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Around Manaslu Trekking 21 Days

Facts of the trip

Trip Code: MSL 12
Trip Duration: 21 days
Max. Altitude: 5464m
Grade: Challenging
Program Type: Trekking
Trek Start Point: Gorkha
Trek End Point: Muktinath
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meals: Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee
Mode of Travel: Adventures
Transportation: Car / Bus
Minimum Pax: 05
Best season: March - June / September-November

Around Manaslu trekking are about the Manaslu Massif (8163m.) and the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu circuit trek is a less crowded trekking route another trekking route in Nepal.

Manaslu circuit treks trail goes through the traditional village of Hindu and Buddhist religious settlement. During the Manaslu circuit trek, you can explore the panoramic views of kind snow-capped mountain ranges ie. Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh, etc. The Manaslu trekking trail commences from Soti Khola which is the low altitude point then the altitude rises constantly up to Larkya La pass(6160m).

Around Manaslu Trekking are wonderful landscapes, greenery countryside, lots of forests and the gorgeous views and huge glacier and snow-capped mountain make of trip extra special. Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail is a restricted area for the sole trek. So, you need at least two trekkers and a registered local trekking guide to trek in Manaslu region.

Around Manaslu trekking  route was forbidden to the tourists up to 1991, later on when the Japanese Expedition them
ascended the Manaslu Peak (8157m.), it became popular as ” Japanese Mountain .” This trek begins from Gorkha, Trishuli Bazar or Dhading. From one of them

Gorkha –The place is served by buses from Kathmandu Pokhara and Narayan Ghat.

Trishuli Bazaar -Trishuli Bazaar or Dhunche will be an alternative station point to trek around Manaslu. Buses to Trishuli or Dhunche will be available from Kathmandu early in the morning.

Dhading –Dhading is the excellent starting point to trek Manaslu.

Rules – After paying U.S.D.$90 per person per week from October to November and the US $75 per person per week for the rest of the year.

A Liaison Officer from the Government is needed to trek in this region.

The route – The trail is rough and steep and often hangs on a bluff high above the river. Though the Larkya La is not a difficult pall, the trek is harder. The trek is remote and no rescue facilities or opportunities to bail out if tired.

This trek is culturally and geographically spectacular and fascinating to all the trekkers. The Tibetans of the upper Budhi Gandaki, the region known as Nupri (the Gandaki, the western mountains), are direct descendants of Tibetan immigration. Their speech; dress and customs are exclusively Tibetan. There is still continuing the trade between Nupri and Tibet. The mountain views at Nupri are sensational, and the Larke- pass in one to the most dramatic Himalayan pass. This trek is in a region of strong Tibetan influence, most places have Tibetan names instead of Nepalese.


Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhading to Kafalpani

Day 02: Kafalpani to Aarughat

Day 03: Aarughat to Sati Khola

Day 04: Sati Khola to Labu Besi

Day 05: Labu Besi to Doban

Day 06: Doban to Jagat

Day 07: Jagat to Serson

Day 08: Serson to Deng

Day 09: Deng to Ghap

Day 10: Ghap to namrung

Day 11: Namrung to Shya

Day 12: Shya to Gompa

Day 13: Sama Gompa to Samdo

Day 14: Samdo to Larkya Rest house

Day 15: Larkya Rest house to Bimtang

Day 16: Bimatang to Gho

Day 17: Gho to Dharapani

Day 18: Dharapani to Syange

Day 19: Syange to Bulbule

Day 20: Bulbule to Besishahar

Day 21: Besi shahar to Kathmandu

Day 01: Kathmandu to Dhading to Kafalpani: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi and corss the dense sal forest along the way to Buchung village in a steep valley’ then enter to Dhading village from where peaks of Ganesh Himal are visible to north. The trail goes ahead to Nigalapani, from where the views of Annapurna II, Manaslu can be seen. Afterwards, the trail crests the ridge at Kafalpani (1350m.), The beautiful sight of Annapurna , Manaslu (8163m.), Shringi Himal (7187m.) and Ganesh Himal (7406m.) are visible from here.

Day 02: Kafalpani to Aarughat : On this day, the trek descends to Chainpur and again descends steeply to a stream, then crosses a long suspension bridge over Ankhu Khola and climbs to Salyan Taar, after walking a few km. the trail enters the valley of Budhi Gandaki. The flat trail through the forest reaches to Doren and then Aarughat. There is a trail junction here turns west across the bridge over Budhi Gandaki and continue the trek’ the eastern route is joining from Trishuli Bazaar. In the west of the bridge through the Bazaar there is Cheak post. Then, pass the hydroelectric.powere plant through rice and millet fields and reach to Aarughat for rest overnight.

