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Manaslu trekking area has been opened for foreign visitors just a few decades ago, where you can witness magnificent world 8th highest Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m at a close distance from Lo and Sama-gaon.
In the company of View Nepal expert team of guides leading you to high Manaslu area, one of the most exceptional adventure destinations in all Himalaya located Far North Mid-West Himalaya between massive mountain range of Annapurna-Lamjung and Ganesh Himal.
Around Manaslu trekking follows impressive mountain villages of Jagat, Dyang, Samagaon and Samdu with grand views of Mt. Manaslu, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli peak, and Ganesh Himal, to reach at Samagaon villages untouched by a modern civilization with old Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition as it was since past many centuries.
Crossing over high Larkya-la pass at 5,214 m highest point of the adventure and downhill into forested area of beautiful rhododendron, magnolia, birch, and pines trees towards Dharapani village where this fabulous adventure around Manaslu & Larkya-la trek concludes at Annapurna circuit trek route around Manang area.
Around Manaslu trekking is more of an exploration than just trekking, leading you to experience a memorable, wonderful and enjoyable adventure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m – 07 hrs journey.
Day 03: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Lo 3,180 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs
Day 09: Rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization.
Day 10: Trek to Samdo 3,860 m – 05 hrs
Day 11: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi 4,460 m – 04 hrs
Day 12: Cross Larkya la 5,214m and to Bimthang 3,720 m – 08 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Gho 2,560 m – 05 hrs
Day 14: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar – 07 hrs.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
Day 17: International departure homeward bound.
Our trekking will have long experience in trekking field. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about the mountain, mountain sickness, people, and culture. Generally, he will have a right to choose a guest house to stop overnight and right to take a necessary decision if the weather is not favorable if you are physically not in good condition or if there any potential danger of life or etc.
We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. We give priority to the local porter as much as possible.
There are nice and tiny guest houses in the village on the way to trekking, also known as a tea house. We will accommodate to our trekkers in that guest houses. You will your own room (twin sharing) and a bathroom is outside. They are safe and people are friendly.
The general understanding in the mountain, you buy food from the same guest house where you say. We will buy a freshly cooked food from the local guest house. They will have a standard menu which is set by the Local Lodge Management Committee. You can choose your meal from the menu.
There are rare medical facilities in the mountain. We generally recommend bringing own medicine (a headache, stomach ache, painkiller, Diamox, bandage, iodine, cotton, gauze, hansaplast, common cold, diarrhea, ) to the normal situation. If it is serious, you should go down or call an emergency evacuation.
There is not enough electricity in Nepal. You could expect power cut in some certain time of the day. While you are in the mountain, you will require electricity to charge your battery, mobile, camera or etc. Generally, they will ask you to pay extra money for charging.
There is bottle water available along the normal trekking trail. Besides that, you can take your own water filter or can buy a medicine to purify the normal water. Further, you can buy boil water as well as in trekking.
Some village has internet facilities. However, you can buy a local telephone SIM card which will help you to buy the internet and use with your smartphone set. You can use for calling to anyone if it requires at the same time.
There require or to use a local transport or you may want to use them as well as. The local people or local club will force to use their transport facilities. The price will be negotiable and a vehicle could be old and with very basic services.
You might have to be rescued due to some accident or serious ill. We can send rescue Helicopter service immediately to bring you back. The helicopter services are expensive in Nepal. We recommend you to buy insurance which covers search and rescue in need. After you rescued, we can help you for documentation to claim the payment.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our staff who will transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed from jet lag, View Nepal guide / leader will brief on Manaslu Trek including hotels, lodge on route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment.
Starting this wonderful journey around Manaslu Himal area with morning drive on the main road for few hours, and then over Trisuli River to reach at Dhading Besi, a hill town, from here on the dirt / rough road to Arughat bazaar.
From here transfer to another vehicle taking a rough drive on dirt road to Soti Khola passing several villages and farm areas, with views of Mt. Manaslu driving ups and downs till Soti Khola is reached for overnight stop.
From this village, first day walk starts on a good trail following Buri Gandaki River, passing farm land and villages, and then crossing a bridge over Nuali khola with nice views of waterfalls.
Walk leads on neat stone steps with another bridge to cross to reach Machha-Khola for overnight stop, this village named as Machha- Khola which means a Fish streams.
Morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding trail to Tatopani “Hot Spring”. At Tatopani time permitting enjoy the refreshing hot bathe, after a fine stop walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, following Buri Gandaki River to Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge. Jagat a nice village with lodge, shops and stores that makes this village important for travelers to stop for overnight.
