Around Manaslu Trekking

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An exciting new route circumnavigating the World's eighth highest peak, Manaslu (8,163 m) was officially opened to trekkers in 1991.

The attraction of the under trekked trails and high mountain scenery is hard for the seasoned trekker to resist. This trek gives an insight into both Nepalese Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist cultures. Manaslu trek which passes through Labubeshi is an unfolding natural phenomenon of bio physical dynamics. Leaving behind the historical town of Gorkha and Arughat, the trail follows the magnificent deep blue waters of Buddhi Gandaki, entering a wild gorge that cuts between Ganesh (7,429 m) and Himalchuli (7,893 m), where villages are linked by precipitous trails that make few concessions to the knees! Ascending, we gain our first views of Manaslu.

The trek starts from Gorkha, continues over Larkya La pass (5,133 m) down to Marshyangdi and ends up at Besishar.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 01 Drive to Arughat by Bus (640m) - 8 hrs
Your trekking staff will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning, from where we will head to Arughat, the starting point of the trekking. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi is a 3.5-hour comfortable drive after which there is a 4-hour bumpy and winding dirt road to Arughat. Overnight at  lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 02 Trek to Soti Khola (775m) - 5hrs
Follow the Budhi Gandaki River towards its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach the Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Stay overnight in the lodge.
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 03 Trek to Machha Khola (900m) - 5.5 hrs
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. Stay overnight in the lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 04 Trek to Jagat (1,340m) - 6 hrs
After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called Tatopani. The trail follows a forest, then reaching Dovan, below which flows the massive Budi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. Overnight at  lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 05 Trek to Ekkli Bhatti (1610m) - 5 hrs
After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7,177m) we continue toward Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. Overnight at lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 06 Trek to Bihi (1990m) – 6 hrs
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 climbtowards to Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Overnight at  lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 07 Trek to Lihi (2920m) - 6 hrs
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 (7,774m) and Manaslu (8,150m) are visible from here.. Overnight at  lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 08 Trek to Samagompa (3,500m) - 6 hrs
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  over night, . Overnight  lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 09 Rest  at Samagaun  for  acclimatization and also  to visit a nice  glacier lake  called Birendra  Tal, on the way to Birendra Tal, visit the oldest monasteries. Opportunity to  trek to Manasalu base camp  and return to Samagaun which takes  about 8 hours return trip,
Day 10 Trek to Stone Hut –Samdo (4,500m) - 4 hrs
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. Overnight at  lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 11 Acclimatization and exploration day in Samdo
We will spend a day acclimatizing to the thinning of the air. It is recommended that your body acclimatizes to the high altitude and be adjusted for higher altitudes in the days to follow. Overnight at  lodge. There is  an opportunity to take a day trip to  Tibet Border and  return to  Samdo for an over night, this day trip takes about 8 hours. 
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 12 Trek Samdo to Dharamsala about 4 hours ( 4460M)  and explore around  the  area, over night at lodge.
Day 13 Cross Larkya La (5,215m) and trek to Bhimphedi (3,590m) - 8 hrs
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 (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981m) and the Annapurna II (7,937m). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Overnight at lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 14

Trek to Tilje (3,900m) - 5 hrs
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 lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Note:  you can take Jeep and then bus to Kathmandu  from Dharapani,  you will trek tilje to  Dharapani about 3 hours and then Jeep to Tal,  from  Tal to Kathmandu the next day. It means you are in Kathmandu on day 15th evening.  The trip cost of the remining days covers the jeep transportation means the  cost  is the same wheather you trek to  Besisahar or drive Dharapani to Kathmandu.

Day 15 Trek to Tal (1,725m) - 5 hrs
Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay. Overnight at lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 16 Trek to Jagat (1,300m) - 5 hrs
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  lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 17 Trek to Baundanda (1,275m) - 5 hrs
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  lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 18 Trek to Beshisahar - 5 hrs
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  lodge
(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)
Day 19 Drive back to Kathmandu by Public Bus - 7 hrs
A 7-hour drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel.
(Breakfast and Lunch Included)
Price: USD1600 P/P
Price includes: Airport Pick up/drop, 3 nights accommodation in kathmandu at tourist standard hotel, all inclusive trek such as Ground transportation, necessary permits ( including special permit), entrance fess, professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments, accommodation in the guest house ( Mattress, sleeping bags), all food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with tea/coffee, soft drinks etc.
Price excludes: Alcoholic drink, Tips, your insurance, personal/natural expenses, Food in  Kathmandu.