Day 03: Aarughat to Sati Khola: The trek starts to go ahead to sati Khola via Sante Bazaar and Budhi Gandaki valley and reaches to Koir pani, a lmall village of Magar and Gurung. The trail descends to Ahati Khola. There is a small water fall just above the trail,, a larger water fall with a 60 meter drop is visible by climbing upstream. This valley is famous for honey, which is harvested in manner as described in the book “Honey Hunters of Nepal”.

Day 04: Sati Khola to Labu Besi: After crossing the bridge, the trek climbs up onto a ridge above the huge rapids of Budhi Gandaki and reaches to Khorsaani. Then it, the trail, gets a bit precarious as it passes over a big rock and crosses a stream. The rocky trail then goes up and down through large stand of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls and again backs down to the bank of Budhi Gandaki. The trek goes up again on a steep rocky trail and down then up around to the Gurung village of Labu Besi and rests overnight.

Day 05: Labu Besi to Doban: The trek forwards to Machha Khola after crossing several streams on the way and reaches to the place where a cable ropway is hanging over Budhi Gandaki, it should be crossed in a small cable car called “Ghirling”. The trail again forwards to Doban Khola via Khorlavesi, Tatopani etc.

Day 06: Doban to Jagat : The route climbs on a Rugged Rocky trail to Duman. Then passes the villages of Yaru Khola, Thado Bharyang and crosses Budhi Gandaki again and climbs over a ridge; trek along the river for a while and reaches to the compact village of Jagar at 1410 meters.

Day 07: Jagat to Serson: The trek climbs over a rocky ridge up to salleri. Shringi Himal offers good views from this Village. The trail descends to Setibas (Tara) a Gurung village influenced by Tibetan culture. Continuing upstream, the trail follows the best and new route to Manaslu via Ngyuak (Nyak), climbs up to Philim (Dodang) at 1550 meters. The trail then leads to Ganesh Himal is called Tsum. It is still off limiars to foreigners. This village of Tsum is inhabited by Tibetans and is towards Tibet across to passes ahead of the shar Khola ( East River ) Valley. Later on the trail reaches to serson.

Day 08: Serson to Deng: After serson, The trail enters a steep uninhabited gorge and descends through grassy slopes dotted with tall pine trees then, the trail hangs on a cliff after crossing the Budi Gandaki. The tiny village Deng comes after crossing a bamboo forest and Deng Khola (river)

Day 09: Deng to Ghap: today the trail re crosses Budi Gandaki and climbs up then passes a waterfall after crossing a stream it continues to climb ahead before dropping to Shring Khola crosses it and climbs steeply to reach to Ghap( tsak) Many of the carvings of Buddha in various meditative poses and others are of the Tibetan saint Milarepa who is said to have  travel and meditated in this valley.

Day 10: Ghap to namrung:  The trail then crosses a 26 meters long bridge over Budi Gandaki at 2100Meters and passes more many stones to enter in to the woods then, the trail climbs two long main walls and a water fall will be on the way to village at Budi Gandaki Valley which is a trading route to Tibet. The trek climbs over a big rock and continues up through deep fir and Rhododendron. the forest entering Namrung (Nsamdru) through a stone archway at 2600 meters, there are excellent camps in the forest, the another part of Namrung remains across the bridge.

Day 11: Namrung to Shya: After Numrung the trail follows Nupri region, a region, a region of Tibetan immigrations. On the way village Li at 2900meters, the trail passes village Barcham (Bartsam) and the forest of fire and rhododendron. The trail leaves the village and crosses Hinan Khola and reaches to Sho Sho, where children demand for Shim a Tibetan word for Sweets or candy. After leaving Budi Gandaki valley, the spectaculars views of Mt. Manaslu , Manaslu north (7154m) and Naike Peak come in to sight. The Trail then follows to Lho ( Lo) at 3100meters pass Shrip, a small settlement. Lho is a big village with gompa (Monastery) a stone Archway at the entrance a Tibetan styles chorten and huge Mani wall. The Trail drops down to cross Damonan Khola, Starts to ascend again and finally emerges onto a platue at shya (3520m.) with a wide views of Himal chuli, Ngadi chuli and Manaslu.

Day 12: Shya to Gompa: The trail crosses a ride and descends on to a tock- strewn Moraine then emerges on to a ridge over looking pastures and fields of Samagaon (Ro) the samaGompa is nestled against a wooden moraine at the far end of the valley. Spare a day to climb the ridge to the south of samagaon to the Pung- Gyen Gompa hidden behind the ridge in front of Manaslu. The Japanese call this Honsanso Gompoa. An avalanche destroyed it in winter of 1953, killing 18 inhabitants.

