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Around Manaslu Trek

Around Manaslu trekking
Overview

Around Manaslu Trek highlights

  • Manaslu 8163m trek offers picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • Manaslu has unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Nepali people, and their daily life
  • Tibetan culture of Nuri people, Diversified unspoiled Eco systems
  • Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others, Larkya la pass (5153m).

Around Manaslu trek or manaslu larke pass trekking tour lies in 100 Km northwest from Kathmandu in lap of Manaslu Himal. Mt Manaslu is eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu Base camp with larke pass trek became very famous after the trail opened for foreign nationals in 1991 AD. Manaslu trek offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful mountains such as Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Shringi (7,187m) Ngadi Chuli (7,871m) and Ganesh Himal. Manaslu Himalayan ranges are a source of the Budi Gandaki River. During the trekking journey Lho , Sama Gaun and Samdo vilage are the most culturally famous to make short side trips and in the mean time you will have an incredible views of Manaslu ranges. You can hike to Manaslu base camp via Pungyen Monastery where you can see an impressive view of Mt. Manaslu glacier and Himalchuli and Birendra Lake. Further more, there are some pristine lakes (Dud Kunda Lake) along the Larke la pass. Watching these Himalayan ranges and descend to Beautiful village of Bhimthang and Dharapani where you met the main Annapurna trekking trail. Around manaslu trekking can be done any time (except winter) through out the year.

Itinerary

Around Manaslu trek detail itinerary

Our trek to Around Manaslu is a classical trek with 15 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in Around Manaslu with relax manner itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise than take a look this special itinerary on Around Manaslu short trek – 13 Days which would be a more appropriate choice.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Kathmandu city tour – World heritage sites seeing !.

All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip. After lunch we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 3Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 ft), 8 hours

Your trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up; from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours we will be driving on dirty road. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 4 Trek to Soti Khola (775m/2,534 ft) 6 hours.

Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 5Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft) 5.30 hours.

The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 6Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 ft) 6 hours.

After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Stay overnight at guest house..

Day 7Trek to Ngyak phedi(2310m/7,554 ft) 6 hours.

After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 m). we continue towards Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 8 Trek to Ghap (2100m/6,867 ft) 7 hours.

Follow the trail upstream of Deng River – a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 9Trek to Lho (3200m/10,464 ft) 7 hours.

After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 m) and Manaslu (8150 m) are visible from here. Tonight we fix the camp near a spring at Lho gaon – a small village. Stay overnight at lodge / guest house.

Day 10Trek to Sama gompa (3500m/11,445 ft) 6 hours.

You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for night halt. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 11Samagaon exploration day.

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for local excursion to visit Birendra lake. Return to lodge for stay overnight.

Day 12Trek to Samdo (4500m/14,715 ft) 5 hours.

Today, we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement to Samdo. Here amid the most sever conditions of nature live some 200 in forty houses check-by-jowl. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 13Cross Larkya La (5215m/17,053 ft) and trek Bhimthang (3590 m) 8 hours.

We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126 m), Cheo Himal (6820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981 m) and the Annapurna II (7937 m). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Stay overnight at lodge / guest house.

Day 14Trek to Tilje (3900m/12,753 ft) 5 hours.

The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through big tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 15Trek to Tal (1725m/5,640 ft) 5 hours.

Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 16Trek to Jagat (1300m/4,251 ft) 5 hours.

Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal pani We will have overnight stay at Jagat. Overnight at guest house

Day 17Drive to Kathmandu

After breakfast, At morning time, we drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for lunch in Besisahar than we drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 18Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey !!

Cost

How much is the Around Manaslu trek cost?

Around Manaslu trek cost we offer you on USD 1290.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 125.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury Tent style trekking tour plan, 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know the new quote. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Tourist standard home stay accommodation in Kathmandu within Bed with Breakfast
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Guest hose basis accommodation while you are on trekking days
  • Around Manaslu special trekking permits USD 70 per person per week
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and Manaslu conservation permits and their fees.
  • World heritage sites seeing transfer by private vehicle.
  • Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Arughat bazzar
  • Bus transfer from Jagat to Besisahar and to kathmandu.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Around Manaslu Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date

Availability

Price

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Sept 10, 2017 – Sept. 27, 2017

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USD 1290

Sept 15, 2017 – Oct 02, 2017

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USD 1290

Sept 20, 2017 – Oct. 07, 2017

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USD 1290

Sept. 30, 2017 – Oct. 17, 2017

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USD 1290

Oct. 05, 2017 – Oct. 22, 2017

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USD 1290

Oct. 10, 2017 – Oct 27, 2017

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USD 1290

Oct. 15, 2017 – Nov 02, 2017

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USD 1290

Oct. 18, 2017 – Nov 04, 2017

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USD 1290

Oct. 20, 2017 – Nov 07, 2017

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USD 1290

Oct. 25, 2017 – Nov 12, 2017

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USD 1290

Oct. 30, 2017 – Nov 16, 2017

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USD 1290

Nov 05, 2017 – Nov 22, 2017

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USD 1290

Nov. 10, 2017 – Nov 27, 2017

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USD 1290

Nov. 15, 2017 – Dec 02, 2017

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USD 1290

Nov. 20, 2017 – Dec 07, 2017

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USD 1290

Nov. 25, 2017 – Dec 12, 2017

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USD 1290

Nov. 30, 2017 – Dec 16, 2017

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USD 1290

Dec. 01, 2017 – Dec 17, 2017

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USD 1290

Dec. 05, 2017 – Dec 22, 2017

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USD 1290

Dec. 10, 2017 – Dec 27, 2017

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USD 1290

Dec. 20, 2017 – Jan 07, 2018

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USD 1290

Dec. 25, 2017 – Jan 12, 2018

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USD 1290

Dec. 30, 2017 – Jan 16, 2018

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USD 1290

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience to do Around Manaslu trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Around Manaslu trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in manaslu trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along Around Manaslu trekking?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Around Manaslu Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Is there any communication facilities on Around Manaslu Trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

No! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Around Manaslu trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Notice for the trekkers !

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you however the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Around Manaslu trek review

Around Manaslu – Larke pass trek review

100% 5 star based on – 161 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

We (a group of 3) recently completed a two week Manaslu circuit trek with Gokyo Treks and Expeditions. Our trek was absolutely wonderful!
Ammar helped us to plan the trip and was informative and easy to communicate with both in the lead up and once we had arrived in Nepal. Everything was taken care of which meant we could really enjoy the journey rather than spending time on logistics. There was also flexibility in our itinerary which we really appreciated.
Our guide Bhupal was excellent as was our kind and helpful porter Bikash. We never felt rushed and learned a lot about the country, environment and culture from both our guide and porter.
Bhupal was knowledgeable about the area, professional, reassuring and had a good sense of humor! He always had useful tips and advice and it was clear that he had our best interests in mind. Bhupal was great company from start to finish- we were sad to say goodbye at the end of the trek!
The manaslu circuit itself is beautiful with a diverse range of scenery. We’d highly recommend this company if you’re considering trekking in Nepal! !!! – Anna Rathe, New Zealand

Trip Price : USD 1290 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 18 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5215m /17,053 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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