Manaslu Round Trekking - 19 Days

Manaslu Round Trekking

Manaslu Round Trek Rewards: Sublime mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Mount Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna Range Ancient Buddhist Gompas, Prayers engraved Mani Walls, Beautiful Hamlets, Tibetan-like peoples, Budhi Gandaki Valley, Thrilling Larke Pass (5135m, 16,843 ft.), Daily 4-7 Hours Walk. Staying in Trekking Lodges and Homestay at Prok, Interact with Locals are the main feature of these trek.

Trekking around Manaslu region, the home of ethnically Tibetan inhabitants who still maintain strong links with Tibet, and the fascinating and magical region offering perfect blend of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan beauty, and a rich mountain biological diversity perfect combination of rich culture heritage, matchless Himalayan scenery and a variety of rich mountain natural heritage. Trekking to Manaslu Round is a great trip not to be missed, an absolute highlight. The living Buddhist culture is virtually untouched because of their isolated locality and wildlife abounds and spectacular Himalayan Panorama is just unbelievable.

Our carefully designed itinerary is for moderate trekkers that allow adapting the thin air helps you get acclimatized. It is always recommended that hike higher and sleep at lower altitude helps you to tackle the AMS literally as Altitude Mountain Sickness. If you feel and fine and stronger you can make an excursion to Manaslu Base Camp situated at the elevation of 4800 meter from seas level. There are other numbers of day hikes around Sama Gaun. Pungyan Gompa is another rewarding day hike destination from Sama that offers breath-stopping view of Manaslu towering high. If you plan to hike Pungyen Gompa you better stop as Shyala for overnight before reaching in Sama, next day hike to the Pungyen Gompa and continue to Sama Gaun on the same day. Most people hike to Birendra Taal (Lake) and give a rest their legs and relax to re-energize their body on the rest day in Sama (Ryo).

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Join Kathmandu, meet & greet at airport, transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Get Manaslu Trek permits, preparation, visit ancient old temples (optional)
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (525m/1722ft.) 7 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek to Sotikhola (710m/2329ft.) 4 hours walk.
Day 05: Trek to Macha Khola 887m/2919ft. 5-7 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1345m/4412ft.) 7 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Dang (1960m/6430ft.) 5-6 hours walk.
Day 08: Trek to Prok (2400m/7872ft.) 6 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Lho 3180m/10430ft.) 6-7 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Samagaun (3520m/11546ft.) 5 hours walk.
Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day in Samagaun. Explore surrounding beauty.
Day 12: Trek to Samdo (3860m/12402ft.) 3-4 hours walk.
Day 13: Trek to Larke Rest home/Dharmasaala (4460m/14532ft.) 4 hours walk.
Day 14: Trek to Bimthang (3750m/12300ft.) via Larke Pass (5,135m/16,847ft.) 8 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Goa (2560m/8397ft.), 5 hours walk.
Day 16: Trek to Chyamje (1430m/ 4690ft), 7-8 hours walk.
Day 17: Drive to Besi sahar.
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Trip conclusion, further destination.

Trip Note: For customized Manaslu Round Trekking package price according to your needs; please kindly provide us details like your previous trekking experiences, groups size, age, nationality, style of accommodation in Kathmandu and transportation you would like to use that may differ the trekking cost, Our original Manaslu Round trek Package price is on minimum two people basis including 3 nights deluxe twin/double room with breakfast in 3 star category hotel in Kathmandu. International Tour Leaders are highly encouraged to get complimentary and discounted rate

