For the adventure seekers from different part of the world, climbing Manaslu is certainly a lifetime opportunity and experience. The prospective mountaineers and climbers will have to prepare will before the expedition as they will have to face and come across many hidden obstacles during the course of Manaslu expedition. The climbers will have to negotiate high altitude, inclement (unfavorable) weather conditions, exhaustion, and several other hindrances before they successfully accomplish the expedition of the world’s tallest peak.
Manaslu expedition is a complete climbing adventure of an 8000 meter peak in the fabulous Himalayas region in Nepal as well as 49 days package with itinerary, no doubt the best alternative to Cho Oyu, with a more diverse landscape and challenging climbing experience. Manaslu Peak (8163m) towers steeply above its surrounding foothills and is the most spectacular ,dominant Peak when viewed from afar.It is the eight highest mountain and is located in the restricted trekking region of Manaslu in mid west Nepal. Any Manaslu expedition is much more technical and challenging then Cho Oyu and Sishapanagma,so each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation as well as a high level of climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness above 6000 meters. Tourist Link Treks offers a complete service to maximize the success of achieving of the summit of Manaslu.
Manaslu expedition includes the use of oxygen and regulators and ensures that the ratio of climbing sherpas to expedition climbing member is 1:2. On all of our expeditions, our climbing sherpas are 8848 meters expedition and most of them have reached the summit of Manaslu . Post monsoon or autumn is the best time for Manaslu expedition.
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: Rest day Samagaon
Day 12: Trek to Manaslu Base camp (4750m)
Day 13-40: Manaslu expedition climbing period
Day 41: Trek to samagoan
Day 42-46 Trek to Arughat
Day 47: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 50: Airport transfer for the flight back to home
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative staff from tourist Link Trek and expedition at the Airport. Our representative will transfer you to the hotel and will talk about the further plans over there. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Kathmandu valley includes several Hindu temples including of Pashupatinath, listed by UNESCO in World Heritage Sites and the largest Buddhist stupa in Boudhanath. You can also visit the Monkey Temple Swyambhunath, built in 2000 years old and visit Patan, city of fine arts. Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (600m) 7-8 hrs
On the 3rd day you will set off to Arughat (600m) by driving from Kathmandu. To arrive at Arughat you have to go through the countryside so, there is maximum chances of viewing the sceneries of Mountain. The initial phase of driving is comparatively easy until you come to Dhading Besi. From Dhading Besi you will move from the straight trail within 7 to 8 hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (710m) 5-6 hrs
The trail that leads to Budhi Gandaki valley seems steeper as well as more complex as you move towards the Arkhet Khola through the suspension bridge. After the downfall you will encounter the water fall crafting a long and sharp ridge. Then, from there the trail takes downward to Soti Khola (710m) which takes 5 to 6 hours. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 05: Trek to Maccha Khola (900m) 6-7 hrs
On the 5th day you will trek to Maccha Khola (900m) which takes 6 to 7 hours. For that you have to make your way through the rocky trail, steamy waterfalls and side of a cliff. Slowly you will arrive to Labubesi where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki wander in the middle of large gravel bars. As you arrive to the sandy river bed, will hike around the stones prior to ascend the side edge. Again you have to trek downward through the river so that you will reach to Maccha Khola. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1410m) 7-8 hrs
On the 6th day you will trek to Jagat (1,410m) from Maccha Khola after taking the breakfast. After passing from the suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, you will ascend through the stone set of steps where you will go down towards the river and ascend to Tharo Bharyang. The moment you cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, you have to ascend above the ridge which leads you to the village of Jagat. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 07: Trek to Deng (1,804m) 7-8 hrs
On the 7th day you will trek to Deng (1,804m) from Jagat which consumes 7 to 8 hours. In this trek you have to moves downward through the verdant land where you will pass the Budhi Gandaki. The trek will go behind the west bank at times to pass the east bank but it may take times to return. As you carry on the hiking inside the dense bamboo forests you will arrive at Deng. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2630m) 6-7 hrs
On the next day you will trek to Namrung (2,630m) which takes 6 to 7 hours from Deng so, you will go behind the route of Prok village which will offers the best view of those attractive Siringi Himal and Ganesh Himal. You then, further pass the Budi Gandaki for numerous times and monasteries too. After passing through the remarkable river, it rumbles downward. The narrow ravine, forest and enjoyable hike take you to Namrung. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Day 09: Trek to Lho (3,180m) 4-5 hrs
From Namrung you will continue the trek to Lho (3,180m), which takes 4 to 5 hours. You still have moderate small piece of trail to arrive at Lho. The trail goes down and passes the valley of Simnang Himal and you can view the artistic painting, beautiful village, open valley. The last ascending steep with excellent outlook of Mount Manaslu will lead you close to Lho. In Lho, you will get time to look at the celebrated Ribung Gompa. Overnight stay in a tented house.
Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3,530m) 4 – 5 hrs
On the 10th day of an itinerary you will trek to Samagaon (3,530m) from Lho which takes 4 to 5 hours. The village is enclosed immense mountains like Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, and Manaslu with huge glaciers. Aiming the large chorten, you will move downward which draws the outline of Sama. Finally at the end of the village, you will arrive to Samagaon. Samagaon is considered as an ancient gompa. Overnight stay in a tented camp.
Day 11: Rest day at samagaon for acclimatization
Rest day in the Samagaon for acclimatization . Visit surrounding area . O/N campmg (B.L.D.)
Day 12: Trek samagaon to Manasalu Base camp k
Trek For 4-5 hour to reach Manasalu Base Camp from Samagaon.
Day 13-40: Climbing period of manasalu Expedition (8163m)
Climbing period fir Manasalu begins now on. We do not provide a day-ta-day itinerary for the climb period as this Will be determined by the expedition leader and members. Guides will take the a flexible approach based on what fits with climbers’ and their own experience. Typcally, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing , and rope skills acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. From base camp, there will be 4 camps set up until you reach summit . Base camp is in comfortable position on rock and protected from winds. Make sure to acclimatize well before you start climbing higher altitude. Enough time needs to be allowed for bad weather and slow acclinazition.simmit Push will be normally at the mid night. So that team reached at top early in the morning. Catch breathtaking sunrise amd surrounding view then get back to base camp before getting affected by heat. After summiting, withdraw from the mountain removing all equipment and rubbish and taking it back to Base camp.
Day 41: trek Base camp to sama village
Trek down ta samagaon.O/N Camping (B.L.D)
Day 42-46: Trek to Arughat
Trek to Arughat. O/N hotel (B.L.D)
Day 47: Drive back to Kathmandu
Drive by private vehicle to reach C It takes approximately 6-7 hours.
Day 48: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the ciltural heritage inside Kathmandu , buy souvenie to tack back home or anything as day is free and easy. At evening we’ll host farewell- celebration dinner with local experience in restaurant adjoining our crew that were in the expedition tome with you. Overnight at Hotel (B.L.D)
Day 49: Departure to your country
Overnight The journey within the mountains of Nepali come to an end today. At last approximately 3 hour before our sche representative from Ramdung Expedition escorts you to the airport. Farewell..(B).
- Pickups and drops from hotels and airports
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- Accommodation in Kathmandu, teahouses and tents during trekking and climbing
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles
- All entrance and permit fees for visits to monuments and museums
- Services of English speaking, trained and experienced staff including trekking guide(leader), climbing sherpa and porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food
- All domestic flights (Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu)
- Welcome dinner
- Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals in mountain
- Porter services for trekking (2 Trekkers: 1 porter)
- All necessary paper work; trekking permits and climbing permit
- Good quality Tents and Kitchen goods for camping
- Travel and rescue arrangements
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipments
- Medical kit
- Company services and all required government taxes/royalties
- Nepalese visa fee
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Altitude for oxygen
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu because if early back to ktm
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses like bar bills , laundry service
- Personal climbing equipment
- Tips & donation
The following equipments are essential for climbing.
- Climbing hammers..
- 2 locking carabineers
- Ice axe
- Plastic mountaineering Boots
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 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-40 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
- Pair of hiking boots
You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 40degree 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