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Manaslu Trek  2019-20

Overview:

Manaslu Trek is an adventurous trekking trail in Nepal Himalaya opened for trekking in 1990s,. Manaslu Trek is a journey to the base of Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters), the eighth tallest mountain in the world. In terms of tourism, Manaslu is still categorized as ‘controlled area’ so special trekking permits are required to trek here through a registered trekking company.

Manaslu Trek is a important trading links with Tibet for the entire region of Northen Gorkha. After few days of walking we will have the feeling of entering a secret Buddhist world of monasteries, mani walls and prayer flags. Impressive is the exploration of Tsum Valley famous for Milarepa caves, Mu Gompa and yak pastures. The crossing of Larkya La (5160m) pass, one of the highest Himalayan valleys, is a major highlight. The pass offers remarkable panoramas of Manaslu, HimalChuli (7893m), Himlung (7126m) and Cheo Himal (6820m).

Over 110 species of birds, 33 mammals, 11 butterflies and 3 reptiles have been recorded in the area which includes snow leopard, grey wolf, musk deer, blue sheep and Himalayan Thar. The region is inhabited by Bhotia people such as Nubri, Tsum and Gurungs who have closer cultural and geographical ties with Tibet than Nepal.

 

The Manaslu Trek has recently increased in popularity among trekkers. The trail is along the valley of the Budi Gandaki River all the way up to the Larkya La pass (5160m). The first 4-5 days follow the narrow valley up via Machha Khola, Jagat, Ghap, Namrung and Lho. Samagaon, the biggest village, is one of the highlights of the trek; people here follow Buddhism. The major peaks are Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29), Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and Sonam Samdo.

The “Manaslu Trek” is located in the historical Gorkha district of Nepal; sightings of high mountains, canyons, wild ponies and ethnic villages are common. Some even call it the best all-round trek in Nepal. The Manaslu trek is certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit trek. Trekking here uses lodges more often now, making the camping choice a less popular option. Follow on TripAdvisor

TRIP ITINERARY

D-1

ARRIVAL DAY

D-2

AFTER BREAKFAST TO DRIVE BY PRIVATE ARUGATH (550 M) 7 HRS BUS/JEEP

D-3

SOTI KHOLA TO MACHHAKHOLA (930 M) 6/7 HRS

D-4

MACHHAKHOLA TO JAGAT (1410 M) 7-8 HRS

D-5

JAGAT TO DENG (1800 M) 6-7 HR

D-6

DENG TO NAMRUNG (2660 M) 6-7 HRS

D-7

NAMRUNG TO SAMAGAON (3530 M) 6 HRS

D-8

RESTDAY SAMAGAON (3480 M)

D-9

SAMAGAON TO SAMDO (3865 M) 3-3 ½ HRS

D-10

SAMDO TO DHARMASALA/LARKE PHEDI (4470 M) 3-3 ½ HRS

D-11

DHARMASALA/LARKE PHEDI TO BIMTANG (3740 M) 8-10 HRS WALK VIA LARKYA LA (5125 M)

D-12

REST IN BIMTANG & SIDE TRIP TO PONKER TAL (LAKE) (APX. 4500 M.)

D-13

BIMTANG TO TILICHE (2255 M.) 6 HRS

D-14

TILICHE TO DHARAPANI AND DRIVE BACK TO BESISHAR

D-15

DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU 6 HRS

D-16

AFTER BREAKFAST OFFICIALLY CONCLUDE THE TRIP AND TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR FINAL DEPARTURE (B)

Additional information

Duration16 Days
GradeChalanging

Map Of Manaslu Trek

INTRODUCTION

The Manaslu Trek has recently increased in popularity among trekkers. The trail is along the valley of the Budi Gandaki River all the way up to the Larkya La pass (5160m). The first 4-5 days follow the narrow valley up via Machha Khola, Jagat, Ghap, Namrung and Lho. Samagaon, the biggest village, is one of the highlights of the trek; people here follow Buddhism. The major peaks are Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29), Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and Sonam Samdo.

The Manaslu Trek is located in the historical Gorkha district of Nepal; sightings of high mountains, canyons, wild ponies and ethnic villages are common. Some even call it the best all-round trek in Nepal. The Manaslu Circuit trek is certainly a great alternative to the Annapurna Circuit trek. Trekking here uses lodges more often now, making the camping choice a less popular option.

