Manaslu trekking

Manaslu trekking

Manaslu trekking is prominent treks in Nepal. Nepal Manaslu trek is known as a  Manaslu base camp trekking lies on  western central Himalayan zone  & join with Great Himalayan trails.Trekking in Manaslu discover fascinating culture, biological diversity with fantastic Himalayan views of  Mt. Manaslu 8167m , Dhaulagiri 8167m & Annapurna Himalayan range. Mt. Manaslu 8163m is eight tallest mountains in the world. Treks in Manaslu take travelers entire the Manaslu circuit trekking trails with touch to the Annapurna circuit trekking route too. Mt. Manaslu trekking is controlled trekking in Nepal Himalaya  & opened for trekkers in 1991 AD. Special Manaslu trekking permit required and issue through the government registered local  Nepal trekking agency . Nepal Manaslu base camp trek explore the beautiful landscape, Mt. Manaslu base camp (4853m) and challenging Larkya La pass (5135m) with three above 8000m mountains of Nepal. Mount Manaslu is known as killer mountain of Nepal.

Nepal Manaslu trekking is combine Manaslu Larkya La pass trekking  to touch the world 8th highest mountains base camp with your own foot, visit the Birendra lake,exploration of the monasteries in Manaslu region and Annapurna trekking trails. Now a days good facilities of lodge entire the trails so Manaslu trekking cost is slightly cheaper then less teeming trekking route of Nepal . Good physical fitness is required and minimum three weeks holidays required to success this trekking. Autumn & Spring season is best time for Manaslu hiking but we Himalaya Journey Trekking  arrange around the year as per travelers wish and holiday frame. Manaslu trekking permit cost USD 75 for first 7 days and USD 10 each day extra. Manaslu trekking map has clarification from the place start the trekking and end the trip implement the  trek permit. 

Trek in Manaslu has several trekking route among them to reach at Manaslu base camp  and Manaslu circuit trekking route is most exciting part of this trek. After reaching Sama Gaun, we will follow the northern route through Birendra lake and climb steeply uphill to the Mount Manaslu Base Camp 4836m. You need to take pack lunch from Samagaun because of no Tea house / lodge facilities at Manaslu Base Camp.You will have astonishing  experience while trekking in Manaslu Base camp. After photograph at Manaslu base camp back to Sama gaun for Larkya la pass trek trip. Manalsu base camp hiking distance 146km from Araughat to Beshishar. HJG generate Manaslu trekking itinerary as below mentioned but travelers may extend or change the trip plan as per holiday frame.

Manaslu base camp trekking commence Arughat Bazaar Gorkha after 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Himalaya Journey Trekking guide led you through the beautiful valley of Machhakhola Jagat Dang Namrung samagaun & finally reach to Larkya la pass then descend Bhimtang Dharapani Beshishar & drive back to Kathmandu. If trekkers wish to make shorter trip , from Dharapani to Beshishar drive by local jeep and same day return to Kathmandu also possible. 

Manaslu trekking Major Highlights

* Manaslu trekking is off the beaten path compare to the other well recognized tea house treks in Nepal.
* Manaslu base camp trekking is one of the remarkable parts of the Nepal Great Himalayan Trails .
* Explore the Tibetan culture & Nuri people tradition
* You will click 360 degree Mt. Manaslu 8163m known as Killer mountain of Nepal
* Assemble in Annapurna circuit trekking trails & challenging Larkya la passs
* Nepal Manaslu trekking is known as Manaslu Larkya La pass trekking to explore the world 8th highest Mount Manaslu base camp 483m

Related trip information about  Manaslu trekking

How difficult is Manaslu Larkaya la pass  trekking?

Manaslu base camp trek is one of the most challenging trek in Manaslu region. Good Physical fitness and mental preparation is required for the trip. Hiking experience is required as well as need to have few month training for walk in high Himalayan zone and pass. Our guide has depth experience and done the trekking frequently so will led carefully even less experience hiking in Nepal Himalaya.

When is the best time to do the Manaslu circuit trekking   ?

Autumn (From mid-September to November and Spring (March to May) are the best time to do  Everest high pass trek  but we Himalaya Journey Trekking arrange around the year as per your holiday frame .. June to August (monsoon) is the rainy months  and Himalayan views may not clear and trekking trails are slippery . Winter season (December – February) is too cold and temperature almost minus and rare chance to make Manaslu Larkya la pass   

How to get Nepal Manaslu trekking permit?

