- Booking Type Instant Booking
- duration 18 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 4+ years old
- max group size 12
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- Sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
- Marvel at the magnificent views of Mount Manaslu (8163m)
- Witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region
The trip begins with sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and takes adventurers to trek in the beautiful Manaslu region. While on the trip, we get to marvel at the magnificent views of Mount Manaslu (8163m), the eighth tallest mountain in the world, coupled with a chance to witness the rich local heritage and biological diversity of the region. The highest point in this trek is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic passes crossing the Himalayas.
Like all our carefully-planned itineraries, this trek also ensures adequate time for proper acclimatization. Much of the trek involves walking on mountain trails and is within the capabilities of people with good cardiovascular fitness. Still, it is important to note that trekking at altitudes above 3000m/10,000ft is more demanding on the body than walking at low elevations.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
Day 4: Soti Khola - Maccha Khola (900m/2952 ft)
Day 5: Maccha Khola -Jagat (1410m/ 4625 ft)
Day 6: Jagat - Deng (1,804m/5917 ft)
Day 7: Deng - Namrung (2630m/8626ft)
Day 8: Namrung – Samagaon (3530m/11,578 ft)
Day 9: Samagaon - Pungyen gompa - Samagaon
Day 10: Samagaon - Samdo (3860m/12,660 ft)
Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo
Day 12: Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4460m/14, 628 ft)
Day 13: Dharamsala - Larkya la (5160m/16, 924 ft) - Bimthang
Day 14: Bimthang - Tilije (2300m/7544ft)
Day 15: Tilije - Tal (1700m/5576 ft)
Day 16: Tal - Syange (1080m/3542 ft)
Day 17: Syange - Kathmandu
Day 18: Final departure
- Meals as per itinerary: 17 breakfasts, 15 lunches, and 16 dinners including special welcome and farewell dinners
- All airport/hotel transfers
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- Accommodation in a 3-star hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
- All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), assistant guide( 4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
- All necessary paperwork; trekking permits (ACAP, a special permit for Manaslu)
- Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier duffel bag, Himalayan Glacier t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Tips for guides and porters
- Earn US$ 80+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.Other Practical InformationPAYMENT A deposit of 30% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior departure. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. TRAVEL INSURANCE It is a mandatory requirement for joining any of Himalayan Glacier’s trips that you possess all necessary and valid travel insurance that covers unanticipated comprehensive expenses such as medical issues, accidents, rescue & evacuation or other unseen natural calamities, including repatriation costs. Learn more about insurance coverage for different activities and the prominent insurance companies before you plan your trip VISA Acquiring required visa(s) is the sole responsibility for every individual traveler before planning your Around Manasalu Trek as visa requirements may vary depending on the nationality of an individual traveler. For most nations, there is a visa on arrival provision in Nepal’s International Airport. However, we recommend that you check with your local consulates which represent the country you will be traveling to, as a part of this program as well as find more details about passport and visa requirements in Nepal. Is this trip right for you? • What is the main highlight of Manaslu Trek? The main highlight of Manaslu Trek is its highest point Larkya La Pass, which is considered as one of the most dramatic passes crossing the Himalayas- the most promising adventure indeed. Apart from that, you will get to treat yourself to an eye-catching view of magnificent Mt. Manaslu. • What is the difficulty level of Manaslu Trek? The difficulty level of the Manaslu trek is pretty moderate. You do not require specific climbing or mountaineering skills, but you need to fit both physically and mentally. The first few days of the trail go through the harrowing steep Budi Gandaki Gorge and lots of uphill and downhill walks. So we recommend you come prepared with proper physical training. • Is there a best season for Manaslu Trek? Manaslu Trek is a true adventure ride. However, it becomes risky to complete the trail in the winter months of January and February due to heavy snowfall. The monsoon brings heavy rainfall, causing floods and landslides during June, July, and August. So, the best season for the Manaslu trek is in fall from October, November, and pre-monsoon from March to May. COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES We operate this trekking trip by containing the following COVID-19 safety protocols: This trip abides to all the updated safety guidelines for travelers, as issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the local authorities. The tour will be operated by adopting COVID-19 health and hygiene global standardized protocols. A group will be limited to not more than 6 trekkers, for now, with concerns about COVID-19 safety for all travelers. We have prioritized hygiene protocols on the entire trip encouraging travelers to mask up, wash hands regularly, sanitize and practice physical distancing as much as possible.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?
In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.
- What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?
- How does it work with a porter?
Is a visa on arrival available?
Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.