Manaslu Trek 23 days

Manaslu-Trek-23-days

In this trip we begin trekking from Gorkha along the Larke Pass (5420 m.) after passing the pass, we continue our trekking to the Annapurna trails to Besisahar then drive back to Kathmandu. Trekking to this area has been considered one of the finest trekking route in Nepal as it provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet.

Fact of the Trek

Manaslu Trek Map

Place Covers

Gorkha/ Arughat Bazaar/Machha Khola/Philim/Namrung/Samagaon/Larkya La Pass/Nagdi/Besisahar

Group Size

Min 2, Max 9

Min. altitude

700m

Max. altitude

5215m

Best Season

February to June and September to November

Transportation

By tourist bus from Kathmandu/Arughat/Beshishar/
Kathmandu.

Trek Duration

23 days

Age Limit

20 to 70

manaslu-trek-map

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Gorkha (1143m.) which takes approximately seven hours drive. The campsite is a very nice view point of Boudha himal, Himchuli and Manaslu.).


Day 03: Trek from Gorkha to Khanchok (927m.) and it takes about five hours. This day the way is descent in the beginning 30 minutes several steps passing down and flat. There is already built a road but no vehicles are run there. You have to walk several up and down the side of the road and most of flat trail along the ridge both side. You can see very nice views even though very far mountains. You will pass many villages on the way where are mix peoples like Gurung, Chettri, Brhamin, kami, damai etc. Khanchowk is more than 25 houses settlement there; it’s like small bazaar with majority of mix peoples. Moreover, it is nice to walk at evening around Ghampesal for while.


Day 04: Trek from Khanchok to Arughat Bazaar (500m.) which takes about five hours.The early part of trek is downhill for nearly one hour through villages, ridges, bushes, terraces and you can enjoy green valley. Now you meet motor able and you trek until you reach Mailung village. Again the trail is descent all the way to Arughat Bazaar. Aarughat Bazzar covers small area with an old market. Here you find shops with minimal supply, motor able road, high school, health post, typical tea houses, small lodges and it lies at the bank of Budhi Gandaki river.


Day 05: Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.) and it takes about six hours. You trek over flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki river through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, some pretty waterfalls and you are quite surrounded by green forest. This day you take lunch at Arket Bazaar which lies middle way to Soti Khola. This is the best place to relax and can enjoy swimming to ease your tiredness of walking. To reach Soti Khola, the trail is ups and downs through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Soti Khola is a village at the bank of Budhi Gandaki. The swimming spot is nearby here.


Day 06: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) which takes about six hours. The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly covered by Mongolian. Now you again proceed the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with few shops, lodges and donkeys are kept there.


Day 07: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) and it takes about six hours. You cross the Machha Khola - Fish Stream - and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The valley sides are steeping until they are impassable and the route then switches to the left bank by way of a suspension bridge. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. Above Doban, the Buri Gandaki descends an impressive series of rapids. Beyond this steep section, the river is much more placid, meandering across a broad gravel bed. At Lauri, you re cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp.


Day 08: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.) which takes about three hours. The early part of trek moves gentle uphill and then somewhere through flat leveled path. You cross suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by Gurung. There are small monasteries, chortens, prayer flags fluttering in the sky, graves and typical houses.


Day 09: Trek Philim to Deng (2095m.) and it takes about six hours. You trek over flat leveled path mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross few bridges and can see villages at far distance. There are few houses at Deng. From here, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture.


Day 10: Trek Deng to Namrung (2900m.) which takes about five hours. In the beginning, you trek almost flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, rock hills, green valley and ridges. Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are monasteries, water turbine, hydro electricity power house, mani walls, chortens and prayer flags can be seen fluttering in the sky. The typical houses remind you of Tibetan architecture.


Day 11: Trek Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.) and it takes about four hours.You trek over winding path which moves through inner Himalayn range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks.. As you go up the vegetation get decreased. In the afternoon, this part becomes quite windy. While walking, you come across mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. Before you reach Lho Gaon, you pass a Tibetan village and Lihi Gaon. There is a monastery named as Chon at a ridge and there is a Buddhist school at Lho Gaon run by Buddhist monks. People mainly grow oat, barley, buck wheat, potatoes and vegetables. You can catch panoramic view of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak with others from Lho Gaon.


