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Manaslu Trek - 18 days

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Duration
18 days
Max. Elevation
5135m
Group size
2 Pax
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private Care and Public Bus
Best Season
September to December March to May
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Starts at
Soti Khola
Ends at
Chamje
Trip Route
Soti Khola-Jagat-Samagaun-Larke Pass-Bhimthang-Tilje-Chamje

Highlights

    • Start with exploring Kathmandu city- the city of cultures, arts, and history. 
    • Take a scenic drive to Soti Khola through the small settlements. 
    • Explore the enriched Buddhist cultures, traditions, and the living style of the locals of Manaslu. 
    • Collect the best views of the Himalayas including Mount Manaslu. 
    • Get the best views of diverse landscapes. 
    • Explore some of the best Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas. 
    • Create a lifetime memory with A1 Trek.
Manaslu Trek is a wonderful adventure around the world's 8th highest mountain. The fascinating trip is the perfect combination of cultural and natural aspects. Manaslu Trekking is the range of high peaks including Manaslu and exploration of traditional villages of the area combined with Tibetan Buddhism religion and the culture is awesome. Manaslu trek is very popular for adventure lovers.
The walk from the warm sub-tropic areas to the cool alpine forests and to the arctic ice and glacier zone is the best part of the adventure. The inclusion of Larke Pass adds fun and excitement to the trek. Sought as the best alternative to the Annapurna circuit trek, the Manaslu circuit trek is getting a wide range of popularity in a short time.
The restricted area trekking, the Manaslu trek can not be done individually. This means, the trekker has to trek through a Nepal government-registered company and has to have a minimum of two trekkers. The permits needed for the Manaslu circuit trek are restricted area permit, Annapurna conservation area permit (ACAP), and Manaslu conservation area permit (MCAP). 
Trekking in Nepal is a seasonal adventure activity. Like other treks, Manaslu is also the same. The best time to trek the Manaslu circuit trekking is in the months of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Tripping Manaslu in the months of winter (December to February) is doable. But trekking to Manaslu in the months of monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rain. 

 

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or can walk around the local market in your free time. 

  • Food: Not Included
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

The full-day Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to explore four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites of Kathmandu. The sites that are covered are Pashupatinath temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. During the sightseeing, you will get insights into the historical, cultural, and religious aspects of the valley. Later, you can do the preparation for the trekking. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

The overland journey starts after the breakfast. The route heads towards the mid-west zone from Dhading to Gorkha. You can collect the wonderful views of green hills and the occasional views of the mountains along the way. The exciting journey also includes of driving via Trishuli and Budi Gandaki river to reach Soti Khola for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The starting day of the trek, from Soti Khola, you walk following Budigandaki river upstream crossing several farm villages and the fields. With the views of nice waterfalls and villages you continue your walking to cross a stream to reach Machha Khola. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Following the Budigandaki upstream you will be first reaching to Khorla Besi, which is a small farm village. There onwards following the winding path you will reach Tatopani village- the literal meaning of Tatopani is hot water and this village has the natural hot spring. You can take a hot bathe at the hot spring. You will then continue of trek passing Dovan village to reach Yaruphant for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Yaruphant.  

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The journey resumes after the breakfast. The first village you will get today is Jagat. The walk from Jagat continues heading to the higher areas through some small farm villages. The local working on the farms and the typical local style of the houses are interesting to watch. Upon crossing the suspension bridge, you will be reaching Philim. Philim is a large village with scattered farmhouses. You will be spending your night at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

After spending a wonderful night at Philim, the day starts with a good breakfast. The first section of Philim to Deng is an easy section. Deng onwards you will enter to the cooler area and you will then start entering the Himalayan alpine region.  With the four hours of walking, you will be reaching to Behi Phedi for the overnight. You will be staying at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Grab the delicious breakfast and start the journey towards Namrung. The first place you will be getting today is Ghap village, which is a beautiful village with people followed the Tibetan Buddhism. Ghap onwards you can see the true local cultures and the traditions which is highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. Then following the Budigandaki river then crossing it, you will trek through the small farm villages and cultivated farm fields to reach to Namrung village for the night. 

Namrung village offers the excellent views of Mt. Manaslu north face and adjoining peaks.  You will be staying overnight at a local lodge at Namrung. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

After collecting the views of Mount Manaslu, the walk continues to Banjham village. The walk continues passing a few more villages of Lhi and Sho. The altitude gains with an hour up to Shrip village and then to Lho Gaon for overnight. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse at Lho Gaon. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Start the day with the breakfast. Lho Gaon onwards, you will be now entering the alpine region as the tree lines fades away. You will find short juniper bushes and some willow trees on the route. As the walk progresses on the nice path with the wonderful views, the barren landscapes itself looks fantastic. With few pushes you will be reaching to Sama Gaon for the night. It will be actually two nights stop for you. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The rest day is dedicated to acclimatization. In the free day, you can explore the wonderful village of Sama Gaon, which is so much similar to Tibetan. Tibet much influences the cultures, traditions and living styles. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

With two wonderful days in Sama Gaon, today you will be trekking to Samdo, which is the last point before crossing Larke La pass. Distance wise the walk is not much but the high altitude and the thin air makes the trek bit slower.  Samdo is a beautiful village with rich cultures and the traditions which is sole influenced by Tibetan culture. You will be staying overnight at a local tea house. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The walk from Samdo leads to more barren areas, as the adventure continues crossing the Gyala Khola, then ascending to the ridge to get to the village of Larke Bazar. You will then continue your walk to Dharamshala for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

One of the best and the longest day of the trip, the walk from first takes you to Larke Phedi then a gradual walk to the top of Larke La. Then the gradual winding uphill leads towards the highest point of the pass. The further you will be crossing the pass to make the final descent to Bhimtang for the night. The pass offers the greater views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Bhimthang.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

An easy trek, you will be trekking to Tilje today through the thick forested area of pines, and rhododendron trees with the greater views of the Himalayas.  You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The final day of the great adventure. You will be heading southward, following the man trail by Marsyandi river downstream to get to Tal Besi. From Tal the easy and descending route with the wonderful views of the waterfalls takes you to Chamje. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

You will be taking a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje this day. In Kathmandu, you can have a good rest. In the free time you can do some last-minute shopping. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Included.
  • Accommodation at: three-star hotel twin/double sharing basis.

After a wonderful time in Nepal, today you will be transferred to the Kathmandu international airport to catch your returning flight back home. Namaste!!

  • Food: Breakfast included 
  • Accommodation: Not included 

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Includes

    • Airport transportation 
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis 
    • Transportation (Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Chamje to Kathmandu) by a local bus
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking
    • One porter for two trekkers including their all expenses during the trekking
    • Permits (Restricted area permit, ACAP and MCAP permits) plus TIMS cards
    • Meals (breakfasts, lunches and dinners) during the trekking
    • Accommodation at a local teahouse on twin/double sharing basis
    • All the government taxes and the company service charge

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare
    • Nepal visa
    • Travel insurance
    • Personal expenses (WIFI. Hot water/shower, laundries, bar bills etc) of any kind
    • Tipping
    • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list

Complimentary

    Trekking Map,  Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant, a1trek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate of A1trekking company.  

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