DETAILED ITINERARY

D-1

ARRIVAL DAY

Arrive Kathmandu airport (1345m.), receive and welcome with flower garlands and transfer to hotel. Their after generally we discuss about the things need to do and late afternoon we settle the remaining preparation of the trekking and shopping. Need to have the trekking permit as well. Then if there is little time left we may go for a short walk around, if not we go for dinner.

D-2

AFTER BREAKFAST TO DRIVE BY PRIVATE ARUGATH (550 M) 7 HRS BUS/JEEP

D-3

SOTI KHOLA TO MACHHAKHOLA (930 M) 6/7 HRS

D-4

MACHHAKHOLA TO JAGAT (1410 M) 7-8 HRS

D-5

JAGAT TO DENG (1800 M) 6-7 HR

D-6

DENG TO NAMRUNG (2660 M) 6-7 HRS

D-7

NAMRUNG TO SAMAGAON (3530 M) 6 HRS

D-8

RESTDAY SAMAGAON (3480 M)

D-9

SAMAGAON TO SAMDO (3865 M) 3-3 ½ HRS

D-10

SAMDO TO DHARMASALA/LARKE PHEDI (4470 M) 3-3 ½ HRS

D-11

DHARMASALA/LARKE PHEDI TO BIMTANG (3740 M) 8-10 HRS WALK VIA LARKYA LA (5125 M)

D-12

REST IN BIMTANG & SIDE TRIP TO PONKER TAL (LAKE) (APX. 4500 M.)

D-13

BIMTANG TO TILICHE (2255 M.) 6 HRS

D-14

TILICHE TO DHARAPANI AND DRIVE BACK TO BESISHAR

D-15

DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU 6 HRS

D-16

AFTER BREAKFAST OFFICIALLY CONCLUDE THE TRIP AND TRANSFER TO AIRPORT FOR FINAL DEPARTURE (B)

Manaslu Trek dates and prices 2019-20

Private Groups – Chose your own Dates

Tour Starts From Katmandu-Full Board Basis.

BEST SEASON TYPE PRICE   DEPOSIT  
APRIL-MAY FULL BOARD US$ 2,300 US $ 460
OCT-NOV FULL BOARD US$ 2,300 US $ 460

Private groups please chose your own dates. Group Discount are Available so please contact us before booking. Your Guide will Meet and Greet you at the Katmandu International Airport, will stay with you through out the Journey and see you off at Katmandu Airport. All our Guides are experience and Licence by the Government.

Please be aware that there are often only a limited number of seats available at the advertised price, particularly for fix departures. We recommend that you book as early as possible, especially during peak times. If we are unable to secure seats at the price shown, we will contact you with an alternative quote.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE – NO SURCHARGE GUARANTEE:

The price of our holidays can change depending on a variety of factors but unlike some other tour operators, Trango Adventure have undertaken to guarantee the price of your holiday will not change after you have booked. The price when you book is the price you will pay, whether you are booking for this year or the next. Book early to avoid any tour price increases, get the best flight prices and take advantage of our ‘No Surcharge Guarantee’. Trango Adventure is a Government licensed and bonded tour operator to follow the strict Regulation set by the Tourism Department. 

We accept Bank Transfers, PayPal and all major Credit & debit Cards.

Manaslu Trek Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop in Kathmandu by Private vehicle.
  • Welcome/Farewell dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Tourist Standard Hotel Accmmodiation in Kathmandu in B/B Basis.
  • Half day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
  • Standard Lodge/Guest House accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Full Board Meals (3 Meals a day) while on the trek.
  • Trekking Permit and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • Professional & highly expertise government licensed holder local Trekking Guide.
  • All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment during your travel period.
  • All the necessary trekking gear for porters like jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Friends Adventure Team’s Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Arrangement of all rescue and evacuation promptly, in Worst Condition
  • Group Trekking Gears.
  • Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team’s special Souvenir.

Manaslu Trek Cost Excludes

  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
  • Any other item not included in “Cost Includes” Section.

MEAL PLAN

Fully-inclusive of all meals throughout, from lunch on Day 1 to breakfast on last Day.

ACCOMODATION 

During this trip the group will spend all nights in good standard hotel and Tents. Accommodation at each of these hotels and tents are twin-sharing with en-suite facilities. If you are travelling by yourself you will be paired with another single client of the same sex. It is possible to hire a single room for an additional cost. Additional hotel nights in Islamabad are also available. For hotel prices and single supplement costs please contact us. Hotels are subject to availability and prices may vary.

