Trip Outlook

Start: Kathmandu
End: Kathmandu
Group size: 1 to 10.
Trekking area: Manaslu.
Country: Nepal
Trip Mode: Tea House & Lodge basis.
Trek Grade: Moderate & Adventurous
Highest altitude: 5, 135 meters on top of Larkya -la pass.
Trek duration: 14 nights and 15 days
Total Trip: 17 nights and 18 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Season: March to June & September to November.March to April best time with wild flowers in full bloom.

Main attraction/highlight:

  • Ancient culture and custom as it was for thousands of years.
  • Spectacular views world 8th highest Manaslu at 8,164 m with Ganesh Himal, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal,Himalchuli and of Peak 29.
  • Manaslu base camp and Larkya-la pass at 5,135 m.
  • Beautiful alpine forest.
  • Tibetan languages and customs.
  • Unique landscapes and Local Tibetan Buddhism and old Bonpo(pre-Buddhism) culture.

Introduction:

An adventure around Nepal North Mid West Himalaya with White Hill Adventure Treks & Expeditions, a fascinating walk “Around Manaslu” from warm semi-tropic of Gorkha town Arughat heading high to arctic cold zone at Larkya-la.Around Manaslu trekking opened for trekkers since few decades, at present this area gaining more popularity among trekkers and adventurer.Starting this wonderful adventure Around Manaslu trekking with a drive leading to warmer areas of Gorkha district, and then following the raging Burigandkai River upstream, as the walk leads past lovely farm villages of Soti-Khola-Philm-Jagat-Dyang-Lo Gaon to Sama-Gaon on upper Manaslu valley, walking along with spectacular views of Mid West Himalaya covering all Manaslu mountain range with Ganesh Himal towards east.

On reaching at Sama-Gaon a large village located on route Larkya-la, Manaslu base camp and as well to Tibet border further north.After exploring the Tibetan style Sama villages of Buddhist culture in the backdrop of world 8th highest Manaslu at 8,164 m with Boudha and Himalchuli peaks, our adventure continues leading at the base of Larkya-la with rest and acclimatization heading to the top of the pass at 5,133 m. Our highest point of this trip, from here after enjoying the views descends towards Dharapani village through beautiful alpine forest.At Dharapani lovely villages with many lodges, located on famous and popular Annapurna circuit route, our walk concludes here for the drive back to Kathmandu after a thrilling and adventurous time Around Manaslu with excellent services of White Hill Adventure Treks & Expeditions and its team of staff.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:   Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02:   Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Day 03:   Drive to Soti Khola 730 m – 05hrs
Day 04:   Trek to Machha khola 930m – 06 hrs
Day 05:   Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs
Day 06:   Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs
Day 07:   Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
Day 08:   Trek to Lho 3,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 09:   Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs
Day 10:   Rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization.
Day 11:   Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs
Day 12:   Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,460 m – 04 hrs
Day 13:    Cross Larkya la 5,135 m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs.
Day 14:    Trek to Gho 2,560 m – 05 hrs
Day 15:   Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16:   Trek to Chamje village 1,360 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17:   Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar – 07 hrs.
Day 18:   International departure for homeward bound.

Included in Package:

Airport pickups and drops in private vechical.

Dormitory rooms, Guest houses and 1-5 star hotels in Kathmandu. As your choice. Normally without bargaining on total price we will provide you 2/3 star hotels. If you want 4/5 star hotel that conduction you have to pay 50% then company will pay 50%.

Wel come dinner and farewell dinner.

Special permit cards (documents for your Manaslu trek).

Transportations Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Beshisahar to Kathmandu by Local bus+Taxi.

Normal teahouse/ accommodation during the trek.

Three times meals(Breakfast, Lunch and dinner) a day during the trek.

Government licensed holder guide who can speak extra languages (like Chinese, japnesh, French, Korean, Malaysian, Dutch, Italy, Spanish and Hindi) as yours needed and assistance guide(7 trekkers:1 assistance guide).

1 strong with friendly potter for 2 trekkers( A POTTER can carry maximum 25kg).

Guides and potters coasts including their Salary, insurance, equipment, food, local transportation, and accommodation.

First aid fox/ medical fox.

13% government tax and 10% service charge.

Excludes

-Nepales Visa fee.

-International air ticket.

-Travel insurance.

-Domestic airport pickups and drop.

-Excess baggage charges.

-trekking equipments.

-Meals in City (not in mountain trek).

-Medical fee and rescue service.

-teas, coffee, beers, cola, chocolate,

-Personal expense like bar bills, laundry service, phone call, internet/cyber café, battery charges, hot shower, hot/boiled water, extra blanket, toilet paper/nappies paper, heater etc.

-Tips for guide(s),potter(s),driver(s) any staff(s).

-Donation for School (s), road(s), orphanage(s).

Day 01:                    Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport where White Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition staff will receive and then transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city. After getting refreshed from the flight our guide briefs you with information of hotel, Kathmandu and Around Manaslu trekking.

Day 02:                    Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Morning our city guide will take you for sightseeing tour at places of interest as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites, temples, monasteries, old king’s palaces after an interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for Manaslu trekking.

Day 03:                     Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m – 07 hrs journeys.

Morning a long and interesting drive to Soti Khola via Arughat village, to start this fabulous adventure around Manaslu, journey reaches at warmer area after going through farm villages and towns, following Trisuli river for few hours as the drive diverts to Arughat via Dhading besi.

On reaching Arughat near Buri-Gandaki River and then on another vehicle for short rough drive of few hours to reach at Soti Khola for overnight stop.

 Day 04:                    Trek to Machha khola 930m – 06 hrs.