Nepal Manaslu trek is control trekking destination thus required special Manaslu trekking permit through the local Nepal trekking agency along with your original passport. Minimum two person necessary for apply Nepal Manaslu trekking permit. Manaslu trek permit cost US$ 90 per person for two weeks.  ACAP permit and TIMS permit also necessary as you pass through Annapurna  trekking route at Dharapani.

What about Nepal Manaslu trekking cost?

Nepal Manaslu trekking cost is slightly high then other normal trekking destination like Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking, Langtang trekking because of  Manaslu trek permit cost is slightly high. On the other hand, Nepal trekking guide and porter insurance cost will also add for this trip.

How to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking companies for Manaslu base camp trekking ?

It is hard to find the best and reliable Nepal trekking companies for  trekking in Manaslu Base camp   if you just surfing via google or internet so trekkers should know Nepal trekking company legal documents, service, reputation, either recommended in international travel guide book such as Lonely planet travel guide book, Rough guide travel booketc sometime free lance trekking guide, operator or illegal Nepal trekking agency also show up their website and sale the trekking it means beware from illegal operation that make your holiday hazards.

Manaslu trekking  itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1334m), transfer Hotel, Manaslu trekking / Manaslu circuit trekking briefing with officially arrangments. overnight at kathmandu.

Day 02: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseeing in kathmandu valley such as Boudhhanath : visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the best Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa than visit Pashupatinath: the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here you see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. Kathmandu durbar square: you will enjoy with different Hindus Temple , Goddes Kumari, legend of kathmadu valley etc  & prepare for the Manaslu  trekking  because this day is required to make special Manaslu trekking permit with original passport. Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 03:  Kathmandu  via Arughat 525m, 1722ft drive to Sotikhola 710m, 2329ft.
Early morning, drive to sotikhola 7/8 hours by bus or jeep through the beautiful landscape. Arughat is the biggest market in the area for local trade, at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Explore the surrounding area. After getting there we trek heads to the north along Budhi Gandaki River and we pass the villages of Santi Bazar, Arukhet and ascend slowly toward Kyoropani near the confluence of Soti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath.  We walk 3-4 hours today. We stay overnight in lodge at Soti Khola.

Day 04: Sotikhola – Macha Khola 887m, 2919ft.
We head to Machha Khola, 5-6 hours walking. The trail descends slowly until we climb again to mountain ridge to Armala. 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 riverbed of Budhi Gandaki. Stay there overnight in lodge at Macha Khola.

Day 05: Macha Khola - Jagat 1345m, 4412ft.
We walk continue to Jagat, 6 hours walking. In the beginning we cross Machha River and head upstream along the river´s edge. After crossing Khorla besi, there is a hot spring “Tatopani". The trail follows woody 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. Stay overnight in lodge at Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat – Dang 1960m, 6430ft.
Trek to Dang, 6 hours walk, ascend a rocky ridge up to Salleri then to Setibas. We have lunch at Filim today; the trail enters a steep uninhabited gorge and descends through grassy slopes dotted with tall Pine trees via Budhi Gandaki. Further on, the tiny village Deng comes after crossing a bamboo forest and Dang Khola. Stay overnight in lodge at Deng.

Day 07: Dang – Namrung 2700m, 8858ft.
We walk today to Namrung 4/5 hours walking. The trail crosses over Budhi Gandaki enters woods then it climbs up to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trek climbs over a big rock, continues up through deep fir and rhododendron forest, and then enters Namrung at the crest. Stay overnight in lodge at Namrung.

Day 08: Namrung – Samagaun 3520m, 11546ft.
We head to Sama Gompa 6 hours walking. We follow to Nupri region; the trail passes Barcham and crosses Himan Khola and reaches to Shyo. The trail then follows to Lho and drops down across Damonan Khola. Ascend again to a plateau at Shyo. Crossing a ridge the trail descends onto a rock - strewn moraine and goes onto a ridge overlooking pastures and fields of Sama Gaon. The Sama Gompa is nestled against a wooded moraine at the end of the valley. We stay overnight in lodge at Sama Gaon.