Day 01: Join Kathmandu (1300m)
Meet and greet upon your arrival at airport. You will be received by Wilderness Excursion representative and transferred to Hotel Radisson. Welcome drink and a short brief about your trip. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day 02: Get permits, preparation or sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Today we get permits, you can do trip preparation or go visit ancient Hindu and Buddhists old temples such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath (known as a monkey temple among westerners).The area has an amazing range of fascinating highlights, whatever your interest. Excellent bookshops, extensive markets, and novelty and handicraft shops contrast with fantastic centers of cultural and spiritual significance - Kathmandu has more World Heritage sites than any other city in the world. We can arrange guided sightseeing on client request. We leave choice on you.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Arughat (525m/1722 ft.)
Early morning, drive to Arughat, 7/8 hours by bus or jeep through the beautiful landscape. Arughat is the biggest market in the area for local trade, at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Explore the surrounding area. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04: Arughat – Sotikhola (710m/ 2329 ft.)
Our first day of trekheads to the north along Budhi Gandaki River and we pass the villages of Santi Bazar, Arukhet and ascend slowly toward Kyoropani near the confluence of Soti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We walk 6 hours today. We stay overnight at Soti Khola in lodge.

Day 05: Soti Khola - Machha Khola (887m/ 2919 ft.)
We head to Machha Khola, 6 hours walking. The trail descends slowly until we climb again to mountain ridge to Armala. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy riverbed of Budhi Gandaki. Stay there overnight in lodge at Macha Khola.

Day 06: Machha Khola - Jagat (1345m/4412ft.)
We walk continue to Jagat, 7/8 hours walking. In the beginning we cross Machha River and head upstream along the river´s edge. After crossing Khorla besi, there is a hot spring “Tatopani". The trail follows woody area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. Stay overnight at in lodge at Jagat.

Day 07: Jagat - Dang (1960m/6430ft.)
Trek to Dang, 7 hours walk, ascend a rocky ridge up to Salleri then to Setibas. We have lunch at Filim today; the trail enters a steep uninhabited gorge and descends through grassy slopes dotted with tall Pine trees via Budhi Gandaki. Further on, the tiny village Deng comes after crossing a bamboo forest and Dang Khola. Stay overnight in lodge at Deng.

Day 08: Deng - Prok (2400m/7872ft.)
We trek to Prok village from Deng today, Prok is off the main Manaslu trek route. Prok; a beautiful village has several monasteries and from where you can make a side trip to Kaal Taal (Death Lake) at the altitude of 3630 meter.

Day 09: Prok - Lho Village ((3180m / 10430 ft.)
From Prok we trek to Lho a beautiful village via Namrung (2660m) with shops, restaurants. Banjam (2800m, Banzam), Lihi (2900m; Li, Ligaon), Sho (2950m, Syogoan). Lho gaun with the large Tashi Delek lodge and Majestic Guest House. Pity about the wedding-cake stupa donated from Taiwan which dominates this otherwise picturesque village focused on yak herding. There are excellent views of Manaslu (8163m) and Manaslu North (7157m) from the mani wall at the far end of the village and from the gompa on the hill to the west.

Day 10: Lho – Samagaun (3520m/ 11546 ft.)
We head to Samagaun 5 hours walking. We follow to Nupri region; the trail passes a plateau at Shyala. Crossing a ridge the trail descends onto a rock - strewn moraine and goes onto a ridge overlooking pastures and fields of Sama Gaon. The Sama Gompa is nestled against a wooded moraine at the end of the valley. We stay overnight there.

Day 11: Acclimatization and rest day in Samagaun.
Rest days to get physically acclimatize. We can spend the day taking a day walk to Birendra Taal (lake), monasteries or by relaxing and exploring Samagaun, a big Tibetan cultured community and a side trip to Pungyen Gompa but this side trip requires almost a full day). We will see a marvelous view of Manaslu. Stay overnight at same place.

Day 12: Samagaun – Samdo (3860m/ 12402 ft.)
We trek to Samdo 3/4 hours walk, as trail widens we walk through juniper and birch forest. The trail passes several Mani walls and a stone hut at Kermo Kharka. The trail then climbs steeply to find Samdo nestle behind a ridge.

Day 13: Samdo – Larke Rest home/Dharmasaala (4460m/ 14532 ft.)
We trek to Larke rest house 4 hours walking. We go further on to Larke La. The trail forwards and climbs in and out of the gorge and reaches the only shelter on the route to the pass, Larke Rest House. Stay there overnight at Samdo.

