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Manaslu Trek


T
he Manaslu  area in the  in Gorkha districts  is  a classic to experience  mountain  nature and culture . With  proposed  plans for conserving  the  heritage  of the  area , it  is also  an ideal place  for  village  tourism  experience  that Nepal  is famous for  . the conservation  area  starts at 600 meters  and  is crowned  by  the  eight  highest  peak in the  world  Mt. Manaslu at 8163 meters . The region  is home to 29 species of mammals  including  snow leopard , musk Deer  and  Himalayan  Tahr. There are  over  20 species of  birds  and  three species of  reptiles . Vegetation  includes 200 species  of  plants ,more than 50 of which  are  useful  for various purpose . The entrance to manaslu  conservation  Area  is at  Arughat between Gorkha and  Dhading  Arughat can be reached  by bus or car in  about five to seven hours from  Kathmandu . another  entrance  is at Daraundi in Gorkha from  where the normal  route can be reached by  hiking via Sirdiwas.

Rising 8,163m, Mt. Manaslu lies just east of the famed Annapurna Region and shares a border with its northern neighbor Tibet. Opened to trekkers recently, Manaslu's unsurpassed beauty and rich cultural traditions offer the dedicated trekker a genuine adventure. This trekking trail offers brief glimpses into the simple lives and ancient ways of the areas inhabitants.

Here the trekking is moderately strenuous with ample opportunity to stop, relax and catch your breath amidst a land seemingly lost in an earlier era. In a few days, the Himalayas disappear from view as you descend into the Gandaki River Valley and proceed upstream. The Gandaki River is fed by innumerable rivers and waterfalls, and the rushing, rumbling tumult of the frigid waters accent the silence of towering pines and lush bamboo groves.

During the day, the sun shines with clear intensity, while the nights are a bit more than cold. Moreover, villages and people become less frequent as the trekking becomes fairly strenuous. At this point you are more likely to pass a yak, cow or a sheep along the trail, rather than a person.

 Following Larkya Bazaar, the trail rises to over 5,200m as you cross the Larkya Pass under the glow of soft, winless moonlight and twinkling stars. Buttressed by peaks reaching over 6,500m and covered by snow year round, Larkya pass commands your utmost energies and respect.

 Having crossed the pass, you will quickly descend through an area whose vegetation is at once both alpine and tropical. Long-needled pines are draped in soft, fine ferns. Maples and elms share the ground with bamboo.

 Frigid, rocky streams are beached by cotton-white limestone sand, and glacier lakes glisten with an aqua-blue green. The colors, sights, silence and sounds embrace every turn of this gently sloping section of the trail.

Duration: 18 days, Program Type: Trekking , Minimum Pax: 2, Mode of Travel: Land and trek , Start Trip: Kathmandu, End Trip: Kathmandu,

The cost of each trip differs as the size of group and choice of hotel, according to client’s interest of service and correction in our itinerary.


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Manaslu trek Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Your arrival to Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be welcomed by our Airport representative from Funny Nepal Treks & Expedition and you will be transferred to Hotel. After check in, you can either take rest or hang around the city, visit our office: it all depends upon your interests and your condition. Overnight at hotel B/B.

Day02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation for Trekking

After breakfast in your hotel you will meet our tour guide, guided city tour to the UNESCO world heritage sides, historical Durbar Square, religious temple and cultural attraction in Kathmandu  (swayambhunath Stupa ,Buddanath Stupa  and Pasupatinath ,Patan Durbar Square ,Kathmandu Durbar square ) the sacred place of Kathmandu. In afternoon after sightseeing you will be introduce our trekking Leader and other team members. Trekking guide (Leader) will give short briefing about your trip and transfer to hotel overnight at hotel B/B.

Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola 8 - 9 hours

Our trip start early morning after break fast around 7am, we drive for Sotikhola on bus or private jeep. Along the way we will see more of country side of Nepal that offer greeneries, rivers, different village, farming landscape and splendid mountain view. We will be driving on a smooth road from Kathmandu to Dhading Beshi, district headquarter of Dhading (1050m) but after driving Dhading Beshi to Arughat will be on bumpy road. Upon reaching Arughat, a major towen in the region we drive further towards Sotikhola. Overnight in Soti Khola. Including Meals: B L D

Day04: Soti Khola to Maccha khola (900m) 6-7 hour

At the crossing of the bridge, we start through the beautiful Sal forests, climb onto a point above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. After walking up and down rocky trail, past tow tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. We arrive at the Gurung village of Lapubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop. Wher the vally upon the budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola. Included meals:B  L D

Day05: Machikhola to Jagat (1,900m/6,251ft)

This 20km (7 hrs) trek takes us along the sandy banks of the Kali Gandaki River as we slowly ascend to Jagat, a clean and lovely little stone paved village with lots of flower gardens.over night at Jagata . Including all meal .B L D.

