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Manaslu Round Trek

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 5200

Duration: 21 Days

Grade: Fairly Strenuous

Himalayan sights: Amazing views of Manaslu &, Ganesh Himal

Accommodation: Tourist star to five star as request

Transportation: By Tourist Vehicle/ Flight

Group Size: 03-12 persons per Group if more we splits group.

Best season: Spring (March –June) Autumn(Sept-November)

Major Activity: Trekking

Include Activity: Sights trip of Kathmandu.

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu (TIA)

Departure From: Kathmandu (TIA)

Meals: During the trek (B.L.D), BB plan in Kathmandu

Culture: Mixed culture of Bhotiya,Lama and Sherpa

Mode of Travel: camping only

This Manaslu round trek was officially opened to tourists in 1991, but mountaineering expeditions have long had access to the area. In 1950 a party led by HW Tilman trekked from Thonje to Bimtang and Colonel Jimmy Roberts crossed the Larkya La looking for an interesting mountain to climb. Manaslu (8156m.) was attempted by Japanese expeditions every year from 1952 until 1956, when the first ascent was made. It thus became known as a 'Japanese mountain', and much of the information about the area was available only in Japanese. The Japanese continued to dominate the climbing scene on Manaslu until 1971.

Though the Larkya La is not a difficult pass, the trek around Manaslu is harder than most in Nepal. In many places the walls of the Budhi Gandaki valley are perpendicular, so you cannot walk along the bottom of the valley. There is a huge amount of wasted climbing involved during the first part of the trek as you climb up and down over ridges or onto shelves to bypass cliffs. The trail is rough and steep and it often literally hangs on a bluff high above the river. The trek is remote and has no rescue facilities or opportunities to bail out if you are tired. There is only one facility that might conceivably be called a trekkers' hotel, and there are few English signboards between Arughat and Tilje.

Highlights

  • Keep on touch with local peoples
  • Experience the different culture
  • Visit Tibetan Syalla and Sama village
  • Amazing views of Manaslu &, Ganesh Himal
  • Larke La Pass(5235m)
  • Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m
  • Spectacular views of the Ice fluted
  • Unique human civilization at high altitude

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel (1350m)

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha (914m.) which takes approximately six hours. Then trek to Arughat, over night in Tent.

Day 03: Trek From Arughat to Khanchok(950m) ,which takes about five hours and over night in tent.

Day 04: Trek from Khanchok to Sotikhola (1165m),which takes about five hours overnight in the camp.

Day 05: Trek from Sotikhola to Machhakhola(1330m), which takes about five and half hours and over night in tent.

Day 06: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat(1350m), Which takes about six hours and over night in the camp.

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Ngyak(2300m), which takes about five hours and over night in the camp.

Day 08: Trek from Ngyak to Namrung(2550m), which takes about six hours and then over night in the camp.

Day 09: Trek from Namrung to Syalla village (3150m), Which takes about five hours and then over night in the camp.

Day 10: Trek from Syalla Village to Sama Gaun(3780m),Which Takes about seven hours and over night in the camp.

Day 11: Rest day at Sama Village for acclimatization.

Day 12: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3690m.) and it takes about four hours.

Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.) which takes about three hours.

Day 14: Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) and it takes about seven hours.

Day 15: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860 m.) which takes about four hours.

Day 16: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) which takes about six hours.

Day 17: Trek from Jagat to Nagdi (850m.) and it takes about four hours.

Day 18: Trek from Nagdi to Besishahar (823m.) which takes about four hours.

Day 19: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu, which takes about seven hours.

Day 20: Sight Trip in Kathmandu,Shopping and Nepalese cultural program with farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 21: Final departure ,or alternative Join other activities.

Price for the Trip
  • The cost of the Trip depend group size, Category of the trip and your desire (budget)
  • The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements.
  • The Itinerary may be changed after understanding by both agency and client. Additional activities could be added or reduce as per client's request before confirming the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added as per mutual understanding.
  • The itinerary mentioned above is published from Airport to Airport services for the betterment of the client. Due to various categories Hotel facilities in the Capital City they may choice for their own and if required through us, we provide the facilities Also.
  • The cost also affect the number of guides and porters 
  • For these reasons the same trek can higher and lower price.
  • With above reasons please contact us for up to date reasonable price.

Cost Include

  • pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport .
  • 3 Nights requested category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) for Shey PhoksundoNational park and Annapurna Conservation Area.
  • Special Permit for National Park entry for Upper Mustang
  • TIMS card(Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Necessary staff during the trekking period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • High altitude trekking  porters may carry 25 kg each. We supply 2:1 trekking porters in camping as needed.
  • Complete camping /Trekking equipment for trekking.
  • Trekking porter carry all personal gear and group equipment
  • Dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses are avilable Sharing with other member.
  • Two member has one tent for camping during trekking period
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • An Experienced  Government license holder Trekking guide trained in wilderness first aid.
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Snowy Horizon  Special Gifts (T-shirt, Pashmina )

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  • Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water
  • Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internet.
  • All kind of Personal Expenses.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

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Terms & Conditions

Trekking is an adventure activity involving multiday walk on village trails, National Park trails and climber’s trails often on reasonably steep terrain and snow at higher altitudes often crossing high passes in the range of 5500m/18000ft.

