Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu, one of the popular and demanding trekking destinations of our country is the home of the world’s eighth highest mountain in the world. Starting for the sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world to getting an opportunity to explore the unique culture and lifestyle of people, the Manaslu region offers many more to the visitors. This special package is designed for those trekkers and mountaineers who wish to trek on the Himalayas of our country and want to view some of the highest mountains of the world.

As we will be trekking to the heart of the world’s eighth highest mountain in the world, we will get a closer and majestic view of this mountain from the base camp. Manaslu Circuit trek offers some of the best views of Himalayan ranges including some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Makalu, Lhotse, Cho-Oyu, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga and other many beautiful mountain ranges of our country. One can do the sightseeing of the ancient culture and lifestyle of people living in the Himalayas of the Manaslu region for many years.

Manaslu Base Camp trek starts with a scenic drive to Arughat from Kathmandu. We will then start our trek and pass many ancient villages to reach Jagat Dang Namrung. We will then trek ahead and pass the dense rhododendron forests to reach the base camp of Mt. Makalu. After sightseeing of the Himalayan ranges from the base camp, we will pass the famous Larkya La pass and return back to Jagat. A short drive from Arughat will bring us back to Kathmandu and then we will end our trip.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01  Arrival at Kathmandu:
  • Day 02  Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley:
  • Day 03  Departure from Kathmandu for Sotikhola (700m) by Jeep:
  • Day 04  Trek from Sotikhola to Khorlabeshi (917m):
  • Day 05  Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1340m):
  • Day 06  Trek from Jagat to Nyak Phedi (2340m):
  • Day 07  Trek from Nyak Phedi to Ghap (2397m):
  • Day 08  Trek from Ghap to Lho (3180m):
  • Day 09  Trek from Lho to Samgaon (3520m):
  • Day 10  Rest day in Samagaon:
  • Day 11  Trek from Samagaon to Samdu (3875m):
  • Day 12  Trek from Samdu to Dharamsala (4460m):
  • Day 13  Trek from Dharamsala to Bhimthang (3590m):
  • Day 14  Trek from Bhimthang to Tilije (2300m):
  • Day 15  Trek from Tilije to Tal (1700m):
  • Day 16  Trek from Tal to Syange (1100m):
  • Day 17   Trek from Syange to Bhulbule (840m):
  • Day 18  Departure from Bhulbule for Kathmandu by Jeep:
  • Day 19  Rest day in Kathmandu:
  • Day 20 Departure from Nepal:

 

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    After arrival at Tribhuvan International airpot, you will be warmly welcomed by our assistant and you will be transferrred to hotel via Taxi or Van according to Group size.

  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    On this day we will explore some of the historical place of Kathmandu valley such as Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple and lifestyle of people living in this valley:

  • Day 3

    Departure from Kathmandu for Sotikhola (700m) by Jeep

    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.

  • Day 4

    Trek from Sotikhola to Khorlabeshi (917m):

  • Day 5

    Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1340m):

    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.

  • Day 6

    Trek from Jagat to Nyak Phedi (2340m):

  • Day 7

    Trek from Nyak Phedi to Ghap (2397m):

  • Day 8

    Trek from Ghap to Lho (3180m):

  • Day 9

    Trek from Lho to Samgaon (3520m):

    The next morning, You will walk across the easy trail to Shyapla on passing through pine and rhododendron forest.  After crossing forest of rhododendron and pine, we will walk for almost an hour to reach Sama Gaon. Overnight at Samagaon.

  • Day 10

    Rest day in Samagaon:

    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 Samagaon 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.

  • Day 11

    Trek from Samagaon to Samdu (3875m):

    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.

  • Day 12

    Trek from Samdu to Dharamsala (4460m):

    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.

  • Day 13

    Trek from Dharamsala to Bhimthang (3590m):

    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.

  • Day 14

    Trek from Bhimthang to Tilije (2300m):

    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.

  • Day 15

    Trek from Tilije to Tal (1700m):

    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.

  • Day 16

    Trek from Tal to Syange (1100m):

    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.

  • Day 17

    Trek from Syange to Bhulbule (840m):

  • Day 18

    Departure from Bhulbule for Kathmandu by Jeep:

    The drive from Bulbule 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.

  • Day 19

    Rest day in Kathmandu:

    This is free day so, one can explore some of the place and can do shopping inside Kathmandu valley.

  • Day 20

    Departure from Nepal:

    You will be transfer to airpot, 3 hours before your flight by our assistant. There will be small farewell by our assitant at airpot before departure :

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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