Manaslu Trek by Adventure Magic Treks

Tour Operator - Adventure Magic Treks

Contact - https://www.myliveadventures.com/en/advmagic

Manaslu Trekking is one of the finest treks in Nepal It brings you to the northern border of Nepal with Tibet. Frequent views of Himalayan Peaks, Manaslu among others. You'll cross the Larkya-La pass before dropping into the Marshyangdi valley.

This area has recently been for trekking; never the less trekking in the region around Manaslu is a lifetime's experience. The trails are relatively empty of tourists, the culture and traditions of the people are intact, and the scenery is magnificent. This trek follows a route that has long been covered by Himalayan buffs, going north behind Himalchuli (7,893 m.) Peak 29 (7,835 m.) and Mt. Manaslu (8,118 m.) It explores villages where westerners are still a rare sight and the way of life unchanged for decades, even centuries. Starting from Gorkha (the ancestral home of the Nepalese monarchy and of the famous Nepalese Infantrymen, the trail passes through primitive villages where the people are shy, often running away from the camera-wielding trekkers. From Nyak the trails continue westward towards Namru via the Village of Ghap.

Tour ID: AmtMT18D
Tour availability : Available on any dates
Duration (Days): 18
Itinerary Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal.Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl.airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Itinerary Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation. 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.
Itinerary Day 3: Kathmandu to Arughat (550m/1,804ft), 8-9 hrs drive This morning we leave Kathmandu for our long trek to Manaslu. Drive by local bus to Arughat through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. Arughat is a small town, explore the surrounding area and overnight at the camp.
Itinerary Day 4: Trek to Liding (860m/2820ft), 5 to 6 hours walking Our route heads northwards following the Budi Gandaki River passing through terraced fields and scattered farmhouses. After climbing briefly to Keurenipani, we descend once again to the river and pass Soti Khola. Our camp is few villages further along at Liding after passing through a forest with several troops of monkeys.
Itinerary Day 5: Trek to Korlabesi (970m/3181ft), 5 - 6 hours walking Today, the valley narrows and in places the path is cut into the densely forested valley side. We pass a number of small villages until the valley widens and the trail descends to the sandy riverbed. The trail climbs to Machha Khola and then on to our camp at Khorlabesi.
Itinerary Day 6: Trek to Salleri (1,360m/4460ft), 5 - 6 hours walking At Tatopani there is hot spring where the porters will no doubt take the opportunity to have a quick wash. After Tatopani the trail crosses to the left bank of the Budi Gandaki over a suspension bridge. Through the forest we reach the village of Doban where we can watch the Budi Gandaki descends an impressive series of rapids and further up the river valley opens up. The camp for tonight is in the village of Salleri an hour or so beyond Jagat.
Itinerary Day 7: Trek to Deng (1,860m/6100ft), 6 - 7 hours walking After village of Sirdibas we cross the Budi Gandaki on a large suspension bridge and climb steeply to Philim. The trail traverses the hillside and passes Ekle Bhatti (lonely teahouse) before crossing back over the river below the confluence of Budi Gandaki and Siyar Khola. From here we enter a dramatic section of the gorge high above the river. The trail makes its way up the west side of the valley and offers a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to the village of Deng.
Itinerary Day 8: Trek to Ghap (2,380m/7806ft), 3 - 4 hours walking Today is a shorter day as we enter the area influenced by Buddhism. After a few more ups and downs through forests, the trail turns a corner and arrives at Ghap through well preserved paintings and elegant mani wall.
Itinerary Day 9: Trek to Lho (3,180m/10430ft), 4 - 5 hours walking The valley becomes steeper and there is a long climb through bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Namrung. The trail now enters the Nupri region. The people here are descendants of Tibetan migrants who arrived over 500 years ago. Typical Tibetan features include the entrance gates to the villages, mani walls and Buddhist gompas. Beyond here the valley opens out and soon passes through the Tibetan village of Sho. Above this village we get views of Manaslu and Naike Peak and from the next village of Lho we see Ganesh I down the valley.
Itinerary Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3,450m/11316ft), 5 - 6 hours walking From Lho, we follow the right bank of the river with views of Peak 29 ahead. A couple of hours climbing through the forest bring us to the village of Shyala, offering superb views of Phungi, Manaslu and Him Chuli. Crossing a wide pasture with many marmots we enter the village of Samagaon. Our camp is at the top end of the village below the impressive Sama Gompa with impressive views of Manaslu.
Itinerary Day 11: Acclimatization day at Samagaon The nearby monastery is well worth a visit, as is the village of Samagaun. This is a great day exploring the areas and with a great views overnight at camp.
Itinerary Day 12: Trek to Samdo (3,860m/12660ft), 3-4 hours walking Follow the Budi Gandaki northwards to a bridge over a side stream where the trail forks; the left leading towards the Manaslu Base Camp, the other passing several mani walls heads for the Larkya La. The valley widens along an easy trail past juniper and birch forest to the stone huts at Kermo Kharka, and then drops off a shelf to cross a wooden bridge and climbing between forks in the river to a promontory. From this vantage point, one can see the white stone kani marking the entrance to Samdo.
Itinerary Day 13: Trek to Larkya Phedi (4,460m/14628ft), 3 - 4 hours walking Today we start the ascent to the pass by descending through fields to an old mani wall and stone arch before dropping to the river and crossing on a wooden bridge. This place shows up on maps as the mythical Larka Bazaar, which used to be a flourishing market, but there is nothing remaining there now. Another mani wall marks the beginning of ascent to the pass where the trail starts climbing through tundra and juniper; the huge Larkya Glacier coming from Manaslu can be seen from here. Stay on the ridge to the right to find a trail that crosses over the top of two ravines. The trail grows steeper, climbing up the side of a gorge to a viewpoint at the edge of a huge gorge at 4000m. Nearing the Larkya Glacier, we reach Larkya Phedi, where there is a small lodge, built to serve travellers crossing the Larkya La which lies now just ahead.
