About Manaslu Circuit Trekking | Larky Pass
The Manaslu Valley Trek 2017/2018 is more remote and spectacular than many, with rough steep tracks and limited accommodation during the trek. It is culturally fascinating with strong continuing links to Tibet in the upper Buri Gandaki (called Nupri ‘the western mountains’) and the Tsum Valley, and even has the Larkya La (5100m) as a challenge. The views of Mt Manaslu, eighth highest mountain in the world, are marvelous and close.
Day Via day Manaslu itinerary )
Day 25/October: Arrive in Kathmandu.
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, we will receive there and transfer to Hotel. Free day on your own and trekking briefing in the afternoon.
Day 26: Kathmandu to Arughat.
From Kathmandu we drive through the foothills of the Himalaya to the village of Arughat Bazaar (670m) in the Burhi Gandaki Valley where we check into a lodge.
Day 27: Trek to Soti Khola.
Depending on the road condition we will drive or trek through the villages of Arket and Kyropani to reach the confluence of the Burhi Gandaki with its tibutary Soti Khola.
Day 28: Trek to Machha Khola (890m)
We continue our ascent of the Burhi Gandaki on an undulating trail, finally climbing to reach the village of Machha Khola (890m).
Day 29: Trek to Jagat (1410m)
We travel through forests of bamboo and rhododendron and then sections where the trail climbs high above the river to negotiate deep gorges, before arriving at a wide and open part of the valley. Here we check into a lodge in the village of Jagat (1410m).
Day 30: Trek to Deng (1860m)
We trek through terraced hillside on an undulating trail. We cross the river on a suspension bridge at Nagjet and recross to climb to Nyak. From here the trek continues to the Gurung village of Deng (1860m), a superb viewpoint for the peaks of the Shringi Himal to the north east. We ovenight in a lodge at Deng.
Day 31: Trek to Namrung (2630m)
Descending to the river we cross to the east bank before continuing north. We traverse a very dramatic section of the gorge as the river turns towards the west and we reach the Bhuddist village of Ghap (2040m). Crossing now to the south bank, we continue to Namrung (2630m) where there is a check post. Overnight in a lodge.
Day 01/November/2017: Trek to Lho (3150m)
Climbing steadily we enter the alpine zone and get our first views of Manaslu North. Our lodge tonight is in the village of Lho (3150m).
Day 02/: Trek to Sama Gaun.
We are surrounded by the snowy peaks of Kutang Himal to the north east and Manaslu to the south west. We pass the village of Shala before reaching Sama Gaon (3520m) which has a Gompa with impressive views of Manaslu. We check into one of the several lodges of this village.
Day 03: Acclimatize day in Sama Gaun.
We have a shorter day today, climbing up to the last permanent settlement in the valley at Somdu (3860m.). This is as high as we can go for today until we are better acclimatised to the new altitude.
Day 04: Trek to Samdo.
An important day for acclimatisation and also a welcome rest day at Somdu. It is also possible to climb above Samdu to a viewpoint peak Overnight at the lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Dharamsala (4450m)
Passing the trail to the Gya La, a centuries old trading route into Tibet, we ascend to Duwang (4450m) also known as Dharamsala. There is a basic lodge here or we may opt to stay in tents.
Day 06: Trek to Bimthang (3855m)
A big day but with the reward of sensational views of the Himalaya as we climb to the Larkya La (5135m) and descend to Bimthang (3855m. We will want to celebrate tonight! Overnight in a lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Dharapani (1963m)
We have excellent views of Manaslu and Annapurna II as we descend through the villages of Kharche, Gho and Tilje to reach Dharapani (1963m), where we meet the Annapurna Circuit trail. Overnight in a lodge in Dharapani.
Day 08: Trek to Jagat.
We are now in the Marsyangdi valley on a suddenly busy trail and we are likely to pass many trekkers just starting out on their Annapurna Circuit. At Jagat (1300m) we are back in the humid sub tropics and we check into our last lodge of the trek here.
Day 09: Jagat to Besisahar.
From Jagat we drive on a rough road by 4X4 vehicles as far as the large town of Beshisahar.
Day 10: Besisahar to Kathmandu.
After breakfast here we transfer to a bus for the final journey back through the foothills to Kathmandu where we check into hotel.
Day11: you have a free day in Kathmandu. In the morning we have a guided tour of some of the city's most memorable sights. The afternoon is free for relaxing or further independent sightseeing or u can just relaxing and shopping around the city.
Day 12: Kathmandu airport
Final transfer to Kathmandu airport to get flight back to home.
About the Cost:
Cost is: 1150$ per person.
Pickup and drop Via car international Airport.
Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary via bus.
3 times meals - breakfast, lunch & dinner including the coffee and tea during trek.
Twin share accommodation in tea houses per itinerary during the trek.
3 Night 3 star Hotel Kathmandu BB
Guide and Potter and guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment etc. ( One Potter for two)
Manaslu National park and Annapurna conservation area fees/ Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge etc.
trekking map, TIMS Card & with special Manaslu trekking permit.
Cost Not Included:
meals, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Any sightseeing Kathmandu Valley .
jeep Kathmandu to trekking point and come to Kathmandu .
Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
Nepal entry visa fee – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport or u can do Via internet as well.
Rescue & high mountain insurance
Tips for guide and porters.
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