HEALTH & VACCINATION

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. Malarial prophylaxis is discretionary for this trip. However, incidences of urban transmission of malaria are extremely low. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transited for more than 12 hrs through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take precautions to avoid mosquito bites

INSURANCE

We highly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Trango Adventure. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Trango Adventure itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Trango Adventure do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is Highly recommended  that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits (Royalty Fees) for Expedition are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Expeditions or Treks

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GROUP LEADER & SUPPORTING STAFF

Manaslu Trek will be led by an experienced Mountain Guide. During the trek the group will be accompanied by a full support crew.

ALTITUDE

Manaslu Trek involves going to very high altitude. During the course of your trip you will be spending at least one night above 4000 metres and/or trekking to 5000 metres or above. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude on our website which can be viewed via the link below. Unless you have previous experience of trekking above 4000 metres you should consult one of our trekking experts before embarking on this holiday. On this trip we carry a portable altitude chamber (PAC-bag) and/or bottled oxygen for use in emergencies.

CLIMATE

October-December and March-May are the best times to visit Nepal. These months either side of the monsoon are neither too hot nor too cold, offering the best conditions for trekking. At either of these periods you will encounter a wide range of daytime temperatures during your trip from approximately 25ºC in Kathmandu to approximately 14ºC at 3000 metres and approximately 3ºC at 5000m.. The ‘real feel’ temperature in the middle of the day will be much warmer than this. At night in the rarefied air the temperatures plummet. You can expect to experience overnight temperatures below freezing once above approximately 4000m. and at our highest camps night time temperatures may drop as low as –15ºC. Extended periods of rain or snow are very unlikely outside of the monsoon period but short lived storms can and do occur.

BOOKS

  • Lonely Planet Guide to Nepal. Lonely Planet
  • Rough Guide to Nepal. Rough Guides
  • Trekking and Climbing in Nepal. Steve Razzetti.
  • Manaslu- Trekkers and Visitors guide – Cicerone Press.
  • Field Guide to Birds of the Himalayas. Bikram Grewal
  • Portraits of People:Nepal Himalayas. Eric Valli
  • Nepal: Lonely Planet Pictorial. Richard I’Anson
  • The High Himalaya. Art Wolfe

Passport & Visas

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required for visits to countries outside the EU. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport for each country that you visit.

TRANSIT VIA INDIA

If you are travelling via India (Delhi or Calcutta) to your destination you may also require a visa for India. This may apply even if you are not leaving the airport unless your baggage has been checked all the way through to your destination. Generally, if you use the same carrier for both legs of your journey, you will not need an India Visa.

VISA NEPAL

All nationalities require a visa and this can be obtained on arrival at Kathmandu Airport.The visa process is automated and this includes having your photograph taken. The visa fee is $25 for 15 days, $40 for 30 days, $100 for 90 days. The visa is FREE for children under 10 years. The visa allows multiple re-entry. Payment must be made in cash and USD, GBP or Euros are accepted. Whilst these are not now needed for the visa process, we recommend that you travel with at least 2 spare passport photographs.

TREKKING PERMITS – WHAT DO WE NEED FROM YOU ?

Mount Everest Marathon (MEM). Ganesh Himal Panorama Trek (GHP). Lamjung Himal Trek (LHT). Pokhara to Kathmandu Bike (PKMB). Shey Gompa and Inner Dolpo (DOL). Dolpo to Mugu Trek (DTM). Middle Hills Arun River to Dudh Kosi (MHT). Around Manaslu Trek (MAN). Kangchenjunga to Makalu Lumba Sumba La (LSL).

For each of these holidays, we need your passport details and we need to send through to Nepal ahead of your departure a scan of the information pages of your passport and a scan of a passport-style photograph of yourself. Please send these scans to us once your holiday is guaranteed.

EQUIPMENT  LIST

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag whilst trekking including your sleeping bag and mattress should be no more than 12.5 kgs. This limit which is set by the porters is strictly enforced and bags will be weighed prior to setting off on trek. Anything not required on the trek can be left at the group hotel in Islamabad. Please note that your mountaineering equipment will be packed into additional, communal kitbags at the start of the trekking and this equipment will not be part of your personal 12.5 kgs weight limit.

We will send you a list of detail items closer to your Holiday departure.

Please do drop us an email at info@trangoadventure.com if you need more information regarding Manaslu Trek.

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