Monday, December 6, 2010

Manaslu Trekking in Nepal

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Manaslu trekking is geographically and culturally charming. Unlike other parts of Nepal, Manaslu is a very fine trekking purpose which offers huge mountain scenery, Tibetan culture, amazing glacier lakes, old monasteries, leading ethnic groups, typical Nepalese houses, green forest full of pines, oaks, rhododendrons bamboo and fascinating flora and fauna.

The Manaslu area really integrates everything Nepal has to offer to make a satisfying and valuable trekking area.


Day 01. Arrive at Kathmandu, On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel for the night.

Day 02 Kathmandu City Tour, After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel.

Day 03 Kathmandu to Arughat (600m), Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat following the Pokhara road. Crossing the Trishuli Khola on a bridge, the drive proceeds to Dhading Beshi passing Muralibhanjyang, Nigalpani, Golbhanjyang, and Taribeshi before finally arriving at Arughat. O/N at Arughat.

Day 04 Arughat to Soti Khola (710m), The route first enters the eastern part of Arughat, a large bazaar and turns west across the bridge over Buri Gandaki. The trail further passes through the forest of monkeys to Sante Bazaar (630m) where you have views of Sringi Himal (7187m). The trail becomes steeper and crosses the Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge, before coming to Arkhet (760m). Descending from the small Magar and Gurung village of Kyorpani (820m) you reach to Soti Khola (710m). O/N at Soti Khola.

Day 05 Soti Khola to Labubesi (880m), The trek crosses the bridge and onwards through the beautiful forest and reaches Khursane (820m). The rocky trail climbs up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. O/N at Labubesi.

Day 06 Labubesi to Tatopani (930m), The trail makes some minor ups and down. Dropping to the sandy river bed at 860m from Lobubesi and climbing about 110m over a side ridge to bring you to Maccha Khola village (900m). Crossing Tharo Khola you reach to Khorlabesi and climbing over a small ridge, then making another step climb the route reaches Tato pani where you can relax in the natural hot springs.

Day 07 Tato pani to Jagat (1410m), From the hot spring the trail climbs over the ridge and reaches Dovan (1000m). Crossing a 93m long suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola and climbing some stone stairs you reach to Tharo Bharyang. Trekking along the river for a while and climbing through small villages you get to Jagat which is a beautiful flag stone village. O/N at Jagat.

Day 08 Jagat to Ekle Bhatti (1600m), Climb over a rocky ridge to salleri (1440m) where you have excellent views of Sringi Himal. The trail descends to Setibas (1430m) and climbing some while you reach to Ghatta Khola.From here you climb up to Philim, a large Gurung village where you see the Manaslu Conservation area Project headquarters. Turning to the north you reach to Ekle Bhatti. O/N at Ekle Bhati.

Day 09 Ekle Bhatti to Deng (1800m), Entering the steep, uninhabited gorge, crossing Buri Gandaki on a metal bridge, the trail makes its way up the western side offering a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola and to the tiny village of Deng. O/N at Deng.

Day 10 Deng to Ghap (2050m), A short distance beyond Deng, the trail climbs to Rana (1980m). After passing some houses the trail climbs high above the river and drops into the Sringi valley. The trail makes further ups and down through the forest before reaching Ghap. O/N at Ghap.

Day 11 Ghap to Namrung (2660m), The trails makes a serious and long climb through bamboo and rhododendron forests crossing the river several times before entering Namrung through a stone archway. O/N at Namrung.

Day 12 Namrung to Lho (3180m), Climbing through a forest of firs, rhododendrons and oaks the trail enters the closely packed houses of Lihi (2900m). The trail leaves the Lihi village and enters another village of Sho (2960m) where you get spectacular views of Manaslu North (7157m) and Naike peak (5515m) and further you reach the small settlement of Shrip. After climbing some time you reach to the village of Lho. O/N at Lho.

Day 13 Lho to Kargyu Chholing Gompa, The trail emerges into the plateau of Shyaula with the view of Himalchuli (7893m), Ngadi Chuli (7879m) and Manaslu. Crossing the ridge the trek proceeds to Samagaon and climbing up you reach to Kargyu Chholing Gompa. O/N at Kargyu Chholing Gompa.

Day 14 Kargyu Chholing Gompa to Samdo (3860m), From Kargyu Chholing Gompa the route passes the juniper and birch forest and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka and finally reaches to Samdo. O/N at Samdo.

Day 15 Samdo to Larkya Rest House (4480m), Descend on a wide, gentle trail from Samdo you pass through a stone archway. Climbing gently over the huge Larkya Glacier you get to a ridge at about 4000m where there is a view point at the edge of a huge gorge. After some climbing you reach Larkya Rest House. O/N at Larkya Rest House.

Day 16 Larkya Rest House to Bimtang (3720m), From Larkya Rest House crossing several moraines, descending past four frozen lakes you reach to the Larkya La. From here there are tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937m). Descending along the grassy moraine to a small meadow you reach Bhimtang. O/N at Bhimtang.

Days 17 Bhimtang to Gho (2560m), The trail drops from Bhimtang and crosses a glacier stream then it descends into a beautiful pine and rhododendron forest to Hompuk (3430m). Further descending you reach the fenced field of Karache and to the village of Gho. O/N at Gho.

Days 18 Gho to Dharapani (1920m), Dropping down and passing several houses, fields, rhododendron and oak forests you can trek into Tilje. Descending through a scrub forest you reach to Dharapani. O/N at Dharapani.

Days 19 Dharapani to Syange, Trekking south through the steepest part of the Marsyandi gorge you can reach Synge. O/N at Synge.

Days 20 Synge to Bhulbule, Following the south of the Marsyandi Riverand entering into an area large terrace fields you get to Bhulbule. O/N at Bhulbule.

Days 21 Bhulbule to Besishar, Trek to Besishar observing the fine natural scenery along the route. O/N at Besishar.

Days 22 Besishar to Kathmandu, Drive back to Kathmandu from Besishar. Hotel, B.B. O/N at Kathmandu.

Days 23 Transfer to the Airport for your onward destination.

Price Includes:
01. Airport Pick up and drop off service by Private Coach.
02. 2 night's accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu & 2 night's accommodation with breakfast at Hotel in Pokhara.
03. Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Pokhara (Including guide and entrance fees).
04. Three time food in a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trek.
05. Accommodation during the trek.
06. An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), porters (generally 1 porter for 2 pax) their
07. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments. Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu.
08.Flight or Bus or Car Fare as listed in trip Schedule.
09 Tourist service charge, Vat.

Cost Excluded:
01. Meals whilst in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
02. Nepal Travel insurance.
03. Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue)
04. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.
05. Airport Tax in Nepal approx. US$ 24.
06. Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Tips.
07. Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.