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The drive from Kathmandu to Seti Khola takes around 8/9 hours and the return drive from Syange to Kathmandu takes around 7/8 hours. The trek ascent is for 9 days, which includes two full days rest and acclimatization which stay at the same overnight village, to the last settlement of Larkya Phedi. After one day climbing up and over the high point of Larkya La at 5160m with amazing panoramic views of 4 Himalayan Ranges (Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II), the descent is then another 3 days.
Kathmandu Pick and drop at Kathmandu
4 hours prior to the flight and 3 hours for Train Journey.
Kathmandu-Soti Khola-Machha Khola-Jagat-Pewa-Namrung-Lho-Sama Gaun-Manaslu Base Camp -Samdo-Kathmandu
All Accommodation in 3-star Hotel/ Camping/Lodge/Tea House and Farm House stay.
1 to 2 Pax SUV Car | 2 to 8 Pax: Toyota Hiace Bus | 8 to 16 pax: Toyota Coaster Bus.
Local English Speaking Trek Guide expert in Local tradition and Culture.
First-day L/D and last day only breakfast before Departure. All meals during Tour. Please reconfirm with us.
Kathmandu Tour takes you to the finest collection of rich cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Many cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu are listed on the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO. The monuments, the artifacts, the architecture, crafts, temples, everything that surrounds the heritages sites are fascinating. Hence, these tours allow travelers to observe ancient and important religious figures.
This tour showcases the historic center of old Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur in an open-air architectural museum of magnificent medieval temples. This sacred heart of the city lets you explore the spectacular Newari culture and its historic background. Every place that you will visit on this tour is breathtaking simply because of its intricate designs and handiworks. Even the small corners and the alleyways filled with small to great temples will enthrall you. Over Night at Hotel.
The next morning, you will enjoy the warm breakfast at the teahouse at Soti Khola while enjoying the scenic landscape. Then, you will start your trek of the day. Unlike other trekking trails, the road from Soti Khola to Machha Khola is quite rocky and narrow.
Despite the uneven road, you will have the most amazing walk on the first day of this trek. The stunning countryside views will keep you engaged throughout the trail.
On walking, you will pass through Sal forests where you can take short rests during the tiring walks. Following the forest trails with many rivers, waterfalls, and towering cliffs you will encounter a few Gurung and Ghaley inhabitants of the region. In the dispersed settlements, you can get to enjoy local milk, yogurt, Dal Bhat with seasonal vegetables, and typical pickles. Once you reach Nyali Khola, you will notice a rocky edge of the hill. Standing there, locals and trekkers pray to the local deities, rivers, and mountains to keep them safe throughout the trail.
Following the river trail, you will climb several ascends and descends across the winding road. On this day, you will encounter hundreds of mules on the route. So, you must be careful as you see them approaching you. You need to stand on the wall side of the road to prevent it from slipping down the hillside.
With such experiences, you will reach Machha Khola to find many teahouses for a comfortable night’s stay.
The following day, you will start walking across the twisting road on the bank of the Budi Gandaki river. As you enter the forest trail, you will witness many monkeys and langurs.
After the forest, you will walk to the Gurung villages, like lower Khorlabeshi. In the village, you will notice the shepherds clad in a typical smoke-browned cape called Bokkhu.
On walking further, you will reach Tatopani’s hot water where you can take warm showers and relax your soaring body. After hot water relaxation, you will cross a new suspension bridge over Bhudi Gandaki river to reach Doban.
After a landslip and Yaruphant, you cross a wooden bridge to the left of the Buri Gandaki river and avoid a torturous 3-hour climb up Gurung village trails.
Following the waves, you will find the river flattening at Yaru from where you cross a long cantilever bridge to reach Jagat, a neatly flagstone Gurung village. On entering the village, you will have to verify your trekking permits at the check post there. From this day, you will be walking in the restricted region.
The next day, you will walk to Salleri and descend to Sirdibas. The village welcomes you with several gompas and Buddhist prayer flags. You can also try the local alcohol in many stopovers on the route before you reach Phillim. At Phillim, you will have your permits checked, and then you will continue along the western bank of the river.The trail is beautiful with unique sculptures over the boulders on the river bank formed due to river water. Leaving the riverbank, you proceed through forests of rhododendron, Himalayan pine and the overhanging rocks on the towering peaks. These highlights beautify the trail.
On proceeding further you cross the Siyar Khola bridge and reach a junction where the trail separates to Tsum valley on your right.
Finally, you will reach Pewa, the final destination of the day. There are only two teahouses in the region where they serve basic food and a night of cozy sleep. Pewa has the best Dal Bhat in Nepal with the Shilong Acha is amazing.
In the evening, you can gather around the fireplace and share your experiences with the fellow trekkers and locals before you go to bed.