It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available.

In Nepal children below 18 years of age are required to trek accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Depending on trekking area you may require a special trekking permit while other areas would require only conservation/national park entry permit and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.

In General treks vary in duration from 2 to 4 weeks;average one would trek between 4 to 6 hours per day.

On most established treks bottled water is ubiquitously availableas well as locally purified drinking water is available in many villages along the trek. Otherwise, you can use boiled water supplied by the teahouse or camping crew.

On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you withcontinental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available.

It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone

You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths

At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.

You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.

We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men travelling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have very good relationships with lodges we use and our guides aware all the time of whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continues visual contact.

On the trek we provide all accommodation, food and we cover park fees, so you need to take only small amount of money to purchase water, small snack and tea outside meals, localsouvenirs, tips or donations to monasteries if you wish to donate small change. $20 per day should be sufficient to cover such expenses

Majority of trekking is done with lodge/guesthouse accommodation unless you prearranged camping based trip. There are very few trekking areas where lodge accommodation is unavailable and we will offer there a tent accommodation only.

Teahouse trekking is a trekking where your accommodation and meal are arranged in a local lodge/house with full board services.

Camping trekking is a trekking where we provideyou with tent accommodation and full board with meals to be cooked by professional trekking cook in a mobile camp equipped with akitchen and with adequate support staff of kitchen helpers, guides and porters.

It depends on trekking route and altitude; typically a trekking porter would carry load of 15kg to 25kgand camping porter would carry load up to 40kg.

In Nepal it is not customaryto tip but porters and guides would expect and appreciate a small tip. Your tip will go long way to help their families.

Trekking is for you and everyone who is patient and physically fit and enjoys outdoors.

You should have a general good level of physical fitness, general hiking experience, do not have any chronic or acute issues with your leg functions andbementally comfortable withmulti-day hikes, than you are ready for trekking.

In principle if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world and you are currently fit for trekking, there is nothing to stop you from Himalayan trekking in Nepal. You just need to increase your cardiovascular capacityto be able to cope with high elevation, where the oxygen density is much lower.

Post-monsoon period from September to December and pre-monsoon season from February to May are the best period for trekking in Nepal. In winter, December till February, at high elevation is very cold and heavy snowfalls may impede crossing of high passes but trekking in low elevations below 3000m is accessible all year round. In summer, June till August is a monsoon season and trekking is very wet, however in rain shadow areas such as Upper Mustang trekking in monsoon season is feasible and pleasant.

It all depends on the time and altitude of your trek. You may require Down Jacket, warm fleece jacket, warm thermal underwear, trekking pants and shorts, sleeping bag, trekking boots and a backpack, camera and your personal medication. Consult lists of cloth and equipment on our website as a guide and use a common sense to pack enough but not too much at the same time.

We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from safety aspect you should not be alone. Travelling through villages there are many trails and if you took wrong path accidently it may be difficult to communicate with locals to get back on the right path or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English

You will be taken immediately to the lower altitude first and will be provided first aid as the immediate treatment and then if necessary the guide will call the rescue helicopter tofly you down to Kathmandu or Pokharausing your rescue insurance.

Anywhere from 5km to 15km depending on condition of trekking trail and the altitude of the trekking route.

Client Review

Manaslu Round Trek

Rated 5/5 based on 26 customer reviews
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Drucker,Battes,middleton and Stolley

Manaslu Circuit (larke La Pass) Trek - Spring 2009

In July 2010 we have done a trekking in Nepal (Manaslu Circuit).

After long time inquiries and Communication, We booked our holiday’s trip with Snowy Horizon Treks in Nepal.  Being a traveler we have been very careful in selecting a porter guide to accompany during this trek. We booked Deepak Chhetri through Snowy Horizon Treks and we couldn't have made a better choice.

Mr Bhandari is a very kind, respectful and honest person who speaks and understands good English, Germany and Spanish as well. During the trek he took care of everything necessary and was a true addition to the experience. Being from the area he gave us lots of information and knew so many people along the route. I found it much easier to get in touch with the local people with Nepali Guide by our side, and there hasn't been a moment that we didn't feel safe. Besides that, Guide form Snowy Horizon has a very pleasant personality and is very funny to be around. I could truly recommend Snowy Horizon Treks to any single or group, traveler. All guesthouse owners, and other trekkers and porters/guides we met along the way enjoyed his company.

We think the company is professional and offers fair prices. The Company supplied our guide with a medical kit and insurance, we also find very good equipments.

We have a wonderful, memorable and unforgettable experience.

Best wishes

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