Day 13: Sama Gompa to Samdo : The trail descend to Budhi Gandaki and leads to Manaslu Base “Camp. The Larkya La trail passes several Manmu walls and reaches to Kermo Kharka after crossing the Juniper, Birch forest. The trail then climbs steeply  to find Samdo nestled behind a bridge at 3860m. Somewhere in the village a police Cheak post lurks’ a major trade route to Tibet heads ahead east through the village over Lajyang La at 5098m. A day’s walk from here.

Day 14: Samdo to Larkya Rest house: The trek descends to the river and crosses it then proceeds on to climb to Larkya La. Again climb gently through Juniper and Tundra opposite to Larkya La Glacier. The trail gets steeper and climbs the side of the ridge about 4000m. Where there is a viewpoint at the edge of a huge gorge. The trail climbs in and out of the and reaches to the only shelter on the route to the pass, a rest house at 4480..

Day 15: Larkya Rest house to Bimtang: Starting up the ridge in front of the rest house the trail reaches at the top of the moraine at 7400m. And climbs steeply to the pass at 5100m. It takes about 3/4hrs. To reach to the pass so, it is best to start earlier. The tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m.) Cheo Himal (6820m.) Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru (6981m.) and Annapurna II (7937m.) can be seen on the west from here. Then the trail descends to Bimtang (3720m.), which means “Plain of Sand” in Tibetan language. This a huge valley surrounded by high peaks.

Day 16: Bimatang to Gho: The trek descends to Dudh Khola and reaches to Gho at 2560m. crossing Pine and Rhododendron forest via Hompuk, Karchep village. At foot of the valley, part of Lamjung peak above the Marsyangdi valley comes into sight.

Day 17: Gho to Dharapani: The trail continues though the fields with rhododendron Oak forests to Dharapani via Tilje (Tiljet), Thonje (Thangjet villages. In Thonje, the Sirdar of Liaison Officer will contact to the police to show off the collected garbage to obtain a clearance certificate. Afterwards, the trek follows the trail to Dharapani (1920m.) for rest overnight.

Day 18: Dharapani to Syange: on this day the trek goes to south through steeps part the Marshyangdi Gorge.

Day 19: Syange to Bulbule:  the trek again follows Marshyangdi south and enters in to terraced rice field country side.

Day 20: Bulbule to Besishahar:  today, the trek goes ahead to Besishahar and rests overnight.

Day 21: Besi shahar to Kathmandu: From besi shahar  vehicles are available to Kathmandu .

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Your Program Duration = 21 days Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

Cost Include

         COST INCLUDED

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Conservation and TIMS permit
  • Kathmandu to Bashisahar Bus ticket and Bashishahar to Chame Jeep
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight ticket for guest and guide
  • Jomsom to Pokhara bus ticket for all staff
  • Accommodation in Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu Bus ticket.
  • Accommodation, food, & Tea/coffee during treks
  • Guide:- including salary, insurance, equipment, bus transportation, flight fare, food and lodging
  • Porter:- including salary, insurance, equipment, bus transportation, food and lodging
  • All government and local taxes

 

Cost Exclude

          COST IS NOT INCLUDED 

  • Food in Kathmandu ( Lunch & Dinner)
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu flight ticket
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare from your country to Kathmandu and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance if guest get mountain sickness and need to rescue helicopter.
  • Personal expenses example (phone calls, laundry service , bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guide and porters

 

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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and…

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  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years…

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  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I…

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    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
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    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon…

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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  • Dammaru Niraula was our guide and confidant for our recent visit to Nepal. We went on a humanitarian visit to build a hothouse in the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region of Nepal but also included some trekking on a personal level before and after our project. Dammaru was a vital link in getting the project off the ground and then as a support person in Nepal before, during and after. He completed the following tasks with the utmost professionalism and patience. Arranged transfer of a large number of funds from Australian bank account to Nepalese bank account. Communications with the village before we arrived to ensure the walls were built. Organized our itinerary and necessary bookings for the trekking part of our journey for 8 adults. Once we arrived in Nepal he then assisted us in purchasing all the gear we needed for the finishing of the hothouse. e.g. Polycarbonate roof sheeting and the many other bits of hardware necessary. Transport of the roofing etc to Phortse village via helicopter, plane, yak, and porter. As well as being a part of the project Dammaru also was our trekking guide for the duration of our trip of 5 weeks. He organized everything for us from the hotel, in Kathmandu and everything in between our trek to base camp. He is honest, reliable and always puts the customer first. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dammaru to anyone who is considering a trip to Nepal.

    Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group  Australia
    • Testimonial from Bell Howse with hothouse group Australia
  • Dammaru Niraula Trekking Guide Trip Leader I have had an association with Dammaru over the last three years. My first trek with Dammaru was to the Solu Khumbu region where he tailored a trek to suit our request to climb some remote passes and stay off the main tourist routes where possible. His knowledge of the area was very impressive and his attention to our safety was always his major concern. The second trek I did with Dammaru two years later. This trip was the culmination of a long term project to build hothouses in a village deep into the Solu Khumbu region. www.himalyanhothouse.org To complete this project Dammaru had a pivotal role in developing contacts, sourcing materials helping to manage the project finances. During the preparations for the Hothouse project, we found Dammaru to be honest, prompt and very hardworking. He also showed a great understanding of our requests and needs for the project to be successful. During the trek, itself Dammaru co-ordinated seven of our group and six porters as well as an extra climbing guide. He also acted as a very effective interpreter and liaison with the people of the village of Phortse. On a personal level, Dammaru is the most genuine man with a big heart. He shared the passion for our project and its humanitarian ideals. Once again our safety during the whole trek was his main concern. A phrase often used by Dammaru sums up his professional work ethic. Service is most important. I would not hesitate to recommend the services of Dammaru Niraula if you plan to undertake a trek or similar activity in Nepal.
    Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Ian Thwaity with hothouse group Australia
    • Australia
  • Dear Dammaru I have been trekking to Ghorepani poon hill on Jan 07 for 6 days with Mr. Dammaru. Poonhill is so beautiful, so all I can do is just taking pictures on poon hill. If you were planning to trek in Nepal, I would recommend you as one choice. His personality and professional guide skill makes me fun of Trekking and Nepal. so I am planning to go to Nepal again this August. He may meet all demand of you request on your trekking trip even though you join in the big group.  Because he has more over 10 years experience of  trekking guide for Many English and Japanese speaker. Actually, I have never met such a good Japanese speaker guide and I had no chance to speak in English with him. I can recommend him to all people who need great experience guide with English or Japanese. so you can get satisfaction for a great guide. Very Thanks,
    Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Testimonial from Hajime / Tokyo.
    • Japan
  • I was a member of a group of nine friends from Northamptonshire in 204 from the UK, on a trek of the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. Apart from one member, we were all approaching or over the age of 60 and were all well aware of the difficulties we could encounter at Thorong La which sits at an altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). Our group was led by Dammaru Niraula and we were most impressed by his leadership qualities. He introduced us gently to the lower altitudes and gradually encouraged us on longer and more arduous days of trekking. At Manang, he encouraged us to take a day trek up the lower slopes of Gangapurna and Annapurna III (see my photo below) and afterward to attend an altitude safety lecture in Manang. We are all convinced that, without his careful attention to altitude safety, we would not all have completed the trek over Thorong La and some of us at least would have joined the many trekkers who are forced to descend suffering from altitude sickness. We will always be eternally grateful to Dammaru and his team of Sherpas. Like many Nepalese, Dammaru has a very quiet and gentle nature with a keen sense of humor and fun. At first, he appears to be shy and reserved but is constantly attending to the needs of his guests, assessing their temperaments and abilities and adjusting the itinerary accordingly. After a few days in his care, you come to realize that you are in the hands of an experienced, competent and understanding mountain guide. I can recommend him too highly and know that he will continue to offer excellent trekking facilities in the Himalayas.
    Philip Pomeroy  Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • Philip Pomeroy Holcot, Northamptonshire, UK.
    • British
  • My husband and I embarked on a trip to Nepal in October 2006. We were hoping to avoid the large tour groups and were referred to Himalayan Holidays based in Kathmandu as a provider of customized tours. We had looked on the net to determine the tour we wanted to undertake and spoke to many people and eventually decided 6-day on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. We live in a plain and therefore training for the trek was a challenge in itself. We spent our weekends climbing up and down a 700metre high hill that was regarded as sufficiently steep for our training needs. However, we were unsure of what to expect in Nepal and were concerned about our levels of fitness for the trek that we had in mind. We were introduced to our guide, Dammaru at the hotel we were staying in Kathmandu and our anxieties were quickly alleviated. This diminutive gentleman exuded confidence and assured us that he was able to accommodate our individual fitness levels and ensure that our time in his country was hassle free. And indeed he did! Without it being particularly noticeable, Dammaru controlled the tempo of our daily treks in order that the enjoyment factor always exceeded any physical discomfort. His relationship with the locals was both real & genuine which meant we never felt like intruders or uncomfortable in their presence. Dammaru's keen negotiation skills with the local tea house proprietors' meant the delay between arriving & unwinding from the challenges of our daily treks was minimal with the accommodation always being appropriate to our needs. His professionalism was faultless. He provided us with a wealth of information on all aspects of the history, culture, flora, and fauna of this remarkable country. Not only was he a fantastic guide, but his cheeky grin and sense of humor ensured Dammaru to be a fantastic traveling companion. Our dealings with Dammaru exceeded all expectations and we hope to make a return visit to this stunningly beautiful country.

    Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie  South Australia
    • Peter Smith & Jane Fairlie South Australia
    • Australia
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