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Manaslu round trek

Manaslu round trek is 16-day teahouse trip that begins at Arughat after 8 hour’s bus journey from the Kathmandu. The challenging route leads along the bank of Budi Gandaki River Valley to the high pass Larkya La (5106 m) with the interesting hometown of the Highlander Tibetan types of Nepalese people their lifestyle and culture.

Manaslu round trek located in a beautiful part of the Himalaya Region where are natural hot spring, monastery, nunnery, medicinal plants, wildlife and surrounding quiet environment. The route starts from a tropical land to the trees less alpine valley with a couple of passes that linked the border of Nepal and Tibet. This is a remote area offers adventure walking. The Tibetan Buddhism is in practice with chorten, prayer flags, prayer wheel and mantra practice. The trail starts from Arughat and pass through the Soti Khola, Jagat, Samagaon, Samdo, Larkya La Pass, Bimthang, Dharapani, Syange, Bhulbhule and ends in Besishahar (820 m).

Manaslu round trek is the medium to hard grade hiking, including high pass, uphill and downhill trails. The impressive views of the snow-capped mountain and meandering river valley are beautiful. The trip attached to the Annapurna region that means you can continue to the Thorung La (5416 m) Pass and reach the world deepest gorge Kali Gandaki then end your tour to Pokhara. Former training, experience with safety rule is important to enjoy the journey. We highly suggest visiting once in the region to explore an untouched landscape, culture and the hidden valley. Read detailed information and itinerary below.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport

Day 02: Full day sight seeing in Kathmandu Valley

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570 m) – 8 hours

Day 04: Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (710 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 05: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1410 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 07: Jagat to Deng (1810 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 08: Deng to Ghap (2140 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 09: Ghap to Lho village (3100 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 10: Lho village to Samagaon (3530 m) – 4/5 hours

Day 11: Rest Day in Samagaon

Day 12: Samagaon to Samdo (3850 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 13: Samdo to Larkya La phedi (4460 m) – 3/4 hours

Day 14: Larkya La phedi to Bimthang (3710 m) – 7/8 hours

Day 15: Bimthang to Dharapani (1900 m) – 6/7 hours

Day 16: Dharapani to Jagat (1300 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 17: Jagat to Bhulbhule (840 m) – 5/6 hours

Day 18: Bhulbhule to Kathmandu (1350 m) – 7/8 hours by bus

Day 19: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
When the flight arrives at Tribhuvan International Airport, take the 6 km car ride with our guide, takes 25 minutes to reach the hotel. Check in hotel and guide will brief the programs. Stay overnight at hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day sight seeing in Kathmandu Valley
Professional Tour Guide comes at 9 AM with a car to the hotel door. Ride the car, guide explains about Nepal. The four UNESCO world heritage sites include Swayambhunath (1st century) is popular for the Buddhist Stupa, activity of the Assamese monkey and the panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalaya. Kathmandu Durbar Square (12th to 18th century) is popular for royal palace squares, museum, Kasthamandap, the Living Goddess Kumari, Freak Street, wood carving and temple architecture. Pashupatinath (5th century) is famous for the cremation ghat, Pashupatinath Temple, the shrines with Shiva Lingam and Yoni, the Hindu holy men (Sadhus) and an activity of the Assamese monkey and deer in the sub-tropical forest. Boudhanath (5th century) is famous for the second largest Stupa in the world, Tibetan refugee settlement, painting school, huge prayer wheel, prayer flag and monastery with the monk and lama.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570 m) – 8 hours
The 125 km (78miles) road with bus takes 8 hours to approach the Arughat Bazaar. The views of snow capped mountain, village, Trishuli River, sal forest, Dhading Besi (580 m), Palpa Bhanjyang (1120 m), Annapurna II, Manaslu, Shringi Himal and Ganesh Himal, Ankhu Khola (580 m), Salyantar (42 sq km, as a tableland). Arughat Bazaar situated bank of the Budhi Gandaki River with few guest houses and grocery shop. Stay overnight here.

Day 04: Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (710 m) – 5/6 hours
The walk along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River with the Gurung and Magar settlement. Enjoy an uphill, downhill, tropical forest, terraced field and waterfall, then reach the Soti Khola, located bank of the Budi Gandaki. Stay overnight here.

Day 05: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900 m) – 5/6 hours
The walk continues and cross the bridge over Budi Gandaki then climb uphill through a ridge to the Gurung Village Khorsani (820 m). Continue walk on a rocky trail with ascend and descends, passing waterfall and terraced field. Climb through the rocky trail to reach the Labu Besi (880 m). Hike few uphill and downhill with waterfall in the Machha Khola (fish stream) tea shops. Stay overnight here.

Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1410 m) – 5/6 hours
Cross the stream, walk few ascends and descends to the Kholabesi. Climb steeply uphill, then descends to the Tatopani (hot spring). Climb to a ridge, cross a bridge; walk through a forest to the Doban with a tea shop. Walk to Yaru Khola (1330 m) then cross the river and climb to the Jagat village with check post and tea house.

Day 07: Jagat to Deng (1810 m) – 6/7 hours
Walk gradually uphill and flat trail, cross the river. Climb to the large Gurung village, Philim (1550 m). Millet and corn farm are here. Walk through a pine and rhododendron forest, cross a bridge over the river. The Himalayan bamboo forest is near the Deng village. Gurung people live with a farm of potato, buckwheat and barley. Stay overnight here.

Day 08: Deng to Ghap (2140 m) – 4/5 hours
Walk few then cross the river and reach a shop at Rana (2000 m). Walk uphill passing a waterfall to the Shringi Khola valley. Cross a bridge, walk through a forest with uphill and downhill to the Ghap with corn, and wheat farming. Chorten, Mani wall with carving statues of the Buddha and Milarepa are here. Stay overnight here.