From this village, starting our walk following Buri Gandaki River upstream through many farm villages, crossing over Nuali khola with views of waterfalls and then cross a stream to Machha Khola for overnight stop. This village named as Machha Khola meaning Fish streams.

Day 05:   Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs.

After stop at Macha Khola morning follows Buri Gandaki River upstream, to reach Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path to reach at Tatopani village with “Hot Spring,” an opportunity for hot bathe as time allows.

After a nice rest walk carries on passing villages of Dovan and Yaruphant to reach Jagat village, after crossing a short suspension bridge, Jagat a moderate size farm villages with shops and stores.

Day 06:                    Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs.

From Jagat, walk continues heading higher areas through many small farm villages and then a short climb with downhill crossing over suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet and Philim, a large village with scattered farm houses. After Philim walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Dyang village.

 Day 07:   Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
Morning walk from Dyang leads to cooler area where you can feel rise in altitude, on entering Himalayan alpine region, continue walk downhill to a river side to reach at Bihi Bazaar a small village near a river side.

From here onwards encountering more villages of strong Tibetan culture, walk leads on gentle trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.

 Day 08:                     Trek to Lo Gaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs.

From Ghap village with nice good walk following Budhi Gandaki River, then crossing this river through small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets to reach at Numrung village with first close views of Mt. Manaslu North Face and adjoining peaks. Walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, then as altitude gains with an hour up to Shrip village to Lo Gaon for overnight stop in a nice cozy lodge.

 Day 09:   Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs

After Lo Goan tree lines fades only for few short juniper bushes and some willow trees, walk leads on nice path with views of peaks and finally the day ends at Samagaon for overnight stop, this is a large mountain village located on route Manaslu base camp, Larkya-la pass and to Tibet border.

Day 10:   Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization.
A necessary rest day for acclimatization before the climb over Larkya-la pass, at Samagaon explore around this interesting village of Tibetan culture.

Day 11:   Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs
Today walk leads to last village of Manaslu area at Samdo which lies close on route Tibet border, the villagers of this area have long history of trading with Tibet, the trade still continues as you can find many Chinese goods around the village shops and stores.

Day 12:   Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,460 m – 04 hrs

A short day walk to Larkya phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice overnight at Samdo village, morning walk leads towards more dry and barren country. As the altitude gains slowly with few short ups and downs then completing the morning walk at Larkya phedi, means base of the hill or pass with afternoon free to relax or short walks.

 Day 13:                     Cross Larkya la 5,135m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs.

A Big Day of this adventure, starting early to reach the top of Larkya-la pass at 5,135 m, a long climb with views of surrounding mountains Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29.

After a tough climb reaching the pass, festooned with Buddhist prayer flags offering super views, after a short rest a long descend to Bimthang for overnight stop a beautiful place surrounded with forest of tall rhododendron and pines trees.

Day 14:                     Trek to Gho 2,560 m – 05 hrs

After a hard walk, today an easy trekking on downhill most of the way to Gho, located in middle of forest, walk enters through woodlands of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines passing several farm shades to reach at Gho for overnight stop.

Day 15:   Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 06 hrs.
From Gho in the middle of lovely forest, morning with downhill walk most of the way to Telje village by the Marsyangdi River, after Tilje an hour climb to reach at Dharapani. A large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on famous Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.
Day 16:   Trek to Chamje village 1,360 m – 05 hrs.

With enjoyable overnight stop at Dharapani village, walk leads downhill crossing over Marysangdi River and heading towards Talbesi which is the last village of Manang area. From here with gradual walk to Chamje village, situated in Lamjung district area.

At Chamje our last overnight on high hills of Mid North West Himalaya in the comfort of nice good lodge.

Day 17:   Drive back to Kathmandu via Besishar – 07 hrs. 

From Chamje drive to Kathmandu passing through Syange and large town of Besishar drive continues on good road, on reaching Kathmandu after a fascinating trip Around Manaslu, in Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping.

Day 18:   International departure for home ward bound.
After a memorable and great adventure in Nepal around Manaslu trekking and great services of White Hills Hill Adventure Treks & Expedition guides, our staff transfers you for final departure homeward bound flights.

Manaslu Round Trek

Manaslu-Trek

Necessary Documents:

-Valid passport.

-2 passport side pictures.

-Separate photocopies of your passport with valid Nepali visa.

-Proof of insurance dollars, pound, and euro currency in cash for purchasing Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport.

Down jackets and sleeping bags(-10 to -15 degrees f.), Trekking boots or sports shoes, one pair of trekking pools, camera, water bottle, warm hates that covers yours ears, cap, sun glass, sun cream, half sleeve t-shirt, long sleeve t-shirt, thermal tops, water proof jacket/pullovep, gore-tex jacket with wool, one pair of lightweight wool gloves, one pair of trousers, one pair of fleece or woolen tousers, one pair of waterproof shell paints, two/three pairs of thin, light, inner shocks, two pairs of heavy poly socks, wto pairs of under wears etc… and more for girls(bra, scarf, pashmina shawl,  Nek up thing etc. )

(Note: you can hire down jacket, trekking boots and sleeping bag with white Hill Adventure. The coast will be per day $1+$1+$1 usd.)

Important suggested Tools:

  • Tooth brush & paste.
  • Nail clippers.
  • Mirror.
  • Books.
  • Pen & Copy.
  • Note book.
  • Mobile phone and SIM cards.
  • GPS Compass.
  • Light.
  • Charges.
  • Alarm watch.
  • Matches or lighter.
  • Repair tape with sewing repair kit.
  • Towel.

Dry Foods & Chocolate: You have to buy some energetic foods (like chocolate, snacks, pine nut, coconut, etc.) to help yourself walking better.

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