Manaslu Trekking

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“Embark on a remote restricted area trail where the wilderness is awaiting you with a giant Mt. Manasalu”


Mount Manaslu (8163m.) is one of the eight tallest mountains in the world. It is a restricted area trekking in the most remote area of Nepal. During this trip, trekkers will have a chance to experience the most off the beaten trails and the remote lifestyle of the people of this region. Manaslu base camp trekking area is not much facilitated as other trekking regions like Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang. Despite being remote and restricted area trekking, it has been fascinating tourists for years.

Around Manaslu trekking is a strenuous trek and it may not fit for the people of all the groups. They need high stamina and a well physical fitness. This trek takes you to the most remote area of Manaslu region and the trip offers you the marvelous view of mount Manasalu along with other snow-capped peaks in the horizon. The local heritage and the biological diversity of this region really please the tourists.

The highest point in this trek is the ‘Larkya La Pass’ which is widely believed to be one of the most dramatic and high passes crossing in the Himalayas in Nepal. Nevertheless, we ensure the acclimatization and the topmost safety of the trekkers on the mountain during your Manasalu Trek Roundtrip. Adventurous but on your triumph a rewarding, Manaslu circuit trek excellently satisfies the adventure enthusiasts with a wide range of snow-fed mountains, flora and fauna, age-long heritages, glaciers, beautiful landscapes and the like.

Permit and Regulation

Because of the Restricted trekking route the Permit of this region is different from the normal trekking region like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang. According to the Government Regulation the Permit of Manaslu trekking region is quoted Off season and Peak season. The rate of the permit in Peak season start from March to May and Sep to November is 70 U.S dollars for 7 days. The rate of the permit for off season is quoted 50 u.s dollars for 7 days. To process the permit you need to have at least 4 passport size of Photo and on arrival you need to show original passport to the government to grant the Permit. The Tims card is not necessary but it is compulsory to take MCAP ( Manaslu conservation Area Permit ) and ACAP ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ).Individual trekker and traveler is not allowed in this trekking route so that for the permit there must be at least 2 group of trekkers with government register guide and there Travel insurance is compulsory.

When is the best Season For Manaslu Trek

Even though the best trekking season in Nepal is March to May and Sep to Nov. We like to give some hence to the trekker to choose their month of Adventure.Since the trek is start from the Low altitude Arukhet 700m to the High altitude Larke Pass 5160m definitely there will  change the range of  temperarture of climate. Find some hence of the weather condition .

Janaury And Feburary : The winter time in Nepal. Mostly trekkers said Few people and very quit during trekking and it is cold and icy and the sky is clear. On this month Changing weather pattern is difficult to say . So there is need of Crampons for decending the Pass. Need to bring tent to some places.

March : Good weather not to cold at high up and not to warm at down below. The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng upto Shyala.

April : Getting Hot in weather in Lower . The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng upto Shyala.

May : The month is hot and sweaty. The last of the Rhododendrons bloom can be seen.

June and July and August : Start Moonsoon no trekker can be seen and very few lodges is in activity.

September : The end of Moonson but still possibility of Haze and rain. Begin to start good weather for trekking from the mid of September.

October : Best time and Magnificent for the Trekking Time.

November : It is cold higher up but still best month for the trekking.

December : Getting cold but best view with clear sky.

What to take with you on the Trek ?

Trekking Equipment Check List

Foot wear Clothing Optional
  • Trekking Boot : one Pair
  • Down  or Fiber filled water and wind proof jacket and trouser :1
  • Note Book and Pen
  • Socks : 4
  • Fleece Jacket / Pullover :1
  • Toilet articles
  • Light socks : 3
  • Warm cotton trousers : 2
  • Toilet Roll
  • Sandle :1
  • Shirt and T shirs :4
  • Laundry soap
Other equipment 
  • Lightweight cotton long  trouser :3
  • Pocket Knife
  • Down Jacket : 1
  • Long underwear :2
  • Towel
  • Day Pack at least 25 kg : 1
  • Short underwear :4
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film,Cards and Personal Medical Kit.
  • Water Bottle : 1
  • Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
  • Sun cream : 1
  • Lightweight gloves :1
  • Sun Glasses :1
  • Rain coat:1
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries,lib salve, gaiters.
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof :1

