Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Manaslu Base Camp Trekking tour

Round Manaslu Trek - 16 Days

Sunrise Adventure
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
16 days
From: $ 1,190 $ 74 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Manaslu Trekking takes to you restricted area world eight highest Manaslu mountain circuit with great many mountains. Beautiful landscape view, ethnic communities of lifestyle culture, flora fauna bio-diversity and natural sceneries and many more.

  • Panoramic view of Manaslu, Himchuli, and Annapurna and familiar with some monasteries and Tibetan cultures.
  • Great pass Larke La pass an enchanting view of the great Himalayas.

Short Description

Manaslu, is the eighth highest mountain in the world lies at 8156 meters above the sea level. Round Manaslu trekking which is on the route of the Great Himalayan Trail. Manaslu trail has nowadays tea houses and also calls as the best all-around treks in Nepal. Manaslu trek was opened in 1992 as trekking trail in Manaslu region. Its popularity is increasing after the tea houses were built in 2010. The best season to visit the region is from March to May in spring & September. First, you will drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat or Soti Khola where you starting your trekking.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Kathmandu
End City Kathmandu

Trip Includes

  • Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.

  • Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • All fees for TIMS card and Trekking Permit
  • Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipments during the trek
  • One cultural show and dinner program

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1345m/4428ft)

Airport representative from our company picks you up upon your arrival. Then transfer you to the hotel for short briefing about the trip. In the meantime, you can roam around the city to get familiar with the city or take a rest and relax.

Day 2: Drive from Kathamdu to Arughat (640m/2099ft)– 8 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

After having our breakfast we take a drive to Aarughat Bazaar from Kathmandu via Prithvi Highway and district headquarters of Dhading Beshi. The Highway is comfortable up to midway and starts to get bumpy afterward. This is a scenic drive in which we get to observe the beautiful views of surrounded Himalayas and local settlements Arughat – a little town on the bank of Budhi Gandaki: is the starting point of our trek and you cross some interesting bridges before you reach there.

Day 3: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m/2542ft)- 6 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

We trek along Budhi Gandaki River towards its source. We pass through Morder & Simre villages where we closely observe the living styles of different ethnic communities. After this, we reach Arkhat River and begin to descend down slowly. Before reaching Kyoropani, Soti Khola is the last location where transportation is accessible.so, from Kyoropani we have to trek.

Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft)- 5/6 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Our trail to Machha Khola for today passes through terraced fields and Budhi Gandaki River which is likely to help you along the way. First we climb mountain ridge to Almara, during this we pass by a forest trail leading to Riden Gaon. Riden Gaon is a Gurung village where we explore the Gurung cultures and tradition follow by Gurung people. Then after arriving Lambesi, we trek down to the bed of Budhi Gandaki and finally we are in Machha Khola.

Day 5: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4396ft)- 5 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

This day, we take our breakfast and cross by many ups and downs. We cross the Machha River and Khrola Besi. Walking for some time we reach to a hot spring called “Tatopani”. Then we take our trail over the ridge and pass by the bridge of Budigandaki. Our trail passes through a forest then reach Dovan; you can see massive Budhi Gandaki River just below Dovan. With the increment in altitude you definitely are able to see complete makeover of the scenery.

Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m/6102ft)- 7 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

We initiate our trek through river bank, cross some bridges and after a while from Shridibas you can see beautiful village of Philim. Philim is a large Gurung village with full of colorful traditional and cultural people. it is situated right next to the Budi Gandaki and houses a Japanese built school so watch out for it. From there we trek through settlement of Ekle Bhatti and pass by a narrow gorge while tagging along Budhi Gandaki and finally arrived Deng – small and silent Hotel settlement.

Day 7: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m/8628ft)- 8 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

We are about to enter most remarkable part of Manaslu. In terms of people, culture and settlement, Namrung is unique in its own grounds and we are can get glimpses of deer if we are lucky enough. Namrung is located on the bank of Budhi Gandaki and locals believe that there is mine of salt. We trek by the bank of the river and even walk around the village where we can see monastery. During the trail we get to see the spectacular mountain views also.

Day 8: Trek from Namrung to Shyala (3200m/10498ft)- 4/5 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Passing through an exclusive trail that offers the best possible views of Mountains and rhododendrons; today’s trek is proficient to be the best part of the trek. We trail by Lho and stop by Shyala from where we get the best panoramic view of Himalayan range that includes Manaslu too. As Namrung is the best view point village, it offers the excellent views of mountains like: Mt. Himal Chuli, Ganesh and Siring Himal.