Itinerary Day 14: Cross the Larkya La (5,135m/19842ft), trek to Bimtang (3,590m/11811ft), 7 - 8 hours walking After an early start, we soon reach the ablation valley on the left side of the Larkya Glacier with impressive views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. We continue walking along glacial moraine and start making the gradual ascent to the summit of the Larkya pass. From the top, there is a panorama view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II. On the descent the trail follows the top of the moraine to the west and makes a set of steep, rough switchbacks as it crosses the moraine then descends more gently on snow to a grassy moraine. Depending on the conditions if icy then crampons and ice axe are advisable for the descent. The trail now becomes easier to follow and reaches a small meadow and spring at 4,080m/13382ft. The valley becomes wider as the trails heads down to a large meadow, past a mani wall and a small rest house that marks Bimthang.
Itinerary Day 15: Trek to Tilje (2,300m) 5 - 6 hours walking After crossing the pastures of Bimthang the trail drops to a glacial stream at the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, crosses a wooden bridge and descends into pine and rhododendron forest. Not far from here you reach Karche's fenced fields, then cross a landslide before making a steep climb to a ridge decorated with prayer flags before making a descent to the river bank at Gho. The trail continues through fields and intermittent stands of rhododendron and oak to arrive at Tilje, a large Gurung village.
Itinerary Day 16: Trek to Chamje (1,430m/4690ft), 5 - 6 hours walking Exit the village through a stone arch, cross the Dudh Khola and follow along its embankment descending through scrub forest. The walls of the Marsyangdi Valley loom larger and finally the houses of Dharapani appear in the distance. Pass through Thonje via a wooden bridge and through a chorten-shaped arch, and Dharapani lies across a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi. The trail now follows the Annapurna Circuit route in reverse as you pass through the steepest part of the Marsyangdi gorge.
Itinerary Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu Today afterbrealkfast, you drive to Beshisahar by Jeep then change another bus to Kathmandu. it will be 6 hours drive altogether.
Itinerary Day 18: Departures from Kathmandu After breakfast, our driver will dove you to the international airport.
Difficulty: Intermediate
Cancellation and Refund Policy: C) 75% refund up until 30 days before trip
What's Included: Airport arrival and departure by private vehicle Deluxe twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Sightseeing trip with city tour guide in Kathmandu . All local transportation. Tourist bus gorkha (arughat) and return from beshisahar/ and bus to kathmandu. Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) in during the trek Comfortable tent accommodation during the trek Trek leader (English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa helper, and all payments Manaslu entry fee and necessary permits Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag Exclusive medical kit bag All government and local taxes.
What's Excluded: Departure taxes Lunch and dinner in city Travel and rescue insurance Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters Tips for driver, guides and porters.
Other Information: What Type of Trek is This? This is tea house trekking tour thus you will be eating and sleeping at the tea houses during your trekking period. A Day on Trek Each morning after packing our bags and a healthy breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch at around midday. The afternoon’s walk is generally shorter and we usually arrive at our destination in time for afternoon tea. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free. After dinner, the evening will often be spent playing cards and reliving the day’s adventures, before retiring for a well-earned sleep. Meals and Accommodation In Kathmandu we use 2 star hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and relaxed environment before and after your trip. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, triple share may be offered to your request. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Most of the accommodation is in guesthouses which are basic structures, generally with shared facilities but very comfortable. In some guesthouses, showers are available; where there are no showers; there are private facilities in which you can sponge bath.
Gears and Equipment: Clothing and Equipment List for Trekking in Himalayas: Our main paramount is to offer safe and enjoyable trek for your clients.As part of the booking process, we will provide you with a comprehensive clothing and equipment list for proposed trekking .Experienced trekkers will often take only a selection of these items based on what has worked in the past.Please find the equipment list below for your personal use during your traveling period. Foot wear:Walking boots, Wool and liner socks, sandals Clothing: Waterproof jacket and trousers, Trekking trousers, Long sleeve shirts, Micro fleece, Mid to heavyweight fleece, Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, Thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), Fleece pants, Medium weight down jacket Hand wear: Fleece gloves, Warms mittens and/or gloves Head wear: Wool or fleece hat, Sun hat, Scarf, Head torch and extra batteries,Sunglasses Personal Equipment: Sleeping bag, Backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera and extra clothing, Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best), Sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, Insect repellent, Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Aqua or Aqua Mira), Favorite snack food, Books, iPod and cards etc, Trekking poles, Camera with spare batteries and memory cards, Insurance certificate. Travelling: Duffle bag or large backpack for your personal gear on the trek (carried by a porter), Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag, Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu, Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc. Personal first aid kit: Any personal medications, Diamox (optional) helps with acclimatization. Adventure Magic Treks always provide down jackets and down sleeping bags for all our trips.The above list is one 'rough guide' of kit which you'll need to consider before leaving home. Each trekker should carry one backpack for items required during the day.Your day backpack will contain items such as warm clothes, jacket, camera, water bottles, and personal first aid kit and day snacks. The rest of your personal equipment packed in a duffel bag or backpack will be carried by a porter.The maximum weight allowance is 15kgs/33 pounds that we strongly care of porter rights and solely against any exploitation on its operation.
Minimum Pax: 1
Maximum Pax: 15
Pick Up / Meeting Location: Kathmandu Airport
Region: Asia

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