Day 14: Larke Rest Homes – Bimthang (3750m/12300 ft.)
After having an early breakfast we start the trek at 5:30AM today. The trail reaches at the top of the moraine at 4,700m. (15,420ft) and climbs steeply to the pass at 5,135m/16,847ft. with the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6826m), Gyaji Kang, Kangaru Himal (6981m) and Annapurna 2nd (7937m). Then the trail descends to Bimthang “Plain of Sand" in Tibetan Language. This huge valley surrounded by high peaks. Stay there overnight at Bimthang.

Day 15: Bimtang – Goa (2560m/ 8397ft)
5-6 hours walk down to Goa at 2560m; the trail crosses glacial stream and rhododendron forests on the way to Hampuk (Rock shelter cave) and trail passes Yak Kharka, Surti Khola on way. Stay at Goa overnight at Goa.

Day 16: Goa – Chyamje (1430m/4690ft)
4/5 hours walk down to Dharapaani. Trail continues through the fields, oak and rhododendron forest and reaches to Tilche (a Gurung village) and cross a suspension bridge at Tilche over Dudh Khola then descend to Dharapaani. Stay there overnight at Dharapani.

Day 17: Chyamje - Besisahar.
We will take a local 4WD jeep to Besisahar from Chyamje, we can have a connecting local Hiace van to Kathmandu on the same day but will arrive in Kathmandu late evening, better to stay in Besisahar and head to Kathmandu next day.

Day 18: Besisahar - Kathmandu
Drive 6-7 hours to Kathmandu from from Besisahar (760m) by deluxe local bus. Transfer to hotel.

Day 19: Trip conclusion, further destination

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport transfer by private car or van depending on group size.
  • 3 Nights deluxe room in Radisson Hotel with continental breakfast on double occupancy basis
  • 1 Well experienced, government registered, English speaking friendly local guide.
  • 1 Assistant guide to take care of the group and porters as per group size.
  • All 3 times meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trekking.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trekking.
  • All ground transportation, first aid kit and water purifier during the trek.
  • Lodge and home stay accommodation during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation salary of the guide and porters.
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Trekking Permit, ACAP and MCAP Permits.
  • Office service charge, government tax and vat etc.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
  • Farewell dinner in one of the authentic Nepali Restaurant.

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except farewell dinner.
  • Guided sightseeing, we can arrange guide and private vehicle on client request that cost extra.
  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water, laundry service, toiletries.
  • Extra expenses and permits fee if the trip is extended
  • Personal nature expenses, hot shower, hot water, internet and phone calls.
  • Personal travel insurance, rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Advance deposit fee to book your trek.
  • Hiring horse, gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.
# Start Date End Date Status
1 01 Oct, 2017 16 Oct, 2017 Available book know
2 10 Oct, 2017 26 Oct, 2017 Available book know
3 19 Oct, 2017 05 Nov, 2017 Available book know
4 31 Oct, 2017 14 Nov, 2017 Available book know
5 07 Nov, 2017 23 Nov, 2017 Available book know
6 06 Mar, 2018 21 Mar, 2018 Available book know
7 14 Mar, 2018 30 Mar, 2018 Available book know
8 24 Mar, 2018 10 Apr, 2018 Available book know
9 06 Apr, 2018 20 Apr, 2018 Available book know
10 17 Apr, 2018 04 May, 2018 Available book know
11 01 May, 2018 16 May, 2018 Available book know

Packing List and Equipment for Manaslu Round Trek 

Footwear

  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek,
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around,
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

Leg wears

  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.

Body

  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head/Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles, genuine UV preotection sun glasses preferable.
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff for higher and colder place
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Head lamp/torch with spare batteries

Personal Trekking Equipment

  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose hiking pocket knife.

Optional items

  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
  • Tablets, MP3 or smart phones (there are mobile networks in most of Nepal's trekking area)
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.

For water

  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary. Vacuum flask and a cup preferably is doing teahouse.

Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.

This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: info@wildernessexcursion.com

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 5135m
  • Difficulty: Medium Hard
  • Trek Duration: 15 Days
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Best Season: Spring and autumn
  • Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodge/Homestay
  • Transportation: Local bus and jeep

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