Manaslu Trek

Manaslu trek area lies just north west of Kathmandu valley. The Manaslu trekking area was initiated under the act of Manaslu national park since 1998. The area covered 1663 Sq. kilometers. The region harbors a mosaic of habitats for 33 species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies and 3 species of reptiles. There are approximately 2000 species of plants, 11 types of forests and over 50 species of plants.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Baseri (810m): Driving about 6 to 7 hours by private land cruiser. Overnight stay at home.
Day 2
Baseri to Kashi gaun (970m): Trek about 6 to 7 hours crossing through the local villages with their unique settlements; overnight stay at home.
Day 3
Kashi gaun to Keronja (1575m): Trek about 5 to 6 hours crossing through the local villages with their unique settlements and view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Baudha Himal. Overnight stay at home.
Day 4
Keronja to Doban (1715m): Trek about 4 to 5 hours crossing through the local villages with their unique settlements and view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Baudha Himal. Overnight stay at home.
Day 5
Doban to Jagat (1345m): Trekking about 5 to 6 hours along the Budhi Gandaki river valley. Overnight stay in Local tea-house.
Day 6
Jagat to Ngyak (1650m): Trekking about 5 hours along the Budhi Gandaki river valley the long series stone steps trail. Overnight stay in Local tea-house.
Day 7
Ngyak to Deng (1865m): Trekking about 3 to 4 hours. The trekking today leads to beautiful trail, narrow dramatic gorge section with towering walls with thundering waterfall. Overnight stay in Local tea-house.
Day 8
Deng to Ghap (2165m): Trekking about 4 to 5 hours. The trail goes through the valley crossing over swing suspension bridge steeply up to the hill along the Budhi Gandaki river valley. Overnight stay in Local tea-house.
Day 9
Ghap to Lho (3180m): Trekking about 5 to 6 hours through dense forest crossing Budhi Gandaki wooden bridge, with the picturesque view of Tibetan village of Sho at 3000m. and overnight stay in local tea-house.
Day 10
Lho to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m): Trekking about 5 to 6 hours along the Tibetan settlement village through the classic alpine leads to Pung Gyan Gomba, through the fields to the 500 years old settlement Sama Gaon and overnight stay in local tea-house.
Day 11
A day rest in Sama Gaon for acclimatization: Explore Sama Gaon village and Gombas; a little reflection of old Tibetan culture. A hiking towards Manalsu Base Camp to where we could have stunning views of the lake, glacier and valley.
Day 12
Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m): Trekking about 4 to 5 hours along the way crossing through mani walls. This place is known as old trade point between China and India. Over night in local tea-house.
Day 13
Samdo to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi) (4460m): Trek about 5 to 6 hours, Trekking through the old trade route and the trade markets of Larkya bazaar and climbing continues with overwhelming panoramas view.  Over night in local tea-house.
Day 14
Larkey Phadi to Larkya La pass (5213m) and Bimphedi (3590m): Trek about 7 to 8 hours and is hardest day of the trip because we will cross Lharke La pass. We needs to start trekking early morning but we will have great view of all Himalayas region.
Day 15
Bimphadi to Tilje (2300m): Trekking 4 to 5 hours, the trail descends and we will go downhill. Overnight at local tea-house.
Day 16
Tilje to Tal (1680m): Trekking about 4 to 5 hours. It’s an easy trekking day following all the way along the Marsyangdi River. Extension of this trek can be done from here. We can now join Annapurna trek to which can lead to Tilicho lake and Thorong la Pass. This extension can be arranged if time permits.
Day 17
Tal to Syange (1110m) and Beshisahar (820m): Trekking about 5 hours to Syange and drive 2 hours to Besi Sahar
Day 18
Besi Sahar to Kathmandu:  Drive about 6 to 7 hours by public bus.
Starting Point Baseri
Ending Point Besisahar
Longitude 84° 15′ – 85° 00′
Latitude 28° 00′ 28° 45′
Altitude Range 550m to 5213m
Difficulty Strenuous
Trek Types Lodge or Camping
Group size
Min 2 and Max 10

 

The bio-climatic zones vary from sub-tropical to alpine. The altitude rises from 600 meters to the summit of Mt. Manaslu (8,163), the eighth highest peak in the world. The Mt. Manaslu trek is one of the protected trekking areas in Nepal. Trekking in Manaslu required special trekking permit single visitor is not allowed in this area. Mount Manaslu is also known as “The Japanese Peak” because the first successful Manaslu expedition team came from Japan. Manaslu region offer stunning beauty and rich cultural heritage to the dedicated trekkers with genuine adventure.

Manaslu trekking trail offers brief glimpses into the simple lives and ancient ways of the areas as it lies close to Tibetan border. Manaslu trek can be done from mid September to mid November and from March to May. Making your holiday remarkable it would be ideal to start the trip from Baseri after driving 8 to 9 hours from Kathmandu.

At the moment we could do Manaslu Larke pass trek in two ways, either full camping or lodge based. Simple tea- houses are available along the trail. Manaslu trek gives completely different test in life because most of the stay during this trek will be home stay from the beginning to all the way until we reach Dharapani which lies in Annapurna region. The home stay tour offers you an unique opportunity to get close with the local peoples and the daily life.

Tentatively we have designed the itinerary for 18 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. But trekkers/ travelers can extend this trek to their interest and time frame. The extended trek would be Annapurna Thorang la pass trek including Tilicho lake as well. The Tilicho lake is known as the world highest lake.

 

Trip cost for Manaslu Trek

Full board package: USD 1500 per person
Permit fee Sep. to Nov.US$ 90 per week and Feb. to May US$ 70 per week

 

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