From Jagat continue walk to higher area still following Buri Gandkai River, coming across small farm village of Sidibas Bazaar, a lovely neat village with rest here a short climb and downhill to cross a suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet. From here climb up to Philim, this is quite a large village with scattered farm houses, after Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then climb a rocky ridge top into bamboo forest to our overnight stop at Dyang village.
After Dyang onward heading to more cooler climate into alpine zone, morning walk continue with descend to a river reaching at Bihi Bazaar. A small village near river side, villages from here higher up with more Tibetan culture of Buddhist religions, walk leads on gradual trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village for overnight stop.
Morning from Ghap village walk along Budhi Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets, and then to Numrung village with of Mt. Manaslu North Face, from here continue walk passing villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, gaining much altitude with an hour up to Shrip village, from here few hours walk to Lo Bazaar for overnight stop in a nice lodge with local hospitality.
After Lo village, feel the altitude with cool temperature, from here onward tree lines disappears for few short juniper bushes and some Willow and Juniper trees, walk on a nice trail with views of snowcapped peaks and finally reaching a large village of Samagaon for two overnight stops, situated on route Manaslu base camp and Larkya-la.
A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher area and over Larkya-la pass, on this leisure day explore the interesting village of Samagaon of typical Tibetan culture and custom, this village lies on the old caravan route of Nepal / Tibet.
Morning walk heads towards last village at Samdo, on route Tibet and Larkya-la trail, local villagers been in trade with Tibet since hundreds of years. The trade exchange still exists one can find many Chinese goods around shops and stores in these villages.
Continue walk with gentle climb overlooking views of snowcapped peaks and then ending the day walk at Samdo village for overnight stop.
Today a short walk to Larkya phedi or Dharmasala, after Samdo village leading to cross few streams towards dry and barren area, morning walk is not tough except for altitude. Walking with few short ups and downs and then completing the day at Larkya phedi, means base of Larkya-la pass.
Afternoon take a short hike and explore this beautiful area, where strong trade market used to take place with Tibetans in early days.
A Big Long Day! Starting early morning to reach top of Larkya-la pass at 5,214 meters, climb leads with amazing views of surrounding hills and valley including Mt. Manaslu, Larkya peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and of Peak 29. After a hard climb reaching at the top of the pass, festooned with Buddhist prayer flags, after enjoying the views and rest, descend back into forested area to reach Bimthang for overnight stop after a hard days walk.
After a tough and long days walk of previous day, today an easy moderate trek with downhill most of the way to Gho, located in the middle of pristine forested area.
From Gho morning last day walk on downhill to Telje village by Marsyangdi River, after this nice village an hour climb to Dharapani village, a nice large village of alpine climate standing at a junction of Manaslu and popular Annapurna circuit trail of Manang area.
The last day in the Himalayan countryside, morning drive leads downhill passing many nice villages of Syange, Nagdi, Bulbule following the Marsyangdi River all the way to a big town at Besishar, the headquarter of Lamjung district, from here a few hours’ drive brings to Dumre on the Pokhara –Kathmandu highway, from here another 3-4 of interesting drive reaches to the bustling city in Kathmandu after a great mesmerizing time in the high mountains.
A free or leisure day in Kathmandu for own individual activities and souvenirs shopping, for interested people one can book for sightseeing tours around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan cities at places of interest, as Nepal is steeped with historical and World Heritage Sites.
Last day in Nepal with wonderful experience around Manaslu & Larkya-la trekking, as per your flight time View Nepal Treks staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.
We had an amazing experience with View Nepal Treks & Expedition.We found this company through searching in internet and started to communicate with Mr. Bhupendra, He was so helpful and answer our questions without any hasitation and finally booked our Nepal trip and travel with them. He arranged a great guide with excellent English with full information and I enjoyed the flexibility in my trip. In our trip The guesthouses and hotels chosen were all comfortable and the food was always fresh and good. The communication was great, and we were well taken care of Pick up, flights etc, which was always on time. Also I was lucky to have met so many other inspiring people on the track which was a extra bonus. The highlight was the guide and staff were always happy to help us with a smile as a close friend. We enjoyed the travel in Nepal Himalayas a lot and feel easy when I am in the mountains. Thank you Mr.Bhupendra for making my trip so special which I Never forget, hope to see you again soon.
Anna & Herma
Trekking in Nepal with View Nepal Treks!!
Around Manaslu trekking & Larkya-la is more of an exploration than just trekking, leading you to experience a memorable, wonderful and enjoyable adventure.