trekking up to Jagat via Tatopani (Hot Water). The trail climbs over a small ridge, then makes another steep climb and descends to a single house. After more ups and downs, the trail wines to a side hot spring, and then reaches Tatopani (990m) meaning hot water. The narrow village square has a hot spring, where we can take bath or wash. Then as we proceed on, the trail passes through Dovan (1070m) and Yaru Khola (1330m). After crossing a 93m long suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, the trail ascends and opens up to a wide set of stone stairs and runs along the river before climbing to the compact of Jagat (1370m). Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 5: Jagat to Philim (1570m) Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours
The trail descends to Seti Bas. The sighting of decrepit stone Kani and several Mani walls indicate that the trek is now entering a region of Tibetan influence area. We will have to cross a suspension bridge and climb up to Philim, a large Gurung village which span over fields of corn and millets. The Manaslu Conservation Project headquarters in Philim has a information center and police check points. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 6: Philim to Dyang (1860m) Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours
We will be trekking through Ekkle Bhatti. The route will be taking us through a steep uninhabited gorge. The trail descends along grassy slopes dotted with tall pine trees and we will be walking on a trail which was constructed by German volunteers. The trail makes its way up the western side and widens, offering one a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to the Dyang Khola and before reaching to Dyang (1860m). Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 7: Dyang to Namrung (2540m) Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours
Today’s trail passes through Ghap (2380m).We will be walking through west of Budhi Gandaki and crossing some waterfalls and Sringri khola on a funky suspension bridge. The trail then climbs steeply and traverses above Budhi Gandaki. The trail passes through a Kani with intricate, well preserved paintings. On the trail we may encounter some colourful birds including Dhafe. The trail climbs alongside the river, past two long Mani walls and the waterfalls. As we cross the Rhododendron forest before finally reaching Namring, we will be able to spot grey Langure monkeys swinging from branch to branch. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 8: Namrung to Sama Gaon (3390m) Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours
Beyond Namrung the trek enters into upper Nupri where the dialect changes to a form of Tibetan style and most people dress in chubas, the Tibetan style of wrapping around cloak. The trail leaves the village through a Kani and makes a long sweep into a wooded canyon and crossing the Hiran Khola on a double span cantilever bridge. One can now capture a spectacular sight of Manaslu, Manaslu North (7157m) and Naike Peak (5515m).The trail will pass through Lho (3080m), Syala (3350m) and we will have to cross ridge and trek in and out of the canyon of the Thosang khola. We will then descend onto a rock strewn moraine and reach Sama Gaon. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 9: Rest Day Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaon.
Today we can visit the Pungyen Gumba (3870m), which is hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 10: Sama Gaon to Samdo (3690m) Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours
As we continue on with our trek, the valley begins to widen. The route is an easy trail on a shelf above the river past Juniper, birch forests and the stone huts of Kermo kharka. From a stone arch you will be able to see a large white Kani. It gives an illusion of being close but will take you a long time to reach the Kani before reaching Samdo. Samdo is at the junction of three valleys. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 11: Samdo to Dharmasala (4460m) Hiking duration: 3 to 4 hours
The trail descends onto a wide, gentle land from Samdo, past many fields to a large Mani wall and a stone archway. After more than an hour of walking the trail becomes in distinct. We will be staying high on the trail that crosses the top of the two large ravines. Watch for the unique blue sheep as the trail gets steeper and climbs the side of a ridge to about 4000m. After reaching Dharmasala, you can rest for the day to prepare for tomorrow trek. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 12: Dharmasala to Bhimthang(3590m) via Larkya pass (5016m) Hiking duration: 9 to 10 hours
The trek today will test ones endurance level and patience. We will trek to Bhimthang by crossing the Larkya pass. It might take 4 to 5 hours from Dharmasala to Larkya La and it is recommended to make an early start in order to cross the pass safely. It can be extremely cold and windy during the climb. However the views are tremendous. The peaks seen to the west of the pass are Himlung (7030m), Kanggure (6981m) and Annapurna Second (7937m). The trail then descends along the top of a moraine to the west and drops steeply and traverses screed slopes to alongside a set of steep, rough switchbacks. Once off the top the trail crosses the moraine and descends more gently. The trail becomes easier, descending along the grassy moraine to a small meadow. The trail heads down to a large meadow, a Mani wall and a small rest house; we reached Bhimthang, which in Tibetan means “Plain of Sand”. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 13: Rest Day!!
After the previous’ day long and exhausting trek we will be taking a well deserved rest and explore around and learn about its rich history. Situated 3800m above the sea level, Bhimthang served as an important business hub, where Tibetan merchants used to trade salt, back in the old days. However it is a far cry from its former glory days. Hemmed around by mountains, Bhimthang is one of the remotest villages in Manang. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 14: Bhimthang to Dharapani (1860m)
The trail descends from Bhimthang and crosses a glacial steam; the next two days’ walk follows on ancient salt-trading route. We will be climbing over the side of the moraine and descending into a beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. The trail cuts across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge decorated with prayer flags. We will be proceeding through fields over a clear stream, past houses and more fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests. We will leave Tilije and walk up to DharaPani. Overnight accommodation will be in a Teahouse lodge.
Day 15: Dharapani to Chamje (1430m) Hiking duration: 6 to 7 hours
We will be trekking south through the steepest part of the Marsyandi gorge before reaching Chamje. Overnight accommodation will be in a lodge.
Day 16: Chamje to Syanje (1150m) Bus or private jeep to Kathmandu /Pokhara
We will walk up to Syanje and take a ride to Besi Sahar and from there we will take a bus ride to Kathmandu /Pokhara
OR : If you have some free time when you finished the trekking to back pokhara you can enjoy with some adventre activities :like Paragliding ,Ultralight flight ,Rafting ,Jungle safari trip or what ever you like to do .For extend your holiday please we can support you to organize the trip for you .Let us know about that .
Package cost include Adventure Manaslu Trekking
Arrival and Departure transportation to /from Kathmandu International airport .And all the local transportation.
Cost Excludes for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
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If any resion if you are sick and any accident in the mountain we will operate an immediate rescue .Regarding the billing and claiming the amount our helocoptor company will take care .For the purpose you most have an insurence to cover an all medical and rescue .