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Round Manaslu Trek - 16 Days

Round Manaslu Trek
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Highlight of the Round Manaslu Trekking –

  • Manaslu Trekking takes to you restricted area world eight highest Manaslu mountain circuit with great many mountains. Beautiful landscape view, ethnic communities of lifestyle culture, flora fauna bio-diversity and natural sceneries and many more.
  • Panoramic view of Manaslu, Himchuli, and Annapurna and familiar with some monasteries and Tibetan cultures.
  • Great pass Larke La pass an enchanting view of the great Himalayas.

Trip Summarize –

Manaslu, is the eighth highest mountain in the world lies at 8156 meters above the sea level. Round Manaslu trekking which is on the route of the Great Himalayan Trail. Manaslu trail has nowadays tea houses and also calls as the best all-around treks in Nepal. Manaslu trek was opened in 1992 as trekking trail in Manaslu region. Its popularity is increasing after the tea houses were built in 2010. The best season to visit the region is from March to May in spring & September. First, you will drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat or Soti Khola where you starting your trekking.

It is far less crowded than other classic treks and remains a true remote adventure. While following the route to Larke La Pass 5160 meter, you have to pass through some of the untouched and unspoiled regions of Nepal. Trekking in this area is controlled and special permission is required from Nepal Government. This trek is getting popular in Annapurna Region as one of the famous trekking which is great for the new, exciting and thrilling adventure. If you have short time in Nepal you can do Manaslu base camp helicopter tour. From this trek, we clasp with some of the breath-taking sceneries of mountains while experiencing the true meaning of lifestyle in High Altitude. Sightseeing with beautiful scenery of Kathmandu free tour visiting old heritage site in Kathmandu with durbar squares, stupas, and oldest temples find the religious tolerance between Hinduism and Buddhism. Manaslu circuit trekking is starting from Aarughat and ending at Beshisar. Manaslu circut trek lies in Gorkha district.

However it includes spectacular suspension bridge crossing and a 5160 meter (17000-ft) Himalayan pass. Apart from this, the traditional Tamang & Sherpas settlements with their unique cultures are another highlight of the trip. The entire route is adorned with the perfect views of the snow-clad mountains. The unique combination of rich cultural heritage and adventure amidst vantage points with incomparable beauty & rare bio-diversity.

 


Outlined Itinerary:

Day: 1 Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345m/4428ft)

Day: 2 Drive from Kathamdu to Arughat (640m/2099ft) – 8 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 3 Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m/2542ft) – 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 4 Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) – 5/6 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 5 Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4396ft) – 5 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 6 Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m/6102ft) – 7 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 7 Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m/8628ft) – 8 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 8 Trek from Namrung to Shyala (3200m/10498ft) – 4/5 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 9 Trek from Shyala to Sama Gaon (3525m/11564ft) – 2 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 10 Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3800m/12467ft) – 3/4 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 11 Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi/Dharmasala (4460m/14632ft) -4/5 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 12 Trek from Larkya Phedi to Larkye La Pass (5135m/16847ft) to Bhim Thang (3855m/12647ft) – 8 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 13 Trek from Bhim Thang to Dharapani (1963m/6440ft) – 8 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 14 Trek from Dharapani to Jagat – 7 hrs – B.L.D

Day: 15 Trek from Jagat to Besi Sahar (760m/2490ft) & Drive to Kathmandu – 5 hrs trek – 5 hrs drive – B.D

Day: 16 Farewell/ Departure – B

(Note:  B.L.D, Plan Including / B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner.)


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345m/4428ft)

Airport representative from our company picks you up upon your arrival. Then transfer you to the hotel for short briefing about the trip. In the meantime, you can roam around the city to get familiar with the city or take a rest and relax.

Day 2
Drive from Kathamdu to Arughat (640m/2099ft)– 8 hrs

After having our breakfast we take a drive to Aarughat Bazaar from Kathmandu via Prithvi Highway and district headquarters of Dhading Beshi. The Highway is comfortable up to midway and starts to get bumpy afterward. This is a scenic drive in which we get to observe the beautiful views of surrounded Himalayas and local settlements Arughat – a little town on the bank of Budhi Gandaki: is the starting point of our trek and you cross some interesting bridges before you reach there.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 3
Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m/2542ft)- 6 hrs

We trek along Budhi Gandaki River towards its source. We pass through Morder & Simre villages where we closely observe the living styles of different ethnic communities. After this, we reach Arkhat River and begin to descend down slowly. Before reaching Kyoropani, Soti Khola is the last location where transportation is accessible.so, from Kyoropani we have to trek.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 4
Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft)- 5/6 hrs

