Make a circuit of world’s eighth highest mountain of the world – Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 meters.
Experience the glimpse of Buddhist as well as Hindu culture, rhododendron forests, flora and fauna, wild flowers, protected wildlife, raging rivers, stunning sceneries of mountains and so on.
Around Manaslu Trekking involves a challenge of crossing one of the important high mountain Pass called Larkya La Pass at 5,116 meters with an impressive view of snowcapped peaks and glaciers.
It covers a restricted area of Manaslu Conservation Area as well as at the end of the trek touch with Annapurna Conservation Area project.
Trip Introduction: 2018
Around Manaslu Trekking or simply Manaslu Trek involves teahouse trekking to circumnavigate Mountain Manaslu, recognized as the eighth highest peak worldwide with a height of 8156 meters. This trek contains each element, as similar to any other mountain treks in Nepal, along with glimpses of Buddhist as well as Hindu culture, rhododendron forests, flora and fauna, wild flowers, protected wildlife, raging rivers, stunning sceneries of mountains and nearby valleys. Trek to Manaslu Mountain is comparatively easy, which has become possible because of various improved trails across the famous Budi Gandaki River.
Around Manaslu Trekking with Tourist Link Treks and Expedition begins from very low altitude hills and gradually ascends day by day until we reach at up to Larkya La Pass (5,116m) constitutes the highest point of the entire trek. Along with the trail we can have golden opportunity to explore people and culture of local area with dramatic landscapes, Buddhist cultural monasteries, Gompas, Chhortens as well as flora and fauna. Around Manaslu Trekking also makes sure about adequate time to experience acclimatization in the right way. Most part of this trek involves walking across mountain trails. Once we cross the highest pass of Larkya La, we make a long descend to reach the village of Bimthang. Finally Around Manaslu Trekking with Tourist Link Treks and Expedition drives back to Kathmandu from Besisahar after gaining lifetime memorable adventure experience in Nepal.
Note: Our cost is always negotiable with you for 2018.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (600m)
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (710m)
Day 05: Trek to Maccha Khola (900m)
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1410m)
Day 07: Trek to Deng (1,804m)
Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2630m)
Day 09: Trek to Lho (3,180m)
Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3,530m)
Day 11: Trek to Pungyen Gompa and back to Samagaon
Day 12: Trek to Samdo (3,860m)
Day 13: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya B.C (4,460m)
Day 14: Trek to Bimthang (3,720m)
Day 15: Trek to Tilije (2,300m)
Day 16: Trek to Tal (1,700m)
Day 17: Trek to Syange (1,080m)
Day 18: Trek to Besi Sahar (8,00m), drive to Kathamndu
Day 19: Departure!!!!
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Our team will receive tourists at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu and drop them to the nearby hotel, as per their own choice. In the evening, we arrange for welcome dinner and at the same time, discussed about the entire itinerary in detail.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Our tour will take tourists to large numbers of spiritual attractions and historical places in the capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu. Few of the famous landmarks are sacred Pashupatinath Temple of Hindus, famous Swayambhunath or Monkey Temple, historical place of Durbar Square, shrine of Buddhists (the biggest stupa of the region) and many more listed in the World Heritage Site of UNESCO.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (600m) 7-8 hrs
On this day, our tourists will experience driving on paved road from Kathmandu to up to Dhading Bensi and later on, driving on a rough road to reach Arughat. The entire journey will be of 7 to 8 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (710m) 5-6 hrs
Today, we will check out at early in the morning to cover a distance of about 710 meters to experience our trek to Soti Khola. During the entire journey, we will get opportunity to find mountain sceneries.
Day 05: Trek to Maccha Khola (900m) 6-7 hrs
While crossing the bridge, we will experience trek from beautiful Sal forest region and later on, climb over a ridge above rapids present on Budhi Gandaki. Later on, we will move ahead towards Khursane to observe various rocky trails, as weaving the way down and up, past two different waterfalls on a rocky and steep trail clinging towards sideways of the mountain cliff followed by Gurung village belonging to Labubesi. Later on, we climb beside outcrops of mountain rocks, where we will find opening of the valley and meandering of Budhi Gandaki across various wide gravel bars. Further, we will choose to drop towards sandy riverbed and walk across round-shaped stones and move again towards the river for crossing one more suspension bridge to reach the village of Maccha Khola.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1410m) 7-8 hrs
We will experience a narrow trail consisting of few minor challenges to cross Tharo Khola and cross a suspension type of bridge on Yaru Khola, while finally climb stone stairs to reach at Tharo Bharyang. Now, by crossing the western river bank of Budi Gandaki, we will move ahead to experience our mountain trek across the river and move towards the famous Jagat village.
