Manaslu trek bordering the Annapurna area to the west and Tibetan plateau on the north and east, the Manaslu region lies in Gorkha district to the west of Kathmandu. 177 km trek physically closer to Tibet than any other and opened in 1991 A.D.
Basically this is a trekking area, the region altitude rise a mere 600 m to 8163m (the summit of Mt. Manaslu the eight highest peak in the world).
The area offers classic setting for trekkers. Visitors will have opportunity to experience both nature and culture that would have otherwise disappeared had there been no conservation efforts. The region is full of pristine nature beckoning trekkers to explore more of it. The trekking route follows the Budi Gandaki River before reaching Larke La pass 5106 m and crossing over into the Manang district.
Kathmandu – Ghorkha by bus
Ghorkha – Khanchowk
Khanchowk – Arugha
Arughat – Khursanitar
Khursanitar – Machha Khola
Machha Khola – Jagat
Jagat – Ngyak
Ngyak – Ghayp (2095m.)
Ghayp – Namrung
Namrung – La Gaun (3150m.)
La Gaun – Sama Gompa (3500m.)
Rest at Sama Gompa
Sama Gompa – Samdo)
Samdo – Guest House (4450m.)
Guest House – Larke Phedi (5135m.)
Larke Phedi – Karche (2785m.)
Karche – Dharapani
Dharapani – Chamche
Chamche – Ngadi
Ngadi – Besi Sahar
Besi Sahar – Kathmandu or Pokhara by drive.
Check-list of personal equipment:
– Good standard trekking boots
– Camping shoes/thongs
– Down Jacket
– Trekking trousers
– Shorts (both casual and for treks)
– Swim wear
– Sun Hat
– Woollen Hat
– Nylon Windbreaker
– Strong Rucksack
– Sleeping Bag
– Water Bottle
– Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
– Toilet paper
– Sun block
– Travel Towel
– Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
– Camera & lenses
– Memory cards
– GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
– Book/music player/pack of cards
– A plastic bag for waste
– Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
- Airport pick up service/ Airport drop off service/Hotel pick up service/ hotel drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini (breakfast included)
- Entry permits and fees for all temples, parks, monasteries, and cultural and historical sites.
- Nepal Himalayan trip’s bag and cap as gifts to you
- License holder English speaking tour guide.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for guide and driver.
- Sightseeing in a private vehicle in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- All government taxes, VAT, Tourist Service charges and official expenses.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
- Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Secure Insurance Page)
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 orequivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100
- respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
- Tips for tour guide and driver(Tipping is expected).
- Any other expense, which is not mentioned in ‘Price Includes’ section.