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Manaslu Expedition 40 Days

Trip Code : TTHME-12
Accomodation : Tea house/Lodge-Camping
Duration : 40  Days
Grading : Difficult grading info
Max Altitude : 8163
Activity : Expedition
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu/Pokhara
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Sotikhola-Machha Khola-Jagat-Deng-Namrung-Lho-Samagaun-Manaslu Base camp-Manaslu Peak-Samagaun-Samdo-Dharmasala-Larkya Peak-Bimthang-Tilije-Dharapani-Beshisahar-Kathmandu/Pokhara
Best Season : March-May/Sept-December

Overview

Manaslu Expedition is one of the best destinations to travel and make endless memories. Here, travelers will  have thrilling experience of Expedition and Trekking. Manaslu  Expedition with 8163 meters height, eighth highest peak of the world, provides superb views of  Himalayas such as Ngadi Chuli, Himalchuli,Ganesh and Baudha. Manaslu Expedition is a worthy challenge to experience for the enthusiastic trekkers in the Manaslu region of Nepal. Manaslu Expedition is one of the famous and alluring climbing peaks in Nepal. Both experienced trekkers and novice climbers can do this Expedition. The Manaslu Expedition provides you exhilarating climbing experience to stand on a summit of the wonderful mountain at 8163 meters and to have a wonderful feeling that as you are at the top of the world. This is perfect location to view sensational mountain vistas and excellent photo spot.
During our trek of the Manaslu region, the landscapes is equally charming along with the pleasant scenery of the rhododendron forests, terraced lands, most beautiful Himalayas summit, rice fields, waterfalls, face climbing, combining glacier travel, tiptoeing on the knife ridges, a breathtaking circle of hanging glaciers and moraines. The Manaslu Expedition is physically demanding expedition as it needs medical trained and experienced group leader to lead your trip, and safety back up like a medical box, rope, and Oxygen to cope with future problems that may arise. You will be guided by experienced and qualified staff before climbing, who helps you to for your safety and accomplish successful summit. This amazing Manaslu Expedition begins from Kathmandu to Kathmandu/Pokhara with scenic aerial views of Green and white mountains.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Cultural Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu
  • Pokhara Sightseeing
  • Close Up Encounters with the Mountain Peaks
  • The amazing feeling of Reaching the Annapurna Base Camp
  • Beautiful Trekking Experience in The Popular Annapurna Region
  • Spectacular Sunrise and Himalayan Panorama from Poonhill
  • Tent Peak Climbing Adventure

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)


  • Arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Our representative will welcome you and drop you at your hotel.
  • Hotel checks out and take a rest and relax.
  • Stroll around the Thamel area which is a popular tourist hub.
  • Enjoy welcome dinner held in our honor. 
  • Overnight in Kathmandu. 
 

Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and preparation


  • Morning breakfast.
  • Visit Kathmandu major world heritage site with our guide.
  • Explore Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Syambhunath temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
  • Take a short explanation class by our representative about the further trek.
  • Be prepared for the next day trek.
  • Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola-6050mtr, 6/7hours


  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Pick up by our team and transfer to the bus park or by private jeep.
  • A scenic bus/jeep ride takes us to Sotikhola the starting point of the Manaslu Region.
  • Soti khola  hotel check in
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Traveler’s note: Soti is a small  town and popular for marketing of local people from Northern part. of Gorkha District, Most of the people are Buddhist and  Hindu and it is situated in Bank of Bhudhi Gandaki River which is started from Tsum valley and Larke pass.

Day 4: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft) 5-6 hours.


  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • From here the road takes us to Machhakhola
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Machhakhola
Traveler’s note: Majority of the way is by bank of the BudhiGandaki river and. You can expect waterfall, monkey watching, rice field, green forest and 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 as well  corssing  sevral local  sattelments.  

Day 5: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/ 7676ft) 6-7 hours


  • 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 Deng (1860 m)


  • 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
  • Again Cross the suspension bridge and  get reach to Deng
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Deng
Traveler’s note:   Today our destination  is Deng.  where  You can try local food with good test . On proceeding further you cross the Siyar Khola bridge and reach a junction where the trail separates to Tsum valley on your right. Like this we walk and reach Deng and we will spend over night there.

Day 7: 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 8: Namrung trek to Lho (3,180m) 4 Hours walking.


  • 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
  •  Lunch ,Dinner and overnight stay in Lho village.
Traveler’s note: The eight highest mountain the world, Mt Manaslu comes in sight today! Today is the first day to see Manaslu and specially the real exciting view of Larke gonna start from today. and also  we  gonna  see most of the locals clad in traditional Tibetan dress while walking in the way to Lho. from this day we will move towards the high quite altitude, So  it is  recommended  to walk  walk slowly and check your body signs by bring carful.  

