Around Manaslu, 27 days trek/ 4nights kathmandu total 31 days
Level: Difficult (max. altitude 5,100 m)
Best Months : March-May,Sep-Nov
This is one of the most challenging, remote, and spectacular treks that Nepal has to offer. There are the subtropical lowlands where tobacco and wheat are grown, and where the dress and appearance of people is more typically 'Nepali', but still far removed from the hustle and bustle and development of parts of east Nepal or the Annapurna circuit. There are the highlands (called Nupri), where the cultue, dress, speech, food - and even the products in the shops - tell a story of a centuries-long affinity with and descent from Tibet. There are frozen lakes and Tibetan monasteries, and in the lower reaches of the trek, that wonderfully syncretic mix that is Nepali culture and religion, for example, the Gurungs of the middle hills, who speak a completely different language from their namesakes just west in the Annapurna region and who practise religion on every part of the Hindu-buddhist spectrum. The thriving trade between Nupri and Tibet continues along the same ancient routes that criss-cross the path of the trek.
When you make your way up the very challenging trails along the near perpendicular Buri Gandaki Valley, the highlights of the landscape are the spectacular Manaslu (8,156 m), the seventh highest peak in the world and the sixth-highest in Nepal, as well as Himlung (7,126 m), Annapurna II ((7,937 m), Himalchuli (7,893 m), and Ngadi Chuli (7,879 m). The flora and fauna range from sal, oak, bamboo, and rhododendron forests to juniper and birch forests, and langur monekys to blue sheep and impeyan pheasants, Nepal's national bird.
1. Receive at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
2. Free day in kathmandu , night at hotel.
3. Kathmandu –Trisuli Bazar by bus Camp at Bhangang Phedi (school)
4. Khangang Phedi – Katunja Bazar
5. Katunja Bazar – Kashi Pasal
6. Hashi Pasal – Arket
7. Arket – Kurshani Bari
8. Kurshani Bari – Machha Khola
9. Machha Khola – Doban
10. Doban – Ghattay Khola
11. Ghattay Khola – Nyag (2 300 m)
12. Nayg – Visham
13. Visham - Nambru
14. Nabru – Leo ( 3 1000m)
15. Loe – Samagong
16. Samagong – Samdu (last village)
17. Samdu – Larkay La Base Camp (Larkya Bazar)
18. Larkay La – Pass
19. Pass – Pokherlake (5 213 m)
20. Pokherlake – Karche
21. Karche – Thanje (2 000m)
22. Thanje – Chonce
23. Chonce – Bahundanda
24. Bahundanda – Khundi
25. Khudi – Baglong Pany
26. Baglong Pany – Khudi
27. Khudi – Beglong Pany
28. Phedi – Pokhara
29. Pokhara – Kathmandu by bus
30. Free day in kathmandu for shopping.
31. Transfer to the airport or own destination.
Cost on your request
Cost quoted in itineraries includes:
ü Airport-hotel transfer at arrival and departure
ü Domestic land and air transport as described in itinerary
ü Four nights 2 stars accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Hotel UTSE or similar.
ü All trekking and conservation area and national park permit fees,
For Camping or Tented Trek
ü All meals, camping gear (except sleeping bags) such as tents, kitchen equipment etc, salaries and insurance for guides, sherpas, cooks, porters (who will carry 15 kilos of personal belongings per person) etc during tented treks.
ü Re-confirmation of flight
Cost quoted does not include:
ü Your international flight into and out of Nepal
ü Travel insurance
ü Domestic and international airport taxes
ü Lunch, dinner, drinks in Kathmandu (US$6-15 per day)
ü Tips, souvenirs or other shopping