Around Manaslu Trek

We start our trip with visits to different UNESCO Listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Next day we drive to Arughat Bazar from where we start our trek. This trekking route follows the Budi Gandaki River and circles around Maount Manaslu (8,156 meters). It is a steep climb up untill the Larkya La Pass at (5,160 meters- highest point on the trek) and a steep climb down untill the end. This makes the sceneray quite dramatically diverse and the hike reasonably challenging. Due to the quick changes in altitude we need to acclimatize properly and hence the hike up requires time and must not be rushed. In this trip we are rewarded with amazing beautiful sceneray and the wonderful Tibetan lifestyle along with magical mountain scenario. After the trek we drive back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights:

  • A Challenging trek across the remote Larkya La Pass in Nepal
  • Classic trek around the 8th highest mountain in the world
  • Rare views of Manaslu from the north
  • 14 days trekking in Burhi and Marshyangdi Valleys 6-8 hours each day
  • Visits to Pashupatinath, Boudhanatha and Swayambhu in Kathmandu

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All ground transportation in private vehicles.
  • Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu hotel (3 Nights)
  • Best available lodges and guesthouses during the trekking days (14 Nights)
  • Lodge and Guesthouse accommodation during the trek will be twin sharing and occasionally dormitory rooms.
  • 17 Breakfast, 14 Lunch, 15 Dinner (including Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with Dance)
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu including airport departure tax at Kathmandu and Lukla airport.
  • An English speaking Licensed Tour Guide for Day 2
  • An English speaking Licensed and well experienced trekking guide
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 Porter:2 Guests)
  •  Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  •  Manaslu Conservation Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking
  •  Medical Kit will be carried by Trekking Guide
  •  All government and local taxes

Trip Cost Excludes:

  •  Monument entry fees in Kathmandu
  •  Drinks during trip and lunch and dinner in Kathmandu other than mentioned in the itinerary
  •  Tips and personal expenses (Laundry,phone,beverages,battery recharge,bottle water,shower etc)
  •  Costs not mentioned in inclusion section

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

 

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath Temple 

Our city tour includes the World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath, one of the most famous Shiva temples in all of Asia where you’ll meet Hindu ascetics who have renounced all possessions; Bouddhanath, the spectacular and serene center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal with streams of prayer flags fluttering in the wind; and Swayambunath, the Monkey Temple perched on a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley with panoramic views of the city..
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar; Hike to Liding 860m (Drive Time:8 Hrs & Hiking Time 1-2 Hrs)

In the morning, we will begin our drive to Arughat, a village on opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki River. Stopping for lunch along the way, we can see the changing landscape, terraced hillsides, and roadside towns as we make our way out of the Kathmandu Valley to the northwest. As we near Arughat, we get our first views of Manaslu and the Himalayas. Arughat Bazaar is large and prosperous, with shops selling cloth, food and hardware. From Arughat Bazaar where the road ends, we begin our hike entering a remote region that can only be accessed on foot or by helicopter. 

Overnight: Lodge in Arughat Bazar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 04: Trek from Lididng to Khola Besi (Elevation: 3,150 feet / 960 meters; Hiking time: 6-7 hours)

We follow the river to Machha Khola. Machha Khola is a village named for the small stream below, with good fishing. The trail then begins to have more short and steep ascents and descents, and from Macha Kola to Kholabesi, we mostly follow along the river, finally climbing about 30 minutes up to camp.

Overnight: Lodge in Kholabesi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 05: Trek from Kholabesi to Jagat  (Elevation: 4,626 feet / 1410 meters; Hiking time: 7 hours)

We start our day with some short ups and downs, and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs coming from the rocks give this town its name, Tatopani which means hot water in Nepali language. We then climb a stone staircase over a ridge to Doban, which lies at the confluence of two rivers, one flowing from the east and the other from the west. Our campsite is still further along in a spacious flat field near to the Budhi Gandaki river. From Jagat we enter the Manaslu Conservation Area.

Overnight: Lodge in Jagat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860meters)

We trek through terraced hillside on an undulating trail. We cross the river on a suspension bridge at Nagjet and recross to climb to Nyak. From here the trek continues to the Gurung village of Deng (1860m), a superb viewpoint for the peaks of the Shringi Himal to the north east.

Overnight: Lodge in Deng

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7: Trek from Deng to Namrung

Descending to the river we cross to the east bank before continuing north. We traverse a very dramatic section of the gorge as the river turns towards the west and we reach the Bhuddist village of Ghap (2040m). Crossing now to the south bank, we continue to Namrung (2630m)

Overnight: Lodge in Namrung

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8:   Trek from Namrung to Lho (Elevation: 10,430 ft/3,180m; Hiking Time: 4 hrs)
From Namrung, we again enter the Buddhism influenced region. Climbing steadily we enter the alpine zone and get our first views of Manaslu North. Climb through the forest to Lihi. Enjoy the spectacular rise of the Ganesh Himal.  Descend to Lho. Another steep climb takes us to our today's campsite on a ridge.