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m ) – Overnight in Lodge

Day 3 : Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola Gaon (930m) – Overnight in Lodge

Day 4 :Trek from Maccha Khola Gaon to Jagat ( 1410m) – Overnight in Lodge

Day 5 : Trek from Jagat to Nyak (2340m ) – Overnight in Lodge

Day 6 : Trek from Nyak to Ghap ( 2160m) – Overnight in Lodge

Day 7 : Trek from Ghap to Samagaon (3530m) – Overnight in Lodge

Day 8 : Rest at Samagaon

Day 9 : Trek from Samagaon to Dharamsala

Day 10 : Trek from Dharamsala (4470m) to Larke Pass – Overnight in Lodge

Day 11 : Trek from Larke Pass- ( 5106m) to Bhimtang ( 3720m) – Overnight in Lodge

Day 12 : Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1860m)– Overnight in Lodge

Day 13 : Trek from Dharapani to Jagat(1300m) – Overnight in Lodge

Day 14 : Drive back to Kathmandu by Local jeep and bus. – Overnight in Hotel

Day 15 : Drop you to the tribhuvan International Airport.


SERVICE INCLUDES

  1. Airpor Pickup and Drop.
  2. 2 Night Hotel with Breakfast at Kathmandu.
  3. 12 Night Hotel with full board meals during trek.
  4. All necessary document like tims and permit
  5. Transportation as per the itinerary.
  6. English speaking experience trekking guide.
  7. Porters according to the requirement.

SERVICE EXCLUDES

  1. Travel insurance.
  2. Personal expenditure like Hard and cold drinks, Laundry, telephone etc.
  3. Guide Tips.

Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travel. Accordingly, considering such different preferences of traveling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized. 


Tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.


Carrying my stuffs when trekking?
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuffs that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.


Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.


Altitude sickness?
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.


Travel insurance?
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you are suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur.Many standard polices cover you for trekking to high altituides, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.


What is your cancellation policy?
If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure ,we will refund your payment in accordance to the following schedule:
75% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 90 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 60 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 59 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing you trip.

“Embark on a remote restricted area trail where the wilderness is awaiting you with a giant Mt. Manasalu”

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to the Hotel.

The very first day that you step in Nepal for the trip. You will be received by our representative in the airport. Our representative will be at the arrival holding placard with your and our  company name (Magic Expedition. And then, you will be transferred to the hotel. It is around 30 mins drive from the airport to the hotel. There may some hassles like offering taxi or hotel or something like that. Do go with them. And sometimes, in international flight, your luggage may be missing. Be very careful. We hope it will not disturb your trip.

After your arrival at the hotel, you will get refreshed and we will have a short orientation meeting regarding the trip. We will introduce guide or trip leader. For this, be with   4 pieces of recent pp sized photographs, copy of passport and copy of travel insurance. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m ) – Overnight in Lodge (8-9hrs)

This drive commences early in the morning after your breakfast. You drive along the Prithvi Highway till you get Malekhu and the way divides to Dhading Bensi, the district headquarter of Dhading district. Till Dhading Bensi you will drive along the concrete smooth road. Then , we begin to drive in the country road which is rough and bumping in some place till we get Arughat. On the way, we will see country lifestyle and settlements and also mountain view including Manasalu and Ganesh Himal. Then, our further drive from Arughat takes us to Sotikhola. Overnight at Soti Khola.

Day 3 : Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola Gaon (930m) – Overnight in Lodge

Today’s trek commences after your breakfast. First you cross the bridge, then our pleasant trekking begins via beautiful Sal forest. After climbing up a huge ridge on the Budhi Gandaki , we reach the place named Khursane. You begin to view some cliffs and beautiful waterfalls. Further walk takes you to the terraced fields and finally takes you to Gurung village of Labubesi. The new descend down to  the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Again we have to put our effort forward. After crossing a suspension bridge, you eventually get Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.

