Manaslu Trekking - 13 days
Manaslu Trekking is a customized trekking of Nepal Manaslu Trekking 17 days. We see the trekkers prefer tailor made trip itineraries to suit their interest and budget. So, we have come up with these Nepal Manaslu Trekking 13 days.
Manaslu Trekking in Nepal is best known as one of the adventurous trekking in Nepal. At the same time it is also known as one of the striking restricted area trekking.
Less populated and less beaten trails of Manaslu trekking route fascinate thousands of trekkers every year. The solitary and wilderness lovers find this trekking absolutely rewarding.
Manaslu Trekking is adventurous in the sense that the trekkers have to pass Larkya La pass which is above five thousand meter high and it is one of the highest passes in the world. But this pass offers us breathtaking mountain views including Mt. Manaslu.
The mani stoned wall, prayer flags, holy caves, settlements bordering to Tibet and the wild nature with mesmerizing mountain views are major highlights of Manaslu Trekking.
Highest Point Manaslu Trekking
Larkya La Pass is the highest point in Manaslu trekking which is at the elevation of 5,106 metres (16,752 ft) and alos a popular vantage point.
Manaslu Trekking Best Time of the Year
Between Sept to mid of the November is the best time for Manaslu Trekking. The weather is mild and pleasant. The mountain views are magnificent.
Manaslu Trekking permits
Since Manaslu Trekking is a restricted and remote area trekking, we have to obtain special trekking permit which will be collected by the tour or trekking company through which you are making your trek. The restricted area permit costs $70 first week + $10 if you want to prolong your trek thereafter.
We alos have another mesmerizing valley named Tsum Valley. To enter this valley we have to pay approximately: Sep to Nov US$35 for first 8 days, Dec to Aug US$25 for first 8 days. Days in Tsum don’t count against your Manaslu permit. But double check at the time you go.
Manaslu Trekking food and Accommodation
We will have organic food items produced locally. You are provided a menu amd you can go with the items mentioned in the menu. Basically, breads and Nepal dishes are popular in Manaslu region. One item of the food costs $4-9.
We will be experiencing very normal rural accommodation during the trek. The beds will neat. The toilets will normally be outside. The teahouses are made up of wooden planks. We suggest you to bring your sleeping bag.
Manaslu Trekking Distance
The total distance of Manaslu Trekking from Soti Khola to Dharmasala is 177 km. We divide this distance for 13- 17 days. We have to work 5-7 hours a day in average.
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Day 1: Day 01 - Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) via Arughat (695m/2280ft) Duration: 8-9 hrs
Day 2: Day 02 - Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
Day 3: Day 03 - Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 4: Day 04 - Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 5: Day 05 - Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 6: Day 06 - Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 7: Day 07 - Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 hrs
Day 8: Day 08 - Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 hrs
Day 9: Day 09 - Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 hrs
Day 10: Day10 - Dharmashala to Bhimphedi via Cross Larkya La pass
Day 11: Day 11 - Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Day 12: Day 12 - Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Day 13 - Chamje to Kathmandu (1337m) Duration: 8 hrs
Day 01 - Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) via Arughat (695m/2280ft) Duration: 8-9 hrs
This drive is via country road for 8-9 hours. Previously, the bus would go up to Arughat but nowadays we have bus access to Sotikhola. We experience country life and different ethnic people during our drive. Overnight at teahouse at Sotikhola.
Day 02 - Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
Today’s walk is along Budi Gandaki upward. We also encounter with riverbank and sand which are beautiful to capture. We also walk via different woodlands. Overnight at teahouse at Machha Khola
Day 03 - Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Duration: 6 hrs
First, we cross the Machha Khola and we arrive at Tatopani. We pass Tatopani and the trail widens with Budi Gandaki Valley. Finally , we arrive at Jagat. Overnight at teahouse at Jagat.
Day 04 - Jagat to Philim (1700m/5576ft) Duration: 5 hrs
We pass Jagat and arrive at Sirdabas which is a viewpoint that offers us captivating view of Shringi Himal. Following , we descend to the river and pass a suspension bridge. Now, we have step trail going all the way up to Philim. We have spare time to explore the area today. Overnight at teahouse at Philim.
Day 05 - Philim to Deng (2095m/6871ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Today, we experience mesmerizing water falls. We pass Eklebhatti and the trail leads us to the river and cross the suspension bridge twice. Now, we pass a camping site and arrive at Deng. Overnight at guesthouse at Deng.
Day 06 - Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 hrs
We, today, encounter with steep trail which leads us to mesmerizing views of landscapes and mountain peaks. The valleys and settlements of ethnic groups are major attractions of today’s trip. We also experience mani stones ( prayer stones) and inscriptions. The Tibetan insight will be new for us today. Finally, we arrive at Namrung.
Day 07 - Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 hrs
We still walk via mani stones and pass the village of Lo. The village of Lo offers us an incredible view of Peak 29. Optionally, we can trek to Pungen Glacier which offers us mesmerizing view of Manaslu. Now, we head to Sama Gompa. Our further walk for more 2o minutes takes us to Samagaon. Overnight at teahouse to Samagaon.
Day 08 - Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 hrs
Today’s walk is via beautiful valleys. We capture some breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu. Today’s view of Mt. Manaslu might be the most spectacular for the entire trip. Finally, we arrive at Tibetan refugee village, Samdo. Samdo is located at the border between Nepal and Tibet.
Day 09 - Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 hrs
We first cross the streams and arrive at Larkya Bazar. Now, we have a steep trail to Dharmasala. Overnight at teahouse at Dharmasala.
Day10 - Dharmashala to Bhimphedi via Cross Larkya La pass
From Dharmashala, we will trek to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La pass (5220m/17121ft), walking for approximately 8-9 hrs We have tough work today. We will face the highest point of this trekking, Larkya la Pass. Larkya La Pass is a vantage point which offers us magnificent Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Koru (6981meters) and Annapurna II (7937meters). Passing through the moraines, we arrive at Bhimphedi. Overnight at teahouse at Bhimphedi.
Day 11 - Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Today’s trek passes through paddy fields. We also pass through fig and rhododendron forest. Today’s walk is all the down. Overnight at Teahouse at Tilje
Day 12 - Tilje to Chamje (1410m/4625ft) Duration: 6-7 hrs
Today, we follow the paved trail all the way down to Dharapani. When we get Dharapani, our trail combines with Annapurna Circuit Trekking. Then, further, we walk to Chamje. Overnight at teahouse at Chamje.
Day 13 - Chamje to Kathmandu (1337m) Duration: 8 hrs
We first take local jeep upto Besisahar. We, now, take either private car or public bus to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in the evening.
Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Trip Grade: Challenging
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 20 People
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Departure From: Kathmandu
Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and All Meals During The Trek
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