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Manaslu Camping and Tea House Trekking - 18 Days

Manaslu Camping and Tea House Trekking
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Manaslu Camping and Tea House 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

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. Also  attaching only to the earth by thin silvers of mist. Terraces are support 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. Also 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 1
Arrival to TIA airport. Pick up from there then check in to hotel in Kathmandu Upon arrival in Kathmandu.

Our team member will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few meters from the exit door. Please check your name at Showcard. He will bring you to hotel in Kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. After refreshment, we will brief your plan more visibly.

Day 2
Kathmandu (1360m)

Population: -counted nationwide in AD. 2011, Kathmandu had households: 434344 & population: 1744240.

Major Place to see: -BodhnathStupa, Pashupatinath, syombhunath, Kathmandu durbar square, patandurbar square, Bhaktapur durbar square etc.

In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organized sightseeing tour Guide then Prepare for trekking.

Day 3
Drive to Soti Khola (775meters) approximately 8 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.

Day 4
Trek to Machha Khola (900meters) approximately 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.

Day 5
Trek to Jagat (1340meters) approximately 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.

Day 6
Trek to Ngyak (2310meters) approximately 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.

Day 7
Trek to Ghap (2100meters) approximately 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.

Day 8
Trek to Lho (3200meters) approximately 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.

Day 9
Trek to Samagompa (3500meters) approximately 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.

Day 10
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.

Day 11
Trek to Samdo (4500meters) approximately 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.

Day 12
Trek to Dharmasala(4460m)

Day 13
Cross Larkya La (5215meters) and trek Bhimphedi (3590meters) approximately 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.

Day 14
Trek to Tal (1725meters) approximately 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.

Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay.

Day 15
Trek to Bulbule (1000meters) approximately 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 Bulbule.

Day 16
Drive back to Kathmandu by bus. approximately 8 hours.

Day 17
Free day in Kathmandu,

Day 18
Tour ends

Cost Include

  • Airport Pickup and Drop by private transport
  • All the ground Transportation for trekking by local bus( private transport will cost you extra)
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard ( centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • Trekking in tent ( if you want , we can also provide your accommodation at lodge. but the lodge are very basic compare to other trekking region in Nepal)
  • All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • All the necessary permit such as Special trekking permit for Manaslu region, Manaslu national park permit, Annapurna national park permit and TIMS card ( we need 4 photograph each for your trekking permit)
  • Trekking map of Manaslu region and climbing rope for Larke pass
  • (All camping equipment such as sleeping tent, Dinning tent, Toilet tent, sleeping mattress, Sleeping Bag and necessary Kitchen Equipment etc.)
  • An experience trekking guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), trekking cook, kitchen helper, sherpa and necessary number of porter and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments are included in price.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Water & any kind of Drinks.
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Cost include for service treks

  • Transportation for TIA -Hotel -TIA by private Car,
  • Three night stay at the hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast with two people sharing one room.
  • All government taxes, Manaslu conservation area fees, Special Manaslu Primit and TIMS (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Three times food and Accommodation during Trekking days
  • Local Bus transfer before and after the Trekking,
  • Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.

Cost Excludes for Tea House trek

  • All food & drinks
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein,

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Price From USD$1,150/person
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Trip Facts

  • Bus / land Cruser / Aeroplane
  • 2-12
  • 5,213 m
  • Moderate-Difficult