Our trail to Machha Khola for today passes through terraced fields and Budhi Gandaki River which is likely to help you along the way. First we climb mountain ridge to Almara, during this we pass by a forest trail leading to Riden Gaon. Riden Gaon is a Gurung village where we explore the Gurung cultures and tradition follow by Gurung people. Then after arriving Lambesi, we trek down to the bed of Budhi Gandaki and finally we are in Machha Khola.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 5
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4396ft)- 5 hrs

This day, we take our breakfast and cross by many ups and downs. We cross the Machha River and Khrola Besi. Walking for some time we reach to a hot spring called “Tatopani”. Then we take our trail over the ridge and pass by the bridge of Budigandaki. Our trail passes through a forest then reach Dovan; you can see massive Budhi Gandaki River just below Dovan. With the increment in altitude you definitely are able to see complete makeover of the scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 6
Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m/6102ft)- 7 hrs

We initiate our trek through river bank, cross some bridges and after a while from Shridibas you can see beautiful village of Philim. Philim is a large Gurung village with full of colorful traditional and cultural people. it is situated right next to the Budi Gandaki and houses a Japanese built school so watch out for it. From there we trek through settlement of Ekle Bhatti and pass by a narrow gorge while tagging along Budhi Gandaki and finally arrived Deng – small and silent Hotel settlement.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

stay in trekking lodge.

Day 7
Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m/8628ft)- 8 hrs

We are about to enter most remarkable part of Manaslu. In terms of people, culture and settlement, Namrung is unique in its own grounds and we are can get glimpses of deer if we are lucky enough. Namrung is located on the bank of Budhi Gandaki and locals believe that there is mine of salt. We trek by the bank of the river and even walk around the village where we can see monastery. During the trail we get to see the spectacular mountain views also.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

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Day 8
Trek from Namrung to Shyala (3200m/10498ft)- 4/5 hrs

Passing through an exclusive trail that offers the best possible views of Mountains and rhododendrons; today’s trek is proficient to be the best part of the trek. We trail by Lho and stop by Shyala from where we get the best panoramic view of Himalayan range that includes Manaslu too. As Namrung is the best view point village, it offers the excellent views of mountains like: Mt. Himal Chuli, Ganesh and Siring Himal.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 9
Trek from Shyala to Sama Gaon (3525m/11564ft)- 2 hrs

Today our trail leads us to Samagaon or Ro, as the locals calls it. We start through classic alpine scenery and after passing Tibet grazing settlements; we are are in Sama Gaon. Sama Gaon is believed to be settled by Tibetans over 500 years ago. This village houses monastery, mani walls and the settlements that are tightly packed at the lower part.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 10
Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3800m/12467ft)- 3/4 hrs

After the early breakfast, we pass nearby Birendra Lake and make our trail to the northwest of valley. Going through Kermo Khaka route we are likely to see mani wall and chortens on the way and going to cross the suspension wooden bridge. First descending from Samagaon and now ascend up to the ridge we reach Samdo. After arrival in Samdo you can take short walk around the Tibetan influenced village, capture moments or just rest.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 11
Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi/Dharmasala (4460m/14632ft) -4/5 hrs

Today we descend down to Dharmasala or Larkya Base Camp. We walk over the Budi Gandaki River, crossing the wooden bridges and flowing streams. The trail also passes through the top of the moraine (4700m/15420ft) and through Gya La. Gya la is an old trading route that leads to Tibet and from there we descend down to Duwang and walking for some hours the trail leads us to stone shelter called Dharmasala.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 12
Trek from Larkya Phedi to Larkye La Pass (5135m/16847ft)to Bhim Thang (3855m/12647ft)- 8 hrs

This is going to be our big day as we are going to the highest point of the trek – 5135m. We trail through Larkye La Pass, climbing over the ridge behind Dharmasala. After this, we pass a moraine (4700m/15420ft) and many frozen lakes. This is the perfect place for getting the spectacular views of Annapurna ranges along with Mt. Kangaru and Himlung. It is a difficult scale but the effort is well worth. And finally we reach Bhim Thang; possibly for celebration of our successful trek to Larkye La Pass.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 13
Trek from Bhim Thang to Dharapani (1963m/6440ft)- 8 hrs

