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Around Manaslu Trekking

This is an isolated off the beaten track route into the most beautiful area with an unquestionably challenging journey through the spectacular tea houses. Trek around Manaslu over Larkya Pass is one of Nepal’s best kept secrets which offers unobstructed views of Manaslu and an incredible stunning panorama of the peaks on the Nepal–Tibet border, traverse through Hindu and Tibetan style villages along with ancient Buddhist monasteries, walk over glacial terrain and observe the dramatic landscapes, as Manaslu round trekking is a popular adventurous trek with a geographically fabulous and culturally fascinating, secluded and enriched topography for exploring the scenic beauty of the Himalayan region.

This quite wonderful trail circumnavigates an eye-catching Mount Manaslu (8,156m) – the eighth highest mountain in the world, which was officially opened to tourists for trekking purpose in 1991 only. It is naturally unspoiled trekking destination of Nepal with beautiful views of the Manaslu(8,156m), Himlachuli (7,893m), Shringi Himal (7,187m) and Ganesh Himal range. In general, relatively few travelers visit this region in comparison to Everest and Annapurna however it is becoming even more popular for cultural variety and its diverse range of scenery.

Arkhet is the initial starting point of the trek reached after scenic drive from Kathmandu, trek route heads crossing suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River valley upstream towards open valley into the delightful alpine meadows and cascading waterfalls, through the primarily inhabited by Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar and Gurung. From Soti Khola to Sama Gaon, is also popular for honey hunters of Nepal; From the village of Deng, we enter into Nubri valley, a religiously important typical Tibetan village with the rows of prayer wheels, flags and mani stone on the trial. With the hike through lush rhododendron and bamboo jungle, mountain view from this valley is just sensational. The trail makes its way to the barren yet mysterious rain shadow area of the villages Samdo and Sama Gaon to north of Manaslu and Himalchuli. Extra day at Sama Gaon is worth spending for an acclimatization day and visit for famous huge glacier Manaslu base camp and Birendra Lake. Then we escalate west and crossing the larkya La pass at 5100m is more exciting with the view of peaks such as Himlung Himal (7,126m), Choe Himal (6,820m), Gyaji Kung (7,030m), Kang Guna (6,981m), and Annapurna II (7,937m) to the west start to get tremendous. We descend linking the Budhi Gandaki with the Marsyangdi valley, from Bimtang the trail follows an ancient salt trading routes through alpine meadows, before joining the main Annapurna circuit trekking route and connecting to the bus ride at Dharapani. This region is the home to endangered animals and birds to have occasional chance to encounter with snow leopard, red pandas and blue sheep, Danphe, impeyan pheasant- Nepal’s colorful national bird, particularly in the northern reaches as Buddhist Tibetans strictly prohibit the killing of animals.

Around Manaslu trek itinerary over Larkya La Pass is one of the most dramatic pass crossings in the Himalayas, designed for limited timing and physically fit keen trekkers to hike at least 6 to 7 hours a day with light day pack to experience a real sense of adventure along with rural, mountain people’s life in Nepal. Our 15 days Manaslu Circuit trekking will be ideal for those wishing a relaxed trek in Manaslu region.


Day 1 : Drive to Arughat (5 to 6 hrs) then drive to Soti Khola (730m/2896ft) – about 2 hrs

Day 2 : Trek to Khorlebesi – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 3 : Philim (2240m) – 6 to 8 hrs

Day 4 : Ghab (2620m) – 6 to 7 hrs

Day 5 : Lho (3180m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 6 : Sama Gaon(3530m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 7 : Rest day in Samagaon (3,530m)

Day 8 : Larkya La Phedi (darma shala) (4,460m) – 5 to 6 hrs

Day 9 : Bimtang (3,590m) via crossing the Larkya la pass (5160m )- 7 to 9 hrs

Day 10 : Dharapani (1,860m) – 7 to 8 hrs

Day 11 : Drive to Besisahar (760m)and then Kathmandu at the same day – 9 to 10hrs

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Food: Included
Transfer: Included
Country: Nepal
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Airport: Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu,Nepal.
Registered Member of Tourism board of: 1495
Testimonials (Website,TripAdvisor, etc.): Yes
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Experience Level: Moderate
Tour operator name: Paul Gurung
Min group size: 2
Max group size: 10
Duration: 11
Provided Accommodation: Tent and Hostel/Hotel
Included in service: All airport and hotel transfer with private transportation. Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat to soti khola and from Dharapani to Kathmandu by Local bus. Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek. Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), assistant trekking guide, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter). Coverage of guides and porters meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment. Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees. Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card fee. Medical kit. Arrangement of Sleeping bags and Down Jacket for the Trek. Catering extra dietary requirements. All Government and Local Taxes. Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance). Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek. Farewell dinner.
Not included in Service: International Flight. Excess baggage charges. Accomodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu. Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhra due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary. Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone call, battery recharge, shopping, laundry, extra porters, beverages etc. Personal clothing and gear. Travel insurance. Tips for guide and porters. Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc. Thank you for choosing DWT! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Nepal!
Equipment to bring: It is recommended to consider following list of clothing and accessories equipments while packing for Around Manaslu trekking king. These are just a reminder and essential to have list of these equipment items prepared by focusing on comfort, convenience and enjoyable of your holiday. We understand that you may have your own personal preference for clothing which may be equally as suitable. We never recommend to our clients to bring over equipments which are unnecessary for the trek. Porter help carrying luggage has weight limit and not allow over 20 kg in trek. These equipments are also available in Kathmandu for buying or hiring. Head Sun hat or scarf Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat Headlight with extra batteries Face Sunscreen Sunglass with UV protection Face/body wipes Hands Light weight gloves Heavy weight winter gloves Body Hiking shirts Long sleeved shirt Hooded rain jacket Fleece jacket Light weight cotton pants T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool) Polypropylene underwear down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu) Sweater Water proof jacket and pants Foot wear Hiking Boots Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks) Essential gear Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not). Thermal bottle Water purification Trekking pole Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek) Toiletries Medium size drying towel Tooth brush Tooth paste Deodorant floss Bio degradable bar soap Nail clippers Small mirror Personal accessories Money Watch Cell phone Camera Extra items First aid kit Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport Notebook and pen Binocular
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Guaranteed departure dates: Regular departure during the Spring and Autumn
Terms and Conditions: To book trek, 10 % non-refundable of total trip cost along with following necessary documents in advance is required at the time of booking. The due amount can be payable upon arrival in Nepal. One passport photo copy  3 passport size photos  Insurance policy copy (coverage of the Rescue and Evacuation policy) including their details contact information (Policy number, contact/ Phone number )  Flight details You can proceed the transferring process in below mentioned address. BANK PAYMENT DETAILS USD (Dollar Account) Beneficiary Bank: HIMALAYAN BANK LTD. Bank Address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal Telex No.: 2789 HIBA NP SWIFT Code: HIMANPKA Beneficiary Name: Discovery World Trekking Pvt. Ltd. USD Account No: 01904337210015 OR Western union Money Transfer Name: Fal (Paul) Bahadur Gurung (Founder of Discovery World Trekking) Citizenship Number: 1/1179 Or Identity License Number: 2565174 Address: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal. Office number: 01-4258945 Cell number: 977-9840055491
Listing created Jul 31, 2016

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