Day 4 :Trek from Maccha Khola Gaon to Jagat ( 1410m) – Overnight in Lodge( 6-7 hours)

The trail today is blend of ascends and descends. Some of the places you get on the trail are Tharo Khola Khorlabesi. After that, we again have to face some ascends and descends which leads us to a small Hotspring in Tatopani. After passing a ridge, you cross a suspension bridge of Budhi Gandaki. Then the trail will let you trek on a well crafted staircase. Finally, we climb towards the village named Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 5 : Trek from Jagat to Nyak (2340m ) – Overnight in Lodge (6-7hrs)

Still, you have trek many ascents and descents. The trail sometimes take you along the sandy bank of Budhi Gandaki river and you will pass through suspension bridge too. After we get the place named Ekle Bhatti, we begin to experience millet fields and other types of vegetations and some beautiful terraced fields too. The trail along the bank of Budhi Gandakitakes us to Nyak. Overnight in Nyak.

Day 6 : Trek from Nyak to Ghap ( 2160m) – Overnight in Lodge

After Nyak the first village we get is Deng through a dense bamboo forest.After a short walk beyond Deng, we pass the Budhi Gandaki and ascend to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we hike up a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then move west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. We also passe through forests and Mani where we move towards a corner that eventually takes us to Ghap.. Overnight in Ghap.

 Day 7 : Trek from Ghap to Samagaon (3530m) – Overnight in Lodge

Today , we , first encounter with Prok villagewhich offers us a magnificent view of  Siringi Himal. The we start trekking upstream via dense forset which is a pleasant walk. After we pass a narrow gorge and we climb steep hill which takes us to Namrung. Then our further walk passing beautiful village Namrung further offers some fabulous views of Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli. Today, we also make an exploration of holy  Ribung Gompa. Mt. Manasalu, Ganesh himal and some glaciers will be prime highlights of today’s trekking . Today’s trekking ends at Samagaon.

Day 8 : Rest at Samagaon

This day is for acclimatization and an exploration of Samagaon and the premises. You will be familiar with Sherpa culture. Thousands of Mani stones will fascinate you wround the village. The Buddhists inscriptions are carved in Mani. You will go to visit Sma village where an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa) will offer you numerous view of glaciers. Fundenmentally, you spend the day entirely for exploration of Buddhists culture and holy monasteries with some mountain views. Overnight in Samagaon.

Day 9 : Trek from Samagaon to Dharamsala-Overnight in lodge-

Today, first we descend to the bank of Budhi Gandaki river then the trial leads we to Manasalu Base Camp. Then the trail goes through juniper and birch forest. Crossing a wodden bridge of Budhigandaki river we arrive at Samdo. Samdo is a vantage point which offers magnificent view of Mt. Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass. Samdo and its premises are considered to be a habitat for Lophophorus (national bird of Nepal). Our further walk crossing two streams, we get a view of Larkya  Glacier and then we reach a stone guest house. This is actually not a lodge. It is called Dharmasala. Dharmasala is also called Larky Phedi. Overnight in Dharmasala.

Day 10 : Trek from Dharamsala (4470m) to Larke Pass – Overnight in Lodge

After a short climb, we get a beautiful valley which offers a great view of Larkya Peak and Cho Danda.  Then, we get a walk across moraines of the glacier. The trails then gradually becomes steeper and eventually, you will get Lrakya La Pass. Larkya La Pass. You will witness breathtaking  views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II.

Day 11 : Trek from Larke Pass- ( 5106m) to Bhimtang ( 3720m) – Overnight in Lodge

From Larkya Pass, you begin to walk through low pasturelands. It is, actually, a pleasant walk to witnessing Mt. Manasalu closer up in the skyline. It is an awe-inspiring experience for the trekkers till you get Bhimtang. Overnight in Bimthang

Day 12 : Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1860m)– Overnight in Lodge

From a ridge at Bimthang, we can witness splendid views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. Our further  descend  and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola offers us another flavor of pleasant hiking till we get Dharapani. Before we get Dharapani, we get Tilije then passing the police check point, we eventually get the village Dharapani. Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 13 : Trek from Dharapani to Jagat(1300m) – Overnight in Lodge

This is a trekking through first Katre village and beautiful terraced fields, Moreover, we also see traditional settlements of various ethnic groups. Further trail passes through pine and rhododendron forest till you get Jagat.

Day 14 : Drive back to Kathmandu by Local jeep and bus. - Overnight in Hotel

From Jagat, you begin your drive after your breakfast. It is around 8-9 hours drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar. Driving along the Marshyangdi and Trishuli river experiencing beautiful country lifestyle will be another flavor of this trekking. You also will enjoy some hill and mountain landscapes on the way to Kathmandu. You will enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 15 : Drop you to the tribhuvan International Airport.