After the sun rises up, you will have your breakfast and start the trek of the day. Before you ascend the winding trails, you will walk across the bamboo forest to reach Deng. Moving further, you will cross a suspension bridge to climb to Rana and Bihi Phedi. On the trail, you can see White Faced monkeys visiting villages on the lookout for a free feed.The trail then proceeds to Ghap through several landslide zones. At this point, you must be extra careful as you walk. Plus, you must be attentive to your guide’s instructions to maintain physical safety. After the landslide zone, you will follow the trail up to Namrung.
After about 1hr on the uneven trail, you will climb a zigzag from the river to the neat village of Namrung (2660m). The place has some of the best teashops, a restaurant, and rest houses on the trek. A local businessman worked for over a decade in Hong Kong then returned to Namrung and built a restaurant and hotel that is modern with Cappuccinos and WiFi.
A village that is mostly inhabited by Gurung ethnicity and is also the entrance to the
Annapurna Sanctuary is known as the home to diverse types of exotic flora and fauna.
Various species of birds will entertain you with their tweeting music throughout the way.
The generous welcome performed by the Gurung people there will elevate your heart
with bliss. Moreover, the blossoming Rhododendrons and dense oak forests, riotous
woodland will accompany you on your journey.
Overnight in Chhomrong. Lodge/Tea-House. (B, L, D)
The next morning, you will start with a short trek because of the altitude reasons. On walking, the picturesque view of Mt. Manaslu accompanies you. You will walk across the easy trail to Shyala on passing through pine and rhododendron gully with moss and gin-clear stream. From Shyala, you will walk for almost an hour to reach Sama Gaun.
Once you enter the village, mountain views fade, however, the yak pastures and typical settlements will attract you.
Sama Gaun is the principal village of the Nubri people which holds a large gompa, many shops, a health post, heliport, and telephone/wifi access, etc.
This is the day of acclimatization at Sama Gaon to prevent altitude-related illness. And, as an acclimatization hike, you will walk to Pungyen Gompa on the east of the Nubri Valley. On this acclimatization hike, you can bring your lunch and take it at the rest stops for energy. Like other days, you will walk across the roaring river which keeps you engaged for around 2 hours on the trail.
Once at the hilltop, you will get the enticing views of Manaslu. Nearby, you will see many Himalayan Thars and Yaks grazing.
Or, you can hike to Manaslu Base Camp which is in the north of Sama Gong. You can follow the trail past Birendra Tal and turn left onto the base camp track.
You will climb the steady trails, however, the altitude may cause breathing difficulty. So, you need to maintain body hydration and walk slowly. Proceeding slowly, you will walk to the north of Manaslu glacier to basecamp at 4400m then return.
Or, you can hike to Birendra Tal, which is a short walk from Sama Gong. This is an option if you feel the need for a rest or if you are finding the altitude difficult.
On this new day, you will reach to the newer destination ie to Samdo. But, as you are in high altitude, you need to walk slowly so, this is a short day trek. You will notice extended yak pastures up a broad valley with long mani walls, with a variety of birds.
From there, you will leave the tree line and climb to a ridge across the wooden bridge of Buri Gandaki before you reach white Kani. It is a neighbouring village to Samdo, a very picturesque village dedicated to yak herding.
Once at Samdo, you can explore the nearby villages or you can hike to Samdo Peak. The Larkya La trail is on the left above the valley. You can also see the main track for Tibet over the Larjyang La forming slopes on the Larkya La trail.
Full Rest day and acclimatization.
Trek to Samdo.
Rest and acclamatisation.
Continue our trek onward to Syange with our peak altitude of 5135m reached on day 10 of the trek or day 13 of the main itinerary when we cross the Larkya La.
Explore Thamel area and enjoy the farewell dinner.
Today our guide and driver will see you off to the airport. Your Annapurna Base camp trekl ends here today. Tashi Delek and Namastay.
The best time to trek Manaslu Nepal is in spring and autumn, which are from April to May and September to October. During these times there is little rain to interrupt your tour in Nepal.
The Manaslu Circuit trek is a stunning 13-day journey (18 days including travel and days in Kathmandu) which treks around the world’s eighth highest mountain, beginning in the busy market town of Soti Khola, going up and back along a different path, ending in Syange.
You can successfully trek the circuit during all four seasons, but the best time to trek the Manaslu base camp is during Spring (March, April, May) and Fall (September, October, and November), respectively. The Manaslu trekking circuit is a hidden gem in Nepali trekking, considered second only to the Annapurna circuit
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Actually, climbing Manaslu is more difficult than what it appears in various documents, advertisement brochures, and social media. In fact, none of the 8000m Mountain Expedition is easy to climb. Mountaineering is one of the challenging adventure games where many climbers lost their lives each year.