Manaslu Camping Trekking is yet untouched trekking trail in Nepal which is the seventh highest mountain in the world offers a unique opportunity to experience the Manaslu and Ganesh Himal areas.
Manaslu Camping Trekking is yet untouched trekking trail in Nepal which is the seventh highest mountain in the world offers a unique opportunity to experience the Manaslu and Ganesh Himal areas. Manaslu Himal is lying in the north of Nepal neighboring to the Tibetan border and the eastern Annapurna region. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and unspoiled. This area is relatively unknown to trekkers due to its relatively recent discovery in the 1950’s when Tilman first visited .Manaslu trekking has been open since 1991, it provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet and is now a controlled trekking route, allowing organized trekking groups special permits to gain entry into this region to venture round its spectacular circuit. This is not to say that it is not famous. Not only does it has an important place among the world's highest peaks, but also has a unique environment and exceptionally rich bio-diversity, which has made this region a fascinating destination.
The majestic Himalayan ranges in this area consist of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna, all features of this region, have made it one of the most well liked places of Nepal.
Manaslu and Ganesh Himal appear from a distant horizon to be shimmering mountains hanging, attaching only to the earth by thin silvers of mist. Terraces are supported by the foothills and lower valleys and water buffalo plough and provide milk and meat, reflecting the natural life of the villagers. Traditional homes found in this area are full of cultural handicrafts and paintings done in the traditional manner. During the blossoming season, bananas are abundant and cicadas gather in the trees. The trek to Manaslu through the Budhi Gandaki gorge is continuous ascents and descents, from which may arise a few problems for the inexperienced / new trekkers. Being an adventurous trekker however, you can meet thousands of other brave hearts irrespective of cultural difference.
Day 01: Arrival and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu
Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes
Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m)
In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration. In the late afternoon you will be issued with your Trek Pack and departure information for the next morning.Meals included: 1 breakfast.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (640meters) 5 hours.
Your Trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up, from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours we will be driving on dirt road. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (775meters) 6 hours.
Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River - an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (900meters) 5.30 hours.
The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1340meters) 6 hours.
After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 07: Trek to Ngyak (2310meters) 6 hours.
After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 meters) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Ghap (2100meters) 6 hours.
Follow the trail upstream of Deng River - a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 09: Trek to Lho (3200meters) 6 hours.
After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 meters) and Manaslu (8150 meters) are visible from here. Tonight we camp near a spring at Lho gaon - a small village. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 10: Trek to Samagompa (3500meters) 6 hours.
You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for night halt. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Stone Hut (4500meters) 5 hours.
Today we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement - Samdo. Here amid the most sever conditions of nature live some 200 villagers in forty houses check-by-jowl. Camp at Stone Hut. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 12: Acclimatization and exploration day.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for local excursion. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 13: Cross Larkya La (5215meters) and trek Bhimphedi (3590meters) 8 hours.
We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 14: Trek to Tilje (3900meters) 5 hours.
The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through fig tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 15: Trek to Tal (1725meters) 5 hours.
Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 16: Trek to Jagat (1300meters) 5 hours.
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal pani We will have overnight stay at Jagat. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 17: Trek to Baundanda (1275meters) 5 hours.
Ascending gently for 30 minutes and the trail runs gently down to Sanjee village, then trail goes up for 15 minutes to Gharmuu Phant. From here another 2 hours easy walk and 30 minutes up will take to the village of Bahundanda. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 18: Trek to Beshisahar. 5 hours.
The trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Naadi. From here the trail takes you to the bank of Marshyngdi River and town of Bhulbhule, Khudi all the way to Besisahar. Overnight at Tented Camp.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu by bus. 7 hours.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu or self visit to bhaktapur city.
Day 21: Tour ends