According to your flight schedule, you will be dropped to the airport for the onward flight towards your country or next destination.


When is the best Season For Manaslu Trek

Even though the best trekking season in Nepal is March to May and Sep to Nov. We like to give some hence to the trekker to choose their month of Adventure.Since the trek is start from the Low altitude Arukhet 700m to the High altitude Larke Pass 5160m definitely there will  change the range of  temperarture of climate. Find some hence of the weather condition .

Janaury And Feburary : The winter time in Nepal. Mostly trekkers said Few people and very quit during trekking and it is cold and icy and the sky is clear. On this month Changing weather pattern is difficult to say . So there is need of Crampons for decending the Pass. Need to bring tent to some places.

March : Good weather not to cold at high up and not to warm at down below. The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng upto Shyala.

April : Getting Hot in weather in Lower . The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng upto Shyala.

May : The month is hot and sweaty. The last of the Rhododendrons bloom can be seen.

June and July and August : Start Moonsoon no trekker can be seen and very few lodges is in activity.

September : The end of Moonson but still possibility of Haze and rain. Begin to start good weather for trekking from the mid of September.

October : Best time and Magnificent for the Trekking Time.

November : It is cold higher up but still best month for the trekking.

December : Getting cold but best view with clear sky.

What to take with you on the Trek ?

Trekking Equipment Check List

Foot wear Clothing Optional
Trekking Boot : one Pair Down  or Fiber filled water and wind proof jacket and trouser :1 Note Book and Pen
Socks : 4 Fleece Jacket / Pullover :1 Toilet articles
Light socks : 3 Warm cotton trousers : 2 Toilet Roll
Sandle :1 Shirt and T shirs :4 Laundry soap
Other equipment  Lightweight cotton long  trouser :3 Pocket Knife
Down Jacket : 1 Long underwear :2 Towel
Day Pack at least 25 kg : 1 Short underwear :4 Sewing Kit, Camera, Film,Cards and Personal Medical Kit.
Water Bottle : 1 Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
Sun cream : 1 Lightweight gloves :1
Sun Glasses :1 Rain coat:1
Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries,lib salve, gaiters. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof :1

Tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.


Carrying my stuffs when trekking?
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance to the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuffs that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.


Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chloride tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetising, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavour.


Altitude sickness?
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.


Travel insurance?
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you are suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur.Many standard polices cover you for trekking to high altituides, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Insure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.


What is your cancellation policy?
If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure ,we will refund your payment in accordance to the following schedule:
75% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 90 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 60 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refundof total trip price for a cancellation made 59 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
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3 reviews for Manaslu Trekking

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    macks

    Great experience with Magic Expedition
    We have a lot of fun in manaslu trekking . Dhana (our guide) and Dipen and all his team were very helpful from the first day. It was great time. If we come back to Nepal one day, definitely we will orgnise our trek with Magic Expedition 🙂
    Thanks for this unforgettable adventure.and we like to recommend Agency to manaslu trekking ,
    macks.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    grace

    This Agency Very knowledgeable and great trekking company in Kathmandu
    We are very happy with this agency we like so much all the team are take care in our hole trip ,
    As for the trek itself, it was a wonderful experience that I will remember fondly for the rest of my life. Our guide and porter were both incredibly nice, fun, and made the trip very memorable. Also our guide was very knowledgeable about the region we went to manaslu, this Agency schedule accordingly. The flexibility and expertise of the Magic Expedition staff made this a great trip in spite of the difficulties we recommend this trekking.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Maxin S

    Great!!
    We did the manaslu-trekking a few days ago and Raju and his brothers were amazing! They did a really good job in organization. We had a lot of questions but they always answered super quick and they made everything possible. Staying in Kathmandu was included, transport to pokhara afterwards as well and they even organized that we got our luggage from Kathmandu to pokhara. Everything went really perfect. Our guide was absolutely lovely.
    The trek itself is hard but worth it. Be aware that there is no comfort / hygiency, but it isn’t crowded by tourists as well:) that’s what we wanted!
    Thank you so much, Raju, you did a perfect job!

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