Today our trail descends through the village of Kharche, Gho & Tilje respectively. Then reach Dharapani following the bank of Dudh Khola to the lower belt of Marshyangdi River. We meet Annapurna trail along the way and also we can see excellent view of Manaslu and Annapurna II. Besides this, trekking through the route offers us beautiful combination of stunning pine trees.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 14
Trek from Dharapani to Jagat – 7 hrs

We initiate our trek to Dharapani by reaching Karte from where we cross rivers and arrive at the large settlement of Tal (1675m) then cross more rivers and reach to Chamje (1430m). From Chamje we trail through forest and following the bank of Marshyangdi River we ascend to Jagat. Passing through the dense forests and suspension bridge we reach Jagat.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 15
Trek from Jagat to Besi Sahar (760m/2490ft) & Drive to Kathmandu – 5 hrs trek – 5 hrs drive

Trekking all the way from Jagat, we reach Besi Sahar to take bus drive to Kathmandu. The drive is bumpy in the beginning but gets pleasant after a while. Once you are in Kathmandu we arrange evening cultural dinner program as a complementary perk from Sunrise Adventure Trek.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in hotel.

Day 16
Farewell/Departure

After your successful trek to Himalaya, it is time to depart. You can organize your longings and share emails with your keen and kith. Once you are done, you are dropped off to the airport approximately 3 hours earlier from your scheduled flight by Sunrise Adventure Trek’s representative. Or you can join another adventures trip in Nepal or outside the Nepal with Sunrise Adventure Treks.

Cost included

  • Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • All fees for TIMS card and Trekking Permit
  • Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipments during the trek
  • One cultural show and dinner program

Cost excluded

  • International Flight ticket & your personal expenses
  • Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter and your insurance

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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Manaslu region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Round Manaslu trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 6 – 8 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Manaslu. No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance for Round Manaslu Trekking

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations During Round Manaslu Trekking

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals in Round Manaslu Trekking

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Round Manaslu trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization on Round Manaslu Trekking

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Round Manaslu trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need to give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Personal Clothing & Stuff for Trekking

- T-shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long lightweight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants/nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat/woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Daypack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the daytime ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking Poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush/paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sunblock for lips and skin - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Antibacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Manaslu region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge of culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek an enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and possess good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care During Trek

We are strongly committed to the porter's rights and insurance. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, footwear, and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If the needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of the severing condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Best Season for Round Manaslu Trekking

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Manaslu region are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (mid-Sept. – mid-Dec.). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky beautiful landscape. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January - February, and June - July.

  • 1. How difficult is trek to Round Manaslu and how can we prepare?

    Trek to Manaslu is restricted and moderate type trekking, can be attainable by many people nowadays. Our company provides you a porter and a guide with policy or travel insurance. People with very weak ankles, knee, hearts and lungs may have to suffer much difficulty in trekking.

  • 2. What about safety measurements and altitude sickness do the guides and porters have their insurance in Round Manaslu trek?

    Worrying for safety measurements?  Our guides having long experience are much professional for handling such issues with various means of safety measurements. For common health issues like: headache, common cold, diarrhea, vomiting, we provide you first aid medicines. In case of being sick in the mountain, Sunrise Adventure Trek will make proper arrangements rescue by helicopter, for this you should have better travel insurance. If our guide and porters may suffer from sickness, they have also travel and medical insurance and we will also rescue by helicopter.

  • 3. What about guide & porter, do they have well training?

    Guides and potters provided to our guests had complete accomplishment of several trainings required for their professions by the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. Having well experience in tourism sector as a guide or potter, make easy to explain all the information required for trekking and can create very familiar environment to the guests.

  • 4. What about communication system during trek?

    As all the porters and guides are well certified by the Ministry of Nepal tourism they can easily understand and speak English languages during the trek. On the other hand, we can also provide you guides and potters according to your own understanding languages.

  • 5. Do I need to give tips to guide and potter and if how much?

    It’s difficult to mention about tipping which is up to your happiness, but guides and potters do expect the tips at the end of the trip. However, normally people can give minimum 10% of their total payment to the guide and porter.

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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Tour, Hiking, Sightseeing, Culture and Nature
  • Manaslu Conservation Area
  • 5,160 meters
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Difficult
  • 5-6 Hours each day
  • September , October , November , March , April May
  • (1-18)+ member ( we organizes School , collage, University, private group, Family group and solo travelers as well )
  • Bus, Tourist & private vehicle
  • Lodge to Lodge Trekking we organise camping Trekking too

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