Day 9: Lho Trek to Samagau (Ryo) (3520 m) 4 hrs walking.


  • 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. Shyala is the first town we gonna have today which is one of the best view point of this region to see 360 degree only mountain from town.

Day 10: 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)
Traveler’s note: Samagaun is a village development committee in Gorkha District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 665 and had 179 houses in the village. Today is an acclimatization day, we can hike around Birendra lake/Manaslu Base camp or Pungen Gumpa etc. discuss with guide which one gonna be best one according your fitness and desire.

Day 11: Samagaon to Manaslu Base Camp (4700 meter)


  • Breakfast and departure
  • Climb upwards to Manaslu Base Camp
  • Pass through Birendra Lake
  • Overnight camping in Manaslu Base Camp

Day 12 - Day 33: Manaslu Climbing Period (8163 meter)- By camping


Following the Climbing expert with needed equipments, climb to Manaslu by camping. All meals will be provided in camp. 

Day 34: Trek back Manaslu Base Camp to Samagaon


  • Breakfast and departure
  • Dinner and overnight

Day 35: Samagau-Trek to Samdo (12,713 feet / 3,875 m) 3/4hrs walking.


  • 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. After spending a hole day and 2 night on samagau we start our treks towards the samdo  or close to hiking options . samdo has excellent views of Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo, and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass. Here we can many kinds of  beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), .we can see yak, houres,  mountain mouse, bluesheep etc.

Day 36: Samdo to Dharamsala (14,633 feet / 4,460 m) 4/5hrs walking.


  • 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 ? After  breakfast, today we move through the samdo to Dharamsala you will pass a seasonal Tibetan market called Larke Bazaar beside to the Budi Gandaki Rive.  you'll see many traditional monasteries. While walking towards the dharamsala . we will do shorter hike leaves time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon in dharmsala.

Day 37: Dharmasala to Bhimtang (3,590m) via Larkya La Pass (5,160m) 7/8 hours walking.


  • 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!  Today is one of the crucial and most waited day of the trip for great view and adventure.  (7-8 hrs) Once you got in Bhimthang, it might be best accommodation of the trek and right place to celebrate great success of Larke La.

Day 38: Bimthang to Tilije ( 2,300 m/7,546 feet ) 5/5hrs. walking


  • Breakfast and departure
  • We hike downhill for the most part of the day
  • After a good 4 hours we reach the village of Ghoa
  • From here we continue downwards to Tilje
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Tilje village
Traveler’s note: waking up early today allows for an amazing sunrise view from the teahouse. After  passing the top peek of  the world  we are in the bimthang by having and we are starting our next journey towards the tilije .tilije is the beautiful village with beautiful people of there local culture  . In tilije we can have  good hotels and we can find free wi-fie after crossing the mountain.

Day 39: (Tilije trek to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar by jeep. 6/7 hours.


  • Breakfast and departure
  • Following the trail  down to Dharapani.
  • The path leads us through pine forests and several small villages
  • Lunch in Dharapani arrange jeep  to Besisahar.
  • After Lunch Drive to Besisahar.
Traveler’s note:  This  is our last day of massive  Manaslu circuit trek,  after arrive Besisahar by 4 hours driving,  get into the  town, good food and drinks  then  plan for the further days.

Day 40: Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu or Pokhara by Tourist Bus 5/6 hrs. driving.


  • Breakfast and departure
  • Drive to your destination
Traveler’s note: Guide  and porters will drive back to kathmandu, if  our clients would have time  we recommend them  to spend few nights in Pokhara,  which is a beautiful touristic town of Nepal.  so we transfer to pokhara or if no time then together drive back to kathamndu.
 

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hi-ace 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)
  • Kathmandu to Soti khola (trekking starting point) transfer by Bus, and way back from Soti khola to Kathmandu
  • All necessary trekking and restricted area permit & fees, (Entry Permit, Manaslu conservation area 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, mountain guide (5 trekkers: 1 guide)
  • An expert Manaslu local porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • 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 mountain guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Climbing, 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 in mountain. (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

  • Of the beaten paths and an amazing experience.
  • Unspoiled and non-commercialized trekking route.
  • Beautiful Monasteries high altitude lakes, glaciers sustaining views of mountains.
  • Lots of flora and fauna
  • Iconic villages such as, Mu Gompa, Lho, Samagaun, Bhimthang, etc.
  • Beautiful peak Manaslu (8156 meter)
  • Fusion of Unique Nepali and Tibetan culture in the local area.
  • Amazing magnificent Himalayan views of Manaslu (8156 meter), Himalchuli (7893 meter), Shring Himal (7177 meter), Buddha Himal (7422 meter) Ganesh Himal (7422 meter)

FAQ

Who can climb a peak?

