Manaslu Trek

Good Day Nepal Excursion aims to provide a complete package for Manaslu Trek which is a well-loved trekking route along with rich culture, mountain views, and bona fide adventure. This area offers a combination of biological diversity, rich cultural heritage, and unsurpassed natural beauty. You will be delighted with the magnificent view of Mount Manaslu (8163), which is the eight tallest mountains in the world. On the way to Manaslu, you will enjoy exceptional views of low to high range of altitude with varied flora and fauna.

Good Day Nepal Excursion guides you through every difficult trek. While heading to Manaslu you start walking through a green forest and passing small Hindu villages. Wide cultural spectrum including strong influences from Tibet mixing along with Nepali ethnic diversity is an outstanding feature of this region. Hiking toward the north, the valley opens up to explore the Tibetan-style village and delightful alpine meadows. You will experience and gain the lot through this trek. It offers the experience of being in typical villages and many ancient monasteries. This is a golden opportunity to learn and explore about life in the villages. While returning back you will pass through beautiful rhododendron forest where you can enjoy the natural beauty of decorated terraced fields and landscapes where you will encounter with the wide range of rare wild animals and birds.

Manaslu trek offers the amazing views of the surrounding with beautiful peaks. Moreover, during the period you will know about the unique culture and festivals of local people. Manaslu is rich with wildlife as well, which is the shelter of various species of mammals including Himalayan Thar, snow leopard, and musk deer. Not only these but also the region is rich with various species of birds and reptiles. Here you can explore the spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet. Leaving behind the historical place as Gorkha and Arughat, the trek goes through the magnificent deep blue waters of Budhi Gandaki.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Cultural Tours in Kathmandu/Preparation for Trek.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (Gorkha) (700m) Overnight.
Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (815m) Trek.
Day 05: Soti Khola to Labu Besi (900m) Trek.
Day 06: Labu Besi to Jagat (1250m) Trek.
Day 07: Jagat to Ngyak (1950m) Trek.
Day 08: Ngyak to Ghap (2050m) Trek.
Day 09: Ghap to Lho (3148m) Trek.
Day 10: Lho to Samagaon (3517m) Trek.
Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3738m) Trek.
Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4480m) Trek.
Day 13: Acclimatization day in Dharmasala.
Day 14: Dharmasala to Bhimtang (3890m) Trek.
Day 15: Bhimtang to Tilje (3010m) Trek.
Day 16: Tilje to Tal (1725m) Trek.
Day 17: Tal to Syange (1175m) Trek.
Day 18: Syange to Besisahar (825m) Trek.
Day 19: Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final Departure Day.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Good Day Nepal. After that, you will transfer to Hotel.  At the evening Your Guide gives some information about this trek and a rest in Hotel.

Day 02: Cultural Tours in Kathmandu/Preparation for Trek.
After breakfast the day will start to our guided trip to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley; including visits to the pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip. O/N at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Arughat (Gorkha) (700m) Overnight.
Today, after having the breakfast, we drive to Arughat (570m) from Kathmandu, which will take approx. 8 to 9 hours via private vehicle or local bus. We will be traveling via the Prithvi Highway before Malekhu village we turn north taking the single track road for Dhading Besi and beyond to Arughat.

Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (815m) Trek.
Start trekking from Arughat. Destination will be Soti Khola (730m), which will take approx. 5 to 6 hours. A well-defined path through verdant paddy fields climbs past Gurung villages possible to see Gurung People and his activities. At Shanti Bazaar, you will have the first view of Shringi Mountain. From here Budhi Gandaki river will be our uphill companion. After crossing the suspension bridge of Soti Khola, reach into the village which is famous for famed Honey Hunters. Overnight in Soti Khola.

Day 05: Soti Khola to Labu Besi (900m) Trek.
Today, we start trekking in the morning After eating breakfast. And after crossing the bridge, the trek climbs up onto a ridge above the huge rapids of Budhi Gandaki river and reaches to Khorsaani. Then, the trail gets a bit precarious as it passes over a big rock and crosses a stream. Then go up and down through the large stand of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls and again backs down to the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. The trek goes up again on a steep rocky trail and down then up around to the beautiful Gurung village of Labu Besi and rests overnight.

Day 06: Labu Besi to Jagat (1250m) Trek.
After having breakfast from Labu Besi, we move onwards today. And we follow the trail gradually uphill to Jagat. We reach at Jagat via Doban. We stay at Jagat overnight happy.

Day 07: Jagat to Ngyak (1950m) Trek.
The day begins by following the river bank again for the first hour up to Ghata Khola. We then cross to the eastern bank before ascending to Philim village, one of the few large settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project Office. From here you can view Mount Lapuchun (5,950m). Overnight here.

Day 08: Ngyak to Ghap (2050m) Trek.
After having nice breakfast the trek takes us through a heavily forested area in a narrow valley until we reach the little settlement of Dang. Then cross the Budhi Gandaki where the valley opens and we begin our ascent to Rana. The trail now takes us high above the river giving us views of the Manaslu Massif before descending to Ghap our overnight here.

Day 09: Ghap to Lho (3148m) Trek.
Today we trek from Ghap to nice lho village (3020m). It is the distance of about 6 – 7 hours normal walk. Slowly and gradually we would be gaining altitude and with the increase in altitude, Enter into an alpine territory and accordingly, we would have increasing mountain views. On the way to Namrung village, we would find a number of Mani walls and three more crossing of the Budi Gandaki river. Finally, we will reach Lho where we will stay overnight.

