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.
The full-day Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to exploring four of the UNESCO world heritage 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. after finishing the tour you can prepare trekking gear and (Preparation of Trekking permit).
The overland journey starts after breakfast. The route heads towards the mid-west zone from Dhading to Gorkha. You can collect wonderful views of green hills and the occasional views of the mountains along the way. The exciting journey also includes driving via Trishuli and Budi Gandaki river to reach Soti Khola for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
On the starting day of the trek, from Soti Khola, you walk following the Budigandaki river upstream crossing several farm villages and 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.
Following the Budigandaki upstream you will be first reaching 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 a natural hot spring. You can take a hot bath in 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.
The journey resumes after breakfast. The first village you will get to today is Jagat. The walk from Jagat continues heading to the higher areas through some small farm villages. The locals 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.
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 the cooler area and you will then start entering the Himalayan alpine region. With the four hours of walking, you will be reaching Behi Phedi for the overnight. You will be staying at a local teahouse.
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 who followed Tibetan Buddhism. From that onwards, you can see the true local cultures and the traditions which are 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 Namrung village for the night.
Namrung village offers excellent views of Mt. Manaslu's north face and adjoining peaks. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge at Namrung.
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.
Start the day with breakfast. Lho Gaon onwards, you will be now entering the alpine region as the tree lines fade away. You will find short juniper bushes and some willow trees on the route. As the walk progresses on the nice path with wonderful views, the barren landscapes themselves look fantastic. With a few pushes, you will be reaching Sama Gaon for the night. It will be actually two nights stop for you. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.
The rest day is dedicated to acclimatization. On a 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.
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 make the trekking bit slower. Samdo is a beautiful village with rich cultures and traditions which is solely influenced by Tibetan culture. You will be staying overnight at a local tea house.
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.
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 greater views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Bhimthang.
An easy trek, you will be trekking to Tilje today through the thickly forested area of pines, and rhododendron trees with greater views of the Himalayas. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.
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 wonderful views of the waterfalls takes you to Chamje. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge.
You will be taking a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Chamje this day. In Kathmandu, you can have a good rest. In your free time, you can do some last-minute shopping.
After a wonderful time in Nepal, today you will be transferred to the Kathmandu international airport to catch your returning flight back home. Namaste!
Manaslu is a controlled Area of Nepal since it was opened for outside visitors in 1991 onwards. For several motives, the upper Manaslu region remains a restricted area. The first cause it is close to Nepal / Tibet-China border, and the other is to control the main flow of trekkers. To conserve its pristine environment as it were for hundreds of centuries.
Mt. Manaslu turrets are high as the world’s 8th highest peak at 8,163 m / 26, 781 feet, located in Nepal North Mid-West. Which is around Mansiri Himalaya range, in between Annapurna, Lamjung, and Ganesh Himal.
It is like any other trek around the Himalayas more uphill climb, with a downhill at the end of trekking. The difficult and hard walk is the climb to Larke-La pass at above 5,106 m / 16, 752 feet high. One of the longest passes to cross with a steep downhill to another side of the pass.
Manaslu is also called Kutang by the local native of Upper Manaslu valley which comes from Tibetan origin language. The name Kutang is for prosperous land for animals to graze, as well as to yield high-altitude crops. Like Buckwheat, barley and wheat, and other vegetables. Manaslu's name comes from the ancient Sanskrit word ‘Manas’, which means the mind or soul of the god and mountain spirits.
The trek to Manaslu Circuit normally starts from Sotikhola a small farm village but slowly turns into a town. Located around the district of Gorkha, within low warm, and heavily farmed areas. The trek ends at Dharapani village in Manang district, where the popular Annapurna Circuit trail joins.