Day0 6: Jagat to Deng (18,60M) 6-7 hrs

We begin today’s trip by climbing over a rocky ridge to sirdibas, the day begins by following the river bank again for the first hour up to Ghata Khola (ghata is a water mill). We then cross to the eastern bank before ascending to Philim, one of the few large settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office. From here you can view Mt. Lapuchun (5,960m/19,608ft) after walking 6-7 hours we reach deng a beautiful  Gurung village from where we can saw Siringi Himal ,Mani wall .Overnight stay in Deng .including All meal .B L D.

Day 07: Deng to Namrung. (2630M) 6-7 hrs

Today we will trek 13km (6 hrs) through a dense forested river valley finishing with a 40-minute ascent to Namrung. He trail follows the river upstream through a dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung. Included meals:B L D

Day 08: Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m/11,614ft) 6-7 hrs

Trek 18km (8 hrs) through the forests to Samagaon, passing several Buddhist villages along the way. These areas have been influenced by the Tibetan culture due to its proximity to Tibet, and as a result you will find many monasteries, chortens and mani-walls. Having over one hundred and fifty houses, Samagaon is surprisingly large and bustles with the energy of remote village life. From Samagaon you can see Mt. Manaslu and the Kutang Himal Massif.Overnight stay in Samagaon.including all meal .B L D

Day 9: Samagaon to Pungyen gompa return to Samagaon: 6 - 7 hours exploration

We spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, we get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later they met with a lot of resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They were finally successful in 1959. Overnight in Samagaon. Included meals:BLD

Day 10: Samagaon to Samdo(3860M) 4-5hrs

Trek 12km (3 hrs) along the river, before finally ascending at the end to Samdo. A short fifteen kilometers from the Tibetan border, Samdo is the site of a Tibetan refugee camp and affords you a rare glimpse into the lifestyle of the Tibetan people. This settlement is along the old salt-trading route with Tibet, and is still used today (though much less since the Chinese occupation of Tibet) overnight at samdo. Including all meals. B L D.

Day 11: Samdo to Dharmasala(4,480m/14,739ft) 4hr

Trek 11km (4 hrs) to the west leaving the Budhi Gandaki River and entering a sparsely vegetated area. The trail rises high above the Larke Khola leading the all the way to Dharmashala where the trail finally meets the river. Overnight to Dharmasala including all meals. B L D

Day 12: Dharmasala to Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] to Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 - 9 hours

This is a more strenuous day as we trek 15km (8 hrs) over the Larkya Pass (5,213m/17,151ft .After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight in Bimthang. Included meals:BLD

Day 13: Bhimtang to Tilije (2,800m/9,212ft) 6-7 hrs

We will trek 18km (7 hrs), making a gradual descent through rhododendron and pine forest seeing the north face of Manaslu along the way. We will make camp in the apple orchards of Tilje.overnight at Tilije including all Males B L D

Day 14: Tilije to Tal (1,600m/5,264ft)

Trek 17km (6 hrs) along the Dudh Khola, a tributary of the Marsyangdi River, before arriving at the confluence in Dharapani. Here we join the Annapurna Circuit route and will be required to deposit any waste items we have collected from our trek. We will continue on to Tal where the river appears as a lake, and make camp next to a waterfall. Over night at Tal including all meals B L D.

Day 15:  Tal to Syange (1,100m/3,619ft)

Trek 14km (6 hrs) down to the foothills of the Himalayas, returning to the lush terraced fields and the densely populated Hindu/Gurung Villages.

Day 16: Syange to Khudi (800m/2,632ft)

The days are now hotter and the final trek (20km/6 hrs) to Khudi will feel long, though the elevation is much lower. The terrain is easy and similar to the previous day. This is the last night of our trek, and we will definitely enjoy a hot bath at our riverside lodge.

Day17: Drive Back to Kathmandu Drive 200km (7 hrs)

Early morning drive to Kathmandu in a bus or private jeep where you get to enjoy the river side scenery garnished with terraced farms and some local villages along the way. Upon reaching Kathmandu you check in at your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day taking rest or perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or even explore any landmarks in Kathmandu that you may want to visit. In the evening celebrate your successful journey with a dinner hosted by Funny Nepal Treks .over night at Kathmandu Hotel with B/B

Day 18: Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.Departure farewell!!

 

 

The cost includes:
vAirport pick-up and drop off services
vThree stare category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on breakfast basis
vTrekking permit
vEntry permit for Manaslu Conservation area
vTrekking Guide and ecessary Porters
vAll surface transportation by buses  to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek
vAll meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner etc.) during  the trekking .
vNecessary equipment such down sleeping bag, down jacket, etc.
vNecessary insurance for trekking stuff
vOne day sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle.

The cost does not include:
vEntry fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
vPersonal nature expenses such as all kinds of drinks, beverages, etc.
vDrinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
vTips for Guide ,porter and Driver  Mandatory
vLunch and dinner in Kathmandu