Day 12: Trek Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.) which takes about four hours. Leaving the village, you follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail, you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m. You camp at Sama Gompa, 20 minutes beyond the village, or Samdo, near the Tibetan border.


Day 13: Rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization. Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest, you take a rest day to acclimatize and relax. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda which is an ice lake nearby Manaslu Base Camp.


Day 14: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.) and it takes about four hours. You trek gentle uphill all the way to Samdo through desert path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo. But visitors are not allowed to pass the border. There is a Tibetan refugee village at Samdo. This is an excellent view point for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and many more.


Day 15: Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.) which takes about three hours. The trail is rocky and zigzag all the way to destination. Before you reach Larka La Phedi, there is a market Larkya Bazaar (market) where is held seasonal Tibet fair/market. People bring goods from Tibet to sell it here. There is a Dharmasala at Larkya La Phedi.


Day 16: Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) and it takes about seven hours. Early in the morning you begin to trek steep ascent path until Larkya La through rocky and windy path. This day you carry packed lunch. From the top, you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, sunrise, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. Crossing this pass, you move steep downhill path through rock and ice. On the way, you can see many icy lakes. Bimthang is a broad and level ablation valley with a number of Mani walls and deserted houses.


Day 17: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860 m.) which takes about four hours. Crossing this high pasture, you descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, you descend into a rhododendron forests and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Walking down you cross a stream to reach Tilje. There is an apple orchard and it is quite famous for local wine. Leaving Tilje, you trek uphill for nearly 45 minutes and reach Dharapani crossing a bridge over Marshyangdi river.


Day 18: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) which takes about six hours. You trek all the way over descent path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marshyangdi river. On the way, you walk through pleasant villages such as Taal which is an attractive village with pretty waterfall and you can enjoy green hills. Eventually Jagat is a stone village situated on a shelf, which juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. You stay overnight at tea house (lodge).


Day 19: Trek from Jagat to Nagdi (850m.) and it takes about four hours. A steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley. You cross Marshyangdi river at Syange and walk through Ghermu Path (Ghermu field). This part of trek is pleasant through flat leveled path with views of green valley and villages at some distance. Past this Ghermu field and a village, your trail goes uphill for nearly half an hour to reach Bahundanda. This village is mainly populated by Brahmin, Chhetri and few others. Now, you descend all the way to Nagdi. Nagdi is a Gurung village and the local lodges are run by people who had migrated from Manang and other places.


Day 20: Trek from Nagdi to Besishahar (823m.) which takes about four hours. You trek over flat leveled path all the way to Besishahar through villages such as Bulbule, Khudi and others, terraces, ridges and sometimes you cross small streams. Beshishahar is the district headquarters of Lamjung district. All the local government offices are situated here. From here, you can see some of mountain peaks, natural sceneries surrounding the valley and the daily activities of local people. This headquarter is the centre from where the daily usable commodities are supplied to the different villages and numerous towns.


Day 21: Drive from Besishahar to Kathmandu.You follow the narrow and paved road by Marsyangdi River till Dumre and and then drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway to Kathmandu.


Day 22: Day at leisure in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 23: Departure from Kathmandu. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight/drive or to commence any extra trips or activities you may have booked with us. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

OUR TRIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at 3 or 4 star category hotel on BB basis
  • Trekking permit
  • Entry permit for Manaslu & Annapurna Conservation
  • A trekking guide
  • A cook
  • Necessary Porters
  • Kitchen helper
  • Sherpa
  • All surface transportation
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, fruits, juice, hot chocolate, tea, coffee etc.)
  • Necessary camping equipment such as sleeping tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, sleeping bag, down jacket, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Rescue Assistance
  • First aid kit
  • Insurance and equipments for the Nepali staff
OUR TRIP PACKAGE EXCLUDES:
  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages, hot shower, batter recharge etc.
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurance
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal visa fee
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