Day 9: Trek from Shyala to Sama Gaon (3525m/11564ft)- 2 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Today our trail leads us to Samagaon or Ro, as the locals calls it. We start through classic alpine scenery and after passing Tibet grazing settlements; we are are in Sama Gaon. Sama Gaon is believed to be settled by Tibetans over 500 years ago. This village houses monastery, mani walls and the settlements that are tightly packed at the lower part.

Day 10: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3800m/12467ft)- 3/4 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

After the early breakfast, we pass nearby Birendra Lake and make our trail to the northwest of valley. Going through Kermo Khaka route we are likely to see mani wall and chortens on the way and going to cross the suspension wooden bridge. First descending from Samagaon and now ascend up to the ridge we reach Samdo. After arrival in Samdo you can take short walk around the Tibetan influenced village, capture moments or just rest.

Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi/Dharmasala (4460m/14632ft) -4/5 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Today we descend down to Dharmasala or Larkya Base Camp. We walk over the Budi Gandaki River, crossing the wooden bridges and flowing streams. The trail also passes through the top of the moraine (4700m/15420ft) and through Gya La. Gya la is an old trading route that leads to Tibet and from there we descend down to Duwang and walking for some hours the trail leads us to stone shelter called Dharmasala.

Day 12: Trek from Larkya Phedi to Larkye La Pass (5135m/16847ft)to Bhim Thang (3855m/12647ft)- 8 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

This is going to be our big day as we are going to the highest point of the trek – 5135m. We trail through Larkye La Pass, climbing over the ridge behind Dharmasala. After this, we pass a moraine (4700m/15420ft) and many frozen lakes. This is the perfect place for getting the spectacular views of Annapurna ranges along with Mt. Kangaru and Himlung. It is a difficult scale but the effort is well worth. And finally we reach Bhim Thang; possibly for celebration of our successful trek to Larkye La Pass.

Day 13: Trek from Bhim Thang to Dharapani (1963m/6440ft)- 8 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Today our trail descends through the village of Kharche, Gho & Tilje respectively. Then reach Dharapani following the bank of Dudh Khola to the lower belt of Marshyangdi River. We meet Annapurna trail along the way and also we can see excellent view of Manaslu and Annapurna II. Besides this, trekking through the route offers us beautiful combination of stunning pine trees.

Day 14: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat – 7 hrs

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

We initiate our trek to Dharapani by reaching Karte from where we cross rivers and arrive at the large settlement of Tal (1675m) then cross more rivers and reach to Chamje (1430m). From Chamje we trail through forest and following the bank of Marshyangdi River we ascend to Jagat. Passing through the dense forests and suspension bridge we reach Jagat.

Day 15: Trek from Jagat to Besi Sahar (760m/2490ft) & Drive to Kathmandu – 5 hrs trek – 5 hrs drive

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: overnight stay in trekking lodge

Trekking all the way from Jagat, we reach Besi Sahar to take bus drive to Kathmandu. The drive is bumpy in the beginning but gets pleasant after a while. Once you are in Kathmandu we arrange evening cultural dinner program as a complementary perk from Sunrise Adventure Trek.

Day 16: Farewell/Departure

After your successful trek to Himalaya, it is time to depart. You can organize your longings and share emails with your keen and kith. Once you are done, you are dropped off to the airport approximately 3 hours earlier from your scheduled flight by Sunrise Adventure Trek’s representative. Or you can join another adventures trip in Nepal or outside the Nepal with Sunrise Adventure Treks.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

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Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Accomodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Guides

Helpful and Friendly professional English speaking guide.

Cancellation Policy:

According to our company rules and regulation no refund will be made for 20 % payment amount in any case of cancellation of the trip. If you paid early full payment you will get 50 % refund incase of any reason if you cancel the trips.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 14

Max Age: 70

Additional Information:

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Round Manaslu trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need to give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Personal Clothing & Stuff for Trekking

T-shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long lightweight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants/nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat/woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Daypack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the daytime ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking Poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush/paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sunblock for lips and skin - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Antibacterial hands wash

Best Season for Round Manaslu Trekking

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Manaslu region are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (mid-Sept. – mid-Dec.). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky beautiful landscape. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January - February, and June - July.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International Flight ticket & your personal expenses

  • Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter and your insurance

Meals Included:

14 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches and 14 Dinners

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