Explore Manaslu trekking Nepal for 18 days
You will spend unforgettable days with this trip, exploring the unexplored in Nepal by trekking with our expert team is something special experience in life. Though the modern facilities are still basic, food & accommodation facilities are improving slowly. Being a remote area, nothing can be compared in terms of vista & natural attraction.
- City Tour
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu(1310 m.)Arrival in Kathmandu at any time according to your flight schedule. Upon arrival, you will be greeted &welcome by our representative at arrival exit gate & transfer to hotel, a briefing will be given on the following day program. We do not have specific activities planned for today. Later check-in, refresh & enjoy looking around the nearby area on your own.
Day 2: trek preparation- cultural tour in Kathmandu. In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel & deliver the trip briefing, check your trekking gears, necessary kinds of stuff & help to arrange if anything missing. You can interact and ask for any information if you have. He will be happy to share his knowledge. Later proceed for guided culture tour around the historic UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar area-the former Royal palace complex that holds several Temples, Monuments & old palace full of traditional arts and cultural marks.
Kumari Temple ( The living Goddess residence ) is a major highlight of this area. Next, we visit Bouddhanath Stupa- probably the biggest Stupa of its kind in the world.
We can find a large Tibetan population around the stupa as people consider this as Tibetan Stupa. More than 50 Tibetan Monasteries lie nearby this stupa & offers a wonderful atmosphere around the area. Later we visit Swayambhunath stupa- is another highly respected Buddhist site in Kathmandu. Located over a ridge in the northwest corner of the city, Swayambhunath ( Self- exited) Stupa offers breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley, green hills & mountains in the distance, widely popular as monkey Temple among a foreigner, a large number of Monkey make their home around the Stupa & surrounding Jungles.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (600m.) to Soti Khola (710m.) (B.L.D). Today early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Arughat following the same road to Pokhara. We cross the Trishuli Khola on a bridge and drive further to Dhading Beshi passing Muralibhanjyang and Niglpani onwards through Golbhanjyang and Taribeshi or through Gorakha before we arrive at Arughat. We further drive an hour to Soti Khola where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 4: Soti Khola to Machha Khola(930m.) (B.L.D). The trek crosses the bridge and passes onward through the beautiful forest and arrives at Khurana. We then move through the rocky trail and around the Gurung Village of Labubesi.
Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat(1410m.) (B.L.D). Today, our trail makes some mirror ups and downs. We then drop to the sandy river bed from Labubesi. We then climb over a side ridge to bring you to Machha Khola village. After crossing Tharo Khola, we reach to Khorlabesi and climb over a small ridge. Eventually, we reach Jagat where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 6: Jagat to Pew(1710m.) (B.L.D). Today, our trail climbs over the ridge and reaches Dovan. We cross a long suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola and climb some stone stairs to reach Tharo Bhanjyang. After crossing the river for a while and climbing through small villages, we get to Deng Khola and then to the ting village of Deng. we stay overnight at Pewa at the lodge.
Day 7: Pewa to Ghap(2050m.) (B.L.D). Today, our trail climbs up to Rana which is a short distance beyond Deng. after passing some houses, our trail climbs high above the river and drops into the Shringi Valley. Our trail makes further ups and down through the forest before reaching Ghap where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 8: Ghap to Namrung(2900m.) (B.L.D). Today, we will scramble steeply up onto a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river. Once we cross the river we will climb through an impressive valley to pass through some small settlements. This is where we’ll encounter Mani stones carved into wayside rocks- a sign that we are entering Tibetan territory overnight at lodge.
Day 9: Namrung to Lho Gaun(3180m.) (B.L.D). Walking through the long Mani stone walls of the village of Lho, with an astounding view of peak 29 ahead, we will pass a large stone gate. We’ll take a small detour to the Pungen Glacier for up-close views of the stunning Manaslu from the village, overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Lho to Sama Gaun(3530m.) (B.L.D). We climb through a forest of oaks, fir, and rhododendrons today while entering closely packed houses of Lihi. Further, our trail leaves the Lihi village and enters another village of Sho (2,960m) where we get some spectacular views of Mount Manaslu North (7,157m) and Naike
Peak (5,515). Walking further will bring us to the settlement of shrimps. We then climb through a trail some time to reach the village of Samagaon where we stay overnight at lodge.
Day 11:Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun(3530m.) (B.L.D). We spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, we get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist text and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means Samagoan for an overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 12: Sama Gaun to Samdo(3835m.) (B.L.D). Our route passes the juniper and birch forests and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka today. Trekking further for some hours, we eventually reach Samdo where we stay overnight at the lodge.
Day 13: Samdo to Dharmasala(4470m.) (B.L.D). Today, we descend on a wide and gentle trail from Samdo. We pass through a stone archway. We climb gently over the huge Larkya Glacier and get to the ridge where there is a viewpoint to the edge of a huge gorge. We reach Dharmasala after trekking for some hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse in Dharmasala at the lodge.
Day 14: Dharmasala to Bahimtang(3720m.) (B.L.D). Today, we leave Dharmasala crossing several moraines. We descend past four frozen lakes and reach Larkya La ( 5155m.) from where we can witness the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7,126m) and others including Annapurna , Gyaji Kung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru. we further descend along the grassy moraine to a small meadow called bhimtang where we stay overnight, at the lodge.
Day 15: Bhimtang to Tiliche(2320m.) (B.L.D). Our trail today drops from Bhimtang and crosses a glacier stream. We then descend into a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron to Hompuk. After descending further, we reach the fecend field of Karachi and to the village of Gho. Tilche is nearby, where we spend overnight , at the lodge .
Day 16: Tiliche to Chyamje (2430m.) (B.L.D). Today, our trail drops down and passes through several fields, houses, and forests of rhododendron and oak . we descend through the scrub forest and reach Dharapani. Trekking for some time, we eventually reach at Chyamje, where we stay overnight. The change marks the end of our trek, overnight at lodge.
Day 17: drive down to besishar & further drive to Kathmandu. Today, early in the morning , we drive down to besisahar from chyamje. Further will drive to kathmandu ( approx 7 hrs ) arriving by evening. Upon check-in, you can rest, relax or enjoy the evening with friends & crew members at hotel in Kathmandu .
Day 18: Fly back home. Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport on time for your final depature. Your wonderful adventure holiday has come to the pleasant end, fly home with great memories to cherish throughout the lifetime.
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