Overnight: Lodge in Lho

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9:   Trek from Lho to Samagaon (Elevation: 11,578 ft/3,530m; Hiking Time:  5-6 hrs)
Today we walk down the shady fir forest surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kutang Himal to the north east and Manaslu to the south west. A short climb to a plateau and we pass the village of Shala before reaching Sama Gaon (3520m) which has a Gompa with impressive views of Manaslu. Huge mountains surround us, Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, other snow summits to the right, at the far end of the valley we have just come from stands Ganesh Himal. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama. Sama Gaon is a village inhabited mainly by the Tibetans and lies at the foot of Manaslu.

Overnight: Lodge in Samagaon

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10:   Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (Elevation: 12,660 ft/3,860m; Hiking Time: 4-5 hours)
Descend to the Budi Gandaki, that has turned north, and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. At the top is a stone arch, followed later by a white kani at the entrance to Samdo: a village of clustered houses nestled behind a ridge. An afternoon walk to a viewpoint on the Pana Danda (on a pass to Tibet); or better, towards Samdo Peak to the northeast will offer the finest views of Manaslu

Overnight: Lodge in Samdo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo

Day 12:   Trek from Samdo to  Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 - 5 hours

We continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Cross two streams and witness the Larkya Glacier. Go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again and come to the stone guest house (4450 m) which is a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larkya Phedi. We camp here today and have a rest to prepare for tomorrow's crossing of the famous and most awaited Larkya Pass.

Overnight: Lodge in Dharamshala

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 13:   Trek from Dharamsala - Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] - Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 - 9 hours
After an early start, we soon walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. Savor the spectacular views from the top of the pass.  It is a longer day then usual to Bimthang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in and Manaslu.

Overnight: Lodge in Bimthang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 14:   Trek from Bimthang to Tilije [2300m/7544ft]; Hiking Time: 5-6 hours)

We will descend a great height today. Initially, from the valley of Burdin Khola, through rhododendron forests, to Karche, the highest cultivating place in the valley. Then we descend to the village of Gho. While staying on the north bank of the river, we trek into Tilje. 

Overnight: Lodge in Tilije

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 15:   Trek from Tilije  to Tal [1700m/5576 ft]: Hiking Time: 5-6 hours)

The remainder of our trek follows trails used on the first few days of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. We descend to the Marsyandi River and cross the suspension bridge. Climb up and away from the river and hike through a broad, flat valley to the village of Tal (1,675m), situated at the foot of a large waterfall. 

Overnight: Lodge in Tal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 16: Trek from  Tal  to Syange [1080m/3542 ft]: Hiking Time: 4 hours)
The trail continues on to Chyamje. From Chyamje, trekking up and down along the river, we reach Jagat. A steep trail descends from Jagat through the Marshyangdi valley. Cross Marshyangdi River at Syange where our trek ends.

Overnight: Lodge in Syange

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 17: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu  ( 8-9 hours )

You spend the last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

 

Day 18: Airport Transfer

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Given below are the fixed departure dates for online booking.  If the given departure dates are not suitable for you, please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will happily customize your trip on the date more appropriate for you.

2019

Start date End date Availability No of pax Total price  
23rd Oct 9th Nov Available USD 2098
30th Oct 16th Nov Available USD 2098
6th Nov 23rd Nov Available USD 2098
13th Nov 30th Nov Available USD 2098

2020

Start date End date Availability No of pax Total price  
4th Mar 21st Mar Available USD 2098
11th Mar 28th Mar Available USD 2098
18th Mar 4th Apr Available USD 2098
25th Mar 11th Apr Available USD 2098
1st Apr 18th Apr Available USD 2098
8th Apr 25th Apr Available USD 2298
15th Apr 2nd May Available USD 2298
22nd Apr 9th May Available USD 2298
29th Apr 16th May Available USD 2298
6th May 23rd May Available USD 2298
13th May 30th May Available USD 2298
20th May 6th Jun Available USD 2298

Best Months for Around Manaslu Trekking
The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months for this Trekking.


Maximum Altitude: 4460 meters

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays. Please note that adventure travel goes to the remote part of the mountain where weather conditions, health condition of team member, unexpected natural disasters and delay or cancellation of flights can affect the itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 

Weather

Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict.  Spring season ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November ) is considered the best months for Trekking. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July, August) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a good choice for botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.


Experience Required

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.

 

Acclimatization

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others.

 

Packing  List

It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.

To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack.  Around base camp you will need your down jacket.


Trekking Guides

All our trekking guides have received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).


Accommodation

We use standard rooms at star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses and lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis.Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional USD 200. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.


Meals

While on trekking, meals are provided at Guesthouses and Lodges on the way in Kathmandu breakfast is provided in the hotel where you will stay. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.


Means of Transportation

We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing in Kathmandu and all land transportation. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs. For Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight we use domestic airlines. 


Vaccination

No vaccinations are compulsory in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria, TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also do recommend for a dental check-up prior to travelling and you should know your blood group in case of emergency in your travel.

If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on your tour, you need to inform us.


Communication while trekking

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Our guides will have their local mobile phones, in case you want to make international calls or want to provide your number to your family for the call back to you. Any international calls made you can pay to the guide


Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.


Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582

Our trip to Nepal exceeded our expectations on every level.  We appreciate the care and concern for understanding the needs of our group and making every effort to make everyone of us feel at ease. Thanks to Eve Holidays and their experienced team of professionals.

Jeffery