Day 07: Trek to Deng (1,804m) 7-8 hrs
During this trek, we will continue with our walk across the valley to pass from bamboo forests and thereby, reach at Deng Khola. Once you succeed to cross the Khola, you will find a small village named Deng, where you will have the stay for overnight.
Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2630m) 6-7 hrs
On this day of our trek, we will cross the famous Budi Gandaki River for many times to come across large numbers of Gompas on our route. Our trail will move ahead the river in upstream by passing from a dense forest. Once we get success in crossing of the river at the place, where it thunders in downward direction to reach a narrow gorge, forests become relatively less dense, while trail becomes easy again. In this way, we will continue with our pleasant walk and experience steep climb to reach at Namrung.
Day 09: Trek to Lho (3,180m) 4-5 hrs
Here, our tourists will get the opportunity to pass from a small but famous Lho village to get extraordinary views of the famous mount Manaslu and simultaneously, explore the worldwide renowned Ribung Gompa.
Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3,530m) 4 – 5 hrs
Once you check out from Lho village, you will be able to cross Himal Chuli and Peak 29, along with many other high mountains at the left of Shyala village and large mountain glaciers at the straight as well as snow summits towards the right. In addition, today, our trekking journey stands far end at Ganesh Himal and will end at Samagaon.
Day 11: Trek to Pungyen Gompa and back to Samagaon 6-7 hrs
We will spend our day at Samagaon to have both rest and acclimatization. After this, we will view large numbers of famous sights comprised of mani stones, along with pictures and texts belonging to Buddhist culture and Sherpa women, as cladding in traditional attires and ornaments. On a nearby small hill across Sama village, we will find an old Gompa named Pungyen Gompa, which is a monastery highlighting many excellent views of the mountain glacier. Pungyen indicates bracelet, because of which it constitutes the best possible description of two different mountain peaks. Finally, we will return to Samagaon and have our overnight stay there.
Day 12: Trek to Samdo (3,860m) 4-5 hrs
Today, our team will descend towards Budi Gandaki River, which has now turned towards north and follow it towards a bridge over stream in sideways. The trail in leftward direction leads individuals towards the Manaslu base camp. Larkya la trail passes large numbers of mani walls with widening of the valley. Later on, we will drop across the shelf for crossing Budhi Gandaki over a wooden bridge and climb in steep way in between two different forks present in the river. Lastly, our trekkers will let you to pass from kani to reach at Samdo.
Day 13: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya B.C (4,460m)
Here, you will have a relatively short climb to reach the Larkya or Dharamsala glacier valley in the northward direction. Here, you will be enjoying stunning views of Larkya Peak and Cho Danda.
Day 14: Trek to Bimthang (3,720m) 8-9 hrs
We will walk across various moraines of the mountain glacier to create a gradual ascent to become steeper at the end of the mountain pass. Here, you will find outstanding views of Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Kangguru and the famous Annapurna Mountain II. Finally, on this day, we will reach to Bimtang.
Day 15: Trek to Tilije (2,300m) 4-5 hrs
We will continue with our trail of about 4 to 5 hours to reach at Tilije. During the journey, we will get the scenic beauties of rhododendron forests and green fields prior to experiencing a steep climb.
Day 16: Trek to Tal (1,700m) 5-6 hrs
We will allow our tourists to come across few of the mani walls while moving ahead with our trail from Tilije to reach at the famous Tal village located at the lower portion of a big waterfall.
Day 17: Trek to Syange (1,080m) 6-7 hrs
Our trail will follow towards Chyamje village by crossing the Marshyangdi Khola, while it will descend from rhododendron as well as pine forests to reach at Syange.
Day 18: Trek to Besi Sahar (8,00m), back to Kathmandu
On the last day of your trek, you will cover only 800 meters to go at Besi Sahar and later on, return to the capital city Kathmandu.
Day 19: Departure!!!!
Here, our team will drop you to the Tribhuvan International
- Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- 3 – Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the Trek
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) during the Trek
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- An experience English –speaking and Government – licensed holder trek leader
- Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter)
- Staff Costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Special permit fee for restricted Area Manaslu Trek
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
- All Local/Government Taxes
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
- Nepal Visa fee
- International airfare to & from home town
- Excess baggage charges
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
- Tips and donations for guides and porters.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
In our fully supported wilderness treks we provide the following equipment: tents, sleeping mats, excellent food, extensive first aid kit, toilet paper, private transport To & From the trek, conservation fees, trek permit, and other goodies.
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-10 C)
- 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
- 1 Medium size towel
- 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 10 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014