Min 2 Pax
After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives will be there to greet you. Shortly after the welcome, you will be transferred to a good hotel in Kathmandu. You will meet your trekking guide after you've freshened up who will detail you on the trip. You will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine for dinner as a welcome gesture.
Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 5 Kilometers from Airpot to Thamel.
After your morning breakfast, you will be taken for a tour of spiritual attractions around Kathmandu Valley. These historic, religious landmarks are world heritage sites and you'll immerse yourself in the different rituals and the cultural diversity found in the capital.
The Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), Lord Shiva Temple (Pashupatinath), and Buddhist Shrine (Bouddhanth) are popular destinations where you will find lots of different religious activities and rituals being performed. In the afternoon, you will have an orientation and trip discussion. You should prepare for your trip starting tomorrow.
Meals: Breakfast, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu.
On this day, you will trek east into the main valley of the Budi Gandaki River. A small ascend takes you to the pass of Gupsi Dada (3000m) where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Buddhi, Ganesh Himal, mt.Manaslu, Shringi, and Langtang range. From the pass, you will descend to Barpak and Laprak which is a beautiful Gurung community. There are no words to describe the beautiful place. I am sure will get a lot of fun and satisfaction from visiting this place.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Laprak, Distance: 10 Kilometer.
Today after breakfast trek to Khorlabesi today our destination, trekking eastward to Manaslu main valley, you will descend from Larpak to cross a suspension bridge. A steep climb passing the village of Singla provides magnificent views of Manaslu Himal and the range. You will descend down to Kholrabesi you trek with scenic wonderful views of local society along the way.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Khorlabesi, Distance: 11 -13 Kilometer.
After breakfast lead the way to Jagat, today you will meet a lot of people taking to Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek, after a short trek along the trail, you will reach Tatopani, a natural hot spring. From there, you cross the suspension bridge of the Budhi Gandaki River and climb on a ridge to Dobhan.
You will set the trail on the rugged rail of Duman. The trail can be difficult due to the stone stairs but you are rewarded with the wondrous nature and its scenery. Trekking along the Budhi Gandaki River and we are entry Manaslu restricted area will start from here, short climb to reach the village of Jagat.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Jagat, Distance: 10.4 Kilometer.
one this day after having breakfast lead to way Chumling, Lush jungle and three more suspension bridges usher us into the mystical Buddhist valley, and after an initial sharp climb, the rest of our hike to Chumling is a fairly leisurely one that allows us to relax and take in the beauty of the valley. You will arrive at Chumling shortly after passing a few villages. There is an old unexplored Chumling gompa along the stone streets in the village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Chumling, Distance: 7.8 Kilometer.
Today morning after having breakfast, Crossing the suspension bridge beginning the trek from Chumling. You can enjoy the terrific views of the Ganesh Himal more snow coverage mountain and forest hill rocks mountain.
Trekking along the Rainjham and Serpu Khola leads to the unexplored hidden valley of Tsum. A steep climb leads to Chhokangparo which lets you enjoy the amazing views of wondrous Himalchuli (7893m).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Chumling, Distance: 7.5 Kilometer
Today one can walk for 5-6 hours from Chekampar to the Nile. We can visit Milarepa Cave (locals call it Piren Phu). The entry fee was NPR 300 as of 2015. Although it is an easy walk to the Nile; We can feel the height while going up so it is recommended to walk lightly up Chokhangparo, it is better to be careful of height problems. We hike through Phurba and Pangdun.
Leaving the old historical Stupa of the Buddha, one crosses the village of Chule, ascends the upper stream, crosses the bridge, and finally arrives at the Nile. If you consider we can visit the famous monastery of Chule located at the top of your area.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in the Nile, Distance: 5 Kilometer.
Today After having breakfast; We go on a walking tour to make a day of exploring the famous and religious Mu Gompa without carrying our luggage. Now we are approaching the border of Tibet. we are along the western edge of the valley through the Tibetan landscape.
On this day, you will trek west of the valley climbing up to Mu Gompa. You will get the amazing landscapes of Tibetan Peaks and Ganesh Himal as you will be close to the Tibetan border, you will not find local houses, but a few yak farms in the rugged region. You can explore the area after your lunch at Bhajyo. Rachen Gumba is a nunnery in the Shiar Khola Valley since 1905 A.D. It is one of the largest nunneries in the region.
You can enjoy the splendid painting interiors which are filled with Buddhist mural paintings. You will continue trekking south and descend to reach Chhokam paro.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Chekam Paro, Distance: 12.10 Kilometer.