Day 09: Acclimatization Day
Rest days to get physically acclimatized. We can spend the day exploring surroundings such as, Birendra Taal (lake), Buddhist monasteries, Samagaun, a big Tibetan cultured community and a side trip to Pun Gyen Gompa or Manaslu Base Camp but this both side trips requires almost a full day for each. We will see a marvelous view of Manaslu. Stay overnight at same place.

Day 10: Samagaun - Samdo 3860m, 12402 ft.
We trek to Samdo 3-4 hours walk, as trail widens we walk through juniper and birch forest. The trail passes several Mani walls and a stone hut at Kermo Kharka. The trail then climbs steeply to find Samdo nestle behind a ridge.

Day11: Samdo – Larke Rest home/Dharmasaala 4460m, 14532ft.
We trek to Larke rest house 4 hours walking. We go further on to Larke La. The trail forwards and climbs in and out of the gorge and reaches the only shelter on the route to the pass, Larke Rest House. Stay there overnight in lodge at Samdo.

Day 12: Larke Rest Homes – Bimtang 3750m, 12300ft.
After having an early breakfast we start the trek at 06:00AM today. The trail reaches at the top of the moraine at 4,700m. (15,420ft) and climbs steeply to the pass at 5,135m/16,847ft. with the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6826m), Gyaji Kang, Kangaru Himal (6981m) and Annapurna 2nd (7937m). from the top of Larke Pass then the trail descends to Bimtang “Plain of Sand" in Tibetan Language. This huge valley surrounded by high peaks. Stay there overnight in lodge  at Bimtang.

Day 13: Bimtang – Dharapaani 1963m, 6438ft.
6 hours walk down to Dharapaani. Trail continues through the fields, oak and rhododendron forest and reaches to Tilche (a Gurung village) and cross a suspension bridge at Tilche over Dudh Khola then descend to Dharapaani.  Stay there overnight in lodge at Dharapani.

Day 14:  Dharapaani  drive to   Beshishar 823m /2699ft
Drive 4-5 hours . trail continue flat and descend to Beshishar  where you will have lunch and by private vehicle  drive back to Kathmandu. Drive approximately 5-6 hours  and in the evening farewell dinner in Nepalese Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.

Day 15: After breakfast, relaxing or shopping with own activities then our representative will drip to you Kathmandu International airport forward journeys or As you  have time for Nepal will arrange  accordingly such as Chitwan jungle safari tour, Lumbini Pokhara Nagarkot tour , Rafting etc.

Manaslu trekking cost:, 

Service includes:-

  • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel.
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis ( 3 star category hotel) on twin sharing as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu Arughat bazaar overland transportation by private jeep as mentioned in itinerary
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder trekking Guide.
  • Trekking accomodation in Tea house / Lodge entire the manaslu trekking as mentioned in itinerary
  • Required trekking porter/sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking. ( two person will get one trekking porter ( 1 porter carry 30 kg as per rule and regulation of Nepal workers Union )
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Desert /fruit after having diner as company provide
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Manaslu speicial trekking  permit
  • Manaslu conservation area project ( MCAP permit)
  • Annapurna conservation area project permit (ACAP permit)
  • Besishar to Kathmandu overland transportation by private car / vehilce  as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley guided sightseeing tour as mentioned in itinerary
  • Kathmandu valley tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary
  • Overland transportation
  • Trekking guide both way flight ticket
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff. ( Trekking guide,  and porters)
  • Guide and porter fares and taxes.Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Airport drop

Service Excludes:-

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • International flight ticket
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Disembarkation Airport Tax in Nepal -  approx. US$ 24. al equipments
  • High risk medical insurance
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
  • Alcoholic beverage and telephone calls
  • Hot drinks, Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Purely personal nature expenses
  • Tipping /Tips(Tipping is Expected).

Manaslu Trekking Equipments

  • Trekking Bag pack.
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Trekking Hat, cat
  • Trekking woollen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock .
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of Trekking shirts .
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.


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Useful Information:

Manaslu trekking  is controlled trekking  destination in western part of Nepal  categorized as strenuous trekking  can do with in 2 weeks in Tea house / Camping trekking  but good physical fitness is required  as well as minimum two person required to obtain special Manaslu trekking permit as per government rule and regulation thourgh legal Nepal trekking Agency.  Manaslu trekking offer 3 above 8000m mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Manaslu 8163m & Mt. Annapurna  I 8091m with 14 snowy capped mountains of three different  Himalayan region.  

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