- duration 14 days
- tour type Private
- minimum participants 2
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 5135 meters
- The Himalayan Range of Manaslu
- Villages of Midhill peoples and their living. Terraces of crops field.
- The Tibetan enclave of Nupri
- North of Manaslu at the head of the Buri Gandaki.
The Manaslu trek is on the Great Himalayan Trail that connects Tsum Valley, Ganesh Himal and Paldor Peak Base Camp. The remarkable excursion to Manaslu starts by crossing Budhi Gandaki and passing through a huge spectacular valley with dazzling sights of Manaslu. We follow the trail, crossing the famed Larkya La to the region of Sama, and finally returning along the bank of the Marsyangdi river.
Due to a limited number of permits being issued every year, we encounter only a small number of trekkers in the remote areas surrounding Manaslu Base Camp. The villages through which we trek are prevalently Buddhist because of a large Tibetan influence. We travel to the border with Tibet, experience Tibetan lifestyle and culture, enjoy incredible mountain views and hike through lush forests, while trekking through this stunning circuit in the Manaslu region.
The descent takes us first through alpine, then tropical region, saturated with a green hue, with pine trees and turquoise lakes. Finally, Mt. Manaslu will gradually disappear behind us as we descend to Besisahar and fly back to Kathmandu.
All in all, the Manaslu trek is highly recommended and often people find it better than the Annapurna Circuit trek.
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Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m)
Day 2: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)
Day 3: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m)
Day 4: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,920m)
Day 5: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,700m)
Day 6: Trek from Namrung to Lho (3,180m)
Day 7: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaun (3,530m)
Day 8: Rest at Sama Gaun, Hike to Manaslu Base Camp & return
Day 9: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3,780m)
Day 10: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (4,480m)
Day 11: Dharmasala to Bhimthang via Larkya La Pass (5,100m)
Day 12: Trek from Bhimthang (3,700m) to Tilje (2,300m)
Day 13: Trek from Tilje to Jagat or Syange (1,100m)
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
- Airport pick-up and drop services.
- Ticketing permit and all needed document
- Entry Permit for Annapurna and Manasalu Conservation Area
- All surface transportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek
- All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee,
- Necessary insurance for trekking staff
- First Aid kit
- Emergency Rescue assistance
- A trekking route map
- Sleeping bag, Down Jacket if you do not have your own
- A professional Guide
- A Porter carrier
- All include for Guide and Porter with full insurance,
- Personal expense
- Activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara such as sightseeing tour and Hotel
- International airfare
- Travel insurance (compulsory)
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?
We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.