This morning after having breakfast you start to trek for Lokpal, it is the same way back to Lokpa via Chumling again though there is an alternative trail via Ripchet that detour at the bridge. Here, we will be following the trail into the forest again which takes 6 to 7 hours. Spending a night at Lokpa we will arrange to shift towards Deng.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Lokpa, Distance: 17.8 Kilometer.
the northern route, you will pass the village of Dorjon Kharkha and Rana. After crossing a large suspension bridge in the main valley of Manaslu Budhi Gandaki river, and trekking for a while you will reach the village of Deng for an overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Deng, Distance: 13 Kilometer.
Today you will trek along a relatively flat terrain initially. The trail slowly ascends through the forest arriving at Namrung. You can enjoy the wonderful panorama of Manaslu and other peaks from the trail.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Namrung, Distance: 19 Kilometers.
You will be trekking the Buddhism-influenced region again. You will trek along with the spiritual architects and influences along the trail. Climbing through the forest of Lhi serves the spectacular rise of Ganesh Himal. After descending to Sho, you will take another steep climb and reach the campsite, which is on a ridge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Lho, Distance: 10 Kilometers.
You will follow the small tributary of Budi Gandaki along the shady fir forest. After a short climb to a plateau reaches the village, Shayla. You will find surrounded by high mountains: Himal Chuli, Peak 29, Manaslu, and the range.
You can see large glaciers, snowy summits, and the high-standing Ganesh Himal. At the end of the village, stays a monastery of Sama. The village is inhabited by Tibetans and you can get a rich experience of the Buddhist culture.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Sama-Gaon, Distance: 9 Kilometers.
Today, it is rest and acclimatization day as it is very important to get acclimatized considering AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness). The elevation goes higher and the air becomes thinner now. It is always suggested to hike higher and sleep lower which makes you properly acclimatized, drinking more water is recommended. Hike slow and gentle walk is always wise.
If you feel fine and strong; Sama Gaun offers several days-long hikes. Day hike to Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, and Excursion to Birendra Lake is very popular to do day excursion.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Samagaon, Distance: 10 Kilometers.
Trek down to Budi Gandaki and follow the river north. Taking the left trail leads to Manaslu Base Camp. The Larkya La trail will pass through several Mani walls and leads to a shelf above the river passing the lush forests of Juniper and Birch in Kermo Khalkha.
You will climb down the shelf, cross a wooden bridge, and climb steeply on a promontory between the forks of the Budhi Gandaki River. You will reach Samdo after passing through a large white Kani.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Samdo, Distance: 9 Kilometers.
Continuing your walk down the edge, you will cross a wooden bridge and start trekking uphill. You will cross multiple streams and can witness the amazing Larkya Glacier. Going around the valley of Salka Khola and taking a small climb reaches the stone guest house at 4450m.
The guest house is more of a shelter and is called a Dharmashala. You will stay at the Dharmashala in Larkya Phedi and camp for the night. Tomorrow you will cross the famous Larkya Pass.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Dharmashala, Distance: 8 Kilometers.
Taking an early start, you will trek across the moraines of the glacier, ascending gradually into the steppe, a challenging trail. After the climb, you will reach the Larkya Pass, where you will savor the spectacular views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, and the huge Annapurna II.
After the spectacular views of the sky-high mountains, you will trek to Bimtang along the rugged low land pastures. You will reach Bimtang experiencing the evening mist coming in from Manaslu. It's a wonderful experience you would not want to miss.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Bhimtang, Distance: 24.7 Kilometers.
Today you will descend from Bimthang (3590m) to Dharapani (1860m). The trail could be difficult due to the rugged trail and great descent. From the valley of Burdin Khola, you will pass rhododendron forests reaching Karcher which is the highest cultivating place in the valley.
You will descend to the village of Gho. Following the north bank of the river, you will reach Tilje and cross the wooden bridge of Dudh Khola and continue the trail to Dharapani.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Dharapani, Distance: 24.3 Kilometers.
Today after having breakfast, you drive to Besi Sahar from Dharpani, you will through the interesting villages of Bhulbhule, Khudi, etc. These villages have terrace fields on the banks of the Marshyangdi River, and the villages are clung very high to the hillsides, and flat valleys and reach the village of Tal (1675m). The village of Tal stays at the foot of a large waterfall, with an amazing climate.
Following the drive, you reach Chyamje and drive A steep descent from the Jagat through the Marshyangdi valley to reach Syange. A last the rugged trail reaches Besi Sahar and touches the urbanization. You will rest at Besisahar and drive back to Kathmandu tomorrow.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Guesthouse in Besisahar, Distance: 58 Kilometers.