Day 10: Lho to Samagaon (3517m) Trek.
We will be resuming the trek today, with a steep descent and a crossing of yet another rock-strewn torrent called Thusang Khola. You will realize that Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Himalchuli dominate the entire landscape. Then on, across the glacier-fed Numla Khola, the valley drops away to a moraine while we follow the ancient trans-mountains trail now just very few kilometers from Tibet. Then reach at Samagaon, at 3390m is one of the classic Lama settlements in the region with a monastery and mani walls and all things totally Tibetan.Overnight here.

Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3738m) Trek.
After having hot breakfast, today will be a rest and acclimatization day in Samagaon. You can have an optional hike to Punggyen Gompa or the day can be spent immersing oneself in the daily life of Sama Gompa. And trek to Samdo for overnight.

Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4480m) Trek.
Today’s walk starts easily enough. We cross Budhi Gandaki river for a final time and pause at the old stone wall of mani inscriptions bidding us well for progress over the pass. The trail gradually rises through juniper and tundra with a viewpoint overlooking the Larkya La Glacier. The further climb will bring us to memorable Spartan Larkya Rest House. Now reach at Dharmashala (4460m) for a night.

Day 13: Acclimatization day in Dharmasala.
Today, we will have full-day acclimatization at Dharmashala. We can explore the surrounding areas of Dharmashala today for this activity you may ask your guide.

Day 14: Dharmasala to Bhimtang (3890m) Trek.
Early in morning start is needed for what is to be a particularly tough and extended day. We start at approx. 4 am to avoid gale force wind which usually gains in strength after mid-day at the pass. After a long gradual climb alongside a moraine, we make a short descent to a glacial lake and reach the head of the moraine (4700m) which we cross to climb to the ridge top. Four frozen lakes lie below and then it is up to the crest of the Larkya La (5100m). The reward for these difficult trekking conditions is brilliant westerly views of Mount Himlung, mt. Kanguru and mt. Annapurna II as well as the looming omnipresence of Manaslu. Well, the descent is hardly any easier; we drop around 650m in less than an hour. Our trail then levels off onto yak pastures before finally reaching Bimtang (3590m), a collection of typical summer kharkas. Overnight in Bhimtang.

Day 15: Bhimtang to Tilje (3010m) Trek.
Today is the toughest days on the trail are behind us. We descend through meadows and through pine and rhododendron forest to reach Hampuk and then after dropping further following the course of the Dudh Khola we arrive at Karche and then onto the village of Gho. Keeping the west bank of the river, the afternoon is one of the gradual descents to the Gurung Settlement village of Tilije which has a certain notoriety for apply brandy. Overnight in Tilije.

Day 16: Tilje to Tal (1725m) Trek.
Today trek goes along the Dudh Khola, a tributary of the Marsyangdi River, before arriving at the confluence in Dharapani. From here, we will continue on to Tal where the river appears as a lake. We will stay at Tal tonight.

Day 17: Tal to Syange (1175m) Trek.
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Syange is the beautiful village, where we stay overnight.

Day 18: Syange to Besisahar (825m) Trek.
Today, we follow the trail downstream to Besisahar. We pass through the picturesque villages, forests and mountain views. We will stay at Besisahar overnight.

Day 19: Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu.
After completing this wonderful Manaslu Trek, Today we drive back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu, in the evening, we will enjoy our farewell dinner party with Goodday Nepal.

Day 20: Final Departure Day.
Today, after having breakfast, we will accompany you to the airport for the returning flight. We bid you farewell at the airport hoping to see you again! Bye.

Include/Exclude

What Is Included In Manaslu Trek.

  • All pickups and drops from and to the airport by private vehicles (Bus van, Jeep, Haice, and Bus).
  • All hotel charges in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • A guided city tour in Kathmandu.
  • All Standard meal during the trek (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner).
  • English Speaking Local Guide who holds Government License.
  • Twin sharing accommodations in lodges (all during the trek).
  • Required local staffs and porters for your assistance during the trek.
  • All required fee in national parks and conservation areas.
  • Food, accommodation, equipment, salary, insurance, medicine for all trekking staffs.
  • Required Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag (needs to be returned after the trek).
  • All surface transfers from and to Kathmandu.
  • All Sightseeing or Monument Entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • All Official Expenses
  • Farewell Dinner
  • All Government taxes of Nepal

 

What Is Not Included In Manaslu Trek.

  • All Lunches and Dinners whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as other major cities
  • All International Airfare and airport departure tax
  • Travel insurance required for emergency rescue and evacuation
  • Nepal Entry Visa which can be obtained easily upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu
  • Personal Trekking Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (well, tipping is expected)
  • All alcoholic and other drinks (hot and cold)
  • And, any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Included section
Equipment List

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
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Trip Highlights

  • DiscountFor Group Only %
  • Trip Grade
  • Price USD Contact us
  • Duration20 days
  • Starting PointKathmandu
  • Ending PointKathmandu
  • TransportationBus
  • ActivitiesTrekking
  • Trek StyleTeahouse
  • Max. Altitude4480M.
  • Best SeasonOctober/ November and march/ april

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