Mt. Manaslu Expedition

Trekking through the heart of the Himalayas and reaching to the summit of one of the highest mountains of our country is a lifetime dream to all the trekkers and mountaineers of the world. Mt. Mansalu, the eighth highest mountain of the world is a demanding and popular trekking destination of the world and relatively famous for its expedition purposes as well. Starting from the sightseeing of the magnificent Himalayan ranges and then getting an opportunity to explore the unique culture and lifestyle of people living in this region, Manaslu Expedition offers lots of majestic things to the visitors.

Mt. Manaslu Expedition offers the visitors with an awesome opportunity to do the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Dhaulagiri, Pumori, Makalu, Fishtail and other many beautiful mountain ranges of the world. One can also do the sightseeing of the unique culture and lifestyle of people who are living in this region since many years. We personally recommend to have technical climbing experience as the trail to the summit of this mountain is risky and dangerous. We will be trekking above the height of 8000m and one should be physically as well as mentally prepared for the challenges and obstacles that he/she should face on the trail of this mountain.

Mt. Manaslu Expedition starts with the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. We will then take a scenic drive to Arughat from Kathmandu. From here we will start our trekking and reach to the beautiful valley, Jagat Dang Namrung which acts as the gateway to Larkya La Pass. Trekking ahead for certain duration will lead us to the famous, Larkya Pass. We will then start our climb to the summit of Mt. Manaslu which will be a bit challenging and difficult. From this point you can see the magnificent view of panoramic Himalayas including Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu:
Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] 8 – 9 hours
Day 4 Soti Khola – Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 – 7 hours
Day 5 Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 6 Jagat – Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 7 Deng – Namrung [2630m/8626ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 9 Samagaon – Manaslu Base Camp:
Day 10-32 Climbing period:
Day 33 Base Camp to Sama Gaon:
Day 34 Samagaon – Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Day35 Rest Day in Samdo
Day 36 Samdo – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Day 37 Dharamsala – Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] – Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 – 9 hours
Day 38 Bimthang – Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 – 6 hours
Day 39 Tilije – Tal [1700m/5576 ft]: 5 – 6 hours (1700)
Day 40 Tal – Syange [1080m/3542 ft]: 6 – 7 hours
Day 41 Syange – Kathmandu: 8-9 hours
Day 42 Final departure:

 

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    This will be the first day of our trekking journey. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel via private vehicle. We will rest for some time and then begin the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. At evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    After an early morning breakfast, you will do the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. You will be transferred to many places of Kathmandu with our private vehicle which includes Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambunath Stupa, Bouddanath Stupa and other many famous places of Kathmandu. At evening, you will meet your fellow trekking mates and then we will have a short briefing about the journey in our office. An evening stroll at Thamel and Durbarmarg will give you much energy which will help you at the trek. Overnight at Hotel.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 3

    Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] 8 - 9 hours

    We will set off early today for Sotikhola from Kathmandu. During the drive, we enjoy views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We will be driving To Dhading Besi and then to Arughat which will be a rugged road. Upon reaching Arughat, a major town in the region, we drive further towards Sotikhola. Overnight in Soti Khola and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 4

    Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 - 7 hours

    After passing off the bridge, we trek through the excellent Sal backwoods, and then climb onto an edge above immense rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We at that point achieve Khursane whereupon the rough trail weaves its way all over, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rough trail sticking to the side of a cliff. Eventually we will descend down and past a couple of rice patios, and then climb up and around to the Gurung town of Labubesi. We additionally move behind a rough outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki winds among wide rock bars. Dropping to the sandy stream bed, we stroll along adjusted stones previously moving over a side edge. We head down again to the stream and cross another suspension bridge to achieve Machha Khola town. Medium-term in Machha Khola and incorporates breakfast, lunch and supper.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 5

    Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

    The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and then we will reach Khorlabesi. After a few more ups and downs we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we move over another edge, at that point cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this crossroads, we climb on a wide, very much created staircase, at that point over an avalanche and over an edge to Dobhan. After traversijng the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and after that drop to the waterway and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we move over an edge, trek along the waterway and afterward move towards the town of Jagat. Medium-term in Jagat and incorporates breakfast, lunch and supper.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 6

    Jagat - Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

    We start the present trek by moving over a rough edge to Salleri, and after that go down to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail proceeds up to Ghatta Khola. We additionally keep strolling upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a vast Gurung town. The trail turns north simply over the most minimal house in the town and remains on a genuinely level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The course currently enters a precarious, uninhabited gorge. Now, we dive to the lush land inclines, cross the Budhi Gandaki, at that point trek along the west bank for some time, at that point cross toward the east bank and afterward back once more. As we proceed through the trail the valley enlarges and we go through bamboo woods to the Deng Khola. After crossing the Khola, we achieve the little town of Deng.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 7

    Deng - Namrung [2630m/8626ft]: 6 - 7 hrs

    After a short stroll passing Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and move to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, at that point we will climb west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail additionally goes through backwoods and Mani where we turn towards a corner that forms to Ghap. Despite the fact that there is another course, we take the course through Prok town. Prok town has a perspective for a wonderful sight of Siringi Himal. We additionally cross the Budi Gandaki a few times today and run over a few gompas in the course. The trail follows the waterway upstream a thick woodland. Subsequent to intersection the waterway at a noteworthy spot where it roars down a narrow gorge, the backwoods turn out to be less thick and the trail is fine once more. The charming walk proceeds and after a last soak climb we achieve Namrung. Overnight in Namrung and incorporates breakfast, lunch and supper.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 8

    Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 6-7 hours

    Namrung town is a decent viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the town one can likewise observe Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb consistently and go through woodlands and achieve Lihi, a fine town with numerous chortens and terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal in every case close by. We additionally go through Sho, Lho and Shyala towns before achieving Sama Village. We appreciate extraordinary perspectives of Mt. Manasly from Lho town and furthermore investigate the well-known Ribung Gompa. In Shyala town we will be encompassed by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to one side, Manaslu and huge ice sheets straight ahead, and other snow summits to one side, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. The present excursion closes in Samagaon where we spend the night.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 9

    Samagaon – Manaslu Base Camp:

    We will today trek along the challenging trekking trail and reach to the base camp of Mt. Manaslu. This will be a bit tiring trail but the trail above to the summit will be more challenging. You will receive some basic training skills which will help you during the challenging climb to the summit of this beautiful mountain. Overnight at Base camp.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 10-32

    Climbing period:

    We will then start the challenging climb to reach to the summit of this mountain. One should be prepared for the challenges which he/she has to face during the climb to the summit of this mountain. We will trek to the High Camp and then start to ascend to reach to the summit of this mountain. We will slowly trek and climb up with the help of pick axes, ropes, ladders and other basic gears.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 33

    Base Camp to Sama Gaon:

    After a successful attempt to the summit, we will gradually trek down. This might take few days but within the 33rd day we will be back to the base camp and then we will trek to Sama gaon. Overnight at Sama gaon.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 34

    Samagaon - Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 - 5 hours

    Today, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and tail it to an extension over a side stream. The trail to one side prompts the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes a few mani dividers as the valley enlarges. It is a simple trail on a rack over the waterway passing the juniper and birch woodlands of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the rack, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a projection between two forks of the stream. From a stone curve we can see a huge white kani. At long last going through the kani we discover Samdo. Overnight in Samdo and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day35

    Rest Day in Samdo

    This is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. There are two options for us today. The option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village.  This climb will take us to one of the trade routes to Tibet for incredible perspectives of Mt. Manaslu alongside other Himalayan extents including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and potentially Kang Guru behind the pass. On the way to these perspectives we pass numerous regular crowding settlements considered doksas and sight some lovely mountain feathered creatures like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin taking off high above us. Another alternative for now could be an excursion to the Gya La (Large Pass) toward the north of Samdo, an all the more much of the time utilized exchanging course to Tibet. But, this is a somewhat longer climb (entire day) and thus could be a touch of tiring. Overnight in Samdo and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 36

    Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 - 5 hours

    Even today, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. After crossing two streams and seeing the Larkya Glacier we circumvent the valley of the Salka Khola and move up again to the stone visitor house (4450 m), which isn’t a hotel but a sort of haven called Dharmshala, otherwise called Larke Phedi. The short walk today additionally leaves a lot of time for acclimatization and unwinding toward the evening. Overnight in Dharmashala and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 37

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

    After a short climb, we achieve a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can appreciate awesome perspectives of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. At long last, we stroll crosswise over moraines of the icy mass, making a continuous rising which wind up more extreme just in the last area of the pass. From the go, there are remarkable perspectives of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the enormous Annapurna II. It is a more drawn out day than normal to Bimtang, yet to stroll into these low fields with the night fog coming in with Mt. Manaslu approaching close by is a mind-boggling background.  Overnight in Bimthang and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 38

    Bimthang - Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 - 6 hours

    From an edge at Bimthang, we can appreciate incredible views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We dive further and cross a high field (Sangure Kharka) trailed by an extension over Dudh Khola. We stroll through rhododendron woods and finish a trail a restricted valley until the point when we achieve the most elevated developed place where there is the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We go crosswise over fields previously making a lofty move over an edge. The trail falls off the edge in a major, clearing curve to the waterway bank at 2580m. A short separation past is the town of Gho. Because of yesterday’s tiredness we may take a medium-term rest at Gho yet better hotels are accessible at Tilije, so Himalayan Glacier suggests we remain at Tilije.  Overnight in Tilije Village and includes Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 39

    Tilije - Tal [1700m/5576 ft]: 5 - 6 hours (1700)

    We move over a little edge and appreciate the stone cleared trail as it goes through a wonderful town. We at that point traverse Dudh Khola and move up through a chorten-molded curve, pass a Mani divider and achieve the Thonje town. At the town, we experience a police checkpoint and continue to dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit area from Dharapani. Additionally, down we go over Karte town and after a considerable amount of strolling we traverse Marshyangdi Khola. We likewise go over a few Mani dividers before achieving the town of Tal, arranged at the foot of a huge cascade. Overnight in Tal. And includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 40

    Tal - Syange [1080m/3542 ft]: 6 - 7 hours

    We take after the trail to Chyamje town crossing the Marshyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyandi valley opens with its terrace fields and towns clung high to the slopes. The trail at that point drops through rhododendron and pine timberlands to Syange.  Overnight in Syange and includes breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 41

    Syange - Kathmandu: 8-9 hours

    The drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers an opportunity to appreciate both slope and mountain scenes. The drive is frequently along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli streams. We likewise drive by some delightful towns with cultivating porches on the two sides of the street. In Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our inn. The day in Kathmandu can either be spent in recreation or maybe we make up for lost time with some very late shopping. To commend the effective consummation of our voyage, we will have a goodbye supper at night. Overnight in Kathmandu. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.
  • Day 42

    Final departure:

    Today, you will be transferred to the airport and then we will end our journey by going to our own home country.

    8,163m / 26,763ft.

Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.

Acclimatization:

Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.

Accommodations:

The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.

 

 

 

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