You will take a drive back to Kathmandu along the banks of Marshyangdi and the Trishuli River. The hour-long drive is filled with picturesque scenery of the high hills, a glimpse of mountains, terrace farming, and villages. After you reach Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day resting or strolling around the valley shopping for souvenirs.
You will have a grand farewell dinner, enjoy the amazing meals and celebrate the success of the journey.
Kathmandu or Pokhara:
Drive time: 6 to 7 hours, Distance: Besisar Kathmandu 178 kilometers, Distance: Besisar to Pokhara 106 kilometers, Accommodation: Three-star category hotel in Kathmandu, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
The amazing, wondrous, long, strenuous journey has officially ended. You will have enough time before your flight to organize photos, trade emails with your companions, or shop/stroll around.
Our representative will drop you at the International Airport and say goodbye. As you board your flight and reach the clouds, you will remember trekking above the misty clouds, and you will wish to come back to Nepal for another exciting adventure.
We trust you made some incredible memories with us. Thank you, have a safe journey home.
Meal: Breakfast Included.
Compared to other popular areas of trekking Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit is fairly newly opened areas for trekking. 1991 Manaslu has been allowed for outside visitors since 1991 and Tsum Valley late during 2008. Buts all travelers require special permits to enter around this restricted region of Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit.
Starts with a moderate walk with a climb to Barphak village and downhill to join the main trail of Manaslu Circuit and Tsum valley. The walking trail is well maintained by villagers, the only hard section is going steep uphill for some hours for a few days, on reaching Manaslu and Tsum Valley, walk-on gradual ups and downs. The only tough steep climb is on the day crossing high Larke-La pass, where the climb is of more than 3-4 hours till you reach on top of Larke-La pass at5,106 m and 16,752 feet high. From the pass, a long descend to Bhimthang and then on the gradual downhill with a few short climb to Dharapani village where the walk ends then drive back to Kathmandu.
Mt. Manaslu is listed as the world's 8th highest mountain with a series of satellite peaks such as Bauddha and Himal Chuli peaks above 7,000 m high, Mt. Manaslu is 8,163 m and 26, 781 feet high. Located Nepal Far North Mid-West Himalaya, on Old Himalaya Trans Himalaya Salt Trade and Caravan Route Trails of Nepal and Tibet / China.
At present motorable has extended till Machha-Khola and close to Barphak village which saves two days of trekking duration, and after crossing high Larke-la pass, on entering Manang area, the motorable road meets at Dharapani village at the end of the trek. Where one drives back to Kathmandu or stays overnight at Besisar town before heading to Kathmandu.
As per the season, normally morning and late afternoon till night time it gets much cold, including on shady places away from sun-lights. In the high trekking season from March to May, the weather is fine and clear with sunny days, maximum temperatures of + 20 to + 25 degrees Celsius, minimum of - 5 to - 10 degrees Celsius, especially from Sama village till Larke-La Pass. Where the wind-chill factor adds colder.
In autumn/fall which is one of the best and high seasons, + 16 to + 20 degrees Celsius, minimum of - 10 to - 15 degrees Celsius, especially from Sama and Samdu village till Dharapani is reached with coldest wind-chill factor on crossing Larke-La Pass. However, walking keeps you warm as well inside the cozy lodge, after ending a nice scenic trek of the day.
During the high season gets more trekkers during spring and autumn, due to the restricted trekking zone, where trekkers must obtain a special permit to enter the high Manaslu valley. Where visitors need to pay a special extra fee that makes less number of trekkers than other normal mainstream trekking destinations of Nepal Himalaya. At present, it is getting more popular where the number of trekkers has increased over the years.
Normally, all trekkers are aware of traveling around Asian and developing countries, the only major problem trekkers can find is altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). However, some trekkers can get sick like diarrhea and from high altitude walks for normal symptoms rest for a few days till the victims' recovers and is able to continue walking.
But in a severe and serious situation, the only way of fast and immediate emergency rescue is by helicopter service, to reach the nearest hospital and medical care. In this emergency case where victims have to bear all the expenses to be claimed from their health and medical insurance.
Barphak village lodges of homely type with nice simple huts but clean rooms and food menu is limited. But from Jagat to Sama-Gaon the lodges are much better with good food with a long list of food menus. Around Tsum valley the lodges are simple and basic, with normal good meals, but as you reach large villages foods of various choices from Continental, Indian, Chinese, and Tibetan with typical Nepalese foods. Most lodges have common baths and toilets due to harsh terrain and cold climate.