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Long Manaslu Three Passes Trek 34 Days

USD $1820/Person
Trip Code : HH/BSP-01
Accomodation : Will be provided in MAP Plan.
Duration : 34  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult grading info
Max Altitude : 5416
Activity : Treking
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Pokhara
Trip Route : Tsum-Valley, Manaslu, Larke Pass, Nar Phu valley, Kangla Pass, Manang, Tilicho Lake, Throngla pass.
Best Season : March-May/Sept-December

Overview

One of the best long treks in Nepal, the Manaslu long trek is an amazing combination of the Tsum Valley Trek and the Nar Phu Trek. Take the journey of a lifetime and be engulfed with the beautiful sceneries, lush green valleys and amazing Himalayan views. Trekking in Nepal is becoming more popular every year, as so Touch the Himilaya offers only the best of the best. The Manaslu long trek of 34 days starts in the Manaslu region and continues all the way westwards into the famous Annapurna Region. Trekking the Manaslu Long Trek requires a good form of fitness as we will cross 3 famous high altitude passes. The Larkya La at 5,160 meter, the Kang La  at 5,306 meter and the Thorung La Pass at 5,416 meter. Amazing views can be seen from both passes and visiting the in between the highest lake in Nepal, Lake Tilicho makes this trek only that more spectacular. Besides the amazing sceneries and Himalayan views, the Manaslu Long Trek brings you also through some diverse culture and authentic rural villages. Located near the border of Tibet, most of the locals are from Tibetan and Mongolian lineage. Following various traditions and festivals these people are well known for their warm hospitality!
 
 The Manaslu trekking route starts from the Gorkha border town of Sotikhola and continues on until reaching Pokhara. As this Manaslu trek distance is spread over two regions and 34 days, we at Touch the Himlaya do strongly advice to train before undertaking this trek in Nepal.
 

The route of the Manaslu Long Trek

It all starts from Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. With a local bus we get to our starting point of the trek Arughat or Sotikhola, from here we have a final gear check and we head out. Following the villages of Machhakhola, Jagat, Lokpa, Chumling and Chokang Paro we reach our first highlight of this amazing trek in Nepal, Mu Gompa. This amazing old Gompa is there for prayer to get a successful trek! Turning the Mani wheels is something that every does during the Manaslu Long Trek. Continuing the trek for about seven days we reach our first mountain pass, the Larkya La.  The views from up here are just breathtaking as we see the Himalayan giants such as the Ganesh Himal, Mt Manaslu, Annapruna range and Himlung.
After successfully passing the Larkya La we start to head further west, towards Manang after visiting Phu and NaarIn this region we can really be involved with the local communities and watch how these ancient Tibetan cultures survived and thrived through the times at such high altitudes. Crossing our second pass the Kang La takes us closer to Manang. From here we head out to Tilicho, Nepal’s highest lake.
Visiting Tilicho is amazing but the best part of the Manaslu Long Trek still comes when we face the mighty Thorung La Pass at 5,416 meters!
Don’t hesitate and live the Himalayan dream with Touch the Himalaya, Manaslu long trek in Nepal.
As we respect every trekker’s physique in the itinerary there is no mention of any trekking hours as every trekker has his/hers own pace. Calculate an average of 6 to 7 trekking hours per day. Also this trek in Nepal can be made shorter or longer, just inquire to us during your booking process.
 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Un spoiled and non-commercialized trekking route.
  • Of the beaten paths and an amazing experience.
  • So many of flora and fauna and wild lives.
  • Beautiful Monasteries high altitude lakes, glaciers sustaining views of mountains and passes.
  • Iconic villages such as, Mu Gompa, Lho, Samagaun, Bhimthang, Naar, Phu, Manang, Mustang etc.
  • Beautiful high altitude passes, Larkya La (5160 mtr) Kangla Pass (5322mtr) and Throngla pass (5416m)
  • Fusion of Unique Nepali and Tibetan culture in the local area.
  • Amazing magnificent Himalayan views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, etc.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Check Into hotel.


  • Airport pick up and hotel transfer
  • Rest of the day is free at leisure
  • Overnight stay at your hotel in Kathmandu

Day 2: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Sightseeing


  • Hotel breakfast
  • Pick up by our team and head to our office for your trek briefing and preparation
  • Afternoon sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Swayambunath Monkey Temple
  • Drop of at your hotel
  • Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu drive to Sotikhola (650m)


 
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Pick up by our team and transfer to the bus park
  • A scenic bus ride takes us to Arughat the starting point of the Manaslu long
  • Arughat hotel check in
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
 
Traveler’s note: Did you know that Arughat is a large town on the border of Dhading and Ghorka, famous for its markets and located just on the bank of the Bhudi Gandaki River.
 