Physically fit person can attempt. There are no any limitation or obligation to climb a peak

I have never climbed before. Can I go for peak climbing?

Yes if you are physically fit, you can climb a peak.

Do I need climbing permit?
Climbing permit are mandatory during the peak climbing. It is the permission to enter into restricted area.
Who will lead me during climbing?

Manaslu trek is restricted area trek where you need a special permit from Nepal government immigration department. Climbing expert and porters are very important during your Manaslu expedition. Climbing expert knows the different trekking trails. Not only that Climbing expert explains about community and cultures their lifestyles. The Climbing expert will book your accommodation and everything in advance even during high season. You will have good communication with local people with Climbing expert. Before climbing mountain you will be trained and during climbing period Climbing expert will take a lead on you.

Which is the best season for peak climbing?

During the pre-monsoon and post monsoon will be the best season to trek. The months of pre-monsoon are March, April, July and post monsoon are September, October, November. In December, January, February the weather might get a little bit colder and in June, July, August rain might cause a problem. If the travelers want to avoid the crowd and enjoy the trip privately then our guides can assist through the alternative trials.

Do I need to join in a climbing group?

Joining a group is not mandatory but climbing solo will be unsafe for you so we prefer you to hire a guide and porter, who can guide you in the mountain.

What will be the food and accommodation?

We’ll be serving traditional trekking food such as dal bhat (the Nepali national dish of rice, dal and vegetables), pasta, soups, potatoes, bread, fruits, eggs. We’ll try where possible to use fresh local goods. We’ll serve portions big enough to match your calorific needs. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know. For the overnight stay we prefer tea house and camping.

How much time is generally required for trekking peak?
Generally, time for summit depends upon the peak elevation and weather condition of the mountain.
How difficult are the trekking peaks?

Trekking peaks is a difficult task. Climbers risk their life and summit the mountain, during the period of climbing the mountain there are chances of being sick, weather condition may be challenging, the route may be challenging, adjusting in food and so on.

Is there any age limit for trekking Peaks Climbing?

The climber should be minimum 16 years but there is no any age limit for peak climbing in Nepal

What are the sources of drinking water supply during Peak Climbing?

Bottled filter water are available in the trekking trial and in the camp kitchen hot boiled water are available. Bottled filter water are carried during the peak climbing.

Where do we eat our meals?

During the stay in tea house, tea house will serve you with the menu and during camping, representative from our company will serve you.

What problems can arise on altitude?

Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. Mountain sickness is the main problem for any mountain climbers or trekkers. Sometime trekkers might have altitude sickness during Manaslu Expedition. There are different types of sickness like-

  • AMS – Acute Mountain sickness – AMS is a very common sickness like a hangover, dizziness, muscle ache, nausea, headache vomiting etc
  • HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema – HAPE direct impact on lungs it’s fluid in the lungs which are dangerous for breathing.
  • HACE- High Altitude Cerebral Edema – HACE it’s the different form of altitude sickness its fluid in the brains

Thus, HAPE and HACE are the main dangerous and life-threatening form of mountain sickness. Patient has to treat on time if not treated on time if late they may die. Whereas AMS is normal mountain sickness then HACE and  HAPE.

What are the tips for avoiding altitude sickness?

There are some tips to which our company would like to guide for the travelers to avoid altitude sickness; such as:

  • Avoiding the drinks which contains the caffeine added, smoking and alcohol
  • Travel slowly concerning your health
  • Drinking more amount of water i.e. minimum 3-4 liters per day
  • Being familiarized with the environment and having a healthy foods and beverage
  • Continuing with Diamox if needed, it is carried for the backup
  • We prefer Garlic soups to sustain the environment
Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, The travelers should have the international insurance which should cover the emergency evacuation, medical conditions and accidental cases. In case of insurance the travelers are need to pay here in Nepal first and then claim to their insurance company later.

Is there communication facilities on the mountain?

For the communication, mobile phones are used all over the Nepal and the facility of internet are available in the mobile phones and tea houses as well.

What is the cost of Peak Climbing?
It depends upon the duration of the travel, number of climbers and destination where the cost includes domestic transportation cost, trekking cost, staff cost, permit cost, accommodation and so on.