Entering Manaslu is like stepping back in time as you follow an ancient salt-trading route that snakes along the sides of Budhi Gandaki, a tributary of the larger Gandaki before crossing Larkya Glacier and rapidly descending to connect with the Annapurna trail. There are two main ethnic groups inhabiting the Manaslu region: Tsum and Nubri. Of these, the Tsum have remained a relatively untouched traditional culture and can be best appreciated by including a visit to their secluded valley, one of the eight sacred valleys known as “beyuls” in the inner Himalayas and its century old Tibetan traditions, as part of your adventure… Incorporating a Tsum Valley diversion into your Manaslu circumnavigation adds an extra unique dimension that will leave you feeling spiritually fulfilled and re-connected with life’s simple pleasures.
These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel , welcome dinner overnight Hotel
Day 2Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu,preparation day, overnight Hotel.
Day 3Drive to Soti Khola (570m), 6-7 hrs - overnight guesthouse
Day 4Trek to Tatopani (990m) 7-8hrs via Machhakhola (930m), overnight teahouse
Day 5Trek to Jagat (1340m) 6-7hrs via Yuru (1330m), overnight teahouse
Day 6Trek to Philim (Deng Village) (1600m) 6-7hrs, overnight teahouse
Day 7Trek to Bihi Phedi (1985m) 5-6hrs via Pewa, overnight teahouse
Day 8Trek to Namrung (2660m) 5-6hrs via Prok (2380m), overnight teahouse
Day 9Trek to Lho (3180m) via Lihi (2910m), 6-7 hours, overnight teahouse
Day 10Trek to Samagaon (3530m) 6-7hrs via Shyala (3520m), overnight teahouse
Day 11Acclimatisation day, trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4600m) 4-5hrs and return to Samagaon, overnight teahouse
Day 12Trek to Samdo (3800m) 4-5hrs overnight teahouse
Day 13Acclimatisation day, option: trek to Tibetan border taking the main road through Rui La Pass (4998m) and return to Samdo 6-7hrs overnight teahouse
Day 14Trek to Dharamshala (4460m) or Larke Phedi, 7-8 hours, overnight teahouse
Day 15Trek to Bhimtang (3720m) via Larke La Pass (5106m), 9-10 hours, overnight teahouse
Day 16Trek to Dharapani, (1550m) 7-8hrs overnight teahouse
Day 17Trek to Syange (1100m) 6-7hrs overnight guesthouse
Day 18Drive to Kathmandu, 8-9 hrs, a farewell dinner, overnight Hotel
Day 19International Departure
Price: USD 600This trek will take you on a journey of discovery. Each location in your itinerary has been deliberately selected to offer you superb mountain views.
Price: USD 900Highlights of this compact trip include a breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill, walking in the shadows of giant peaks such as Annapurna (8109m), Dhaulagiri (8176m) and Machhapuchhare (Fish tail) peak…
Price: USD 1100Highlights of this trip include the Mt. Dhaulagiri icefall at Kalopani, visiting Muktinath Monastery, one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindu Vaishnavas and Tibetan Buddhists.
Price: USD 1100The Pikey Peak Trek is a well-known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets featuring the outlines of the most spectacular towering mountain giants.
Price: USD 1150This itinerary is perfect for people who have short time constraints, a love for the mountains and want all of this in a relatively easier package (below 4000m) than hiking over high passes to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lakes.
Price: USD 1050This trek is both remote and compact, passing through isolated Gurung villages, beautiful rhododendron forests and rarely-trekked high alpine pastures.
Price: USD 1100 Trekking in Annapurna region will give you a feast of high mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna 1 (8051m), Annapurna South (7219m) and the holy Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) Peak.
Price: USD 800This trek offers you the chance to investigate the rich culture and hospitality of the Tamang including the lifestyles, architecture of their mountain homes and ancient monasteries along the way.
Price: USD 1200Highlights of this truly unforgettable paradise include the Langtang Valley which is enclosed by snow-capped mountains and features relatively untouched Tamang culture and of course the high altitude sacred lake of Gosainkunda (4300m) in the South- West of the national park.