Day 4: Sotikhola to Machhakhola (869m)


 
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • We take a local vehicle and drive up to Sotikhola along the banks of the river
  • From here the road takes us to Machhakhola
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Machhakhola
 
Traveler’s note: today if the weather permits us we can see our first views of the Ganesh Himal, look out on the road, there is a high chance to see waterfalls and monkeys today!
 

Day 5: Machhakhola trek to Jagat (1,340m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today the Ganesh Himal is in clear view
  • We pass some waterfalls, stone paved ways and a mani wall
  • Arrival in Jagat
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Jagat
Traveler’s note: Amazing views of the Ganesh and Shingri Himal await us today, from Jagat the previous restricted trekking area will start along with our adventure!
 

Day 6: Jagat trek to Lokpa (2,240m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • We start the trail by heading gently uphill
  • Followed by a flat leveled plateau we continue until reaching the river crossing
  • Cross the suspension bridge over the Bhudi Gandaki and enter Philim village
  • Climbing uphill further until reaching Ekle Bhatti
  • Now we enter the Tsum Valley and head to Lokpa village
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Lokpa
 
Traveler’s note: Today we will enter the Hidden Tsum Valley famous for its rich Tibetan culture, mani walls and amazing views of the Shingri Himal.
 

Day 7: Lokpa hike to Chumling (2,386m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • We hike uphill for about 4 hours towards Chumling
  • Here we get time to visit the Gompas and enjoy the amazing views
  • We can choose to camp here or head back to Lokpa for our overnight stay
 
Traveler’s note: Chumling is famous for its Gompas and prayer wheels, as it lays south of the Shingri Himal incredible views can be seen from here of the Ganesh Himal!
 

Day 8: Chumling trek to Chhokan Paro (3,031m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today is more of a long walk then actual heavy trekking
  • Enjoying the views until we reach Chhokan Paro
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Chhokan Paro
 
Traveler’s note: Did you know that Chhokan Paro consist of 2 settlements making up for the biggest town in the Tsum Valley! Amazing views of the Ganesh Himal and authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture await today!
 

Day 9: Chhokan Paro trek to Mu Gompa (3,700m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • We head north towards Mu Gompa
  • We trek passed rustic villages and mani walls
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Mu Gompa
 
Traveler’s note: at Mu Gompa we get to see the harmonious Buddhist culture and ceremonies, various choterns and a visit to the Milarepa Cave. Make sure you got your camera ready!
 

Day 10: Mu Gompa trek back to Chumling (2,386m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today we head back to Chumling to continue our trek westwards
  • The trail is mostly downhill and easy going
  • Dinner and overnight stay back in Chumling village

Day 11: Chumling trek to Deng (1,860m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • We retrace our steps back towards Philim
  • Here we head towards the direction of Ghap
  • Following the trail until reaching Deng village
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Deng

Day 12: Deng trek to Namrung (2,630m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Starting by heading down to the riverside
  • After crossing the bridge an upwards climb takes us to Ranagoan
  • From here we trek further to Bihi Phedi
  • The trail splits in to two and we take the right side trail to Ghap
  • After passing through Ghap village we climb up to Namrung
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Namrung village
 
Traveler’s note: Today we get clear views of the Ganesh, Shingri and Kutang Himal.
 

Day 13: Namrung trek to Lho (3,180m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Permit check post and start the trail towards Lho
  • Following the path through Lihi Gaon
  • Continue downwards to Sho Goan
  • It’s not long before we reach the village of Lho
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Lho village
 
Traveler’s note: The eight highest mountain the world, Mt Manaslu comes in sight today!
 

Day 14: Lho trek to Sama (Ryo) (3,520m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today is a short trek as we head gradualy up towards Sama (Ryo)
  • Stopping in Shyala to take in the amazing 360 degree Himalayan view
  • We head further until reaching Sama (Ryo)
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Sama (Ryo) Village
 
Traveler’s note: Sama is localy more known as Samagaon, gaon meaning village. Today incredible views await of the; Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Nadi Peak, Naike Peak, Kutang Himal and the Pangbuche Himal.
 

Day 15: Sama (Ryo) Acclimatization day


 
  • Breakfast
  • A well-deserved acclimatization day is planned today
  • After breakfast we can take a hike to get more used to the high altitude
    • Option 1: hike around Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp
    • Option 2: hike up to the Pungen Gumpa
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Sama (Ryo)

Day 16: Sama (Ryo) trek to Samdo (3,875m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • It’s a relatively short trek today up to Samdo
  • Due to the high elevation we take it slowly while climbing upwards
  • By lunch time we reach Samdo village
  • In the afternoon we can rest or take a hike up to Samdo Peak
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Samdo
 
Traveler’s note: the views of Mt Manaslu from Samdo Peak are just incredible is you have the stamina it is worth hiking up there. Samdo is a well-known Tibetan refugee camp.
 