Day 09: Ghap to Lho village (3100 m) – 6/7 hours
Walk through the terraced field and a forest of the rhododendron and fir. You can meet pheasant, monkey, yak, nak and horse. Cross a river and climb to the Namrung village (2660 m) with police, check post. Walk uphill through the field with few house and forest to the Lihi (2900 m) with Gompa and terraced field that is a windy valley. Cross a bridge and enjoy the Mt Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Rupinala Pass, Saula Himal and Himalchuli there. Climb to the Lho village with Tibetan types of the Nepalese people, Gompa and Mani wall. Stay overnight here.

Day 10: Lho village to Samagaon (3530 m) – 4/5 hours
Walk continues with the view of Manaslu from Kani. Cross a bridge, then climb uphill to the Shyalla (3520 m) with chorten and prayer wheel. Cross a bridge, descend to the Samagaon with terraced fields, and pasture land. Stay overnight here.

Day 11: Rest Day in Samagaon
Hike uphill to the Manalsu base camp, Enjoy the great view of Manaslu glaciers with peaks, Nagdi Chuli and Birendra Lake. Climb back to the camp. Stay overnight at a lodge in Samagaon.

Day 12: Samagaon to Samdo (3850 m) – 3/4 hours
Walk continues through the trail in the windy desert valley to the Samdo village. Here are Mani walls, school and telephone. Enjoy the great view of Manaslu and other mountain. Samdo located nearby the Tibet border in a 4.5 km distance. The Lajyung pass (5098 m) linked Samdo and Tibet. Local people cross the pass for a trade in Tibet. Stay overnight at a lodge in Samdo.

Day 13: Samdo to Larkya La phedi (4460 m) – 3/4 hours
Hike through the desert field with Mani walls to the river. Cross it and climb steeply uphill to the Larkya Bazaar (market). Local celebrates seasonal fairs. Walk continues to the Dharmasala (pilgrim house). Stay overnight here.

Day 14: Larkya La phedi to Bimthang (3710 m) – 7/8 hours
Walk early morning with a cold, windy and rocky trail to the Larkya La Pass (5106 m) in 3.5 hours. The views of the Larkya peak, Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II are superb. Enjoy the views and photograph. Climb downhill through a rocky and icy path with a mountain lake. Walk continues to the Bimthang (plain of sand) in the large valley with meadow, Mani wall and a rest house.

Day 15: Bimthang to Dharapani (1900 m) – 6/7 hours
Climb downhill and cross a bridge over an icy stream. Walk through a forest of the rhododendron and pine with a narrow valley to the Karche (2780 m) and Gho (2560 m). Descend through the lust forest and cross a bridge over the Marsyangdi River to reach the Dharapani village. This is the round trail of Annapurna with check post, lodge and tea shops. You can continue to Thorung La from here. Stay overnight at a lodge in Dharapani.

Day 16: Dharapani to Jagat (1300 m) – 5/6 hours
Walk 15 minutes and cross a bridge then descend to the Karte village. Cross a suspension bridge and follow the bank of the river valley. Walk continues and one more bridge to reach the Tal village (1700 m) with a nice waterfall, tea shops and a police check post. Climb few uphills, then descends to the river, cross a bridge in Chamche (1385 m). Climb downhill to the Jagat as a rocky village in 45 minutes.

Day 17: Jagat to Bhulbhule (840 m) – 5/6 hours
Climb a bit uphill and descend to the Syange village (1190 m) then follow the bank of the Marsyangdi River with a beautiful waterfall. Walk continues through the gravel road to the Bhulbhule. Fix your bus ticket to Kathmandu for the next morning. Stay overnight at a lodge here.

Day 18: Bhulbhule to Kathmandu (1350 m) – 7/8 hours by bus
It is about 193 km distance to the Kathmandu. There is a 58 km road to Dumre as a highway town between the Pokhara and Kathmandu highway. The next 135 km distance is with the river valley, highway town, Mugling, Malekhu and Naubise to reach the Kathmandu. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport
Airport is 6 km far, which takes 25 minutes car drive. Get airport 3 hours before your flight. Hope you enjoyed trekking trip in Nepal and welcome back again with the new program. We wish you safe and happy flight.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airports pick up and drop in private car with guide.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by car with professional tour guide.
  • Three night’s hotel with breakfast in twin sharing bed in Kathmandu.
  • 15 night’s lodge with twin sharing bed in Mountain.
  • Professional trekking guide & porter.
  • Lodge, food, salary, transport and insurance to the porter and guide.
  • Farewell meal & breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • ACAP permit, Manaslu Conservation permit and TIMS card.
  • Bus tickets Kathmandu to Arughat and Bhulbhule to Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Mountain.

 

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Entrance fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance including helicopter evacuation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell meal.
  • International airfare with departure tax.
  • Bar bills, laundry, hot shower, battery charge, desert, water in the Mountain.
  • Tip to guide and porter.
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Trip Facts

  • Duration: 19 days (14 days trek & 1 day sightseeing)
  • Trek start and end: Arughat & Bhulbhule
  • Grade of trek: Strenuous/Teahouse trek
  • Maximum Altitude: 5106 m (Larkya La Pass)
  • Mountain Views: Manaslu, Annapurna, Lamjung.
  • Valley & River : Marsyangdi and Budhi Gandaki
  • Transportation : Private vehicles/local bus
  • Accommodation : 3 night’s hotel in Kathmandu/16 night’s in mountain
  • Meals : Full board, farewell meal in Kathmandu
  • Best Time : March to May & October to December 15th

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