Day 17: Samdo trek to Dharmasala (4,460m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today we head to the foot of the Larya La, Dharmasala
  • The trail leads us slowly upwards until reaching our overnight stop
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Dharmasala
 
Traveler’s note: tomorrow we face our first pass the Larkya La at 5,160 meter, better take a good night rest and prepare your camera batteries. Did you know that Dharmasala is also known as Larkya Phedi?
 

Day 18: Dharmasala to Bhimtang (3,590m) via Larkya La Pass (5,160m)


 
  • Early breakfast and departure
  • The trail goes slowly up until reaching the Larkya La pass
  • At the Pass we take a break to enjoy the amazing views
  • After finishing our crossing the trail leads downhill to Bhimtang
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Bhimtang village
 
Traveler’s note: from the Larkya La Pass we get some amazing views of the Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru and the Annapurna II. All above 6,000 meter mountains!
 

Day 19: Bhimtang trek to Dharapani (1,963m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • We hike downhill for the most part of the day
  • After a good 4 hours we reach the village of Gho
  • From here we continue downwards to Dharapani
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Dharapani village
Traveler’s note: waking up early today allows for an amazing sunrise view from the teahouse.
 

Day 20: Dharapani trek to Koto (2,600m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Following the trail westwards towards Chame
  • The path leads us through pine forests and several small villages
  • We continue until reaching Koto
 
Traveler’s note: with the Manaslu in our backside and the Annapurna II the west, this day is amazing. In the forests there is a high change to see gray Langur Monkeys. Koto is the last place to restock on goods so better make use of the local markets and shops!
 

Day 21: Koto trek to Meta (3,560m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Heading north along the Nar Khola (river)
  • Following the bank of the river we reach a big waterfall at Singenge Dharmasla
  • Continuing a bit north we reach Meta
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Meta village

Day 22: Meta trek to Phugaon (Phu) (4,080m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today we head further north towards Phu
  • The trail is amazing and leads us to a fork at Nar Phedi
  • Here we take the left trail heading north to Phu
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Phu village
 
Traveler’s note: Phugaon or Phu is an incredible spiritual place filled with chortens, mani prayer wheels and a 18th century old Stupa.
 

Day 23: Phugaon (Phu) Acclimatization day


 
  • Breakfast
  • Today is another acclimatization day
  • After a relaxing breakfast we hike east to the Himlung Base Camp
  • Enjoying the views at base camp we hike back to Phu
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Phu village
 
Traveler’s note: Phu is an amazing region to do bird watching or even spot the elusive snow leopard along the occasional blue sheep herds.
 

Day 24: Phugaon (Phu) trek to Naar (4.110m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Retracing our steps back to Nar Phedi
  • From here we head west to Naar
  • After crossing the bridge over the Phu Khola it’s not long before reaching Naar
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Naar village
 
Traveler’s note: did you know that it’s only been recent since the Nepalese government  discovered the local people of this area.
 

Day 25: Naar trek to Nawal (Ngawal) (3,660m) via Kang La Pass (5,306m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • We start by heading out to Kang Phedi
  • From here we continue up to up towards Kang La the highest point of the trek
  • After crossing the pass we head steeply down to Nawal (Ngawal)
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Nawal

Day 26: Nawal (Ngawal) trek to Khangsar (3,734m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Descending for about two hours until reaching Braga village
  • From here we head up and pass through the big town of Manang
  • A little bit further and we reach Khangsar
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Khangsar village
 
Traveler’s note: Manang is a big town and a good idea might be to refill on supplies.
 

Day 27: Khangsar trek to Tilicho Base Camp (4,150m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • The trail leads west along a big Gumpa
  • Following the Marshayangdi River until reaching Tilicho Base Camp
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Tilicho Base Camp

Day 28: Tilicho Base Camp trek to Siri Kharka after visit Tilicho Lake (4,920m)


 
  • Early breakfast and departure (about 6am)
  • We head to the highest lake in Nepal
  • The trail is gradually upwards and after a good 3 hours of hiking we reach Tilicho
  • After spending some time to enjoy the views we head back to Base Camp
  • From here we take a northern trail to Siri Kharka
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Siri Kharka
 
Traveler’s note: did you know that Tilicho Lake is considered as the highest lake in the world !
 

Day 29: Siri Kharka trek to Yak Kharka (4,050m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today is a short day as we follow the trail to Yak Kharka
  • Following the path until crossing the Thorung Khola (river)
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Yak Kharka
 
Traveler’s note: there is a safe drinking water station at Yak Kharka, a good time to fill up on water stock!
 

Day 30: Yak Kharka trek to Thorung High Camp (4,833m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • Climbing along the east bank of the Kone Khola (river)
  • After a while we reach at the foot of the Thorung La, Thorung Phedi
  • We trek a little bit further up until reaching Thorung High Camp
  • Dinner and overnight stay the High Camp
 
Traveler’s note: Today we get to see a lot of blue sheep and if we are lucky some snow leoparts. The next morning we face the highest pass of the trek the Thorung La so better get an early good night sleep.
 

Day 31: High Camp trek to Muktinath (3,760m) via Thorung La Pass (5,416m)


 
  • Early breakfast and departure (about 4 to 4.30 am)
  • We get ready to climb up Thorung La and enjoy the amazing high altitude views
  • Crossing the Pass we head down to barren lands until reaching Muktinath
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Muktinath
 
Traveler’s note: Did you know that Muktinath is named after the Hindu God of salvation, the Temple there is famous for its 180 healing and purifying water taps. Horse riding can also be organized from here.
 

Day 32: Muktinath trek to Jomsom (2,720m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • We take a jeep or continue to follow the pitch road
  • Heading downwards until reaching Kagbeni, on the bank of the Kali Gandaki River
  • Following the river south we reach Jomsom
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Jomsom
 
Traveler’s note: Kagbeni and Jomsom are famous for their apple orchards, it offers great photo opportunities.
 

Day 33: Option to fly out or Drive further to Pokhara (820m)


 
  • Breakfast and departure
  • According to your booking we can take a flight back to Pokhara or drive
  • Driving will take about half a day
  • Flight to Pokhara will take about 25 minutes
  • Overnight stay in Pokhara
Traveler’s note: Pokhara is a magical city with lots of activities and sightseeing places, by taken the flight from Jomsom you have ample time to go and explore!
 

Day 34: Pokhara drive to Kathmandu


 
  • Hotel breakfast and departure
  • Transfer to the bus park
  • A scenic drive takes us back to Kathmandu
  • Hotel check in
  • Rest of the day is free at leisure

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hiace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking and restricted area permit & fees, (Entry Permit, Manaslu conservation area permit, Annapurna conservation permit, Manaslu Restricted area special permit and TIMs cards).
  • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
  • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained Manaslu & Annapurna special trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodation.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

What's not included

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Meal and accommodations. (can be arranged by company as per the package agreement )
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Good to Know

  • We can see the natural beauty of forests, rivers, and flora of the Manaslu region
  • We can see the friendly people and best culture of the region which includes in Nepalese and Tibetan ethnic groups.
  • Pass height point of Visit cultural world Heritage sites in city.
  • Incredible landscapes and breathtaking mountain views .
  • Hiking to the new trekking route .
  • Explore the local cultural and natural beauty .
  • Explore historical Gorkha Palace, home of the king Prithvi Narayan Shah.
  • Visit cultural world Heritage sites in city.
  • Hiking to the new trekking route as well as.

FAQ

Is ATMs service available during the trip?
The facility of the ATMs is not available during the trek. Before starting the trek the travelers are required to collect the enough cash for the trek in Kathmandu and begin the trek. 
Is internet and battery charge service available?
Battery charge and internet facilities are available in the transit houses where the travelers are needed to pay the charge for using these service. If the traveler has a local sim card then it would be easier for him/her to use the mobile internet service. 
What about insurance?
Insurance is significant factor for the safety of travelers to use against the unforeseen circumstances. The insurance should cover emergency helicopter transportation cost and accidental issues. Mostly we suggest insurance in case of emergency evacuation which will be reliable and safety of the traveler.
Does the company gives pick up service?
Yes pick up and drop off service is available 24/7 in our company . The representative of our company will be there to receive our clients outside the arrival of TIA holding the name of him/her in the brochure. They will guide our clients towards the booked hotels in private transportation. 
Can I trek Long Manaslu Three Passes Trek solo?
Trekking solo in Long Manaslu Three Passes Trek is forbidden. You have to trek in a group or with a partner. if you are unable to find a trekking partner, please keep on touch we can make some arrangement.
Is there any luggage limit for porter?
Actually we limit the luggage for the porter. The limitation for the luggage of the porter is 20 kg. for the two trekkers one porter is given by our company. The luggage limit is kept so that the porter won't be over loaded. They are there to raise the spirit of the trekkers, help trekkers, love and take care of trekkers. They give their best effort to reach the trekkers to their destination safely. The porters of our company are well trained and are from the local region. 
Is permit necessary?
Yes, the trekkers are definitely needed a permit for the Long Manaslu Three Passes Trek. The trekkers are not need to worry about the permits, our company can get the trekkers permit once the trekkers book the trek in our company.
Will the meal be easily available on the trek to Long Manaslu Three Passes Trek?
No any five star hotel is available in trek regions but the transit houses has a menu with the local food. Fresh foods are available in this region.  Daal Vaat Tarkari Achar is available as a traditional meal, snacks, soft drinks, soups and beer are available. The guest house and home stay serves food which is available there according to the guest's need.